Casey Kasem’s Body is Missing … Could This Family Custody Battle Get any More Bizarre?

GOOD GRIEF, COULD THEY JUST LET CASEY KASEM REST IN PEACE …

Casey Kasem, the legendary radio icon, died last month at the age of 82 from Lewy body disease, a common form of progressive dementia. However, that does not seemed to have stopped the ongoing bitter custody battle between Kasem’s children and his widow, Jean Kasem. It is being reported that Casey Kasem’s body is now missing. It is believed the body went missing two days before a judge ordered Jean Kasem to keep the body there for an autopsy. Could these people just let this man rest in peace!!!

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Casey Kasem’s body was flown from the funeral home in Tacoma, Washington to a funeral home in Montreal, Canada on July 14, two days before a judge ordered Casey’s widow Jean Kasem to keep the body in Tacoma for an autopsy.

But mysteriously, Casey’s body never arrived.

A representative for Kerri Kasem, Casey’s daughter, has confirmed that her father’s body is missing.

MailOnline has learned that Casey’s body was put on a plane by staff at the Gaffney Funeral Home in Tacoma on July 14 and shipped to Urgel Bourgie Funeral Homes in Montreal. But staff at the Canadian funeral parlor say they have no record for any arrangements for the arrival of Kasem’s body under his name, his birth name Kemal Amen Kasem or his wife Jean’s name.

Family sources told TMZ they believe the radio host’s widow Jean, who has long battled with his three daughters from his first marriage, has taken the body from a funeral home in Tacoma.

But MailOnline confirmed that Casey’s body was shipped by the Gaffney Funeral Home on July 14 to Montreal, two days before a judge ordered her to keep it in Tacoma so that an autopsy could be carried out, at the request of one of Kasem’s daughters, the website reported.

Discovery of Missing Carly Scott’s Jawbone Aided Authorities in Murder Charge Against her Former Boyfriend Steven Capobianco

As reported at KITV, the discovery of Carly Scott’s jawbone was the key turning point in the case of the missing and deceased five month pregnant woman in Maui. It also aided authorities in formulating murder charges against her former boyfriend and father of her child, Steven Capobianco. However, it was not disclosed what the connect was.  Steven Capobianco was indicted Tuesday on second degree murder charges. According to a copy of the indictment, Capobianco caused Scott’s death “in an especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel manner, manifesting exceptional depravity” in mid-February.

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Steven Capobianco (Left) – Carly Scott (Right)

A person says the discovery of a missing pregnant Maui woman’s jawbone helped authorities file a murder charge against her ex-boyfriend.

The person, who was familiar with the investigation but not authorized to speak publicly, told The Associated Press Wednesday the discovery of Carly Scott’s jawbone was a key turning point in the case.

The person says when maggot-infested clothes belonging to Scott were found, it became clear she was dead.

The person declined to reveal exactly how authorities linked the jawbone to Steven Capobianco, Scott’s former boyfriend and father of her child.

Authorities identified Scott through dental records.

UPDATE I: Pregnant woman’s jawbone was found.

Jeff Simon, co-founder of Maui Search and Rescue, the volunteer organization that directed the search, said police found human remains at a site where searchers and Scott’s half-sister found a skirt, shirt and bra she identified as belonging to her sister.

“At that point, we stopped and got in touch with the Maui Police Department,” Simon said.

Searchers were led to the site because of a tracking system in Scott’s phone that pinged her last location. It was in a jungle area between two small bays along Hana Highway, a popular tourist drive along Maui’s east coast.

UPDATE II: Maui murder suspect attacked by inmate while in custody.

Cry me a river. According to the Department of Public Safety, Steven Capobianco’s neck was injured after he was assaulted by an inmate who mistook him for another inmate. Mr. Capobianco best get ready for life behind bars, he is going to be there for a long, long time.

Missing California Firefighter Michael Herdman Found Dead One Mile Away From Where He was Last Seen Alive (Update: Coroner Rules Death Accidental)

36 year old Michael Herdman has been found dead about 3/4 of a  mile away and 1200 feet up from where he was last seen alive in in Los Padres National Forest. Herdman’s body was found. Herdman’s body was discovered at 10 a.m. Friday by a pilot flying overhead and they called in searchers to that area. The body lay over terrain and was partially covered by brush. Through dental records a positive ID was made but it is not yet been determined what caused the firefighters death.  Herdman was last seen Friday, June 13 on a cliff above the Sespe River in rugged terrain of the Los Padres National Forest.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said there was was no sign of foul play. Michael Herdman is survived by his wife and daughter.

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A California firefighter who went missing two weeks ago during a camping trip after he ran after his dog has been found dead among rugged terrain in Los Padres National Forest, authorities said Friday.

Michael Herdman, 36, ran after his black lab, Duke, the night of June 13 while he was barefoot and wearing just a T-shirt and shorts.

The wayward pooch was found Saturday in a parking lot where his owner had parked his car — about 12 miles from where Herdman and buddy Taylor Byars, 27, had set up camp along a river bottom in woods outside the city of Fillmore.

The partially covered body was spotted by a helicopter and eventually recovered. Authorities are unsure if he fell or how exactly Herdman died.

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UPDATE I: Coroner says Missing Arcadia firefighter Mike Herdman died instantly in a cliff-side fall.

Arcadia Firefighter Mike Herdman died instantly after falling from a cliff in the Sespe Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest, according to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office.

“The injuries were significant enough that when the fall occurred it caused immediate death,” said Armando Chavez, chief deputy medical examiner. “He’d fallen off the edge of a mountain or a cliff.”

88 Year Old Russell Dermond Found Murdered & Decapitated, His 87 Year Old Wife Shirley Dermond Missing in Reynolds Plantation, GA

GRUESOME  MURDER AND WIFE MISSING IN  REYNOLDS PLANTATION, GA.

88 year old Russell Dermond was found murdered in his garage and his wife,  87 year old Shirley Dermond is missing and believed abducted. She is not believed to be a suspect in her husband’s death.  Authorities confirmed that Russell Dermond was found decapitated. Investigators believe Russell Dermond was killed between last Friday and Sunday, and they’re still searching for his severed head.  Shirley Dermond is 5-foot-2 and weighs 148 pounds. She has gray hair and blue eyes. She is believed to be in danger. In an area where there is almost literally no crime, the the two lived in a multimillion dollar gated community. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said he doesn’t believe the attack was random, partly because there was no evidence of forced entry or a struggle.

Investigators are treating her disappearance as an abduction, he said. There is no indication she’s a suspect, and there’s “plenty” to indicate she was taken, he said. Her pocketbook, cell phone and vehicle were all at the million-dollar waterfront home where her husband’s headless body was found.

Investigators believe Russell Dermond was killed between last Friday and Sunday, and they’re still searching for his severed head, Sills told reporters, describing the case as “very unusual” and the most frustrating homicide of his career.

“I don’t think it’s a random incident. I think for whatever reason these people were singled out for this,” Sills said. “They live in the most exclusive neighborhood, or one of the most exclusive neighborhoods, in this county. … They’re on a cul-de-sac in a gated, multimillion dollar resort community that we have no crime in.”

Man Beheaded, Wife Missing From Gated Community.

Investigators fear Dermond’s 87-year-old wife, Shirley, was abducted or killed. They were searching for her with the help of the FBI.

“We looked in the woods adjacent to the house, we looked in the lake,” Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said during a news conference. “Her pocketbook and things like that are there, her cellphone is there, the car is there — we don’t have anything to track.”

“I certainly hope that she’s still alive but I’m not overly optimistic because of her husband,” he said Thursday afternoon. “If it’s an abduction, you would expect some sort of extortion demand. If it was an assassination you would think both of the people would be there — both bodies would be there.”

Anyone with more information should call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 706-485-8557.

16 Year Old Maren Sanchez Stabbed to Death at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, CT (Update: 16 Year Old Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder as a Juvenile Offender)(Friends Name Suspect, Chris Plaskon)

Murdered because she wouldn’t attend prom?

Maren Sanchez, a 16 year old student was stabbed to death at the Jonathan Law High School on Friday in Milford, Connecticut. The fatal attack happened at about 7:15 a.m. in a first floor hallway witnessed by students and a member of the school staff. Emergency medical personnel responded to the incident and Sanchez was taken to Bridgeport Hospital. However, Maren Sanchez was pronounced dead at about 7:40 a.m. A 16 year old suspect, also a junior at the high school, was arrested and charged with murder as a juvenile offender.  The unnamed suspect is expected to be arraigned Monday at juvenile court in New Haven. It is being speculated that  Maren Sanchez was attacked with a kitchen knife and killed after she told him she wouldn’t go to prom with him. However, the police have yet to confirm that motive at this time. Sanchez was stabbed on the day of the prom.

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 A 16-year-old girl was fatally stabbed by her classmate in a brutal attack in the hallway of Jonathan Law High School Friday morning, reportedly because she turned down his invitation to the junior prom, which was scheduled for Friday night.

Police said the girl, Maren Sanchez, a junior, suffered multiple lacerations to the neck, face and chest. School staff members, including a nurse, rushed to her aid after the attack, providing medical attention. Other staff members were able to “remove” the suspect from the hallway, police said. He was brought to a school office and taken into custody by School Resource Officer James Kiely. Police recovered a knife at the scene but have not yet said whether it was used in the attack.

Although authorities did not release the suspects names, friends identified him as 16 year old Chris Plaskon.

Twitter” #RipMaren

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Fellow students attending the Friday night vigil for slain Maren Sanchez are seen above with what was supposed to be the prom dress that Maren Sanchez would have been wearing.

It should have been one of  the happiest nights of Maren Sanchez’s young life, with the right of passage of attending the Junior Prom.  Instead, it turned out to be a parents worse nightmare and an all too common occurrence of violence in today’s school. The prom was canceled and instead of attending their prom, Connecticut high school students spent their Friday night at a seaside vigil for their murdered classmate. Her fellow students selected slain Maren Manchez as their junior prom queen.

About 200 members of the community and students, some donning their prom dresses and tuxedoes, gathered Friday evening at Walnut Beach in Milford, Conn., to remember 16-year-old Maren Sanchez, a junior who was murdered early Friday morning after rejecting a classmate’s invitation to the prom. Detectives say the boy is accused of stabbing Miss Sanchez near a school stairwell, lacerating her neck, chest and face with a knife that was recovered at the scene.

54 Year Old Candice Giles Missing Since 4/24/14 in Mequon, WI (Update: Found Deceased in Milwaukee River)(Update: Autopsy, Cause of Death was Drowning)

54 year old Candice Giles has been missing since Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Mequon, Wisconsin. Candice Giles was last seen at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at her home in the 5500 block of Parkview Drive when a friend dropped her off. Mequon police says that Giles did not show up for an appointment and personal items were left at her home, including her car. Candice Giles and her husband Tom just recently sold their home on Parkview Drive and are in the process of moving when she went missing. At this point the police say there’s no evidence of foul play. She was last seen wearing a red long-sleeved shirt under a dark green sweater and blue jeans and is  113 pounds and has dark brown, shoulder-length hair.

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Candice Giles – Missing

Giles did not show up for an appointment and personal items were left at her home, which makes her family and friends think she may be in danger or need help.

“She’s just a vivacious, energetic, lovely person who enjoys life and loves people,” said Crossroads Presbyterian Church Pastor Bob Sheldon.

Sheldon said the couple recently sold their home on Parkview Drive and are in the process of moving, and that’s when Giles went missing.

“Tom was out making some sales calls today, and when he called back later this afternoon, she (Candace) wasn’t there,” Sheldon said.

She was last seen wearing a red long-sleeved shirt under a dark green sweater and blue jeans.

If you’ve seen Candace Giles, please call Mequon police at (262) 242-3500.

UPDATE I: Body of Candace Giles found in Milwaukee River.

A citizen contacted Mequon police around 10:30 p.m. Friday stating he found what he believed to be Giles in the water off the shore of her residence.

The body was discovered ten feet from the shoreline in approximately six to eight feet of water. Emergency responders removed the body from the Milwaukee River. It was transported to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office.

UPDATE II: The Ozaukee County coroner says the cause of death was drowning and that there was no sign of foul play.

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.

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UPDATE I: Body Found Floating in Indiana Lake Linked to Missing Michigan Doctor.

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.

UPDATE II: 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.

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.

UPDATE III: Missing Michigan doctor’s body identified after discovery in Indiana lake.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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