On July 19, 2005, just eight days shy of her 20th birthday, LaVena Johnson was found dead in her tent at a military base in Balad, Iraq. Military officials ruled her death a suicide, saying she shot herself in the head. The tent she was found in belonged to military contractor, Halliburton/KBR. LaVena's parents, Dr. John and Linda Johnson, were not satisfied with that … [Read more...] about Private LaVena Johnson: murder or suicide?
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I saw this case on "48 Hours Mystery" and thought it was perfect for my blog. It's the most ridiculous ruling I've ever heard. On April 16, 2003, 54-year-old Colonel Philip Shue left his Texas home and headed to work. Two hours later, he was found dead in his car, an apparent victim of a car crash. The car was caved in on the driver's side and Philip suffered major head … [Read more...] about The Strange Death of Colonel Philip Shue
14-year-old Misty Copsey was a pretty girl who loved sports, made good grades in school, and had many friends. Misty was the only child of Diana and Buck Copsey, who split shortly after Misty's birth in 1978. Diana and Misty had lived in a trailer for several years after the split. But in 1992, wanting a better home for her daughter, Diana moved with Misty to a duplex in … [Read more...] about Misty Copsey: Missing Since 1992 from Washington