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.
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.
- Jim Gaines, an award-winning AP video software architect and a father of two
- Justin Zemser. a Naval Academy midshipman from New York City
- Abid Gilani. a senior vice president in Wells Fargo’s commercial real estate division in New York
- Rachel Jacobs, who was commuting home to New York from her new job as CEO of the Philadelphia educational software startup ApprenNet
- Laura Finamore, a New York City resident who worked in commercial real estate
- Giuseppe Piras, an Italian businessman from Sardinia who worked in the wine and olive oil business.
- 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Remains Found of 22 Year Old Chelsea Bruck Who Went Missing after Attending a Halloween Party on 10/26/14 in Newport, MI
The remains have been found of 22 year old Chelsea Bruck in Monroe County’s Ash Township, Michigan. Bruck’s skeletal remains were discovered Friday afternoon in dense woods near Interstate 275. The Wayne County Medical Examiner positively identified the baked body found as Bruck on Saturday. Chelsea Bruck went missing on 10/26/14 after attending a Halloween party in Frenchtown Township, Michigan. Previously, Bruck’s handmade Poison Ivy Halloween costume had been found on April 5 at a vacant industrial site in Flat Rock.
Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone stated at a news conference, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bruck family.” He also said, “evidence at the scene indicated it was a homicide. In all likelihood, the crime was committed at or near where the body was located.”
The missing persons case now becomes a homicide case. Sheriff Malone believes that the person who dumped her body at this location was familiar with the area and the railroad tracks.
A body discovered Friday afternoon in dense woods near Interstate 275 in Monroe County has been identified as Chelsea Bruck, who has been missing since October.
Wayne County Medical Examiner spokesman Ryan Bridges said the body was positively identified as Bruck, 22, on Saturday.
“It’s been ID’d through dental records,” said Bridges.
Monroe County Sheriff Press Conference – Chelsea Bruck investigation
Bruck’s body was found at 2 p.m. in a wooded parcel by a railroad track near Carleton, said Heath Velliquette, chief deputy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office .
A property owner was using a bulldozer to clear heavy brush on his land when the machine malfunctioned, said Velliquette.
While waiting to resume work with the heavy machinery, the property owner stumbled upon the body, said the sheriff’s office.
The decomposed body appeared to be in the woods for “months,” said Velliquette.
He declined to say whether the body was buried in any way.
No weapon was discovered at the site, he said.
Because of the long period the body was in the woods, the sheriff’s office used an anthropologist to help determine the identity, he said.
Body found in Ash Twp. confirmed as Chelsea Bruck’s
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22 Year Old Missing Indiana University Student Hannah N. Wilson Found Dead … 49 Year Old Daniel E. Messel Arrested & Charged with Murder
22 year old missing Indiana University coed Hannah N. Wilson has been found dead. Hannah Wilson of Fishers was reported missing after she was last seen early Friday morning. Her body was found Friday morning, near Plum Creek, which is east of Lake Lemon in Brown County about 20 miles from the IU campus. The county is just east of Monroe County, where the IU campus is located. According to the Brown County Coroner, Hannah died as a result of blunt force trauma. According to reports, Wilson suffered three or four blows to the head.
A missing Indiana University senior died of blunt force trauma, according to the Brown County Coroner.
Hannah Wilson, 22, of Fishers, was reported missing after she was last seen early Friday morning. Her body was found near Plum Creek, which is east of Lake Lemon in Brown County.
Indiana State Police said Daniel Messel, 49, of Bloomington was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in connection to her death.
Brown County Coroner Earl Piper said an autopsy performed Saturday morning determined Wilson died of blunt force trauma to the head, approximately 4-7 hours before her body was found Friday morning.
Indiana State Police confirm they discovered the body of 22-year-old Hannah N. Wilson in Needmore, about 20 miles from the Bloomington campus in rural Brown County, though her time of death was ruled to be four- to seven hours before she was found. She had three- to four blows to the head and bruises on her hands, arms and shoulder according to Brown County Coroner Earl Piper. The bruises may be defensive wounds.
She was fully dressed when investigators found her, wearing pants, a long-sleeved blouse and lace-up tennis shoes. There was no sign of sexual assault.
Coroner Piper also conducted full toxicology tests, but those results will take 10-14 days.
Police are still working to determine what weapon was used against her.
A spokesman with Indiana University released the following statement:
“The entire IU Bloomington community mourns the tragic death of Hannah Wilson. Our deepest sympathies go out to Hannah’s family and friends during this unspeakably sad time.”
Hannah Wilson was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority at Indiana University, that released a statement on Saturday:
“The entire Gamma Phi Beta family mourns the tragic loss of Hannah. She was a sister, friend and cherished member who will be genuinely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hannah’s friends, family and the women of Beta Phi Chapter.”
Daniel Messell – previously convicted felon
The police have arrested 49 year old Daniel Messell and charged him with the murder of 22 year old Hannah Wilson. What a shock, this POS was a previously convicted felon and let loose to once again prey on an innocent community. The Police have not disclosed a possible motive or said whether Messel and Wilson knew one another. No additional details on the killing had been released by Saturday evening. Messel was being held at the Brown County Jail.
Indiana State Police confirmed the identity of the student to be 22-year-old Hannah N. Wilson from Fishers, Indiana.
After an investigation, police were led to Daniel Messell, 49, of Bloomington.
He was arrested by detectives and is being held on a preliminary charge of murder.
Messel is a convicted felon. His long list of arrests dating back to 1993 include Criminal Recklessness; Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated; Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury; and Disorderly Conduct.
An autopsy Saturday morning showed that Hannah N. Wilson died of blunt force trauma to the back of the head, Brown County Coroner Earl Piper said.
A woman driving on Plum Creek Road Friday morning saw Wilson’s body face-down in a vacant lot at State Road 45 and Plum Creek. A call to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department reporting the body came in at 8:30 a.m., according to dispatch logs.
Wilson had been dead for 10 hours or less when she was found, Piper said. She was wearing pants, a blouse and lace-up tennis shoes.
Piper said no weapons were found at the crime scene.
UPDATE III: Balloon Release to honor the life of Hannah Wilson
Information and investigative leads are still being gathered as this investigation is still active. Investigators and the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office encourage anyone with information related to Hannah Wilson’s activities prior to being reported missing to call the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at (812) 332-4411.
5 Year Old Fiona “Kitty” Grace Carroll Missing Since 4/22/15 in Kemah, TX (Update: Found Deceased Under a Dock at the Kemah Marina)
5 year old Fiona Grace Carroll has been missing since Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Kemah, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard said the missing girl’s father called police about 5 PM and told them that his 5-year-old daughter Fiona Grace Carroll, known as Kitty, had disappeared near the edge of the pier. Kemah, Nassau Bay and Seabrook police and the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting with the search.
Authorities are searching for a young girl in the water near the Kemah Boardwalk after her father reported her missing on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The U.S. Coast Guard said the father called police about 5 p.m. and told them that his 5-year-old daughter Fiona Grace Carroll — known as Kitty — had disappeared near the edge of the pier.
The Kemah Police Department held a press conference early Thursday morning on the details of the continued search for Kitty. The girl is described as having blonde, shoulder-length hair and wearing a red-and-white shirt.
There is sad news to report in the case of missing 5 year old Fiona “Kitty” Grace Carroll. She was found under o dock at the Kemah marina by Texas Equusearch volunteers. Fiona Carroll had just celebrated her fifth birthday Tuesday.
The search for a 5-year-old girl at a Kemah marina came to a tragic end early Thursday morning, Texas Equusearch said.
A searcher found the girl’s body under a dock not far from her dad’s boat, Equusearch confirmed with KHOU 11 News.
Earlier in the morning, the Kemah Police Department identified the girl as Fiona “Kitty” Caroll.
More than 100 members of law enforcement joined the search. A Galveston County dive team, the Kemah Fire Department, the Seabrook Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard assisted in the search, and Texas Equusearch also brought in its sonar equipment to help.
74 Year Old Lynn Crink Missing Since 4/17/15 in Edgecomb, ME (Update: Found Deceased in Sheepscot River)
74 year old Lynn Crink has been missing since Friday, April 17, 2015 in Edgecomb, Maine. According to authorities, Lynn Crink went missing at 4:30 PM Friday, April 17, when she left home at 30 Quarry Farm Road (MAP) on foot. However, when she didn’t return, her husband reported her missing on Saturday at 1:23 PM. Lynn Crink as a white female, 5 feet, seven inches, 193 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Aiding the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in the search is the Maine Warden’s Service, Maine Marine Patrol, Maine State Police and Lincoln County Search and Rescue.
Missing – Lynn Crink
Authorities would like to hear from anyone with information on the whereabouts of an Edgecomb woman whose husband reported her missing Saturday, April 18, according to a press release Sunday afternoon from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Lynn Crink, 74, of 30 Quarry Farm Road has been the focus of a weekend search.
Crink went missing at 4;30 p.m. Friday, April 17, when she left home on foot, the release states. “When she didn’t return, her husband reported her missing on Saturday at 1:23pm.,” the release continues.
The Maine Marine Patrol searched for a second day Sunday by boat, and also by air, Marine Patrol Sergeant Tom Hale said. Marine Patrol crews were in two boats Sunday morning, one boat traveling one shoreline of the Sheepscot River, the other traveling the other side, Hale said. The Marine Patrol’s search ended Sunday afternoon, with no plans to return unless or until new information is received, Hale said at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Beginning at about 4 p.m. Saturday, three officers searched by boat for about three hours, including during low tide, upstream and downstream of the home, Hale said.
UPDATE I: Search Continues for Missing Lynn Crink.
On Saturday, Maine Marine Patrol officers Matthew Merriman, DeniAnne Kilgore and Joel Tourtelotte, under the supervision of Sgt. Tom Hale, searched the Sheepscot River from an inflatable boat from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., according to Jeff Nichols, spokesman for the Maine Department of Marine Resources.
At 5:50 a.m. Sunday, the the Marine Patrol was back on the water, and sent pilot Steve Ingram up in a marine patrol plane to search from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to Nichols. Marine Patrol Specialist Mike Forgues took a Maine State Police dive team out in a Marine Patrol vessel, Nichols said.
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Lynn Crink, please call the sheriff’s office at 207-882-7332.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has recovered the body of Lynn Crick, 74, from the Sheepscot River in Wiscasset.
Officials said a couple walking their dog discovered the Edgecomb woman’s body.
Crick’s body is being transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for an autopsy and to determine the cause of death.
28 Year Old Ashley Kaye Condon Missing Since 4/15/15 in Gulfport, MS (Update: Found Deceased in Fort Bayou Water)
28 year old Ashley Kaye Condon has been missing since Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Authorities say that she was last seen Wednesday evening leaving her residence and heading to work at a local hospital, the Garden Park Medical Center . Police tracked Condon’s cellphone and determined the phone died shortly after she left to go to work Wednesday.
Missing – Ashley Kaye Condon
Condon left driving a white, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier that may be missing a hub cap, with the license plate HDE257.
Police describe Condon as a white female who is six feet tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.
Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Codon’s vehicle was found parked near the Biloxi Bay Bridge. Ashley Kaye Condon leaves behind an infant son who turns one in May.
A Gulfport woman reported missing after she failed to show up at work Wednesday has been found dead, her family and Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove have confirmed.
Officials with the state Department of Marine Resources on Sunday pulled the body of Ashley Kaye Condon, 28, from the waters of Fort Bayou near the Gulf Hills and Cherokee Glen neighborhoods around 1 p.m.
Hargrove said a picture of Condon was compared to the body and authorities identified Condon.
“She had been in the water for some time,” Hargrove said.
An autopsy is scheduled Monday to determine the cause of death and whether any foul play was involved.
Ksenia Quiros, 46 Year Old Mother Of Air Force Academy Cadet Who Died Mysteriously Goes Missing on 4/15/15 in Colorado Springs, CO (Update: Body Found in Cheyenne Canon)
Simply heartbreaking …
Ksenia Quiros, the mother of 21 year old Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros who died mysteriously at the Air Force Academy, went missing on April 15, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. According to her husband, Ksenia Quiros went missing Wednesday morning and their family’s truck, a 1998 red Dodge Ram, was found at an open space on the southwest side of town. Ksenia Quiros is described as 44, 5-foot-2, 110 pounds with blue eyes.
The mother of an Air Force Academy cadet who died under mysterious circumstances has gone missing, according to her husband.
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is still investigating the death of 21-year-old Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros. He was found injured in a dorm room on campus and later died on April 2. The cause of his death hasn’t been made public but it’s not a criminal investigation.
Now Quiros’ mother, Ksenia Quiros, has disappeared. Her husband told KKTV, the CBS station in Colorado Springs, his wife went missing Wednesday morning. Her family’s truck, a 1998 red Dodge Ram, was found at an open space on the southwest side of town but dogs lost her scent during a search.
UPDATE I: New focus for search for missing mom.
The Colorado Spring Fire Department and other agencies have spent two days searching for the mom of a deceased Air Force Academy cadet, but there is still no sign of her.
At a media briefing Friday afternoon, crews said they are now focusing on the west side of the Stratton Open Space. A witness reported seeing the woman “alive and well” an Arroyo Grande Trail Wednesday.
Multi Mission Aircraft with infrared technology and Civil Air Patrol joined the search Friday. Fire Chief Chris Riley said weather conditions had prevented them from using air crews before then. On Thursday, firefighters, motorcycles, brush trucks and heavy rescue teams were part of the search.
If you know anything about her whereabouts, call Colorado Springs Police at (719) 444-7000.
On the fourth day of searching for a missing woman, volunteers made a grisly discovery in Cheyenne Canon.
Capt. Steve Oswald with the Colorado Springs Fire Department said it was a member of a citizen search party who spotted a woman’s body in a rugged, steep area not far from the Gold Camp Reservoir.
All indications point to the deceased being Ksenia Quiros, Oswald said, though the official confirmation won’t come until an autopsy is completed.
It was the outcome the community was praying wouldn’t come for a family now twice hit by tragedy, starting with the untimely death of their 19-year-old son. On April 2, Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros passed away after being found in his dorm room with unspecified injuries. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is now investigating the cause of death, but say it’s not a criminal investigation.
22 Year Old Alma Del Real Missing Since 4/12/15 in South Bend, IN (Update: Body Found Likely Missing Indiana Woman; 24 Year Old Alberto Cruz Arrested, Charged with Murder)
22 year old Alma Del Real has been missing since Sunday, April 12, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. According to accounts, Alma Del Real hasn’t been seen since about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, when a friend dropped her off at her Ewing Street home after she left Studio Rumba 305, a nightclub on South Main Street. She has not been seen or heard from since and she never showed up for work on Monday. She was last seen wearing a light blue, skinny, ripped, high-waisted pants, a black crop top, and a tan, leather jacket. The South bend police department is asking for your help in locating Alma Del Real.
Missing – Alma Del Real
Alma Del Real hasn’t been seen since about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, when a friend dropped her off at her Ewing Street home after she left Studio Rumba 305, a nightclub on South Main Street.
Del Real has had no contact with her friends of family, and she did not show up for work Monday, city police Capt. Phil Trent said in a news release. She also missed a conference she was supposed to attend with a friend in Chicago.
Del Real was last seen wearing ripped, light blue, slim-fitting pants, a black crop top and a tan fitted leather jacket. She is 5-foot-5, 137 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Del Real is asked to call the South Bend Police Department at 574-235-6480.
Police believe they have found the body of a missing 22-year-old South Bend woman, and a 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection to her death.
South Bend police say the body they believe belongs to Alma Del Real was found Wednesday in Marshall County. An autopsy is scheduled Thursday in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and police say they’re awaiting official confirmation that it’s Del Real.
According to police, the suspect was booked into St. Joseph County Jail Wednesday night on a preliminary charge of murder. St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter tells the South Bend Tribune that formal charges are expected within the coming days.
“I want to send out my heartfelt condolences to the family because I know as much of a toll it took on me and my personal family regarding this case, I can’t imagine what it has done to them,” Gobel said. “My little girl asked me every day if I found Alma yet, and today I get to go home and say we have.”
BREAKING: Body found in Culver identified as Alma Del Real. … 24-year-old Alberto Cruz arrested and charged with Murder.
Police booked 24-year-old Alberto Cruz into the St. Joseph County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder in Del Real’s death.
Metro Homicide Commander Tim Corbett says police were able to gather enough information from Cruz to locate Alma’s body in Marshall Count
28 Year Old Heather Bogle Missing Since 4/8/15 in Clyde, OH (Update: Found Deceased in Trunk of Car, Investigated at Homicide)
28 year old Heather Bogle has been missing since Thursday morning, April 8, 2015 in Clyde, Ohio. According to Detective Capt. Zachary Zender, of the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office, Heather Bogle was last seen when she left work when she clocked out at Whirlpool in Clyde at 6:17 a.m. Thursday. Bogle was reported missing after she failed to pick up her daughter from school Thursday afternoon. Capt. Zender stated that the only clue after Bogle vanished was a ping on her cell phone in Green Springs.
Ms. Bogle is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds, with brown eyes and brown-blond hair. When she was last seen, she wore a neon yellow shirt, blue jeans, and black Nike Air Max shoes with pink on the sides, according to the sheriff’s office.
She drives a dark green, four-door 2003 Oldsmobile Alero, with tinted windows and a tribal decal across the back window. The car’s right front fender is burgundy and the front bumper is blue.
UPDATE I: Missing woman found dead.
A woman who went missing Thursday in the Clyde area has been found dead, according to a post at NBC 24.
The body of Heather Bogle, 28, was found in the trunk of her 2003 Oldsmobile Alero.
The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office found the vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Somerton Apartments complex on Hickory Street in Clyde. (MAP)
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been called to assist, and the investigation will be conducted as a homicide.
The Lucas County Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 419-334-6434.