9 People Dead, Including Gunman in Multiple Locations in Tyrone, Missouri (VIDEO – Press Conf) (Update: Gunman ID’d as Gunman Joseph Jesse Aldridge)(Update: Victims – Husband & Wife Darrell Aldridge & Julie Aldridge and Husband & Wife Harold Aldridge & Janelle Aldridge)
NINE PEOPLE DEAD AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS IN TYRONE, MO … SUSPECT ALSO DEAD.
CNN is reporting that 9 people have been killed at multiple locations in Tyrone, Missouri. The suspect is also dead. According to Sheriff James Sigman, there are multiple crime scenes, including four in the Texas County community of Tyrone. The school district have asked officials in Tyrone to show up early. Oh no, this was not a school shooting; however, it is possible and most likely that a child has been killed in this mass shooting and thus the reason why counseling is being provided at the school this morning.
The gunman is reported dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Eight people, plus a suspect, were found dead in multiple locations after a report of gunfire in south-central Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Friday morning.
Police said there were “multiple homicides,” although one of the eight, an elderly woman, apparently died of natural causes. Police didn’t say how the others died, though police found them in several homes in Tyrone, Missouri, after a report of gunfire Thursday night.
The suspect, a 36-year-old man, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot in a vehicle in an adjacent county, the highway patrol said.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports it began at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday when the Texas County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance with a disturbance involving a weapon at a home in Tyrone, Missouri. A juvenile female caller told authorities she was in the home and apparently heard gun shots. She made the call from a neighbor’s house
Texas County deputies reported finding found two deceased persons at this residence. Further investigation revealed five additional people dead and one person wounded in three additional homes.
The apparent suspect, a 36-year-old man from Tyrone, was found dead in a vehicle in Shannon County from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities say they found a ninth person dead in the search, but say that person apparently died of natural causes.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said the Texas County Sheriff’s Department asked for help at 10:15 p.m. on a disturbance involving a weapon at a residence in Tyrone, Missouri.
“A juvenile female caller indicated she was in the residence and apparently heard gun shots. She immediately fled to a neighbor’s house to notify authorities.”
“Responding deputies found two deceased persons at this residence. Further investigation revealed five additional victims who were deceased and one additional victim who was wounded in three additional residences.
“All three residences were in Tyrone.
“Another residence revealed the body of a deceased elderly female who appeared to have died from natural causes.
“The apparent suspect, a 36-year-old male from Tyrone, was found dead in a vehicle at a location in Shannon County from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A gunman went door to door in a small south-central Missouri community late Thursday, fatally shooting 7 people before driving to an adjoining county and apparently killing himself, State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder said Friday.
Texas County deputies investigating the killings in the unincorporated community of Tyrone, Mo., also found the body of an elderly woman who is believed to have died of natural causes. “We’re not calling her a victim at this time,” Kinder told reporters in Houston, Mo.
Tyrone Missouri killings Police press conference
Kinder did not release the names of the dead or explain any possible connection between the victims and the 36-year-old man suspected in the killings.
The deputies found bodies in four separate residences in the Tyrone area after responding to a 911 call around 10:15 p.m. Thursday regarding a disturbance. The caller, described as a juvenile girl, reported hearing shots in her residence “and immediately fled to a neighbor’s house,” the statement said.
Deputies found two bodies at the first house then five more bodies – plus an injured person – at three more houses. The body of the deceased elderly woman was found at yet another residence as deputies canvassed the area, the highway patrol said.
The gunman’s body was found in a car in Shannon County to the east.
Texas County Coroner Tom Whittaker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the deceased woman and the alleged gunman have the same surname. Investigators, he said, suspect that he may have gone on a shooting spree after discovering her body.
Joseph Jesse Aldridge
Gunman Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a car in a neighboring county after the killings in the rural community of Tyrone, located in the southern part of the state, about 90 miles east of Springfield, authorities said.
Texas County coroner Tom Whittaker told NBC affiliate KSDK that the body of a woman identified by authorities as Aldridge’s mother, 74-year-old Alice Aldridge, had been dead for 24 hours before she was found by authorities Thursday night, and she is thought to have died of natural causes.
Whittaker said the suspect’s discovery of the body may have sparked the killing spree, but investigators said a motive has not yet been determined. Texas County Sheriff’s deputies first learned of the rampage — which spanned six crime scenes in a three-mile radius in Tyrone — just after 10 p.m. local time after a juvenile female called 911 and said there were gunshots in her home.
Four of the seven victims were identified as husband and wife Darrell Aldridge and Julie Aldridge and husband and wife Harold Aldridge and Janelle Aldridge, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder said at a news conference Friday, adding that the some were cousins of the suspect.
Eight people were killed, including the alleged gunman, in multiple shootings Thursday night near Tyrone in Texas County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the suspect, 36-year-old Joseph Jesse Aldridge, apparently killed seven individuals and injured another at multiple residences before fleeing to Shannon County and killing himself. Authorities believe a ninth person died of natural causes before the shooting spree and may have motivated the gunman.
The patrol identified four victims Friday afternoon at a press conference as two married couples: Garold Dee Aldridge, 52, and Julie Ann Aldridge, 47, and Harold Wayne Aldridge, 50, and Janell Arlisa Aldridge, 48.
Three victims’ names are not being released pending notification of next of kin.
JURY FINDS EDDIE RAY ROUTH GUILTY!
Tonight, it took an Erath County, Texas jury less than 2 1/2 hours of deliberation to find Eddie Ray Routh guilty of the murder of American sniper, Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. The verdict came in at around 9:20 p.m. local time (10:20 p.m. E.T.) at a Stephenville, Texas courthouse. Routh will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. Chad Littlefield’s brother-in-law, Jerry Richardson, said of Routh after the sentence was handed down (VIDEO), “You took the lives of two heroes, men that tried to be a friend to you. You became an American disgrace.”
Eddie Ray Routh, the former Marine and Iraq War vet struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, was found guilty of capital murder Tuesday night in the shooting deaths of American Sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.
Routh stared straight ahead at the judge’s bench as Judge Jason Cashon read the verdict. The jury of 10 women and two men took just over two hours to convict Routh, 27, in the murder of Kyle, 38, and Littlefield, 35, at an upscale shooting range near Fort Worth on Feb. 2, 2013.
Immediately after the verdict was read, Cashon condemned Routh to life in prison in the Texas criminal justice system without possibility for parole. Routh could appeal the verdict.
“We have waited two years for God to give [us] justice on behalf of our son,” Littlefield’s mother, Judy, told reporters outside the courthouse. “And as always, God has proven to be faithful, and we’re so thrilled that we have the verdict that we have tonight.”
Chris Kyle’s widow, Taya, was not in the courtroom when the verdict was read. Earlier in the day, she had stormed out of the courtroom in the middle of the defense’s closing arguments, whispering an expletive and slamming her hand on the wall as she walked out the door. At the time, attorneys were discussing how useful it would have been for Routh’s mother to have told Chris Kyle about her son’s history of violence.
God Bless Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, May they rest in Eternal Peace
AMBER ALERT: 3 Year Old Elinor Trotta Missing Since 2/23/15 in New Castle, DE … Abducted by 43 Year Old Mother’s Ex-boyfriend Michael Trotta (Update: Elinor Trotta Found Safe in Mass, Father Arrested)
A multi-state AMBER ALERT has been issued for missing 3 Year Old Elinor Trotta.
An Amber Alert has been issued for missing 3 year old Elinor Trotta. Police responded to a home on the 800 block of East Basin Road in New Castle, Delaware around 6:45 p.m. Monday for a report of a domestic assault. The woman told police her ex-boyfriend, 43-year-old Michael Trotta, came to the home, assaulted her and then took their 3-year-old daughter Elinor Trotta. Police state that 3 year old Elinor is in “imminent danger” and that Michael Trotta may have fled with her to New Jersey and is possibly heading to New York City. Trotta fled with Elinor in a 1989 gray Mazda 626 with Delaware plates but that car was later found near the scene in Delaware and towed away.
Police issued a multistate AMBER ALERT and the FBI got involved in the search for a Delaware girl who police say was abducted by her father and could be in a sport utility vehicle heading through New Jersey.
Police responded to a home on the 800 block of East Basin Road in New Castle, Delaware around 6:45 p.m. Monday for a report of a domestic assault. The woman told police her ex-boyfriend, 43-year-old Michael Trotta, came to the home, assaulted her and then took their 3-year-old daughter Elinor Trotta.
Delaware State Police issued the alert because New Castle County Police said that Elinor is now in “imminent danger” and that Trotta may have fled with her to New Jersey — possibly heading to New York City.
Elinor, who has shoulder-length brown hair and weighs about 60 pounds, was last seen wearing a purple puffy coat, pink pants and “Frozen” sneakers. Trotta, who is described as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 pounds, with a scruffy beard and balding, was last seen wearing all black clothing.
If anyone has any information are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately or contact the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 573-2800 or visit www.nccpd.com.
UPDATE @ 5:38 p.m.: The Amber Alert for the state of Delaware has been canceled. Three-year-old Elinor Trotta has been located and is safe.
Elinor Trotta and her father Michael Trotta were both found safe in Massachusetts.
The girl and her father were found at an apartment complex in Spencer, Massachusetts Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. Trotta was walking with his daughter out of the complex when he was met by an FBI SWAT team who cornered him and arrested him without incident, police said.
19 Year Old UIC Student Mohammad Hossain Arrested & Charged with Sexually Assaulting Female Coed While Acting Out Scenes from Movie, “Fifty Shades of Grey”
50 SHADES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT …
19 year old University of Illinois at Chicago freshman Mohammad Hossain was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 19 year old female coed in what prosecutors are saying was part of a re-enactment of scenes from the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The assault occurred on Saturday, February 21st around 5:30 pm in Hossain’s dorm room with a female student he knew. Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. set his bail at $500,000. He’s due back in court March 13th.
According to WGN TV, the criminal complaint says Hossain and the 19-year-old female student did have an intimate relationship in the past. He allegedly told her to take off her clothes which she did. He then tied her up with belts, covered her eyes and struck her with a third belt. When she said stop, prosecutors say Hossain hit her with his fists, held her down and raped her.
A University of Illinois at Chicago student leader was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old female student in what Cook County prosecutors said Monday was part of a re-enactment of scenes from the film “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Freshman Mohammad Hossain, 19, appeared shocked after a Cook County judge set his bail at $500,000, walking back to the lockup with his mouth wide open.
The judge was taken aback after Hossain’s lawyer, assistant Cook County public defender Sandra Bennewitz, said Hossain had been involved with several UIC leadership programs, was a student ambassador to the alumni association and was on the triathlon team.
Prosecutors said Hossain and the woman went to Hossain’s dorm room about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The two had “previously been intimate” but were not dating, said Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr.
Once inside his dorm, in the 900 block of West Harrison Street, Hossain allegedly asked the woman to remove her clothing and she did, keeping on her bra and underwear, Karr said. He then bound her hands above her head and to a bed with a belt, used another belt to bind her legs and stuffed a necktie into her mouth, Karr said.
Hossain used a knit cap to cover the woman’s eyes, Karr said, and removed the woman’s bra and underwear. He then began striking the woman with a belt. After hitting her several times, the woman told Hossain he was hurting her, told him to stop “and began shaking her head and crying,” said Karr.
Hossain continued striking the woman — including with his fists, according to an arrest report — and she managed to get one arm, and then another, free. But he then held her arms behind her back and sexually assaulted her as she continued to plead for him to stop, according to Karr.
Double Murder-Suicide: Former White Plains, NY Police Officer Glen Hochman Murders His Two Daughters (Alissa, 17, and Deanna, 13), Family Dogs and Then Commits Suicide
OH DEAR GOD, WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THIS … BEYOND TRAGIC.
The New York Daily News is reporting that Glen Hochman, a 22-year veteran who left the White Plains Police Department in January, has murdered his two teenage daughters, as well as the family dogs and then killed himself at their Adelphi Avenue home in Harrison on Saturday. In doing the unthinkable, Hochman killed his two teen daughters, 17 year old Alissa and 13 year old Deanna. Glen Hochman was found by police in the garage with a self inflicted gunshot wound. Alissa and Deanna were found dead in their bedrooms. Glen Hochman had a wife and another daughter, who were not at the house at the time of the killings.
What would have possessed the former 52 year old White Plains, NY police officer to do such an unspeakable act? White Plains Public Safety Commissioner David Chong said, Hochman served with “honor and integrity” and had an unblemished record. According to the NY Post, Glen Hochman and his wife, Anamarie, had been having serious marital problems and had been talking divorce.
Facebook: Alissa (left), 17, and Deanna Hochman, 13, Rest in Peace
The high school in the small Westchester town shaken by a former police officer’s murder of his two teenage daughters continued to come to grips with the unspeakable tragedy Sunday and was scheduled to open at noon to offer counseling to grief-stricken students.
Glen Hochman, a 22-year veteran who left the White Plains Police Department in January — killed his daughters Alissa, 17, and Deanna, 13, as well as the family’s pets in their Adelphi Ave. home in Harrison Saturday before killing himself, authorities said.
“No words to describe it,” said Chris Garritano, 17, a senior along with Alissa at Harrison High School. “We always hung out. It’s just unreal to see her gone….She always seemed happy.”
Police did not immediately reveal how the murders were committed. The retired White Plains cop was recently honored for saving a man’s life.
Glen Hochman, 52, a retired White Plains officer, killed himself after killing his two youngest daughters, Alissa Hochman, 17, and Deanna Hochman, 13, on Saturday at their home on Adelphi Avenue.
Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marracini said a gun was found at the home.
Marracini did not discuss a possible motive.
Hochman’s wife, Anamarie DiPietro-Hochman, 50, and their eldest daughter Samantha, 22, were out of town when the shooting happened.
Facebook – Glen Hochman and his daughters Deanna (center) and Alissa.
AMBER Alert Issued for 6 Year Old Kloe Rose Donohoo in Corpus Christi, TX Missing Since 2/22/15 (Abducted by 19 Year Old Austin Edward Carlin)(Update: Found Safe in Ozona, TX, Carlin in Custody)
The Corpus Christi, Texas Police Department have issued an AMBER ALERT for missing 6 year old Kloe Rose Donohoo. Kloe Rose has been missing since February 22, 2015. She is believed to have been abducted by 19 year old Austin Edward Carlin and according to law enforcement officials believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger. Carlin has a mental disability and cannot read. Authorities believe they are traveling in a white 1998 Dodge Caravan with Texas license plate 6BZXV.
Kloe Rose Donohoo was last seen at a home on the 2002 block of Yorktown Boulevard early Sunday morning, February 22. Law enforcement said that an adult relative noticed around 4:30 a.m. that Donohoo was gone. She also discovered that the suspect, 19-year-old Austin Carlin, and her van were also gone.
- White, Female, 6 years old, born 04/11/2008
- 36” tall, 56lbs, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes
SUSPECT DESCRIPTION – Austin Edward Carlin:
- White, Male, 23 years old, born 05/01/1995
- 65 ” tall, 170 lbs., Brown Hair, Brown Eyes
- last seen wearing Black Tank Top, Blue Jeans and Black Shoes. Suspect has a mental disability and cannot read
Kloe Rose Donohoo is believed to be with the suspect, Austin Edward Carlin. Carlin, 23, has a mental disability and cannot read. Donohoo is believed to be in grave or immediate danger, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Authorities believe they are travelling in a white 1998 Dodge Caravan with Texas license plate 6BZXV.
Kloe is white with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 3 feet tall and weighs 56 pounds.
Carlin is a white male with brown eyes and brown hair. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black tank top, blue jeans and black shoes.
If you have any information about Donohoo or Carlin, contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2802.
UPDATE I: Missing Corpus Christi girl found safe.
An Amber Alert issued Sunday by Corpus Christi police was canceled hours later after six-year-old Kloe Rose Donohoo was found safe more than 300 miles away.
Kloe disappeared late Saturday night, taken by Austin Edward Carlin, according to police. The girl was located in Ozona, Texas along with Carlin, who was taken into custody.
Carlin was found on Interstate 10 by a Department of Public Safety trooper who heard a report over a scanner and recognized his vehicle, Corpus Christi police said. The trooper was able to secure Donohoo and took Carlin into custody.
Tulsa, OK: Amber Ellis Arrested for Maiming & Assault with a Dangerous Weapon After Man Claims Girlfriend Tried to Bite Off His Penis
Lorena Bobbitt has nothing on Amber Ellis … who knew your teeth were dangerous weapons?
Let this be a lesson, alcohol and arguing with your girlfriend is never a good mix. Especially, if you are the boyfriend of a Tulsa OK woman, Amber Ellis. She was arrested for maiming and assault with a dangerous weapon. As the story goes, the couple had been drinking and got into an argument on the walk home and continued to argue once they got home. The victim ultimately fell asleep, one might have to say passed out. He woke up to find his girlfriend trying to bite off his penis. YIKES!
Amber Ellis was arrested for maiming and assault with a dangerous weapon.
According to the police report, the victim said he and his girlfriend were out drinking and began arguing while walking home “about how needy she had become.” The couple verbally fought in the apartment until the victim told police Ellis stormed off, slamming the bedroom door.
Police say the victim fell asleep on the couch only to wake up to find Ellis “biting his (penis) off.”
The victim told police he fought Ellis off but she hit him in the head with a laptop computer.
Guys, always be careful of crazy eyes.
NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch indefinitely Ahead of Daytona 500 in Wake of Protective Order hearing for Ex-Grlfriend Patricia Driscoll (Update: Appeal Denied)
Hmm, before any criminal charges have been made, NASCAR has suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely ahead of Daytona 500 … I guess it does not help when your nickname is “The Outlaw”.
Ahead of NASCAR’s biggest race, The Daytona 500, NASCAR has suspended driver Kurt Busch indefinitely, effectively immediately. The suspension is in the wake of a Family Court of the State of Delaware granting Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, a protective order, stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident that occurred on September 26, 2014 where Busch is accused of choking her. Kurt Busch and his legal team have denied the allegations and have put forth that notion that Patricia Driscoll is woman scorned, who has set out on a path to destroy Busch. It is a case of she said, he said, with a twist, a bizarre twist. Kurt Busch says his ex is a “trained assassin”.
NASCAR has suspended driver Kurt Busch for an indefinite period of time, which means he will not be in Sunday’s Daytona 500, pending an appeal.
“Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Kurt Busch, effective immediately,” NASCAR said in a statement. “He will not be allowed to race nor participate in any NASCAR activities until further notice.”
Busch will appeal the decision, but Regan Smith has been named his official replacement and will fill Busch’s seat on Sunday.
“We are extremely disappointed that NASCAR has suspended Kurt Busch and we plan an immediate appeal,” Busch’s attorney Rusty Hardin said in a statement. “We assure everyone, including NASCAR, that this action against Mr. Busch will turn out to be a travesty of justice, apparent to all, as this story continues to unfold.”
The former champion and current driver for Stewart-Haas has spent the last six months embroiled in a dispute with his former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. The precipitating event was an incident at Dover, Del., last fall in which Busch allegedly choked Driscoll. During that Sept. 26 incident at Busch’s motor home, Busch claimed he simply “cupped her head” and she struck her head by accident, while Driscoll claimed she was choked and thrown into a wall.
NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing following the release today of a supplemental disposition setting forth the findings and conclusions that formed the basis for the Family Court of the State of Delaware’s decision on Monday to issue an Order of Protection from Abuse against him.
Busch, driver of the No. 41 car, was found to be in violation of:
• Section 12.1.a: Actions detrimental to stock car racing
• Section 12.8: Behavioral Penalty
“Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch, effective immediately. He will not be allowed to race nor participate in any NASCAR activities until further notice.
“Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team are fully aware of our position and why this decision was made. We will continue to respect the process and timetable of the authorities involved.”
This is the first driver that NASCAR has ever suspended for domestic violence. It appears the NFL has spread to NASCAR. Obviously NASCAR felt the need to get ahead of this issue, having seen how badly NFL Roger Goodell handled the Ray Rice knock out of his girlfriend in a hotel elevator last year. Even before criminal charges were filed, NASCAR has decided to put the brakes on Kurt Busch.
It’s important to note that Busch has not yet been charged with any crime in the alleged incident — that is still an open investigation with the Delaware Attorney General’s office.
And let’s be clear: There are plenty of people in the NASCAR garage area who have their own opinions about Driscoll, her motives and her credibility.
But Jones’ ruling regarding the protective order was worded so strongly in Driscoll’s favor that it left NASCAR with no choice but to suspend Busch — especially in light of recent high-profile cases of domestic abuse or assault involving athletes, particularly NFL players Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson.
The American public appears to have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to public figures and domestic abuse.
Patricia Driscoll Granted Restraining Order Against Kurt Busch
UPDATE I: Kurt Busch’s suspension upheld by panel.
An appeals panel upheld NASCAR’s indefinite suspension of driver Kurt Busch on Saturday, one day after the sanctioning body handed down punishment based on the findings of a Delaware family court.
NASCAR announced the decision from its headquarters at the International Motorsports Center, where Busch’s appeal was heard by a three-member panel consisting of Mr. Paul Brooks, Ms. Lyn St. James and Mr. Kevin Whitaker.
Busch will file a final appeal to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer, Bryan Moss.
Missing Child Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Richard “Ricky” Peter Henson Missing Since 2/19/15 in Fort Pierce, FL … #FindRicky (Found Safe in Orlando, FL)
A statewide missing child alert has been issued for 15 year old Richard Peter Henson, who has been missing since Thursday, February 19, 2015 in St. Lucie County, Florida. Henson was last seen around 5 PM in the 4000 block of Greenwood Drive in Fort Pierce on Thursday playing basketball near his home northwest of Sunrise Boulevard and Edwards Road. “Ricky” Henson lives with his guardians, an uncle and his grandmother in Port Pierce. According to the sheriff’s office, his cell phone was found nearby in the grass where he had been playing basketball. The sheriff’s office released a flier which describes Henson as endangered and a victim of a ‘possible abduction.’ The sheriff said, “He literally just vanished from playing basketball.”
Description: Henson has brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has braces. According to the sheriff’s office, he was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green T-shirt and black-and-white Nike sneakers.
Richard Peter Henson was last seen in the 4000 block of Greenwood Drive in Fort Pierce on Thursday.
He vanished at 5 p.m. Thursday after playing basketball down the street from his home, located northwest of Sunrise Boulevard and Edwards Road, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said.
“He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green shirt, and black and white Nike sneakers,” an alert from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said. “He may be carrying a black and white basketball.”
Twitter – #FindRicky.
UPDATE I: Press Conference Friday night, Sheriff Ken Mascara said the search continues for missing 15-year-old Ricky Henson.
Sheriff Ken Mascara said that “Ricky” Peter Henson uncharacteristically left his cell phone near where he was playing basketball. Sheriff Mascara stated that CART has been issued, Child Abduction Response Team. Specialized assistance from FTLE has also been requested with regards to analyzing Ricky’s phone. Sheriff Ken Mascara said, “He literally just vanished from playing basketball.”
Sheriff Ken Mascara stated that one of the main focus of police were interviewing the sexual predators that live in the area. Within a 2 mile radius there are approximately 60 sexual predators.
Anyone with information is urged to call the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office at 772-465-5770, 772-462-3230 or 911.
Richard “Ricky” Peter Henson has been found safe and returned to his guardians in Fort Pierce, FL.
The St. Lucie Sheriff Office said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in conjunction with Sheriff Ken Mascara has found the missing 15-year-old teen Richard “Ricky” Henson safe in Orlando.
Ricky Henson was lured to a northern Orlando apartment of a “college student” he met on social media, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara says at a evening press conference.
The 15-year-old was not harmed but wanted to come home. Neither Mascara nor the lead Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent would identify the student. While saying he wasn’t a registered sexual offender or predator, Mascara said he believes the student was up to no good.
Mascara credited FDLE with tracing social media and finding the address for the man, who is being interviewed by agents but has not been arrested. After communicating with Henson on social media, the man on Thursday found the youth playing basketball, enticed him into his car and drove him to Orlando.
Daily Commentary – Friday, February 20, 2015 – A Request from Wendy Murphy from Wednesday Nights Dana Pretzer Show
- Wendy would like everyone to go the the campusaccountability.org web site where you’ll learn everything you need to know about harassment and discrimination in education