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Body Identified as That of Missing Galt Teen, Aaron Brooks

The body of Aaron Brooks was found Saturday morning at about 9:30 a.m. in a drainage canal was positively identified as the missing teen.

A body found Saturday morning in a Galt Park has been positively identified as that of 15-year-old Aaron Brooks, who disappeared on October 26. Police arrested a suspect in his killing late Saturday.

The body, which has lain in two-feet of water for more than a week, the body was positively identified as that of Aaron Brooks on Sunday.

According to accounts on Saturday police arrested 19 year old Salvatore Carmello Maggio of Wilton for the murder of Aaron Brooks. He was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on a single count of homicide.

Investigators said a witness told them he saw Maggio emerging from the drainage canal on October 26 at about 5:30 p.m. According to the witness, Maggio was wet, muddy and vomiting. The witness called 911, and both police and fire units responded to the scene. Galt police say Maggio told the responding officer that he had been attacked by three juveniles, who subsequently fled the area. He was treated by medics and sent on his way.

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Aaron Brooks, 15, Missing Since October 26, 2005

November 7th, 2005 at 03:54am Posted by | Aaron Brooks, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Teen | no comments

Teresa Marie Halbach’s SUV found near Avery yard

According to The Green Bay Press Gazette, the SUV vehicle of the missing Teresa Marie Halbach was found on Saturday in a gravel pit near the auto salvage yard operated by Steven Avery.

Searchers Saturday found the vehicle of a missing 25-year-old St. John woman in a rural gravel pit near an auto salvage yard operated by a man convicted of a 1985 sexual assault and exonerated by DNA evidence 18 years later, according to Manitowoc County Sheriff Ken Petersen. The auto salvage yard is owned by Steven Avery’s family.

Steven Avery, whose family owns the salvage yard, told the Herald Times Reporter late Saturday that he has “no idea” what happened to free-lance photographer Teresa Marie Halbach.

“I don’t know what happened to her,” he said in a telephone interview from his father’s vacation property near Crivitz. “That’s the honest to God truth. I just wish they’d find her, so we’d know what really happened.”

Avery commented as officers scoured his property between Mishicot and Maribel, where Halbach’s dark green 1999 Toyota Rav4 was found. Petersen said the presence of investigators on Avery’s property could be a “coincidence.”

Steven Avery denied knowing how Teresa Marie Halbach’s vehicle got into the “pit”.

Avery said he last saw the missing woman driving away from his rural property on Monday afternoon, after she had taken photos of one of his vehicles for Auto Trader magazine.

Avery denied knowing how Halbach’s vehicle got into what he called “the pit,” a storage area for junk vehicles used in his family’s salvage business. Avery said he hasn’t been in the pit “in quite a while.”Halbach has been to his home about 15 times in the last year to take photos of his vehicles for Auto Trader, Avery said.

“It was always just ‘hi, how ya’ doing,’ that kind of thing,” Avery said. “It was just business.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department at 920-849-2335 or Calumet County Crimestoppers at 1-877-765-8327.

Missing woman’s car found in junk lot, Salvage yard belongs to family of freed prisoner

As police searched for clues into the disappearance of Teresa Halbach, a small group of family members and friends discovered her car Saturday in a salvage yard owned by relatives of a man who served 18 years in prison on sexual assault charges before being exonerated.

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November 7th, 2005 at 03:24am Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Search and Rescue, Teresa Marie Halbach | one comment

Teresa Marie Halbach’s Disappearance Called Suspicious

Numerous searches on land and in the air are underway in the disappearance of Teresa Marie Halbach. She was last seen Monday afternoon in Manitowoc.

An aerial search was underway for the land from Manitowoc to Green Bay hoping to locate her car, which they say is a major key to their investigation.

Dozens of relative and friends spread throughout Northeast Wisconsin to distribute Missing Person posters with Teresa’s picture and description. They hope someone in a six-county area has seen her.

According to WBAY2, Teresa Marie Halbach last stop was at the home of Steven Avery.

Coincidentally, Halbach’s last stop Monday was at Steven Avery’s home. He’s the man who spent 18 years in prison for crimes he didn’t commit — attempted murder and sexual assault — until DNA testing cleared him.

The sheriff says the Mishicot area remains a focal point of the investigation. “This is the last place she is seen alive and seen by somebody, and of course we’re going to be concerned, interested in that area.”

According to The Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Teresa Marie Halbach’s appointment was to photograph a van being sold by Steven Avery.

Green Bay television stations reported Friday night that the appointment was to photograph a van being sold by Steven Avery. Avery is the Two Rivers man who was wrongly convicted for a 1985 sexual assault and spent years in prison before being exonerated by DNA evidence in 2003.

Avery told WFRV-TV that Halbach took a photo of his van and left.

“I said she was out here no more than five minutes,” Avery was quoted as saying on the station’s Web site. “(Investigators) came in and looked around and they left. I don’t know if I’m a suspect but as long as I can help, I’ll help.”

Officials were trying to determine if she had any appointments after that, and if she showed up for them.

Sheriff says Steven Avery may be among last to see missing woman

Also for more information see the Teresa Marie Halbach Discussion Forum

November 7th, 2005 at 02:56am Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Teresa Marie Halbach | one comment

Body of missing teacher, Danny Waits, found.

According to the AP via The Daily Comet, the body of a Summerfield High School teacher, Danny Waits, who had been missing since Oct. 28 was found Saturday in a pond on his property. His wife’s body was found in their nearby house.

“It is the body of Danny Waits and his wife apparently committed suicide,” said Trooper Doug Pierrelee, spokesman for state police Troop G, which is working with Claiborne and Bienville sheriff’s offices in the investigation.

Danny Waits, 57, was found about 4 p.m. His wife, Londa, was discovered about 45 minutes later.

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November 7th, 2005 at 02:40am Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult | no comments

Teresa Marie Halbach, 25, Missing; last seen in Manitowoc County

Missing Calumet County woman, Teresa Marie Halbach. She was last seen in Manitowoc County driving a 1999 Dark Green Toyota Rav4 with a Wisconsin license SWH582.

If you have seen Teresa Marie Halbach or have any tips to her whereabouts, please call: Calumet County Sheriff Dept. at 920-849-2335 or Calumet County Crimestoppers at 1-877-765-8327

Search Continues For Calumet County Woman, Teresa Marie Halbach

(CBS) CALUMET COUNTY Authorities searched Friday for a 25-year-old photographer who disappeared while out on her photo appointments earlier in the week.

Sgt. Mark Wiegert of the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department said Teresa Marie Halbach, a resident of the St. John area, was last seen about 1:30 p.m. Monday in Manitowoc.

Sheriff Jerry Pagel said her parents reported her missing Thursday, and his department and police in Manitowoc County immediately began investigating.

“This is behavior that is not normal for this young lady,” Pagel said. “It’s suspicious. Parents, friends, relatives, nobody has had any contact with her since the 31st (of October).”

Teresa Marie Halbach is described as 5-foot-6 and 135 pounds, with light brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing blue jeans, a white button-down shirt and a summer jacket when she last seen, police said.

According to the AP, “Calumet County Sheriff Jerry Pagel says the woman’s cell phone and credit cards have not been used since then”.

Search on for missing woman, Teresa Marie Halbach turn up no clues.

Air searches and legwork by detectives turned up no clues Friday to the whereabouts of 25-year-old Teresa Marie Halbach of St. John, who has been missing since Monday and was last seen taking photos in the Manitowoc area.

“We have investigators out working now,” said Capt. Paul Rusch of the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department late Friday afternoon. “We developed no new leads during the day.”

Also for more information see the Teresa Marie Halbach Discussion Forum

November 7th, 2005 at 02:34am Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Teresa Marie Halbach | no comments