Redford Township, MI - Police have arrested 64-year-old Dennis McCauley after it was discovered that he had been living with the corpse of 72-year-old Ann Marquis since November.
Dennis McCauley had been living with Mrs. Marquis in her mobile home at Long’s Mobile Home Court just outside of Detroit for about three years. When her rent hadn’t been paid for 6 months, the manager came to her home to evict her. When he knocked on the door, Dennis McCauley answered, and was apparently pretty nonchalant considering there was a rotting corpse laid out on the pull out sofa within easy view of the front door.
McCauley let an officer into the trailer and “the officer noted a pungent smell of decay and observed a corpse in the room immediately to the right of the front door,” states Redford Township Sgt. Kevin Crittenden. “The corpse had obviously been deceased for some time and was partially dried out.” I can’t help but imagine a comically short conversation between the officer and McCauley. Is that a dead body on the couch? Why, yes, officer.…Continue Reading
Alejandro Razo, a male nurse at Sherman Oaks Hospital, was taken into custody over the weekend after allegedly committing a sex act on a female corpse.
Officers responded to the hospital Sunday evening, where security guards had 61-year-old Razo in custody.
No details on what led hospital staff or security personnel to believe Razo had violated said corpse.
“The call indicated that a deceased patient had somehow been violated by an employee of the hospital,” said LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman.
“It’s a very sensitive case,” Neiman continued. “Because you’re dealing with somebody who is deceased, who’s a loved one of somebody, who really couldn’t even fight back, so it’s our job to fight back for them.”
Razo was arrested on a state health code violation, but was released on $20,000 bail while the investigation continues.
Interesting to note that necrophilia wasn’t even considered a crime in California until 2004. If convicted, Razo is looking at about three years behind bars.…Continue Reading
Puyallup, WA – A Washington state man faces more than 25 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering a female roommate and then concealing the crime. He was also found guilty of an additional charge related to his “kissing” the genitals of the victim before burying her in a shallow grave.
On September 12, 2011, the ex-wife of Kelly Merz, 51, walked into the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department precinct to report that Merz had just called her and confessed to killing 33-year-old Cori Lewis. An investigation followed.
According to a prosecutor’s press release, in August 2011, the victim, 33-year-old Cori Lewis began renting a bedroom in Merz’ two-bedroom apartment with a friend. After “tension among the roommates,” Lewis and her friend were given an eviction notice by Merz. This reportedly lead to an argument between Merz and Lewis that “turned violent.” In his interview, Merz reportedly told investigators that, during the altercation, he, “tried unsuccessfully to break her neck.” According to prosecutors, “intent on killing Cori, he pinned her to the floor, pulled a .380 handgun from his back pocket, placed the muzzle to her head and fired once,” killing her.…Continue Reading
Toledo, OH - Lawrence J. Clement, 57, has turned himself in to Toledo police after having been told that there was an active warrant for his arrest. This in response to allegations that he was discovered touching a corpse ‘in a sexual manner’ while working at a funeral home.
Police say Clement – of Temperance Michigan – had “sexual contact by means of touching the erogenous zone” of Brenda Shular-Cameron, 51. Shular-Cameron had died Sunday of multiple organ failure. Shular-Cameron’s family was reportedly told that another funeral home employee witnessed Clement “fondling” the woman’s corpse.
Clement, who had worked part time at H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home where the incident allegedly occurred, has since been fired by the company, a spokesman said Wednesday. The family of the victim reportedly said they were told Clement worked there for seven years and was a ‘greeter.’
“I’m enraged,” said Anne Lamprecht, the victim’s mother. “My daughter died a horrible death. She was a beautiful young woman. I cringe to even think of them touching her.”
The family had the woman’s body transferred to a different funeral home, but the future is not yet clear.…Continue Reading
Grand County, CO — A couple appeared in court Monday afternoon to answer to charges of evidence tampering, criminal trespass and abuse of a corpse after being accused of stealing items from a murder-suicide scene last month.
When Jerod Reeves and Kimberly McCaffrey stumbled across the frozen bodies of a man and his young son in the Colorado wilderness in December of last year, they did what any good citizen would do – they called authorities and informed them of the discovery. Ha! Just kidding! They robbed ‘em and disappeared into the sunset, not even bothering to make one simple friggin’ phone call.
According to investigators, the pair had come across the bodies of 62-year-old William Ahrold and his 9-year-old-son Jackson in Grand County on December 17. (The father and son had last been seen on December 7, and were reported missing on December 13). Authorities found Ahrold’s van over the weekend and quickly came to the conclusion that Ahrold had killed his son before taking his own life. They soon realized that there was a rather important piece of evidence missing – the weapon.…Continue Reading
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
Denver, CO — Two men have been arrested after loading a dead buddy into a car and galavanting about town on his dime.
When 43 year-old Robert Young (click the name…he’s pictured left and looking quite impressed with the size of the gentlemen to his right’s penis) came home around 11pm on August 27th, he discovered the man that he was living with had died. Young, having fallen on hard times, had been offered a place to stay while he got back on his feet. After discussing the situation with his friend, 25 year-old Mark Rubinson (pictured right, still dumbfounded by the sheer size of his penis), Young decided to not call anyone to report the death. Instead, the two took the corpse of 43 year-old Jeffrey Jarrett out for a night he would never forget had his brain still been on.
The pair first stopped at a bar and drank on Jarrett’s credit, leaving him (or what used to be him; I’m not sure how it works, really) in the car.…Continue Reading
Cheongju, SK - A 16-year-old boy in South Korea has been arrested for necrophilia after admitting to taking indecent liberties with the corpse of a woman who police suspected had just committed suicide.
Last Wednesday, security camera footage captured a 68-year-old woman carrying a plastic chair into the elevator. Police suspect from this that the woman was headed for the roof.
The 16-year-old reported to police that he found the dead woman’s body in the garden of her apartment complex early in the morning. Police investigating reportedly found ‘suspicious traces’ on her corpse. That, and some contradictory statements by the boy, lead to a formal interrogation of the boy.
Under questioning, the boy admitted to having sex with the woman’s corpse before contacting police. When asked why, the 16-year-old high-school student told police that he wanted to see “what would happen.”
What would happen?! That’s easy, bright boy. About 18 million people on the internet said “ewwww…” That’s what happened.…Continue Reading
Corpus Christi, TX — Michael Aguirre, 18, was arrested Sunday after a fatal accident which took the life of David Garner Jr., 45. Police responding to the wreck at about 7:15 am reported that Garner’s black 2008 Mazda 5 was struck from behind by Aguirre’s white 2004 Cadillac Escalade.
Aguirre was reportedly traveling ‘at a high rate of speed’ when the crash occurred. When Aguirre’s Escalade struck Garner’s vehicle, it caused both vehicles to hit a cement barrier. Enjoying the ride with Aguirre were his 19-year-old pregnant wife and their 8-month-old daughter.
According to a police report, a witness told investigators that, after the accident, Aguirre got out of his vehicle and started hitting Garner – who is presumed to have been already dead from injuries sustained in the accident – several times with his fists. Investigators say Aguirre could be charged with abuse of a corpse. Aguirre then returned to his vehicle and attempted to leave the scene. He was prevented from leaving by other drivers.
Paramedics took Aguirre’s wife and daughter to Driscoll Children’s Hospital to be checked out for any injuries.…Continue Reading
Sheraden, PA — Tushon Brown, the registered sex offender accused of fatally stabbing 14-year-old Lauren Deis last year, will spend the rest of his life in prison under a plea deal reached Thursday. Brown, 35, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse in exchange for a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole.
Deis’ mother, Lisa Deis, cried as she read a statement to Brown during the hearing. “My daughter was just 14 when you stole her life away,” Lisa Deis said. “You had the nerve to tell detectives lies about my daughter. My daughter’s mistake was to trust you.”
Lisa Deis recounted a letter left by Brown’s daughter at Lauren Deis’ memorial.
“I love you Lauren. We’re so ashamed and embarrassed of our father. But don’t worry, you’re an angel now and he’ll never be able to get out,” Lisa Deis quoted from the letter.
Brown stared straight ahead for most of the hearing. ”I apologize to the family of Lauren and her friends.…Continue Reading
Washington, IN -- Richard Sanden was taken into custody over the weekend and charged with multiple offenses that include sex with a corpse, mutilation of a corpse, and sexual deviant conduct because he apparently had no idea he had been bangin’ a dead chick…for hours…giggity. Police were called to 48-year-old Rebecca Whitehead’s apartment Saturday night after Sanden called 911 to report the two of them were having sex when it dawned on him that she was no longer breathing. He said he attempted to revive her, but to no avail. When police arrived on scene, they found a nekkid dead woman, as well as evidence of alcohol and marijuana use. When questioned, Sanden reportedly told investigators that he had been schtupping the woman for several hours, totally clueless to the fact that she had died. When he finally realized the woman really was a dead lay, he dismounted(?), attempted CPR and called for help. Initially arrested on abuse of a corpse, paraphernalia and drug possession charges, Sanden was ordered held on $4,500 bail.…Continue Reading
Mobile, Alabama — It isn’t clear who is telling the truth or what actually happened, but it’s obvious that both husband and wife, John DeBlase, 27, and Heather Leavell-Keaton, 22, had something to do with the deaths of DeBlase’s two children. Leavell-Keaton is not their biological mother. Prosecutors have indicated they will now file capital murder charges against Leavell-Keaton after getting new information on the same day as the gruesome testimony. They have not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty. Leavell-Keaton is already jailed on charges of aggravated child abuse and abuse of a corpse, but will have a hearing next week on the two new charges against her. DeBlase is charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of corpse abuse in the deaths of 3-year-old Chase and 4-year-old Natalie. During a hearing last Friday, investigators testified that Leavell-Keaton told police that DeBlase used rat poison to kill his own children and then dumped their bodies in the woods of south Mississippi and Alabama. DeBlase’s statement to detectives said Natalie died on March 4th after Leavell-Keaton duct-taped her hands, feet and mouth and put her in a suitcase.…Continue Reading
PITTSBURGH, PA – Just when you think it can’t get much worse than stealing from kids with cancer, along comes 38-year-old Jody Lynn Bennett. He has been arrested and accused of stealing items from the casket of a teen who died in a Christmas Day car crash. Bradley McCombs, 17, was on his way to pick up a relative but was killed after losing control of his vehicle and flipping it. During Bradley’s open-casket viewing on Monday night, Bennett allegedly reached inside Bradley’s coffin and stole a Game Boy, Game Boy Light and three games that had been placed inside by Bradley’s family. Someone witnessed what he did and when family member’s confronted Bennett, he took off. He was arrested today after police received an anonymous tip and is currently in jail on a $15,000 bond, charged with theft, abuse of a corpse, and intentional desecration of a venerated object. Bennet’s mother has apologized for her son’s actions, while his aunt said her nephew ‘had been into drugs, he’s into alcohol, he’s just messed up’.…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Been a while since necrophilia has been a tag on D’D, but Louisville police have arrested a man they say murdered a missing teen, then had sex with his corpse. The family of 18-year-old Andrew Compton reported him missing on Oct 30th after he had not been seen or heard from in two days. His parents would find out that on the day he disappeared, he had used his computer to communicate with 40-year-old Gregory O’Bryan. Police questioned O’Bryan who admitted he had met with Compton and that they’d had sex at O’Bryan’s apartment. Afterwards he says the teen left on foot. Last week police executed a search warrant on O’Bryan’s apartment where he would change his story. He told police that Compton had died while they were having sex and that he had continued having sex with Compton anyway before disposing of Compton’s body. O’Bryan was arrested and charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse. Compton’s parents had created a Facebook Page in hopes of getting information on his whereabouts and stated they had warned Compton about him meeting strangers online.…Continue Reading
Polk Twp., PA – On June 6th, a doctor in the pediatric unit at Lehigh Valley Medical Center called police to report she was treating a 13-year-old believed to have been recently pregnant. During the course of treatment, the girl admitted to performing a “home abortion” with a lead pencil earlier that week. According to the criminal complaint, the girl attempted the abortion on Wednesday. By Saturday morning, she had grown increasingly ill and began experiencing contractions. When the pain became unbearable, she called her alleged boyfriend, 30-year-old Michael Lisk, and pleaded for assistance. Lisk advised her to “push hard” when she got a strong contraction. The girl eventually gave birth on a toilet in her home. She later told police the baby was stillborn. After the birth, the teen placed another call to Lisk. He told her to wrap the baby in a plastic bag and he’d come over to help. She placed the infant in a bag and threw it near a tree in her yard. Lisk later retrieved the infant and allegedly buried it near his home.…Continue Reading
Layton, UT – Ethan Stacy was in the middle of a custody dispute. A judge in Ethan’s home state of Virginia handed down the order that he would spend the summer with his mother, Stephanie, in Utah. So, on May 1st, Ethan boarded a plane with his mother and set off to Utah. Ten days later, the 4-year-old boy was dead. Over the course of 10 days, Ethan was beaten, scalded, tortured and ignored. The man responsible for the abuse was mommy’s new husband, Nathaneal Sloop. According to court documents, the systematic abuse of the child began on May 5th. Stephanie told detectives that on that day, Nate grew angry at Ethan. He took the child in the bedroom to be disciplined and shut the door. Stephanie could hear her son being slapped repeatedly. When Nate was finished, she entered the room and observed her son’s badly beaten face and head. Though his face was already beginning to swell, Stephanie failed to seek medical assistance. She said she was scared of Nate.…Continue Reading
Dallas, TX- Daniel Wayne Stanley is one seriously disturbed individual. Around 3:30 in the morning on April 30, the 18-year old approached two officers and said he took the foot of a “Jew girl.” Stanley then opened his backpack and showed the officers a decomposed foot inside that still had some flesh attached. A hatchet was also inside the bag. Stanley then led the officers to a nearby cemetery where the officers found a freshly-dug grave. Stanley was arrested for theft from a human corpse or grave with his bail set at $10,000. The severed limb was given to the Dallas County medical examiner. Sgt. Bruce McDonald, a homicide unit supervisor, said Stanley is infatuated with death and decided to do it. McDonald said Stanley has some very serious issues and possibly mental problems. (No shit, Sherlock!) McDonald said he also believed that Stanley knew what he was doing was wrong. Stanley’s mother said her son has been in and out of mental institutions and suffers from a laundry list of illnesses, including schizophrenia.…Continue Reading
Atlanta, GA – Sandra Ramirez, 29, and Jesus Valenti, 26, were about to become parents. Last Sunday, the blessed moment arrived. Somewhere along the line, something went dreadfully wrong. Just how wrong it went will not be known until tests are conducted… tests on the baby’s body… the body that police discovered in the dumpster behind an Atlanta apartment building. Sunday night Sandra was taken to the ER because she “didn’t feel well”. She also had some unusual bleeding going on. The staff determined that she had recently given birth. With no baby accounted for, the staff called the police. Initially, Sandra and Jesus were uncooperative. After a time, the cops were told she had given birth to a stillborn baby and buried it. Later she led the authorities to the baby in the dumpster. I’m not sure “under a bunch of garbage” counts as “buried” but it must have to Sandra. …Continue Reading
BOCA RATON, Florida – Pamela Flowers was reported missing by her roommate who stated she has not seen or heard from Flowers since she left for a Halloween party on Oct 30th. Police began an investigation that led them to Flower’s ex-boyfriend’s apartment. No one would come to the door so police gained entry on Tuesday via a search warrant. Inside they found 49-year-old Christopher Sharpe hiding, as well as Flower’s corpse. Police say it looks as if she had been dead for some time. Sharpe was arrested and has been charged with first-degree murder. Not to be too morbid, but I think that if I had just murdered someone in my apartment, I’d have an easier time trying to dispose of it in pieces than to living in the place while it rotted in another room.…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Police went to the home of 88-year-old Sina Harris to perform a welfare check. They were greeted by her son, 52-year-old Julius Harris – who had a gun to his head. This led to a 9 hour stand-off ending with Harris finally surrendering to police. Once in the home, they located Sina Harris. Or rather her corpse. Harris had been living with it ever since she died in her bed over 6-months ago. An autopsy report states she probably died from natural causes, but her son decided not to report her passing away to anyone so he could continue to live off her. “He continued to write checks and cash checks she was receiving from different agencies and companies,” said Louisville Metro Police Department Lt. Barry Wilkerson. Julius Harris now faces two felony charges, one for abusing a corpse and another for theft by deception. No he is looking at another 10 years of free room and board, but this time on Kentuckian’s dime. While I cannot imagine living with a corpse, I sure know what it is like having sex with one.…Continue Reading