BOULDER, CO. (THECOUNT) — Marguerite Banker, of Boulder, Colorado, has been identified as the body found in an east Boulder pond on Monday.
Banker, 33, was named by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office as the body found Monday after family member reported her missing when she didn’t show up for an appointment.
Banker had planned to go fishing at the pond, which is adjacent to East Boulder Dog Park in the East Boulder Recreation Center, earlier Monday, according to the family member. Continue reading
PAWNEE COUNTY, OK. (THECOUNT) — Agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are trying to explain exactly how a young woman, arrested for public drunkenness, was found shot dead hours later in her jail cell Tuesday afternoon.
Brittany Weide DeVerges, 26, was arrested 3 a.m. Tuesday for public intoxication and possession of paraphernalia, and transported to the Pawnee County Jail.
Authorities say they checked on the young woman around 10:30 a.m. and determined that she needed to remain in the Oklahoma detox cell for an extended period of time.
At 12 p.m., officials say DeVerges was found deceased in her jail cell after suffering an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. A handgun was located on her stomach, authorities said.
Officials with the OSBI say the evidence indicates that DeVerges sneaked the weapon into the jail on her person. Continue reading
LUBBOCK, TX. (THECOUNT) — Iconic defensive lineman Gabriel “Gabe” Rivera, died in a San Antonio hospital after being admitted while suffering from a perforated bowel.
Rivera, 57, attended Texas Tech University from 1979 to 1982 and was destine for the NFL, being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was involved in a car accident that paralyzed him and sidelined his career.
He earned the nickname ‘Senor Sack’ while racking up 321 tackles, 34 tackles for loss, and 14 sacks. Rivera earned All-American honors before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the first round, in 1983. But, his pro football career ended when he was paralyzed in a crash, later that year. Continue reading
LA GRANGE, NC. (THECOUNT) — La Grange woman, Wanda Best, has been identified as the home drowning victim Friday night.
Best, 65, was spending a night at home with her husband, Donald, when he left the residence for a short period of time to pick up food. Upon his return, he says, he found his wile face down in the backyard pool of their La Grange home.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and EMS responded to a drowning at a home in La Grange Friday night.
Just before 10 p.m.officers arrived at 1961 East New Hope Road and found the woman unresponsive, lying on the deck of the pool and began CPR, deputies said. Their efforts were unsuccessful. The woman, identified as 65-year-old Wanda Best, was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman’s husband told officials he earlier left the home to get food and when he returned he could not find his wife inside the home. Continue reading
GUNTERSVILLE, AL. (THECOUNT) — Christopher Michael Chambers, of Marshall Country, AL., has been taken in custody after being named as a “person of interest,” in a horror Friday Guntersville double-murder.
Chambers, 30, was taken into custody late Friday. At about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police said they were still processing him and that charges were pending.
A call came in around 4:30 p.m. Friday about a death on Mulberry Street. Police discovered two people dead inside the home. It was determined to be a double homicide. While at the first home, officers were told that no one had heard from a neighbor across the street. Officers went to do a welfare check and discovered the person in that house was also dead. That death has not been classified as a homicide. Continue reading
CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — The two people found dead in a garage on Chicago’s Northwest side, have been identified as Maryilu Padilla-Vazquez and Jaime Mouricepan Ora.
Police say Padilla-Vazquez, 31, and Ora, 34, were found deceased in a garage located in the 4100 block of North Mozart Street, Chicago, IL., about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Police noted, one decedent was located inside a vehicle and the other decedent was located outside the automobile.
Police said the pair did not appear to have occupied the garage for very long before that fatal accident happened. Police did not elaborate as to how they assumed that timeline.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday identified the pair as Maryilu Padilla-Vazquez, 31, of the 6100 block of South 76th Avenue in Summit; and Jaime Mouricepan Ora, 34, of the 6100 block of North Talman Avenue. Continue reading
(THECOUNT) – Wrestling star Big Van Vader has died at age 63, according to his family. He was 63.
“It is with a heavy heart to inform everyone that my father, Leon White, passed away on Monday night (6/18/18) at approximately 7:25pm,” a tweet on the Big Van Vader account said.
“Around a month ago my father was diagnosed with a severe case of Pneumonia. He fought extremely hard and clinically was making progress. Unfortunately, on Monday night his heart had enough and it was his time.” Continue reading
Human remains that were found buried in the backyard of a Long Beach home have been identified as Zach Kennedy, a man reported missing in October 2017, authorities announced Wednesday.
Kennedy, 32, was last seen alive at a home located in the 500 block of W. Eighth Street. Police later obtained a search warrant for the property.
Human remains found shortly after an excavation began were later determined to be Kennedy.
The cause of death has not been determined, police said in a Wednesday statement.
No arrests have been made in the case. Continue reading
The body of missing Frankfort woman, Karen Newman, was found Monday afternoon.
Newman, 55, was found dead in Cave City, according to Barren County Coroner Tim Gibson.
Gibson says foul play is not suspected in Newman’s death. He did not elaborate. Continue reading
Chestyna and Jamaica Twitty, were found lifeless in a bedroom on the second floor of a home on East Maplewood Avenue in the North Riverdale neighborhood, mydaytondailynews reports.
Chestyna, 41, and Jamaica, 36, were found dead inside a home in north Dayton on Saturday night, and authorities say they located “white powder” on a nearby bookshelf, according to a police report.
The crime scene is located less than a mile up the road from a section of the North Main Street corridor that has received a lot of attention because the bodies of five women were found closeby. A paramedic on scene called both women as deceased and the Montgomery County Coroner’s office was contacted. Investigators discovered a small bag of marijuana near the women’s bodies as well as a metal plate containing a “large amount of white powder” and a dollar bill rolled up into a straw, the report states. Continue reading