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Skeleton Remains of Three Children Found in a Shed Are Not Those of Missing Brothers

The remains of three children discovered in the shed of a Montana home last year are not connected to three missing brothers from Michigan.

A forensic examination of the bone fragments found they are over 99 years old, according to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office.

“Anthropologists were conclusively able to exclude the remains of the aforementioned children,” the sheriff’s office said on Friday.

The Skelton brothers — Tanner, 5, Alexander, 7, and Andrew, 9 — were last seen on November 26, 2010, in front of father John Skelton’s Morenci home. After Skelton didn’t return the boys to the house of their mother, from whom he was separated, he told police “he gave the boys to unknown individuals,” a claim police did not find credible.

He is currently serving 10 to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to three counts of unlawful imprisonment in September 2011.

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Mich. Teen Who Was Scheduled to Testify Against Alleged Rapist Is Found Dead

A Michigan teen who was found dead last month was scheduled to testify against her alleged rapist in court later this year.

Mujey Dumbuya, 16, was last seen alive leaving her home to catch the bus to school on Jan. 24. When her family learned she never made it to school, they reported her missing, CBS reports.

Four days later, Dumbuya’s body was found by a couple in Kalamazoo, 50 miles away from her high school near Grand Rapids. Although authorities have not released how Dumbuya died, her family believes she was targeted, according to CBS.

On Wednesday, Kent County Prosecutors revealed that Dumbuya was set to testify against her alleged rapist, Quinn Anthony James, 42, in trial later this year, WXMI reports.

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Mich. Teen Found Dead Before Testifying About Rape | PEOPLE.com

A Michigan teen who was found dead last month was scheduled to testify against her alleged rapist in court later this year.

Mujey Dumbuya, 16, was last seen alive leaving her home to catch the bus to school on Jan. 24. When her family learned she never made it to school, they reported her missing, CBS reports.

Four days later, Dumbuya’s body was found by a couple in Kalamazoo, 50 miles away from her high school near Grand Rapids. Although authorities have not released how Dumbuya died, her family believes she was targeted, according to CBS.

On Wednesday, Kent County Prosecutors revealed that Dumbuya was set to testify against her alleged rapist, Quinn Anthony James, 42, in trial later this year, WXMI reports.

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Ariz. Man Charged With Murdering Woman Whose Body He Found …

Arizona police believe a decades-old homicide case has been solved, as advances in DNA science have led them to a suspect in the sexual assault and slaying of a 27-year-old woman.

And, police say, the suspect is the very man who initially contacted them after finding the victim’s body.

Charging documents obtained by PEOPLE confirm Donald Lee Scott, 55, was arrested on Friday at his home in Glendale, Arizona, where he was living with his mother and ex-wife.

Scott was charged with the December 10, 1988, shooting death of Anne Levee, whom he is also accused of raping.

Levee was shot “multiple” times and medical examiners determined, “one of which was determined to have been immediately incapacitating,” the documents allege.

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Oregon Model Found Decapitated and Dismembered in Trunk of BMW, Suspect Arrested

 

In Oregon, investigators have arrested a man for allegedly murdering, decapitating, and dismembering a young mother whose remains were recovered last week from the trunk of a BMW — stuffed inside two separate suitcases.

A press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office confirms that the body found in Aloha on Jan. 25 belonged to Sara Zghoul, a 28-year-old print model and actress.

The release claims “the inter-agency Washington County Major Crimes Team received information regarding a possible homicide where the victim’s body had been left inside a vehicle.”

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Authorities are not identifying the source of the information.

Detectives dispatched to Aloha searched the neighborhood, finding the alleged vehicle.

The statement, obtained by PEOPLE, says a search warrant was secured and executed

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Oregon Model Found Decapitated and Dismembered in Trunk of …

 

In Oregon, investigators have arrested a man for allegedly murdering, decapitating, and dismembering a young mother whose remains were recovered last week from the trunk of a BMW — stuffed inside two separate suitcases.

A press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office confirms that the body found in Aloha on Jan. 25 belonged to Sara Zghoul, a 28-year-old print model and actress.

The release claims “the inter-agency Washington County Major Crimes Team received information regarding a possible homicide where the victim’s body had been left inside a vehicle.”

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Authorities are not identifying the source of the information.

Detectives dispatched to Aloha searched the neighborhood, finding the alleged vehicle.

The statement, obtained by PEOPLE, says a search warrant was secured and executed

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Skeleton Found Between a Home’s Walls by New Owners Identified as the Missing Previous Resident

The case of a Texas woman who disappeared mysteriously has been solved.

On Tuesday, Harris County Coroner’s Office identified the remains of Mary Stewart Cerruti, the 61-year-old woman who was reported missing since 2015. It has now been confirmed she never left her Houston Heights home.

Authorities now believe it is likely Cerruti fell through her attic floor and became wedged in the walls.

“In the attic, there was a broken board that led down to the space. Law enforcement thinks she may have been up in the attic and fell through the attic floor,” Tricia Bentley, spokesperson for the medical examiner, told PEOPLE.

“It is a one story home with an attic so she was found on the first floor. There was some space between the walls where a person could fit.”

“The cause of death is listed as undetermined because the remains were skeletonized. There is no evidence to say how exactly she died.’

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Skelton Found Between Home’s Walls Identified as Missing … – People

The case of a Texas woman who disappeared mysteriously has been solved.

On Tuesday, Harris County Coroner’s Office identified the remains of Mary Stewart Cerruti, the 61-year-old woman who was reported missing since 2015. It has now been confirmed she never left her Houston Heights home.

Authorities now believe it is likely Cerruti fell through her attic floor and became wedged in the walls.

“In the attic, there was a broken board that led down to the space. Law enforcement thinks she may have been up in the attic and fell through the attic floor,” Tricia Bentley, spokesperson for the medical examiner, told PEOPLE.

“It is a one story home with an attic so she was found on the first floor. There was some space between the walls where a person could fit.”

“The cause of death is listed as undetermined because the remains were skeletonized. There is no evidence to say how exactly she died.’

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Parents Arrested After Their 12 Children—Ages 2 to 29—Allegedly Found Shackled and Malnourished

Two Southern California parents have been arrested after their 12 children – ages 2 to 29 – were found shackled and malnourished in their Perris home, PEOPLE confirms.

David Allen Turpin, 57, and his 49-year-old wife Louise Anna Turpin were booked Monday on suspicion of nine counts of torture and 10 counts of child endangerment after their 17-year-old daughter “escaped” from their home and called 911 on Jan. 14 to report that her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive by their parents and that some of her siblings were bound with chains and padlocks, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department press release obtained by PEOPLE.

Officers who interviewed the teen believed the “slightly emaciated” girl was only 10 years old until she told them how old she was.

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Man Found With Dead Mother in Trunk Charged with Murder …

A California man who allegedly led police on a high-speed car chase in South Dakota with the body of his dead mother in the trunk has now been charged with murder, PEOPLE confirms.

On Monday, Tosten David Walsh-Lommen, 30, of Santa Cruz, California, was charged in the death of his mother, 58-year-old Michelle Nanette Walsh, of Palm Springs, according to a felony complaint obtained by PEOPLE.

He is being held on a $2.5 million bond in Pennington County, South Dakota, and is awaiting extradition to California.

On New Year’s Day, Walsh-Lemmon was arrested near Rapid City, South Dakota, after a 50-mile car chase at speeds topping 100 mph on Interstate 90, according to a statement released by South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.

The Honda CR-V he was driving, which is registered to his mother, careened into a ditch after running over a spike strip state troopers had placed on the road to stop him

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