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.


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

Young IL Mother Shana Outlaw ID’d As Victim In Thursday Fatal Leverett US-45 Crash

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (THECOUNT) — Shana Outlaw, of Rantoul, has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash on Route 45 in Leverett Thursday.

Outlaw, 23, was reportedly outside of her vehicle tending to a mechanical issue with while three children were inside of the car, when a truck struck the rear of her vehicle.

A truck was traveling southbound on Route 45 at Leverett when it struck the back of the parked car. The parked car was thrown off the roadway and overturned in the ditch. Continue reading

Young PA Mom Arrested After 17-Month-Old Dies “Fentanyl In Sippy Cup”

PITTSBURGH, PA. (THECOUNT) — Pennsylvania woman, Jhenea Pratt, has been identified as the Pittsburgh mother arrested in the death of her 17-month-old daughter Friday night.

Police arrested, Pratt, 23, after her daughter, Charlette Napper-Talley, died of a fatal does of fentanyl, administered via the child’s sippy cup, according to an arrest report.

Charlette Napper-Talley was pronounced dead on April 5 at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC after her mother, Jhenea Pratt, called 911 to say the girl was unresponsive. Continue reading

OH Teen Killed In Harrison Crash Wednesday ID’d As Harrison High School Student

HARRISON, OH. (THECOUNT) — Kayla Duerler, a 16-year-old Harrison High School student, has been identified as the victim killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Reily Millville Road in Hamilton, OH.

Doug Goodman described Duerler, who attended LifeSpring Christian Church, as intelligent and fond of reading, with a soft-spoken demeanor that belied her strong religious and moral convictions. She was well-loved by her friends in Harrison High School’s marching band, where she had recently been promoted to drum major.

“It’s unique to see a young lady at her age to have such a passionate and deep heart,” Goodman, an associate pastor at LifeSpring, said at a Thursday night vigil. “We’re just very grateful for the time we’ve had with her, and we’re mourning her loss.” Continue reading

NE Woman Killed In Lincoln Home Invasion Tuesday Identified As Jessica Brandon

LINCOLN, NE. (THECOUNT) — Lincoln Police have identified Jessica Brandon as the woman killed in a Lincoln, NE, home invasion Tuesday.

Brandon, 36, was killed in the early hours of Tuesday morning after Lincoln Police responded to a call of shots fired at 3:45 a.m. near 19th & Fairfield. Upon arrival, police found a female victim with a gunshot wound.

Brandon was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

“When we got there, her family was attempting to revive her until relieved by a Lincoln Police Officer who began CPR,” said Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister. Continue reading

MO Sugarfire Smokehouse Worker Sarah Dashley ID’d As Victim Killed In St John Duplex Blaze

ST JOHN, MO. (THECOUNT — Sarah Dashley has been identified as the Missouri woman killed in a duplex fire Sunday in St John. The blaze appears to be accidental and was ignited by an overloaded electrical outlet, according to officials.

Dashley, 30, was named as the victim in a McNulty Drive duplex fire Sunday morning. She was extracted from the dwelling and rushed to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

First responders and police arrived to find the home fully engulfed, said St. John Police Chief John Morris. Dashley’s boyfriend, Zachary Dingman, had already left for work when the blaze erupted.

“It appears to be an electrical fire,” Morris said. “Just numerous plugs, all plugged into an outlet that were running an air conditioner, computer, a guitar amplifier. And the futon she was sleeping on was above the outlet.” Continue reading

WA Family Members Killed In Kalama I-5 Rollover Crash Identified

KALAMA, WA. (THECOUNT) — The several members of a family that were killed in a rollover crash on I-5 north near Kalama, Washington, Saturday evening, have been identified.

Oferia U. Nuusolia, 60, and Lokeni A. Nuusolia, 65, were killed along with a 5-year-old child, after a vehicle operated by Daryl M. Tuimavave, 36, crashed while traveling on I-5 near Kalama.

The dead are reportedly the grandparents of the child who also died. The driver, Tuimavave, is said to be the mother of the children and the daughter of the deceased.

A Washington State Patrol official said an SUV carrying 6 people — 3 adults and 3 children — crashed and rolled over several times. Tuimavave was driving with her three kids and her parents.

Five people in the SUV were not wearing safety harnesses at the time of the crash and were subsequently ejected from the vehicle.

Investigators believe Daryl Tuimavave became distracted by something in the car and when she refocused on the road, traffic had slowed and she overcorrected, leading her SUV into the median. Troopers said the SUV rolled at possibly twice before coming to a rest on its top. Continue reading

MA Teen Jonathan Lozada ID’d As North Attleborough Whiting’s Pond Drowning Victim

NORTH ATTLBOROUGH, MA. (THECOUNT) — Jonathan Lozada has been identified as the Providence teen who apparently drowned in a North Attleborough pond Sunday.

Lozada, 16, was the teenager swimming in Whiting’s Pond off Broadway on Sunday afternoon when he lost his life, according to North Attleborough Fire Chief Michael Brousseau.

The Bristol County district attorney said Lozada was visiting the pond with a group pf friends and family members when he suddenly encountered difficulty swimming.

According to investigators, witnesses said Lozada flailed his arms briefly before going underwater. A friend and a boy swimming with Lozada tried to reach for him, but he quickly descended into the deeper water at the pond.

Other swimmers attempted to assist in the search for Lozada, but could not locate him in the murky water.

Dive teams encountered murky, muddy waters that hindered their search. A thermal imaging drone and a Massachusetts State Police helicopter were used to assist. Continue reading