18 year old Aidan Norvez has been missing since Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Queens, NY. The Brooklyn Tech senior went to Central Park with friends after taking an exam and then told them he was taking a subway home to Queens. Aidan Norvez was last seen at about 4 p.m. on the ‘Q’ train, in the vicinity of Central Park. Norvez never made it home and hasn’t been seen since. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, a navy blue shirt, dark brown jeans and gray sneakers. He is also Type 1 diabetic who depends on insulin.
Facebook: Find Aidan Norvez.
Aidan Norvez, 18, is a Type 1 diabetic who depends on insulin.
His family says the Brooklyn Tech senior went to Central Park with friends after taking an exam.
He told them he was taking a subway home to Queens, but hasn’t been seen since.
His parents say he was not wearing his medical alert bracelet at the time.
Norvez is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, a navy blue shirt, dark brown jeans and gray sneakers.
If anyone has seen or has any with information regarding the missing Queens teen, please contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
I am happy to report Aidan has been found. He is safe and in good health. I would like to thank the thousands of people who have participated in the search, the posting of the flyers, the sharing on FB, and phone calls to the NYPD on the family’s behalf. I am truly amazed by the concern of total strangers across the city and across the country. There were periods when I doubted the outcome would be positive. With each passing day, as I witnessed the efforts of friends and complete strangers, my hope was restored.
Thank you all who participated!*
Body Found in South River Confirmed to be that of Missing Teen Danielle Locklear, Ex-Boyfriend Je’Michael Malloy Confesses to Killing Her … Charged With Second-Degree Murder.
The female body found last week in the South River is that of missing 15 year old Danielle Locklear, who had been missing since March 11, 2014 in Hope Mills, North Carolina. According to the police, Danielle Locklear’s ex-boyfriend, Je’Michael Malloy, has confessed to killing the teen and dumping her body in the South River. 17 year old Je’Michael Malloy has been charged with second-degree murder. According to Sheriff Earl Butler and Chief Joel Acciardo, Malloy and Locklear got into an argument on March 11 that turned violent and Malloy choked Locklear to death and stuffed a sock in her mouth.
Investigators said Malloy and Locklear got into an argument on March 11, which is the night she was last seen leaving her grandfather’s home in the Fox Meadow subdivision. They said the conversation turned violent and Malloy choked Locklear to death and stuffed a sock in her mouth.
Malloy and a friend, 18-year-old Dominic Lock, then allegedly tossed her body over a bridge on the Cumberland/Sampson County line. Locklear’s remains were found with cinder blocks with tied to her body.
Right now, the body, which was found April 3 by an off-duty deputy, has not been positively identified. However, based on conversations and Malloy’s confession, police said they know it’s her.
Je’Michael Malloy – pic from Facebook
Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler and Chief Joel Acciardo called an emergency press conference to announce Je’Michael Malloy’s arrest as well as confirm that a body recovered April 3 from the South River was Locklear’s.
Acciardo said Malloy, 17, killed the 15-year-old South View High School student the night of March 11. Earlier that night she left home after telling her grandfather she was walking to a friend’s house about a block away. That was the last time her family saw her.
Deputies arrested Malloy Tuesday evening. A second suspect, Dominic Lock, 18, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy in Locklear’s death.
Acciardo said the night of March 11 Locklear actually walked to meet Malloy just outside her neighborhood. He said investigators learned that Locklear and Malloy got into an argument that night. Malloy told investigators the argument turned violent and he choked Locklear to death and stuffed a sock in her mouth.
He said he and Lock then tied cinder blocks to her body and tossed her into the South River just south of Autryville. Malloy lives nearby on Highway 210. Law enforcement officers searched his home on Friday. They also searched Lock’s home near Deep Creek Road in Fayetteville on Friday.
For more reports, read others opinions and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Danielle Locklear.
29 Year Old Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Student Jiwon Lee Missing Since 4/1/14 in NYC (Update: Body Found in Hudson River ID’s as Jiwon Lee)
29 year old Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine student Jiwon Lee has been missing since Wednesday, April 1, 2014 in New York City, NY. Lee was last seen near her residence at 220 West 98th St. at 8:30 pm. According to Christiana Simon, a close friend of Lee, the police tracked her last cell phone ping to a cell tower on 179th Street.
Jiwon Lee, a College of Dental Medicine student, was reported missing Wednesday night, said police.
Lee is described by the police report as a 29-year-old female, 5-foot-2, 120-pounds, with black hair and black eyes. According to the police report, she was last seen near her residence at 220 West 98th St. at 8:30 p.m. on April 1.
A New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed over the phone Friday night that police are still looking for Lee.
Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
The body of a woman found in the Hudson River has been identified as that of missing Columbia University student Jiwon Lee, cops said Sunday.
23 Year Old Courtney Cash, Great Nice of Legendary Country Singer Johnny Cash, Stabbed to Death in Tennessee … Wayne Masciarella Arrested & Charged With First Degree Murder
Great Niece of Johnny Cash stabbed to Death …
23 year old Courtney Cash, the great niece of the late legendary country singer Johnny Cash, has been stabbed to death at her home in Baxter, Tennessee. Courtney Cash was found stabbed to death and stuffed inside a large wooden box in her home on 8129 Rice Road on Wednesday morning. The man who lived with her, identified as William Austin Johnson, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with multiple stab wounds. Johnson was able to get out of the home with the couple’s young daughter and drive himself to a hospital in White County. The child was not hurt.
Andrews said the pair had gone out with a friend before an altercation took place in the house where Johnson and Cash lived with their young child. The friend, identified as Wayne Gary Masciarella, has been charged with first-degree murder.
Johnson escaped the attack and took the child with him before driving to the hospital, Andrews said. The scene inside the house was “somewhat bloody,” Andrews told reporters at a news conference.
“There was a struggle,” the sheriff said.
Wayne Masciarella of Cape May, NJ was arrested in Cookeville, TN and charged with first degree murder. Masciarella was booked and held without bond into the Putnam County Jail. He will have a preliminary hearing on April 21. Masciarella has been previously arrested more than 20 times in Putnam County. According to News Channel 5, Masciarella’s rap sheet includes charges for aggravated assault, possession and public intoxication.
A 27-year-old man has been charged with fatally stabbing the great niece of legendary country entertainer Johnny Cash.
Wayne Masciarella of Cape May, N.J. was charged with first-degree murder in the Wednesday death of 23-year-old Courtney Cash. He was also accused of stabbing her boyfriend, William Austin Johnson.
Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Masciarella had gotten into a dispute with Johnson and Cash at their Baxter home before he allegedly stabbed them both and fled. The three were believed to be friends, the sheriff said.
Tommy Cash, the brother of Johnny Cash and the grandfather of Courtney, issued a statement on the tragic event:
“We ask for your prayers for the Cash family at this time. Courtney and her boyfriend are beloved members of my family and like you we have a lot of questions and emotions that we are beginning to sort through today. We ask you to respect our privacy and appreciate all the support that the public and media has always offered me and my family, as we handle the loss of our grand-daughter. We are completely heartbroken.”
UPDATE I: According to local Sheriff David Andrews, the crime could have been a direct or indirect result of drugs.
Sheriff Andrews said he can’t comment on the murder weapon or a possible motive in the case, but he said it could be drug-related.
“This was a senseless, tragic death of a young lady whose life was probably taken as a direct or indirect result of drugs, and that’s just the world we live in. It’s just unfortunate that our people in our society lean so heavily on drugs to get through life,” Andrews said.
15 Year Old Danielle Locklear Missing Since 3/11/14 in Hope Mills, NC (Update: Female Body Found in the South River Could Be That of Danielle Locklear)
15 year old Danielle Locklear has been missing since Tuesday night, March 11, 2014 in Hope Mills, North Carolina. Investigators stated that Danielle Locklear left her grandparent’s home on Trencholm Lane in Hope Mills’ Fox Meadow/Brook Ridge subdivisions last Tuesday night saying she was going up the street to a friend’s home, but she arrived. The FBI have joined the search for the missing teen. The police said Locklear may have been at the creek that runs between Legion Road and Cameron Road. Some of her clothes were found there two days later but further investigation turned up nothing. Danielle Locklear has not been in contact with her known acquaintances, and her cell phone is off.
Authorities say the teen left home in the early-evening hours of March 11 and hasn’t been seen since. Danielle, a student at South View High School, lives in the Fox Meadow/Brook Ridge subdivision.
The FBI said the missing teen is bi-racial, with black hair and green eyes. She is 5 feet 1 and weighs 150 to 160 pounds.
Police don’t know if she is alive or dead.
“Every avenue is being investigated. Every lead is being pursued,” said Hope Mills Police Chief Joel Acciardo.
Fowler said some of her daughter’s clothing was found at a creek-bank hangout that is popular in the area last Thursday.
A task force of agents from multiple agencies is working together to find Locklear. Dozens were out Wednesday searching a campground for clues.
Authorities believe a female’s body found in the South River on Wednesday is that of Danielle Locklear, a 15-year-old who went missing in early March, according to a source close the investigation.
The body has been sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office for a positive identification, and Hope Mills police have spoken to Locklear’s family. It could be 2-3 days before police receive a positive identification, Hope Mills Police Chief Joel Acciardo said.
Cumberland County and Sampson County sheriff’s deputies went to South River at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, after the body was reported by two teens who were fishing near the South Gray Street bridge near Autryville, along the Cumberland-Sampson line.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Hope Mills police, at 910-425-4103, or the FBI in Charlotte, 704-672-6100
19 Year Old Hayley Howard Missing Since 3/1/14 in New Orleans, Louisiana … MAPS (Update: Hayley Stopped for a Flat Tire on Her Way Home to Slidell)(Update: Hayley Howard Found Dead in Car in Irish Bayou)
19 year old Hayley Howard has been missing since early Saturday morning, March 1, 2014 in New Orleans, LA near the UNO Lakefront Campus. Hayley was last seen driving away from the parking lot of 2000 Lakeshore Drive (MAP) at the UNO Lakefront Campus around 1:50 a.m. Saturday in her 2002 silver Toyota Corolla with Louisiana license plate XBP 643. According to reports, she was intoxicated. According to police, Haley’s cell phone was pinged in the area of Leon C. Simon about 2:00 a.m. Saturday, and near the Irish Bayou around 6:00 Saturday morning. She has not been heard or seen since.
Missing – Hayley Howard
Hayley Howard was last seen driving away from the parking lot of 2000 Lakeshore Dr. at the UNO Lakefront Campus around 1:50 a.m. Saturday. Her family has not seen or heard from her since her disappearance.
Hayley was last seen intoxicated in her vehicle, a 2002 silver Toyota Corolla with Louisiana license plate XBP 643.
She is described as a Caucasian female, about 5’3″ tall, and weighing about 105 lbs. Hayley was last seen wearing a knee-length, black dress with white polka dots, and black shoes with a small heel and silver accent on the toe.
A friend told deputies she stopped for a flat tire on her way home to Slidell and a passing motorist helped her. The NOPD says they determined her cell phone was near Irish Bayou around 6 a.m. Saturday.
Hayley Howard – Facebook
UPDATE II: Second map of the route that missing Hayley Howard would have taken from school to her home.
Howard, 19, has been missing since Saturday around 1:50 a.m. She was last seen on UNO’s campus. Her family says she was on her way home to Slidell when her 2002 Toyota Corolla with the Louisiana license plate XBP 643 had a flat tire. A group of people helped her fix it then she mysteriously disappeared.
“I was told by her boyfriend, the last person to speak with her, ‘They were nice people a group of nice people. Helped me change the tire,’ she said. She wanted to go. Apparently she had left the area and wanted to go back and thank them and pay them,” said her father James Howard.
“That’s obviously a suspicious thing for us that the last person that allegedly saw her was helping her repair a flat tire in the middle of the night,” said Hayley Howard’s friend Elizabeth Gelvin.
Search Area looks very close to MAP 1 from above
The search Wednesday for missing University of New Orleans student Hayley Howard, 19, focused on the waterway off of Interstate 10 at the Irish Bayou exit, where rescue crews had gathered in the afternoon.
A police boat placed a buoy near the Irish Bayou bridge by 4:15 p.m. But authorities had not provided any details about why they had shifted their focus to the water.
It always troubled me that it was originally reported she was last seen driving away intoxicated. Sadly, today the body of missing Hayley Howard was found. The car belonging to missing UNO student Hayley Howard was brought up from the water by a bridge over the bayou one mile before the Irish Bayou exit on I-10 eastbound on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
A heavy police presence and a helicopter were at the scene in Irish Bayou in the search for 19-year-old Hayley Howard.
A tow truck arrived at the scene where a silver car was pulled from the water.
Police said Howard’s body was found in the vehicle.
According to police, Howard appeared to crash into the bayou. Foul play was not immediately suspected and the investigation was being treated as a fatal accident. Ttoxicology test will be performed.
Crews pulled a silver car from the Irish Bayou at the edge of Lake Pontchatrain Wednesday, as the search for missing University of New Orleans student Hayley Howard, 19, focused on the waterways off of Interstate 10. A body was recovered, authorities confirmed.
New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas is expected to give a statement by early evening. Howard’s relatives, including her mother, were on the scene, praying and embracing supporters.
A coroner’s van had arrived by 5 p.m.
If anyone has any information about Hayley’s whereabouts, please call Detective Sandra Contreras at the sixth district station at 658-6060 or 658-6146.
Two in Custody in Connection with Disappearance of Missing South Carolina Woman Heather Elvis … Missing in Myrtle Beach, SC Since 12/18/13 (Update: Sidney St. Clair Moorer & Tammy Lorinda Moorer Arrested)(Update: Couple Charged with Murder)
Could there be a break in the case of missing 20 year old Heather Elvis.
Horry County, South Carolina Police officials have confirmed that two people are in custody in connection with the disappearance of missing Heather Elvis. A search warrant was served on a Myrtle Beach residence, 8786 Highway 814. The names of the two individuals taken into custody were not released. However, records show that 37 year old Sidney Moorer lives at the residence that was searched. Cell phone records show Heather Elvis communicated with Moorer as late as 6 a.m. on Dec. 18, 2013. Police records state that Elvis had a relationship history with Moorer. Heather Elvis has been missing since the early morning of December 18, 2013.
Missing: Heather Elvis
Two people are in custody in connection with the disappearance of 20-year-old South Carolina woman Heather Elvis, Horry County Police officials confirmed to FoxNews.com.
Several law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshal’s Office, descended early Friday on a Myrtle Beach residence, where a search warrant was served.
“The search warrant was executed in an attempt to identify potential evidence based on new information obtained through expert analysis of previously seized surveillance tapes in the area along with financial discrepancies filed with the State of South Carolina on behalf of the occupants of the residence,” the Horry County Police Department said in a statement.
The names of the two individuals taken into custody were not released.
Address records show that 37-year-old Sidney Moorer lives at the residence being searched, though it is not known whether he was taken into custody. Cell phone records show Elvis communicated with Moorer as late as 6 a.m. on Dec. 18. Police records also state that Elvis had a relationship history with Moorer.
Facebook: Find Heather Elvis
38 year old Sidney St. Clair Moorer and 41 year old Tammy Lorinda Moorer are each charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of obstruction of justice. Additional charges are pending.
Sidney St. Clair Moorer - Horry County Sheriff’s Office
Tammy Lorinda Moorer Horry County Sheriff’s Office
On Saturday, officials told WPDE 38-year-old Sidney St. Clair Moorer and 41-year-old Tammy Lorinda Moorer are each charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of obstruction of justice.
WPDE said Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department confirmed the connection to the missing girl’s case and that Horry County police, the State Law Enforcement Division, the 15th Circuit Solicitors Office, Highway Patrol, and the US Marshals Office were on the scene.
According to the article, investigators got new information on the case after experts looked at surveillance videos and found “financial discrepancies” involving the people who live in the home.
Heather Elvis was last heard from on Dec. 18 at about 3 a.m. after she went on a date, according to her family.
UPDATE II: Tammy Moorer, 41, and her 38-year-old husband Sidney charged with murder in the death of missing Heather Elvis.
A Myrtle Beach couple has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of a missing 20-year-old woman whose body has not been found, authorities said Monday.
During a news conference, Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes said Tammy Moorer, 41, and her 38-year-old husband Sidney face those charges in the death of Heather Elvis.
Two other men have been charged with obstructing justice in the case by posting misleading information about it on Facebook. Deputies said in January that those posts created a community reaction that diverted officers investigating Elvis’ disappearance.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Horry County Police Department at 843-915-5350.
19 Year Old SIU Student Pravin Varughese Missing Since 2/12/14 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL (Update: Found Deceased)
19 year old Pravin Varughese has been missing since Wednesday night, February 12, 2014 from the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Varughese was last seen at a party in the 600 block of West College Street in Cabondale. According to accounts, Varughese called a friend in Chicago a couple hours later after leaving the party. His friend stated that it sounded like the missing SIU student was running or arguing with some one. Varughese posted a message on Twitter suggesting that he had been in a fight, “Bloody knuckles… guesss i was in a fight #backdown”.
Missing – Pravin Varughese
- Varughese is of Indian descent
- 150 pounds
- short brown hair
- brown eyes
- He was unshaven when last seen, and wearing a red shirt with dark blue jeans and purple shoes
- He has the words “Fear God” tattooed on his chest
The family is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts. 19-year-old Pravin Varughese was last seen Wednesday night at a party on the Carbondale campus.
Phone records show he called a friend in Chicago almost two hours later.
That friend said it sounded like Varughese might have been running or arguing with someone. Varughese also posted a message on Twitter suggesting he may have been in a fight.
Pravin Varughese Twitter account: @TheOnlyPravin (warning: adult language)
The SIU teen’s Twitter account shows a tweet at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday that reads: “99% of the time I have no idea whats (sic) going on,” and another at 11:17 p.m. that reads: “Bloody knuckles . . .guess I was in a fight #backdown.”
FACEBOOK – MISSING: Pravin Varughese
My brother, Pravin Varughese, has been missing since Wednesday, February 12. He is a sophomore at SIU Carbondale, and he was last seen at 606 West College around 11:15/11:30 PM. He was also wearing the same shirt as pictured Wednesday night.
Especially to those who live in or knows anyone that lives in Carbondale or anywhere near the area: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share this event. My family and I do not know many people in Carbondale, and we really need your help in order to spread awareness. We do have police and detectives involved, but the more people that are involved, the sooner we can find him. And for those who are far, we ask that you share this event and please please please keep Pravin and his safety in your prayers. Doing this would really mean a lot to me and my family.
If you have ANY information about Pravin since 2/12, PLEASE do NOT hesitate or be scared to contact anyone of us; every bit of information can really help us out. We’re not trying to get anyone in trouble or anything; all we want is Pravin home safely.
-Carbondale Police Department (618) 457-3601
-Detective Weisenperger (618)839-7965 OR (618) 457-3200 Ex441
-Priya Varughese (847)873-6633
-Ashly Thomas (847)322-0558
UPDATE I: Missing SIU Student Found Dead.
Carbondale police told us they found the body of SIU student Pravin Varughese on Tuesday. The Morton Grove teen disappeared over the weekend.
They say foul play is not suspected — but that may change and there’s still mystery as to what happened the young man’s last tweet “Bloody knuckles . . . guess I was in a fight #backdown.”
The sad specter of what happened ended in a wooded area off East Main Sstreet in Carbondale. Investigators found the body of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese.
Carbondale police said there is an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information given to Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677. Anonymous tips can also be sent through the Carbondale police website or contact Carbondale Police Department (618) 457-3601
Actress Ellen Page of the Movie Says, “I am Gay” … Honestly, Who Cares? You’re a Hollywood Actress, Not Like You Came Out and Said You Were a Republican!
Just curious, what would get a Hollywood actor/actress more of a backlash … whether they came out and said they were Gay or a Conservative Republican?
26 year old Hollywood actress Ellen Page made the announcement that she was gay during a conference for LGBT teens ‘Time to Thrive’ Friday in Las Vegas at the ‘Human Rights Campaign’. She said she, “was tired of hiding and tired of lying by omission.” How is this a major or bold announcement? Seriously, I am not being flip here. Personally, I could care less what sexual orientation she is. It makes no difference whether I will or will not watch her movies. I have always enjoyed her in such movies like X-Men: The Last Stand, Whip It, Juno and Super. It might be one thing for individuals in some locals, but the notion that in this day and age some one who is in the movie business environment can’t come of of the closet is absurd. It is not like you are going to be ostracized, harassed or made fun of because you are gay. If there was ever an industry that is more openly accepting of gays, it would be Hollywood and the movie industry. Sorry, but it is not a bad thing to be gay. Hollywood might be tough on you to have the right look, have the right weight, have the right hair color, but they could care less if you are gay or not. In fact, it might be a plus.
Hollywood actress Ellen Page, known for her role in the movie “Juno,” announced she is gay, in a very public way.
Page broke the news during an emotional speech Friday in a crowded conference hall in Las Vegas, her publicist confirmed to CNN.
“I’m here today because I am gay. And because… maybe I can make a difference,” Page told a crowd at an event called Time to THRIVE, a conference to promote issues of the gay community.
The website for the Human Rights Campaign, which hosted the conference in Nevada, congratulated the star for her “brave decision to live openly and authentically.” My question is why does it have to be public knowledge what your sexual orientation is? Does it really matter? Why do we need to know if you like guys, girls or both?
It is not like Ellen Page came out and said … I am a Republican! Now imagine if Hollywood actress Ellen Page had come out of the closet and said she was a Tea Party Conservative and said, she did not vote for Barack Obama and does not know how anyone could have done so. Imagine if she said that President Obama’s policies were hurting teen’s chances for future jobs and that the LGBT teens sitting in the audience will have an insurmountable $17.4 trillion and counting debt because of Obama? Now that would have been really coming out of the closet for an actor/actress that would have been a story and have caused her more of a mean and hateful reaction on Facebook and Twitter.
Howard County Police Confirm Shooting at the Columbia Mall in Columbia, MD (Update: 3 People Dead, 5 Hurt) (Update: Victims, Brianna Benlolo & Tyler Johnson) (Update: Police ID Shooter as 19 Year Old Darion Marcus Aguilar)
BREAKING: Shooting has been reported at the Columbia Mall in Columbia, Maryland
The Howard County Fire Department is reporting an active shooter situation at the Mall in Columbia. Both the Howard County police and fire departments are on the scene. The fire department is advising people to avoid the area.
The Howard County Police confirmed that they were responding to a shooting at the mall, but they could not confirm whether anyone had been injured or shots had been fired.
The Mall at Columbia is a “gun free” zone … in other words, an easy target for those who could care less about the laws and look to kill people.
FACEBOOK – Howard County Police:
There has been a shooting incident at the Columbia mall. No additional details yet. Public Information Officer enroute. Will update ASAP.
UPDATE I: Howard County police tweeted:
“There has been a shooting incident at the Columbia mall. No additional details yet. PIO en route. Will update ASAP.” PIO is public information officer.
Howard Count Department of Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Denise Weist told WTOP radio the department received the call at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Police and fire officials are on the scene. There are no immediate reports of injuries.
UPDATE II: Howard County Fire & Rescue – Twitter.
Emergency at Columbia Mall reported active shooter, the mall is in lock down and people are asked to avoid the area.
UPDATE III: CNN is reporting that Hoard County Police are confirming that 3 people are dead. … Baltimore Sun also reporting 3 people are dead, one considered shooter.
Authorities Saturday were investigating reports of an active shooter at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland.
There was no word on injuries but local scanner reports had authorities requesting multiple mass casualty units.
UPDATE IV: One individual reported deceased near gun and ammo (VIDEO, could be the shooter.
— Howard Co Fire & EMS (@HCDFRS) January 25, 2014
UPDATE V: Mall supposedly Secure, police clearing Mall, there will be a press conference at sear Sears at 1:15 pm ET.
UPDATE VI: Victims of Maryland mall shooting identified.
The suspect, armed with a shotgun, was among the victims at The Mall in Columbia, Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said. Police said a fourth victim was being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot. Four other people either suffered from medical conditions or suffered minor injuries such as twisted ankles, he said.
Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, Md., and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City, Md., were killed, police said. The identity of the gunman had not been released.
McMahon said the bodies were found in Zumiez, an apparel store catering to skaters, surfers and snowboarders, on the mall’s upper level. Benlolo and Johnson were employees of the store, he said. The shooter’s body was found still laden with ammunition, so McMahon said caution was being used and an identity had not been made.
UPDATE VII: Howard County police 4 p.m. news conference on mall shooting.
Darion Marcus Aguilar, a 19-year-old College Park resident, has been identified by police as the assailant in Saturday’s shooting at the Mall in Columbia, which left three people dead, including the shooter.
Although one of the victims, Brianna Benlolo, 21, also lived in College Park, police have not established a connection between Aguilar and the victims, Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon said at a Sunday morning news conference.