On March 24, 2012, Molly Marie Young, 21, was found shot to death in her former boyfriend's apartment in the 500 block of North Westridge Drive in Carbondale, IL. Richie Minton, who had been heavily drinking, called Molly around 3:00 a.m. insisting he needed Molly's help. Molly, herself, had not been drinking. Sometime after Molly arrived at the apartment, she was shot in … [Read more...] about Molly Marie Young: Murder or Suicide?
Warning! Super long post! When I hear the town name Jasper, and it just happens to be in Texas, I immediately think of James Byrd, Jr. I'm sure you do, too. On June 7, 1998, one of the worst cases of racial crimes occurred here. James Byrd, Jr. age 48, was dragged for three miles behind a pick-up truck on an asphalt road. He remained conscious throughout most of the … [Read more...] about The Suspicious Death of Alfred Wright
On October 3rd, 2008, 31-year-old Melissa Platt was brutally beaten and left wrapped in a blanket at her North Carolina home until October 8th when her mother, feeling that something was not right, called police to do a welfare check on her daughter. When they found Melissa, she was immediately life-flighted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where she underwent an immediate … [Read more...] about No Justice Yet for Melissa Platt
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?
On August 19, 2003, 11-year-old Heaven LaShae Ross left her Northport, Alabama trailer in Willowbrook Trailer Park, walked 50 yards to her school bus stop on Hunter Creek Road, and vanished into thin air. About the Case At 7:00 a.m. Heaven, nicknamed Shae, left her home and headed to the bus stop. Her 13-year-old sister, Alex, had left five minutes before. The bus would … [Read more...] about The Unsolved Murder of Heaven LaShae Ross