A box containing bones and teeth has been discovered inside a shed by a home in Missoula, Montana, according to Fox2 Detroit. Police confirmed that the remains belong to three children 10 and under. Now, over 2,000 miles away, a family in Michigan is bracing for news that it may be what is left of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton, three brothers who vanished in 2010.
Nothing previously has linked the three children to the state, but the Michigan State Police have been working with the authorities in Missoula to see if the parts belong to the three young boys, WXYZ Detroit reported. Now, police and the boys’ family are awaiting the results of forensic testing.
In the meantime, their mother posted a statement, both on her front door and to Facebook.
Andrew, Alexander and Tanner vanished from their Morenci, Michigan home seven years ago, the day after Thanksgiving. According
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It was one of the most brutal mass slayings in the Bay area. In 2012, a family of five was found bludgeoned to death with a hammer inside their San Francisco home. On Monday, the man responsible for the murders was found guilty. After six days of deliberations, a jury found Binh Thai Luc, 41, guilty on all five counts of murder, the Associated Press reports.
“This was a very gruesome, brutal murder, and we’re pleased we’re getting some accountability for the family and for the community,” District Attorney George Gascón told SF Gate.
Plumber Luc murdered husband and wife Hua Shun Lei, 65 and Wan Yi Wu, 62 and two of their children Ying Xue Lei, 37 and Vincent Lei, 32. The fifth victim, Chia Huei Chu, 30, was Vincent’s wife. Tragically, Vincent’s 12-year-old niece was the one who found all five bodies. The San Francisco Chronicle reports
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A famed trauma surgeon apparently committed suicide on Sunday by stabbing himself in the chest, police said to The New York Daily News.
The body of Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, was found by his 11-year-old daughter in his Park Avenue apartment, while his wife was playing tennis.
His daughter saw Lorich lying on his back, with a knife near his heart.
There was no apparent break-in to his house, and police believe suicide is the most likely reason for Lorich’s death.
“He was under some personal stress,” a police source said to the Daily News.
Lorich, a father of three, treated Bono in 2014 after the U2 singer was injured in a Central Park biking accident. He was the associate director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, and a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Lorich also treated emergency responders who were brought to him in serious condition. Firefighter Matt
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An ex-officer has been found not guilty for killing an unarmed dad. According to AZ Central, former Mesa police Officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford of Maricopa County was determined not guilty of second-degree murder charges.
The charges related to a fatal incident on January 18, 2016 in which 26-year-old Daniel Shaver was confronted by six police officers at a La Quinta Inn Suites hallway. They were attending to call about an armed man at the building. Shaver was reportedly was kneeling, crying and begging not to be shot. The incident was captured on two police on-body cameras. The video is seen below per Daily Mail. It appears that Shaver was confused trying to follow the officers’ instructions. Shaver began to cry and said, “Please don’t shoot me.” He crawled towards the officers and then raised his right hand near his waistband. That’s when Brailsford fired.
Brailsford claimed that he fired his gun five times when he
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Brandon Kiehm, nicknamed the “Tinder Swindler” by the New York Post, has been sentenced to between two and six years of jail time after grifting tens of thousands of dollars from women on a dating app.
“Through a series of elaborate scams, Brandon Kiehm exploited dates and acquaintances, swiping tens of thousands of dollars left and right as he emptied victims’ wallets and accounts,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement.
Kiehm met three women on Tinder and told them variations on the same story: He needed money for a family member’s cancer treatments. He met the first woman on Tinder in 2015, tricking her out of $14,000. He said he would pay her back, later issuing her a bad check for $5,000. He told a second woman his mother had cancer, scamming her out of approximately $11,000. He got $23,000 out of a third
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NBC affilate WOWT reports that members of the Lincoln Police Department and the F.B.I. said they believe they have found the body of missing Nebraska woman Sydney Loofe at a press conference Tuesday morning. This follows a post Monday night on the Facebook page Finding Syndey Loofe, which linked to an announcement on the website for the Antelope County News confirming the discovery of her body. “It’s with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all,” the post reads. “May God grant eternal rest unto thee. We love you Sydney.”
“On December 4th, a body was found in rural Clay County,” said Randy Thysse, Special Agent in Charge of the F.B.I.’s Omaha office, at Tuesday’s press conference. “At this time we believe it to be the body of Sydney Loofe, pending forensic analysis.” Lincoln Police Department Chief Jeffrey Bliemeister was
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13-year-old Ashlee Hattermann went missing on Friday after apparently going to meet a man she had been communicating covertly with on the Internet for years. Hatterman was discovered on Sunday evening and appears to be unharmed.
According to CBS, The Harris County Sheriff’s Office thanked the FBI’s San Antonio field office, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and Mexican authorities in their efforts towards locating the missing child. Details were not offered on how, specifically, she was found.
“We found a note in her room,” said Ashlee’s father, Keith Hattermann. “She calls the guy ‘daddy’ and herself ‘baby girl.'”
The note reportedly read: “Daddy owns my body and my soul,” a line which was repeated on a sheet of paper.
The FBI had asked citizens to be on the lookout for Ashlee.
Ashlee was reported missing after attending on one class on Friday. Security footage of her at a
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The body of a North Carolina toddler who vanished after her mom tucked her into bed last week, may have been found. On Saturday, the FBI announced the discovery of human remains believed to be 3-year-old Mariah Woods. They were found by a dive team, according to CNN, in a creek near a highway.
Shelley Lynch, who works with the FBI in Charlotte, told CNN that a medical examiner still has to confirm the identity of the body.
Another new development in the case: the arrest of 32-year-old Earl Kimrey. He is Woods’ mother’s live-in boyfriend and he has been charged with the little girl’s disappearance, according to ABC11. He was brought into custody on Friday.
After Woods disappeared her mother made an emotional plea to find her.
“Please, bring her back,” Kristy Woods said at a news conference last Monday. “She’s my baby, she’s my everything. […] Just to be
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Desiree Gibbon was found dead on the side of a road in rural Jamaica Sunday morning. According to the New York Daily News, her body was spotted in some bushes caked in blood. She was beaten and her throat had been slit in a brutal fashion. Here’s what we know about her, so far:
1. She was a 26-year-old model from New York City.
She previously competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant. According to Loop Jamaica, Gibbon was granted a three-month-long stay in the country so that she could look for work.
2. She’s done some acting.
As a child, she appeared in at least one episode of Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues.
3. She loved traveling.
Gibbon’s mother Andrea Cali-Gibbon expressed her daughter’s desire to travel to the Daily News. She said that Gibbon “wanted to travel to countries and try things
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A father from Florida was found dead inside his burning car in North Lauderdale last week, and so far two people have been charged with his murder.
Darren Butler, 24, was found dead at 5 a.m. on November 14 inside a car he bought just one month prior.
“When the flames were extinguished by North Lauderdale Fire Rescue, the 27-year-old’s body was discovered in the car,” Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office told the Sun-Sentinel. According to that outlet, Butler became a father to a baby girl three months ago.
On Saturday, police arrested Rougiena Deriveire, 18.
Then, on Tuesday another arrest was made when Johntavis McCoe, 26 was taken into custody.
Both suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, according to People.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has stated that they are not sure
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