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5 real crimes that were solved in unbelievable ways

For most people, high school friends offer camaraderie, study partners, and people to sit with at the lunch table. But for one young woman, a chance high school friendship unearthed the truth about her abduction as a baby.

Zephany Nurse was born in the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, on April 28, 1997. Two days later, a woman disguised in a nurse’s uniform took the infant and escaped with her, possibly through a tunnel from the maternity unit to a nearby road, according to a February 2010 news report in IOL.

Zephany’s biological parents, Morné and Celeste, spent years trying to raise awareness about their kidnapped daughter in the media, to no avail. Even after their family kept growing with the arrival of their second daughter, Cassidy, they kept a yearly remembrance of Zephany every April 28.

Years later, Cassidy began

Read more at: http://www.thisisinsider.com/crimes-twists-history-2018-2

Significant Digits For Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.

2 words

Number of words that most of earth has for “tea,” the other being “chai.” Talk to essentially any human and say those two words and they’ll catch your meaning. The universal nature of those two words is partially due to how they spread; land trade routes exported the word “chai” and sea trade exported the word “tea” and their derivatives. [Quartz]


2 percent

Percentage of Aflac associates nationwide who were able to produce $266,760 in annual sales that the company advertised would allow new fresh recruits to obtain commissions and stock bonuses. The company is the target of a class action lawsuit that alleges the insurer recruited employees with promises of steep incomes despite the rarity of that outcome, encouraging employees to sell to friends, while also massaging metrics and manipulating earning statements. [The

Read more at: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/significant-digits-for-friday-jan-12-2018/

Phoenix Spending $1 Million on Landfill Search, but Investigators May Not Need Victim’s Body

But it’s not always true, and it’s surprisingly less true in recent years, thanks largely to DNA and forensic science.

“If there’s no body, there’s no death,” Avelina Tamala told a friend.

In 2017, 20 years after Tamala and his girlfriend, Anna Reyes, dumped her 3-year-old daughter in the desert, Tamala was convicted of murder. Reyes fled to Mexico and remains on the lam.

Together they had often kept the pretty little girl, Crystal Reyes, in a dog crate. One night, they bound and gagged her and put her in a cardboard box. As the couple rode bikes, Crystal died in that box. It was all documented in “Crystal’s Cage,” an exceptional piece of journalism by the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.

Tamala was wrong. Ultimately, a hiker found a small fragment of Crystal’s skull, prompting a 20-year investigation into who she was, what happened to her, and who to blame.

Many cases,

Read more at: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/phoenix-landfill-search-no-body-doesnt-mean-there-is-no-case-10013301

No Body, No Crime? Not Necessarily: $1 Million Landfill Search May Not Be in Vain

But it’s not always true, and it’s surprisingly less true in recent years, thanks largely to DNA and forensic science.

“If there’s no body, there’s no death,” Avelina Tamala told a friend.

In 2017, 20 years after Tamala and his girlfriend, Anna Reyes, dumped her 3-year-old daughter in the desert, Tamala was convicted of murder. Reyes fled to Mexico and remains on the lam.

Together they had often kept the pretty little girl, Crystal Reyes, in a dog crate. One night, they bound and gagged her and put her in a cardboard box. As the couple rode bikes, Crystal died in that box. It was all documented in “Crystal’s Cage,” an exceptional piece of journalism by the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.

Tamala was wrong. Ultimately, a hiker found a small fragment of Crystal’s skull, prompting a 20-year investigation into who she was, what happened to her, and who to blame.

Many cases,

Read more at: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/phoenix-landfill-search-no-body-doesnt-mean-there-is-no-case-10013301

In These States, Missing Persons Cases Are Piling Up

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Have you ever wondered which states have the most missing people? Huffington Post provided data on that topic as the result of a study. Here we’ll highlight the 15 states with the dubious distinction of having most open missing persons cases per 100,000 people.

1. Alaska

Alaska-Missing-Michael-Lemaitre He disappeared in the middle of the race.| Daniel Petty via Twitter

  • More than 10 missing persons per 100,000 people
  • A runner vanished into thin air during the Mount Marathon race in 2012.

 Maybe it’s because the state of Alaska holds such a vast amount of wilderness, but it has a rate of missing persons almost twice the national average. The state also holds the record of the highest percentage of missing people who are never found. There is even a section of the state Read more at: https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/in-these-states-missing-persons-cases-are-piling-up.html/?a=viewall

The Last Gay Liberationist

Dec 20, 2017

21 Min read time

Image: Robert Giard, © estate of Robert Giard

The death of Charley Shively marks the end of an era, but his revolutionary ideas for a just society resonate now more than ever.

Charles “Charley” Shively died on October 6, 2017, after a decade of decline at the hands of Alzheimer’s. Famous at the height of Gay Liberation in the 1970s and ’80s as a theorist, writer, and activist, Shively was mostly forgotten during the last three decades of his life, not unlike the radical social movement to which he gave so much. He was a professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, a historian of anarchism and Walt Whitman, and a poet, but his most profound contribution to society was as founder and producer of Fag Rag, the Boston-based anarchist gay men’s periodical that released thirty issues between 1971 and 1987.

Fag Rag, though produced

Read more at: http://bostonreview.net/gender-sexuality/michael-bronski-last-gay-liberationist

How Mystery of Mountain Bike Pioneer Mike Rust’s Death Was Finally Solved

The Hall inducted Rust in 1991.

Mike Rust leading the pack.

Here’s the site’s Rust biography:

A native of Colorado Springs, Mike grew up in a large family (5 brothers and 1 sister). He began building bicycles at an early age; his first was when he was in the seventh grade. This bicycle had a cruiser frame, sturmey-archer 3-speed hub, 40 degrees laced to a 36 degree 26 x 1.75 rim, 3-speed stick shifter and a banana seat.

In 1965, Mike built a mountain bike with a stingray frame, 20-inch wheels, knobby tires (front back), flat handlebars and a leather saddle, which he launched off the front porch. His next bicycle was a used French 8-speed with 2 chainwheels and a 4-cog free wheel to which he added “curldown” dropbars.

After a 5-year romance with his motorcycles, Mike rediscovered bicycles, became a USCF licensed racer

Read more at: http://www.westword.com/news/mike-rust-murder-charles-gonzales-found-guilty-of-killing-mountain-bike-pioneer-9770932

Authorities Search Wooded Area For Clues In 1980 Cold Case

Another Pixel 2 XL problem, this one with touch panel edge response


The Pixel 2 XL has just added another issue to what seems like an endless parade of problems with regards to its screen. Users on Google’s product forums have started reporting the lack of touch sensitivity along the edges of the display.

Tiaa Fsb Increases Stake in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY)


The stock of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Barclays Capital. It is negative, as 82 investors sold OXY shares while 326 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 315 raised stakes.

Justice Khosa excuses himself from Hudaibiya case bench


Subsequently, a Supreme Court bench hearing the Panama Papers case had asked the bureau to reopen the case. The Hudaibiya Paper Mills is basically about money laundering of Sharif family during 1990s.

Trump’s warning to North Korea:

Read more at: http://expressnewsline.com/2017/11/13/authorities-search-wooded-area-for-clues-in-1980-cold-case.html

FBI, NHSP Searching Location For Woman Missing Since 1980

MANCHESTER, NH — The Federal Bureau of Investigation and New Hampshire State Police are in Manchester today searching a wooded area of the city hoping for clues in a nearly four decade missing person case. Investigators are looking for Denise Daneault, who went missing in 1980 at the age of 25. Jeffrey Hastings of Frame of Mind Photography reported on Facebook that state troopers, the FBI, and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office had brought in a specialized search group – Bay Area Recovery Canines – to help with the investigation which is in the West End of the city, in an area known as the “black acres.”

The area is at the end of Upland Street near the Kimball Street Housing Project. They have been at the scene, along with a NHSP K-9 unit, since around 1 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2017.

“The FBI evidence response team appears to be

Read more at: https://patch.com/new-hampshire/bedford-nh/fbi-nhsp-searching-location-woman-missing-1980

Burger Battle round 3: An underdog advances to the Final Four

In the third round of Burger Battle 2017, we sent teams of three judges to try three burgers at each joint. Not three burgers apiece, although a couple of judges would have gone for that.

The results were telling. One place is definitely on a roll. There’s another that’s having a good-luck streak — or, rather, its competitors have combined for a bad-luck streak. And there is a former champ that has made it to the Final Four — our only former champ to do so — but is showing some vulnerability.

Although there were only four match-ups, there’s a lot to get to. So here we go …

(2) Fuego Burger vs. (5) Swiss Pastry Shop

When you get to the Elite Eight round of any bracket, you can’t afford a stumble. After a tremendous burger in the previous round, Swiss Pastry Shop had an uncharacteristic one against Fuego Burger.

The Spicy

Read more at: http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/restaurants/burgers/article177006221.html