Daily Commentary – Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – Breaking News in the Hannah Graham Missing Persons Case
- DNA of the suspect in the Hannah Graham case matched DNA collected in the Morgan Harrington 2009 murder case. Go to blinkoncrime.com and scaredmonkeys.net for updates
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Sad conclusion to the case of missing real estate agent Beverly Carter, she has been found dead.
The body of missing 49 year old Beverly Carter has been found in a shallow grave at a concrete company about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas. According to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Carl Minden, the police found the body of Beverly Carter shortly after midnight on Tuesday in a Little Rock suburb about 25 miles north of the area where she was reported missing. Beverly Scott went missing on Thursday, September 25, 2014 as Carter was showing a home in Scott, Arkansas. 33 year old Arkansas prison parolee Aaron Lewis was arrested hours earlier after an intensive manhunt on suspicion of being responsible for the disappearance of Beverly Carter. He will now face a capital murder charges as well.
Beverly Carter – Rest in Peace
Authorities say the body of an Arkansas real estate agent who disappeared Thursday has been found in a shallow grave at a concrete company.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Carl Minden says Beverly Carter’s body was found early Tuesday at Argos Concrete Company in a rural area about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock.
Jesse Matthew, Suspect in Missing UVA Coed Hannah Graham Disappearance Linked by DNA to Second Missing & Murdered Case of VA Tech Student Morgan Harrington
BREAKING NEWS- sources inside the investigation of both the murder of Morgan Dana Harrington and the abduction with the intent to defile of 2nd year student at UVA, Hannah Graham have confirmed to S. Christina Stoy, Editor in Chief of www.blinkoncrime.com that DNA belonging to Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr matches the DNA link to that of a wanted suspect in the Harrington murder.
Further tests are being conducted to connect Mr. Matthew to a 2005 Fairfax sexual assault as well.
Virginia State Police are saying that Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the case of missing UVA student Hannah Graham, is also linked through forensic evidence to the 2009 death if 20 year old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Our sister site, Blink on Crime has done extensive research on the Morgan Harrington case thru the years. Matthew was recently arrested in Galveston county, Texas and charged him with the class 2 felony of abduction with intent to defile. No arrest has ever been made in the Morgan Harrington case, and the cause of her death is still under investigation. According to CNN affiliate WTVR, there are at least two other women besides Graham and Harrington who have disappeared from the same area since 2009. Alexis Murphy of Lovingston and Samantha Clarke of Orange also went missing there.
Morgan Harrington, left – Hannah Graham, right
The arrest of Jesse Matthew — the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham — has resulted in a “significant break” in the 2009 death of another young woman in the same area, police said.
Virginia State Police say there is a “new forensic link” between the Hannah Graham case and the death of Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, who went missing after attending a Metallica concert in Charlottesville in October 2009. Her remains were found on a farm months later.
Almost from the start, speculation was raised about the possibility of a connection between Graham’s disappearance and Harrington’s death.
Look for a story later today at Blink on Crime connecting the two cases between missing Hannah Graham and murdered Morgan Harrington.
Barack Obama Blames Intel Officials for ISIS … “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.”
Barack Obama … The Buck always Stop with somebody else other than me …
It did not take long in last nights CBS ’60 Minutes’ interview for President Barack Obama to blame some one else for his not having a strategy or a clue in how to deal with ISIS. Barack Obama threw Intel officials and James Clapper under the bus and stated they underestimated ISIS. Who underestimated ISIS, or did you just not want to see what they were doing? I could not have said it any better than Instapundit, When things go well, it’s always “I, me, mine” with this guy. When things go badly, it’s always “they” who screwed up.
But wait a minute, didn’t FOX News report Obama given detailed intelligence for a year about rise of ISIS?
President Obama was given detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of the Islamic State as part of his daily briefing for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer, a former Pentagon official told Fox News.
The official — who asked not to be identified because the President’s Daily Brief is considered the most authoritative, classified intelligence community product analyzing sensitive international events for the president — said the data was strong and “granular” in detail.
The Hill: Obama – Intel officials underestimated ISIS.
President Obama largely blamed the United States’ intelligence community in an interview broadcast Sunday for giving an incorrect assessment of the capabilities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” Obama said on CBS’s “”60 Minutes.”
Obama said ISIS, also known as ISIL, went “underground” when United States forces fought al Qaeda in Iraq in the last decade.
That, along with Syria’s civil war, allowed ISIS to regroup and recruit fighters from all over the world, including Europe, the United States, Australia and the Muslim world, Obama said in an excerpt from the interview. The full interview with Steve Kroft will air Sunday night.
“And so this became ground zero for jihadists around the world,” Obama said of Syria.
Jim Geraghty at NRO says, oh contaire … “How Many Times Was Obama Warned About an Islamist Takeover of Iraq?”
Isn’t this what all of those allegedly horrific warmongering Bush administration officials warned about? Didn’t we have an entire 2008 presidential campaign debating the consequences of a “precipitous withdrawal”? Didn’t Obama and his team assure us, over and over again, that they would manage the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq responsibly?
Vice President Cheney, November 21, 2005:
Would the United States and other free nations be better or worse off with terrorists like Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi running Iraq? And would the United States be more or less safe with Iraq ruled by extremists intent on its destruction?
A precipitous withdrawal from Iraq would be a victory for the terrorists, an invitation to further the violence against free nations and a terrible blow to the future security of the United States of America.
President Bush, July 12, 2007:
I know some in Washington would like us to start leaving Iraq now. To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region, and for the United States. It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they lost in Afghanistan. It would mean increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous.
Even The Daily Beast is calling Obama on his comments … Why Obama Can’t Say His Spies Underestimated ISIS.
Still, other senior intelligence officials have been warning about ISIS for months. In prepared testimony before the annual House and Senate intelligence committees’ threat hearings in January and February, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the recently departed director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said the group would likely make a grab for land before the end of the year. ISIS “probably will attempt to take territory in Iraq and Syria to exhibit its strength in 2014.” Of course, the prediction wasn’t exactly hard to make. By then, Flynn noted, ISIS had taken the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, and the demonstrated an “ability to concurrently maintain multiple safe havens in Syria.”
Flynn was not alone. Clapper himself in that hearing warned that the three most effective jihadist groups in Syria—one of which he said was ISIS—presented a threat as a magnet for attracting foreign fighters. John Brennan, Obama’s CIA director, said he thought both ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, al Qaeda’s formal franchise in Syria, presented a threat to launch external operations against the West.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said February 4 that because of areas of Syria that are “beyond the regime’s control or that of the moderate opposition,” a “major concern” was “the establishment of a safe haven, and the real prospect that Syria could become a launching point or way station for terrorists seeking to attack the United States or other nations.”
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Arrest Warrant Issued for Aaron Lewis Wanted in the Kidnapping/Abduction of Missing Beverly Carter in Scott, AR
An arrest warrant has been issued for 33 year old Aaron Lewis in the disappearance of missing 49 year old Beverly Scott. Aaron Lewis is believed to have kidnapped Beverly Scott Thursday night, 9/25/14, as Carter was showing a home in Scott, Arkansas. Pulaski County authorities say Lewis was a person of interest before he was involved in a car accident Sunday afternoon. Police deputies took a picture of Lewis’s injuries; however, at that point there was no arrest warrant. Lewis was taken to Baptist Health in Little Rock to get a CT scan, but because of HIPAA privacy rules, and the fact he was not under arrest yet, police deputies couldn’t go back to the hospital with him. Lewis managed to slip out of the hospital and evade police.
Aaron Lewis is a white male, 5 feet 11 inches and approximately 156 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Lewis had a criminal history in Arkansas, Kansas City, and Utah. Aaron Lewis is presently out on parole.
The Pulaski County District Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Aaron Lewis. Lewis is wanted on one count of kidnapping in relation to the disappearance of realtor Beverly Carter.
According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis, 33, may have kidnapped Beverly Carter, the realtor who disappeared Thursday evening after meeting a potential client at a home in Scott. Police say as of Sunday evening, Carter has still not been found.
Pulaski County authorities say Lewis was a person of interest before he was involved in a Sunday afternoon car accident. Following the accident, deputies took a picture of Lewis’s facial injuries. Because of his injuries, he was taken to Baptist Health in Little Rock before the arrest warrant was issued by a judge.
UPDATE I: Person of Interest now a suspect in the disappearance of Beverly Carter … Lewis has a criminal past
Lewis’ vehicle apparently collided with a concrete barrier on the north side of Jacksonville Cato Road; it came to a rest on top of a concrete culvert, according to the crash report. The reporting officer said Lewis indicated that another vehicle had ran him off the roadway, but witnesses said that Lewis was speeding and began to fishtail prior to the crash.
He was taken to Baptist Hospital ER for shoulder and neck injuries, and written a citation for careless driving and no seat belt. A photo taken immediately after the accident also showed injuries on his face including a bloodied nose, and what appears to be a large gash on his forehead.
The crash happened around 9:55 Sunday morning. A truck description was not provided.
Minden confirmed that Lewis is on active parole, and has been out since August 2013. Minden added that he does have a criminal history in Arkansas from the northwest part of the state. He has been charged with the following crimes in the past:
- Felony Theft of Property (Washington County Sheriff’s Office),
- Obstruction of Government Operations (Benton County Sheriff’s Office),
- Failure to Appear misdemeanor and felony (BCSO),
- Accomplice to Theft of Property (BCSO),
- Theft of Property misdemeanor and felony (BCSO),
- Unlawful Removal of Theft Device (BCSO),
- Other out of state charges from the Kansas City Police Department and the Utah Department of Corrections.
Des Moines Register’s new poll numbers are making Democrat Senate candidate Bruce Braley squeal like a pig …
The Republican party needs a net pick up of six US Senate seats in the 2014 midterm elections. It appears now that they may have many different ways to gain that number, including a pick up in Iowa. The latest Des Moines Register Iowa poll has Republican Joni Ernst leading Democrat Bruce Braley 44% to 38%. How bad is it for the Democrats and Braley in Iowa, Braley is not even winning his home district. Also, 2/3 of likely voters believe it is a problem that he missed a large percentage of Veterans Affairs Committee meetings in the U.S. House and 59% think his role in crafting Obamacare is a problem. Braley is also polling poorly with rural voters as only 15% support him compared with 58% for Ernst.
First debate between Iowa U.S. Senate candidates Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst
The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is 6 points behind his GOP rival, Joni Ernst, according to The Des Moines Register’s new Iowa Poll of likely voters.
Ernst leads 44 percent to 38 percent in a race that has for months been considered deadlocked. She leads nearly 4-1 with rural voters, and is up double digits with independents.
“Very interesting, and good news not just for Ernst but also for the GOP’s chances of taking the U.S. Senate,” said national political prognosticator Larry Sabato of “Sabato’s Crystal Ball.”
Just seven months ago, political analysts considered Braley almost a shoo-in for a seat held for 30 years by liberal Democrat Tom Harkin.
49 year old Beverly Carter has been missing since Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Scott, Arkansas. Carter is a real estate agent who was supposed to meet an unknown person at a home on 14202 Old River Road in Scott to show a house around 5:30 p.m. However, after 3 hours of no contact, her husband went to the home on Old River Road, found his wife’s car with her purse and wallet inside, but she was nowhere to be found. The front door of the home was wide open. Beverly Carter has not been seen since. Her husband did say that he received three text from his wife around 1 a.m. Friday but that it didn’t sound like her at all.
Beverly Carter is blonde, has green eyes, is 5′ 2″ tall and weighs around 145lbs. She was last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt and red shorts.
Beverly Carter – Missing
Police are still searching for clues in the disappearance of a central Arkansas real estate agent.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 49-year-old Beverly Carter. She was reported missing by her husband September 25 after she was supposed to meet an unknown person at a home on Old River Road in Scott to show a house around 5:30 p.m.
After three and half hours of no contact, her husband went to the home on Old River Road and found his wife’s car with her purse and wallet inside, but she was nowhere to be found, and investigators have found no trace of a crime.
“Her car was there, and the house was wide open, and I knew that something was wrong,” her husband, Carl Carter, described of the scene when he went to look for her.
People living near the home are shocked. Some told us they saw Beverly’s car and another vehicle in the driveway last night but thought nothing of it because the home is for sale.
“A tall skinny white man got out of the truck to pull up the one he was showing the house to,” a neighbor said.
Carter said he and Beverly have been married for 35 years and he wants her back home with the family.
Detectives are looking at this as a missing persons case.
While one of the detectives said he believes Beverly was taken from the home, no description on the possible suspect or a vehicle have been released.
Police are in their second day of looking for clues in the disappearance of a central Arkansas real estate agent. More than 250 volunteers were out helping authorities search for clues Saturday.
Saturday’s volunteers were divided into two groups — one group searched Old River Road, where Carter’s car was found, and the other group was sent to I-30 and Highway 161. Some searched by foot, others by ATV. Deputies received dozens of requests from search crews to check on items that could possibly lead to clues, but so far, no evidence has turned up.
“It’s a vast amount of acreage,” said Lt. Carl Minden. “There’s a lot of farm land, swamp. There’s a lot of waterways.”
If anyone has any information on her whereabouts are urged to call the Pulaski County sheriff’s office’s 24-hour communications number, (501) 340-6963; its criminal investigations division, (501) 340-6940; or the central Arkansas CrimeStoppers tip line, (501) 340-8477.
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz Wins The 2014 Value Voters Summit Presidential Straw Poll … Mocked MSM & PC Police with Undocumented White House Visitor Joke
America, if you really want to elect a true Conservative to turn the country around, you best get serious about Ted Cruz.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wowed them at the 2014 Values Voters Summit and won the straw poll for the second year in a row. Ted Cruz won with 25%, former Johns Hopkins University neurosurgeon and political newbie Ben Carson came in second with 20%, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee came in third, with 12%. Carson also came in first in the polling for vice president, winning 22% of the votes. Just a note to those at Value Voter Summit, Huckabee is not a conservative.
But Ted Cruz was the star of the show and had the crowd laughing with joke about the recent White House fence jumper, nailing the MSM, political correctness and illegal immigration all in one.
“We should hold the media to account. Because I will say in their reporting on this person who broke into the White House, they really have not used the politically correct term and we should insist that ABC, NBC, CBS, they refer to the visitor according to the term that is politically correct, an undocumented White House visitor.
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz won the Value Voters Summit presidential straw poll on Saturday.
The crowd burst onto applause on Saturday, as Family Research Council President Tony Perkins announced that Cruz won 25 percent of votes at the annual Washington conference.
The victory is a big victory to the Republican firebrand and Tea Party icon, coming just a day after he drew standing ovations with a religious and emotional speech that blasted ObamaCare, congressional Democrats and called for Republicans to take over the White House in 2016.
Cruz also won the straw poll in 2013.
Coming in second was neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a political novice who has a large following in conservative circles but said earlier this week that there is a “strong” likelihood that he would run for president. He won 20 percent of the votes.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) came in third, with 12 percent of the vote.
As a signal of Carson’s popularity at the summit, the former Johns Hopkins University neurosurgeon came in first in the polling for vice president, winning 22 percent of the votes.
Police Officer Shot Saturday Night in Ferguson, Missouri While Confronting Two Burglars … Shooting Suspect Still at Large
And the spotlight continues on Ferguson …
A police officer was shot Saturday night in Ferguson, MO as he was conducting a routine business check at the Ferguson Community Center in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue in Ferguson. According to Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, the officer spotted two suspects trying to break into a business while on routine patrol, the officer confronted the suspects, and then one of them pulled a gun and fired at the officer striking him in the arm. He was transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital and is expected to be okay. The shooting suspect was last seen running into a wooded area behind the Community Center. The shooting suspect is described as a black male with deadlocks, 5’11″, wearing a dark shirt and dark pants. The suspects is still at large.
A Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday night. The officer, a man, survived the shooting, authorities said.
The shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue in Ferguson, near the new Ferguson Community Center.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Saturday night that the officer was on routine patrol and spotted two suspects trying to break into a business. He said the business was in Ferguson.
When the officer confronted the suspects, Jackson said, one of them pulled a gun and fired at the officer. The officer was struck once in the arm, and was expected to be okay.
At a news conference near the Ferguson Police Department early Sunday, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar gave the same account of the shooting as Jackson.
He added that police fired at the suspects at some point during the altercation. But there is no evidence that they were hit. “We have no indication either suspect was shot,” Belmar said.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar press conference regarding incident