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Amber Alert cancelled for Saige Terrell, Child located and suspects in Custody

BREAKING NEWS: The Amber Alert for 10 month old Saige Terrell has been cancelled. Saige Terrell has been located and has been found alive and safe. The two suspects are in custody.


Earlier today the FBI issued warrants for the arrest of Renee Terrell, 33, and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Christopher Wayne Luttrell.

Trucker finds slain social worker’s purse along I-64

UPDATE: Amber Alert suspects caught in SWAT operation

A Kentucky woman and her boyfriend were captured last night in western Illinois after a three-day search that began when a social worker who had taken the woman’s 9-month-old son to her for a visit was found dead.

The boy, Saige Terrell, was with them and was rescued in the FBI SWAT team operation in Godfrey, Ill., and EMS workers took him to a hospital to be examined. (Courier Journal)

October 19th, 2006 at 10:50pm Posted by | Amber Alert, Found Alive, Missing Children, Saige Terrell | one comment

DNA Match of Blood Found on Brian Rooney’s Pants of Murdered Michelle Gardner-Quinn

There has been a big break in the murder investigation of Michelle Gardner-Quinn. We have BrianRooney1a match. A DNA sample taken from the pants of the prime suspect, Brian Rooney, in the disappearance and murder of Michelle Gardner-Quinn has been found to be hers.

The blood was found on the blue jeans of Brian L. Rooney, 36, giving police at least one piece of physical evidence allegedly linking the man they call their prime suspect to the Oct. 7 disappearance of Gardner-Quinn.

Rooney, who has denied any involvement in the woman’s disappearance but is being held on unrelated sex charges, was ordered by Vermont District Court Judge Michael Kupersmith to submit to DNA testing during a closed-door hearing Thursday, according to David Sleigh, his court-appointed lawyer.

It appears that the court appointed attorney for Brian Rooney let the cat out of the bag even though the court hearing was supposed to be closed. This could be the beginning of the end for Brian Rooney and the piece needed to prove who was responsible for the murder of Michelle Gardner-Quinn.

That was revealed by David Sleigh, a court appointed lawyer for Mr. Rooney in an interview with the Associated Press. He said the DNA evidence was revealed at a hearing, a hearing that Sleigh thought was open, when it was actually closed. (WCAX)

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DNA match even though mums the word because of a sealed affidavit.  

In an affidavit, prosecutors said a Vermont State Police analysis showed the DNA samples to match, according to Sleigh.

Deputy Chittenden County State’s Attorney Justin Jiron would not confirm or deny the DNA match when asked Thursday, saying the affidavit was under seal. “I’m not allowed to talk about the results,” Jiron said.

Neither Police Chief Thomas Tremblay nor Lt. Kathleen Stubbing would confirm it, either.

District Court refused to release the affidavit, saying it was under seal.

A search of the suspects home on Monday revealed the following.

In a Monday search of Rooney’s parents’ home in Richmond, police found photographs and videotapes of naked women, one of which was labeled with the girlfriend’s name and showed a woman lying face down on a bed, making no movements as she was sexually assaulted.

The latest charges could put Rooney away for life. (Burlington Free Press)

From the material found during searches and the past allegations against Brian Rooney, one wonders what the police in Vermont were thinking by having this predator walk the streets. Its okay to press charges against Brian Rooney now, but not in the past?

October 19th, 2006 at 10:02pm Posted by | arrested, Brian Rooney, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Michelle Gardner-Quinn, Missing College Student, Pictures | 11 comments

More Charges Brought Against Brian Rooney unrelated to Michelle Gardner-Quinn Murder

For the second time in less than a week Brian Rooney found himself back in court facing Brian Rooneycharges unrelated to the Michelle Gardner-Quinn murder. However, Brian Rooney remains the primary suspect in Michelle’s murder. The charges faced by Rooney were also a result of the investigation into Michelle Gardner-Quinn’s disappearance.

For the second time in less than a week, Rooney entered not guilty pleas to sex charges brought as a result of the probe into Gardner-Quinn’s disappearance.

The new charges are aggravated sexual assault and inciting a felony.

Authorities accuse Rooney of repeatedly sexually assaulting a former girlfriend and soliciting someone to have her killed.

He was ordered held without bail. (WAVY 10)

Earlier this week Brian Rooney was facing charges that he sexually abused and raped a 14 year old girl 8 years earlier.

“The defendant jumped on her while she was in bed, forced a rag over face with an ether-type smell, when she woke up he was there with her. She had a feeling in her legs like they were jello,” says Matt Levine, Vt. Assistant Attorney General.

Rooney pled not guilty to charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and sexual assault. His lawyer told the judge the sex charges should be dismissed. He claims they are a police tactic that permits them to hold Rooney while they look for the evidence to charge him with the murder of the UVM student. (WCAX)

Brian Rooney is being held on cash bail set at 150-thousand dollars on the sex crime charges. However, it does not appear that Rooney will be getting out any time soon. Vermont’s largest bail bond company, ZIGNA/Freedom Bail Bonds,  rejected Rooney’s bail as they did not want to do business with the suspect. Can’t say we blame them.

Vermont’s largest bail bond company says Brian Rooney and his family have the assets to finance a bail loan, but the company just doesn’t want Rooney’s business.

Sprano says Rooney’s family  has enough money and own enough property to secure the bail loan, but Sprano decided his company will not help  Rooney get out of jail.

“After further reviewing the case we have decided to decline to write the bond,” Sprano explained.

“Due to the heinousness of the crimes, we’ve just decided against it,”  he added. (WCAX)

October 19th, 2006 at 05:33pm Posted by | Brian Rooney, Michelle Gardner-Quinn, Rape, sexual assault | 4 comments

Surveillance Video Shows Car Sought in the Disappearance of Saige Terrell

A surveillance tape from a gas station in Smithboro has recorded the vehicle wanted in the AMBER ALERT and the case of missing 10 month old Saige Terrell. Also a credit card purchase indicates that those wanted, Renee Terrell and Renee Terrell’s boyfriend, Christopher Wayne Luttrell were at this location.



Police said they believe Renee Terrell, the baby and Luttrell left in Frederick’s 2000 white Daewoo Nubira station wagon, which had Kentucky license plate 675-DRV.

Amber Alerts were issued for the baby in Indiana and Kentucky. The Indiana alert was issued because Renee Terrell has relatives in that state.

Smithboro is about 50 miles northeast of St. Louis.

Arrest warrants charging Renee Terrell with kidnapping and Luttrell with probation violation have been issued in Kentucky. (The Indy Channel)

October 19th, 2006 at 10:24am Posted by | abduction, Amber Alert, Crime/Murder, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, Saige Terrell | no comments