Monthly Archives: October 2017

Defense submits motion to dismiss murder case in Catawba County Superior Court

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3News Special Report: Cold Case – Elisa Roberson

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) – It’s many parents worst fear -a young girl walking to meet a childhood friend goes missing, never to be seen or heard from again.  Her name was Blanca Roberson, but she was known to her family and friends as Elisa.  She was just 13 years old back in 1989 when she vanished without a trace from her Aransas Pass neighborhood.  To this date, 28 years later, her disappearance remains a mystery.

Aransas Pass resident, Elva Fuentes said, “when we hear about it, we still pray there will be closure.”
It was one of those cases that stunned an entire community.  Fuentes, “that changed everything around here.”

The day was Sunday, August 6th, 1989.  Elva Fuentes remembers it like it was yesterday.  “By the time school started, they were calling

Read more at: http://www.kiiitv.com/news/local/3news-special-report-cold-case-elisa-roberson/487841158

3News Special Report – Cold Case: Elisa Roberson

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) – It’s many parents worst fear -a young girl walking to meet a childhood friend goes missing, never to be seen or heard from again.  Her name was Blanca Roberson, but she was known to her family and friends as Elisa.  She was just 13 years old back in 1989 when she vanished without a trace from her Aransas Pass neighborhood.  To this date, 28 years later, her disappearance remains a mystery.

Aransas Pass resident, Elva Fuentes said, “when we hear about it, we still pray there will be closure.”
It was one of those cases that stunned an entire community.  Fuentes, “that changed everything around here.”

The day was Sunday, August 6th, 1989.  Elva Fuentes remembers it like it was yesterday.  “By the time school started, they were calling

Read more at: http://www.kiiitv.com/news/local/3news-special-report-cold-case-elisa-roberson/487841158

Family, community still has hope for return of Jeremy Jourdain | WDAY

His family has held multiple fundraisers, conducted numerous community searches and created a reward fund, hoping to bring Jourdain home.

Jourdain’s aunt, Alex Tanner, said the family is still taking things day by day. She raised her nephew, and has spent the past year searching along with other family members when time permits.

“We’re just kind of at a dead end right now,” Tanner said. “We don’t know where to go next. Nothing new has come in, no tips.”

While no new searches have been scheduled, Tanner and other family members, as well as the Bemidji Police Department, hope other efforts will lead to knowing the teen’s whereabouts.

Jourdain was in the Nymore neighborhood within the city of Bemidji on the night of his disappearance, Halloween night, Oct. 31, in order to gather with friends, according to a news release from the Bemidji Police Department.

After he was reported missing, multiple agencies searched by air

Read more at: https://www.wday.com/news/4351707-family-community-still-has-hope-return-jeremy-jourdain

How You Can Help Save the Next Girl?

On Oct. 17, 2009 grief poured over Virginia when Morgan Harrington was abducted from a concert in Charlottesville. She was a twenty-year-old Virginia Tech student from Roanoke, Virginia. Her remains were discovered three months later on a farm only six miles away from the concert venue.

It wasn’t until much investigation and six years later on Sept. 15, 2015 that Jesse Matthew was charged with abduction with intent to defile and first-degree murder. A year prior to his charges, there was a connection between Matthew and another young college student who was abducted and murdered, Hannah Graham.

Hannah Graham was an eighteen-year-old University of Virginia student who went missing on Sept. 13, 2014. Similar to Harrington’s case, her remains were discovered five weeks later on a property in Albemarle County.

On March 2, 2016, Matthew finally pled guilty to both the abductions and murders of Harrington and Graham. He was given four consecutive

Read more at: https://studybreaks.com/2017/10/31/help-save-the-next-girl-sexual-assault/

Macon homicide victim identified as missing person

Malaysa Monroe could not have known that Saturday would be the last time she would speak with her best friend.

“She gave me a call and me and her talked,” Monroe said of her friend, adding that the two had planned to get drinks at the Crazy Bull bar downtown.

“She wanted me to come link up with her, but I didn’t ever come out. I wish I would have.”

Just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, someone called 911 to report a person was down, possibly dead, at the end of a driveway.

The body of Jontavious Towns was found at the top of a hill on Rosecrest Avenue, which is lined with blighted and burnt houses near a large tan-colored water tower between Bright Street and Edgewood Avenue.

Standing with friends and family of Towns, Monroe said the 30-year-old was transgendered and went by the name Candace Towns.

Bibb County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Gonzalez said

Read more at: http://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article181966201.html

20-year sentence in Minot child sex crimes case – KFYR

MINOT, N.D. – A Minot man will serve 20 years in prison after admitting to a series of child sex crimes.

Thirty-eight-year-old Philemon Bartel pleaded guilty in April to felony charges, including gross sexual imposition, promoting an obscene sexual performance by a minor, and two counts of possession of child pornography.

Last November Minot Police investigators followed through with a tip of suspected child pornography from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which they traced to Bartel.

Investigators found hundreds of images of child pornography on Bartel’s electronics. They later learned that Bartel had sexually assaulted a girl on more than one occasion, and also filmed the girl.

Judge Douglas Mattson called Bartel’s actions “deplorable” and said his behavior was “one of nightmares that consume many people.”

Mattson upheld the “rule 11” plea agreement that called for a 30-year sentence with 10 years suspended on the AA-felony gross sexual imposition charge.

The remaining

Read more at: http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/20-year-sentence-in-Minot-child-sex-crimes-case-454338293.html

Family, community still has hope for return of Jeremy Jourdain

His family has held multiple fundraisers, conducted numerous community searches and created a reward fund, hoping to bring Jourdain home.

Jourdain’s aunt, Alex Tanner, said the family is still taking things day by day. She raised her nephew, and has spent the past year searching along with other family members when time permits.

“We’re just kind of at a dead end right now,” Tanner said. “We don’t know where to go next. Nothing new has come in, no tips.”

While no new searches have been scheduled, Tanner and other family members, as well as the Bemidji Police Department, hope other efforts will lead to knowing the teen’s whereabouts.

Jourdain was in the Nymore neighborhood within the city of Bemidji on the night of his disappearance, Halloween night, Oct. 31, in order to gather with friends, according to a news release from the Bemidji Police Department.

After he was reported missing, multiple agencies searched by air

Read more at: http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/news/4351707-family-community-still-has-hope-return-jeremy-jourdain