Frederick Jay Bowdy was building an acting career, including a role in the 2016 film, Prepper, some television roles, and was in the middle of starring in a sports film, Going Vertical.
To make ends meet, the 33-year-old father of at least six children also worked as an exotic dancer in Hollywood. But everything changed for Bowdy last Thursday after he was arrested in Santa Clarita on suspicion of sexual assault.
Not a lot of details on the sexual assault allegation, but he was the following day after posting $100,000 bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Janice Banks.
Days later, Bowdy was using Facebook’s livestream to broadcast from inside his car, telling anyone watching that he was going to commit suicide. This prompted an out of state family member to call police.
However, before authorities could intervene, Bowdy fatally shot himself in the head while sitting in his vehicle.…
Police responding to a call of a fire at the Rocky Ledge Shell Station would find the store’s clerk, David Wicks, suffering from severe burns.
Unfortunately, despite being airlifted to the hospital, Wicks would die from his injuries.
A review of the store’s video surveillance showed a masked person walking into the gas station and spraying Wicks with a liquid. As Wicks starts walking around the counter, the suspect lights him on fire and leaves him to die.
Investigators have no idea who the person is or the motive behind the seemingly unprovoked attack, so they are turning to the public for help. They are offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest or conviction of David Wicks’ killer.
Aside from what can be seen in the surveillance footage, the only other clues they have at the moment is a bicycle that was found nearby that matched the description of the bike the killer rode away on.…
It happened Saturday afternoon at Whittier’s Penn Park as a bridal party had gathered near a 100-foot eucalyptus tree to take a group photo.
For reasons currently being investigated, the tree fell over and trapped up to 20 people. One person, currently being reported as the mother of the bride, was killed.
Gilbert Duran posted on Facebook that he helped pull the woman from under the tree, saying he was pretty sure she was already dead.
“They’re taking pictures under this tree and all of a sudden it jut collapsed,” Duran said. “We just watched some little kids go flat underneath that tree.”
Five other people suffered minor and moderate injuries, including a 4-year-old girl who was reportedly in critical condition due to a head injury.
Why the tree fell is unknown at this time, but officials said it probably the California drought could have weakened the 50-year-old tree.…
Around 385 people ate at the dinner Thursday, a dinner normally for senior citizens, homeless and others who would be alone for Thanksgiving.
Afterwards, eight members of the same family were admitted into the hospital the following two days displaying signs of a food-borne illness.
Three of the patients have since died, four were treated and released and one is still in the hospital, officials said.
To be clear, there is currently no proof that the Thanksgiving meal is connected to the food-borne illness. The victims all being the members of the same family, along with the number of people who ate the meal and did not get sick, certainly raises questions.
However, Veteran Esidor Alviar ate at the dinner and said he became sick later that night.
“It was a nice dinner, turkey, stuffing, cranberries and coffee,” Alviar said. “About one o’clock in the morning, I had cramps and a terrible stomachache.…
At around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, police found 42-year-old Gerardo Ordaz naked and yelling for help in the back lot of the Healdsburg Police Department.
Police found Ordaz naked and carrying his clothed, unresponsive daughter while accompanied by his partially clothed, 9-year-old son.
Medical responders arrived on the scene and attempted CPR on the girl, but she would be pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital.
Healdsburg Police Chief Kevin Burke said that based on comments from Ordaz and his son, the girl’s death was not accidental and occurred in the foot-deep water of the St. John’s Catholic Church baptismal pool.
The church leaves its doors open late on Sunday and Burke said they were the only ones there at that time. No motive has been given, but I’m guessing that rascally Jesus fellow told him to do it.
Church officials have declined to comment about the case aside from releasing this brief statement: “Sunday night there was tragedy in the church; a little girl lost her life,” said pastor Sean Rodgers.…
The incident happened Monday morning outside the county courthouse after the 60-year-old woman and her estranged husband had left the nearby Family Law Center.
A bailiff who was in the courtroom with the man and his wife during their divorce hearing said there were no outbursts during the proceeding that would have foreshadowed what happened next.
Surveillance footage showed the woman leaving the building, getting in her car and then positioning it.
As her estranged husband left the building and was crossing the street with his lawyer and a female friend, the woman accelerated towards them and mowed them down in the crosswalk.
As the three victims lay injured in the street, the woman reversed the vehicle and made a point to hit the female victim a second time.
Bystanders tried stopping the woman by breaking the driver-side window, but she sped off. She first tried driving her car off the Benicia Bridge by repeatedly driving into the barrier, but ended up parking the car and jumping off instead.…
When Keith Papini returned home from work on Wednesday he found that his wife, Sherri, and their two children were not home.
When she would not answer her cell phone and he learned their children had not been picked up from daycare, Keith used the Find My Iphone app to locate Sherri’s phone near the intersection of Old Oregon Trail and Sunrise Drive in Redding.
When he drove to the location he did not find his wife, but did find her phone with the ear-buds still plugged into the device.
“He found her phone close to the road,” said Sherri’s sister Shelia. “He called the authorities immediately.”
Investigators say that at this time they do not have any evidence pointing to an abduction, but aren’t ruling it out saying it’s still early in the investigation.
However, friends and family cannot think of any other scenario, describing Sherri as a dedicated mother who would have never left her children at daycare or intentionally disrupted their lives.…
The girl, identified as Baby Ruby in reports, had just been picked up from day care to be with her mother at the McGarry Street clothing factory.
Shortly before 5 p.m., after the girl’s mother walked away from her workstation, 34-year-old Ricardo Utuy walked over and began stabbing the child without warning.
The child was rushed to the hospital, where she would be pronounced dead. Utuy fled the scene after the stabbing but was picked up early Tuesday morning. He is currently in custody on $1 million bail.
I doubt a motive exists that would make any sense to anyone but Utuy, as there is no sane reason for stabbing a 3-year-old girl to death. The dude is obviously nuts and it wouldn’t surprise me to learn he did it because a ham sandwich told him to.
According to reports, Utuy had only worked at the factory for a couple of weeks and did not know the victim’s family.…
Unfortunately, the former English teacher wasn’t as good at sliding a razor across his neck as he was sliding his dick into some teen poonanny, as he only suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Jones was on trial after he was accused of sexually assaulting a teen relative of his live-in girlfriend. According to prosecutors, Jones had sex with the girl in 2013 but started molesting her in 2012.
After raping her twice, the Orange County district attorney’s office say he told the victim he “would ruin her life if she told anyone what he was doing.” She would eventually tell a friend’s mother and Jones would be arrested within a month.
Despite Jones’ DNA being found on the girl, his defense attorney maintained the victim was “concocting a story” because she was smoking marijuana and trying to hide it.
Jurors sided with the prosecution and found Jones guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of continuous sexual abuse.…
LOS ANGELES, CA – A judge sentenced 28-year-old Anthony Clever to life in prison for the 2014 murder of his girlfriend that involved Clever cutting out the girl’s right lung while she was still alive.
On Nov 29, 2014, Clever was with his girlfriend, 35-year-old Yvette Silva, and two others inside a Motel 6 when the couple got into an argument inside the bathroom.
The two other people in the room forced themselves into the bathroom when they heard Silva’s muffled screams and to find Clever had Silva, who was unconscious, in a choke-hold.
After unsuccessfully trying to free Silva, the pair ran for help. When police arrived on the scene, they found the mother of one dead inside the bathtub with her heart and right lung removed.
An autopsy would later prove Silva was alive when her lung was cut from her body.
Two days later police would arrest Clever outside of his home. He was already on community supervision at the time of the murder and had recently been released from prison.…
Police said that on Tuesday morning they received reports of a disturbance at a home where a woman found her daughter, Ashley Wood, dead inside her bedroom.
A neighbor said she called 911 after she heard the mother screaming. When police arrived, they found Ashley dead from what appeared to be blunt force trauma to the head.
The suspect, reportedly the girl’s 14-year-old brother or step-brother, was at the home when police arrived but fled the scene on foot.
Police would find him 30 minutes later in a field a mile away. The teen, whose name has not been released because of his age, was taken into custody and placed in the Placer County Probation Juvenile Detention Facility.
No charges have been filed as I type this up, but in California, a 14-year-old can be charged as an adult in murder cases.
The relationship between the suspect and victim has not been officially reported, but some news outlets describe him as Ashley’s brother or adopted brother.…
Santa Rosa police said the 21-year-old victim was watching the movie Wednesday afternoon at the Roxy Theater when a stranger came up behind him and stabbed him multiple times.
“Out of nowhere, he came up from behind him, he stabbed him in the throat, in the arm, in the lung,” Sgt. Josh Ludtke said.
The attacker, described by police as a 23-year-old man, fled the theater and dropped a knife in a theater trash can.
People inside the theater assisted the victim until emergency crews arrived. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, suffering from multiple life-threatening stab wounds.
The attacker was apprehended nearby with the help of witnesses who described the man to police and pointed out the direction he ran to. Ludtke described the alleged attacker as a black man with a full beard and dreadlocks. He was calm and nonchalant when he was taken into custody.…
According to reports, the girl’s 30-year-old mother left the baby girl on a couch for only a few seconds while she went to use the bathroom.
It was at this time that the two dogs, believed to be Shar Pei-pit bull mixes, came into the home through an open door and attacked the baby. The infant was rushed to the Community Regional Medical Center where she was later died.
The woman told police the dogs belonged to her brother and that she thought they were chained up outside when she left the door open because it was hot. She also informed police that one of the dogs is aggressive.
Sgt. Dan Macias said that at this point the baby’s death seemed like an unfortunate accident, but that the investigation is ongoing and that charges haven’t been ruled out.
The dogs are currently in the custody of the Central California Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals where they will both be euthanized.…
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.…
Gonzales, who advertised her babysitting services on Care.com, apparently has a nifty technique that will help get a crying child to take a nap.
Police say this technique involves a little bit of determination, and a lot of cutting off the child’s air supply.
According to the probable cause document, Gonzales was caring for a 13-month-old boy last month when a hidden nanny cam captured her performing her Go The Fuck To Sleep method.
In the video, Gonzalez can be seen putting her hands over the crying child’s face until the boy “began to squirm and kick” before going limp. Her job done, Gonzalez leaves the boy in his crib.
The boy was fine by time his mother got home, but the mother saw what happened after she reviewed the video footage. Showing a hell of a lot more restraint than me, the mother let Gonzalez leave the home without telling her what she had seen and then called police.…
Titchener says his wife, 57-year-old Shelley Titchener, left their home the day before Valentine’s Day after they got into an argument.
He claimed she told him she was going to stay with a friend and left without her car, cell phone, laptop or bipolar disorder medication. Two days later, Titchener reported her missing.
The odd thing about his version of events is that on the day Paul reported her missing, a next-door neighbor says she talked to Shelley in their neighborhood and she was seen shopping at a mall.
Neighbors said they would sometimes hear shouting coming from the couple’s home and that there was tension when Paul moved back in after leaving for some time.
A week later this past Sunday, a fisherman found the torso of a woman floating near the Fremont shoreline, 30 miles from Titchener’s home. On Tuesday, an arm was found in the same area.…
CONCORD, CA – Police have arrested 37-year-old Dormanicia Lawson after her paraplegic husband was found with bedsores and maggots feeding on his body.
Police were called after Lawson’s 36-year-old husband was taken to the hospital with trouble breathing. Once there, nurses found the poor guy was covered in bedsores and maggots.
“He could not talk. He had shortness of breath. He had maggots that were eating his body,” said Concord police spokesman Corporal Christopher Blakely. “You would think he was a corpse.”
By the next day, he was.
Police decided they should talk to the man’s wife, his primary caregiver, to find out how in the hell her husband had gotten to that state. When they arrived at the couple’s apartment they shared with their two sons – an 11-year-old and a severely autistic 19-year-old – they quickly found out.
There was a stench emanating from the apartment and inside police would find cockroaches and maggots crawling on a mattress, as well as dead flies wedged into the ceiling. The two boys echoed their surroundings and were described as dirty and smelling like shit.…
Alexandria Griffin-Heady, 24, left for work for a few hours on Sunday, leaving Hudson alone with her three pit bulls she has raised since they were puppies. When she returned home, she found her dogs had mauled her brother to death.
It’s a sad end for a boy who hadn’t had such a great life to begin with. After his mother died of a drug overdose in 2011, he was bounced around foster homes until his sister began the complicated ordeal of adopting her brother.
At the time of his death, Griffin-Heady had been approved for weekend visits. She recently made a post on Facebook about how grateful she was that she may get custody of Hudson.
“I get to raise him and shape him into an amazing man. God wouldn’t have made such an amazing boy just to be ordinary. In my life during all the bad I always wondered why I was here,” she wrote.…