In The Mean Time...
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.…
According to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the girl had sex with as many as two dozen boys after school Tuesday afternoon at South Fort Myers High School and video of the activity was posted on social media.
Deputies said at that a hallway camera captured at least 25 males entering the restroom while the female was inside. Principal Melissa Layner is the one who reported the incident after reviewing the footage the following morning and after the female student admitted to her that she’d had sex with multiple males in the bathroom.
Layner sent a message to parents on Friday explaining that she cannot speak about student discipline with the media or parents of other students, but that student discipline was “dealt quickly.”
“The incident this week should not be a reflection on our combined efforts, administration, students, and teachers, to keep our building and students secure and safe,” Layner wrote.…
Maria Strydom, 34, was a finance lecturer at Monash University living on a vegan diet. She posted on the university’s blog that she and her husband were climbing Mount Everest to prove a point.
“It seems that people have this warped idea of vegans being malnourished and weak,” Strydom said. “By climbing the seven summits we want to prove that vegans can do anything and more.”
Strydom was climbing towards the summit on Friday when she became ill and had to turn back to camp. The rest of the group, including her husband, continued on and are believed to have reached the summit.
After spending the night at the camp, Strydom’s condition deteriorated and she died before a rescue team could reach her. Her husband, who also became sick, was taken to a lower camp and then to a Nepal hospital where he is expected to recover.…
Lisa Lambe and her husband were were vacationing in Utah and decided to take the zip line tour at the Sundance Mountain Resort on Friday.
The attraction consists of five different zip lines and participants can reach speeds of 65 mph. Lambe failed to reach the end of the final zip line and was found suspended in her harness, unconscious and not breathing.
She had suffered serious injuries, including bruises and broken bones along the right side of her body, Utah County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Spencer Cannon said. She was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Wind gusts reached 52 mph that day, so it is believed Lambe may have struck a tree on the way down the final leg of the tour. I watched a video on Youtube that someone took while riding all five of the zip lines, and at around the 3:32 mark he does zip through some trees before sailing over a parking lot.…
Police say 43-year-old Anita Parker had been faking a pregnancy for the last seven months, going as far as pretending to go to doctor’s appointments and sending her husband ultrasounds of the baby’s progress.
“I guess she pushed her belly out all the time, because she looked like she was,” said Johnny Parker.
Parker knew that her ruse was going to need an end-game, so she decided she would simply fake a miscarriage. When her husband came home on Wednesday, he found his wife on the bed covered in blood, along with some kind of body tissue.
She claimed she had a miscarriage and had flushed the stillborn down the toilet. The couple went to the hospital where doctors pulled him to the side and informed him that his wife had never been pregnant so there was no way she had a miscarriage.…
A police officer responding to the home of 48-year-old Loretta Lynn Armstrong reported seeing the woman repeatedly hitting her youngest son in the face.
Armstrong was reportedly upset that her boy, whose age has not been released, didn’t get the right toppings on her Grade D horse meat.
The officer was able to pull Armstrong off of her son but Armstrong was able to break free when the officer tried to cuff her and throw herself on the driveway. She then began screaming and cursing, claiming she was in the throes of a heart attack.
After emergency personnel arrived and determined Armstrong was pulling a Fred Sanford, she was taken to jail.
“All in all, from the moment we arrested her, to the time we finished the arrest was about three hours,” Cpl. Dean Bishop said. “During those three hours, she didn’t settle down the whole time.”
Armstrong has been charged with felony child abuse and three other misdemeanors.…
According to reports, 42-year-old Patrick Thompson became upset with a shirt that his teen daughter was wearing because he felt it was Satanic.
Thompson, the owner of Raging Cajun Smoking Barbecue, instructed his daughter to take off the shirt and bring it to a traveling BBQ trailer he had parked outside the home.
After burning the shirt in the smoker, Thompson instructed his family that God had commanded he now sacrifice a male.
Since God didn’t specify what species of male needed to be sacrificed, and Thompson didn’t want to sacrifice himself or his 6-year-old son, he decided to sacrifice the family’s 15 pound poodle.
As his family pleaded with him not to harm the dog, Thompson broke the dog’s neck. But this wasn’t to God’s satisfaction, Thompson would later tell police. The dog needed to be put in a “lake of fire.” That’s when he put the dog in the smoker.…
Police were called after 21-year-old Tyler Dauzat took her son to St. Elizabeth Hospital because of his extremely erratic behavior.
A blood screening revealed the boy was flailing and showed a significant presence of meth in his system. Doctors concluded the boy had to have eaten the drug.
When questioned, Dauzat first denied knowing how her son came into contact with meth, but ultimately admitted that she had some powdered meth in her purse and that her son had been left alone with the purse inside a hotel room.
Dauzat was arrested and placed in the Ascension Parish jail on bonds totaling $50,000. She’s facing charges of negligent injuring and cruelty to juveniles, illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile and improper supervision of a minor. Additional charges are may be coming, police said.
The Department of Children and Family Services is now trying to determine if Duazat will keep custody of her 2-year-old and his 4-year-old sibling.…
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.…
Elizabeth Gilreath was with friends and family at a Cinco de Mayo festival on Saturday afternoon when she got on the King’s Crown carnival ride.
Witnesses say Gilreath slipped out of her seat and her long hair got caught in the spinning ride’s machinery, completely ripping the hair and skin off her head.
“It went on for 5-10 minutes everybody told me while it ripped and pulled my daughter around,” her father said. “She was tortured.”
Surveillance video shows the ride operator running away, presumably to look for help, while bystanders rushed to help the girl who was bleeding profusely.
“It was still spinning,” said Jolene Cisneros. “I had to stop it with my hands and turn it to the point where it was to the platform.”
Gilreath was taken to Nebraska Medicine where she has undergone several surgeries to reattach her scalp.
Her mother made a post on Facebook with a post-op photos of her daughter that shows the true extent of the girl’s injuries.…
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.…
AUSTIN, TX – Kristen Lindsey, the veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow then posed with its corpse on Facebook, is fighting to keep her veterinarian’s license.
Last year, Lindsey posted a picture of her holding a skewered cat that she had shot through the head with a bow and arrow. It was captioned:
“My first bow kill lol. The only good tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s head! Vet of the year award…gladly accepted”
Anyone with a shred of intelligence can guess what happened next, and I am still amazed that Lindsey did not foresee the same consequences. She was flooded with messages from outraged animal lovers and was eventually fired from her job at the Washington Animal Clinic.
She was not charged with a crime, but the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners wanted her license revoked. She is currently in the middle of a three day hearing in an attempt to keep that from happening.
On day one of the hearing, Lindsey took the stand and explained that she only killed the cat because she thought the cat was feral.…
MILWAUKEE, WI – The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office say a woman was killed while driving down Highway 175 after a child in the backseat got his hands on a gun and shot her in the back.
Police responded to the scene Tuesday morning and found 26-year-old Patrice Price with a single gunshot wound to her back.
Despite life-saving efforts by police and paramedics, the mother of three was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to her father, the car Price was driving belonged to her boyfriend who works as a security guard. He had left his gun inside the vehicle and Price’s 2-year-old son found it and shot his mother from the backseat.
Price’s death comes less than two months after we reported on a Florida mom who was driving when she was shot in the back by her kid.
In that case, 31-year-old Jamie Gilt was driving when her 4-year-old son found a loaded handgun and shot his mother from the backseat. Gilt, a vocal gun enthusiast, survived her injuries but may be facing a misdemeanor charge of allowing a child to access a firearm.…
LOUISVILLE, KY – Roquel Bain was killed after being stuck by a train while investigating the mythical Pope Lick Monster – a half-man, half-goat creature that tricks people into getting hit by a train.
Bain, 26, and her boyfriend came to Louisville from Dayton, Ohio on Saturday to take part in a paranormal tour scheduled from 10 p.m. to midnight. Before the tour started, the couple decided to investigate the Pope Lick Monster.
The creature reportedly lives under the Pope Lick train trestle and lures people to their deaths by having them walk on the trestle, which stands 80 to 100 feet high, and get hit by an oncoming train.
As the couple were walking along the trestle, a Norfolk Southern train came barreling towards them at around 30 mph. Realizing they did not have time to run for safety, the couple decided to hang from the sides of trestle until the train passed.
The train’s engineer sounded his horn and put on the brakes, but it would be too late for Bain who, unlike her boyfriend, was unable to clear the tracks in time. …
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.…
Last week, Whitney Hanna called 911 to report she had found her daughter, Roselynn ‘Rosie’ Mae Hanna, unconscious and not breathing.
Hanna said she had left her daughter unattended for five minutes while she tended to her 2-year-old son in another room. When she returned, she found Rosie lying on the living room floor with a window blind cord wrapped around her neck.
She performed CPR on her daughter until paramedics arrived minutes later. Rosie was rushed to the hospital where she would be pronounced dead four days later – which also happens to be her 6-year-old sister’s birthday.
Kids dying after getting tangled up in window blind cords is a lot more common than I thought. We’ve reported on one or two incidents over the years, but according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 600 children have been strangled by window blind cords over the past 30 years. That’s almost one child for every month.…