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Charred Body of Missing Holley Wimunc Discovered Near Camp Lejune … Marine Cpl. John Wimunc Charged with First Degree Murder and Arson

The charred body that was earlier reported having been found near Camp Lejeune was confirmed to ne that of missing 24 year old Army 2nd Lt. Holley Lynn Wimunc. When the human charred remains were discovered near Camp Lejeune, the Marine base where Cpl. John Patrick Wimunc was stationed, it was not difficult to put the pieces together his involvement in his terrible crime and  to figure out that his arrest was imminent.

23 year old Cpl. John Patrick Wimunc has been charged with first degree murder of his estranged wife, Holly Wimunc.

John Wimunc

Cpl. John Patrick Wimunc, 23, a Camp Lejeune Marine, was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder, first-degree arson and conspiracy to commit first-degree arson

Cpl. John Patrick Wimunc, 23, a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Sunday and initially charged with arson for a fire that burned through Lt. Holley Wimunc’s Fayetteville, N.C., apartment on Thursday, the day she went missing.

Dead Army nurse’s husband charged with murder

23 year old Marine Cpl. John Wimunc has been charged with first degree murder and arson in the death of Holley Wimunc. Authorities have also charged 22 year old Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Alden with first-degree arson, conspiracy to commit arson and accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. Both John Wimunc and Kyle Alden were arrested at Camp Lejeune.

Marine Cpl. John Wimunc, 23, was also charged with first-degree arson and conspiracy to commit arson in the death of his wife, Army 2nd Lt. Holley Wimunc, of Dubuque, Iowa. Her body was found Sunday, three days after a suspicious fire at her Fayetteville apartment.

In May, Wimunc secured a temporary restraining order against her husband. She told authorities he got drunk and held a loaded handgun to her head and his. At the time of her death, the couple was going through a divorce.

“You start with people who are closest to the spouse and you work your way out from that,” Fayetteville Detective Jeff Locklear said of the investigation.

UPDATE I: Remains confirmed to be Wimunc

July 14th, 2008 at 10:16pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 2 comments

Brooke Bennett Funeral and Landfill Search in Texas for Raymond Gagnon’s Laptop and Hard Drive

As Randolph, VT lay 12 year old Brooke Bennett to rest there are further investigations into the death of Brooke. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 9, 2008 as the small town in Vermont paid their respects to 12 year old Brooke Bennett and tried to make sense out of the senseless.


Brooke Bennett, Rest in Peace

Thousands of miles away in Texas, Federal authorities were searching a landfill in San Antonio where they believe a laptop or hard drive owned by Brooke’s former step-father Raymond Gagnon containing evidence related to Brooke Bennett’s disappearance and death last month may be located. Raymond Gagnon has already facing obstruction of justice charges in the Brooke Bennett case and separate charges of child porn in AL.


Raymond Gagnon, sketch

Erik Vasys, a spokesman for the FBI’s regional office in San Antonio, Texas, said Friday that authorities are searching through trash and other waste at the Allied Waste Services Landfill off of Interstate 10 East.

That San Antonio landfill may be the dumping site for trash from a local apartment rented by Raymond Gagnon, Bennett’s former stepfather who is facing charges in Alabama for possession of child pornography.

The 40-year-old Gagnon allegedly instructed his landlord last month to throw away a safe containing a computer stored at his apartment that police say contained volumes of child pornography, including sexual photos of an underage female witness involved in Bennett’s disappearance.

“We are working to locate a hard drive or laptop computer that was disposed of at the instruction of Mr. Gagnon,” Vasys said early Friday afternoon. “Based on information we have received, this landfill is the dumping site for trash from his apartment.”

FBI Searches Texas Landfill For Safe That May Contain Child Porn

Gagnon rented a room in San Antonio from Kevin Grosenheider, who according to an affidavit told authorities he threw the safe into an apartment complex garbage bin near his home at Gagnon’s request.

Grosenheider is quoted in an affidavit as saying he didn’t know what was in the safe “but assumed it was child pornography.”

Federal prosecutors said Gagnon tried to access his ex-stepdaughter’s MySpace account “on or about” June 26 from a library computer in Cullman, Vt.

Authorities search landfill for safe

An FBI spokesman says investigators have searched for the safe over the past week.

Gagnon rented a room in San Antonio from Kevin Grosenheider, who according to an affidavit told authorities he threw the safe into an apartment complex garbage bin near his home at Gagnon’s request.

Grosenheider is quoted in an affidavit as saying he didn’t know what was in the safe “but assumed it was child pornography.”


July 13th, 2008 at 12:10am Posted by | abduction, arrested, Brooke Bennett, child welfare, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, kidnapped, Landfill search, Missing, Missing Children, My, Pictures | one comment

Jeffrey Blake Stone Missing Since March 24, 2008 Found Dead in a Freezer (Nathaniel Wayne Lee and Troy Andrew Smiley Arrested for Murder)

15 year old Jeffrey Blake Stone had been missing since March 24, 2008 when he disappeared from his home Attalla, AL. Now comes the grizzly find … the body of 15 year-old Jeffrey Blake Stone was found in a freezer. The sad news of the discovery of Jeffrey Blake Stone’s body was only made worse by the manner in how he was killed. It appears from all accounts that Jeffrey Blake Stone was murdered as a thrill kill by Nathaniel Wayne Lee and Troy Andrew Smiley.

“It appears this senseless murder of this 15-year-old had been planned for weeks,” Sheriff Todd Entrekin said.

“And once they got him over there, they executed their plan for no other reason than to get the rush from killing somebody.”

Entrekin said it is believed Stone, who had been reported missing on March 24, was killed the day he went missing.

What is this world coming to? What a senseless murder.

Stone was reported missing in late march. Two young men are being questioned by deputies, and charges are expected later today.

The Etowah County Sheriff says the body was found in a chest-type freezer at a home in the Littleton community.

Investigators say they believe Stone was killed and initially buried somewhere else, and then moved to the freezer sometime last week.

The freezer found just down the road from where Stone lived.

Two Etowah County men have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Missing Jeffrey Blake Stone

Nathaniel Wayne Lee, 19, of 1176 Littleton Cut-off Road, Attalla, and Troy Andrew Smiley, 22, of 1084 Anna Drive, Attalla, have been served with warrants and are being held in the Etowah County Detention Center.

No bond was set.

Stone had been missing since March 24, and it’s believed he was killed that day. Stone was fatally shot.

Investigators received a new lead Tuesday morning that pointed them to a shallow grave on a logging road, Sheriff Todd Entrekin said. He said evidence at that site prompted investigators to obtain a search warrant for a home not far from where Stone lived with his father and stepmother, Jeff and Lynn Stone.

Etowah Thrill Kill Arrests

Wednesday night: 19-year-old Nathaniel Wayne Lee and a 22-year-old Troy Andrew Smiley are in custody, charged with murder. Detectives say the pair lived just down the road from the Stone family, where they did not work, but instead the Sheriff says they “smoked dope together” and hatched a plan to kill someone: just for the rush of killing, according to the DA. “For a 15-year-old child to be taken out of the world for two folks to have a thrill is just very disturbing to me and I think I speak for all the investigators in the Sheriff’s Department as well,” Harp said.

July 2nd, 2008 at 11:26pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Teen | 6 comments

Sallie Rohrbach, 44, Missing in Charlotte, NC Since May 15, 2008 (Body Found, Deceased)

44 year old Sallie Rohrbach, an employee with the North Carolina Department of Insurance, was last seen on May 14; however was reported missing on May 15, 2008. She was last seen at a strip mall in Charlotte, NC this past Thursday.

Description:Sallie Rohrbach

  • Rohrbach is approximately 5’2”
  • blond hair
  • brown eyes
  • She was last seen on May 14 at the Dilworth Agency at 1427 South Boulevard in Charlotte.

Police had located her 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Sunday morning in the parking lot of a Bojangles restaurant.

Authorities located her state-owned 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Sunday morning in the parking lot of a Bojangles restaurant, shortly before 8 a.m, WRAL reported. There was no sign of Rohrbach.

Authorities could not confirm whether foul play had anything to do with her disappearance, according to WRAL.

Law enforcement and fire crews began searching a four- to six-block area around the Bojangles Sunday morning. A police helicopter was being used to assist with the search. (FOX News)

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Sallie Rohrbach’s husband, Tim, said that she was in Charlotte on Wednesday conducting an audit at an insurance agency.

Department of Insurance spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said it appears Rohrbach was last seen at the insurance agency Wednesday. Rohrbach was auditing an administrative, not a criminal, complaint, Pearson said.

Tim Rohrbach said it wasn’t unusual that his wife’s work took longer than a week, but he hasn’t spoken with her since Tuesday. He said she usually worked in the Raleigh area but went to Charlotte as substitute for a colleague.

“She was actually covering for somebody else,” he said. (WRAL)

Charlotte, Raleigh Investigators Work To Find Missing Woman

If anyone has  information regarding Sallie Rohrbach’s disappearance please call 911 or Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.

UPDATE I: Arrest Made in Disappearance of Sallie Rohrbach

WRAL-TV reported early Monday a suspect was taken into custody in the disappearance of 44-year-old Sallie Rohrbach of Angier, who was last seen Wednesday in Charlotte conducting an audit at an insurance agency.

UPDATE II: Michael Arthur Howell, 40,charged with the murder Sally Rohrbach.

Michael Arthur Howell, 40, of Indian Trail, is in jail and charged with the murder of Dilworth Insurance agent Sally Rohrbach. She disappeared after leaving her company’s agency on South Street in Charlotte.

 Crime Scene Investigators were gathered evidence late Sunday night at the agency in Charlotte. There is no word yet if police have actually located Rohrbach’s body.


UPDATE III: Missing State Worker: Murder Charge, No Body; Man Investigated by N.C. Insurance Auditor Held for Murder as Cops Search for Remains

The Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department announced today the arrest of Michael Arthur Howell, 40, on a charge of first-degree murder in the case of Sallie Rohrbach, 44, according to a police department media release.

“Detectives are continuing the investigation and seeking any information that will lead to the location of Mrs. Rohrbach’s remains,” the release said.

UPDATE IV: Body of Missing Sallie Rohrbach Found in York County, SC

There is sad but not surprising news from the Sallie Rohrbach missing persons case. The body of 44 year old Sallie Rohrbach was located in rural York County, SC on Vista Road at approximately 2:30pm. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family. May she rest in peace.

FORT MILL — Police searching in York County this afternoon found the body of state insurance investigator Sallie Rohrbach, who has been missing for nearly a week.
Authorities say Rohrbach was murdered, and they charged a Union County man with first-degree murder earlier this week.

The body was discovered about 2:30 p.m. on Vista Road, in a rural area of northern York County, off Pleasant Road. That is near S.C. 160, not far from Fort Mill.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they received information late Monday that pointed toward northern York County. They say a search began in the area Monday night but was halted by darkness. They say the search resumed today and ended with the discovery of Rohrbach’s body this afternoon.

Police have not said what led them to look for the woman’s body in York County.

To further discuss the case of missing Sallie Rohrbach, go to Scared Forum: Sallie Rohrbach.

May 18th, 2008 at 11:17pm Posted by | arrested, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Sallie Rohrbach | one comment

Mark Lunsford, a True American Hero … Providing Justice for Children … Jessica Lunsford’s law

Call it a father’s love for his daughter. Call it Mark Lunsford making sure that his precious 9 year old daughter Jessica Lunsford did not die in vane. The unspeakable acts that John Couey perpetrated on Jessica Lunsford are beyond comprehension. What else but the death penalty did Couey deserve? Mark Lunsford has made it his mission in live that Jessica’s Law will protect children from sex offenders and that the rights of the victim are more important than the rights of sex offenders.


Mark Lunsford has taken the worst personal tragedy that a parent can suffer and turn it into a positive mission for good. Mark Lunsford is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO!!!.

April 19th, 2008 at 01:01pm Posted by | abduction, child welfare, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Jessica Lunsford, John Couey, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, molestation, Rape, sex offender, sexual assault | one comment

Has Body of Missing Brianna Denison been Found … Body of Female Found in Field in South Reno, NV

Brianna Denison has been missing since January 20, 2008 when she was abducted by a serial rapist linked by DNA to a string of attacks near the University of Nevada, Reno campus. It now appears that a female body has been found and removed about 4:30 p.m. and taken to the Washoe County Coroner’s Office.

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Dozens of police officers searched for evidence in a field where the body of a woman was found Friday but declined to speculate whether it was that of Brianna Denison, a 19-year-old college student missing since she was abducted nearly a month ago.

A worker found the body about noon in a brush-covered field on the city’s south side near a light industrial area, Reno police spokesman Steve Frady said.

“There has been a lot of speculation, a lot of rumor about a possible connection with the disappearance of Brianna Denison. At this point we have no information to link that case with this one,” Frady said at a briefing.

About 45 law enforcement and crime lab personnel, including three FBI agents, remained at the scene before night fell.

Frady said the time and cause of death would be determined by an autopsy scheduled Saturday. Authorities have “no ID, not even a tentative ID,” he said.

UPDATE I: Body found in southeast Reno being moved

Authorities are moving the body of a woman found today in southeast Reno.

Spokesman Steve Frady earlier refused to comment on whether the investigation into the dead body is related to the abduction of Brianna Denison.

FOX NEWS: Is Body Found that of Missing Brianna Denison?

UPDATE II: Autopsy to Tell if Body Is Missing Reno Kidnap Victim, Brianna Denison

A worker found the woman’s body about noon Friday in a brush-covered field on the city’s south side near a light industrial area. The field is about eight miles south of the house near the University of Nevada, Reno campus where Denison was last seen in the early morning hours of Jan. 20.

“There has been a lot of speculation, a lot of rumor about a possible connection with the disappearance of Brianna Denison. At this point we have no information to link that case with this one,” Reno police spokesman Steve Frady said.

UPDATE III: Female Body ID’d as that of Missing Brianna Denison

RENO, Nev. —  Police say the body of a woman found in a field in Reno is that of a college student missing since she was abducted nearly a month ago.

The body of 19-year-old Brianna Denison was discovered Friday in a grown-over lot by a business park on the city’s south side. Police confirmed Saturday that the body was hers.

Autopsy results confirm that body is that of missing teen Brianna Denison

Reno Police confirm that the body found Friday in South Reno is that of missing Reno teen Brianna Denison. 

Police say that Denison was strangled to death, and her body had been in South Reno for at least a week. 

In a press conference, Police say they believe Denison’s kidnapper and murderer is still in the Reno area.  They also believe he is a serial rapist.   Police found DNA evidence at the scene of the crime that they say links the suspect to other sexual assaults near the UNR campus.

They describe the suspect as white man with light brown/dirty blonde hair.  He is 5’8” to 5′ 10” with a slender to medium build. The victim said the suspect was wearing a dark hooded pull over sweat shirt with no zippers or markings, athletic type nylon silver sweat pants with black stripes, and white tennis shoes.

February 16th, 2008 at 12:39am Posted by | abduction, autopsy, Brianna Denison, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, kidnapped, Missing, Missing College Student | one comment

Pregnant Marine Maria Lauterbach Reported Missing on December 19, 2007 … Claims of Rape (UPDATE: Remains Found)

Maria Lauterbach was reported missing December 19, 2007 by her mother, Missing_marine_pregnantwho last spoke with her daughter on Dec. 13. Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach is reported to be 8 months pregnant. Her cell phone was found Dec. 20 near the main gate at Camp Lejeune. Documents: Missing Marine Claimed Rape

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A pregnant Marine who vanished last month before she was to testify in a military probe had claimed that a superior officer raped her and that the investigation had “gone sour,” according to court documents. The woman complained about the investigation to her stepmother, who also told authorities that the 20-year-old lance corporal had bipolar disorder, once known as manic-depression, and a history of lying, the documents say. Authorities said Thursday that they plan to question the Camp Lejeune officer she accused of rape, as well as a roommate of hers who was ordered to return to the base from a training mission. They stressed the case remains a missing-person investigation.

Police: Mom told us pregnant Marine is a ‘compulsive liar’

Investigators Seeking Missing Pregnant Marine’s Male Roommate

A North Carolina sheriff said Thursday that detectives wanted to interview the man who lived with 20-year-old Maria Frances Lauterbach and was possibly the last person to talk to her before she disappeared.

Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said investigators were working on getting Sgt. Daniel Durham to come back to North Carolina from a training deployment in California “so we can look him in the eyes and ask him some questions.”

UPDATE I: Missing Marine Investigation: Bus Ticket Purchased but never used

The Onslow County Sherriff’s Office has confirmed that 20- year old Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbauch bought a bus ticket to Texas on December 15th–the day after she last had contact with her family.

But they say she never used it.

UPDATE II: Authorities Believe Marine’s Body Found

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Authorities said Friday they believe they found the shallow grave of a pregnant Marine in the back yard of a comrade she accused of rape, and a person close to the case said the suspect left a note insisting the woman had killed herself.

After some slight digging in a fire pit discovered in the yard of Marine Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean, detectives found what “appeared to be burnt human remains,” Onslow County District Attorney Dewey Hudson said Friday night.

UPDATE III: Police Say Pregnant Marine’s Body Found

Authorities say they found the burned remains of 20-year-old Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach buried in the backyard of Marine Corporal Cesar Laurean.

Investigators say they also found blood stains in the house.  Lauterbach had accused Laurean of raping her. He has not yet been charged. And no one seems to know where he is.
Before he took off, he left a note saying Lauterbach killed herself.  Police say the evidence points to murder.

Missing, pregnant Marine’s burned remains found buried

UPDATE IV: Adult, fetus found in shallow grave may be missing Marine

An arrest warrant has been issued for Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean in the death of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach.

He is charged with first-degree murder, although authorities have not positively identified the body as hers.

“This is consistent with what we were looking for: A pregnant lady who is the victim Maria Lauterbach and her unborn child,” Brown said.

UPDATE V: Manhunt for Marine who killed Maria Lauterbach

UPDATE VI: Suspect in Marine’s death sighted on the move

JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina (CNN) — Police said Sunday they had credible information that put them “less than two hours behind” the suspect in the death of a pregnant Marine.

Earlier Sunday, Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean had been sighted several states away from North Carolina.

Brown did not specify a state, but police in Shreveport, Louisiana, told The Associated Press the fugitive Marine had been seen there, getting on or off a Greyhound bus.

“We don’t know if he is still in the area. We believe it may have just been a pass-through. We received information he may be headed into Texas,” Shreveport police Chief Henry Whitehorn Sr., told the AP.

 Suspect, Marine Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean, in slain Marine case seen in Louisiana

It would appear that this guy may be headed for the Mexican border to avoid the law.

Marine Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean was seen getting on or off a Greyhound bus in Shreveport, La., Saturday night, said Shreveport police Chief Henry Whitehorn Sr.

“We’re working with the U.S. Marshal’s Service and other law enforcement agencies trying to locate him,” Whitehorn told The Associated Press. “We don’t know if he is still in the area. We believe it may have just been a pass through. We received information he may be headed into Texas.”

UPDATE VII: Missing US Marine, Cesar Laurean, Spotted near Guadalajara, Mexico

Missing Marine Cesar Laurean, wanted in the slaying of a pregnant colleague, visited relatives in Mexico last week, a man who said he was his cousin told The Associated Press Tuesday.

CNN first reported that Laurean had briefly stopped by the liquor store of Juan Antonio Ramos Ramirez in Zapopan, just outside Guadalajara. Speaking to The Associated Press late Tuesday from his store, Ramos Ramirez said Laurean walked into his store last Monday or Tuesday and the two cousins exchanged about 10 minutes of small talk about their respective families.

Laurean then told Ramos Ramirez, whose mother is Laurean’s sister, that he had to get back to two friends waiting outside.


January 11th, 2008 at 07:41am Posted by | Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Mexico, Missing, Missing Adult | 4 comments

Emily Sanders, 18, Missing Since Nove 23, 2007 in El Dorado, KS (Bizarre Twist: Double Life as Porn Star, Zoey Lane) Found Deceased

Emily Sander, 18, is last seen leaving the Retreat bar in El Dorado with Israel Mireles on Friday, November 23, 2007. She has not been seen nor heard from since. Her car was found the following day at the Retreat, a bar east of El Dorado.

Emily Sanders

The search for answers in the disappearance of Emily Sander, a Butler Community College student, led authorities to Room 21 of the El Dorado Motel, where a manager reported an altercation may have occurred.

Authorities will not release details of the evidence they found Saturday in that room, but said they believe Emily Sander was the victim of violence.

Sander, 18, was last seen Friday at the Retreat, a bar east of El Dorado, leaving with Israel Mireles, 24. Her car was found the following day at the bar.

El Dorado Police Chief Tom Boren said Mireles is the last person known to be seen with Sander.

Emily Sander case timeline

UPDATE I: Friend: Missing Kansas Student Led Double Life as Internet Porn Star


This case was just thrown a bizarre curve ball. It appears that the missing Emily Sanders may also be an internet porn star named Zoey Zane.

A missing Kansas college student believed to be the victim of foul play apparently led a double life as an Internet porn star by the name of Zoey Zane.

Nude photos of 18-year-old Emily Sander appeared on a Zoey Zane Web site before she vanished, and investigators are looking into whether her modeling had anything to do with her disappearance last Friday.

“She enjoyed it. She is a young teenage girl and she wanted to be in the movies and enjoyed movies. She needed the extra money,” Nikki Watson, a close friend of Sander’s at Butler Community College, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “Nobody in El Dorado knew besides her close friends.”

Sander’s brother, Jacob Sander, confirmed that the nude woman pictured on the site is his sister.

El Dorado Police Chief Tom Boren said FBI and state experts on Internet crime have been called in.

“Investigators are aware that Miss Sander was apparently involved in a Web site situation,” he said. “Allegations that this may factor into her disappearance are being thoroughly investigated.”

Sander was last seen leaving a bar in El Dorado, about 30 miles from Wichita, with a man identified as Israel Mireles, 24, authorities said. Sander and Mireles had met that night at the bar, according to Watson.

UPDATE II: Body of secret porn star found in Kansas

Authorities said the preliminary physical description of the body found about 50 miles east of El Dorado matches that of missing college student Emily Sander. Investigators refused to give details about the state of the body or how it was found.

Cops Say Body Found During Search Matches Description of Missing Student

UPDATE II: Missing Kansas Porn Star Student’s Body ID’d

November 30th, 2007 at 08:03am Posted by | Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing College Student, Missing Teen, Pictures | 2 comments

Stacy Peterson Missing Persons Case: New Evidence, Large Blue Barrel Moved Out of Drew Peterson House (Update: Truckers Help?)

Do police have Drew Peterson over a barrel?Drew_peterson3

There appears to be a new development and potential evidence in the case of missing Stacy Peterson. At the focus of the development is a large blue barrel that was removed from the home of Drew Peterson with the help of a mystery person. Police have stated that the barrel was large enough to put an individual in.

There is a new development in the search for Stacy Peterson – Illinois State Police have identified who they think may have helped Drew Peterson move a large blue barrel out of his house – a barrel which is now considered a key piece of evidence. Now searchers are looking for that barrel – along with Stacy. Fox News Chicago Reporter Craig Wall is covering the story in Bolingbrook . (Fox-Chicago)

Peterson kin: I didn’t help move barrel

The tightlipped law has kept a lid on a neighbor’s report of Drew Peterson allegedly loading a large barrel into the back of his Denali soon after his wife vanished, but the former cop’s brother says he didn’t lend a hand.

“I don’t know anything about it,” said Paul Peterson, the brother of recently retired police Sgt. Drew Peterson, when asked about reports of a neighbor telling police that Drew and another man hauled a mysterious blue barrel from his residence to his Denali.

Pressed about the barrel and whether he helped his brother carry it, Paul Peterson said, “No, no,” and retreated to the Pheasant Chase Court home of Drew and missing wife Stacy Peterson.

Cops ask: What was in the barrel, Drew?

2ND MAN SOUGHT | Sources say neighbor told police he saw Drew Peterson and someone else loading barrel ‘big enough to put someone in’ into former cop’s SUV

A neighbor of Drew Peterson told police he spotted the former Bolingbrook police sergeant and a second man loading a large blue barrel into Peterson’s sport utility vehicle hours after his young wife was last seen alive, sources said.

The identity of the second man isn’t known, a pair of police sources said. “That’s who we’re looking for,” one of the sources said.

UPDATE I: Police Identify Person Believed to Have Helped Ex-Cop Drew Peterson Move Large Barrel

Illinois State police have identified the person they think may have helped former police sergeant Drew Peterson move a large blue barrel from his bedroom to his vehicle the day after his 23-year-old wife was reported missing.

A law enforcement source tells WFLD FOX Chicago that the man who helped load a barrel into Peterson’s SUV tried to commit suicide the next day.

Illinois State Police told FOX News on Sunday that “new information” prompted its appeal for more information about possible sightings of the cars that belong to Stacy Peterson or her husband, Drew, around the time that the woman vanished.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen the vehicles on Oct. 28 or 29 — the time of the 23-year-old Bolingbrook mother’s disappearance — to come forward.

Police have released photos of the vehicles: A dark Blue 2005 GMC Yukon Denali belonging to Drew and the second a purple 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, belonging to Stacy, and asked the public to call its tipline at 815-740-0678 or “America’s Most Wanted” at 800-274-6388.

Both vehicles were impounded by police on Nov. 1, and are still in police possession because of search warrant seizures.

UPDATE II: Drew’s relative attempted suicide, source says
Drew Peterson’s relative said to be distraught over Stacy’s disappearance

UPDATE III: Police: Truckers say Peterson sought aid

The information in the case of missing Stacy Peterson seems to get stranger and stranger. First there was a report of a blue barrel that was removed from the Peteson home, now two truckers have come forward stating that they were asked to “transport a package to an undisclosed location.”

CHICAGO – Two truckers said a former police officer suspected in his wife’s disappearance may have asked them early on the day she was reported missing to carry a package for him, police said Saturday.

The truckers said two men, including a man they now believe was former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson and another man in his 50s with salt-and-pepper hair and stocky build, approached them at about 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 29 at a Bolingbrook truck stop, Illinois State Trooper Mark Dorencz said in a written statement.

The men asked the truckers to “transport a package to an undisclosed location;” after reaching the location, the men would “regain possession of the package and continue transporting it to a location not accessible by semi-trailers,” the statement said. (Yahoo News)


For more updates or to discuss the case of missing Stacy Peterson, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Stacy Peterson.

November 26th, 2007 at 11:52pm Posted by | Crime/Murder, Missing, Missing Adult, Stacy Ann Peterson | 2 comments

Jackson State University Student Latasha Norman Missing Since November 13, 2007 (Update: Found Dead, Boyfriend Arrested)

20 year old Latasha Norman, a Jackson State University student has been missing since November 13, 2007. Latasha Norman was last seen at the end of an afternoon class Nov. 13. She has recently, according to reports, been the target of of attacks.

In recent weeks, Norman had been the target of attacks. Someone slashed her car tires and removed the vehicle’s license plate. Her father instructed her to file reports with the campus police, and she did. Last week, an ex-boyfriend of Norman’s was charged with hitting her last month. He has withdrawn as a student from Jackson State, university officials said Wednesday. (Washington Post)

Missing Woman Coverage a Black and White Issue?

Why does one missing woman get all the attention while another woman’s story becomes a buried headline? Jackson, Miss., Police Chief Malcolm McMillin, who has been heading a search over the past eight days for 20-year-old Latasha Norman, thinks he knows one reason why. “As far as the interest by the national media in the story, I think race probably had an impact,” the police chief said.

Family Confident Missing JSU Student Is Alive The search continues tonight for the missing Jackson state student

After one week, very few clues have turned up on the wherabouts of Latasha.   She was last seen leaving an accounting class at Jackson state around 2:30 Tuesday November 13th. Her father Danny Bolden, “It’s been seven days now we’d like to bring this to a closure, just like the chief said we don’t have any leads yet we don’t know were still investigating, were crying out for help.” During a briefing on campus, investigators said they were limited in what they could say about Latasha’s case. They say they’ve received several tips and are following up on several leads. Hinds County Sheriff and Jackson Police Chief Malcolm McMillin says, “This needs to be national news. We need the rest of the country to have the same kind of concern we have for this.”

No new leads in student’s disappearance

Police reported no new leads Friday in the disappearance of Jackson State University student Latasha Norman, and her father said he’s staying in the Jackson area to be close to the investigation. “We haven’t heard anything new,” said Danny Bolden, of Greenville. He indicated press reports on his missing daughter are helping “keep the case alive.” He said police had told him they were following up on several phone calls but that nothing concrete had come up.

UPDATE I: Mississippi Police Find Missing Student Latasha Norman’s  Body, Charge Ex-Boyfriend Stanley Dwayne Cole With Murder

The case of missing Latasha Norman has come to a sad but not surprising ending Sadlly, the body of Latasha Norman was found dead by Mississippi police after her ex-boyfrined, Stanley Dwayne Cole, lead police to the location. Stanley Dwayne Cole has been arrested and charged with Latasha Norman’s murder.

The ex-boyfriend of a missing Jackson State University student was charged with murder Thursday after leading police to her decomposed body in the woods off a quiet Jackson street, authorities said.

Norman’s ex-boyfriend, Stanley Dwayne Cole of Greenville, was charged with murder after being interviewed by detectives on Thursday, said Jackson Police Sgt. Jeffery B. Scott.

“Investigators were able to locate the body based on information developed in the course of the interview,” Scott said.

For further updates and to discuss the case, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons forum: Latasha Norman.  

November 24th, 2007 at 12:13am Posted by | arrested, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing College Student, Pictures | one comment

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