SIX BALTIMORE POLICE OFFICERS CHARGES IN THE DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY.
Six police officers, Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., Officer William Porter, Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White, Officer Edward Nero and Officer Garrett Miller have been charged in the death of Freddie Brown. So was this a political arrest or a criminal one? Was this done to appease the mob? As reported at CBS Baltimore, cheers erupted as City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby after she announced that the charges were brought against the police officers. The charges against the officers range from second degree depraved heart murder for the driver of the van to manslaughter to misconduct in office to false imprisonment.
Baltimore officers charged, clockwise from top left: Caesar Goodson; Brian Rice; Alicia White; Garrett Miller; William Porter; and Edward Nero. Credit Baltimore Police Department
- Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., 45, the driver of the police van that carried Freddie Gray was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, two vehicular manslaughter charges and misconduct in office.
- Officer William Porter, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
- Lt. Brian Rice, 41, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
- Sgt. Alicia White, 30, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
- Officer Edward Nero, 29, was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
- Officer Garrett Miller, 26, was charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.
The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray – who died after being injured in police custody – have been charged criminally, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday.
Mosby’s announcement on the steps of the War Memorial Building was greeted with cheers and applause. Mosby said she told Gray’s family that “no one is above the law and I would pursue justice upon their behalf.”
The city was gearing up for another round of demonstrations after the announcement. Baltimore City and Maryland state offices granted workers in the city liberal leave early Friday afternoon.
After the charges were announced, Desmond Taylor, 29, shouted in jubilee in front of the War Memorial Building.
“I did not expect this, but I prayed for it,” he said. “This day means that your actions bring consequences in Baltimore City.”
Prisoner in Van Says Freddie Gray “Was Intentionally Tried to Injure Himself” and “Banging Against the Walls” of the Vehicle
EVEN IF TRUE, THERE IS NO WAY THE MOB IS GOING TO BELIEVE THAT FREDDIE GRAY INJURED HIMSELF, NOT A CHANCE …
The Washington Post is reporting that a prisoner who was being transported in the same van as Freddie Gray said, he could hear Gray banging against the walls of the police vehicle and the individual believed that he (Freddie Gray) “was intentionally trying to injure himself.” The 25 year old Freddie Gray was found unconscious in the police van when it arrived at a police station on April 12, having suffered a spinal injury and died a week later. Gray’s death touched off protests in Baltimore, Maryland and was used as the justification for violence, looting and rioting following his funeral. We are also learning this morning that there will be no complete, official police report forthcoming in Baltimore on Friday regarding the death of Freddie Gray.
The truth of the matter is that many things could have happened. Its hard to know how one would know someone was intentionally trying to hurt oneself like this when you could only hear and not see. Could some one sever ones spine by knocking their head against the way of a van? Seems hard to believe. Could one who was in restraints sever their spine if they had a seizure?
VIDEO: Megyn Kelley, The Kelley File – Did Freddie Gray Tried to Injure Himself in Police Custody
A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post.
The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him. His statement is contained in an application for a search warrant, which is sealed by the court. The Post was given the document under the condition that the prisoner not be named because the person who provided it feared for the inmate’s safety.
The document, written by a Baltimore police investigator, offers the first glimpse of what might have happened inside the van. It is not clear whether any additional evidence backs up the prisoner’s version, which is just one piece of a much larger probe.
Gray was found unconscious in the wagon when it arrived at a police station on April 12. The 25-year-old had suffered a spinal injury and died a week later, touching off waves of protests across Baltimore, capped by a riot Monday in which hundreds of angry residents torched buildings, looted stores and pelted police officers with rocks.
For a fantastic account and summary of the death of Freddie Gray, read the post at Legal Insurrection.
This new narrative questions the claims of police brutality that the protesters of Baltimore have jumped on as well as the MSM, Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. Is this scenario plausible? One thing is for certain, there is no way that the protesters in Baltimore or around the country who already believe this is a case of police brutality will care.
In it, a prisoner who was in the same police van as Gray said he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the van and thought Gray “was intentionally trying to injure himself.”
The prisoner was separated from Gray by a metal barrier and could not see him, police have said.
The account is similar to what Batts told CNN affiliate WJZ last week, when the police commissioner said another suspect in the van heard Gray “thrashing about.”
But Gray family attorney Jason Downs disputes the notion that Gray caused his own fatal injury.
“We disagree with any implication that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord,” Downs told the Post. “We question the accuracy of the police reports we’ve seen thus far, including the police report that says Mr. Gray was arrested without force or incident.”
An attorney for the local police union has said those moments in the van are critical to understanding the case.
“Our position is something happened in that van,” police union attorney Michael Davey said. “We just don’t know what.”
22 Year Old Missing Indiana University Student Hannah N. Wilson Found Dead … 49 Year Old Daniel E. Messel Arrested & Charged with Murder
22 year old missing Indiana University coed Hannah N. Wilson has been found dead. Hannah Wilson of Fishers was reported missing after she was last seen early Friday morning. Her body was found Friday morning, near Plum Creek, which is east of Lake Lemon in Brown County about 20 miles from the IU campus. The county is just east of Monroe County, where the IU campus is located. According to the Brown County Coroner, Hannah died as a result of blunt force trauma. According to reports, Wilson suffered three or four blows to the head.
A missing Indiana University senior died of blunt force trauma, according to the Brown County Coroner.
Hannah Wilson, 22, of Fishers, was reported missing after she was last seen early Friday morning. Her body was found near Plum Creek, which is east of Lake Lemon in Brown County.
Indiana State Police said Daniel Messel, 49, of Bloomington was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in connection to her death.
Brown County Coroner Earl Piper said an autopsy performed Saturday morning determined Wilson died of blunt force trauma to the head, approximately 4-7 hours before her body was found Friday morning.
Indiana State Police confirm they discovered the body of 22-year-old Hannah N. Wilson in Needmore, about 20 miles from the Bloomington campus in rural Brown County, though her time of death was ruled to be four- to seven hours before she was found. She had three- to four blows to the head and bruises on her hands, arms and shoulder according to Brown County Coroner Earl Piper. The bruises may be defensive wounds.
She was fully dressed when investigators found her, wearing pants, a long-sleeved blouse and lace-up tennis shoes. There was no sign of sexual assault.
Coroner Piper also conducted full toxicology tests, but those results will take 10-14 days.
Police are still working to determine what weapon was used against her.
A spokesman with Indiana University released the following statement:
“The entire IU Bloomington community mourns the tragic death of Hannah Wilson. Our deepest sympathies go out to Hannah’s family and friends during this unspeakably sad time.”
Hannah Wilson was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority at Indiana University, that released a statement on Saturday:
“The entire Gamma Phi Beta family mourns the tragic loss of Hannah. She was a sister, friend and cherished member who will be genuinely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hannah’s friends, family and the women of Beta Phi Chapter.”
Daniel Messell – previously convicted felon
The police have arrested 49 year old Daniel Messell and charged him with the murder of 22 year old Hannah Wilson. What a shock, this POS was a previously convicted felon and let loose to once again prey on an innocent community. The Police have not disclosed a possible motive or said whether Messel and Wilson knew one another. No additional details on the killing had been released by Saturday evening. Messel was being held at the Brown County Jail.
Indiana State Police confirmed the identity of the student to be 22-year-old Hannah N. Wilson from Fishers, Indiana.
After an investigation, police were led to Daniel Messell, 49, of Bloomington.
He was arrested by detectives and is being held on a preliminary charge of murder.
Messel is a convicted felon. His long list of arrests dating back to 1993 include Criminal Recklessness; Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated; Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury; and Disorderly Conduct.
An autopsy Saturday morning showed that Hannah N. Wilson died of blunt force trauma to the back of the head, Brown County Coroner Earl Piper said.
A woman driving on Plum Creek Road Friday morning saw Wilson’s body face-down in a vacant lot at State Road 45 and Plum Creek. A call to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department reporting the body came in at 8:30 a.m., according to dispatch logs.
Wilson had been dead for 10 hours or less when she was found, Piper said. She was wearing pants, a blouse and lace-up tennis shoes.
Piper said no weapons were found at the crime scene.
UPDATE III: Balloon Release to honor the life of Hannah Wilson
Information and investigative leads are still being gathered as this investigation is still active. Investigators and the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office encourage anyone with information related to Hannah Wilson’s activities prior to being reported missing to call the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at (812) 332-4411.
ARRESTS MADE IN ITALY FOR 2010 SUICIDE BOMB PLOT AGAINST THE VATICAN AND POPE BENEDICT XVI …
As reported at Reuters, Italian security forces have arrested 18 radical Islamic extremists Friday who prosecutors said were behind a failed 2010 plot to attack the Vatican as well as a bombing at a Pakistan market that killed more than 100 a year earlier. Prosecutor Mauro Mura stated in Cagliari, Sardinia that wiretaps indicated the suspected terrorists, including two former bodyguards for Usama bin Laden, planned a bomb attack at the Vatican and went as far as to send a suicide bomber to Rome.
Italian police were arresting 18 people on Friday suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who were plotting attacks on the Vatican as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Some of the suspects, who are all Pakistanis and Afghans, were arrested in early morning raids across Italy. Police burst into the home of the group’s suspected spiritual leader, in the northern city of Bergamo, a video released by them showed.
Though the suspects were plotting attacks mainly in their native countries, phone taps suggest the Vatican was also a target, said Mauro Mura, chief prosecutor of the Sardinian city of Cagliari, where the group based its headquarters.
In the tapped conversations, the suspects discuss “a big jihad in Italy,” added Mario Carta, head of the police unit on the case. They reference the word “baba”, which could mean the pope, Carta said.
“We don’t have proof, we have strong suspicion,” that the Holy See was a possible target, he added.
Raids were carried out simultaneously in seven different Italian provinces with arrest warrants for 18 suspected Islamic extremists following a lengthy investigation in Cagliari, capital of the Italian island Sardinia.
Authorities uncovered plans for a suicide bomber plot against the Vatican in 2010, when Pope Benedict XVI was pontiff. Evidence includes a “martyr’s vow” from a would-be suicide bomber threatening to strike against the Vatican, the spiritual focal point for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
Mario Carta, an official from the counter-terror police force that carried out the raids, called it “one of the most important operations ever carried out in Italy.” Police said the operation targeted an “extremely well-structured terror network” based in Sardinia since at least 2005 that was made up of Pakistani and Afghan nationals.
Nine people have been arrested, and two are still at large in Italy. Seven of the suspects are believed to be in Pakistan, Carta said.
Mary Nunes Missing Since 2004 from New Hampshire Finally Found Trying to Enter the United States … 50 Year Old Scott Kelley Arrested for Non-Custodial Kidnapping
19 year old Mary Nunes found after a decade …
Mary Nunes has been missing since November 2004 in New Hampshire when at the age of 8 years old, she was kidnapped and taken to Costa Rica by her step father Scott Kelley and mother amid a custody dispute in 1996. The girls mother claimed she did so because the father, who had full custody was abusive. However, the authorities never believed those claims and never filed any charges against the missing girls father. Mary Nunes had been missing more than a decade when authorities got a tip that Scott Kelly and Mary Nunes were attempting to gain passports to return to the United States. The authorities allowed them both to be issued temporary passports and when they arrives to the United States.
50 year old Scott Kelly was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia by US Marshall’s last Wednesday at 2PM. Kelly is currently in custody at a Clayton County jail and awaiting to be extradited to New Hampshire where he will face kidnapping charges of an 8 year old girl. Mary Nunes’ mother, Genevieve Kelley, had previously returned to the US in 2014 and turned herself in to the authorities. Genevieve Kelley remains on track for a May 8 trial after Judge Peter Bornstein on March 24 denied a motion to dismiss the state’s charge of custodial interference pending in Coos County.
According to a spokesperson with the U.S. Marshals, 50-year-old Scott Kelly has been wanted in New Hampshire since November 2004 when he was accused of the non-custodial kidnapping of Mary Nunes, who was 8-years-old at the time.
Police say that on April 13, Kelly and Nunes, now 19, went to the U.S. Consulate in Costa Rica to request passports to return the U.S. It was at this time that police say they discovered the warrant for Kelly and realized Nunes was reported missing.
Police say a temporary passport was issued for both Kelly and Nunes and they were allowed to return to the U.S. When they arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, police say Kelly was immediately arrested.
When they arrived in Atlanta on Wednesday, U.S. Marshals were waiting, and arrested Kelley.
“Nunes was interviewed to ensure her health and safety and was allowed to continue to her final destination. Kelley is currently being held at Cobb County Jail pending extradition to New Hampshire.”
Dr. Nunes made the following statement Wednesday: “We love Mary and are overjoyed that she is alive and back in the US. Our hearts and home are open to her, and we will do everything we can to insure she remains safe and healthy. We remain concerned about her emotional and physical well-being. We look forward to the day our family is finally reunited.”
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kim Richards Arrested at Beverly Hills Hotel After Going on a Drunken Rampage & Kicking a Police Officer
REAL ARREST IN BEVERLY HILLS …
Kim Richards was arrested by police after she was asked to leave the Polo Lounge inside the Beverly Hills Hotel and instead became unruly. Instead of leaving, she locked herself in a bathroom. The police has to be called where the cops had to drag the housewife out of the bathroom. Richards, who has struggled with substance abuse, was reportedly belligerent, slurring her speech and reeked of booze. Richards was charged with trespassing, resisting arrest, batter of a police officer and being drunk in public.
Kim Richards was arrested early Thursday morning after the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star went on a drunken rampage and locked herself inside a hotel bathroom. TMZ reports, Richards was asked to leave the Polo Lounge inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel after she got drunk and was “unruly,” but instead of doing so she locked herself inside a bathroom and refused to leave. The hotel then called the cops. Cops had to drag the housewife out of the bathroom.
Third Arrest in Panama City Spring Break Rape … George Davon Kennedy of Murfreesboro, TN Arrested on Suspicion of Gang-Raping a Woman in Florida During Spring Break
3RD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN PANAMA CITY, FL SPRING BREAK GANG RAPE …
A third suspect, 21 year old George Davon Kennedy, has been arrested on suspicion of the gang rape in Panama City, Florida during Spring break. Kennedy is a Middle Tennessee State University student from Murfreesboro, TN. According to the Bay County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office Kennedy was arrested in DeKalb County, Georgia and charged with suspicion of being a principal to sexual assault by multiple perpetrators. Previously, two Troy University students, Delonte’ Martistee, 22, and Ryan Austin Calhoun, 23, were arrested in the gang rape of an 1p year old girl on a Panama City beach in broad daylight as hundreds looked on. (VIDEO)
George Davon Kennedy
A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the gang rape of a woman on a Florida beach just steps away from crowds of spring break revelers, officials announced Wednesday.
Middle Tennessee State University student George Davon Kennedy, 21, was arrested in Georgia’s DeKalb County, according to the Bay County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office.
Kennedy, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was arrested on suspicion of being a principal to sexual assault by multiple perpetrators, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Kennedy is being held in DeKalb County, according to the county’s online inmate locator. The county Sheriff’s Office could not be reached for comment.
File this one under, its a bout friggin time. Spring break in Panama City has been out of control for years, but sadly it took a disgusting and vile gang rape while hundreds of people looked on and did nothing to so outrage a community to be able to finally overlook the monetary gain. SICK!
Authorities in Panama City Beach, in the spotlight after video of an alleged gang rape went viral, say it’s not the first video of its kind they’ve seen, and they are sick of it.
While the video is “one of the most disgusting, repulsive, sickening things that I’ve seen this year on Panama City Beach,” it’s not an isolated incident, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen said.
“This is not the first video we’ve recovered. It’s not the second video. It’s not the third video. There’s a number of videos we’ve recovered with things similar to this, and I can only imagine how many things we haven’t recovered.”
28 Year Old Ashley Pegram Missing Since 4/3/15 in Dorchester County, SC after Date with Man She Met on Kik (Update: 30 Year Old Edward Bonilla Arrested)
28 year old Ashley Pegram has been missing since April 3, 2015 in Dorchester County, South Carolina after she went out on a date she met via the instant messaging service Kik. Pegram, a mother of three who lives in the Clemson Terrace neighborhood near Summerville, left home about 9:30 p.m. on her date and has not been seen nor heard from since. According to the incident report from the Sheriff’s Office, Pegram’s family identified the user name of the 18-year-old man she went out with. According to her sister, Pegram was not carrying a cellphone, credit cards or other identification. Ashley Pegram’s sister shares a cellphone with her, and they were able to find text messages indicating the man lives in Hanahan. The acquaintance Pegram met via Kik and who would be the last person ever to see her told police that she was heavily intoxicated so he kicked her out of his car around midnight near Main Street in Berkeley County.
Missing – Ashley Pegram
A 28-year-old Dorchester County woman has been missing since she went out on a date she arranged on an instant messaging service almost two weeks ago.
Ashley Pegram, a mother of three who lives in the Clemson Terrace neighborhood near Summerville, left home about 9:30 p.m. April 3 with a man she met through Kik, a messaging app for smartphones that she had used before to line up dates, according to her family. She never came home. She was last near the house in a slate-blue 2005 Hyundai Sonata.
Pegram is described as 5 feet 1 inch tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, usually wearing black-framed glasses. She was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and black flip-flops with sparkles.
Really, Ashley Pegram was heavily intoxicated so her date kicked her out of the car around midnight? Who is he, Joran Van der Sloot? This story is hardly believable. Police believe that foul play may be involved. Ya think?
An incident report states the woman’s sister found text messages between Pegram and her date, who identified himself on the dating application as 18-year-old Emoney Dom of Hanahan.
Dom reportedly told the sister that he kicked Pegram out of his car near a Kangaroo Gas Station on Main Street in Berkeley County around midnight.
Detectives are continuing to investigate Dom’s involvement.
Deputies say Pegram was last seen in the early morning hours of April 4 at a gas station on College Park Road. She has not been seen or heard from since.
Foul play is “a definite possibility,” Dorchester County deputies say.
Police in South Carolina have arrested a man on an obstruction charge in the case of a woman who went missing after a date she arranged through a messaging app, reports CBS affiliate WCSC.
Wednesday night, deputies arrested 30-year-old Edward Bonilla and charged him with obstruction of justice in the case, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Capt. Tony Phinney told the station. Police confirmed to WCSC the suspect is the same man she went out on a date with that evening.
According to the station, Bonilla is accused of providing false and misleading information about Pegram’s disappearance.
Deputies arrested 30-year-old Edward Bonilla and charged him with obstruction of justice, according to Dorchester County Sheriff’s Capt. Tony Phinney. According to court documents, Bonilla is accused of providing false and misleading information about the disappearance of Ashley Nichole Pegram.
Authorities did not initially say how Bonilla was connected to Pegram when his arrest was announced Thursday morning.
Detectives say Bonilla spoke with deputies on or about April 8 and provided information about Pegram’s disappearance. Court documents state detectives following up on that information learned it was false and misleading. A judge set a $400,000 surety bond for Bonilla Thursday morning.
Deputies say the Summerville woman was reported missing by family on April 4. Family members say they last saw Pegram on Friday, April 3 around 9 p.m. when she left to go on a date with an unknown man that she was talking with on the social media site “Kik.”
That man was later identified as Bonilla, officials say.
If you have any information on Pegram’s whereabouts, call Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office at 843-832-0333, or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.
Pilot Arrested After Small Aircraft Lands Near Capitol (Update: Man Identified as 61 Year Old Doug Hughes)
BIZARRE … HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN IN A POST-9-11 WORLD?
A small single man aircraft flew through restricted airspace in Washington, DC and landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The pilot was arrested after making what he called an act of civil disobedience and a protest against campaign finance reform. WHAT THE HELL? According to authorities, no weapons were found on the plane and a bomb squad found nothing hazardous on the aircraft. With all the screw-ups lately by the Secret Service in allowing individuals onto the White House grounds, maybe some one would like to explain this one?
HOW IN THE WORLD DID THIS FLYING GO-CART, GYROPLANE, MAKE IT THRU RESTRICTED AIRSPACE AND THIS CLOSE TO THE CAPITAL WITHOUT GETTING BLOWN OUT OF THE SKY?
A Florida mailman bent on making a public statement about corruption in Congress flew a small one-man aircraft through restricted airspace and landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, the latest in a recent series of startling security breaches at the seat of government in Washington.
No weapons were found on the plane and the man stated he was making an act of civil disobedience. But the sight of his low and slow-flying aircraft approaching and landing by Washington’s most famous landmarks prompted a brief security lockdown at the Capitol and raised broader concerns about the effectiveness of security measures in an area that home to all three branches of government.
He described the plane as “a 250-pound ultralight gyroplane,” a type of aircraft often called a “gyrocopter,” made from kits and propelled by a small motor with room for only a pilot on board. “I’m the pilot,” he wrote.
“What’s unique and newsworthy is the delivery,” he wrote to the TV station. “I’m going to land my gyro on the front lawn of the Capitol Building at the top end of the National Mall. The issue is important enough to defy the no-fly zone and risk life and limb, and my freedom in pursuit of an honest government that represents the people.”
On the website, he wrote: “This isn’t my regular route. I’m a mailman in Riverview, FL – near Tampa. I’m 61 years old, married, with four children. I flew with my father who was a private pilot, fixed wing and almost helicopter. I’ve been flying gyrocopters for over a year.”
22 Year Old Alma Del Real Missing Since 4/12/15 in South Bend, IN (Update: Body Found Likely Missing Indiana Woman; 24 Year Old Alberto Cruz Arrested, Charged with Murder)
22 year old Alma Del Real has been missing since Sunday, April 12, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. According to accounts, Alma Del Real hasn’t been seen since about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, when a friend dropped her off at her Ewing Street home after she left Studio Rumba 305, a nightclub on South Main Street. She has not been seen or heard from since and she never showed up for work on Monday. She was last seen wearing a light blue, skinny, ripped, high-waisted pants, a black crop top, and a tan, leather jacket. The South bend police department is asking for your help in locating Alma Del Real.
Missing – Alma Del Real
Alma Del Real hasn’t been seen since about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, when a friend dropped her off at her Ewing Street home after she left Studio Rumba 305, a nightclub on South Main Street.
Del Real has had no contact with her friends of family, and she did not show up for work Monday, city police Capt. Phil Trent said in a news release. She also missed a conference she was supposed to attend with a friend in Chicago.
Del Real was last seen wearing ripped, light blue, slim-fitting pants, a black crop top and a tan fitted leather jacket. She is 5-foot-5, 137 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Del Real is asked to call the South Bend Police Department at 574-235-6480.
Police believe they have found the body of a missing 22-year-old South Bend woman, and a 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection to her death.
South Bend police say the body they believe belongs to Alma Del Real was found Wednesday in Marshall County. An autopsy is scheduled Thursday in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and police say they’re awaiting official confirmation that it’s Del Real.
According to police, the suspect was booked into St. Joseph County Jail Wednesday night on a preliminary charge of murder. St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter tells the South Bend Tribune that formal charges are expected within the coming days.
“I want to send out my heartfelt condolences to the family because I know as much of a toll it took on me and my personal family regarding this case, I can’t imagine what it has done to them,” Gobel said. “My little girl asked me every day if I found Alma yet, and today I get to go home and say we have.”
BREAKING: Body found in Culver identified as Alma Del Real. … 24-year-old Alberto Cruz arrested and charged with Murder.
Police booked 24-year-old Alberto Cruz into the St. Joseph County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder in Del Real’s death.
Metro Homicide Commander Tim Corbett says police were able to gather enough information from Cruz to locate Alma’s body in Marshall Count