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Mystery: Woman’s tragic journey from student to missing person to homicide victim

In a saga that played out in less than three days, a young woman found shot to death in a Miami neighborhood over the weekend turned out to be a student who was reported missing from Barry University in Miami Shores.

Investigators now know who the woman is but don’t know who killed her — or why.

On Sunday, Miami police put out a sketch of a woman who had been found shot early Saturday near Northwest 29th Avenue and 12th Street. She had no identification and was brought to a hospital where she died, police said.

Also on Sunday, police in Miami Shores put out a missing person alert to Priscilla Torres, 19, who was reported missing by her mother.

Woman’s tragic journey from student to missing person to homicide …

In a saga that played out in less than three days, a young woman found shot to death in a Miami neighborhood over the weekend turned out to be a student who was reported missing from Barry University in Miami Shores.

Investigators now know who the woman is but don’t know who killed her — or why.

On Sunday, Miami police put out a sketch of a woman who had been found shot early Saturday near Northwest 29th Avenue and 12th Street. She had no identification and was brought to a hospital where she died, police said.

Also on Sunday, police in Miami Shores put out a missing person alert to Priscilla Torres, 19, who was reported missing by her mother.

The Tragic, Real-Life Epilogue to Netflix’s “Making a Murderer”

The press evince justifiable pride these days over so much great work—on sexual harassment, Donald Trump and myriad other topics. For sure, it’s mixed with anxiety over shaky business models, a Trump-fueled decline in public esteem and painful screw-ups, such as those of late by CNN and ABC News.

And then there’s this frequent occupational reality: press achievements that come crashing or go unacknowledged. Those limits of journalism are typified by an engrossing and controversial Netflix series and its account of a troubled young man named Brendan Dassey.

On Friday a federal appeals court in Chicago released a rather astonishing 4-3 decision in which it overturned a lower court and upheld a murder conviction against Dassey, a learning disabled Wisconsin man who was badgered by cops (at age 16) into a murder confession. The interrogation video was a central element of the Netflix series, Making a Murderer, an exploration of

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/the-tragic-real-life-epilogue-to-netflixs-making-a-murderer

The Tragic, Real-Life Epilogue to Netflix’s “Making a Murderer …

The press evince justifiable pride these days over so much great work—on sexual harassment, Donald Trump and myriad other topics. For sure, it’s mixed with anxiety over shaky business models, a Trump-fueled decline in public esteem and painful screw-ups, such as those of late by CNN and ABC News.

And then there’s this frequent occupational reality: press achievements that come crashing or go unacknowledged. Those limits of journalism are typified by an engrossing and controversial Netflix series and its account of a troubled young man named Brendan Dassey.

On Friday a federal appeals court in Chicago released a rather astonishing 4-3 decision in which it overturned a lower court and upheld a murder conviction against Dassey, a learning disabled Wisconsin man who was badgered by cops (at age 16) into a murder confession. The interrogation video was a central element of the Netflix series, Making a Murderer, an exploration of

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/the-tragic-real-life-epilogue-to-netflixs-making-a-murderer

A Mother’s Search: How tragic teen Samantha Bonnell’s mom solved mystery after her death

Photograph of Samantha Bonnell

Samantha Bonnell, whose tragic case features on A Mother’s Search. Pic: Investigation Discovery

Tonight on Investigation Discovery, A Mother’s Search looks at how tragic teenager Samantha Bonnell’s mother Mary Weir solved the painful mystery surrounding her disappearance — by identifying her on the web following her death.

Bonnell died at the age of 18 after being hit by at least two cars on a freeway in Montclair, CA. She had traveled there from her home in Palmer, Alaska, while pursuing a dream of traveling the country.

Around a day before her death, she rang her mother Mary to tell her how she was getting on — never to be heard from again.

As Samantha didn’t have any identification documents on her when she died, police were unable to identify her body.

She lay unidentified as Jane Doe 17-05 for a year and a half before

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/a-mothers-search-how-tragic-teen-samantha-bonnells-mom-solved-mystery-after-her-death/