Monthly Archives: November 2016

Iceman inquiry: Students learn about ancient mystery of the Alps

 

Iceman

Laura from the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology shows a map of where Ötzi was found in the Alps, during a virtual field trip with students.

By SUSAN CORICA  STAFF WRITER

BRISTOL — The story of the 5,300-year-old man found preserved in the glaciers of the Alps is not just about archeology, it’s also a crime scene investigation.

That’s how the sixth-grade students of Chippens Hill Middle School approached the topic of the “iceman” known as “Ötzi,” said Julie Prescott, the school’s library media specialist.

This week Prescott arranged for the students to teleconference with the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology in Bolzano, Italy. That’s where Ötzi’s body rests today, 25 years after it was found mummified in the ice by two hikers in the Ötztal Alps on the border between Italy and Austria.

In 2001, X-rays and a CT scan revealed he was killed at about

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S.A. slaying suspect told detective, “Shoot me and get it over with.”

Michael Scott Quinn speaks with defense attorney Robert Shaffer during Quinn's trial Wednesday at the 437th District Court in the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center . Ray Whitehouse / for the San Antonio Express-News Photo: Ray Whitehouse /for The San Antonio Express-News / B641347682Z.1

Hours after his arrest, Michael Scott Quinn told a San Antonio police homicide detective that he killed Albert Guerra because Guerra had hit his love, Connie Yanez — then told the officer conducting the interview to shoot him because he didn’t want to go to prison.

“Just shoot me and get it over with,” Quinn told Detective Timm Angell in an interview prosecutors played as evidence in Quinn’s murder trial Wednesday. “I can’t stand prison.”


Guerra, 56, was beaten to death May 4, 2013, and his legs were then severed above the thigh and

Read more at: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Accused-San-Antonio-killer-told-detective-10646047.php

Netherlands Police Test Augmented Reality to Stop Crime Scene Contamination

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Bones found in Ormond may be those of woman missing since 2011 – Daytona Beach News

Authorities believe the human remains discovered near an Ormond Beach subdivision last week close to the Flagler-Volusia county line could be those of a Volusia County woman killed by her ex-boyfriend more than five years ago.

Mandy Ciehanoski, 31, went missing in February 2011 and her ex-boyfriend, Michael Annicchiarico, pleaded no contest to her murder in 2014. Her body was never found, but a recent discovery in southern Flagler County has Volusia deputies hoping they’ve finally discovered her remains.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident along the Flagler County coast, investigators on Tuesday continued to dig out human bones found Monday in a dune just north of Varn Park. Those remains have yet to be identified.

(READ: What to do if you find human remains) 

A circuit judge sentenced Annicchiarico to life in prison in August 2014. A jailhouse informant told investigators Annicchiarico used saws

Read more at: http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20161129/bones-found-in-ormond-may-be-those-of-woman-missing-since-2011

Las Vegas police call sex assault investigation a top priority – Las Vegas Review

An 8-year-old girl was sexually assaulted near her Summerlin home, and so far all Las Vegas police have to go on is a sketch of a possible suspect.

But they aren’t giving up. Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Dave Valenta, of the sexual assault unit, told reporters Monday afternoon that the investigation is a top case for the agency.

“Right now this is absolutely our No. 1 priority case,” Valenta said. “We have everybody working this from our patrol officers on the street to every detective and crime scene investigator.”

He pleaded with the public for its help identifying the man, saying that every tip or lead will be investigated fully.

Valenta said the girl was playing with her 5-year-old brother Thursday afternoon in front of their home in the gated La Posada Condominiums complex off West Lake Mead Boulevard near North Buffalo Drive.

A man, who is believed to be a

Read more at: http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/sex-crimes/las-vegas-police-call-sex-assault-investigation-top-priority

Update: Victim in stabbing near downtown Modesto a 56-year-old man

The victim of a fatal stabbing on Almond Avenue on Saturday afternoon has been identified by police only as a 56-year-old white male. His name was being withheld pending notification of relatives.

About 5 p.m. Saturday, Modesto police officers responded to the report of a stabbing on the 100 block of Almond, off McHenry Avenue about a quarter mile from downtown. The victim was found outside when officers arrived, said Lt. Ivan Valencia. He was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later.

Almond Avenue was blocked by a patrol car at McHenry Avenue for a few hours at least, and Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Heather Graves said detectives and the crime scene investigation unit worked late into the night.

About half a block of Almond was taped off as the crime scene, starting from Johnson Street, just east of where the man was found. Many residents of the area

Read more at: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article117371378.html

Tualre County Sheriff’s Office demonstates its drone for crime scene …

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has purchased a drone equipped with an eye-in-the-sky camera for overhead surveillance of crime scenes.

Officials said they believe the department is the first law enforcement agency in the Valley to have one of the devices, also called an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Sgt. Kevin Kemmerling and William Seymour, the tactical air operations officer at the air support unit, demonstrated it Wednesday.

“This is incredible technology for the Sheriff’s Office,” Kemmerling said. “It will save the county and the taxpayers so much money.”

So far, the device is being used only for training and has yet to be used for an actual incident.

It’s new technology for law enforcement, so policies and procedures have been prepared to guide how the Sheriff’s Office will use it, Kemmerling said.

This is incredible technology for the Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Kevin Kemmerling, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office

“We’re not going to be doing random surveillance of

Read more at: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article116832083.html

There’s a new watcher overhead: Sheriff’s office flies drone with video camera

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has purchased a drone equipped with an eye-in-the-sky camera for overhead surveillance of crime scenes.

Officials said they believe the department is the first law enforcement agency in the Valley to have one of the devices, also called an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Sgt. Kevin Kemmerling and William Seymour, the tactical air operations officer at the air support unit, demonstrated it Wednesday.

“This is incredible technology for the Sheriff’s Office,” Kemmerling said. “It will save the county and the taxpayers so much money.”

So far, the device is being used only for training and has yet to be used for an actual incident.

It’s new technology for law enforcement, so policies and procedures have been prepared to guide how the Sheriff’s Office will use it, Kemmerling said.

This is incredible technology for the Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Kevin Kemmerling, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office

“We’re not going to be doing random surveillance of

Read more at: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article116832083.html

Human remains found in southern Flagler County – Daytona Beach News

An Ormond Beach man walking behind his house Wednesday morning found skeletal remains in a wooded area near the Hunter’s Ridge subdivision.

According to a preliminary report from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner on Ashford Lakes Drive stumbled upon the remains while looking for his drone, which had crashed behind his home. The resident called the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, and officers found the remains about 100 feet into the woods.

Investigators believe the remains may have been in the area for years as the bones were sun-bleached, but officials said it is too early to determine exactly how long at this time.  

A St. Johns County medical examiner responded to the scene Wednesday and collected the remains. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Laura Williams said there were no obvious signs of trauma to the bones, and it could take weeks before

Read more at: http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20161123/human-remains-found-in-southern-flagler-county

Students get primer on crime scene science

For a couple days Kilgore Middle School seventh graders learned just what it takes to be an investigator and to solve a crime using science.

The scenario: The class took the hardest test of the year Friday and they all scored 100 but the tests were stolen, leaving behind only a handful. If they can’t find the culprit, the class will have to take an even harder makeup test. So, the students must dust for fingerprints to determine who committed the crime.

The students, with help from Kilgore Police School Resource Officer DeeAnn Brown, acted as photographers documenting the crime scene, and investigators dusting and lifting fingerprints. Everyone, though, must sketch the scene.

At the beginning of the school year, KMS seventh grade science teacher Christi Janecek looked into setting up a mock crime scene in her classroom and getting Brown involved.

Just like in real life, Brown said, students will not get a

Read more at: http://www.kilgorenewsherald.com/stories/students-get-primer-on-crime-scene-science,104979