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Time is ticking on and one month has passed since teenager Norma Lopez was abducted and killed in Moreno Valley, California. Since then, regular classes have resumed at Valley View High and the hunt to find her killer is still active. Police told me Norma left her summer school classes at Valley View and was supposed to meet her sister, but she never made it to the location. Investigators believe she may have taken a short cut from Dracaea Avenue leading out to an area on Cottonwood Avenue, but somewhere in between authorities believe she was kidnapped. In fact, some of her personal belongings were found in a field, and there were signs of a struggle. Investigators believe she was taken against her will and may have been thrown into a newer model green SUV. That vehicle was seen fleeing from the area at a high rate of speed. Deputy Nieburger told me that that vehicle may not necessarily be connected to the murder, but the driver may have seen something. The area where Norma’s body was found is about three miles away from where she went missing, and her remains were in an open field on top of the ground.
Hard to believe it’s been one year since Kristi Cornwell was abducted in Georgia. Kristi’s mom, Jo Ann Cornwell, told me over the phone on Tuesday, “I am not giving up hope, I have not been given any reason to believe she is not alive… it hurts my heart.”
The last anyone heard from Kristi was one year ago today when she was exercising in Blairsville. Investigators say around 9:00 p.m. Kristi was on the phone with her boyfriend, who was in Atlanta at the time, when a car approached her. There was a struggle, and she was never seen again. A reward of $50,000 is offered for information leading to the safe return of Kristi, or the arrest/conviction of the person responsible for her disappearance.
Kristi’s family is extremely proactive in this case. They started a website, they have frequent, sometimes daily searches of the area where she went missing, and they even auctioned off the family’s lake house property over the weekend to raise money to help find this missing mother. More than 80,000 post cards have been purchased and distributed with Kristi’s face on them. “Somebody out there has got to know something, or someone has seen something and doesn’t think it’s important yet,” said Jo Ann.
Since 2007, there have been two fatal hit-and-run boating accidents on Lake Havasu, California, and in both cases there are suspect(s) on the run. The most recent case was just a couple of weeks ago over the fourth of July. Investigators say Eric Norris and friends were celebrating the holiday weekend. Detective Murch with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office told me Eric was being pulled on an inner tube when he fell off. He was swimming around waiting for the boat to swing back around when tragedy struck. Investigators say Eric was mowed over by another boat traveling about 40 mph. The vessel never stopped and Eric was rushed to the hospital. Sadly, Eric was deceased. The boat that struck Eric is described as primarily red with white striping, 25-30 foot V-hull, and the driver was last seen fleeing southbound on Lake Havasu. There may have been a female passenger on board as well. Eric’s friends and family launched a website to get the word out about his case and to announce up-coming fundraisers. The money raised will not only help to cover his funeral costs, but funds will be given to his 8-year-old son who is left behind.
Kayleah Wilson was murdered a few months ago as she walked to a birthday party on March 28, 2010. Hundreds of investigators combed the area in Greeley, Colorado for weeks before her body was found in a ditch. Dave Joly with the Denver FBI told me two credible witnesses reported seeing Kayleah around 4:15 p.m. on March 28, 2010, but that was the last time she was ever seen alive.
Investigators have re-traced the path she took, interviewed hundreds of people, and aren’t leaving any stone left unturned. Although Kayleah was only 12, her family said she had an 18-year-old boyfriend that she recently broke up with. That boyfriend has been questioned by authorities and is now facing charges of sexual assault on a minor. Officials have said he is a person of interest in the case, but they have not made any arrests. In fact, authorities are currently interviewing sex offenders within 100 miles of where Kayleah went missing.
The Mojave Desert Cross has been standing for 75 years and it is still missing. The cross was originally set in place by World War I veterans. The memorial to honor fallen soldiers was stolen two months ago and the destruction of the cross is a federal crime under the Veterans’ Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act of 2003.
The cross has been the center of a Supreme Court ruling, and a lawsuit by a former National Park Service employee. Frank Buono claims the cross is on federal land, and that violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the cross could stay on the land.
The cross stands seven feet tall; It is made of steel pipes and concrete and overlooks a million acres of desert. It appears someone was not happy with the Supreme Courts ruling.
There is now a reward for $125,000 put up by the Liberty of Institute and VFW that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. The Library Institute has also launched a website to “Put the Cross Back.”
It’s been nearly two weeks since motorists found a body on the side of the 105 Freeway in Los Angeles. Investigators say Edwinta Hereford, 20, was laying naked in the emergency lane, and they believe she may have been thrown from a moving vehicle. Edwinta’s mother is now speaking out and begging anyone with information to come forward.
The first 9-1-1 call came in at 5:40 a.m. At first the sheriff’s department did not know Edwinta’s identity. The only thing they were working with initially was a tattoo on her back. According to Edwinta’s Facebook, she was “in a relationship” and enjoyed modeling in her spare time.
An autopsy will determine the official cause of death, but police say it does not appear that she was shot or stabbed.
The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau needs your leads, please call them: (323) 890-5500