COLUMBUS, OH – On Thursday, 32-year-old Zachary Dunn was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2013 kidnapping, assault, and rape of six-year-old Macey Stewart. Apparently after raping her, Dunn left the child for dead.
The charges of which he was found guilty? Three counts of kidnapping with sexual motivation specifications, abduction, rape, two counts of gross sexual imposition, and felonious assault.
Stewart was reported missing at around 1:30 a.m. on July 26, 2013; at the time, she and a sibling were being watched by a 16-year-old friend of the family while the children’s father was out helping an older son with a tire.
A plethora of emergency and law enforcement personnel (including the canine variety) began a search for the girl but had no luck. However, at about 4:00 p.m. that day, she showed up naked, injured, and crying six miles from home in a homeowner’s back yard.
The homeowner recognized her and called 911, after which she was taken to a local hospital. Later that evening, police arrested Dunn.…
GARDENA, CA – A 2-year-old girl abducted near a car wash was found hours later, naked and in shock, after her abductor dropped her off in a parking lot.
The toddler was with her mother and 11-year-old sister at a coin-operated car wash Thursday afternoon when she wandered off. The girl’s mother called police after hearing her scream “Mommy,” then being unable to find her.
Within an hour police, residents, and volunteer workers were walking the streets and stopping passing cars in an effort to find the girl. She would be found two hours later, miles away, after witnesses watched someone in a white vehicle drop her off in a parking lot.
Claudia Robles spotted the girl who she says was “bare naked” and had scratches on her legs. Robles picked up the girl, covered her with a blanket and tried to comfort her as her boyfriend called police.
“Her face was like in shock,” Robles said. “She kept covering her eyes and would only respond to me.”
The girl was also afraid to go off with male police officers, said Robles.…
SPRAGUE, WA – Police are looking for a man whose toddler shopping was foiled after he tried abducting a young child and was chased down the street by the boy’s siblings.
On Sunday, Michael Wright dropped his three kids off at a babysitter’s house and went to work. At some point during the day, 10-year-old Brenden, 8-year-old Delicia and 22-month-old Owen were all playing unsupervised in a park near the babysitter’s house.
That’s where an unidentified man talked with them for a few minutes before snatching Owen out of a stroller and began running down the street. Surveillance cameras from city hall and a local grocery store captured the man running with Owen in his arms and his two siblings giving chase.
“This little girl come running around the corner screaming her head off,” said Dorothy Giddings, who sent her grandson and his friend after the man.
The kidnapper ended up dropping Owen in a vacant lot and disappeared. The suspect is described as about 30 years old, 6-foot to 6-foot-2, with a thin build, brown hair and a mustache.…
KNIGHTS LANDING, CA – The body of a 20-day-old infant was found dead in a swamp the day after his mother was found nearby claiming she and her infant had been kidnapped.
On Monday, the family of 26-year-old Samantha Green reported her and her son, Justice Rees, missing after they failed to show up to a family gathering on Saturday.
The following afternoon, a man heard Green’s cries for help near a swamp and called 911. She told the man she and her infant had been abducted in town and that the baby had frozen to death. The man said Green appeared dazed and confused, and did not know how she had got there, she knew her car was parked nearby.
Green was taken to the hospital and gave authorities limited information, but did provide them with the name and description of the man she claims abducted her and Justice. Authorities began searching for the infant immediately, finding his body the following morning in thick brush near the Ridge Cut Slough.…
Damian Fletcher, 32, was charged Monday after allegedly trying to lure a couple of little girls onto the city bus with offers of free candy.
Police claim Fletcher approached the girls, ages 9 and 11, Saturday afternoon and said, “Come with me on the bus and we’ll go get some candy together and then I can take you places, come on.”
Thankfully, the girls were too smart to fall for it — all kids know that the best free candy only comes from white, windowless vans. They told police they didn’t know Fletcher, and got a little scared when he asked them for a hug.
During the booking process, deputies overheard Fletcher say he just wanted to have sexual contact with the girls. I, for one, am shocked.
Fletcher was charged with trying to lure or entice a child under 12, a misdemeanor, but bond was increased to $150,000.…
According to police, the boy’s aunt, Denise Kroutil, asked co-worker Nathan Firoved to help her family teach her nephew a lesson. She and other relatives felt that the boy was “too nice to people” and felt the only way to fix that was to abduct and terrorize him.
Firoved agreed that was a great idea, as did Elizabeth Hupp, the boy’s mother, and the boy’s grandmother, Rose Brewer. So they all put their heads together and came up with a plan that they carried out on Monday as the boy was walking home from his school bus.
That’s when Firoved lured the boy into his truck and told him he would “never see his mommy again” and that he would be “nailed to the wall of a shed.” When the boy started to cry, Firoved showed the boy a gun and told him to stop crying or he would hurt him.…
New Kent County, VA – An Iowa couple, Aldair Hodza and Laura Sorensen, have been arrested following a report of suspicious activity happening in and around an RV in the parking lot of a Pilot Truck stop.
A trucker has been credited for saving a woman after he saw a her peek through an RV window right before being aggressively pulled away. He then heard a commotion happening inside which prompted him to call the police.
When police arrived they found a woman who looked frightened and malnourished. Officers spoke to the woman outside privately and she began to cry, begging the officers to save her from the couple.
The un-named victim claims the couple sexually abused her, branded her back, burned her, and cut her feet. They also forced her to perform oral sex on another man, who had gotten involved with them through an ad on Craigslist.
Details are scarce on how long she had been with Hodza and Sorensen, or where she’d met them. She claimed to not have been fed or given anything to drink in days.…
SANTA CLARITA, CA — Ethan Odom was arrested Thursday night after the 37-year-old abducted a 3-year-old girl through her bedroom window and was tackled by the girl’s father.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Odom removed the screen from the little girl’s bedroom window, leaned in and told her to “come toward him.” After pulling her through the window Odom began running down the street.
Luckily, the girl’s father and uncle heard a commotion and quickly found the girl was missing. They began chasing Odom down the street and quickly caught up to him.
“I actually … ran behind him,” said the girl’s uncle. “I think he heard my footsteps and then he turned around quickly and asked me if this was my daughter.”
The uncle told Odom the girl was his daughter in an attempt to get her back, and Odom handed her back to him before he took off running. But he did not get far – the girl’s father tackled his ass and held him there until police arrived.…
On Monday, a 13-year-old boy came home to find his mother, 37-year-old Roseanne Welsh, dead inside the home. The boy called police who arrived to find Welsh was the victim of foul play and that her 10-year-old daughter, along with her vehicle, were both missing.
While investigators were still on the scene, the girl walked up to an officer on the street near her home. She told police that Davidson was a friend of her father and that there was an incident between him and her mother inside the home.
“She was abducted from the scene and taken to different locations for a brief period of time, at which time she was again brought back somewhere in the general vicinity and dropped off, at which point she saw the sheriff’s deputies, approached the vehicles and contacted us,” said Lt. Wayne McKinney.
We first reported on the disappearance of Gabriel Johnson back in 2010 after Johnson fled to Texas with him on the eve of a custodial hearing. Since she was a no-show, Johnson lost custodial rights to Gabriel.
She would tell Gabriel’s father that she’d killed Gabriel, and blamed him for her actions. Authorities would eventually apprehend Johnson in Miami Beach, Florida but Gabriel was not with her. While in custody, Johnson would recant her murder confession and claim to have given Gabriel to a couple at a Texas park.
However, during an unauthorized, three hour meeting between Johnson and Detective John Salame, Johnson would again confess to killing her son. The detective says he was close to getting the location of the boy’s body when Johnson’s lawyer, who was unaware the jailhouse interview was taking place, walked in and pulled the plug.…
MAGNOLIA, TX – An Amber Alert has been issued for Elizabeth Rex, the 14-year-old who vanished on Monday and is believed to be with 51-year-old Randy Johnson – a one time family friend who called to taunt the family.
Elizabeth’s family told reporters they took Johnson into their mobile home after learning he was dying from colon cancer. But after eight months, Johnson had developed a relationship with “Lizzy” that they were not comfortable with and asked him to leave.
“I mean we were literally listening to every conversation and it was in code,” said Jennifer Black, Lizzy’s mother. “So once we decided what the codes were, it was like you have to go you can’t be here.”
On Monday, Lizzie walked out of their home and hasn’t been seen since. Her family had no idea where she went until they started getting phone calls from Johnson.
“He calls us and says, ‘Y’all will never see Lizzy again and things like that cuz where we’re going you can’t get there,’” said Elizabeth’s dad, Patrick Rex.…
SPRINGFIELD, MO – Police have arrested and charged 45-year-old Craig Wood with the abduction and murder of Hailey Owens, the 10-year-old abducted in broad daylight as she walked home from a friend’s house Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called after a couple watched a tan Ford Ranger stop near Owen as she walked down the street and heard the driver ask her for directions. Owens took a step or two toward the truck before the male driver lunged out of the truck, grabbed Owens with his left hand and threw her into the truck “like a rag doll” before fleeing the scene.
Other neighbors chased after the truck, but were unable to stop him. Luckily, the couple were able to give police a detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle, including the exact license plate number. This helped police quickly determine the truck was owned by Jim and Regina Wood, who told them the truck was driven by their son, 45-year-old Craig Wood.
When detectives arrived at Craig Wood’s home a few hours after Owens’ abduction, he drove up in the truck police were looking for and tossed a roll of duct tape in the bed of the truck as he got out.…
Rustburg, VA — Three dumbass adults have been charged with malicious wounding and child abuse after police learned a woman’s two children were tattooed. It gets better… one of the three dumbasses arrested actually attempted to remove the tats with a heated razor blade.
The asshole allegedly responsible for tatting the kids in the first place is 20-year-old Alexander Edwards. The children, both of unknown age at this point, were apparently left in his care on December 22. Police say he gave the kiddos tattoos without their consent or their parent’s consent.
When mom, 35-year-old Melissa Derp, sorry…. Delp, and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Daniel Janney, discovered the ink, Janney had the brilliant idea of removing the tattoos with a hot razor blade, causing further scarring and pain, I’m sure.
In addition to the malicious wounding and child abuse charges, Edwards has also been charged with abduction. No bond amounts or any other information at this time.
Michael Mucklow, co-owner of a tattoo removal shop, has stepped up and offered to have the tats removed safely, using a non-invasive procedure that uses lasers to break down the pigment of a tattoo.…
WOOSTER, OH – Police have arrested 24-year-old Jerrod Metsker and charged him with the murder of a 9-year-old girl found murdered in a dumpster.
Reann Murphy was last seen Saturday at around 5:30 p.m. playing outside her family’s trailer in the Smithville mobile home park. When her family could not locate her after she did not return back home, police were called at around 8:30 p.m. that night.
Police and firefighters arrived on the scene and assisted neighbors in their search for Reann, including visiting the 15 to 20 mobile homes that make up the community. Six hours later, Reann’s murdered body was found inside a common dumpster located in the courtyard of the trailer park.
“Any violent death is troubling but the death of a child is much more so. We will leave no stone unturned as this investigation continues,” Sheriff Travis Hutchinson said at the time.
It didn’t take long for investigators to identify Metsker as a possible suspect, as he was the last one seen with the girl.…
Lafayette, LA – A woman kidnapped by her violent ex-boyfriend was rescued by family members after they shot and killed her captor.
Last Wednesday, Bethany Arceneaux, 29, was abducted by her estranged boyfriend, Scott Thomas, who is also the father of their 2 year old son. The kidnapping took place in a daycare parking lot as she was picking up their son. A witness observed Bethany screaming, honking the horn and trying to fight off Thomas and begging someone to take the boy. The witness, Derrimetrie Robinson, was able to take the child as Thomas shoved Bethany into his car and sped away.
That evening, police found Thomas’ white Buick near a field with one of Bethany’s shoes in it, but, other than that, there were no new leads and no sign of Bethany, until Friday. That’s when police and family were searching for her in the fields near where Thomas’ Buick was left, and residents gave the family members a tip about an abandoned house in a field nearby. …
AURORA, CO – A 26-year-old man in Colorado is behind bars after police say he kidnapped an 8-year-old girl from her bedroom window last week.
Police say last Monday, at around midnight, John Snorsky Jr. removed a screen from the bedroom window of an 8-year-old girl and then pulled the girl out of her house. The girl struggled and screamed as she was carried into an alley behind her home. She was able to escape and run to her father who had been woken up by his daughter’s cries for help.
Snorsky fled the scene when the girl’s father tried confronting him, but between the father noticing a newer model Mercedes in the area that night, along with the girl’s description of the man who kidnapped her, police were able to quickly identify Snorsky as a possible suspect. Within hours, he was arrested on an unrelated felony parole violation. Turns out Snorsky was already in some trouble after giving a false report to a pawn broker back in September.
On Friday, detectives say they’d gathered enough evidence to charge Snorsky with first- and second-degree burglary and second-degree kidnapping.…
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VA – If you ever wanted to know what not to if your daughter comes home past curfew, then I have a story for you. A father in Virginia is facing some very serious charges after his daughter missed curfew and he held two teens in his driveway with a shotgun before shooting their vehicle.
Carlton Walker Jr. was mighty pissed when two of his daughter’s teenage friends brought her back home two hour past her curfew. Walker blocked their car in the driveway with his pickup and confronted the driver while brandishing a shotgun. He told the driver and his girlfriend they weren’t goin’ nowhere and told his wife to call police.
When the two teens tried to pull forward and turn their vehicle around, Walker fired a shot into the back of their car. The teens called 911 and police arrived on the scene where Walker wanted the couple to be arrested for keeping his daughter out all night.
Police arrested Walker instead, seeing as he was the only one committing any crimes that night.…
Ellenwood, GA – Police are searching for 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez after she was abducted from her home during a home invasion early Tuesday.
Clayton County police spokesman Phong Nguyen said that two black males pried open a back door of the home about 2:15 a.m. The mother tried hiding with her two children, but the two gunmen found them and demanded money and jewelry.
When the woman told the intruders that she did not have either of those two things, the suspects shot the family dog and took Ayvani Hope Perez with them. She was last seen being taken from the home in a gray Dodge, wearing her Star Wars pajamas.
Nguyen said the home invasion was apparently random, and that the family did not know the two men.“It didn’t appear that they knew each other,” he said. “They just moved in about a month ago.”
Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released sketches of the suspects that have posted below. Anyone with information on Perez — described as Hispanic, 4 feet, 9 inches tall and 93 pounds — or the suspects, should call 911 or Clayton County police at 678-610-4781.…