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Body Found In Lake Forest Park ID’d As Missing OC Student Blaze Bernstein

Blaze Bernstein, the Orange County student reported missing, has sadly been located dead in Lake Forest, Ca.

Bernstein, 19, was the subject of a search initiated by sheriff’s investigators of Foothill Ranch Park. Bernstein’s body was discovered in the brush surrounding the park. He was found in Borrego Park in Lake Forest, according to Orange County sheriff’s officials.

His death is being investigated as a homicide.

On Tuesday afternoon, at approximately 2 p.m., a search of the Foothill Ranch Park was initiated by sheriff’s investigators. Bernstein’s body was discovered in the brush surrounding the park. Bernstein was last seen at about 11 p.m. on Jan. 2, and was reported missing by his family to Sheriff’s Department investigators on Jan. 3. Approximately 25 members of the sheriff’s department search and rescue team surveyed the park and adjacent wilderness area Whiting Ranch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Continue reading

Missing Gulfport Mom & Daughter SUV Found Abandoned In New Orleans

In what could be an ominous clue, an SUV belonging to missing Gulfport, Mississippi woman, Cecelia Stokes, has been located abandon in New Orleans.

Mississippi police say they are seeking the public’s help in finding Stokes, 37, and her 12-year-old daughter, Sophie, who went missing while traveling to Louisiana.

According to the Gulfport Police Department, the pair was last seen in Gulfport around 11 a.m. on Dec. 26. Stokes’ 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer was later found abandoned in New Orleans. Authorities did not say exactly where the vehicle was located. Continue reading

“I Can’t Breathe” Eric Garner Daughter DEAD After Suffering Major Heart Attack

UPDATE: Erica garner, the daughter of Eric Garner, the man who died while being taken into custody by the NYPD, has reportedly passed away early Saturday morning after suffering a major heart attack days ago.

Original story: Eric garner’s death, which sparked the “Black Lives Matter” movement, made international headlines after being caught on video telling New York police “I can’t breathe” while being taken into custody. Garner died in the incident.

Erica Garner, who became widely known on social media for her activism – as well as a millionaire as a result of her father’s settlement – is said to be in the hospital clinging to life after suffering a major heart attack, announced her rep on Twitter.

We will update the story as information becomes available.

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Fort Myers Man Killed After Ejected From Boat Near Pine Island FL Identified

Canaan Johnson of Fort Myers, Florida has been named as the man killed in a boating accident. He was 40.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation confirmed that a man died while boating off of Pine Island near Hemp Key on Sunday. Reports say the watercraft was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck a sandbar in shallow water. Canaan was ejected and then struck by the boat.

Multiple people were on board the boat, although the exact number has not been released. Nobody else was injured in the incident. Continue reading

Ivana Esther Robert Smit’s Dad: “Daughter Pushed Off Balcony Had Bruises On Neck”

The parents of 19-year-old model, Ivana Esther Robert Smit, who was found dead at the balcony of a sixth floor condo at Jalan Dang Wangi, are speaking out about their daughter’s death.

It is believed the Dutch model “suddenly” fell from a balcony from the 20th floor of the upscale condominium in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on Thursday. She was reportedly visiting a man and his wife when the fatal fall occurred.

Smit’s death was ruled as “sudden,” by officials who say they think there was no criminal activity related to the case.

Smit’s father disagrees, saying to reporters he believed his daughter “was pushed” to her death. He also claimed there were bruises found on his daughter’s neck.

“Very strange that the American couple did nothing from 10am to 3pm. Ivana’s belongings were still in their apartment. The police tell me that the statements of the Americans are the same,” Marcel, the father, told the paper. Continue reading

Zachary James Zumwalt ID’d As MO Man Shot Dead At Springfield McDonald’s

Zachary James Zumwalt has been named as the victim of a deadly midnight shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the McDonald’s on West Kearney Street, east of Kansas Expressway, in Springfield, Missouri.

Police found Zumwalt, 28, shot inside his car. He was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries while being transported to a hospital.

Sergeant Ryan Russell with the Springfield Police Department said initially calls came in about a possibly intoxicated driver. “When our officers got here they were flagged down by other people in the parking lot saying there had just been a shooting,” Sgt. Russell described. Sgt. Russell said someone in a white-four door car drove south on Johnston, just west of the McDonald’s parking lot, stopped and shot the man. The suspected shooter sped off, heading south on Johnston according to Sgt. Russell. Continue reading

WATCH: Woman Steals NYC Uber Driver Tip Jar Caught On Video

A woman and her girlfriends were caught on camera lifting the contents of an Uber driver’s tip jar as they exited his vehicle.

The incident was all caught on camera as the driver dropped off a group of women in New York City. The ladies, who were dressed for a night on the town, then dash across the street with the driver’s cash.

as she prepares to get out of the car, the woman puts her hand in the jar but then stops, and almost appears to back out of her plan. Continue reading

Family Mourns Woman Found SHOT DEAD In Westbrook Maine Home Police Call Shooting “Suspicious”

Maine State Police have named Norma Bridges, as the 50-year-old woman found shot dead in her Westbrook Maine residence.

Police say they are investigating the Monday shooting as suspicious.

Police say Bridges was found dead inside her home at 40 Falmouth Street around 9 p.m. Monday night. An autopsy will also take place as investigators seek to determine what happened. Police say the gun involved in the shooting was recovered. Continue reading

Joliet Mom Shoots Twin Girls Dead Before Turning Gun On Herself

Celisa Henning and her twin daughters Makayla and Addison, have been IDed as the woman and two children found dead in what is believed to be a murder-suicide in southwest suburban Joliet, Ill., Monday. Henning was 41, her daughters were about to turn six.

Autopsies were scheduled for Tuesday to confirm the cause of death for the three family members, but police said it appeared all three died of gunshot wounds.

Just after 3 p.m., officers responded to a death investigation at the home in the 400 block of North Reed Street in Joliet, according to a statement from Joliet police. When officers arrived they were met by a family member who directed them inside the home, where they witnessed the disturbing scene police described only as “tragic and horrible,” authorities said. “This is an ongoing investigation into a very tragic incident,” Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton said. Continue reading