ALCONA COUNTY — Investigators from the Michigan State Police Alpena Post and the Alcona County Sheriff’s Department are seeking information from the public to help identify human remains found in Northern Michigan 23 years ago.
A bow hunter discovered the human skeletal remains in October 1994 while walking in a wooded area off Bamfield Road, between Curtisville and Alcona Dam, in Alcona County. The Alcona County Sheriff’s Department was the lead investigating agency with the MSP crime lab assisting in the recovery of the remains from the scene.
Michigan State University anthropologists have determined the remains are that of a female 30 to 50 years old and approximately 4’ 7” to 5’ 6” tall. The woman was likely of European ancestry, commonly referred to as Caucasian, but no population group should be excluded. Evidence of a fracture to the skull indicates she may have experienced
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LAINGSBURG — An investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Florida, ICAC Taskforce, and the Shiawassee County Probation Department has resulted in the arrest of a 47-year-old man from Laingsburg.
Jeffrey Drown, 47, turned himself in and was taken into custody on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
The investigation stemmed from a tip and probationary check of Drown’s electronic devices. Further investigation led to locating multiple internet-capable devices inside of Drown’s residence.
Drown has been charged with three counts of use of a computer to commit a crime and three counts of child sexually abusive material possession. Drown was arraigned on all counts on Nov. 14 and issued a $10,000 cash or surety bond.
If convicted, Drown faces up to seven years in prison for each count of using a computer to commit a crime and four years for
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In May 1988, a man named John Simon provided police with the first lead they’d gotten in any of those cases in years.
Simon, who worked on a Jefferson County farm, went to the sheriff’s department to pick up a copy of an accident report. While he was there, he told a detective about some disconcerting memories of a man he once knew.
Simon suspected the man could be involved in the murders of Hack and Drew — and perhaps others.
Simon knew the man as Wayne Edwards, but that turned out to be one of many aliases used by the not-so-former criminal. His real name was Edward Wayne Edwards.
Simon described Edwards as a wife beater, a child abuser, a con artist and a drifter. He drove a dark green van with a .357 pistol stashed under the seat.
The two men met in late summer 1980, when
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Three men accused of committing sex offenses against children will face possible indictments next month.
All three men appeared before Laurel District Judge John Chappell on Tuesday for preliminary hearings, with Chappell referring the cases for felony indictment.
• Ray Steven Bennett, 43, of 155 Day Ridge Road in London, is charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a four-year-old child and also having “deviate sexual intercourse” with the same child five different times.
Bennett chose not to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, which will send his case directly for presentation of evidence before a grand jury in August. Bennett’s $100,000 cash bond remains in place, and a notation on the court docket indicates that Bennett is considered to be a “danger to self or others.”
• Steven Cole, 30, of 350 Payne Trail in London, also waived his right for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Cole
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Warning: The following story contains matters of a graphic nature.
A reported case of child pornography has a London man jailed under a $100,000 cash bond and a preliminary hearing set for next week.
Steven Raleigh Cole, 30, of 950 Payne Trail in London, was taken into custody on Friday, June 30, following an investigation into an alleged child pornography incident.
The warrant filed by Kentucky State Police Detective Justin Oliver states that between March 1 and March 12 of this year, Cole possessed a video that shows an adult male performing sexual acts with a toddler.
The incident was reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) by Dropbox Inc. with the IP address of a location near London, Ky. The search warrant indicates that the time and date this video was downloaded was not released by Dropbox, but further investigation indicates that it was reported to NCMCE on March
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This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of
Rehabilitation and Correction shows Evin King, who has spent 23
years in an Ohio prison for the 1994 strangulation of his
girlfriend Crystal Hudson. King, who has maintained his innocence,
could be released soon after Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Prosecutor
Michael O’Malley’s office in Cleveland asked a court
Monday, April 17, 2017, to vacate King’s conviction, based on
advances in DNA testing and interpreting forensic evidence. (Ohio
Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:00 pm
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Whitley County law enforcement officials discovered and recovered this weekend a submerged car containing a deceased male in Larwill Lake, just south of Larwill, according to a news release.
Texas EquuSearch, a private, nonprofit search and recovery company located in Galveston, used advanced SONAR technology to find the submerged vehicle Saturday and into early Sunday morning. Texas EquuSearch had been searching for Marcus Wolfe, a Whitley County man reported missing since July 25, at the request of Wolfe’s mother when a number of law enforcement and community-based searches throughout the fall and winter were unsuccessful in locating him, the release said.
An autopsy has been conducted, but positive identification, cause and manner of death is pending.
The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, who deployed dive teams to recover the vehicle and the body. Indiana State Police also assisted in the investigation, which remain ongoing.
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Because internet use is a daily part of most of our lives, the Michigan State Police Michigan Cyber Command Center is reminding Michiganders to be safe and smart when using social networking applications
LANSING — Because internet use is a daily part of most of our lives, the Michigan State Police Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3) is reminding Michiganders to be safe and smart when using social networking applications, or “apps.”
By design, social networking apps allow users to communicate and share information. They can be accessed using a variety of devices and are often free of charge. Some examples are Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Kik Messenger. Using social networking apps can be positive. However, there are dangers. Unintended use of these apps has resulted in children finding themselves in unsafe situations.
Kik, for instance, allows users to chat anonymously and does not validate user information.
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Organizers of the 2017 Ride for Missing and Exploited Children’s Central New York Chapter will announce their route Monday, March 13 and help bring new riders up to speed during an event meeting at Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Dr., Utica.
The route traditionally includes a list of school stops, and highlights of riders, volunteers and spectators as they help spread awareness about youth safety.
The ride is the biggest fundraiser of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s New York/Mohawk Valley Branch. The one-day, 100-mile ride in the Mohawk Valley is scheduled for Friday, June 2.
The ride will honor the memory of all missing children and raise public awareness of their plight. It will also emphasize the need for child safety education while raising funds to support missing children poster distribution and community education.
The event will begin with a new rider meeting at 6 p.m. in the MVCC IT
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