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▣ Guilty verdict in no-body murder case in Florida

posted by Admin on July 15th, 2017 at 1:43 PM

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Guilty verdict in Miramar missing body murder case
Miramar man found guilty in missing body murder case
Sun Sentinel

A Miramar man charged with murdering his wife who has been missing since 2012, was found guilty Friday.
Rafael Olmeda

Cid Torrez murdered his wife and hid her body in the Everglades in 2012, but he could not hide from the evidence that proved his guilt, a Broward jury decided Friday.

Torrez, 43, was convicted of second-degree murder and other offenses related to electronically stalking his estranged wife, Vilet Torrez, in the months leading up to her disappearance.

Her body was never found.

Cid Torrez faces a maximum term of life in prison when he’s sentenced September 1.

Prosecutors say Torrez killed his wife after she came home from a date early on March 31, 2012. They had separated the previous September.

The jury heard testimony during the two week trial alleging that Torrez had been violent toward his wife in the past, planted tracking software on her cell phone, asked a friend where to buy an illegal gun and hide a body, and warned the friend that if Vilet could not be with him, she would not be with anyone.

Cid Torrez had spent the day on March 30, 2012 with their three children and the night with them in Vilet Torrez’s home, according to trial testimony. Vilet Torrez went on a date the same day and did not return until after 5 a.m. the next morning.

Surveillance footage from her gated Miramar community shows Vilet Torrez arriving, and cell phone records show her calling Cid Torrez around the same time. In his statement to investigators, Cid Torrez said she never made it home and wouldn’t have been able to get in the house without him because the front door was latched — it had to be opened by someone inside the house.

Prosecutors believe Cid Torrez killed his wife in a jealous rage and hid her body in the Everglades on April 1, while his children were at his cousin’s house and he was supposed to be picking up a pizza.

When he called 911 to report his wife missing, Cid Torrez told the dispatcher, “Now Sunday I definitely did it.” Prosecutors Lanie Bandell and Heather Henricksen said the comment was an unintentional reference to his hiding the body, while defense lawyer Richard Della Fera said it was a confused reference to Cid Torrez calling Vilet’s mother to try to find out where she was.

For more: Sun Sentinel

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▣ NC man charged in no-body murder case of missing mother

posted by Admin on July 15th, 2017 at 1:27 PM

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Man charged in kidnapping, killing of young mother has case moved to Pitt Co.

Adam Gaub

Posted: Jul 10, 2017 10:44 AM EDT

Updated: Jul 10, 2017 10:44 AM EDT

Man charged in kidnapping, killing of young mother has case moved to Pitt Co.

WILSON, Wilson County - A trial of a man accused of the murder and kidnapping of a 20-year-old mother is being moved from Wilson County to Pitt County at the request of his attorney, according to The Wilson Times.

Gregory Parks is charged with the kidnapping and murder of Isabel Palacios, despite no body ever being located in the case. He faces two additional lesser charges, one of which is tied to his alleged pawning of a ring belonging to Palacios the day after her disappearance in 2015.

For more: WCTI12

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▣ No Body Guy quoted on no-body murder cases in California

posted by Admin on July 15th, 2017 at 1:23 PM

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They have found the body now but I was interviewed before the body was found.

LOCAL Crime & Courts
How do you prosecute a murder without a body? California has been doing it for more than a century
Aramazd Andressian Sr.
Aramazd Andressian Sr., pictured at left, was charged with murdering his 5-year-old son, Aramazd Jr., even before authorities found his body. The boy's remains were eventually discovered June 30. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
By Nicole Santa CruzContact Reporter

The recent discovery of 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr.’s remains at a Santa Barbara recreation area was a grim achievement for investigators who had spent more than two months frantically searching for the boy.

It was also a boost for Los Angeles County prosecutors, who had already filed a murder charge against the child’s father without having found the body.

Authorities have not released details about the condition of the boy’s remains, but the discovery can only help investigators as they try to piece together what exactly led to his death.

Pursuing a murder case without having found a victim’s body presents a unique challenge for prosecutors. Lacking a corpse means they can’t show jurors the type of powerful evidence that proves someone was beaten to death rather than killed in an accident — or tortured rather than slain in self-defense.

“In a murder case, the body is the most significant piece of evidence,” said Tad DiBiase, a former assistant U.S. attorney who consults for law enforcement on “no body” homicide cases.

Days before the boy’s remains were found, Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey said she was confident about the decision to file a murder charge against Aramazd Andressian Sr.

Her office, she noted, has handled several “no body” cases with success. Four years ago, for example, a Los Angeles County jury convicted Lyle Stanford Herring for the second-degree murder of his wife, who went missing four years earlier.

And just last month, Hector Veloz, 46, was charged with killing his wife, Sandra Velasco, 52, after meeting her on June 18 at a storage unit in the San Fernando Valley, according to prosecutors. Her body has not been found.

Indeed, prosecutors in a similar position can take heart from a successful track record of winning “no body” murder cases in California that goes back more than 100 years. In 1879, two brothers in Monterey County were convicted of setting a man on fire and stealing his sheep, according to a list of such cases compiled by DiBiase.

For more: LA Times

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▣ California man arrested in Las Vegas for no-body murder of his five year old son

posted by Admin on July 9th, 2017 at 3:42 PM

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Dad Of Missing 5-Year-Old California Boy Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder
Aramazd Andressian is being held in a Vegas jail two months after his child vanished.
By Mary Papenfuss

The California father of a missing 5-year-old boy has been arrested in Las Vegas and is suspected in the boy’s death.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide investigators seized Aramazd Andressian, 35, Friday afternoon and he’s being held in jail in lieu of $10 million bail. He’ll be returned from Las Vegas to Los Angeles after extradition proceedings, according to a sheriff’s department statement.

Andressian’s estranged wife called police April 22 when he failed to return their son after a trip to Disneyland. The boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., was last spotted on a Disneyland surveillance video late April 20 and hasn’t been seen since, according to the sheriff’s department.

For more:HuffPost

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▣ Florida no-body murder trial begins

posted by Admin on July 9th, 2017 at 3:38 PM

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Miramar mom's body never found but murder trial is moving ahead

Jury selection began this week in the murder trial of Cid Torrez, a Miramar man accused of killing his wife in 2012. Prosecutors aren’t sure how or when Torrez killed Vilet Torrez.
Rafael OlmedaContact ReporterSun Sentinel

No one has seen Vilet Torrez since March 31, 2012, when she vanished from her home in Miramar.

Prosecutors believe the mother of three is dead, slain by her husband, Cid Torrez, 43. And they’re willing to put him on trial for murder, even though they lack one of the most vital sources of evidence in any homicide case — the body.

“There’s no way to overstate how important it is to have the body,” said former prosecutor Gregg Rossman. “The body is usually the victim’s only way of speaking to us” through the evidence. The condition of the body usually tells investigators how and when someone died, whether he or she struggled, and sometimes, through DNA, who the victim struggled with.

For more:Sun Sentinel

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▣ No death penalty in Sierra LeMar no-body murder case

posted by Admin on June 10th, 2017 at 1:49 PM

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No death row for Sierra LaMar killer

By Tracey Kaplan | tkaplan@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: June 5, 2017 at 11:27 am | UPDATED: June 7, 2017 at 11:57 am
SAN JOSE — More than five years after Sierra LaMar vanished while on her way to her school bus stop, a jury on Monday concluded that her killer must spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The result fell short of what prosecutors and Sierra’s family had wanted: the death penalty for 26-year-old Antolin Garcia-Torres. But the same jury that convicted him rejected that option — a result one expert said was not surprising given Sierra’s body hasn’t been found.
Garcia-Torres will be sentenced in mid-September in Santa Clara County Superior Court by Judge Vanessa A. Zecher, who presided over the whole four-month trial.

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▣ Phoenix man arrested for no-body murder of missing girlfriend

posted by Admin on June 10th, 2017 at 1:30 PM

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Missing Phoenix Woman's Boyfriend Booked on Suspicion of Murder
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 3:37 p.m.
By Sean Holstege
Robert John Interval and Christine Mustafa.

Phoenix police say Christine Mustafa, a 34-year-old Phoenix woman who has been missing a month, was murdered and they have enough evidence to hold her boyfriend in jail.

Mustafa was last seen in the area of North 20th Place and East Robin Lane on May 10 around 3 p.m. She was last heard from in the early hours the next day.

Police are not saying much about how a missing person case became a murder inquiry, and noted that they have not recovered Mustafa’s body.

But, they say, detectives generated enough other evidence to book 37-year-old Robert John Interval into county jail on suspicion of first-degree murder on Thursday.

For more:Phoenix New Times

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▣ Louisiana man arrested for no-body murder

posted by Admin on June 10th, 2017 at 1:22 PM

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How can one be charged with murder and no body is found?
Posted: Jun 01, 2017 11:19 PM EST
Updated: Jun 01, 2017 11:19 PM EST
By Travis Guillory

When Malik Davis was charged with second-degree murder in connection to the disappearance of "Daisy" Landry, many asked 'how?'

KATC Investigates uncovered the suspect, Malik Davis has a lengthy rap sheet, including arrests for drug possession, battery, and more.

But a question so many are asking - how can he be arrested for murder without a body?

For more: KATC.com

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▣ Nebraska judge finds woman guilty of no-body murder of love rival

posted by Admin on May 29th, 2017 at 6:15 PM

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Interesting twist to pose as victim on social media....

Judge finds Shanna Golyar guilty of first-degree murder in 2012 slaying of romantic rival

By Alia Conley / World-Herald staff writer May 25, 2017 Updated May 25, 2017

Shanna Golyar found guilty
Omaha World-Herald

Nancy Raney knew all along that her daughter, Cari Farver, didn’t all of a sudden leave her family willingly.

Farver was a loving and hardworking mom — she rarely missed the sports games or band concerts her son, Max, was involved in.

She didn’t post expletives or threaten others with misspelled rants, as her online persona suddenly did.

That was Shanna Golyar, who brutally killed Farver in November 2012 and posed as Farver for years in fake emails and Facebook accounts to cover up the murder.

And on Wednesday, Raney said, everyone learned the truth.

“This morning, finally, all of that came to a head,” Raney said in a phone interview hours after the verdict. “She’s got her name back. It’s not tarnished.”

Douglas County District Judge Timothy Burns found Golyar guilty of first-degree murder and second-degree arson Wednesday morning, after 10 days of trial. She will be sentenced to life in prison in August.

Golyar killed Farver after Farver spent the night at the apartment of the man both were dating.

Burns said Golyar spun a “twisted plot of lies, deceit and impersonations through digital messaging” to keep Farver alive online and distract authorities.

For more: The Omaha World-Herald

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▣ Trial begins in Tennessee no-body murder case

posted by Admin on May 29th, 2017 at 6:04 PM

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Son of murder victim and defendant testifies
WBIR 3:44 PM. EDT May 22, 2017

NASHVILLE - The boy whose father is accused of killing his mother took the stand Tuesday in Nashville.

It's the second day of the murder trial for Caleb Cannon, who is charged with the murder of Nikki Burgess. The Nashville model who grew up in Cumberland County disappeared in May of 2014, and hasn't been seen since. Cannon is from Anderson County.

The boy, who is now 13 years old, was asked about the day his mother disappeared. The child's friend, who is also 13 years old, also testified.

Both said they smelled bleach inside the house and that Cannon told them they could not go into one of the bathrooms.

The state showed Cannon's son had initially lied during his first interview with the Nashville Children's Alliance in 2014. He said he lied at the time because "he was really scared and didn't want to get his father in trouble."

The son's friend testified that he saw Cannon leaving Burgess' house "struggling" to carry a large duffel bag before going to pick up his son at school. He also said that Cannon's son was "nervous" when they were playing together later that day.

For more: WBIR

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▣ Arrest in Arkansas no-body murder case

posted by Admin on May 29th, 2017 at 4:46 PM

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Arrest made in cold case of Searcy man missing for nearly 23 years
THV11 Digital Team , KTHV 4:52 PM. CDT May 11, 2017
SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - An arrest has been made nearly 23 years later after a Searcy man went missing in 1994.

On September 30, 1994, 20-year-old Jarrod Green got a call to meet up with friends in Searcy. Several days later, his car was found in a Walmart parking lot. His keys were found on the floor board of his vehicle.

Then on Wednesday, May 10, the Searcy Police Department in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals arrested 41-year-old Brandon Wheeler. They have charged him with capital murder and abuse of a corpse.

For more: THV11 News

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▣ Death penalty urged in California no-body murder case

posted by Admin on May 29th, 2017 at 1:25 PM

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Sierra LaMar: Prosecution urges death sentence while defense calls for mercy

Antolin Garcia-Torres enters the courtroom for his arraignment Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice in San Jose. He is facing a count of kidnapping and a count of murder in the disappearance of Sierra LaMar, the 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl who mysteriously disappeared March 16th while on her way to school at Sobrato High School. (Patrick Tehan/Staff)

By Tracey Kaplan | tkaplan@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: May 16, 2017 at 10:32 am | UPDATED: May 17, 2017 at 12:46 pm

SAN JOSE — A prosecutor Tuesday urged the jury that convicted Antolin Garcia-Torres last week of killing missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar and attacking three other women to recommend the death penalty.

“This part of the trial is about justice,” deputy district attorney David Boyd told the jury in Santa Clara County Superior Court. “What is the one just verdict that answers for the unspeakable things the defendant did to her? … Death is the only fair and just verdict.”

Garcia-Torres’ attorney Brian Matthews, however, urged jurors to reach a “reasoned, moral” decision.

“This time you will consider not just the information, but also the man,” Matthews said. “His life is in your hands.”

Last week, the jury convicted Garcia-Torres, 26, of kidnapping and killing 15-year-old Sierra, who was on her way to her school bus stop in a rural community north of Morgan Hill when she vanished five years ago. Her body has not been found despite searches by more than 750 volunteers from around the Bay Area.

The jury, which reached a verdict in two days after a three-month trial, also convicted Garcia-Torres of attempting to kidnap three other women from Safeway parking lots in Morgan Hill in 2009.

Matthews urged jurors to consider that Garcia-Torres’ mother married his father when she was just 13, that he lived his early childhood in a shack on a field where his parents picked strawberries. Garcia-Torres’ father, Matthews said, drank all the time, yelled at his mother, beat her and choked her with her own waist-length long dark hair.

Garcia-Torres’ older brother, a substance abuser whom Garcia-Torres looked up to and tried to help, ended up being deported and dying in Mexico.

For more: The Mercury News

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▣ No Body Guy quoted in Washington Post on no-body murder cases

posted by Admin on May 29th, 2017 at 10:40 AM

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Murder cases without the victim’s body are difficult, prosecutors say, but winnable

Thelma Butler’s daughter Pamela, 47, went missing in February 2009. Police arrested Pamela Butler’s then-boyfriend in April 2017 and charged him with murder. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)
By Keith L. Alexander and Dan Morse April 17

When the man charged with killing Pamela Butler appeared in D.C. Superior Court for the first time after his arrest this month, his defense attorney questioned whether prosecutors could even prove a crime occurred.

Butler, a 47-year-old computer analyst from Northwest Washington, disappeared shortly before Valentine’s Day 2009. Authorities insist that Jose Rodriguez-Cruz, Butler’s then-boyfriend, killed her in a jealous rage. But because Butler’s body has never been found, Rodriguez-Cruz’s attorney argued, there is no evidence of a murder — let alone evidence that proves her client is a killer.

“There is insufficient evidence that Ms. Butler is deceased or, if deceased, that her death is the result of a murder or that Mr. Cruz is the perpetrator,” Judith Pipe, of the District’s Public Defender Service, argued at an April 10 hearing.

It was an argument judges in the District have heard before in those rare murder cases in which the victim’s body has never been found. In the nation’s capital, there have been four such cases that have gone to trial, the first dating to 1984, according to prosecutors who track them.
Pamela Butler (Butler family)

But no-body cases, as they are called, are not that uncommon. In Maryland, Montgomery County prosecutors secured convictions in two high-profile no-body murder cases — the killings of Lisa Tu, 42, in 1988 and Michele Dorr, 6, in 1986. In a no-body case in Northern Virginia, a federal jury in Alexandria convicted a former naval intelligence officer in 2006 in the death of his wife, Doris Lentz.

For more: Washington Post

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▣ Evidence outlined in Virginia no-body murder case

posted by Admin on May 29th, 2017 at 10:36 AM

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Evidence in Chesterfield 'no body' murder case includes blood and 'alert' from a cadaver dog

By MARK BOWES Richmond Times-Dispatch Apr 11, 2017

A Chesterfield County judge denied bail Tuesday for a former Midlothian physician charged with murder in the disappearance and presumed death of his girlfriend, after the prosecution outlined much of its evidence, which included a blood sample found in the trunk of the victim’s car.

After Zulma L. Pabon’s white Nissan Altima was found abandoned in a mobile home park in Chester 10 days after her June 6, 2014, disappearance, investigators examining the vehicle found blood on a piece of paper in the trunk, Chesterfield Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Hogan told the court.

A DNA profile developed from the blood matched the familial DNA of Pabon’s parents and sister, which indicates the blood in the trunk could be Pabon’s, the prosecutor added.

In addition, a cadaver dog that police used in examining the vehicle “alerted” to the presence of decomposing human flesh, Hogan said. Cadaver dogs are trained to locate and follow the scent of decomposing remains.

For more:Richmond.com

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▣ Plea revealed in Oregon no-body murder case three years after entry

posted by Admin on May 29th, 2017 at 10:32 AM

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Details of plea deal in 1990 cold case killing finally revealed
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The Oregonian/OregonLive

The prime suspect in the disappearance of a 13-year-old Linn County girl pleaded no contest to murder three years ago as part of an unusual agreement unsealed Wednesday by a Linn County Circuit Court judge.

John Ackroyd, a longtime state highway worker, died alone in his prison cell late last year while serving a life sentence in another murder. Weeks after his death, prosecutors publicly acknowledged for the first time that Ackroyd had entered a plea in 2013 in the disappearance and presumed murder of Rachanda Pickle, his stepdaughter.

A public records request by The Oregonian/OregonLive led a judge to order the release details of the agreement and other documents in the court file. Ackroyd made the plea in open court, but then it was immediately sealed at his request.

Ackroyd had been the lone suspect in his stepdaughter's mysterious disappearance from the home she shared with her mother and Ackroyd at a state highway compound at Santiam Junction.

Ackroyd was the last person to see the girl alive the morning she vanished in July 1990. Her disappearance set off one of the largest search efforts in Linn County history; her remains were never found.

For more:Oregon Live

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▣ Hawaiian man pleads guilty to no-body murder of son

posted by Admin on May 29th, 2017 at 10:27 AM

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‘Peter Boy’ gets justice: 20 years later after Hawaii boy’s disappearance, ‘dad’ takes plea deal
by Leigh Egan
April 6, 2017

Peter Kema Jr., also known as “Peter Boy,” was just a 6-year-old when he disappeared 20 years ago. His father, Peter Kema Sr., made a plea deal on Wedmesday, and promised to lead detectives to the boy’s body.

Peter Kema Sr, 46, pleaded “guilty” to manslaughter, along with hindering prosecution, in a plea deal that guarantees he won’t get more than 20 years in prison if continues to cooperate with authorities. According to a complaint filed by the The Hawaii County Prosecutor’s Office, Kerma Sr. will have to serve a mandatory minimum of six years and eight months before he’s eligible for parole. Prosecutor Mitch Roth said that he’s confident that Kerma Sr. will serve the majority of, if not all of the 20 years, behind bars.

For more:Crime Online

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▣ Colorado man leads police to wife's body in 1995 no-body murder case

posted by Admin on May 29th, 2017 at 10:24 AM

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Suspect in notorious 1995 Greeley cold case murder leads investigators to wife’s remains in plea deal
John Sandoval placed Tina Sandoval’s body in a grave where a man was later buried

By Kirk Mitchell | kmitchell@denverpost.com | The Denver Post
PUBLISHED: March 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm | UPDATED: March 31, 2017 at 11:48 pm
John Sandoval pleaded guilty to death of estranged wife
John Sandoval, whose first-degree murder conviction in the death of his estranged wife was overturned last year, led investigators to her remains in exchange for a plea deal.

The remains of Kristina “Tina” Tournai Sandoval have been exhumed from where he buried her beneath a grave in Sunset Memorial Garden cemetery where a World War II veteran was later interred. She was found inside a wrapping 21 inches below the bottom of the grave.

Sandoval on Friday pleaded guilty in Greeley District Court to second-degree murder. He will serve 25 years in prison and five years on parole. His sentence was dated back to August 2010 when he was convicted of first-degree murder.

For more: Denver Post

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▣ Some very interesting no-body murder case statistics

posted by Admin on May 29th, 2017 at 10:03 AM

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My lovely daughter, Joanna DiBiase, recently completed a research project of mine. She took the 479 no-body murder trials on my list (as of February 2017) and examined how the body was disposed of in each case. I have long thought that the number one method was burial but it turns out that is incorrect. Of the 479 cases, the most common method of disposal when we know the method (important caveat) is disposing in water, 89 cases. The next most common method is burial at 73 cases. Then comes dumped or hidden on the ground, 48 cases followed by 46 cases of being disposed of in a landfill/dumpster. Burning the body accounts for 33 cases and 7 destroyed through the use of acid. there are 8 cases of miscellaneous disposal and, importantly, 170 cases where the method is unknown. This list may help detectives when trying to determine how a body was disposed of. Good stuff!

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▣ Wyoming man sentenced in no-body manslaughter of toddler

posted by Admin on March 22nd, 2017 at 10:19 AM

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Suspect in missing child case sentenced
Posted: Fri 10:05 AM, Mar 17, 2017 |
Updated: Fri 5:18 PM, Mar 17, 2017

Cheyenne, Wyo. - The man suspected in the disappearance of a Cheyenne toddler has been sentenced to no less than 18 years and no more than 20 years in prison (the maximum).
Logan Rogers appeared in court Friday morning, after pleading Guilty to manslaughter and reckless child endangerment in November

Judge Thomas Campbell handed down that sentencing to Rogers as the family members of 13 month old Silas Ojeda asked for the maximum sentence.

Rogers had several outbursts in court, saying he wanted to withdraw his plea. He said everything he told investigators during in the investigation was a lie and he is innocent.

However, Judge Campbell ignored those outbursts, saying he was “having a little trouble struggling with this outburst today but [Rogers] has made the situation that he arrived at.”

Campbell went on to say there were many considerations when handing out sentences, including criminal history, remorse, and acceptance of responsibility.

Ojeda has been missing and presumed dead since October 2016.

For more:KGWNTV

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