FUNERAL CRASHER: Wife Noela Rukundo Crashes Her Own Funeral, Much to Husband’s Surprise, Who Had Paid to Have Her Killed … Balenga Kalala, Ultimately Pleaded Guilty & Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison

REAL LIFE FUNERAL CRASHERS,  WHERE’S WILL FERRELL

Noela Rukundo, an Australian woman, returned to her native Africa to travel to Burundi to attend her attend her stepmother’s funeral when she was abducted by a gang of men. They had been ordered by her husband of 10 years to kill her.  The amazing part, she was spared by the hitmen with principles. Hmm, I guess there is sometimes honor among thieves. After having kidnapped her, the men said, they weren’t going to kill her, they didn’t believe in killing women. Instead, they called the husband and told him the job was done.  According to Australia’s The Age newspaper, two days later, they set her free on the side of a road, but not before giving her a cellphone, recordings of their phone conversations with Kalala, and receipts for the $7,000 in Australian dollars they allegedly received in payment.

Noela Rukundo  was presumed dead by her partner and their entire community who held a funeral in her home in Melbourne, Australia, in her memory early last year. Much to all of their surprise, after all of the mourners had left, she approached her former love who was under the impression that his wife was not only dead, but that he had got away with his murderous plan. That’s when she approached him and replied, “Surprise! I’m still alive!” Her husband looked like he’d seen a ghost. Eventually, her husband, Balenga Kalala, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 9 years in prison.

Balenga Kalala, who arrived in Australia in 2004 as a refugee, paid almost $7,000 to a group of kidnappers to kill the mother of his three children, Noela Rukundo, when she was attending her stepmother’s funeral in Burundi in early 2015.

The group snatched Ms Rukundo at gunpoint outside her hotel in Bujumbura in February and drove her to a secret location.

The WAPO:

Finally, she spotted the man she’d been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror.

“Is it my eyes?” she recalled him saying. “Is it a ghost?”

“Surprise! I’m still alive!” she replied.

Far from being elated, the man looked terrified. Five days earlier, he had ordered a team of hit men to kill Rukundo, his partner of 10 years. And they did — well, they told him they did. They even got him to pay an extra few thousand dollars for carrying out the crime.

Now here was his wife, standing before him. In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, Rukundo recalled how he touched her shoulder to find it unnervingly solid. He jumped. Then he started screaming.

“I’m sorry for everything,” he wailed.

But it was far too late for apologies; Rukundo called the police. The husband, Balenga Kalala, ultimately pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nine years in prison for incitement to murder, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. (the ABC).

Rosemary Diaz Has been Missing for 25 Years … Her Remains Have Been Found in Matagorda County, TX by Texas Equusearch

25 year old mystery may finally be over … Kudos to Texas Equusearch!!!

Rosemary Diaz disappeared on November 24, 1990 after leaving work at a country food store near her home in Danevang, Texas. Investigators in Wharton County have found bone fragments at a house belonging to a suspect that are believed to be that of the then missing 15 year old girl. The remains were found in grassy field off County Road 403 in Matagorda County, along the Brazoria County border. According to reports, the suspect in the kidnapping and murder is deceased. The tip that came to authorities that solved this 25 year mystery came from the family of the suspect. Really, the family only came forward after the evil bastard who committed this crime was dead? Maybe some of them need to be arrested and charged with obstruction of justice and concealing a crime.  Authorities were lead to a property in Matagorda County, where there in a shallow grave Tim Miller and members of Texas Equusearch found bone fragments and a ring. In the press conference following the discovery, EquuSearch founder Tim Miller stated, ”We got lucky.  We found a ring. We all cried.”

Rosemary Diaz

The remains of a 15-year-old girl were possibly found in Texas, 25 years after she went missing.

Rosemary Diaz disappeared on Nov. 24, 1990, after leaving work at a country food store near her home in Danevang.

Investigators believe they have now cracked the mystery in their search for the missing teenager when they found bone fragments at a house belonging to a suspect.

Wharton County law enforcement authorities called in Texas EquuSearch to assist when the remarkable breakthrough was made.

“We got lucky. We found a ring. We all cried,” said EquuSearch founder Tim Miller, reported KHOU.com.

After an excavation of the site the following day, more remains were found.

Although investigators and a forensic anthropologist still need to make a positive identification, Diaz’s devastated family believe it is Rosemary’s remains.

5 Year Old Julian Hernandez Went Missing in Alabama in 2002 … 13 Years Later, He Has Been Found Safe in Cleveland, Ohio

DON’T GIVE UP. DON’T EVER GIVE UP …

Vestavia Hills, Alabama police stated that Julian Hernandez was reported missing by his mother in August 2002 when he was only 5 years old. Flash-forward 13 years and the Julian Hernandez, now 18, has been found safe in Ohio.  As it turns out the boys father, Bobby Hernandez, had abducted him. Authorities are saying that the boy probably never knew he was even kidnapped by the dad. Bobby Hernandez has been arrested and charged in Ohio in connection to the abduction and will also face charges in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Julian Hernandez

Vestavia Hills, Alabama police say a child missing from the area since 2002 has been located in Ohio, according to CBS Cleveland affiliate WOIO-TV.

Julian Hernandez was reported missing by his mother in August 2002 when he was 5 years old. He is now 18.

It was suspected at the time that Julian’s father, Bobby Hernandez, took the child.

The Cleveland Division of the FBI says it received a tip October 30 that a person living in the city could be a missing child from Alabama. Three days later, authorities confirmed that person is Julian Hernandez.

Bobby Hernandez has been arrested and charged in Ohio in connection to the abduction and will also face charges in Jefferson County, Alabama. He is being held in Cuyahoga County on a $255,000 bond. He could face additional charges, Vestavia Hills police say.

Check out the amazing way that the boy learned he was the victim of a kidnapping. Julian Hernandez was applying for college and his social security number kept rejecting and coming back as incorrect. The teen asked for help with the problem and in determining why the SS number kept coming up as invalid, he learned that he was listed as missing by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls says red flags were raised when Julian tried to apply for college. Falls said Julian’s Social Security number kept coming back incorrect. He then approached a school counselor for help. In trying to help Julian, she discovered he was listed as missing by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Falls said it’s unlikely Julian knew he was listed as missing. Falls added that he is seeking interference with custody charges in Alabama against Bobby Hernandez, which is a class C felony and carries a prison term of 1-10 years.

AMBER ALERT Issued for Missing 2 Years Old Brooklynne Enix … Abducted by Her Father, 36 Year Old Yler Enix (Update: Father Charged with Murder of Kimberly Enix)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has issued a statewide Tennessee AMBER Alert for the Knoxville Police Department for 2 year old Brooklynne Enix. She was kidnapped by her father in Fountain City. Officials with the TBI said 2-year-old Brooklynne Enix was last seen Tuesday. Her mother Kimberly Enix was found dead at her condo on 3200 Quiet Way in Knoxville, TN.

Investigators said Brooklynne’s father, 36-year-old Tyler Enix, may have taken the toddler. A warrant charging Tyler with first degree murder was issued late Wednesday night.

Tyler Enix has been convicted of domestic assault against an ex-girlfriend, aggravated assault and harassment.

Tyler was described as being 6-feet 2-inches tall, weighs 205 pounds, bald with blue eyes. TBI thinks he may be driving a black Chevy Impala with Tennessee tag G6116U.

Brooklyn Enix and Tyler Enix_AMBER ALERT

UPDATE I: Knoxville Police have charged the father of a missing 2-year-old girl with the first-degree murder of her mother.

Knoxville Police are still looking for Brooklynne Enix. Investigators believe her father kidnapped her after killing her mother, who was found dead in their Fountain City condominium in Knoxville.

Investigators said that officers were called to the Templeton Court condos in Fountain City to do a welfare check Wednesday after Kimberly Enix, 36, did not show up for work. Just after 2 p.m., they found Kimberly Enix dead inside her condominium, but her daughter, Brooklynne Emerie Enix, was no where to be found. Brooklynne has blonde or light brown hair, is 3 feet tall and weighs 38 lbs.

yler Enix, 36, has a history of aggression toward others, including his ex-girlfriend and ex-wife, according to Knox and Blount county records that date back more than a decade.

Five years ago in October 2010, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and harassment, and received a four-year prison sentence, records show. It’s unclear when he began the sentence and how long he served, but the state Department of Correction website notes that he was released in mid-July 2014.

If you have seen Brooklynne, Tyler Enix, or the vehicle, you are urged to contact the Knoxville Police Department at (865) 215-7212 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Teacher Sandra Ferguson Stops Kidnapping of 11 Year Old Girl by Blocking Suspect with Car in Antioch, CA (Update: 51 Year Old Santiago Salazar Arrested)

HERO OF THE WEEK …

Sandra Ferguson, a teacher’s aide at the Sutter Elementary School in Antioch, California is credited with preventing the kidnapping of an 11 year old girl. We all know when something just doesn’t seem right, but we are told by the PC police not to judge and make assumptions. BULL!!! Thanks to the quick actions of  Sandra Ferguson and her ability to go with what she perceived to look wrong, an 11 year old school girl is safe today. Ferguson noticed the young girl in the front seat of a vehicle with an unknown man as a student at Sutter Elementary School. Ferguson then took action and blocked the alleged kidnappers vehicle with her own car allowing the 11 year old to exit the truck. Ferguson then called the police and they arrested 51-year-old Santiago Salazar on suspicion of kidnapping.

Sandra Ferguson

HERO: Sandra Ferguson

Sandra Ferguson, a fast-acting and observant teacher’s aide, stopped an alleged kidnapping in progress on her way to work Friday.

“It was kind of like a superwoman power thing. I can’t believe it did that!” said Sandra Ferguson, who works at Sutter Elementary School in Antioch.

Ferguson noticed an 11-year-old girl in the front seat of a vehicle with an unknown man, and recognized her as a student at Sutter Elementary School.

Ferguson said the young girl looked scared. She sensed something looked wrong.

“I said, ‘Sweetheart, is that your dad?’ She said, ‘No he’s a friend.’ I said, ‘No, he’s not your friend!’” explained Ferguson. “I put my car in front of his and blocked him in. I told her, ‘You get out of that truck right now!’”

Santiago Salazar

Kidnapper and Child predator – Santiago Salazar

DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest of Anthony Joseph Palma in Case of Missing 8 Year Old Kirsten Hatfield Who Vanished from Bedroom in 1997 in Oklahoma

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT … ARREST FINALLY MADE IN 1997 MISSING PERSONS CASE. 

8 year old Kirsten Hatfield disappeared from her home in Midwest City, OK one night in May 1997. A former neighbor of the girl, 56-year-old Anthony Joseph Palma, was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder. He is being held without bail. According to reports, Police said when Kirsten Hatfield went missing, the second-grader’s bedroom window was cracked and her underwear was found in the backyard. Recently the investigator assigned to the case realized that some evidence in the case was never tested. Thanks to improvements in DNA evidence, Anthony Joseph Palma was tracked down and volunteered a DNA sample. Low and behold, there was a match.  Anthony Joseph Palma lived 2 doors down from Kirsten Hatfield and amazingly still does. Could there finally be justice for Kirsten? However, sadly, her body has never been found.

Kirsten Hatfield

Kirsten Hatfield

Authorities were led to Palma after a new investigator assigned to the case last June realized the FBI or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation had never tested some of the evidence, Clabes said.

Using DNA technology that is more advanced than it was in 1997, lab technicians discovered blood from the window sill and the girl’s underwear came from an unknown male, he said. Investigators ran that DNA through a national database and didn’t find a match.

Authorities then tracked down about 10 men who’d previously been questioned and asked for DNA samples, Clabes said.

Anthony Joseph Palma

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FOX News 8 - DNA evidence, police in an Oklahoma City suburb arrested a man in an 18-year-old child abduction case.

Thanks to DNA evidence, police in an Oklahoma City suburb arrested a man in an 18-year-old child abduction case, authorities said Tuesday.

Kirsten Hatfield, 8, disappeared from her home in Midwest City one night in May 1997.

Police said the second-grader’s bedroom window was cracked and her underwear was found in the backyard, according to CNN affiliate KOKH.

The child has never been found, Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said Tuesday at a news conference.

A former neighbor of the girl, 56-year-old Anthony Joseph Palma, was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder. Authorities filed the murder charge because they believe Kirsten is dead, Clabes said.

Authorities were led to Palma after a new investigator assigned to the case last June realized the FBI or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation had never tested some of the evidence, Clabes said.

Using DNA technology that is more advanced than it was in 1997, lab technicians discovered blood from the window sill and the girl’s underwear came from an unknown male, he said. Investigators ran that DNA through a national database and didn’t find a match.

Arrest Made 18 Years After Disappearance of 8-Year-Old Oklahoma Girl Kirsten Hatfield.

The State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab found a DNA match to Palma in July, putting its odds of certainty at 263 sextillion to 1, according to the affidavit.

“The evidence shows that Kirsten may have been targeted by Palma for sexual assault,” Miller wrote in the affidavit. “It is likely that Palma has been motivated to stay in the same home to conceal evidence of the crime and/or the location of Kristen’s body.”

State corrections records show that Palma — who has lived at the same Midwest City address since 1991 — was convicted of assault and/or battery with a dangerous weapon in the early 1980s and was released from prison in 1986. Details of that conviction weren’t immediately available.

Bridgeport, CT Police Seek Woman Suspected of Luring Teen Girl Into Car & Assaulting Her … Teen Jumps from Car (VIDEO)

TEEN GIRL JUMPS FROM CAR TO SAFETY OF ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION …

The Bridgeport police responded to the corner of Boston and Palisade avenues in Bridgeport at 7:15 a.m. on Monday to investigate reports of an attempted abduction. A 17 year old girl had jumped from a moving vehicle to escape her would be kidnapper. According to reports, the teen had been lured into the vehicle while walking to school by a woman and was then assaulted. Video surveillance captured the moment when the teen jumped from the vehicle. The hunt is on for the woman. The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic woman in her 40s, with black hair in a ponytail and freckles on her face. She was wearing a black leather jacket at the time.

Bridgeport, Connecticut, police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman suspected of trying to abduct a 17-year-old girl and assaulting her before the victim ultimately rolled out of the car, police said.

Video surveillance police released shows a four-door sedan driving when the back right car door opens and a person who looks like a female tumbles out of the car. The suspect’s car then pulls a U-turn and doubles back on the opposite side of the road and keeps going.

Teen jumps from moving car after alleged abduction in Bridgeport.

The video shows the teenaged girl’s dramatic escape from what police call a would-be abduction.

The 17-year-old barrel rolled out of a moving Toyota, which proceeded to drive around town.

Bridgeport Police want your help in finding the driver, said to be a woman in her 40s.

It started at the corner of Boston and Palisade in Bridgeport.

The teen was walking to school early Monday morning when police say the driver of a charcoal gray Toyota lured her into the car, and started assaulting her.

The victim managed to bail and call police.

The Toyota then made a U-turn at Dover Street and traveled east on Boston Avenue, continuing into Stratford.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Bridgeport Detective Jeff Holtz at 203-581-5293.

Daily Commentary – Thursday, October 1, 2015 – Kudos to Authorities Who Captured Oregon Fugitive After 25 Years on the Run

  • Paul Jackson, who was indicted on kidnapping and rape charges in Portland Oregon in 1990, was captured in Mexico by US Marshals and Mexican authorities

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The Dangers Of Social Media from Coby Persin … Child Predator Social Experiment Girl Edition & Boys Edition (VIDEO)

PARENTS, SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR TEEN AND PRE-TEEN KIDS ARE DOING ON SOCIAL MEDIA, HUH?

THE DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA … SCARED STRAIGHT FOR THE 21 CENTURY … The videos from Coby Persin are some of the most chilling and eye opening that you will ever see. They are an experiment in how child predators use social media to lure teens and preteens into terrible situations. It is the scared straight for the kids of this generation. Some people are outraged by these videos, other look at them as a public service. One would think that the dangers of social media is only targeted to girls, wrong, it is there for boys too.

The following are two videos that all parents with teens and young children who are active on social media need to watch.

Girls Edition

Boys Edition

AMBER ALERT Issued for 21 Month Old Lonzie Barton Missing Since 7/24/15 in Jacksonville, FL (Update: Boyfriend William Ebron Arrested & Charged with Child Neglect)(Amber Alert Canceled, Boy Presumded Dead)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 21 month old Lonzie Barton who has been missing since Friday, July 24, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. According to  the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office, Lonzie Barton reportedly disappeared in an alleged car jacking Friday morning.  Deputies said Lonzie was last seen at the Ravenwood Apartments at 8030 Old Kings Road South, wearing only a diaper.

The missing toddler was being watched by the mothers boyfriend while she was at work. Ut-oh, here we go again. The boyfriend, William Ebron, claims that he put the boy in the car, but when he came back to the vehicle after running back into the apartment, it was gone. The car was recovered 15 to 20 minutes later a short distance from the apartment complex and Lonzie was nowhere to be found. WHO IS BUYING THIS STORY?

Lonzie Barton

Missing: Lonzie Barton

The Jacksonville Sheriff said they could not be more worried about Lonzie Barton, the 21-month-old who disappeared in an alleged car jacking early Friday morning.

Dozens of deputies spent Friday searching the Jacksonville neighborhood where 21-month-old Lonzie Barton was last seen.

“We are looking anywhere that we can look to find this child, the longer this goes on that we cannot find this child, the worse the outcome is going to be,” said Jacksonville Sheriff Chief Tom Hackney.

Hackney said the boy was being watched by his mother’s boyfriend while she was at work.

The boyfriend, William Ebron Junior, told police he put Lonzie and his 5-year-old sister in his car to go pick the mother up from work but had to run up to the apartment.

Ebron said when he went downstairs he saw his car being driven away with Lonzie inside of it.

Lonzie Barton is almost two years in age, has blond hair and blue eyes, and weighs about 20 pounds.  Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500.

UPDATE I: Police continue search for missing toddler through the night.

It has been one full day since an Amber Alert was issued Friday morning and police began searching for 21-month-old Lonzie Barton.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is searching for the child, who was last seen outside a unit at the Ravenwood apartment complex on South Old Kings Road about 2:20 a.m. Nearly two hours later, police issued an alert for Lonzie, who was believed to be taken during a car theft.

According to Chief Tom Hackney, the mother’s boyfriend, 32-year-old William Ebron, was getting ready to pick up the mother, 25-year-old Lonna Lauramore, from work at Wacko’s Gentlemen’s Club around 2 a.m. He gathered Lonzie and his 5-year-old sister into an orange 1995 Honda Civic.

Friday night police scaled back the search for the evening but as many as 60 detectives are expected to help pick up the search again Saturday morning.

William Ebron

William Ebron

UPDATE II: Sheriff: Missing Jacksonville boy’s caregiver is lying.

Authorities say a caregiver for a missing Jacksonville toddler has been lying to investigators about the child’s disappearance.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office told reporters Saturday that 32-year-old William Ebron had been arrested and charged with two counts of child neglect.

Chief Tom Hackney said investigators believe Ebron was lying about the disappearance of his girlfriend’s son, 21-month-old Lonzie Barton.

The car was recovered 15 to 20 minutes later a short distance from the apartment complex and Lonzie was nowhere to be found.

Court records show Lonzie’s mother and Ebron had a rocky relationship. Just two weeks ago she filed a third domestic violence injunction against Ebron.

Hackney said investigators are still treating the case as a child abduction and don’t know whether Lonzie is alive or dead.

He said Ebron is not being cooperative with investigators.

UPDATE III: Amber Alert canceled, 1-year-old Jacksonville boy presumed dead.

Authorities in north Florida canceled an Amber Alert for a missing 21-month-old boy on Monday and say they are now investigating the disappearance of Lonzie Barton as a homicide.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Chief Tom Hackney released surveillance video during a news conference that shows the car of the mother’s boyfriend, William Ruben Ebron Jr., heading toward where the vehicle was eventually found abandoned and then Ebron running back toward his apartment.

“We’re working this as a murder case,” Hackney said.

Ebron, who lived with Lonzie’s mother, was caring for the boy and his 5-year-old sister when Lonzie disappeared July 24. Ebron initially told police he had left Lonzie in the car with its engine running while Ebron went into the apartment, and the car was gone when he returned, authorities said. The car was quickly recovered, but Lonzie hasn’t been located since.

“His whole explanation is nothing but a load of lies,” Hackney said.

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