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Death rattles King’s Court

TRAVERSE CITY — Investigators will request an open murder charge against a Traverse City man after authorities found his neighbor dead at King’s Court. But details remained scarce more than a dozen after deputies arrived on scene.

Neighbors early Wednesday awoke to flashing police lights as a team from the Michigan State Police converged on a trailer along David Place. Grand Traverse County Undersheriff Nate Alger said a daylong investigation resulted in a request for a murder charge against a 23-year-old man.

Few additional details were released from his department as the probe continued into the evening.

Neighbors closest to the scene said deputies told them it was a homicide. Alger — who declined to answer several questions Wednesday — said they were simply investigating a death before announcing the request for an open murder charge on Facebook hours later.

“The officers noticed there were obvious injuries but not the type or extent,” Alger

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UPDATE: Death rattles King’s Court

TRAVERSE CITY — Investigators will request an open murder charge against a Traverse City man after authorities found his neighbor dead at King’s Court. But details remained scarce more than a dozen after deputies arrived on scene.

Neighbors early Wednesday awoke to flashing police lights as a team from the Michigan State Police converged on a trailer along David Place. Grand Traverse County Undersheriff Nate Alger said a daylong investigation resulted in a request for a murder charge against a 23-year-old man.

Few additional details were released from his department as the probe continued into the evening.

Neighbors closest to the scene said deputies told them it was a homicide. Alger — who declined to answer several questions Wednesday — said they were simply investigating a death before announcing the request for an open murder charge on Facebook hours later.

“The officers noticed there were obvious injuries but not the type or extent,” Alger

Read more at: http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/update-death-rattles-king-s-court/article_f4fe2647-edae-5ee8-92bc-c3342ce740a4.html

UPDATE: MSP investigators on scene of death

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities are trying to piece together events that left a man dead in a Garfield Township home.

Grand Traverse County Undersheriff Nate Alger said deputies responded to King’s Court early Wednesday morning after a caller indicated there was an unresponsive man at a trailer on David Place. They entered, found who they believe to be a 48-year-old man dead with “obvious injuries,” he said.

Alger said deputies requested a Michigan State Police crime scene investigation because of witness statements about how the death occurred and the “nature” of the man’s body. He declined to elaborate on the extent of the injuries and said the man has yet to be identified because of the “positioning” of his body.

“The officers noticed there was obvious injuries but not the type or extent,” Alger added.

A 23-year-old Traverse City man — who deputies believe was at the man’s home on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning

Read more at: http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/update-msp-investigators-on-scene-of-death/article_075d0e87-bcf5-50b5-99f3-2eca48991ad5.html

Step-Grandma found guilty for abuse that led to SA toddler’s death, sentenced to 88 years

The child died two days after Christmas in 2012. He was abused, neglected and malnourished.

Three people were charged in this case. Among them is, Josiah’s stepmother, Crystal Williams. She pleaded guilty to injury to a child, a first-degree felony.

KENS 5 sat in court last June to hear the chilling testimonies, as Williams awaited her fate.

“Josiah’s cause of death is listed as ‘dehydration in a battered, underweight child’,” said Dr. Samantha Evans of the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office. Evans performed the autopsy on Josiah.

Tears and sobs filled the courtroom as the jury was played a video showing paramedics examining 5-year-old Josiah Williams after they found him dead inside of a southeast-side home.

Investigators said the boy suffered months of abuse at the hands of his stepmother, Crystal Williams, his father, Charleston Williams, and

Read more at: http://www.kens5.com/news/local/step-grandma-found-guilty-for-abuse-that-led-to-sa-toddlers-death-sentenced-to-88-years/473823832

Step-Grandma found guilty for abuse that led to SA toddler’s death

SAN ANTONIO – A jury found Gloria Proo guilty on one count of injury to a child, Monday afternoon.

Proo was 5-year-old Josiah Williams’ step-grandmother.

The child died two days after Christmas in 2012. He was abused, neglected and malnourished.

Three people were charged in this case. Among them is, Josiah’s stepmother, Crystal Williams. She pleaded guilty to injury to a child, a first-degree felony.

KENS 5 sat in court last June to hear the chilling testimonies, as Williams awaited her fate.

“Josiah’s cause of death is listed as ‘dehydration in a battered, underweight child’,” said Dr. Samantha Evans of the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office. Evans performed the autopsy on Josiah.

Tears and sobs filled the courtroom as the jury was played a video showing paramedics examining 5-year-old Josiah Williams after they found him dead inside of a southeast-side

Read more at: http://www.kens5.com/news/local/step-grandma-found-guilty-for-abuse-that-led-to-sa-toddlers-death/473823832

Dollhouse death scenes are being refurbished for Smithsonian exhibit

Using a tiny paintbrush, Ariel O’Connor carefully applied a compound to preserve the charred wall of a dollhouse featuring a grisly scene: The skull of a body lying in a bed inside peers out, beseeching the viewer to determine whether this was murder.

The dollhouse is one in a series of model whodunits used to train generations of police detectives in crime scene investigation. It is being cleaned, repaired and stabilized to be showcased at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery beginning in October. It is the first time the collection, built about 70 years ago, will be on public display.

“The location of everything in here is important and could be a clue,” said O’Connor, a Smithsonian conservator who is spending three months at the office of the chief medical examiner in Baltimore working on the tableaus.

The “attention to detail is unbelievable,” she said. “You can see the craftsmanship on

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dollhouse-death-scenes-are-being-refurbished-for-smithsonian-exhibit/2017/08/26/d7d6cec4-89be-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html

Police say Dixmoor man’s death is a homicide – WLS

Police in south suburban Dixmoor say they are investigating the death of a man found inside a home on Thursday night.

Dixmoor Police have officially called the death of 41-year-old Michael Davis a murder investigation.

Crime tape was wrapped around this fence at a home on West 141th Street near Page Avenue.

An Illinois State Police crime scene investigation car was parked out front all day on Friday as neighbors walked by, curious and concerned as to what happened.

“This community is a small-knit family-oriented community,” said neighbor Wendy Casey.

According to the medical examiner’s office, police found Davis’s body around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.
“He seemed like a pretty stand-up guy,” said neighbor Latora Perkins.

Latora Perkins lives across the street from Davis’s home. She said she got several calls about police near her house on Thursday night.

“Neighbors just called me and was asking where I am at and I told them I was at

Read more at: http://abc7chicago.com/police-say-dixmoor-mans-death-is-a-homicide/2341890/

Police say Dixmoor man’s death is a homicide | abc7chicago.com – WLS

Police in south suburban Dixmoor say they are investigating the death of a man found inside a home on Thursday night.

Dixmoor Police have officially called the death of 41-year-old Michael Davis a murder investigation.

Crime tape was wrapped around this fence at a home on West 141th Street near Page Avenue.

An Illinois State Police crime scene investigation car was parked out front all day on Friday as neighbors walked by, curious and concerned as to what happened.

“This community is a small-knit family-oriented community,” said neighbor Wendy Casey.

According to the medical examiner’s office, police found Davis’s body around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.
“He seemed like a pretty stand-up guy,” said neighbor Latora Perkins.

Latora Perkins lives across the street from Davis’s home. She said she got several calls about police near her house on Thursday night.

“Neighbors just called me and was asking where I am at and I told them I was at

Read more at: http://abc7chicago.com/police-say-dixmoor-mans-death-is-a-homicide/2341890/