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.
25 Year Old Cassandra LaFave Missing Since 11/18/13 in West Allis, WI … “Kidnapped & Endangered” (Update: May Have Been Kidnapped as Part of Sex Trafficking Ring) (Update: Found Safe!!!) (Update: Arrested on Cocaine Possession)
25 year old Cassandra LaFave has been missing since November 18, 2013 in West Allis, Wisconsin, reported missing on November 20. The West Allis Police Department is asking for your help in locating Cassandra LaFave, who was reportedly taken on November 20. She is considered “Kidnapped & Endangered”. Cassandra was last seen at a gas station on 60th and Hampton in Milwaukee, WI. Cassandra LaFave is described as 5’9″ tall, weighing 150 pounds. She has naturally brown hair and hazel eyes. Her hair may be dyed red. Cassandra also has the following tattoos: a star by her left ear, a music note on the back of her neck and a flower on her foot.
Facebook: Help Find Cassandra LaFave.
Missing: Cassandra LaFave
UPDATE I: Missing Wisconsin woman could be in St. Louis area, may have been taken as part of a sex trafficking ring.
Missing Wisconsin woman Cassandra Lafave could be in the St. Louis area.
The 25-year-old Wisconsin woman was reported missing by family members on November 20th. Since then, we`ve gotten information that she may have been taken as part of a sex trafficking ring, and she could be on the streets in the St. Louis or Kansas City area.
At this point police from multiple law enforcement agencies are working on the case, and we`ve also contacted family members in Wisconsin and are waiting to hear back from them.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of missing Cassandra E. LaFave, please the West Allis Police Department at 414-302-8000
UPDATE II: According to the parents Facebook page … Cassandra LaFavre has been found safe!!! (Hat Tip: Geri)
Family issues thank you on FB:
On behalf of the entire LaFave family, we are eternally grateful for your continued prayers and love. A very special thank you to all of the persons who played a role in bringing Cassandra home safely. We know that it was not easy for some of you to step forward with information. Thank you to Veronica’ Voice in Kansas City, MO, your commitment to your work is admirable. Thank you to the West Allis Sensitive Crimes division for your diligent work on this case.
There have been no details as to where, how or what condition she was found in other than safe. There seems to be all-too many rumors with this case. We shall just say on the eve of Thanksgiving, thankfully she was found alive and safe and may she get thru whatever issues or demons she may have. No one is without sin or problems.
LaFave was in the Milwaukee County jail Wednesday on suspicion of cocaine possession and on undisclosed charges filed in Washington County, according to jail records.
Court records show that a bench warrant was issued for LaFave Sept. 11 on charges of retail theft and resisting or obstructing an officer in Washington County, and that the warrant was still open Wednesday.
Are Remains Found That of Missing McStay Family? Remains Found In Victorville Desert ID’d as Joseph and Summer McStay, Missing Since February 2010 (Update: Remains Found of 4 year Old Gianni & 3 Year Old Joseph McStay)
Are the bodies found in shallow graves in the desert that of the missing McStay family?
The investigation into the remains began Monday when a motorcyclist discovered them in a shallow grave between Quarry Road near Highway 15 in the desert outside Victorville, CA. Joseph McStay, 40, his wife Summer, 43, and two young sons, 3 year old Joseph Mateo and 4 year old Gianni, disappeared from their upscale San Diego County home and went missing on February 2, 2010. The family literally went missing without a trace. Now there has been a big development in the case. Four bodies have been found in the Mojave desert.
Facebook: Bring The McStay Family Home.
There has been a big break in a high-profile missing persons case that has stymied investigators for years.
A family of four vanished without a trace more than three years ago. Earlier this week, the remains of four bodies were found in a shallow graves in the desert near Victorville.
Their SUV was found parked near the border. There was a time investigators in San Diego thought surveillance video showed the McStay family making their way into Mexico.
But relatives discounted that theory. They suspected foul play. The McStays left money in their bank accounts and the family’s two dogs were found wandering in their backyard.
Facebook – Bring The McStay Family Home
According to CBS – Los Angeles, two of the bodies have been identified as the parents, Joseph and Summer McStay. J
The skeletal remains found in the desert outside Victorville earlier this week have been identified as at least two members of a Fallbrook family who went missing nearly four years ago, CBS affiliate KFMB in San Diego reported Friday.
Patrick McStay says two of the four bodies found in a shallow grave have been identified as his son Joseph and daughter-in-law Summer McStay. The couple’s two missing sons are still unaccounted for as investigators confirm the identities of the other remains, according to KFMB.
Would have liked a better outcome than this, but at least their family has some form of closure. Hopefully they will get more answers as well. Rest in peace
More than three years ago the McStay family — Joseph, Summer and their two young sons – seemed to vanish into thin air, but Friday authorities confirmed that four sets of skeletal remains found in California’s Mojave Desert are likely those of the couple and their two boys.
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said at a press conference that the remains were identified through dental records as those of Joseph McStay, 40, and his wife, Summer, 43.
Authorities are in the process of identifying additional skeletal remains that are believed to be those of the couple’s sons, Gianni and Joseph Jr., who were 4 and 3, respectively, at the time of their disappearance.
UPDATE II: At least one of the remains taken out of one of the grave sites had been bound with an electric cord.
The remains are those of 4-year-old Gianni McStay and his 3-year-old brother, Joseph McStay, the coroner’s division of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
A state DNA lab confirmed their identities, the department said.
For more updates, read comments and provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys – Missing Persons forum: McStay Family.
Sextortion: Jared James Abrahams Pleads Guilty to 4 Counts of Extortion & 1 Count Unauthorized Access of a Computer … Victims Include Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf & Teen, 20′s and Minor Girls From Southern California, Maryland, Ireland, Canada, Russia and Moldova
SICK, CREEPY SOB PLEADS GUILTY IN SEXTORTION CASE.
19 year old Jared James Abrahams has pleaded guilty to four counts of extortion and one could of an unauthorized access of a computer. Abrahams s facing federal prison time for hacking the webcams of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and a dozen other young women worldwide and trying to blackmail them by going public with naked photos in the widely publicized “sextortion” case. Jared Abrahams is a former class mate of Cassidy Wolf. Under the plea agreement, Abrahams faces up to 11 years in federal prison and fines of up to $1 million.
A 19-year-old Southern California computer student is facing federal prison for hacking the webcams of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and a dozen other young women worldwide and trying to blackmail them by going public with naked photos he secretly took.
Jared James Abrahams of Temecula pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of extortion and one count of unauthorized access of a computer.
Court records show the victims ranged from their late teens to early 20s, including some minors, and were located in Southern California, Maryland, Ireland, Canada, Russia and Moldova. The plot lasted from early 2012 until June 2013.
Abrahams threatened to post the illegally obtained photos if his targets did not send him more nude images or strip for him on camera. At least two complied with his demands.
“I hacked several girls’ computers and, using their webcams, took photos of them when they weren’t aware,” Abrahams said in court, admitting that he was aware that he was extorting them.
20 year old Victoria Ichrist has been missing since Friday afternoon, November 8, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Victoria Ichrist was last seen around 4:30 pm on Friday in the area of Franklin Park. Victoria Ichrist is said to be special needs.
Family members describe Ichrist as a white female standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.
She was last seen wearing jeans, a purple fleece zip-up jacket and blue Nike shoes.
Missing – 20 year old Victoria Ichrist
If anyone has seen Victoria Ichrist, please contact Columbus police at 614-645-4545
YIKES, Two Florida Men Dressed Up As George Zimmerman & Trayvon Martin For Halloween Complete with Blackface & Blood-Stained Hoodie
The Do’s and Dont’s of Halloween costumes … I am going to go out on a limb and say this one would be a DON’T!!!
Anything for a laugh … Two Florida men dressed up as George Zimmerman and Travyon Martin for Halloween on Friday night. They declared the costumes “hilarious” on a Facebook post, which was since been deleted. Go figure. Happy Halloween from George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin the caption of a photo posted on a friend’s Facebook page. In the picture, one man is wearing a shirt with “neighborhood watch” on it as he holds his fingers looking like a gun pointed to the other man’s head. The man dressed like Trayvon is wearing black face and a blood stained hoodie. Really folks? SICK!!! What, no Skittles or Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail?
Is there a crime for poor taste?
As stated at Mediaite, some Facebook posters took exception to the pic and post and it was eventually taken down. Guess it was not so funny after all, eh? This further proves my theory that everyone serves a purpose in life, these three are here to serve as a bad example.
Image via Facebook
A pair of Florida men decided to celebrate Halloween this year by dressing up as George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, complete with blackface and blood-stained hoodie.
The image of the duo (click to enlarge) was uploaded Friday to the Facebook page of Caitlin Cimeno, a Martha’s Vineyard native who captioned the photo “Happy Halloween from Zimmerman & trayvon.” Cimeno, flanked in the photo by the two men, followed those words with a smiley face emoticon.
Greg Cimeno, 22, portrayed Zimmerman, complete with a “Neighborhood Watch” t-shirt. Cimeno lives in Cape Coral, Florida, where he appears to work for a carpentry firm.
William Filene, 25, dressed up as Martin, covering his face in black paint and donning a gray sweatshirt with a single bullet hole surrounded by fake blood. Filene, who also lives in Cape Coral, was arrested in June for felony auto theft. His rap sheet also included collars for loitering/prowling and failing to register an automobile.
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.
52 Year Old Conrado Juarez Arrested in the 22 Year Old Murder Case of ‘Baby Hope’ … Victim Finally Named, 4 Year Old Anjelica Castillo
Finally after 22 years, the murder and sexual assault case of ‘Baby Hope’ has been solved …
52 year old Conrado Juarez has been arrested and charged and charged with the felony murder of “Baby Hope’. 22 years after 4 year old Baby Hope’s sexually abused and badly decomposed body was found inside of a cooler that was dumped in the woods off New York’s Henry Hudson Parkway, the victim finally has a name … Anjelica Castillo. According to police it was an anonymous tip that starting the ball rolling that lead authorities to Anjelica’s sister, now an adult. They then identified the woman believed to be the girl’s mother. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly stated it eventually led to Juarez and his arrest. ‘s arrest. Conrado Juarez was Anjelica’s cousin on her father’s side. According to Ray Kelly, Juarez has admitted to the crime.
The announcement of an arrest in one of New York City’s most notorious cold cases was especially relieving for two hardened investigators, who for 22 years had been working to identify the girl they nicknamed Baby Hope after discovering her body stuffed in a picnic cooler along a highway.
Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Melissa Mourges, the original prosecutor in the 1991 case and now chief of the cold case unit, told a Manhattan judge that Conrado Juarez, 52, was charged with felony murder late Saturday.
The charge came shortly after police announced the Bronx man was a relative of the tiny victim, 4-year-old Anjelica Castillo. Police revealed her name for the first time earlier in the day.
Juarez, wearing a white short sleeve button-down shirt and blue pants, pleaded not guilty but said nothing else after he was remanded to custody. Attorney information was not immediately available.
Detectives from the New York Police Department’s Cold Case Apprehension Squad never stopped searching for answers in the case. Each year, on the anniversary of the July 23, 1991, discovery of her body, they would canvass nearby neighborhoods, handing out fliers and asking people for information.
It was an anonymous tip called in after the latest canvass in July that helped crack the case, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. It led detectives to Anjelica’s sister, now an adult; from there, they identified the woman believed to be the girl’s mother, he said.
“That individual’s actions were the catalyst for this most recent lead,” Kelly said, referring to Juarez’s arrest. He is Anjelica’s cousin on her father’s side.
Police arrested Juarez after questioning him near the Manhattan restaurant where he worked as a dishwasher, Kelly said. He was expressionless as police led him in handcuffs past reporters.
Juarez admitted to the crime Saturday morning, Kelly said.
UPDATE I: ‘Baby Hope’ case: Cousin confesses to sexually assaulting, killing toddler Anjelica Castillo more than two decades ago.
Conrado Juarez, 52, confessed Saturday to killing the girl and disposing of her body in a cooler with the help of his sister, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
His tiny victim, whose name had been a mystery for more than two decades, was identified for the first time as 4-year-old Anjelica Castillo.
Juarez, a dishwasher from the Bronx, told cops he sodomized and then quietly smothered Anjelica with a pillow in a hallway at his sister’s home in Astoria, Queens.
When the little girl went motionless, Juarez summoned his sister, Balvina Juarez-Ramirez, from another room, Kelly said.
Juarez-Ramirez, who was caring for the girl, insisted they secretly get rid of her body, Kelly said.
She brought him a filthy cooler — as the other family members living there remained unaware of the cruelty underway just down the hall, Kelly said.
Juarez and his sister, who is now dead, carried the cooler out of the apartment and took a black livery cab to Manhattan, where they dumped the icebox along a wooded stretch of the Henry Hudson Parkway.
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.
16 Year Old Liana Andrews & 14 Year Old Kacie Watson Missing Since 8/14/13 in Cypress, Texas … Abandoned Car Found in Downtown San Antonio, TX … Another Social Media Meet Up? (Update: Both Found Safe)
16 year old Liana Andrews and 14 year old Kacie Watson have been missing since August 14, 2013. The two teens were reportedly having a sleepover at Liana’s home that night when they went missing. According to accounts, the girls took off that Friday night after Liana’s grandmother, who was watching them, went to bed. The two teens are considered “endangered runaways”. No one has heard from the two teens since they sent a text message to a family member Saturday morning, indicating they took a car and would be back Saturday afternoon.
Liana Andrews (left) and Kacie Watson (right)
As reported by CBS News, police say the vehicle the teens drove was found in downtown San Antonio, 200 miles from their hone, with their belongings inside. The car the girls took was actually found in on the 100 block of East Nueva, mere feet from the county courthouse and less than a mile from the San Antonio Police Department headquarters.
Police say the vehicle the teens drove was found in downtown San Antonio with their belongings inside.
Investigators reportedly said the girls drove to San Antonio to meet a man they met on Facebook and they believe the teens are in danger.
Family members said they feel authorities are dragging their feet and they don’t have any more time to spare.
“Obviously, they have recovered the car with Liana and Casie’s things in the car. No teenage girls would run away without their clothes and makeup. I think it’s obvious it’s not a runaway case and is an emergency case,” Turner said.
HCSO officials said they deny any allegations that the department isn’t responding in a timely manner and HCSO is actively pursuing the case.
Two teenagers, Liana Andrews, 16, and Kacie Watson, 14 have been found safe in San Antonio and have been reunited with their families. They know need to be grounded until they are 26.
Two teenage girls reported missing for just over a week were found safe Saturday in San Antonio, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Department.
Liana Andrews, 16, and Kacie Watson, 14, had been missing since Aug. 16 when the two took one of their parents’ cars and never returned.
The San Antonio Police Department found both girls Saturday in the downtown district, deputies said.
If you have seen Liana and Kacie, you’re being asked to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000 or report it on the county’s missing persons website.