In the early hours of August 13, 1995, Lewine Tapia and her husband arrived at their Salt Lake City, Utah apartment at around 2:00 a.m. after a night out dancing. Lewine headed to her daughters bedroom to check on them before going to bed. Sleeping in their beds were 6-year-old Rosa Tapia and her 4-year-old sister. Lewine saw them sleeping soundly then went to the window and shut it. She did not lock it. As she walked out the bedroom, she left the door open behind her.
Well, I believe it is. I saw this on 48 Hours a few months ago and it just pissed me off. So, yep, it made it on my blog.
Shortly after 6 p.m. on March 16, 2008, Officer Scott McGowan arrived at the Santa Monica, California home of 21-year-old aspiring model and actress, Juliana Redding, for a welfare check after her mother in Arizona could not reach her after several attempts by phone.
Early 2013, I was completely away from this blog and I actually had taken it down. So, I didn’t spend time paying attention to news stories or new cases because I was focused on helping our teenage son. Therefore, I never heard about this case until now. I’m sure all of you have! But let me just say, WTH?
21-year-old Canadian resident, Elisa Lam was traveling the U.S. when she landed in Los Angeles, California on January 29, 2013. Prior to arriving in L.A., Elisa had visited San Diego. In L.A., she stayed at the 600-room Cecil Hotel downtown near Skid Row.This hotel was built in 1927 for business travelers, but from the 1950s and on, it has housed mostly transients.
Kenny Joe Johnson did not have an easy life during his 14 short years on earth. He bounced around from town to town, school to school in Iowa, and suffered from a learning disability. Because of this, he had behavioral problems.
In 1987, Kenny had moved from Davenport, Iowa to New Liberty, Iowa with his mother. His dad resided in Minnesota at the time. Kenny seemed to progress well and seemed happier and more content than he had before. He focused on taking care of the horses, and by doing so, his behavior had improved. All was finally well, it seemed.
1988. It was the year I graduated from high school, met my first “love”, and partied like there was no tomorrow. George Michael, Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, Rick Astley, Debbie Gibson, Cheap Trick, and Whitensnake all had awesome hit songs that I still listen to today. Movies such as Beetlejuice, Die Hard, and Rain Man topped the box office while Bill Cosby made us laugh on The Cosby Show.