61 Year Old Former White House Chef Walter Scheib Missing Since 6/13/15 in Taos, New Mexico Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Update: Found dead in New Mexico)

61 year old  Walter Scheib has been missing since Saturday, June 13, 2015 in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. Scheib was last seen setting out for a hike over the weekend alone on the Yerba Canyon Trail. The local police have found only his vehicle, which was parked at the Yerba Canyon Trail Head in Taos, NM, a town some 70 miles from Santa Fe. Nearly 30 searchers, including teams with dogs and horses, have fanned out across the trails in the area, scouring for any sign of the missing Walter Scheib.

Former White House executive chef Walter Scheib has been reported missing in New Mexico’s rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where he was last seen setting out for a hike over the weekend, police said. For days since, search and rescue teams have been scouring the area to find him.

Scheib has been missing since Saturday. Local police have found only his vehicle, which was parked at the Yerba Canyon Trail Head in Taos, N.M., a town some 70 miles from Santa Fe.

Scheib, 61, earned his reputation in Washington for his New American-style cuisine, cooking for, among others, White House guests Nelson Mandela, Boris Yeltsin, Princess Diana and then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He served for 11 years under President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.

Crews will resume Scheib’s search and rescue mission Friday morning both on the ground and in the air, New Mexico State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Liz Armijo told The Washington Post. Authorities have been working with search and rescue dogs and using helicopters to view areas too rough and remote to reach on foot.

UPDATE I: Walter Scheib found dead in New Mexico.

The Taos News reported that Scheib’s body was found in a river approximately 20 to 30 feet off a hiking trail in the mountains above the Taos Ski Valley. The New Mexico State Police said the spot where the body was found was approximately 1.7 miles from the Yerba Canyon trail head where Scheib’s car was located.

Authorities said that they did not believe Scheib had not informed anyone of his hiking plans and was not believed to have been prepared for more than a day outdoors. Scheib had recently moved from Florida to New Mexico, and reportedly went for a hike June 13. His girlfriend reported him missing the next day. The 4-mile Yerba Canyon trail follows a canyon bottom before climbing to 3,700 feet in elevation, according to the U.S. Forest Service website.

62 Year Old Thomas Baker of Hyde Park Missing Since 6/11/15 in Milton, MA (Update: Missing Man Found Dead)

62 year old Thomas Baker has been missing since Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Milton, Massachusetts. Baker of Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood was last seen Thursday near 1,200 Brush Hill Road. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating the missing 62 year old man. To date, Boston Police, Milton Police, Massachusetts state police, Quincy Police, environmental police and other authorities have taken part in the search. According to reports, Thomas Baker was in the area of the Milton Health Care facility; however, other evidence indicated he walked into the Hemingway Estates off Brush Hill Road.

Thomas Baker

Thomas Baker of Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood was last seen Thursday near 1,200 Brush Hill Road.

Baker is 5’9 and 195 pounds. According to family, he was wearing a grey sweatshirt and khakis when he went missing.

Police searched for Baker Thursday and Friday. Police cite clues that he was near the Milton Health Care facility or had walked into Milton’s Hemingway Estates.

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UPDATE I: Authorities search sprawling Blue Hills Reservation in Milton for missing Boston man.

Law enforcement officials believe 62-year-old Thomas Baker, a resident of the Readville section of Hyde Park, may have been in the area of Milton Health Care, 1200 Brush Hill Road.

The health facility is roughly located between the lower Neponset River Reservation and the sprawling Blue Hills Reservation, a series of hills and woodlands spanning 7,000 acres in several Boston-area communities.

Despite a “massive coordinated search” effort involving multiple law enforcement agencies, the search was called off before nightfall Friday, according to Milton police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police at (617) 343-5600 or Milton Police at (617) 698-3800.

UPDATE II: Missing Milton Man Found Deceased.

A Hyde Park man whose disappearance launched a massive manhunt along the Milton-Boston line has been found dead, our news partners at the Patriot Ledger reported.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Baker, 62, had been found by a State Police trooper working with a search dog. He said Baker’s death remains under investigation but officials have no evidence of foul play.

32 Year Old Kathleen “Katie” Barham Missing Since 5/27/15 in Portsmouth, VA (Update: Body Found of Missing Woman)

32 year old  Kathleen “Katie” Barham has been missing since Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in  Portsmouth, Virginia. However, Portsmouth Police did not assign a detective to the case until June 8, eleven days after Katie was reported missing. Barham has hazel eyes and long brown hair. She’s about 5’2″ tall and weighs 135-140 pounds.

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A Portsmouth mother has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Police are trying to find 32-year-old Kathleen “Katie” Barham. She was last seen Wednesday, May 27, around 10:30 p.m. when she went to wash a load of clothes in her apartment building on Bickford Lane in Churchland, said Det. Misty Holley.

Katie’s boyfriend and father of her two children, Rich Fegan says he was falling asleep on the couch that night, when Katie went missing.

“She started washing the clothes in the laundry facility in the building. A little while later I woke up with her complaining saying the dryer’s not working, and she had to go to the building right here (points to next apartment building) to dry the clothes,” he said.

He says he woke up around 1:30 a.m. and Katie was gone.

UPDATE I: Body found Wednesday confirmed to be missing Portsmouth woman.

The body found Wednesday at Tejo Lane and Silver Maple Drive in Portsmouth has been identified as 32-year-old Kathleen “Katie” Barham.

Barham had been missing since May 27th around 10:30 p.m. when she went to wash a load of clothing in her apartment building in the 6500 block of Bickford Lane.

Her body was found early Wednesday morning in a wooded area just a street away from where she was last seen.

6 Year Old Jadianna Larson Missing Since 5/28/15 in Sacramento County, CA (VIDEO) (Update: Endangered Missing Advisory Issued)(Update: Body Found in Glenn County)(Update: Mother’s Boyfriend Juan Rivera Arrested)

6 year old Jadianna Larson has been missing since Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Sacramento County, California.  Jadianna Larson was last seen at 11 AM on Thursday at her apartment where she lived with her mother in the 3900 block of 47th Avenue, near Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.  She is being considered an at risk missing person.  The missing 6 year old was being taken care of by her mother’s boyfriend at the apartment. However, when the girl’s mother returned home at 8:30 PM, she discovered her boyfriend passed out from a seizure and her daughter was gone. Jadianna Larson is described as a light skinned  African-American girl, 3 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 60 pounds. She has brown ear-length curly hair, brown eyes and a birthmark on the center of her forehead and was last seen wearing light blue Disney pajamas.

At this point there has been no AMBER ALERT issued.

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The search is on for a 6-year-old girl who went missing from an apartment complex in Sacramento County.

Jadianna Larson was last seen at 11 a.m. Thursday at her apartment where she lived with her mother in the 3900 block of 47th Avenue, according to Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies.

Larson was being taken care of by her mother’s boyfriend at the apartment. When the girl’s mother arrived home at 8:30 p.m., she discovered her boyfriend passed out from a seizure, and Larson was nowhere to found, investigators said.

Larson is 3 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 60 pounds. She has brown ear-length curly hair, brown eyes and a birthmark on the center of her forehead, officers said.

The little girl was last seen wearing light blue Disney pajamas.

UPDATE I: Search Underway For Missing 6-Year-Old Girl.

UPDATE II: Missing Sacramento girl absent from school all week, says deputies.

An endangered missing advisory has been issued for a 6-year-old girl in South Sacramento who has not been seen since Thursday morning. Investigators with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said Jadianna Larson has not been in school this week.

Detectives are calling Jadianna missing and at risk. At 10 a.m. Friday, they issued an endangered missing advisory for the girl, which means CHP then broadcasts Jadianna’s information to a larger audience in the hopes of locating the girl.

UPDATE III: Body of young girl found in Glenn County.

A county sheriff west of Chico said his office is investigating the death of a young girl whose badly burned body was found Thursday.

The girl’s body was found at about 10:22 a.m. Thursday by volunteer firefighters extinguishing a grass fire near County Road D south of County Road 33 in Glenn County, the county sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office said Friday that the victim was between 5 and 10 years old.

“The early indications are that this is a homicide,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release Friday. The body was sent to a forensic laboratory at California State University, Chico for identification.

UPDATE IV: Juan Rivera, Jadianna’s mother’s boyfriend and Jadianna’s caretaker Arrested.

The sheriff’s department said detectives have evidence to support the charge of murder against Juan Rivera, Jadianna’s mother’s boyfriend and Jadianna’s caretaker. Rivera, 25, of Sacramento, was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail late Friday night. He is currently being held without the possibility of bail. Rivera is scheduled to be in court on June 2.

Sheriff department Sgt. Lisa Bowman said, “This mother is not being looked at as a suspect in this case.”

Anyone with information about Larson’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115.

Laura McComb and Her Two Children, 6 Year Old Andrew McComb & 4 Year Old Leighton McComb Missing Since Memorial Day Weekend in Wimberly, TX (Update: Body of Andrew McComb Recovered)


Laura McComb and her two children, 6 year old Andrew McComb and 4 year old Leighton McComb are still missing following the massive floods that hit Texas over the Memorial Day weekend. They were among 12 people who went missing as the vacation home in Wimberly, Texas, was ripped from its foundation in the rapid flood waters of the Blanco River (VIDEO). Jonathan McComb, was pulled from the floodwaters and taken to a San Antonio hospital for treatment. The McCombs were with Ralph and Sue Carey along with their daughter, Michelle Charba, her husband Randy and their 4-year-old son, Will. All are still missing. Say a prayer for the missing and their family.

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Jonathan McComb was rescued on the bank of the Blanco River, but his wife, Laura McComb, and two children,
in addition to others who were in a house that was swept away, remain missing. (Image source: KVUE-TV)


UPDATE I: Laura McComb Salled Her Sister and said,  ‘I Love You, and Pray’ While Inside the House Floating Down the Blanco River Called Her Sister Before It Hit Bridge.

Missing mom’s sister Julie Shields says, “I think recognizing with what’s happening with the weather, we all know and we have accepted that they’re gone.”

Julie Shields said she was on the phone with her sister, Laura, when their cabin was swept away.

“We are floating in a house that is now floating down the river,” Laura told Shields on the phone. “Call mom and dad. I love you, and pray.”

Those were the last words Shields had with her sister.

“My sister will always be my sister,” Shields added.

The conversation ended when Laura thought she saw a light from a helicopter that was there to rescue them.

“And I just expected to go to Wimberley High School the next day and find her,” said Shields. “When she wasn’t there, I knew something was very, very wrong.”

UPDATE II: Body of 6-year-old Andrew McComb Recovered.

The body of Andrew McComb, 6, whose family was in a house washed away by floodwaters in Wimberley, Texas, has been found, a Hays County, Texas, official said Friday.

The body was found Thursday evening near the border of Hays and Blanco counties, according to Trey Hatt, spokesman for the Hays County Emergency Operations Center, The Associated Press reported.

Authorities earlier this week reported recovering the body of a child from the Blanco River in Hays County, but did not identify the child.

Andrew McComb’s identity was confirmed using dental records, an official said today.

The Body of Missing 43 Year Old Michelle Carey-Charba Found Following Texas Floods on Memorial Day Weekend

Sad new in the case of missing 43 year old Michelle Carey-Charba, who was one of 8 people swept away in Central Texas as a result if the raging flood waters over Memorial Day weekend. . A body was identified on Wednesday as Michelle Carey-Charba.

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Michelle Carey-Charba and her son, William, went missing during flash flooding in Wimberley, Texas,
over the Memorial Day weekend. Carey-Charba’s body was found and identified Wednesday.

A body was identified Wednesday as one of the eight people swept away when their vacation home in Central Texas was lost amid raging floodwaters over the Memorial Day weekend.

The discovery of 43-year-old Michelle Carey-Charba came as her family told NBC News that they were still holding out hope for the safe recovery of all of the missing who had been inside the home.
A ninth person — family friend Jonathan McComb — was found alive Sunday after being carried several miles away from where the house once stood in the small tourist town of Wimberley. He was being treated in the hospital for a collapsed lung, a broken sternum and broken ribs, his family said.

McComb’s wife, Laura, and their two children, Andrew, 6, and Leighton, 4, were also in the home and are still missing, along with Carey-Charba’s husband, Randy Charba, their 4-year-old son, Will, and her parents, Ralph and Sue Carey.

Searchers made a grim discovery in the Blanco River Wednesday when thebody of a boy was found in the river in Hays County, the city of San Marcos said in a statement Wednesday evening.

The child’s age and identity have not been determined, and it is unknown whether he is on a list of those known missing, or another victim not previously reported missing, the city said.

Carey-Charba’s brother-in-law, Alan Daniel, said Wednesday that the search isn’t over: “We’re not going to stop looking until we’ve found them.”

Authorities said at least 23 people were killed and another 11 were missing after a series of storms pummeled Texas and Oklahoma,causing historic flooding in a region that had been crippled by severe drought.

The Careys own the home in Wimberley, where the Blanco River swelled 28 feet in an hour and a half. The McCombs are family friends, and they were all spending the Memorial Day weekend together.

17 Year Old Lara Diesh Missing Since 5/21/15 in Boulder, CO (Update: Missing Boulder Teen’s Body Found at bottom of Flagstaff Cliff)

17 year old Lara Diesh has been missing since Thursday, May 21, 2015 in  Boulder, Colorado. Diesh was last seen near New Vista High School walking eastbound on Baseline Road from 700 20th Street about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. She has not been seen or heard from since. The Boulder police are asking the public to help find this at-risk teenager.

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Missing – Lara Diesh

Diesh was last seen near New Vista High School walking eastbound on Baseline from 20th Street about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. No one has heard from her since.

Diesh is described as a white female, 5-foot-7, 127 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing white pants and carrying a brown and blue backpack.

If anyone has any information about Lara Diesh’s whereabouts is asked to contact Boulder police at 303-441-3333.

UPDATE I: Missing Boulder teen’s body found at bottom of Flagstaff Cliff.

A missing Boulder teen was found and identified as the young woman’s body at the bottom of Flagstaff Cliff, that Boulder Sheriff’s deputies investigated.

A woman’s body was found on Friday and investigated by police.

The autopsy positively identified the body as 17-year-old Diesh.

The cause of death has not yet been released.

24 Year Old Brittany Johnson Missing Since 5/9/15 in Albuquerque, NM (Update: Vehicle found Wednesday at Sandia Crest)(Update: Found Deceased)

24 year old Brittany Johnson has been missing since May 9, 2015 in  Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brittany Johnson was last seen in Albuquerque near Broadway and Mountain at a spa, The Bath House, around noon on Saturday, May 9. However, she didn’t show up to her grandparents for Mother’s Day, nor did she attend her friend’s graduation party over the weekend. Authorities believe she was driving a 2006 red Toyota Corolla with a co-exist sticker on the back window and New Mexico plates KMD-048. There has been no activity on her credit card, and her phone goes straight to voice mail.

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Police say she has brown hair and blue eyes.

Officials say she may be at-risk based on other circumstances involved and her disappearance is very uncharacteristic of her. Her brother says, she didn’t attend events she planned on going to over the weekend and didn’t check in on mother’s day.

24-year-old Albuquerque woman vanishes without a trace.

Lt. Pete Golden with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department said, “Her disappearance is highly unusual and is out of character for her normal pattern of behavior. Because it is so unusual and out of the norm is the reason we’re so concerned for her well being.”

The department issued an endangered missing person alert and described Johnson as “at-risk.”

“We don’t believe she is with anyone else who may be putting her at risk, but again, her behavior is out of the norm, and that is the reason for our concern,” he added.  “Because her pattern of behavior is so atypical from what her friends, her family and everyone else she interacts with have described, it is a reason we have such an elevated concern for her welfare,” he explained.

UPDATE I: Vehicle located, search continues for missing Brittany Johnson.

This does not sound good. As per KOAT-7, Carolyn Herrera, Johnson’s best friend said she has been dealing with a lot of personal problems lately and might have gone to the crest to clear her head. Herrera said the last time she heard from Johnson was through text messages on Saturday, just before she went missing. Herrera further went on to say, “She’s been kind of doing some soul-searching and kind of figuring out what she wants to do.” She hasn’t been talking to friends as much.”

Her car was found Wednesday at Sandia Crest.

Search and rescue teams have been searching that area ever since…but so far no sign of her.

Now deputies say they’ve learned a male hiker came into the gift shop at Sandia Crest after finding car keys on a nearby trail.

They discovered the keys belonged to Johnson’s vehicle, so they decided to leave them on top of the car for when she returned. She never did.

Deputies are focusing on the area south of the parking lot where the keys were found but that could change.

UPDATE II: The search for a missing woman near the Sandia Crest has turned up a different set of remains.

The search for a missing woman near the Sandia Crest has turned up a different set of remains. Deputies think they may belong to a woman who vanished last year.

While wrapping up their search for 24-year old Britney Johnson Thursday night the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said a crew found a skeleton in an open area south of the crest parking lot.

BCSO spent Friday morning recovering the remains and looking for clues around the skeleton which they believe has been there for about a year. Deputies say the remains were not buried and had no clothes, wallet or anything else that would identify the person.

Deputies did say it’s possible that the remains belong to a woman who was reported missing about a year ago. They are treating it as a crime scene.

Deputies say the medical investigator will confirm the identity next but that could take up to a couple weeks

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department at 505-886-1065 or 505-798-7000.

UPDATE II: Brittany Johnson, missing for days, found deceased

According to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, Brittany Johnson who has been missing since Saturday May 9, 2015 was found deceased Friday at the base of a steep cliff in the Sandia Mountains at approximately 4:50 pm.

Rescue crews spotted her while scanning the western cliff face of the mountain just south of the Sandia Crest parking lot. Due to extreme weather conditions, her recovery took more than six hours.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department believes her death to be accidental.  The Office of the Medical Investigator has conducted an autopsy but their final report of findings will take some time to be completed.

8th Victim Pulled from Amtrak Train Crash … Identified as Missing 45 Year Old Bob Gildersleeve Husband and Father of Two

The search is over for missing Bob Gildersleeve …

An 8th victim has been pulled from the of Amtrak 188 crash sight on Thursday. Bob Gildersleeve was thought to be aboard the train when it crashed Tuesday night in Philadelphia, however, remained missing. His family gathered in Philadelphia after the accident and passed out fliers with his photo. Sadly, what many had suspected came true. A body was discovered on Thursday by a cadaver dog in the wreckage and was identified as 45 year old Bob Gildersleeve, a husband and a father of two. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Bob Gildersleeve and the other families who lost loved ones in this terrible train crash.

The NTSB announced earlier that the train had been traveling 106 mph heading into a turn where the speed limit was 50 mph. The engineer claims he does not remember anything.

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45 year old Bob Gildersleeve,  RIP

Bob Gildersleeve, a 45-year-old husband and father of two, was the latest victim identified in the crash.

Gildersleeve’s family gathered in Philadelphia after the accident, passing out fliers with his photo and identifying him as missing as recently as Wednesday.

With the discovery of the body by the cadaver dog Thursday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said officials had accounted for all 238 passengers and five crew members who were believed to be aboard the train, which started in Washington and passed through Maryland on its way toward New York.

By Thursday evening, officials said, all eight of the dead had been identified.

Gildersleeve’s death was confirmed by Doug Baker, chairman and CEO of Ecolab. Gildersleeve had worked at the Minnesota-based water, hygiene and technologies company for 22 years, most recently as vice president of corporate accounts for institutional business in North America out of offices in Towson.

The other seven who were among the dead aboard Amtrak 188 are as follows, 8 total have died:

  1. Jim Gaines, an award-winning AP video software architect and a father of two
  2. Justin Zemser. a Naval Academy midshipman from New York City
  3. Abid Gilani. a senior vice president in Wells Fargo’s commercial real estate division in New York
  4. Rachel Jacobs, who was commuting home to New York from her new job as CEO of the Philadelphia educational software startup ApprenNet
  5. Laura Finamore, a New York City resident who worked in commercial real estate
  6. Giuseppe Piras, an Italian businessman  from Sardinia who worked in the wine and olive oil business.
  7. Derrick Griffith, 42, dean of students at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. A statement from the college described Griffith as “a pillar in the community” who had just been granted a Doctorate of Philosophy by the City University of New York.

24 Year Old Abbey Russell Missing Since 4/25/15 in Stillwater, MN (Update: A Body Recovered From St. Croix River)(Update: Found Deceased, Body Identified As Missing Stillwater Woman)

24 year old Abby Russell has been missing since early Saturday morning, April 25, 2015 in Stillwater, Minnesota. Abby was last seen at her house around midnight, near the intersection of Poplar Street and Highway 95 (MAP). She was reported missing  2 a.m. Saturday. The Stillwater police are asking for your help to locate Abby Russell. The missing 24 year old is described as being 5-foot 7-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds and having shoulder-length brown hair and green eyes.

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The Stillwater Police Department responded to a report of a missing female in the area of Highway 95 and Poplar Street. The woman, identified as Abby Russell, was last seen at her residence.

She is described as 5 foot-7, 150 lbs., with shoulder-length brown hair and green eyes.

Extensive ground and aerial searches have been conducted since her disappearance was reported.

UPDATE I: No signs of missing Stillwater woman in St. Croix River search.

A sonar search Monday afternoon of the St. Croix River near the Stillwater Marina turned up no sign of Abbey Russell, a 24-year-old Stillwater woman who has been missing since early Saturday.

The area was searched after bloodhounds showed “moderate interest” in it, said Sgt. Jeff Stender of the Stillwater Police Department. Though the lead was not promising they decided to search the area with side-scanning sonar, which provides a relatively clear picture underwater, so the area could be ruled out if the search proves fruitless.

UPDATE II: FACEBOOK – Help Find Abbey Russell

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UPDATE III: Body Recovered From St. Croix River, North Of Stillwater.

Authorities retrieved a body from the St. Croix River early Saturday afternoon, just north of downtown Stillwater.

According to a press release, both the Washington County Sheriff’s office and the Stillwater Police Department assisted in the recovery.

The body was found in the area where police have been searching for Abbey Russell, a 24-year-old Stillwater woman who hasn’t been seen since last Saturday.

If anyone has any with information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the Stillwater Police Department at 651-351-4900.

UPDATE IV: Body Pulled From St. Croix Identified As Missing Stillwater Woman.

Officials have identified the body pulled from the St. Croix River on Saturday as 24-year-old Abbey Russell, the Stillwater woman who’s been missing for a week.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Sunday afternoon, saying that the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office was able to identify the body, which was found in the river just north of downtown Stillwater.

No foul play is suspected in Russell’s death. However, the medical examiner’s full statement has yet to be released, pending a toxicology report.

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