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.
26 Year Old, Pregnant, St. Mary’s University Canadian Student, Loretta Saunders Missing Since 2/13/14 Has Been Found Dead in New Brunswick (Update: Blake Leggette & Victoria Lea Henneberry Previously Arrested, Now Charged with First Degree Murder)
Loretta Saunders – Facebook
26 year old Loretta Saunders, a Canadian student, studying at St.Mary’s University in Halifax has been missing since February 13, 2014. Saunders is a criminology major was writing her honors thesis on missing and murdered indigenous women when she vanished. Saunders, who was pregnant, went missing on Feb. 13 after she allegedly went to collect rent money from Leggette and Henneberry, who were subletting a Cowie Hill Road apartment from her. Saunders was last seen alive on Feb. 13 in Halifax; however , her car, a 2000 Toyota Celica, was recovered near Windsor, Ont. on Feb. 18 and Henneberry and Leggette were both charged with theft of a motor vehicle.
Loretta Saunders’ body was found Wednesday afternoon in New Brunswick, not long after police ruled the missing Saint Mary’s University student’s case a homicide.
Investigators from the RCMP in New Brunswick and Halifax police located the remains just west of Salisbury, in the median off Route 2 of the Trans-Canada Highway, Halifax police said in a news release issued just after 6 p.m.
Blake Leggette & Victoria Lea Henneberry, Twitter Photo
Halifax police laid first-degree murder charges Thursday against Loretta Saunders’ two roommates, saying the Saint Mary’s University student was killed at her apartment the day she went missing.
The pregnant Saunders, 26, died at the 41 Cowie Hill Rd. apartment Feb. 13, Supt. Jim Perrin of the Halifax Regional Police-RCMP integrated criminal investigation division said at a news conference.
Saunders had gone that day to collect rent money from Blake Leggette, 25, and Victoria Lea Henneberry, 28, whom Saunders’ boyfriend called subletters rather than roommates.
Charges of first-degree murder mean that police believe the crime was premeditated. Perrin said he does not foresee further charges at this point.
Henneberry and her boyfriend Leggette are due to face the charges in Halifax provincial court this morning, regional police said late Thursday afternoon.
26 Year Old Melinda Denny Missing After Her Boyfriend Johnathon Nall Threatens Suicide in Louisiana (Update: Melinda Denny Fiund Deceased found in Louisiana)
26 year old Melinda Denny, who was traveling with her boyfriend from from Mobile, Alabama to Texas is missing. Her boyfriend, Johnathon Nall, had threatened to commit suicide and was in a standoff with police at a gas station in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana on Saturday. Nall was taken into protective custody and then sent to a local hospital for evaluation. However, Melinda Denny was no where to be found. . Denny was not found later when deputies located Nall’s 1999 red Jeep Grand Cherokee, which the couple was traveling in, in a subdivision near the gas station.
Police in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, are searching for a missing Alabama woman whose boyfriend threatened suicide and engaged in a standoff with authorities Saturday, CBS affiliate WWLTV reports.
The woman, 26-year-old Melinda Denny, had been traveling with her boyfriend, Johnathon Nall, from Mobile, Ala. to Texas, reports the station. Just before noon Saturday, authorities responded to a report of a man with a gun at a gas station.
Authorities engaged in a standoff with Nall, who threatened to kill himself, reports the station. He reportedly did not threaten anyone else with the gun. He was then taken into protective custody after deputies shot him with a less-than-lethal bean bag round, reports the station.
Much earlier, Saturday morning, around 1:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s office received a call from Nall’s mother in Alabama who requested that deputies check on the whereabouts of Nall and Denny, as they were said to be in a parking lot on Highway 21 and needed money for gas.
Responding deputies made contact with the two and both subjects reported they were okay.
A weapon was found in the vehicle, but without ammunition, and a routine background check revealed no criminal history on either, so deputies released the two to continue their trip.
No additional contact was made with the pair until Nall was seen Saturday morning at the gas station.
Anyone who might have seen Nall’s Jeep Saturday along the I-12 area, or anyone who might have information about Denny’s whereabouts should call 9-1-1.
UPDATE I: Body of missing Alabama mother found five days after boyfriend arrested in armed standoff.
The body of a missing Alabama mother has been found in Louisiana five days after her boyfriend was arrested following an armed standoff with deputies.
The discovery of 26-year-old Melinda Denny’s body in St. Tammany on Thursday morning comes after shocking video surfaced appearing to show her boyfriend yelling hysterically while holding a gun to his head.
After a week of searching, St. Tammany deputies discovered the body of a missing 27-year-old woman from Alabama.
The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office says Melinda Denny died from multiple stab wounds. Denny was found along a fence line in an open field on Brewster Road in Madisonville.
21 Year Old American Bates College Student John Durkin from Rye Beach, NH Studying Abroad Missing Since 2/19/14 in Rome, Italy (Update: Found Dead in Italy Railroad Tunnel)
21 year old John Durkin of Rye Beach, NH, an American student from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine has gone missing while studying abroad in Rome, Italy. Friends traveling with the group said Durkin has not been seen since February 19., 2014. They said he went out to a bar and never returned. The students left for Rome in January through a program at Trinity College, which has a campus in Rome. John Durkin went missing from Sloppy Sam’s. This was the last place that John Durkin was seen.
John Durkin … Missing in Rome, Italy
An American student studying abroad in Italy is missing, his college said.
John Durkin is an economics major from Rye Beach, New Hampshire. He attends Bates College in Maine, but was taking part in a study abroad program in Rome through Trinity College in Connecticut.
He’s been in Rome for a little more than a month as part of a semester-long program, according to Tom Durkin, a family spokesman.
Two days ago, he went to a bar with a group of friends and never returned, according to the spokesman, who said he left the bar alone.
Staff from Trinity College are working with the Italian authorities to determine the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.
This situation is deeply distressing for John’s family, his fellow students and the entire Bates community. We are working actively with Trinity College to monitor events as they evolve, and we will share information as it becomes available.
The family is asking anyone around the world with information to contact them via Twitter via their newly-established account @JDurkinMissing.
21 year old John Durkin was was deceased in Rome, Italy Saturday. His body was found dead inside a railroad tunnel in central Rome. According to accounts, John Durkin had been hit by a train; however, investigators are still looking into the death of the Bates college student.
A Bates College student who went missing two days ago while traveling in Italy has been found dead, authorities said Saturday.
The body of 21-year-old John Durkin, of Rye Beach, N.H., was discovered in a railroad tunnel in Rome, authorities said. CNN reported that Rome railroad police said he had been hit by a train.
The State Department confirmed the find but did not release details about the circumstances of the death, citing “respect for the family at this difficult time.”
“It is with much sadness that the Durkin family informs you of the loss of John Nolen Durkin and thanks everyone for their support during the past few days.”
“This is a time of deep sadness for our community and for so many people who knew and loved John. We are profoundly sad and share the tremendous grief of his family.”
AMBER ALERT Issued in MO, OK, KS for Missing 10 Year Old Hailey Owens Kidnapped 2/18/14 in Springfield, Missouri (VIDEO) (Update: Suspect in Custody, Arrested on Kidnapping Charges)(Update: Hailey’s Body Found, Child Deceased)(Update: Craig Michael Wood Arrested Suspect, From Springfield, MO MAP)(Update: Wood Charged with First Degree Murder)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 10 year old Hailey Owens who has been missing since Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri. Hailey was grabbed in front of her own home in broad day light. The child abduction occurred around 4:50 p.m. on W. Lombard when Hailey Owens was approached by an unknown person and pulled into his vehicle. Police have described the kidnapper as a white male between the ages of 45 and 55, driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger pickup with Missouri plate number 1YF454.
Hailey M. Owens went missing at 4:48 p.m. in Springfield. The man who allegedly took her is white, 45 to 55 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 200 pounds and has gray hair.
He might be driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger pickup truck with Missouri plate number 1YF454, police said.
Owens is described as about 5 feet 2 inches tall, 90 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals. She has pierced ears.
This is an Amber Alert, the Springfield Missouri Police Department has issued an Amber Alert that occurred at 3247 west Lombard at 4:48 pm on 02/18/14. Abducted was Hailey Owens a white female 10 years old. The suspect vehicle is a gold 2008 Ford Ranger Missouri registration 1YF454. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Scenic from Grand in Springfield, Missouri. The suspect is a white male, no further description is available. The victim, Hailey M. Owens is a white female 10 years old, 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighing 90 pounds with long brown hair, brown eyes and pierced ears. Owens was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals.. . Please Contact Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
A: Location where Hailey Owen was abducted. - B: Location where Craig M. Wood was arrested.
Springfield police are investigating an abduction of a girl in the 3200 block of West Lombard Street at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday. The girl is 10, 5-foot-2, skinny, with sandy blonde hair and pierced ears. She was wearing blue jean shorts. Her name is Hailey Owens.
A neighbor who lives at 3247 W. Lombard says a man went up to Hailey, who was outside the home, and talked to her, then grabbed her and threw her in his truck. Hailey’s mother told police that she has no idea who the man is.
Police are looking for a white man who may be driving a gold early 2000s Ford Ranger pickup that was last seen going south on Golden Avenue from Lombard. The truck has Missouri plates IYF 454.
UPDATE II: Suspect in Custody, Hailey Owens Still Missing.
An Amber Alert remains in effect for 10 year old Hailey Owen of Springfield, MO. An unknown man pulled her into his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. Police found him, and charged him with kidnapping, but Hailey remains missing. A search will continue through the night.
UPDATE III: Family says abducted girl’s body found.
The body of an abducted 10-year-old girl in southwest Missouri has been found, according to the girl’s family.
- The police have identified the suspect in custody as 45 year old Craig Michael Wood, charged with kidnapping.
- It is on an-going police investigation.
- The police made no mention of Hailey Owens’ body being found; however, parents have told media that they were informed their child has been found deceased.
Screen Grab from KMBC – VIDEO
UPDATE V: There appears to be a couple of individuals with the name Craig M. Wood and Craig Michael Wood that live in Springfield, MO
This most likely is the address as the suspect was found in his truck in the 1500 block of East Stanford in Springfield.
UPDATE VI: Craig Michael Wood: Suspect in abduction of Springfield girl Hailey Owens arrested for murder.
Craig Michael Wood
By 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Springfield police say they received a tip that led them to Wood at a residence in town. They initially believed he and Owens were heading to Oklahoma.
Wood was taken into custody and later booked for first-degree murder in the Greene County Jail, according to jail records, and an official with the sheriff’s office confirms it is the same man at the center of the abduction.
The body of missing 10 year old Hailey Owens was found in the basement of Craig M. Woods home with a gunshot wound to her head. 45 year old Craig Michael Wood charged with first-degree murder in the death of 10-year-old Hailey Owens. Wood has also been charged with armed criminal action and child kidnapping.
A Missouri grade school coach has been charged in the murder and kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl whose suspected body was found in his basement with what police said was a gunshot wound to the head.
Craig Wood, a football coach and teacher’s aide at Springfield’s Pleasant View K-8 School, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of Hailey Owens, whose body police believe was found in a storage bin.
For more updates, to provide your opinions and analysis and to read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Hailey Owens.
Anyone with information on Owens’s whereabouts are asked to 911 or Springfield police, at 417-864-1810
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
Body of Missing Garden Ridge Woman Leanne Bearden Found in Texas in Wooded Area … Death Appears to be an Apparent Suicide (MAP of Area) … Suicide?(Update: Death Ruled a Suicide … Asphyxiation by Hanging)
33 year old Leanne Bearden has been missing since January 17, 2014 when she was last seen going for a walk on Friday afternoon around 1:00 pm in the Garden Ridge, TX area. Several searches have taken place for the missing woman to no avail. Today, Garden Ridge police Chief Donna O’Conner said a body found in the backyard of a Garden Ridge home this afternoon is believed to be that of missing Leanne Bearden. According to reports, the death appears to be an apparent suicide. Bearden’s body was found a few blocks from where she was last seen walking on Jan. 17 by a man working in the area.
Seriously? Leanne Bearden has been missing for about a month, numerous searches were made, including a 23 sq. mile targeted area, yet a two block radius around the home that Bearden left to go on her walk on January 17th was not searched with a fine tooth comb, really? Law enforcement and the family believed from the outset that there was no foul play, Leanne might have left on her own, or she might have injured herself or gotten lost while on her hike. Neighbors and property owners were asked to be on the look out for the missing woman and to check their property and out-buildings. With all that, Leanne Bearden was sadly found today deceased what is stated to be an apparent suicide. I must admit having been a part of many missing person searches, I am a bit amazed and some what suspicious that this area was not previously and better searched.
The home where her body was found is located in the 21000 block of Fairview Circle, about two blocks from where she was last seen.
A source in Comal County confirmed to KSAT’s Steve Spriester late Thursday afternoon that her death was an apparent suicide.
Dispatch received a call at 12:18 p.m. on Thursday from a man who told them he spotted a body in a wooded area behind his house, O’Conner said.
The homeowner said he discovered Bearden’s body around noon on Thursday in a brushy area behind his home.
That area is an undeveloped part of his property he does not walk through often, but did on Thursday.
Garden Ridge police, Comal County Sheriff’s deputies and Texas Rangers went to the scene and examined the body, which had some identifying jewelry as well as a backpack, O’Conner said. She was apparently found with the same backpack she was carrying when she left her in-laws house.
A: Location of home where Leanne Bearden left on 1/17/14
B: 21000 block of Fairview Circle area where Leanne’s body was found.
The location where her body was found (B) was about a half mile away from the home she left from (A) or about a 13 minute walk.
wooded area where body was found
UPDATE I: Thursday evening, Bearden’s family issued the following statement:
“Our family is understandably devastated by the news of the recovery of the remains of our beloved Leanne. We wish to thank the myriad of people who helped us search for Leanne, and who helped support us throughout this entire nightmare. We also wish to thank the members of the media who helped us tell our story. We thank the Garden Ridge Police Department and other agencies who provided such caring service to us. We especially thank the Heidi Search Center for their wonderful help and support. Although this is not the outcome we had hoped for, we draw comfort and strength from the outpouring of prayers, actions and good wishes from all — including over 20,000 Facebook friends. We ask for your continued prayers and good wishes for our family. Leanne was a lovely and remarkable young woman and we will all miss her greatly.”
UPDATE II: Body of missing woman found in wooded Texas area. … Chief of Police Not Speculating on Cause of death.
The body of a woman who had been missing for almost a month was found in a wooded area behind a home Thursday in Garden Ridge.
Leanne Bearden, 33, went for a walk on Jan. 17 while visiting her in-laws in Garden Ridge, and never came back.
Police responded to the scene around noon after receiving a tip from a person who spotted the body.
Donna O’Conner, Garden Ridge’s police chief, said both families had been notified after the body was found with ID, jewelry and a backpack, according to WOAI, the NBC affiliate in San Antonio.
The chief would not speculate as to the cause of death, and said they were waiting to get “all the facts.”
UPDATE III: Death Of Missing Denver Woman In Texas Ruled Suicide.
Police in Texas have released a statement saying a Denver woman who was missing for weeks and was found dead on Thursday killed herself.
Leanne Bearden went for a walk from her in-laws’ home in Garden Ridge, Texas on Jan. 17. She never returned. Her body was discovered just blocks from where she was last seen.
“Bearden’s preliminary cause of death result is asphyxiation by hanging,” according to a release from Garden Ridge, Texas, Police Chief Donna O’Conner.
For more updates, provide your own opinions and analysis and read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Leanne Hecht Bearden.
Body of Missing Virginia Police Capt. Kevin Quick Found; 3 More Arrested in Officer’s Murder (Halisi Uhuru, Anthony Stokes Jr. & Leslie Casterlow)(Update: Suspects Had Gang Ties, Prior Criminal History)
Three more individuals have been arrested in the death of Waynesboro Police reserve Captain Kevin Quick. Halisi Uhuru, Leslie Casterlow and Anthony Stokes are accused of killing Kevin Quick during an abduction early this week. Quick’s body was found next to a road in Goochland County, about 60 miles west of Richmond, on Thursday afternoon. An autopsy has confirmed that found human remains are those of a Waynesboro reserve police officer who was reported missing a week ago.
Pic – From left to right, Halisi Uhuru, Anthony Stokes Jr. and Leslie Casterlow (Henrico Sheriff’s Office)
Three people were arrested after the body of a missing Virginia police captain was found dumped on alongside a rural road, according to a report.
The trio of suspects — Halisi Uhuru, Leslie Casterlow and Anthony Stokes — are accused of killing Waynesboro Police reserve Captain Kevin Quick during an abduction early this week.
“Unfortunately this case transitioned from an investigation into a disappearance, into a death investigation, and as a result we are still very actively pursuing new leads,” Geller said Friday afternoon, a week after Quick disappeared.
Late Thursday night police made more arrests in connection with the case; two men and a woman were arrested. Police believe additional charges could be made, and possibly additional suspects charged.
Forty-nine-year-old Leslie Hope Casterlow, of 10900 block Wild Ginger Cir. in Manassas, 31-year-old Anthony Darnell Stokes Jr, of the 10000 block Portsmouth Rd. in Manassas and 22-year-old Halisi Uhuru, of the 1700 block Franklin Tpke. in Danville, were charged with Principle 2nd Degree Capital Murder During Abduction.
This charge is different from Capital Murder in that it is not punishable by death penalty but is punishable by life in prison.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney has also added a felony count of Gang Participation for each individual arrested Thursday, though investigators would not go into detail.
What a shock, some suspects involved in the death of Kevin Quick had a criminal history and had been let out on good behavior. Gert Wright, also known as Halisi Uhuru, was let out of prison early. Wright’s family wrote letters to the state requesting that he get out early, saying “Gert is destined for Greatness.” Yeah, this punk was destined for murder.
Court documents reveal a disturbing criminal history for two men arrested in connection with Waynesboro police captain Kevin Quick’s death.
The case has transitioned from an investigation into a disappearance, into an official death investigation. Late Thursday night police arrested three more people in connection with the case; two men and a woman.
Leslie Hope Casterlow, age 49, of Manassas, Anthony Darnell Stokes Jr., age 31, of Manassas and Halisi Uhuru, age 22, of Danville, were charged with Principle 2nd Degree Capital Murder During Abduction.
This charge is different from Capital Murder in that it is not punishable by death penalty but is punishable by life in prison.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney has also added a felony count of Gang Participation for each individual, though investigators would not go into detail.
The trio are being held at the Henrico County Jail West and will be in court on Monday.
A CBS 6 investigation revealed that 31-year-old Anthony Stokes and 22-year-old Gert Wright, also known as Halisi Uhuru, were recently released from prison.
In fact, 31-year-old Anthony Stokes spent 12 years, nearly half of his life in prison for crimes he committed when he was just 19. He was convicted on possession of a weapon, robbery, kidnapping and use of a firearm charges.
UPDATE III: Sixth suspect named in disappearance and death of Waynesboro officer Kevin Quick.
Police made another arrest Sunday in the disappearance and death of a missing reserve police officer from a small town in Virginia.
Anthony L. White, 22, of Mineral, Va., was taken into custody without incident in Louisa County and charged with one felony count of gang participation, according to Virginia State Police.
45 Year Old Waynesboro Police Department Captain Kevin Wayne Quick Missing Since 1/31/14 in Afton, VA … Foul Play Suspected (Update: Vehicle Found)(Update: Three Arrests Made)(Update: Body Found in Search)(Update: Found Deceased)
45 year old Kevin Wayne Quick, a captain with the Waynesboro Police Department’s Police Reserve Unit, has been missing since Friday, January 31, 2014 in Afton, Virginia. Kevin Quick was last seen Friday at 10:15 p.m., when he left his mother’s residence in Afton. Quick was headed to a friend’s home at Turtle Creek Apartments in Albemarle County, about 20 miles away, but he never arrived. Surveillance photos show two men who investigators think have information about Quick’s disappearance.
Quick’s silver 1999 Toyota Forerunner, with Virginia license plates 614-068 with the seal of the Commonwealth in the middle, are also spotted in the photos that show the SUV in Fork Union on Friday and Manassas on Saturday.
Extensive ground and air searches took place Saturday night and Sunday morning near the areas of the residences in Afton and Albemarle County.
Quick described as a white male, six feet one inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and medium build. He wears contacts or glasses and has a scar above his left eye.
Surveillance photographs place Quick’s silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner in Fork Union, Virginia, on Friday and in the Manassas area Saturday, before it was recovered abandoned outside of a residence Monday in Louisa County, an hour away from where Quick was last seen. The SUV is being examined by the Virginia State Police.
Photos have surfaced that show two unidentified adult males who investigators believe may have information regarding Quick’s disappearance. Photos of one of the persons of interest have been released.
Homeowner Frank Houchens told CNN affiliate WWBT that he called police when found Quick’s vehicle in his driveway. He said police from nearby Harrisonburg, Virginia, showed him photos, but he did not recognize the person of interest or Quick.
The vehicle was found about an hour away from where he went missing.
Virginia state police say a vehicle has been recovered belonging to a missing man who is a captain with the Waynesboro Police Department’s Police Reserve Unit.
State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says a homeowner found the 1999 sport-utility vehicle in Mineral on Monday, two days after Kevin Wayne Quick was reported missing.
Suspect from surveillance film
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MISSING NELSON COUNTY MAN’S VEHICLE RECOVERED
IN LOUISA COUNTY
Local Businesses Put Up $7,000 Reward
NELSON CO., Va. – Virginia State Police has recovered the vehicle belonging to missing Nelson County man, Kevin W. Quick, 45. In addition, the local business community has dedicated $7,000 as a potential reward for anyone with information that leads to Quick’s discovery. The search continues at this time for Quick, who is a captain with the Waynesboro Police Department’s Police Reserve Unit.
State police has received numerous tips and leads regarding the investigation and are actively pursuing them at this time. Investigators are still asking for the public’s help and encouraging anyone with information to call the Virginia State Police at #77 on a cell phone or at (434) 352-7128, or any one of the assisting agencies.
Quick’s abandoned silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner was discovered by a Louisa County Sheriff’s Deputy Monday (Feb. 3, 2014). It is now being examined as evidence in Quick’s disappearance.
UPDATE IV: Virginia police - Body found during search for missing officer…. no Identification yet.
Searchers in Virginia looking for a missing auxiliary police captain found a body Thursday afternoon. Authorities said they were in the process of identifying the remains.
A spokeswoman for Virginia State Police said the investigation into the disappearance of Kevin Quick was ongoing while officials examined the body, which was found along on the Fluvanna and Goochland county line.
Spokeswoman Corinne N. Geller said once the deceased was identified and the family notified, police would release the name.
Waynesboro Police reserve Captain Kevin Quick has been missing for nearly a week. Virginia State Police confirms a body was found Thursday afternoon in a remote area along on the Fluvanna and Goochland county line. Law enforcement sources say the body was found on Old Columbia Road.
While law enforcement sources say the body is Quick, State Police officials say they are still working on identifying the body and gathering evidence. They say they will release the name once they have finished identifying the body and notifying next of kin.
If you have information that could help investigators, call #77 on a cell phone or 434-352-7128.
Bizarre … Columbia, MD Mall Gunman Darion Marcus Aguilar was Reported Missing Prior to His Murder/Suicide Saturday and Shooting Deaths of Brianna Benlolo & Tyler Johnson
Talk about bizarre, man reported missing after case turned into a murder/suicide.
19 year old Darion Marcus Aguilar, a College Park, MD resident was reported missing at about 1:40 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2014. However, earlier in the day the Howard County Police had a much bigger incident occurring as a gunman walked into the Columbia Mall in Columbia, Maryland and started shooting. In the end, two were dead, Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, MD, and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City, MD. Also, the gunman turned the shotgun on himself and committed suicide.
Darion Marcus Aguilar
Police said Sunday they received a missing persons report for Darion Marcus Aguilar at about 1:40 p.m. Saturday. Howard County Police say Aguilar went into the Mall in Columbia about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, armed with a shotgun and homemade explosives. He fatally shot two store employees before killing himself.
A Prince George’s officer went to Aguilar’s home in College Park to speak with his mother about 5 p.m. Saturday and saw Aguilar’s journal. The portion the officer read made him concerned for Aguilar’s safety.
However, as police were trying to determine the identity of the mall shooter, they were also investigating the report that Darion Marcus Aguilar. The police pinged the phone of the missing 19 year old and would learn that it was coming from the Columbia Mall. Tragically, the police would then discover in a bizarre twist of events that the missing man and the individual who had killed two people at the mall at about 11:15 a.m. before shooting and killing himself were the same person, Darion Aguilar.
As PGPD tracked the missing person’s phone, they discovered it was pinging from Columbia Mall. The missing person and the yet-unidentified deceased shooter turned out to be the same person, Darion Aguilar, 19.
Aguilar’s mother had called about 1:40 p.m. from their home in the 4700 block of Hollywood Road in College Park to report him missing. An investigator talked with the mother and read Aguilar’s journal, which had wording that raised concern for his safety, police say.
Police state at this point they have no motive and that there was no known connection between the shooter and his victims. Sometimes you don’t need a motive, sometimes these things happen because you have a depressed individual who has crossed the line of no return. You cannot rationalize the irrational.
He added that police served a search and seizure warrant at the shooter’s house and retrieved documents, computers and other potential evidence, including a journal.
In that journal, Aguilar “does express some general unhappiness with his life, but I really don’t have any other information about that now,” the chief said.