Missing Godfrey-Lee School Employee Tracy Cashman Found Dead After Falling In Frigid Battjes Park Pond Trying To Save Dog

WYOMING, MI. (THECOUNT) — Missing Michigan woman, Tracy Cashman, has been found dead in a frigid pond at a park in Wyoming, Michigan, according to police.

Cashman, 38, who had been reported missing on Saturday night, was found dead at Battjes Park, on Blandford Avenue in Southwest, Wyoming, MI, which is near Grand Rapids, according to police.

The Kent County Medical Examiner has concluded that Cashman, an employee at Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, had accidentally fallen through the ice while attempting to rescue her dog after it had fallen into the pond during a walk, the reports said.

Upon arrival, Wyoming police and fire personnel observed Cashman’s body in the pond. Firefighters performed a cold water rescue, however, Cashman was already deceased, the release reads. Continue reading

NC Man Michael Ray McLellan Arrested In Kidnap Murder Of Lumberton School Girl Hania Aguilar

ROBESON COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Michael Ray McLellan has been identified as the suspect arrested in the kidnapping and killing 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.

FBI and Lumberton Police arrested McLellan, 34, who went before a state magistrate at the Robeson County Detention Center early Saturday. He is being held on a no-bond order.

McLellan has been charged with 10 felonies, including first degree murder and statutory rape of a person under age 15.

Aguilar was kidnapped from outside her Lumberton, North Carolina home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park. She was waiting for the rest of her family to come outside and drive to school the morning of November 5 when someone snatched her and drove off in her family’s idling SUV. Continue reading

SC Wade Hampton HS Senior Josh Burgess ID’d As Victim Killed After Struck By Stolen Vehicle

TAYLORS, SC. (THECOUNT) — Joshua Daniel Burgess, of Greenville, has been identified as the Wade Hampton High School senior killed in a crash involving the driver of a stolen vehicle.

Burgess, 17, was driving a Toyota Corolla when he was struck by a Honda Accord that had been reported stolen earlier Wednesday evening, the coroner said.

Police said two others from the Corolla were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries.

The driver of the Honda Accord was also hospitalized with serious injuries.

Burgess was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the collision.

“The Greer Police Department’s Traffic Team and the detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division are continuing their investigation into this incident and upon the conclusion of the investigation appropriate charges will be made,” Fortenberry said in a news release Thursday. Continue reading

GA Teen Fred Engamba Arrested In Tuesday Canton Crash That Killed Cherokee HS Senior Track Star Stephen Smith

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Yann “Fred” Engamba, has been identified as the 17-year-old driver arrested on a charge of first-degree vehicular homicide following the death of Stephen Smith, 17, a senior and track athlete at Creekview High School, in Canton, GA, Tuesday afternoon. Two other young people were injuries in the serious crash.

Officials say that Engamba was operating a vehicle on Old Orange Mill Road about 2 p.m. when he lost control down, exited the roadway, went down an embankment and struck a tree.

Smith, the front-seat passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent crash.

Additional passengers, Chase Burr, 17, (pictured below,) and a 15-year-old passenger seated in the back, were also transported to area hospitals.

Burr is expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks with a “very severe neck fracture,” a wrist fracture and bruised lungs, according to a social media post. Continue reading

KY Exercise Rider Odanis Acuña Killed At Churchill Downs While Breezing Unraced Kenny McPeek 2-Year-Old

LOUISVILLE, KY. (THECOUNT) — Kenny McPeek Stables exercise rider, Odanis Glg Acuña, died in a Saturday morning training accident at Churchill Downs.

Acuna, 42, suffered fatal injuries while breezing unraced 2-year-old New York Harbor around 5:45 a.m. Saturday, local reported said.

Officials said the colt fell as it neared the finish line. Daily Racing Form Marty McGee reported that the horse broke down in both front legs. Continue reading

PA Teen Jack Nicholson Passes Away In Hospital Following Friday School Bus Crash

LITITZ, PA. (THECOUNT) — The coroner has announced the sad news that, 16-year-old Jack R. Nicholson, from Lititz, PA, died at the hospital following the crash where a woman hit a school bus carrying students.

STATEMENT FROM WARWICK SCHOOL DISTRICT:

“As we work through this difficult time, the Warwick School District continues to provide support for all of our students and families. Counseling will be available on Monday, October 29th starting at 8 a.m. at Bonfield Elementary, Warwick Middle School and Warwick High School.”

Nicholson was killed and four others were hurt in the multivehicle crash Friday afternoon in Lititz, Lancaster County.

Two of the four injuries were also students. The names of others involved have not been released.

According to Brett Hambright, a spokesman with the Lancaster District Attorney’s Office, a 63-year-old woman was driving recklessly for several minutes before causing the crash involving seven other cars on the 200 block of West Orange Street. That’s near Warwick High School. Continue reading

VA 12-Year-Old Girl Killed By Car After Chasing Family Dog Into Lexington Street

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — JennaRae Goodbar, of Lexington, VA, has been identified as the young girl struck and killed by a vehicle while chasing the family dog into the street

Goodbar, 12, was struck and killed by a vehicle after she entered the roadway in an attempt to capture the family dog who had bolted on West Midland Trail, in Lexington, VA, on Saturday.

Police responded to calls of a child versus vehicle in the 3000 block of Midland Trail around 2:25 p.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, first responders found a victim suffering from blunt force trauma after colliding with a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu.

Goodbar was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say JennaRae Goodbar, 12, of Lexington, Va., was chasing her family’s dog when she went out onto West Midland Trail. Continue reading

Decorated VA Air Force Tech Sgt Josh Kidd Shot Dead Near Bossier City LA Base

BOSSIER CITY, LA. (THECOUNT) — Tech. Sgt. Josh Kidd, of Roanoke, Virginia, has been identified as the Airman shot and killed near his Bossier City, Louisiana, residence. Kidd leaves behind a wife and young son. Please visit his GoFundMe at the bottom of this page.

Kidd, 30, who had recently attained the rank of Tech. Sgt., was shot dead Tuesday, September 25, “near his residence,” according to the Bossier City Police Department.

The decorated Airman was stationed at Barksdale Air Force in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was born in Roanoke, VA, and grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. The beloved new father graduated from Staunton River High School and went on to hone his skills as a mechanic at Wyotech Institute. The US Air Force took notice of his skills and he joined them in March 2008.

A funeral service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke. His family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel.

Bossier City is a city in Bossier Parish, which is located on the northwestern border of Louisiana in the United States. As of the 2010 census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315. The 2017 estimate was 68,554, according to wikipedia.

Anyone with information on the killing should contact police at 911.

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NC Family Identifies 14-Year-Old Girl Killed In Tragic Angier Murder-Suicide

ANGIER, NC. (THECOUNT) — Family members have identified, Sara Hill, of Angier, as the girl found dead in a North Carolina murder-suicide.

From GoFundMe that identified Hill: “The Hill family has had a tragedy happen. Their daughter Sara Hill was killed in the murder-suicide case. As a result the family is needing help for the funeral expenses,” the GoFundMe reads.

(ORIGINAL STORY:) The two people found dead in a Johnston County home were both teenagers, the sheriff’s office said in a news release Tuesday. Authorities have not identified the victims because of their age.

The cause of death has been ruled murder-suicide. A male and female, both 14, are the victims. It is unclear who did the shooting.

The male victim’s father discovered the grisly scene.

The bodies were found around 5:30 p.m. Monday at a house in the 200 block of Clayton Road in Angier.

Officials with the Johnston County Sheriff said the two teenagers, both 14 years of age, were found dead as a result of a murder-suicide. Continue reading

Johnstown Police Officer Identified As Monday Colorado Reservoir Drowning Victim

JOHNSTOWN, CO. (THECOUNT) — Johnstown Officer Yuri Thomas, has been identified as the body pulled from a northern Colorado reservoir Monday.

The Johnstown Police Department confirmed the sad news, saying that one of their own drowned in a Colorado waterway while visiting the area with his wife.

Thomas’ wife say they were visiting the Horsetooth Reservoir Monday afternoon when he went underwater and didn’t resurface.

Officer Yuri Thomas, 32, was unresponsive when he was pulled from Horsetooth Reservoir Monday. Continue reading