CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2013 |
Simi Valley police believe a murder-suicide claimed the lives of two neighbors found dead on a neighborhood yard and sidewalk Tuesday morning. Police say James Richard Wahe, 59, shot Pamela McClain, 61, before turning the gun on himself. Investigators, though, were still trying to determine what led to the shooting considering there did not appear to be any immediate evidence of a romantic relationship between the two, according to Simi Valley police Cmdr. David Livingstone. Ventura County firefighters found Wahe and McClain in the 3300 block of Billie Court after responding to a call from what a nearby resident thought was someone lying injured in front of a residence around 7 a.m. “It's a baffling case.
August 24, 2010 |
Mexican marines found the bodies of 72 people at a rural location in northern Mexico after a shootout with suspected drug cartel gunmen that left one marine and three suspects dead. The find appears to be the largest drug-cartel body-dumping ground found in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in 2006. The cartels often use vacant lots or mine shafts to dump the bodies of executed rivals or kidnapping victims. The Navy announced the discovery Wednesday but did not give details on the victims' identities, who had killed them or whether the bodies had been buried.
January 19, 2008 |
The bodies of a family reported missing more than a week ago were found in a car submerged in a creek, authorities said in Sparta. Foul play was not suspected, state trooper Chip Perry said.
September 19, 2000 |
Three burning bodies were found by a rancher along a remote gravel road. Investigators said they believe the bodies of two men and a woman, discovered on Sunday, were dumped there and set on fire. They were taken to a medical examiner's office for identification.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2011 |
The first inkling that something was wrong came when managers peered through a window at the upscale Huntington Beach apartment complex and called police. The responding officers made a grim discovery when they entered the vacant unit late last week: The bodies of two teenagers sprawled on the floor. Investigators were waiting Monday for toxicology reports to be completed, but the two youths appeared to have died from drug- and alcohol-related causes, said Lt. Russell Reinhart of the Huntington Beach Police Department.
November 25, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - The number of exhumed bodies now stands at 42 -- and the digging continues at the latest clandestine mass grave to be discovered on Mexican soil. This month, Mexican authorities declared that they had exhumed 19 unidentified bodies from the unmarked burial ground along the Lerma River, in the western state of Jalisco. The site is near the border with Michoacan, a state reeling from the presence of violent drug cartels. Since the initial announcement of the discovery, the number of exhumed bodies has continued to grow as officials continue their grisly work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2009 |
A family is suing a Placer County cemetery after a man's body was found missing from his Lincoln burial plot and another woman was buried in the space reserved for his wife. The family of Frank Farinha, who died in 1947, is questioning Lincoln Cemetery's record-keeping practices. The lawsuit also names Placer County Cemetery District No. 1, the agency that runs the public memorial park.
February 13, 2014 |
Two skiers injured in an avalanche in the Oregon backcountry were in "satisfactory" condition with broken bones after about 50 rescuers labored for 16 hours to save them, authorities said Thursday. Rescuers had to leave the bodies of two other skiers on the northeast Oregon mountain until the weather improves. Two to three more inches of snow were forecast for Thursday night. Those killed were Jake Merrill, a 23-year-old ski guide for Wallowa Alpine Huts, and Shane Coulter, a 30-year-old aerospace engineer from Seattle who had been on the multi-day trip with five others, the Baker County Sheriff's Department said.
October 17, 2005 |
Hundreds of black-clad people gathered outside the prosecutors' office in the southern Russian city of Nalchik, demanding the release of the bodies of relatives killed during a raid by alleged Islamic extremists. Russia does not return bodies of people believed to be terrorists to their families. Some in the crowd alleged that their relatives had been unfairly identified as militants.
February 22, 2012 |
Divers searching the abandoned, half-sunken hull of the Costa Concordia cruise liner Wednesday found eight bodies in an unexplored and difficult- to-reach area of the ship, authorities said. One of the victims found was 5-year-old Dayana Arlotti, whose story of a dream trip with her father turned cruel nightmare moved Italians in the days after the Jan. 13 shipwreck. In other developments Wednesday, prosecutors in the Tuscan coastal town of Grosseto added four ship's officers and three employees of cruise ship company Costa Crociere to the list of people under investigation, joining the captain and the first mate, news reports said.