Daron Dylon Wint, Suspected in Quadruple Washington, D.C Murder Arrested and Charged with Murder (Update: Police Say Wint May Not Have Acted Alone)
Daron Dylon Wint was arrested by police Thursday night and charged with the quadruple murder of the Savopoulos family and their house keeper.
34 year old Daron Dylon Wint was arrested Thursday night in Northeast Washington, DC by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. Wint is the prime suspect in the quadruple murder of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper. Wint was charged with first degree felony murder while armed. According to accounts, Wint was tracked to New York City; however, was ultimately taken into custody at 11 p.m. on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington. Savvas Savopoulos was the CEO of American Iron Works, where Darron Dylon Wint was reported to have been a previous employee of the company.
Wint, 34, was arrested at 11 p.m. on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington, Metropolitan Police said. He is charged with first degree felony murder while armed. Members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force made the arrest. He is slated to be arraigned later today.
Robert Fernandez, Commander of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, says Wint’s arrest occurred after officers trailed two vehicles leaving a Maryland hotel. The capture apparently followed a missed opportunity for an arrest.
“We tracked him up to New York City and we barely missed him,” Fernandez said.
“It was a very fluid situation. We were planning on figuring out where he was in the hotel and then taking him down. When we were approaching, we realized he was in a vehicle.”
From the NY Post domes the following, Robin Ficker, an attorney who represented Daron Dylon Wint years ago, said he did not believe Wint could “hurt a fly.” What do you say now counselor?
The massive manhunt for a suspect in the horrific murders of a Washington businessman’s family and their housekeeper ended late Thursday when police grabbed suspect Daron Dylon Wint and four associates in the nation’s capital.
“Just got him,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said shortly before 11:30 p.m.
The arrest capped a day that began with the revelation Wint had been identified in last week’s murders of Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife Amy, 47; the couple’s 10-year-old son Philip, and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, by DNA left on pizza crust during what may have been an extended home invasion. Police traced Wint, a 34-year-old ex-con from Maryland, to Brooklyn, N.Y., and then back to Washington in the afternoon.
UPDATE II: Following the arrest, the Savopoulos family released a statement:
“We are thankful to law enforcement who have worked so diligently to bring about an arrest in this case. While it does not abate our pain, we hope that it begins to restore a sense of calm and security to our neighborhood and to our city. We are blessed to live in a community comprised of close circles of friends who have supported us and grieve with us.”
With a past record like this, it was only a matter of time before it escalated to murder.
Daron Dylon Wint, the man accused of slaying a wealthy family and a housekeeper inside their D.C. mansion, once bragged he was “good with a knife” and “not afraid of the police,” according to court records.
Wint, who was captured after a massive manhunt Thursday night, boasted about his ability to murder “easily” and has a pattern of alleged violence, records show.
He reportedly bragged while threatening to kill a woman and her infant daughter after he went to a nightclub with her in 2010, according to records.
“I’m going to come over there and kill you, your daughter and friends,” Wint told that woman, according to records. “The defendant advised he was good with a knife and could kill them easily and was not afraid of the police,” a detective said.
According to the Washington Post, Wint, who “became very violent,” threatened another woman and her family that “he will drop us one by one” over a parking dispute.
Again in 2010, Wint was arrested for carrying a 2-foot-long machete and a BB pistol outside the headquarters of American Iron Works, the company owned by Savvas Savopoulos.
- In 2005, Wint was ordered to stay away from his father, stepmother and younger sister after allegedly threatening to shoot them.
- His friends weren’t immune from his rages either; Wint punched and groped a former acquaintance and “drinking buddy” at the bar where she worked, alleged victim Jacinta Council told the Post. She eventually dropped the charged.
- In 2006, he punched a housemate during a fight over loud music.
- In 2006, he was arrested for stabbing a man.
- Wint was arrested for assault charges at least three times in the late 2000s.
D.C. Police believe more than one person may have been involved in the gruesome slayings of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper, and said the victims were held captive beginning the evening before they were killed.
The four were slain the afternoon of May 14, according to new documents filed in D.C. Superior Court, soon after an employee of Savvas Savopoulos dropped off $40,000 in cash at the home.
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.”
Amber Alert issued for Missing 5 Year Old Aubrey Madison Johnson Abducted by 21 Year Old Rique Griffin in Bowling Green, KY (Update: Found Safe)
AMBER ALERT ISSUED IN BOWLING GREEN, KY …
An Amber Alert has been issued for missing 5 year old Aubrey Madison Johnson who was abducted by 21 year old Rique Griffin in Bowling Green, Kentucky. According to police, the mother and child were with the suspect and got into a fight this morning, Thursday, April 16, while traveling down Morgantown Road. The suspect, Rique Griffin, then assaulted the mother and abducted the child. The altercation reportedly occurred around 2:30 a.m. The vehicle Griffin is driving is described as a silver Ford Expedition SUV; however, no plate number was available.
Bowling Green police say the mother and child were with the suspect and got into an altercation this morning while traveling down Morgantown Road. The suspect then reportedly assaulted the mother and took the child.
The vehicle is described as a Ford Explorer SUV, but no vehicle color or plate number was available.
The suspect is a black male, Rique Griffin, age 21 with black hair, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds. He has a Mohawk style haircut with dreads, a scar over his right eye that is a vein, a tattoo on the neck and “ATL” tattoos on both arms.
The child, Aubrey Johnson is a black female 2 feet 5 inches tall, with black hair, brown eyes, weighing 35 pounds. She has a chipped front tooth, a scar on her left thigh and both ears pierced. She was last seen wearing a button-down jean shirt, jeans with white flowers, no shoes and a lime green bow in her hair with a ponytail.
If anyone sees the missing girl, Aubrey Johnson, or suspect, Rique Griffin, please call Bowling Green Police at 270-393-4000 or 911.
The Amber Alert for 5-year-old Aubrey Madison Johnson has been canceled. Bowling Green police found the girl and she is safe.
35 Year Old Illinois Father Faiz Ikramulla Arrested & Charged With Kidnapping After Leaving 3 Year Old In Trash Can
This guy won’t be winning Father of the Year anytime soon …
A 35 year old Illinois father, Faiz Ikramulla, has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after he left his 3 year old daughter in a trash can. According to Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) spokesman Andrew Flach,“Our investigation initially shows that the father left the child in a garbage can and drove away from the forest preserve.” The child, Aliya, was found wandering alone in tears along a roadside on Tuesday evening.
A father from Illinois has been arrested after he allegedly kidnapped his 3-year-old daughter and left her in a trashcan.
“Our investigation initially shows that the father left the child in a garbage can and drove away from the forest preserve,” said Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) spokesman Andrew Flach.
Faiz Ikramulla, 35, is being held on an arrest warrant for aggravated kidnapping at the Van Buren County Jail in Southwest Michigan, reports the Chicago Sun Times. He will be extradited to Illinois.
A Cook County Sheriff’s office news release said the father left his daughter in the Prospect Heights forest reserve “where he believed she would not immediately be found.”
AMBER ALERT Issued for 12 Year Old Ashley Schoenecke Missing Since 4/7/15 in Choctaw, OK (Update: Amber Alert Canceled, Still Missing, Considered Run Away)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 12 year old Ashley Schoenecke who has been missing since Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Choctaw, Oklahoma. Ashley was last seen taking out the trash at her home on SE 29th St. around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. According to authorities, an eyewitness saw an older white male driving a Nissan Quest stop, get out of the vehicle, and open a door to the vehicle and Schoenecke enter the vehicle. There was no license plate information available. The witnesses described the vehicle as having tinted windows and rusty wheels. According to the Amber Alert, the suspect’s name is unknown; however, he was described as a white male approximately 60-70 years old.
12-year-old Ashley Schoenecke was last seen taking out the trash at her home on SE 29th St. around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.
According to the Sheriff’s office, an eyewitness saw an older white male driving a Nissan Quest stop, get out of the vehicle, and open a door to the vehicle.
Schoenecke got into the vehicle.
Ashley Schoenecke is a white female, 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighs 130 lbs.
She was wearing a yellow shirt and black shorts.
UPDATE I: AMBER ALERT Canceled … However, 12 Year Old Girl still missing.
The Amber Alert for Ashley Schoenecke has been canceled by the Oklahoma County Sheriff.
She is still considered missing, but officials believe she ran away of her own free will.
UPDATE II: Amber Alert canceled for missing Oklahoma Co. child … Abduction story was made up.
Are you kidding me, the younger brother made up the kidnapping story? This kid would be grounded until he was 18.
Ashley Schoenecke was last seen taking out trash at her home on the 13000 block of Southeast 29th Street in Oklahoma City at approximately 7:30 p.m Tuesday.
Authorities say the girl’s younger brother made up the story about the abduction.
Deputies are now treating this as a runaway case, but they say Schoenecke is still missing.
Police Say that Kidnapping of 29 Year Old Denise Huskins in Vallejo, CA Appears to be Hoax … Charges Possible Against Huskins and Quinn
THE REPORTED KIDNAPPING OF DENISE HUSKINS WAS A HOAX …
29 year old Denise Huskins was reported kidnapped on Monday, March 23, 2015. Her boy friend Aaron Quinn made the report to police many hours after the so-called crime, which would raise red flags. Between the delay in the reporting and the accounts of the kidnapping, it did seem a bit sketchy when first presented. As it turns out, the kidnapping was a HOAX. The Vallejo police have stated that the investigation into the reported kidnapping of a woman found Wednesday in Huntington Beach was a “wild goose chase”. Lt. Kenny Park, of the Vallejo Police Department. stated, if Huskins or her boyfriend committed any criminal act in the false story, they will seek federal charges against them.
Kidnapping Of Denise Huskins Ruled A Hoax, Criminal Charges Are Possible
A reported kidnapping for ransom that set off a frantic search for a Vallejo woman who surfaced Wednesday morning in Southern California appears to have been faked, and criminal charges against the “victim” and her boyfriend are possible, police said late Wednesday.
Now, Vallejo detectives say they are looking for 29-year-old Denise Huskins, who has hired an attorney and is hiding in an unknown location and refusing to meet with Vallejo police, according to Lt. Kenny Park. Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, demanded $8,500 in a ransom communication, police said Wednesday night. Huskins’ father had not communicated with police since Wednesday morning, Park said.
“Mr. Quinn and Ms. Huskins have plundered valuable resources away from our community,” Park said at a news conference. “If anything, it is Mr. Quinn and Ms. Huskins who owe our community an apology.”
Quinn was not in custody Wednesday evening, Park said. It was not clear if police knew his location.
Vallejo police reported Wednesday night that this “appears to be an orchestrated event and not a kidnapping.” They issued a statement saying, “Today, there is no evidence to support the claims that this was a stranger abduction or an abduction at all.”
Huskins, 29, was unharmed and spoke with Huntington Beach Police before moving to an undisclosed location in Southern California. Tuesday, Huskins’ boyfriend reported that she was kidnapped from his home in Vallejo, and an email and audiotape purporting to be from her kidnappers was sent to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The disappearance had many unanswered questions: How did she make it from Vallejo to Orange County? Why did her boyfriend wait 12 hours before calling police to report her missing? How and why did the kidnappers set her free?
Huntington Beach police would not provide any of those answers, as their investigation continued. Public Information Officer Jennifer Marlatt confirmed Huskins was safe and that she was making arrangements to talk with Vallejo police.
As the day went on, however, Vallejo police said that those arrangements broke off and that they lost track of Huskins and that she’s now got a lawyer.
Vallejo police said at a Wednesday news conference the FBI is involved.
29 Year Old Denise Huskins Missing Since 3/23/15 in Vallejo, CA … Possible Abduction/Kidnap for Ransom (Update: Police Searching Mare Island Waterfront)(Update: Found Safe in Huntington Beach, CA)
29 year old Denise Huskins has been missing since Monday, March 23, 2015 in Vallejo, CA. According to reports, Denise Huskins was kidnapped from the home of her boyfriend, 30 year old Aaron Quinn. Huskins was reported missing from the 500 block of Kirkland Avenue on Mare Island at about 1:55 PM. The boyfriend told police “a ransom demand was communicated” during her abduction. However, according to the police, Denice Huskins was abducted sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. on Monday but her boyfriend didn’t tell police until almost 2 PM. A vehicle taken from the home and found later in the city is also under Quinn’s name. Huskins is 5’7″ and weighs 150 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes, police said. The FBI has joined the investigation into missing Denise Huskins. Aaron Quinn is reportedly not considered a suspect.
At some point during 29-year-old Denise Huskins’ kidnapping Monday in Vallejo, her boyfriend was given a ransom demand, police said a day later.
The woman, a physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente, was reported missing about 12 hours after her boyfriend told police that he saw her being “forcibly taken against her will” and spirited away, Vallejo police officials said Tuesday.
Quinn and Huskins are physical therapists at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, police said. Huskins hails from Huntington Beach but has been living in her own place in Vallejo for about the last year, police said.
The 500 block of Kirkland Avenue, where Huskins was abducted, was blocked off by police tape and a command vehicle idled nearby Tuesday morning.
Hmm, so Denise Huskins is allegedly abducted sometime between midnight and 5 AM as witnessed by her alleged boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, and he does not contact police of his kidnapping until about 2PM. REALLY? The authorities are stating that Quinn is not considered a suspect. REALLY? Or are they just saying this in order to get his cooperation. I am not sure what kind of boyfriend material waits that long to contact the police when your girl friend is abducted.
A ransom demand was received for a 30-year-old Vallejo woman who was forcibly taken from her Mare Island home by an unknown abductor, Vallejo police said Tuesday.
Vallejo police Lt. Kenny Park said investigators got a call from a man who lives with Denise Huskins reporting she had been abducted.
“All I can tell you is there was a ransom demand,” said Park, who would not divulge whether it was a written or verbal demand for cash.
In the search for a kidnapped Vallejo woman, crews have focused on Mare Island and the surrounding area. Crews are using sonar along the Mare Island waterfront to help in the search for Denise Huskins.
The 30-year-old woman was last seen Monday morning, when a man told police Huskins was abducted from their Vallejo home.
More than 100 trained search personnel spent Tuesday near Mare Island. Investigators say there was no specific tip that led them to the area, they focused there because of its proximity to where Huskins went missing.
The search of a missing woman police say was kidnapped and being held for ransom is now centered on a section of the Mare Island waterfront.
Search dogs hinted at an area that could be related to Denise Huskins’ alleged kidnapping. Sonar has been deployed in the area, and divers could go into the water on Wednesday.
“The intention is for the dive team to go into the water, and discover or I should say to look at what this object they’ve discovered to be, and at this point we have no idea what that is,” said Lt. Kenny Park.
If anyone has any information regarding Huskins’ location and welfare, please contact the Vallejo Police Department Detective Division at 707-648-4524.
Denise Huskins, who was reported kidnapped two days ago in Vallejo, California, has been found safe more than 400 miles away, authorities and her father said Wednesday.
Huskins’ boyfriend Monday afternoon called police and said she had been abducted that morning from his home in the Bay Area. About 48 hours later, she was located an hour south of Los Angeles.
Officers from the Huntington Beach Police Department found Huskins at her father’s apartment complex, department spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt told reporters.
Huskins, 29, is in good condition and had no apparent injuries, Marlatt said. Huskins left with police to meet several family members.
Investigators in Vallejo are traveling to interview a woman who was reportedly kidnapped from her boyfriend’s home, held for ransom, then found safe Wednesday, 420 miles south in Huntington Beach, authorities said.
Denise Huskins, 29, was found in “good condition” at a relative’s house, said Huntington Beach police Officer Jennifer Marlatt.
Vallejo police said Wednesday afternoon that they are continuing to investigate the case as a kidnap-for-ransom.
“We’re confident we’re going to be able to piece this puzzle together and get a better picture of what really occurred once we speak to Ms. Huskins,” Vallejo Police Department spokesman Lt. Kenny Park said.
“There’s nobody that’s a person of interest at this point. Everyone is.”
Dave Holloway Calls for New Investigation in Disappearance of Natalee Hollowai in Aruba … Witness Jurriën de Jong Says She was Buried where Marriott Hotel Was Under Construction
WILL ARUBA HAVE THE GUTS TO INVESTIGATE THIS TIP … WILL ARUBA EVER DO THE RIGHT THING OR WILL THEY FOREVER BE KNOWN FOR THE ISLAND THAT HELPED COVER UP THE CRIME OF AMERICAN TOURIST NATALEE HOLLOWAY … JUST A REMINDER ARUBA, KARMA IS A BITCH.
This coming May 30th will mark the 10 year anniversary that Mountain Brook, Alabama teen Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba. Just recently, Dave Holloway, Natalee’s father, called on the Aruba public prosecutor to investigate the tip that his daughter is buried under the Marriott hotel in Aruba. Natales’s body has never been recovered; however, she was declared legally dead in 2012. The tip is that Amsterdam resident Jurrien de Jong claims to have been an eyewitness to her disappearance. In 2005, De Jong regularly visited the Marriott Hotel construction site (picture here) for illegal, drug-related purposes. De Jong claimed that Natalee was buried under the concrete floor of the Marriott Aruba Surf Club late May 2005. Prosecutor Peter Blanken didn’t investigate De Jong’s story because, in his opinion, certain elements didn’t fit. Probably like because it sounded plausible and Aruba certainly did not want to being back the tourist-killing story for Natalee Holloway.
Natalee Holloway & her father Dave Holloway
Dave Holloway, Natalee Holloway’s father, has called on the Public Prosecutor to investigate the tip that his daughter is buried under the Marriott hotel in Aruba, the AD reports.
Amsterdam resident Jurrien de Jong claims to have been an eyewitness to her disappearance. According to him, Joran van der Sloot killed the American girl on a closed construction site where a new complex of the Marriott hotel was under construction. De Jong states that he saw Van der Sloot hiding Holloway’s body under the floor of the Marriott Aruba Surf Club Hotel. De Jong was at the construction site that night for illegal, drug-related activities, which is why he did not come forward with his testimony right away.
De Jong, 59, says he has spent a great deal of time and his own money on his efforts. He flew to Aruba three times, where Holloway disappeared on May 30, 2005, gave his testimony under oath and repeatedly shared information with the public prosecutor there. Yet he can’t get justice in Aruba to investigate the spot where, according to him, Holloway’s body has been hidden for ten years.
At that time, he says he regularly visited the Marriott Hotel construction site at night for illegal, drug-related purposes, which is why he did not come forward with his testimony right away. The site is near the Holiday Inn where Holloway and members of her Mountain Brook, Alabama high school graduation class were registered at on Aruba’s western coast.
Kalpoe brothers and Joran Van der Sloot
De Jong tells the AD that he heard voices at the gate of the construction site on the night of May 30, and quickly hid when he heard the gate open. He later recognized the two as Joran van der Sloot and Natalee Holloway.
“I saw Joran run after Natalee. They go to a small building that is under construction. There is no lower step, so they have to climb to the landing,” he told the newspaper. “What happens after that is unclear. But something must have gone wrong, because some time later Joran comes out with Natalee in his arms. He lays her down, jumps down and pulls her up onto his shoulder. Then he throws her body on the ground.”
De Jong then saw Joran hiding the body under the building, he claims. “He digs an access into the crawl space and drags Natalee inside. After about a minute he reappears, closes the opening with sand and walks back to the gate.”
Natalee Holloway and Beth Holloway
Dutchman says he saw where Natalee Holloway was buried … Aruba Chief Prosecutor Peter Blanken saw no reason to investigate the witness’ claims.
He decided to come forward in 2008, after seeing a broadcast by Dutch TV crime reporter Peter R. de Vries in which Joran claimed that Natalee died on the beach and was dumped into the ocean. “I knew that Joran was lying and decided to inform the authorities,” he said.
De Jong revisited the site in 2009 and after studying the Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club’s plans, he concluded that the missing American was buried under the staircase of the hotel’s Spyglass Tower. His efforts to have a look at the space by drilling a hole in the hotel floor failed.
He wrote letters to the chief prosecutor in Aruba, the attorney general, the Marriott group and Natalee’s father, Dave Holloway, who remembered smelling a strong decomposing stench at the site. However, justice authorities never searched the area where De Jong claims the body should be. Fire fighters did drain the pond across from the Marriott in July 2005, without results.
Pic owned by Scared Monkeys – Draining of the Ponds, 2005
Aruba Chief Prosecutor Peter Blanken with whom De Jong had an hour-long conversation saw no reason to investigate the witness’ claims. Blanken referred to certain elements of the story as “implausible” because De Jong was not accurate in his description of the difference in height between Van der Sloot and Holloway, Aruba’s current Chief Prosecutor Eric Olthof told Algemeen Dagblad. He also said that there was insufficient capacity to investigate every tip.
Marriott spokesperson Laura Botelho confirmed to the newspaper that the company had been in touch with De Jong. The company decided to wait for approval of authorities before conducting their own internal inquiry. “As usual, we will cooperate fully with the authorities if they start an official investigation,” she said.
My person opinion is, that although Natalee Holloway may very well have been murdered at the Marriott construction sight, she was most likely moved, put in the case and the dumped in the ocean that would have made in nearly impossible to find.
To further discuss the Natalee Holloway case, to read others opinions and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Forum – Natalee Holloway.
Body of 17 Year Old Alexis Marie Garcia Missing Since 3/1/15 Found in Blount County, AL (Samantha Wright & Shannon Yager Charged with Murder)
The body of 17 year old Alexis Marie Garcia was found Thursday in Blount County, Alabama. Her body was located in a wooded area off Tucker Mountain Road in Remlap. According to reports, she was found face down and partially nude with no pants, underwear, socks or shoes. Garcia was reported missing March 5, 2015 by her mother; however, she was last seen on March 1. Garcia was the victim of a brutal beating death at the hands of one of her best friends and her friend’s 39 year old boyfriend. 18 year old Samantha Wright of Helena and 39 year old Shannon Yager of Locust Fork have been charged with capital murder in the course of a robbery and kidnapping.
Alexis Marie Garcia
The body of a 17-year-old missing Birmingham girl was found in Blount County Thursday, face down and partially nude in an area off of Tucker Mountain Road in Remlap.
Alexis Marie Garcia was last seen March 1 and reported missing by her mother several days later. Now, authorities say, Garcia was the victim of a brutal beating death at the hands of one of her best friends and her friend’s 39-year-old boyfriend.
Samantha Wright, 18, of Helena, and Shannon Yager of Locust Fork, are charged with capital murder, Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey announced this morning. The capital charge stems from Garcia being killed in the course of a robbery and kidnapping.
Samantha Wright & Shannon Yager
According to court documents, on March 9, Blount County Sheriff’s Office investigator Scott Kanaday received a call from Wright’s father, saying she had called him and said she woke up in a room and was covered in blood. Wright told her father she didn’t know where she was because she had blacked out.
Wright told her father that she, Yager and Garcia had been walking through the woods and she believed something bad had happened to Garcia, and that she no longer knew her or Yager’s whereabouts.
On March 15, Deputy Mark Moon went to a Locust Fork home and again was told that two juveniles had information about Garcia’s disappearance. Garcia’s mother had told sheriff’s investigators there were some juveniles in Blount County with information about the case, according to court documents.
Court documents show that a 14-year-old and 13-year-old told Moon that Wright told them she had done something she was possibly going to regret — that she had possibly killed someone. Wright told them Garcia had gotten naked in the back of her car and was making advances toward Yager. Wright said she got mad and beat Garcia unconscious, court documents show.
During the interview with investigators, Wright admitted that she was wearing Garcia’s jeans and shoes.
Garcia’s body was discovered Thursday off Tucker Mountain Road. The affidavit states she was face down, and her body was partially nude with no pants, underwear, socks or shoes.
KCBS-TV Airs Live the Moment Cops Shoot a Gun Weilding Domestic Violence/Kidnapping Sustpect in LA After Car Chase
THERE IS A REASON WHY THEY CALL IN LIVE TV … KIDNAPPING SUSPECT FOUGHT THE LAW AND THE LAW WON.
ALL SHOWN LIVE ON TV … On Friday, March 13 LAPD pursued a possible kidnapping and domestic violence suspect in South LA evening and then engaged in a shootout with the suspect at the end of the chase. Police stated that the suspect was accused of assaulting, pistol-whipping and forcing his wife into a car at gunpoint on Sunday in Paramount, California. Authorities also told the media that the suspect was armed and dangerous. The chase ended at Vermont Avenue and 43rd Street when the suspect got out of the white SUV and began pointing the gun at the police and made gestures at them. However, he was no match for law enforcement who opened fire on the suspect, all caught live on TV.
No deputies were injured in the incident. Officials said the suspect was shot “at least once” in the upper torso. After an hour or so stand off with the police and SWAT, the suspect surrender and was taken to the hospital.
Video – Warning
Police had told local media that they believed the man to be armed and dangerous while the chase was still ongoing, and as media cameras showed, he quickly demonstrated that the police were correct. pulling out a handgun and appearing to fire at the cops.
The police returned fire.
Shocked KCBS anchors apologized profusely as it seemed that they had aired video footage of the man being shot by police. They soon cut back to video from the scene, showing the visibly injured man, a bullet wound in his abdomen, sitting on a nearby front porch.