Tucson, AZ - Jacob Isaac Bynog, 32, is a single guy who enjoys looking like Jesus or Charlie Manson, digging, and matricide. But you won’t be able to hit that soon, girls, because Jacob Bynog is going away for a very long time. He was arrested on Monday for killing his mother, 65-year-old Patricia Ann Bynog. How do police know he did it? He buried her in the backyard, is how. Oh, and he told the cops his mother was “evil” and “needed to die”. Sounds like an admission to me.…Continue Reading
Randall Creek (right) and son
SMITHS GROVE, Ky.Â - Not sure if any of you have been following this or not, but I found it kind of interesting. The actual story concerns a Sheriff’s Deputy, Randall Creek, 41, who shot his ex-girlfriend, Debbie Rediess, 46, to death in her driveway after a 3-month breakup. He was then on the run and was apprehended on Saturday at a Days Inn in Waterloo, Iowa. Case closed, kinda. What makes the case interesting is the fact that Creek sent two emails toÂ Bowling Green Daily News. One shortly before the shooting and then one after. You can read portions of both after the jump.…Continue Reading
Update 10/13/2008 – Break in the case with three arrests. Luther Bonds, 26, Jerry Williams and Steven Brown, both 24 years old. Bonds told police he was Tate’s boyfriend. More info at bottom of article.
Luther Bonds, Jerry Williams, Steven Brown
At Dreamin’ Demon, sometimes we get a story that hits close to home because it involves one of our own. This is such a case. Our member Zibarro emailed us with this story today, and much of the information comes from her. Words really don’t express our sadness for Zibarro and her family – you are in our thoughts. Thank you for sharing Brittany’s story with us. – Imp and Morbid
Indianapolis, IN - On Friday evening, just before 6:00, a man and his son were fishing on the White River just off 10th Street in Indianapolis. They saw what they thought was a mannequin, clad only in underwear, floating just offshore. On closer inspection, though, the mannequin turned out to be the body of a young woman – and she’d been in the water for awhile.…Continue Reading
Rogers, AR – She’d had enough, she told deputies, and she just wasn’t gonna take it anymore.Â It was either him, or her.Â That’s why Myrtle Marie Walter, 75, said she murdered her husband on Friday night.Â Myrtle shot Paul Walter, 74, three times while he was sleeping.Â Â He was pronounced dead at 2:35 a.m. on Saturday, and Myrtle Walter pronounced herself “sorry (she) had to do it, but relieved he’s gone”.Â I guess divorce was out of the question.…Continue Reading
League City, TX – Erin Ashlyn Moffatt, 19, reported her mother missing the week of September 7 – just in time for Hurricane Ike to make its way to Galveston. No wonder, then, that in the flurry of preparations for the storm, Jana Moffatt, 47, didn’t turn up right away. On September 15, two days after Ike made landfall, Jana Moffatt’s body was found in a field.…Continue Reading
Winston-Salem, NC – Ruben Flippin, 67, disappeared late last week.Â By Monday, when his daughters hadn’t been able to reach him all weekend, he was reported missing.Â Officers walked through the duplex Flippen shared with his girlfriend, 30-year-old Felicia Glass, but didn’t see anything on first glance.Â When they went back on Tuesday, they followed their noses and found Flippin’s decomposing corpse hidden in a bedroom.…Continue Reading
Nancy Grainger, Brandi Grainger, Phillip Mabe and Dylan Boston (click to enlarge)
Randolph County, NC - Back on September 6th, Randolph County deputies responded to a call and found 72-year-old Paul Donald Grainger dead in his mobile home. Family members stated they found him that way and that the place had been ransacked and a lot of items were missing. Seemed like a robbery gone bad until Monday, when his wife Nancy Brooks Grainger, 60, and his step-daughter Brandi Lea Grainger, 19, where arrested after being interviewed by police.…Continue Reading
UPDATE 10/7/08 – Alan Jones has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the strangulation death of Erin Maxwell.Â Jones is Erin’s adult stepbrother who was home alone with her at the time of her death.Â Also arrested were Erin’s father, Lindsey Maxwell, and her stepmother, Lynn Maxwell. They are each charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Alan Jones is being held on $100,000 cash or $250,000 surety bond.Â The Maxwells are each being held on $2500 cash or $5000 surety bonds. Warrants were issued Friday after indictments were handed down by a grand jury in the case.
Alan Jones, Lindsey and Lynn Maxwell
Our member RMiles has pics and video at his blog, Shadowscope – thanks, Richard, for the update!
Palermo, NY - Erin Maxwell died on August 29, 2008.Â She was eleven years old.Â This week her cause of death was ruled a homicide, but her family says that the medical examiner is wrong.Â They say that Erin’s death was a tragic accident caused by her roleplay of the opening scene from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.Â Â That movie opens with a young boy singing the pirate’s shanty “Hoist The Colours” with a noose around his neck.…Continue Reading
UPDATE 10/01/08 – Valentino Vasquez Miranda, 19, has been charged with first-degree felony murder in connection with the disappearance and death of Jennifer Lee Hampton. Hotel key card records showed that Miranda, a Days Inn employee, used his passkey to enter Jennifer’s room, where he then sexually assaulted and strangled her. Both Miranda and Rogelio Melchor, 38, are illegal immigrants who were arrested on forgery charges earlier in the investigation. Melchor has not been charged, but is considered a person of interest in Jennifer Hampton’s murder.Â Authorities say more charges for both men may be forthcoming.Â I’ll update as more details become available.
Knoxville, TN and Florence, AL – Jennifer Lee Hampton was only in town for a business trip. On Friday night, the 21-year-old woman disappeared from the Days Inn in Farragut, Tennessee, a suburb of Knoxville.Â Hampton was last seen at about 9:00 p.m. Friday closing the door to Room 146.Â Â Now police say they have evidence of foul play.Â As I write, Jennifer Hampton has not been found.…Continue Reading
L to R, top to bottom:Â Brian Minton, Jacob Maxwell, Brandon Greene, Ryan Lee, Jack Johnson II, Gregory Minton, Mishele Minton, Chris Manley.Â Not pictured:Â Matt Johnson.
Chapel Hill, NC – How many dumbass rednecks does it take to kill one 20-year-old guy?Â Â Well, for Joshua McCabe Bailey, it took six – and three more accessories after the fact.Â Â Bailey, 20, went missing in July from his Chapel Hill home.Â Â Â On Friday, September 12, Bailey’s body was found near Jordan Lake in Chatham County.Â Autopsy results showed he’d been shot in the head.Â …Continue Reading
Kimberly Helmes and Kyle W. Cooper
Blue Springs, MO – J.B. died on Friday, September 12 – but it took almost two weeks for his mother and her boyfriend to kill him.Â The one-year-old’s slow death was probably caused by sepsis or internal trauma.Â After a Labor Day beating, J.B.’s arm was broken and his tongue was split nearly in two.Â Â Kimberly Helmes, 21, and Kyle Cooper, 25, decided not to take J.B. to the hospital.Â Â Instead, they tried to stitch his tongue back together with a needle and thread.Â …Continue Reading
UPDATE – Leslie Morales and Daniel Pataki were caught today in Bland, Virginia. The pair is currently in custody. More updates will be posted as we get them.
Charlotte, NC – Alexandria Salem’s body was found in the trash. At about 5:00 yesterday morning, a woman opened her Charlotte dry cleaners and noticed a large bag next to the dumpster.Â Inside were the remains of the 46-year-old Salem. She’d been brutally murdered and hastily dumped. Now, police are looking for Salem’s daughter Leslie Michelle Morales, 21, and Morales’ boyfriend Daniel Francis Pataki, 22. …Continue Reading
Kidnapping Someone At Gunpoint
Abdusbasiyr A. Blake and Javon Strange
Oldsmar, Florida - Three teenagers learn a very valuable lesson in the art of kidnapping when they abducted a man at gunpoint and made him get into the backseat of a car. As they began driving away, one of the kidnappers set his gun down on his lap to send a text message. Hilarity ensued.…Continue Reading
Texas - Dannette Gillespie, 38, is in jail right now for the advice and help she gave two teenage girls in order to make some extra cash. She advised the teens to rob someone and gave the two girls knives to do it with. She then waited in the back seat of their car while her daughter, 15 and a 19-year-old, stabbed 75-year-old Eugene Palma to death. For 15 dollars.…Continue Reading
Allen Rhodes (Myspace) and Starlena Pratt (Myspace)
Charleston, WV - More to the point, he lit her on fire.Â On August 2, Farley “Allen” Rhodes, 31, doused his girlfriend with an accelerant and set her aflame -Â to keep her from leaving him.Â Â Which was stupid, because now Starlena Pratt, 28, is gone forever.Â She died of her burns on September 3, and Allen Rhodes is facing multiple felony charges in connection with the attack.Â …Continue Reading
This article was written and submitted by our longtime member and newest contributor, Ruby.Â Welcome to the front page, Ruby!
murder victim Jessica Alejandro
Philadelphia, PA – Joshua Garcia Maldonado came to Philadelphia from Puerto Rico six years ago with his longtime sweetheart Jessica Alejandro. Once in the U.S., they had 4 children together: Joshua, Joshua, Joshua, and Jessica. (ages 6, 3, 2, 1)
Yep, you read that right! Joshua Maldonado and Jessica Alejandro named all of their sons Joshua and their daughter Jessica! Not quite 23 Daves, but they seemed to be working on it. Sadly, Joshua The Elder put the kybosh on any hopes of topping Mrs. McCave’s prodigious feat. …Continue Reading
10/14/08 UPDATE – CASEY ANTHONY INDICTED FOR MURDER
In the biggest breaking news since her daughter Caylee was reported missing on July 15, 22-year-old Casey Anthony was indicted this afternoon by a Florida grand jury on seven counts, including aggravated manslaughter and first-degree murder. ALL COMMENTS TO THIS GINORMOUS, RECORD-BREAKING THREAD ARE NOW CLOSED.Â Updates and new comments for the new phase of this case can be found here: Casey Anthony Indicted For Murder.
Rest In Peace, Caylee Marie.Â You will never be forgotten.
Caylee Marie Anthony – b. August 9, 2005 – d. June 2008
Orlando, FL, August 28, 2008 - The DNA is back.Â Ten weeks after Caylee Marie Anthony was last seen alive, it now appears certain that the missing toddler is dead.Â Â More than that, her decomposing body lay in the trunk of her mother Casey’s white Pontiac for an undetermined period of time before being removed.Â Many of us hoped that by some miracle, some slender thread of fate, Caylee would be found alive and unharmed.Â Now it is clear that Caylee never saw her third birthday.Â She will forever be two years old.…Continue Reading
Bakersfield - Some Bakersfield residents made a grisly find on August 19th, when they decided to clean out some items from a storage shed they shared with others at Derrel’s Mini Storage. First they found what looked to be a severely decomposed hand, then later, in a separate container, skeletal remains were found. These remains were taken by investigators so that they could be examined. Supervising Deputy Coroner John Van Rensselaer has now stated that the remains were of two children 11 to 13-years-old, a boy and a girl, and have probably been dead for two to four years.…Continue Reading
Orlando, FL and The Dreamin’ Demon Home Office – As we all know too well, Casey Anthony got out of jail yesterday. And after three articles and a total of over forty bajillion comments, (okay, 7500, but who’s counting?) the Legend Of Peeperann’s Pizza Delivery really deserves a post all its own.Â Â Yes, denizens, it was our very own Peeperann who sent Casey Anthony the welcome-home gift of pizza, “With love and decomp from the Dreamin’ Demon.”Â …Continue Reading
Haines City, FL - I am getting old or something, because I totally missed this story. Try to keep up, readers, as I dissect what happened when 26-year-old Casey Till ran into a family at an intersection late Sunday night in Haines City. Mario Despaigne and his wife Odalis Cespedes, both 41, where driving a black Nissan with their 6-month-old granddaughter. Following behind them in a silver Toyota were the little girl’s parents, Angel Gonzales, 21 and Ivon Despaigne, 19. While both cars were stopped at an intersection, Angel and Ivon were rear-ended by a green minivan driven by Till. From here, things get REAL fucked up.…Continue Reading