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Bodies of three Wyoming residents found in plane wreckage Yesterday Morning in Utah

The bodies of Matthew Ahrens, 37, Trista Meyer, 34, and her daughter Shyann Lenz, 9, have been found deceased one week after they vanished flying from California to their home State of Wyoming after visiting Ahrens family in California for the Holidays.


Left; Ahrens Middle; Shyann Right; Trista

Searches were conducted on November 25, 2012 when the missing family suddenly vanished while flying home after celebrating Thanksgiving with Ahrens family in his hometown in Bakersfield, CA.

Ahrens was the pilot and was flying the plane when it crashed in Utah on their way to Gillette, Wyoming. The three stopped off in Fillmore, Utah to refuel and Meyer texted her sister to tell her she would be home in a few hours, that was the last communication before the crash.

 Family don’t no what went wrong and described Ahrens as an ”experienced pilot.”

After a week of searches by authorities in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, a Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter spotted the wreckage in mountainous terrain Sevier County at 8.15am Yesterday, November 2, 2012.

The bodies of their two dogs were also discovered.

‘They were just about clear at the top of the mountain. I don’t know if they got disoriented or couldn’t get enough altitude. I don’t know what it is.’ said Sevier County Sheriff, Nathan Curtis.

The bodies have been taken to the state medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.

Shyann Lenz’s biological father, Mark Lenz is devastated with his daughters death.

‘They’re in God’s care now,’ Lenz said. ‘We don’t have to worry about them being cold and we don’t have to worry about them being out there anymore. They’re on their way home.’

Mark Lenz’s Facebook page shows him and his daughter Shyann on the default. He also left a comment saying:

One thing I noticed today, in between crying bouts, is that the world seems more cold and more empty than ever before. I have lost my way and I am struggling to find it again, my children make it easier I guess, but the hurt is still overpowering, I try to look at pictures, which makes me cry harder, I try to pray it makes me cry harder, I try to remember shy and tris being silly and I smile but then cry really hard. Ugh I am unsure how to proceed, usually I have some idea, but not today. Shyann I love you my little angel, daddy is not giving up, he has just lost his way. I cannot wait to see you again, and until then just sit up there with Pop and keep watching your dad make a fool of himself, you always said I was good at that. I love you lil lady, and I will see you soon. Love Daddy

A Facebook group Prayers for Trista, Shy and Matt was created which has turned into a memorial with over 11,000 ‘likes’

Cold case solved after eight years as bones found in desert revealed to be remains of stripper who vanished in 2004

Cold case solved after eight years as bones found in desert revealed to be remains of stripper who vanished in 2004

  • Azita  Nikooei was last seen eight years ago
  • Bones found  in 2008 and 2009 by gold miners in Mojave Desert
  • Fiance  Nathan Mowers was charged with voluntary manslaughter in February, and sentenced  to 11 years in prison earlier in February

Saga: After Azita Nikooei, left, disappeared, fiancé Nathan Mowers, right, was considered a person of interest, but cops didn't have enough evidence until earlier this year, when he confessed

After Azita Nikooei, (left) disappeared, fiancé Nathan Mowers, (right) was  considered a person of interest, but cops didn’t have enough evidence until  earlier this year, when he confessed


Click the link above for full article written by dailymail.

Hit And Run Of Bakersfield Teen Still Unsolved

Hit And Run Of Bakersfield Teen Still Unsolved

Victoria Rose Peterson was a 16-year-old teenager who lived and unfortunately died in Bakersfield, California last year on February 1st, 2011. She was the victim of a hit-and-run and her case is remains unsolved. The teen was walking in the driveway to Bakersfield Heart Hospital around 8:10a.m when a pick-up truck struck her, he then sped off. Victoria was prononced dead roughly one-hour later.

The hit and run was caught on camera, although the video is somewhat in a distance, you can still see the truck driving and at the very end you can see two people running over, after the teen was struck. – Clicking the photo of Victoria Rose will link you to a youtube video of the crime.

A Facbook memorial page was set-up called ”In loving memory of Victoria Rose Peterson” – You can either type it in the Facebook searchbar or copy and paste this link:

Witnesses spotted the Suspect speeding off, she was described as a Hispanic female, driving 02-07 model year white Chevrolet Silverado four-door pick-up truck. (also described as a ”white extended cab-truck”)

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the police at (661) 327-7111.