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William Ben Ownby & Shawn Hornbeck FOUND ALIVE (Suspect: Michael J. Devlin Arrested)

Breaking News … William Ben Ownby who was earlier this week was kidnapped has been found alive.

For all news, details and UPDATES and information on Ben, Shawn or the suspect Michael J. Devlin go to Scared Monkeys.

January 12th, 2007 at 06:26pm Posted by | abduction, Found Alive, kidnapped, William Ownby | no comments

Missing Moorehead, MN Runaway Teen Amber Akerley Found Safe 4 Years Later

Amber Akerly (then 15) went missing on April 10, 2003. The Moorehead, MN teen has been found alive an well in Texas, some 4 years after her disappearance. She is presently 19 and has a child. A runaway story with a happy ending.

Pictures from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, past and age progression.

Police said Amber Akerley initially was afraid to call her mother for fear she’d get in trouble for running away.

The family eventually changed their number, and when Amber did try to reach them, she couldn’t find them.

Amber is now 19 and has a child. Police Detective Mike Detloff said she’s been in contact with her family and plans to move back to Moorhead this summer. (Pioneer Press)

Over the years there have been several tips and sightings of Amber Akerly; however, she is now home safe and sound.

January 12th, 2007 at 02:07pm Posted by | Found Alive, Missing, Missing Teen, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Runaway | no comments

Three Men in Custody (Cobbins, Davidson, Thomas) in the Murder & Rape of Channon Christian and Death of Christopher Newsom (Update: 4th Suspect Arrested)

Three men have been arrested, Letalvis Cobbins, Lemaricus Davidson and George Thomas in connect with the brutal murders of 21 year old University of Tennessee student, Channon Christian and 23 year old Christopher Newsom. Police are saying that the couple was carjacked then murdered.

Officers call the deaths brutal slayings and say they came after the couple was carjacked.

Letalvis Cobbins was picked up in Lebanon, Kentucky. His brother, Lemaricus Davidson, was found in Knoxville.

A third man, George Thomas, was found with Cobbins in Kentucky. (Eye Witness News)

Letalvis Cobbins

The tragic murders of Christian and Newsom are just horrific.

Police say Newsom was shot and his body was burned when it was found. Officers said Christian was held for a couple of days and raped before she was killed.

Lemaricus Davidson

3 men in custody after Tennessee couple found dead

Federal agents and Knox County officers raided a house Thursday in Lebanon, Ky., about 180 miles north of Knoxville, where they believed the suspects had family.

Two men were detained, Letalvis Cobbins, 24, and a friend, George Thomas. Thomas was being questioned late Thursday, while Cobbins faced federal charges of being a felon in possession of a weapon, Knighten said.

Cobbins, wanted as a “person of interest” in the deaths, had a gun authorities believe may have been used in the crime, Knighten said.

Meanwhile, Cobbins’ brother Lemaricus Davidson, 25, was picked up at an empty house in Knoxville around 3:30 p.m. EST. Also considered a “person of interest” in the case, a weeping Davidson offered no resistance, Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said.

Christian’s body was found Tuesday in a house rented by Davidson, authorities said. (WKRN)

Marshal: Man shot, burned; woman raped

How bad must the sexual assault have been that the Marshal would actually make a point to reference what these 3 animals did? What a senseless act of depravity. There is no punishment that is bad enough for these 3 suspects, if they are convicted of the crimes they appear to have committed.

“They did some really nasty things to this lady,” Knighten said.

Newsom was shot and his body burned, Knighten said. He said he didn’t know how Christian died. (KnoxNews)

UPDATE: 4th Suspect, Eric Boyd, Arrested in the Deaths of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian

Knoxville police confirm that four men were charged Friday in the carjacking of Chris Newsom and Channon Christian.

Lemarcus Davidson, Latalvus Cobbins and George Thomas were charged with carjacking in federal court. A fourth man, identified as Eric Boyd, has been charged as an accessory after the fact. (WBIR)

January 12th, 2007 at 12:20am Posted by | arrested, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Rape, sexual assault | 22 comments

Jodi Sanderholm: Exclusive Interview with Tim Miller of Texas Equusearch Regarding Search

Tim Miller and Texas Equusearch has been an integral part of the search for Jodi Sanderholm. TES received a call from authorities in Ark City, Kansas to see if they could not help out with the search.

Within minutes Tim Miller and the volunteers of Texas Equusearch located the car of Jodi Sanderholm in the local lake.

Tim Miller provided Scared Monkeys an exclusive interview as to the events that transpired. Tim Miller also had much praise for the Ark City authorities and those that helped search for Jodi. He also had many prayers for Jodi and her family. Please listen to the replay podcast of the interview with Tim Miller.

Tim Miller was rather confident that arrests would be made very soon. No charges have been filed yet; however, according to reports they should be by next week.

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January 12th, 2007 at 12:04am Posted by | Jodi Sanderholm, Missing, Missing College Student, Search and Rescue, Texas Equusearch | 2 comments