Authorities in Colorado are investigating the mysterious bungee jumping death of a 20-year-old Colorado woman.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and the manufacturer of the device that Ciara Romero was using when she died said that it was working properly, according to the Daily Sentinel.
“This inspection involved testing which subjected the device to various loading profiles across a range of weights, where the velocity and force were recorded in simulated descents,” according to a statement from Head Rush Technologies, the device’s manufacturer.
Now, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will look at other potential causes in the tragic death.
“We’re looking at all possible causes,” Cher Haavind, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment told the Daily Sentinel. “This is extremely rare, which is why the investigation is taking longer.”
Romero, a certified nursing student, signed up for a 70-foot jump at the indoor recreation
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Florida resident James Williams, 54, was arrested after fleeing the scene of a car crash and leaving three children behind, according to ABC 15. The family had been traveling for the holidays.
As reported by ABC 15, The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says that Williams was in a car accident on Turkey Creek Road in Plant City and ran away on foot, leaving the kids in the dust on a road described as dark. The incident occurred at around 9:30 PM on Monday.
The children, who were left distraught and in a state of “panic,” are aged 7, 10 and 11. Their names are currently being withheld from the public. Williams is their great-uncle and had been temporarily entrusted with their care. He had been reportedly leaving his family’s Christmas celebrations.
Williams seemed to use the children by instructing them to help give him a leg up over a wall surrounding the neighborhood in order
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A Cedar City, Utah man was charged on Monday for allegedly repeatedly raping a 7-year-old girl.
Victor Francisco Michel-Lara, 32, was arrested Sunday after an investigation by the Division of Child and Family Services. The girl told a DCFS agent that she was victimized by the suspect “thousands of times” over a period of six months, KSL reported.
Michel-Lara told police through a Spanish translator he was putting lotion on the girl as she sat on his lap, which led to him touching her appropriately.
He also admitted to raping her two times “accidentally” when they were “rough housing” and jumping around” after Michel-Lara took a shower, according to The Spectrum.
He was previously deported to Mexico for criminal charges. Police believe he may be living in the U.S. illegally.
[Image: Iron County Sheriff’s Office]
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The Tennessee parents of a 2-year-old boy who was killed while left overnight in the backseat of a car were arraigned on first-degree murder charges, indicating that the death was not an accident, WBIR reports.
Anthony Dyllan Phillips, 26, and Jade Elizabeth Phillips, 24, were arraigned on Monday morning after being indicted last week on murder, aggravated child abuse, and child neglect charges for the July 14 death of their son, Kipp Phillips.
Kipp’s body was found at 2 pm that day, but investigators said he had been there since the night before.
The car was parked outside the home of Jerry Kirkman, the mayor of Westmoreland and father of Jade Phillips. Kirkman has not been charged with any crime.
Jade Phillips was released from jail on a $250,000 bond. Anthony Phillips is still being held. Neither has reportedly entered a plea.
Their next hearing is set for November 1. If convicted, the
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