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Sad News to Report, Daniel Compton’s Body Found in Wooded area

We are saddened to report that Daniel Compton’s body was found today, Saturday, at around 2pm CST in a wooded secluded spot south of Atlanta going towards Macon. Our condolences to the Compton family, God bless Daniel Compton.

UPDATE: Daniel’s body and care was found in Lamar County, GA. The bar that Daniel was last seen in was in Fulton County.


Missing Georgia Tech student from Houston found dead

A 21-year-old student from Houston who was missing for two weeks was found dead today in the Atlanta area. Barbara Gibson of Texas Equusearch confirmed today that Compton’s body had been found, but she had no further information

(Houston Chronicle)

UPDATE: 3/5/06
21-year-old’s body found inside his car in woods; suicide suspected

A 21-year-old Houston student missing two weeks from classes at Georgia Tech in Atlanta was found dead Saturday in his car, apparently from suicide, a Texas search group leader said.

“It appears to be suicide,” Tim Miller, director of Dickinson-based Texas EquuSearch, said after Daniel Compton’s body was found inside his 1998 Honda Civic in a wooded area off a remote road about 20 miles south of Atlanta, near a town named McDonough.

Miller said it fell to him to tell Daniel Compton’s father, Jim, that his son was dead.

“He broke down and cried,” Miller said. “He said he could not believe it.”
(Houston Chronicle)

March 4th, 2006 at 05:35pm Posted by | Found Deceased | 2 comments

Teresa Halbach’s Rape and Murder Resurrects Death Penalty talk in WI

The recent horrific and unspeakable rape and murder of Teresa Halbach has reinvigorated efforts to reinstate the death penalty in Wisconsin. The recent announcements of what occurred to Teresa Halbach at the hands of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey have shocked the collective conscience of most all.

The release of horrific details about Teresa Halbach’s death likely will reinvigorate efforts to reinstate the death penalty in Wisconsin, say two Fox Valley legislators and a prominent defense attorney.

“I expect that you are going to see people now asking for Wisconsin to reinstate the death penalty because, if these statements are true, this man’s as vicious as they come,” Boyle said. “I’ve already heard that argument being made on the radio.”

The description of how Teresa Halbach was allegedly raped and murdered has upset some by the graphic details but has outraged others to begin to discuss that there must be a greater penalty for those that would commit such heinous crimes other than life in prison.

Boyle, the Milwaukee attorney, said the details of the case have sparked outrage, and that “is going to cause a lot of people to start saying the penalty of life in prison without parole isn’t severe enough.”
(Appleton Post-Crescent)

March 4th, 2006 at 03:41pm Posted by | Crime/Murder, Death Penalty, Rape, Steven Avery, Teresa Marie Halbach | no comments

Texas EquuSearch joins search for missing Georgia Tech student, Daniel J. Compton

On Friday Texas EquuSearch joined the effort to find the missing 21-year-old Daniel J. ComptonGeorgia Tech student, Daniel J. Compton, from Houston. Daniel J. Compton has been missing for two weeks.

Tim Miller, EquuSearch director, traveled to Atlanta Friday morning with a team of volunteers and Compton’s father, Jim Compton, Continental Airlines’ marketing vice president.

Continental is among the group’s corporate sponsors.

Texas EquuSearch is in the process of coming up with a strategy to aid in the search for Daniel Compton. According to reports he was last seen at Moondogs, a bar located in Buckhead, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Friday morning, February 17.

Map of area last seen. Daniel Compton

“They’re reviewing the area where the boy was last seen and are coming up with a strategy needed for the search,” said Barbara Gibson of EquuSearch. “Continental Airlines has been instrumental in helping us in the past fly out to Aruba and other places to help families of missing persons. Now, it’s happened to one of their own.”

Other information: Daniel Compton Front View

The student’s cell phone and bank card have not recently been used. Daniel Compton may be driving a silver, four-door 1998 Honda Civic with Texas license plate C91-CKV.

The family has also set up a website,, that has an email address for tips and leads.


Tim needs ground searchers and those that can use their vehicles. Texas EquuSearch’s command center is located at Georgia Tech University, Student Services Building, 177 North Ave NW, Atlanta, Georgia. The search will begin at 9:30am on Saturday, March 4, 2006

Directions/ Map to Command Center

March 4th, 2006 at 02:06am Posted by | Missing, Texas Equusearch | one comment

Brendan Dassey Pleads Not Guilty to Helping Uncle (Steve Avery) Rape and Kill Teresa Halbach

Brendan Dassey, 16, pleaded not guilty Friday to helping his uncle, Steven Avery, sexually assault and kill a photographer. He also pleaded not guilty to then burning Teresa Halbach’s body and cleaning up the blood.

Brendan Dassey’s attorney told the court the teen had been threatened by his uncle, 43-year-old Steven Avery, who is also accused in the Oct. 31 slaying.

“He essentially has been victimized by Mr. Avery as well,” Ralph Sczygelski said.

Because some how the individual who came forward and told police of his uncle’s horrendous crimes and his participation in it is some how a victim? Brendan Dassey, you could have walked/ran away from the scene and called the authorities.

Dassey’s mother, Barb Janda, told the judge Friday that her son was forced to do the crime. “He didn’t do this on his own,” she said.

This family who has been proclaiming Avery’s and now Dassey’s innocence need to remember one fact in this case and that is who the victim is.

Special prosecutor Ken Kratz rebutted the characterization of the boy as a victim.

“There is only one victim in this case: Miss Halbach,” he said.

He waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and Judge Jerome Fox set bail at $250,000 cash.

Young Accomplice-Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Halbach Murder Case

Sixteen-year-old Brendan Dassey is in a juvenile detention center in Sheboygan County after a judge set his bail at a quarter of a million dollars cash.

Hours later came word that Dassey’s defense attorney has to step away from the case. The Associated Press reports Ralph Sczygelski just learned he is a distant relative of the victim, Teresa Halbach.

Investigators say Dassey confessed to helping his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and murder Halbach last October 31, then burn her remains to cover up the crime.

March 4th, 2006 at 12:41am Posted by | Rape, Steven Avery, Teresa Marie Halbach | 3 comments

Shaun Rudy Charged in Deaths of Wife, Christine Rudy, and Unborn Child

Shaun Rudy was charged with the homicide today in the death of his pregnant wife, Christine Rudy.

The district attorney filed three charges against Shaun Rudy. He’s already in custody on weapons charges. Rudy faces first degree intentional homicide for Christine’s death, another intentional homicide charge for the unborn child, plus a charge for mutilating a corpse.

Also, Heather Teschler, a witness to the murder of Christine Rudy, has also been charged with aiding a felon and obstructing an officer.

March 4th, 2006 at 12:32am Posted by | Christine Rudy | no comments