Body of Missing Teleka Patrick Possibly Found in Northern Indiana … Missing Since Dec. 5, 2013 in Kalamazoo, IN (VIDEO) (Update: Body Found in an Indiana Lake Positively ID’d as Teleka Patrick)
Could the mystery of missing Teleka Patrick finally be solved?
The body of missing 33 year old Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick may have been found in northern Indiana. A body was found in Lake Charles on Sunday morning when a fisherman discovered something floating in the water around 7 am. There has been no confirmation yet; however, the mother of Teleka Patrick believes it id her. Teleka Patrick went missing on December 5, 2013 when she was last seen in the parking lot of Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, IN. Patrick’s car was found later that night off I-94 near Porter, Indiana.
The body of missing Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick may have been found in a lake in Indiana on Sunday.
A body was found in Lake Charles on Sunday morning. Police have yet to identify the body officially, but Patrick’s mother says that it was her daughter’s body.
Another family member says that they hadn’t received confirmation yet.
A man fishing in the lake said he saw something floating in the water at Lake Charles around 7:10 a.m. and called the police.
The body was spotted by a fisherman who reported to police that he had spotted something suspicious floating in Lake Charles, in the town of Porter, Ind., just after 7 a.m. today, authorities said.
A female body dressed in dark clothing was recovered from the lake by Indiana State Police and members of the SCUBA team and Porter Fire and Rescue Department who arrived at the scene.
There were “no obvious external signs of trauma to the body,” Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris said. “There is some decomposition, so it’s hard to tell for sure.”
The autopsy will be performed Tuesdayand the identification of body should be confirmed by Wednesday, he said.
There is “no doubt” the body of a woman recovered from an Indiana lake is that of a troubled Michigan doctor who disappeared four months ago, a private investigator on the case said Sunday.
Private investigator Jim Carlin told CBS affiliate WWMT in Kalamazoo, Mich., there are several factors that lead him to believe the body is that of Dr. Teleka Patrick. He has been searching for the Kalamazoo doctor, who was last seen on Dec. 5. Her abandoned car car was found that same day along Interstate 94 in Indiana.
A body found in an Indiana lake has been identified as that of Teleka Patrick, the Michigan doctor who’s been missing since December, the Porter County Coroner’s Office confirmed.
Her body was discovered Sunday in Lake Charles, west of Gary, Indiana, officials said.
The cause and manner of death are still pending further investigation, but are consistent with drowning, the coroner said in a statement Tuesday. An autopsy revealed no trauma, the statement added.
For more updates, read others comments and analysis and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Teleka Patrick.
Body of Missing Garden Ridge Woman Leanne Bearden Found in Texas in Wooded Area … Death Appears to be an Apparent Suicide (MAP of Area) … Suicide?(Update: Death Ruled a Suicide … Asphyxiation by Hanging)
33 year old Leanne Bearden has been missing since January 17, 2014 when she was last seen going for a walk on Friday afternoon around 1:00 pm in the Garden Ridge, TX area. Several searches have taken place for the missing woman to no avail. Today, Garden Ridge police Chief Donna O’Conner said a body found in the backyard of a Garden Ridge home this afternoon is believed to be that of missing Leanne Bearden. According to reports, the death appears to be an apparent suicide. Bearden’s body was found a few blocks from where she was last seen walking on Jan. 17 by a man working in the area.
Seriously? Leanne Bearden has been missing for about a month, numerous searches were made, including a 23 sq. mile targeted area, yet a two block radius around the home that Bearden left to go on her walk on January 17th was not searched with a fine tooth comb, really? Law enforcement and the family believed from the outset that there was no foul play, Leanne might have left on her own, or she might have injured herself or gotten lost while on her hike. Neighbors and property owners were asked to be on the look out for the missing woman and to check their property and out-buildings. With all that, Leanne Bearden was sadly found today deceased what is stated to be an apparent suicide. I must admit having been a part of many missing person searches, I am a bit amazed and some what suspicious that this area was not previously and better searched.
The home where her body was found is located in the 21000 block of Fairview Circle, about two blocks from where she was last seen.
A source in Comal County confirmed to KSAT’s Steve Spriester late Thursday afternoon that her death was an apparent suicide.
Dispatch received a call at 12:18 p.m. on Thursday from a man who told them he spotted a body in a wooded area behind his house, O’Conner said.
The homeowner said he discovered Bearden’s body around noon on Thursday in a brushy area behind his home.
That area is an undeveloped part of his property he does not walk through often, but did on Thursday.
Garden Ridge police, Comal County Sheriff’s deputies and Texas Rangers went to the scene and examined the body, which had some identifying jewelry as well as a backpack, O’Conner said. She was apparently found with the same backpack she was carrying when she left her in-laws house.
A: Location of home where Leanne Bearden left on 1/17/14
B: 21000 block of Fairview Circle area where Leanne’s body was found.
The location where her body was found (B) was about a half mile away from the home she left from (A) or about a 13 minute walk.
wooded area where body was found
UPDATE I: Thursday evening, Bearden’s family issued the following statement:
“Our family is understandably devastated by the news of the recovery of the remains of our beloved Leanne. We wish to thank the myriad of people who helped us search for Leanne, and who helped support us throughout this entire nightmare. We also wish to thank the members of the media who helped us tell our story. We thank the Garden Ridge Police Department and other agencies who provided such caring service to us. We especially thank the Heidi Search Center for their wonderful help and support. Although this is not the outcome we had hoped for, we draw comfort and strength from the outpouring of prayers, actions and good wishes from all — including over 20,000 Facebook friends. We ask for your continued prayers and good wishes for our family. Leanne was a lovely and remarkable young woman and we will all miss her greatly.”
UPDATE II: Body of missing woman found in wooded Texas area. … Chief of Police Not Speculating on Cause of death.
The body of a woman who had been missing for almost a month was found in a wooded area behind a home Thursday in Garden Ridge.
Leanne Bearden, 33, went for a walk on Jan. 17 while visiting her in-laws in Garden Ridge, and never came back.
Police responded to the scene around noon after receiving a tip from a person who spotted the body.
Donna O’Conner, Garden Ridge’s police chief, said both families had been notified after the body was found with ID, jewelry and a backpack, according to WOAI, the NBC affiliate in San Antonio.
The chief would not speculate as to the cause of death, and said they were waiting to get “all the facts.”
UPDATE III: Death Of Missing Denver Woman In Texas Ruled Suicide.
Police in Texas have released a statement saying a Denver woman who was missing for weeks and was found dead on Thursday killed herself.
Leanne Bearden went for a walk from her in-laws’ home in Garden Ridge, Texas on Jan. 17. She never returned. Her body was discovered just blocks from where she was last seen.
“Bearden’s preliminary cause of death result is asphyxiation by hanging,” according to a release from Garden Ridge, Texas, Police Chief Donna O’Conner.
For more updates, provide your own opinions and analysis and read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Leanne Hecht Bearden.
DNA Tests Confirm the Remains Found on Queens side of the East River are that of Missing 14 Year Old Avonte Oquendo
Sad news in the story of missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo …
New York City medical examiners have confirmed that the remains found in Queens last week along the East River were those of Avonte Oquendo, the 14 year old boy with autism who went missing from his school in October 2013. After months of searching for Avonte Oquendo, the teenage boy who had autism and who couldn’t speak or care for himself is now tragically over. DNA tests confirmed that Avonte’s remains were found last week in the College Point section of Queens, miles up the East River from where he was last seen, leaving his school in Long Island City.
On Tuesday — five days after those body parts and scraps of clothing were found — Vanessa Fontaine learned that DNA tests proved her son’s remains indeed had been found.
Her lawyer said that Fontaine has been stoic, strong, focused and hopeful throughout this ordeal. But after police told her the news on Tuesday, “she finally just broke down … just crying and crying.”
“I kept saying, Vanessa, say it again,” David Perecman said of his muddled phone conversation. To which she replied through the tears, “It’s Avonte, it’s Avonte. (The police) came. It’s Avonte.”
So ended not just her family’s search for the teenager, but that of the United States’ most populated city. Police deployed sniffer dogs, combed surveillance footage and repeatedly canvassed each of New York City’s 468 subway stations because of Avonte’s love of trains.
The family is contemplating that they might sue the Department of Education for their negligence in Avonte’s death. Honestly, I can’t blame them one bit, especially when the 14 year old autistic boy who could not communicate with others was supposed to have been supervised at all times.
“They will go through the stages that you have to go through in order to accept what has happened,” Perecman said. “I’m sure there will be anger.”
Anger, he said, directed at what happened at the school, where a child with severe autism was able to run out the door, as seen on surveillance footage.
“There were so many things that went wrong,” Perecman said. “It befuddles the mind.”
Then, he said, the school’s immediate response delayed the search process.
“I am convinced in my heart of hearts, had a prompt reaction occurred, had some of this cascade of errors not occurred, that the police would have been called, they would have went outside and they would have found Avonte before this happened. He’d be home right now,” Perecman said.
For more updates, read others opinions and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Avonte Oquendo.
Autopsy & Toxicology Reports Show No Drugs or Alcohol in Systems of Actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas Who Died in Fiery Car Crash
The final autopsy and toxicology reports for actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas have been released and state that neither had alcohol or drugs in their system at the time of the fiery, high speed crash on November 30, 2013. The report also stated that the vehicle that Walker and Rodas was in was traveling at an “unsafe speed, approximately 100+ mph, in the #1 eastbound lane on Hercules Street approaching Constitution.” It then spun out before striking a curb, a light post and two trees and then burst on fire.
The Porsche carrying “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker was speeding at more than 100 miles per hour when it crashed in November, killing the actor and a friend, according to the final coroner’s report on the deaths.
The 15-page report released Friday by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office answered several questions that had been the subject of speculation about how Walker and racing team partner Roger Rodas died.
The two men apparently did not live long after the high-performance 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, which was traveling at “approximately 100+ mph,” slammed into a light post and tree and burst into flames, the report said.
The autopsy completed on actor Paul Walker done by the LA County Coroners office detailed what many of us pretty much figured from the pictures and VIDEO tape following the horrific and tragic car crash. Paul Walker may have survived the initial crash but died moments later due to a combination of injuries from the impact and the resulting fire.
“Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker may have initially survived a horrific car crash but died moments later due to a combination of injuries from the impact and the resulting fire, according to a coroner’s report.
The one-page preliminary report released by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office Wednesday listed the cause of the actor’s death as the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries.”
An autopsy concluded that Roger Rodas, who was driving the red Porsche Carerra GT, suffered “multiple traumatic injuries,” but it was not clear in the report if he was still alive when the car burst into flames soon after the wreck.
It is not known how long each man lived after the crash as the fire began, Winter said. That information may be included when full autopsy reports are released in several weeks, he said.
OMG … TMZ is Reporting Paul Walker of “The Fast and the Furious” Movie Fame Died Saturday Afternoon in Single Car Accident (Fiery Car Crash) in Santa Clarita, CA (Pics) (Update: Autopsy Delayed) … RIP
OMG … TMZ is reporting that Paul Walker, the actor best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in “The Fast and the Furious” movies has died this afternoon in a single car crash. Say it isn’t so. Walker was just 40 years old. Hmm, but I do not see this updated on IMDb. The actor born on on September 12, 1973, in Glendale California is also known for his other roles in my favorites, as Lance Harbor in ‘Varsity Blues’, Lewis Thomas in ‘Joy Ride’ and ‘Into the Blue’ with Jessica Alba. Damn, that is just too bad. Even though the movies were never meant for my demographic, I was a huge Fast and Furious fan.
Paul Walker: September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013 … Rest in Peace
Paul Walker — best known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies – died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California … TMZ has learned.
The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree … and then the car burst into flames.
Several of our sources — some who are still at the scene of the accident — tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed.
UPDATE I: The actor has been taking people on test drives of the car at a car show to raise money for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.
Only the Good do die young. Paul Walker was reported to have been taking people on test spins in his Porsche to raise money for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines when the accident occurred. Walker was a passenger in a friend’s car and both were attending a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide.
UPDATE II: Trying to figure out why I do not see any news agencies reporting this. Please tell me this is not a hoax.
UPDATE III: From The Santa Clara Valley Signal … UPDATE: Actor Paul Walker believed killed in Valencia car crash.
Two people were killed Saturday afternoon when a Porsche sports car crashed and burst into flames in Valencia, and initial reports indicated the passenger was actor Paul Walker.
The single-car crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Hercules Street near Constellation Road in the Rye Canyon Business Park, fire officials said.
The red Porsche was reduced to unrecognizable twisted metal in the single-car crash.
Sheriff’s Department officials did not confirm that the actor was killed in the crash, saying the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office would determine the victims’ identities and causes of death. The coroner’s office could not be reached for comment late Saturday.
Spectators gathered at the scene, and several said the passenger was the star of “The Fast and the Furious” series of films. One witness at the scene said he tried to put the fire out and recognized Walker inside the vehicle.
“Him and his buddy, his brother in arms at heart just decided to joyride, take a spin. Something we all do. We’re all car enthusiasts. … We’re all here driving, enjoying each other, and God must’ve needed help,” said Antonio Holmes, who said he was a friend of Walker.
UPDATE V: BBC has pictures of the car wreck … OMG, just terrible!!!
UPDATE VI: VIDEO remembrance of Paul Walker … the terrible sick irony that he would die in a car crash as a passenger when he was made famous with mad driving skills in the Fast & Furious movies. Just terrible. Just not right.
2 Fast 2 Furious Behind The Scenes – Paul Walker (2003)
2 Fast 2 Furious Audition car race
UPDATE VII: Paul Walker – Facebook.
It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW
UPDATE VIII: Before and after pics of Paul Walker and the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that belonged to a friend.
UPDATE IX: Paul Walker dead: Live reaction and tributes after Fast and Furious star killed in car crash, including comments from Jessica Alba, Vin Diesel.
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The autopsy of “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker will be delayed until later in the week, as a Los Angeles coroner awaits the actor’s dental records.
The bodies of Walker, 40, and his friend Roger Rodas were deemed “unidentifiable,” a rep for the L.A. County coroner told TMZ, after being badly burned in a fiery car crash on Saturday.
Speed played a role in the one-car crash that killed “The Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker in Southern California on Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Walker, 40, was a passenger in the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames in the city of Santa Clarita on Saturday afternoon.
“Speed was a factor in the solo vehicle collision,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
Missing Child Alert Issued for 9 Year Old Thalio Otto & 8 Year Old Michael Otto … 28 Year Old Mother Yessenia Suarez Also Missing after Domestic Violence Incident in Volusia County, FL (Update: Police Say All Missing are Dead) (Update: Luis Toledo Attempts Suicide)
9 year old Thalio Otto, 8 year old Michael Otto and their 28 year old mother Yessenia Suarez have been missing since Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Deltona, Florida. Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert after they went to their home to check on them after relatives of Suarez reported her missing when they had not heard from her. Prior to the disappearance, Suarez’s husband, Luis Toledo, showed up at her job at American K-9 Detection Services on Tuesday, started a fight and slapped her face. Toledo was arrested on domestic violence charges Wednesday.
According to reports, the family has dealt with domestic issues in the past and Luis Toledo was arrested in 2000 on charges of attempted second degree murder, robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping with intent to inflict harm with a weapon in Orange County, FL. However, the case was never prosecuted. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office are considering the two missing children and the mom as endangered under suspicious circumstances.
Thalio Otto (left) – Michael Otto (center) – Yessenia Suarez (right)
A manhunt is underway for a Deltona mother and her two children who went missing after a domestic-violence incident.
“Keep your eyes open and please look for them,” said Emilio Suarez, father of the missing 28-year-old mother Yessenia Suarez. “Life is not the same without them.”
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert for 9-year-old Thalio Otto and 8-year-old Michael Otto Thursday morning. Authorities said the children could be with their mother.
Volusia County deputies are still at Suarez’s home searching for clues that will lead them to the family.
Deputies started exploring the house Wednesday after relatives of Suarez reported her missing around 9:20 a.m. because they were worried that they had not heard from her.
Suarez’s husband, Luis Toledo, 31, showed up at her job at American K-9 Detection Services in Lake Mary on Tuesday about 1:30 p.m., started a fight and slapped her cheek, an arrest report states.
UPDATE I: 2 children missing from Volusia County.
They may be with their 28-year-old mother Yessenia Suarez, the news release from the Department of Law Enforcement said.
Thalia has black hair and brown eyes and is 3 feet tall.
Otto is 3-foot-4 with black hair and brown eyes.
Suarez is 5-foot-3 and weighs 130 pounds.
UPDATE II: Authorities say missing Florida mom and her two children are dead, husband (Luis Toeldo) person of interest in case.
Sad news to report, but not unexpected when the facts of the story were first reported. 9 year old Thalio Otto, 8 year old Michael Otto and their mom, 28 year old Yessenia Suarez are all considered deceased by authorities, however, their bodies have not yet been found. Luis Toledo is considered a person of interest in the triple murder.
Gary Davidson with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office tells MyFoxOrlando.com authorities have determined the three are dead but their bodies have not been located.
“The search for the victims’ bodies and the investigation into their deaths is still ongoing, and no one has been charged at this time,” Davidson said.
Police are considering her husband, Luis Toeldo, 31, a possible person of interest in the case.
Of course he did, that is what cowards do.
UPDATE IV: Search continues for remains of Deltona mom, kids … remains found not that of missing mom and children.
Authorities said they found remains in a wooded area off U.S. Highway 17-92 while searching on Sunday for a missing Deltona mother and her two children.
The remains are of an adult, said Shannon Cordingly, a Sanford police spokeswoman. But it’s likely they’re not of 28-year-old Yessenia Suarez, who has been missing for about a week, Cordingly added. She said the medical examiner still needs to conduct an autopsy.
“The skeletal remains have been there for a long time,” she said. “It was bones we found.”
Hmm, I wonder what missing person’s remains police might have just found in the search for Thalio Otto, Michael Otto and Yessenia Suarez?
If anyone has any information about Suarez or her children can call the Sheriff’s Office at 386-736-5999 or 911.
As If the Death of 17 Year Old Kendrick Johnson Was Not Bad Enough … Organs Missing, Body Stuffed With Newspaper
The horrors continue for the parents of deceased 17 Year Old Kendrick Johnson. From CNN comes the following heinous story of what occurred during Kendrick Johnson’s autopsy following his suspicious death where when a second autopsy was performed it was discovered that the boy’s brain, heart, lungs, liver and other organs were missing. Instead the body was stuffed with newspaper. GOOD GRIEF!!!
The death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was awful enough for his parents. Then came the doubts about investigators’ conclusion that it was an accident.
But the discovery that their son’s body and skull had been stuffed with newspaper before burial added a horrific new dimension to their anguish and further fueled their skepticism of the official findings.
“We have been let down again,” his father, Kenneth Johnson, told CNN. “When we buried Kendrick, we thought we were burying Kendrick, not half of Kendrick.”
Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a gym at Lowndes County High School in January. State medical examiners concluded that the three-sport athlete suffocated after getting stuck in a rolled-up gym mat while reaching for a sneaker.
His parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, never have bought that explanation. They won a court order to have their son’s body exhumed and a second autopsy performed in June.
During an autopsy, internal organs are removed and examined before being returned for burial. But when Dr. Bill Anderson, the private pathologist who conducted the second autopsy, opened up the teen’s remains, the brain, heart, lungs, liver and other viscera were missing. Every organ from the pelvis to the skull was gone.
31 Year Old Myranda Dale Southern (Myranda Whisenant) Missing Since 8/19/13 in Greenville County, SC (Update: Body Found in Search, Autopsy – No ID Yet Provided) (Update: Body ID’d as Myranda Southern.. Homicide, Died From Gun Shot Wound)
31 year old Myranda Dale Southern, also known as Myranda Whisenant, has been missing since Monday, August 19, 2013 in Greenville County, South Carolina. Myranda Dale Southern, the mother of two, was last seen around midnight at her job at Charter Communications in Simpsonville. She was supposed to be headed to Zellwood, FL to visit family and pick up her children from their grandmothers house. However, never arrived. Authorities say Myranda may be driving a beige 4-door 2000 Buick LeSabre with South Carolina tag IEP-812. She was last seen wearing a navy blue long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans. Myranda Southern is currently separated form her husband. However, he was present at the vigil and made a statement in her honor.
Missing – Myranda Dale Southern (Myranda Whisenant)
The mother of two young children was last seen around midnight at Charter Communications in Simpsonville where she worked.
She was supposed to be heading to Zellwood, Florida to visit family, however she never showed up.
WSPA-TV was contacted by a Lauren Searcy, a neighbor of Southern’s, on Wednesday, in reference to the disappearance. Searcy lived right next door to Southern and the two women became close by being in such close contact.
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Searcy said she was very upset because Southern was acting very out of character leaving Greenville County before she told friends she was leaving. Searcy said the two would sit out on their porches while their children played.
Searcy said Southern had two children, 8 and 10 years old whom she loved very much.
“We haven’t heard from her at all. Monday was her daughters birthday and she is an amazing mother and would have never missed her daughters birthday,” said Searcy.
Searcy said Southern let her children go visit her mother for a week before they were to go back to school on Wednesday. Searcy said Southern missed her children very much and decided to head down early on Monday to get them.
UPDATE I: Some say strange activity on missing woman’s Facebook page.
“Her children are her world, that’s why we fear something is wrong,” said close friend and neighbor Lauren Searcy.
Searcy says there has been strange activity on the missing woman’s Facebook account.
“There’s been some odd messages on Facebook, and no one has spoken to her verbally,” said Searcy. “The way the Facebook messages are worded, we do not believe at all they are her.”
UPDATE II: Body found in search for missing mom.
A body was found on Friday afternoon, not far from where a mother vanished. That mom is central Florida native Myranda Whisenant Southern.
Officials in Laurens County, South Carolina confirmed that the body of a white female was found around 12:30 p.m. on Friday as a man was clearing some brush.
UPDATE III: Autopsy fails to provide ID of body found.
An autopsy performed on Saturday failed to provide an ID of the body found in a pasture on Friday to be that of missing Myranda Whisenant. I do not mean to be graphic, but Myranda Whisenant/Myranda Dale Southern has only been missing since Monday. How could the body be so unidentifiable? If this does turn out to be Myranda, it is obvious that a crime was committed.
An autopsy Saturday on the remains of a woman found in Gray Court failed to identify whether the body is that of a missing woman last seen alive in Simpsonville.
Laurens County Coroner Francis “Nick” Nichols told WYFF that more will have to be done to determine if the woman found in a pasture on Friday is Myranda Whisenant Southern of Taylors, reported missing after last seen alive in Simpsonville on Aug. 19.
“It was inconclusive,” Nichols told WYFF. “We’re now looking at dental records. If we decide to do DNA testing, that could take four or five days.”
A body found in a Laurens County field nearly a week ago has been identified as 31-year-old Myranda Dale Southern, a mother of two and someone whom friends described as “a really devoted mother, a really good friend, a family person.”
Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols said Southern, whose last known address was in Taylors, died as a result of a gunshot wound to the neck, and he has ruled her death a homicide.
If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
Child’s Remains at DiMaggio’s Burned Home ID’d as 8 Year Old Ethan Anderson, Declared Deceased … Search Continues for James DiMaggio and Missing 16 Year Old Hannah Anderson
Speculation is over … Ethan Anderson dead, ID’d as second victim in burned out DiMaggio home.
The remains of the second victim at James DiMaggio’s burned down home, previously described as that of a child, have been positively identified as 8 year old Ethan Anderson. The body had been too badly burned for initial identification. It was a DNA analysis of bone marrow that confirmed the ID. It was widely speculated that the unidentified second victim, along with the mother Christina Anderson, in the burned rubble was that of Ethan. Earlier in the investigation the father of the missing children had put forth a plea to James DiMaggio and only referenced to let his daughter Hannah go. It was the opinion of many at that point that 8 year old Ethan might have already been dead. Sadly, he was. Rest in peace Ethan Anderson.
Remains ID’d as Ethan Anderson … RIP
The remains found in the burned-out house of fugitive James DiMaggio are those of 8-year-old Ethan Anderson, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.
The body of Ethan’s mother, Christina Anderson, had been identified earlier as a second victim of the house fire.
There was a likelihood from the beginning that one of the remains found in the house were Ethan, but it took a DNA analysis of bone marrow to confirm it.
The manhunt continues for the double murder and kidnapping suspect James DiMaggio and search for 16 year old Hannah Anderson.