Missing GA Couple Melissa Meeks Rhodes Steven Rhodes Believed Bodies Found In Burned Truck

GREENE COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — A search for missing Greene County couple, Melissa Meeks Rhodes and Steven Rhodes, has ended after two bodies were found in a burned black pickup truck on a property in a neighboring county, according to reports Wednesday.

Deputies say, efforts have been called off to locate the couple who were first reported missing on New Year’s Eve. The couple were believed to be traveling in a black modified Ford pickup truck matching the description of the burned vehicle discovered Wednesday.

Deputies said the woman’s daughter called authorities out of concern for her mother after she could not get in touch with her. The couple were last seen around 11 p.m. Monday and were believed to be traveling in Steven Rhodes’ black modified Ford pickup, according to ajc.

Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies got a call that a truck matching the description of Rhodes’ was spotted on a property across the Taliaferro County line.

The pickup truck was found burned, according to Taliaferro Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities are waiting on an autopsy report from the GBI Crime Lab to make a positive identification and determine a cause of death. The sheriff said he could not release any further information on the condition in which the bodies were found.

Deputies are still investigating two scenes related to the missing person case, the Rhodes’ home in Greene County and the property in Taliaferro, ajc reports.

Anyone with possible information on the case should contact police at 911.

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,994. The county seat is Greensboro. The county was created on February 3, 1786 and is named for Nathanael Greene, an American Revolutionary War major general, source Wikipedia.

Body Of Missing LA Woman Mia West Found Saturday In Raceland

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA. (THECOUNT) — Missing woman, Mia West, has been identified as the body found Saturday afternoon in Lafourche Parish.

West, 43, was located around 8:30 a.m. Saturday by a farmer harvesting sugar cane in a field along State Highway 307, in Raceland, Lafourche Parish, LA.

The body was found in an abandoned car several yards from the highway.

Investigators responded to the scene and identified the car as a red Nissan Altima belonging to West. 

West had been missing since Oct. 7, according to the sheriff’s office.

Around 2 p.m. a body was found in a nearby wooded area. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office also assisted by helicopter in the search.  Continue reading

Body Of Donovan Anderson WI Teen Who Jumped Off Kenosha Pier To Take Selfie Located

KENOSHA, WI. (THECOUNT) — The body of Indian Trail High School senior, Donovan Anderson, has been located in Lake Michigan Wednesday after the teen was swept into the lake at Kenosha’s North Pier last week, a family spokesperson confirmed Thursday night.

Anderson, 17, disappeared after jumping off the north pier last week to take a picture. He was swept away by the Lake Michigan currents.

Family and friends gathered Thursday for a prayer service and to remember Donovan. They said their focus now is on remembering him, while others say they want to prevent another tragedy. Continue reading

CT Man Greg Wilson ID’d As Body Found Floating In Point Beach Milford Waterway Friday

MILFORD, CT. (THECOUNT) — Milford man, Gregory Wilson, has been identified as the body found in a Milford waterway Friday, in the area of Point Beach.

“Greg” Wilson, 57, was identified as the body of a man who pulled from the water on Friday afternoon.

First responders arrived around 3 p.m. on reports of a body floating in the Point Beach area.

Police said bystanders managed to pull the man to dry ground and initiated CPR.

Milford CT PD via Twitter:

The male rescued from the water earlier today has passed away while being treated at an area hospital. His body will be transported to the M.E. Office in the morning. Detectives are currently working to notifying his next of kin as they continue their investigation. Continue reading

Tellico Village FD “Reasonably Confident” Body Found Is Missing TN Swimmer Michael Carnock

Tellico Village Fire and Rescue say they are “reasonably confident” that a body they located on the shore of Tellico Lake, TN., is that of Michael Carnock.

Carnock, 55, was reported missing weeks ago after going swimming on May 15 and never resurfacing.

After weeks of searching, authorities believe they have found the body of a missing Maryland man that disappeared while swimming at the Tellico Lake. Authorities said the body was found floating near a shoreline wearing a wet suit and will need to positively identify it before releasing a final statement on Carnock. Continue reading

Body Found Buried In Long Beach Backyard ID’d As Missing Man Zach Kennedy

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

MI Woman “Abby Houston” Arrested For ‘Huffing Dust-Off’ In Bloomfield Costco Bathroom

Abigail Elizabeth Huston has been named as the Michigan woman arrested after being caught reportedly “huffing Dust-Off” in the women’s bathroom at Costco located on Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Township.

Huston, 18, was arrested for Retail Fraud and Inhalation of Chemical Agents after she was observed by an employee while engaged in suspicious activity in the bathroom.

Police say the manager discovered the suspect, Abigail Elizabeth Huston, “huffing” a can of Dust-Off that was taken off the store shelf. She was escorted to the loss prevention office, where she confessed to the theft of the Dust-Off. Continue reading

Sad News For Family Searching For Missing OR Woman Leisa Ann Blackburn Stewart

Leisa Ann Blackburn Stewart, the Dallas, Ore., woman reported missing, has been located dead.

Dallas police officers say they found Stewart lifeless on Wednesday in Tillamook County, almost a day after she was reported missing.

Stewart, 53, was reported missing Tuesday around 6:30 a.m.

Officials haven’t specified a cause of death, however, they do not believe a criminal act factored in her death.

A family member posted a missing persons alert for Stewart on Facebook yesterday:

URGENT: 7-Year-Old Girl Goes Missing While Visiting Clearwater Beach

Police officers are searching for 7-year-old girl Laura Johnson, who was last seen on Clearwater Beach.

Johnson was last seen in the bathing suit (pictured below) around noon Sunday north of Pier 60 on the beach.

Clearwater police released a photo of Johnson showing the bathing suit she is currently wearing, which has a floral design. Continue reading

Parents Find Penn State Student Charles Cudlipp Dead At Happy Valley Motor Inn

Missing Pennsylvania State University student Charles Cudlipp was found dead at his off-campus apartment Monday morning

Cudlipp, 25, was located lifeless at his Happy Valley Motor Inn apartment by his parents who were performing a welfare check.

Authorities do not suspect foul play.

The Centre County coroner says an autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday night.

The university said in a statement Cudlipp was a chemical engineering major from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. He was expected to graduate in summer 2018.

“We were saddened to learn of the passing of Charles Cudlipp,” Penn State said in a statement. “Charles was a chemical engineering major from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, expected to graduate in summer 2018. Our deepest sympathies go out to Charles’ family and friends during this difficult time. Staff from our Office of Student Affairs are reaching out to his family to offer any and all necessary support. Counseling services are available for campus community members to help them cope with this tragic loss.”