Monthly Archives: July 2016

Public often left in the dark about missing persons cases – TMJ4.com – WTMJ

If you know someone who is missing, you know the pain and anxiety that comes with waking up every day not knowing whether that person is dead or alive.

There are more than 1,000 missing persons cases in Wisconsin, but solving some of these cases may be impossible.

When it comes to missing children, there’s a national database that helps both law enforcement and the public track these kids, but that’s not the case for adults.  

“It’s hard to live everyday with no answers,” Marsha Loritz said.

Loritz’ mother, Victoria, vanished without a trace from her Brown County home back in 2013.

“Her money, her purse, her cell phone and her cigarettes were left behind,” she said.

Loritz organized countless searches and printed hundreds of posters, hoping someone will come forward with information about her mother.

A lot of the “legwork” she says is on her,

Read more at: http://www.tmj4.com/news/i-team/public-often-left-in-the-dark-about-missing-persons-cases

Public often left in the dark about missing persons cases – WTMJ

If you know someone who is missing, you know the pain and anxiety that comes with waking up every day not knowing whether that person is dead or alive.

There are more than 1,000 missing persons cases in Wisconsin, but solving some of these cases may be impossible.

When it comes to missing children, there’s a national database that helps both law enforcement and the public track these kids, but that’s not the case for adults.  

“It’s hard to live everyday with no answers,” Marsha Loritz said.

Loritz’ mother, Victoria, vanished without a trace from her Brown County home back in 2013.

“Her money, her purse, her cell phone and her cigarettes were left behind,” she said.

Loritz organized countless searches and printed hundreds of posters, hoping someone will come forward with information about her mother.

A lot of the “legwork” she says is on her,

Read more at: http://www.tmj4.com/news/i-team/public-often-left-in-the-dark-about-missing-persons-cases

Public often left in the dark about missing persons cases – Story – WTMJ

If you know someone who is missing, you know the pain and anxiety that comes with waking up every day not knowing whether that person is dead or alive.

There are more than 1,000 missing persons cases in Wisconsin, but solving some of these cases may be impossible.

When it comes to missing children, there’s a national database that helps both law enforcement and the public track these kids, but that’s not the case for adults.  

“It’s hard to live everyday with no answers,” Marsha Loritz said.

Loritz’ mother, Victoria, vanished without a trace from her Brown County home back in 2013.

“Her money, her purse, her cell phone and her cigarettes were left behind,” she said.

Loritz organized countless searches and printed hundreds of posters, hoping someone will come forward with information about her mother.

A lot of the “legwork” she says is on her,

Read more at: http://www.tmj4.com/news/i-team/public-often-left-in-the-dark-about-missing-persons-cases

7 Incredibly Weird Unsolved Crimes From History, According To Reddit

When it’s so hot outside that the air feels syrupy and you’re reduced to flopping around on the floor in search of a cool spot, there comes a point when you have to turn to alternative means to induce a chill. I’m talking about creeping yourself out, and today, that means reading up on the weirdest unsolved crimes in history — the ones we know about, at least. If you start planning your Halloween costume in April and stockpile low-budget horror films for late-night viewing throughout the year, you’ll want to check out an AskReddit thread posted earlier today. In the original post, the appropriately-named user DarknessHasFallen asked their fellow users to describe the “weirdest unsolved crime” they’ve heard of, and trust me, some of them get really weird. 

Stories of the paranormal can certainly keep you awake till 4:00 a.m., but unsolved crimes tend to stick with you

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/articles/175701-7-incredibly-weird-unsolved-crimes-from-history-according-to-reddit

Is PartyNextDoor Actually 31 Years Old?

Is PartyNextyDoor actually 31 years old?

In a post on KanyeToThe, user u/Corporate claims that PartyNextDoor was not only not born in 1993, but is pretending to be eight years younger than his true age.

“RnB sensation Jahron Brathwaite, more famously known as PARTYNEXTDOOR, is a very talented musician who slaved under the OVO sweatshop,” he writes. “Before taking up the moniker, he ingeniously came up with Jahron B. (a play off his real name) and spent many years attempting to blow up.”

He goes on to present four pieces of evidence to support his claim. His case largely hinges on whether or not a musician named Jahron B. and PartyNextDoor are the same person. There is also the possibility that some of the evidence presented has been doctored.

Here are u/Corporate’s four pieces of evidence:

1. An old yearbook photo of PND

u/Corporate first presents

Read more at: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/is-partynextdoor-actually-31-years-old-news.23092.html

MTV preps “Unlocking the Truth” for August

Viacom-owned cable net MTV has set a mid-August premiere date for the serialized investigative crime series Unlocking the Truth.

The MTV- and Embassy Row-made series will follow Ryan Ferguson (pictured) – an exonoree who spent 10 years wrongfully imprisoned for murder – and Exoneration Project MD Eva Nagao as they examine three cases of presently incarcerated inmates who claim they have been wrongfully convicted.

The pair will set out to reveal proponents and opponents of the convicted, uncover and examine evidence, and analyze never-before-heard witness insights that may help uncover new findings and evidence into each trial.

The previously announced series will delve into the stories of Michael Politte, who was convicted at 14 of murdering his mother; Kalvin Michael Smith, who, at 26, was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and robbery for attacking a pregnant woman; and Byron Case, convicted of murdering his friend in

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2016/07/18/mtv-preps-unlocking-the-truth-for-august/

Man Wrongly Imprisoned For Murder Is Seeking Justice For Others On MTV’s Unlocking The Truth

Ryan Ferguson spent 10 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit — and now the exoneree is using his wrongful imprisonment as a way to help others who may also be innocent.

MTV’s new docu-series Unlocking the Truth — the trailer can be seen above — will examine three controversial cases showcasing three convicted men fighting for their freedom. Ferguson, along with co-investigator Eva Nagao (from the Exoneration Project), will comb through evidence and seek answers for these inmates and their loved ones.

“Ten years was taken from me,” Ferguson, who was sentenced to 40 years for the murder of 48-year-old Kent Heitholt after false confessions and police misconduct, states in the clip above. “If I can stop them from putting innocent people in prison, that 10 years will have meant something.”

Read more at: http://www.mtv.com/news/2906297/unlocking-the-truth-trailer-ryan-ferguson/

Kunz case preoccupies online sleuths

The morass of wildly flung speculation and accusation has quieted around the missing 3-year-old DeOrr Kunz Jr., but still rumbles occasionally around the internet.

Every time a news agency posts a story a flurry of Facebook posts spring up, many accusing DeOrr’s family members of hiding information. Many more comments include “prayers” and pleas to anyone with information to step forward.

Today, on the one-year anniversary of the day when the boy was reported missing from a campground in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, internet sleuths are no closer to solving the mystery of what happened to DeOrr than law enforcement is.

At first the case was characterized by loss and a communal swell of well-wishing for the family. Hardly a couple weeks went by before leaks and cracks in the web of initial support poured into outright rage and allegations. Feuds online between commenters conflagrate and derail otherwise

Read more at: http://www.postregister.com/articles/featured-news-daily-email-west/2016/07/09/kunz-case-preoccupies-online-sleuths

The Night Of will turn your love of Serial against you

When it comes to murder and our justice system’s shortcomings, we’re a nation obsessed. Whether it’s The Jinx, The People V. O.J. Simpson, Making a Murderer, or Serial, the only subject that engages us more than the story of a wrongful conviction is the story of a wrongful acquittal. HBO’s latest limited series, The Night Of, taps into that mania for armchair sleuthing and turns it back on us.

Premiering Sunday, July 10, The Night Of stars Riz Ahmed as Nasir Khan, a high-achieving young Pakistani-American accused of murder whose only response to the considerable evidence against him is that he doesn’t remember what happened. If that sounds startlingly similar to the opening of Sarah Koenig’s podcast Serial, the echoes are at least partly accidental (HBO greenlit the project in 2012, and in 2013

Read more at: http://theweek.com/articles/633995/night-turn-love-serial-against

Remains Found in 1977 Now Answer a 41-Year-Old Question

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