JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY. (THECOUNT) — The body of missing Louisville teen, Jacob Stover, has been recovered Monday.
Stover, 16, went missing while kayaking Jan. 10 in the area of Cox Park.
Stover’s body was recovered on the Indiana side of the Ohio River near the Newburgh Dam by Reed on Monday.
An autopsy will be conducted on the teen on Wednesday.
Stover’s family posted, in part, the following message to the Facebook:
“We are overcome with the grief of losing our son. We are grateful to have resolution in this search made possible by the tremendous support from the community and heroic volunteer efforts during the past two agonizing months.
“While hope remained in our hearts that we might find Jake alive, as the days continued, our prayers and efforts turned to recovering our son. While the sadness is overwhelming, we are profoundly grateful for the support of our extended family and friends, our co-workers and the strangers we never had the chance to meet.”
Geo quick facts: Jefferson County is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 741,096. It is the most populous county in the commonwealth – Wikipedia.
LARAMIE COUNTY, WY. (THECOUNT) — Athian Rivera, the Wyoming toddler reported missing on Friday, has been discovered dead Monday in an Laramie County apartment complex dumpster.
The body of Rivera, 2, was found in a dumpster at a Cheyenne apartment complex on Monday.
Rivera was found several hours after he was reported missing in Cheyenne around 1 p.m. Friday. Police said Monday they suspected foul play but haven’t said how the boy died, reports MyFox8.
Notes of condolence and dozens of stuffed animals were attached to a chain-link fence partially surrounding a dumpster at the apartment complex Monday. A fierce wind blew and few people were out in the area.
The Facebook account of Cheyenne resident Kassy Orona led with “RIP my perfect innocent son, Athian Emmanuel Rivera” and included several posts of mourning.
“I don’t know how I’ll ever get over this … you’ll always be with me baby boy,” read one post by Orona’s account Friday.
The post indicated Orona had two other children but didn’t explain or hint at how the toddler died or got in the dumpster. Orona didn’t return a Facebook message seeking comment and didn’t have a listed phone number.
Police and firefighters conducted an extensive search Friday after hearing of the missing toddler. They used a reverse 911 call to tell people within a half-mile (1 kilometer) of the Lexington Hills apartment complex to be on the lookout for him.
Geo quick facts: Laramie County is a county located at the southeast corner of the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 91,738, making it the most populous county in Wyoming, but the least populous county in the United States to be the most populous in its state – Wikipedia.
DAY COUNTY, SD. (THECOUNT) — Missing South Dakota woman, Amy Dougherty, has been found dead, according to the Day County Sheriff’s Office.
Dougherty had been reported missing since departing her residence near Bristol on December 23rd. A major winter storm impacted the area that morning.
Authorities had been searching for Dougherty Black 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
A cause of death was not provided as of Saturday morning.
Geo quick facts: Day County is a county in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,710. Its county seat is Webster. The county is named for Merritt H. Day, pioneer and 1879 Dakota Territory legislator – Wikipedia.
CHAMBERS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Briana Johnson, of Houston, Texas, has been identified as the victim found dead in a vehicle truck following a Saturday high-speed chase in Chambers County.
Johnson, 28, was found deceased in the truck of a vehicle after a Public Safety trooper attempted to pull over the driver of a white Honda who was driving at a high rate of speed on I-10 in Beaumont on Saturday.
The driver, who was later apprehended after crashing near Milam Street in Beaumont Saturday morning around 8 a.m., has been identified as 35-year-old Victor “Cali” Campbell Jr. of Fresno, Texas.
On Sunday, Houston police officers were spotted searching a home in the 4100 block of Maggie Street in Houston. Officials say the home is possibly linked to Johnson’s death.
According to DPS, Campbell faces the following charges:
Felony evading arrest
Driving while intoxicated
Tampering with evidence
Abuse of a corpse
Additional felony charges are pending.
Anyone with possible information on this case should call their homicide unit at 713-308-3600 or call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
Geo quick facts: Chambers County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 35,096. The county seat is Anahuac. Chambers County is one of the nine counties that comprise Greater Houston, the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan statistical area – Wikipedia.
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — A body found in rural Virginia may be that of a missing Raleigh man, William “Andy” Banks Jr, who disappeared last weekend.
Raleigh police have charged a suspect in the case with murder.
The vehicle of Banks was located Tuesday. He went missing after meeting someone to sell his Range Rover Saturday, has been located abandoned across state lines in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on Monday.
Banks, 39, was last seen around 2 p.m. Saturday near Cameron Village in Raleigh, home to a chic shopping center of the same name. The vehicle was located in Danville.
According to Raleigh Police, Banks was supposed to meet someone in the K&W Cafeteria parking lot about selling his 2011 Silver Range Rover Sport, according to reports. Local reports said the restaurant is currently closed and cameras from nearby businesses point away from the parking lot.
The Danville police department is assisting Raleigh Police Department.
Anyone with possible information that might help locate Banks is asked to contact Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options.
Geo quick facts: Pittsylvania County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,506. Chatham is the county seat. Pittsylvania County is included in the Danville, VA Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — Missing Alabama State University student Adam Dowdell Jr., has been found dead Monday in Montgomery County, according to officials.
The body of Dowdell, 22, was found Monday in Montgomery after the student was last seen departing his dorm room to go to an ATM Sept. 8, according to a missing persons poster.
Montgomery Police Capt. Saba Coleman said officers are conducting a death investigation after a male body was discovered about 2:45 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Hutchinson Street near Interstate 85.
The body was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.
A cause of death was not provided.
No suspect information was provided.
ASU campus police were notified Wednesday that he was possibly missing.
“ASUPD has opened an active, ongoing investigation with help from Central Alabama CrimeStoppers and assistance from surrounding law enforcement agencies,” ASU officials said Monday.
Police ask anyone with knowledge of this Dowdell’s death to call CrimeStoppers at 215- STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000 or MPD at 625-2831.
Geo quick facts: Montgomery County is a county located in the State of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, its population was 229,363, making it the fourth-most populous county in Alabama. Its county seat is Montgomery, the state capital. Montgomery County is included in the Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.
LONDON, UK. (THECOUNT) — Diana Rigg, who played Emma Peel on 60s TV series, The Avengers, has died. She was 82.
Rigg, whose career stretched from the 1960s to the recent blockbuster series, “Game of Thrones,” died after a battle with cancer.
Agent, Simon Beresford, said Riggs died Thursday morning at home with her family. Daughter Rachael Stirling confirmed her mother died of cancer after being diagnosed in March.
Rigg “spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession. I will miss her beyond words,” Stirling said.
Rigg starred in “The Avengers” as secret agent Emma Peel alongside Patrick McNee’s bowler-hatted John Steed. The pair were an impeccably dressed duo who fought villains and traded quips in a show whose mix of adventure and humor was enduringly influential.
Geo quick facts: London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city – wikipedia.
LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Rising Youtube beauty influencer, Ethan Peters, was found dead of an apparent overdose, according to Sunday reports. He was 17.
AKA, Ethan is Supreme, died of a prescription drug overdose, according to friends on Sunday.
Peters appears to have passed away this weekend from an apparent overdose of what might be Percocet (an opioid) … this according to his best friend and musician Ava Louise, who claims the guy had an addiction that he developed over the past couple years or so.
WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — Georgetown University legendary coach “Big John” Thompson Jr., has died, it was announced Monday morning. He was 78.
Thompson led Georgetown to the 1984 national championship, built the program into a juggernaut, and took the Hoyas to three Final Fours in the 1980s.
His coaching legacy includes the recruitment and development of four players in Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo, Patrick Ewing and Allen Iverson.
A cause of death was not provided.
Geo quick facts: Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center – wikipedia.
PORTLAND, OR. (THECOUNT) — Former NBA All-Star and Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets player, Cliff Robinson has died. He was 53.
The 1993 Sixth Man of the Year died, the UConn Huskies confirmed Saturday.
Robinson, known for his trademark headband, spent 19 seasons in the NBA with the . He made the 1994 NBA All-Star Game and was named to two NBA All-Defensive second teams while averaging 14.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 1,380 career games — the 13th-most in NBA history.
Robinson also won an NIT title at UConn, which retired his No. 00 in 2007.
“The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson,” the school said Saturday on Twitter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Cliff’s family at this difficult time.”
Geo quick facts: Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes – wikipedia.