Early Monday morning, Melgar sent a text to her mother letting her know she was heading home from a club and asked if she needed anything from the store.
On the way home, Melgar ended up at the Post Oak Exit on the Westpark Tollway. This road had been blocked with a barrier and a tow truck as the underpass had flooded.
Melgar ignored the warnings and squeeze by the truck Bill Smiers, a member of the Harris County Toll Road Authority’s Incident Response Team, was sitting in. He tried stopping her and even tried chasing her down to stop her from going any further.
For whatever reason, Melgar continued down the street and into the waters that was reportedly 17-feet deep at its most flooded.Melgar’s SUV almost immediately starts floating before losing power.
In the video you can see Melgar using her cell phone as a light that she begins waving around more frantically as her vehicle starts to sink.…
On Sunday, a man in Gmunden found a suitcase floating near the shore of Lake Traunsee. He called police after opening the suitcase and finding that it contained a pair of hands and feet.
The next day, a police dog would find a second suitcase that also contained human remains later identified as a 71-year-old woman. That same day, police divers would find the body of the dead woman’s 72-year-old husband in the lake – weighted down by the decapitated head of his wife.
According to investigators, the man strangled his wife sometime between December 25 and January 1st. He then dismembered his wife with a saw and placed the body parts in the suitcases found floating in the lake.
But he had entombed her decapitated head in concrete, along with some personal items, then tied the concrete block to his hand before throwing himself in the water. He drowned without a struggle, state prosecutor Birgit Ahamer said.…
Police and fire personnel responded to Raines-Hewes’ home on the morning of December 29 to a report of a drowning. They would find the 4 year-old boy unconscious and not breathing.
Despite attempts to resuscitate the boy, he would be pronounced dead at a local trauma center. The boy’s death was deemed suspicious, so detectives immediately opened an investigation.
This investigation has resulted in the arrest of Raines-Hewes, who was the sole caretaker of the boy at the time of his death. Investigators say she placed the boy in the bathtub and intentionally drowned him.
Fairfield police spokesman Officer Cleo Mayoral said the arrest stemmed from “evidence at the scene, including statements that were provided — statements from the grandmother herself.”
Raines-Hewes is being held in the Solano County jail without bail and facing a charge of murder. Two other grandchildren, a 1 year-old girl and 6 year-old girl, were also in the home but were not harmed.…
Timothy Madden Allegedly Raped, Murdered 7-year-old Gabriella Doolin During High School Football GameNovember 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm by Morbid
SCOTTSVILLE, KY – Police in Kentucky have arrested 38-year-old Timothy Madden after they say he kidnapped 7-year-old Gabriella Dooling during a high school football game, then raped and murdered her.
Gabriella was with her family Saturday evening, watching her brother’s football game at Allen County-Scottsville High School. At around 7:40 p.m. her mother would report her missing. Gabriella’s body would be found 30 minutes later near a creek behind the school.
Her death was ruled a homicide due to the condition she was found and evidence collected at the scene. On Friday, police would arrest 38-year-old Timothy Madden, a married father of five, and charged him with murder, first degree rape of a victim under 12 years of age, first degree sodomy of a victim under 12 years of age, and kidnapping.
Kentucky State Police arrested 38-year-old Timothy Madden Friday around 11:20 a.m., and was charged with murder, first degree rape of a victim under 12 years of age, first degree sodomy of a victim under 12 years of age, and kidnapping.…
Charles Mackenzie, 67, and his wife, Dorothy Mackenzie, 63, were in Mexico to attend their daughter’s wedding. Tragedy struck two nights before their daughter was to get married, as the couple were having some sexy time in their hotel room hot tub.
According to reports, Charles had a heart attack while on top of Dorothy and the poor woman was unable to get out from under him. She would die of asphyxia by submersion.
At around 10:30 the following morning, their would find her dead parents in the hot tub still in “a sexual embrace.” No word on if the daughter went through with the wedding.
“I know that they’re more concerned about the remains and cremation and things like that. I don’t really know about the wedding,” said Douglas Hastings, Charles Mackenzie’s brother-in-law.…
After Lassiter tossed his children into the pond Sunday night, an off duty sheriff’s deputy who lives in the complex was able to pull out Lassiter’s daughters, ages 3 and 5, and start administering CPR. Lassiter’s 7-year-old son was able to get away unharmed and run for help.
Lassiter called 911 afterwards and told the dispatcher what he had done, and why he did it. As you may have already guessed, it was everyone else’s fault but his own.
“I just drowned my two daughters in the lake back there ’cause CPS wanted to take them away from me,” he said. “I was dealing with some pedophilia things, OK, OK. I was dealing with some sexual desires that I was trying to get some help with, but instead they turned their back on me, the whole system, and tried to take my kids, and they took the rest of the, of the little happiness that I had.”
He then goes on to tell the dispatcher that chucking his children in a lake was a teaching aid that he hopes they will learn from.…
LUFKIN, TX — Police have charged 17-year-old Bobby Woods with the murder of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old nephew after they say he purposely pushed the boy in a pond so the little boy would drown.
Last Monday, the family of Mason Cuttler called police to report the boy was missing from his home. Cuttler lived with his aunt and her boyfriend, Bobby Woods, and was last seen outside of the home playing with toys while his family cleaned house.
After an extensive search, the little boy’s body was found floating in a pond behind his home. At the time, Cuttler’s biological father didn’t understand how his son could have fallen into the pond.
“It’s hard to go by that pond,” Kevin Cuttler said. “I walked over there about three, four times already trying to figure out how in the heck did he get up in there?”
After an investigation into the circumstances behind the boy’s drowning, police would be able to answer that question. Turns out Woods had performed some of his own brand of house cleaning.…
MORELIA, MEXICO – A man has been arrested and charged with murder after he drowned his 3-year-old stepdaughter by repeatedly throwing her into a hotel swimming pool.
Police said the man was staying with a woman and her daughter at a popular hotel on August 12 when he decided to take the girl to the pool after her mother fell asleep.
As you can see in the disturbing video below, the man repeatedly throws the little girl in the pool. Sometimes he just drops her in the water, clothed, while others he haphazardly slings her out into the middle of the pool.
Each time he does this, the asshole nonchalantly walks around the edge of the pool or swims around her as she frantically tries to keep her head above the water. With each toss, the girl’s attempts at swimming become weaker and weaker.
The video also shows the man holding the girl under water for significant periods of time while other people are nearby and never intervene.
Later, the child stops breathing and was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. …
HOUSTON, TX – Gonzalo Ramiro, 9, and Alvaro Ramiro, 6, both drowned when the zipped tent they were playing in somehow found its way into the family swimming pool.
Investigators said the boys were at home with their 12-year-old sister in the care of a nanny while their mother ran errands. When the mother returned home, she found the boys in the backyard pool.
The sister ran for help and located an officer who works security in the neighborhood and told him her brothers were drowning. He ran to the house and pulled one boy out of the water as the nanny pulled out the other.
The officer and the nanny performed CPR on the boys until paramedics arrived. They were both taken to Texas Children’s Hospital West campus where they were both pronounced dead.
Houston police and Harris County Child Protective Services are investigating the deaths, and how the tent ended up in the pool in the first place.
HCCPS spokeswoman Shari Pulliam advised parents to watch their children closely if they are playing near water to prevent shit like this from happening.…
IRVING, TX – Police have arrested 30-year-old Patricia Allen after three of her children drowned in an apartment complex swimming pool last month.
On June 24, Allen took her five children to the pool at their apartment complex. While she was on the shallow end with two of her younger children, ages 3 and 6, her three oldest – Anthony Smith, 11; Treshawn Smith, 9 and August Smith, 10 – found themselves in the deep end of the pool and drowned.
Several witnesses came forward and gave different accounts of what they saw, including seeing Allen distracted by her cell phone, but all of them included Allen seeming to not know that her three kids were at the bottom of the pool until the witnesses arrived on the scene and told her.
“They walked up to the pool and saw the mother sitting on the edge of the pool, looking outward toward the deeper end area of the pool and also observed that the water was still and calm, and no flapping or splashing or bubbles in the water.…
YUMA, AZ – Well here’s a story to start off your day. Two 18-month-old twins drowned in a canal after their mother let go of their stroller to fend off a bee.
Alexis Keslar was pushing her twin sons, Silas and Eli Keslar, along a canal Friday when she let go of the stroller’s handle to swat at a bee. This caused the stroller to roll away from her and into the canal.
Keslar immediately jumped in to try and save her sons, who were both belted into the stroller, but the strong current washed the stroller away from her. She managed to climb back out an called for help.
Even after the canal’s water level was lowered and the flow reduced, it still took emergency workers an hour to find the boys. They were flown to the hospital where they were both pronounced dead.
According to Lt. Don Willits, the incident has been determined to be an accident and no charges are expected to be filed.
Yuma police said the paths along the canal are popular with joggers and bicyclists, adding that people often underestimate the speed of the canal’s current and how deep the water can be.…
Tacoma, WA – Wallace Jackson, 48, Crystal Jackson, 30, and Darrel Daves, 49, have all been arrested for murder after the dismembered and rotting body of 18-year-old Jesus Isidor-Mendoza was found in a ravine in Tacoma.
Isidor-Mendoza was last seen Oct 22nd leaving his mother’s home to attend a class at Pierce College. She never saw him again and reported him missing in November. On Feb 8th police would respond to a report of a body in a duffle bag.
Though the mutilated body was badly decomposed, they were able to identify it as Isidor-Mendoza’s. Court documents show that he had been cut in half at the waist, chopped up, wrapped in plastic bags, and then shoved into a red nylon duffle bag with a tarp.
According to prosecutors, Daves lived with Wallace Jackson inside Crystal Jackson’s detached garage. Isidor-Mendoza went to the garage to meet with the three but ended up arguing over drugs. Things got weird, as arguments over drugs often do, leading up to the death of Isidor-Mendoza.…
DALLAS, TX – Police have arrested a 14-year-old girl after they say she intentionally drowned 3-month-old Justice Hul that CPS had just recently placed in her family’s home.
According to reports, the teen called police at around 6:15 a.m. Monday to report a child in trouble due to high water. When police arrived at the apartment, they found the baby dead. Police say the teen intentionally drowned Hul shortly after her mother left for work.
“The facts of the case are that the 14-year-old intentionally drowned a 2-month-old and that’s the real tragedy today,” said Maj. Robert Sherwin with the Dallas Police Department.
Even more tragic is that Hul had been placed with the family by Child Protective Services at the request of the child’s biological mother who is in jail, Sherwin said. The teen has a twin sister and a teenage brother, one of which who was in the home at the time of the drowning and is being considered a witness.
The teen was taken into police custody and has been charged with capital murder of a person under the age of 10, and transferred to a juvenile detention center.…
GRAND ISLAND, NE – Cynthia Anderson is facing animal cruelty charges because the 56-year-old allegedly drowned a 3-week-old puppy in an airport bathroom after being told she could not take it on the plane.
Police say that on Thursday, Anderson tried to board a flight out of the Central Nebraska Regional Airport with two dogs in crates and three young puppies. Because U.S. flight regulations do not allow dogs younger than eight weeks old to fly, airport workers would not allow Anderson to get on the plane.
Anderson really wanted to get one of those puppies to Florida, so her parents came and picked up two of the puppies while she hid the remaining puppy in her carry-on bag. When she tried to get on the plane again, airport security busted her trying to smuggle the puppy and told her she could not board her flight.
That’s when police say Anderson took the Doberman puppy into one of the airport bathrooms and drowned the dog in a toilet. After another woman discovered the dead dog, Anderson was arrested and charged with one felony count of animal cruelty and was placed in the Hall County Jail.…
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL – Police have arrested 25-year-old John Jonchuck Jr. after they say he killed his 5-year-old daughter by tossing her off a bridge near the Sunshine Skyway.
According to St. Petersburg Police, Jonchuck was spotted by an officer just after midnight doing around 100mph down I-275. The officer began pursuit and caught up to Jonchcuk as he pulled over on the Dick Misener Bridge and appeared to be waiting for him.
The officer said Jonchuck went around his PT Cruiser and got out his daughter, Phoebe, and appeared to say something to him that he did not understand. Jonchuck then tossed his daughter over the railing. Phoebe would fall 62 feet before plunging into the Tampa Bay.
As the officer went to help the girl, Jonchuck drove away and sped towards two officers who were waiting for him on the other side of the bridge, almost hitting one of them. His car was disabled after officers deployed spiked strips and Jonchuck was taken into custody.
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue and the U.S.…
CRESTON, MT – Marielle Dalimata died Saturday night after she tipped head-first into a five-gallon mop bucket at her family’s home.
Mariella was left unattended “for not even four minutes,” said the girl’s aunt, Brook Schwab. Her parents and first responders tried resuscitating Marielle, but it was too late. She would be pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Her body was sent to the state Crime Lab in Missoula, but Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said what happened to Marielle “is consistent with an accidental death.”
Instead of planning for Marielle’s first birthday party that was just ten days away, her family is now planning her funeral. They’ve set up a gofundme page to help cover the costs.
“We were planning to have a birthday party. We weren’t planning to have funeral expenses,” said Schwab.
Gotta keep an eye on the young’uns around water, people. According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and four.
Sure, drowning in a mop bucket may not be at the top of that list, but this is the second story we’ve featured on DD involving a child drowning in a bucket.…
COLUMBUS, OH – While guests at a one-year-old’s birthday party sang Happy Birthday to You, 4-year-old Sinaia Moore drowned in the pool.
The party took place Saturday evening at a home where 75 to 100 people were in attendance. Investigators say Moore had been swimming in the in-ground pool while wearing a float vest.
Her family members say they thought the girl went inside or to play on the trampoline after getting out of the pool, but she’d actually gotten back into the pool without wearing any safety gear.
After a crowd of people sang happy birthday to the one-year-old, someone noticed Moore at the bottom of the pool in around 4 feet of water. She was unresponsive when she was pulled from the water and CPR was immediately administered.
Sadly, it wasn’t enough. The girl was rushed to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where she would be pronounced dead a short time later.
No charges are expected to be filed as police deem the girl’s death nothing more than a tragic accident.…
BARTOW COUNTY, GA – Authorities say 18-year-old Chance Werner drowned while playing a shopping cart game at Lake Allatoona.
A spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says that Werner and some friends were playing a game at Holiday Harbor Marina Saturday night that involved being pushed off a dock while riding inside a shopping cart.
Normally, the cart is tied to a pole so the rider would “pop” out of the cart as it was forcefully pushed off the dock and the person would simply swim back to the dock. But when Werner took his turn, he opted to have the cart tied to his belt loop instead.
Sadly, things didn’t go quite as planned. The weight of the cart ended up pulling the teen 30 feet below the surface of the lake and he was unable to break free. I did a little checking, and it turns out that an average shopping cart weighs around 30 pounds.
Rescue teams wouldn’t recover Werner’s body until three hours later. When found, he was still tied to the cart.…