Toronto Mother Veronika Mrhova Dies In Hospital After Found Shot Inside Mercedes Benz Sunday

TORONTO, CAN. (THECOUNT) — Toronto resident, Veronika Mrhova, has been identified as the young mother found suffering from gunshot injuries inside a white Mercedes-Benz in Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada, on Sunday morning.

Mrhova, 24, was rushed to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead on Friday.

According to Toronto police, officers were dispatched to a call of shots fired in the area of Park Lawn Rd & Lake Shore Blvd W, in Toronto before 7 a.m. last Sunday.

Upon arrival, officers found a female victim suffering from gunshot injuries inside a Mercedes-Benz.

Over 20 shell casings were located at the scene of the deadly shooting.

Two people were seen fleeing the scene of the shooting in a dark-coloured SUV heading east on Lake Shore Boulevard West, reports ctvnews.

Mrhova was pronounced dead at the hospital on Friday as a result of multiple gunshot wound injuries.

Suspect descriptions nor a motive in the killing were provided by officials.

Anyone with possible information should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Etobicoke is an administrative district and former city that makes up the western part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Etobicoke was first settled by Europeans in the 1790s; the municipality grew into city status in the 20th century – Wikipedia.

Body Of Missing MI Snowmobiler Joseph Scott Brown Found Thursday In Lincoln Lake

SPENCER TOWNSHIP, MI. (THECOUNT) — Joseph Scott Brown has been identified as missing snowmobiler found dead on Thursday.

Brown, 29, was operating a snowmobile around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, when he apparently fell through the ice into the lake.

He was located in about 60 feet of water in Lincoln Lake, in Spencer Township, MI, officials said in a report.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday they were able to locate Brown despite depth, and other conditions making it difficult for dive teams.

A snowmobile left on the ice, and a piece of clothing helped narrow the search area, reports Fox17Online.

A second man on another snowmobile was rescued by hovercraft after calling 911 while stranded on a floating piece of ice.

Crews used a hovercraft and a drone with an infrared camera to assist in their search.

Officials say that the use of alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors in the incident.

They say that a creek that flows into Lincoln Lake keeps a portion of it from freezing over.

Geo quick facts: Spencer Township is a civil township of Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,681 at the 2000 census – Wikipedia.

“Carverton” Singer Kyle Yorlets Shot Dead In Nashville By Juvenile Car Thieves

NASHVILLE, TN. (THECOUNT) — Kyle Yorlets, of Pennsylvania musical group, “Carverton,” has been killed after shot by a group of juveniles attempting to steal his vehicle in Nashville Thursday.

Yorlets 24, was shot Thursday afternoon and police have charged five juveniles and accused them of shooting and killing the musician outside of his home in Nashville.

The victim was transported to an area hospital after being discovered by one of his bandmates at 3 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police said that the five juveniles they have charged were in a stolen pickup truck in the alley behind Yorlets’ house on Torbett Street. Police say the juveniles interacted with Yorlets after seeing him outside, reports patch.

The juveniles are accused of taking Yorlets’ wallet and ultimately demanding that he give them his car keys, according to police.

Police said it is believed that Yorlets was shot after he refused to give up his car keys.

The pickup truck was recovered early Thursday evening on Timberland Drive, according to police.

Yorlets was a singer and songwriter for the band “Carverton.” Originally from Pennsylvania, he attended college at Belmont University.

A GoFundMe page set up to assist Yorlets’ parents pay for final expenses.

From GoFundMe:

“Hello friends.

The world just lost a bright and rising star, and we lost a beloved brother.

Kyle Yorlets, singer and songwriter for Carverton, was shot and killed outside his home in west Nashville on February 7. He was 24.

His family are dairy farmers in Pennsylvania, a life-giving vocation that requires constant care and attention. We can’t even begin to imagine having to deal with the grief and pain of losing a son …

… and then having to handle the arrangements of travel, transport, and the hundreds of decisions and interactions required by something like this …

… all the while having to arrange for the upkeep of a farm that needs full hands-on work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We need your help. We are raising funds to help the Yorlets with what they need …

— Airfare, lodging, and travel expenses for the family.
— Transport and funeral expenses for Kyle.
— Financial aid for hiring help for the farm.

… and for any other expenses that may arise during this awful season of their life.

All money raised will go to the family’s expenses.


Geo quick facts: Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are Downtown, as is the District, featuring honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the singer’s life – wikipedia.

Blaze Radio Host Michael “Doc” Thompson Killed After Struck By Train In Texas Tuesday

DALLAS, TX. (THECOUNT) — Former Richmond, VA, talk radio host Michael “Doc” Thompson was hit by a train and killed in Haltom City, Texas, WTVR is reporting.

Thompson, 49, was running near the train tracks Tuesday when he was struck, say local news reports.

Wireless earbuds were found near the scene, but it was not clear if he was wearing them at the time, police told the Dallas News.

News of Thompson’s death was also reported on his own show — the Doc Thompson’s Daily MoJo show — streamed live on Facebook Wednesday morning.

Doc Thompson exits, WRVA to replace afternoon host

“I wish this was some sick joke, I wish it wasn’t true,” co-host Brad Staggs said on Wednesday’s show.

A GoFundMe set-up to help Thompson’s wife and children raised more than $55,000 in less than six hours.

Thompson hosted an afternoon talk radio show on WRVA in Richmond from 2007 – 2012.

“I am no longer hosting my Richmond show,” he posted on Facebook in February 2012. “In the world of radio broadcasting… sometimes these things just happen. As I said earlier in the week it will all work out for the best and I am blessed.”

He went on to host a show on Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze radio.

“Doc was one of those one-in-a million talents, who was the same on the air as off the air,” Beck told TheBlaze. “But what made him truly unique was that he truly tried to serve his audience, those who were less fortunate and struggling, as well as the small entrepreneurs who were clients of his show. He truly was excited at other people’s success.”

This is a developing story.

Geo quick facts: Haltom City is a city that is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth region and inside Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The population was 42,409 at the 2010 census. Haltom City is a inner suburb of Fort Worth, a principal city of the DFW Metroplex – Wikipedia.

Ohio Community Rocked After 11-Year-Old Basketball ‘Phenom’ Dies Suddenly On YMCA Court

URBANA, OH. (THECOUNT) — Troy Byrd has been identified as the 11-year-old “basketball prodigy” who died suddenly after collapsing on a Champaign County, Ohio, YMCA basketball court on Saturday.

Standing at 5’8″, Byrd, a dominant force on his elementary school basketball team and a YMCA regular, was pronounced dead just hours before his 12th birthday.

School staff member frantically attempted to perform resuscitative measures when the lad suddenly fell ill on the court, but sadly first responders could not revive him after what’s being called a “sudden medical incident,” reports abc6onyourside.

On Monday, Byrd’s uncle Tylynn Montrose spoke for the entire family, most of whom are still too shaken to talk with reporters right now.

“He was always cheerful. There was never an ounce of anything less than happiness in his life,” Montrose said of his nephew. “He grew up to be what he is today — and tragically, his life ended before it got started.”

Byrd was scheduled to begin practices with an AAU basketball team in late February after wowing coaches at his tryout.

“We were looking forward to that experience of having him on the team,” says AAU coach Matt Vactor. “We’re just thankful we got to know Troy, to be a part of his life and have him be a part of ours.”

Doctors have still not determined an exact cause of death, but are hoping an autopsy will provide some answers, reports abc6onyourside.

His uncle said Troy dealt with minor epileptic seizures as a small child, but had since grown out of the problem.

“Just make sure you examine your kids,” Montrose warned. “(Troy) affected so many people’s hearts like I couldn’t believe a person could. You always hear about it, but I’d never seen it firsthand. He was really loved.”

Funeral arrangements are currently underway.

Urbana is a city in and the county seat of Champaign County, Ohio, United States, 47 miles west of Columbus. Urbana was laid out in 1805, and for a time in 1812 was the headquarters of the Northwestern army during the War of 1812. It is the burial place of the explorer and Indian fighter Simon Kenton – Wikipedia.

Central Coast Teen Alex Ross-King ID’d As Victim In Saturday FOMO Music Festival Overdose

SIDNEY, AU. (THECOUNT) — Alex Ross-King, of the Central Coast, has been identified as the young woman who died of a suspected drug overdose at the sold out FOMO music festival at Parramatta Park in Sydney on Saturday.

Ross-King, 19, was rushed to Westmead Hospital about 6pm on Saturday, but died later in the evening, according to reports.

The FOMO festival, which plays electronic hip-hop music, was home to an increased police presence, following five other deaths at similar events in just the last four months.

FOMO music festival for Saturday was located at Pitt St &, Macquarie St, in Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia.

Ross-King had attended the festival with friends, one who shared their shock over the tragic turn of events in in emotional Facebook posts, according to dailymail.

Friends remembered her as a ‘remarkable human being, who had a positive impact on every single persons life that she walked into’, while family shared their grief and broken hearts on social media. Continue reading

Pittsburgh Allderdice HS Student Shot Dead Wednesday Featured In 2014 WESA NPR Special

PITTSBURGH, PA. (THECOUNT) — Jonathan Freeman has been identified as the Pittsburgh teenager found killed Wednesday night on a Homewood South street, reports say.

Freeman, 16, was discovered suffering from at least one gunshot wound around 7:40 p.m. on Susquehanna Street, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Freeman was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

According to reporting by wpxi, Freeman was a Junior at Allderdice High School.

Pittsburgh Public Schools released the following statement on the death:

“A high achieving student, Jonathan was known to always have a smile on his face and was very well-liked by all who knew him. Jonathan has a long history with the District, first as a student at Pittsburgh Liberty K-5, then as a student at Pittsburgh Obama, and most recently a student of Pittsburgh Allderdice. We are all very saddened by this senseless loss of life.” Continue reading

VA Man Robert Gooch ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Night Fatal Chesterfield Wawa Shooting

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Robert S. Gooch IV, of Chesterfield, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a Tuesday night fatal shooting at a Chesterfield Wawa gas station.

Gooch, 34, was shot and killed Tuesday night about 7:13 p.m. in front of his daughter at 16000 Otterdale, Station Way, in Chesterfield, while standing outside the gas station entrance door, according to reports.

George Thomas Buschmann, 34, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, grand larceny of a motor vehicle, felony eluding, possession of a firearm after being involuntarily committed, and transporting a firearm while being subject to a protective order. Continue reading

MI Owner Tri-City Sports Complex Stan Dulaney ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Fatal Midland Crash

MIDLAND, MI. (THECOUNT) — Stanley Ross Dulaney Jr, of Midland, Michigan, has been identified as the victim in a Tuesday crash involving a collision between a reckless driver of a pickup truck and Dulaney’s SUV.

‘Stan’ Dulaney, 44, and his passengers, 44-year-old Marissa Rose Dill, of Midland, 21-year-old Brandon Michael Dulaney, of Midland, and 6-year old male, were traveling in an SUV near the intersection of M-20 and Currie Parkway in the City of Midland, when a white pick-up, driven by 73-year-old Gary Arthur Gatza of Saginaw, crossed the centerline, according to police.

Gatza’s truck struck the family head-on.

Gatza was transported to an area the hospital, his condition was not provided by officials.

Dulaney was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent crash.

The family members were transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries.

Just before the crash, police were responding to a reckless driver eastbound on Isabella Road, driving a white pickup truck, which moments later was involved in a head on collision with the black Chevy Tahoe. Continue reading

IN Teens Identified As Victims In Friday Farmersburg Single-Vehicle Triple-Fatal Crash

FARMERSBURG, IN. (THECOUNT) — Thomas K. Jaroscak, Kegan T. Ennen and Tyson A. Boyll, all of Farmersburg, Indiana, have been identified as the victims in a Sullivan County single-vehicle crash, according to police.

Jaroscak, 16, was operating a vehicle, with passengers, Ennen, 16, and Boyll, 15, when for unknown reasons, he exited the roadway and struck a tree.

The Sullivan County Sheriff confirmed all three teenages, students at North Central High School and Farmersburg High School, died instantly in the crash Friday.

All three boys died immediately from injuries sustained in the crash, according to a release Saturday from the Sheriff’s Office. Northeast School Corporation is inviting members of the school community to the high school for a vigil for the three boys. The vigil will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the main gym of North Central HS. Continue reading