AZ Man Uzuri Burkes ID’d As Victim In Monday Fatal Phoenix Motorcycle Crash

PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Uzuri Burkes, of Surprise, Arizona, has been identified as the victim killed in a motorcycle crash involving a pickup truck Monday in Phoenix, according to reports.

Burkes, 21, died following a collision involving a truck on Monday evening, the Phoenix Police Department reported.

According to police, the collision occurred after a pickup truck, driven by a 53-year-old man, attempted to cross all lanes on Cave Creek Road.

Burkes then collided with the truck.

Despite wearing a helmet, Burkes fell victim to his injuries and died at the scene, said Sgt. Maggie Cox of the Phoenix Police Department, reports AZFamily.

The man driving the truck remained on scene and fully cooperated with authorities.

Impairment did not appear to play a role in the crash, officials confirmed.

The investigation is ongoing.

Geo quick facts: Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multi-city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants – wikipedia.

AZ Woman Daria Quimayousie ID’d As Victim In Thursday Fatal Phoenix Canal Crash

PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Kensley Cody Dayzie has been identified as the Arizona man facing a second-degree murder charge after crashing a car into a Phoenix canal. The crash killed his passenger, Daria Quimayousie, Thursday night, according to officials.

Dayzie, 26, was operating a Chevrolet Impala with his passenger, Quimayousie, 27, when the fatal crash occurred after 11 p.m. Thursday.

Dayzie was traveling on Durango Street at a high rate of speed when the vehicle lost control and crashed near 35th Ave and rolled over into a canal. The vehicle came to rest on its roof trapping Quimayousie inside.

Police say when officers arrived on scene, Dayzie was out of the car but Quimayousie was still trapped.

Officials say once they gained access to the car, Quimayousie was declared dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Police do not know if Quimayousie died from the initial collision or if she drowned.

Her cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner, reports AZfamily.

Police say Dayzie was impaired and not cooperating with police.

He will be booked into jail on a second-degree murder charge and other additional charges.

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Geo quick facts: Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multicity metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants – wikipedia.

‘Beerfest’ Actor Isaac Kappy Jumps To Death Off Route 66 Bridge In Arizona Monday

BELLEMONT, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Isaac Kappy, an actor whose roles included “Thor,” “Terminator Salvation” and Beerfest,” jumped to his death from a bridge above Interstate 40 near Bellemont, Arizona on Monday, officials confirmed.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed Kappy, 42, jumped off the Transwestern Road bridge onto Interstate 40 below.

Kappy made headlines after allegedly choking Michael Jackson daughter, Paris Jackson, and also after accusing fellow actor Seth Green of pedophilia.

Several bystanders tried physically restrain Kappy from jumping but failed, according to TMZ.

There were no other injuries reported in the incident.

Kappy was pronounced dead at the scene of massive blunt force trauma injuries.

Investigators determined his cause of death to be suicide.

Kappy’s suicide comes on the heels of an ominous and lengthy Instagram post Monday he captioned, “Beware the man has nothing to lose, for he has nothing to protect.” His post included, “See the light in others … This lesson has come too late for me, but perhaps it can inspire you. I will be using the remainder of my time on earth to atone for my transgressions, and to seek the light within, in others and myself,” reported TMZ Tuesday.

Geo quick facts: Bellemont is an unincorporated community in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, along Interstate 40 about 11 miles west-northwest of Flagstaff. At an elevation of 7,132 feet, it is claimed to be the highest settlement along historic Route 66. It was a known water stop due to its local springs – Wikipedia.

AZ Public Speaker Claims Waking Up From Naps Speaking In Different Foreign Accents

PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Michelle Myers, 46, from Phoenix, Arizona, a mother and former beauty queen, claimed in 2015 that she went to sleep with a headache and woke up speaking with a foreign accent, despite never having left the United States.

An author and public speaker, Myers first woke up speaking with an Irish accent. The second time it was Australian. Both incidents lasted about a week. But in 2015, she woke up with a British accent and she’s been speaking that way ever since.

Myers, 46, has an accent so strong that her daughter Rose, 17, calls her ‘mummy,’ rather than ‘mommy’ – leading people to think the pair were raised abroad. Neither have been overseas.

After suffering a series of headaches in May 2011, Myers suffered a particularly bad one and decided to take a nap. But when she woke up, she noticed her tongue felt different and she was speaking with an Irish accent, reports DailyMail.

Myers was diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome (FAS) in 2015 – a rare condition causing sufferers to talk with a foreign intonation, while still speaking their native language.

‘I tried to speak and my voice came out really differently,’ Michelle explained. ‘I started screaming and my family came in,’ said Myers. ‘I started crying and they realized something was really wrong. It was a joke in my family that I’m terrible at accents, so I think when they heard how good it was, they knew I wasn’t kidding!

‘I was scared to go to the doctor, though, because I thought he’d say I was just crazy, if I started sounding Irish, as I did at that point. ‘

Myers is a single mother to Destiny, 23, Diamond, 20, David, 18, Rose, 17, twins Tyler and Tyson, 15, and 14-year-old, Sunshine.

AZ Mother & Daughter Arrested After Grandma Found Dead In Prescott Home After Missing 2 Years

PRESCOTT, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Prescott, Arizona woman, Sandra Aven hadn’t been seen in years and officers who performed a welfare check on the 77-year-old Tuesday were told by a family member that she had “gone out of town” and was “unavailable.”

Police say they received a report Tuesday morning by a concerned party who stated that the senior citizen had been away for an extended period of time.

Police paid a visit to the home of Sandra’s daughter and granddaughter, 46-yr-old Tara Aven and 24-year-old Briar Aven, who incidentally live next store.

Briar, who was home at the time, informed police that her grandmother was away and could not be reached.

Investigators then interviewed Tara who provided inconsistent information, contradicting her daughter. Police became suspicious and entered Sandra’s home to check on her.

Once inside the dwelling they found grandma’s decaying body which police estimate had been there for at least two years since 2017.

Officials learned the woman had continued to cash Sandra’s social security checks.

Police said the mother and daughter continued to cash “numerous monthly payment checks” written for Sandra, reports q13Fox.

Both Briar and Tara Aven were arrested and taken to the Yavapai County Jail, though specific charges were not immediately provided.

A cause of death for Sandra is yet to be determined.

Geo quick facts: Prescott is a city in central Arizona. Downtown, historic Whiskey Row is known for its bars and live music venues. The Sharlot Hall Museum documents the region’s pioneer-era history. The Smoki Museum exhibits artifacts from indigenous peoples of the Southwest. To the northeast, Watson Lake is home to hundreds of bird species, and a circuit of trails runs among the granite boulders dotting its shore – wikipedia.

Woman Accused Of Killing Las Vegas Manicurist Nhu “Annie” Nguyen In December, Krystal Whipple Arrested In AZ

LAS VEGAS, NV. (THECOUNT) — Krystal Whipple, the woman wanted for running over and killing Las Vegas manicurist, Nhu “Annie” Nguyen, after allegedly skipping out on the bill at a nail salon last month, has been apprehended in Glendale, Arizona, officials said on Friday.

Whipple, 21, is accused of fatally striking and running over nail salon owner, Nhu “Annie” Nguyen, with her vehicle on Dec. 29, after a dispute over a $35 manicure payment went very wrong, according to police.

Las Vegas Metropolitan police said police located Whipple in Glendale, Arizona Friday morning.

The incident happened at the salon around 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 when Whipple tried paying for a $35 manicure, but her credit card was declined, according to police. Whipple reportedly told Nguyen she would get another method of payment from her car. When she got to her rental car, police said Whipple instead attempted to drive away from the salon. In surveillance video released by police, Nguyen and her partner were seen running out of the salon after the woman. Continue reading

NV Man Kelvin Flowers ID’d As Victim In Saturday Morning Fatal Las Vegas Crash

LAS VEGAS, NV. (THECOUNT) — Kelvin Flowers of Las Vegas, NV, has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash in the east valley area of Las Vegas Saturday morning.

Flowers, 41, was operating a vehicle on E Washington Ave & Eastern Boulevard, just before 4:10 a.m. Saturday when he collided with another vehicle, according to Metro Police.

The driver of other the vehicle, 53-year-old Stacey Frierson of Las Vegas, is expected to survive his injuries.

Frierson, who sustained serious head injuries in the violent crash, showed signs of impairment and “will likely be booked for driving under the influence and DUI resulting in death,” said a Metro spokesperson.

Flowers was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma consistent with the crash.

Frierson and Flowers collided in the intersection and the impact of the crash caused both their vehicles to crash into a brick wall, police said. Flowers was pronounced dead at the scene. Frierson was taken to University Medical Center for head injuries. His condition was previously listed as critical, but he is expected to recover. Continue reading

On-Duty AZ Police Officer Arrested After Admits Stole Cash From Mesa Dead Body

MESA, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Gregory Todd Johnson has been identified as the Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy arrested after admitting to stealing cash while investigating reports of a dead body in Mesa, Arizona, in late October.

According to MCSO, Johnson, 39, was on-duty when he responded to a call of a man down in Mesa on Oct. 28, 2018, according to reports. At some point, authorities became aware of the theft. At this time, officials have not provided information related to the victim in this case.

Johnson later admitted to the macabre misdeed and was arrested and booked into custody. He is currently being held at the Fourth Avenue Jail.

Records show a body was reportedly found in Mesa on October 29, 2018, after Mesa Police responded to calls of an injured man down. That incident occurred at around 8 a.m. inside Mesa Mexican market, Linda Mercado, located on W 8th Ave, in Mesa, Arizona, at Center Street. Continue reading

AZ Couple Killed In New Town ND Wreck Friday Identified As David Wilcox, Taylor Denny

NEW TOWN, ND. (THECOUNT) – David Wilcox, from San Tan Valley, AZ, and Taylor Denny, of Goodyear, AZ, have been identified as the victims killed in a Friday wreck In northwestern North Dakota.

Wilcox, 28, and Denny, 22, were killed Friday in a crash on a snow-covered highway in North Dakota.

NDHP says, Wilcox was operating a pickup truck in New Town, ND, when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with an 18-wheeler.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the crash.

The Highway Patrol says 28-year-old David Wilcox, of Tempe, Arizona, was driving a pickup truck near New Town Friday morning that lost control on a curve and collided head-on with a semi. Wilcox and a passenger, 22-year-old Taylor Denny, of Phoenix, were pronounced dead at the scene. Continue reading

AZ Teacher To 13-Year-Old “If I Could Quit My Job & Have Sex With You All Day Long I Would”

Brittany Zamora has been identified as the Goodyear, Arizona teacher arrested over accusations of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old student.

Zamora, 27, was taken into custody last week after it was revealed she was having relations with a young male student at Las Brisas Academy in Goodyear, Arizona.

The investigation started after a parent found text messages between Zamora and the student. The parents used an app to help monitor the teen’s phone usage. “The text messages found are sexual in nature that allege an ongoing relationship between the two,” said Lisa Kutis with the Goodyear Police Department. According to court records, the exchanges included Zamora sending naked pictures of herself, the Arizona Republic reported. Continue reading