AMBER ALERT: 5 Year Old Kenneth White Missing Since 12/18/14 in Berne, NY (Update: Boys Body Found 12/19/14) (Update: 19 Year Old Tiffany Van Alstyne Charged and Arrested in Boys Death)
ARREST MADE IN CASE OF MURDERED 5 YEAR OLD KENNETH WHITE …
On Thursday, December 18, 2014 the Albany County Sheriff’s Office activated the New York State AMBER Alert for missing 5 year old Kenneth White and began investigating the child’s abduction that occurred on Thatcher Park Road, in Berne, New York, at about 1:20 p.m. According to initial accounts, Kenneth White was being watched by the 19-year-old daughter of his legal guardians when the two men entered the house, pinned the woman to the floor and took the child.
Two suspects forced entry into a home and abducted a 5-year-old boy, police said.
They fled the scene in an unknown make, 2-door black pickup truck with an unknown license plate. The truck was last seen traveling on Thatcher Park Road, police said.
The child is identified as Kenneth White. He is described as a white male with short, brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 3 feet 5 inches and weighs about 45 pounds.
Kenneth was last seen wearing jeans and a checkered white short-sleeve shirt.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall. The suspect was last seen wearing black clothing, including a ski mask, black boots and black gloves.
There was a second suspect, unknown race, wearing similar clothing.
Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call the Albany County Sheriff’s Office at 866-NYS-AMBER or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting.
The Amber Alert for Kenneth White, the 5-year-old boy abducted from his Albany-area home Thursday afternoon, has been cancelled after the boy was found dead, state police announced.
The Amber Alert was canceled at 11:46 p.m. Thursday. A police K-9 unit found White’s body near the trailer he was abducted from, WNYT in Albany reported.
Apple told the Times Union that authorities have a “person of interest” in White’s death. His death is being considered a homicide, CBS 6 in Albany reported.
An arrest has been made in the death of 5 year old Kenneth White; however, it is not who or what was initially expected. It turns out the initial account by the 19 year old babysitter was a hoax. Tiffany Van Alstyne, the boys cousin, has been charged with second degree murder. She was arraigned today and plead not guilty. She is being held without bail.
Tiffany Van Alstyne
Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old woman in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy who police say was falsely reported to have been abducted from a home in upstate New York.
Tiffany Van Alstyne is charged in the death of Kenneth White, who authorities say was strangled and also suffered blunt force trauma to the head, reports CBS affiliate WRGB. The accused is a cousin of the victim. VanAlstyne’s parents have been the legal guardians of Kenneth, his twin sister and a 4-year-old sister since September.
Police began to question Van Alstyne – the daughter of Kenneth’s legal guardians. As cops interviewed Van Alstyne, they say her story began to fall apart. “Reports of the masked men and the black truck, those are false,” Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple told reporters on Friday morning. “We caught some contradictions in two different statements that were taken, so a few flags had popped. It’s a horrific case. We lost a 5-year-old child, a senseless death, who left behind a twin sister and a 4-year-old sister.”
Police believe that Van Alstyne killed White in the house and dumped him outside. “He was basically thrown away like a piece of trash,” said Sheriff Apple. “It is sinful and it is sad.”
On Friday, police charged Van Alstyne with second-degree murder as her mother, Brenda Van Alstyne, looked on. During the arraignment, Brenda Van Alstyne said that her daughter suffers from bi-polar disorder, The Times Union reported. Tiffany Van Alstyne pleaded not guilty and was sent to the county jail with no bond.
20 year old Ashlee Armond has been missing since Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Long Beach California. Ashlee rmond was last seen just after midnight, leaving her best friend’s house in her vehicle from the area of 7th St. and Margo Ave. in East Long Beach (MAP). She was heading to her boyfriend’s house, located in the area of Palo Verde Ave. and Del Amo Blvd., also located in East Long Beach. However, Ashlee Armond never arrived. The Long Beach Police consider Armond to be a critically missing person because all attempts to locate her have failed and she has never gone missing before.
Armond is five feet, two inches tall, weighs 110 pounds, is Hispanic, and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a red t-shirt and black yoga pants. She drives a green Honda Civic with license plate number 4YDU298.
If you have any information regarding Ashlee Armond’s whereabouts, please contact the LBPD at (562) 435-6711.
Police located a green 2001 Honda Civic on Saturday night under water in the Los Cerritos Channel at the eastern end of Fifth Street east of Silvera Street, near Charles F. Kettering Elementary School. Inside the car was the body of Ashlee Armond, according to a statement from the Long Beach Police Department.
Police said Armond was driving east on Fifth Street when she failed to stop at the end of the roadway and drove into the channel. The street ends at a cul de sac, with a small strip of grass and a bikeway separating the dead end from the rocks embankment of the flood control channel.
Gregory Graf, the Man Accused of Killing his Stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett, Videotaped Himself having Sex with Her Corpse (Necrophilia)
OH DEAR GOD, Just when you though humanity could not sink any lower … HELL HAS A NEW FUTURE MEMBER.
53 year old Gregory Graff had previously been arrested and charged with murdering his step daughter, Jessica Padgett. The police stated that Graf shot Jessica Padgett to death in what appears to be a sexual assault. Just when you thought this crime could not get any worse, it did. According to Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, Gregory Graf videotaped himself having sex with his stepdaughter’s corpse. That is correct, this sick SOB killed 33 year old Jessica Padgett, a mother of three, so that he could have sex with her corpse. What is going on in this world? Jessica Padgett had been missing since November 21 when she was last seen her job at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care center. Her body was found on the property of Gregory Graf.
They walk among us.
Since Graf has such a perverse fascination with death, I think we should send him there.
The man accused of killing his stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett, videotaped himself having sex with her corpse, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Friday.
He said the video confirmed what Gregory R. Graf told investigators on the day he was charged with homicide last month: that he wanted to have sex with Padgett, and that he did so after she was dead.
Morganelli said he had concluded Graf killed Padgett in order to have sex with her body.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States, the criteria for necrophilia are the presence, over a period of at least six months, of recurrent and intense urges and sexually arousing fantasies involving corpses that are either acted upon or have been markedly distressing.
The condition is not curable, Berlin said, but can be managed with a combination of sexual appetite suppressing medication and therapy.
Morganelli disclosed on Friday that Graf allegedly made a video of himself engaged in several sex acts with Padgett’s body, saying it was clear from the images that she was dead.
Body of Missing Ohio State Buckeye University Football Player Kosta Karageorge Found in a Dumpster Near Campus with Gun, Apparent Suicide
Tragic news to report in the case of missing Ohio St. football player Kosta Karageorge …
The body of missing 22 year old Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found Sunday in a dumpster near the college campus. It is reported that there was also a hand gun was recovered in the dumpster as well. Sgt. Richard Weiner, with Columbus police, said that Karageorge died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The body was found inside the dumpster was identified at the scene through tattoos.
Weiner said a woman and her son were digging through the dumpster when they discovered his body at East 6th Avenue and Courtland Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Police also discovered a handgun.
He was last seen leaving his East 7th Avenue apartment on Wednesday when he went for a walk at 2:00 a.m. His body was found a tenth of a mile from that location.
Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner discusses the death of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, whose body was discovered Sunday afternoon.
The body of Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found today in a Dumpster near campus, along with a gun, Columbus Police said.
“At this time, there’s a lot of questions that we’re still trying to work out,” Sergeant Rich Weiner told reporters. “He was found inside of the Dumpster, the handgun was found inside of the Dumpster with him.
‘‘At this time we are able to confirm through tattoos here at the scene that it is the body of Kosta Karageorge,’’ Weiner said.
33 Year Old Missing Jessica Padgett Has been Found Dead in Northampton County, PA … Stepfather Gregory Graf Charged with Murder
33 year old Jessica Padgett has been found deceased in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Padgett’s body was found buried behind a shed on the property where her step father, Gregory Graf and Jessica’s mother lives. 53 year old Gregory Graff has been arrested and charged with murdering his step daughter. According to police, Graf shot Jessica Padgett to death in what appears to be a sexual assault. District Attorney John Morganelli said Gregory Graf admitted he shot Padgett in his home and disposed of her body.
Jessica Padgett had been missing since Friday, November 21 when she was last seen her job at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care center on Canal Street in Northampton around noon. Graf is being held without bail. The DA is still considering whether he will try this as a death penalty case.
Jessica Padgett – Rest in Peace
Gregory Graf was arrested after police found Jessica Padgett’s body on his property in Northampton County. Padgett, a mother and day care worker, had been missing since Friday.
The motive for the slaying appears to be sexual assault, District Attorney John Morganelli said. He didn’t elaborate.
Police began focusing on the 53-year-old Graf after he gave inconsistent statements following Padgett’s disappearance, he said. Graf later gave a statement admitting he fatally shot her, Morganelli said.
Padgett’s body was found buried behind a shed on the property where Graf lives with Padgett’s mother. The couple operates a fence company at the site.
“During an interview with the investigators he [Graf] did admit that he intentionally and knowingly caused the death of the victim at his home,” Morganelli said, adding the crime may have been premeditated. Surveillance video shows a man prosecutors believe is Graf, dropping his truck off in the Dollar General parking lot Friday morning. Later in the day, Morganelli said Graf returned to the parking lot in Padgett’s SUV, parked it and drove off again in his truck.
Susan Sandusky Martin has been missing since Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Her family reported Susan Sandusky Martin missing after they had no contact with her and she failed to pick up her child from school on Thursday afternoon. Police said she may have been going to Walmart in Lawrenceburg or Pulaski, TN.
Susan Sandusky Martin
Martin is described as a white female who is 6’ 0?, 230 lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing black, capri-style exercise pants, purple tennis shoes, and light hooded purple pullover. She may be driving a red 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with the Tenn. license plate number A9448B with factory wheels and no tint on the windows.
The Sheriff’s Department said Martin left the Leoma, TN area with a possible destination of Wal-Mart in Lawrenceburg or Pulaski, Tenn.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Susan Sandusky Martin, please contact Investigator Blake Mays or Lt. Nathan Neese of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department at 931-762-3626 or Lawrence Central Dispatch at 931-762-0450.
A woman reported missing Thursday after she failed to pick up her child from school was later found deceased inside her car. No foul play was immediately suspected.
Family members of Susan Sandusky Martin told NewsChannel 5 her body was discovered early Saturday morning inside her car in the Leoma community.
Her cause of death was not immediately known, but according to her family, Martin suffered an apparent medical incident while driving, and drove through a stop sign on Pattershack Road.
The car continued where it ultimately came to rest in a small, wooded area.
34 Year Old Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely Missing Since 11/14/14 in Patrick County, VA (Update: Remanins Found of Missing Dawn Vessell Gravely … Anthony “Skeet” Joyce Arrested)
34 year old Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely has been missing since Friday, November 14, 2014 in Patrick County, Virginia. Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely of South Mayo Drive, was last heard from shortly after 10 p.m. Friday. Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith has said Gravely did not get in touch with friends on Saturday as usual, and Patrick authorities were contacted shortly before midnight Saturday to do a well-being check. When the police arriving at her home, Gravely was not there; however, her vehicle was.
Missing: Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely
Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely, 34, of South Mayo Drive, was last heard from shortly after 10 p.m. Friday.
Gravely is described as being 5’4” tall and weighing 220 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Smith said that clothing and possible vehicle descriptions are unknown.
Gravely did not make contact with friends as she usually does on Saturday, prompting authorities to be contacted just before midnight Saturday to check Gravely’s well-being, according to the release.
As investigators continued to search Monday for a Patrick County woman last heard from Friday night, a friend said the disappearance is out of character for the mother of two.
Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely, 34, of South Mayo Drive, last was heard from shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, authorities have said.
Catrina Harris, whose son is friends with one of Gravely’s two children, indicated that it isn’t like Gravely to disappear without word.
UPDATE II: 45 searchers continue to look for missing woman.
Law enforcement officers from several agencies scoured primary and secondary roads Tuesday for evidence that might lead to a missing Patrick County woman.
“Officers from multiple agencies are working in teams, doing foot searches along the roadway and side roads near the victim’s home on South Mayo Drive,” Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith said Tuesday.
They are searching for information on the location of Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely, 34, who has not been heard from since shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, authorities have said.
About 45 officers from multiple agencies covered an estimated 100 miles of road in Patrick and Henry counties Tuesday during the foot searches. Smith said nearly all his deputies were taking part.
Smith said the foot searches done Tuesday stretched into Henry County (an estimated 20 to 30 miles from Gravely’s home), where they focused on areas Patrick authorities identified. He declined to elaborate on why those areas were chosen.
A reward is being offered for information on Gravely’s location. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Smith at 276-692-7012 or the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office at 276-694-3161.
Patrick and Henry County deputies have found the remains of missing Patrick County mother Shelly Gravely.
Gravely was found at around 12:30 Saturday morning in Henry County, just north of the North Carolina state line.
Investigators have arrested Anthony “Skeet” Joyce in connection to her disappearance. He was arrested just before midnight in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Joyce is being held in the Guilford County jail as a fugitive from justice. Patrick County investigators have obtained warrants for abduction and robbery.
Charles “Chase” Merritt Charged With 4 Counts of Murder in the Deaths of McStay Family (Joseph, Summer & Their Two Children Gianni and Joseph) (VIDEO)
ARREST FINALLY MADE IN THE MCSTAY MURDERS …
57 year old Charles “Chase” Merritt was arrested Wednesday, November 5th in Chatsworth, California and charged in the murders of the McStay family. Merrit was charged with 4 counts of murder in the deaths of Joseph and Summer McStay and their two small children, 4 year old Gianni and 3 year old Joseph. Merritt was a business partner of Joseph McStay’s. According to the LA Times, Merritt had a prior criminal history. He appeared in court Friday but his arraignment was postponed until Wednesday, there was no bail was set. According to Sheriff John McMahon of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office, the cause of death of the McStay family was “blunt force trauma” and that the murders took place inside the McSaty residence in Fall Brook.
The McStay family went missing on February 2, 2010. Their remains were discovered by motorcyclist in a shallow grave between Quarry Road near Highway 15 in the Mojave desert outside Victorville, CA in November 2013.
Charles “Chase” Merritt is charged with four counts of murder in the deaths of Joseph and Summer McStay and their two small boys, San Bernardino County, California, District Attorney Michael Ramos told reporters at a news conference.
Merritt, 57, was arrested Wednesday without incident in Chatsworth, California, Detective Chris Fisher said.
Police say they believe the family died of “blunt force trauma” inside their home north of San Diego, but they declined to discuss specifics of the deaths or a motive.
Merritt, who was a business partner of Joseph McStay’s, appeared in court Friday but his arraignment was postponed until Wednesday. No bail was set.
Detectives Arrest Charles Ray Merritt in Connection with the McStay Family Murders
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Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmedearly Thursday that the remains found in Palmdale, California have been positively identified as Fox movie executive Gavin Smith. The remains were found by hikers in a rural area of Palmdale on October 26. Gavin Smith has been missing since May 1, 2012, when he was last seen between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday leaving a friend’s house in Oak Park, CA. On March 15, 2014 the LA County Sheriff’s Department found the Mercedes-Benz registered to Gavin Smith at a Simi Valley storage facility. The storage facility was linked to John Creech who is currently in-custody at Men’s Central Jail on an unrelated narcotics conviction. Smith had a relationship with Creech’s wife.
Two and a half years after he disappeared, the body of missing Fox executive Gavin Smith has been found, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The remains were discovered on Oct. 26 by hikers in a rural area of Palmdale, according to Nicole Nishida with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
They were later positively identified as the 57-year-old husband and father.
The autopsy results were not finalized and the cause of death had not been determined, Nishida said.
Sad ending to the case of missing Hannah Graham …
According to police, the remains found last weekend in rural Virgina have been positively identified as missing 18 year old UVA student Hannah Graham.
Remains found last weekend are those of Hannah Graham, the University of Virginia student who vanished more than a month ago.
The remains were discovered Oct. 18 in a heavily wooded area in rural Virginia where Hannah Graham, the 18-year-old University of Virginia student, disappeared more than a month ago.
A pair of dark, tight pants–like those Graham was wearing the night she disappeared–were found near the body.
“I don’t know how else to explain it. Something inside me just told me continue to look. I do believe God wanted us to find what we found,” said Dale Terry, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department.