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32 year old Rebecca Klein Missing Since March 16, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois (Update: Found Deceased)

32 year old Rebecca Klein has been missing since Friday March 16 when she failed to show up for work. Her vehicle had been located about 1/2 block away from her home; however, she has not been seen or heard from.

Rebecca Klein

Klein reportedly left for work early Friday morning but never showed up. Her work vehicle was later located about a half block away from her house. She has not been seen since.

Klein is 5’4″, 140 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. She was wearing blue and gray sweats. (WLS-TV ABC)

Police Ask For Help Finding Missing Suburban Woman

UPDATE I: Missing Villa Park Woman, Rebecca Klein, Found Dead

The body of 32 year old missing Rebecca Klein was found in the trunk of a car in her garage. According to the initial autopsy reports, she died of suffocation; however, further tests are to be performed.

(CBS) VILLA PARK Police have found the body of a missing woman from Villa Park.

The Daily Herald reports that authorities found the body of Becky Klein, 32, in the trunk of a car in her garage over the weekend.

Detectives were questioning a close friend of Klein’s, but no charges had been filed against her as of Sunday night. Sources told the Daily Herald that Klein’s body was found in the trunk of the friend’s 1966 Ford Mustang.

The two are listed as co-registrants of the Mustang and a 2000 GMC truck, according to state motor vehicle registration records.

UPDATE II: Report: Police Question Woman After Body Found In Trunk

According to reports, the police are questioning the domestic partner of Rebecca Klein after her body was found in the trunk of a car over the weekend. It was the domestic partner that originally made the missing persons report.

Police are questioning the domestic partner of a Villa Park woman whose body was found inside the trunk of a car over the weekend, according to a published report.

Rebecca Klein, 32, was reported missing on Friday by her domestic partner.

The Daily Herald reported that the victim’s domestic partner of several years was being questioned Monday at the Villa Park Police Department. The woman has not been named as a suspect, and no charges have been filed. (NBC5)

UPDATE III: Prime suspect held in Villa Park slaying, Victim’s roommate in custody but not charged

The roommate of a slain Villa Park woman remained in custody late Monday, but prosecutors had not announced criminal charges against her.

Detectives focused on the woman as their prime suspect after finding Rebecca Klein’s body in their garage 24 hours after the roommate reported her missing, sources said. They described the two women’s relationship as a romantic one.

Authorities suspect Klein, 32, died of suffocation after being attacked between late Thursday and Saturday, when police discovered her body hidden in the trunk of a 1966 Ford Mustang. (Daily Herald)

March 17th, 2007 at 11:38am Posted by | autopsy, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult | one comment

Bodies of Missing Rachel Smith and Rachel Crites Found in Car (Suicide – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning)

Two bodies have been found in Virgina in the car belonging to one of the missing teens from Maryland. It appears the sad end has come to the search foe 16 year old Rachel Smith and 18 year old Rachel Crites. What a sad ending and it would appear that they went through on their promise that they had previously posted in their diary:

“Wherever I end up laying, whether buried or cremated, I want to stay with my true love, buried next to her. This is my choice. I’m sorry.”

A sad ending to two girls lives that died way too soon in life.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s spokesman Kraig Troxell says the bodies were found in a dark blue Subaru Outback about 2:15 p-m off Route 9 near the West Virginia border.

Troxell says the bodies haven’t been identified.

The cause of death remains under investigation. Sixteen-year-old Rachel Smith, of Potomac, and 18-year-old Rachel Crites, of Gaithersburg, have been missing since January 19th, when they told their parents they would be attending a movie in Washington.

Police have confirmed that the car in which the bodies were found belonged to Crites. (WTKR)

UPDATE I: Bodies of Missing Teens Found in Car Confirmed to be Rachel Smith & Rachel Crites

He says authorities later found the bodies of two females in the car’s front seats.

Loudoun County investigators confirmed early Saturday that the victims were 16-year-old Rachel Smith, of Potomac, and 18-year-old Rachel Crites, of Gaithersburg.

Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on the bodies, and the cause of death is not yet known. (ABC7)

Grim Ending Stirs Quest For Answers Md. Teens Found Dead Eluded Searchers; Motivations Unclear

It had been an anxious time for their parents, their neighbors, their friends at Wootton High School — even for people who had never met them and who, through e-mails and Web sites, had worried and prayed and called for them to come home.

“These people just wanted desperately to help,” said Cathy Hodin, who organized search and assistance efforts from her North Potomac home. (Washington Post)

UPDATE II: Police Await Missing Teens’ Autopsy Reports

More will be known about the deaths of two Montgomery County teenagers who went missing two weeks ago after autopsies are completed Monday.

Investigators confirmed early Saturday that 16-year-old Rachel Smith, of Potomac, and 18-year-old Rachel Crites, of Gaithersburg, were found dead in a car Friday near the West Virginia border in Loudoun County, Va. Their bodies were taken to the medical examiner in Fairfax County, Va.

Authorities called the deaths apparent suicides. They said there were no signs of trauma to the bodies. (NBC 4)

UPDATE I: Maryland Teens Die Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

A preliminary autopsy has determined that the two Maryland teens, Rachel Crites, 18, and Rachel Smith, 16, who were found dead inside their vehicle near the West Virginia border Friday afternoon, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Office of the Medical Examiner in Fairfax County made the ruling today, and although the case remains under active investigation, authorities are calling the case an apparent suicide. “The autopsy is not fully complete yet,” Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell said. However, adhering to the Sheriff’s Office policy regarding suicide cases, Troxell declined further comment. (Leesburg Today)

UPDATE II: Missing Maryland Teens Deaths Ruled Suicides

What a sad conclusion but one that was not expected. The initial distubing note in the teens diary pointed at such a conclusion. However, an ending like this never needed to occur. There were so many other options … rather than suicide. So many indeed.

The Loudoun County sheriff’s office says they probably expired of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Virginia medical examiner’s office in Fairfax County ruled yesterday on the cause of death based on a preliminary autopsy, Loudoun sheriff’s spokesman Kraig Troxell said. “Although the case remains an active investigation, it appears the two teens took their own lives,” Troxell said in a statement.

The sheriff’s office would not release further details, citing a policy not to disclose information in suicide cases.

February 3rd, 2007 at 03:04pm Posted by | autopsy, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Teen | one comment

13 Year Old Kaitlin Aydell Missing Since 2/1/07 in French Settlement, LA (Mark Sterling Lewis Arrested)(UPDATE: Body Found)

13 year old Kaitlin Aydall has been missing since Thursday, February 1, 2007 after she got off her school bus in the afternoon. Kaitlin Aydall is missing from the French Settlement area of Louisiana near Coyell Bayou.


  • Kaitlin Aydell, white female
  • weighs about 100 pounds
  • 5’5.” tall
  • She was last seen wearing her school uniform with a red Hollister and a brown Aeropostale jacket

Police have arrested Mark Sterling Lewis, Kaitlin’s cousin, for obstruction of justice. Mark Sterling Lewis was found with fresh scratches on his face. Could Kaitin have put up a struggle prior to her disappearance. Most probable that DNA evidence can be discovered of Lewis when Kaitlin Aydell is found.

This is 39-year-old Mark Sterling Lewis. He was arrested for obstruction of justice after sheriff’s detectives discovered he lied about his whereabouts, asked a friend to provide an alibi and could not explain fresh scratches on his face. (WAFB)

Mark Sterling Lewis

UPDATE I: Kaitlin Aydell’s Myspace Account

Posted on Kaitlin Audell’s Myspace account is that she was 16. Obviously that was not the case as she was 13, dates of birth 5/21/93.

“Please help find me.”

16 years old
SoMe WhErE OuT TheRe , Louisiana
United States

Message on MySpace account to help find Kaitlin Aydell

Kaitlin Maria Aydell – Date of Birth 5/21/93 Missing from her home in French Settlement, Louisiana since Thursday, 2/1/2007 between 3:00 and 4:30 pm. Here are several pictures of Kaitlin PLEASE PASS THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE * Everything that we send out & the sooner we send it out may help us find her. Please contact the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s office ask for Ben Ballard the Lead Detective @1-800-443-7681 ext 318. with any information that may lead to bringing her back to us safe and sound

UPDATE II: Mark Sterling Lewis prior arrests

Investigators believe that due to Lewis’ failure to cooperate, valuable time was wasted in locating the missing girl, deputies said.

Lewis previously was arrested by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office in September 1995 and booked with auto theft, felony theft and aggravated kidnapping, deputies said.

Lewis was charged with those crimes after he allegedly kidnapped a woman in Livingston Parish by placing a screwdriver to her throat and forcing her to drive to an unknown location, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

During the drive, the victim escaped by getting out of the vehicle, leaving Lewis to steal her vehicle along with her purse and other personal items, according to reports at the time.

Lewis was convicted and sentenced to seven years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with five years suspended, thus serving two years of prison time for the offenses. (The Advocate)

UPDATE III: Body Discovered Near Gonzales

A body has been found near Gonzales. The body is believed to be that of missing 13-year-old Kaitlin Aydell, who has been missing since Thursday afternoon. (WAFB)

The body was found about 12 miles away from the location where Kaitlin Aydell went missing

Body found in Ascension; no ID available yet

A body has been found in a rural location; however, authorities are not discussing whether it Kaitlin or even the gender of the body found.

ST. AMANT – Livingston Parish sheriff’s investigators searching for a 13-year-old French Settlement girl missing since Thursday afternoon arrived at a rural location in Ascension Parish Saturday evening to examine a dead body.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office located the body Saturday afternoon alongside New River Road about 100 yards off La. 936 in St. Amant, authorities said.

The Ascension Sheriff’s Office notified Livingston Parish investigators they had located the body, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday afternoon. (The Advocate)

Wiley said that two volunteer in the search for Aydell found a disturbed area of leaves and growth near a small bayou off New River Road. Upon closer inspection, they discovered a body lying there. (Ascension Citizen)

UPDATE IV: The body found is now being ID’d as a young white girl.

Is it possible that the suspect they have arrested, Mark Sterling Lewis, gave up the location of Kaitlin as a way of avoiding the “death penalty”.

UPDATE V: Confirmation that the body is that of Kaitlin Aydell

We do have confirmation that the body found by volunteers is that of 13 year old Kaitlin Aydell. We just spoke with Tim Miller of Texas Equusearch and was notified of the sad news.

Tim Miller asked for everyone to please keep the family of Kaitlin Aydell and the community in their prayers. At the very least Kaitlin will be brought home to her family.

Kaitlin, rest in peace and God Bless.

UPDATE VI: French Settlement shocked by the death of 13-year-old

In this sleepy bayou village of 900, the missing-person posters have been ripped from storefront windows; the sounds of four-wheelers and other search vehicles were stilled.

About 10 miles away, quiet also permeated the area near New River Bayou in Ascension Parish where Kaitlin’s body was discovered, partially submerged.

Handpicked flowers, bouquets of roses and a pink teddy bear were tied with yellow police tape to a tree near the bayou. (The Advocate)

UPDATE V: Autopsy: French Settlement teen strangled

The 13-year-old girl found dead last week was strangled, the Livingston Parish Sheriffs Office says.
Jason Ard, chief of operations for the sheriff’s office, would not comment further on the autopsy report on Kaitlin M. Aydell. The parish coroner, Dr. Ron Coe, would say only that he had ruled the death a homicide.

February 3rd, 2007 at 02:38pm Posted by | arrested, autopsy, Found Deceased, Kaitlin Aydell, Missing, Missing Teen, Search and Rescue | 10 comments

Stanford Student, Mengyao “May” Zhou Missing Since January 20, 2007 (Update: Found Deceased)

23 year old Stanford University graduate student, Mengyao Zhou, has been missing since Saturday, January 20, 2007. Zhou was last seen at her place of residence at Stanford’s graduate-student housing complex about 10:30 AM Saturday. Zhou went to run errands and has not been seen or heard from since. 

 Poster of Mengyao “May” Zhou


  • Zhou is described as Asian
  • 5 feet, 5 inches tall
  • about 120 pounds
  • She was driving a silver four-door 2006 Toyota Corolla with California license plate 5VFG430. (Mercury News)

She has not called or e-mailed any friends or relatives since the weekend, Bates said, noting there is no obvious reason for her disappearance.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Zhou or her vehicle please contact Stanford police at (650) 723-9633; (650) 329-2413 after normal business hours.

UPDATE I: $25,000 reward offered for tips leading to the where abouts of Mengyao Zhou

UPDATE II: May Zhou’s body found in the trunk of her car. Police are suspecting it was a suicide; however, no official report has been made. The police reference items found in the vehicle that were consistent with suicide. One would speculate a possible bottle of pills; however, no details were provided. If so, how sad a situation that May felt the need to end her life. May she rest in peace.

The body found inside the trunk of a car at Santa Rosa Junior College this morning is that of Mengyao “May” Zhou, according to Santa Rosa police. Additionally, items found in the trunk of a car owned by the missing 23-year-old Stanford University graduate student “indicate the subject may have committed suicide,” according to Santa Rosa police Sgt. Lisa Banayat.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, according to the Sonoma County coroner’s office. Santa Rosa Police Lt. Ed Hemphill confirmed this morning that Zhou’s car was found about 7 a.m. (Thursday) with a body in its trunk, parked at the junior college’s planetarium parking lot. The car was towed to a undisclosed location, where her body was discovered.  

UPDATE III: Autopsy reveals high level of sedative

Stanford University doctoral student Mengyao “May” Zhou — found dead in Santa Rosa days after she vanished from the campus — had a high level of a legal drug in her system, the Sonoma County coroner’s office reported Thursday night.

Although coroner’s officials said a cause of death has yet to be determined, they did find a toxic level of diphenhydramine, the antihistamine and sedative found in the allergy medication Benadryl and other drugs. Tests found 6.15 milligrams per liter in Zhou’s system; 1 to 5 milligrams per liter is the potentially toxic range.

No other drugs or alcohol were found in Zhou’s system, according to the toxicology report, which stemmed from an autopsy. Officials have previously said there were “no outward signs of foul play.” They have also have said Zhou’s death appeared to be a suicide. (Mercury News)


January 24th, 2007 at 03:13pm Posted by | autopsy, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing College Student, Reward | 5 comments

Cpl. Jessiah Jameson’s Body Recovered from the Cumberland River

Today, the sad news was learned that a body was recovered from the Cumberland River in Clarksville, TN may be that of missing Cpl. Jessiah Jameson. Police did not confirm the identity; however, the body was taken to Fort Campbell for an autopsy.

From reports the body does match the description of Jameson. From all accounts it is most likely Jessiah Jameson. Jameson had been missing since he was last seen on November 16 at the Kickers Country Club. May he rest in peace. God bless his family and his wife, Erin Jameson, as they deal with their grief.

Police would not confirm the identity of the body, but rescue workers at the scene referred inquiries to Fort Campbell’s Criminal Investigation Division. Clarksville Police, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and Fort Campbell are all working on the case.

The body was taken to Fort Campbell for an autopsy to be conducted Saturday morning.

“I think there were some identifying characteristics or marks or tattoos on the body, and so they could have made a preliminary ID at the scene, but to be absolutely safe and sure the body was taken to Fort Campbell,” Ted Denny with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department said. (News Channel 5)


God bless and rest in peace.

December 1st, 2006 at 06:57pm Posted by | autopsy, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult | 2 comments

Police are Officially Ruling Michelle Gardner-Quinn’s Death a Homicide

The Vermont Medical Examiners have completed the exams on Michelle Gardner-Quinn and Michelle Gardner-Quinnhave ruled her death a homicide.

“The Vermont Medical Examiners office has completed Michelle’s exam. We have some preliminary results. The manner of death has been classified as a homicide, with the cause of death listed as pending. The cause of death will be listed as soon as test results from the medical exam and additional information from the investigation becomes available,” continued Stubbing.

Police are still focusing on their primary suspect, Brian Rooney. Rooney has denied any involvement in Michelle Gardner-Quinns death.


Brian RooneyCt

(Boston Globe: Brian Rooney)

Brian Rooney, 36, told police he had nothing to do with Gardner-Quinn’s disappearance and death.

In an affidavit released before his court appearance on Monday, Rooney admitted he was the man seen in security camera video walking on Main Street with Gardner-Quinn on the night she disappeared. But Rooney said he and Gardner-Quinn went in separate directions shortly after that point and never saw each other again. (The Boston Globe)


(Click on picture to enlarge, Washington Post)

While in court today on an alleged unrelated sex crime, Rooney pleaded not guilty.

Rooney pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault on a child for allegedly molesting a girl under 14 year old back in the late 1990s.

Rooney was ordered held on $150,000 bail.

 The police are also trying to locate several of Michelle’s belongings. They are asking for people’s help in that if anyone has seen or located any of the following items.

Police are still looking for several items of Michelle’s, including a silver earring she was wearing. It is described as a sterling silver chandelier type earring. They are also looking for women’s black Converse low-top sneakers, size 8; her Black Puma purse; and her Kyocera Cell phone, which is model KX414. (WCAX)

October 17th, 2006 at 12:56am Posted by | autopsy, Brian Rooney, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Michelle Gardner-Quinn | no comments

FBI Confirm Body Found off Italian Shore positively identified as that of Elizabeth Galeana

The Tampa FBI confirmed what the family had pretty much come to believe as the truth. The body that was discovered off the Italian coast last week was positively identified as that of Elizabeth Galeana.

Lourdes Hall, spokeswoman for the Tampa office of the FBI, said the Italian authorities have not released the autopsy results. She also said the cause of death was drowning and that no foul play was involved.

Hall said the FBI no longer is involved in the case because no crime was committed. That also is the reason no interviews were conducted.

Italian authorities determined during the autopsy that no foul play was involved, she said.

“The body has been released to the family,” Hall said.
(Bonita News)

Elizabeth Galeana was reported missing July 25 from Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager of the Seas.

Michael Sheehan, a spokesman for the Miami-based cruise line, has said Galena likely fell off the ship. He said the company was working with investigators.
(Yahoo News)

It is still a mystery how individuals can just fall off a cruise ship.

August 17th, 2006 at 03:46pm Posted by | autopsy, Cruise ship, Elizabeth Kay Galeana | 2 comments

FBI Have Yet to Confirm Body found of Italiam Coast is Elizabeth Galeana

Although the Italian media is reporting that the body that was found off the Italian Elizabeth Kay Galeanacoast is that of missing cruise ship passenger, Elizabeth Galeana; the FBI has yet to make a confirmation.

But FBI spokeswoman Carol Michalik said while Italian news media are reporting the body is part-time Naples resident Elizabeth Galeana, she spoke to FBI agents today in Italy, and they had not received official confirmation of the body’s identity.

“I’m not confirming it,” Michalik said.

Galeana, 22, was last seen July 25 by family members going into her parents’ stateroom on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Voyager of the Seas. Her sister reported her missing seven hours later.

A fisherman first spotted the body July 29 off Ponza.

A family statement issued by brother Carl Galeana earlier this week said the family didn’t believe her death was the result of any foul play. He urged people not to speculate on the cause of death.


Honestly, the situation is just plain bizarre. Although we certainly respect the privacy of the family because their grief and the loss of Elizabeth Galeana takes precedent over all things. The fact that the family states Elizabeth is dead prior to receiving any confirmation that the body fisherman found was in fact Elizabeth is just strange. The autopsy is complete, yet the family has not received notification. Who cares whether they release the autopsy results to the general public, we would like to think the family could receive immediate confirmation and results to get some kind of closure.

Family members had not received confirmation of the body’s identification, according to a public relations firm hired by the Galeanas.

“The autopsy is complete but the family has not received any news from Italian authorities on a positive identification that it is Elizabeth Galeana,” family spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt Twork said in a statement. “They have been told by the Italian authorities that although they received the dental records they are not ready to make an official announcement on a positive identification.”

August 5th, 2006 at 07:45pm Posted by | autopsy, Cruise ship, Found Deceased, Missing | no comments

Officials Confirm: It’s John Fiocco Jr’s Body Found in landfill

Its official, the body found yesterday in the Bucks County, PA landfill was that of John Fiocco Jr.

New Jersey authorities on Wednesday said a body found at a Pennsylvania landfill is that of a college student missing for more than a month, and said no foul play is suspected in the death.

Authorities said there is no evidence Fiocco was stabbed or shot, and classified his death as “suspicious,” but not as a homicide at this point in their investigation.

Fuentes said that, after contacting 1,000 students and school workers, and interviewing more than 150 friends and family members, foul play is not suspected.

Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph Bocchini Jr. said it is possible authorities will never learn exactly what happened to Fiocco. He said the investigation is continuing and a final report will be due in coming weeks.

April 26th, 2006 at 02:00pm Posted by | autopsy, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing College Student | one comment

Remains Identified As Missing Girl, Christina White

Christina White of Milton has been missing since June 2005. Police in Saratoga County have identified the skeletal remains found in a wooded area on Friday as a young woman believed to be Christina White.

Investigators from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department made the identification earlier today…two days after a hunter discovered the bones in a wooded area near Daketown Road in Greenfield…several miles from where Christina White was last seen at her family’s Ballston Spa home. Autopsy results are expected sometime Monday.

Authorities ID remains
Police say bones are those of 19-year-old missing since June

GREENFIELD — Police have identified the skeletal remains discovered on Friday in the Daketown State Forest as a 19-year-old Ballston Spa woman who was last seen by family members in June 2005.

The remains are identified as Christina N. White, of Stockade Mobile Park, Ballston Spa. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department would not release details on how the remains were identified.
(Post Star)

March 13th, 2006 at 12:24am Posted by | autopsy, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Teen | no comments

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