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Body found in pool behind Waukegan home where fire occurred last month

A death investigation was underway in Waukegan Monday after a body was found inside a pool in the backyard of the home where a young woman was rescued from a basement during a fire last month, but later died.

The discovery of the body, in the 1300 block of North Jackson Street, comes on the heels of efforts to find a missing Waukegan teen. On Sunday, more than 50 people came out to search for the young man near where he was last seen, at a service station at Jackson Street and Grand Avenue.

“We do have a body, but we do not know who it is,” Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper said. “There is a pool behind the house, and someone is in it.”

The coroner’s vehicle, fire trucks and police cars lined the street and the alley behind the home Monday morning. Yellow crime-scene tape stretched to encompass

Read more at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-waukegan-death-investigation-st-0109-20180108-story.html

Hargarten: The artist behind Sprecher tapper handles



 Cedarburg artist
Mark Hargarten starts with real fruit when designing his
beer tap prototypes.

Photo by Mark Justesen


CEDARBURG When Mark Hargarten walks into a bar in
southeastern Wisconsin, or rather any bar that serves
Sprecher beer, hes likely to see something familiar: a
tapper handle that was conceived, designed and crafted
in his own Cedarburg back yard, with his own hands.

The
artist, who founded Replica Masters full-service
mold-making, casting, design and sculpting facility in
1990, has been creating beer tappers for Sprecher for
about a decade. It was a job that all but fell into his
lap at a friends bonfire several years ago, where he
found himself talking with a stranger who turned out to
be Jeff Hamilton, then-vice president (now president) of
Sprecher Brewing Co.

He
was just a guy next to me

Read more at: http://www.gmtoday.com/news/local_stories/2018/01032018-hargarten-the-artist-behind-sprecher-tapper-handles.asp

The data behind the serial-killer detector has some small issues.

The story also inspired us to check out his data. Hargrove collected as much homicide data as was available online by downloading the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Report data from 1976–2015. He then went the extra mile to obtain additional and (until then) generally unavailable data from Alabama, Florida, Illinois, and D.C. He used unknown offender sex as a proxy for unsolved case and grouped these cases by geographic area (county or metro area), weapon, and sex. Such cases are unfortunately not uncommon, especially if the victims are women. (There are also cases of multiple homicides of young men and unknown offenders, but data suggests that women are more likely to be targeted by serial killers.) Studying these individual groups, he found that he was able to find cases of suspected serial homicides, with young women as victims and unknown offenders, and this is what led to the discovery of the

Read more at: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/12/the_data_behind_the_serial_killer_detector_has_some_small_issues.html

Human remains found behind Brookeville cemetery identified

A Brookeville resident walking his dogs in a wooded path behind the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery the evening of Sunday, Nov. 12 discovered what appeared to be human bones and contacted police. Police responded and found a shallow grave with skeletal remains.

The remains were sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to be examined.

Yamada, commander of the 4th district, assured those in attendance at a Brookeville town hall meeting on Nov. 20 that there was nothing to show that there was an immediate threat to local residents. He also indicated the possibility that there may have been more than one person was involved with the burial of the remains.

The investigation is ongoing. Police are urging anyone who may have information regarding this death to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

@glyniskazanjian

 

Read more at: http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/news/local/item/6112-human-remains-found-behind-brookeville-cemetery-identified

The Story Behind ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ And The Madness Of Jim Carrey’s Method

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Woman’s Body Found Behind Maryland Shopping Center

UPDATE: Police have confirmed the woman found dead is 21-year-old Dania Mendez de Guerra, who was reported missing. See the latest developments here.

A woman’s body was found behind a shopping center in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Friday afternoon.

Authorities received a 911 call about 3:30 p.m. about an unresponsive person behind a business at University Boulevard East and Elkin Street in Wheaton, police said.

First responders found the body next to a dumpster behind a CVS.

It’s a busy area where people often cut through to get to a large apartment complex. 

The scene is two blocks from where a missing woman was last seen Tuesday just after midnight. Police said they’re looking into the possibility that the missing person was the woman found dead.

An autopsy will be performed by the chief medical examiner’s office in Baltimore.

Alias Grace: the true crime story behind Netflix’s new Margaret Atwood adaptation

Following the hugely successful Handmaid’s Tale, another Margaret Atwood TV adaptation is on its way.

Six-part drama Alias Grace comes to Netflix on 3 November, based on the author’s 1996 novel of the same name – and helmed by American Psycho director Mary Harron.

It tells the story of Grace Marks, an Irish-Canadian maid suspected – alongside James McDermott – of the brutal double-murder of housekeeper Nancy Montgomery and employer Thomas Kinnear.

Based on real events, Alias Grace explores a notorious true-crime whodunnit that predates ‘Making A Murderer’ by 170 years.

Sex, violence and class warfare

The case, which unfolded in 1843 in Canada, had all the ingredients to capture the world’s imagination.

Writing in the novel’s afterword, Atwood describes Marks as “uncommonly pretty”.

Housekeeper Montgomery had also previously given birth to an illegitimate child, and was the mistress of employer Thomas Kinnear. “At her autopsy she was found to be pregnant,” Atwood writes.

“The combination of

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/television/alias-grace-margaret-atwood-netflix/

Man falsely accused of murder freed after 13 years behind bars …

BALTIMORE – Prosecutors say a Baltimore man who was convicted of murder 13 years ago was falsely accused, reports CBS Baltimore.

Lamar Johnson, 34, was freed from prison Tuesday. In 2005, Johnson was convicted of the first-degree murder of Carlos Sawyer, 31, who was gunned down in East Baltimore in 2004. But even after being sentenced to life, lawyers say Johnson always claimed his innocence and never changed his story.

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Lamar Johnson wipes away a tear moments after his conviction in a 2004 Baltimore murder was overturned.

Investigators from the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project spent years examining Johnson’s case, ultimately finding three new witnesses who said Johnson wasn’t the gunman. After reviewing the new evidence, prosecutors with Baltimore’s Conviction Integrity Unit realized the mistake that had been made.

“First I want to thank God for blessing me with my freedom, then I want to thank

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-falsely-accused-of-murder-freed-after-13-years-behind-bars/

Man falsely accused of murder freed after 13 years behind bars

BALTIMORE – Prosecutors say a Baltimore man who was convicted of murder 13 years ago was falsely accused, reports CBS Baltimore.

Lamar Johnson, 34, was freed from prison Tuesday. In 2005, Johnson was convicted of the first-degree murder of Carlos Sawyer, 31, who was gunned down in East Baltimore in 2004. But even after being sentenced to life, lawyers say Johnson always claimed his innocence and never changed his story.

lamar-johnson.jpg

Lamar Johnson wipes away a tear moments after his conviction in a 2004 Baltimore murder was overturned.

Investigators from the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project spent years examining Johnson’s case, ultimately finding three new witnesses who said Johnson wasn’t the gunman. After reviewing the new evidence, prosecutors with Baltimore’s Conviction Integrity Unit realized the mistake that had been made.

“First I want to thank God for blessing me with my freedom, then I want to thank

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-falsely-accused-of-murder-freed-after-13-years-behind-bars/

Behind the Headlines — The work of the Midwest Innocence Project …

On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, we went Behind the Headlines to delve into the news that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens granted a stay of execution for Marcellus Williams.

Joining the program first for the discussion was Erica Hunzinger, politics, education and criminal justice editor at St. Louis Public Radio, who wrote about the state’s intended use of pentobarbital to execute Williams. She also wrote about the stay of execution as well.

Host Don Marsh was then joined by Tricia Bushnell, the director of the Midwest Innocence Project, to discuss the work of the organization, which called for the stay of execution.

St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the

Read more at: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/behind-headlines-work-midwest-innocence-project