Friends and family of 43-year-old Jennifer Streit-Spears contacted police after a couple of pictures were posted to her Facebook. One was her bloody corpse, the other of Amyx’s bloody face with a caption that read “Please pray for us.”
“The pictures were not clear although they were extremely scary. I just started to reach out to our mutual friends to see if they’ve anybody knew anything,” said a friend of Spears’.
When police arrived at the couple’s apartment, the found Amyx outside suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds. Inside the apartment they found the body of Spears who, police say, had been stabbed to death.
During their investigation, police would learn that Amyx was wanted in two other counties for separate sexual offenses involving children. In Rockwall County, Amyx was wanted for the continuous sex abuse of a child under the age of 14.
Amyx was taken to the hospital to treat his injuries before being booked into the Collin County jail.…
In December of 1989, DeLeon left her boyfriend’s house and was headed home. The next morning, a railroad crew found her dead body alongside the railroad tracks. The teen had suffered a head wound and had been stabbed multiple times.
In January 1994, Ault was found shot to death inside her home. She was found with her crying 4-year-old son and 6-month-old daughter next to her body. Her husband told police that that they had received threatening phone calls from a woman in the days before Ault’s murder.
Police identified the woman caller, but did not have enough evidence for any kind of prosecution. This same woman also knew DeLeon, police saying she was a romantic rival linked to the men in the murdered women’s lives.
“The investigation has revealed that the suspect and an accomplice have been involved in other incidents involving the harassment and intimidation of romantic rivals,” Detective Scott Howard said in a prepared statement.…
Heeringa was last seen in April of 2013 as she prepared to close up the Exxon Mobil gas station where she worked the late shift. A concerned customer called police 15 minutes after Herringa had made her last sale to report there was no employee at the open gas station.
Police believed Heeringa had been abducted from the store as her purse and keys were still there, and there was evidence she had been in the process of closing the store. Unfortunately, the gas station was not equipped with surveillance cameras but there were reports of a van in the area at the time.
Now, three years later, police think they may have the person responsible for Heeringa’s disappearance – and he may be a serial killer. Last week, 46-year-old Jeffrey Willis was charged with trying to abduct a teenage girl in April.…
Police responding to a distress call at the home of Cheryl Lynch and her son, 38-year-old Christopher Lynch, early Sunday morning.
As deputies approached the home, they could hear loud yelling and the sounds of a person in distress.
They were approached by Christopher, who was covered in blood and wielding an iron rod with a hook on one end of it.
“You want some?” Christopher reportedly asked the officers before striking their patrol car with the iron rod. After refusing to comply to verbal commands, police shot Christopher multiple times with a stun gun.
This caused him to drop the iron rod, but Christopher began trying to kick and punch the officers. With the help of other deputies who arrived on the scene, police were finally able to get Christopher in leg irons and handcuffs.
On the front porch of the home police would find Christopher’s mother.…
I wanted to get something written up about this murder when it happened, but as is evident by my lack of output the last couple of weeks, I could never get around to it.
Today I decided to see if anyone was arrested for the crime, especially since they had the alleged killer on camera. I was surprised to find out that no arrests have been made. However, some new details were revealed in a search warrant that described the injuries Bevers suffered.
But before I get to that, here’s a quick recap of events.
On April 18th at around 5 a.m., Bevers was found dead inside Creekside Church of Christ. She had shown up to the church in order to teach a Camp Gladiator workout class and her body was discovered by one of her students. Responding police and medical personnel noted that several of the church doors had been damaged and there were broken windows throughout the interior of the church.…
Now that more details have come out, a clearer picture of events has emerged that shows why a Fort Hood soldier has been charged with the shooting death of a Good Samaritan in a Walgreens’ parking lot.
Quinisha Jones said she was surprised to see her husband of two months, 22-year-old Ricci Bradden, show up outside the Walgreens where she worked because he was supposed to be at Fort Hood. Turns out her husband was angry over a selfie she had posted on Facebook and had come to her work to confront her about it.
“He was just saying I was tripping, and I wanted attention from other people and attention from my husband just wasn’t enough,” Johnson said. “And I was trying to explain it to him, that I married you. You’re all the attention that I needed. And I could feel that he was getting mad, so I tried to walk off, and that’s when I heard him pull the gun out.”
Bradden fired two shots at her feet — the second shot hitting her ankle.…
Judith Therianos was reported missing by her family after the 52-year-old traveled to Florida from Maine to care for a sick friend. She was last seen on March 14 with a black eye and in the company of an unidentified man.
On April 7, her corpse was found in a wooded area near 6633 U.S. Highway 19. According to police, her body was posed with her breasts and genitals exposed. A specific cause of death has not been released, aside from reports of Therianos suffering from homicidal violence.
Two days after Therianos’ body was found, police arrested Johnson in connection to Therianos’ murder and accused him of doing much more after the woman was dead.
Investigators say the two did not know each other before meeting outside a liquor store on March 13 where they both went inside and purchased alcohol.
The two then made there way to a wooded area where police believe they began engaging in sexual intercourse.…
The incident happened in May 2013, when 58-year-old Jackie Pierce demanded money from Willie Cannon.
When Cannon refused, Pierce responded by repeatedly kicking the man in the testicles. After Cannon was incapacitated, Pierce took the man’s wallet and ran away.
Authorities say Pierce’s kicks ruptured Cannon’s testicle, which resulted in a gangrene infection that would kill Cannon a month later.
On Tuesday a grand jury indicted Pierce on charges of murder, felonious assault and robbery. Police do not currently have Pierce in custody, but his arraignment is scheduled for April 27.
So far there’s been no word on why it took so long for charges to be filed against Pierce.…
Lyne was last seen on Friday as she left to attend the Seattle Mariners opening game with 37-year-old John Charlton, a man she met online.
Her ex-husband reported her missing the following morning when he arrived at her home to drop off their three daughters – ranging in age from about 8 to 12 – and found she and her car were missing, although her purse and cell phone were inside the home.
Friends and family immediately began searching for Lyne while police were able to identify Charlton as the man she went on a date with the night before.
“We used some forensic evidence in dealing with telephone calls and cell towers and the usual investigative shoe leather that the homicide detectives in tracking down their leads on a regular basis. By utilizing those, we were led to a suspect early on,” said Seattle Police Assistant Chief Robert Merner.…
In 2014, Lory was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a family member between July 2011 and July 2012. The victim, a female family member, was 9-years-old when the sexual abuse started.
During this time, Lory was retired from the Chamblee Police Department and had previously worked for MARTA Police. The case went to trial and Lory was found guilty of two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation.
As the jury foreman read the verdict, Lory drank a liquid from an over-the-counter vitamin bottle. It wasn’t until Lory was taken into custody and transported to the DeKalb jail that authorities learned the liquid Lory drank was poisonous. He was immediately taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
Lory still faces sentencing, where he is looking at a possible life in prison. Lory really should followed William Moore and Steve Parson’s lead.…
The more details that come out about this case, the more messed up it gets. As usual with these child abuse stories, if I am writing it up, then you know it’s a bad one.
On March 17, medical crews responded to a 911 call regarding an unresponsive child. When they arrived at the home they found 3-year-old Bethannie Johnson lying in the middle of the living room floor unresponsive.
Police and paramedics noted Bethannie was severely bruised on her head, abdomen and legs. She also had dried blood in her airway that was indicative of past injuries.
Paramedics managed to get the girl breathing again, but she would be pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. An autopsy found she had multiple internal and external head injuries and concluded she died of blunt force trauma.
When questioned by detectives, Gosset said she was Bethannie’s legal guardian and that she stays at the address because she provides child care for the person who lives there.…
According to an arrest warrant released by Grand Prairie police, Quezada, 30, called 911 to report that she was performing CPR on her daughter, 4-year-old Leiliana Wright.
When responding paramedics noticed the girl had bruises on her face, Quezada told them her daughter had come home from a sleepover with the injuries and then fell in the shower. The child was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Three days later, the girl’s death was ruled a homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head and abdomen. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said the girl had extensive bruising “from head to toe” and had whip marks on her back.
With this information, police arrested Quezada and charged her with injury to a child. Despite changing her story multiple times, the arrest warrant paints a pretty horrific picture of what happened on the day the girl died and, I gotta say, it’s a tough read.…
FONTANA, CA – A man walked into a California Target, headed to the kitchen section where he obtained a knife, then proceeded to stab himself to death.
Officials say that on Wednesday around 11 a.m., the man walked into the Target at 15272 Summit Ave. in the Falcon Ridge Town Center.
He made his way to the store’s kitchen section where he opened a package and pulled out a knife that he used to stab himself in the torso. He died at the scene.
“Upon arrival, our officers located an individual with an apparent self-inflicted stabbing wound to the torso area,” said Martha Guzman-Hurtado, police spokeswoman. “It appears that this incident is suicide.”
Target remained open for two more hours and did not close until the coroner arrived to remove the man’s dead body. This decision didn’t sit well with some people who were in the store shopping at the time of the incident.
“It’s disgusting that they would let people continue to shop when there’s a dead body inside,” said Marlene Rodriguez, who was in the store shopping until 1:30 p.m.…
Shaylyn was reported missing last week after her family woke up to find she was gone. The last one who had seen her alive was her father and grandmother, who had put her in her crib the previous night before going to sleep.
Also in the house that night was the girl’s grandfather, uncle, and Parker – who had been invited over by the uncle to drink and watch a movie.
The girl’s uncle told police that he saw Parker leave the home sometime between 3 and 4 a.m., and that he was walking away from the home carrying something. He added that he thought he might have seen a dangling foot.
Friends of Parker would tell police that he pulled his car into their garage sometime around 3:40 a.m. that morning, then went inside and began washing his clothes. They also said he was acting distant and not his usual self.…
Police say that early Saturday morning, 33-year-old Benjamin Batterham found 34-year-old Ricky Slater had broken into the home he shares with his young family.
The confrontation turned physical and spilled out into the street as Batterham and a friend fought with Slater and detained him at the scene until police arrived.
Slater was found unconscious at the scene and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. His family says Slater suffered a broken neck. Batterham was also taken to the hospital suffering from facial injuries, and later charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm.
That charge was upgraded to a charge of murder after Slater’s life support was turned off on Sunday morning. Batterham turned himself in to police and is still in jail after being refused bail. Under New South Wales law, a person is not responsible for an offense if a “reasonable response” was used while acting in self-defense.…
Robert Ritchie says he returned home from work Tuesday night to find Anna had already given 4-year-old Austin Cooper a bath and put him to bed.
The following morning he called 911 after finding his son unresponsive in his bed and not breathing.
“I think my son’s died,” Ritchie can be heard telling the dispatcher. “He got into a hot bath last night with my wife and she thought [unintelligible] OK. So, he said he wanted to go lay down in bed.”
Austin was taken to Atrium Medical Center where his death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy revealed the little boy had died from third-degree burns to his legs.
Anna was initially arrested and charged with child endangerment, but more charges are pending since she has reportedly admitted to dipping her stepson’s legs in a bathtub of scalding water as a punishment.…
According to reports, 27-year-old Giordanni Osse went to a home Monday night to retrieve clothing that belonged to a female acquaintance.
The three occupants inside – members of the Latin Kings street gang – were not happy to see him.
This could’ve been because Osse is a member of the rival Bloods gang, or because Osse may have broken into the home. That latter detail still isn’t clear but even if he had, Nassau Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said what happened next did not fit the criteria of “reasonable” self-defense.
The home’s three occupants – Johnathan Faneytt, 21; Jesus Maldonado, 22; and Jorge Freire-Romero – punched, kicked and hit Osse in the head with a handgun. They then handcuffed Osse and placed in a bathtub where he was stabbed 12 times with a steak knife.
Police say Osse was then tied to a chair for hours and beat “within inches of his life.” Afterwards, Osse was put in a car and dumped on a street three miles away without his shoes or pants.…
According to Russian news outlets, 23-year-old Aleksandr U. was once the member of the punk rock band the Easy Riders. His bandmates kicked him out after learning he had a tendency to dress in women’s clothing.
One night in July of last year, Aleksandr had some friends over to the apartment he shared with his girlfriend, 22-year-old Viktoria V. According to reports, Aleksandr partaked in some alcohol and some bath salts – a drug we here at DD are familiar with – and lost his freaking mind.
After his friends left, Aleksandr attacked Viktoria with a knife, stabbing and cutting her more than 53 times in the chest, neck and lower extremities. He eventually decapitated Viktoria and, while wearing one of her dresses, performed sexual acts with her severed head.
As for a motive, investigators think that Viktoria was trying to break up with him after discovering he was wearing her makeup and clothing.…