On New Year’s Eve, the body of a woman and her 9-year-old daughter were found inside their Magna, Utah home. Police believe they had been dead for weeks.
Karina Clark, 41 allegedly killed her daughter Madison Clark before shooting herself, CBS News reported.
A church member noticed that something seemed off after he delivered a Christmas gift to the family on their doorstep. That present didn’t move for over a week, so they called the police for a welfare check. Karina and Madison lived alone in the home.
United Police Lt. Brian Lohrke said that the mother suffered from mental health issues. According to CBS, she owned a rifle, which she obtained legally. Both she and her daughter died from gunshot wounds, although Lohrke hinted at further “graphic” details that have not been released.
“We’re not going to release how many [gunshots] or any of
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/bodies-of-mom-daughter-found-new-years-eve-murder-suicide
Retired Army Capt. Julia Jacobson and her Wheaten terrier, Boogie, went missing on September 2. Her ex-husband, Dalen Ware, was arrested in connection with their disappearance shortly thereafer. Now, police believe they have discovered the bodies of Jacobson and Boogie in a shallow grave in Riverside, California.
According to The Huffington Post, the grave was discovered by a search dog on Friday. Official identification of the body is pending and an autopsy has not yet been completed.
Jacobson’s SUV had been found near her home with the keys inside shortly after she vanished. Evidence found inside the car led police to believe she had been killed.
Jacobson had previously served two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Bosnia as a finance officer, according to her obituary. She had been awarded the Bronze Star for her service.
A motive for the killing remains unclear. She had divorced Ware last year, citing “irreconcilable
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/bodies-of-missing-california-veteran-and-her-dog-have-been-discovered
Philadelphia police assisted Bucks County authorities in another search of Cosmo DiNardo’s family farm in Pennsylvania this week. DiNardo, 20, has confessed to killing four people on the farm, and he allegedly claimed to have killed two additional people.
Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub stated that officers, cadets, horses and dogs scoured the farm once again because “we want to make absolutely certain that we have not missed any evidence before departing,” according to NBC Philadelphia. On Thursday, crews loaded a motorized cart onto a flatbed truck.
Dinardo has confessed to murdering Jimi Taro Patrick, 19; Dean Finocchiaro, 19; Mark Sturgis, 22; and Tom Meo, 21. The four young men were shot to death and their human remains were found on the farm — located 30 miles from Philadelphia — this month. DiNardo’s cousin Sean Kratz, 20, has been charged in three of the murders. DiNardo allegedly said he burned some of
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/could-police-be-searching-for-more-bodies-on-cosmo-dinardos-farm
Dean Finocchiaro, 19, is the first of four identified after human remains were found on a farm in a 12.5 foot grave.
1. He lived in Bucks County and graduated Neshaminy High School in 2016.
2. He worked at an ice cream shop.
He worked in a neighboring town and was loved by his coworkers.
3. He had an infectious smile.
His co-worker, Bill Tosti told NBC Philadelphia, “He had a smile that would just hug you. He was real warm, very friendly, would do anything for anybody, a great teammate to work with.”
4. He was funny.
“He was one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met,” Tosti said.
5. He was very loved by family and friends.
Everyone keep and eye out please. Hope you’re ok buddy
A post shared by Ryan Kuneck (@ryankuneck) on Jul 9, 2017 at 10:58am PDT
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/what-we-know-about-dean-finocchiaro-the-first-of-4-bodies-idd-on-pennsylvania-farm
Cosmo DiNardo has confessed to his role in four murders. In a stunning confession, the 20-year-old admitted to killing four men and says that he knows where the bodies are. “I’m sorry,” the jailed inmate said as he left court today, per ABC News. DeNardo was a drug dealer who felt cheated after selling young men marijuana.
DiNardo’s confession pertains to the disappearance of four men in the Philadelphia area over the past week. At least three of the men knew each other. The body of only one, 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, was identified through remains found in a gravesite on a farm in Solebury Township. The farm belongs to the DiNardo family.
DiNardo has told investigators where the rest of the bodies are. Per CBS News, law enforcement officials say that DiNardo suffers from schizophrenia. They did not release a motive for the crime.
The names of the four missing men are: Jimi Tar Patrick,
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/man-confesses-to-killing-4-men-im-sorry
1. The Facts
The case of the Long Island Serial Killer began when an escort named Shannan Gilbert placed a call to 911 saying that her life was in danger after meeting a client off Craigslist in May 2010. The call was 23 minutes long, and has never been released by police. Shannan disappeared that same night near Gilgo Beach on New York’s Long Island. In December of that same year, the bodies of four more women—all believed to be escorts—were discovered wrapped in burlap around the same area. Additional bodies have been discovered in subsequent years, and it’s believed the serial killer (or killers, no one seems to know if it’s the work of a lone psychopath) is responsible for the murders of between 10 and 17 people, all women except for one baby and an Asian male dressed in female clothing. The one thing that is known is that
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/crimecon-panel-expect-more-bodies-in-long-island-serial-case
Oxygen Digital is kicking off its first-ever themed month in June with Crimes of the ’80s. We’ll explore big trends (drug cartels), sensational cases (“The Preppy Killer”), the decade’s most lethal and infamous serial killers (The Night Stalker, The Grim Sleeper) and more.
In the 1980’s drug dealers competed for Miami’s wholesale markets. The increasing violence was linked to the Medellin Cartel consolidating its control of the drug business. Gigantic smuggling rings arose in South Florida. In 1982, $100 million worth of cocaine was seized from a Miami International Airport hanger. As a response, President Reagan created the South Florida Drug Task Force and assigned then-Vice President George H. W. Bush to lead a coordinated federal offensive that same year. Miami became known as the “Drug Capital of the World” in the ’80s due to turf wars between drug lords.
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/in-1980s-miami-a-morgue-rented-a-burger-king-trailer-to-manage-the-dead-bodies
A coroner’s office in Ohio has run out of space for dead bodies due to the opioid epidemic, according to CBS Pittsburgh. And, it’s not the first time either. It’s the second time over the course of a year.
The Tribune-Review reported the Montgomery County office had 13 bodies on Monday, 12 of them opioid overdoses.
Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said the cooler is currently holding 42 bodies.
If this pace continues, I’m not really sure what we’re going to do,” Harshbarger told the Tribune. “It’s full every night.”
In February the coroner’s office also ran out of space due to the opioid epidemic. Dr. Harshbarger said he has been considering renting space at funeral homes in the community to handle the overflow of death bodies. He reportedly rents refrigerated trailers that can be brought in when deaths spike.
“I’m looking at 2,900 autopsies, 2,000 of them overdoses,” Harshbarger said. His
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/ohio-coroner-running-out-of-room-for-bodies-due-to-opioid-crisis