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Designer Kate Spade Found Dead In Her Park Avenue Apartment

American fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead inside her Manhattan apartment Tuesday, police said.

Police are describing the death as an apparent suicide, The Associated Press reported.

A housekeeper in the Park Avenue apartment found Spade hanging in her bedroom and called 911. Responders found Spade unresponsive in the Park Avenue apartment at around 10:20 am on Tuesday, June 5. She was officially pronounced dead at 10:26 am, according to The New York Times.

Spade had left a note before apparently hanging herself, and the contents of the note have not been released, the paper reported.

Spade’s husband and business partner, Andy Spade, was in the house this morning, but the couple’s daughter was at school, The Associated Press reported.

A former senior fashion editor at Mademoiselle, Spade was an influential designer whose bags and accessories became staples of 90’s fashion. The Times noted that she was part of a wave of female designers shaping the

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Disappearance Of Arkansas Teen Now Investigated As Homicide After Her Remains Were Found In A Park

The remains of an Arkansas teen who vanished more than two years ago have been found, and police tell Oxygen.com that what had been a missing persons case is now a homicide investigation.

Ebby Steppach, 18, was last seen alive on October 24, 2015. Her bones were found last Tuesday in a park drainage pipe in a Little Rock suburb, steps from where her car was discovered after she disappeared.

The finding has raised questions about the early steps in the case, with a former Little Rock cop who looked into Steppach’s disapperance for her family as a private investigator after he retired, telling Oxygen.com there were “missed opportunities” years ago.

Little Rock police initially described the case Wednesday as a “missing person case.” But Public Information Officer Steve Moore told Oxygen.com Friday that police are now treating it as a homicide probe while they await cause of death confirmation from the medical examiner’s office, which “will take some

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Second Transgender Woman Found Dead In Dallas Within One Week

A transgender woman has been found dead in Dallas for the second time in just one week.

A kayaker spotted the body of a black transgender woman floating in White Rock Creek Saturday night. The body was “in a severe state of decomposition,” police said. She was wearing a black shirt and black scrub pants, with no tattoos or distinct markings. 

It’s unclear how the woman died, and she has not been identified. Investigators have ruled the death unexplained pending further tests from the medical examiner’s office. 

Police are asking for information in identifying her and said anonymous tips can be sent through the iWatch Dallas app: http://dallas.iwatch911.us/

The gruesome discovery came just days after another transgender woman was found murdered in the area.

Police said Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon, 26 (below), was found unconscious in her apartment last Wednesday, and she was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police said she was strangled to death. Witnesses told police they

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Florida Man Talked About ‘Sexy Boys’ On Snapchat, Found Near Park With Teddy Bear And Condoms

Police found a Florida man in a park near children with his pants unbuttoned after he allegedly announced on Snapchat that he had spotted “sexy boys” and was about to “choose” one.

Kristopher Martin Oswald II, 19, has been charged with conspiracy to commit sexual battery, police said. His bond has been set at $100,000. Police said additional charges are likely forthcoming, and that a preliminary search of his phone uncovered alleged images of child pornography.

The investigation into Oswald started Sunday after a Snapchat user called police to report that someone sent him child porn photos over the app, according to Spectrum News 13 in Orlando.

Police later determined Oswald sent the photos. He also allegedly told the Snapchat user that he tied up kids in the past to make them perform sexual acts on him and a dog.

Police located Oswald in his car at a park in Ocoee a day later, with

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Kristopher Oswald Talked About ‘Sexy Boys’ On Snapchat, Found …

Police found a Florida man in a park near children with his pants unbuttoned after he allegedly announced on Snapchat that he had spotted “sexy boys” and was about to “choose” one.

Kristopher Martin Oswald II, 19, has been charged with conspiracy to commit sexual battery, police said. His bond has been set at $100,000. Police said additional charges are likely forthcoming, and that a preliminary search of his phone uncovered alleged images of child pornography.

The investigation into Oswald started Sunday after a Snapchat user called police to report that someone sent him child porn photos over the app, according to Spectrum News 13 in Orlando.

Police later determined Oswald sent the photos. He also allegedly told the Snapchat user that he tied up kids in the past to make them perform sexual acts on him and a dog.

Police located Oswald in his car at a park in Ocoee a day later, with

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Who Killed Lindsey Baum? Search For ‘Monster’ After Girl Who Vanished In 2009 Is Found Dead

Police in Washington State found the remains last week of Lindsey Baum, a girl who vanished in 2009, never to be seen alive again.

“We’ve brought Lindsey home. We’ve recovered her,” Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott said at a press conference Thursday. “Sadly, she was not recovered as we and her family had hoped and prayed these last nine years.”

Baum disappeared when she was 10, and would have turned 20 last July.

She was last seen walking to a friend’s house in McCleary on June 26, 2009, to ask if she could spent the night. Her disappearance received national attention, with her photograph appearing on the cover of People magazine.

“I think somebody took her,” her mother, Melissa Baum, told ABC news in 2009 hours after Lindsey’s disappearance. “I’m trying to constantly push away the bad thoughts.”

Lindsey Baum’s remains were found by hunters in a remote area of eastern Washington in September 2017, in a place

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Legless Florida Fugitive Found After Man Tried To Help Her Hide In A Plastic Container

Police in Florida found a woman who had been on the run for three years — after her boyfriend tried helping hide her legless body into a plastic storage container.

U.S. Marshals were tipped off that Krystle Lee Anderson, who had been wanted since 2015 for a shootout at a Burger King in Orange County, was staying at the home of her boyfriend John Robert Carr Jr. in Winter Haven. Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies and U.S. Marshals visited Carr at his home Tuesday, and he told them Anderson wasn’t there, authorities said. But police saw him through a window putting Anderson, who lost her legs in the fast food shootout, in a plastic tote to hide her, authorities said. 

Anderson, 39, was booked on charges of armed kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment. These are the same charges she faced for the Burger King

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NYC Nanny Who Claimed Insanity After Killing Kids Found Guilty Of Murder

A New York City nanny who stabbed two children to death while their parents weren’t home was convicted of murder Wednesday after a jury rejected her insanity plea. 

Yoselyn Ortega, 55, was convicted of killing 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim in October 2012. She stabbed Lucia 30 times and little Leo five times. Jurors in the State Supreme Court in Manhattan decided Ortego understood the consequences of her actions when she slayed the children. 

Ortega showed no emotion when the verdict came down. She kept quiet through most of the trial, but shook her head and uttered “no” at one point when a witness testified the Krim family had treated her well.

The children’s mother Marina Krim was taking their sibling Nessie, 3, to a swimming lesson when the murders happened in the family’s Upper West Side apartment. She came home to find Ortega and her two bloody children in the

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New York City Bus Driver Found Stabbed To Death In Brooklyn Home

A disabled New York City bus driver was found stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment Tuesday in what police have deemed a homicide.

The wife and daughter of Otis James, 46, found him dead on the floor of their home in the Bushwick neighborhood with a knife next to his body, the New York Daily News reported. He was bleeding from the torso, according to NBC New York.

Police initially were not sure if the death was a murder or suicide. The NYPD on Wednesday ruled the death a homicide, a spokesman told Oxygen. An autopsy found James had been hit in the back of the head and stabbed several times in the chest, according to the Daily News.

James had worked as a bus driver for the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority as recently as 2017, one of his friends said. A spokesman for the MTA could not immediately

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Dismembered Woman Found Naked In Brooklyn Park ID’d As Cops Hunt For Killer

The dismembered remains of a young woman found at Canarsie Park in Brooklyn have been identified as 26-year-old Brandy Odom. A dog walker discovered her on Monday—naked and without arms or legs, reports CBS New York.

Her arms and legs were located nearby in plastic bags by investigators.

Odom’s family and friends are in disbelief as authorities hunt for a killer. 

“I don’t know who could possibly want to hurt her the way they hurt her, because this was brutal what they did to my kid,” Odom’s mother, Nicole, said Wednesday night to CBS2. “I’m still in a state of shock. I’m still not really believing that I just went and ID’d my daughter today.”

Nicole Odom says that she had no idea that her daughter was in trouble until she saw a news report that the unidentified body in the park had a unique tattoo—of the word “Chocolate”—similar to her daughter’s. That tattoo can

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