Posts Tagged ‘victim’

FBI JOINS HUNT TO FIND RIVERSIDE KIDNAPPING SUSPECT

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

riversideThe FBI is joining the hunt to find a suspect who authorities say abducted a child out of her bed over the weekend as she was sleeping .  The 9-year-old victim was home with her older brother and younger sister as their mom — a single parent — was at work.  Upon review of security video, investigators believe she was kidnapped between 11 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.  A blue or black pick up was seen in the area at the time of the abduction.  The victim was dumped a few miles away.

The nature of the victims injuries have not been disclosed, and she is still in the hospital.

If you have any information, please contact: (951) 353-7124      

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“SNAGGED” Victim Attacked, Left Unconscious, Suspects Wanted

Monday, May 9th, 2011

INFORMATION FROM PHILADELPHIA POLICE:

On April 30, 2011 at approximately 2:00 a.m., a 27-year-old white male left the Mad River Bar located at 126 Chestnut Street and entered the E-Z Park lot located at 100 Chestnut Street.

An unknown group of white males began assaulting him when one of the white males punched the victim causing numerous facial fractures including a broken jaw, fractured left orbital bone and 6 stitches to his forehead, he was unconscious after the assault.

Offender Description:

#1 White male, mid 20’s, dark hair, black “T” shirt, light pants

#2 White male, olive skin, 20’s, dark hair, light colored shirt and pants

#3 White male, olive skin, 20’s, black “T” shirt with white sleeves and red hat

If you have any information about this crime please contact:

Central Detective Division Det. Bova #9228 215-686-3093/3094 DC#11-06-021040 To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215 686 TIPS (8477). Or visit www.phillypolice.com/forms to submit an anonymous tip online. If you see this male do not approach him, contact 911 immediately.

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SNAGGED: Help Philadelphia Police Catch A Suspect Who Shot An Innocent Woman

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Philadelphia Police said a 19-year-old female was shot in the stomach after she was approached by an unknown black male.  The suspect is described as in his early 20s with a whispery beard, wearing a baseball cap and a black hooded sweatshirt.  He was also wearing a black (possibly leather) coat.  If you have any information, please contact the South Detective Division: (215) 685-1635

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NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN: NSTeens For Tweens

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

NSTEENSUntitled1 in 7 kids are solicited for sex online. This alarming statistic was recently released from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The survey says 1 in 33 kids receive aggressive online solicitations to meet in person and 34% of kids say they’ve had communication with people they don’t know. NCMEC maintains a proactive approach to protect children and teens and now they have two brand new items for children between the ages of 8 and 12. The NSTeen site now has animated video and educational games for children in this age range. “Cyberbully Zombies Attack” and “Mike-tosis” both target information about technology, safety and cyber bullying prevention. Although these sites are for “tweens,” parents and teachers are encouraged to log on and educate themselves on the dangers lurking online for kids. The content is available in English and in Spanish. NSTeen is an entity of the main hub of NetSmartz.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says its CyberTipline has handled more than 903,240 calls of child sexual exploitation. According to a press release on their site, the Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more than 34 million pornographic images.

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“SNAGGED” CAUGHT ON TAPE: Police Hunt Suspect For Attempted Sexual Assault On 12-Year-Old

Monday, February 14th, 2011

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they believe tried to assault a 12-year-old girl as she walked home from school, and it is all caught on tape.  The victim was walking home through a church parking lot on Feb. 10, around 4:20 p.m., when she was grabbed from behind and dragged a short distance to a low hanging tree. The victim told the suspect that there were people in the area, and that he better leave.  Investigators say the suspect fled on foot toward 28th street.   

Authorities have worked two other similar incidents, the first on Nov. 29, 2010 when a man grabbed a 15-year-old.  Once she put up a fight, he ran on foot and left her behind.  On Jan. 31, another incident occurred to another 15-year-old. 

The suspect is described as a black male, between 30 and 40 years old, around 6 feet tall.  He was wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt and black basketball shorts.  If you have any information, please contact:  (941) 747-3011

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“Hiccup Girl” Arrested And Charged With First Degree Murder

Monday, October 25th, 2010
Jennifer Mee (booking photo)

Jennifer Mee (booking photo)

Jennifer Mee, 19, who is known best as “Hiccup Girl” was arrested Sunday and charged with first degree murder.  Investigators in Florida say she and two others admitted to luring a man into a home to rob him, then shooting him multiple times as he fought back.

The victim, 22-year-old Shannon Griffen, was shot and killed on Saturday around 11:30 p.m.  Mee is currently behind bars, and is being held without bond. 

At the height of her health episode, Mee was hiccupping 50 times a minute.  After numerous treatments and home remedies, she was finally able to gain control over the hiccups.

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ARIZONA: COPYCAT ACID ATTACK?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
Mesa Sketch
Mesa Sketch

Investigators in Arizona are looking into a copycat acid attack on a woman in an apartment complex.  Authorities say Derri Velarde, 41-year-old mother of five, was getting out of her car in her apartment complex on September 4 when she was attacked with acid.  Investigators say the suspect did not say a word and tossed the contents of her cup on the victim, which immediately started to burn her face.  

Although investigators in Washington believe Bethany Storro’s attack was random, investigators in Arizona believe this was deliberate.  Mesa Police have released a sketch of a Hispanic woman, between 30 – 40 years old, around 5’6” and 140 pounds.  She was described as having a ponytail and wide hips, and was wearing a black tank top and black sweat pants with a white stripe.

The victim immediately jumped in her shower and attempted to rinse off the acid, which may have helped her second degree burns.  She is still recovering in the hospital.

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SUSPECT SOUGHT IN VIOLENT ACID ATTACK AGAINST WOMAN

Friday, September 3rd, 2010
Bethany Storro (victim) before and after

Bethany Storro (victim) before and after

Bethany Storro was walking down the street in Vancouver, Washington, getting ready to head into a Starbucks.  She was celebrating her new job and enjoying life when she was viciously attacked with acid.  Police say an unknown African American woman walked up to Bethany and uttered the words: “Hey pretty girl, do you want to drink this?”  The stranger then threw the contents inside the cup on Bethany’s face.  Investigators believe the contents were some sort of acid.

The pain was agonizing as she fell to the ground screaming for dear life.  The skin was burning off her face and parts of her clothes were disintegrating.  Thursday, with her parents at her side, Bethany spoke out for the first time about the incident.  She said she will work on forgiving her attacker. 

Police are looking for the woman who attacked Bethany.  There isn’t a lot of information about the suspect, but some witnesses describe her as an African American female, 25-35 years old.  She was last seen wearing a green shirt, and khaki pants.  Her hair may have been slicked back.  

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CHANGE OF VENUE IN MURDER CASE GRANTED

Thursday, May 13th, 2010
Sarah Foxwell (left)  Thomas Leggs, Jr. (right)

Sarah Foxwell (left) Thomas Leggs, Jr. (right)

Convicted sex offender Thomas J. Leggs, Jr. appeared in Wicomico County Circuit Court today in front of a judge who granted him an automatic change of venue for his murder trial.  Leggs is facing the death penalty for the kidnapping, rape and murder of 11-year-old Sarah Foxwell.  A trial date has not been set, and the judge is consulting and doing research to figure out the best courtroom for a fair trial to take place.  

The State’s Attorney for Wicomico County issued a release on February 9, 2010 stating, “The Grand Jury for Wicomico County indicted Thomas Leggs, Jr. for the First Degree Murder of Sarah Foxwell, in addition to First Degree Burglary, Kidnapping, Kidnapping of a Child, and First and Second Degree Sexual Offense.”  Leggs is currently being held without bond.  According to the press release, “The State will file Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty and the Notice of Intent To Seek Life Without Possibility of Parole before the end of February.”  

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BREAKING NEWS: 4th victim identified in the Anthony Sowell case

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Just getting word from authorities that a fourth victim has been identified in the mass murders on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. Nancy Cobbs, 43, was identified today.   According to investigators, Nancy lived along Griffin Avenue in Cleveland.  Her family says they have not seen her since April 28, 2009, and a missing persons report was filed on June 11, 2009.

More details to come… keep checking www.michellesigona.com

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