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 Oct 27, 2022
Nancy's a straight-shooter and doesn't pull punches. I really enjoy listening to the panels she brings in for discussion. Everyone is well versed in their area of expertise & they go through old, cold, and new cases with incredible respect.

Worth a listen...
 Dec 10, 2021
She's is an acquired taste for sure. I don't agree with her on many things, but I do appreciate how informative & thorough the discussions are. My suggestions is: if you don't like her, Don't Listen. She LOVES hounding her guest experts. 😂

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 Sep 28, 2019
I like the show. I like the different types of stories. I can't stand Levi Page though. He's so annoying, he try's to hard to act like he knows what he talking about. He makes dumb assumptions.

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Nancy Grace dives deep into the day’s most shocking crimes and asks the tough questions in her new daily podcast – Crime Stories with Nancy Grace. Nancy Grace had a perfect conviction record during her decade as a prosecutor and used her TV show to find missing people, fugitives on the run and unseen clues. Now, she will use the power of her huge social media following and the immediacy of the internet to deliver daily bombshells! Theme Music: Audio Network

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Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan:The Murders of Scott Sessions and Heather Frank
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Talented and beloved musician, Scott Sessions, is found brutally murdered in an ambush attack, his throat slashed to near decapitation. Shortly afterward, his lover, who lured him to the moment of his death, Heather Frank, is also found dead with gunshot wounds to her chest. Investigators find Heather Frank wrapped in the same burnt plastic as they found Scott Sessions. The suspect? Heather Frank’s boyfriend, Kevin Eastman.

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss the horrific murders of Scott Sessions and Heather Frank. They delve into the mechanics of murder by an edged weapon to the throat, the pathology of an enraged killer, rendering a body by fire, and the connective evidence found at both crime scenes.

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Show Notes:

1:00 - Introducing the deaths of Scott Sessions and Heather Frank

3:39 - The connection between Scott Sessions, Heather Frank, and Kevin Eastman

4:55 - The visibility of a toxic, abusive relationship on a body

6:54 - Anatomy of bruises and how professionals grade them in abuse cases

13:08 - What happened to Scott Sessions

14:54 - The mechanics of slitting a throat with an edged weapon

17:05 - Volume of blood within the body, types and locations of injuries that cause blood loss, and the forensic importance of a victim’s blood that has pooled outside of the body 

22:14 - The horrific injuries Scott Sessions sustained 

27:30 -  Pathology of a killer who is full of anger and rage

29:18 - The death of Heather Frank

31:59-  Why did Heather have to die?

34:36 - The failed attempt to render down Scott’s body by fire and the common evidence found on both victims

39:07 - Looking for connectivity/tieback in forensics: evidence found at both crime scenes

41:57 - The discovery of Scott Sessions and Heather Frank’s bodies

43:57 - The conviction of Kevin Eastman 



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Nov 27, 2022
UNSOLVED: Jennifer Kesse, 24, Disappears, Clothes Out for Work & Shower Damp. WHERE'S JENN
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When Jennifer Kesse didn't show up for work, everyone who knew the 24-year-old recognized there was trouble. Kesse was a responsible, habitual person.

She talked to her family regularly. She called her boyfriend every morning on the way to work, and she never missed work, most certainly not without letting her boss know if she needed to be off. 

Not only was Jennifer missing, but so was her car. It's found two days later, parked in an apartment complex over a mile from her home and wiped clean. Jennifer Kesse has not been seen since  2006. 

Now her uncle, Bill Gilmour, describes the restless nights since then and his emotional journey to find peace, in a new book  "Aftermath of Jennifer Kesse’s Abduction: An Uncle’s Inspiring Journey and Other Stories of Hope." 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Bill Gilmour - Jennifer's Uncle, Author: "Aftermath of Jennifer Kesse’s Abduction: An Uncle’s Inspiring Journey & Other Stories of Hope" InspiringHopeDaily.com, Facebook.com/bgilmour1, Twitter: @InspireHopeBill
  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States", MattMangino.com, Twitter: @MatthewTMangino 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"
  • Joseph Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Ray Caputo - Investigative Reporter (Orlando, FL), Professor, Bethune-Cookman University  

TIPLINE Federal Bureau of Investigation (866) 838-1153 

Kesse Family Tip Line (941) 201-4009 

JenniferKesse.comGoFundme.com/help-us-find-jennifer-kesse 

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Nov 25, 2022
Crime Alert 11.25.22
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Killer tries to use explosives to conceal a body. Drunk driver kills one, injures another. Racist outburst on public transit leads to charges.

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Nov 25, 2022
UNSOLVED: Girl, 10, Snatched from Ohio Bay Shopping Strip, Family Gets Bizarre Calls
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Amy Mihaljevic was just 10 years old when she went missing. She told friends at school the day she disappeared that she was going with someone to buy her mom a surprise gift.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing Amy speaking with a white male, at a local ice cream shop and then leaving with him through a parking lot.  Later police discover that Mihaljevic and other girls in the area had been contacted by telephone by the abductor. The estimated 30-something-year-old man arranged to meet Mihaljevic after school.

Just over three months later,  Amy's body was found by a jogger in a farm field in a nearby town.  Investigators say it appears the little girl's body was most likely dumped shortly after her abduction. Mihaljevic dies from a combination of stab wounds to the neck and a blow to her head.

Some of the things that were known to be with or on Mihaljevic that day have never been found: the boots Amy was wearing, a denim backpack, a binder with "Buick, Best in Class" written on it, and turquoise earrings in the shape of horse heads.

 

TIPLINEBay Village Police Department (440) 871-1234

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Shera LaPoint - Genetic Genealogist, Author: "The Gene Hunter", Founder: TheGeneHunter.com, Twitter: @LapointShera  
  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer (Miami-Dade County), Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com 
  • Dr. Jorey Krawczyn - Psychologist (Panama City Beach, FL), Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University; Research Consultant with Blue Wall Institute, Author: "Operation S.O.S.", bw-institute.com
  • Greg Smith - Special Deputy Sheriff, Johnson County Sheriff's Office (Kansas),  Executive Director of the Kelsey Smith Foundation, www.kelseysarmy.com  
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com
  •  Nichole Vrsansky - News Anchor, CBS 19 News, Facebook: "Nichole Vrsansky Cleveland 19", Twitter: @NVrsansky, Podcast: "Dark Side of the Land, Who Killed Amy Mihaljevic?"  

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Nov 24, 2022
Crime Alert 11.24.22
366

Elementary school teacher touches students inappropriately. Teenager shoots two younger boys. Shooting kills one at a small party.

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Nov 24, 2022
'CSI' STAR ACTRESS STALKED, THREATENED WITH RAPE & MURDER
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For 12 years, Emmy award-winning actress, Eva La Rue lived in fear of an unknown stalker. The actress received hundreds of letters addressed to her and later, her daughter, that detailed threats of rape, murder, dismemberment, and more. The stalker signed the letters as "Freddie Kruger," the fictional serial killer.

LaRue and her family moved several times, even out of the country, in the hopes that the stalker would not be able to find them, but the letters seemed to resume mere days or weeks after each move. The stalker even called Kaya's school, posing as her father, in an attempt to kidnap her. 

Investigators identified DNA on the letters and cross-referenced that material with DNA information from commercial genealogy providers to identify relatives of the stalker. FBI agents were able to narrow down their suspect to 58-year-old James David Rogers, and a DNA sample collected from a discarded straw confirmed he was the stalker.

Rogers was sentenced to 40 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications, and two counts of stalking.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Eva LaRue - Emmy-winning actress, EvaLaRue.com, Instagram: @evalarue, Twitter: @imevalarue
  • Stephen Kramer - Former FBI Attorney, President: Indago Solutions, Indago.ai, Led the team that identified the Golden State Killer, Co-Founder of the FBI's Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG) Program
  •  Scott A. Johnson - Forensic Psychologist, 32 years specializing in addressing sexual predators, Author: "Physical abusers and Sexual offenders", ForensicConsultation.org
  • Stephen T. Busch, Former FBI Special Agent, CEO, Indago Solutions, Indago.ai, Co-Founder of the FBI's Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG) Program

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Nov 23, 2022
Crime Alert 11.23.22
366

A "helpful" man has harmful intentions. Argument over a parking escalates. Several armed robberies are tied back to one criminal. A man dies in Las Vegas stabbing.

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Nov 23, 2022
Young Mom of 3 Vanishes on Morning Walk
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Olivia Fowler, 26, was last seen near Manchester, Georgia, on August 13, 2021, at her boyfriend's home around 2 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. that same morning, a Department of Natural Resources ranger spotted Fowler walking along Pebblebrook Road in Meriwether County. After that sighting, there has been no trace of Fowler.

So far, there haven’t been any solid leads to help Fowler's family find her. Fowler was last seen wearing white cut-off shorts, black flip-flops, and a white tie-dye shirt. She has a tattoo on her right arm that reads, "I love you,” and a missing front tooth.

Anyone with information on Fowler’s whereabouts should contact the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office at 706-672-4489.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Tamara McCoy - Victim's Aunt
  • Natalie Khawam - Vanessa Guillen Family attorney, The Whistleblower Law Firm; WhistleblowerLF, Facebook: "Whistleblower Law Firm"
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • Lisa M. Dadio - Former Police Lieutenant, New Haven Police Department; Annie Le Lead Detective; Senior Lecturer; Director of the Center for Advanced Policing and Graduate Program Coordinator, Investigations program, University of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
  • Amanda Peralta - Reporter, WRBL News 3 (Columbus, Georgia), Twitter: @AmandaPeraltaTV
  • John Elwood - Deputy Chief, Manatee County Search and Rescue; Twitter: @KarmatheSARdog; Principal Evaluator for the National Search Dog Alliance and Instructor/Evaluator for the National Association of Search and Rescue; 35 Years Sarasota County Fire Department

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Nov 22, 2022
Body Bags: Four Dead Students in Moscow, Idaho - The Search for a Killer Continues
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Listen to the full episode in the 'Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan' podcast feed. Four University of Idaho students are brutally murdered in their home in Moscow, Idaho on November 13th, 2022. In a brand new episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss the gruesome nature of this case, the murder weapon, making sense of the chaos of the crime scene, what police are looking for in the surveillance footage, and more.

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/body-bags-with-joseph-scott-morgan/id1587763116?i=1000587127314

Listen on iHeart Podcasts: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-body-bags-with-joseph-scot-87375583/episode/four-dead-students-in-moscow-104974629/

Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4hYySrxyohdgOvkfHillx6?si=9593b6f946ea4625

 

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Nov 22, 2022
Crime Alert 11.22.22
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Playful fight between friends turns violent. Drinking and driving ends in a death, but not because of crash. An Oklahoma inmate breaks out of prison. 

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Nov 22, 2022
WHO KNIFED 4 IDAHO STUDENTS DEAD?
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Four University of Idaho friends are found murdered in an off-campus home. Their killer still walks free. 

Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Ethan Chapin. 20; and Xana Kernodle, 20, were found stabbed to death in the rented off-campus home the three women shared with two other women. They were killed sometime between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on November 13.

The Moscow Police Department has received more than 646 tips, conducted over 90 interviews, and are now working with state police, state troopers, the FBI, and multiple behavior and forensics experts to track down the killer.

Investigators have not located a murder weapon and continue to reiterate that the surviving roommates are not believed to have been involved in the murders. Moscow Police Captain Roger Lanier has not mentioned if their investigation has revealed any possible suspects.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney, Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer, Author: Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com 
  • Dr. Jorey Krawczyn - Psychologist, Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University; Research Consultant with Blue Wall Institute, Author: Operation S.O.S., bw-institute.com 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, Blood Beneath My Feet, Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Audrey Conklin - Reporter, Fox News Digital, Twitter: @audpants 

 

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Nov 21, 2022
Crime Alert 11.21.22
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A ship captain abandons ship without trying to save passengers and crew. The man behind the threats against the New Jersey Jewish community caught. Supposed friends throw their victim into the river.

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Nov 21, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: A Horrifying Discovery in the Woods - The Death of Cairo Jordan
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On April 16th, 2022 a mushroom hunter calls 911 to tell them he’s found an abandoned suitcase in the middle of the woods. Inside the suitcase is the body of a young boy. The boy is later identified as 5-year-old Cairo Ammar Jordan from Atlanta, Georgia. He was never reported missing. 

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss the state of Cairo’s body when it was found, his cause of death, how police process a crime scene like this, what it’s like to discover a body, and much more.

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

1:57 - Background and overview of the case

3:10 - How did they get Cairo into the suitcase?

7:25 - The state of Cairo’s body when found

10:45 - Discovering bodies

14:55 - How do police begin processing a scene like this? 

18:15 - Joe describes the tests done on evidence found

21:30 - The inside of the suitcase

27:30 - Pulling fingerprints and finding the crime scene as the perpetrator left it

31:35 - Cairo’s cause of death 

35:45 - How does an electrolyte imbalance kill you?

38:10 - Viral gastroenteritis 

43:10 - Wrap up  

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Nov 21, 2022
SOLVED: Mystery Surrounding Teen Girl Found Sex Attacked, Murdered at Boyfriend's Family Home
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May 4, 2007: 19-year-old Brittany McGlone is working two jobs to save money for college. After an overnight shift at a Lowe’s Distribution Center in Mount Vernon, Texas, McGlone drives to her boyfriend’s family home in Winnsboro to sleep.

Boyfriend, Jeff Stogner, and his family start their days. Stogner's mom drives her children to school and then goes to work herself. Stogner and his stepfather leave for the airport hours away.

Sometime in the next seven hours, McGlone is sexually assaulted and bludgeoned to death. An autopsy ruled the teen died from massive head trauma.  

15 years later, there is an arrest in the case. 

TIPLINEWood County Sheriff’s Office (903) 763-2201 or Wood County Crime Stoppers (903) 850-9060

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Patricia Tice - Brittany McGlone's Mother, Facebook: "Who Killed Brittany McGlone" and "Brittany Danielle McGlone" 
  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD
  • Dr. Jeff Gardere - Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, Prof of Behavioral Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine  www.drjeffgardere.com, Author: 'The Causes of Autism” @drjeffgardere 
  •  Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  •  A.W. Naves - True Crime Writer, Blog: "Dark Aberrations" AWNaves.com (covered case for Medium), awnaves.com

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Nov 19, 2022
Girlfriend Decapitated After Refusing Sex
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Justin Fields, 38, and his girlfriend have an evening out to celebrate his birthday.

Back at home after the evening, Fields asks for sex, but the girlfriend turns him down. Fields gets angry and stabs 52-year-old Tammy Bailey dead. Fields says he stabbed her once, then blacked out.  

According to the sheriff, Fields says he went into his own room and fell asleep. When he woke up, he reportedly said he thought he was having a bad dream and went on to stab his girlfriend over 100 times. 

Bailey was decapitated and her head was found near her feet.  Bailey was waiting for police outside his home when they arrived. 

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • James Shelnutt - 27 years Atlanta Metro Area Major Case Detective and Former S.W.A.T. officer; Attorney (Gadsden, AL), The Shelnutt Law Firm, P.C.; Twitter: @ShelnuttLawFirm
  • Dr. Scott A. Johnson - Forensic Psychologist (Minnesota), 32 years specializing in addressing sexual predators; Author: "When “I Love You” Turns Violent" and "Physical Abusers & Sexual Offenders"
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet;" Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Kyra Purvis - Reporter, ABC 33/40 News (Birmingham, AL); Twitter: @KyraPurvis_TV, Facebook: Kyra Purvis ABC 33/40 

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Nov 18, 2022
Crime Alert 11.18.22
365

Husband is unhappy about his estranged wife's pregnancy. Montana drug dealer and predator's crimes detailed in his day in court. A recently released Alabama felon goes on a crime spree. Nebraska cops make a huge drug bust.

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Nov 18, 2022
Texas woman LIVES IN FEAR after Judge LETS VIOLENT STALKER WALK FREE
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21-year-old Julian Chavez repeatedly violates not only bond conditions but a restraining order filed by a 20-year-old woman.

Chavez stalked the woman and broke into her home, yet still bonded out of jail. While Chavez is out on bond, he was convicted of four misdemeanors, yet remained free and in possession of a handgun. Reports say the District Attorney's Office asked 232nd Criminal District Court Judge Josh Hill to revoke Chavez's bond and deny bail for the latest charge. Instead, bond was set at  $100,000.

   

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Nicole Deborde Hochglaube  - Criminal Defense Lawyer (Houston TX), Former Prosecutor, Twitter: @debordelaw, HoustonCriminalDefense.com
  • Chau Nguyen - Licensed Trauma Therapist (Houston, TX), JEM Wellness and Counseling, JEMWellnessCenter.com, Facebook: "Chau Nguyen", Twitter: @chauhtx, Instagram: @chaunguyenhouston
  • Mike Hermann - Private Investigator (California), www.hermanninvestigations.com, Former Police Lieutenant, Contract Court Investigator focusing on Guardianships, Parental Rights Terminations, and Conservatorships, Co-Founder of non-profit organization "PTSD Brotherhood, Inc.", Co-Host: "PTSD Brothers: Brotherhood of Service Podcast", PTSDBrotherhood.org
  • Andy Kahan - Director of Victim Services and Advocacy at Crime Stoppers of Houston, Crime-Stoppers.org, Facebook: "Andy Kahan and Crime Stoppers of Houston", Twitter: @AKahanCrimeSto1, Instagram: @AndyVictimAdvocate 
  • Randy Wallace - News Reporter, FOX 26 Houston  

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Nov 17, 2022
Crime Alert 11.17.22
365

The FBI gets involved in a murder-for-hire plot. Criminal out on bond strikes again. Domestic violence aggressor picks a fool proof hiding spot. Bold thief steals patrol car.

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Nov 17, 2022
4 University of Idaho Students Slaughtered in Off-Campus Home
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Four University of Idaho friends are found murdered in an off-campus home.

Police arrived at the home around noon on Sunday, following a call about an "unresponsive person" and found the bodies inside. Police are releasing few details but say the murders were a targeted attack with an edged weapon.

Police assisting in the investigation were reportedly shocked at the amount of blood found at the crime scene. A source told DailyMail that, “there was blood everywhere," with the scene described as “blood oozing through the walls” of the rented home. Blood was also reportedly found on the side of the house and on the back porch.

Moscow police say that Ethan Chapin, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were found dead at the residence.

Moscow's mayor described the deaths as a “crime of passion.”  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • David Leroy - Attorney at Law (Boise, ID), Former Idaho Attorney General, Former Idaho Lieutenant Governor & Former Prosecutor (Ada County) Facebook.com/BoiseCriminalDefense
  • Dr. Shawn Roberson, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist (Edmond, OK), Forensic psychologist for over 20 years
  • Taylor West - Captain, Division Commander, Investigations, Davis County Sheriff's Office (Farmington, UT); Former Lieutenant, Detective Division, Salt Lake City Police Department; Instructor: Utah POST Academy; Expert Witness
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Ava Wainhouse - Reporter/Weather Forecaster, KHQ Local News (Spokane, WA), Twitter: @KHQAvaWainhouse

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Nov 16, 2022
Crime Alert 11.16.22
365

Pre-K teacher bring drugs to school? Senator Ted Cruz attacked at World Series parade. This home took on more pets than they could handle. 

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Nov 16, 2022
$$ PRIVATE SCHOOL $$ Forces Boy in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, COMMITS SUICIDE: Says Family
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The family of Claudio Mandia sues an elite New York school after their 17-year-old son commits suicide. Mandia was accused of cheating and admitted to having another student compose a math paper for him.

The school, EF Academy, expelled Mandia and is accused of putting him in solitary confinement until his family could arrive from Italy. School officials dispute the claim.

The year leading up to Mandia's death was rife with personal issues that affected the boy's academic performance. There was a bout with Covid and a close family member died after an illness. There was also the additional stress of trying to make up the mound of assignments that Mandia missed when he was sick. 

The family's suit alleges wrongful death, negligence, false imprisonment and emotional distress, among other charges. The suit also alleges that the school “often recklessly disregards the psychological needs of its students."

It notes that one of Mandia's classmates had tried to kill himself the year before.   

A spokesperson for EF Academy says the filing contains "multiple inaccurate statements." 

Mandia's family says he originally applied to the rigorous academic program to lay a foundation for him to fulfill his dream of attending a top university in Italy.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Guy Stephens - Advocate and Founder, the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint
  • Jeremy Whiteley - Survivor of Provo Canyon School; Serial Entrepreneur, Volunteer with Unsilenced, a non-profit organization that serves past, present, and future victims of institutional child abuse; Instagram: @mtbikeraz, Twitter:  @JeremyWhiteley
  • Kelly Hyman - Trial & Civil Attorney (Miami, FL); TV Legal Analyst; Author: "Build Back Better"
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist; Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"
  • Jen Robison - Youth Rights Advocate focusing on Institutional Child Abuse; Twitter: @JENvTTI, Insta: @jenrobison_ 
  • Alexis Tereszcuk - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Writer/Fact Checker, Lead Stories; Twitter: @swimmie2009

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Nov 15, 2022
Crime Alert 11.15.22
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A hospice nurse performs procedure out of her scope of practice. Abandoned truck leads to a more grisly discovery. Toddler overdoses. 

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Nov 15, 2022
Boy, 9, Locked in Outdoor Dog Cage For Months in Freezing Temps: NEIGHBORS KNEW
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A 9-year-old North Carolina boy was reportedly forced to live locked in a dog cage for the last six months. The boy's father, stepmother, and the stepmother's aunt were arrested on child abuse and related charges.

The trio is facing a total of 19 felony child abuse indictments. Deputies responded to the family home on October 19 after receiving an anonymous 911 call regarding possible child abuse. The caller reportedly told police that her husband had previously taken food to the victim. 

Upon arrival, deputies noticed the boy inside a locked dog kennel wearing no shirt, jeans, and no shoes, even though temperatures were below freezing and frost was on the ground.

Deputies found the stepmother inside a bedroom with a 4-year-old under the bed and the 8-month-old still in her arms. She claimed she didn’t know the combination for the cage lock, forcing EMS and deputies to break the cage open.

The 9-year-old was taken to the Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, police said, where he received a medical checkup and was released the same day.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Sarah Ford - Legal Director, South Carolina Victim Assistance Network; Former Prosecutor focusing on Crimes Against Women and Children; Facebook: "SCVAN Legal Services Program;" Adjunct Professor, Claflin University & South Carolina State University
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women; Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University; Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital, Voted "My Buckhead's Best Psychiatric Practice of 2022"
  • Robert Farley - Former Detective, Cook County Sheriff's Police Department (Chicago, IL); Deputy - United States Marshal, Commanding Officer, Child Exploitation Unit; Consultant in Crimes Against Children, Farley International
  • Dr. Free N. Hess - Pediatrician/Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Child Safety Expert & Consultant, Founder of PediMom
  • Nicole Partin - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Twitter: @nicolepartin (Naples, FL) 

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Nov 14, 2022
Crime Alert 11.14.22
365

A Missouri woman lures a pregnant victim to her death. A University of Kentucky student attacks her dorm monitor. A crash injures two athletes. A woman is murdered by her older brother.

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Nov 14, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: Four Men on Bikes - A Mysterious Quadruple Homicide in Oklahoma
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Four men in Okmulgee, Oklahoma leave a friend's house on bikes on the evening of October 9th, 2022. Investigators believe that these men intended to commit a crime, or series of crimes. They are soon reported missing. On October 14th, their bodies are found in Deep For River having been shot and dismembered. After looking into the case officials believe that this act was premeditated. 

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss the overt violence of the murder, how to track a bicycle, how you distinguish between blood types, how investigators retrieve body parts, and much more.

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

1:12 - Background and overview of the case

3:20 - How do you track a bicycle?

9:45 - How do you calculate how far to extend your search?

12:10 - Police using tracking information to find the victims

15:30 - Bodies dumped in the river

16:15 - How is it physically possible to kill four men in a short period of time?

20:35 - What exactly is “a violent act”?

24:15 -  The steps taken in an autopsy to distinguish between blood types

29:00 - What do two different blood types look like on a slide?

30:58 - Visual deception

32:10 - Would the victim's skeleton be visible by this point?

36:10 - How does the gruesome state of the victim’s bodies interfere with being able to figure out what happened to them?

39:40 - How do you retrieve body parts and keep them in the state they’re found?

46:05 - Wrap up

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Nov 13, 2022
Mom of 2, Dead, Stuffed in Hockey Bag; HANDYMAN/LOVER TAKES SWEETHEART DEAL
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Slain New York mother Orsolya Gaal's handyman/lover avoid a murder charge by pleading guilty to manslaughter in the mother's deal.  David Bonola accepted a plead deal and will be sentenced to 25 years in prison. 

Prosecutors say Bonola stabbed the 51-year-old wife and mother of two nearly 50 times in her home in April, then stuffed her dismembered body in a duffel bag and dumped it at a park.

Police say Gaal and David Bonola had a two-year affair.   Chief James Essig says Bonola arrived at Gaal’s home between 12:30 a.m. and 12:40 a.m. on April 16.   An argument broke out, which continued in the basement where Gaal was stabbed with a knife from her own kitchen.  Police believe the suspect then stuffed Gaal in her son’s hockey bag.  Investigators searched the suspect’s garbage and found a bloody pair of work boots and other bloodied items.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney, Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States"  
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, (Atlanta GA) www.angelaarnoldmd.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Mona Kay - Private Investigator, "Mona K Investigations" (Omaha, NE), Twitter: @monakay
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida www.pathcaremed.com, Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine. Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference
  • Stephanie Pagones - Digital Reporter, FOX Business & Fox News, Twitter: @steph_pagones

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Nov 12, 2022
Kidnapper Lures Girl, 10, With Candy and Money, 1 Block From School
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Police are looking for a man who tries to kidnap a 10-year-old Florida girl,  twice. Surveillance video captures the man offering her candy and money. 

According to the girl's mother, the man had parked the van on the side of the street, opened the door, and asked her if she wanted some candy. 

The girl is able to escape. The next day the man again approaches the girl saying," you forgot your candy yesterday."

A witness asked the girl if she knew the man. The girl said no, but at the same time, the suspect says he is the girl's grandfather. The witness told the girl to run. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • James Shelnutt - 27 years Atlanta Metro Area Major Case Detective & Former S.W.A.T. officer; Attorney (Gadsden, AL), The Shelnutt Law Firm, P.C.; Twitter: @ShelnuttLawFirm
  • Dr. Scott A. Johnson - Forensic Psychologist (Minnesota): 32 years specializing in addressing sexual predators: Author: "When “I Love You” Turns Violent" and "Physical Abusers & Sexual Offenders"
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet;" Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Marc Klaas - Founder, KlaasKids Foundation; Twitter: @PollyDad
  • Alli Neal - Co-Founder, Executive Director, Revved Up Kids
  • Nicole Partin - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter; Twitter: @nicolepartin (Naples, FL) 

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Nov 11, 2022
Crime Alert 11.11.22
365

Young teen practices violent crime. Son's behavior leads concerned father to turn him in. Wanted man would rather attack an officer than be taken in. Elderly veteran is found brutally murdered in his home. 

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Nov 11, 2022
Tot Mom Casey Anthony Tells 'Her Truth' on Network Series
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It’s been 15 years since Caylee Anthony died. Her mother, Casey Anthony, was acquitted of first-degree murder but was convicted of lying to police and served a three-year prison sentence. Now, Anthony will reportedly explain all in a new three-part docuseries airing on Peacock at the end of the month.

Showrunner and Director Alexandra Dean says in a release that the programs will explore Anthony's "personal archives" and "behind the scenes" footage.

Dean writes, “Since her acquittal in 2011, public opinion of Casey Anthony has been largely shaped by the media convinced of her guilt.”

Anthony has never given an in-depth or on-camera interview explaining her actions.  According to Dean, Anthony had no creative control over the series, which was filmed over the course of six months.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • John W. Dill, Esquire - Personal Injury Lawyer, Winter Park, Florida; Author: "The Method: Proven Techniques for Winning Jury Trials;" Twitter/IG @JohnWDillESQ, Represents Michelle Parker's family
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Rob Dick - Bounty Hunter
  • Alexis Tereszcuk - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Writer/Fact Checker at Lead Stories; Twitter: @swimmie2009

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Nov 10, 2022
Crime Alert 11.10.22
367

Surprising charges offered in plea deal for Orsolya Gaal's murder. Woman on drugs believes she "burned a witch." Thief has interesting taste in stolen goods. Attempted armed-robber ends up on the other end of the gun!

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Nov 10, 2022
Too Pretty for Jail?
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Hend Bustami gains national attention after a dine-and-dash arrest at an airport restaurant.

Bustami says the arresting officer are "perverts' who have "never seen anyone as pretty" as her. Days later Bustami calls 911, telling the operator she has killed her mother.

It's just another example of criminals who claim they are 'TOO PRETTY FOR JAIL." 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Kirk Nurmi - Legal Analyst and Former Lead Counsel to Jodi Arias (Phoenix, AZ), Author: "Trapped with Ms. Arias", Twitter/Instagram: @nurmiunchained 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • Lisa M. Dadio - Former Police Lieutenant, New Haven Police Department, Annie Le Lead Detective, Senior Lecturer, Director of the Center for Advanced Policing and Graduate Program Coordinator, Investigations program, University of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
  • Katherine Maloney, M.D. - Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Erie County Medical Examiner's Office,
  • David Charns - Investigative Reporter, KLAS 8 News NOW. Facebook/Twitter: @davidcharns, Instagram: @davidcharnsnews 

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Nov 09, 2022
Crime Alert 11.09.22
365

Man unsuccessful at Kentucky crime spree. Hammer attack between women in a mall. Man arrest for courtroom no-show and adds explosives charges to his rap sheet.  

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Nov 09, 2022
ACCUSED REAL LIFE MEAN GIRLS ALLEGEDLY BULLY HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY GIRL DEAD: Report
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McKenna Brown, a teen hockey star, commits suicide after alleged bullying by three hockey teammates.

The group of teens had been friends for years, but that changed when Brown asked one of the girls if it would be ok for her to begin talking with that girl's former boyfriend. The girl said yes, but her actions over the next few days proved it was far from fine. The girls allegedly began harassing Brown via text messages. Even after Brown apologized, the attacks continue.   

The teammate encouraged others to cut ties with McKenna and “leave her without a single friend.” The bullies also reportedly shared deeply private information about Brown's sexual assault with other members of the hockey team. Within hours, Cheryl Brown would find her daughter dead on the bedroom floor. 

Since the bullying came to light, the three teammates have been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into what happened. The Lightning High School Hockey League launched a probe, as did the Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida, and USA Hockey hired outside counsel to perform another review. 

The girls are appealing their suspension. 

No one has been charged in connection with McKenna Brown's death. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Cheryl Brown - Victim's Mother
  • Hunter Brown - Victim's Father, Lieutenant - Palm Harbor Fire Rescue
  • David W. Bianchi - Attorney, Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, Danny Santulli Family Attorney, "America’s leading hazing lawyer" (Miami, FL)
  • Dr. Jorey Krawczyn  - Psychologist (Panama City Beach, FL), Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University; Research Consultant with Blue Wall Institute; Author: "Operation S.O.S.”
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida; Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine; Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference
  • Titania Jordan - Chief Parenting/Marketing Officer, Bark Technologies, Author: "Parenting In A Tech World;" Instagram/Twitter: @TitaniaJordan, @BarkTechnologies 
  • Nicole Partin - CrimeOnline Investigative Reporter; Twitter: @nicolepartin (Naples, FL)

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Nov 08, 2022
Crime Alert 11.08.22
364

Mother and partner starve two little girls to death. Road-rage aggressor shoots another driver who had enough. Shooter empties a magazine at his target, but the victim survives.

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Nov 08, 2022
Young Mom BURIED ALIVE
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Young Sook An escapes a shallow grave after being beaten and tied up by her estranged husband.

Chae An attacked his estranged wife after she returns home from church, As the two discuss their pending divorce, Young Sook An sends her children to another area. Chae An reportedly says he would rather kill his wife than give her his retirement money.

Chae An, a military intelligence vet, is accused of tying his wife's hands behind her back with duct tape. He also ties her at the thighs and ankles and puts tape over her eyes.

Young Sook An was able to call 911 using her Apple Watch. Young Sook An is ultimately able to pull herself out of the grave and walk half an hour to find help. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Troy Slaten - Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney, Slaten Lawyers, APC, Twitter @TroySlaten   
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire'
  • Lisa M. Dadio - Former Police Lieutenant, New Haven Police Department; Annie Le Lead Detective; Senior Lecturer; Director of the Center for Advanced Policing and Graduate Program Coordinator, Investigations program, University of New Haven (West Haven, CT) 
  • Dr. Jan Gorniak - Medical Examiner, Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner (Las Vegas, NV); Board Certified Forensic Pathologist
  • Dave Mack - CrimeOnline Investigative Reporter

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Nov 07, 2022
Crime Alert 11.07.22
364

Harasser starts gigantic fire in ex-girlfriend's apartment. Tow-truck driver is an actual car thief. Trafficker drugs teen girls. Racist costume spurs stabbing.

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Nov 07, 2022
Parkland School Shooter Spared Death Penalty; Attorney Under Investigation After Flashing Middle Finger in Court
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A Florida jury has recommended life in prison for teen who killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz was spared the death penalty because in Florida, the jury must unanimously agreed.  The 12 jurors deliberated for about seven hours. Ultimately, three jurors voted against the death penalty.  On top of the life sentence, now an attorney who represented  Cruz is being investigated by the Florida Bar Association. While a spokesperson for the agency did not disclose the probe's scope, many suspect the investigation is related to the fact thatTamara Curtis was caught on camera apparently filmed flashing the middle finger in court.  Curtis was reportedly seen raising her middle finger while rubbing her cheek, eliciting laughs from herself and Cruz. Many parents of the victims expressed the immaturity of the action. 

 

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Nov 06, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan:Trapped in a Suitcase - The Murder of Jorge Torres Jr.
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Sarah Boone calls authorities to report that her boyfriend, Jorge Torres Jr. is dead in their home in Winter Park, Florida. The couple had been drinking the night before and thought it would be “funny” if Mr. Torres crawled inside a suitcase and Ms.Boone zipped him inside. She then goes upstairs and passes out in her bed. When she woke up the next morning she finds Torres still in the suitcase and unresponsive. After police uncovered video from Boone’s phone with Torres yelling Boones name and attempting to escape, they charge her with second-degree murder.

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss what happens to your body when it’s deprived of oxygen, positional vs. compression asphyxiation, how much of a role the couple’s alcohol consumption played into the case, injuries sustained by Mr. Torres, and much more. 

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

1:40 - Background and overview of case

3:25 - Cause of death

5:40 - Positional asphyxiation

8:00 - What volume of oxygen does your brain require?

10:30 - What does lack of oxygen do to your body?

15:45 - How is it exactly that lack of oxygen makes you die?

18:05 - Fear of running out of oxygen

20:25 - Other items found in the suitcase

23:25 - Compression asphyxia vs. Positional asphyxia

26:35 - How compressed does your chest have to be for asphyxiation to occur?

28:45 - How much of a role did alcohol play in this case?

30:55 - Discovering a body in a suitcase

31:35 - Injuries Mr. Torres sustained

35:40 - Could Torres have gotten out of the suitcase?

37:55 - History of domestic violence

39:14 - Wrap up

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Nov 05, 2022
OnlyFans "Model" Stabs Lover Dead, DAMNING AUDIO REVEALED
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OnlyFans model and Instagram influencer Courtney Clenney was arrested on charges that she stabbed her boyfriend to death at a Miami high-rise. Christian Obumseli, 27, died inside the couple's apartment. 

An attorney for Clenney says that the 25-year-old “was a victim of physical, emotional, and mental abuse at the hands of Obumseli and killed him in self-defense. However in a newly-released video, recorded by Obumseli's phone Courtney Clenney is heard viciously berating her boyfriend, calling him a racist slur, and more.  

Friends of the couple said it was unimaginable that Obumseli could have been violent toward Clenney, saying while they had seen Clenney hit Obumseli, they had never seen him hit her.  

Three recordings, running between one and seven minutes long were provided in the discovery phase of the murder case against Clenney.  

 Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Brad M. Micklin, Esq - Lead Attorney, Managing Member, The Micklin Law Group, LLC (Nutley, NJ), micklinlawgroup.com
  • Dr. Charles Heller - Clinical and Forensic Psychologist Specializing in Domestic Violence, Chief Forensic Consultant: Rockland County (New York) Forensic Mental Health Unit, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Todd M. Barr - Board-Certified Anatomic/Clinical/Forensic Pathologist (Ohio), Featured in "Thin Places: Essays From In Between" by Jordan Kisner, Twitter: @ToddBarrME
  • Dan Corsentino - Former Police Chief, Former Sheriff, Served on US Homeland Security Senior Advisory Board, Private Investigator www.dancorsentino.com
  • Charlie Lankston - FeMail Editor, DailyMail.com, Twitter/Instagram:@charlielanks  

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Nov 04, 2022
Crime Alert 11.04.22
363

Man stabs girlfriend over 100 times after she refuses to have sex on his birthday.  9-year-old boy found locked in dog kennel in freezing weather. Divorce discussion leads to attempted murder.

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Nov 04, 2022
Killer Under Their Noses? Shock as Local Pharmatech Charged in Delphi Double Murders
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Delphi residents tell reporters that they are still in shock after learning that local pharmacy tech Richard Allen has been charged in the 2017 murder of teens Liberty German and Abigail Williams.

Photos of Allen in a local bar with the police sketch of the murder suspect posted on the wall behind him have surfaced.

We have also learned that while at work, Allen developed photos of the girls, to be used at their funeral, for the families at no charge. 

Police say Allen came forward as a witness in the early days of the investigation, but nothing at that time linked him to the crime. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • David Yoder - Richard Allen's former neighbor  
  • Fran Longwell - Former Deputy State’s Attorney (Calvert County, MD), Former Assistant State’s Attorney (Prince George’s County, MD) specializing in child abuse, sex offenses and homicides
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist; Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA.; @ColdCaseTips 
  • Dr. Todd M. Barr - Board-Certified Anatomic/Clinical/Forensic Pathologist (Ohio), Featured in "Thin Places: Essays From In Between" by Jordan Kisner; Twitter: @ToddBarrME
  • Max Lewis - Reporter, FOX59 (Indianapolis); Twitter/Instagram: @MaxLewisTV, Facebook.com/MaxLewisTV 

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Nov 03, 2022
Crime Alert 11.03.22
360

Prison inmate tries to escape cemetery work detail. Dad buries child alive as extreme punishment. Blue lights trigger a high speed chase. 

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Nov 03, 2022
Glam Yoga Teacher Charged in Love Murder Insists: 'I'VE GOT AN ALIBI'
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Attorneys for Kaitlin Armstrong file motions trying to keep the Austin woman's interview with police thrown out. 

Armstrong's attorneys are in essence accusing the Austin Police of violating the accused killer's Constitutional Rights. Attorney Rick Cofer says Armstrong was detained under false pretenses, was not read her Miranda rights, and police repeatedly ignored Armstrong's requests for an attorney.   

Cofer also says the case against Armstrong is based on a misogynistic view, with police characterizing Armstrong as a possessive, jealous woman. Cofer says as far as Armstrong's black SUV being at the crime scene, "you can't be in two places at one."

However, Cofer refuses to say when Armstrong was. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney (Lawrence County); Former Parole Board Member; Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist (specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy); Twitter: @TrialDoc; Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"
  • Irv Brandt - Senior Inspector, US Marshals Service International Investigations Branch; Chief Inspector, DOJ Office of International Affairs; Country Attache, US Embassy Kingston, Jamaica; Author: "FLYING SOLO: Top of the World" available on Amazon; Twitter: @JackSoloAuthor
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner, State of Florida; Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine; Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference
  • Dave Mack - CrimeOnline Investigative Reporter

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Nov 02, 2022
Crime Alert 11.02.22
379

Registered sex offender offers $100,00 to buy little girl. Oklahoma home owner wakes up to man standing over him with a gun. Grandmother found with deep cuts to her head. 

 

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Nov 02, 2022
Religious Fanatic Dad Kidnaps Tot, ON THE RUN, CAPTURED!
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Florida boy, JoJo Morales, 6, who was kidnapped by his religious fanatic dad and his grandmother, has been found.

Police say the boy was found safe 2,000 miles away in Canada.  A private investigator working the case found an abandoned SUV containing items belonging to the little boy — in Maine very near the Canadian border.  

Morales went missing after his father failed to return the child to his mother as part of their custody agreement.  A tipster spotted JoJo at a Walmart.   

Police believe 45-year-old Jorge Morales planned his disappearance act for more than a year, before taking his autistic son. 

Yanet Concepcion tells Crime Stories she will be reunited with her son tonight.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Yanet Concepcion - Victims Mother
  • Kathleen Murphy - Family Attorney (North Carolina); Twitter: @RalDivorceLaw 
  • Joe Carillo - Private Investigator, Leverage Investigations; Facebook: Leveragepi; Founder: Bringing Them Home Project
  • Dr. Thomas Plante- The Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J., Professor of Psychology and Religious Studies, Santa Clara University; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine; Editor, Spirituality in Clinical Practice;  Author: "Human Interaction with the Divine, the Sacred, and the Deceased: Psychological, Scientific, and Theological Perspectives."
  • Dave Mack - CrimeOnline Investigative Reporter 

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Nov 01, 2022
Crime Alert 11.01.22
360

Teens rob elderly man. Michigan dad creates child porn profile under ex-wife's name to win custody of daughter. Man rapes multiple women using gym access. 

 

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Nov 01, 2022
Delphi Man, 50, Charged in Double Homicide of Teen Girls, Abby and Libby
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It's been over five years since two Delphi girls, Abby Williams and Libby German, were murdered near a popular hiking trail across Monon High Bridge. Today,  law enforcement announce an arrest in the case as 50-year-old Richard M. Allen remains behind bars, charged with two counts of murder.

The probable cause affidavit has been sealed, so evidence linking him to the crime is not yet available to the public. Allen has pleaded not guilty and is expected back in court in January. 

Police say the investigation into the Delphi Murders is still ongoing and the tip line in the case will remain open. 

Anyone with additional information can email abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com or call 765-822-3535

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags;" 'Today with Dr. Wendy" on KCBQ in San Diego; Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills); Netflix show: "Bling Empire" (Beverly Hills)
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA; Twitter: @ColdCaseTips
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University; Author of "Blood Beneath My Feet;" Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Alexis Tereszcuk - CrimeOnline Investigative Reporter, Writer/Fact Checker; Twitter: @swimmie2009

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Oct 31, 2022
Crime Alert 10.31.22
360

Co-worker pours bleach in team member's soft drink can.  Sheriff impersonator arrested. Fed Ex employee shoots co-worker who blocks promotion. 

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Oct 31, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: Suicide by Overdose or Something Far More Sinister - The Murder of
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On Jan. 18, 2021, 46-year-old Francis Kelly’s body was discovered. Police find Kelly on his couch, in his home, and a bag of cocaine underneath him. The unexpected autopsy says he died of strangulation. All while during a heated custody battle between Kelly and Littlefield.  

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss how Francis Kelly’s death was ultimately a staged overdose, the significant differences between fentanyl and cocaine, how the body reacts to the different drugs, why strangulation was not obvious to investigators, and much more! 

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Introduction to Body Bags with forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and producer Jackie Howard 

0:36 - Brief overview of the homicide case involving victim Francis Kelly

1:14 - Introduction of CrimeOnline’s Jackie Howard

2:09 - When Francis Kelly's body was discovered, police found him on his couch in his home and a bag of cocaine underneath him

2:57 - The difference between fentanyl and cocaine

4:32 - Left ventricular hypertrophy

8:11 - Fentanyl was originally developed as a partner for surgical use

10:00 - How fentanyl works within the body vs. cocaine 

11:08 - Narcan and its uses

16:03 - Questions: How did he get the fentanyl in his body? Is that a normal way of taking fentanyl? Is that way going to have a different reaction in the body? Would he have tasted it? Does ingesting it offer a different kind of effect?  

19:26 - What is skin popping?

24:52 - “There is nothing as an investigator that will make you stop cold in your tracks than an unexpected result at autopsy. It's something that makes you question your abilities. It's something that makes you question the care that you took with the case because this is key: Once the scene has been left, the body has been removed from the scene, and can never reset.”

25:34 - Autopsy reports that Kelly was in fact strangled and did not OD as suspected 

26:32 - Question: Kelly was strangled with a tie. Why was that not originally obvious? Specifically, because ligature marks typically leave a mark  

31:51 - We later find out that Kelly's death was a result of a custody dispute between Littlefield and Kelly. Littlefield claimed Kelly was abusive

32:22 - Question: The other thing that we find out, which I find very interesting and kind of explains some things about the cocaine, knowing that he died from fentanyl and that it was cocaine that was found. We're looking at a good case of staging here, aren't we, Joe?

38:57 - The verdict is in

39:28 - Heidi Littlefield was sentenced to 115 years in a state prison, which included 60 years for murder. 20 years for attempted poisonings, and 35 years for conspiracy to commit murder resulting in a death

 

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Oct 30, 2022
Teen Girl Vanishes on Myrtle Beach Spring Break, Killer Sobs in Court
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It's been more than a decade since a 17-year-old New York girl disappears during a spontaneous Spring Break trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now, Brittanee Drexel 's remains have been found and her killer has confessed. 

Drexel was last seen on video after she walked out the Bar Harbor hotel near downtown. She texted her boyfriend that she was returning to her hotel and was never seen again. 

Convicted sex offender Raymond Moody was first questioned about the girl's disappearance when Drexel when missing.  Police searched Moody's residence but found nothing to link him to the crime.  Technology advance in the years since rekindled suspicions that Moody was the killer and he has pleaded guilty to the charges of murder and first-degree sexual misconduct. He has been sentenced to life in prison.    

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dawn Drexel - Victim's Mother 
  • Jarrett Ferentino - Pennsylvania Attorney/Homicide Prosecutor, Attorney to Dawn Drexel
  • Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA www.angelaarnoldmd.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert & Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Founder, ColdCaseCrimes.org, Twitter: @ColdCaseTips 
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • Nicole Boone - Special Events Anchor, WBTW (Myrtle Beach), Host and Producer: "Conversations with Nicole" podcast, www.wbtw.com, Facebook.com/Conversations.Nicole.Boone, Instagram: @nicoletvnews, Twitter: @WBTW_NicoleB, Youtube: "Conversations with Nicole" 

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Oct 29, 2022
Crime Alert 10.28.22
360

Man beats his girlfriend dead because she's not home when he wakes up.  Hit and run suspect goes on carjacking crime spree. Toddler rescued from crawling into the street when dad passes out. Woman takes a bat to everything in her vicinity.

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Oct 28, 2022
Breast Cancer Warriors Speak Out
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Breast cancer, behind skin cancer, is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States.

Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will be breast cancer patients. While breast cancer can occur in both men and women, it's far more common in women. Breast cancer survival rates have risen thanks to factors such as earlier detection.

Today on Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, we remember a friend we lost during her battle and speak with others who beat killer cancer. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today. 

  • Barbara Shott - Ellen Killoran’s Mother and breast cancer survivor
  • John Killoran - Ellen Killoran’s brother
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" and breast cancer survivor
  • Dr. William J. Gradishar, MD - Betsy Bramsen Professor of Breast Oncology & Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Northwestern University, Twitter:@DrWGradishar
  • Dr. Hope S. Rugo, MD - Professor of Medicine,  UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (San Francisco, CA) @hoperugo
  • Kristy Mazurek - Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter (Buffalo, NY) 

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Oct 28, 2022
Boy, 5, FOLDED DEAD IN A SUITCASE, Just ID'd
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A 5-year-old Georgia boy found dead in a suitcase in Indiana earlier this year now has a name, Cairo Ammar Jordan, and his mother is accused in his death.

Dejuane Ludie, 57, Anderson of Atlanta, is on the run. Indiana police say another suspect, 40-year-old Dawn Elaine Coleman of Shreveport, Louisiana, is in custody.  

Investigators say the little boy died from an electrolyte imbalance. The medical examiner says that the imbalance was most likely due to a “viral gastroenteritis” caused by excessive vomiting or diarrhea. 

Toxicology tests came back negative and the boy had no severe injuries. Police do not believe the boy was alive when he was placed inside the suitcase. 

A mushroom hunter found the hardshell suitcase, which features the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. The boy's mother posted online recently saying she believed the child was really a 100-year-old demon.

TIPLINE Indiana State Police (888) 437-6432 (within Indiana) or Detective Matt Busick, Indiana State Police in Sellersburg (812) 248-4374 or (800) 872-6743

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Steve Kramer - Former FBI Attorney and Federal Prosecutor, President: Indago Solutions, Indago.ai, Led the team that identified the Golden State Killer, Co-Founder of the FBI's Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG) Program
  • Dr. Thomas Plante - The Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J., Professor of Psychology and Religious Studies, Santa Clara University; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine;  Editor, Spirituality in Clinical Practice;  Author: " Human Interaction with the Divine, the Sacred, and the Deceased: Psychological, Scientific, and Theological Perspectives."
  • Detective Matt Busick - Investigations, Indiana State Police (Sellersburg, IN) 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Max Lewis - Reporter, FOX59 (Indianapolis), Twitter/Instagram: @MaxLewisTV, Facebook.com/MaxLewisTV 

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Oct 27, 2022
Crime Alert 10.27.22
360

Shots fired at a frat party during homecoming. Eleven people injured. Murder suspect now in custody after crashed carjacking. Grandmother stabs child in the head. 

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Oct 27, 2022
HIT-AND-RUN COWARD Mows Hero Boy Down Dead
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A 13-year-old Long Island boy dies after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. The teen dived to push his older sister out of the vehicle’s path.  

Tyler Phillips was walking with his 14-year-old sibling, returning from a nearby park, when they were hit by a vehicle with its lights turned off. 

The suspected vehicle was a dark-colored 2005 to 2009 Chevrolet Equinox. Authorities say there should be damage to the front passenger mirror, a side-view front passenger mirror, and the passenger headlight.  

Phillips just turned 13 the day before he was hit. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital, Voted "My Buckhead's Best Psychiatric Practice of 2022"
  • Robert Farley - Former Detective, Cook County Sheriff's Police Department (Chicago, IL), Deputy United States Marshal, Commanding Officer, Child Exploitation Unit, Consultant in Crimes Against Children, Farley International, farleyintl.com
  • Dr. Kendall Crowns – Chief Medical Examiner Tarrant County (Ft Worth), Lecturer: University of Texas and Texas A&M, Affiliated Faculty: University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Dorian Geiger - National Crime Reporter/Editor, Oxygen True Crime, (New York, NY), DorianGeiger.contently.com, Twitter: @dgeigs, Instagram: @DorianGeiger

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Oct 26, 2022
Crime Alert 10.26.22
359

Customer's takeout order is wrong, so he sets the restaurant on fire. Robbers retreat after a retail employee is armed. Man deemed incompetent to stand trial is released, and kills two of his roomates. 

 

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Oct 26, 2022
Missing Tot Harmony Montgomery Dad Busted For Murder
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Murder charges have been filed in the disappearance of Harmony Montgomery. New Hampshire police say that dad Adam Montgomery has been officially charged with second-degree murder.

Police said that “on or about Dec. 7, 2019,” Montgomery repeatedly struck 5-year-old  Harmony “in the head with a closed fist.”  

New Hampshire police say the then 5-year-old went missing sometime between Nov. 28 and Dec. 10, 2019. Her disappearance was not reported for two years.  Police say new evidence, which was not revealed,  indicated Montgomery is dead.

The family of Harmony Montgomery says the New Hampshire Division For Children Youth and Families failed the little girl. According to Blair Miller, who adopted Harmony's younger brother, DCYF officials told him, Harmony had been reunited with her father. Miller had asked about the possibility of adopting Harmony as well. 

According to court documents, Kevin Montgomery, Adam's Uncle, called DCYF after he noticed Harmony had a black eye. Kevin Montgomery later told police his nephew, Adam, admitted to physically abusing Harmony.

Montgomery's remains have not been found.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Blair Miller - Adoptive Father of Jamison (Victim's Biological Brother), News Anchor, Cox Media Group Washington News Bureau, Twitter/Facebook/Instagram: @BlairMillerTV
  • Jessica Garth - Chief, Special Victims & Family Violence Unit, State's Attorney's Office, Prince George's County, MD
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Michael Ruiz - Reporter, Fox News Digital, Twitter: @MikeRreports

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Oct 25, 2022
Crime Alert 10.25.22
355

Former grad student shoots University of Arizona professor. Utah traffic stop nets the driver more than a ticket. New neighbor offers solace for a recent death, then rapes the woman next door. 

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Oct 25, 2022
Starving Children Run Door-to-Door For Help, Forced to Eat Feces, Handcuffed
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Two teens escaped a Texas house of horrors, telling neighbors they were being abused.

The  two 16-year-old twins (a boy and girl) arrived at a neighbor’s home in Cypress at around 5:30 a.m. The twins could be seen in the neighbor's doorbell camera video barefoot and shivering.

The boy had no shirt on. The twins also said they were hungry and that they hadn't eaten in a week.

The Good Samaritan said the twins told her, "that their mom kept them locked in the laundry room, naked, zip tied from the ankles and handcuffed from the wrist.”

 When investigators interviewed the twins, they reportedly said they were not allowed to use a toilet and were made to drink their own urine and live in the laundry room, which was filled with feces.  

Police detained the children’s mother, identified as Zaikiya Duncan, 40, along with her boyfriend, Jova Terrell, 27.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today: 

  • Sarah Ford - Legal Director, South Carolina Victim Assistance Network, SCvanLegal.org,  Former Prosecutor focusing on Crimes Against Women and Children, Facebook: "SCVAN Legal Services Program", Adjunct Professor, Claflin University & South Carolina State University
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills)
  • Mike Hermann - Private Investigator (California), www.hermanninvestigations.com, Former Police Lieutenant, Co-Founder of the non-profit organization "PTSD Brotherhood, Inc.", Co-Host: "PTSD Brothers: Brotherhood of Service Podcast", PTSDBrotherhood.org
  • Dr. Free N. Hess - Pediatrician/Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Child Safety Expert & Consultant, Founder of www.PediMom.com
  • Nick Perlin - Multimedia Journalist, WBRZ News 2 (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Facebook: Facebook: Nick Perlin, Twitter: @nickperlin_TV, Instagram: @NickPerlin2 

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Oct 24, 2022
Crime Alert 10.24.22
360

Two siblings escape their abusive home but where are the others? Florida man arms himself to the teeth for "war" with cops. A woman is injured and her dog killed on their nightly walk. Evicted woman unleashes an uncommon "deadly weapon."

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Oct 24, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: DNA and The Murder of Nancy Anderson
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On January 7th, 1972, Nancy Anderson, 19, is found dead in her Waikiki apartment with over 60 stab wounds. The case goes cold for fifty years until new DNA technology and detective work leads to the arrest of a suspect: Tudor Chirila Jr.

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss the lack of evidence the crime scene, why Nancy’s roommate thought this might have been a suicide, distinguishing between stab wounds, how phenotyping lead to the breakthrough in this case, and much more. 

 

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

2:37 - Background and overview of case

4:15 - How do you investigate a case once it's gone cold?

7:20 - Stab wounds

11:30 - No evidence of foul play at the crime scene

15:45 - The roommate and thinking Nancy had comitted suicide 

18:40 - Water running in the bathroom

21:00 - How do you distinguish between wounds?

24:40 - The salesman as suspects

26:35 - Bathrooms as a popular crime scene

30:05 - Blood testing process

35:35 - How do you preserve evidence?

41:17 - What is Phenotyping and how did it help the investigation?

47:55 - Genealogy and a son

49:20 - The suspect is found

50:43 - Wrap up 

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Oct 23, 2022
Accused Killer, Vegas Politician, Cries in Court After Stabbing Reporter For Exposing Alleged Sex Affair
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Jeff German, a Las Vegas Review-Journal Investigative Reporter, is found dead outside his home. Now his alleged killer cries in court.

Days later, cops release surveillance video of a possible suspect in a wide-brimmed straw hat, an orange safety shirt, and black pants walking near the scene. More investigation revealed that German's reporting put him at odds with elected Public Administrator, Robert Telles.

Earlier this year, German reported that Telles created a toxic work environment and was having an extra-marital affair with an employee. These claims seem to have cost Telles his re-election bid. Investigators searched Robert Telles' home, towing a red SUV, and finding shoes with apparent blood on them. A straw hat matching the one shown in the video was also found.

Both articles had been cut up in an effort to destroy evidence, but DNA under German's fingernails told police everything they needed to know. Telles has been arrested for German's murder, and held without bail.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States", MattMangino.com, Twitter: @MatthewTMangino
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"  
  • Lisa M. Dadio - Former Police Lieutenant, New Haven Police Department, Annie Le Lead Detective, Senior Lecturer, Director of the Center for Advanced Policing and Graduate Program Coordinator, Investigations program, University of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • Vanessa Murphy - Investigative Reporter, KLAS-TV 8newsnow.com, Instagram: @vanessareporting, Twitter: @Vanessa_Murphy, Facebook: "VanessaMurphyInvestigates"
  • Dr. Kristen Mittelman - Chief Development Officer, Othram Inc., DNAsolves.com, Twitter: @OthramTech 

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Oct 22, 2022
FIEND Hog-Ties Victim With Christmas Lights, Sex Assaults Her After Tricking Daughter to 'Crack Window'
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Alisa Mathewson and her estranged husband Trevor Summers had been going through a bitter divorce. The couple had five children. There were allegations that Summers was obsessed and possessive, and a restraining order against him backed those allegations.

Then one night Summers tricked his then-14-year-old daughter into leaving a window unlocked for him. He told he want to talk to Mathewson. Summers broke into the house and attacked Mathewson in her bedroom, holding her there for hours after sending the children to his home.

Summers tied up his estranged wife with Christmas lights and then a vacuum cleaner cord. After hours of being bounded and gagged, Mathewson says she was raped twice. Summers then hogtied her and tried to smother her to death with a pillow. He then made Mathewson leave with him.

Summers drove to a Walgreens, where Mathewson, with her hands tied behind her back, tried to get away. An employee saw it all and called the police.  Summers was charged with two counts of attempted murder in the first degree, sexual battery, and kidnapping.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Kathleen Murphy - Family Attorney (North Carolina); Twitter: @RalDivorceLaw
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist; Twitter: @carynpsych; Facebook: "Caryn Stark"
  • Greg Smith - Special Deputy Sheriff, Johnson County Sheriff's Office (Kansas); Executive Director of the Kelsey Smith Foundation
  • Rachel D. Fischer - Registered Nurse; Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE); Expert Witness; Private Investigator; Author: "Taking Back the Pen;" Forensic Nursing Consulting and Education LLC
  • Gloria Gomez - Court Reporter, FOX 13 Tampa Bay; Twitter: @GGome13

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Oct 21, 2022
Crime Alert 10.21.22
360

Mom and children kidnapped by ex.  Mom pushing a stroller parked inside park. Custodian urinates in all drinking water sources in an office. Man charges with manslaughter after a struggle leads a man to be hit by a train. 

For more crime and justice news, go to crimeonline.com

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Oct 21, 2022
The Desperate Search for a Gorgeous Missing Princeton Co-ed, Tragic Twist
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Today's episode of Crime Stories with Nancy Grace was broadcast before the body of Princeton University student Misrach Ewunetie was found. The  Mercer County Prosecutor's Office says a facilities employee discovered Ewunetie's body Thursday afternoon, behind some tennis courts. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death. Officials say there are no obvious signs of injury.   

Our condolences to the family. 

Princeton University junior Misrach Ewunetie was last seen in her dorm, but her cellphone pinged near an off-campus housing complex two days after she disappeared.

Authorities have searched the outside areas of the complex multiple times. Officers could not go inside homes without a warrant but residents did talk with some people who lived in the area.

Misrach's brother, Universe Ewunetie, told The Sun that his sister missed an important meeting the day after she disappeared.

Misrach is 5-foot-4 and about 130 pounds with brown eyes, and black hair. She was valedictorian of her high school class and earned a full scholarship to Princeton.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Jason Oshins - New York Defense Attorney
  • Dr. Charles Heller - Clinical and Forensic Psychologist Specializing in Domestic Violence, Chief Forensic Consultant: Rockland County (New York) Forensic Mental Health Unit, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Greg Smith - Special Deputy Sheriff, Johnson County Sheriff's Office (Kansas),  Executive Director of the Kelsey Smith Foundation, www.kelseysarmy.com 
  • Glenn Bard - Former Pennsylvania State Trooper First Class (Greensburg, PA), Computer Crime Investigations, U.S. Veteran of Operation Desert Storm, PATCtech Digital Forensics, PATCTech.com 
  • Dave Mack - Crime Online Investigative Reporter

 

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Oct 20, 2022
Crime Alert 10.20.22
359

Hotel owners shot over a pair of socks. Teen stab his mom. Cops make huge drug and gun bust. 911 operator caught drunk on duty. 

More crime and justice news at crimeonline.com.

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Oct 20, 2022
Mother of 3 Brutally Murdered After Posting Footage Online of Husband Beating Her
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Just one day after Keaira Hudson's estranged husband was released from jail on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, 45-year-old Adam Bennefield shot her dead. 

Just days before her death Hudson posted a video of herself being brutally beaten by  Bennefield, on Facebook.

As Hudson left to take her children to school just around the corner, she put on a bulletproof vest, but that would not protect her from multiple shots.

Bennefield reportedly smashed into the front of Hudson's vehicle, pulled a shotgun, and opened fire with children in the car.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Jessica Garth - Chief, Special Victims & Family Violence Unit, State's Attorney's Office, Prince George's County, MD
  • Dr. Carolyn West Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Washington Tacoma, Award-winning author: " Violence in the Lives of Black Women: Battered, Black, and Blue", Filmmaker: “Let Me Tell Ya’ll ‘Bout Black Chicks: Images of Black Women in Pornography;" DrCarolynWest.com
  • Julie Gates - Major Law Enforcement Crime Scene Investigator,  Forensic Science Program Coordinator/Instructor, Southern Crescent Technical College,
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida PathcareMed.com, Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine, Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference 
  • Kristy Mazurek - Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter

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Oct 19, 2022
Crime Alert 10.19.22
384

Evicted renter murders her landlord. Jealous boyfriend kills his girlfriend after attacking her roommate. A school janitor is busted for molesting a student. Man caught riding under the influence. 

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Oct 19, 2022
Legal Heir Alex Murdaugh, Suspect in Wife & Son's Murders Names 'REAL KILLER'
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Attorneys for disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh are pointing the finger at Murdaugh's cousin Curtis "Eddie" Smith.

In a new court filing, the lawyers say that Smith, who reportedly failed a polygraph, should have been more rigorously investigated as a prime suspect by police.

During a polygraph five months ago,  Smith was asked three times about his involvement in the shootings that killed Maggie and Paul Smith. Smith replied, no, to those questions, meaning he was not involved. 

Police sources say Smith's answers indicate an attempt at deception. He lied. Smith has said he was “nowhere near” the property when the shootings occurred.       

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Jessica Garth - Chief, Special Victims & Family Violence Unit, State's Attorney's Office, Prince George's County, MD
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist (specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy), PantherMitigation.com, Twitter: @TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • Chris Byers - Former Police Chief Johns Creek Georgia,  25 years as Police Officer, Private Investigator and Polygraph Examiner,   www.chrisbyersinvestigationsandpolygraph.com  
  • Anne Emerson - Senior Investigative Reporter, WCIV ABC News 4 (Charleston, SC), Host of Award-Winning Podcast: "Unsolved South Carolina: The Murdaugh Murders, Money and Mystery, Twitter: @AnneTEmerson 

 

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Oct 18, 2022
Crime Alert 10.18.22
360

Teacher tells fifth grade girl that she's on the teacher's kill list.  Two men get into a road rage incident and end up shooting the other's daughter.  Florida postal works schemes to send cocaine through the mail.  Mom arrested after allowing her 10-year-old to get a huge tattoo.

For more crime and justice news, go to crimeonline.com 

 

 

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Oct 18, 2022
WHERE IS BABY QUINTON? Tot goes missing from Pack-N-Play
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It's been 12 days since toddler Quinton Simon has been seen. Now the Chatham County Police Department says they believe the 20-month-old is likely dead. 

According to the boy's mother, Leilani Simon, her boyfriend last saw the tot at about 6 a.m. on October 5 as he left for work. Later, when she woke up, Simon couldn't find Quinton.

A 911 call was made shortly after 9:30 a.m. Simon told the dispatcher she found the door open and Quinton was gone.

An extensive search was launched, including search warrants executed at the family home. Leilani Simon is considered the primary suspect, although no formal charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • John W. Dill, Esquire - Personal Injury Lawyer (Winter Park, FL), Author: "The Method: Proven Techniques for Winning Jury Trials", www.JohnWDill.com, Twitter/IG @JohnWDillESQ, Represents Michelle Parker's family, Zenaida Gonzalez vs. Casey Anthony 
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital, Voted "My Buckhead's Best Psychiatric Practice of 2022"
  • Karen L. Smith - Forensic Expert, Lecturer at the University of Florida, Host of Shattered Souls Podcast, @KarensForensic, barebonesforensic.com 
  • Brett Buffington - Lead Investigative Reporter, WSAV NEWS 3, A NewsNation Affiliate, WSAV.com, Twitter: @BrettWSAV

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Oct 17, 2022
Crime Alert 101722
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A would-be bank robber uses his hand as a poor imitation of a gun. Woman points out house where has been held captive for more than month.  Security at a restaurant is beefed up after a liquor robbery, but nobody considered the roof. 

For more crime and justice news, go to https://www.crimeonline.com/

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Oct 17, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: Eliza Fletcher Mother, Teacher, Heiress, and Victim
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Eliza Fletcher, a Memphis teacher and mother, is reported missing the morning of September 2, 2022 after she doesn't return home from her morning jog. A search is launched shortly thereafter and comes to an end on September 5th when her body is found by police. Suspect, Cleotha Abston has been arrested and charged for her murder. 

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss what the autopsy report shows, what her cause of death was determined to be, what drugs were found in her system, and more.

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

0:50 - Background and overview of case

1:42 - The autopsy report: how you read it and what you learn from it

16:17 - Eliza’s cause of death

22:16 - What the gunshot wound tells us

26:23 - Internal and external beveling

28:03 - Le Fort fracture

32:25 - Submission

34:10 - Fentanyl 

40:13 - Was Eliza Fletcher raped?

43:36 - Wrap up 

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Oct 16, 2022
Special Crime Stories Weekend Update: SHE’S OUT! Netflix Star Fake heiress Anna Sorokin HEADED FOR MANHATTAN TO SELL HER “ARTWORK”
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Fake German heiress, Anna Sorokin conned her way into Manhattan society. Posing as Anna Delvey, a German heiress, she swindled banks, hotels, and friends out of more than $200,000 dollars. She forged checks to get money from banks and charmed people into paying for extravagant meals, and travel.

Sorokin was convicted on a handful of grand larceny and theft of services charges. After serving her time, the 31-year-old released from prison, now, fighting being deported, but again Sorokin falls on her feet. She landed a deal with Netflix for the rights to her life story, and now Sorokin is selling her artwork. 

 Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD
  • Dr. Donna Rockwell - Clinicial Psychologist (Michgan/New York) Specializes in Celebrity Mental Health, Adjunct Faculty: Saybrook University: College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, DonnaRockwell.com, CEO/Founder: “Already Famous with Dr. Donna"
  • Jim Ellis - Certified Fraud Examiner, Former FBI Agent (29 years), JKE Texas Private Investigator, JKETexas.com
  • Rebecca Rosenberg - Fox News Digital Crime Reporter, Author: "At Any Cost", RebeccaFayeRosenberg.com, Twitter: @ReRosenberg

 

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Oct 16, 2022
IS THERE JUSTICE FOR 3 LITTLE GIRL SCOUTS, RAPED & MURDERED AT CAMP?
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Will there ever be justice for the three little girls murdered at a girl scout camp in Oklahoma?

The only person charged in this case has been acquitted. Could new DNA testing methods pinpoint a killer? Today, in the conclusion of our week-long investigation, hear from one of the girl's mothers.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Sheri Farmer - Lori Lee Farmer's Mother
  • Dr. Kristen Mittelman - Chief Development Officer, Othram Inc., DNAsolves.com, Twitter: @OthramTech
  • Nathan E. Clark - Attorney, Rhodes, Hieronymus, Jones, Tucker & Gable, PLLC (Tulsa, OK), rhodesokla.com
  • Dr. Scott A. Johnson - Forensic Psychologist (Minnesota), 32 years specializing in addressing sexual predators, Author: "When “I Love You” Turns Violent" and "Physical Abusers & Sexual Offenders", ForensicConsultation.org
  • James Powell - Former Senior Agent, Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation, Former Air Force Office of Special Investigations Agent, Former Senior Intelligence Security Advisor for the Office of Military Commissions at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Owner: "The Investigator, LLC"
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Faith Phillips - Cherokee Screenwriter, Author: “Now I Lay Me Down”, Website: ReadBooksBy.Faith, Twitter: @phillips_faith, Facebook: “Faith Phillips” 

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Oct 14, 2022
Crime Alert 10.14.22
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Both of these robberies come down to one finger.

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Oct 14, 2022
WHO RAPED &MURDERED 3 GIRLS SCOUTS AT CAMP?
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After Gene Hart is charged but acquitted in the murder of three little girls, the question of his guilt or innocence is still debated. Today, in the fourth installment of "The Girl Scout Murders,"  Hart's family weighs in.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Herb Weaver - Sheriff Weaver’s son
  • Meg Baker - Great Niece of Murder Suspect Gene Hart, M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Graduate Student at Oklahoma State University, Grief Outreach Intern at University Counseling Services, TikTok: @movie_meditations, Twitter/Instagram: @Movie_meditate
  • Kimberly Baker - Niece of Murder Suspect Gene Hart, Cherokee artist and historic preservationist, KimBakerArtwork.com, Instagram: @kimbakerartwork
  • Carla Wilhite - Former Camp Scott Counselor
  • Nathan E. Clark - Partner, Rhodes Hieronymus (Tulsa, OK), rhodesokla.com
  • Dr. Scott A. Johnson - Forensic Psychologist, 32 years specializing in addressing sexual predators, Author: "When “I Love You” Turns Violent" and "Physical Abusers & Sexual Offenders", ForensicConsultation.org
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Faith Phillips - Cherokee Screenwriter, Author: “Now I Lay Me Down”, Website: ReadBooksBy.Faith, Twitter: @phillips_faith, Facebook: “Faith Phillips”

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Oct 13, 2022
Crime Alert 10.13.22
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A domestic argument turns deadly. This woman's clothing is very ironic. 

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Oct 13, 2022
"Secret Knot" Clue in Rapes & Murders of 3 Girl Scout Campers, Ages 8,9, 10
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As Faith Phillips' personal investigation into the murders of three Girl Scouts at a camp in Oklahoma continues, new suspects come from a revelation of a confession and recollections from individuals in the community.  Also a box of evidence from the case is recovered. What's inside?  Today on Crime Stories, part three off our Girls Scout Murders investigation. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Herb Weaver - Sheriff Weaver’s son
  • Kent Frates - Attorney (Oklahoma City, OK), Former Minority Leader Oklahoma House of Representatives, Author: “Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Crimes”
  • Ross Swimmer - Former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Former Special Trustee for American Indians at the U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Dr. Shawn Roberson, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist (Edmond, Oklahoma), Forensic psychologist for over 20 years, Conducted thousands of criminal-forensic evaluations across Oklahoma, including Oklahoma State Penitentiary (where Gene Leroy Hart died), drshawnroberson.com
  • James Powell - Former Senior Agent, Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation, Former Air Force Office of Special Investigations Agent, Former Senior Intelligence Security Advisor for the Office of Military Commissions at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Owner: "The Investigator, LLC"
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Faith Phillips - Cherokee Screenwriter, Author: “Now I Lay Me Down”, Website: ReadBooksBy.Faith, Twitter: @phillips_faith, Facebook: “Faith Phillips”

 

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Oct 12, 2022
Crime Alert 10.12.22
60

A favor is taken advantage of. This Arkansas man makes extreme attempts to avoid cops.

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Oct 12, 2022
3 Girl Scouts Raped, Murdered in Tent #7, DETAILS EMERGE
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As our investigation into "The Girl Scout Murders" continues, evidence points to Gene Hart as the person who murdered three little girls, but not everyone thought so. In fact, a jury acquits the convicted rapist and prison escapee.

Why? Part two of  "The Girl Scout Murders" today on Crime Stories. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Kent Frates - Attorney (Oklahoma City, OK), Former Minority Leader Oklahoma House of Representatives, Author: “Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases"
  • Shawn Roberson, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist (Edmond, Oklahoma), Forensic psychologist for over 20 years, Conducted thousands of criminal-forensic evaluations across Oklahoma, including Oklahoma State Penitentiary (where Gene Leroy Hart died), drshawnroberson.com,
  • James Powell - Former Senior Agent, Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation, Former Air Force Office of Special Investigations Agent, Former Senior Intelligence Security Advisor for the Office of Military Commissions at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Owner: "The Investigator, LLC"
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Faith Phillips - Cherokee Screenwriter, Author: “Now I Lay Me Down”, Website: ReadBooksBy.Faith, Twitter: @phillips_faith, Facebook: “Faith Phillips”

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Oct 11, 2022
Crime Alert 10.11.22
62

Drug bust nets enough fentanyl to kill millions.  Unruly football fan stopped mid-field. 

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Oct 11, 2022
3 Girl Scouts Raped, Murdered at Camp: Case Reignited
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Three little girls are raped and murdered at Camp Scott, a Girl Scout camp outside Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Their bodies are left on a trail leading to the campsite's showers. Gene Leroy Hart is arrested for the murders but is acquitted at trial. Did Hart commit the crimes? Did he have help, or was someone else responsible? 

Joining Nancy Grace for part one of our five-part series:

  • Carla Wilhite - Former Camp Scott Counselor
  • Kent Frates - Attorney (Oklahoma City, OK) Former Minority Leader Oklahoma House of Representatives, Author: “Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases”
  • Shawn Roberson, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist (Edmond, Oklahoma), Adjunct Professor, Forensic Science Institute & Psychology Department, University of Central Oklahoma, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, drshawnroberson.com
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Derek Ellington - Certified Forensic Examiner, Licensed Private Investigator, Ellington Digital Forensics www.ellington.net
  • Faith Phillips - Cherokee Screenwriter, Author: “Now I Lay Me Down”, ReadBooksBy.Faith, Twitter: @phillips_faith, Facebook: “Faith Phillips”

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Oct 10, 2022
Crime Alert 101022
62

Boyfriend turns himself in to police after leaving girlfriend's dead body in yard.  Wild raccoons are not welcome in North Dakota bars. 

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Oct 10, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: Double-Homicide on Campus The Murder of Dr. Beth Potter and her Husband Robin Ca
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It’s the morning of March 31st, 2020. A jogger finds Dr. Beth Potter and her husband Robin Carre shot in the head execution-style in University of Wisconsin Arboretum. Carre is pronounced dead on the scene by police while his wife, who was still alive, was rushed to the hospital where she also dies. Initially the police believed this to be a random homicide, but after reviewing video surveillance and GPS data, they redirect their sights on a potential suspect: Khari Sanford - the boyfriend of the victim’s adopted daughter Mimi. 

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss the gruesome nature of this case, how the cooler temperature affected the crime scene (specifically, the blood), how conscious Dr. Potter was for the hours that she was alive after the attack and the motive of the suspect. 

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

1:32 - Background and overview of the case

5:21 - Did Robin Carre die from his gunshot wound/was it exacerbated from the cold temperature?

7:23 - Was Dr. Potter really still breathing when they found her?

9:34 - The significance of the area where you’re shot

12:01 - How do we know the victims were killed on the pathway where they were found?

16:15 - Would the cooler temperatures affect the state of the blood found at the crime scene?

18:26 - Shell casings

21:10 - Was Dr. Potter in and out of consciousness the whole night before she was found?

25:14 - Finding the suspect, Khari Sanford (the boyfriend of the victim’s daughter)

29:41 - Hearsay and the weight is has in a court of law

33:20 - Sanford and Mimi (the victim’s daughter) reportedly spoke of the parents having “bands of money” and that they were “rich” 

36:35 - Wrap up and final details

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Oct 09, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: The Verdict is in! Pregnant Mom, 21, Sliced Open To Get Baby.
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The verdict is in the murder of 21-year-old Regan Simmons Hancock, found by her mother lying face down in her bloody living room.   Hancock nearly 8 months pregnant with her second child, has a large slice across her stomach and the baby is gone. 

On a nearby roadway, a Texas State Trooper pulls over a car for speeding, and inside he finds Taylor Parker giving CPR to a newborn. Parker tells the trooper that she gave birth on the side of the road, but the baby isn't breathing.

Parker and the newborn are rushed to a hospital, where the baby died. It's also where Parker, who had seemingly just given birth, refused to be checked out by doctors. 

Now, Parker knows her fate.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer (Miami-Dade County), Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills)
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, ColdCaseCrimes.org, @ColdCaseTips  
  • Jax Miller - News Writer, Oxygen.com, True Crime Author, Author: "Hell in The Heartland: Murder, Meth, and The Case of Two Missing Girls", Facebook: "RealJaxMiller", Twitter/Instagram: @RealJaxMiller 

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Oct 08, 2022
MOM DRAINS POND HERSELF WITH SUMP PUMP TO FIND MURDERED SON WHEN SHERIFFS REFUSE
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Edward Goodwin went missing in June 2015. For more than two years, his family didn't know what happened to their son. Eventually, witnesses say Goodwin had been beaten to death, his body dumped into a pond. 

The sheriff’s department partially drained the pond and found human hip bones, a femur bone, and some ribs. Edward Goodwin's body had been found, but the rest of his body was never recovered. This is despite assurances from law enforcement that the recovery would happen.

After waiting for authorities to act, Connie Goodwin, Edward's mom, took it upon herself to get her son back. The Goodwins rented a sump pump to drain the pond themselves.

As they started pumping the water out, bones could be seen sticking up through the water. The coroner was called and Edward Goodwin came home.   

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Ed Goodwin - Victim's Father
  • Connie Goodwin - Victim's Mother
  • Jim Elliott - Of Counsel, Butler Snow LLP, www.butlersnow.com; Instagram: JimElliott1957
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert; Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA,; ColdCaseCrimes.org; @ColdCaseTips 
  • Jim Akers - Coroner, Butler County, (Poplar Bluff, MO); Medicolegal Death Investigator; Instructor: Missouri Coroners and Medical Examiner's Association, Academy Instructor, Missouri Sheriff's Association Training Academy, Former Deputy Sheriff/Detective, Butler County Police Department
  • Ryan Krull - Journalist, The Riverfront Times; Twitter: @RyanWKrull, RiverfrontTimes.com
  • Josephine Wentzel - Krystal Mitchell's Mother & Founder of "Angels of Justice;" Author: "THE CHASE: In Hot Pursuit of My Daughter’s Killer;" AngelsofJustice.org, 

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Oct 07, 2022
Crime Alert 10.07.22
60

Man uses his girlfriend's baby as a human shield against police.    The back of a semi is no way to travel. 

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Oct 07, 2022
Serial Killer Stalks Young Boys in Atlanta, Who's the Real Killer?
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Twenty-three children, teens, and young adults—mostly boys—were kidnapped and murdered from inner city Atlanta, between 1979 and 1981. At first, no one put together the links between the crimes, but soon the common details were noted, and Atlanta Police realized a serial killer stalked Atlanta.

One man became the prime suspect, Wayne Williams. Williams is charged and convicted in two of the killings but is believed to be responsible for at least 24 of the murders. Listen today as Nancy's guests, intimately involved in the case, lay out the evidence. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today: 

  • Joseph Drolet - Prosecutor, Author: "The Pursuit of the Atlanta Child Killer: Facts, Fibers, and Forensics"
  • Lou Arcangeli - Former Deputy Chief of Police, Atlanta Police Department
  • Vern E. Smith - Former Newsweek Atlanta Bureau Chief & National Correspondent, Author: "The Jones Men", Contributor, YahooNews.com, Twitter: @VESstories, VernESmith.wordpress.com
  • Dr. Jorey Krawczyn  - Psychologist (Panama City Beach, FL), Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University; Research Consultant with Blue Wall Institute, Author: "Operation S.O.S. - Practical Recommendations to Help “Stop Officer Suicide”, bw-institute.com
  • Dr. Todd M. Barr - Board-Certified Anatomic/Clinical/Forensic Pathologist (Ohio), Testified in Shawn Grate serial killer case, Featured in "Thin Places: Essays From In Between" by Jordan Kisner, Twitter: @ToddBarrME

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Oct 06, 2022
Crime Alert 10.06.22
60

Pervert teacher charged for seeing student out of class. These porch pirates do not take kindly to a family's attempt to ward them off. 

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Oct 06, 2022
Loving Dad of 3 at Son's College Family Weekend, Shot Dead in Hotel Lobby
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What was supposed to be a fun-filled weekend with his son, turned tragedic as a New York father is killed at his hotel. Paul Kutz, 53, died after a man opens fire in the hotel lobby.

Two men with reported gang ties have been arrested for the shooting, Roy Johnson Jr. and Devin Taylor. J

Johnson Jr. is believed to be the shooter. He’s now facing felony charges of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. 

Taylor has been charged with felony second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

News reports say the men were homeless and staying at the hotel, although it’s unclear how long they had been there.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Peter Smith - Of Counsel, The Law Offices of Ken Belkin (New York City), Criminal Defense, Family Law, Civil Litigation, BelkinLaw.com
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire'
  • Wilbur Chapman - Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner
  • Dr. Jeffrey M. Jentzen Professor of Forensic Pathology and Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services at the University of Michigan Medical School, Former Medical Examiner in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 
  • Joan Gralla - General Assignment Reporter, Newsday (New York City), Newsday.com, Twitter: @JoanGralla 

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Oct 05, 2022
Crime Alert 10.05.22
60

Escaped convict heads straight for a bus station. Ohio man is warned against misusing 911.

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Oct 05, 2022
'Supermom' Sherri Papini Hubby 'Blindsided' by Kidnapping Hoax
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New interrogation videos show Keith Papini's shock at finding out his wife's kidnapping was actually a hoax. Keith Papini described himself to investigators as "the idiot husband that stayed around the whole time." 

The 39-year-old mom was reported missing on November 2, and told investigators when she was found 22 days later that a pair of Hispanic women kidnapped her at gunpoint.  Papini said her kidnappers abused her and then shoved her out of a car.

Papini was emaciated, her hair was cut shorter, and she had cuts and bruises all over her body, but prosecutors said she caused the injuries herself. The case was broken in 2020 when DNA led investigators to Papini’s ex, who told them she had been with him the entire time. 

Federal prosecutors charged Papini with 34 counts of mail fraud and one count of making false statements. Papini accepted a plea deal but didn't explain why she created an elaborate kidnapping hoax, although she apologized for her actions. Since her arrest, Papini's husband has started divorce proceedings,  and Sherri Papini soon begins her jail sentence. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital, Voted "My Buckhead's Best Psychiatric Practice of 2022"
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Mona Kay - Private Investigator, "Mona K Investigations" (Omaha, NE), Twitter: @monakay 
  • Dave Mack - Crime Online Investigative Reporter

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Oct 04, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: Staging a Murder-Suicide -The Familial Murder of Pamela and Helen Hargan
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Pamela Hargan and her daughter Helen were found dead in their home in McLean, Virginia, the victims of an apparent murder-suicide, in July 2017. Once police investigated further, they realized that the crime scene had been staged and this was a homicide that they were looking at. Eventually, police narrowed it down to one prime suspect - Pamela’s oldest daughter Megan. 

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss how the police realized the crime scene was staged, the significance of where the gun was found, blood spatter patterns, how they came to suspect Pamela’s oldest daughter Megan, and much more.

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

1:32 - Background and overview of the case

3:35 - How did the police know that the crime scene had been staged?

7:05 - The significance of the location where the gun was found 

10:08 - The forces of gravity and homicide v. suicide investigations

15:45 - Gunshot residue

19:30 -  Blood spatter pattern

25:20 - After recreating the crime scene, what did they discover about Pamela’s death?

29:55 - What happens when someone is shot in the head?

34:30 - Pamela’s oldest daughter, Megan, is charged with the murder

38:35 - Megan’s phone call to her boyfriend

40:00 - After the police realized the crime scene was staged, how did they start investigating the case as a homicide?

44:25 -  Wrapping up and final details of the case

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Oct 04, 2022
Crime Alert 10.04.22
60

Woman runs down man she accuses of trying to hit a cat. Thief stumbles upon a real-life "Bat-Mobile".

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Oct 04, 2022
Mystery Swirls: Mom Debbie Collier Found Stripped, Dead, Charred
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Georgia police say the murder of Athens mom Debbie Collier is not a random event. Detectives say this is a targeted event. Collier went missing after sending a bizarre text to her daughter. 

The bizarre message reportedly sent by Debbie Collier to her daughter, Amanda Bearden, along with $2,385 through Venmo says, “They are not going to let me go love you there is a key to the house in the blue flower pot by the door.” 

After receiving the message, Collier’s daughter tried to call her mom but could not get through. Collier was found the next day in a ravine, naked, her body burned.  Police tracked a rental vehicle Collier was using to a wooded area 60 miles away from the family’s Athens home. 

Collier's husband told police that he last saw his wife at about 9 p.m. on Friday, September 9, as he was going to bed. The husband went to work on Saturday morning and told investigators that his wife’s vehicle was still in the driveway at that time. 

The New York Post reports that the couple’s neighbor said they heard some sort of commotion going on at Collier’s home the night before she vanished.

Anyone with information on the case should contact Habersham Sheriff’s Investigators Cale Garrison at 706-839-0559 or George Cason at 706-839-0560.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Renee Rockwell - Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney, Facebook: "Renee.Rockwell" 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • Derek Ellington - Certified Forensic Examiner, Licensed Private Investigator, Ellington Digital Forensics www.ellington.net
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Michael Ruiz - Reporter, Fox News Digital, Twitter: @MikeRreports 

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Oct 03, 2022
Crime Alert 10.03.22
60

Lisa Banes' killer pleads guilty to all charges. Family fun center is plagued by crime.

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Oct 03, 2022
CULT MOM LORI VALLOW: New Netflix Cult Mom Hit, Will Jurors Watch?
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Questions are being raised about the impact of the new Netflix documentary, "Sins of Our Mother," on Lori Vallow's chances of a fair trial.

Vallow's attorneys point to media coverage surrounding the case making it impossible for that to happen. To that point, Vallow's attorneys asked the judge to ban cameras from the courtroom, saying that the privilege had been abused by repeated "zooming in on Vallow Daybell's face" during a hearing.

They raised the possibility of documents being scrutinized that way as well. Jim Archibald and John Thomas also claimed the cameras and microphones could potentially be used to overhear private conversations between the attorneys and client.  

Seventh District Judge Steven Boyce has now ruled that cameras, both video and stills will no longer be allowed from the courtroom.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • David Leroy - Attorney at Law (Boise, ID), Former Idaho Attorney General, Former Idaho Lieutenant Governor & Former Prosecutor (Ada County), DLeroy.com, Facebook.com/BoiseCriminalDefense,
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Rhasaan Orange - Trial Consultant, Wittech.com
  • Nate Eaton - News Director, EastIdahoNews.com Facebook: "Nate Eaton - Reporter", Instagram: @n.eaton 

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Sep 30, 2022
Crime Alert 09.30.22
60

Maybe its time for this couple to pump the breaks on their relationship. How could this man stand, let alone drive?

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Sep 30, 2022
Religious Fanatic Dad Kidnaps Tot, ON THE RUN NOW
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Florida boy, JoJo Morales, 6, missing after being kidnapped by his religious fanatic dad. Police believe 45-year-old Jorge Morales planned his disappearance act for more than a year, before taking his autistic son.

The senior Morales' mother, 68-year-old Lilliam Pena Morales, is also missing.  Mom Yanet Concepcion arrived at her ex-husband's home to pick up her son, finding it empty. 

Last week, a private investigator working the case found an abandoned SUV containing items belonging to the little boy — in Maine very near the Canadian border.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued an Amber Alert for JoJo, and US Marshals have offered a $10,000 reward.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Yanet Concepcion - Victims Mother, GoFundMe.com/f/wepca-10000
  • Randy Kessler - Atlanta Trial Lawyer, Emory Law School Professor, Past Chair ABA Family Law Section, Author: "Divorce, Protect Yourself, Your Kids and Your Future", www.KSFamilyLaw.com, Instagram: @rkessler23, Twitter: @GADivorce
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist (specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy), PantherMitigation.com, Twitter: @TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"
  • Joe Carillo - Private Investigator, Leverage Investigations, LeveragePI.com, Facebook.com/Leveragepi, Founder: Bringing Them Hom Project, bringingthemhomeproject.com
  • Marc Klaas - Founder, KlaasKids Foundation, www.klaaskids.org, Twitter: @PollyDad
  • David Neal - Staff Writer, Miami Herald, Twitter: @DavidJNeal, Instagram: @Natalyasdad

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Sep 29, 2022
Crime Alert 09.29.22
60

Man shoots couple over puppy poop. This remorseful eluder is pretty cute!

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Sep 29, 2022
Teen Sex Trafficking Victim Ordered to Pay $150,000 to Rapist's Family?
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A judge has been asked to set aside his ruling that an Iowa teen must pay restitution to her rapist's family after she stabbed him dead. 

Pieper Lewis,15, was reportedly being sex trafficked when she killed Zachary Brooks. According to Lewis, her boyfriend pulled a knife on her and forced her to go to Zachary Brooks’ apartment in June 2020. Lewis claimed Brooks, 37, had raped her multiple times in the weeks leading up to the slaying.

Once at the apartment, Brooks allegedly made Lewis get undressed, drink alcohol, and smoke marijuana while they watched a movie. Lewis admitted to stabbing Brooks 30 times, but she claimed she did not plot to kill him.

Instead, she stated that she became enraged after she woke up to Brooks raping her and ignoring her pleas to stop. Lewis pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and willful injury.  She was sentenced to five years of probation and was also ordered to pay $150,000 to the slain man’s family. 

Polk County prosecutors never denied allegations that Pieper was trafficked and a rape victim.  The Des Moines Register reported that state law requires individuals convicted of homicide to pay $150,000.

Polk County District Judge David M. Porter ordered the judgment, to be Brooks’ estate, after rejecting defense attorneys’ argument that he was 51 percent responsible for the deadly incident.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Kathleen Murphy - Family Attorney (North Carolina), NCDomesticlaw.com,  Twitter: @RalDivorceLaw 
  • Dr. Carolyn West - Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Washington Tacoma, Award-winning author: " Violence in the Lives of Black Women: Battered, Black, and Blue", Filmmaker: “Let Me Tell Ya’ll ‘Bout Black Chicks: Images of Black Women in Pornography", Keynote Speaker, DrCarolynWest.com  
  • Greg Scheffer - Former Phoenix Police Department Detective, 22 Years Specializing in Child Sexual Exploitation, Crimes Against Children, Domestic Violence and Adult Sex Crimes 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan" 
  • Phillip Joens - Breaking News Reporter, Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA), DesMoinesRegister.com, Twitter: @Philip_Joens  

 

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Sep 28, 2022
Crime Alert 09.28.22
60

A family meal turns into a brawl.

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Sep 28, 2022
Young Mom of 2 on Morning Walk with Hubby MOWED DOWN BY ALLEGED BOOZER, NO ARREST
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In April 2020, Katie and John Palmer, walking in their Denison, TX neighborhood are struck from behind by an F-250. The couple is knocked about 75 feet.  John Palmer, who suffers a broken back, crawls over to his wife, watching her take her last breath. The driver was later identified as Cory Foster, one of the Palmer's neighbors. 

Foster tells cops that fog and sun glare prevent him from seeing the couple. Cops push for a breathalyzer test and Foster blows a .06 BAC, but no blood test was conducted.  House Bill 558 passed after Katie Palmer's death. This bill ensures that drivers are blood tested when involved in any accident that causes serious bodily harm or kills a pedestrian. The legal limit in Texas, is .08 BAC.  After questioning, a trooper takes Foster home.

A grand jury has twice declined to charge Cory Foster.  The Palmer family has a civil suit pending against Cory Foster. A jury trial is set for October 17th. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • John David Palmer - Victim, Katie's Husband, Facebook: "Justice For Katie Palmer", Twitter: @for_palmer and @palmerjohndavid  
  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD 
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital  
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan" 
  • Nicole Partin - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Twitter: @nicolepartin 

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Sep 27, 2022
Crime Alert 09.27.22
60

Toddler gets a hold of deadly weapon. This guy ruins his chances of a second date.

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Sep 27, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: The Hollywood Hills Homicide of Amie Harwick
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Dr. Amie Harwick, a sex therapist and former fiancé of actor Drew Carey, is found unresponsive under a balcony in her Hollywood Hills home on the morning of February 15th, 2020. She is rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately, passes away. The evidence at the crime scene and on Harwick’s body indicated signs of a struggle and her having been thrown from the balcony.  

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss blunt force trauma, the difference between falling/being thrown from a great height, how to tell in what order injuries occur, and why a nicotine syringe became a major factor in this case.

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

1:25 - Background and overview of the case

3:45 - Where do you start with a case like this?

5:10 - Amie Harwick being thrown from her balcony

7:30 - How do we know she was thrown off the balcony?

15:45 - Do the injuries differ depending on whether you are thrown from a great height or fall from one?

19:00 - Blunt force trauma

20:10 -  How does the M.E. go about examining all the injuries?

25:50 - Is it possible that Amie was beaten and that caused the injuries to her liver, not the fall?

29:40 - How can you tell what order the injuries happened in?

32:00 - If Amie fell, and was not thrown, would her death still be considered blunt force trauma?

34:00 - Suspects in Amie’s case 

34:55 - How investigators suspect the murder played out

36:40 - Finding a nicotine filled syringe and what that signifies 

42:10 - Harwick’s ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, becomes the prime suspect

44:45 - Pursehouse has been charged with murder, first degree residential burglary, and special circumstance allegation of lying in wait.

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Sep 27, 2022
DETAILS EMERGE: Mom Debbie Collier Found Stripped, Dead, Charred After Bizarre Text
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New details are coming out surrounding the death of Georgia mom Debbie Collier, who went missing after sending a bizarre text to her daughter.  Body cam footage of daughter Amanda Bearden's on-again/off-again boyfriend has been released after Bearden called the police.

Andrew Giegerich was arrested for violating a no-contact order.  Giegerich also reportedly wrote a threatening handwritten message, contained in police evidence files, stating, "If you or your family ever come near me again I will hurt them."

 Also made public is Amanda Bearden's own arrest record for battery, and for faking a drug test.  

The bizarre message reportedly sent by Debbie Collier to her daughter, Amanda Bearden, along with $2,385 through Venmo says, “They are not going to let me go love you there is a key to the house in the blue flower pot by the door.” 

After receiving the message, Collier’s daughter tried to call her mom but could not get through. Collier was found the next day in a ravine, naked, her body burned.  Police tracked a rental vehicle Collier was using to a wooded area 60 miles away from the family’s Athens home. 

Collier's husband told police that he last saw his wife at about 9 p.m. on Friday, September 9, as he was going to bed. The husband went to work on Saturday morning and told investigators that his wife’s vehicle was still in the driveway at that time. 

The New York Post reports that the couple’s neighbor said they heard some sort of commotion going on at Collier’s home the night before she vanished.

Anyone with information on the case should contact Habersham Sheriff’s Investigators Cale Garrison at 706-839-0559 or George Cason at 706-839-0560.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Renee Rockwell - Criminal Defense Attorney, Facebook: "Renee.Rockwell"  
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Cody Alcorn - Reporter, 11Alive WXIA (Atlanta, GA), Facebook.com/CodyAlcornNews 

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Sep 26, 2022
Crime Alert 09.26.22
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Electricity usage habits lead to double murder. 

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Sep 26, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: Dead wife's FitBit says hubby's lying, GUILTY
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Richard Dabate tells Connecticut State Police that a masked intruder broke into his home, shot his wife, Connie, and tied him to a chair. Investigators say however that data from the Fitbit tracker Connie was wearing contradicts those statements. Police put together a detailed digital timeline. Dabate told police his wife came home during the intrusion. He told her to run and said the intruder chased her to the basement and shot her. Connie's Fitbit, however, logged more than 1200 steps in the house. Richard Dabate, charged with murder, tampering with evidence, and making false statements, now convicted by a jury.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today: 

  • Dr. Daniel Bober - Forensic psychiatrist
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Ashley Wilcott - Judge and trial attorney, anchor at Court TV, www.ashleywillcott.com
  • Ninette Sosa - Crime Online Investigative Reporter. 

 

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Sep 24, 2022
Caught on Video: Did Evil Auntie Push Tot, 3, Into Lake Michigan to Die?
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A 3-year-old Illinois boy is not expected to survive after being thrown off a Chicago pier into Lake Michigan.

Police say the boy's aunt “stole the keys” to the family’s truck before sneaking “out of the residence without anyone knowing that she had left.” 

Security footage captured the incident as Victoria Moreno, 34, pushed the child into the water and made no attempts to rescue him. Fire officials said the child was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital, in cardiac arrest. He’s been placed on a ventilator. 

Police added that the child had lung bleeding, a swollen brain, and had to have a heart infusion.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Ashton King - Witness, Mother of Three, Called 911 & Threw in Life Preserver, Spoke to Victim's Aunt, Small Business Owner/Entrepreneur
  • Irv Miller - Criminal Defense Attorney, The Miller Firm, Legal Analyst: CBS2 Chicago WBBM-TV 
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills) 
  • Dr. Free N. Hess - Pediatrician/Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Child Safety Expert & Consultant, Founder of PediMom.com
  • Robert Farley - Former Detective, Cook County Sheriff's Police Department (Chicago, IL), Deputy United States Marshal, Commanding Officer, Child Exploitation Unit, Consultant in Crimes Against Children, Farley International, RFarley.com
  • Tia Ewing - Reporter, FOX 32 Chicago, Facebook.com/TVNewsStar, Twitter: @TIA_EWING, Instagram: @TiaOnTV, tiaewing.com

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Sep 23, 2022
Crime Alert 09.23.22
60

Dog attack leads to charges. Checker's employees so terrified cops get involved. 

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Sep 23, 2022
Missing Mom Debbie Collier Found Stripped, Dead & Charred After Bizarre Text
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A Georgia mom goes missing after sending a bizarre text to her daughter.

Debbie Collier sends her daughter, Amanda Bearden, $2,385 using Venmo and included a message that read, “They are not going to let me go love you there is a key to the house in the blue flower pot by the door.” 

After receiving the message, Collier’s daughter tried to call her mom but could not get through. Collier was found the next day in a ravine, naked, her body burned.  Police tracked a rental vehicle Collier was using to a wooded area 60 miles away from the family’s Athens home. 

Collier's husband told police that he last saw his wife at about 9 p.m. on Friday, September 9, as he was going to bed. The husband went to work on Saturday morning and told investigators that his wife’s vehicle was still in the driveway at that time. 

The New York Post reports that the couple’s neighbor said they heard some sort of commotion going on at Collier’s home the night before she vanished.

Anyone with information on the case should contact Habersham Sheriff’s Investigators Cale Garrison at 706-839-0559 or George Cason at 706-839-0560.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Renee Rockwell - Criminal Defense Attorney, Facebook: "Renee.Rockwell"
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Cody Alcorn - Reporter, 11Alive WXIA (Atlanta, GA), Facebook.com/CodyAlcornNews 

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Sep 22, 2022
Crime Alert 09.22.22
60

Homeowners attacked with their own weapon. Physical altercation turns bizarre. 

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Sep 22, 2022
College Student, 21, Eating Fries, Body Found Riddles with Bullets
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The family of 21-year-old Allison Rice lays the college student to rest today.

Rice was found shot dead in her car, just three miles from campus. The LSU student was stopped at a railroad crossing for a train when witnesses say the killer or killers walked up to Rice's car and started shooting.

Police say she may have been in the middle of turning around when the shots were fired. Police also say there’s no sign anything was stolen from Rice's car. No suspect has been named.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital 
  • Mona Kay - Private Investigator, "Mona K Investigations" (Omaha, NE), Twitter: @monakay 
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com
  • Chris Nakamoto - Chief Investigative Reporter, WBRZ-TV, Facebook: "Chris Nakamoto WBRZ", Twitter: @ChrisNakamoto

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Sep 21, 2022
Crime Alert 09.21.22
60

Real life Big Bad Wolf attacks Grandma. Chick-fil-A really has the best service!

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Sep 21, 2022
Crime Alert 09.20.22
60

Alleged kidnapping is even more sinister. This airport trouble maker sounds full of herself!

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Sep 20, 2022
HORRIFIC SCHOOL SHOOTING SPAWNS REALITY SHOW?
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Nicolas Cruz pleaded guilty to killing 17 people, including students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The penalty phase of the trial is underway with jurors being asked to decide whether Cruz should spend the rest of his life in prison or be sentenced to death.

So far there have been 11 days of defense testimony, including the shooter's biological sister, who did not grow up in the same household as Cruz. During her testimony, she was asked about her mother's use of heavy use of alcohol while pregnant and her knowledge of a reality show based on another brother, Zachary Cruz.  

A heated exchange between the judge and the defense has resulted in a motion being filed by the defense for Judge Elizabeth Scherer to remove herself from the case. When the defense suddenly rested its case without notice, Scherer called the defense decision  "the most uncalled for, unprofessional way to try a case." 

The defense had indicated an intention to call 40 witnesses but rested after only 25. The sudden announcement meant prosecutors weren't ready to start their rebuttal case.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer (Miami-Dade County), Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills)
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, ColdCaseCrimes.org, @ColdCaseTips  
  • ME - Dr. Priya Banerjee, M.D. - Board Certified Forensic Pathologist, Anchor Forensic Pathology Consulting, Assistant Medical Examiner
  • Andy Kahan - Director of Victim Services and Advocacy at Crime Stoppers of Houston, crime-stoppers.org, Facebook: "Andy Kahan and Crime Stoppers of Houston", Twitter: @AKahanCrimeSto1, Instagram: @AndyVictimAdvocate 
  • David Ovalle - Crime Reporter, Miami Herald, Twitter: @davidovalle305, MiamiHerald.com

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Sep 19, 2022
Crime Alert 09.19.22
60

A home intruder is finally caught. This isn't on my bucket list!

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Sep 19, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: Hubby's 'PROS & CONS' LIST TO 'KEEP' PREGNANT WIFE Found After She is Found Dead
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A jury find Missouri husband Beau Rothwell guilty of killing his pregnant wife missing. Jennifer Rothwell's  car is found abandoned just a mile from home. Beau Rothwell tells police he last saw Jennifer Rothwell, 28, that morning as she left for work. 

Days later, Jennifer Rothwell's body is found in a wooded area along Highway 61 near Troy.

An autopsy stated that she suffered blunt force trauma to the head. The day after Jennifer Rothwell went missing, Beau Rothwell is arrested.  Police believe he killed his wife — who was six weeks pregnant — sometime on November 11. 

Search warrants alleged that Jennifer Rothwell used the internet to search, “What to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant.” The same documents also stated that Beau Rothwell cleaned up some blood and left a small window to the garage open, despite freezing temperatures, to “dissipate the odor.” 

Beau Rothwell reportedly told authorities where his pregnant wife’s remains were located. Turns out Beau Rothwell was having an affair and made a pro/con list on whether to stay in the marriage.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Matthew Mangino - Criminal Defense Attorney (New Castle, PA), Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll", Twitter: @MatthewTMangino, MattMangino.com
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills)
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida PathcareMed.com, Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine, Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference
  • John Guard - Chief Deputy – Pitt County Sheriff’s Office (Greenville, NC), Specializes in Investigating Domestic Violence Cases
  • Kristy Mazurek - Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter, President: "Successful Strategies" 

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Sep 17, 2022
Body Bags with Jospeph Scott Morgan: Joshua Drennen's Murderous Rampage
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First responders arrive at a “battle scene” in 77-year-old Barbara Steele's West Virginia home. Her body is beaten, eviscerated, and positioned on a makeshift altar by 28-year-old Joshua Drennen, who after leaving her residence, continues his string of assaults on unsuspecting civilians, until immobilized by a Charleston police officer. 

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss the antique item used in the physical attacks and injuries sustained by Barbara Steele and two other individuals in the community.

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

2:46 - Description of an antique iron owned and utilized by 77-year-old Barbara Steele

6:47 - Police are alerted to a criminal act committed by Joshua Drennen inside Barbara Steele’s home

8:03 - Joe describes the crime scene, the assault on Barbara Steele’s vehicle, and her participation within the community.

10:45 - Jackie and Joe discuss the continued acts of violence by Joshua Drennen against a woman inside her parked vehicle

9:23 - An explanation of cubing injuries to a body from an explosion of safety glass and how investigators use that information to determine a body’s position within a vehicle

13:31 - Joshua Drennen’s continued acts of violence throughout the community 

17:29 - Charleston Police Patrolman Terrence Casto stops the threat by Joshua Drennen

18:24 - Joe describes the violent crime scene and the horrendous blunt force trauma Barbara Steele’s body experienced

26:21 - Beyond the trauma to her face and head, the police noticed Barbara's body had been eviscerated, as well as sexually assaulted post-mortem

31:33 - Joe and Jackie discuss the way Barbara Steele’s body was positioned and items located near her after the attack

35:49 - Why Barbara Steele and the woman in the parking lot?

37:24 - Overview of Joshua Drennen’s trial and conviction

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Sep 17, 2022
Young, Pregnant Mom, 21, Chased Through House, Sliced Open To Get Baby
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Jess Brooks calls 911 after finding her daughter lying face down in her bloody living room. Reagan Simmons Hancock, 21, and nearly 8 months pregnant with her second child, has a large slice across her stomach and the baby is gone. 

On a nearby roadway, a Texas State Trooper pulls over a car for speeding, and inside he finds Taylor Parker giving CPR to a newborn. Parker tells the trooper that she gave birth on the side of the road, but the baby isn't breathing.

Parker and the newborn are rushed to a hospital, where the baby died. It's also where Parker, who had seemingly just given birth, refused to be checked out by doctors. 

Now, Parker is on trial and charged with the murder of Hancock and the unborn child, and kidnapping. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer (Miami-Dade County), Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills)
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, ColdCaseCrimes.org, @ColdCaseTips  
  • Jax Miller - News Writer, Oxygen.com, True Crime Author, Author: "Hell in The Heartland: Murder, Meth, and The Case of Two Missing Girls", Facebook: "RealJaxMiller", Twitter/Instagram: @RealJaxMiller 

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Sep 16, 2022
Crime Alert 09.16.22
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This man swims away from cops. A new kind of smuggler caught in Texas.

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Sep 16, 2022
Rodeo Star Shot Dead; Did Alleged Female Shooter Target Star?
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Texas bull rider Ouncie Mitchell was shot and killed outside a Utah apartment complex.

Mitchell, whose real name is Demetrius Omar Lateef Allen, was in town to compete at an event at the state fair. After the competition Mitchell and a female friend when to a downtown bar, where they argued.

The friend, LaShawn Denise Bagley, left the bar, leaving Mitchell to find his own way back.  Mitchell gets a ride, calling and texting Bagley during the trip to let her know he is on his way to get his things. 

Once he and the driver arrived, shots were fired through a window and the glass door of the apartment, hitting Mitchell once in the torso.  Bagley was arrested for murder and felony discharge of a firearm.    

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Brad M. Micklin, Esq - Lead Attorney, Managing Member, The Micklin Law Group, LLC (Nutley, NJ)
  • Dr. Mindy B. Mechanic - Professor of Psychology (Emeritus) at California State University Fullerton, Forensic Psychologist Focusing on Trauma/victimization, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking
  • John Guard - Chief Deputy – Pitt County Sheriff’s Office (Greenville, NC), Specializes in Investigating Domestic Violence Cases
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida PathcareMed.com, Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine, Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference
  • Ashley Imlay - Reporter, KSL (Salt Lake City, UT), KSL.com, Twitter: @ashley_imlay

 

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Sep 15, 2022
Crime Alert 09.15.22
60

Trusted neighbor turned spying creep! This man pulls a weapon on cops.

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Sep 15, 2022
Reporter Stabbed Dead After Vegas Politician's Alleged Sex Affair Exposed
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Jeff German, a Las Vegas Review-Journal Investigative Reporter, is found dead outside his home.

Days later, cops release surveillance video of a possible suspect in a wide-brimmed straw hat, an orange safety shirt, and black pants walking near the scene. More investigation revealed that German's reporting put him at odds with elected Public Administrator, Robert Telles.

Earlier this year, German reported that Telles created a toxic work environment and was having an extra-marital affair with an employee. These claims seem to have cost Telles his re-election bid. Investigators searched Robert Telles' home, towing a red SUV, and finding shoes with apparent blood on them. A straw hat matching the one shown in the video was also found.

Both articles had been cut up in an effort to destroy evidence, but DNA under German's fingernails told police everything they needed to know. Telles has been arrested for German's murder, and held without bail.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States", MattMangino.com, Twitter: @MatthewTMangino
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"  
  • Lisa M. Dadio - Former Police Lieutenant, New Haven Police Department, Annie Le Lead Detective, Senior Lecturer, Director of the Center for Advanced Policing and Graduate Program Coordinator, Investigations program, University of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • Vanessa Murphy - Investigative Reporter, KLAS-TV 8newsnow.com, Instagram: @vanessareporting, Twitter: @Vanessa_Murphy, Facebook: "VanessaMurphyInvestigates"
  • Dr. Kristen Mittelman - Chief Development Officer, Othram Inc., DNAsolves.com, Twitter: @OthramTech 

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Sep 14, 2022
Crime Alert 09.14.22
60

This man asks a mom a sickening question. Retiree row breaks out on the golf course. 

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Sep 14, 2022
3 Tots Drowned Dead, Mommy Suspected Drunk, on Boardwalk
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Three young children found dead on a New York beach were allegedly drowned by their mother. 

Police say 30-year-old Erin Merdy reportedly confessed to the murders. A 90-minute search was launched early Monday after several of Merdy's relatives called police, concerned that Merdy may have done something to her children. 

The children ages, 7, 4, and 3 months, were found lying in the sand. Merdy, meanwhile,  was nearly two miles away on the Brighton Beach boardwalk.

Merdy was soaking wet, barefoot,  and walking in her bathrobe. Speculation is that Merdy may have been drinking or suffering postpartum depression. No confirmation of either has yet been made.    

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • John W. Dill, Esquire - Personal Injury Lawyer, Winter Park, Florida, Author: "The Method: Proven Techniques for Winning Jury Trials", www.JohnWDill.com, Twitter/IG @JohnWDillESQ, Represented Zenaida Gonzalez in Defamation Suit against Casey Anthony
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Robert Crispin - Private Investigator, Former Federal Task Force Officer for United States Department of Justice, DEA and Miami Field Division, Former Homicide and Crimes Against Children Investigator, “Crispin Special Investigations” CrispinInvestigations.com, Facebook: Crispin Special Investigations, Inc. 
  • Dr. Katherine Maloney, M.D. - Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Erie County Medical Examiners Office, (Buffalo NY), www.nickelcityforensics.com
  • Gabrielle Fonrouge - National Correspondent and Investigative Reporter, NY Post, Twitter: @FonrougeGab, GabrielleFonrouge.com 

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Sep 13, 2022
Crime Alert 09.13.22
60

A Nevada tenant is brutally murdered by their landlord. Did this cat survive its encounter with a drunk driver?

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Sep 13, 2022
BRUTAL MURDER OF MEMPHIS MOM ELIZA COULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED? Explosive Claim
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The suspect in the brutal attack on Memphis mom Eliza Fletcher is now charged with a rape occurring a year before Fletcher's murder.

Cleotha Abston Henderson appeared in court indicted on charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated rape, and kidnapping in relation to the September 21, 2021 incident.

A sexual assault kit was submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation two days after the alleged rape, but no request was made for expedited analysis. The kit sat for months in line with other cases waiting for testing. The kit was finally processed and once the initial report was completed, the information was then entered into the FBI DNA database on 29 August. A positive match came back three days after Fletcher was kidnapped.

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States", MattMangino.com, Twitter: @MatthewTMangino
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"
  • Lisa M. Dadio - Former Police Lieutenant, New Haven Police Department, Annie Le Lead Detective, Senior Lecturer, Director of the Center for Advanced Policing and Graduate Program Coordinator, Investigations program, University of New Haven 
  • Rachel D. Fischer - Registered Nuse, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), Expert Witness, Private Investigator, Author: "Taking Back the Pen", Forensic Nursing Consulting and Education LLC, LegalRNConsult.org
  • Dr. Kristen Mittelman - Chief Development Officer, Othram Inc., DNAsolves.com, Twitter: @OthramTech 
  • Dave Mack - Crime Online Investigative Reporter 

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Sep 12, 2022
Crime Alert 09.12.22
60

Mississippi man makes threats from 3000 feet. This driver waives his right to remain silent.

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Sep 12, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: Courtney Clenney, OnlyFans Model, Charged in Stabbing Murder
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Christian Obumseli, boyfriend of OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney is found by police in their Miami apartment fatally stabbed. The pair have been dating for approximately two years and have a reportedly “tumultuous” relationship. Courtney Clenney claims to have been acting out of self defense, but the physical evidence may seem to suggest something else. Courtney Clenney has since been charged with second degree murder.

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss the details of the stabbing, the physical evidence found at the crime scene, the injuries sustained by Christian Obumseli that led to his death, and how witness testimony will play into this ongoing case.

 

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

2:09 - Courtney Clenney’s OnlyFans account and relationship with Christian Obumseli

3:44 - Video and pictures of Courtney Clenney covered in blood

5:00 - Courtney Clenney and Christian Obumseli’s lavish lifestyle 

7:32 - The 911 call and the physical evidence of the crime scene

12:02 - What are the police seeing at the crime scene?

18:58 - What it means for blood to “leech out”

22:03 - How the blood appeared on Courtney Clenney

25:36 - The timeline of the crime

29:05 - Injuries sustained by Christian Obumseli

35:34 - Knowing what we know now, is Courtney Clenney’s claim that she threw the knife while acting in self defense possible?

40:51 - If what Courtney Clenney claims happened is true, would the remaining blood patterns be different?

44:20 -  How will the video evidence and witness statements of assault play into the case?

48:28 - How do you approach a “he said, she said” court case?

51:14 - Final thoughts and wrapping up the show

 

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Sep 11, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: Alex Murdaugh Attorney Accuses Prosecutors of Withholding Evidence
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Alex Murdaugh's attorney accuses prosecutors of “hiding the ball” and not handed over any evidence they have in the deaths of Murdaugh’s wife and son. Attorney Dick Harpootlian and attorney Jim Griffin filed a motion to compel prosecutors to reveal evidence. It's been more than a month since Murdaugh was indicted by a state grand jury of murdering is wife and son. Harpootlian said the motion asked Judge Clifton Newman to order that evidence be turned over to the defense “immediately without delay.”  Part of that evidence, according to FITSNews,  is high-velocity spatter found on a shirt worn by Murdaugh that may show he was present at the time his wife and son were murdered.    In the last days, Judge Clifton Newman ordered the evidence released, along with a temporary protective order in place, that is to ensure only lawyers and people testifying will be able to see the evidence.

   

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Susan E. Williams, South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney, Former Prosecutor (Summerville), swilliams-law.net, Instagram: @carolinaladylawyer, Twitter: @ATTYswilliams
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist (specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy), www.panthermitigation.com, Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"
  • Bobby Chacon - 27 years former FBI Agent, BobbyChacon.com, Instagram/Twitter: @BobbyChaconFBI, Writer and Co-producer: Audible Original Series, "After the Fall"
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan",
  • Matt Harris - Morning Show Host of The Matt and Ramona Show on 107.9 WLNK (Charlotte, NC), Podcast Host: "The Murdaugh Family Murders: Impact of Influence"

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Sep 10, 2022
Alleged Steroid-Popping ex-Marine Wanted for Young Mom's Murder Captured Abroad
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Raymond "RJ" McLeod, Jr. is arrested in El Salvador on murder charges.

The ex-Marine had been on the run for six years after the brutal death of 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell. The young mom was found beaten and strangled in a San Diego condominium in June 2016. The pair had been dating just a few weeks when they took a vacation trip. 

By the time police arrived at the apartment when Mitchell and McLeod were staying with his friends, McLeod had fled in Krystal’s car, which was found at the San Diego airport.  McLeod then rented a car at the airport and drove into Mexico. From there he traveled to Belize, and on into El Salvador. McLeod was reportedly working as a teacher.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Josephine Wentzel - Victim's Mother, Founder, "Angels of Justice", Author: "THE CHASE: In Hot Pursuit of My Daughter’s Killer", AngelsofJustice.org, Victim Advocate: The Cold Case Foundation, Twitter: @ANGELSOFJUSTIC2,
  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States", MattMangino.com, Twitter: @MatthewTMangino  
  • Dr. Michael Bourke - Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Former Chief of the United States Marshals Service’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, MichaelBourkePHD.com
  • Frankie Sanchez - Regional Chief of US Marshal Task Force, Los Angeles
  • Dr. Kendall Crowns – Chief Medical Examiner Tarrant County (Ft Worth), Lecturer: University of Texas Austin and Texas Christian University Medical School
  • Dave Mack - Crime Online Investigative Reporter

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Sep 09, 2022
Crime Alert 09.09.22
60

We warn our children that people offering ice cream could want to kidnap them, but what about warning the ice cream man? This man was "hot-n-ready" for his arrest.

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Sep 09, 2022
Memphis 'LIVE-STREAM KILLER' SHOOTS 7, Smiles for Camera
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Four people are shot and killed, and three others are wounded in a citywide spree. Memphis police were on the lookout for a suspect who live-streamed not only his intent but the actual shootings.

Repeat offender Ezekiel Kelly, 19, is also accused of two armed carjackings in his attempt to evade police. Incidents happened at least eight different crime scenes. Kelly was arrested after crashing a stolen car.   

 Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Darryl Cohen - Former Assistant District Attorney (Fulton County, Georgia) Former Assistant State Attorney (Florida), Defense Attorney, Cohen, Cooper, Estep, & Allen, LLC, CCEAlaw.com, Facebook: "Darryl B Cohen", Twitter: @DarrylBCohen
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Jonathan Serrie - Fox News Correspondent, Twitter: @jonathanserrie 
  • Dave Mack -  Crime Online Investigative Reporter

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Sep 08, 2022
Crime Alert 09.08.22
60

Drag race turns deadly in Baton Rouge. Cops follow through on Florida woman's bizarre request.

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Sep 08, 2022
IT'S ELIZA: Memphis Mom Body ID'ed, Video Shows Suspect Frantically Cleaning Blood from GMC Yards from Dead Body
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A decomposing body found in the tall grass behind a vacant building has been identified as Memphis teacher Eliza Fletcher.

The mom of two vanished last Friday during an early morning jog. Less than a mile from the kidnapping site, officers combing the area noticed footprints, tire tracks and “an odor of decay.” 

A pair of purple Lululemon running shorts matching what Fletcher was last seen wearing, was found in a nearby trash can. 

Cleotha Abston, 38, was caught on video forcing Fletcher into a vehicle. He was also seen at around 7:30 a.m. at his brother's home, cleaning the vehicle and washing his clothes. 

Abston has been charged with first-degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, and tampering with evidence.  

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States", MattMangino.com, Twitter: @MatthewTMangino 
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Jennifer Coffindaffer - Former FBI Agent, Law Enforcement Network Analyst, Expert Witness, Self-Defense/Firearms Instructor, Firearms Beyond International, firearmsbeyondinternational.com, Twitter: @CoffindafferFBI
  • Dr. Kendall Crowns – Chief Medical Examiner Tarrant County (Ft Worth), Lecturer: University of Texas Austin and Texas Christian University Medical School
  • Dave Mack - Crime Online Investigative Reporter

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Sep 07, 2022
Crime Alert 09.07.22
60

These teachers are some bad apples. A drunk man doesn't realize he's a long way from home. 

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Sep 07, 2022
Two Teen Girls and Mom Disappear From Family Home, Only Clue is Broken Porch Light
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Police have been searching for a missing Mom and two teens from Springfield, Missouri for twenty years.

The Springfield Three are friends Suzanne Street, Stacy McCall, and Streeter's mother, Sherrill Levitt. The women went missing from Levitt's home. All of their personal belongings, including cars and purses, were left behind.

Police say there were no signs of a struggle other than a broken globe on a porch light.   

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Nicole Deborde Hochglaube - Criminal Defense Lawyer (Houston TX), Former Prosecutor, Twitter: @debordelaw, HoustonCriminalDefense.com 
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy (Miami Beach, FL), Panthermitigation.com, Twitter: @TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"
  • Rick Bookout - Former Springfield Police Officer (first officer on scene)
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Anne Roderique-Jones - Writer and Host, Podcast: "The Springfield Three: A Small-Town Disappearance" anneroderiquejones.com, Instagram: @anniemarie_, Twitter: @AnnieMarie_

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Sep 06, 2022
Crime Alert 09.06.22
60

A little girl's disappearance goes unreported for years. This firefighter is confused about his job responsibilities. 

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Sep 06, 2022
Search Continues to ID Tot Boy Found Dead in Fabulous Vegas Suitcase: WHO IS HE?
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The little boy found dead in a suitcase has now been laid to rest, in an unmarked grave. The mushroom hunter who found the "Fabulous Vegas" suitcase , Jeff Meredith, says he will not rest until the boy has a name.

Investigators say child  died from an electrolyte imbalance.

The medical examiner says that the imbalance was most likely due to a “viral gastroenteritis” caused by excessive vomiting or diarrhea. State police are still working to identify the boy, believed to be about 5 years old. 

Toxicology tests came back negative and the boy had no severe injuries. Police do not believe the boy was alive when he was placed inside the suitcase. 

The little boy is described as just under 4 feet tall and about 40 pounds, with a slim build and a short haircut. Indiana State Police have set up a national tip line at (888) 437-6432.  

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Kathryn Marsh - Special Victims Liaison for the State’s Attorney's Office (Charles County, MD), Co-Founder: Right Response Consulting, "No Grey Zone" Podcast", RightResponseConsulting.com, Instagram/Twitter: @nogreyzoneRRC  
  • Dr. Alan Blotcky PhD - Clinical and Forensic Psychologist (Birmingham, AL) specializing in Criminal, Child Custody and Abuse, Clinical Associate Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham  
  • Karen L. Smith - Forensic Expert (Los Angeles, CA),  Lecturer at the University of Florida, Host of Shattered Souls Podcast, @KarensForensic, barebonesforensic.com  
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • Max Lewis - Reporter, FOX59 (Indianapolis), Twitter/Instagram: @MaxLewisTV, Facebook.com/MaxLewisTV  

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Sep 05, 2022
Crime Alert 09.05.22
60

Incidents like this are known as the "kiss of death." A drunk disrupts an investigation.

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Sep 05, 2022
TWO TEEN GIRLS DISAPPEAR, COPS STUMPED
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Cops are asking for the public's help in finding two missing teens.

Kaylee Jones has been missing from her Georgia home for more than two months.  Daniel and Brenda Jones fear their daughter has been sex trafficked. The 16-year-old, who is autistic, disappeared after the parents took away her phone. It had been discovered the girl has been chatting with several men online. 

In a separate case out of Alabama, 17-year-old Tarasha Benjamin disappeared after going to a flea market. Benjamin left that Saturday morning with a friend. Then Benjamin borrowed the friend's car. It was found a mile from the flea market with the driver's side windows smashed. Benjamin has been missing since 2010.

Joining Nancy Grace today: 

  • Daniel Jones - Victim's Father, Facebook: "Where is Kaylee Jones" 
  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer, Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com  
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist (specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy), www.panthermitigation.com, Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"  
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, ColdCaseCrimes.org, @ColdCaseTips   
  • Nicole Partin - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Twitter: @nicolepartin
  • John W. Dill, Esquire - Personal Injury Lawyer, Winter Park, Florida, Author: "The Method: Proven Techniques for Winning Jury Trials", www.JohnWDill.com, Twitter/IG @JohnWDillESQ, Represents Michelle Parker's family 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • Joseph Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Dave Mack - Crime Online Investigative Reporter

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Sep 02, 2022
Crime Alert 09.02.22
60

FBI foils murder-for-hire plot. The suspect in this high-speed chase took officers by surprise!

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Sep 02, 2022
THE SHELL COLLECTOR: FINDING LOVE AFTER LOSS
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A military widow struggles with her husband’s death, a heartbroken Marine is forced to face his past, and an older widow secretly spreads wisdom while she still can. When the lives of these three broken souls converge, they finally find peace and love.

Today on Crime Stories, Nancy Grace speaks with the author and star of the new Fox Nation film, The Shell Collector. 

Along with Nancy Naigle and Caitlin Clark,  two military widows, Barb Allen and Taya Kyle discuss their own experiences in dealing with the loss of their husbands. 

Joining Nancy Grace today: 

  • Nancy Naigle - USA TODAY and ECPA Bestselling Author: "The Shell Collector, NancyNaigle.com, Instagram/Twitter: @nancynaigle 
  • Caitlin Clark - Actress, "The Shell Collector", Instagram: @Caitlin_M_Clark,  
  • Barb Allen - Wife of Lt. Louis Allen, killed in Iraq in 2005  Author/Speaker/Podcast Host: "Flex Your Freedom", Author: "What Not to Wear to a Murder Trial", "How to Woo a Widow" and "Front Toward Enemy" BarbAllenSpeaks.com, Instagram: @BarbAllenSpeaks
  • Taya Kyle - Wife of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (killed in 2013, American Sniper - two children), Executive Director: Taya and Chris Kyle Foundation, Tackf.org, Author: "American Wife" & "American Spirit", Twitter/Instagram: @TayaKyle
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"  

 

 

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Sep 01, 2022
Crime Alert 09.01.22
60

Heart to heart turns deadly between estranged son and father-in-law. Driver found carrying absurd amount of illegal cargo. 

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Sep 01, 2022
Mystery Surrounding Teen Girl Found Sex Attacked, Murdered at Boyfriend's Family Home
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May 4, 2007: 19-year-old Brittany McGlone is working two jobs to save money for college. After an overnight shift at a Lowe’s Distribution Center in Mount Vernon, Texas, McGlone drives to her boyfriend’s family home in Winnsboro to sleep.

Boyfriend, Jeff Stogner, and his family start their days. Stogner's mom drives her children to school and then goes to work herself. Stogner and his stepfather leave for the airport hours away.

Sometime in the next seven hours, McGlone is sexually assaulted and bludgeoned to death. An autopsy ruled the teen died from massive head trauma.  

Wood County Sheriff Kelly Cole tells Dateline there are suspects in the case. So far no one has been publicly named and no one has been cleared.

TIPLINEWood County Sheriff’s Office (903) 763-2201 or Wood County Crime Stoppers (903) 850-9060

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Patricia Tice - Brittany McGlone's Mother, Facebook: "Who Killed Brittany McGlone" and "Brittany Danielle McGlone" 
  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD
  • Dr. Jeff Gardere - Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, Prof of Behavioral Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine  www.drjeffgardere.com, Author: 'The Causes of Autism” @drjeffgardere 
  •  Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  •  A.W. Naves - True Crime Writer, Blog: "Dark Aberrations" AWNaves.com (covered case for Medium), awnaves.com

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Aug 31, 2022
Crime Alert 08.31.22
60

A little boy is dead before he makes it to the hospital. Terror ensues over... toppings?

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Aug 31, 2022
Girl, 10, Snatched from Ohio Bay Shopping Strip, Family Gets Bizarre Calls
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Amy Mihaljevic was just 10 years old when she went missing. She told friends at school the day she disappeared that she was going with someone to buy her mom a surprise gift.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing Amy speaking with a white male, at a local ice cream shop and then leaving with him through a parking lot.  Later police discover that Mihaljevic and other girls in the area had been contacted by telephone by the abductor. The estimated 30-something-year-old man arranged to meet Mihaljevic after school.

Just over three months later,  Amy's body was found by a jogger in a farm field in a nearby town.  Investigators say it appears the little girl's body was most likely dumped shortly after her abduction. Mihaljevic dies from a combination of stab wounds to the neck and a blow to her head.

Some of the things that were known to be with or on Mihaljevic that day have never been found: the boots Amy was wearing, a denim backpack, a binder with "Buick, Best in Class" written on it, and turquoise earrings in the shape of horse heads.

 

TIPLINEBay Village Police Department (440) 871-1234

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Shera LaPoint - Genetic Genealogist, Author: "The Gene Hunter", Founder: TheGeneHunter.com, Twitter: @LapointShera  
  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer (Miami-Dade County), Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com 
  • Dr. Jorey Krawczyn - Psychologist (Panama City Beach, FL), Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University; Research Consultant with Blue Wall Institute, Author: "Operation S.O.S.", bw-institute.com
  • Greg Smith - Special Deputy Sheriff, Johnson County Sheriff's Office (Kansas),  Executive Director of the Kelsey Smith Foundation, www.kelseysarmy.com  
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com
  •  Nichole Vrsansky - News Anchor, CBS 19 News, Facebook: "Nichole Vrsansky Cleveland 19", Twitter: @NVrsansky, Podcast: "Dark Side of the Land, Who Killed Amy Mihaljevic?"  

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Aug 30, 2022
Crime Alert 08.30.22
60

Quick dad stops kidnapping and quick dog stops car thief!

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Aug 30, 2022
Missing Teen Girl's Body dug up at Serial Killer's 'House Of Horrors' ID'ed as Theresa Fillingim
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Theresa Fillingim was almost 17 years old when she disappeared. She was living with her sister in Florida, trying to find a job. 

Fillingim leaves for an interview and is never seen again. Now, the remains of the Florida teen found 41 years ago, buried on the property of a serial killer, have been positively identified. Three other bodies were also found. 

Police said the teen’s remains were found on property owned by Billy Mansfield Jr.,  responsible for murdering at least five women in California and Florida. In 1982, Mansfield Jr. was sentenced to life in a California prison, where he remains today.

With the help of the University of North Texas and the Virginia-based DNA company, Parabon Nano Labs, officials were able to positively identify Fillinghim through a DNA match with her sister.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer, Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com
  • Scott A. Johnson, Forensic Psychologist (Minnesota), 32 years specializing in addressing sexual predators, Adjunct Professor: Florida Gulf Coast University, Author: "Physical abusers and Sexual offenders", ForensicConsultation.org 
  • Paul Szych - Former Police Commander (Albuquerque, NM), APD Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit, Author: "StopHimFromKillingThem" on Amazon Kindle, StopHimFromKillingThem.com, Twitter: @WorkplaceThreat
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com
  • CeCe Moore - Chief Genetic Genealogist, Parabon NanoLabs, Inc., Parabon.com, CeceMoore.com, Facebook.com/CeCeMooreDNA, Twitter: @CeCeLMoore, Instagram: @CeCeMooreDNA 
  • Jax Miller - News Writer, Oxygen.com, True Crime Author, Author: "Hell in The Heartland: Murder, Meth, and The Case of Two Missing Girls", Facebook: "RealJaxMiller", Twitter/Instagram: @RealJaxMiller

 

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Aug 29, 2022
Crime Alert 08.29.22
60

An altercation turns deadly for one. This drone delivery isn't from Amazon!

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Aug 29, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: The Staged Suicide of Emily Noble
2959

Emily Noble goes missing on the night of her 52nd birthday. Leaving behind her phone, keys, ID, wallet, and car, with no signs of a forced entry, and her husband claiming that he went to bed in the couple's guest room; Emily Noble has essentially vanished in the middle of the night.

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard detail the search effort, potential pathways to solve any case that begins with almost no tangible evidence, and the unfortunate scene when Emily Noble's body is finally found.

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Aug 28, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: Motive Revealed in Vanessa Guillen's murder?
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Soldier Vanessa Guillen was brutally murdered at a Texas military base by fellow soldier Spc. Aaron Robinson.  A document from the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals that Robinson killed Guilllen was because she saw a photo of a woman on Robinson's phone. That photo was of Cecily Aguilar, the wife of another soldier, with whom Robinson was having an affair.  According to Aguilar, who is also charged in Guillen's death, Robinson was worried about getting in trouble for violating the Army's fraternization rules.    

A $35 million dollar lawsuit against the Army has been filed in Guillen's death by her family. The lawsuit is seeking damages for wrongful death but that's not all. The family is suing on the basis of sexual harassment, abuse, assault, rape, sodomy as well.  A military investigation found that 20-year-old Guillen was also sexually harassed and that leaders failed to take appropriate action. The lawsuit describes two instances in which Guillén was harassed. Guillen told family that she did not report the harrassment for fear of retaliation.   

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Myra Guillen - Vaness Guillen's sister
  • Natalie Kwahan - attorney for Vanessa Guillen family
  • Tim Miller, Texas Equusearch
  • Dr Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst, Beverly Hills, ww.drbethanymarshall.com
  • Joseph Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics Jacksonville State University, Author,"Blood Beneath My Feet"
  • Olivia Levada KXXV TV  
  • Jasmine Caldwell, KCEN 

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Aug 27, 2022
Jennifer Kesse, 24, Disappears, Clothes Out for Work & Shower Damp. WHERE'S JENNIFER?
2340

When Jennifer Kesse didn't show up for work, everyone who knew the 24-year-old recognized there was trouble. Kesse was a responsible, habitual person.

She talked to her family regularly. She called her boyfriend every morning on the way to work, and she never missed work, most certainly not without letting her boss know if she needed to be off. 

Not only was Jennifer missing, but so was her car. It's found two days later, parked in an apartment complex over a mile from her home and wiped clean. Jennifer Kesse has not been seen since  2006. 

Now her uncle, Bill Gilmour, describes the restless nights since then and his emotional journey to find peace, in a new book  "Aftermath of Jennifer Kesse’s Abduction: An Uncle’s Inspiring Journey and Other Stories of Hope." 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Bill Gilmour - Jennifer's Uncle, Author: "Aftermath of Jennifer Kesse’s Abduction: An Uncle’s Inspiring Journey & Other Stories of Hope" InspiringHopeDaily.com, Facebook.com/bgilmour1, Twitter: @InspireHopeBill
  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States", MattMangino.com, Twitter: @MatthewTMangino 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"
  • Joseph Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Ray Caputo - Investigative Reporter (Orlando, FL), Professor, Bethune-Cookman University  

TIPLINE Federal Bureau of Investigation (866) 838-1153 

Kesse Family Tip Line (941) 201-4009 

JenniferKesse.comGoFundme.com/help-us-find-jennifer-kesse 

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Aug 26, 2022
Crime Alert 08.26.22
60

An Ohio woman repeatedly gives young boy very adult refreshments. 

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Aug 26, 2022
Pharmacist-Bride Bludgeoned Dead on Fairytale Honeymoon
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A honeymoon quarrel leads to the brutal death of a Tennessee woman. Christe Chen and husband Bradley Robert Dawson waited five months after their February wedding to take a fairytale honeymoon to Fiji.

Just two days into their trip, Dawson reportedly beat his pharmacist wife after a drunken argument.   

Chen's body was found by a housekeeper at Turtle Island Resort after the couple didn't show up for breakfast or morning activities they had signed up for. Dawson was arrested two days later.

Dawson fled from Turtle Island on a kayak to a neighboring island. Dawson said he wanted to give his wife some space. Police say he was trying to leave the island to catch a plane from another location. Dawson's wallet and passport were missing from his room. 

Dawson is set to be back in court on September 1.

 

TIPLINEThe National Domestic Violence Hotline - 800-799-SAFE or 800-799-7233

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Gary Davidson - Partner, Diaz Reus [ROYCE] International Law Firm & Alliance, www.diazreus.com, Twitter: @DRT_Alliance, Instagram: diazreustarg, Represents Abbey Conner's Family
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills)
  • John Guard - Chief Deputy – Pitt County Sheriff’s Office (Greenville, NC), Specializes in Investigating Domestic Violence Cases, 
  • Karl E. Williams, MD, MPH - Chief Medical Examiner, Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA), 40+ years Forensic Pathologist
  • Charlie Lankston - FeMail Editor, DailyMail.com, Twitter/Instagram:@charlielanks 

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Aug 25, 2022
Crime Alert 08.25.22
60

Hero mom physically removes creep from her home! This woman's outfit choice is quite ironic.

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Aug 25, 2022
OnlyFans Model Stabs Boyfriend Dead, Claims Self-Defense
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OnlyFans model and Instagram influencer Courtney Clenney was arrested on charges that she stabbed her boyfriend to death at a Miami high-rise. Christian Obumseli, 27, was fatally stabbed inside the couple's apartment. 

An attorney for Clenney says that the 25-year-old “was a victim of physical, emotional, and mental abuse at the hands of Obumseli” and killed him in self-defense. The two had been dating for about two years and lived at the apartment building for several months.

Police say they’ve responded to multiple calls to the apartment, and apartment staff had also noted multiple domestic incidents and tried to evict them. 

Friends of the couple said it was unimaginable that Obumseli could have been violent toward Clenney, saying while they had seen Clenney hit Obumseli, they had never seen him hit her.  

 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • John W. Dill, Esquire - Personal Injury Lawyer, Winter Park, Florida, Author: "The Method: Proven Techniques for Winning Jury Trials", www.JohnWDill.com, Twitter/IG @JohnWDillESQ, Represents Michelle Parker's family 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"  
  • Joseph Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Charlie Lankston - FeMail Editor, DailyMail.com, Twitter/Instagram:@charlielanks 

 

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Aug 24, 2022
Crime Alert 08.24.22
60

A student is threatened by their bus driver. This Michigan man is no cat-burglar. 

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Aug 24, 2022
3-Year-Old Tot-Girl Kidnapped From Home in the Middle of the Night, Cops Follow Trail to MOTEL
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A 3-year-year-old girl kidnapped from her family's apartment was later found in a nearby hotel with her kidnapper. 

Surveillance video captures 50-year-old Holman Hernandez using a cat to lure the little girl to his car. After getting inside, the man and girl sit there for about an hour before Hernandez drives off. 

The little girl's parents reported to police that the family went to be around 11 p.m. Saturday, but when they woke up around 5 a.m., the door to their apartment was ajar and the girl was gone.  

Hernandez's car was spotted hours later about a mile and a half from the apartment complex.  Officers knocked on the door of the room but didn’t receive an answer, so they forced their way inside, where they found the suspect and the girl. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Marc Klaas - Founder, KlaasKids Foundation, klaaskids.org, Twitter: @PollyDad,
  • James Shelnutt - 27 years Atlanta Metro Area Major Case Detective, Former S.W.A.T. officer, Attorney (Gadsden, AL), The Shelnutt Law Firm, P.C., ShelnuttLawFirm.com, Twitter: @ShelnuttLawFirm,
  • Dr. Scott A. Johnson, Forensic Psychologist (Minnesota), 32 years specializing in addressing sexual predators, Author: "Physical abusers and Sexual offenders" and When “I Love You” Turns Violent, ForensicConsultation.org
  • Paul Szych - Former Police Commander (Albuquerque, NM), APD Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit, Author: "StopHimFromKillingThem" on Amazon Kindle, StopHimFromKillingThem.com, Twitter: @WorkplaceThreat  
  • Rania Mankarious - CEO, Crime Stoppers of Houston, Author: "The Online World, What You Think You Know and What You Don’t: 4 Critical Tools for Navigating the Digital Age", Crime-Stoppers.org, RaniaMankarious.com, Instagram/Twitter: @TheRaniaReport 
  •  Zachery Lashway - Journalist, KPRC 2Houston, Click2Houston.com, Twitter/Instagram: @KPRC2Zach, Facebook: Facebook.com/KPRC2Zach 

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Aug 23, 2022
Crime Alert 08.23.22
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This teen needs to look more closely at his text recipients! An Oregon man chooses an interesting getaway vehicle. 

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Aug 23, 2022
'Daddy’s Dead': Cabbie’s Kids Learn Dad’s Dead Day After He’s Beaten
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Five people were sought in the death of a New York City taxi driver. Three arrests have been made so far. Kutin Gyimah, 52, was brutally beaten to death after chasing the group when they refused to pay their fare, then tried to rob Gyimah.

As the three men and two women beat the dad of four, one of them struck him and caused him to fall, where his head slammed against the pavement. Police said Gyimah suffered severe wounds.  

The husband and father had just left his home in the Bronx 90 minutes earlier.

GoFundMe page is raising money for funeral costs and to help support the family.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Peter Smith - Of Counsel, The Law Offices of Ken Belkin (New York City), Criminal Defense, Family Law, Civil Litigation, BelkinLaw.com
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital, Voted "My Buckhead's Best Psychiatric Practice of 2022"
  • Dr. Kendall Crowns – Chief Medical Examiner Tarrant County (Ft Worth), Lecturer: University of Texas Austin and Texas Christian University Medical School, 
  • Chris Byers - Former Police Chief Johns Creek Georgia,  25 years as Police Officer, Private Investigator and Polygraph Examiner,   www.chrisbyersinvestigationsandpolygraph.com 
  • Tina Moore - New York Post Police Bureau Chief, Twitter: @TinaMooreReport 

 

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Aug 22, 2022
Crime Alert 08.22.22
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A Wendy's employee charged with murder after punching unsatisfied customer. This teacher really wanted a snack. 

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Aug 22, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: Frozen in Time, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
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On February 14, 2018, a 19-year-old named Nikolas Cruz opens fire on students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, murdering 17 people and injuring 17 more. It is the deadliest high school shooting in United States history, surpassing even the Columbine shooting, in 1999, which ended with 15 people dead. Nikolas Cruz arrives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School via an Uber, constructs his firearm, and then begins his assault on his former classmates. 

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss the details of the shooting, the weapon used in the attack, how the crime scene remains untouched after all these years, the reasons behind preserving the high school in this way, and the significance of the date of the shooting. 

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

0:45 - Joseph Scott and Jackie discuss the details of the shooting itself

7:45 - Did Cruz pull the fire alarm or could it have been triggered by smoke from the gun? 

9:23 - Explanation of the layout of the building, crime scene, and how investigators would go about analyzing it 

12:23 - The evolution of crime scene investigations

14:56 - The duration of the shooting and how hurricane proof glass ended up saving lives

19:01 - Nikolas Cruz’s background and how he blended in with students to escape the scene 

20:29 - Cruz’s arrest and recovery of the weapon 

21:30 - Joe talks about the weapon used in the attack

22:51 - The fear that teachers and students experienced seeing and hearing the gunshots

24:44 - Joe explains the Big Black Gun Theory 

27:18 -  Joe and Jackie discuss the crime scene remaining untouched since the shooting

28:50 - As evidence is collected, it’s sealed - how do you seal an entire building?

31:05 - Why would you want to leave a crime scene untouched for this long?

33:14 - Joe talks about the importance of chain of custody in forensics

35:34 - The reasons for preserving the high school in its condition 

39:22 - Joe talks about the significance of this occurring on Valentine’s Day 

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Aug 21, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: IT NEVER ENDS! Scott Peterson to Walk Free?
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A juror in Scott Peterson’s murder trial granted immunity to testify in a San Mateo County courtroom. Richelle Nice is accused of lying on her juror questionnaire for Peterson's 2004 trial. Nice has been accused of lying, by not disclosing that she had filed for a protective order against her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend whom Nice said was stalking her. Nice also did not disclose she had been a victim of domestic violence. Peterson's attorney accused Nice of intentionally lying to get on the jury to convict the accused husband.  After more than five and a half hours, proceedings closed. The judge tells both sides to submit memorandums, if they like, by mid-September. The jurist has up to 90 days to release a decision. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer, Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, www.carynstark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • Greg Smith - Special Deputy Sheriff, Johnson County Sheriff's Office (Kansas), Executive Director of the Kelsey Smith Foundation, www.kelseysarmy.com, Twitter: @KSFTIPS 
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant DMichelleDupreMD.com
  • Alexis Tereszcuk - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Writer/Fact Checker, Lead Stories dot Com, Twitter: @swimmie2009 

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Aug 20, 2022
2 Beautiful Girls VANISH
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Today on Crime Stories, Nancy Grace delves into the disappearances of two  women - one in California, one in Illinois.  

22-year-old Jolissa Fuentes was last seen at August 7. Surveillance video from a Selma, California convenience store shows Fuentes making a purchase inside the store, then getting into her car. Fuentes can be seen pulling on the highway, but her family says Fuentes should have turned right  to head home. Fuentes turned left, and hasn't been seen again. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Richard Figueroa at (559) 891-2243, or Detective Matthew Hughes at (559) 891-2266.

In Illinois, Jerrica Laws disappears after leaving home for a walk. Laws has dinner with a friend, goes home and tells her mother she is going for a walk.   Laws doesn't return home.  There are no suspects  or persons of interest named in this case. 

If you have information regarding Jerrica Laws’ case, please contact the Park Forest Police Department at 708.748.1309.

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Sarah Ford - Legal Director, South Carolina Victim Assistance Network, SCvanLegal.org, Former Prosecutor focusing on Crimes Against Women and Children, Facebook: "SCVAN Legal Services Program", Adjunct Professor, Claflin University & South Carolina State University
  • Dr. Jeff Gardere - Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, Prof of Behavioral Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine DrJeffGardere.com, Author: 'The Causes of Autism” and Co-Author: "Practical Parenting" @drjeffgardere 
  • Justin Boardman - Former Special Victim's Unit Detective, West Valley City (Utah), Author: "I Was Wrong: An Investigator's Battle-cry for Change Within the Special Victims Unit", JustinBoardman.com, Twitter: @boardman_train
  • Dave Mack - Crime Online Investigative Reporter
  • Sydney Summer - Crime Online Investigative Reporter

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Aug 19, 2022
Crime Alert 08.19.22
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Father severely injures daughter due to poor aim. Can a cheeseburger be a weapon?

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Aug 19, 2022
Dad-of-4 Murder by Ambush, Ex-Wife Past Life Emerges
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The search continues for the person who ambushed 33-year-old Jared Bridegan as he drove home with his 2-year-old daughter.  Bridegan had dropped of his then 9-year old children to his ex-wife and was on his way home when shots rang out. Bridegan's ex,  Shanna Gardner-Fernandez, has been under intense scrutiny. Reports say the Bridegan's marriage broke up after Fernandez had an affair. She denied it, but the fitness trainer alleged in the affair, confirms  he did have a relationship with Fernandez. 

Also a tattoo artist has come forward say that Fernandez said her life would be better if Jared Bridegan could "just ‘shut up.’  Fernandez then asked if any of the salon employees knew anybody that could ‘shut him up.’”    

So far, the Jacksonville Beach Police Department hasn’t named a suspect in connection with the case and Gardner-Fernandez maintains her innocence.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Kirsten Bridegan - Victim's Wife, Instagram: @JusticeForJaredB 
  • Kathleen Murphy - Family Attorney (North Carolina), NCDomesticlaw.com, Twitter: @RalDivorceLaw
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills) 
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com
  • Joseph Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Rebecca Rosenberg - Fox News Digital Crime Reporter, Author: "At Any Cost", RebeccaFayeRosenberg.com, Twitter: @ReRosenberg

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Aug 18, 2022
Crime Alert 08.18.22
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This woman attempts to kidnap child from Dad's arms! Naked man goes on crime spree. 

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Aug 18, 2022
FBI: MOVIE STAR ALEC BALDWIN DID PULL TRIGGER
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The newly released FBI say the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins could not have fired without the trigger being pulled. Testing conducted by the FBI showed that internal components were intact and functional, and that no matter the position of the hammer, it would not fire without the trigger being pulled.  Alec Baldwin continues to deny the action, saying on Chris Cuomo’s podcast, that "eveyone on the set knows what happened that day."  Baldwin added that the only question now is who put a live round in the gun?  A decision has yet to be made by the Santa Fe District attorney about any charges against the actor. However, Hutchins’ family named Baldwin in a pending wrongful death lawsuit.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Steve Wolf - 30 Years working as an armorer in TV & Film, CEO - Team Wildfire, teamwildfire.com
  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer (Miami-Dade County), Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com Dr.
  • Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Joseph Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Dave Mack - Crime Online Investigative Reporter

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Aug 17, 2022
Crime Alert 08.17.22
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Senior citizen shoots relative. This woman needs a cell-phone detox. 

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Aug 17, 2022
Glam Yoga Teacher Says 'NOT GUILTY' of Love Murder, Secret Life Revealed
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Kaitlin Armstrong's trial for the murder of Moriah “Mo” Wilson is set for October. Armstrong entered a plea of not guilty and now her attorney is laying out her defense....cast doubt about the prosecution’s case against his client.   Attorney Rick Cofer has demanded a speedy trial for Armstrong and entered multiple motions for evidence from the prosecution.  The prosecution says both sides are still waiting on evidence.   Cofer has also raised questions about the police investigation and whether cops ignored the possibility of another suspect.   

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Nicole Deborde Hochglaube - Criminal Defense Lawyer (Houston TX), Former Prosecutor, Twitter: @debordelaw, HoustonCriminalDefense.com
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy (Miami Beach, FL), Panthermitigation.com, Twitter: @TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"
  • Irv Brandt - Former US Marshals Service International Investigations Branch, Author: "FLYING SOLO: Top of the World" available on Amazon IrvBrandt.com, Twitter: @JackSoloAuthor 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan",  
  • Alexis Tereszcuk - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Writer/Fact Checker, Lead Stories dot Com, Twitter: @swimmie2009   

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Aug 16, 2022
Crime Alert 08.16.22
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Shots ring out from inside an apartment complex. This steak was used to give, rather than treat, a black eye.

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Aug 16, 2022
Family Camping, Murdered in their Sleep in Tent
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Tyler and Sarah Schmidt and their 6-year-old daughter, Lula, die after an assault inside their camping tent.  9-year-old Arlo Schmidt survives, running to another campsite for help.  Autopsies show the family members were shot, stabbed and strangled. Police say the man who killed the family was himself, camping nearby.  In fact, the campsite to which Schmidt ran, belonged to the killer's family.  His mother called 911.   Investigators say Anthony Sherwin of La Vista, Nebraska carried out the attack,  Police later found Sherwin’s body with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sherwin's mother, Cecilia Sherwin, released a statement saying she and her family "refuse to believe the news" that their family member is a murderer.

 Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Adam Morehouse, one of Sarah Schmidt's three siblings, Gofundme.com/f/arlo-schmidt
  • Kathryn Marsh - Special Victims Liaison for the State’s Attorney's Office (Charles County, MD), Co-Founder: Right Response Consulting, "No Grey Zone" Podcast", RightResponseConsulting.com, Instagram/Twitter: @nogreyzoneRRC
  • Dr. Jorey Krawczyn - Psychologist (Panama City Beach, FL), Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University; Research Consultant with Blue Wall Institute, Author: "Operation S.O.S. - Practical Recommendations to Help “Stop Officer Suicide”, bw-institute.com 
  • Greg Smith - Special Deputy Sheriff, Johnson County Sheriff's Office (Kansas),  Executive Director of the Kelsey Smith Foundation, www.kelseysarmy.com 
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com  
  • REPORTER - Brian Tabick - Reporter, KCRG-TV9 (Iowa), kcrg.com, Twitter: @BrianTabick, Facebook: "Brian Tabick KCRG" 

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Aug 15, 2022
Crime Alert 08.15.22
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This man's motive is unclear but the destruction is real. The legality of meth is brought into question.

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Aug 15, 2022
Teen Girl Found Dead in Foyer of Family Home: Who Murdered Randisha?
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The last words Randisha Love said to her mother, " I love you, Mommy."  The teen girl was found lying in her own blood, shot, in the foyer of her home.   Love, along with her mother, Katara Hamm, and three brothers, lived in College Park with Hamm's parents. 

The grandparents weren't home. They were out of town attending a funeral. Hamm and her youngest son found Love, behind an unlocked, but unopened door. 

Investigators say they're still following a few leads in the case, but no suspects have been named. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Katara Hamm - Victim's Mother, Facebook: "Justice4Randisha" 
  • James Shelnutt - 27 years Atlanta Metro Area Major Case Detective, Former S.W.A.T. officer, Attorney (Gadsden, AL), The Shelnutt Law Firm, P.C., ShelnuttLawFirm.com, Twitter: @ShelnuttLawFirm,  
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida PathcareMed.com, Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine, Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference 
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, ColdCaseCrimes.org, @ColdCaseTips
  • Dave Mack - Crime Online Investigative Reporter

Facebook: "Justice4Randisha"

TIPLINE: Fulton County Police Department (404) 613-6529

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Aug 12, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: Little Harmony Montgomery, DEAD, first reported missing AFTER 2 YEARS
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The search for missing girl Harmony Montgomery is now a murder investigation. New Hampshire police say the then 5-year-old went missing sometime between Nov. 28 and Dec. 10, 2019. Her disappearance was not reported for two years.  Police say new evidence, which was not revealed,  indicated Montgomery is dead.

The family of Harmony Montgomery says the New Hampshire Division For Children Youth and Families failed the little girl. According to Blair Miller, who adopted Harmony's younger brother, DCYF officials told him, Harmony had been reunited with her father. Miller had asked about the possibility of adopting Harmony as well. 

According to court documents, Kevin Montgomery, Adam's Uncle, called DCYF after he noticed Harmony had a black eye. Kevin Montgomery later told police his nephew, Adam, admitted to physically abusing harmony.

Montgomery's remains have not been found. No one as been charged in her disappearance or death.

 

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Nicole Deborde Hochglaube - Criminal Defense Lawyer (Houston TX), Former Prosecutor, Twitter: @debordelaw, HoustonCriminalDefense.com,
  • Dr. Jorey Krawczyn - Psychologist, Faculty Saint Leo University; Consultant Blue Wall Institute, Author: Operation S.O.S. 
  • Lisa M. Dadio - Former Police Lieutenant, New Haven Police Department, Senior Lecturer, Director of the "Center for Advanced Policing" at the University of New Haven's Forensic Science Department
  • Blair Miller - Adoptive Father of Jamison (Victim's Biological Brother), Reporter/Anchor, CMG Washington News Bureau, Twitter/Facebook/Instagram: @BlairMillerTV
  • Jax Miller - News writer for Oxygen.com, True Crime Author, Author: "Hell in The Heartland: Murder, Meth, and The Case of Two Missing Girls", Facebook: "RealJaxMiller", Twitter/Instagram: @RealJaxMiller
  • Nicole Partin - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Twitter: @nicolepartin

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Aug 12, 2022
Crime Alert 08.12.22
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These teens are apprehended for a crime spree. Golf carts should not be driven on highways.

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Aug 12, 2022
FEMALE DR. POURS DRANO in Hubby's Drink
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A California dermatologist is accused of allegedly poisoning her doctor husband with drain cleaner. 

Dr. Yue “Emily” Yu was arrested after Chen apparently caught Yu on a nanny cam video putting Drano in his lemonade. Chen accuses his wife of having a long history of mistreating him and their two children. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States", MattMangino.com, Twitter: @MatthewTMangino 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"  
  • Mona Kay - Private Investigator, "Mona K Investigations" (Omaha, NE), Twitter: @monakay
  • Dr. William Morrone - Chief Medical Examiner, Bay County Michigan, Author: "American Narcan: Naloxone & Heroin-Fentanyl Associated Mortality", RecoveryPathwaysLLC.com 
  • Nathan Percy - Crime and Public Safety Reporter, Southern California News Group, OCRegister.com, Twitter: @NDPercy

 

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Aug 11, 2022
Crime Alert 08.11.22
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The swing of a baseball bat ends in arrest.  Guy wants to kill a bug but ends up an  arsonist. 

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Aug 11, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: Behind the Locked Door
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STREAMING NOW: Teacher Death Mystery: A Nancy Grace Investigation 

Nancy Grace investigates the mysterious suicide of Ellen Greenberg, a Philadelphia schoolteacher found dead in her apartment with 20 stab wounds. Nancy Grace meets with Ellen's parents to uncover the suspicious details surrounding her death, and recreated the scene with former death scene investigator Joseph Scott Morgan.  Was it suicide, or did something more sinister happen to Ellen Greenberg?   

For more than ten years, the family of Ellen Greenberg has been looking for answers and justice. The 27-year-old first grade teacher and bride-to-be was found stabbed behind the locked door of her apartment. In fact, she was stabbed 20 times, including wounds to her back. The original finding by the medical examiner determined homicide. So, why does the final ruling say Ellen Greenberg committed suicide? 

Follow the push for justice with Teacher Death Mystery: A Nancy Grace Investigation, and Behind the Locked Door with Joseph Scott Morgan. 

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Aug 11, 2022
2 GORGEOUS GIRLS MISSING: Where are Allahnia and Kiely?
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Two women are missing, one from Atlanta, Georgia, and one from Truckee, California.

Allahnia Lenoir was last seen on July 30th. Her mother says she went to an apartment on Peachtree Street to visit friends and hasn't been seen since.

Kiely Rodni was last seen on August 6th after going to a party with about 100 other young adults in California’s Tahoe National Forest near the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Janette Jackson - Mother of Allahnia Lenoir, Instagram: @finding__fruity
  • John W. Dill, Esquire - Personal Injury Lawyer, Winter Park, Florida, Author: "The Method: Proven Techniques for Winning Jury Trials", www.JohnWDill.com, Twitter/IG @JohnWDillESQ, Represented Michelle Parker's Family
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist (specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy), PantherMitigation.com, Twitter: @TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"
  • Chris Byers - Former Police Chief Johns Creek Georgia,  25 years as Police Officer, Private Investigator and Polygraph Examiner www.chrisbyersinvestigationsandpolygraph.com
  • Sydney Sumner - Investigative Reporter, CrimeOnline

ALLAHNIA LENOIR TIPLINE: Atlanta Police Department Homicide/Adult Missing Person Unit (404) 546-4235 or BAMFI (Black and Missing Foundation, Inc.) (877) 97-BAMFI 

KIELY RODNI TIPLINEPlacer County Sheriff (530) 581-6320, Option 7 or findkiely@gmail.com findkiely.com

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Aug 10, 2022
Crime Alert 08.10.22
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A newborn dies of gruesome injuries. This man commits grand theft ambulance.

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Aug 10, 2022
Serial Killer Stalking Albuquerque, Body Count Rising
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Albuquerque police are on the lookout for a dark-colored Volkswagen that may be tied to the shooting deaths of four Muslim men. The vehicle is possibly a four-door,  VW Jetta or Passat. 

Police say the car was seen at more than one of the shooting locations. The victims are 27-year-old Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 41-year-old Aftab Hussein, 62-year-old Mohammad Ahmadi, and Naeem Hussain, 25. 

Governmental agencies, including the FBI,  have joined the APD in investigating. A $30,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the killings.

To report information, call Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP (7867).

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Muhammad Imtiaz Hussain - Muhammad Afzaal Hussain's brother
  • Edward Ahmed Mitchell, Esq. - National Deputy Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), CAIR.com, Twitter: @CAIRNational, @EdAhmedMitchell
  • Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD - Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society, Director, Department of Medicine, Health, and Society, Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), DyingOfWhiteness.com, JonathanMetzl.com, Twitter: @JonathanMetzl
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida PathcareMed.com, Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine, Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference
  • Paul Szych- Former Police Commander (Albuquerque, NM), APD Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit, Author: "StopHimFromKillingThem" on Amazon Kindle, StopHimFromKillingThem.com, Twitter: @WorkplaceThreat  
  •  Angel Salcedo - Reporter, KOAT-TV (Albuquerque, NM), KOAT.com  

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Aug 09, 2022
Crime Alert 08.09.22
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A daycare worker gets life in prison. This man was nearly as drunk as he was hungry.

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Aug 09, 2022
Girl, 12, Tied to Bedpost, CHEWS THRU RESTRAINTS, Mom/Brother DISMEMBERED
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A 12-year-old Alabama girl is being hailed as a hero after she chewed through restraints that had kept her tied to bed posts for nearly a week. The girl ran from the home where she was held.

A Good Samaritan saw the girl and stopped to help. 911 is called and police enter the home, after getting a warrant, and find the remains of two dismembered bodies... the girl's mother and brother.  

Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes, 37, is charged with capital murder charges and one count of first-degree kidnapping. Court documents say the girl told investigators she’d been drugged with alcohol and repeatedly assaulted.

Joining Nancy Grace today: 

  • Sheriff Jimmy Abbett -  Tallapoosa County, Alabama (since 1995), Tallaco.com
  • Nicole Deborde Hochglaube - Criminal Defense Lawyer (Houston TX), Former Prosecutor, Twitter: @debordelaw, HoustonCriminalDefense.com
  • Dr. Charles Heller - Clinical and Forensic Psychologist Specializing in Domestic Violence, Chief Forensic Consultant: Rockland County (New York) Forensic Mental Health Unit, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Forensic-Psychology-Expert.com 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  •  Gina Tron - Crime Reporter, Oxygen.com, Twitter: @_GinaTron, Author: "Star 67" and "Employment" on Amazon, GinaTron.net 

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Aug 08, 2022
Crime Alert 08.08.22
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A Mississippi man posts an incriminating video. Wannabe pirate injures an exotic pet.

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Aug 08, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: Postal worker/mom gunned down over a Chihuahua and a stimulus check
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The man accused of shooting postal worker Angela Summers over mail delivery has  pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Tony Cushingberry is now facing life in prison. Summers had problems delivering mail to a home because of an aggressive Chihuahua. Repeated requests to the resident to curb the dog go unheeded. When Cushingberry's expected mail isn't delivered, he gets hostile and Summers is shot and killed.

 

Joining Nancy Grace to discuss:

  • Kathleen Murphy - North Carolina, Family Attorney, www.ncdomesticlaw.com
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst, Beverly Hills, follow on instagram at DrBethanyMarshall
  • Cloyd Steiger - 36 years Seattle Police Department, 22 years Homicide detective, Author "Seattle's Forgotten Serial Killer-Gary Gene Grant" www.cloydsteiger.com 
  • Joseph Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics Jacksonville State University, Author,"Blood Beneath My Feet"
  • Levi Page - Investigative reporter,  Crime Online 

 

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Aug 06, 2022
Nude Photos, 'Exotic Dancing,' Erectile Dysfunction: Depp v. Heard
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More salacious details are revealed as more than 6,000 pages of documents have been unsealed in the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defamation trial. Both sides have filed for appeals in the case. This document dump reveals lots of evidence each side wanted to bring into the US courtroom, but was excluded by the judge.

Among the details:

Depp's team wanted to introduce nude photos of Heard into evidence, her history as an exotic dancer and claims that she had been an escort.

Heard's team tried to submit evidence that Depp has erective dysfunction, using medical records.   

Also included were texts between Depp and Marilyn Mason, texts between Heard and Johnny Depp's former personal assistant, and more.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Darryl Cohen - Former Assistant District Attorney (Fulton County, Georgia) Former Assistant State Attorney (Florida), Defense Attorney, Cohen, Cooper, Estep, & Allen, LLC, CCEAlaw.com, Facebook: "Darryl B Cohen", Twitter: @DarrylBCohen
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • Paul Szych - Former Police Commander (Albuquerque, NM), APD Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit, Author: "StopHimFromKillingThem" on Amazon Kindle, StopHimFromKillingThem.com, Twitter: @WorkplaceThreat 
  • Rebecca Rosenberg - Senior Reporter, Fox News Digital, Author: "At Any Cost", RebeccaFayeRosenberg.com, Twitter: @ReRosenberg

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Aug 05, 2022
Crime Alert 08.05.22
60

A Nevada Man has no recollection of violent attack. We call this incident Drunk n' Donuts.

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Aug 05, 2022
2 Teen Girls Executed: HONOR KILLINGS?
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The trial continues for Yaser Said, accused of killing his teen daughters. January 1, 2008, Said forced the girls to go with him to dinner, alone. This, after the girls and their mother had left the dad, hiding in Oklahoma following years of controlling and manipulation. The family returned to Texas after promises from the father. 

Police say Said drove them in a taxi cab to a hotel and shot his daughters. Amina was shot twice in the chest. Sarah, the younger daughter,  was shot 9 times.  Sarah managed to call 911 for help, naming her father as their killer. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Troy Slaten - Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney, Slaten Lawyers, APC, Twitter @TroySlaten 
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • John Guard - Chief Deputy – Pitt County Sheriff’s Office (Greenville, NC), Specializes in Investigating Domestic Violence Cases,
  • Dr. Jeffrey M. Jentzen Professor of Forensic Pathology and Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services at the University of Michigan Medical School, former Medical Examiner in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin jmjentzen@gmail.com 
  • Kristy Mazurek - Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter 

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Aug 04, 2022
Crime Alert 08.04.22
60

Teen boy kills dad's new fiancée. Theft says the President told him to steal a truck to warn the military about Chinese dragons. 

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Aug 04, 2022
Step-Dad Kidnaps, Rapes, MARRIES 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL
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Suzanne Sevakis' story is a frightening one. Kidnapped as a child by the man she knew as her step-father, and raised as his daughter. They moved often, with Floyd changing their names each time. As the girl becomes a woman, Franklin Delano Floyd marries Sevakis and ultimately kills her and her son.

Today on Crime Stories Nancy Grace talks with the Former FBI agent who cracked the case. 

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Scott Lobb - Former FBI Special Agent; LinkedIn: Scott Lobb  
  • James Shelnutt - 27 years Atlanta Metro Area Major Case Detective; Former S.W.A.T. officer, Attorney (Gadsden, AL); The Shelnutt Law Firm, P.C., ShelnuttLawFirm.com, Twitter: @ShelnuttLawFirm 
  • Dr. Jorey Krawczyn - Psychologist (Panama City Beach, FL), Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University;  Consultant,  Author: "Operation S.O.S. - Practical Recommendations to Help “Stop Officer Suicide;"  bw-institute.com  
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida PathcareMed.com, Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine, Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference
  • Kristy Mazurek - Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter 

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Aug 03, 2022
Crime Alert 08.03.22
60

A man picking up his granddaughter from school is murdered. This driver should have taken the traffic ticket.

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Aug 03, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: The Murders of Tylee and JJ: The DNA Solution
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Tylee Ryan and J.J. Vallow’s bodies are discovered on June 9, 2020, on the property of Chad Daybell in Rexburg, Idaho. After months of missing person investigations, complicated circumstances surrounding their disappearance, and a string of suspicious deaths, police have charged Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell in the horrific murders of Tylee Ryan and J.J. Vallow. 

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss the complex case against Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell in the murders of Tylee Ryan and J.J Vallow. They also discuss the striking differences between the ways in which Tylee and J.J 's bodies were treated post-mortem, complications of processing the crime scene, and the request to allow for forensic DNA testing on the evidence collected by the state of Idaho.

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Show Notes:

1:00 - Introducing the deaths of Tylee Ryan and Joshua Jaxon “J.J.” Vallow

1:54 - Sections 1: A brief history of the confusing events that led to finding the remains of Tylee and J.J. buried on the property of Chad Daybell

5:29 - The mysterious death of Tammy Daybell

8:03 - Cause of death: natural causes, a seemingly inaccurate determination for a physically active woman who was in good health

10:32 - Searching for physical evidence of the cause of death in an exhumed embalmed body

12:00 - How authorities located the remains of Tylee and J.J. 

15:41 - The striking differences between the treatment of Tylee and J.J.'s bodies

18:32 - Section 2: Processing the crime scene

20:57 -  Examining the evidence on the tape and plastic bag encasing J.J. Vallow

22:17 - The problem with cutting open a bag containing remains at the crime scene

24:07- Recovery of Tylee’s remains

28:24 - Individualization of evidence: examining every bone fragment of a dismembered body

30:16 - Section three: Forensic DNA testing on the evidence recovered at Daybell’s property by the state’s crime scene unit 

33:40 - Specific evidence found at the crime scene

39:30 - Consumptive testing: setting a dangerous precedent by allowing third-party observers 




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Aug 02, 2022
Teen Girl Body Dumped off I-65, Haunts Sheriff
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The body of Margaret "Maggie" Sniegowski is found by a farmer, dumped along a central Indiana highway.  Police say the teen had been dead for several days. At the time, however, no one knew who the girl was and it would be 20 years before the 17-year-old was identified,  thanks to DNA technology. 

Boone County Coroner Justin Sparks said an autopsy ruled her cause of death as undetermined.  Sheriff Mike Nielsen said there were indications Sniegowski may have been strangled. The focus now is to find who killed her.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Sheriff Mike Nielsen - Boone County Sheriff’s Office (Boone County, IN)
  • David Mittleman - DNA Expert, CEO: Othram Inc, www.othram.com Jim Elliott - Of Counsel, Butler Snow LLP, www.butlersnow.com, Instagram: JimElliott1957
  • Dr. Jorey Krawczyn [KRAW-ZIN] - Psychologist (Panama City Beach, FL), Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University; Research Consultant with Blue Wall Institute, Author: "Operation S.O.S. - Practical Recommendations to Help “Stop Officer Suicide”, bw-institute.com
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida PathcareMed.com, Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine, Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference 
  • Richard Essex - Investigative Reporter, WISH-TV, Twitter: @RichardEssexIII, Facebook: RichardEssexTV

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Aug 02, 2022
Crime Alert 08.02.22
60

A 14-year-old is found dead. A Missouri pilot receives DWI charge.

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Aug 02, 2022
GIRL, 5, WALKS ALONE TO SCHOOL, MURDERED
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Five-year-old Ann Pham is the youngest of 10 children, but her family felt her so responsible that the parents allowed the girl to walk the few blocks to her kindergarten class alone. 

Pham never made it. She had been suffocated, sexually assaulted, and her body discarded.  according to police.

Now, thanks to new DNA technology, Robert John Lanoue, 70, a former Fort Ord soldier, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, with special circumstances.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dr. Ed Green - Founder: Astrea Forensics, Professor of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, AstreaForensics.com
  • Darryl Cohen - Former Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County, Georgia, Defense Attorney, Cohen, Cooper, Estep, & Allen, LLC, CCEAlaw.com
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, ColdCaseCrimes.org, @ColdCaseTips 
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • Scott Rates - News Director/Anchor KION 46, Facebook.com/RealScottRates, Twitter: @RealScottRates,, Instagram: @real.news.rates 

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Aug 01, 2022
Crime Alert 080122
60

Severed head and body parts found in impounded car. Drunk shopper drives scooter inside Walmart. 

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Aug 01, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: Casey White, More Murder Charges, After Jailhouse Lovers Hole up in Hotel With Take Out, Sex Toys
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Ex-jailer Vicky White commits suicide as cops close in on her and fellow fugitive Casey White.  Authorities tracked down the Alabama outlaws to a motel in Evansville, Indiana. The pair attempted to flee when they realized police had found them, which led to a chase.   A newly released  911 call appears to contain the last words of Vicky White. As sirens screech in the background,  a woman’s voice says, "Airbags are going off! Let’s get out and run! We never should have left the hotel."     Dashcam video also reveals that when the vehicle rolled over, police could see that Vicky was holding a gun to her head. “She still has the gun in her hands,” one officer says in the video. “Finger’s on the trigger.”   Vicky White was hospitalized and died hours later. Casey White was extradited back to Alabama, where he has been charged with MURDER. He is already facing capital murder charges in connection with the death of Connie Ridgeway in 2015.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Sheriff Rick Singleton - Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office, Facebook: "Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office"  
  • James Shelnutt - 27 years Atlanta Metro Area Major Case Detective, Former S.W.A.T. officer, Attorney, The Shelnutt Law Firm, P.C., www.ShelnuttLawFirm.com, Twitter: @ShelnuttLawFirm 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, www.carynstark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"  
  • Lenny DePaul - Former Chief Inspector/Commander U. S. Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Navy, Instagram/Twitter: @LennyDePaul
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida www.pathcaremed.com, Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine, Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference  
  • Brittany Harry - Reporter/Anchor, WAAY 31 (Huntsville, AL), WAAYTV.com, Twitter: @BrittanyHarryTV, Facebook: "Brittany Harry News"  

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Jul 30, 2022
SERIAL KILLER WILLIAM REECE GETS AWAY WITH MURDERS, RAPES FOR 30 YEARS
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Multiple murders are linked to one man thanks to a young survivor. Sandra Sapaugh,  kidnapped by William Reece, throws herself move a moving vehicle and is able to describe and identify her attacker. Reece was sentenced to prison after already serving 10 years for two previous rapes.

Whiles in jail, Reece must conform to laws in his state that say his DNA must be uploaded to a database. That's when Reece is linked to another murder. In an effort to avoid the death penalty, Reece starts cooperating with police, offering to lead cops to the bodies of women missing for years.

Ultimately four murders were confirmed at the hands of William Reece. 

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States" 
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Rob Arnold - Investigative Reporter, KPRC 2Houston, Click2Houston.com, Facebook.com/RobertArnoldKPRC, Twitter: @KPRC2Robert, Instagram: @KPRC2RobertArnold 

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Jul 29, 2022
Crime Alert 07.29.22
60

Social media predator is apprehended. Woman claims she does in fact have a passenger. 

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Jul 29, 2022
Mom Says Tot Girl Oakley Carlson 'EATEN BY WOLVES'
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The search for Oakley Carlson is still underway. The little girl has not been seen in over a year. 

Carlson is just 9 months old when she is placed with foster parents  Jamie Jo and Erick Hiles. Over the next two years, the little girl becomes part of the family, but then November 2019,  Washington's Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) reunites Carlson with her biological parents, Jordan Bowers and Andrew Carlson. 9 months later, Oakley is missing but no one knows. 

The last confirmed sighting of Oakley Carlson is in February 2021, but the little girl isn’t reported missing until December 2021... that’s when a fire damages the family’s home forcing them to temporarily relocate.  A local school principal gets concerned after talking with one of Oakley’s siblings. Oakley’s 6-year-old sister tells the principal’s daughter “Oakley is no more,” that she  “had gone out into the woods and had been eaten by wolves.” 

Anyone with information on Oakley should call the sheriff’s office at (360) 533-8765. You can also contact Detective Sgt. Paul Logan at (360) 964-1729 or email sodetectives@co.grays-harbor.wa.us. 

Joining Nancy Grace today

  • Jamie Jo Hiles, former foster Mother   
  • Sarah Ford - Legal Director, South Carolina Victim Assistance Network, SCvanLegal.org,  Former Prosecutor focusing on Crimes Against Women and Children, Facebook: "SCVAN Legal Services Program", Adjunct Professor, Claflin University & South Carolina State University
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills)
  • Karen L. Smith - Forensic Expert, Lecturer at the University of Florida, Host of Shattered Souls Podcast, @KarensForensic, barebonesforensic.com
  • Stephanie Pagones - Crime Reporter, Fox News Digital, Twitter: @steph_pagones

 

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Jul 28, 2022
Crime Alert 07.28.22
60

Attempted killer seeks help from police. A street peddler wields a pitchfork.

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Jul 28, 2022
BOMBSHELL: DNA in JonBenet Ramsey Murder Mystery?
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There is a renewed push for DNA testing on the evidence in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case. Ramsey, 6, was reported missing by her mother the day after Christmas 1996. Patsy Ramsey reported finding a ransom note that demanded more than $118,000. John Ramsey discovered the girl’s body the same day in the basement of the family’s home in Boulder, Colorado.

Investigators determined that JonBenet was strangled and had an 8.5-inch fracture to her skull. No one has been charged in connection with the killing. John Ramsey spoke at the CrimeCon 2022 convention in Las Vegas, where he called for an independent agency to test DNA from his daughter JonBenét Ramsey’s case.

Ramsey said he wanted the independent agency to conduct the DNA analysis instead of the Boulder Police Department, whom Ramsey says botched the investigation.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Sarah Ford - Legal Director, South Carolina Victim Assistance Network, SCvanLegal.org,  Former Prosecutor focusing on Crimes Against Women and Children, Facebook: "SCVAN Legal Services Program", Adjunct Professor, Claflin University & South Carolina State University,  
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, Netflix show: 'Bling Empire'
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Dr. Monte Miller - Director, Forensic DNA Experts LLC, Specialist in Sexual Assaults and Murder, Former Forensic Scientist for Texas Dept. of Public Safety State Crime Lab 
  • Audrey Conklin - Reporter, Fox News Digital, Twitter: @audpants

 

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Jul 27, 2022
Crime Alert 07.27.22
60

An Iowa man stalks gambling winner. Police chase tractor operator. 

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Jul 27, 2022
Cult Mom Lori Vallow Bombshell: Tammy Daybell Death ASPHYXIATION
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As Lori and Chad Daybell move closer to trial, Tammy Daybell's death is back in center stage.

Tammy Daybell's death is initially ruled natural causes. The seemingly healthy 49-year-old is training to run a 4K race, but Chad Daybell reports that his wife is dead in the bed beside him one morning.

The family refuses an autopsy, but as bodies seem to pile up around the newlywed family, Daybell's body is exhumed. Although authorities have not publicly released her cause of death, Tammy Daybell's children say she died of asphyxiation. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • David Leroy - Attorney at Law (Boise, ID), Former Idaho Attorney General, Former Idaho Lieutenant Governor & Former Prosecutor (Ada County), DLeroy.com, Facebook.com/BoiseCriminalDefense Author: "Mr. Lincoln's Book"
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist (specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy), PantherMitigation.com, Twitter: @TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology" 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan" 
  • Leah Sottile - Journalist, Author: "When the Moon Turns to Blood: Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell, and a Story of Murder, Wild Faith, and End Times, (Twelve Books), Podcasts: "Two Minutes Past Nine" & "Bundyville", LeahSottile.com, Twitter: @Leah_Sottile, Instagram: @leah.sottile
  • Nate Eaton - News Director, EastIdahoNews.com Twitter: @NateNewsNow, Instagram: @n.eaton - Instagram

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Jul 26, 2022
Crime Alert 07.26.22
60

A man released on bond commits murder. A disgruntled neighbor kills a pet.

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Jul 26, 2022
Young Widow Speaks Out After Microsoft Hubby, Dad of 4, Ambushed, Shot Dead
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Still, no suspect has been named in the death of Jared Bridegan. The 33-year-old Microsoft executive drops his twins off at the home of his ex-wife, Shanna Gardner-Fernandez. Bridegan is with his 2-year-daughter as he drives home. On their way home, Bridegan stops to remove a tire from the middle of the road. There's no room to drive around it.

That's when the Microsoft executive is shot and killed by an unknown assailant. The little girl, Bexley, is reportedly in the car for several minutes as her father dies. Bridegan has been in lengthy custody and alimony disputes with his former wife and reportedly she has now hired a high-powered criminal defense attorney. The investigation continues. 

 Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Kirsten Bridegan - Victim's Wife; Instagram: @justiceforjaredb  
  • Darryl Cohen - Former Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County, Georgia; Defense Attorney, Cohen, Cooper, Estep, & Allen, LLC, CCEAlaw.com
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com; Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University; Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet;" Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  •  Rebecca Rosenberg - Fox News Digital Crime Reporter, Author: "At Any Cost," RebeccaFayeRosenberg.com; Twitter: @ReRosenberg

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Jul 25, 2022
Crime Alert 07.25.22
60

A teenager commits grisly double homicide. Stolen Eagles memorabilia has been recovered. 

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Jul 25, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: Affluenza Teen Walks Free After Three Rape Claims Busted on Probation Violation, NOW REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER
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Bowen Turner's latest arrest for probation violation means he will now have to register as a sex offender. The South Carolina man accused of three rapes was arrested for disorderly conduct and given bail, but Turner denied bail on another charge stemming from a probation violation.

Turner, 19, was arrested on Mother’s Day and after his arrest, he allegedly called a female jailer the "B-word" and tried to bite off the finger of another. This latest incident happens after a controversial sentence was handed down in April.

Orangeburg County Court Judge Markley Dennis sentenced Turner to five years of probation as part of a plea for assaulting a woman in 2019. The charge was reduced from an earlier charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, even though the victim was willing to testify and it was the third sexual assault accusation against Turner in less than two years. 

Ankle monitoring logs show that Turner violated his previous bond dozens of times, visiting golf courses, restaurants, shopping centers and even going out of state.

At his court appearance attorney Jason Turnblad o asked Judge Roger Young to take into consideration Turner's "young age [and] his lack of a prior record before pleading to these charges." Turner also admitted to having an "alcohol problem" that he would like to address through rehabilitation.  The judge ruled however that Turner knew the rules of his probation. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Chloe Bess - Victim 
  • Karl Stoller -  Victim Dallas Stoller's father
  • Sarah Ford - Legal Director, South Carolina Victim Assistance Network, SCvanLegal.org,  Former Prosecutor focusing on Crimes Against Women and Children, Facebook: "SCVAN Legal Services Program", Adjunct Professor, Claflin University & South Carolina State University
  • Topo Padilla - Bail Bondsman 39 years (Sacramento, CA) President, Professional Bail Agents of the United States, Greg Padilla Bail Bonds; Instagram/Twitter: @TopoPadilla, 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist; Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"
  • Katie Kamin - Breaking News Anchor / Investigative Reporter, Live 5 News (Charleston, SC), Twitter: @KatieKaminTV, Facebook: "Katie Kamin TV" 

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Jul 23, 2022
3 Tots Die in Icy Waters After MOMMY FLIPS SUV, MOM HIGH
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A Michigan mother with a history of driving violations is charged after her three children die when Letitica Marie Gonzales crashes her SUV into an icy pond. The Gonzales boys, all under age 5, drowned after being trapped upside down in their car seats, underwater.  Gonzales was impaired at the time, under the influence of a synthetic opioid. 

The 30-year-old was charged this week with three counts of driving while intoxicated resulting in death. Gonzales crossed into oncoming traffic, hit a curb, and rolled her Chevrolet Tahoe onto its roof in a Holland Township pond. Gonzales was able to get out of the SUV, but her three children drowned.  

Gonzales has pleaded guilty at least four times over the past 12 years to driving without a license; she also has pleaded guilty to obtaining controlled substances by false representation, according to a local newspaper.

Joining Nancy Grace today: 

  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD  
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, (Atlanta GA) www.angelaarnoldmd.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital  
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert & Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Founder, ColdCaseCrimes.org, Twitter: @ColdCaseTips,   former State Director of MADD  
  • Dr. William Morrone - Chief Medical Examiner, Bay County Michigan, Author: "American Narcan: Naloxone & Heroin-Fentanyl Associated Mortality", RecoveryPathwaysLLC.com  
  • Dave Mack,  Crime Online Investigative Reporter 

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Jul 22, 2022
Crime Alert 07.22.22
60

A man claims self-defense against "Bigfoot summoner." A thief has interesting priorities. 

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Jul 22, 2022
CULT MOM LORI VALLOW: Children's Blood on PICKAXE?
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A motion filed by the prosecution in the Chad and Lori Daybell cases asks that DNA testing be performed on items found the Daybell property. Those items:  a shovel, pickaxe, the duct tape that was surrounding JJ's body, and also DNA testing on JJ's fingernails. 

What's at issue is consumptive DNA testing, meaning, that when the testing is complete there is no more DNA for future tests. So, there is only one shot at it and that's the reason why the prosecution has waited this long to do it.

Joining Nancy Grace today: 

  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD 
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, (Atlanta GA) www.angelaarnoldmd.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Shera LaPoint - Genetic Genealogist, Author: "The Gene Hunter", Founder: TheGeneHunter.com, Twitter: @LapointShera 
  • Nate Eaton - News Director, EastIdahoNews.com Twitter: @NateNewsNow, Instagram: @n.eaton 

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Jul 21, 2022
Crime Alert 07.21.22
60

35,000 fentanyl pills end up all over the highway during traffic stop. 911 alerted that girlfriend wants to eat candy. 

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Jul 21, 2022
"WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING" HIT MOVIE, REAL LIFE MURDER?
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Delia Owens' "Where the Crawdad's Sing," a fictional story about a murder in North Carolina, has sold more than 12 million copies and has spent 166 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list.

However, Owens is linked to another murder. The author is wanted for questioning in Zambia about a deadly shooting in Africa in the 90s.

During that time, Owens and her then-husband Mark ran a Zambian conservation center protecting elephants from poachers. In 1996, they were the subject of an ABC documentary where one scene shows an alleged poacher being fatally shot.

Neither the victim nor the shooter is identified. The mystery was never solved. 

While Zambia authorities don't believe Delia was directly involved in the murder or the disposal of the body, authorities still want to talk to her about it.   

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Mark Tate, trial lawyer,  Savannah, GA,  tatelawgroup.com  
  • Dr. Jeff Gardere - Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, Prof of Behavioral Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine  www.drjeffgardere.com, Author: 'The Causes of Autism” @drjeffgardere   
  • Irv Brandt - Former US Marshals Service International Investigations Branch, Author: "FLYING SOLO: Top of the World" available on Amazon IrvBrandt.com, Twitter: @JackSoloAuthor  
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida PathcareMed.com, Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine, Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference  
  • Grey Stafford, Host Zoo Logic podcast. Author, and zoo/aquarium consultant. 
  • Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News,   author “At Any Cost”  @ReRosenberg 

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Jul 20, 2022
LISTEN NOW! Shattered Souls: The Car Barn Murders
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What happens when a double homicide case lands in your lap? What if it is the oldest active cold case in the history of American true crime? What if your father held a family secret for fifty years before he confided in you that one of the victims was your great-great uncle and that your grandfather had been held as a suspect? Join former detective Karen Smith as she sets out to solve the oldest cold case in American true crime. Binge the full season!

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Jul 20, 2022
Crime Alert 07.20.22
60

Mother refuses medical help for child. Lottery-lawyer may need his own!

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Jul 20, 2022
Gorgeous Co-ed DISAPPEARS walking to dorm after party, KRISTIN SMART MURDER TRIAL NOW
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Kristin Smart, a 19-year-old student at California Polytechnic State University, disappears after attending a campus party. She is still missing more than 20 years later, but now the man accused of her murder stands trial.

Paul Flores is charged with killing the college student during an attempted rape. His father, Ruben Flores is said to have helped bury the slain student behind his home.   Paul Flores maintains his innocence.

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Joshua Ritter, Criminal defense attorney,  partner at Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP,  former Los Angeles County deputy district attorney, joshuaritter.com, Twitter @joshuaritteresq  
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • Lisa M. Dadio - Former Police Lieutenant, New Haven Police Department, Senior Lecturer, Director of the "Center for Advanced Policing" at the University of New Haven's Forensic Science Department 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan" 
  • Stephanie Pagones - Crime Reporter, Fox News Digital, Twitter: @steph_pagones

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Jul 19, 2022
Crime Alert 07.19.22
60

Fire crew briefly loses their truck. Los Angeles Spiderman is a thief, not a hero!

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Jul 19, 2022
BOMBSHELL: Accused Double Killer Alex Murdaugh to Walk Free?
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Murder charges were filed against South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh in the deaths of his wife and son. Maggie and Paul Murdaugh were found fatally shot at their family’s 1,770-acre lodge in Colleton County.  Alex Murdaugh claims that he was visiting his mother in Varnville, 20 minutes away. 

A bond hearing is slated for Wednesday, where Murdaugh will find out if he will be granted bond or not. Also still to be announced is whether or not the state will be seeking the death penalty in this case. 

As it stands now, the newly released indictment does not say if prosecutors believe that Murdaugh pulled the triggers himself, but law enforcement sources say that high-velocity splatter on Alex Murdaugh's clothing places him at the murder scene. 

TIPLINESouth Carolina Law Enforcement Division (803) 896-20645 

Joining Nancy Grace today: 

  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer, Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com 
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist (specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy), www.panthermitigation.com, Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • Bobby Chacon - 27 years former FBI Agent, BobbyChacon.com, Instagram/Twitter: @BobbyChaconFBI, Writer and Co-producer: Audible Original Series, "After the Fall" 
  •  Matt Harris - Morning Show Host of The Matt and Ramona Show on 107.9 WLNK (Charlotte, NC), Podcast Host: "The Murdaugh Family Murders: Impact of Influence"

 

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Jul 18, 2022
Crime Alert 07.18.22
60

Unattended toddler alerts police to unconventional living situation. 

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Jul 18, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: The Murder of Tammy Jo Blanton
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Tammy Jo Blanton's body is found in her bathtub by police responding to a welfare check request. Just the night before, September 10th, 2014, Blanton called 911, saying that her ex-boyfriend, Joseph Oberhandsley, would not leave the front of her home. The welfare check had been requested by Blanton's friend and co-worker when Blanton did not show up for work. When police arrive at the home, Joseph Oberhandsley answers the door, covered in blood. Police find signs of a forced entry, and ultimately Tammy Jo Blanton's body. She has not only been stabbed repeatedly, but her body mutilated and also cannibalized. 

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss the differences between dismemberment and mutilation, the perspective of the judge and jury when it is revealed that injuries to the body are post-mortem, and the horrific details in the case of Tammy Jo Blanton’s murder.

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Show Notes:

0:30 - Introducing Tammy Jo Blanton’s murder

1:30 - Tammy Jo Blanton calls the police because her ex-boyfriend, Joseph Oberhansley would not leave her home

3:00 - Describing the initial murder scene

5:00 - Cause of death: sharp force injuries. Multiple stab wounds all over her body.

10:00 - How exactly does the body stop functioning when you are stabbed to death?

12:30 - Post-mortem vs Antemortem 

13:30 - The additional “twisting of the knife” when injuries to a deceased body are post-mortem

14:00 - Section 2: Walking into the crime scene

16:30 - A section of Tammy Jo’s chest is open, a parts of her heart and a lung are missing

18:00 - The differences between dismemberment and mutilation

20:00 - A jigsaw was found on the scene. This continues to show evidence of how much time it took to mutilate the body

23:00 - Section 3: Joseph Oberhansley’s mental state and the trial for this case

27:00 - Oberhansley’s criminal record included shooting his own mother, shooting and killing the teenage mother of his child. He had also shot himself, attempting suicide in the past.

29:30 - An exploration into the different types of cannibalism

33:00 - Joseph Oberhansley was sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole

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Jul 17, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: Johnny Depp v Amber Heard: "JUROR IMPERSONATOR" BOMBSHELL RULING
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Virginia Judge Penney Azcarate denies Amber Heard’s request have her defamation trial  deemed a mistrial on the grounds that the court seated the wrong juror. Amber Heard’s legal team claims a person not called to jury duty was inadvertently seated on the jury for Johnny Depp's defamation lawsuit.   At issue is juror number 15. Heard's legal team says a 52-year-old man responded to a jury summons and was seated on the jury, but the summons was for a 77-year-old man with the same last name living at the same address.   Judge Azcarate wrote “there is no evidence of fraud or wrongdoing” during the six-week civil trial, according to Fox News. Azcarate said the summons listed the juror’s legal name but not a birthdate. The juror reportedly went on to list his birthdate on a juror questionnaire. Both Heard and Depp’s legal teams signed off on every juror who sat in on the trial.

 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Darryl Cohen - Former Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County, Georgia, Defense Attorney, Cohen, Cooper, Estep, & Allen, LLC, CCEAlaw.com 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • John Guard - Chief Deputy – Pitt County Sheriff’s Office (Greenville, NC), Specializes in Investigating Domestic Violence Cases
  • Charlie Lankston - FeMail Editor, DailyMail.com, Twitter/Instagram:@charlielanks

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Jul 16, 2022
Dad Tells Daughter 'Mommy's in Mental Hospital,' But No Trace of Mom
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Ellie and Angela Green were like many mothers and daughters. Sometimes they argued. 

Ellie Green had just returned from Italy, after studying abroad. That’s when the argument happens. Ellie stays with her boyfriend's family for a few days, and with no word from her mother,  Ellie texts her father. 

Geoffrey Green’s reply says Angela has been committed to a psychiatric hospital and asks Ellie not to visit yet.  Over the next three weeks, Geoffrey Green shares no information about Angela Green’s treatment.

Then, on July 16, Green shows up at the home Ellie shares with her boyfriend and his family with news that Angela has died of a stroke in the hospital.  He asks Ellie not to tell Angela’s family, who lives in New York. 

He will do that, just not yet. 

Months passed and no funeral service was planned, no obituary was published, and no one informed Angela's family of her passing. 

When they ask for a copy of Angela Green’s death certificate. Ellie goes herself, to the records office to get it. There isn't one... in the entire state of Kansas.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer, Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark"  
  • Dan Corsentino - Former Police Chief, Former Sheriff, Served on US Homeland Security Senior Advisory Board, Private Investigator www.dancorsentino.com  
  • Mary Henn - Associate Editor, Kansas City Magazine, Essay: ‘Where Is Angela Green?" Kansascitymag.com, Instagram: @kansascitymagazine

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Jul 15, 2022
Crime Alert 07.15.22
60

Louisiana mom tells police her child was kidnapped but video surfaces that tells a different story. Car chase turns into assault against Charlotte cop.

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Jul 15, 2022
GORGEOUS PARALEGAL MOM OF 2 VANISHES: RING DOORBELL LAST PHOTO
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Chrissy Powell has not been seen nor heard from since July 5th. That morning Powell is running late to work. After speaking with her mother and calling the office, Powell can be seen leaving her home through doorbell camera footage. 

That is the last time anyone has seen the 39-year-old mom of two. Family and friends are extremely worried and have checked travel routes to work, hospitals and jails. 

Investigators can't track Powell's phone, however, because she left her phone, and her Apple watch at home. San Antonio police say Powell is a missing endangered adult with a medical condition that requires a doctor’s care and medication that she doesn't have with her.  

Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is asked to call SAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at 210-207-7660.

Joining Nancy Grace today: 

  • Jason Campo - Chief Prosecutor, 138th District Court (Cameron County, Texas), 5 years in District Attorney's Office Family Violence Unit, Domestic Violence Task Force  
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, (Atlanta GA) www.angelaarnoldmd.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital  
  • Paul Szych - Former Police Commander (Albuquerque, NM), APD Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit, Author: "StopHimFromKillingThem" on Amazon Kindle, StopHimFromKillingThem.com, Twitter: @WorkplaceThreat  
  • Stephanie Pagones - Crime Reporter, Fox News Digital, Twitter: @steph_pagones 

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Jul 14, 2022
Crime Alert 07.14.22
60

Man follows wife, stabs dead her teen lover.  Teen girl wrecks car as she watches Netflix while driving. 

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Jul 14, 2022
MURDER Charges Loom for Alex Murdaugh in Shooting Deaths of Wife, Son
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South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh may soon face murder charges in the death of his wife and son.

According to FITS News, South Carolina's State Law Enforcement Division will present its case to a Grand Jury on Thursday. Murdaugh is already facing dozens of charges concerning financial fraud. 

 On June 7, 2021, Maggie and Paul were found fatally shot at their family’s 1,770-acre lodge in Colleton County.  Alex Murdaugh claims that he was visiting his mother in Varnville, 20 minutes from where his wife and son were killed. 

Months after the double homicide, Murdaugh was arrested for allegedly stealing $4.3 million from the estate of Gloria Satterfield. The Murdaughs' former housekeeper suffered a fatal fall at their Murdaughs' home on his property in February 2018. 

Alex Murdaugh is accused of stealing insurance payouts that were intended for Satterfield’s family.  Murdaugh has currently been charged with 74 counts, accused of stealing money from a slew of clients and his former law firm. Murdaugh has also been disbarred. 

TIPLINESouth Carolina Law Enforcement Division (803) 896-20645 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Susan E. Williams, South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney, Former Prosecutor (Summerville), swilliams-law.net, Instagram: @carolinaladylawyer, Twitter: @ATTYswilliams
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist (specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy), www.panthermitigation.com, Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com
  • Matt Harris - Morning Show Host of The Matt and Ramona Show on 107.9 WLNK (Charlotte, NC), Podcast Host: "The Murdaugh Family Murders: Impact of Influence"

 

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Jul 13, 2022
Crime Alert 07.13.22
60

Flint man accused of threatening GM plant with violence. Disney fan commits grand larceny. 

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Jul 13, 2022
Mom and Tot Go Missing on Family Camping Trip
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Jill Sidebotham and her two-year-old daughter, Lydia, missing after leaving for a camping trip. The invitation to go camping came from Lydia's father, Nicholas Hansen, and Sidebotham's ex. Sidebotham and Hansen planned to return from their trip to Phillips, Maine, on June 30. When they didn't, Sidebotham's family members report her missing.

On July 2, Sidebotham, Hansen, and their daughter are seen on video at a Mexico, Maine, Walmart. No one has heard from them since--not even Sidebotham's 10-year-old son Brayden.   

TIPLINE: Sanford Police Department (207) 324-9170

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • James Shelnutt - 27 years Atlanta Metro Area Major Case Detective, Former S.W.A.T. officer, Attorney (Gadsden, AL), The Shelnutt Law Firm, P.C., ShelnuttLawFirm.com, Twitter: @ShelnuttLawFirm, 
  • Dr. Jeff Gardere - Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, Prof of Behavioral Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine  www.drjeffgardere.com, Author: 'The Causes of Autism” @drjeffgardere 
  • Greg Smith - Special Deputy Sheriff, Johnson County Sheriff's Office (Kansas),  Executive Director of the Kelsey Smith Foundation, www.kelseysarmy.com 
  • Alexis Tereszcuk - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Writer/Fact Checker, Lead Stories dot Com, Twitter: @swimmie2009 

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Jul 12, 2022
Crime Alert 07.12.22
60

Woman tried to transport her infant in a crate strapped to a bicycle. Man faces more than 10 charges after police stop. 

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Jul 12, 2022
Johnny Depp v Amber Heard: "JUROR IMPERSONATOR?"
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Amber Heard’s legal team claims a person not called to jury duty was inadvertently seated on the jury for Johnny Depp's defamation lawsuit, and that warrants a new trial.  At issue is juror number 15. Heard's legal team says a 52-year-old man responded to a jury summons and was seated on the jury, but the summons was for a 77-year-old man with the same last name living at the same address.  

 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Darryl Cohen - Former Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County, Georgia, Defense Attorney, Cohen, Cooper, Estep, & Allen, LLC, CCEAlaw.com 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • John Guard - Chief Deputy – Pitt County Sheriff’s Office (Greenville, NC), Specializes in Investigating Domestic Violence Cases
  • Charlie Lankston - FeMail Editor, DailyMail.com, Twitter/Instagram:@charlielanks

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Jul 11, 2022
Crime Alert 07.11.22
60

Remains of missing mom found in abandoned car. Half-naked woman claims snakes ate her pants

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Jul 11, 2022
SPECIAL WEEKEND CRIME STORIES UPDATE: HEATHER MACK HEADLINES AGAIN After Stuffing Dead Mom in Designer Suitcase @ Exotic Resort
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A family vacation to Bali turns deadly. Sheila von Wiese-Mack is found bludgeoned to death inside a suitcase. The socialite's 25-year-old daughter Heather Mack and her 21-year-old then-boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer are charged and convicted by an Indonesian court. Police say Schaefer bludgeoned von Wiese-Mack with a bowl and then he and Mack stuffed her body into a suitcase and attempted to flee the scene. Heather Mack was pregnant at the time and gave birth to a daughter in prison. When she turned two, she was placed with a foster family in Bali. Now, Mack is back in prison this time in Illinois.   Mack said she was nervous about returning to the States, and what could happen to her daughter, once she is exposed to the media attention surrounding her mother. A judge has ruled the girl will remain with the Indonesian woman who raised her in Bali. 

 


Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego
  • Dr. Jorey Krawczyn - Police Psychologist, Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University; Research Consultant with Blue Wall Institute, Author: Operation S.O.S. - Practical Recommendations to Help “Stop Officer Suicide”  bw-institute.com
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert & Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Founder, ColdCaseCrimes.org
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Featured on "The Piketon Massacre: Return to Pike County" on iHeartRadio
  • Kristy Mazurek - Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter, President of Successful Strategies PR and Crisis Communications Firm

 

 

 

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Jul 09, 2022
Wealthy lawyer shoots wife dead, sells her lux clothes at consignment: CASE REVERSED
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Atlanta lawyer Claud “Tex” McIver's murder conviction has been overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court. McIver was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of his wife.

The court ruled unanimously that the jury should have been allowed to consider a lesser charge — involuntary manslaughter.   Diane McIver died after being shot in the back. A family friend was driving Diane and Tex McIver back to Atlanta from the McIvers’ 84-acre ranch in Putnam County. Diane McIver was in the passenger seat. Tex McIver was in the backseat.  As they arrived in the city, McIver reportedly asked for his .38 caliber revolver from the center console — according to one statement because they had driven up on a Black Lives Matter protest, while in another statement he said it was for protection against homeless people.  

McIver fell asleep in the back seat, with the gun in his lap in a plastic bag. According to testimony, as they pulled up to a traffic light on Piedmont Avenue, Diane McIver, 64, told her husband to wake up and not fall asleep. Tex McIver fired one shot, which went through the seat and struck his wife in the back. The Supreme Court ruling noted McIver’s contention that he was startled awake by his wife and inadvertently pulled the trigger because of it.

The high court upheld a second conviction for influencing a witness, for which McIver, a well-connected Republican attorney known for union-busting, was sentenced to five years in prison. He has now served four years and 10 months.

 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Darryl Cohen - Former Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County, Georgia, Defense Attorney, Cohen, Cooper, Estep, & Allen, LLC, CCEAlaw.com
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy (Miami Beach, FL), Panthermitigation.com, Twitter: @TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"
  • Lisa M. Dadio - Former Police Lieutenant, New Haven Police Department, Senior Lecturer, Director of the "Center for Advanced Policing" at the University of New Haven's Forensic Science Department
  • Dr. Kendall Crowns – Chief Medical Examiner Tarrant County (Ft Worth), Lecturer: University of Texas and Texas A&M, Affiliated Faculty: University of Texas Medical Branch 
  • Mike Petchenik - Freelance Journalist (covered Trial for WSB TV Channel 2 Atlanta) Twitter: @mike_petchenik 

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Jul 08, 2022
Crime Alert 07.08.22
60

Georgia man once charged in violent road rage, now charged with murder. Love interest extorted over $45.

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Jul 08, 2022
Autistic Teen Girl Disappears, PARENTS FEAR SEX TRAFFICKING
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Kaylee Jones, 16, has been missing from her Georgia home for over two weeks. On the night of June 14th, Daniel and Brenda Jones told their daughter good night, but in the morning she was gone. 

Detectives believe Jones may have met up with someone she has spoken to online.  Jones' mother says the parents had taken the girl's phone, but she still had access to a laptop and in looking at her online activity they found Kaylee Jones had been using an app to talk to at least four men online.

Police say Jones does not currently have a cell phone or any other electronic device on her.  The missing teen is described as being 5-feet-8-inches tall, weighing about 135 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

TIPLINEKim Biggs, Carroll County Sheriff's Office 770-830-5916 or kbiggs@carrollsheriff.comFacebook.com/groups/553187096189348

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Daniel Jones - Victim's Father, Facebook: "Where is Kaylee Jones"  
  • Brenda Jones - Victim's Mother, Facebook: "Where is Kaylee Jones"
  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD 
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy (Miami Beach, FL), Panthermitigation.com, Twitter: @TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology"  
  • Lisa M. Dadio - Former Police Lieutenant, New Haven Police Department, Senior Lecturer, Director of the "Center for Advanced Policing" at the University of New Haven's Forensic Science Department  
  • Titania Jordan  - Chief Parent Officer, Bark Parental Controls, Author: "Parenting In A Tech World", www.Bark.us, Instagram/Twitter: @TitaniaJordan
  • Alexis Tereszcuk - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Writer/Fact Checker, Lead Stories dot Com, Twitter: @swimmie2009

 

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Jul 07, 2022
Crime Alert 07.07.22
60

Millionaire lottery winner convicted of murder.  Street vendor charged after throwing hot dog at a cop. 

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Jul 07, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: The Heroin Homicide of Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell
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College freshman AJ Hadsell returns home for spring break, March 2015. Five weeks later her body is discovered face-down in a ditch, covered by a sheet of plywood. Investigators immediately identify that foul play is involved. Deep bruises are visible on Hadsell's torso and face. Hadsell has been murdered. Detectives turn their attention towards AJ’s stepfather, Wesley Hadsell, as their primary suspect, but why?

 

AJ Hadsell dies of a heroin overdose, but the family is adamant that AJ did not use drugs. Here is the first connection to the stepfather. Wesley Hadsell has been kicked out of the family home by AJ’s mother due to his drug use, heroin specifically. Then, authorities find suspicious items in his car, including some of AJ’s belongings, as well as duct tape and a shovel. 

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard explore and explain the details of AJ’s murder, the difficulties of investigating a body that has been outside and exposed to the elements for weeks, and why AJ’s stepfather, Wesley Hadsell, was the first suspect in this case.

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Show Notes:

01:00 - Introducing the case; 18 year old AJ Hadsell, found face-down in a drainage ditch.

05:00 - The murder investigation begins immediately upon finding AJ Hadsell’s body.

06:40 - Why it was obvious that this was a death caused by another person, from the autopsy table.

11:00 - Once a body has excessive decomposition, it can be very difficult to ascertain cause, method, and/or modes of death.

15:30 - The unique and morbid skillset that Medical Death Investigators need to have in order to be successful in their jobs.

16:00 - The mode of death in the case of AJ Hadsell. 

21:00 - With three times the lethal amount of Heroin found in her body, AJ Hadsell’s life had a horrific ending.

24:00 - Heroin as a mode of murder and the search for AJ’s killer.

25:30 - Drug testing via hair follicle and how this helped authorities rule out self-administered accidental Heroin overdose.

30:00 - Who had access to AJ Hadsell and could remove her from her home without signs of distress?

31:00 - Wesley Hadsell’s history of violence against women and other evidence used by investigators to charge Wesley with the murder of AJ Hadsell

32:30 - The tragedy in this case continues to intensify as details about the positioning of AJ’s clothing on her body when she was found.

37:30 - Determining assault can be extremely difficult after weeks of decomposition.

38:00 - Wesley Hadsell was found guilty of First-degree Murder and Concealment of a Dead Body in February, 2022. He maintains his innocence. He has been sentenced to Life + 15 years in prison. 

 

Rest in peace, Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell. 1996 - 2015.

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Jul 06, 2022
'BLOOD, CARNAGE, HORRIFIC,' July 4 Shootings: 'Perp Dressed Like Girl'
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Police say Monday's holiday mass shooting had been planned for weeks.

Seven people died and dozens were injured as Robert Crimo III fired as many as 70 rounds into the crowd from a Highland Park rooftop. The shooter accessed the roof via a fire escape ladder, then fled the scene wearing women’s clothing. 

An AR-15-type weapon was used n the assault, but police say Crimo bought the rifle used in the deadly shooting legally — along with four other firearms.   

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Lisa Fine-Cavalli, Vegas Mass Shooting Survivor (Oct 1, 2017), Co-Founder: Route91Strong, Twitter: @LisaFineLove, Facebook.com/Route91Strong
  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer, Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com
  • Dr. Jillian Peterson - Forensic Psychologist, Professor of Criminal Justice at Hamline University (St. Paul, MN), Expert on Mass Shootings and Violence Prevention, Author: "The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic", theviolenceproject.org, Twitter: @JillKPeterson,
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • David Katz - Former Senior Special Agent with the DEA, Founder and CEO: Global Security Group, Inc., Active Shooter Response Expert,
  • Lynn Sweet - Washington Bureau Chief, Chicago Sun-Times, Witness at Fourth of July Parade 

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Jul 06, 2022
Crime Alert 07.06.22
60

10-year-old dies in fire intentionally set by older brother. Parents charged with neglect. 

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Jul 06, 2022
GLAM YOGA TEACHER WANTED FOR 'LOVE-MURDER' BUSTED IN COSTA RICA
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Kaitlin Armstrong, accused of murdering elite gravel cyclist Moriah Wilson, has been captured. 

Armstrong was found with the help of Costa Rican authorities, who deported the yoga instructor after Armstrong entered the country on a fraudulent passport.  Armstrong was reportedly in possession of her sister's passport. 

U.S. Marshals say Armstrong was staying at a Santa Teresa beachside hostel, an area where yoga enthusiasts and surfers frequent. Armstrong also reportedly had a receipt on her for plastic surgery.  Armstrong had also cut and dyed her hair. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Matthew Mangino - Attorney, Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States"  
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, (Atlanta GA) www.angelaarnoldmd.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Irv Brandt - Former U.S. Marshals Service International Investigations Branch, Author: "FLYING SOLO: Top of the World" available on Amazon IrvBrandt.com, Twitter: @JackSoloAuthor 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Featured on "The Piketon Massacre: Return to Pike County" on iHeartRadio
  • Alexis Tereszcuk - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Writer/Fact Checker, Lead Stories dot Com, Twitter: @swimmie2009  

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Jul 05, 2022
Missing Autistic Girl Lured Online, DISAPPEARS
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Kaylee Jones, 16, has been missing from her Georgia home for over two weeks. On the night of June 14th, Daniel and Brenda Jones told their daughter good night, but in the morning she was gone. 

Detectives believe Jones may have met up with someone she has spoken to online.  Jones' mother says the parents had taken the girl's phone, but she still had access to a laptop and in looking at her online activity they found Kaylee Jones had been using an app to talk to at least four men online.

Police say Jones does not currently have a cell phone or any other electronic device on her.  The missing teen is described as being 5-feet-8-inches tall, weighing about 135 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Investigator Kim Biggs at 770-830-5916.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, (Atlanta GA) www.angelaarnoldmd.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Featured on "The Piketon Massacre: Return to Pike County" on iHeartRadio
  • Alexis Tereszcuk - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Writer/Fact Checker, Lead Stories dot Com, Twitter: @swimmie2009  

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Jul 05, 2022
Crime Alert 07.05.22
60

Bodybuilder arrested after collecting disability for 5 years.  Woman arrested for assaulting girlfriend with a cat. 

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Jul 05, 2022
WHO IS HE? Tot Boy Found Dead in Fabulous Vegas Suitcase
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Investigators say the little boy found inside a suitcase in rural Indiana died from an electrolyte imbalance.

The medical examiner says that the imbalance was most likely due to a “viral gastroenteritis” caused by excessive vomiting or diarrhea. State police are still working to identify the boy, believed to be about 5 years old. 

Toxicology tests came back negative and the boy had no severe injuries. Police do not believe the boy was alive when he was placed inside the suitcase. 

A mushroom hunter found the hardshell suitcase,  which features the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.  The little boy is described as just under 4 feet tall and about 40 pounds, with a slim build and a short haircut. Indiana State Police have set up a national tip line at (888) 437-6432.  

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Kathryn Marsh - Special Victims Liaison for the State’s Attorney's Office (Charles County, MD), Co-Founder: Right Response Consulting, "No Grey Zone" Podcast", RightResponseConsulting.com, Instagram/Twitter: @nogreyzoneRRC  
  • Dr. Alan Blotcky PhD - Clinical and Forensic Psychologist (Birmingham, AL) specializing in Criminal, Child Custody and Abuse, Clinical Associate Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham  
  • Karen L. Smith - Forensic Expert (Los Angeles, CA),  Lecturer at the University of Florida, Host of Shattered Souls Podcast, @KarensForensic, barebonesforensic.com  
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • Max Lewis - Reporter, FOX59 (Indianapolis), Twitter/Instagram: @MaxLewisTV, Facebook.com/MaxLewisTV  

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Jul 04, 2022
Crime Alert 07.04.22
60

Tiger King co-star arrested on money laundering charges. Woman tries to smuggle drugs into jail.

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Jul 04, 2022
Beloved Young Mom Skull Found But NO ARREST
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In 1999, remains of a 21-year-old woman are found. She has been decapitated, dismembered and stuffed into black trash bags, discarded outside Atlanta. It is years before an identification is made.   And even now,  Melissa Wolfenbarger’s murder remains unsolved. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst, www.drbethanymarshall.com,  Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills)
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert & Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Founder, ColdCaseCrimes.org, Twitter: @ColdCaseTips
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan"
  • Shera LaPoint - Genetic Genealogist, Author: "The Gene Hunter", Founder: TheGeneHunter.com, Twitter: @LapointShera  
  • Karyn Greer - Emmy Award Winning Anchor, WSB -TV, Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @karyngreer

 

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Jul 01, 2022
Crime Alert 07.01.22
60

Man points handgun with laser sight at police helicopter.  Man hits his girlfriend, arrest for not only assault, but guns and drugs. 

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Jul 01, 2022
Gorgeous 3-Months-Pregnant Postal Worker Vanishes. NEW LEADS?
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Kierra Coles was 3 months pregnant when she went missing in 2018. Now Chicago police have released new video of the postal worker. It is reportedly the  last known images of the 26-year-old.  The video shows Coles walking into her apartment. Hours later, she is seen getting into her car with a man.   About 10:42 p.m., surveillance video captures Coles withdrawing money from an ATM inside a pharmacy.  Police say Coles exited the business three minutes later. That is the last time Coles is seen.  Police eventually questioned a man, identified as a ‘person of interest,’ who is seen parking a vehicle outside Kierra’s apartment. This person has not been identified by police, although Coles' family believe they know who it is. Officers say the man gave several different accounts of what occurred. Again,  a person of interest has not been named and no charges have been filed in this case.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Karen Phillips - Victim's Mother
  • Wendy Patrick - California prosecutor, author “Red Flags” www.wendypatrickphd.com 'Today with Dr. Wendy' on KCBQ in San Diego, Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist (Atlanta GA), AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Mona Kay - Private Investigator, "Mona K Investigations" (Omaha, NE), Twitter: @monakay
  • Dorian Geiger - National Crime Reporter/Editor, Oxygen.com (New York, NY), DorianGeiger.contently.com, Twitter: @dgeigs, Instagram: @DorianGeiger

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Jun 30, 2022
Crime Alert 06.30.22
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Baby recovered after caregivers murdered.  Extended stay hotel used as a cosmetic recovery center. 

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Jun 30, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: Reggie and Carol Sumner....Buried Alive
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Murdered in a uniquely gruesome and prolonged series of events; Reggie and Carol Sumner are the helpless victims of a month-long plan carried out with the help of a familiar face. Buried alive in a pre-dug hole near the Florida/Georgia line, these two high-school sweethearts suffer their terrible end at the hands of Tiffany Cole, her boyfriend Michael James Jackson, Alan Wade, and Bruce Kent Nixon, Jr.

Tiffany Cole buys a vehicle from the Sumner family and travels to Jacksonville regularly to pay down her debt. That is, until her new boyfriend,  Michael James Jackson,  hatches a plan that ends in the Sumners' deaths.

After being buried alive, under hundreds of pounds of dirt, an autopsy determines that the couple's cause of death is mechanical asphyxiation (i.e. physical interference with breathing and or circulation).    In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard take a closer look at these horrifying deaths.  

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Jun 29, 2022
PARENTS SHOCKED When 'Likable Guy' Running Daycare BUSTED ON CHILD PORN
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A New York daycare worker was arrested for allegedly producing child porn with at least one child in his care.

Investigators say Silfredo Castillo Martinez, 32, has been making child porn since 2011, and they identified one of the victims in an illicit video as a child who attended his daycare. 

The NYPD said the child Martinez allegedly victimized was 12 at the time, though they did not disclose when the reported assault transpired. Martinez ran the afterschool program at Lina’s Daycare — which has been closed since his arrest.

An additional police investigation reportedly revealed that the 12-year-old victim was sexually abused at the center.  Records show that Martinez’s daycare license was suspended following his arrest. Martinez is charged with producing and possessing child pornography. Police are in the process of identifying additional victims.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Stacey Honowitz - Assistant State Attorney, Sex Crimes & Child Abuse Unit, Author: "My Private Parts are Private", "Genius with a Penis - Don't Touch!" and “The Bully at School is Really Uncool”, staceyhonowitz.com, Instagram: @staceybhonowitz
  • Scott A. Johnson, Forensic Psychologist (Minnesota), 32 years specializing in addressing sexual predators, Adjunct Professor: Florida Gulf Coast University, ForensicConsultation.org Derek Ellington - Certified Forensic Examiner, Licensed Private Investigator, Ellington Digital Forensics, Ellington.net
  • Nicole Partin - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Twitter: @nicolepartin

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Jun 29, 2022
Crime Alert 062922
60

Dog breeder held captive for three days, saved by traffic stop. Bank robber stopped by flying tackle.

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Jun 29, 2022
Hubby's 'PROS & CONS' LIST TO 'KEEP' PREGNANT WIFE Found After She is Found Dead
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Missouri husband Beau Rothwell, 29, reports his pregnant wife missing. Her car is found abandoned just a mile from home. Rothwell tells police he last saw Jennifer Rothwell, 28, that morning as she left for work. 

Days later, Jennifer Rothwell's body is found in a wooded area along Highway 61 near Troy.

An autopsy stated that she suffered blunt force trauma to the head. The day after Jennifer Rothwell went missing, Beau Rothwell is arrested.  Police believe he killed his wife — who was six weeks pregnant — sometime on November 11. 

Search warrants alleged that Jennifer Rothwell used the internet to search, “What to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant.” The same documents also stated that Beau Rothwell cleaned up some blood and left a small window to the garage open, despite freezing temperatures, to “dissipate the odor.” 

Beau Rothwell reportedly told authorities where his pregnant wife’s remains were located. Turns out Beau Rothwell was having an affair and made a pro/con list on whether to stay in the marriage.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Matthew Mangino - Criminal Defense Attorney (New Castle, PA), Former District Attorney (Lawrence County), Former Parole Board Member, Author: "The Executioner's Toll", Twitter: @MatthewTMangino, MattMangino.com
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills)
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida PathcareMed.com, Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine, Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference
  • John Guard - Chief Deputy – Pitt County Sheriff’s Office (Greenville, NC), Specializes in Investigating Domestic Violence Cases
  • Kristy Mazurek - Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter, President: "Successful Strategies" 

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Jun 28, 2022
Crime Alert 06.28.22
60

Man released from jail twice, kills girlfriend.   Drug smugglers used baby car seats to move large amount of drugs. 

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Jun 28, 2022
Dad Desperate to Find Son After Clues Emerge in Deserted Ravine
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Geologist Daniel Robinson drives away from his worksite west of Phoenix, Arizona, and is never seen again. David Robinson, who lives in South Carolina, has been in Arizona leading searches himself after his son's Jeep was found by a rancher found.

The blue, 2017 Jeep Renegade was discovered in a remote, shallow ravine on his property, rolled over and on its side. The vehicle’s airbags were deployed, and authorities said the evidence shows that Robinson was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

The rancher, who runs cattle in the area, says the vehicle was not there just three days before.  The private detective hired by Robinson’s father, David, says he believes the crash “looked like a stage event to me.”

Data shows after the airbags were deployed, someone turned the Jeep's ignition over at least 46 more times.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • David Robinson - Victim's Father, PleaseHelpFindDaniel.com, Twitter: @PleaseHelpFind4, Instagram: @pleasehelpfinddaniel
  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer, Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, ColdCaseCrimes.org, @ColdCaseTips
  • Nate Eaton - News Director, EastIdahoNews.com Twitter: @NateNewsNow, Instagram: @n.eaton 

 

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Jun 27, 2022
Crime Alert 062722
60

Mom arrested after abandoning children on island. Thief drills hole in gas tank to steal contents. 

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Jun 27, 2022
Crime Alert 062422
60

Man arrested after shoving 11-year-old boy in his car. Woman arrested after spitting on corpse.

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Jun 24, 2022
MOTHER'S PAIN, SON MOWED DOWN BY JEALOUS EX WHO STALKED WITH AIRTAG
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An Indiana woman is accused of using Airtags to track her love interest to a bar, where he is having drinks with another woman. 26-year-old Gaylyn Morris reportedly confronted Andre Smith and another woman at Tilly’s Pub in Indianapolis. The ensuing argument gets all three thrown out of the pub. 

Once outside, witnesses say Morris got into her black Chevrolet Impala and drove forward, knocking Smith down. She then reportedly put the vehicle in reverse and drove forward over him again. Medics located Smith’s body under Morris’ car outside the bar. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Laprecia Sanders - Victim's Mother 
  • Darryl Cohen - Former Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County, Georgia, Defense Attorney, Cohen, Cooper, Estep, & Allen, LLC, CCEAlaw.com
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Featured on "The Piketon Massacre: Return to Pike County" on iHeartRadio
  • Lee Reiber - Mobile Device Forensic Expert, COO: Oxygen Forensics, Inc., Author: "Mobile Forensic Investigations: A Guide to Evidence Collection, Analysis, and Presentation", oxygen-forensic.com, Twitter: @Celldet and @oxygenforensic 
  • Richard Essex - Investigative Reporter, WISH-TV, Twitter: @RichardEssexIII, Facebook: RichardEssexTV 

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Jun 24, 2022
INFANT-GIRL STOLEN AFTER PARENTS MURDERED 4--YEARS AGO FOUND AFTER DNA MIRACLE
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The bodies of Tina and Dean Clouse are found after a dog carries a human bone out of the forest. There's no sign, however, of their daughter.

This decades-old cold case has one happy ending after baby Holly is identified by genealogical DNA.

Police say Holly was taken to a church in Arizona by members of a religious group. The search is still on for who murdered the parents. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Colleen Fitzpatrick - President and Founder, Identifinders International, Author: "Forensic Genealogy", identifinders.com, Twitter/Facebook: @identifinders 
  • James Shelnutt - 27 years Atlanta Metro Area Major Case Detective, Former S.W.A.T. officer, Attorney (Gadsden, AL), The Shelnutt Law Firm, P.C., ShelnuttLawFirm.com, Twitter: @ShelnuttLawFirm
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy (Miami Beach, FL), Panthermitigation.com, Twitter: @TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology" (Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, ColdCaseCrimes.org, @ColdCaseTips  
  • Jeffrey M. Jentzen Professor of Forensic Pathology and Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services at the University of Michigan Medical School, former Medical Examiner in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 
  • Dave Mack - Crime Online Investigative Reporter 

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Jun 23, 2022
Crime Alert 062322
60

Dad points gun at Mom's head. Shoots her twice. Bus driver thinks he's eating candy, but it's THC infused gummies. 

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Jun 23, 2022
Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: The Exhumation of Gloria Satterfield
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The body of Gloria Satterfield, longtime housekeeper for disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, will be exhumed. Satterfield died after a trip and fall accident at the Murdaugh home. No autopsy was performed and her manner of death listed as natural. Now,  after the string of deaths linked to the Murdaugh name, investigators want to know more.  Exhumations are not ordered for just any old case, but when a court orders the  embalmed remains of a human being be uninterred,  everyone pays attention, including our forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan.   In this episode of Body Bags, Joseph Scott Morgan and Jackie Howard discuss what exhumation is, and why exhumation must be handled with the utmost of care.  

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Jun 23, 2022
DEVILISH MOM & DAUGHTER DUO RUN AFTER "PATIENT" DIES FROM ILLEGAL GARAGE BUTT-LIFT
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A mother/daughter team was arrested after a botched Brazilian butt lift leads to the death of an aspiring social media star.

Karissa Rajpaul was undergoing her third procedure, conducted inside a private Encino home. She died from acute respiratory failure from dangerous silicone injections.

Detectives say these two untrained women arrested in the case, Libby Adame and her daughter Alicia Gomez, have been performing these procedures for years. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dr. Terry J. Dubrow MD, F.A.C.S., "Botched" and ""7 Year Stitch" on E!, Author: "Dr. and Mrs. Guinea Pig Present The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to the Best Anti-Aging Treatments", "The Dubrow Diet: Interval Eating to Lose Weight and Feel Ageless" and "The Dubrow Ket Fusion Diet”, www.drdubrow.com, Instagram/Twitter @drdubrow
  • David Woodruff - Denver Trial Lawyers, Represented Emmalyn Nguyen's Family
  • Dr. Bethany Marshall - Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills, CA), DrBethanyMarshall.com, New Netflix show: 'Bling Empire' (Beverly Hills)
  • Karen L. Smith - Forensic Expert, Lecturer at the University of Florida, Host of Shattered Souls Podcast, @KarensForensic, barebonesforensic.com
  • Nicole Partin - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Twitter: @nicolepartin 

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Jun 22, 2022
Crime Alert 062222
60

Charges files in teen boy's hazing that left him blind and unable to communicate. Alligator found in car after speed chase. 

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Jun 22, 2022
Mommy says 2-y-o Juelz Shoots Self in Head: NO WAY!
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Emergency services arrive on the scene where a Texas mother claims her 2-year-old daughter shot herself in the head. An autopsy now shows that Juelz Gonzalez could not have pulled the trigger. Forensics show the little girl was shot from a distance. Her mother, Jessica Cantu, 35, was arrested and charged with endangering a child. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • David Lombardo - Founder and Principal: SAFER USA Consulting Group (Chicago, IL), Expert Witness, Guntestimony.com, "On Target Radio" on AM560 The Answer, Anchor: The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s "SHOT Show TV" 
  • John W. Dill, Esquire - Personal Injury Lawyer, Winter Park, Florida, Author: "The Method: Proven Techniques for Winning Jury Trials", www.JohnWDill.com, Twitter/IG @JohnWDillESQ, Represented Zenaida Gonzalez against Casey Anthony 
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital 
  • Lisa M. Dadio - Former Police Lieutenant, New Haven Police Department, Annie Le Lead Detective
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide", Forensic Consultant, DMichelleDupreMD.com 
  • Amanda Henderson - General Assignment Reporter, News 4 San Antonio & Fox San Antonio, Instagram: @amandasreports, Twitter: @AmandaHTV 

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Jun 21, 2022
Crime Alert 06.21.22
60

Mom arrested after child dies by gunshot. Car thief caught because the car runs out of gas. 

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Jun 21, 2022
UNSOLVED: Tender-Hearted Singer Songwriter' MUTILATED' Walking Dog, Atlanta's Piedmont Park
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It's been almost a year since Katie Janness and her dog died brutally inside Atlanta's Piedmont Park. The person who stabbed Jannes more than 50 times, and slit the throat of the dog, is still at large. 

Family and friends have unveiled a forever memorial bench to honor  Katie Janness. As far as the investigation, Atlanta Police say it's ongoing.  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Dale Carson - High Profile Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer, Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself, DaleCarsonLaw.com 
  • Caryn Stark - NYC Psychologist, CarynStark.com, Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: "Caryn Stark" 
  • Dr. Kendall Crowns – Chief Medical Examiner Tarrant County (Ft Worth), Lecturer: University of Texas and Texas A&M, Affiliated Faculty: University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, ColdCaseCrimes.org, @ColdCaseTips 
  •  Alexis Tereszcuk - CrimeOnline.com Investigative Reporter, Writer/Fact Checker, Lead Stories dot Com, Twitter: @swimmie2009  

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Jun 20, 2022
Crime Alert 062022
60

Teen girl harassed at work, then murdered. Woman charged after shooting pedestrian in the face with water gun. 

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Jun 20, 2022
Man impregnates underage teen girl THEN ALLEGED RAPIST GETS CUSTODY OF BABY
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Community outrage after a Louisiana mom loses custody of her daughter to the man who raped her as a teen. Crysta Abelseth was 16 years old in 2005, when she says she was raped by John Barnes, then 30 years old. 

Abelseth became pregnant. DNA tests show, and Barnes admits,  he is the father of the now teen child.  Barnes claims the sex was consensual. Abelseth told WBRZ that she met Barnes during a night out with friends at a Hammond restaurant and that he offered to drive her home.

Abethseth says Barnes took her to his home and raped her on his living room couch. Barnes found out about the child six years later and pursued custody. 

Abelseth pressed charges against Barnes in 2015, but since then no investigation has taken place. And also, now the teen girl is sad her father has assaulted her.  John Barnes says the allegations against him are lies. He denies raping the then 16-year-old.  Barnes says he thought Abelseth was an adult. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Sarah Ford - Legal Director, South Carolina Victim Assistance Network, SCvanLegal.org, Former Prosecutor focusing on Crimes Against Women and Children, Facebook: "SCVAN Legal Services Program" Adjunct Professor, Claflin University & South Carolina State University,
  • Dr. Mindy B. Mechanic - Professor of Psychology (Emeritus) at California State University Fullerton, Forensic Psychologist Focusing on Trauma/victimization, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking
  • Dr. Monte Miller - Director, Forensic DNA Experts LLC, Specialist in Sexual Assaults and Murder, Former Forensic Scientist for Texas Dept. of Public Safety State Crime Lab 
  • Chris Nakamoto - Chief Investigative Reporter, WBRZ-TV, Facebook: "Chris Nakamoto WBRZ", Twitter: @ChrisNakamoto

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Jun 17, 2022
Crime Alert 061722
60

Man claims little girls are his, but the girls mouth... "This is not my dad."  Thief tries to use a kayak as a get away vehicle. 

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Jun 17, 2022
Is Killer Yoga Teacher on the Run With Look-Alike Sister's ID?
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Murder suspect Kaitlin Armstrong, has been on the run for a month. She was last seen at a Newark Airport. Now a private investigator is telling Fox News that Armstrong could possibly be traveling under her sister’s name.

Jason Jensen says that he believes Armstrong is using the alias “Christine Armstrong.” He says he has given US Marshal's information that three days after Armstrong was seen in the New York area, a new driver's license popped up in public records under Christine Armstrong's name, using the address of a Haven For Humanity Wellness center in Livingston Manor, New York.

Haven for Humanity has confirmed that Christine Armstrong is a volunteer for the company and is currently staying at its New York compound. An unnamed camper claimed to Fox News that he saw Kaitlin Armstrong at Camp Haven around a month ago. 

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • James Shelnutt - 27 years Atlanta Metro Area Major Case Detective, Former S.W.A.T. officer, Attorney (Gadsden, AL), The Shelnutt Law Firm, P.C., ShelnuttLawFirm.com, Twitter: @ShelnuttLawFirm  
  • Dr. Shari Schwartz - Forensic Psychologist specializing in Capital Mitigation and Victim Advocacy (Miami Beach, FL), Panthermitigation.com, Twitter: @TrialDoc, Author: "Criminal Behavior" and "Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology" 
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, ColdCaseCrimes.org, @ColdCaseTips 
  • Dr. Jeffrey M. Jentzen Professor of Forensic Pathology and Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services at the University of Michigan Medical School, former Medical Examiner in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 
  • Jason Jensen - Private Investigator (Salt Lake City, UT), Jensen Private Investigations, JensenPrivateInvestigations.com, Twitter: @JasonJPI, Facebook/Instagram: "Jensen Investigations"
  • Michael Ruiz - Reporter, Fox News Digital, Twitter: @MikeRreports

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Jun 16, 2022
Crime Alert 06.16.22
60

Man shoots girlfriend's teen son over $5. Rock climber arrested after scaling building in Oklahoma City. 

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Jun 16, 2022
Dad of 4, Microsoft Executive, Dead After Neighborhood Ambush
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Jared Bridegan, 33, drops his twins off at the home of his ex-wife, Shanna Gardner-Fernandez. Bridegan is with his 2-year-daughter as he drives home. On their way home, Bridegan stops to remove a tire from the middle of the road. There's no room to drive around it.

That's when the Microsoft executive is shot and killed by an unknown assailant. The little girl, Bexley, is reportedly in the car for several minutes as her father dies. Bridegan has been in lengthy custody and alimony disputes with his former wife and reportedly she has now hired a high-powered criminal defense attorney.

Jacksonville Beach Police Department has not named Gardner-Fernandez a suspect in connection with the case and Gardner-Fernandez maintains her innocence. In fact, no one has been named a person of interest, and Bridegan's murder remains unsolved.

According to Gardner-Fernandez's attorney, his services are needed  “for the purpose of seeing if steps could be taken to protect her young twins from any publicity surrounding this tragic event.”  

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Kathleen Murphy - Family Attorney (North Carolina), NCDomesticlaw.com,  Twitter: @RalDivorceLaw,  
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA, AngelaArnoldMD.com, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital 
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet", Featured on "The Piketon Massacre: Return to Pike County" on iHeartRadio 
  • Ray Caputo - Reporter (Orlando, FL) 

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Jun 15, 2022
Crime Alert 061522