Two Skydivers Missing Since Morning of 3/23/13 after Jumping near Zephyrhills Municipal Airport (Update: Found Deceased, Plummet to their Deaths in Florida)
Two men are missing who were apart of a group of 20 other skydivers that jumped from a plane this morning at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 23, 2013 near Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Pasco County, Florida. It is unknown whether their parachutes opened or not. Everybody who jumped before and after the pair made it safely to the ground. Two men, one an experienced instructor and the other a student, jumped from the plane, but did not land with the other jumpers.
Pasco County sheriff’s deputies are searching for two skydivers who have been missing since they jumped out of a plane this morning.
The two men, who were with a group of 20 others, jumped at about 10:30 a.m. No one knows if their parachutes opened, authorities said.
Everybody who jumped before and after the pair made it safely to the ground, said T.K. Hayes, co-owner of Skydive City.
ABC Action News reported, Pasco County Sheriff deputies were called and dispatched to assist in the search. Deputies are using their helicopter to aid in the search as well as crews looking on the ground.
Authorities say a skydive instructor and a student who jumped separately have died in Florida.
The skydivers, both men, were part of a jump Saturday in Zephyrhills, about 30 miles northeast of Tampa. Authorities say the plane took off about 10:30 a.m. and 22 people jumped. When only 20 returned, authorities started searching for the missing men.
The bodies were located about 7:30 p.m. in a wooded area south of the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport. They were found near each other.
Two Missing (Madison Wallace & Lyle Eagletail) after Jumping into Big Sioux River in South Dakota to Save Six Year Old Garrett Wallace (Update: Body of Madison Wallace Found in River, Update: Body of Lyle Eagletail Found)
Two individuals are missing after they jumped into the Big Sioux River in South Dakota to save a 6 year old boy.
Authorities stated that the boy, 6 year old Garrett Wallace, is safe; however, the two the two adults who jumped into the Big Sioux river were swept away and are considered dead as the search for the two has become a recovery and no longer a rescue mission. The two jumped into the river near Sioux Falls around 6 p.m. local time on Thursday after the young boy fell in. The Police have identified the young boy as Garrett Wallace of Vermillion, SD. At a press conference on Friday afternoon, the two individuals who jumped into the river were identified as the boy’s 16-year-old sister Madison Wallace, and the man as Lyle Eagletail of Sioux Falls.
Emergency crews searched Friday for the bodies of a man and woman who jumped into the icy waters of the Big Sioux River in South Dakota to save a six-year-old child before the two were swept off by the raging current themselves.
The boy is safe, but Sioux Falls authorities said on Friday morning that the effort to find the two adults is now considered a recovery and no longer a rescue mission.
The two jumped into the river near Sioux Falls around 6 p.m. local time on Thursday after the young boy fell in, according to local NBC affiliate KDLT.
Police identified the young boy as Garrett Wallace of Vermillion, S.D. at a Friday afternoon press conference, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. The woman was identified as the boy’s 16-year-old sister Madison Wallace, and the man as Lyle Eagletail of Sioux Falls, the local paper reported.
UPDATE I: One body recovered, one missing at falls … crews recovered the body of 16-year-old Madison Wallace
Foam, cold conditions and ice hampered Sioux Falls Fire Rescue workers Friday as they worked to recover the bodies of two people who drowned near the falls after jumping in to rescue a boy.
After clearing most of the foam and removing thousands of pounds of ice from the river, crews recovered the body of 16-year-old Madison Wallace of Vermillion from the Big Sioux River, said Sioux Falls Fire Chief Jim Sideras.
Lyle Eagletail’s body has not been found.
Crews on Saturday recovered the body of a second person who drowned in an icy South Dakota river while trying to save a 6-year-old boy, authorities said.
A search boat discovered the body of Lyle Francis Eagletail, 28, in the Big Sioux River shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, said Jeff Helm, division chief for Sioux Falls Fire and Rescue.
Eagletail had been near the river in Falls Park Thursday evening when he saw 6-year-old Garrett Martin Wallace either fall into the frothing water or become obscured by the gathering foam. Garrett’s 16-year-old sister had jumped in to save the boy and Eagletail followed. The boy later emerged from the river and was uninjured.
Body in Clark Fork River in Montana Could be Missing Anaconda Woman, 41 Year Old Tammy Salle … Last Seen December 23, 2012
41 year old Tammy Salle was last seen on December 23, 2012 and was reported missing three days later on December 26. Police in western Montana have located a decomposed body found in the Clark Fork River south of Deer Lodge, MT that has tattoos matching those of a missing Anaconda woman. However, the body has yet to be positively ID’d as Tammy Salle. The body found Saturday is being sent to the state crime lab in Missoula. After Tammy Salle was reported missing on December 26, a sheriff’s deputy found an abandoned 2008 Grand Prix on December 28, which she reportedly had been driving, on a frontage road near the Racetrack interchange, south of Deer Lodge near Interstate 90. The vehicle was owned by her boyfriend John Goldberg. Before police could question him, on December 29, authorities found Goldberg dead in his 2010 GMC pickup truck parked at a truck stop west of Missoula, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He left a suicide note, but contained no reference of Tammy Salle’s whereabouts.
Missing Tammy Salle – Anaconda Police
A woman’s decomposed body found Saturday in the Clark Fork River south of Deer Lodge has tattoos that match those of Tammy Salle, who has been missing since late December, Anaconda Chief of Police Tim Barkell said.
The chief said a fisherman reported seeing a body hung up in a shallow area in the middle of the river, along Interstate 90, about 10 miles south of Deer Lodge, near Galen.
The call came in at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, he said.
The chief said authorities could not confirm that the body is that of Tammy Salle. The remains will be sent to the state crime lab in Missoula for that to be determined.
However, though the body had decomposed, Barkell said tattoos could be identified, and that they matched those of Salle.
Barkell said investigators suspect the body, which is intact, was dumped upstream and snagged on the shallow area.
Amber Alert Issued in Connecticut for Missing 2 Year Old Alton Perry and Brother 6 Month Old Ashton Perry … Taken By Grandmother or Debra Denison (UPDATE: Oh Dear God, All 3 Have Been Found Dead)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued in Connecticu for 2 year old Alton Perry and his 6 year old brother Ashton Perry. The two missing boys were reported missing since February 26, 2013 in North Stonington, CT and are believed to have been taken by their , 47 year old grandmother Debra Denison. She is reported to be driving a white 2001 Chrysler Town & Country car registered in Stonington with license plate number is 445 ZAZ. Debra Denison was last seen wearing a purple fleece sweater, dark blue pants, and white sneakers. She and the boys were last seen around 2:30 p.m. after taking the children from day care. If anyone has seen this vehicle should or Alton Perry, Ashton Perry or Debra Denison, please call (860) 848-6500.
State police have issued an Amber Alert for two small children believed to be traveling with their grandmother in a white 2001 Chrysler Town & Country car registered in Stonington.
The license plate number is 445 ZAZ, police said. Ashton and Alton Perry, 6 months and 2 years old, were taken by their grandmother from childcare earlier today, police said.
Alton was last seen wearing a white checkered plaid shirt, dark blue jeans, brown boots, and a brown Carhardt jacket. Ashton was last seen wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans.
Two missing children and their grandmother were found dead Tuesday night in a vehicle police were searching for during an Amber Alert in Connecticut.
The Amber Alert was issued for Alton Perry, 2, and Ashton Perry, his 6-month-old brother, of North Stonington, Conn.
The boys’ mother told authorities the children had been picked up from day care in Danielson, Conn., Tuesday afternoon by their grandmother, 47-year-old Debra Denison, Tuesday and could not be located, according to a news release from state police.
UPDATE I: Oh dear God, there is sad and tragic news in this missing persons case. According to news reports all three individuals, Alton Perry, Ashton Perry or Debra Denison have been found dead. The State police say Ashton and Alton Perry and their grandmother, 47-year-old Debra Denison, were found dead Tuesday night in a parked vehicle in Preston.
Two missing children and their grandmother were found dead Tuesday night in a vehicle police were searching for during an Amber Alert in Connecticut.
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CTNow.com reports that at about 9:30 p.m., police received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near Lake of Isles with three injured people inside, two of whom appeared to be children.
The two boys and their grandmother were pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death.
Larry & Sandra Blanton Have Been Missing Since September 2012 in Kentucky… Two Bodies Found on Property Owned by the Missing Johnson County Couple
There appears to be a major break in the case of missing Larry and Sandra Blanton. Two bodies have been located on the property own by the missing Johnson County, KY couple. The couple’s son Willie Blanton and his girlfriend Amanda Fannin are considered a person of interest in the case. Willie Blanton is in jail on an unrelated drug charge. According to LEX18,the police acting upon a tip found two bodies about four feet underground, in the same hole, just after midnight Saturday morning, behind a barn on their property off Pigeon Creek in the Oil Springs community. There has been no positive ID yet die to the bodies being badly decomposed; however, the Johnson County coroner confirms the bodies are two adults and one of them is female. An autopsy is to be done on Saturday for a positive ID, although it is hard to imagine that the bodies located are not those of missing Larry and Sandra Blanton.
Two bodies have been recovered from the property owned by a Johnson County couple who have been missing for nearly six months.
The Johnson County Sheriff has confirmed two bodies have been found at the property of Larry and Sandra Blanton. The bodies have not been identified.
Officials say once the coroner has completed his report more information will be released.
Larry and Sandra Blanton have been missing from Johnson County since September 2012. They had simply disappeared without a trace. Their son, Willie Blanton, had told police that he did not know where his parents were. However, he was arrested as he tried to fill his parents’ prescriptions at a local pharmacy. His girlfriend was named a person of interest as she was recently arrested on drug charges.
The sad conclusion of the search for missing Elisa Lam.
Police have identified the body found in a water tank on the roof of a downtown Los Angeles hotel is that of missing 21-year-old Elisa Lam, a resident of Vancouver, British Columbia. Lam traveled to California by herself on January 27, 2013 and was last seen by workers at the Cecil Hotel on January 31. Police have yet to say whether Lam’s death was the result of foul play or a bizarre accident. The body was found by hotel maintenance worker while checking into complaints of poor water pressure.
Police say they have determined that a body found in a water tank on the roof of a downtown Los Angeles hotel is a Canadian tourist who’d been missing for nearly three weeks.
Police spokeswoman Officer Diana Figueroa said Tuesday night that investigators used body markings to identify 21-year-old Elisa Lam, a resident of Vancouver, British Columbia who traveled to California alone and was last seen at the hotel on Jan. 31.
Earlier Tuesday a hotel maintenance worker found the body while looking into complaints of poor water pressure.
Accident or foul play? According to accounts the roof had been previously searched. Although the water tanks are not locked, access to “the roof is secured with an alarm, and a lock, and a key to the door access. Hmm? So who had the key and clearance to this door and was the alarm working properly?
The LAPD told CBC News that the rooftop had previously been searched, though it’s unclear if the water tanks had been checked. There is no security camera on the roof.
LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez said anyone could have opened the tanks, but access to “the roof is secured with an alarm, and a lock, and a key to the door access.”
Body Found in Well Identified as Missing Georgia Woman Bonnie Cooner; Boyfriend Brent James Shubert Arrested for Murder in South Carolina
33 year old Bonnie Cooner of Canon, GA had been reported missing since January 28, 2013 by a family member. According to accounts, she had left behind a son, her car and other personal belongings. As reported at the AJC, following nearly two weeks of investigation, the GBI reported Friday that a break in the case was imminent. On Saturday, Franklin County Sheriff’s investigators and GBI agents drove to a secluded area in Franklin County where the well is located and located the body of a woman thought to be missing Bonnie Cooner. The remains will be transferred to the GBI Crime Lab and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death and to confirm the identity. Brent Shubert was arrested early Sunday morning in Anderson, DC and will be charged with malice murder, aggravated assault and concealing a death.
Authorities with the GBI and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office have tentatively identified a body found in an abandoned well Saturday as that of Bonnie Cooner of Canon.
Her boyfriend, Brent James Shubert, was arrested early Sunday without incident in Anderson, S.C.
Cooner, 33, was reported missing Jan. 28 by a family member, who said she left behind a son, her car and other personal belongings, police said.
Her disappearance sparked an outpouring of interest from hundreds of friends who knew her in Canon and Athens and in Madison and Elbert counties.
33 Year Old Sarai Sierra of NYC Who Went Missing While Vacationing in Istanbul, Turkey Found Dead, Stabbed to Death (VIDEO)
The sad end to the case of missing mother of two found dead …
33 year old Sarai Sierra had been missing since January 21, 2013 when she was last heard from her family and was supposed to return home to New York City from her vacation in Turkey. She told her family that she would visit Galata Bridge, which spans the Golden Horn waterway, to take photos. That was the last they ever heard from her. Sadly, the body of Sarai Sierra was found Saturday evening. The body of a woman was discovered Saturday evening near the remnants of ancient city walls and later identified as missing American tourist Sarai Sierra. According to accounts, she had been stabbed to death. The police have detained nine people for questioning in connection with this missing persons/murder case, two of which are woman. The authorities believe that Sarai Sierra may have been killed at another location and that her body may have been brought to the site to be hidden amid the city walls.
A New York City woman who went missing while vacationing alone in Istanbul was found dead on Saturday and police detained nine people for questioning in connection with her case, Turkey’s state-run news agency said.
Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, was last heard from on Jan. 21, the day she was due to board her flight back home. Her disappearance attracted a lot of interest in Turkey, where disappearances of foreign tourists are rare, and Istanbul police had set up a special unit to find her.
The Anadolu Agency said the body of a woman was discovered Saturday evening near the remnants of ancient city walls and that police later identified it as Sierra’s.
CBS News reporter Laura Wells in Istanbul reports that the police said the nine people who were detained were at the scene when the body was found with Sierra’s driver’s license near the Four Seasons Hotel.
Authorities believe that Sierra was probably stabbed elsewhere and her body was then left at the city walls, Wells reports.
UPDATE I: Police told CNN’s sister network CNN Turk that the body of the 33-year-old mother of two showed signs of stab wounds. However, the police chief of Istanbul, Huseyin Capkin, said Sierra died from a blow to her head.
Body Recovered from a New Jersey Canal that Seperates New Hope, PA from Lambertville, NJ Believed to be Missing Sarah Majoras
A body has been recovered from the canal that separates New Hope, PA from Lambertville, NJ. It is believed to be that of missing 39 year old Sarah Mojoras, who has been missing since was last seen at 2 a.m. Saturday crossing the Delaware River on a bridge that separates the two communities. Since her disappearance, divers had been searching the canal and on the fourth day searching the Delaware canal between the Free Bridge connecting the towns of New Hope and Lambertville and Coryell Street, they discovered the body. Authorities are not yet calling this foul play, but “are leaving all possibilities open.”
A body has been recovered from a New Jersey canal and authorities reportedly believe it is that of a missing bartender last seen on Saturday.
Philly.com reports that Sarah Majoras, 39, was last seen at 2 a.m. Saturday crossing the Delaware River on a bridge that links the communities of New Hope, Pa., where Majoras works as a bartender, and Lambertville, N.J., where she lives.
Hunterdon County, N.J., Prosecutor Anthony Kearns said late Wednesday that a body had been recovered from the Delaware & Raritan Canal. He said investigators are still trying “to find out what did occur” Saturday morning sometime after 2 a.m. when Majoras left a bar.
More at Blink on Crime.
19 year old Alyssa Byrne who has been missing since New Year’s Eve has been found deceased in South Lake Tahoe, NV. Her body was discovered uncovered, lying in a snow bank this morning on the side of the road between the Snow Globe Festival and a hotel. Alyssa’s body was found about 10 feet from a road and was not visible from the road because of high piles of snow. She was attending the Snow Globe Festival but left early to go back to the hotel. Investigators said Byrne appears to have attempted to walk back to her hotel because of long lines waiting to get on shuttle buses. According to police, there were no signs of outward trauma and no foul play is suspected. A full autopsy report is being conducted to determine the cause of death.
Authorities have found the body of Alyssa Byrne, the 19-year-old California woman who had been missing since New Year’s Eve.
Byrne, of Petaluma, Calif., was last seen by friends around 11:30 p.m. at Snow Globe, a three-day music festival in South Lake Tahoe, Nev., that attracts thousands of people, police said.
A utility worker discovered her body, uncovered, lying in a snow bank this morning on the side of the road between the Snow Globe Festival and a hotel, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department said in a news conference today.