Texas Mother, Infant Son, Found Murdered in Home (Updated)

shanna_vandewegeThe Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that an investigation is ongoing into the murders of a mother and her three-month-old son after both were discovered deceased in their north Fort Worth, Texas home Thursday evening.

36-year-old Shanna Vendewege and her infant son, Diederick, were found with their necks cut. Both deaths have been ruled homicides.

Investigators are not specifically looking at one lone suspect, according to police.

Please visit the above link to read more.

(Update: CBS DFW reports that Shanna’s husband, Craig Vandewege, has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the slayings)

New DNA Testing Planned in JonBenet Ramsey Murder Case

jonbenet_ramseyThe Boulder Daily Camera reports that authorities in Boulder, Colorado are looking at new DNA testing technology in hopes of furthering the investigation into the murder of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, who was found slain in the basement of her home the day after Christmas in 1996.

The move comes following an investigation by the Boulder Daily Camera and KUSA-TV which reportedly uncovered flaws in the interpretation of previous DNA testing.

The tests would include tapping into an FBI database containing genetic profiles from more than 15.1 million known offenders and arrestees.

With the twentieth anniversary of JonBenet Ramsey’s death approaching, the case has been profiled in numerous television documentaries this year and was also the subject of a Lifetime movie titled Who Killed JonBenet?

Please visit the above links to read more.

Missing: Kristina Leverett (Updated)

kristina_leverettKristina Leverett has disappeared from Norcross, Georgia. She was last seen at approximately midnight on November 27 before leaving her home in Stockbridge.

According to Leverett’s missing poster, she telephoned her mother on December 12 claiming to be unaware of her whereabouts. Leverett said she was in a house with a group of other people and that the door of the residence was locked and the windows were blacked out. Leverett’s mother said she sounded drugged and tired, and Leverett apparently told her she was being held captive by people wanting money.

Leverett has a medical condition which requires hospitalization when she becomes ill or dehydrated. She has multiple ear piercings and her navel is also pierced.

Please visit the Missing Persons of America website here to read more.

(Update: The Henry County Police Department reports that Kristina Leverett has been located)

Missing: Layla Sabry (Updated)

z-allana-crop-3 layla-1-cropThe Niagara Regional Police Service today issued the following:

The Niagara Regional Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 9 year old Layla SABRY. Police need to locate Layla to check on her welfare and believe she is in the company of her mother Allana HAIST.

Layla and her mother Allana were last seen Thursday December 1, 2016 at approximately 6pm at 6 King Street in Welland. Their current whereabouts are unknown.

MISSING: Layla SABRY (Alias: Layla HAIST or Arya DILLON)
Age: 9 years old
Description: Female, white, 4’2″ tall, light brown hair, brown eyes.
No clothing description.

Mother: Allana HAIST (Alias: Kate Dillon or Lana MARIE)
Age: 38 years old
Description: Female, white, 5’1″ tall, medium length brown hair, brown eyes.
No clothing description.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of young Layla SABRY or her mother Allana HAIST please contact 905-688-4111 extension 3300.

(Update: The Toronto Star reports that the Amber Alert issued for Sabry has been lifted and her disappearance is now being investigated as a missing persons case, according to the Niagara Regional Police Service)

(Update #2: The Niagara Regional Police Service reports that Sabry and Haist were located safely in the early morning hours of December 12 in Hamilton, Ontario.  Sabry has been returned to the care of her grandparents, while Haist was arrested and charged with Abduction in Contravention of a Custody Order)

Missing Colorado Mother, Two Children, Found Dead in Minivan

Surveillance video captured the Labers leaving Bear Canyon Elementary School Tuesday afternoon (Photo courtesy of Douglas County)
Surveillance video captured the Labers leaving Bear Canyon Elementary School Tuesday afternoon (Photo courtesy of Douglas County)

CBS Denver reports that a Colorado mother and her two sons have been found shot to death following a report that they had gone missing.

36-year-old Jennifer Laber and her two children, Adam, 3, and Ethan, 5, were discovered lifeless in Laber’s minivan yesterday. Laber’s husband had reported his family missing on Tuesday evening; they were last seen leaving Bear Canyon Elementary School that afternoon.

Please visit the above link to read more.

Police Offer Reward for Potential “Snuff” Video Related to Oklahoma Murder Case

carina_saundersAuthorities in Oklahoma are offering up to a $10,000 reward for a “snuff” video said to exist containing the rape and murder of 19-year-old Carina Saunders, who was found dismembered inside two duffel bags in a field behind a Bethany grocery store in October 2011.

Saunders had reportedly become involved with drugs and illegal activities. Police initially arrested and charged two suspects after her remains were discovered – Luis Ruiz and Jimmy Massey – but those charges were dropped due to lack of physical evidence and three officers involved in investigating the murder are now under investigation themselves for alleged deceptive and misleading tactics pertaining to the case against Ruiz and Massey.

A woman who is an alleged prostitute claims to have seen the “snuff” film of Saunders’ torture and slaying.

Please visit Crime Watch Daily here to read more and view a video related to this story.