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Missing Children

Tonight on Twitter a conversation was going on about missing children and specifically about Elizabeth Johnson, mother of missing 8-month old Gabriel who disappeared nearly three years ago.  Some history on the case for those not familiar, but Elizabeth Johnson  initially told the baby’s father  that she killed Gabriel and dumped him in a trash bin.  She later recanted and told police that she gave Gabriel to a couple at a San Antonio, TX park. …
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Emilliano Terry, Age 3

I find it very disheartening that many missing non-Caucasian children oftentimes never cross our television screens.  Sadly, for a missing child to attract widespread publicity and to improve the odds of the child being found, it is better if the child is white, wealthy, cute and under the age of 12.   In 2005, Scripps Howard News Service did a first of its kind study which found that white children were the subjects of more than…
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Mallory Owens Beating Not a Hate Crime

I first became aware of the Mallory Owens case on the Justice for Mallory Facebook page.  The page contained graphic photographs of the victim after she had been beaten while attending Thanksgiving dinner at her girlfriend’s home in Mobile, AL.   She suffered multiple skull fractures and crushed bones.  Her attacker?  Her girlfriend’s brother, 18-year-old Travis Hawkins Jr. Hawkins was arrested on  second degree assault charges.  Initially, it was reported that Travis beat Mallory Owens because she…
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Steven Hayes Wants To Die

Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky broke into the home of the Petit family in July 2007.  The only survivor from the attack on the family was  Dr. William Petit, Jr.  who was beaten with a baseball bat and left to die in the basement.  Steven Hayes raped and strangled Dr. Petit’s wife, and the daughters Haley and Michaela were assaulted, restrained, and doused with gasoline.  They died in the fire of smoke inhalation. It is…
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Hello Cleveland!!

The blog was down for the better part of the day due to some server issues, but hopefully those have been resolved.  Nope, I didn’t shut down.  I’m here for the duration.  I write about a lot of cases, and my focus has always been for the victims.  I don’t always have heartwarming things to say about criminals or others who behave like savages, and I believe that if it looks like a turd, and…
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Arrest Made in Jessica Ridgeway Murder

Jessica Ridgeway, 10-years old went missing from her Westminster, Colorado home on after leaving her house to go meet a friend.  She never returned home but was found many miles away from her home in an open space park – her remains left in a garbage bag.  Law enforcement had released a photo of a wooden cross pendent that was found at the crime scene, and days later announced that an attempted attack at a…
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Do You Know This Woman?

Federal authorities  are trying to find and arrest this woman who is posting videos of herself and a man having sexual contact with two children online.  The woman has produced videos showing a child between ages 3-5 and another one between ages 5 and 7. The woman was discovered during an investigation into another unrelated child pornography case.  An arrest warrant has been obtained in Washington, DC even though federal authorities do not yet know…
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Craigslist Connection?

Deanna Ballman was found last week in her car, and an autopsy revealed her death to be by undetermined causes.  A Columbus doctor has been interviewed and items taken from his home, but the mystery surrounding Deanna’s death has yet to be solved.  I am still on the fence with regards to what happened, and do not want to be one who is pointing accusatory fingers at anyone until all of the facts are in….
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Kids in Totes

  Ah, once again I am convinced that individuals should be required to have a license to procreate.  You have to have a license to drive to make sure you aren’t a danger on the road, but yet some of the most maladaptive, socially repugnant people can just have children at will and inflict their special brand of crazy upon them, as is the case with James and Samantha Taylor. Four adults have been charged …
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Missing Woman Found Dead After Answering Craigslist Ad

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said that they found a body matching the description of a missing pregnant woman this morning.  Deanna Ballman of Pataskala, Ohio was reported missing yesterday after she did not return home. Information is really sparse right now regarding specifics as to who she was to be meeting.  She was said to have “answered an ad on Craigslist” and did not return home.  Her car was found along the 12000 block…
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