TRAGIC, SIMPLY TRAGIC … FROM CELEBRATION TO DEATH IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.
Five woman are dead, including the bride-to-be who was supposed to be married next month, as the limo they were driving in heading to a bachelorette party burst into flames in the San Francisco area on the San Mateo bridge. Four other woman escaped with burns and smoke inhalation injuries. The only one to escape the vehicle unharmed was the driver. The limo was carrying nine passengers, all women, when it burst into flames around 10 p.m. Saturday. According to California Highway Patrol on Sunday, the limo was going west on the bridge at about 10 p.m. when smoke began pouring out of the rear passenger area. The limo driver managed to stop the car allowing he and four passengers to escape the vehicle. Five of the women could not and were pronounced dead at the scene. The surviving passengers were taken to Valley Medical Center and Stanford Hospital for treatment for burns and smoke inhalation. San Mateo County Supervising Deputy Coroner Michelle Rippy says autopsies will be conducted to determine the exact causes of death.
The name of the bride-to-be — or of the other four women killed — has not been released by officials.
The limo was carrying nine female passengers and a male driver when it caught fire late Saturday on the San Mateo bridge, California Highway Patrol officer Art Montiel told The Associated Press.
Five occupants became trapped, while four others suffered injuries but managed to get out after the vehicle came to a stop on the bridge, the patrol said. The driver escaped uninjured.
The names of those killed have not been released, but the CHP released the names, ages and hometowns of the women who survived and the driver.
The driver was identified as Orville Brown, 46, of San Jose.
The passengers who survived were Jasmine Desguia, 34, of San Jose; Mary G. Guardiano, 42, of Alameda; Nelia Arrellano, 36, of Oakland; and Amalia Loyola, 48, of San Leandro.
Body Found in the Androscoggin River Believed to be 46 Year Old Dan Doherty of Auburn, ME, Missing Since April 4, 2013
46 year old Dan Doherty has been missing since the night April 4, 2013 in Auburn, Maine. His car was found abandoned, jacket and personal items on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge between Lewiston and Auburn over the weekend. However, officials now say that the body that was found in the Androscoggin River Saturday afternoon is believed to be that of an Auburn man, Dan Doherty. Auburn Deputy Police Chief Jason Moen stated that the body was taken to the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and the cause of death.
Bangor Daily News: Body found in Androscoggin River may be missing man.
A body found in the Androscoggin River on Saturday afternoon is believed to be that of a local man missing since the start of April, police said.
Dan Doherty, 46, went missing the night of April 4, leaving his car, jacket and personal items near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge before presumably going in the river.
About 1:15 p.m. Saturday, a body was spotted floating in the river around Boxer Island, near North River Road in Auburn. Police and rescue crews retrieved it.
Boston Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Cause of Death Revealed … Died From Gunshot Wounds & Blunt Trauma to Head and Torso
The cause of death has been released of Boston Marathon bombing suspect, 26 year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev. According to reports, the terrorist bomber died from gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma to his head and torso. The gun shot wounds were courtesy of law enforcement as the two brothers got into a shootout with police in Watertown, MA, while the blunt force trauma to his head and body came when his younger brother Dzhokar Tsarnaev used the elder Tamerlan as a speed bump running over him as he fled from police in a carjacked Mercedes SUV.
A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings died from gunshot wounds and blunt trauma to his head and torso, a funeral director said Friday.
Worcester funeral home owner Peter Stefan has 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body and read details from his death certificate. The certificate cites Tsarnaev’s “gunshot wounds of torso and extremities” and lists the time of his death as 1:35 a.m. on April 19, four days after the deadly bombing, Stefan said.
Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with authorities who had launched a massive manhunt for him and his brother, ethnic Chechens from Russia who came to the United States about a decade ago. Police have said he ran out of ammunition before his younger brother dragged his body under a vehicle while fleeing.
However, dead is dead no matter how it happened and Tamerlan Tsarnaev will no longer be down for breakfast. In other news, no one will take Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s dead carcass and bury him. Actually, no one wants his body in their town.
Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren’s 27 Year Old Son, Matthew Warren, Has Passed Away … Commits Suicide, RIP
27 year old Matthew Warren, the youngest son of Saddlebrook Church pastor and the author of ‘The Purpose Driven Life’, Rick Warren, has passed away from an apparent suicide. In a statement from the Saddleback Church, “Matthew was an incredibly kind, gentle and compassionate young man whose sweet spirit was encouragement and comfort to many.” However, it appears Mathew struggled with extreme mental illness and depression. The statement went on to say that, “Unfortunately, he also suffered from mental illness resulting in deep depression and suicidal thoughts.” Sadly, Matthew Warren succumbed to his demons and took his life. According to police, Matthew Warren was found dead of what appeared to be suicide by gunshot in his home in Mission Viejo, CA. An autopsy is scheduled for this coming Tuesday.
Matthew Warren … Rest in Peace
The youngest son of Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” has committed suicide, the evangelical pastor said in a letter to members of his church on Saturday.
Matthew Warren, the youngest son of Warren and his wife Kay, died after a long struggle with mental illness, according to the statement from Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif. The church asked for “everyone to join us in praying for the entire Warren family” on Saturday.
“At 27 years of age, Matthew was an incredibly kind, gentle and compassionate young man whose sweet spirit was encouragement and comfort to many,” Saddleback Church said in the statement. “Unfortunately, he also suffered from mental illness resulting in deep depression and suicidal thoughts.”
Pastor Rick Warren wrote about his son’s death in an emotional letter to his church:
“No words can express the anguished grief we feel right now.” He had a brilliant intellect and a gift for sensing who was most in pain or most uncomfortable in a room. He’d then make a bee-line to that person to engage and encourage them.”
“In spite of America’s best doctors, meds, counselors, and prayers for healing, the torture of mental illness never subsided.” Today, after a fun evening together with Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life.”
As reported at CBS News, Pastor Rick Waren recalled his son’s past struggles with mental illness and depression.
“I’ll never forget how, many years ago, after another approach had failed to give relief, Matthew said `Dad, I know I’m going to heaven. Why can’t I just die and end this pain?”‘ Warren recalled.
Despite that, he said, his son lived for another decade, during which he often reached out to help others.
“You who watched Matthew grow up knew he was an incredibly kind, gentle, and compassionate man,” Warren wrote. “He had a brilliant intellect and a gift for sensing who was most in pain or most uncomfortable in a room. He’d then make a bee-line to that person to engage and encourage them.”
Body in Clark Fork River in Montana Could be Missing Anaconda Woman, 41 Year Old Tammy Salle … Last Seen December 23, 2012
41 year old Tammy Salle was last seen on December 23, 2012 and was reported missing three days later on December 26. Police in western Montana have located a decomposed body found in the Clark Fork River south of Deer Lodge, MT that has tattoos matching those of a missing Anaconda woman. However, the body has yet to be positively ID’d as Tammy Salle. The body found Saturday is being sent to the state crime lab in Missoula. After Tammy Salle was reported missing on December 26, a sheriff’s deputy found an abandoned 2008 Grand Prix on December 28, which she reportedly had been driving, on a frontage road near the Racetrack interchange, south of Deer Lodge near Interstate 90. The vehicle was owned by her boyfriend John Goldberg. Before police could question him, on December 29, authorities found Goldberg dead in his 2010 GMC pickup truck parked at a truck stop west of Missoula, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He left a suicide note, but contained no reference of Tammy Salle’s whereabouts.
Missing Tammy Salle – Anaconda Police
A woman’s decomposed body found Saturday in the Clark Fork River south of Deer Lodge has tattoos that match those of Tammy Salle, who has been missing since late December, Anaconda Chief of Police Tim Barkell said.
The chief said a fisherman reported seeing a body hung up in a shallow area in the middle of the river, along Interstate 90, about 10 miles south of Deer Lodge, near Galen.
The call came in at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, he said.
The chief said authorities could not confirm that the body is that of Tammy Salle. The remains will be sent to the state crime lab in Missoula for that to be determined.
However, though the body had decomposed, Barkell said tattoos could be identified, and that they matched those of Salle.
Barkell said investigators suspect the body, which is intact, was dumped upstream and snagged on the shallow area.
Larry & Sandra Blanton Have Been Missing Since September 2012 in Kentucky… Two Bodies Found on Property Owned by the Missing Johnson County Couple
There appears to be a major break in the case of missing Larry and Sandra Blanton. Two bodies have been located on the property own by the missing Johnson County, KY couple. The couple’s son Willie Blanton and his girlfriend Amanda Fannin are considered a person of interest in the case. Willie Blanton is in jail on an unrelated drug charge. According to LEX18,the police acting upon a tip found two bodies about four feet underground, in the same hole, just after midnight Saturday morning, behind a barn on their property off Pigeon Creek in the Oil Springs community. There has been no positive ID yet die to the bodies being badly decomposed; however, the Johnson County coroner confirms the bodies are two adults and one of them is female. An autopsy is to be done on Saturday for a positive ID, although it is hard to imagine that the bodies located are not those of missing Larry and Sandra Blanton.
Two bodies have been recovered from the property owned by a Johnson County couple who have been missing for nearly six months.
The Johnson County Sheriff has confirmed two bodies have been found at the property of Larry and Sandra Blanton. The bodies have not been identified.
Officials say once the coroner has completed his report more information will be released.
Larry and Sandra Blanton have been missing from Johnson County since September 2012. They had simply disappeared without a trace. Their son, Willie Blanton, had told police that he did not know where his parents were. However, he was arrested as he tried to fill his parents’ prescriptions at a local pharmacy. His girlfriend was named a person of interest as she was recently arrested on drug charges.
File this one under, good riddance to bad rubbish!
According to the LA Times, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials have positively identified the charred remains found in a burned mountain cabin following the stand off with police as that of former LA police officer and murderer Christopher Dorner. Maybe this will stop the conspiracy theorist who think that Dorner faked his death like in the ending of the movie Sword Fish. Then again, maybe not. As per the official autopsy of the charred body pulled from the burned out mountain cabin where Dorner was in a stand off and gun fight with police. Christopher Dorner had murdered four individuals, including two police officers before he was taken down. Authorities have yet to release the autopsy information as to how Dorner died.
The police and family members mentioned in Dorner’s manifesto can now rest assured that they are safe from this murderer
San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials have positively identified the charred remains found in a mountain cabin Tuesday as being the body of Christopher Dorner.
Officials said they made the identification using dental records during the autopsy.
The announcement brings a formal end to the epic manhunt for Dorner, who was accused of killing four people, including two law enforcement officers. He was killed at the end of a hours-long standoff in a cabin near Big Bear on Tuesday afternoon.
Money can’t buy you happiness or life …
One day after 46 year old Urooj Khan won the $1 million lottery, the Chicago man died of what was determined at the time, natural causes. Actually, his death gets a little bit more sinister. Urooj Khan died a day after he was given a $425,000 lump sum payment. Hmm. However, afterwards a family member had suggested that medical examiner’s office to take a closer look. They did and conducted a toxicology report. It is being determined that Khan died of a fatal poisoning from cyanide.
“They had concerns that it was deemed a natural cause of death and wanted us to look harder,” Cina told NBCChicago.com. “And we did.”
A lottery winner was fatally poisoned with cyanide just as he was about to collect his payout on a $1 million instant lottery ticket, a Chicago medical examiner said Monday.
Urooj Khan died July 20, one day after the state issued a check to him for $425,000, which represented the after tax amount on the lump sum payout on his winning ticket. The check wasn’t cashed until Aug. 15, likely by a member of his estate.
After a limited exam, Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina found no trauma or unusual substances in the 46-year-old’s body, and the medical examiner’s office declared that he died of natural causes.
An investigation has been opened into the murder of Urooj Khan. No suspects have been named yet by authorities. Just a hunch … the butler did it. Seriously though, this one is most likely a family member who had such access to Khan where he would ingest cyanide without any thought that he would be doing so and without concern.
19 year old Alyssa Byrne who has been missing since New Year’s Eve has been found deceased in South Lake Tahoe, NV. Her body was discovered uncovered, lying in a snow bank this morning on the side of the road between the Snow Globe Festival and a hotel. Alyssa’s body was found about 10 feet from a road and was not visible from the road because of high piles of snow. She was attending the Snow Globe Festival but left early to go back to the hotel. Investigators said Byrne appears to have attempted to walk back to her hotel because of long lines waiting to get on shuttle buses. According to police, there were no signs of outward trauma and no foul play is suspected. A full autopsy report is being conducted to determine the cause of death.
Authorities have found the body of Alyssa Byrne, the 19-year-old California woman who had been missing since New Year’s Eve.
Byrne, of Petaluma, Calif., was last seen by friends around 11:30 p.m. at Snow Globe, a three-day music festival in South Lake Tahoe, Nev., that attracts thousands of people, police said.
A utility worker discovered her body, uncovered, lying in a snow bank this morning on the side of the road between the Snow Globe Festival and a hotel, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department said in a news conference today.
9 Year Old Skylar Dials Missing Since Friday, 12/21/12 Found Deceased in Griffin, GA (Update: Shane Clifton Collett Arrested, Charged with Murder and Kidnapping)
Walking through the woods by herself?
9 year old Skyler Dials was reported missing Friday afternoon, December 21, 2012 in Griffen, GA. Skylar was was headed to her friends house nearby around 11 a.m. Friday by walking through the woods, something she commonly did. Sadly, the search for Skylar Dials ended early Saturday morning at 2 AM when her body was found off Yarbrough Mill Road in Spalding County near where she was walking to the woods. According to Sheriff Wendell Beam, the body of Skylar Dials was found in the woods, about 300 yards behind her home. An autopsy is being conducted on Saturday to determine the cause of death.
9 year old Skyler Dials – Rest in Peace
A 9-year-old Griffin girl was found dead overnight after being reported missing, the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. The search for Skylar Dials started around 4 p.m. Friday and ended around 2 a.m. Saturday. Her body was discovered off Yarbrough Mill Road in Spalding County. The child was headed to her friends house nearby around 11 a.m. Friday, walking through woods near where she was found, according to Channel 2 Action News. It was common for her to go through the wooded area to visit friends, Sheriff Wendell Beam told told Channel 2.
Our hearts go out to the family and friend of Skyler Dials, but good grief. This did not have to happen. Once again we are presented with a crime against a child that was totally preventable. WHO LETS A 9 YEAR OLD GIRL WALK THROUGH THE WOODS BY THEMSELVES IN THIS DAY AND AGE!!!
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is also involved in the case. Anyone with information should contact the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at 770-467-4282.
UPDATE I: 40 year old Shane Clifton Collett arrestedand charged with the murder, kidnapping and concealing a death of 9 year old Skylar Dials. Collett is currently being held in the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center without bond.
Spalding County authorities arrested a 40-year-old Griffin man in the slaying of a 9-year-old girl who was found dead early Saturday after being reported missing.
Sheriff Wendell Beam said Shane Clifton Collett of 678 Yarbrough Mill Road, was arrested in the death of Skylar Dials, who had been missing since Friday afternoon. Skylar’s body was found around 2 a.m. Saturday.
“Mr. Collett has been charged with murder, kidnapping and concealing a death and is currently being held in the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center without bond,” Beam said. The sheriff did not say what led them to Collett, who lived a short distance from where Skylar lived with an aunt.