Monthly Archives: May 2017

Police searching for missing Christchurch builder Michael McGrath still hope to find him alive

Police searching for missing Christchurch builder Michael McGrath still hope to find him alive

Police investigating the mysterious disappearance of Christchurch builder Michael McGrath say they still hope to find him alive. 

At press conference on Thursday evening, Detective Inspector Darryl Sweeney said a dedicated team of investigators were continuing to search for the missing 49-year-old builder.

He confirmed they had been speaking to a “person of interest” over the last couple of days.

Police at a property in Candys Rd, Halswell, on Thursday morning.

Sweeney said police still hoped to find McGrath alive and needed the public’s help to find him. He urged

Read more at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/93220554/prison-guards-christchurch-home-searched-in-connection-with-disappearance-of-michael-mcgrath

Man with dementia found safe after missing from southeast Oak Cliff

Updated at 6:24 a.m. Wesley Bowers has been located and is safe

Original post: 

A Silver Alert has been issued for an 83-year-old man with dementia. 

Wesley Bowers was last seen about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 5000 block of Veterans Drive, near East Ledbetter Drive, in southeast Oak Cliff, police said. 

Bowers left the location in a blue 2008 Dodge Ram with Texas license plate HDH-8002.

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/missing-person/2017/05/31/man-dementia-last-seen-driving-southeast-oak-cliff

Death of Missing NJ Man Ruled a Homicide

The death of a missing man whose remains were found earlier this year has been ruled a homicide.

Barry Brown, 55, of Egg Harbor Township was first reported missing on October 7, 2014. Egg Harbor Township Police and NJ State Police conducted a search for him. Brown was also entered in the U.S. Department of Justice TRAK system, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System and the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database.

On January 25, 2017 human remains were discovered at a lot near the Atlantic County Utilities Authority on Doughty Road in Egg Harbor Township. On February 2, investigators identified the remains as that of Brown. In April of 2017, investigators determined the manner of death was a homicide.

If you have any information on Brown’s death, please call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666 or the Egg Harbor Township Police Department Investigations

Read more at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Egg-Harbor-Township-Missing-Man-Homicide-New-Jersey--425600573.html

Death of Missing NJ Man Ruled a Homicide | NBC 10 Philadelphia

The death of a missing man whose remains were found earlier this year has been ruled a homicide.

Barry Brown, 55, of Egg Harbor Township was first reported missing on October 7, 2014. Egg Harbor Township Police and NJ State Police conducted a search for him. Brown was also entered in the U.S. Department of Justice TRAK system, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System and the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database.

On January 25, 2017 human remains were discovered at a lot near the Atlantic County Utilities Authority on Doughty Road in Egg Harbor Township. On February 2, investigators identified the remains as that of Brown. In April of 2017, investigators determined the manner of death was a homicide.

If you have any information on Brown’s death, please call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666 or the Egg Harbor Township Police Department Investigations

Read more at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Egg-Harbor-Township-Missing-Man-Homicide-New-Jersey--425600573.html

Remains of Rifle man missing since his 2013 release from jail found …

Glenwood Springs investigators are looking into a case of human remains found east of town and matched to a Rifle man missing since his release from jail in 2013.

His cause of death remains unknown.

A hiker who had been on Lookout Mountain in March reported finding skeletal remains. The hiker found the remains on land that is part of Glenwood Springs, and personnel from the Garfield County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices responded, retrieving a skull and jawbone from the site, according to a coroner’s office press release sent Wednesday afternoon.

Among the remains were also deteriorated clothing and an ID for Thomas Norberg, a Rifle man who would now be 40.

Norberg’s next of kin reported they had not been in contact with him since 2012, when he was jailed in Garfield County in an assault case.

“Norberg was released in January of 2013 and failed to appear for a court date in February 2013,”

Read more at: http://www.aspentimes.com/priority/main-headline/remains-of-rifle-man-missing-since-his-2013-release-from-jail-found-east-of-glenwood/

Remains of Rifle man missing since his 2013 release from jail found east of Glenwood

Glenwood Springs investigators are looking into a case of human remains found east of town and matched to a Rifle man missing since his release from jail in 2013.

His cause of death remains unknown.

A hiker who had been on Lookout Mountain in March reported finding skeletal remains. The hiker found the remains on land that is part of Glenwood Springs, and personnel from the Garfield County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices responded, retrieving a skull and jawbone from the site, according to a coroner’s office press release sent Wednesday afternoon.

Among the remains were also deteriorated clothing and an ID for Thomas Norberg, a Rifle man who would now be 40.

Norberg’s next of kin reported they had not been in contact with him since 2012, when he was jailed in Garfield County in an assault case.

“Norberg was released in January of 2013 and failed to appear for a court date in February 2013,”

Read more at: http://www.aspentimes.com/priority/main-headline/remains-of-rifle-man-missing-since-his-2013-release-from-jail-found-east-of-glenwood/

He left jail in 2013 and disappeared; now remains are found east of Glenwood

Glenwood Springs investigators are looking into a case of human remains found east of town and matched to a Rifle man missing since his release from jail in 2013.

His cause of death remains unknown.

A hiker who had been on Lookout Mountain in March reported finding skeletal remains. The hiker found the remains on land that is part of Glenwood Springs, and personnel from the Garfield County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices responded, retrieving a skull and jawbone from the site, according to a coroner’s office press release sent Wednesday afternoon.

Among the remains were also deteriorated clothing and an ID for Thomas Norberg, a Rifle man who would now be 40.

Norberg’s next of kin reported they had not been in contact with him since 2012, when he was jailed in Garfield County in an assault case.

“Norberg was released in January of 2013 and failed to appear for a court date in February 2013,”

Read more at: http://www.postindependent.com/news/skeletal-remains-found-on-lookout-mountain/

Remains of man who left jail in 2013 and disappeared are found east of Glenwood

Glenwood Springs investigators are looking into a case of human remains found east of town and matched to a Rifle man missing since his release from jail in 2013.

His cause of death remains unknown.

A hiker who had been on Lookout Mountain in March reported finding skeletal remains. The hiker found the remains on land that is part of Glenwood Springs, and personnel from the Garfield County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices responded, retrieving a skull and jawbone from the site, according to a coroner’s office press release sent Wednesday afternoon.

Among the remains were also deteriorated clothing and an ID for Thomas Norberg, a Rifle man who would now be 40.

Norberg’s next of kin reported they had not been in contact with him since 2012, when he was jailed in Garfield County in an assault case.

“Norberg was released in January of 2013 and failed to appear for a court date in February 2013,”

Read more at: http://www.postindependent.com/news/skeletal-remains-found-on-lookout-mountain/

Walberg backs several federal measures

Bipartisan legislation to help fight human trafficking and protect vulnerable children is moving through the U.S. House of Representatives, with Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan’s District 7 involved in the efforts.

On Friday, the House passed the Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act, also known as H.R. 1808. This bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Walberg, strengthens the efforts of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to recover missing children and support youth who are the victims of violent crimes.

“No child should experience this most heinous of crimes,” Rep. Walberg said when explaining the issue. “The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children plays a critical role in helping vulnerable children, and this bipartisan bill will support and enhance their work to carry out their vital mission.”

Also on Tuesday, Rep. Tim Walberg, in his role as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health,

Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170531/walberg-backs-several-federal-measures

Attorney General, Innocence Project at odds in innocence pettion

The Virginia Supreme Court has turned down a state request that it toss out a filing by The Innocence Project in a pending actual innocence case.

The high court’s order last Friday is the latest development in sparring over a May 4 filing on behalf of Sherman Brown, an imprisoned, 69-year-old Ivy man who claims he is innocent of the 1969 murder of a 4-year-old Albemarle County boy.

The dispute centers on the Virginia Attorney General office’s perceived conflict between a Supreme Court rule, which allowed the May 4 filing, and the state law implementing Virginia’s Writ of Actual Innocence 16 years ago that the state says does not explicitly permit such a filing.

The Innocence Project says the state’s position is wrong and complains that while the state would demand strict compliance with claimed requirements, the state itself violated Supreme Court rules by exceeding an authorized page limit and using an unauthorized

Read more at: http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/attorney-general-innocence-project-at-odds-in-innocence-pettion/article_c2f78be8-fdc7-5e60-80ec-e695422fb84e.html