Monthly Archives: July 2017

Investigation into Remains Found in Septic Tank Near Elsa Underway

ELSA – The remains found inside a septic tank near Elsa are believed to be of a woman, according to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office. 

Investigators with the sheriff’s department and Hidalgo County Precinct 1 responded to a home on Mile 4 W Road and Dallas Street Wednesday night. That’s north of Monte Cristo Road.

Deputies responded to a call about suspicious circumstances. The occupant of the home said he first discovered a bone in the septic tank. 

Crews with Precinct 1 brought in a backhoe to dig up the area and a crime scene investigator retrieved the femur.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said a forensic pathologist confirmed they were human remains. 

“We’re sifting through that raw sewage and we have recovered, so far, various ribs. We’ve got the skull. The skull does have the teeth intact,” he said. “We’re at that process right now. Obviously, it’s going to take a while.”

Guerra said analysts are comparing the

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Sedalia Democrat | Warner’s perspective key in baseball, CSI career …

Sedalia Bombers slugger Andrew Warner has a good eye.

Bearded and 6-foot-2, Warner lumbers to the plate to the sounds of Marvin Gaye and leans back to examine the defense. There is a hearty smack when he squares up a pitch, often not in proportion to a swing that appears effortless, like a flick of the wrist.

With the season at stake in the MINK League Playoffs, Warner walked and scored twice and drove the game-winning double far enough for Trey Harris — never the fastest in a lineup — to score from first.

From swatting homers to taking walks, Warner’s plate discipline is a product of sharp vision. He brings the same attention to detail to crime scene investigation photography as a criminal justice major at Columbia College.

“I’m just seeing (the ball) well,” Warner said. “Feeling good, finally.”

A knee injury relegated Warner to a designated hitter’s role for Sedalia. He’s just happy

Read more at: http://www.sedaliademocrat.com/sports/26524/warners-perspective-key-in-baseball-csi-career-path

Ray Tensing might have faced negligent homicide charge, Judge Leslie Ghiz infers

CINCINNATI  – The Ray Tensing retrial jury might have been allowed to consider a negligent homicide charge if the prosecution had asked the judge to include it, Judge Leslie Ghiz inferred Thursday.

Ghiz speculated in a Bill Cunningham interview after the WLW Radio host asked what she would have done if the defense had asked for a bench trial – without a jury – leaving her to decide Tensing’s guilt or innocence in the shooting of Sam DuBose.

“Really? It may have been negligent – maybe – but I don’t know,” Ghiz said. “I would have brought in negligent. That’s what I’m saying.

“I may have included it if it was to the bench, but in a case like this where you have a jury, the parties are going to have to ask for that and they didn’t ask for negligent.

“If the defense claims self-defense, they can not ask for lesser included,” Ghiz said.

Ghiz said Tensing’s admission that he deliberately shot DuBose during a

Read more at: http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/ray-tensing-might-have-faced-negligent-homicide-charge-judge-leslie-ghiz-says

City interviews finalists for police chief

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US Embassy donates 9 vehicles to National Forensic Service

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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017. 4:18 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday, the United States Embassy in Belize donated almost $1.4 million worth of vehicles and equipment to the National Forensic Service.

The donation included nine Ford F-150 pick-up trucks equipped with forensic crime scene investigation equipment.

Present at the handing over was Elodio Aragon who stated that  the vehicles will be used by the scenes of crime units country-wide to enhance their crime scenes’ processing capabilities, along with other miscellaneous equipment and gear for the forensic firearms unit,

Read more at: https://www.breakingbelizenews.com/2017/07/27/embassy-donates-9-vehicles-national-forensic-service/

Investigator: Molly Corbett kept rubbing her neck hours after her husband died – Winston

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Haledon graduates 22 in first junior police academy

Haledon Police Chief Angelo Daniele has spearheaded “Quality of Life” patrols, in which police officers volunteer their time to do extra patrols around the town. We ride along with Daniele and Lt. George Guzman one Thursday evening.
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Lowell, Massachusetts has no data and no clear policies on sexual assault

When examining sexual assault laws and the backlog of untested rape kits, one doesn’t have to search far to see examples of inconsistent policies.

In Gardner, Massachusetts for example, law enforcement officers follow clear guidelines on how to conduct victim interviews and how to mark, handle, and submit evidence. The approach, while follow high standards of crime scene investigation, is victim-centric, balancing both sensitivity to trauma and the demands of a criminal investigation.

But about one hour away, in the state’s fifth largest city, the policies vary dramatically. In Lowell, MA, the police department maintains no specific procedures regarding sexual assault response and no data on how many rape kits have and haven’t been tested.

For a city of more than 110,000 residents and the home of multiple colleges and universities, it seems strange there isn’t more thorough record keeping on this topic.

The evidence handbook

Read more at: https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/jul/27/lowell-massachusetts-rape-kit/

Robbery investigation at Lehigh Acres Circle K store – Fox 4 Now …

LEHIGH ACRES — Lee County deputies are investigating an incident that happened at a Lehigh Acres convenience store early Thursday morning.

The Fox 4 Breaking News Tracker was the only media on the scene when the crime tape went up and came down.

It happened around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning on North Homestead Road, where we saw an unmarked car with a crime scene investigator taking photos.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office later confirmed that a robbery occurred at the scene, but no further details are available in this ongoing investigation.

Read more at: http://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/robbery-investigation-at-lehigh-acres-circle-k-store