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    DNA evidence helped Washington State police officers to finally crack the 62-year-old cold case involving the brutal murder of a 9-year-old girl who was selling Camp Fire Girl mints.  Candy Rogers went missing in Spokane on March 6, 1959, and was found raped and strangled to death with her own clothing two weeks later. Through the help of modern DNA evidence, police announced on Friday that Rogers's murderer was John Reigh Hoff, a US Army deserter who committed suicide in 1970.  Spokane Major Crimes Detective Zac Storment said the closing of the case had been a long-time coming to put an end to the nightmarish saga in the Pacific Northwest city. 'It's the Mount Everest of our cold cases, the one we could never seem to overcome, but at the same time, nobody ever forgot,' he said.    Candy Rogers, 9, disappeared when she was selling Camp Fire Girl mints in Spokane, Washington, in 1959. She was found raped and strangled to death in a cold case that remained unsolved for more than 60 years DNA evidence recently matched John Reigh Hoff...
    SLIMMED-down Adele showed she’s lost none of her appreciation for traditional British grub in a blindfold taste test. The foodie singer, 33, identified eight out of a dozen dishes including pickled egg, cockles, Eton Mess and pork pie. 6Adele showed she’s lost none of her appreciation for traditional British grub in a blindfold taste testCredit: Steven Meisel But the sweet-toothed star fluffed on spotted dick and Battenberg cake in the challenge for British Vogue magazine. Keen cook Adele, believed to have shed 7st, said: “Just because I’ve lost weight I know everything there is to know about food. I eat so much still.” She’s not fond of pickled egg, but it “isn’t as bad as jellied eels”. The Someone Like You star takes Heinz ketchup sachets on her travels and eats a McDonald’s every week. A fry-up is her ideal hangover cure. She added: “My favourite British dish is Sunday roast. I love a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, I can wolf one down.” It came as the Tottenham-born singer was compared to Little Britain chav Vicky Pollard in a radio chat...
    GABBY Petitio's family has revealed that her remains were identified using her favorite sweatshirt that she had bought from a local store. The family had held out hope she would be found alive despite her mom Nichole Schmidt saying that she had a gut instinct she was dead when they learned Brian Laundrie arrived back to Florida with her van on September 1. 1Gabby Petito's family appeared on Dr Phil on Tuesday Gabby's family refused to comment on who they believe is responsible but spoke of their heartbreak when her body was found on Dr. Phil on Tuesday. Her stepdad Jim Schmidt was in Wyoming when the FBI found remains they believed to be GAbby. He described the moment FBI agents told him that they had found remains and there was an identifying piece of clothing. Jim confirmed that Gabby had a sweater like the one found and called the rest of the family as they awaited an official autopsy. "We knew it was Gabby even though we were hoping it wasn’t," said mom Nichole...
    The daughter of a 9/11 victim whose remains were identified just days before the 20th anniversary of the attacks says it took her 'years' to believe that she was killed.   Dorothy Morgan, 47, who worked as an insurance adjuster for Marsh & McLennan in the North Tower at the World Trade Center and whose remains were recovered in 2001, was one of two victims to be identified this week through DNA testing.  The second victim's identity is being withheld at the request of his family. His remains were recovered in 2001, 2002, and 2006. Another 1,108 victims have still not been identified.  On Thursday night, Morgan's daughter, Nykiah Morgan, told Anderson Cooper 360 said it has been an 'emotional rollercoaster' and it has taken her years to come to terms with her mother's death.  'First you have somewhat of a calm and then you get news like this, and then it's all over again. You're in shock.  'When it was happening, I didn't want to believe it,' she said.   Morgan said that she did not initially want to believe that her...
    A Suffolk County District Attorney is pleading with a judge to overturn a 1974 rape conviction of a black man who has spent decades in prison, after his victim previously admitted she may have mistakenly identified him.  Tyrone Clark, now 66, spent 47 years in prison after he was convicted of raping and kidnapping Anne Kane, 23, in June 1973, after he broke into her Back Bay apartment and raped her at knifepoint.  Clark, who was 18 at the time, was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. On Friday, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins filed a motion supporting Clark's petition for a new trial, citing a 2019 letter Kane, now 71, sent to the Parole Board about Clark's innocence.  According to the letter, Kane stated: 'I am no longer absolutely sure that my identification was correct.'  Kane, who is a white woman, said she trusted the courts to provide a fair trial at the time, but now sees the overwhelming flaws within the criminal justice system.  She argues that because she didn't know any black people at the...
    A New York City escort who was found dead in a barrel left two crack pipes, a nearly empty bottle of booze and marijuana in a hotel room she stayed in before she died.  Nicole Flanagan's body was discovered last Friday when residents of Ridgefield Park in New Jersey reported a revolting smell coming from the large plastic container at the corner of Hobart Street and Teaneck Road, police said.  The New York Post reported that prior to her death Flanagan checked into the Hampton Inn on Pearl Street, Lower Manhattan, on August 4 for a planned one-night stay in Room 804. Prior to her death Nicole Flanagan (pictured) checked into the Hampton Inn on Pearl Street on August 4 for a planned one-night stay in Room 804 Flanagan's body was found in a 55-gallon barrel in a New Jersey last week after being carted out of 95 Wall Street in the barrel on Thursday A hotel worker told the Post that they found a nearly empty bottle of booze, crack pipes and a joint in her hotel room. The booze...
    A viral video that shows a Texas sheriff’s deputy pinning an 18-year-old woman to the ground sparked an investigation and led to the deputy getting placed on administrative leave. Footage of the Tuesday incident in Forney, east of Dallas, shows Kaufman County Deputy Conner Martin, who is white, laying on top of the teen, who is black, and then taking her mother to the ground and arresting her. A body camera video released by the department shows Martin approach the barefoot and agitated teen after cops received multiple calls that she was suicidal and jumping into traffic, police said in a press release. He repeatedly asks the distraught woman, identified by her mother as Nekia Trigg, why she’s upset. He holds her by the arm while telling her she needs to stay still when she refuses to engage with him, video shows. HOUSTON POLICE ID SUSPECTS IN TEENAGED ASTROS FAN'S ROAD-RAGE DEATH "Why are you hurting me?" Trigg is heard asking through tears. "I don’t want you to hurt me." When the teen eventually pulls away, Martin pins her to...
    A Pakistani man with an affinity for firearms allegedly confessed to the fatal shooting death of a British law school graduate earlier this month, a report said. Zahir Jadoon, 26, a wealthy socialite from Lamore, is accused of attacking Zayra Zulfiqar, 25, after she spurned his marriage proposal, the Sun reported, citing police. Zulfiqar, who recently moved to Pakistan following law school, was found with bullet wounds to the neck and shoulder inside her apartment on May 3, the report said. “The main suspect has confessed to his crime,” Police Superintendent Shoaib Khurram Janbaz told the Sun. “The case is now solved and we move on to ensure punishment for the culprit,” Janbaz said. Muhammad Zulfiqar, the father of Zayra Zulfiqar, speaks to the press on May 20, 2021.AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary Speaking with the Sun, police sources identified the main suspect as Jadoon. Another man, Saad Butt, 28, was identified as a suspect and had turned himself into police, the report said. Social media posts from Jadoon show him posing with a pistol and a long gun. Zulfiqar, similarly, had...
    The remains of a murdered woman which were found more than 40 years ago in Delaware have finally been identified as belonging to the wife of a police officer who failed to report her missing and told their kids she had run away. Marie Petry Heiser's body was discovered in woodland near Townsend, Delaware, in 1977, approximately 60 miles southwest from where she lived with husband Bill Heiser Snr. The remains of Marie Petry Heiser were found in 1977, but it took 44 years before she could be identified But Heiser Snr - who died in 2006 - had never reported her missing, and their children believed she had packed her bags and left without saying where she was going Heiser Sr was a daredevil motorcyclist performer with the Philadelphia Highway Patrol in the 1950s, but was forced to quit the department in the early 1960s after suffering a severe injury while rehearsing for a show. It was only after a chance encounter between cold case officers from New Castle County Police and a crack genealogy sleuth from the Montgomery County...
    Skeletal remains found late last year have been identified as an Illinois mother who disappeared without a trace in 2003, authorities said. The remains of Tyesha Bell, 22, were found in Kane County in December, Aurora police announced at a news conference Tuesday. DNA testing done by Illinois State Police confirmed the mother of two’s death nearly 18 years after she was last seen by her sister in their shared apartment west of Chicago in May 2003, police said. “After receiving a telephone call, she left home but left the television on candles burning in her bedroom and her two young children with family members and hasn’t been seen or heard from since,” police said in a statement. Investigators had worked on the missing person’s case for almost 18 years before Bell’s remains, clothing and some personal items were found in a shallow grave in a wooded area on Dec. 11, the Aurora Beacon-News reported. Detectives suspected foul play from the outset and questioned a person of interest, but no one was ever charged, the newspaper reported. Tyesha...
    More On: homicide Ex-con dies days after getting shot while answering his door Death of missing woman found in Queens car trunk ruled a homicide California father receives 212-year sentence for killing autistic sons in insurance scheme Florida arson suspect charged with murdering grandma, uncle Skeletal remains found late last year have been identified as an Illinois mother who disappeared without a trace in 2003, authorities said. The remains of Tyesha Bell, 22, were found in Kane County in December, Aurora police announced at a news conference Tuesday. DNA testing done by Illinois State Police confirmed the mother of two’s death nearly 18 years after she was last seen by her sister in their shared apartment west of Chicago in May 2003, police said. “After receiving a telephone call, she left home but left the television on candles burning in her bedroom and her two young children with family members and hasn’t been seen or heard from since,” police said in a statement. Investigators had worked on the missing person’s case for almost 18 years before Bell’s remains,...
    A man who shot himself dead outside Texas congresswoman Beth Van Duyne's house has been identified as her 2020 campaign communications director.  Richard Christian 'Chris' Dillard killed himself outside the freshman Republican's home in a gated community in Irving, just outside Dallas, on Wednesday afternoon. Dillard, 55, was a former campaign staffer, political consultant and a Republican activist. According to his LinkedIn, Dillard was Van Duyne's communications director between November 2019 to April 2020 for her campaign for Congress.   Richard Christian 'Chris' Dillard, 55, killed himself outside Texas congresswoman Beth Van Duyne's home in a gated community in Irving, just outside Dallas, on Wednesday afternoon Dillard, 55, was a former campaign staffer, political consultant and a Republican activist. According to his LinkedIn, Dillard was Van Duyne's communications director between November 2019 to April 2020 for her campaign for Congress Dallas County GOP spokesman William Busby told the Dallas Morning News that Dillard wanted a job Van Duyne's Congressional office following her election but wasn't offered one.  Dillard went on to work as a public affairs officer for the Texas...
    A woman has praised her TikTok followers for saving her life after they warned her that a strange symbol she found in the snow outside her home meant she was being targeted by a gang.     Jade Jules noticed that '1F' had been drawn into the snow on top of her black bin lid outside her home in St John's, Newfoundland, Canada.  Puzzled, she posted a video on her TikTok, asking her 53,000 followers what the symbol meant.  She was terrified when her followers rushed to tell her that the symbol meant she had been targeted by a gang.  According to hundreds of her followers on the app, the symbol '1F', which stands for one female, is drawn by gang members outside of the homes of single women living alone.   Jade Jules praised her TikTok followers for saving her life after they identified she was in danger when a strange symbol appeared outside her home in St John's, Newfoundland, Canada The symbol - thought to stand for single female - is supposedly drawn so that other gang members working in the area know...
    The woman dubbed SoHo Karen has been identified as a 22-year-old former cheerleader from California.  Miya Ponsetto was named Thursday in connection with the incident involving a 14-year-old black boy she falsely accused of stealing her iPhone.  She is from Sun Valley and is believed to have gone to Simi Valley High School in California, The New York Post reports.     It comes after the NYPD released new surveillance footage of the woman tackling the teen to the ground in a New York City hotel.  The video, shared on social media Wednesday night by NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison, shows the woman suddenly run at Keyon Harrold Jr. and grab him by the waist in the Arlo Hotel on Saturday. Its release comes just hours after the 22-year-old woman gave a rambling interview to CNN where she denied racially profiling the boy and claimed it was her who was assaulted in the dispute.  The boy's father, Grammy-winning African American jazz artist Keyon Harrold, had previously posted separate footage filmed on his smartphone on Instagram. The woman dubbed SoHo Karen has been identified as a...
    Florida authorities arrested a woman who identified herself as an “anarchist” after she damaged Trump campaign signs on private property. A Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputy was on patrol along the Palm Coast Parkway on Saturday when he saw a woman trying to destroy the signs. The woman told the deputy that she was “tired of the lies,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement on Facebook. The woman identified herself as Tonya McRae, 42, after the deputy told her it was illegal to provide a false name, which she initially provided. McRae also identified herself as an anarchist when she explained to authorities why she was trying to destroy the signs. She said that she “kind of snapped,” and that she was set off by a sign reading “Women for Trump.” “I don’t believe, like, if you’re a woman for Trump – he’s a misogynist, he doesn’t respect women, in my opinion,” McRae said. “So I’m like, ‘That’s bull (expletive),’ so I pulled that out, then the one behind it that says ‘Trump 2020,’ I tried to pull that...
    Florida authorities arrested a woman who identified herself as an “anarchist” after she damaged Trump campaign signs on private property. A Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputy was on patrol along the Palm Coast Parkway on Saturday when he saw a woman trying to destroy the signs. The woman told the deputy that she was “tired of the lies,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement on Facebook. The woman identified herself as Tonya McRae, 42, after the deputy told her it was illegal to provide a false name, which she initially provided. TRUMP SAYS 'WEAK LEADERSHIP' IN DEM CITIES COULD ALLOW ELECTION UNREST: 'THE OTHER SIDE IS RADICALIZED' McRae also identified herself as an anarchist when she explained to authorities why she was trying to destroy the signs. She said that she “kind of snapped,” and that she was set off by a sign reading “Women for Trump.” “I don’t believe, like, if you’re a woman for Trump – he’s a misogynist, he doesn’t respect women, in my opinion,” McRae said. “So I’m like, ‘That’s bull (expletive),’ so...
    A Russian woman identified as a key source in the dossier by British counterintelligence specialist Christopher Steele dossier is a former employee of Kremlin-owned state media. Steele's infamous report was leaked weeks before Trump's inauguration, alleging Russian influence over him and contained salacious information about his reported conduct in a Moscow hotel room during the Miss Universe pageant. Olga Galkina, 40, was linked to the dossier this week and was described by The Wall Street Journal as a 'disgruntled PR executive' living in Cyprus. And while some people who know Galkina claim she's maverick who was unlikely to have access to secrets, others suggested she was well-connected.  Now, shown in exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com, Galkina came forward on Friday to deny claims she was a key source in the Steele dossier.  She used her former state-owned media employer RIA Novosti to say in a statement: 'My mood is rather low because I did not expect this story at all and, of course, it complicated (my life) quite a lot.' Olga Galkina, from Russia, was identified as a key source...
    A Portland protester was outed by his own grandmother after she identified him by the protective vest he wore and that could be seen in video footage -- a vest she bought him, according to reports. A protester was caught on film throwing what appeared to be an explosive device at the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, a frequent target for attacks during the roughly two months of protests in the city. The explosion from the device reportedly created a concussion that could be “heard and felt more than a block away,” police had said. The protester wore a green vest with the word “ICONS” printed on it. Karla Fox, 69, claimed to immediately recognize the vest as the one she had bought for her grandson, Gabriel “Rico” Agard-Berryhill, according to the New York Post. Berryhill Multnomah County Sheriff photo of Gabriel Agard-Berryhill “I bought the vest for him after he found one online after getting hit with rubber bullets the night before at the protest,” Fox told the Post. Fox posted a review for...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A stepfather and daughter were the victims of a brutal beating caught on video inside a Washington Heights deli. CBS2’s Jessica Layton spoke exclusively to the victims. Surveillance video from inside the deli shows a 22-year-old woman under attack, defending herself from punches and beer bottles thrown by a group of men and women. “Came out of nowhere,” the victim said. It happened on July 7 inside a store at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 163rd Street. “How do you feel seeing this for the first time?” Layton asked. “I feel shocked,” the victim said. “I blacked out because after… You have anxiety and you get nervous, you don’t really remember stuff.” The victim says she was going to the deli to get food. Some guys she says she doesn’t really know started bothering her, accusing her of contacting one of their girlfriends. A few others joined in and they threw water on her, so she ran inside the store, but they followed. “I got hit in my face, my head, my face, my...
    Lori Vallow's daughter Tylee's body was so badly burned when it was discovered in her husband's backyard that she had to be identified by her jaw line, new court records have revealed.   Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell are in custody in Idaho awaiting trial on charges of concealing evidence and neglecting her children, JJ and Tylee.  Their bodies were found in Daybell's yard earlier this month but no one has been charged over their deaths. The kids were last seen alive in September.  New court documents that emerged on Tuesday reveal that cops asked Lori where JJ was after he was reported missing by relatives but that Lori lied. She then fled to Hawaii.  The children's bodies were finally discovered after police tracked cellphone data from Lori's dead brother Alex Cox. He died in December in mysterious circumstances too. JJ and Tylee, left, went missing in September and their bodies were found a few weeks ago after police tracked cell phone data from their uncle Alex Cox's (right) cell phone. He died in December  Chad Daybell,...
    “Tan Mother” Patricia Krentcil’s husband, Richard, has been identified with colon most cancers. The “Free 2 Be Me” singer introduced the information on Monday, only one week after Web page Six reported that Richard, 51, was in crucial situation following a coronary heart assault and stroke. “After the ordeal along with his coronary heart and stent being put in, now Richard has been identified with colon most cancers and he has begun chemotherapy,” Patricia stated in a press release. “With all our mixed well being illnesses, please preserve our whole household in your prayers,” she added, referring to a interval final 12 months when she suffered a collection of well being issues that made her really feel like her “complete physique died.” After rising from a medically induced coma in June 2019, Patricia revealed she suffered cardiac arrest and was identified with pneumonia, pancreatitis and an an infection that unfold to her lungs. The couple, who’re estranged however nonetheless dwelling collectively, share two youngsters: son Addison and 14-year-old daughter Anna. Patricia made headlines in 2012 when she was arrested...
    NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — State police say the body of a woman found more than three decades ago along an eastern Pennsylvania highway has been identified, but investigators still don't know how she ended up there. Police in Northampton County say 37-year-old Donna Kay Griffin was the woman found by construction workers along Route 33 near the Belfast interchange in October 1987. State troopers said Friday that Griffin was never reported missing, but a DNA test linked her to her child. Troopers said she was originally from Dalton, Georgia, moved to the Philadelphia area in the 1970s and also used the last names Shelton and Linton. District Attorney Terry Houck said investigators are still trying to figure out how Griffin wound up on the highway or where she had been prior to her death. “We just have remains. We don’t know if it was foul play,” Houck said. A county coroner ruled at the time that the victim had had a heart attack immediately before her death and ruled out foul play and drug involvement, but Houck indicated that authorities...
    NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — State police say the body of a woman found more than three decades ago along an eastern Pennsylvania highway has been identified, but investigators still don’t know how she ended up there. Police in Northampton County say 37-year-old Donna Kay Griffin was the woman found by construction workers along Route 33 near the Belfast interchange in October 1987. State troopers said Friday that Griffin was never reported missing, but a DNA test linked her to her child. Troopers said she was originally from Dalton, Georgia, moved to the Philadelphia area in the 1970s and also used the last names Shelton and Linton. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! District Attorney Terry Houck said investigators are still trying to figure out how Griffin wound up on the highway or where she had been prior to her death. “We just have remains. We don’t know if it was foul play,” Houck said. A county coroner ruled at the time that the victim had had a heart attack immediately before her death and ruled out foul play...
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