5 Year Old Noah Thomas Missing Since 3/22/15 in Dublin, VA Found Found Dead in a Septic Tank Near His Home
The sad ending to the case of missing Noah Thomas …
The body of missing 5 year old Noah Thomas has been found in a septic tank near the families home in Dublin, Virginia. Thomas’ body was found shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday near his family’s Highland Road home. Noah Thomas has been missing since Sunday, March 22, 2015. The child’s body has been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for an autopsy. According to reports, the Sheriff’s Office said Noah’s parents are fully cooperating with the investigation and no one was in custody and the cause of death has not been determined.
Authorities say the body of a 5-year-old Virginia boy who had been missing since Sunday has been found in a septic tank near his home.
Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis announced the discovery Thursday during a brief news conference.,
Noah Thomas was last seen by his mother on Sunday morning at the family’s home in Dublin. Several hundred law enforcement officers and volunteers had been searching for him since then..
Police had received more than 100 tips from around the country.
UPDATE I: News conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday – Assistant County Administrator Anthony Akers is scheduled to read a statement by the Pulaski County sheriff at 10 a.m. on Friday. Media questions will not be allowed.
“We are very saddened to announce that we have recovered the body of Noah Thomas shortly after 1 p.m. today. He was found at a location near his home. His body was discovered in a septic tank during a more detailed and aggressive search,” sheriff Davis said during a brief news conference. “The recovery of the body is now part of our investigation, and ongoing.”
Police Say that Kidnapping of 29 Year Old Denise Huskins in Vallejo, CA Appears to be Hoax … Charges Possible Against Huskins and Quinn
THE REPORTED KIDNAPPING OF DENISE HUSKINS WAS A HOAX …
29 year old Denise Huskins was reported kidnapped on Monday, March 23, 2015. Her boy friend Aaron Quinn made the report to police many hours after the so-called crime, which would raise red flags. Between the delay in the reporting and the accounts of the kidnapping, it did seem a bit sketchy when first presented. As it turns out, the kidnapping was a HOAX. The Vallejo police have stated that the investigation into the reported kidnapping of a woman found Wednesday in Huntington Beach was a “wild goose chase”. Lt. Kenny Park, of the Vallejo Police Department. stated, if Huskins or her boyfriend committed any criminal act in the false story, they will seek federal charges against them.
Kidnapping Of Denise Huskins Ruled A Hoax, Criminal Charges Are Possible
A reported kidnapping for ransom that set off a frantic search for a Vallejo woman who surfaced Wednesday morning in Southern California appears to have been faked, and criminal charges against the “victim” and her boyfriend are possible, police said late Wednesday.
Now, Vallejo detectives say they are looking for 29-year-old Denise Huskins, who has hired an attorney and is hiding in an unknown location and refusing to meet with Vallejo police, according to Lt. Kenny Park. Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, demanded $8,500 in a ransom communication, police said Wednesday night. Huskins’ father had not communicated with police since Wednesday morning, Park said.
“Mr. Quinn and Ms. Huskins have plundered valuable resources away from our community,” Park said at a news conference. “If anything, it is Mr. Quinn and Ms. Huskins who owe our community an apology.”
Quinn was not in custody Wednesday evening, Park said. It was not clear if police knew his location.
Vallejo police reported Wednesday night that this “appears to be an orchestrated event and not a kidnapping.” They issued a statement saying, “Today, there is no evidence to support the claims that this was a stranger abduction or an abduction at all.”
Huskins, 29, was unharmed and spoke with Huntington Beach Police before moving to an undisclosed location in Southern California. Tuesday, Huskins’ boyfriend reported that she was kidnapped from his home in Vallejo, and an email and audiotape purporting to be from her kidnappers was sent to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The disappearance had many unanswered questions: How did she make it from Vallejo to Orange County? Why did her boyfriend wait 12 hours before calling police to report her missing? How and why did the kidnappers set her free?
Huntington Beach police would not provide any of those answers, as their investigation continued. Public Information Officer Jennifer Marlatt confirmed Huskins was safe and that she was making arrangements to talk with Vallejo police.
As the day went on, however, Vallejo police said that those arrangements broke off and that they lost track of Huskins and that she’s now got a lawyer.
Vallejo police said at a Wednesday news conference the FBI is involved.
29 Year Old Denise Huskins Missing Since 3/23/15 in Vallejo, CA … Possible Abduction/Kidnap for Ransom (Update: Police Searching Mare Island Waterfront)(Update: Found Safe in Huntington Beach, CA)
29 year old Denise Huskins has been missing since Monday, March 23, 2015 in Vallejo, CA. According to reports, Denise Huskins was kidnapped from the home of her boyfriend, 30 year old Aaron Quinn. Huskins was reported missing from the 500 block of Kirkland Avenue on Mare Island at about 1:55 PM. The boyfriend told police “a ransom demand was communicated” during her abduction. However, according to the police, Denice Huskins was abducted sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. on Monday but her boyfriend didn’t tell police until almost 2 PM. A vehicle taken from the home and found later in the city is also under Quinn’s name. Huskins is 5’7″ and weighs 150 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes, police said. The FBI has joined the investigation into missing Denise Huskins. Aaron Quinn is reportedly not considered a suspect.
At some point during 29-year-old Denise Huskins’ kidnapping Monday in Vallejo, her boyfriend was given a ransom demand, police said a day later.
The woman, a physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente, was reported missing about 12 hours after her boyfriend told police that he saw her being “forcibly taken against her will” and spirited away, Vallejo police officials said Tuesday.
Quinn and Huskins are physical therapists at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, police said. Huskins hails from Huntington Beach but has been living in her own place in Vallejo for about the last year, police said.
The 500 block of Kirkland Avenue, where Huskins was abducted, was blocked off by police tape and a command vehicle idled nearby Tuesday morning.
Hmm, so Denise Huskins is allegedly abducted sometime between midnight and 5 AM as witnessed by her alleged boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, and he does not contact police of his kidnapping until about 2PM. REALLY? The authorities are stating that Quinn is not considered a suspect. REALLY? Or are they just saying this in order to get his cooperation. I am not sure what kind of boyfriend material waits that long to contact the police when your girl friend is abducted.
A ransom demand was received for a 30-year-old Vallejo woman who was forcibly taken from her Mare Island home by an unknown abductor, Vallejo police said Tuesday.
Vallejo police Lt. Kenny Park said investigators got a call from a man who lives with Denise Huskins reporting she had been abducted.
“All I can tell you is there was a ransom demand,” said Park, who would not divulge whether it was a written or verbal demand for cash.
In the search for a kidnapped Vallejo woman, crews have focused on Mare Island and the surrounding area. Crews are using sonar along the Mare Island waterfront to help in the search for Denise Huskins.
The 30-year-old woman was last seen Monday morning, when a man told police Huskins was abducted from their Vallejo home.
More than 100 trained search personnel spent Tuesday near Mare Island. Investigators say there was no specific tip that led them to the area, they focused there because of its proximity to where Huskins went missing.
The search of a missing woman police say was kidnapped and being held for ransom is now centered on a section of the Mare Island waterfront.
Search dogs hinted at an area that could be related to Denise Huskins’ alleged kidnapping. Sonar has been deployed in the area, and divers could go into the water on Wednesday.
“The intention is for the dive team to go into the water, and discover or I should say to look at what this object they’ve discovered to be, and at this point we have no idea what that is,” said Lt. Kenny Park.
If anyone has any information regarding Huskins’ location and welfare, please contact the Vallejo Police Department Detective Division at 707-648-4524.
Denise Huskins, who was reported kidnapped two days ago in Vallejo, California, has been found safe more than 400 miles away, authorities and her father said Wednesday.
Huskins’ boyfriend Monday afternoon called police and said she had been abducted that morning from his home in the Bay Area. About 48 hours later, she was located an hour south of Los Angeles.
Officers from the Huntington Beach Police Department found Huskins at her father’s apartment complex, department spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt told reporters.
Huskins, 29, is in good condition and had no apparent injuries, Marlatt said. Huskins left with police to meet several family members.
Investigators in Vallejo are traveling to interview a woman who was reportedly kidnapped from her boyfriend’s home, held for ransom, then found safe Wednesday, 420 miles south in Huntington Beach, authorities said.
Denise Huskins, 29, was found in “good condition” at a relative’s house, said Huntington Beach police Officer Jennifer Marlatt.
Vallejo police said Wednesday afternoon that they are continuing to investigate the case as a kidnap-for-ransom.
“We’re confident we’re going to be able to piece this puzzle together and get a better picture of what really occurred once we speak to Ms. Huskins,” Vallejo Police Department spokesman Lt. Kenny Park said.
“There’s nobody that’s a person of interest at this point. Everyone is.”
Breaking: Germanwings A320 Flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf Crashes in French Alps … 144 Passengers & 6 Crew Feared Dead (Update French President Says Likely No Survivors)
A Germanwings Flight 4U9525, Airbus A320 crash in French Alps near Digne, with 150 people on board, 144 passengers and 6 crew members. Germanwings is a low-cost, economy airline subsidiary of Lufthansa Airlines. Flight 4U9525 was traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. According to sources quoted by AFP news agency, the plane had issued a distress call at 10:47 (09:47 GMT), 5:47 ET. According to the flight tracking website Flightradar24, Germanwings Flight 4U9525 climbed to 38,000 feet before it started to descend, and the signal was lost at 6,800 feet. The A320 disappeared off the radar before crashing near Digne-les-Bains.
An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in southern France on Tuesday and all 148 on board were feared dead.
French President Francois Hollande said he believed none of those on board had survived.
“There were 148 people on board,” Hollande said. “The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors.”
- A Germanwings Airbus A320 has crashed in French Alps near Digne, with 148 people on board
- Flight 4U 9525 was travelling between Barcelona and Duesseldorf
- French President Francois Hollande said he believed none of those on board had survived
- Cologne-based Germanwings says it was aware of reports
- The low-cost airline owned by giant German carrier Lufthansa
French President Francois Hollande has expressed his “solidarity and condolences” with Germany in phone call to Angela Merke.
“I want to express my solidarity to the family of the victims. We do not yet know the identities of the victims. It is a mourning we have to go through because it is a tragedy that has happened on our soil,” he said.
“We do not yet know what has happened to flight 4U 9525. My deepest sympathy goes to the families and friends of our passengers and crew on 4U 9525. If our fears are confirmed, this is a dark day for Lufthansa. We hope to find survivors,” said Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr in the statement.
The Airbus A320, operated by the budget airline Germanwings, was en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf when it vanished from radar screens at 09.39 local time.
Flight GWI18G came down near Prads-Haute-Bléone, between Digne-les-Bains and Barcelonnette, north-west of Monaco. It was flying at just 6,800ft at the time and Bernard Cazeneuve, the French interior minister, said debris had been found at an altitute of 6,500ft.
A distress signal, thought to have been sent by aircraft’s automatically-activated crash position indicator, was picked up at 10.47 local time, showing that the aircraft was “at 5,000ft in an abnormal situation”, said Alain Vidalies, the French transport minister.
UPDATE IV: Why did 9525 plummet from 40,000ft?
The 24 year old plane, built by the French Airbus consortium, transmitted a distress signal at 9.47am local time, with one unconfirmed report saying it was sent out at 6,800 feet.
The distress call, typically transmitted in a general aircraft emergency, did not give any additional information about the type of emergency.
The aircraft was flying at its normal cruising altitude of around 40,000 ft, but within 10 minutes made a staggeringly swift descent to around 6,200 feet.
This points to a major problem with the aircraft, and suggests the two pilots were struggling to control the plummeting aircraft.
This graph from FlightRadar24 shows how the plane lost altitude and speed prior to disappearing from the radar.
UPDATE V: Bodies are being taken to a local village gym, it is being used as a temporary morgue as bodies are being recovered.
UPDATE VI: The crash site is a two and a half hour walk from the nearest settlement, and is inaccessible by land vehicles. Pics from rescue helicopter.
UPDATE VII: French officials said a police helicopter had located the crash site and first items of debris near the small town of Barcelonnette in the Alpes-de-Hautes-Provences.
UPDATE VIII - Total of 150 people on board Germanwings flight
Germanwings has confirmed the number of people on board as 150.
This includes 144 passengers and six cabin crew.
Dave Holloway Calls for New Investigation in Disappearance of Natalee Hollowai in Aruba … Witness Jurriën de Jong Says She was Buried where Marriott Hotel Was Under Construction
WILL ARUBA HAVE THE GUTS TO INVESTIGATE THIS TIP … WILL ARUBA EVER DO THE RIGHT THING OR WILL THEY FOREVER BE KNOWN FOR THE ISLAND THAT HELPED COVER UP THE CRIME OF AMERICAN TOURIST NATALEE HOLLOWAY … JUST A REMINDER ARUBA, KARMA IS A BITCH.
This coming May 30th will mark the 10 year anniversary that Mountain Brook, Alabama teen Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba. Just recently, Dave Holloway, Natalee’s father, called on the Aruba public prosecutor to investigate the tip that his daughter is buried under the Marriott hotel in Aruba. Natales’s body has never been recovered; however, she was declared legally dead in 2012. The tip is that Amsterdam resident Jurrien de Jong claims to have been an eyewitness to her disappearance. In 2005, De Jong regularly visited the Marriott Hotel construction site (picture here) for illegal, drug-related purposes. De Jong claimed that Natalee was buried under the concrete floor of the Marriott Aruba Surf Club late May 2005. Prosecutor Peter Blanken didn’t investigate De Jong’s story because, in his opinion, certain elements didn’t fit. Probably like because it sounded plausible and Aruba certainly did not want to being back the tourist-killing story for Natalee Holloway.
Natalee Holloway & her father Dave Holloway
Dave Holloway, Natalee Holloway’s father, has called on the Public Prosecutor to investigate the tip that his daughter is buried under the Marriott hotel in Aruba, the AD reports.
Amsterdam resident Jurrien de Jong claims to have been an eyewitness to her disappearance. According to him, Joran van der Sloot killed the American girl on a closed construction site where a new complex of the Marriott hotel was under construction. De Jong states that he saw Van der Sloot hiding Holloway’s body under the floor of the Marriott Aruba Surf Club Hotel. De Jong was at the construction site that night for illegal, drug-related activities, which is why he did not come forward with his testimony right away.
De Jong, 59, says he has spent a great deal of time and his own money on his efforts. He flew to Aruba three times, where Holloway disappeared on May 30, 2005, gave his testimony under oath and repeatedly shared information with the public prosecutor there. Yet he can’t get justice in Aruba to investigate the spot where, according to him, Holloway’s body has been hidden for ten years.
At that time, he says he regularly visited the Marriott Hotel construction site at night for illegal, drug-related purposes, which is why he did not come forward with his testimony right away. The site is near the Holiday Inn where Holloway and members of her Mountain Brook, Alabama high school graduation class were registered at on Aruba’s western coast.
Kalpoe brothers and Joran Van der Sloot
De Jong tells the AD that he heard voices at the gate of the construction site on the night of May 30, and quickly hid when he heard the gate open. He later recognized the two as Joran van der Sloot and Natalee Holloway.
“I saw Joran run after Natalee. They go to a small building that is under construction. There is no lower step, so they have to climb to the landing,” he told the newspaper. “What happens after that is unclear. But something must have gone wrong, because some time later Joran comes out with Natalee in his arms. He lays her down, jumps down and pulls her up onto his shoulder. Then he throws her body on the ground.”
De Jong then saw Joran hiding the body under the building, he claims. “He digs an access into the crawl space and drags Natalee inside. After about a minute he reappears, closes the opening with sand and walks back to the gate.”
Natalee Holloway and Beth Holloway
Dutchman says he saw where Natalee Holloway was buried … Aruba Chief Prosecutor Peter Blanken saw no reason to investigate the witness’ claims.
He decided to come forward in 2008, after seeing a broadcast by Dutch TV crime reporter Peter R. de Vries in which Joran claimed that Natalee died on the beach and was dumped into the ocean. “I knew that Joran was lying and decided to inform the authorities,” he said.
De Jong revisited the site in 2009 and after studying the Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club’s plans, he concluded that the missing American was buried under the staircase of the hotel’s Spyglass Tower. His efforts to have a look at the space by drilling a hole in the hotel floor failed.
He wrote letters to the chief prosecutor in Aruba, the attorney general, the Marriott group and Natalee’s father, Dave Holloway, who remembered smelling a strong decomposing stench at the site. However, justice authorities never searched the area where De Jong claims the body should be. Fire fighters did drain the pond across from the Marriott in July 2005, without results.
Pic owned by Scared Monkeys – Draining of the Ponds, 2005
Aruba Chief Prosecutor Peter Blanken with whom De Jong had an hour-long conversation saw no reason to investigate the witness’ claims. Blanken referred to certain elements of the story as “implausible” because De Jong was not accurate in his description of the difference in height between Van der Sloot and Holloway, Aruba’s current Chief Prosecutor Eric Olthof told Algemeen Dagblad. He also said that there was insufficient capacity to investigate every tip.
Marriott spokesperson Laura Botelho confirmed to the newspaper that the company had been in touch with De Jong. The company decided to wait for approval of authorities before conducting their own internal inquiry. “As usual, we will cooperate fully with the authorities if they start an official investigation,” she said.
My person opinion is, that although Natalee Holloway may very well have been murdered at the Marriott construction sight, she was most likely moved, put in the case and the dumped in the ocean that would have made in nearly impossible to find.
To further discuss the Natalee Holloway case, to read others opinions and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Forum – Natalee Holloway.
17 year old Brittany Iris Galan has been missing since Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Winter Haven, Florida. Brittany was last seen at her residence at the Briarcrest apartments at 200 Avenue K, S.E. on Friday night at 10:30 p.m. She was reported missing Saturday by her mother.
- 5-feet, 1-inch tall and about 150 pounds
- She was last seen wearing a black, short-sleeve shirt and spandex pants or stonewashed jeans.
- She has long black hair with blonde tips, gauge earrings and a nose ring.
The was last seen at her residence at 200 Avenue S.E. on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Galan is 5’1″ and approximately 150 pounds.
She was last seen wearing a black, short-sleeve shirt, spandex pants or stonewashed jeans. She has long black hair with blonde tips, gauge earrings and a nose ring.
If anyone has any information regarding Brittany Iris Galan’s whereabouts, please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH reward.
Virginia Police Continue to Search for College Freshman Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell Missing Since 3/2/15 … Father Wesley Hadsell Arrested on Charges Unrelated to his Daughter’s Disappearance … Believes He Knows Who Took AJ
Virginia police continue to search for missing 18 year old Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell. According to Norfolk police, they have not ruled out foul play in the disappearance. The college freshman Anjelica “AJ” Hardsell has been missing since March 2, 2015. when she disappeared while on spring break from Longwood University. However, her father, 36 year old Wesley Hadsell, was arrested by police and charged with crimes unrelated to his daughter’s disappearance. Wesley Hadsell has been charged with four charges of obstructing justice, one charge of possessing ammunition after a felony and one charge of breaking and entering. The father’s arrest comes on the same day police and search crews spent more than 12 hours combing through a heavily-wooded area along South Battlefield Boulevard in Chesapeake.
Wesley Hadsell has said that he had nothing to do with his daughter’s disappearance; however, he believes his daughter was abducted and stated that he broke into the home of the person he suspects took AJ to look for evidence in connection with the disappearance.
Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell Missing Since 3/2/15
Virginia police are searching Sunday for a university student missing since March 2, while the woman’s father says he was arrested on charges unrelated to his daughter’s disappearance after a lengthy interrogation.
Norfolk police haven’t ruled out foul play in the disappearance of Anjelica (AJ) Hadsell, 18, who vanished nearly three weeks ago while home on spring break from Longwood University, where she is a freshman.
Her father, Wesley Hadsell, told WAVY-TV Saturday that he was arrested after being questioned by police for more than 15 hours. He said he was charged with obstructing justice, possession of ammunition after a felony and breaking and entering.
“They asked me where she was at,” Hadsell, 36, told the station from the Norfolk County Jail. “I know, give them the answers. I can bring AJ home. Their words last night (Friday).”
“I couldn’t sit a minute away from where my daughter may have been,” Hadsell said from the Norfolk City Jail.
Hadsell admitted to breaking in and spending roughly 18 minutes inside the home. where he tore through trash cans and pealed back parts of the carpet. He said he even punched the family dog out of anger. He claimed to have discovered a clue upon searching through the resident’s furniture.
“I found my daughter’s jacket in his couch rolled up behind the cushion,” said Hadsell.”I was just trying to make the evidence come to light. It’s not like I had the jacket, I didn’t plant the jacket, I didn’t know anything about that. It was the fact of the overwhelming information that led me there.”
It was during a search of Hadsell’s hotel room where he said Norfolk police found 72 rounds of nine-millimeter ammunition. Hadsell doesn’t deny any of the charges or having a lengthy felony criminal record.
“(I) made mistakes,” he said. “I’ve been out of trouble for over 10 years, and I do have successful employment at a business and stuff like that and a good family.”
Hadsell calls himself a changed man, and calls the disappearance of his daughter “overwhelming.”
“I want my daughter home,” said Hadsell. “That’s what I want and that’s all I want. Anybody who wants to say something about that or get in the way of that, then I’m sorry. So what some ways are unorthodox. I didn’t have anything to do with her disappearance. I don’t know where she’s at.”
Body of 17 Year Old Alexis Marie Garcia Missing Since 3/1/15 Found in Blount County, AL (Samantha Wright & Shannon Yager Charged with Murder)
The body of 17 year old Alexis Marie Garcia was found Thursday in Blount County, Alabama. Her body was located in a wooded area off Tucker Mountain Road in Remlap. According to reports, she was found face down and partially nude with no pants, underwear, socks or shoes. Garcia was reported missing March 5, 2015 by her mother; however, she was last seen on March 1. Garcia was the victim of a brutal beating death at the hands of one of her best friends and her friend’s 39 year old boyfriend. 18 year old Samantha Wright of Helena and 39 year old Shannon Yager of Locust Fork have been charged with capital murder in the course of a robbery and kidnapping.
Alexis Marie Garcia
The body of a 17-year-old missing Birmingham girl was found in Blount County Thursday, face down and partially nude in an area off of Tucker Mountain Road in Remlap.
Alexis Marie Garcia was last seen March 1 and reported missing by her mother several days later. Now, authorities say, Garcia was the victim of a brutal beating death at the hands of one of her best friends and her friend’s 39-year-old boyfriend.
Samantha Wright, 18, of Helena, and Shannon Yager of Locust Fork, are charged with capital murder, Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey announced this morning. The capital charge stems from Garcia being killed in the course of a robbery and kidnapping.
Samantha Wright & Shannon Yager
According to court documents, on March 9, Blount County Sheriff’s Office investigator Scott Kanaday received a call from Wright’s father, saying she had called him and said she woke up in a room and was covered in blood. Wright told her father she didn’t know where she was because she had blacked out.
Wright told her father that she, Yager and Garcia had been walking through the woods and she believed something bad had happened to Garcia, and that she no longer knew her or Yager’s whereabouts.
On March 15, Deputy Mark Moon went to a Locust Fork home and again was told that two juveniles had information about Garcia’s disappearance. Garcia’s mother had told sheriff’s investigators there were some juveniles in Blount County with information about the case, according to court documents.
Court documents show that a 14-year-old and 13-year-old told Moon that Wright told them she had done something she was possibly going to regret — that she had possibly killed someone. Wright told them Garcia had gotten naked in the back of her car and was making advances toward Yager. Wright said she got mad and beat Garcia unconscious, court documents show.
During the interview with investigators, Wright admitted that she was wearing Garcia’s jeans and shoes.
Garcia’s body was discovered Thursday off Tucker Mountain Road. The affidavit states she was face down, and her body was partially nude with no pants, underwear, socks or shoes.
Body Found in the Passaic River Identified as Missing ‘Wall Street Journal’ Reporter David Bird, Missing Since 1/10/14
Morris County, New Jersey Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Long Hill Township Police Chief Michael Mazzeo made the announcement just after 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19 that the body found in the Passaic River was positively identified as a Wall Street Journal reporter, David Bird. On Wednesday two men were canoeing in the river when they came across a red jacket that Bird was wearing when he disappeared located near branches. The two men notified Bernards Township Police Department. David Bird, 55, has been missing since January 10, 2014 in Millington, NJ in Long Hill Township.
A body found in a New Jersey river has been positively identified as that of David Bird, a Wall Street Journal reporter who disappeared more than a year ago, officials said yesterday.
Dental records were used to identify Bird, 55, an energy-markets reporter who had been missing since taking a walk from his home by the Passaic River in Long Hill Township, N.J., on Jan. 11, 2014, the Morris County prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
Two men canoeing on the river on Wednesday found the red jacket Bird was wearing when he disappeared. The boaters immediately contacted police, who later found human remains and sought to identify them, the prosecutor said.
“At this time, the medical examiner’s investigation into the cause and manner of death is ongoing,” the prosecutor said.
Wall Street Journal – Body of Missing Journal Reporter Found in New Jersey.
Mr. Bird, who had worked for Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Journal, for more than two decades, was instrumental in the expansion of energy markets reporting in the 1990s, leading its coverage of OPEC and energy markets and building a team regarded as among the best in business. He eventually became the deputy managing editor of the Dow Jones Energy Service.
“David Bird was a long-standing and valued member of the Dow Jones newsroom, and we are deeply saddened to learn today of his death,” said Gerard Baker, editor in chief of the Journal. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
Robert “Jason” Owens Charged with the Murder of Missing 38 Year Old ‘Food Network Star’ Contestant Cristie Schoen Codd & her Husband 45 Year Old Joseph “JT” Codd Buncombe County, NC
36 year old Robert “Jason” Owens has been charged with the murder of 38 year old Cristie Schoen Codd and her husband 45 year old Joseph “JT” Codd. Cristie Schoen Codd and Joseph “JT” Codd have been missing since Sunday, March 15, 2015. Cristie Codd was also reported to be five months pregnant. Cristie Codd was a competitor on season 8 of Food Network Star on the Food Network. Robert Jason Owens was charged with first degree murder of the couple on Tuesday, as well as breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering charges. . He was also charged with the murder of the couple’s unborn child.
His arrest warrant states that Owens “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice afterthought kill and murder” Cristie and J.T. Codd and their unborn child, ABC 13 reports. Owens was also accused of stealing a laptop computer, jewelry, and a handgun from the couple’s home.
Cristie Schoen Codd & Joseph “JT” Codd
A man who was the suspect in an unsolved missing persons’ case in Buncombe County has been charged with murder in the disappearance of a Leicester husband and wife that were expecting their first child later this year, according to deputies with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.
Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, and her husband Joseph “JT” Codd, 45 were reported missing by family members on Sunday, March 15, deputies said. Family members said Cristie Codd was five months pregnant.
Deputies discovered the couple’s vehicles at their residence along with their two dogs, but the couple was nowhere to be found.
Robert “Jason” Owens
Family members said the home did not “look right.”
On Monday, deputies began an extensive search around the Codds’ property and in the surrounding neighborhood.
By Monday night, a deputies had taped off the area surrounding the home of Robert “Jason” Owens, 36, on Owens Cove Road. Flood lights illuminated the yard as detectives snapped photos of the property and went in and out of the home. Owen’s home stands about a half mile from the Codd’s residence.
Owen was later taken into custody and his truck was towed from the home.
On Tuesday morning, deputies confirmed that Owens had been charged with two counts of first degree murder, one count of murder of an unborn child, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering.
Arrest warrants state that Owens “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice afterthought kill and murder” Cristie and JT Codd and their unborn child on March 12.
Deputies said Owens was also a suspect in the January 2000 disappearance of Asheville teenager Zeb Quinn.