Posts Tagged ‘wife’
Great story out of the Washington Post yesterday on a husband/wife crimefighting team. It was the middle of the night on September 24 when Kari and Derek Fisher were sound asleep in their Adelphi, Maryland home. A slick thief ducked into their quiet home by slitting a hole in the screen and squeezing his way inside. The suspect crept around while the family, who never heard a peep, slept
When the Fisher’s awoke in the morning, the wife noticed that a video camera, radio, digital cameras and Derek’s wallet and cell phone were missing. Barely out the front door, and unbeknownst to the homeowners, the suspect started making phone calls through their Sprint carrier.
While scurrying to cut off credit cards and track missing electronics, the Fisher’s had a choice to cut off the cell phone. Instead of shutting it down, they decided to take action. The Sprint representative offered a free 15-day trial of Sprint Family Locator service. This is a service mainly targeted for parents to keep track of children, but many couples use it to track cheating spouses (awesome idea).
A former Pastor in Pennsylvania is charged with his second wife’s murder. Additionally, the District Attorney in the next town over is re-opening an investigation into the death of his first wife.
Authorities say Arthur Schirmer, 62, is charged with criminal homicide and evidence tampering in the death of his wife, Betty Jean Schirmer, in July 2008. A judge ruled this week that there is enough evidence in the case to proceed to trial. Schirmer claims he was involved in a minor accident that took the life of his wife, but the damage to the vehicle, along with many other contributing factors, indicate that it may have been impossible for her to die in the accident. Investigators say a passerby stopped to assist in the wreck when Schrimer’s car lightly struck a guardrail. The accident was so minor that the airbags didn’t even deploy. The problem was that the passenger side of the car was covered in blood; that was the area where Betty was sitting. She was badly injured with major injuries to her skull, face and other parts of her body, and she was having trouble breathing. When a paramedic arrived on the location, the first responder could not figure out how a person could be that seriously injured based on the minimal damage done to the car. Another odd point was that Schirmer reportedly had a cell phone, but never bothered to call 9-1-1. He claims a deer darted in front the vehicle as he was traveling about 45 mph and he swerved to miss it, hitting the guardrail.
Where is Marion McCleneghan?
That is the question her husband, friends, and investigators are hoping to answer. It was a frigid night in the Park Slope neighborhood where Marion was attending a party on February 7, 2010. Because she was mere blocks from her home, Marion had chosen to walk. After speaking to a detective of the Brooklyn 78 Precinct, it has come to light that Marion was last seen leaving that party. Marion and her husband are currently separated, but had a good relationship and remained in touch daily.
At 5’10, Marion is fairly tall, and weighs about 150 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes.
If you have any information, please call Detective Gibbons: (718) 535-6483 and use #109 as a case reference.
Kenneth David Howell was taken down by U.S. Marshals and members of the South Salt Lake police in Utah after an overnight raid. Howell was rounded up around 4:30 a.m. EST when investigators found him hiding inside his aunt’s home. Howell, a convicted felon, was wanted for an array of charges including murder, rape, and aggravated sexual assault of a child. Authorities believe he killed his wife in California in August 2009, and then raped her 13-year-old teenage daughter after the murder. The FBI says his wife’s hands were bound with duct tape, and she was found with a plastic bag around her head. Howell was booked at the Salt Lake County jail and is currently awaiting extradition back to California. Great work!
A candlelight vigil is scheduled tonight for missing mom Susan Powell. Her family, friends, and anyone from the public is welcome to attend the vigil held at the Ridgecrest building in Puyallup, Washington at 7 p.m. Tomorrow marks the two week anniversary since Susan Powell went missing. I cannot help to take notice just how much this case reminds me of two mom’s who are still missing in Illinois, and both of their husbands are “persons of interest.” Lisa Stebic went missing on April 30, 2007 from Plainfield, Illinois. She worked in a local elementary school, and her husband was the last person to see her. Lisa’s family has done an amazing job at keeping her story and picture in the public. Her husband Craig Stebic is named a “person of interest” in her disappearance. Stacy Peterson was only 23-years-old went she went missing on October 28, 2007. Her husband, Drew Peterson, who was a police officer at the time, and claims he heard from his wife last the Sunday before she went missing around 9 p.m. Since that time, Drew Peterson has been named a “person of interest” in her disappearance as well. Drew Peterton’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, died in 2004. Soon after Stacy disappeared, Kathleen’s body was exhumed from the ground, and her initial death ruling was changed from “accidental” to “homicide.” Lisa and Stacy are still missing, just like Susan. Although Susan’s husband, Josh Powell, is considered a “person of interest” – I hope her case doesn’t grow cold like the other two mom’s. Please keep in mind, a “person of interest” can mean that a person could graduate to becoming a suspect, or ruled out completely as an investigation moves forward. I hope and pray all three families are giving answers to where their loved one may be.