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Jessica O’Grady Has been Missing since May 10, 2006

Jessica O’Grady since her disappearance on May 10, 2006 and has not been heardJessica O'Grady from since a cell phone conversation as she was on her way to the intersection of 120th and Blondo streets just before midnight. Her grey Hyundai Accent was found on May 16 in a parking lot near 144th Street and West Center Road.

Multiple search efforts have been organized, one of which had more than 200 volunteers. Many local businesses have been helping out, said O’Grady’s grandmother, Sandie Shotkoski.

Since O’Grady’s disappearance, there have been search parties at Standing Bear Lake, Zorinsky Lake, Cunningham Lake, Chalco Hills, two local golf courses and, most recently, the Elkhorn River. So far none of them have found any sign of O’Grady. (The Gateway)

Anyone with information related to the case should contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department at (402) 333-1000.

The primary suspect in the disappearance of Jessica O’Grady is her boyfriend Christopher Edwards.

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Search warrants show O’Grady was en route to visit her boyfriend, Christopher Edwards, on the night she disappeared. The current search warrant is for telephone records related to the O’Grady case. Bilek said his office wants to know whom the girl was talking to and any clues to her whereabouts before she disappeared.

After a thorough search of Edwards’ home, the county is still not ready to make an arrest.

Without a confession, the sheriff’s office is waiting for the results of other forensics tests. Of most interest is the evidence collected at the residence where Edwards lived. (KETV)

Body ID Sought, Remains found in ditch

Authorities in Mills County, Iowa are trying to determine the identity of a body found in a ditch west of Glenwood. It is not that of missing UNO student Jessica O’Grady.

The remains were found in a ditch beside Glover Road, at the north end of Thomas Lake.

Sheriff Mack Taylor says it appears the death happened about a month ago. The body was found on Saturday.

A Douglas County deputy says detectives determined that the body found in Mills County is not that of missing UNO student Jessica O’Grady. That determination was made based on identifying marks on the body. (WOWT)

Christopher Edwards

Arrest comes almost a month after disappearance

The Douglas County Sheriff’s office made an arrest Friday in the case of missing UNO sophomore Jessica O’Grady.

Christopher Edwards, who has been described by local media as O’Grady’s boyfriend, turned himself into the custody of the Sheriff’s office Friday afternoon. Edwards faces charges of criminal homicide and use of a weapon other than a gun to commit a felony, according to the Sheriff’s office. (The Gateway)

Suspect, Christopher Edwards, Charged (Prosecutors say Jessica O’Grady Swordwas killed with a sword)

Douglas County Attorney Stu Dornan has filed a Second-Degree Murder charge against 19-year-old Christopher Edwards. Prosecutors claim he killed Jessica O’Grady with a sword.

Edwards was arrested last week.

During a news conference Monday afternoon, Dornan said investigators believe that Ms. O’Grady was killed with a Bangkok battle sword, similar to those pictured on the right. It’s a weapon that is 26 inches long with a 19 inch blade. Dornan says the death was intentional. (WOWT)

Second-Degree Murder Charge Filed; Sword Used In Death


OMAHA, Neb. — Investigators announced Monday that second-degree murder charges will be filed against a 19-year-old man who was arrested on Friday in connection with the disappearance of a missing University of Nebraska-Omaha student, and prosecutors said a sword was used in the death.

Christopher Edwards turned himself in to Douglas County authorities and was charged with criminal homicide and use of a weapon other than a gun to commit a felony. (KETV)

June 12th, 2006 at 09:37pm Posted by | arrested, Missing, Missing Teen | no comments

Mary Winkler indicted for premeditated murder of her husband Matthew Winkler

Mary Winkler, the wife of Tennessee pastor Matthew Winkler, was indicted for Mary Winkler 3premeditated murder of her husband. Mary Winkler had previously confessed to the murder of Matthew Winkler; however, has never given a motive. Mary Winkler has not yet entered a plea and remains jailed.

Mary Winkler, indicted by a McNairy County grand jury, has been in custody since the day after the March 22 slaying of her husband, Matthew Winkler. Authorities have said she confessed but they haven’t disclosed a motive.

Matthew Winkler, 31, a minister at the local Church of Christ, was found dead in his bedroom after he failed to show up for an evening service. (AP via Yahoo News)

Mary Winkler indicted on first-degree murder charge

The McNairy County Grand Jury indicted a Selmer minister’s widow Monday on a charge of first-degree murder in the March shooting death of her husband.

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Mary Winkler will be arraigned on the charge during a 9:30 a.m. session Wednesday of the McNairy County Circuit Court, a circuit court clerk said.

Police have said Winkler confessed to firing the single shotgun blast that struck her husband, Matthew Winkler, in his back, killing him. Authorities believe she planned the murder. (Jackson Sun)

Slain Preacher’s Wife Indicted with 1st-Degree Murder

A Memphis grand jury returned Monday a first-degree murder indictment against Mary Winkler.

No official details were given. A first-degree murder indictment means she was accused of killing her husband, Matthew, with premeditation. (WTVF)

June 12th, 2006 at 07:54pm Posted by | Crime/Murder, Mary Winkler | 4 comments

Philip Merrill Missing; Rescuers Search Chesapeake Bay for Missing Publisher

Philip Merrill, 72, an experienced sailor and chairman of the board of Capital-GazettePhilip Merrill Communications Inc went missing Saturday after he sent out sailing alone his 41-foot sailboat. Two boaters found the sailboat adrift Saturday evening near Plum Point and no sign of Philip Merrill. Rescue crews using helicopters and boats searched 100 square miles of the Chesapeake Bay over the weekend and today.

Merrill, 72, had taken his 41-foot sailboat, the “Merrilly,” out alone Saturday. He typically followed an 18-mile round trip without wearing a lifejacket, Chaney said.

Two boaters found the sailboat adrift Saturday evening near Plum Point, about 25 miles south of Annapolis and 40 miles south of his home in Arnold, and called police, officials said.

Rescue crews believe Merrill likely fell overboard since his wallet was on board and there was no damage to the boat, officials said. The wind was gusting up to 25 mph on Saturday, creating conditions that could be difficult for a single sailor alone, Chaney said. (FOX News)

Coast Guard spokesman

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Crews Resume Search for Annapolis Publisher Small Boats, Helicopters, and C-130 Aircraft Search Area

Rescuers have resumed their Chesapeake Bay search for Philip Merrill, the firebrand newspaper publisher and diplomat whose 41-foot sailboat was found drifting alone Saturday in strong winds.

Rescue crews from the Coast Guard and the Maryland Natural Resources Police have been using small boats, helicopters and a C-130 aircraft to search an area roughly 25 miles by 8 eight miles, said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr.Adam Mach.

A pair of passing jet skiers spotted Merrill’s unmanned boat, Merrilly, about 20 miles south of Annapolis on Saturday evening. The search was halted at midnight Sunday, then resumed this morning at 5:30 a.m. (Washington Post)

June 12th, 2006 at 11:25am Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Search and Rescue | no comments