NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC. (THECOUNT) — Alyssa Anne Dayvault has been identified as the South Carolina woman accused of killing two newborns, a girl and a boy, about one year apart, in November of 2017 and sometime last month.
Dayvault, whose age was not provided, is charged with four felonies, murder/ homicide by child abuse and graves/ destruction and desecration or removal of human remains in two separate cases, after giving birth to two babies and then allegedly killing them and discarding them in a home trash container, according to the North Myrtle Beach Police Department.
Dayvault reportedly admitted to giving birth to a baby girl in November 2017 and a baby boy earlier this month.
According to warrants, Dayvault said both children were born alive and in neither case she did not seek medical treatment or take any action to save her babies lives. Continue reading
MUSCATINE, IA. (THECOUNT) — Darian Lensgraf has been named as the suspect arrested over the Wednesday stabbing death of his grandmother, Diana Lensgraf, according to the Muscatine County Attorney’s Office.
Lensgraf, 19, is facing first-degree murder charges for stabbing his grandmother to death on the morning of December 12, Diana’s 66th birthday.
Police responded to a call of a stabbing on the 2100 block of Breese Avenue around 3:30 a.m. Upon arrival, officials discovered a woman suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Later, a 911 caller reported a male subject had entered a gas station convenience store while holding a bloody knife. Muscatine Police responded to the Kum & Go Gas Station, located at 709 Grandview Avenue, and took Lensgraf in custody without further incident. Continue reading
HILLSBORO, OR. (THECOUNT) — Alter Wiener, the Holocaust survivor recently featured in an interview with KATU News, has been identified as the pedestrian struck and killed Tuesday night in Hillsboro.
Wiener, 92, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Hillsboro Tuesday night after a driver struck him near NE Century and NE Brighton shortly before 5 p.m.
Weiner survived a concentration camp in Germany, but his entire family was killed by Nazis.
“When my father was murdered by the Germans, I was 13 years old,” Alter said in a previous interview with KATU News. “When I was taken to a concentration camp, I was 15 years old.”
He was one of only a few Holocaust survivors still living in the Portland area.
Later in live, Weiner dedicated his time to sharing is life story with audiences at universities, colleges, middle schools, high schools, churches, synagogues, and prisons. His life is documented in the memoir, “From a Name to a Number.”
ALBANY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Dalon Blunt has been identified as the victim found suffering from gunshot wounds along with another man in Albany, NY Monday night.
Blunt, 28, was found shot Monday night around 8 p.m. along with another 19-year-old victim who suffered non-life threatening injuries to his foot.
Both victims were rushed to an area hospital where Blunt was later pronounced dead if gunshot injuries.
No suspect or motive information was provided by officials.
Investigators believe Blunt knew his attacker.
Police say the teen victim was involved, but did not say how. He is expected to recover.
No arrests have been reported.
Anyone with possible information should contact police at 911. Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. (THECOUNT) — 96.5 KOIT, the San Francisco, California, radio station that yanked a popular christmas song from its playlist, has returned the song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ to the airwaves.
The station pulled the song from rotation shortly following WDOK Christmas 102.1 in Cleveland’s removal after complaints about inappropriate lyrics.
A poll was then conducted on the station’s website.
“KOIT’s listeners have spoken, and the overwhelming message is they do want to hear Baby, It’s Cold Outside on our station, as they have throughout the years,” Figula said in the release. “More than seven out of every ten listeners who responded said although some lyrics of the song may reflect a different era and a different sensibility than today, still they love the tradition and history of the song, and want to hear it as part of their holiday season. At KOIT, we always listen carefully when our listeners take time to comment. In this case, it was very obvious what they wanted us to do.” Continue reading
LANCASTER, OH. (THECOUNT) — Shawn C. Peterson, of Lancaster, Ohio, has been identified as the missing man found dead near a creek by the Sixth Avenue bridge, in Lancaster on Tuesday.
The body of Peterson, 49, was reportedly discovered by a passerby who called city police at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
Peterson lived a half mile from the scene, located at near the east bank of Fetters Run and Sheridan Drive.
The following day, there still had been no activity on his bank account and he hadn’t reported to work, according to the missing person report. Continue reading
PEARL RIVER, NY. (THECOUNT) — Denise Christensen, a Pearl River High School special education teacher, was arrested on felony cocaine charges after driving a man who had been stabbed to the hospital last Saturday.
Christensen, 53, was arrested Dec. 8, after Clarkstown Police officers responded to Nyack Hospital for a report of a man with stab wounds, according to officials.
After arriving at the hospital, hospital officials contacted Clarkstown Police who interviewed the victim, identified as Carl Mason, 29, of Sparkill, NY.
Both Christensen and Mason were not forthcoming with details of the events leading up to the stabbing, officials said.
The investigation revealed the vehicle, driven by and registered to Christensen, contained a felony weight of cocaine, police said. Continue reading
NEWARK, NJ. (THECOUNT) — Patricia Gamarra, 62, Mary Buchan, 55, Patricia Buchan, 28, Bridget Buchan, 23, Natacha Smith, 43 – who is the mother of the victim – and Homer Searcy, 39, were all arrested and charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
The six were arrested in Newark, NJ, and accused of severely beating a 3-year-old boy with a belt, fists, and by pouring hot water on him, as a form of “corporal punishment, according to the prosecutor’s office.
The suspects are scheduled to make their first court appearance Thursday.
All live in the same house in Newark and are currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility. Continue reading
KIRKWOOD, MO. (THECOUNT) — James A. Delia, of Ballwin, MO, and his passenger, Marjorie S. Hunt, of Eureka, MO, have been identified as the victims killed after their vehicle plunged into the pond at the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, near Historic Route 66, in Kirkwood, MO, Tuesday night.
Jim Delia, 61, and 71-year-old Hunt, died after their Hyundai Sonata veered off an Interstate 44 exit ramp and plunged into a pond located at, 1333 S Kirkwood Rd, St. Louis, MO, aka South Lindbergh Boulevard, around 10 p.m.
Both victims were transported to area hospitals and were pronounced dead early Wednesday of injuries consistent with the crash and subsequent submersion.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said the male driver suffered an unspecified medical emergency before driving off the highway. Continue reading
WOODLAND PARK, CO. (THECOUNT) — Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said at a press conference that the employers of missing Woodland Park, Colorado mother, Kelsey Berreth, received a text from her number on Sunday, November 25, stating that she would not be able to come to work that week.
On November 22, Berreth, a 29-year-old flight instructor at Doss Aviation in Pueblo, met her fiancé, Patrick Frazee, to drop off their daughter. Police say surveillance video of Berreth shopping with her daughter that day at a Woodland Park supermarket was the last time she was seen.
Berreth’s phone also allegedly sent a text message to Frazee on Sunday, Nov, 25, the same day her employer was contacted via text.
Woodland Park Police began their search on December 2, when Berreth’s mother, Cheryl, alerted them of her daughter’s disappearance.
Cheryl spoke at a police press conference Monday:
“She’s not the kind that runs off,” Cheryl Berreth said. “This is completely out of character. Kelsey loves her God, she loves her family and friends and she loves her job. She’s reliable, considerate and honest.” Continue reading