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National agency still trying to identify John Doe found in Shady 40 years ago

Sketch from the case file of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

By Angie A. Gambill

The Tomahawk was contacted recently by the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) requesting information about a body that was found in 1977 in Johnson County. Forty years later the middle-age male remains unidentified. We are reaching out to our readers that lived in the area during this time that might have information helpful to the investigation.
Articles that appeared in The Tomahawk in December of 1977 recount a gruesome tale of some two dozen elderly men living in the abandoned buildings and grounds of the property known as the Shady Mountain Orchard. Many of the men were disabled, some had skin diseases that required hospitalization, and most appeared malnourished and in general poor health.
According to the men interviewed by authorities at the time,

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Police: Chesterfield thief shot by gun he was trying to steal | WTVR …

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Police are investigating a bizarre chain of events in Chesterfield County Saturday morning where a suspect was wounded during a home break-in.

Officers were investigating a break-in at a home in the 6500 block of Creekrun Drive around 8:45 a.m., when they received a call about a person shot in the 4500 block of Watchrun Drive, Chesterfield Police Lt. Peter J. Cimbal said.

Officers said the two calls, which were in the Watchrun subdivision off Hopkins Road,  were connected.

When police apprehended a break-in suspect, they discovered the wounded person may have also been involved with the break-in.

“At this time police believe that the victim was accidentally shot with a firearm he was attempting to take from the residence on Creekrun Drive,” Cimbal said.

Officials said the shooting victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said their investigation was ongoing and that they were working to find

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/09/16/creekrun-drive-breakin/

Break-in suspect shot trying to steal gun from Chesterfield home

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Police are investigating a bizarre chain of events in Chesterfield County Saturday morning where a suspect was wounded during a home break-in.

Officers were investigating a break-in at a home in the 6500 block of Creekrun Drive around 8:45 a.m., when they received a call about a person shot in the 4500 block of Watchrun Drive, Chesterfield Police Lt. Peter J. Cimbal said.

Officers said the two calls, which were in the Watchrun subdivision off Hopkins Road,  were connected.

When police apprehended a break-in suspect, they discovered the wounded person may have also been involved with the break-in.

“At this time police believe that the victim was accidentally shot with a firearm he was attempting to take from the residence on Creekrun Drive,” Cimbal said.

Officials said the shooting victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said their investigation was ongoing and that they were working to find

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/09/16/watchrun-subdivision-creekrun-drive-shooting/

Woman trying to locate rescue worker husband among many searching for loved ones missing in Harvey’s floods

The wife of a missing rescuer in Texas is holding out hope that he survived a risky jump into the surging waters — to avoid certain death by electrocution.

She last saw Ben Vizueth on Monday when he streamed his rescue expedition to Facebook, footage that shows a freelance photographer documenting light-hearted moments in Harvey’s muddied waters northeast of Houston.

KTRK-TV reports that witnesses said seven men, including Vizueth, were on board the boat when it drifted dangerously close to an electric pole. All of them jumped into the flooded Greens Bayou just south of U.S. Route 90.

They were last seen in the Facebook video near the Coolgreen corridor in Harris County.

Harvey makes second, pre-dawn landfall in Louisiana

Three of those boaters were found alive, but suffering from burns Tuesday. The trio survived by clinging to trees, according to the Houston television station.

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/woman-pleads-missing-husband-return-harvey-floods-article-1.3454127

Man accused of trying to snatch 9-year-old leads officers on 50-mile chase, police say – Press

Armchair detectives trying to solve the mystery of a 1971 skyjack

On November 24, 1971, an individual who identified himself as #d b cooper and was dressed in a business suit boarded a Seattle-bound aircraft in #Portland. He had with him a suitcase and after the flight was airborne, he indicated to a flight attendant that there was an explosive device in his suitcase. He also demanded $200,000 in cash as #ransom money apart from other items.

The authorities met his demands and at Seattle airport, he permitted the 36 other passengers and some crew members to get off the plane but he remained and ordered the pilot to fly the plane slowly to Mexico. As it was flying, he opened a rear door, jumped out with the cash and literally vanished into thin air.

Investigations to date by FBI

New Zealand Herald reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) was unable to solve

Read more at: http://us.blastingnews.com/lifestyle/2017/08/armchair-detectives-trying-to-solve-the-mystery-of-a-1971-skyjack-001926181.html

Convicted of rape in 1996, acquitted in 2010, former Yakima man still trying to clear his name – Yakima Herald

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How tech companies are trying to combat trafficking

Sex trafficking and human slavery are certainly nothing new, but the internet has created a lawless space for predators to buy and sell people. Today, more than 150,000 escort ads are posted in the US every day, many of them for children. The human trafficking industry enslaves an estimated 27 million people worldwide.

Now, an organization is turning to the very features of the internet that make trafficking so widespread to combat it. Thorn partners with technology companies like Google, Pinterest, Facebook and others to help identify and rescue children, and possibly catch predators.

Last month, a video of Thorn founder Ashton Kutcher went viral when he gave very personal testimony to the US Senate on the tragedy of child trafficking. Earlier this year, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee sponsored a bill that eventually became a law to direct $50 million in federal money annually to

Read more at: https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-03-06/how-tech-companies-are-trying-combat-child-trafficking