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Police Searching For Couple Who Allegedly Burned And Tortured 4-Year-Old Girl To Death

Police are currently on the hunt for Candice R. Diaz, 24, and Brad E. Fields, 28, a Detroit area couple who are suspects in the death of 4-year-old Gabby Barrett.

According to WXYZ, Barrett was found on New Year’s Day with severe injuries and burns on her extremities after police received a call about an unresponsive child. She was taken to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Her death was ruled a homicide, reported Detroit Free Press.

“Upon arrival, CPR was being administered by family members and officers found the child suffering from severe burns about her extremities,” read a news release.

Gabby’s numerous traumatic injuries indicated that she had been hurt at numerous times throughout her short life.

Diaz (Barrett’s mother) and Fields (her boyfriend) were named prime suspects in the death. They both now face charges on four counts, including murder, child abuse and torture.

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Joran Van Der Sloot’s Friend Says They Burned Natalee Holloway’s Skull In A Cave

In episode 5 of “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” John Ludwick, who is a friend of Joran Van der Sloot, claims on video that he and Joran burned Natalee’s skull in a cave in Aruba in 2010. Natalee went missing in Aruba on May 30, 2005. She was 18 years old at the time. While Joran has been a prime suspect in connection with her disappearance and is the person with whom she was last seen alive, he has never been charged to due a lack of evidence. 

“The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” chronicles Natalee’s father, Dave, and his private investigator, TJ Ward, chasing a new lead in the case. In the clip above, John has agreed to talk after an informant working with TJ recorded him saying that Joran Van der Sloot paid him $1,500 to dig up Natalee’s body. 

Asked where he took the remains, John says Joran had

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Joran Van Der Sloot’s Friend Says They Burned Natalee Holloway’s …

In episode 5 of “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” John Ludwick, who is a friend of Joran Van der Sloot, claims on video that he and Joran burned Natalee’s skull in a cave in Aruba in 2010. Natalee went missing in Aruba on May 30, 2005. She was 18 years old at the time. While Joran has been a prime suspect in connection with her disappearance and is the person with whom she was last seen alive, he has never been charged to due a lack of evidence. 

“The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” chronicles Natalee’s father, Dave, and his private investigator, TJ Ward, chasing a new lead in the case. In the clip above, John has agreed to talk after an informant working with TJ recorded him saying that Joran Van der Sloot paid him $1,500 to dig up Natalee’s body. 

Asked where he took the remains, John says Joran had

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/joran-van-der-sloots-friend-says-they-burned-natalee-holloways-skull-in-a-cave

August 27, 1660: English Writer John Milton’s Books Burned

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On August 27, 1660, books of English writer John Milton were burned. Milton wrote prose and poetry, often focusing on freedom and politics, during a time of serious political upheaval. That year marked the start of the English Restoration, a time of a major political change, when the monarchy went back into effect as Charles II took over the country. A warrant was issued for Milton’s arrest causing him to go into hiding until a general pardon was issued. He lived, but many of his writings did not. Milton served some time for his political writings. He later penned “Paradise Lost,” his most famous poem, which reportedly is about his time as a persecuted author.

On August 27, 1938, more papers were burned. This time it was a famous writer who ignited the fire.

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Missing Boy Seen Near House That Burned Down

Authorities have issued a missing child alert for Sebastian Meachum. The nine-year-old was last seen near a house that burned down Sunday morning. According to WFTVone person died in the house fire in Malabar, Florida. 

Investigators are looking into the incident and have identified the person who died. No cause for the fire has been released. 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement believe that Sebastian lived in the home with Tony and Chrissy Hughes before it burned down. They think that the couple may have absconded by boat and urge the public to contact authorities—but not approach the couple—if they are spotted.

The Orlando Sentinel says that Chrissy is the boy’s mother and Tony is his stepfather. Both adults are 39 years old.

 

[Photo: Florida Department of Law Enforcement]

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Cops: Body Found In House That Burned Down Is Likely Missing Boy

On Sunday night authorities issued a missing child alert for 9-year-old Sebastian Meachum, who was last seen near a house that burned down Sunday morning. According to WFTVone adult body was found in the house fire in Malabar, Florida on Sunday.  Investigators were able to identify that person, and issued an alert for Sebastian whose whereabouts were unknown.  

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement believe that Sebastian lived in the home with Tony and Chrissy Hughes before it burned down. At the time authorities thought the boy was with the couple and they may have absconded by boat and urged the public to contact authorities—but not approach the couple—if they are spotted.

The Orlando Sentinel says that Chrissy is the boy’s mother and Tony is his stepfather. Both adults are 39 years old.

In the last hours, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced that a second body located in the home that

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