Search for Evidence in Alexis Murphy's Disappearance Continues

Volunteers clean out home of woman missing for 18 months ( Gayle McCaffrey )

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Friends and family of a Lowcountry woman who has been missing for 18 months cleaned out her home on Saturday.

 Gayle McCaffrey was reported missing in March, 2012. Friends and family spent their weekend sifting through her belongings and preparing to either donate or throw them away.


Man 'injected son, 4, with heroin on the day his divorce was finalized in attempt to kill him with overdose' ( Eric Lehtinen )

A Washington man injected his 4-year-old son with heroin on the day his divorce from his wife was finalized, in an attempt to kill the boy with an overdose, police have revealed.

 Eric Emil Lehtinen, 37, is accused of repeatedly jabbing in young son with needles and injecting him with heroin and a cocktail of other drugs, among them ketamine, morphine and codeine.

He then injected himself with high doses of drugs, as well. When the boy's mother when to Lehtinen's Redmond, Washington, home to pick her son up, she found both Lehtinen and the child unconscious.

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Amanda Knox 2nd appeals trial for murder opens, Knox won't return to Italy

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- U.S. student Amanda Knox's second appeals trial in the murder of her British roommate opened Monday, but the star defendant was absent.

 Italy's highest court in March ordered a new trial for Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, overturning their acquittals in the gruesome 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher.

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Police In China Rescue 92 Kidnapped Children In Huge Human Trafficking Ring Bust

BEIJING, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Chinese police have rescued 92 children and two women kidnapped by a gang for sale and arrested 301 suspects, state media said on Saturday, in one of the biggest busts of its kind in years.

 Police simultaneously swooped on locations in 11 provinces recently after a six-month investigation, China Central Television and state news agency Xinhua said, quoting the Ministry of Public Security.


Three years later, HCSO classifies missing Spring teen's disappearance as cold case ( Ali Lowitzer )

SPRING, TX (KTRK) -- It's been more than three years since Ali Lowitzer went missing, but her mother is not giving up hope of finding her. The teen's mom is using social media to continue to search for her daughter.


Police: Attorney bit 3-year-old son

SANTA FE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque attorney is facing a slew of charges after his 3-year-old son confesses to police.

 Santa Fe police say Geoffrey Scovil had a busy night Saturday night, accused of something bizarre, biting his son. What he’s accused of doing when officers arrived got him in even more trouble.

 Witnesses at a Santa Fe restaurant called police after they saw Scovil and his 3-year-old son with injuries to their faces.


Funeral for Elaina, the family talks #BabyElaina

James Holmes Update: Prosecutors want to see Aurora shooting suspect's mental health records

(CBS/AP) CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes is returning to court, and lawyers will likely argue over which of Holmes' mental health records should be turned over to prosecutors.

 A hearing is scheduled for Monday morning in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial.


Respondent"s Motion For Protective Order ( Kyron Horman )

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Saying goodbye to Baby Elaina Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

It was an emotional day for Elaina Steinfurth's family. The community said their goodbye to the toddler Friday. The 18-month-old's remains were found in a box in a garage in east Toledo.

 Hundreds gathered at Eggleston Meinert and Pavley funeral home to remember Elaina. Some wore T-shirts with pictures of the baby. The toddler's father was too emotional to talk and was comforted by family and friends.


Recap of Elaina Steinfurth timeline

TOLEDO -- It's been a long road for the family of Elaina Steinfurth.

 On June 2, Elaina's father, TJ Steinfurth, reported that the east Toledo toddler was missing from 704 Federal Street.


Bill Nemitz: Justice for Ayla is easier demanded than done

Watching the Ayla Reynolds Murder Investigation Circus roll into Portland on Wednesday, complete with a foot chase between the missing toddler's parents down Middle Street, I got to thinking about a murder case I once covered and a timeless lesson about proof beyond a reasonable doubt:

 It was 1979 and another baby girl, 19-month-old Eva Marie Knowles, had been savagely beaten in an apartment in Oakland where she lived with her parents, Paul H. O'Neal and Joanne Knowles.


Woman hired Casey Parsons as surrogate: She put us through 'pure hell' ( Erica Parsons )

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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A Michigan woman who says she hired missing teen Erica Parsons' adoptive mother as a surrogate over 10 years ago is identifying herself for the first time publicly.


Parsonses plan to fight eviction notice ( Erica Parsons )

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -- The adoptive parents of missing Rowan County teen Erica Parsons plans to fight their eviction notice, according to their attorney.


Kyron Horman's mom wants stepmom charged

12-year-old disappears from Garland middle school ( Adrienne Solorzano )

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GARLAND, Texas - Garland police are looking for a missing 12-year-old who disappeared from her middle school Thursday morning.

Adrienne Solorzano last seen in her portable classroom building at 11 a.m. at Brandenburg Middle School in Garland.

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Hearing set on death penalty in Mont. murder case ( Sherry Arnold )

Spell, of Parachute, Colo., is accused of killing popular high school math teacher Sherry Arnold of Sidney in January 2012. Her body was found weeks later buried in a shallow grave in a rural area near Williston, N.D.

 Simonton set a second hearing for Oct. 24 on several other pending matters, including a request by Spell's attorneys to relocate his Jan. 6 trial due to the widespread publicity the case has received.


Well-known Homosassa restaurant getting ready to close the doors ( Jessica Lunsford )

The place holds a lot of memories for a lot of people. One memory few will forget is what happened to 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford. She was abducted and killed right down the road back in 2005. Emily's was the place to get the latest on the case or grab some coffee after an all night search. It was Jessica's favorite restaurant.

 "This was Jessie's restaurant," Kanaris said. "She used to come here. She didn't even have to order. We knew what she wanted to eat."

Kanaris said Jessica's grandparents still stop by. Her grandfather just dropped off some fudge for everybody to say goodbye.


Could Trista Reynolds' actions hurt Ayla investigation?

PORTLAND (WGME) -- As missing toddler Ayla's Reynolds' mother releases new information about her daughter's disappearance, at least one legal expert thinks her plan could hurt more than help.


Baby Bree Green's mother continues fight for custody as family faces Oct. 1 hearing ( Brielle "Bree" Green ) #FreeBree

LANSING —Maria Green says that "it keeps getting worse" for her and her family in their continued fight to get her 6-month-old daughter Brielle "Bree" Green back into their Lansing home.

Bree, who was removed from her parents' home on Sept. 13, has been at the center of a battle between Child Protective Services and proponents of the state's Medical Marijuana Act. The battle has led to rallies in Lansing and southeast Michigan, as well as the Twitter hashtag #FreeBree.


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Forsythia Owen, Colo. woman, admits to beating suspected pedophile to death with baseball bat

(CBS/AP) ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Forsythia Owen, a suburban Denver, Colo. woman, is accused of beating a man to death with a baseball bat because she suspected him of sexually molesting a child.

 The 33-year-old Owen of Englewood told police she killed Denzel Rainey because a child accused Rainey of sexually abusing her. The 42-year-old man was found early Sunday in an alley. Rainey had lacerations to his head and a skull fracture. Both of Rainey's arms, six ribs and his left hand were broken. He died of his injuries later at a hospital.


Boyfriend suspected in Tallmadge deaths of mother, son; indictment expected ( Wendy & Peyton Ralston )

Detectives intend to meet with Summit County prosecutors and have the case heard by a grand jury within the next two weeks, police Lt. Ron Williams said Thursday.

Grand jury testimony will center on the Aug. 10 death of Wendy Ralston — whose body was found beside the remains of her 5-year-old son, Peyton — and the potential involvement of her longtime boyfriend.


Fenton High School JV football players act boldly, rescue boy from stranger danger

“This little boy came in and he was screaming and crying like help. Then this dude came up and he looked kind of creepy,” said JV football player Jaythan Wright.

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Custody hearing for Parsons children delayed ( Erica Parsons )

Sandy and Casey, Erica’s adoptive parents, were in court fighting to get custody back of their two youngest children.


Teen pleads not guilty in Jessica William's death

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BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The teenager accused of killing an 11-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.


Possible deal for Jodi Arias

(HLN) - Convicted killer Jodi Arias may get the chance to save herself from the death penalty when she sits down with Arizona state prosecutors on Oct. 24 to discuss a possible deal, HLN has learned.

 A deal would allow Arias to avoid a retrial of the penalty phase of her case, which ended in a hung jury. Her first-degree murder conviction from May 8 still stands, and so does the jurors' finding that Arias murdered her former boyfriend Travis Alexander in a "cruel manner."


Amber Trammel arrested after allegedly kidnapping newborn child

KENNETT, Mo. (AP) - A northern Arkansas mother faces a felony child endangerment charge after taking her newborn from a southeast Missouri hospital without permission.

 Twenty-eight-year-old Amber Trammel of Paragould was arrested Wednesday in Dunklin County along with her stepmother and another Paragould woman. Each remains jailed in Dunklin County on $25,000 bonds. The child is in the state's custody and is unharmed.


#MarissaAlexander overturned conviction PDF

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Grieving Dad Says School Calls to Complain That Dead Son Skips Class

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The father of a teen who drowned during a class trip in June has been repeatedly contacted by school administrators complaining his dead son is skipping school, he said.

 Jonas Pierre said staff at Prospect Heights' International High School call to complain about 16-year-old Jean Fritz's abysmal attendance record.


New trial ordered for woman sentenced for warning shot ( Marissa Alexander )


 A Florida appeals court is ordering a new trial for a woman sentenced to 20 years to prison after she fired a warning shot in a wall during a dispute with her husband.

 The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge did not properly instruct the jury handling the case of Marissa Alexander.


Dad pushing for tighter laws after ex-wife charged with killing kids

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Cobb County father whose ex-wife is accused of killing his two children is calling for change in the courts and new legislation.


Jessica Ridgeway’s family prepares for Colorado murder trial

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — It’s been almost a year since the body of Jessica Ridgeway was found dismembered in a Denver Colorado suburb. The man accused of killing her will soon head to trial.


Terry Abbas' Daughter Claims Her Father Abused Chyenne Kircher

EAST DUBUQUE, Iowa - It's been a week since the arrest of an East Dubuque man accused of murdering of his missing stepdaughter, Chyenne Kircher.


Attorney says letter key to Gentz appeal in Bashara case

A lawyer representing Joseph Gentz, the handyman convicted of killing Jane Bashara in her Grosse Pointe Park garage, is asking a court to reconsider his murder conviction.

 Phillip Comorski, the attorney assigned to handle Gentz’s appeal, filed a document with the court Friday, asking that a letter Gentz sent to the Wayne County Circuit Court back in June be examined in court.

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Here's why MJ's family says it deserves $2 billion

Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and his three children say AEG Live, the concert promoter for MJ's "This is It" tour, should pay them a hefty lump sum to account for the money MJ would have made, had he not died, and also to account for the personal suffering from the loss of a son and father.


James DiMaggio's friend waiting for more info ( Hannah Anderson )

Mom Reportedly Beats Man to Death With a Baseball Bat After Suspecting He Molested a Child

Forsythia Owen of suburban Denver, Colo., was arrested on Monday after allegedly killing of a homeless man she suspected of molesting a child. Rather than denying any connection to the case, an arrest affidavit says that the 30-year-old mother admitted to brutally beating 42-year-old Denzle Rainey to death with a baseball bat.


Multiple arrests in Kenny Diaz murder in Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Four 16-year-old males have been arrested in an ongoing investigation into the murder of 18-year-old Kenny Diaz, Prince William County Police said.


Heated words over missing baby Ayla ( Ayla Reynolds )

Panel: Release 911 calls in Newtown massacre

(CNN) —The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission voted unanimously to recommend that 911 calls and other evidence related to the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown be released to the public.

 Twenty-six people, including 20 first-graders, were killed by gunman Adam Lanza at the school on December 14.

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Brittney Wood turns 21, trials delayed

 MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Family and friends are celebrating the life of missing mother Brittney Wood, who turns 21 years old Wednesday September 25.

The mother of one vanished from her home in Mobile on May, 30 2012 and was last seen driving off with her uncle, Donald Holland Sr.


Judge denies request by Baby Elaina's mother to attend child's funeral

TOLEDO -- According to court documents, a "Motion for Funeral Furlough" made on behalf of Angela Steinfurth has been denied.

The request was made following the announcement of funeral arrangements for Steinfurth's 1-year-old daughter, Elaina, who was found dead earlier this month.


Brother: Starved Pa. boy ran laps day before death ( Khalil Wimes )

PHILADELPHIA — A 6-year-old boy who died of starvation was forced to stand in the corner for hours as punishment for vomiting and had to run laps in a hallway the day before his death, his brother testified Wednesday at the start of his mother and stepfather's murder trial.

 Family members who raised some of Tina Cuffie's 10 other children sobbed as they heard about
Khalil Wimes' childhood.

Khalil spent his first three years in foster care with a relative and was gradually reunited with his birthparents, Cuffie and Latiff Hadi, also known as Floyd Wimes.


Family told skeletal foot likely belonged to missing woman Franchesca Alvarado

PHILADELPHIA - September 25, 2013 (WPVI) -- Family members of a missing Philadelphia woman have been told that a skeletal foot, found in a shoe that washed up in Ocean City, New Jersey, likely belongs to their loved one.

 That woman, 22-year-old Franchesca "Cheka" Alvarado, had been missing since March 2012. "Now, we, the family, are preparing for a memorial service next week," sister Alma Rios said.


Missing Harrisonburg Teen ( Courtney Lynn Leffel )

Below, is a release on a missing teen from Harrisonburg Police.

 The Harrisonburg Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 17-year-old Courtney Lynn Leffel.

 Leffel is described as a white female, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds, and has blonde hair and green eyes.


Chaotic scene as Ayla Reynold's father faces a judge

A chaotic scene inside and outside Cumberland County Court on Wednesday as Justin DiPietro, the father of missing Waterville toddler Ayla Reynolds, faced a judge. WMTW News 8's Paul Merrill reports.

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Video: Trista Reynolds confronts Justin DiPietro outside courthouse

Trista Reynolds, the mother of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds, confronted Alya's father, Justin DiPietro, outside of court as DiPietro faced a judge in an unrelated case.


Jodi Arias to sit with prosecutors in settlement conference in Oct.

Jodi Arias will sit down in a settlement conference with prosecutors on Oct. 24, according to her case calendar on the Maricopa County Superior Court website.

 Neither her defense attorneys, nor the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office are saying what they will be talking about. But neither side has very much in the way of bargaining power.


Assault charge against Justin DiPietro dropped ( Ayla Reynolds )

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The state has dropped assault charges against the father of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds.

 Justin DiPietro was in court in Portland Wednesday for charges unrelated to the Ayla Reynolds case.


AEG Attorney: Michael Jackson's Bad Choices Led to Death

A lawyer for the producer of Michael Jackson's "This Is It'' concerts told a jury Wednesday that the pop star died because of his own bad choices, not because of anything concert promoter AEG Live did.

 Attorney Marvin Putnam began his final argument Wednesday in the negligence suit by Jackson's family. He said the company did not know anything about Jackson's use of the powerful anesthetic propofol, nor did it hire Dr. Conrad Murray to be his tour doctor.


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Brother of Autumn Pasquale's confessed killer released from jail

CLAYTON, N.J. - September 25, 2013 (WPVI) -- The brother of a New Jersey teenager who admitted killing a 12-year-old girl who wanted to trade bike parts has been released from a juvenile jail.


Brother of Teen Sentenced for Autumn Pasquale Murder Released From Jail

Developing: Parsonses to be evicted

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Paperwork has been filed that will evict the Parsons family from their home on Millers Chapel Road in Salisbury.

 NBC Charlotte reporter Richard Devayne has just learned that eviction paperwork has been filed on Casey and Sandy Parsons.

According to the paperwork filed by Sandy Parsons' father and step-mother Wednesday in Rowan County, the couple owes their landlords more than $25,000.


John Goodman's new attorneys 'stunned' that wrecked cars are no longer in evidence for retrial

John Goodman's attorneys say they've just made a "stunning" discovery that they say casts some doubt on the Wellington polo mogul's DUI manslaughter retrial.

 Goodman's Bentley convertible and victim Scott Wilson's Hyundai Sonata — major pieces of evidence — are missing for Goodman's retrial early next year, the defense attorneys revealed in court papers filed this week.


Mother of local girl who killed herself talks cyberbullying with police

KMOV) – Officers from dozens of local police departments in the St. Louis area on Wednesday will learn about cyber-bullying from a Missouri mom whose daughter took her own life.


Mom helps solve son's murder 8 years later

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Jason Gailey may not be sitting in the Orange County Jail Tuesday if not for a mother who went against everything detectives told her about her son Ronald Johnson's death eight years ago.

 They originally believed Johnson died after he fell off his bike and hit his head.


Accuracy of medical examiner's report on Marlon Brown questioned

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DeLAND, Fla. -

 Attorneys for the family of Marlon Brown, who was struck and killed by a DeLand police officer, attacked the accuracy of the medical examiner's report at a news conference on Tuesday.


Jacksonville police: Human bones found Saturday being investigated as murder

Deteriorating human bones found Saturday near a railroad line in the 2200 block of Huron Street now are being considered a murder case, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

 Workers from Teco Peoples Gas were checking the area near Huron and West 12th streets for a gas leak and discovered the remnants that had apparently been there for some time, police said at the scene.


Nichole Cable's father voices concern about memorial fund

ORRINGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- David Cable, the father of Nichole Cable, speaks for the first time about the loss of his daughter and how he thinks the death of his daughter was handled.


Michigan woman, 21, charged with murder in death of toddler son left buckled in sweltering minivan #JamesNelson

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A woman who is accused of leaving her 2-year-old son to die buckled inside a sweltering minivan was arraigned Tuesday on charges.


Richard Chrisman trial: Prosecutor considering retrial of former Phoenix police officer

PHOENIX - A prosecutor says he is considering a retrial for a former Phoenix police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man.

 Richard Chrisman was convicted last week of aggravated assault, but jurors failed to reach a verdict on charges of second-degree murder and animal cruelty.

 Chrisman was charged after he fatally shot 29-year-old Danny Rodriguez and the man's dog during an October 2010 domestic violence call at Rodriguez's home.

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Child's name deleted in Cleveland kidnapping case

CLEVELAND — A judge says the name of a girl fathered by a Cleveland man who held her mother captive for a decade will be deleted from the public court record.

 The decision by Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Common Pleas Judge Michael Russo involves the daughter of kidnapper Ariel Castro and one of his three victims, who gave birth on Christmas 2006.

The Plain Dealer ( ) reports the prosecutor asked to have the child's name deleted from court records to protect her privacy.


Funeral director contradicts ME's report on man struck, killed by former DeLand officer ( #MarlonBrown )

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Funeral arrangements have been set for Toledo toddler Elaina Steinfurth. Her body was released Tuesday, according to the funeral home.


Senate committees review Florida's Jimmy Ryce Act Cherish Perrywinkle case prompts lawmakers to review sex offender law

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tuesday two state senate committee panels will review the Jimmy Ryce Act, a law formed in the late 90s to keep violent sexual predators behind bars so that they cannot commit more crimes.


Mesa woman sentenced to 12 years in prison for niece's death ( Juliana Ruiz )

PHOENIX -- A Mesa woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in the 2008 death of her 3-year-old niece.

Latisha L. Breckenridge pleaded guilty to manslaughter in August and was sentenced Tuesday morning.

Mesa police arrested Breckenridge in April 2008 on suspicion of second-degree murder and child abuse in the death of Juliana Ruiz.


Fetus found in jar at Southwest Florida high school

Justice for Jessica Ridgeway: Potential jurors in Austin Sigg trial face questioning

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Questioning began Tuesday for potential jurors in the trial of Austin Sigg. Sigg, 18, is charged with the kidnapping, killing and dismembering of Jessica Ridgeway.

The 10-year-old girl was kidnapped on her way to school on October 5, triggering a massive search. Her dismembered remains were found five days later in an open space field in Arvada.


Suspect Indicted in Disappearance of Virginia Teen Alexis Murphy

A grand jury in Nelson County, Va., has indicted the suspect in the disappearance of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy.

 Randy Allen Taylor was indicted Tuesday on a felony abduction charge and an unrelated charge of possessing a stolen all-terrain vehicle, said Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney Anthony Martin.


Joliet man guilty of murder in beating death of 9-month-old Kevion Bender

A Will County jury on Tuesday found a Joliet man guilty of murder in the beating death of a 9-month-old boy while he baby-sat him in October 2008.

 The jury deliberated for two hours before finding Santos Loza guilty, agreeing that he killed Kevion Bender while he watched the infant alone at Loza’s home. His sentencing date is expected to be set at a Dec. 4 hearing. Loza, 33, faces up to 100 years in prison.


Missing Teenage Girls’ Car Believed to be Found 40 Years Later

(CNN) — They were 17-year-old high school students driving to a party at a gravel pit. Perhaps they took a wrong turn; perhaps there was foul play. For 42 years, authorities have had no idea how Cheryl Miller and Pamela Jackson disappeared.


Boyfriend Arrested, Details Emerging in Case of Missing Cabot Woman ( Rebecca Lauer )

LONOKE COUNTY, AR -- Detectives with the Lonoke County Sheriff's Department (LCSO) are following all leads in the case of Rebecca Lauer, who was reported missing in late July.


Autopsy report shows Christina Anderson struck in head multiple times

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Hannah Anderson's mother, brother were beaten and burned, autopsy shows

SAN DIEGO - Her ankles bound, her mouth covered with duct tape, Christina Anderson was bashed at least 12 times in the head. Her 8-year-old son Ethan's body was burned beyond recognition.

 Those were some of the grisly details released this week by the San Diego Medical Examiner's office investigating the deaths connected to the Hannah Anderson kidnapping case, a case that captured the nation's interest last month.

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New hope in case of woman missing for 15 years #AmberWilde

PORT WASHINGTON - Renewed hope in a missing woman mystery -- 15 years after Amber Wilde vanished without a trace.


Steven Fillingim Whips Girl To Beat Of 'Blurred Lines': Cops

Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video has drawn plenty of criticism -- but the video this man allegedly made is far worse.

 Steven Grady Fillingim, 40, allegedly filmed himself whipping a girl with a switch to the beat of Robin Thicke's hit song "Blurred Lines," according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Police say Fillingim, who was arrested Sunday at his Pensacola, Fla. home, abused the teen on several occasions during the first half of September. The victim, whose relation to Fillingim is unclear from the report, told investigators that he would get angry with her from reasons ranging from her skipping school to her failure to "vacuum up bugs from the carpet."


Trial for Shaniya Davis' mother delayed until Oct. 28

The trial for the mother of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis has been postponed until Oct. 28.

Antoinette Davis' trial was originally scheduled to begin Oct. 14 in Cumberland County Superior Court.

 Davis, 29, is accused of giving her child to Mario Andrette McNeill on Nov. 10, 2009, to settle a drug debt.


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COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) - The third anniversary of Paige Johnson's disappearance was marked by a candlelight vigil at Covington's Goebel Park.


Jhessye Shockley update: Jerice Hunter trial scheduled for August 2014

PHOENIX - A judge has scheduled an Aug. 4, 2014 trial for an Arizona woman charged with murder in the disappearance of her 5-year-old daughter.

 Judge Rosa Mroz of Maricopa County Superior Court set the trial date Monday during a pretrial conference for Jerice Hunter. Her next court date is set for Dec. 2.

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Exclusive: Casey Parsons opens up about missing teen #EricaParsons

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Love letter from jail adds twist to Hakken case

TAMPA — In late August, Sharyn Hakken wrote an 18-page love letter from the Falkenburg Road Jail. The 34-year-old Tampa woman, accused with her husband of kidnapping her sons and fleeing on a sailboat to Cuba, said she was in a heartsick mood.

 "I hope I dream about you tonight," she wrote. "I need to see you and feel you. I love you. Ugh I so badly wish we could hold each other right now. I wanna play with your hair!" She continued, "I am so super excited about our future together."


Committee wants to name park after 7-year-old girl allegedly killed by uncle

DeAnna McWilliams told News 4 the committee met on Saturday to discuss the possibility of “Willow Park,” which would be named in memory of Willow Long.


Ayla's relatives' competing messages promote search, charges

Family members of missing Waterville toddler Ayla Reynolds traded accusations and calls to action today, even as authorities continued to withhold comment on the case and the dueling public appeals.

 Meanwhile, experts on wrongful convictions say the slow, methodical pace of the nearly 2-year-old case is desirable because it wards against innocent people being unjustly charged and convicted.


Henderson police: Missing son now suspect in two deaths #AdrianNavarro-Canales

HENDERSON – A 16-year-old teenager missing since his family was found slain is now considered the suspect in the homicides.


Mother says her daughter was murdered over a fight in a car #LindaWilliams

Mom Facing Charges In Death Of Toddler Left In Van

MACOMB COUNTY (WWJ) – A Shelby Township woman will be in court Tuesday to face charges for the death of her 2-year-old son.

 WWJ’s Sandra McNeill reports that prosecutors believe the child was left in a minivan for 10 hours.

 Prosecutor Eric Smith says James Nelson was placed in a car seat in the mini-van about 8:30 in the morning and wasn’t discovered until his mother’s roommate saw the little boy’s foot through the window of the van at about 6 p.m. that evening.


Hallandale mom accused in toddler’s death released to give birth #DontrellMelvin

Brittney Sierra, jailed since January after her infant son was found buried in the backyard of her home, was released Monday to give birth to her fourth child in the home of a woman she doesn’t know.

The woman, Yolande Georges, said she was asked by Sierra’s mother Renee Menendez to take in her daughter, but apparently did not know that Sierra was pregnant or the reason she was behind bars.

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Critics accuse baby Elaina's family of misusing donations

TOLEDO -- Mourning has turned to anger for one side of Elaina Steinfurth’s family, as the baby’s maternal grandfather accuses other family members of misusing donated funds.


Charges dismissed in death of Phoenix girl

A Maricopa County judge dismissed murder and child-abuse charges against a couple indicted in the death of a 2-year-old girl left in their care after prosecutors failed to produce crucial forensic reports related to the fatality.

 Savannah Cross died in December after she was taken to the hospital with bruises from head to toe. The 2-year-old girl was living with baby-sitters Ryan Alan Reed, 27, and Allison Ann Clement, 28, who were arrested hours later.


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Meredith Kercher's dad rejects Amanda Knox's request to visit grave of her 'friend'

The dad of murdered student Meredith Kercher today poured scorn on her suspected killer’s plea to meet his family and visit his daughter’s grave.

 Amanda Knox, 26, made her bizarre appeal during an interview on ITV1’s Daybreak, saying: “The greatest closure would be for the Kerchers to take me to Meredith’s grave

. "I also want them to understand that Meredith really was my friend.


Missing teen prime suspect in deaths of mother, brother #AdrianNavarro

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Henderson Police Department said Monday a warrant was issued for the arrest of Adrian Navarro, 16, on two counts of murder. He is being charged as an adult, police said.


Autopsy: California mother died from head blows ( #HannahAnderson )

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An autopsy report says a woman found in a family friend's burning home near San Diego after the friend fled with her daughter died from at least a dozen blows to the head.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office says in the report released Monday that 44-year-old Christina Anderson had duct tape around her neck and mouth, and her ankles were tied with plastic. She also had cuts in her neck that were likely inflicted after she died.
The burned remains of Anderson's 8-year-old son, Ethan, were found in the rubble of the home. The cause of his death is undetermined.


#EricaParsons biological mother hoping she'll safely return home

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Posted on September 23, 2013 at 7:17 PM
Updated today at 7:40 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The biological mother of missing teen Erica Parsons has left North Carolina and is now back in Louisiana.

Carolyn Parsons spent several weeks in Rowan County after her daughter was reported missing, attending vigils and talking to investigators and the media. 


The Case for Ayla #AylaReynolds

Ayla’s Blood Found
  • Several drops of Ayla’s blood were found on the left shoulder strap of Ayla’s car seat in Justin’s vehicle. Ayla’s dried vomit was found on the backseat.
  • Droplets of Ayla’s blood were found on the pompoms of her pink princess slippers.
  • A “silver dollar sized stain” of Ayla’s blood was found on the sofa in the DiPietro family’s living room (upstairs).
  • Ayla’s blood was found smeared on her baby doll’s face and arms in the bedroom she shared with Elisha DiPietro’s daughter (upstairs). It appeared that Ayla tried to wipe blood from her mouth with her doll.
  • Drops of Ayla’s blood were found on a fan cord in Justin’s basement bedroom.
  • Ayla’s blood splatter was found on a plastic blue tote in the basement and a sheet that was found inside had Ayla’s blood stains on it. MSP said that it had been used to cleanup Ayla’s blood.
  • Several drops of Ayla’s blood were found on the tongue and inside Justin’s sneakers in the basement beside his bed.
  • A “fist size stain” of Ayla’s blood was found on Justin’s mattress and sheets. This sample contained saliva, possibly vomit, and “a toy hair like” pink fiber which, at the time, MSP had not identified.
  • Several splatters of Ayla’s blood were found on sections of the cement floor and wall beside Justin’s bed. These blood splatters were consistent with Ayla’s standing height, and were up to a dime in size. MSP’s blood analysts determined that the blood splatters were created by intense projectile vomiting and/or blunt force trauma.
  • Several splatters of Ayla’s blood were found on a wood pallet leaning against a wall in the basement.


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