PURPLE RAIN HAS PASSED AWAY … WHEN DOVES CRY.
Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as the iconic music superstar Prince has passed away at the age of 57. According to reports, Prince was briefly hospitalized last Friday with what his representatives said was the flu, which caused him to cancel two shows earlier in April. The medical examiners office has received Prince’s body and will perform an autopsy Friday. However, TMZ is reporting that it may have been a drug overdose before his death. Sadly, we have lost another music giant far too soon.
This one stings a bit, especially when the music artists of your youth start dying, and far too soon. We did not know it at the time in the 1980′s, but we were not just listening to Prince and the Revolution, but a revolutionary performer. Prince was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and performed a legendary version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” to close the ceremony. REST IN PEACE.
Prince passed away Thursday morning at his Paisley Park recording studio. He was 57.
Prince’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed the pop music superstar’s death early Thursday afternoon.
“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” Noel-Schure said. “There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”
Carver County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud says deputies responded to Paisley Park at 9:43 a.m. on the report of a medical situation.
When deputies and medical personnel arrived, they found Prince unresponsive in the elevator. Responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive him.
He was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.
UPDATE I: Prince’s 40 Biggest Billboard Hits.
The man born Prince Rogers Nelson was an icon on Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart (and fittingly won Billboard’s Icon Award at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards), where he racked up an impressive array of hits, including five No. 1s. They range from his unforgettable chart-toppers (“Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss”) to funk workouts (“Hot Thing,” “Controversy”) to gorgeous love songs (“The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” “Take Me With U”).
Billboard is looking back on Prince’s long career with his 40 top Hot 100 hits. The list is led by his No. 1 smash from the Purple Rain soundtrack, “When Doves Cry.”
Here are Prince’s 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits:
Rank, Title, Hot 100 Peak Year, Position (Weeks Spent at No. 1)
1, “When Doves Cry,” 1984, No. 1 (5)*
2, “Kiss,” 1986, No. 1 (2)*
3, “Let’s Go Crazy,” 1984, No. 1 (2)*
4, “Cream,” 1991, No. 1 (2)**
5, “Batdance,” 1989, No. 1 (1)
6, “Raspberry Beret,” 1985, No. 2*
7, “U Got the Look,” 1987, No. 2
8, “Purple Rain,” 1984, No. 2*
9, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” 1994, No. 3
10, “Sign ‘O’ the Times,” 1987, No. 3
One of my favorites – Little Red Corvette
An eccentric, eclectic and electrifying singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and arranger, Prince Rogers Nelson became one of popular music’s leading stars in the 1980s — a towering figure who found enormous critical and commercial success by blending R&B and rock to make a relentlessly funky, soulful and sensual stew.
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow referred to Prince — a seven-time Grammy winner — as “one of the most uniquely gifted artists of all time.”
“Never one to conform, he redefined and forever changed our musical landscape,” Portnow said in a statement. “Prince was an original who influenced so many, and his legacy will live on forever. We have lost a true innovator and our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, collaborators, and all who have been impacted by his incredible work.”
Prince, the son of a jazz musician, was born Prince Rogers Nelson in June 1958. His debut album, “For You,” was released in 1978; one year later came “Prince,” an album that contained “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” his first hit.
That pair of albums “unveiled a budding genius and one-man band,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said.
In the early 1980s, Prince released “1999.”
Then, in 1984, came “Purple Rain,” which “elevated Prince from cult hero to superstar,” the Rock Hall said.
Authorities Discover Buried Body on Private Property in Fruitland Township, MI … Might Be That of Missing Mother Bobbie Maples
Roosevelt Park Police believe that the body they discovered buried on private property might be that of Bobbie Maples. Upon a tip, the body was found on private property in Fruitland Township, Michigan Friday evening. Bobbie Maples went missing in December 2014, shortly after giving birth to daughter Airyonne. She was reported last seen near Whitehall by a friend.
According to Roosevelt Park Police Chief David Boone, the police have a prime suspect in Maples’ disappearance, who currently is incarcerated for an unrelated matter. As per Boone, the suspect is among several police have had over the past year, and has been on law enforcement’s radar since the beginning of the investigation into Maples’ disappearance.
Investigators have been lead by a tip to a buried body that could be that of Bobbie Maples, a mother first reported missing about a year ago.
Local officials discovered a buried body on private property in Fruitland Township Friday evening. Maples’ mother, Muriel, confirmed to WZZM 13 that authorities expressed confidence that the remains are linked to Bobbie.
Local law enforcement authorities discovered, and left mostly undisturbed, the buried body on private property in rural Muskegon County early Friday evening, said Roosevelt Park Police Chief David Boone.
Police remained at the scene throughout the night awaiting the arrival of the Michigan State Police Crime Lab Saturday morning, which would complete the task of unearthing the remains, Boone said. He could not predict when a positive identity could be made because he did not know the condition of the body or what items may be with it.
A man now charged with coercing a woman to have sex in exchange for drugs was the first person to report Bobbie Maples missing after she vanished, according to his lawyer.
Maples’ buried body was found Jan. 22 in Fruitland Township. She disappeared in December 2014 after leaving her Roosevelt Park home to visit her 11-day-old daughter who remained hospitalized followering her birth.
Robert Charles Smith III, 50, of Laketon Township, who was recently charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct during the commission of a felony, knew Maples and has been cooperating with police investigating her disappearance and now death, Smith’s attorney Marc E. Curtis said Tuesday.
29 Year Old Melanie Coley of Loudon, TN Missing Since 1/21/16 (Update: Found Deceased Near the Scene of a Single-Car Crash in Loudon County)
29 year old Melanie Coley has been missing since January 21, 2016 in Loudon, Tennessee. The 29 year old Primrose School preschool teacher was last seen late Thursday evening at Bad Daddy’s Burger in Turkey Creek. She was driving her grey 2014 Dodge Avenger with a broken right side mirror.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in finding a missing woman.
Melanie Coley, 29, of Loudon, was last seen late Thursday evening at Bad Daddy’s Burger in Turkey Creek. KCSO said she was driving her grey 2014 Dodge Avenger with a broken right side mirror.
The Primrose School of Farragut identified Coley on Facebook as one of their preschool teachers.
If anyone with information is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 865-215-2243.
UPDATE: 29-year-old woman reported missing Friday was found dead Saturday near the scene of a single-car crash in Loudon County.
A 29-year-old woman reported missing Friday was found dead Saturday near the scene of a single-car crash in Loudon County, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol discovered the body of Melanie Coley of Loudon ejected from her wrecked 2014 Dodge Avenger off Sugar Limb Road, about two miles southeast of Interstate 75.
The THP had coordinated with KCSO detectives to investigate Coley’s travel routes and patterns, officials said.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death.
Search Crews Find the Body of Noah Chamberlin on Thursday About 1.5 Miles From his Home in Pinson, TN
TERRIBLE NEWS FROM CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE …
Search crews have found the body of 2 year old Noah Chamberlin on Thursday. The sad discovery happened about 1.5 miles from his home in Pinson, TN. Noah Chamberlin had gone missing on 1/14/16 after the toddler went missing while on a nature walk with his sister and grandmother. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause and when the death occurred, even though authorities have stated there has been nothing to indicate that there was any foul play.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends and loved ones of little Noah, rest in peace.
Rescue crews found the body of 2-year-old Noah Chamberlin Thursday.
The little boy was found by rescue crews about a mile and a half from his home.
A visibly upset search and rescue crew asked people to keep the family of Noah in your prayers.
They said the family wanted to make sure everyone knew just how much they appreciated everything they did in the search and rescue effort.
However, they asked for space as their family mourned for the loss of the boy.
This was an area they said was on the outskirts of where they had searched.
11 Foot Alligator Killed 22 Year Old Matthew Riggins, Accused Burglar Hiding in Pond At the Wrong Time
GATOR JUSTICE: JUST SAY KARMA, BABY …
An 11 foot long alligator in Brevard County, Florida turned out to be judge, jury and executioner of 22 year old Matthew Riggins of Palm Bay, who is an accused burglar. Riggins was reported missing, he called his girlfriend and told her he’d be in the area breaking into homes. The police and the canine unit could not find suspected home robber, Matthew Riggins, but you know who did, the GATOR!
The animal was later found and had to be euthanized by a trapper from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It turns out that inside the gator’s stomach, the medical examiner found proof of how Riggins was killed. Euthanized? They should have pinned a medal on the gator’s chest for crime prevention!!! Sorry, I have to agree with Barefoot Bay resident Chuck Stokes who said, “I would say it’s poetic justice, you want to sit there and steal from people.”
Matthew Riggins of Palm Bay (Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)
An accused burglar is dead after Brevard County deputies said he hid in a pond while on the run and was killed by an 11-foot-long alligator.
Matthew Riggins, 22, of Palm Bay was reported missing Nov. 13. His body was found 10 days later floating in a pond near Latan Court and Barefoot Circle, in Barefoot Bay. Investigators said it had the makings of a gator attack.
Shortly before Riggins was reported missing, he called his girlfriend and told her he’d be in the area breaking into homes, deputies said.
“He was going to do burglaries in the Barefoot Bay area with another individual,” said Maj. Tod Goodyear, with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Neighbors reported to authorities that they saw two men dressed in black lurking behind homes. Deputies began searching the area and were later joined by more deputies, K-9 units and a sheriff’s helicopter.
Investigators said Riggins then called his girlfriend to tell her they were being chased and lying low.
“Do you still hear them hollering, or did they hunker down?” deputies could be heard saying on radio traffic.
French Authorities Confirm Suspected Paris Islamist Terror Attack Ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud Killed in Police Raid
GOOD RIDDANCE TO ISLAMIST TERRORIST RUBBAGE … ABDELHAMID ABAAOUD IS DEAD!!!
The Paris prosecutor’s office announced Thursday that the suspected ringleader, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, in last week’s bloody radical-Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris was killed in a pre-dawn raid Wednesday on an apartment building in Saint Denis. Abaaoud’s body was found in the Saint-Denis building riddled with bullets. Authorities said that he was positively identified using DNA and papillary prints, which include patterns on fingers, palms and the soles of feet. NBC News reports that the confirmation of Abdelhamid Abaaoud’s death came as authorities launched six raids in Brussels, including in the impoverished Molenbeek neighborhood where Abaaoud grew up.
The suspected ringleader in last week’s bloody terrorist attacks in Paris was killed in a pre-dawn raid Wednesday on an apartment building north of the French capital, the Paris prosecutor’s office announced Thursday.
Authorities zeroed in on a building in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis after picking up phone conversations indicating that a relative of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who authorities believe coordinated the shootings and bombings that killed 129 people, may have been there, a Belgian counterterrorism official said. French police believed Abaaoud himself was then still in the country, though they didn’t know exactly where.
It turns out Abaaoud was in that building in Saint-Denis. And after a violent firefight that included explosions and gunfire, he was dead.
In a statement released Thursday, the Paris prosecutor’s office said that Abaaoud’s body was found in the Saint-Denis building riddled with bullets. The office said that he was positively identified using papillary prints, which include patterns on fingers, palms and the soles of feet.
18 Year Old Faisal Mohammad Who Attacked 4 People with a Knife before He was Shot & Killed by UC Merced Police Had Planned Much More Killing
THANKFULLY, THIS KILLER BROUGHT A KNIFE TO A GUN FIGHT …
It turns out that 18 year old Faisal Mohammad had planned to kill a lot of people, according to a two-page, hand-written manifesto found during his autopsy. The college freshman went on a stabbing rampage on a Northern California college campus after being kicked out of a study group. However, before he could do too much harm, police shot and killed Mohammad Wednesday morning after he stabbed two students and two others during a morning rampage on campus.
Anger over being kicked out of a UC Merced study group drove an 18-year-old computer science student to make a precise plan to kill “a lot of people,” according to a two-page, hand-written manifesto found during his autopsy, authorities said Thursday.
Faisal Mohammad, a slender freshman in glasses, entered his Wednesday morning class with a 10-inch knife, a backpack filled with zip-tie handcuffs, duct tape and, in his pocket, a point-by-point script for vengeance, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke told reporters: “He had a pretty elaborate idea of what he wanted to do.”
“We had an upset teenager that was upset over being kicked out of a study group” for being disruptive, the sheriff said. “He was a teenager, he got mad and took it out this way.
“We don’t know what’s going to trigger and we don’t have a crystal ball … We don’t know. The human person is a very unpredictable being.”
Mohammad rolled out his plan, attacking and wounding one student as the professor and others in the room screamed. Then, something happened that interrupted his script, Warnke said. A nearby construction worker heard the screams and burst in. The 31-year-old Merced man tangled with the teen, who slashed him with the knife and then fled the room. Mohammad would stab and wound two other people before he was chased down by campus police and shot to death.
“The fortunate part is,” Warnke said, “his plans went haywire because people fought back … a very brave construction worker who stopped this from going on. It took his script away from him.”
More political correctness from law enforcement. Police have stated that they did not believe this was terrorism related; however, in his manifesto there were several references to Allah. Let us not forget he was using a 10 inch knife as well, similar to the ones we see from videos where Islamofascists are cutting the heads off of innocent people. And of course let is not forget who praised this individual for his actions, that would be ISIS.
Body Found at Homeless Camp in Pomona, CA Identified as Missing 33 Year Old Ontario Mother Sally Mityas (Update: Manhunt Underway for Boyfriend’s Brother, Tomas Sarinina)
The body of 33 year old Sally Mityas has been found at a homeless camp in Pomona, California. The coroner has determined the cause of death as homicide by a sharp force injury to the chest. Sally Mityas was last seen on September 4, 2015 when she left her home 1600 block of Briar Avenue without taking her three children, car or cellphone. When she didn’t return, her boyfriend, Eddie Sarinina, reported her missing. The two, Eddie Sarinina and Sally Mityas, lived in the home with their children, ages 1, 5 and 7, and Sarinina’s two brothers. Mityas had just had an argument with her boyfriend’s brother over money.
According to the Ontario Police Department, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office issued a $1 million warrant for the arrest of Tomas Sarinana.
Tomas Sarinina (left) is wanted in the death of Sally Mityas (right).
A body that was found at a homeless camp in Pomona was identified as missing Ontario mother Sally Mityas.
A coroner has determined the cause of death as homicide — sharp force injury to the chest.
The 33-year-old Mityas allegedly left her home in the 1600 block of Briar Avenue on Sept. 4 without taking her three children, car or cellphone. When she didn’t return, her boyfriend, Eddie Sarinina, reported her missing. The two lived in the home with their children, ages 1, 5 and 7, and Sarinina’s two brothers.
Sarinina’s brother, Tomas Sarinina, told police Mityas packed up her clothes and left in a maroon-colored sedan at approximately 11 a.m. after the two began arguing over how they were going to split up cash from a second mortgage that the couple and Sarinina’s brothers had just taken out on the home they share.
At about 8 a.m. Monday, a security officer reported to police that a body was found in a vacant field adjacent to the park and ride at Gillette Avenue and Fairplex Drive.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ontario Police Department ay (909) 986-6711.
The murder mystery of a woman’s body – dead for weeks – found near a Pomona homeless encampment appeared to be near a solution as police announced Friday that an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspected killer who is the victim’s boyfriend’s brother.
At the time her decomposing body was discovered in a field, Pomona police said the coroner’s office estimated the woman had been dead for several weeks.
A security officer at a park-and-ride lot at Gillette Avenue and Fairplex Drive called police about 8 a.m. Monday to report that a body had been found in an adjacent vacant field frequented by transients, police said.
Remains Found of 22 Year Old Chelsea Bruck Who Went Missing after Attending a Halloween Party on 10/26/14 in Newport, MI
The remains have been found of 22 year old Chelsea Bruck in Monroe County’s Ash Township, Michigan. Bruck’s skeletal remains were discovered Friday afternoon in dense woods near Interstate 275. The Wayne County Medical Examiner positively identified the baked body found as Bruck on Saturday. Chelsea Bruck went missing on 10/26/14 after attending a Halloween party in Frenchtown Township, Michigan. Previously, Bruck’s handmade Poison Ivy Halloween costume had been found on April 5 at a vacant industrial site in Flat Rock.
Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone stated at a news conference, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bruck family.” He also said, “evidence at the scene indicated it was a homicide. In all likelihood, the crime was committed at or near where the body was located.”
The missing persons case now becomes a homicide case. Sheriff Malone believes that the person who dumped her body at this location was familiar with the area and the railroad tracks.
A body discovered Friday afternoon in dense woods near Interstate 275 in Monroe County has been identified as Chelsea Bruck, who has been missing since October.
Wayne County Medical Examiner spokesman Ryan Bridges said the body was positively identified as Bruck, 22, on Saturday.
“It’s been ID’d through dental records,” said Bridges.
Monroe County Sheriff Press Conference – Chelsea Bruck investigation
Bruck’s body was found at 2 p.m. in a wooded parcel by a railroad track near Carleton, said Heath Velliquette, chief deputy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office .
A property owner was using a bulldozer to clear heavy brush on his land when the machine malfunctioned, said Velliquette.
While waiting to resume work with the heavy machinery, the property owner stumbled upon the body, said the sheriff’s office.
The decomposed body appeared to be in the woods for “months,” said Velliquette.
He declined to say whether the body was buried in any way.
No weapon was discovered at the site, he said.
Because of the long period the body was in the woods, the sheriff’s office used an anthropologist to help determine the identity, he said.
Body found in Ash Twp. confirmed as Chelsea Bruck’s
VIDEO – WXYZ-TV Detroit, Channel 7
Ksenia Quiros, 46 Year Old Mother Of Air Force Academy Cadet Who Died Mysteriously Goes Missing on 4/15/15 in Colorado Springs, CO (Update: Body Found in Cheyenne Canon)
Simply heartbreaking …
Ksenia Quiros, the mother of 21 year old Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros who died mysteriously at the Air Force Academy, went missing on April 15, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. According to her husband, Ksenia Quiros went missing Wednesday morning and their family’s truck, a 1998 red Dodge Ram, was found at an open space on the southwest side of town. Ksenia Quiros is described as 44, 5-foot-2, 110 pounds with blue eyes.
The mother of an Air Force Academy cadet who died under mysterious circumstances has gone missing, according to her husband.
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is still investigating the death of 21-year-old Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros. He was found injured in a dorm room on campus and later died on April 2. The cause of his death hasn’t been made public but it’s not a criminal investigation.
Now Quiros’ mother, Ksenia Quiros, has disappeared. Her husband told KKTV, the CBS station in Colorado Springs, his wife went missing Wednesday morning. Her family’s truck, a 1998 red Dodge Ram, was found at an open space on the southwest side of town but dogs lost her scent during a search.
UPDATE I: New focus for search for missing mom.
The Colorado Spring Fire Department and other agencies have spent two days searching for the mom of a deceased Air Force Academy cadet, but there is still no sign of her.
At a media briefing Friday afternoon, crews said they are now focusing on the west side of the Stratton Open Space. A witness reported seeing the woman “alive and well” an Arroyo Grande Trail Wednesday.
Multi Mission Aircraft with infrared technology and Civil Air Patrol joined the search Friday. Fire Chief Chris Riley said weather conditions had prevented them from using air crews before then. On Thursday, firefighters, motorcycles, brush trucks and heavy rescue teams were part of the search.
If you know anything about her whereabouts, call Colorado Springs Police at (719) 444-7000.
On the fourth day of searching for a missing woman, volunteers made a grisly discovery in Cheyenne Canon.
Capt. Steve Oswald with the Colorado Springs Fire Department said it was a member of a citizen search party who spotted a woman’s body in a rugged, steep area not far from the Gold Camp Reservoir.
All indications point to the deceased being Ksenia Quiros, Oswald said, though the official confirmation won’t come until an autopsy is completed.
It was the outcome the community was praying wouldn’t come for a family now twice hit by tragedy, starting with the untimely death of their 19-year-old son. On April 2, Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros passed away after being found in his dorm room with unspecified injuries. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is now investigating the cause of death, but say it’s not a criminal investigation.