Tag Archives: homicide

Hopewell’s first homicide victim of 2018 found dead on sidewalk


HOPEWELL, Va. – Hopewell Police are investigating the first murder of the year. Officers said they found 29-year-old Willie Earl Cromartie shot to death in the 1900 block of Warren Avenue just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. When police arrived they found Cromartie lying motionless on the sidewalk, with apparent gunshot wounds.

Investigators said the preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was engaged in a verbal argument with an unknown offender that became physical and that led to the shooting.

Witnesses reported observing the offender, described as a light-complected black male, with an afro-style haircut, entering a silver or grey 4-door vehicle and fleeing the scene. The suspect was last seen wearing a light in color blue jacket.

Photographs of the alleged offender in the blue jacket

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2018/01/09/willie-earl-cromartie-obit/

Hopewell’s first homicide victim of 2018 found dead on sidewalk …


HOPEWELL, Va. – Hopewell Police are investigating the first murder of the year. Officers said they found 29-year-old Willie Earl Cromartie shot to death in the 1900 block of Warren Avenue just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. When police arrived they found Cromartie lying motionless on the sidewalk, with apparent gunshot wounds.

Investigators said the preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was engaged in a verbal argument with an unknown offender that became physical and that led to the shooting.

Witnesses reported observing the offender, described as a light-complected black male, with an afro-style haircut, entering a silver or grey 4-door vehicle and fleeing the scene. The suspect was last seen wearing a light in color blue jacket.

Photographs of the alleged offender in the blue jacket

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2018/01/09/willie-earl-cromartie-obit/

Homicide tracker: A list of 37 killings in Knoxville, Knox County in 2017

CLOSE

Seven months into 2017, the total number of homicides reported in Knox County — 25 — has nearly reached the average for an entire year.
Wochit

Dorian Bluford moved from Houston to Knoxville on May 30.

“It’s time for me to move on,” the 32-year-old wrote on Facebook. “It’s time for change and something different.”

Within the first six hours after his flight landed, Bluford was stabbed to death. 

Bluford is one of 15 homicide victims whose cases remain open after the deadliest year in Knoxville and Knox County since 1998.

As

Read more at: http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2017/12/31/homicide-tracker-list-37-killings-knoxville-knox-county-2017/910899001/

Homicide tracker: A list of 37 killings in Knoxville, Knox County in 2017

CLOSE

Seven months into 2017, the total number of homicides reported in Knox County — 25 — has nearly reached the average for an entire year.
Wochit

Dorian Bluford moved from Houston to Knoxville on May 30.

“It’s time for me to move on,” the 32-year-old wrote on Facebook. “It’s time for change and something different.”

Within the first six hours after his flight landed, Bluford was stabbed to death. 

Bluford is one of 15 homicide victims whose cases remain open after the deadliest year in Knoxville and Knox County since 1998.

As

Read more at: http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2017/12/31/homicide-tracker-list-37-killings-knoxville-knox-county-2017/910899001/

KCPD investigates homicide after Overland Park police receive info about missing woman

A body buried in a backyard, an entire town rattled and a murder suspect who’s the son of a sheriff’s deputy. For a year and a half, Crawford County kept a secret.

Read more at: http://www.kctv5.com/story/37103318/kcpd-investigates-homicide-after-overland-park-police-receive-info-about-missing-woman

KCPD investigates homicide after Overland Park police receive in …

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) –

Police in Kansas City are investigating a possible murder-suicide after a woman’s body was found in a wooded area on Tuesday.

At about 6:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Kansas City Police Department officers say they were called by the Overland Park Police Department who received a social media tip that the body of a missing woman had been seen in the 8300 block of Hillcrest Road.

Officers searched the suggested area by land and by air and the body of a young, white woman was found in a wooded area in the 8500 block of Hillcrest Road.

The posts were made via Facebook by a man named Kareem McCoy-Lee.

In the posts, Lee talks about his plan to kill a woman named Bryanna. He also says, in a later post, “Body across from 8503 Hillcrest Rd, d— gun jammed.”

The posts were later deleted.

Police

Read more at: http://www.kctv5.com/story/37103318/kcpd-investigates-homicide-after-overland-park-police-receive-info-about-missing-woman

Man Fatally Shot in Apparent Homicide in Germantown

He was found dead in his apartment, police say

Andrew Schotz/File Photo

A man was found dead from a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon in his Germantown apartment, according to police.

After a 911 call about a man who had been shot came in at about 4:30 p.m., first responders found a man dead in an apartment in the 12900 block of Falling Water Circle, Montgomery County police wrote in a press release.

Police have not yet released the name of the man, but said he was a resident at that address.

Detectives are investigating the death as a homicide.

Police have asked anyone with information to call 240-773-5070, or leave an anonymous tip to Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-TIPS (8477) to be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000.

Read more at: http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Man-Fatally-Shot-in-Apparent-Homicide-in-Germantown/

Police Search for Endless Taylor, Suspect in Alexandria Homicide

Police are searching for an Alexandria man suspected in the stabbing and killing of a man found in a wooded area of Fairfax County, police said.

Endless Taylor, 24, is accused of robbing and killing his acquaintance, Luis Ernesto Bonilla, police said.

Bonilla, 27, was killed Dec. 1 and suffered trauma to his upper body, police said. Officers found his body the next day in the 7100 block of Fairchild Drive, Fairfax County police said.

Police are searching for Taylor, who has distinctive tattoos on both sides of his neck. One of the tattoos reads “Pray for Me.” Police describe Taylor as a black man who is about 5’9″ tall and 175 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, police said.

Taylor may have been spotted in Prince William County and police believe he is still in the area. He should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Read more at: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Police-Search-for-Homicide-Suspect-Endless-Taylor-464237453.html

Police Search for Endless Taylor, Suspect in Alexandria Homicide …

Police are searching for an Alexandria man suspected in the stabbing and killing of a man found in a wooded area of Fairfax County, police said.

Endless Taylor, 24, is accused of robbing and killing his acquaintance, Luis Ernesto Bonilla, police said.

Bonilla, 27, was killed Dec. 1 and suffered trauma to his upper body, police said. Officers found his body the next day in the 7100 block of Fairchild Drive, Fairfax County police said.

Police are searching for Taylor, who has distinctive tattoos on both sides of his neck. One of the tattoos reads “Pray for Me.” Police describe Taylor as a black man who is about 5’9″ tall and 175 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, police said.

Taylor may have been spotted in Prince William County and police believe he is still in the area. He should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Read more at: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Police-Search-for-Homicide-Suspect-Endless-Taylor-464237453.html

Time ‘not on the side’ of police in Tess Richey case, former homicide detective says

“Time is not on the side of the investigators” in the Tess Richey murder case, says one former homicide detective, with days of work having been lost and a crime scene potentially compromised by what had at first been a missing persons probe.

Richey, 22, went missing in the early morning hours of Nov. 25, and was found dead on Nov. 29. Over the weekend, police released surveillance photographs of a man they’d like to speak to who was seen with Richey shortly before her death.

Last week, Mark Mendelson, a former homicide detective with Toronto police who currently works as a private investigator and consultant, said anytime a missing person investigation turns into a murder probe, it “creates more work” for police and forces them to retrace their steps.

Witnesses must be re-interviewed, video from

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/tess-richey-investigation-1.4443883