Brooklyn, NY - Back in July, Morbid reported on the case of the killing of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky whose dismembered body were found, among other places, in 35-year-old Levi Aron’s freezer. The case has recently made news based on Aron’s lawyer’s claim that… well… everything is a mitigating factor.
The background of the story is this… Leiby Kletzky attended day camp. He normally took a bus home but wanted desperately to walk home instead. After listening to his begging, his parents agreed to allow him to walk part of the way home – a distance of 7-blocks. He would meet his mother for a doctor’s appointment. His parents were reported to have worked with him to memorize the route. They then also practiced the route together on a ‘dry run.’
On the day that Leiby was to walk home, he left the day camp wearing a striped shirt with his bag over his shoulder and a smaller bag on his waist. He initially followed the route as planned but, then, missed a turn on to a side street.…Continue Reading
BETHANY, Oklahoma – Back in October we reported on Carina Saunders, the 19-year-old girl whose dead body was found stuffed inside a duffel bag. Yesterday police announced they have arrested 33-year-old Jimmy Lee Massey on a complaint of first-degree murder.
He wasn’t hard to find as he was already sitting in jail on drug trafficking charges after being the focus of a large narcotics investigation. Massey has also been charged with the kidnapping and assault of an unknown witness who was the key to cracking the case, and where things get really, really strange.
In case you didn’t click the link to our initial story, Saunders was last seen around an apartment complex on October 8 or 9. Animal rescue workers found her dismembered body in a duffel bag behind a Homeland store a little over a week later.
During their investigation, police learned that a woman may have witnessed the murder of Saunders and after tracking the woman down, they were told a story right out of a bad movie.
Police say the woman, believed to be working with drug and human traffickers, told them that on the night of October 9, she was standing on the street when Massey drove up in a vehicle and forced her inside.…Continue Reading
Sacramento, CA – Police in California have arrested a 17-year-old girl after they say she faked her own abduction last week.
Last Thursday, the family of Christina Almanza called police after they found her missing and had a voicemail from the teen stating she had been abducted and was being held hostage by several men. The family then began receiving a series of text messages from Almanza in which she informed them she was in a basement with two other girls, and didn’t know where she was. She also indicated that someone might have been killed.
A statewide Amber Alert was issued and a task force of police, deputies, FBI agents and U.S. Marshals were assembled who began searching for the girl, locating her on Friday afternoon. Police found her in a home of a man she had met online. She was unharmed, but the same cannot be said for the aggressive pit bull police shot when they entered the home.
Police questioned Almanza, the mother of a 2-year-old, who finally cracked and admitted the entire thing was a hoax.…Continue Reading
Carrollton, Texas — The child’s body found Sunday afternoon has been positively identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as 10-year-old Jasmen Gonzalez, who went missing Saturday night.
Jasmen and her parents are from Oklahoma and were in Texas visiting relatives. On Saturday a party was held at the home where they were staying and Jasmen was reported missing shortly before midnight.
Initial reports stated the girl may have been sleepwalking and gotten lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood, but those reports were later dismissed with police saying the girl had been abducted.
Her body was found on Sunday afternoon, a few blocks from the home she vanished from. According to a police affidavit, there was no shirt on Jasmen’s body, and her pants and underwear were pulled down. The medical examiner reported Jasmen died from a stab wound to the chest.
Police have towed two cars from the apartment complex’s parking lot and say they are questioning 23-year-old Jose Concepcion Sifuentes, who attended the party held at the home where Jasmen and her parents were staying.…Continue Reading
Portage, IN — Police were called by motorists on an Indiana highway who reported seeing a naked woman running along the roadway while being chased by man in a car. Court documents filed by prosecutors described callers saying that the woman was “running for her life.” With a rope trailing her that was still tied around one ankle, she was able to duck into a liquor store. The man in the car, Martin Jonassen, 55, of Elwood, Kansas, reportedly followed her inside.
The clerk in the liquor store described the woman pleading for help and holding on to a set of cooler doors while Jonassen – coming in just seconds after here – grabbed her by the waist and pulled her away. He reportedly took the woman out of the store and threw her into his car.
The police account says that a police officer in the area responded and – seeing Jonassen leaving in his vehicle – blocked Jonassen’s car between the liquor store building and her cruiser. The officer approached the car with her gun drawn, police said, and ordered Jonassen out.…Continue Reading
AURORA, Colo. – Police have found the 15-year-old girl we reported on earlier this week who had faked her own abduction.
An officer in an unmarked police car spotted Jasmine Fike near a fast-food restaurant on Monday. She had altered her appearance and had been staying in a motel she had checked into using a fake ID.
The teen sparked a statewide Amber Alert after calling 911 and reporting a man, a convicted drug dealer, was trying to break into her home last Wednesday. When police arrived, Fike was missing and there were signs of a struggle. Police would later report that while they were still actively looking for Fike, the entire abduction was a hoax orchestrated by the teen.
She is currently in a juvenile facility, but cops made a strange comment when they were asked what kind of condition Fike was in when they found her.
“Her condition is relevant to what she’s been through, and if I comment on that, it would be a clue to what we’re investigating,” Aurora Police Detective Bob Friel told the Denver Post.…Continue Reading
Dallas, TX – A Dallas man has been charged with abducting his two young sons and then drowning them in a creek.
Police say the children’s mother was walking 5-year-old Naim to school for his first day, along with his 3-year-old brother, Elijah, when their father, 32-year-old Naim Muhammad, drove up and forced all of them into his car while threatening them with a brick.
The couple have a history of domestic violence, but were separated. Relatives say they had recently been arguing over their children. The mother was able to jump out of the car when a constable drove up, but Muhammad jumped the curb and drove off.
Several hours later, authorities received a 911 call from a woman who said her son had drowned her grandchildren. Police would eventually find the two boys in the back of their father’s car parked in a parking lot. Muhammad had drowned both of them in a muddy creek.
“I think everyone’s hurt in this case,” said Deputy Chief Craig Miller. “I think officers that open up the trunk of a vehicle, the back hatch of a vehicle, and see a deceased three-year-old and a five-year-old, I think each one of us think about our own children, the vulnerableness of life.”
Muhammad was found by a SWAT team in a nearby creek and taken into custody. After his arrest, Muhammad told reporters, “I got something to say.…Continue Reading
AURORA, Colo. – Police would like to talk to the 15-year-old girl who staged her own abduction last week, triggering an Amber Alert and a lot of police resources wasted on her dumbass.
It all started with a 911 call (you can listen to it here) in which Jasmine Fike tells the dispatcher that she needs help, that someone is breaking into her home and trying to kidnap her. When police arrived at her home, they did not find Fike but did find signs of a struggle in her bedroom.
An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday morning in which a man named Franky Session, who has since been cleared of any wrongdoing, was named as a possible suspect.
Police still don’t know where Fike is, but they say she is travelling with known ciminals and that she had faked the entire abduction.
“We had dozens and dozens of people working on this case and what we learned is this is all a hoax,” says Det. Bob Friel. ”There’s a bit of astonishment to the lengths she went to carry out her hoax.…Continue Reading
KENNETT, Mo. – Police say they’ve found the remains of Breeann Rodriguez, the 3-year-old girl who went missing on August 6 while riding her bicycle in front of her house.
The remains were found Tuesday evening by an officer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol, who was searching by boat. Her body was found near the floodway ditches northeast of Hornersville, Missouri, about 8 to 10 miles from the girl’s home.
Shortly after the discovery, Breeann’s parents were notified.
“We appreciate all the help and support from the community in what has been a difficult time for all,” Dunklin County Sheriff Bob said. “We are saddened to confirm our fears, but glad we have been able to recover her for her parents.”
One of Breeann’s neighbors, 43-year-old Shawn Morgan was arrested earlier this week and charged with the little girl’s murder.
He told police that he grabbed Breeann and took her in his house after finding her standing on a ladder by the pool in his backyard. According to the affidavit, the father of three then used a white plastic trash bag to suffocate the girl, by holding it over her face and mouth.…Continue Reading
A 6-year-old girl was on her way home after walking to pick up some tostadas from a neighbor when 29-year-old Phillip Garcia grabbed her and shoved her into his van.
Unfortunately for Garcia, and fortunately for the girl, Antonio Diaz Chacon witnessed the entire incident.
“The way he grabbed her and threw her into the van, I knew it wasn’t right,” said Chacon, who was in the area using a relatives washing machine after his had broken.
Chacon jumped in his car and began following Garcia while calling 911. Garcia would crash the van several times as Chacon chased him through the neighborhood, stopping only when he ran the van into a telephone pole a mile-and-a-half away from the girl’s home. When Garcia jumped out and fled on foot, Chacon took the girl out of the van and then took her home.…Continue Reading
KENNETT, Mo. – A neighbor has been arrested and charged with the murder of Breeann Rodriguez, the 3-year-old who went missing on August 6 while riding bicycles with her 6-year-old brother.
The little girl vanished right outside her home after her brother went inside to get a drink. This lead to a massive search that included billboards displaying the girl’s picture, the search of a couple cargo vans seen in the area and a $45,000 reward.
The search intensified after the girl’s training wheels were found near her home on Thursday. But on Saturday, police announced they had someone in custody and had charged them with the girl’s murder.
Police say they will continue to search for the girl’s body, but that 43-year-old Shawn Morgan suffocated Rodriguez on the day she went missing. He has now been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence.
I did not follow this case very closely. I just remember them finding her training wheels and then over the weekend, heard that both of Breeann’s parents had failed polygraph tests.…Continue Reading
DES MOINES, Iowa – A man was arrested after he tried to get a 13-year-old girl to come into an alley he was lurking in, but not before the teen’s mother got in a good punch to the pervert’s face.
Police say the girl was playing outside when she noticed a man staring at her from an alley. When he motioned for her to come over to him, the girl responded by telling her mother.
Pullen confronted the man and asked him why he was staring at the kids. He told her to take it easy, he just wanted to “marry the redhead.”
Pullen told him that the redhead was her daughter and that she was only 13. Harden stated he didn’t much care about that and asked for someone to sign her over to him so he could marry her.
Having already told Harden her daughter was a minor once with her mouth, Pullen told him a second time, accompanied with a fist to his face. That’s when the girl’s father and one of his friends chased Harding and also got in a few punches.…Continue Reading
REDLANDS, Calif. – A dad in California found his naked 4-year-old girl in the apartment of his naked neighbor, and has not been charged with murder.
Police say the man was looking for his 4-year-old daughter at the Los Arboles where she had been outside playing.
A resident at the apartments said other children saw the little girl banging on the window inside the suspect’s apartment and they alerted their parents.
The father of the girl was also notified and found his kid’s sippy cup outside the door of the suspect’s apartment.
The girl’s father busted in the door when he heard her crying for help and found her inside with 52-year-old Terrence Guiberson.
Both of them were undressed.
In one of the greatest displays of self-control I have ever wrote about on this site, instead of beating the ever-living shit out of Guiberson, the girl’s father did the smart thing.
He simply grabbed his daughter, left the apartment and then called police.
Guiberson surrendered to police after they had surrounded his apartment.…Continue Reading
East Lancashire, UK - Stephanie Knight, 19, has been convicted of luring two teenage girls with the promise of a night of clubbing that instead became a gang rape by “her boys.” After the promise of a night out, the two 16-year-olds were driven around, provided alcohol, and then brought to an abandoned house.
Knights “boys” – brothers Amjad, 34, and Shahid Hussain, 37, and their cousin Tanveer Butt, 39, (pictured left to right) reportedly raped one of the girls repeatedly throughtout a night in December 2009 while the other teen was held captive. Amjad Hussain then raped both girls as he drove them home, prosecutors told the court.
As a part of her defense, Knight denied there was any agreement for the sexual assaults to take place. The prosecution countered that Knight, whom the girls had known only for about one week, was heard to say “got them” in a mobile phone conversation naming the girls when discussing the evening.
According to the court, Knight said she first met Amjad Hussain six months earlier when he pulled up beside her in the street and asked for her mobile phone number.…Continue Reading
Sycamore, IL — Former police officer Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, is being held in Seattle on $3 million bail after investigators charged that, in 1957, he abducted and murdered a 7-year-old girl. Maria Ridulph disappeared Dec. 3, 1957, while playing with her friend, Kathy Chapman. Chapman, who was 8 at the time, reportedly told investigators at the time that she and Maria were under a corner streetlight when a young man she knew as “Johnny” offered them a piggyback ride. At the time, McCullough went by the name “John Tessier.”
Chapman, now 61, said that she ran home to get mittens and that when she returned, Maria and the man were gone. It was months later in April 1958 that two people hunting for mushrooms found her remains.
According to investigators, police suspected McCullough – who lived less than two blocks from the Ridulphs and who fit the description of the man said to have approached the girls. But McCullough seemed to have an alibi. He had claimed he took the train from Rockford to Chicago the day of the abduction for a military physical.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL – Convicted sex offender Tyrone Hill, 37, was arrested Saturday morning after he attemped to abduct a 2-year-old boy at Chicago’s North Avenue Beach. The boy’s father pulled his son to safety and notified police, who caught Hill before he was able to leave.
Armando Uvalle said Hill’s attempted abduction of his 2-year-old son, Isaiah, happened ‘in an instant’ and while his son was next to him. Uvalle told news reporters that Hill “just came out of nowhere and grabbed my kid.”
Uvalle said he pulled his son away and the man walked away. Uvalle said the whole process took seconds.
The father said he immediately went to an officer on beach patrol and explained what happened. That officer then put a flash message out via police computer, alerting all officers nearby with the description of the suspect: an African-American man carrying several bags, wearing a black shirt with a white logo and black pants.
Two other officers assigned to beach duty reportedly heard the alert on the radio and saw the man matching the description nearby.…Continue Reading
DENVER, CO – Police need your helping finding the man accused of abducting an 8-year-old girl last Thursday then sexually assaulting her before dropping her off at a gas station.
The girl was with her 11-year-old friend trying to catch a chihuahua that had gotten loose from its yard. They chased the dog into an alley where they met a man in a white van. He called the kids over to help him put something in a dumpster, but ended up throwing the girl into the van instead before reversing out of the alley.
Her friend ran away and notified his babysitter what had happened who then notified police. For almost two hours there were no signs of the girl until she was dropped off at a gas station three miles from where she had been taken. At first the news reports were that she had been released unharmed, but on Friday it was revealed that this was not the case. In the time the man had the girl, he had sexually assaulted her.…Continue Reading
Police say a 9-year-old boy was looking for his bike in a church parking lot a block from his home when 44-year-old Angela Charles, a woman the boy did not know, grabbed him by the arm. “You don’t have a mother, you have a brother waiting for you at the store,” Charles allegedly informed the boy. She then forced the crying boy to walk for approximately ½ mile to a store while telling him that she was his new mother.
A police officer parked in a parking lot reported seeing the boy walking towards him crying hysterically. The boy told the officer what had happened and pointed out Charles, who was standing right outside of the Purple Store, probably swatting at invisible demons. At around the same time, a witness to the abduction had already informed the boy’s mother and she was in the process of looking for him when she saw him talking with the police officer.…Continue Reading
Virginia Beach, VA -- Vincent Barrett, 27, is being held on a whole heap of charges after police say he entered a home through an unlocked door early Thursday morning and sexually assaulted a young girl in her bedroom.
The girl, who police say is under the age of 13, began screaming for her parents in the midst of the alleged assault, and her daddy came running. The man confronted Barrett inside the residence and a struggle ensued.
Barrett somehow made it out of the house alive, only to be confronted by Virginia’s finest. In a hurry to flee the scene, police say Barrett struck a parked car and two squad cars before leading police on a chase.
With the help of some spike strips and a K-9 officer, Barrett was soon taken into custody. And judging by that oversized maxi-pad stuck to Barrett’s neck, I’m guessing the four-legged officer did his job quite well.
Police believe Barrett had been drinking prior to the assault, but are not releasing his BAC at this time.…Continue Reading
PARSONS, Tenn. – When I first reported on Holly Bobo, the 20-year-old girl missing in Tennessee, it was based on the very first media reports that, as usual, were full of incorrect information. Three days later, and a clearer picture has developed surrounding Bobo’s apparent abduction.
Holly’s brother did not witness her being dragged from the family’s carport as originally reported. He saw her being led towards a wooded area by a man in camaflouge that he assumed was her boyfriend. He only saw him from the back and he had her by the arm or hand, but not in a forceful manner. He did not become alarmed until he found Bobo’s car still in the carport along with some blood. He called his mother, who was not at home, then called 911.
That paints an entirely different picture and answers my initial questions about the brothers involvement and makes a lot more sense. Police also are reporting he has been ruled out as a suspect. But that isn’t the only news about Bobo’s abduction.…Continue Reading