Former Lakeland FL City Commish Edith Yates Found Dead In Double-Murder Tuesday

POLK COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Former Lakeland City Florida Commissioner, Edith Yates, and her husband David Henderson, have been identified as the couple found murdered Tuesday inside their Lakeland residence.

Yates, 67 and Henderson, 63, were both found dead inside their Lakeland home on Tuesday.

According to reports, the couple were found deceased of an apparent homicide inside their residence, located at, 127 Lake Morton Dr in Lakeland, after police performed a welfare check.

Police say they are searching for suspects and offred no motive in the killings.

A cause of death was not provided by officials.

Yates served as a Lakeland City Commissioner from 2006 until the beginning of 2018.

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact Detective Tammy Hathcock at 863.834.6975 or tammy.hathcock@lakelandgov.net.

To remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-226 TIPS (8477) or visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on “Submit A Tip.”

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Geo quick facts: Polk County is located in the U.S. state of Florida. The county population was 602,095, as of the 2010 census. Its county seat is Bartow, and its largest city is Lakeland. Polk County comprises the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

NY Pair Moshe Herzog & David Schneebalg ID’d As Victims In Monday Double-Fatal Suffern Crash

ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Moshe Herzog and David Schneebalg, both of Monsey, New York, have been identified as the victims in a Monday morning vehicle crash in Rockland County.

Herzog, 27, and 26-year-old Schneebalg, were both killed in a vehicle crash involving a semi-tractor near Suffern early Monday.

According to reports, Herzog was operating a Chevrolet Tahoe on North Airmont Road near Exit 14 of the New York State Thruway I-287/87, when the vehicle came into contact with a Peterbilt semi-tractor, operated by 59-year-old Luis A. Velazquez, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, around 1:45 a.m. Monday.

The collision caused both vehicles to exit the roadway and enter a culvert. The Tahoe then burst into flames.

Herzog and Schneebalg were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma and thermal injuries.

Velazquez became entrapped in his big-rig. He was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Rockland County is the southernmost county on the west side of the Hudson River in the U.S. state of New York, part of the New York City Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

TN Businessmen Joe & Jim Clayton ID’d As Victims In Monday Night Knoxville Fatal Helicopter Crash

KNOX COUNTY, TN. (THECOUNT) — Joe and Jim Clayton, of Knoxville, Tennessee, founders of Clayton Auto and Clayton Homes, were identified as victims in a Monday night helicopter crash in Knox County on Monday.

Joe, 84, was killed in the crash that injured 86-year-old Jim, after the helicopter went down in the Tennessee River on Monday.

According to reports, the Claytons, John McBride and Flynt Griffin, were aboard a helicopter when it crashed in Knoxville Monday around 8 p.m.

“I am devastated and completely heartbroken by the loss of my wonderful brother, Joe,” Jim Clayton said. “Joe and I were as close as two brothers can be, and, as only siblings, we have supported each other since growing up together on a farm in West Tennessee and as business partners for decades. My thoughts and concerns are totally for Joe’s family right now.”

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Geo quick facts: Knox County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 432,226, making it the third-most populous county in Tennessee. It ranks as the 153rd-most populous county or county-equivalent in the nation – Wikipedia.

TX Man Leon Shapiro ID’d As Sole Survivor In Friendswood BMW Crash That Killed Female Passenger & Motorcyclist Wednesday Night

FRIENDSWOOD, TX. (THECOUNT) — Leon Shapiro, of Friendswood, Texas, has been identified as the sole survivor in a Wednesday night vehicle-versus-motorcycle crash.

Shapiro, 66, was injured in a Wednesday night crash that killed his 29-year-old female passenger and a male motorcyclist in Friendswood.

According to reports, Shapiro was operating a BMW around 8 p.m. on FM 528 Road near Bay Area Boulevard in Friendswood, when the vehicle came into contact with a Yamaha motorcycle, which was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed.

The motorcycle, operated by 24-year-old Jacob Andrew Raziano, collided with the passenger side of the BMW.

Shapiro’s passenger, 29-year-old Chasonique Evonne Richardson, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma.

Raziano, who was ejected from the bike during the crash, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Shapiro suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital in unknown condition.

The relationship between Shapiro and Richardson was not provided by officials.

An autopsy will be performed to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, police said.

Raziano, who was former military, had recent prior arrests involving drug charges.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Raziano:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Friendswood is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city lies in Galveston and Harris Counties. As of the 2010 census, the population of Friendswood was 35,805 – Wikipedia.

NY Man Kevin Stout ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Whitestone Fatal Motorcycle Crash

WHITESTONE, NY. (THECOUNT) — Kevin Stout, of Whitestone, a neighborhood in Queens, New York, has been identified as the victim in a Tuesday night fatal motorcycle crash.

Stout, 57, was killed killed Tuesday night in a single-motorcycle crash in Queens.

According to reports, Stout was operating a Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling on the Cross Island Parkway, near the Whitestone Expressway, when for unknown reasons, the bike crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 8 p.m. Tuesday. The bike the collided with a median ejecting Stout.

Stout was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force head trauma.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Whitestone is an upper-middle-class to upper-class residential neighborhood in the northernmost part of the New York City borough of Queens – Wikipedia.

ME Man Gary Labonte ID’d As Victim In Saturday Fatal Lewiston Freak Vehicle Explosion

ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY, ME. (THECOUNT) — Gary Labonte of Lewiston, Maine, has been identified as the victim in a freak car ignition accident Saturday night in Androscoggin County.

Labonte, 57, was killed after a vehicle he was working on became engulfed in flames on Saturday outside his home on Saturday.

According to officials, Labonte was draining the gas tank of his vehicle at his residence in an effort to replace a fuel pump when a suspected electrical spark ignited the gasoline.

Labonte was in the area of four gas cans he was using to store fuel when the explosion occurred.

Labonte, who resided at, 8 Cottage Street in Lewiston, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of thermal injuries.

The cause of the death remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Androscoggin County is a county in the U.S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 census, the county’s population was 107,702. Its county seat is Auburn – Wikipedia.

MI Woman Diane Romain ID’d As Victim In Monday Fatal Delta Twp Crash ‘Alcohol Speed’ Factors

DELTA TOWNSHIP, MI. (THECOUNT) — Diane Romain, of Caro, Michigan, has been identified as the victim killed in a two-vehicle crash in Delta Charter Township Monday morning.

Romain, 77, was killed in a Monday morning two-vehicle crash in Delta Township.

According to reports, Romain was operating a vehicle on West Saginaw Highway when she attempted to turn onto Interstate 96. The vehicle then collided with another vehicle around 6:30 a.m. Monday.

Eaton County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jerri Nesbitt said she wasn’t aware of any other serious injuries sustained in the crash, reports LansingStateJournal.

Police said they believe speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Delta Charter Township, officially known as the Charter Township of Delta and commonly known as simply Delta Township, is a charter township of Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 32,408 making it the most populous municipality in Eaton County – Wikipedia.

OH Man Jesse Cutcher ID’d As Victim In Friday Fatal Wood County Crash

WOOD COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Jesse Cutcher, of Gibsonburg, OH, has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash in Wood County, Ohio Friday morning.

Cutcher, 29, was killed in a Wood County crash Friday morning that also injured another person.

According to reports, Cutcher was operating a Chevy Cavalier on US-20 near near Lemoyne Rd, when a Chevy pickup truck crossed centerlines and collided with the Cavalier around 6:30 a.m. Friday.

The driver of the Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck has been identified as Christopher L. Kugler, 22, of Carrollton.

Cutcher was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma.

Kugler was transported to Bay Park Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, reports WTOL.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Wood County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 125,488. Its county seat is Bowling Green. The county was named for Captain Eleazer D. Wood, the engineer for General William Henry Harrison’s army, who built Fort Meigs in the War of 1812 – Wikipedia.

Billings Man Dan Scheihing Arrested In Crash Where Woman Was Found Deceased ‘Before Wreck’

BILLINGS, MT. (THECOUNT) — Daniel Paul Scheihing, of Billings, Montana, has been identified as the suspect arrested and charged with deliberate homicide in connection with the Molt Road crash on Tuesday.

Scheihing, 70, was taken into custody after police discovered a woman who was reportedly dead prior to the crash, according to the Billings Police Department.

The 72-year-old deceased woman was reportedly killed Tuesday afternoon when an SUV she was a passenger in swerved off of Molt Road near Billings and struck a power pole, Lt. Brandon Wooley said in a press release.

The BPD Investigation Division began investigating the crash Tuesday evening after suspecting that the woman was already dead when the car crashed, reports BillingsGazette.

Early Wednesday morning police searched a home at 927 Ninebark St. in Billings. Scheihing was arrested Wednesday morning for deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence.

Scheihing is currently held in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

Details of the woman’s death, and her identity, have not been released yet.

BPD is investigating and working with the Montana Highway Patrol and the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office.

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Geo quick facts: Billings is a city in southern Montana on the Yellowstone River. In the north, trails wind along the rimrocks, which are sandstone cliffs. The Western Heritage Center displays local historical artifacts. The Moss Mansion showcases early-20th-century interiors. Pictograph Cave State Park’s rock paintings are just outside of town. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is where Lieutenant Colonel Custer died – wikipedia.

MD Man Bryan Dukes ID’d As Victim Electrocuted Friday In Laurel DE Industrial Accident

LAUREL, DE. (THECOUNT) — Bryan Dukes of Easton, MD, has been identified as the victim in a fatal industrial accident involving downed power lines Friday in Laurel, Delaware, according to Saturday morning reports.

Dukes, 30, was killed after a dump truck he was operating made contact with power lines near 31000 Jestice Farm Road in Laurel on Saturday around 3:30 p.m.

Troopers say they responded to Jestice Farm Road on reports of an industrial accident. Upon arrival, it was learned that a dump truck had struck a power line while unloading.

After striking the power line, the power line caught fire and fell to the ground. Dukes exited the vehicle and at some point touched the back of his truck and was electrocuted, reports WGMD.

Dukes was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to social media, Dukes worked at Nagel Farm Service. He attended Colonel Richardson High School. He is survived by his three young children and his wife, Emily.

Friends and family members took to Facebook Saturday morning to remember the beloved man:

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Geo quick facts: Laurel is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. The population was 3,708 at the 2010 census. Laurel is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. It once hosted the Laurel Blue Hens of the Eastern Shore Baseball League – Wikipedia.