19 Year Old Scott Falzerano Jr. Reported Missing 11/12/13 in Sitka, Alaska (Update: Found Deceased, Suicide)
19 year old Scott Falzerano Jr. has been missing was reported missing Tuesday morning, November 12, 2013 in Sitka, Alaska. Falzerano was last seen by by family members around 11 a.m. Monday in the Indian River neighborhood when he left his Charlie Joseph Street home. A search team from the Sitka Mountain Rescue was dispatched to the Indian River valley that included two search dogs and a team of seven volunteers.
Missing – Scott Falzerano Jr.
A search team was dispatched to the Indian River valley – a favorite hunting spot of Falzerano’s – but there were no leads as to his whereabouts by press time today.
Kluting said that Falzerano told family when he left that he was heading into the woods to hide a possession that had been stolen in recent days and that he had recovered on Sunday.
Scott Falzerano is described as 6 feet, 1 inch, tall, with hazel green eyes and sandy blond hair. When he was last seen he was wearing a black hoody and blue jeans, Kluting said.
Kluting said the young man’s family is very concerned about him. “Hopefully we find him soon,” Kluting said.
Twenty members of Sitka Mountain Rescue – and two search dogs – spent Tuesday searching the Indian River valley, along with many of Falzerano’s friends and family. A coast guard helicopter flew a sortie up the valley on Tuesday afternoon. As of Tuesday night the search had turned up nothing, according to Sitka Mountain Rescue director Don Kluting, who said it isn’t clear whether Falzerano went into the wilderness at all.
“We’re certainly worried. The urgency on this case has certainly gone up substantially,” Kluting said. “At the end of the day we still can’t demonstrate whether he’s in the urban setting or wilderness.”
If anyone has seen or has any information regarding the whereabouts of Scott Falzerano, please call the Sitka Fire Department at 747-3233, or police at 747-3245.
UPDATE II: Body of missing teen found after four-day search.
Search officials in Sitka confirmed that the body of 19-year-old Scott Falzerano, Jr., was located this morning at about 9:25 AM, near the Indian River Trail.
The Sitka police said that Falzerano appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The case has been referred to the medical examiner for confirmation, and the police are conducting an investigation.
Gunman Opens Fire at Garden State Mall in Paramus, NJ … Hundreds Trapped Overnight as Police Search … (Update: Gunman ID’d as Richard Shoop Found Dead, Suicide) (Update: Stolen Weapon)
It is being reported that police are responding to reports of gunman inside Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, NJ and shots have been fired. The incident occurred Monday night at just around closing time of the mall located in Bergen County, NJ. Employes and shoppers were ordered to huddle behind locked doors in the mall’s stores. Many others ran to the parking lot for safety after shots were fired.
A gunman, dressed head-to-toe in black and wearing a black helmet, fired shots in New Jersey’s Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus just before closing time Monday night, witnesses and authorities said. None of the witness reported seeing anyone hit by the gunfire, and Jim Tedesco, the deputy coordinator of the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management, confirmed late Monday night that no injuries had been reported. Witnesses described a chaotic scene that unfolded as the sound of gunshots rang out inside the mall just before it was due to close at 9:30 p.m. Authorities ordered shoppers and employees to huddle behind locked doors in the mall’s stores. Many were escorted to safety, but many more — perhaps thousands — remained inside the mall under lockdown orders after midnight, authorities said.
UPDATE I: Gunman Opens Fire in NJ Mall, Hundreds Trapped Overnight as Police Search.
A 20-year-old man wearing a motorcycle helmet and dressed in all black walked into a busy New Jersey mall minutes before it closed Monday night and began shooting, sending terrified customers running and trapping hundreds more in the building overnight as police searched for him.
Hours later, he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a remote area of the 2.2 million-square-foot building, officials said Tuesday morning.
No one was injured in the gunfire at Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus. The gunman, identified as Richard Shoop, fired six rounds, striking an elevator, escalator and several store facades about 9:30 p.m. Monday. He was using a Sig Sauer rifle modified to look like an AK-47 that he stole from his brother earlier in the day, officials said.
UPDATE II: The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office issued a statement shortly after midnight confirming that a “single male” had entered the mall at 9:19 p.m. and fired several shots. Tedesco said a shell casing had been recovered.
New Jersey mall gunman found dead hours after shooting – VIDEO, CNN
UPDATE III: New Jersey mall gunman found dead … suicide
The gunman who opened fire at a New Jersey mall Monday night is dead after holing up in a back room at the mall and shooting himself in the head, a local prosecutor said.
Richard Shoop’s body was found at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday in an obscure part of Westfield Garden State Plaza mall, hours after he fired at least six bullets without striking anyone in the massive shopping center.
The shooting sent panic through the mall and set off a frenzied hunt for the gunman. In the early hours of the search, officials weren’t sure whether the shooter was still inside or outside the 2-million-square-foot building.
“We believe that he went in there with the intent to either be shot by police, which we call suicide by cop, or to take his own life, which ultimately he did,” Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Tuesday morning.
UPDATE IV: Richard Shoop had a drug history, but that there was no early indication why he carried out the shooting.
Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg of the Paramus police said that Shoop had stolen the weapon, a gun modified to look like an AK-47, from his brother. He used it to kill himself, said John Molinelli, the Bergen County prosecutor.
Molinelli said that Shoop had a drug history, but that there was no early indication why he carried out the shooting.
Remember when cowards who wanted to commit suicide did just did so in the shelter and privacy of their own home, out of the media spotlight? Not anymore, many seem to want to go out in a blaze of glory. However, thankfully no one was hurt in this incident except the gunman, 20 year old Richard Shoop.
What this does expose thought is that malls are incredibly soft targets for terrorism.
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.
Two Dead, Two Wounded in School Shooting in Sparks Middle School in Nevada … 12 Year Old Gun Man Dead … Hero Math Teacher & Former Marine Michael Landsberry Killed Saving Children
HERO OF THE DAY, US MARINE MICHAEL LANDSBERRY, SEMPER FI …
Shots were fired from a semiautomatic handgun at 7:16 a.m. at the Sparks Middle School in Nevada just before classes got underway. The gunman was a 12 year old boy. Two boys were wounded, a teacher and the shooter are dead. Michael Landsberry, a 45 year old 8th grade math teacher and former US Marine is being hailed as a hero as he was fatally shot trying to shield children from the shooter as the teacher tried told the boy to put the gun down. However, the gun went off killing Michael Landsberry. The unidentified shooter then took his own life. The hero, Michael Landsberry, is survived by his wife, Sharon, and two of her children from a previous relationship.
Sadly, how does a Marine survive two tours in Afghanistan, only to be killed by a 12 year old school boy? To a true American hero … Rest in Peace.
HERO - Michael Landsberry, Rest in Peace
A mathematics teacher was hailed as a “hero” after being fatally shot while apparently trying to shield students from a 12-year-old boy who opened fire at a Nevada middle school on Monday.
The slain teacher was identified by his brother as Michael Landsberry, 45, a former Marine and a member of the Nevada Air National Guard who celebrated his wedding anniversary last Friday.
Authorities suggested that Landsberry tried to protect students, but stressed they were still investigating. Two boys were wounded before the shooter took his own life at Sparks Middle School, east of Reno. The Associated Press reported that the incident was witnessed by 20 or 30 children.
“We have a lot of heroes today, including our children … and our fallen hero, an amazing teacher,” Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez said.
“A kid started getting mad and he pulled out a gun and shoots my friend, one of my friends at least,” a seventh-grade student identified as Andrew Thompson told local television station KOLO. “And then he walked up to a teacher and says back up. The teacher started backing up and he pulled the trigger.”
“The teacher was just lying there and he was limp,” he told KOLO. “And me and five other friends went to him and said ‘come on, we’ve got to get him to safety.’ We picked him up, carried him a little bit far and we left him because our vice principal came along and said ‘go, go, go, get to safety, get to safety.’ So we left the teacher there and we went to safety.”
It came as no surprise to Michael Landsberry’s family that the Sparks Middle School math teacher is being called a hero for trying to get a student to put his gun down before being shot and killed.
“To hear he was trying to protect those kids, that he stepped up and tried to stop the situation, doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Chanda Landsberry, who is married to Michael’s brother younger brother, Reggie. “He could have ducked and hid, but he didn’t. That’s not who he is.”
“He was trained to help.”
UPDATE III: VIDEO – Police press conference.
30 Year Old Vivian Vosburg, Mother of Girl Accused of Bullying Florida Teen (Rebecca Sedwick) Arrested on Child Abuse & Child Neglect Charges
ALL IN THE FAMILY … Does it really surprise anyone that a 14 year old bully didn’t learn her her sadistic ways from somewhere?
30 year old Vivian Vosburg, the stepmother of the 14 year old teen, Guadalupe Shaw, who has been accused of bulling Rebecca Sedwick has been arrested on an unrelated child abuse and child neglect charges. Polk County Sheriff’s Office says Vivian Vosburg is charged with two counts of child abuse with bodily harm and four counts of child neglect. Vosburg is the stepmother of Guadalupe Shaw, the 14 year old, remorseless teen who has been charged with felony aggravated stalking who cyber-bullied 12 year old Rebecca Sedwick of Lakeland, FL to commit suicide.
The mother of one of the girls facing charges in connection to the bullying suicide of Rebecca Sedwick has been arrested herself.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg is charged with two counts of child abuse with bodily harm and four counts of child neglect.
Sheriff Grady Judd showed cell phone video in a press conference Friday afternoon depicting Vosburg viciously punching two children involved in a fight inside of a residence. The video was originally uploaded on Facebook.
Raw video of the actual abuse in question can be seen below
The mother of a 14-year-old Florida girl accused of bullying a classmate who later committed suicide is facing child abuse and child neglect charges in a separate case, authorities said Friday.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg was arrested Friday afternoon.
The move came as investigators are still looking into what exactly drove 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick to her suicide last month, a case in which Vosburg’s daughter was charged with aggravated stalking. Police have also arrested a 12-year-old girl.
Judd made it clear that Vosburg’s charges are not related to those against the teenagers.
Vosburg’s arrest came after authorities received tips from residents that she might have been involved in beating children, Judd said. A minute-long video clip Judd played at a Friday press conference showed a woman, whom he identified as Vosburg, punching two boys with her fist while shouting profanities. The video had been posted to the Internet.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two Teen Girls “Primary Harassers” for Aggravated Stalking in the Cyber-Bullying Death of 12 Year Old Rebecca Sedwick in Lakeland, FL (Update: Perps ID’d as Katelyn Roman, 12, & Guadalupe Shaw, 14)
Two teen girls charged for aggravated stalking in the cyber-bullying death of 12 year old Rebecca Ann Sedwick.
The Polk County Sheriff’s office has arrested two teen girls, one 14 and the other 12, in the relentless cyber-bullying death of 12 year old Rebecca Sedwick in Lakeland, FL. The two teen girls were arrested Monday night as authorities referred to then as the “primary harassers.” The police decided to arrest the two teen female punks after the older one posted this onto her Facebook page on Saturday: “Yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself and I don’t give a f*ck.” According to the probable cause affidavit, Rebecca Sedwick was bullied from December 2012 to February 2013, however, Rebecca’s mother, Tricia Norman, claims that the bullying began long before then and continued until Rebecca killed herself. Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County said that the bullying lead to Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide. Gee, ya think?
Personally, I think these two should be charged with murder. The bullying led directly to this Rebecca’s death. How about charging a “hate” crime? What is more hateful than what this group of people did? What the did is the definition of a “hate” crime, color does not matter.
For the Polk County sheriff’s office, which has been investigating the cyberbullying suicide of a 12-year-old Florida girl, the Facebook comment was impossible to disregard.
In Internet shorthand it began “Yes, ik” — I know — “I bullied Rebecca nd she killed herself.” The writer concluded that she didn’t care, using an obscenity to make the point and a heart as a perverse flourish. Five weeks ago, Rebecca Ann Sedwick, a seventh grader in Lakeland in central Florida, jumped to her death from an abandoned cement factory silo after enduring a year, on and off, of face-to-face and online bullying.
Both were charged with aggravated stalking, a third-degree felony and will be processed through the juvenile court system. Neither had an arrest record. The older girl was taken into custody in the juvenile wing of the Polk County Jail. The younger girl, who the police said expressed remorse, was released to her parents under house arrest.
Sick, sick, sick … what the hell is the youth of today thinking in that they can say and do anything and think there are no consequences? More from the NY Times. And where were the parents? Way to monitor your children even after the situation came to light.
The older of the two girls acknowledged to the police that she had bullied Rebecca. She said she had sent Rebecca a Facebook message saying that “nobody” liked her, the affidavit said. The girl also texted Rebecca that she wanted to “fight” her, the police said. But the bullying did not end there; Rebecca was told to “kill herself” and “drink bleach and die” among other things, the police added.
Brimming with outrage and incredulity, the sheriff said in a news conference on Tuesday that he was stunned by the older girl’s Saturday Facebook posting. But he reserved his harshest words for the girl’s parents for failing to monitor her behavior, after she had been questioned by the police, and for allowing her to keep her cellphone.
“I’m aggravated that the parents are not doing what parents should do: after she is questioned and involved in this, why does she even have a device?” Sheriff Judd said. “Parents, who instead of taking that device and smashing it into a thousand pieces in front of that child, say her account was hacked.”
Judd identified the two girls who were arrested as Katelyn Roman, 12, and Guadalupe Shaw, 14, during a news conference Tuesday morning in Winter Haven.
Both girls have been charged with felony aggravated stalking.
On Tuesday night Roman’s father spoke with Channel 9′s Renee Stoll about his daughter’s arrest.
“I feel horrible about the whole situation,” he said. “Katelyn’s very remorseful, feels really bad about the whole situation.”
Guadalupe’s neighbor, George Colom, said he’s not surprised to hear she was involved. In fact, Colom said Guadalupe’s siblings are known as bullies in the neighborhood and that he was even harassed by her brother at one point.
The man who set himself on fire Friday by dousing himself with gasoline has died from his injuries. He died Friday night at approximately 9 pm. According to accounts, the individual was so badly burned that he will need to be identified through DNA and dental records. D.C. police received a call at 4:24 p.m. reporting the incident, and the fire was out by the time authorities arrived at the scene. This bizarre incident comes just days after 34 year old 34 year old Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Stamford, CT tried to ram the barricades at the White House and was later shot dead by police after a car chase through the DC streets.
A man who set himself ablaze on the National Mall Friday has died of his injuries, according to authorities.
The individual passed away shortly before 9pm on Friday at a local hospital, a D.C. police spokesman told The Hill on Saturday.
The spokesman declined to comment on the individual’s identity or which hospital he was transported to after the incident.
However, recent reports state he was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in northwest D.C.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, September 5, 2013 – Convicted Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Commits Suicide
- In a final act of CONTROL, he hangs himself in his jail cell
Hell has a new Inhabitant … Cleveland House of Horrors Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead in Jail Cell … Suicide by Hanging
GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH … DEATH BY HANGING!!!
HELL HAS A NEW ARRIVAL … Ariel Castro, the House of Horrors’ Cleveland kidnapper, was found dead in his jail cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, OH in Pickaway County. Castro was convicted last month in the kidnappings of Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus and sentenced to prison for over 1000 years. He was found hanging in his cell at approximately 9:20 this evening and pronounced dead at 10:52 pm. The amazing part is that he was in protective custody. Oh the irony, he abducted and held Berry, Knight and DeJesus for 10 years in captivity and this POS could not last 10 months in confinement. Actually, he only lasted less than four. Good riddance.
In the end the people get the death penalty for Ariel Castro after all. The coward committed suicide.
Inmate A’riel Castro was found hanging in his cell this evening at 9:20 pm at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. He was housed in protective custody which means he was in a cell by himself and rounds are required every 30 minutes at staggered intervals. Upon finding inmate Castro, prison medical staff began performing life saving measures. Shortly after he was transported to OSUMC where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 pm. A thorough review of this incident is underway and more information can be provided as it becomes available pending the status of the investigation.
I am hoping the the medical staff really did not try too hard to perform live savings measures on this animal. Although, knowing that captivity made this man attempt suicide, maybe the answer was to keep him alive forever behind bars. However, Hell is no picnic.
Retired NASCAR Driver Dick Trickle dead at 71 of Apparant Suicide, Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound … RIP
Former NASCAR drive Dick Trickle died Thursday at the age of 71 form an apparent suicide. According to Lincoln County, NC, sheriff’s department, the incident occurred at 12:02 p.m. ET at Forest Lawn Cemetery off Highway 150 in Boger City, NC where Trickle died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Prior to his death, he called the Lincoln County Communications Center and stated that “there would be a dead body and it would be his.” How tragically sad. Trickle was a throw back of days gone by in NASCAR racing and frankly one I wish still existed rather the over-commercialized one of today.
Richard “Dick” Trickle (October 27, 1941 – May 16, 2013) … RIP
Retired stock-car driver Dick Trickle, known for his colorful name and short-track prowess, died on Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.
According to the Lincoln County, N.C., sheriff’s department, the incident occurred at 12:02 p.m. ET at Forest Lawn Cemetery off Highway 150 in Boger City.
The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call, apparently from Trickle, that “there would be a dead body and it would be his.” Center workers tried to place a return call to the number but did not get an answer.
Emergency units found Trickle’s body lying near his pickup truck when they arrived.
Lt. Tim Johnson, who heads the Lincoln County detective department, said that at the family’s request, no additional information would be released at this time.
Fantastic VIDEO of Dick Trickle smoking a cigarette during the race in a NASCAR world that was so much more different than the sanitized one of today … When it used to be called ”Winston” Cup racing
More on the life of Richard “Dick” Trickle and his legendary short tack racing from CNN.
Richard “Dick” Trickle — who parlayed a legendary reputation as a short-track driver into a full-time career on stock car racing’s biggest stages in the 1990s — died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a North Carolina sheriff’s office said. He was 71.
The Wisconsin-born Trickle raced during the 1970s and 1980s, then broke through as a full-time and widely recognized NASCAR driver in 1989. By that time, according to a Sports Illustrated article, the 48-year-old grandfather of two had won some 1,200 stock car competitions in 31 years of racing.