OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A woman received a horrific gift on Saturday when the family’s dog found a dead baby girl wrapped in plastic and brought the corpse home.
The woman was house-siting on Saturday, when the homeowner’s 6-year-old dog, Luke, carried the baby like a newborn puppy and laid the corpse down by her feet.
“It was three to five pounds and was still very fresh,” she said. She added that Luke, a mix-breed dog, would never hurt anyone and that there was no trauma to the newborn’s body.
Investigators said there are very few clues that could help them solve the case, and they have no suspects. “We don’t know where the baby came from, if it was born in the area outside or if someone brought the baby out there to dispose of it,” OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.
The house is located in the 15000 block of South Air Depot and Luke is known to roam a large section of the surrounding area, making it tough to find out exactly where the dog found the newborn.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ – An Arizona mother of five has been charged with child abuse after she took her 6-year-old daughter to a McDonald’s for ice cream, and then abandoned her there.
Police say 23-year-old Lucy Parra took her daughter, Everlyn, to a Mcdonald’s Wednesday evening so the girl could go in and purchase an ice cream. When the girl returned to the parking lot, she could not find her mother and her mother’s car was nowhere to be found.
McDonald’s employees say the girl was visibly upset over having been abandoned and that they ended up calling police after 15 minutes of searching for Parra. While waiting for police, McDonald’s employees said they fed the girl in the office and tried comforting her. “She was really hungry. She said she had not ate all day since school lunch,” the employee said.
Officers were still on the scene when Parra came back to the restaurant 40 minutes later. Employees say she appeared intoxicated, claiming she never left the parking lot. The employee says that’s bullshit, as there were only four cars in the lot when they were out looking for her.…Continue Reading
The girl was dropped off at Hickory Grove Elementary on Monday, but no one came to pick her up. When school officials contacted the mother, she refused to come get her daughter.
Three hours later, at around 7:30 p.m., police had to get the Department of Social Services to take the 5-year-old into their custody as they were afraid she could have been in “extreme danger.” Police have yet to charge the mother with anything.
I’m hoping the kid wasn’t abandoned and that the mother was just too blitzed on drugs or alcohol to come get her. Lesser of two evils and all that, ya’ know? If anyone has any inside info on the specific reason why the mother left her, please share as I cannot find anything.
Although, I guess a school is a lot better place to abandon your kid than a burning house or the bottom of a lake.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX — Chanta Johnson is accused of abandoning her 5-month-old daughter in a store parking lot last month because she no longer wanted her. That, in itself, is a dick move…but you know what’s even worse? She forced her 7-year-old son to help…
Police spoke with a witness who said she saw Johnson leave the baby in the parking lot. The woman said she picked the baby up and – since she knew Johnson – went after her, finding her at a nearby basketball court. When the woman approached Johnson with the child, Johnson reportedly said she didn’t want the baby and didn’t care what happened her. She also told the woman to go ahead and call CPS on her, she didn’t care.
Distraught and shocked, he woman left with the child, but instead of calling police or CPS, she called another friend. Together, the women approached Johnson with the baby a second time. By this time, the kid was crying, hungry and in need of a diaper change. The second woman told Johnson she needed to take care of the infant, to which Johnson reportedly replied no, adding “I know you are going to call CPS on me, go ahead.” This time, they called the cops.…Continue Reading
Dothan, AL — Kelly Laster, 29, has been charged with attempted murder after police say she left her 3-year old son in a storm drain and went shopping.
According to police, sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, Laster placed the toddler in a storm drain approximately 150 yards from the home where she lives with her parents. She and her 5-year-old daughter then walked off to go shopping at WalMart.
Police were notified when Laster’s father woke and found the three missing. Laster and her daughter were found in the store a short time later and the search for the missing toddler began.
The police, grandpa and the neighbors scoured the neighborhood with flashlights for the next 45 minutes. It was grandpa who found the kiddo in the drain.
“I found the little boy myself and pulled him out,” said Homer Laster. “I checked the drain, I woke him up and pulled him out.”
Except for a few scratches, the boy is reported to be in good condition.
Laster was booked on charges of attempted murder and was ordered held on $200,000 bond.…Continue Reading
Sweetwater, TX — Carlos Rico may be facing attempted murder charges after police say he abandoned his son, 4-year-old Angel Flores, in a cactus patch off of Interstate 20 early Tuesday morning.
According to Sweetwater police Chief Jim Kelley, Rico stopped his car along a cactus-lined stretch of Interstate 20 at about 3 a.m. Tuesday and “threw the boy out of the car like a bag of garbage.”
About 3.5 hours later, Sweetwater High School basketball coach Al Hunt was driving by and saw what he thought was a guardrail about 5-feet from the yellow line. Turns out it wasn’t a guardrail at all.
“It took me seconds to realize, ‘it’s a little kid there,’” the 54-year-old coach said.
Hunt grabbed the child and placed him in his vehicle and his son called the police. They tried to question the boy, but were unable to get much info out of him.
“He did hold up four fingers when I asked how old he was,” Hunt said.
When asked where his parents were, Hunt said the boy pointed east.…Continue Reading
Metairie, LA — Shortly after finding 33-year-old Jessica Ockman unconscious in a gas station bathroom with a spoon in one hand and a lighter in the other, officers found the woman’s 20-month old son chillin’ in a car with a dead chick.
Investigators said Ockman’s son and the body of 22-year-old Shelby Fleming were found inside a car that had been sitting at a fuel pump for more than an hour early Friday morning.
The time and cause of Fleming’s death is pending the outcome of toxicology tests, but Ockman is not being charged in connection with her death. Investigators have reported the woman’s death was not the result of a criminal act.
The child was transported to a nearby hospital for a medical evaluation and is now in the custody of relatives.
Booked on charges of child desertion, obstruction of justice, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Ockman has since been released due to overcrowding.
Thanks for the nudge, FijiMermaid.…Continue Reading
Police say they were called to Creighton University Medical Center shortly after midnight after the boy had been left near the emergency entrance. The 12-year-old told officers his mom and grandparents dropped him off there and then drove away.
The boy was taken to Project Harmony for placement, while police continue to search for his family.
Back when Nebraska adopted the Safe Haven law in July 2008, the law didn’t specify an age and some parents used this to get rid of their teenage children. In fact, thirty-six children were reportedly left at state hospitals within the first four months of Nebraska’s safe haven law being signed; many of them pre-teens or teenagers as old as 17.
Some of you may remember Gary Staton, the man who dropped off nine of his children, aged 1 month to 16-years-old, at a Nebraska hospital invoking the safe haven law (his girlfriend would get pregnant with twins a year later).…Continue Reading
Bradenton, FL – A strange woman knocked on Juan Pablo Bravo’s door Saturday night and explained in fluent Spanish that she was having car problems. Could he watch her 18-month-old child for a bit? 10-15 minutes, tops. Though he’d never met the woman before, Bravo agreed.
The woman entered Bravo’s home with the child and plopped the kid down on the couch and changed his diaper before driving off into the night in her blue pickup truck.
Minutes turned to hours. The baby boy grew hungry. 52-year-old Bravo, who helps care for his three very young grandchildren, gave the child a slice of pizza and a bottle of milk. The child’s irresponsible, idiotic, moron of a mother neglected to leave even a diaper behind.
Six hours pass and still no sign of the strange woman. Not knowing what else to do, Bravo called a social worker for advice and the police were soon involved. They were able to identify 31-year-old Melissa Willis as the toddler’s mother only because she’d jotted down a cell phone number down on a piece of paper.…Continue Reading
Bonita Springs, FL –The lovely lady to the left, 38-year-old Melissa Graham, was arrested Wednesday evening after police accused her of skipping out on a restaurant bill, leaving her 12-year-old daughter behind, and later calling the police to report the kid had been kidnapped.
According to the woman’s kid, after consuming a few glasses of wine at the Bonefish Grill that evening, Graham started acting a little weird. The girl told police Graham spit her bread out all over the table, shoved her food across the table, telling the kid to “get a box” before exiting the restaurant, leaving the 12-year-old sitting there.
A short time later, the girl and the restaurant manager went outside and found Graham sitting in her car. The manager told Graham she needed to pay up. Unable to convince the manager she had left a credit card on the table, Graham reportedly insisted the other person they were dining with agreed to pay the bill, but the only other person there was the kid. Flustered, the nucking fut drove away, leaving her daughter standing in the parking lot.…Continue Reading
The infant was found in the women’s restroom by a member of the cleaning crew Friday evening and immediately rushed to the hospital in critical condition, suffering from hypothermia. The baby’s condition at this time is not known, which is probably a good thing as police say they won’t be releasing his condition unless it gets worse.
Police have evidence that the infant was born in the restroom sometime after a circus performance at the center, sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. They also have surveillance footage, but going through the thousands of people who were in attendance is gonna be a tedious task.
So if any of you know of a woman who is no longer pregnant after coming back from the circus Friday night, yet has no baby, police ask you call call Greenville County Crimestoppers at 23-CRIME.
Dallas, TX — Have you seen this douche? If so, police would like to have a word with ya. Authorities say that after 34-year-old Miguel Torres Sr. wrecked his Ford Expedition late Thursday night, he just up and took off, leaving three of his four children behind. Torres reportedly slammed into a light pole and lost control of the vehicle, sending it spinning. His 5-year-old daughter, Mia, was thrown from the SUV, car seat and all, and landed in the middle of the street. Torres kept driving. He stopped at a park about a mile away, took his 11-month-old daughter Emma from the vehicle and beat feet – leaving his 6- and 9-year-old sons inside the SUV. The 9-year-old, who was not injured, was able to flag down help for his brother Thomas, who suffered a serious gash to the head. “They said [Miguel Jr.] was screaming for his dad and his dad just kept going,” said the children’s aunt, Olgalivia Salazar. Meanwhile, Torres had stopped off at his mother-in-law’s house and deposited a bloodied Emma into her arms before being picked up by an unknown person.…Continue Reading
Fort Myers, FL – On September 9th, police received a 911 call reporting that two children had been abandoned on the side of the road by their nanny. When police arrived to talk to the children, they learned that the nanny in question, Krisitine Bedinotti, was friggin’ batshit crazy. Because of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the children were out of school that day and Kristine had planned on taking them to the library. Unfortunately, the library was closed. Sooo, Krisitine drove to a Greyhound bus station and left the children waiting in the car while she used the restroom. After that, it was off to Tasty Treat! Upon their arrival at the ice cream shop, Kristine gave the children some money and headed off to the restroom. The children told officers she was in there for approximately 15 minutes, and when she came out, shit got weird. After some erratic stop-and-go driving, Kristine pulled off the road and asked a stranger for a cigarette before running into some random front yard where she attempted to steal a puppy while allegedly screaming, “The dog is going to call police, he is mine!” The kids, scared half to death at that point, exited the car.…Continue Reading
INGLEWOOD, CA — Witnesses say a woman walked into the courtyard of an apartment complex Saturday with a 3-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. She asked some residents if they had seen the boy’s father to which they replied they had not. She then walked the children to the children’s pool and left them there. Witnesses say the children were crying after her, but she told them to stay put as she drove away in a car with no plates. Another resident at the apartments took the kids in and fed them dinner thinking someone would be by to pick them up. When no one showed, and no one at the complex recognized the pair, police were called. The children told police their names are Kayshawn and Kimberly Denver and that they are brother and sister. After airing their faces on television, relatives of the children contacted police. According to this report, police may have identified and contacted their parents. Real interested to hear the reason why these kids where abandoned like that.…Continue Reading
West Palm Beach, FL – Police say 23-year-old Crystal Whitaker and an unidentified juvenile were busted trying to beat feet out of a JCPenney’s store with about $300 in stolen merchandise. They probably would’a got away with their haul of crap clothing if Crystal wasn’t so friggin’ stupid. Once she was clear of the exit doors, in an attempt to shake store security, Crystal threw the stolen items to the ground and fled. When she dropped the bag of loot, she also dropped her purse. Inside the purse, of course, her identification. Oh yeah, she left something else behind – her 10-month-old daughter. Oopsie! The kid was found standing by herself right outside of the store. Crystal’s 16-year-old sidekick wasn’t nearly as quick on her feet, so she was taken into the store and questioned. She claims she had absolutely nothing to do with the attempted theft and I don’t know if she’s facing charges or not. As for Crystal, she’s been charged with child abuse without great harm, child neglect without causing great harm, contributing to the delinquency of a dependent and theft.…Continue Reading
Cleveland, OH – Not much on this one, but according to police, witnesses called 911 late Sunday night after seeing someone abandon a 4-year-old boy at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and East 28th. Officers arrived on scene and transported the child to family services. After talking with the kid awhile, police were led to his home, which, by the way, was nearly 8 miles away from the location where he had been found. There they discovered the body of a 42-year-old black woman – she had been stabbed repeatedly and stashed underneath a tarp in the garage. Neighbors said they heard screams coming from the garage earlier in the evening, but I have to assume that no one bothered to call 911 at the time. Police have named a person of interest in the case – the woman’s husband, 38-year-old Maurice Lyons. He is said to be driving a silver Chevy Cobalt with Pennsylvania license plates and may be on his way to Chicago. The victim had recently filed a report that Lyons had threatened her.…Continue Reading
Terre Haute, IN – Tonya Smith, 37, was arrested and charged with child neglect after police learned she had left her three children alone in a garbage strewn home while she went and played at an amusement park nearly 100 miles away. On July 2nd, a neighbor informed a police officer that three young children had been left unsupervised at a nearby home. The officer made contact with two of the kids, ages 12 and 7, and they told him their mother had taken off at about 6:00 that morning and went to Holiday World. The kids were reportedly dirty and stinky – their heads covered in lice. It appeared as if they hadn’t bathed in days. One child was covered in sores from the lice, and another child had stepped on a nail and complained that his foot hurt. A look inside the home revealed trash, dirty laundry, more trash, and, of course, the obligatory piles of dog shit smeared throughout the home. The dogs in the home looked mangy and a rodent was spotted darting in and out of a cupboard.…Continue Reading
Yet another great forum post from Whisperswing! According to authorities, 25-year-old Gayle Kelson boarded a city bus with her toddler early Saturday morning and after positioning the child’s stroller on the bus, took off – leaving 2½-year-old Gabrielle behind. The bus driver yelled after the woman, something along the lines of “Hey! Hey you! You forgot your kid!” but Kelson paid him no mind and just kept walking. The driver radioed police and the woman was apprehended a short time later and placed under arrest. So far, there is no explanation as to why she chose a city bus as a toddler dumping ground. Source: WSVN…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, Ky – 46-year-old James R. Decker and 33-year-old Misty Bowman wont be winning any parenting awards after the stunt police say they pulled on Thursday night. Police say that while Bowman sat in a car outside of a Target, Decker and his 14-year-old daughter went inside to steal electronics. I don’t get their method exactly, but while Decker gathered the electronics in a cart, his daughter was stationed near the door to activate the motion sensors so that the exit doors would be open when her father left the store with the electronics in the cart. I’m not sure if this was to keep the alarm from going off or not, or to save them 5 seconds on a door opening fully, but whatever the case, it failed. The couple fled the scene, leaving their daughter there. In addition to theft charges, the couple has also charged with engaging in unlawful transactions with a minor and abandoning of a minor.…Continue Reading
Dallas, TX – J.P. Elder Middle School principal, Carla Westbrook-Spaniel, spent the weekend behind bars after she allegedly left her two children, ages 3 and 4, alone in a room at the Adolphus Hotel while she slipped out for a drink. Carla brought attention to herself at the Mantus Night Club when, after being denied entrance into the club because she didn’t meet the dress code, she tried pushing her way past the bouncer and punched him in the stomach. When the police arrived on scene, Carla started acting all feisty and began ‘rasslin with the officers when they attempted to arrest her. Officers reported she had the odor of alcohol on her breath, appeared to be intoxicated and, while she was flailing around on the ground, she began scratching at her own face. During the course of the arrest, officers learned her children had been left alone. Both children were naked and sound asleep when officers arrived. When officers woke the children, they complained of being hungry. It is unclear how long they had been left unattended.…Continue Reading