Human remains found during an Earth Day cleanup Saturday belong to a 32-year-old Indiana mother who went missing in December, PEOPLE has learned.
Jaime Beasley’s family had been searching for her since she vanished on Dec. 15, 2017 after sending a text to a friend at about 10:45 p.m., according to a Facebook post by her family.
On Saturday, a group of volunteers who cleaning up their Indianapolis neighborhood for Earth Day — which officially falls on Sunday — made a grisly discovery when they found human remains along a creek, local station CBS 4 reports.
The partially covered remains were discovered on the city’s east side around 11 a.m., the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department told local station FOX59.
On Monday afternoon, the Marion County Coroner’s Office in Indianapolis confirmed to PEOPLE that the remains were Beasley’s.
Police who arrived at the scene on Saturday said they
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Murders A-Z is a collection of true crime stories that take an in-depth look at both little-known and infamous murders throughout history.
An all-American girl from Missouri, 22-year-old Brittany Killgore’s life ended tragically after being tortured by three roommates who lived as “master,” “mistress,” and “slave.” The trio—including Louis Ray Perez, Dorothy Maraglino and Jessica Lopez–had a “sex dungeon” that contained “bondage type sex apparatuses, toys and tools” in their Fallbrook home, which is north of San Diego.
Brittany, whose story is told on Oxygen’s “In Ice Cold Blood,” had moved to San Diego after marrying a military man, Cory Killgore. In San Diego, their marriage fell apart, and while Cory was deployed to Afghanistan, Brittany filed for divorce. She was packing to head home when she got a knock on the door from Louis Perez, the boyfriend of Dorothy Maraglino, whom she had recently befriended.
If she had packed a few
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In recent years, there has been a rise in true crime content across platforms, but even the explosion of new TV shows, books, and podcasts can’t seem to keep up with many people’s insatiable interest in the macabre. If you, like so many other murder-obsessed, have run out of episodes of Dear John, read through your crime TBR pile, and binge-watched ever Netflix docu-series about serial killers, you can still turn to these websites all true crime readers should bookmark.
If you’re fascinated with true crime, there is no shortage of places you can turn to scratch that morbid itch. From Dateline NBC to Cold Case Files on AE, just about every major network has at least one show dedicated to it, and streaming services like Netflix are are churning out one true crime program after another. Some of the most popular podcasts, including My
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An Illinois woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to hire a firm off the so-called dark web to kill her lover’s wife, PEOPLE confirms.
The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office alleges in a statement that Tina Jones, 31, of Des Plaines, paid $10,000 in bitcoin to a purported online firm called the Cosa Nostra International Network — but that the murder plot failed because the company is a sham.
Jones is charged with one count of solicitation of murder for hire, the statement says.
The statement, obtained by PEOPLE, states that a tip from the CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours led to the arrest of Jones, who allegedly paid the company in January.
The program had been investigating alleged online contract killer businesses. Many of these hired assassins can only operate on the dark web, a part of the internet accessed only through specialized software, where users can remain largely anonymous.
The show’s producers notified authorities in Woodridge, Illinois, about
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A dispute that began on social media ended in a shooting that took the life of a 1-year-old Indianapolis girl.
According to police, dozens of shots were fired into the home of Malaysia Robson on March 29. The little girl was struck and killed by at least one bullet. Her 19-year-old aunt was also injured by gunfire. Police say eight to 10 people were inside the home at the time, most of them teenagers.
Police soon arrested two men in connection with the shooting. Darrin Banks, 27. and Brian Palmer, 29, were charged with murder and battery with a deadly weapon.
“From our perspective we have no idea and can’t conceive how a feud that starts on social media would escalate to this point,” Marion county prosecutor Terry Curry told reporters in a press conference, according to Fox 59.
Curry added that he will not seek the death penalty against the two men,
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An Ohio 17-year-old is accused of murdering his 98-year-old neighbor whose body was found in a closet beneath a pile of clothing and other items, PEOPLE confirms.
According to a statement from Wadsworth police, the teen — whose name authorities are not releasing — is the lone suspect in the killing of Margaret Douglas. He is charged with aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, and abuse of a corpse.
Douglas and the teen suspect lived in the same neighborhood, according to the statement.
Douglas was reported missing last week by a relative who’d been contacted by concerned friends saying they hadn’t seen the woman since April 3, the statement says.
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A Texas man was convicted Monday of murdering a college student who was found dismembered and burned in 2016.
The 12-member jury rejected Charles Dean Bryant’s defense that he panicked only after the 24-year-old woman died during consensual “kinky” sex.
Jacqueline Vandagriff, a junior at Texas Woman’s University, vanished on the evening of Sept. 13, 2016 — not long after she spent time with Bryant, 31, at a bar in Denton, Texas. Her remains were later found burning in a plastic kiddie pool in a park near Lake Grapevine.
Police soon uncovered security footage of her sharing a drink with Bryant, and they said the two eventually left the bar together.
Authorities also suspect that Bryant, 31, updated Vandagraff’s Twitter account after her death.
The night before her body was found, a tweet on Vandagriff’s account read, “I’m glad I decided to get off tinder and waked [sic] into a bar.”
“Never knew I
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A 4-year-old California girl woke up on Thursday to find a grisly scene: Both of her parents and her grandfather were dead from gunshot wounds.
The little girl used her slain grandfather’s cellphone to summon help. She called her grandmother, who later called police.
Here are 4 things to know about the tragic case.
1. The Girl Was Awakened by Gunshots
The shooting happened shortly before 3 a.m. The sound of the gunshots woke up the little girl. She called her grandmother, who was caring for a sick relative at another home, and said her father had shot himself.
According to a press release from the Amadar County Sheriff, the grandmother drove to the home and found the little girl with the bodies of Marie Leonetti, 27; Jacob Thayer, 26; and Richard Thayer, 60.
The grandmother took the girl outside and called 911. Sheriff’s deputies arrived to find that the three had been killed by gunshot
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A 4-year-old California girl found her parents and grandfather dead in their Pine Grove home on Thursday and used her slain grandfather’s phone to call for help, reports say.
The little girl was awakened by gunshots on Thursday and found three family members — including Marie Leonetti, Jacob Thayer, and Richard Thayer — dead, the Sacramento Bee reports, citing Amador County Sheriff’s deputies.
Authorities said Jacob, 26, shot his father Richard, 60, and Leonetti, 27, before turning the gun on himself, according to KOVR. The girl then used her grandfather’s phone to call her grandmother, who notified police, according to the Bee.
Officials with Amador County Sheriff’s Department have not yet returned PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
In a GoFundMe created for the
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