Posts tagged ‘Killed’

Beloved Janitor Lead A Double Life As A BANK ROBBER

  • Michael Webb was a trusted member of staff at LA Fitness in Deerfield Beach, south Florida
  • Outside his day job, he was a skilled bank robber who had carried out five heists in as many months
  • His bosses were shocked when the FBI informed them that he had been killed when his last robbery went terribly wrong
  • A career criminal, Webb had served prison sentences countless times since his early 20s
  • Florida Police dubbed Webb the “Counter Jumper” before finding out his true identity.
  • In recent months, Webb had carried out five successful local robberies before being caught in his six robbery gone wrong.

Popular employee: Slain banker robber Michael Webb (right) with baseball star Manny Ramirez at Deerfield Beach LA Fitness where he worked

DAYTIME: Popular employee and janitor Michael Webb (right)  with baseball star Manny Ramirez at Deerfield Beach LA Fitness where he was employed. in South Florida

Career criminal: Webb had been in and out of prison on a number of occasions since his early 20s

DOUBLELIFE: Career criminal, still-shot from the security camera shows Michael Webb robbing a bank earlier this month

‘If the power went out, or something broke, I would call Mike and he would know exactly what to do,’ Sean Lynch, the gym’s general manager, told The Sun Sentinel. ‘So when the FBI walked in, showed me his picture and told me he was dead, it hit me like a ton of bricks.’

Bandanna Bandit: Over a seven-month period in 1989 and 1990, Webb robbed 11 South Florida banks

Bandanna Bandit: Over a seven-month period in 1989 and 1990, Webb robbed 11 South Florida banks

 

Click here for the full article and video written and published by Dailymail.co.uk on November 12, 2012

New Reconstruction of Pasco County John Doe Found Murdered Over 23 Years Ago

experts

Reconstruction of murdered man found in Dade City, Florida in the Winter of ’89

11/06/12, DADE CITY, FLORIDA  — Forensics experts from University of South Florida have teamed up with the Pasco County Sheriff’s office to recreate the face of an unidentified “John Doe” who was located deceased near an orange grove in the Winter of 1989. The reconstruction of this individual is fairly new despite the fact that his identity has remained unknown for over twenty-three years.

The remains of ‘John Doe’ were found on January 24, 1989 by an artifact hunter in Dade City, FL and authorities believe he may have been dead for up to two years prior to his discovery. According to Pasco County Police, he had been shot twice in the head and when his skeletal remains were discovered he was nothing more than bones and clothes, weathered by years in the open field.

Shoes: Together, they have been able to ascertain that John Doe was a white male between 30 and 50 Years old. He was 5'7

John Doe was wearing cowboy boots (pictured above) when he was discovered in an open field near an orange grove.

He is described as a Caucasian adult male between the ages of 30 and 50 Years old, 5’7” inches tall with long    auburn hair. He also had several tattoos which included a Confederate flag, a Nazi symbol and the initials HFD and had a pair of brown Givenchy glasses on him. 

He was wearing a ‘Black Hills of South Dakota’ sleeveless shirt with a Native American picture on the back Indian on back and wore weathered light brown cowboy boots with mismatched socks, one of the socks were white with red stripes and the other was grey with blue strips.

He was found wearing blue mechanic-type pants with the name RANDY labelled on it, which could be a big clue in identifying him.

‘We’re really looking for the public’s involvement in this case because that’s what’s going to solve it,’ Detective David Boyer from the Pasco County Police Department.

‘There’s somebody out there that once they see this photo, it’s going to bring back some memories,’ Pasco Sheriff Nocco said. ‘Somebody knows something out there.’

 

Phone Symbol
If you have any information regarding this cold case, please contact: Detective Boyer at 352-518-5002. And for more information on the case go to:  http://www.pascosheriff.com/websmart/pasco/static/coldcases.htm
 

Update On Murdered NJ Child, Autumn Pasquale

Photo of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale taken this year

Latest Update: 10/27/12 — Family of Autumn Pasquale Back Off Search Effort Criticism:

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The parents of a 12-year-old girl found dead in her southern New Jersey hometown are backing off criticisms of law enforcement’s search for her.

Lawyer Jaime Kaigh says he’s been hired by Autumn Pasquale’s (pas-KWAHL’-ee) parents to help them through the process of dealing with their daughter’s death.

Kaigh says he does not believe that investigators including the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office handled the case incorrectly.

A family spokesman had previously been critical of search efforts.

Autumn’s body was found in a recycling bin on Monday, 48 hours after she was reported missing.

Two teenage brothers have been charged with murder. They are due in court Friday for a hearing to determine whether they should remain in a juvenile detention facility.

Source: Hosted2.AP.ORG

_______________

Updated: 10/23/12 by USNEWS.NBCNews Clayton, NJ — Autumn Pasquale Murdered By Her Two Brother’s For Bike Parts:

— Two teenage brothers have been charged in the death of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale, whose body was found in a recycling bin, a New Jersey prosecutor says.

Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton said Pasquale died in a manner consistent with strangulation.


“Preliminary investigation shows no signs of sexual assault,” Dalton said, adding “she was lured to the juveniles’ house where this crime was committed.”

Authorities said they believe the boys wanted parts from Autumn’s bike and that she was lured into the house, but Dalton would not speculate on a motive for her killing.

The boys’ father, Alonzo Robinson, told The Star-Ledger of Newark earlier Tuesday that he was interviewed about his sons’ involvement in Autumn’s disappearance. He said his sons were known for stealing bikes and police told him they found bike parts stockpiled in the basement. He told the newspaper that one of the boys had been previously charged for theft.

“I think someone wanted the girl’s bicycle,” Robinson said. “Maybe she wanted her bike and resisted, and one of them snatched her off a bike.”

Autumn was last seen around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday leaving her Clayton home while riding a white BMX bike to a friend’s house. The girl’s parents called police after she never made it to that friend’s house.

Her body was found late Monday in the recycling bin of a home where the teens’ live, about seven blocks from her own, authorities say.

The boys, ages 15 and 17, are charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, disposal of a body, tampering of evidence and theft. The 15-year-old boy was also charged with one count of luring, Dalton said. Both were in police custody.

Clayton NJ residents face grisly news – missing girl’s body found

Police believe the boys lured Autumn to their home, promising her parts for her BMX bike. During their investigation, the mother of the teens contacted police regarding postings on a Facebook account of one of the suspects, according to officials.

“Today we mourn the loss of a young girl…whose life was cut short before it really began,” Dalton said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to her parents, her family. It is my hope that the arrests today provide a measure of closure, that the individuals responsible for their daughter’s death will be held responsible.”

The case spread fear and worries through the New Jersey town that had been desperately searching for the girl since she disappeared while on a ride through the neighborhood.

Autumn would have celebrated her 13th birthday on Monday.

“There’s evil everywhere, even in the small town of Clayton,” said Paul Spadafora, Autumn’s uncle.

Earlier Tuesday, Spadafora spoke with community members, thanking each of them of helping in the search for his niece.

Hundreds of volunteers took part in the search effort, including the Clayton Police Department, Child Abduction Response Team, New Jersey State Police, the FBI and officers from 40 other police departments.

Autumn’s bike was found Tuesday by police inside the same small house where Autumn’s body was found Monday night, NJ.com reported.

Autumn’s family was notified of the discovery, according to police.

“This is a very sad day for the Pasquale family,” Dalton said in a press release. “Our hearts go out to the family and to all the residents of Clayton who stood together in support of this young girl.”

Not long before the body was found, hundreds of people gathered at a candlelight vigil to pray for her safe return, NJ.com reported.

The prosecutor’s office and family had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to her return.

DeAnna Edwards-McMillen, a friend of Autumn’s, said Autumn was at her house Friday night and the two sent each other text messages on Saturday. The last one was received at 1:22 p.m. and DeAnna said she didn’t believe it was meant for her, according to The Associated Press.

The text read, “don’t be like that,” she said.

Autumn’s last text message was sent around 2:30 p.m., but Dalton, the prosecutor, would not say who it was intended for or what it said, The AP reported. Dalton said that there was nothing unusual about that message.

Pictured; Family member’s grieve at a candle-light vigil in memory of Autumn. It was held last night (10/22/12)

Autumn was reported missing at about 9:30 p.m., 90 minutes past her 8 p.m. curfew, Spadofora said, according to The AP.

“Say your prayers for Autumn and all the children who are lost and can’t find their way home,” Spadafora said at a vigil Monday, NJ.com reported.

Earlier on Monday, Clayton Mayor Tom Bianco said he was proud of the community’s joint effort in searching for Autumn.

“I can only imagine what her parents and the rest of the family are thinking right now,” Bianco said, according to NJ.com. “I have kids. I can’t even tell you what I feel now. We’ll get through and find her.”

The Facebook group, Find Autumn Pasquale, has more than 14,000 “likes,” with members offering condolences and words of support.

“My family misses u and im so glade that u had such a good time with us camping last weekend [sic],” commented Michelle Doughty after the news was announced early Tuesday. “I have such good memories of u and will always miss u. I will always have u in my heart.”

Source of above article: USNews.NBCNews

_______________

10/22/2012 – Clayton, New Jersey: Autumn Pasquale, 12, has been missing from Clayton since Saturday, October 20, 2012 – 

Clayton Police continue to search for the missing child.

Police say Autumn was last seen leaving her home on W. High Street in Clayton on Saturday Afternoon around 12:30 p.m. She was seen riding on a white Odyssey BMX bike. The girl’s parents reported her missing later that night around 9:30 p.m. when they couldn’t contact/find her.

CPD say she may have been spotted at an unknown time on E. Academy Street near Scotland Run Park not to far from her home, though this has not yet been confirmed.

Autumn is described as a Caucasian female, 5’2” tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair, blue eyes. She likes to wear her hair up and was last seen wearing a bun or pony-tail.

Photo of the missing girl with her hair tied back in a pony-tail.

She was last seen wearing navy blue shorts underneath navy-blue sweatpants, a yellow t-shirt with the words “Clayton Soccer” on front, bright-blue high-top sneakers and a silver or light grey Cinch backpack with the word “Reckless” printed across the back.

Her family is very worried about her as this is uncharacteristic of the young girl.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact: Clayton Police Department at 856-881-2300.

Bodies of two missing climbers who were killed in an avalanche in January were found yesterday.

Bodies of two missing climbers who were killed in an avalanche in January were found yesterday.

The bodies of two more climbers believed to  have been part of a group of four who perished in an avalanche on Mount Rainier  in Washington state in January were recovered yesterday.

The two bodies, of a woman and a man, were  discovered this week within a few feet of each other at an elevation of about  8,200 feet, near where the body of a third mountaineer was located in August, National Park Service officials  said.

Search efforts have resumed for the remains  of a fourth missing climber.

Click the link above for the full story..

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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Loving-Memory-of-Victoria-Rose-Peterson/116714775070053

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.

Community Celebration to Honor Mickey Shunick – September 29th, 2012

Community Celebration in Honor of Mickey Shunick

Michaela ”Mickey” Shunick

The family and friends of Mickey Shunick are announcing The Community Celebration to Honor Mickey Shunick. This is a public celebration that will take place at Parc International in Lafayette on September 29, 2012. Gates will open at 11:30 am, with the event beginning at noon. The Shunick family wants to emphasize that this is truly a celebration in every sense of the word, as well as a show of thanks to everyone in our community who helped to bring Mickey home. A public art wall will be on display. Beer and food will be available for purchase. T-shirts with a new, celebratory graphic will be sold for the cost of printing.

The Community Celebration to Honor Mickey Shunick will begin with several friends sharing their memories of Mickey. City-Parish President Joey Durel will speak and the family and friends will recognize law enforcement officers, volunteers, donors, university officials, the district attorney’s office, EquuSearch, Special K9s and our community as a whole for this incredible effort and outpouring of love to the Shunick family. Finally, the Shunick Family will give a personal statement to the community. The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra String Quartet will join us for the formal tribute.

The next portion of the celebration will consist of live performances from three of Mickey Shunick’s favorite local bands. Whole Damn Town will perform first at 1:30, followed by imagineIAM at 2:30, and close with Rareluth at 3:45. The Community Celebration to Honor Mickey Shunick will culminate at 5:00 p.m. with a public bike ride following the route Mickey took the morning of May 19th. We are encouraging attendees to either ride or bring their bicycles to Parc International so that they may join the ride. The ride will conclude with the permanent placement of a “ghost bike” at the end of St. Landry Street as a tribute to Mickey. The Shunick Family requests that the public continue on to the University of Louisiana, Lafayette football game where Mickey will be honored with her family present and the game will be dedicated to her strength and bravery. “This day will honor Mickey’s life and her impact on this community. This brave, young woman inspired us to action and we want her legacy to be that which will continue to inspire love and kindness toward one another,” says Barbara Alexander, friend of the Shunick family. To contribute art to the public art wall or to volunteer the day of the celebration, please contact celebratemickey@gmail.com

Originally posted by: texasequusearch, who has put in alot of effort in searching for Justice for the Shunick family. They are one of the many who will be honored at the ‘Celebration for life’ Event.

University Of Georgia Student Found Late Monday Off Of Highway 316 In Wrecked Vehicle (UPDATED)

Pictured; Quinton Ayers

“If you ain’t first, you’re last.” ← Quote listed on Quiton’s Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/qayers

Updated: 09/05/12 – UGA Student had ”heart of gold.”

Gwinnett County Police found missing University student Quinton Million Ayers, 22, passed away in his truck off of Georgia State Road 316 near Harbins Road Monday at 6:12 p.m., according to a report.

A passing tractor-trailer driver first spotted Ayers’ truck Monday at about 5 p.m., Cpl. Jake Smith said. “[The driver] saw what he thought was a vehicle down in the woods while he was kind of on his way through there,” Smith said. Smith said officers were unable to see the truck in the woods when they first responded to the driver’s call. The driver “came back through in his personal vehicle later and called police again” so that he could show them where he had seen the suspected vehicle, he said.

Smith said the responding officer found Ayers’ truck in the woods and was able to identify the missing student both by his ID and “by looking at him.”

The incident report predicts Ayers had been driving west on Ga. 316 when his truck “left the north edge of the roadway and entered the woodline.”

Ayers’ vehicle hit “several trees” before finally crashing in the woods, according to the report. “Since yesterday, they were able to tell with a very large degree of certainty that no other vehicle was involved,” Smith told The Red & Black.

He predicted this certainty to be about 99 percent.

Smith also said police determined that Ayers left the road about 100 feet from where he finally stopped. The car “tumbled” at some point.

Police do not have a good estimate of the speed at which Ayers had been traveling.

Although toxicology reports could take another six weeks to finalize, Smith said police have no reason to suspect Ayers was under the influence in any way while he drove. “There were no empty beer bottles, marijuana debris, marijuana pipes or anything like that inside the car,” he said. Smith said any reports that Ayers had been drinking that night are so far unconfirmed.

Police have also not confirmed reports that Ayers had been texting up until the time he disappeared.

Ayers was last seen in Athens around 1 a.m. on Friday, according to an advisory posted on the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office website earlier Monday.

The advisory said Oconee County Police had “information that he may have left Athens enroute to Adairsville, but he never made it there.”

Ayers’ “last known cell phone activity was traced to a location in Gwinnett County near the airport,” according to the advisory.

The Red & Black found the Gwinnett County Airport to be about 6.6 miles from Harbins Road traveling on Ga. 316, according to Google Maps.

Friends and family members have been posting comments expressing sentiments and farewells on Ayers’ Facebook since his passing was confirmed Monday night.

The Red & Black was unable to reach any of Ayers’ friends or family for comment at the time of publication.

Facebook posts portrayed Ayers as a fun-loving, adored friend to many.

“Quinton, I still remember the first time we met,” one post read. “You were one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. You had a heart of pure gold and always knew exactly what to say to a friend in need.”

Other posts reminisced about experiences shared with Ayers. – “Quinton I was talking to [a friend] last night and we sat and talked about quoting movies, [you] eating all my almonds at one o’clock in the morning and dancing in our garage to everything,” a Facebook friend posted on Ayers’ wall. “We just loved [you] sooo much.”

Still other posts expressed a celebration of Ayers’ personality. – “I bet the first thing you did when you walked through those gates was do your little happy dance,” one of Ayers’ 518 Facebook friends wrote. “I will never forget that.”

SOURCE: http://www.redandblack.com/news/uga-student-found-dead-monday-had-a-heart-of-pure/article_023f0dfe-f705-11e1-a391-0019bb30f31a.html

_____

Previous Article

Gwinnett County, GA – 22-year-old University Of Georgia Student who went missing on Friday has been found deceased. Quinton Ayers was discovered Monday in a wrecked-car along Highway 316, near Harbin Rd.

The car was found approximately forty-feet from the roadway. According to Authorities, the car was sitting on its side and appeared to have hit a tree at significant speed. The vehicle had been sitting there the whole weekend, unseen. A man driving on Highway 316 spotted the wrecked vehicle due to the height of his tractor-trailor.

Investigators don’t know if alcohal or any other substance was a factor at this time.