Archive for December, 2012

12/29/12 UPDATE QUEENS, NYC —

  • Police in Brooklyn picked up a 31-year-old homeless woman suspected in the fatal subway shove case
  • She was still wearing the same jacket seen in surveillance video the night of the incident
  • Victim was identified as Sunando Sen, 46, an immigrant from Calcutta, India
  • Roommates say Sen had just opened a copy shop with a partner on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
  • Sen was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens at about 8pm Thursday
  • Witnesses said the woman had been following him and mumbling to herself before shoving him onto the tracks
  • Officers are searching for the woman who is described as Hispanic, in her 20s and heavy set and have released surveillance footage
  • Homeless Naeem Davis, 30, was charged with the murder of Ki-SuckHan after he was shoved in front of a train in Times Square on Dec. 3

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Composite sketch of 31-year-old homeless woman (above) accused of pushing Sunando Sen, below, to his death in front of a 7 train in Queens

Innocent: Sunando Sen, 46, a native of Calcutta, India, has been identified as the man who was shoved onto the subway tracks in front of an oncoming train

olice have detained a woman Saturday suspected of pushing an Indian immigrant to his death onto the subway tracks in New York City.

According to the New York Post, investigators took the 31-year-old homeless woman into custody wearing the same jacket seen in surveillance video that showed her fleeing from the 40th Street-Lowery train station in Queens on the night of the attack.

The woman, who has not been charged yet, was picked up at at around 5am at the corner of Empire Boulevard and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, the sources told The Post. Click here for full updated article.. by Dailymail.

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12/28/12 QUEENS, NYC — NYPD Searching For Unidentified Woman Accused Of Killing Man By Pushing Him Onto The Subway Tracks

Scene outside NYC subway station where man was pushed to his death onto tracks in front of oncoming train on night of Dec. 27, 2012, according to police, in the city's second such incident this month.

Outside NYC subway station where man was pushed to his death onto tracks in front of oncoming train Yesterday night (link to surveillance video showing the unidentified woman can be found at the end of this post)

NYPD are searching for the unidentified woman who they said fled a train station immediately after pushing an unsuspecting man to his death at a Subway Train Station in New York City.

The man, who has not been identified, was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens Boulevard in the Sunnyside neighborhood at approximately 8pm last night (12/27/12) when an unidentified woman shoved him onto the tracks.

According to witnesses, the woman was supposedly following the man while mumbling to herself and although her mumbling drew attention, it appears the victim had not noticed he was being followed. According to police, the woman was sitting on a bench and when the train pulled in, she got up and shoved the man down. The man had apparently been standing with his back to her and the woman pushed him at the last possible second, giving the man no time to defend or save himself.

The victim was hit by the first car of an 11-car northbound train and got stuck under the wheels of the second. He was pronounced dead at the scene and according to NYPD, he had sustained ‘terrible injuries that make providing a description difficult at this time.’

I heard the train screech as it was stopping and then heard this loud scream,‘ Linda Santini-Tripodis, who was under the 40th Street station at the time, told The Sunnyside Post. ‘I’m never going to forget that scream for as long as I live.’

Crime scene: The shocking incident occurred at a station in Queens, pictured, and is the second horrific case this month

Photo which shows the train station in New York City where a man was pushed to his death

This isn’t December’s first NYC Subway murder. Earlier this month, a very similar attack happened which involved a man being pushed his death on the subway tracks in NYC.

On December 3, 2012, 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han was pushed to his death in Time Square by Naeem Davis, a thirty year old homeless man who was also described by witnesses as ‘mumbling to himself’ shortly before pushing Han in front of a train. Davis was soon arrested after being identified on surveillance tape. He has been charged with first degree murder.

Kisuck Han Funeral

Photo of Ki-Suck Han a forty-eight year old married man who was killed earlier this month in a similar attack

A photograph of Han on the tracks a split second before he was killed was published on the front of the New York Post the following day, which caused outrage and debate over whether the photographer, who had also been waiting for a train, should have tried to help him and whether the newspaper should have run the image. Apparently no one else tried to help up Han, either.

Police viewed footage from a 24-hour surveillance camera outside a pizza restaurant located across from the station and were able to obtain clear images of the suspect, according to The New York Times.

‘She jumps from the stairs and she just runs,’ said Oasis Restaurant owner, Giovanni Briones.

Briones went on to say that he did not recognize the woman but that a restaurant regular was on the train and felt a bump as it ran over the man.

Police have very little to go on and are hoping the public will help in identifying the suspect who is described as being 5’5” tall, heavy-set Hispanic female, in her twenties wearing a blue, white and gray jacket and Nike sneakers with gray on top and red on the bottom.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WHICH SHOWS THE WOMAN RUNNING

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: NYC Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, text “TIP577” (plus your message) to “CRIMES” (274637), or submit a tip online.

 

Laralee Spear, 15

Date Found: 04/25/94 (according to Deland County Police website. Although some reports say 04/26/94)

Location Found: Deerfoot Road, Deland, Florida

Laralee Spear was a fifteen year old freshman who attended Deland High School. She was described as an A-student who had many friends and was part of the cheerleading squad. Laralee enjoyed riding her bike, sing in her church choir, and playing her violin. She loved animals, especially horses and hoped to become a pediatrician. Sadly she would never have a chance to fulfill her career dream.

On the morning of April 25, 1994, Laralee had woken up early to get ready and go to school. School rang out at 3:15pm and she took the bus to get home. The bus stopped on South Spring Garden Avenue, which was only a few blocks from Laralee’s home. The teen had her own route which included walking by Deerfoot Road. She promptly disappeared somewhere between the bus-stop and her home and it didn’t take Barbara Spear, Laralee’s mother, long to call Deland Police Department and report her daughter missing. Mothers Instinct told her something was not right. She knew her daughter and knew she would never run away.

Ninety minutes after calling police, her body was spotted by a police helicopter in a secluded area behind an abandoned house on Deerfoot Road. She had been murdered by multiple gunshots.

It wasn’t the first time this vacant house was a crime-scene. About one year prior, the house had been burned down and many believe the unknown killer was familiar with the area. Laralee’s walking route was right by Deerfoot Road and it’s possible she was picked at random. It’s also possible that the killer knew her or seen the teen and knew her walking route.

The area has had a history of complaints. Cops have been called to this house before. Teenagers often use the place for drug parties, neighbors say. There’s an old railroad trestle nearby.

Several witnesses from the neighborhood informed cops that they saw a black low-rider truck speeding away from the area at about the time the girl disappeared.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at (888) 277-TIPS.

  • The two new pieces were found approximately five miles from where 10 similarly cut pieces were discovered in August
  • Pieces are described as 4-by-4 inch cubes of ‘skin and fat and little bit of muscle tissue’
  • Police fear if the new pieces aren’t related to the others they may have a serial killer on the loose
  • If they’re related the killer is suspected of freezing the victim’s body to incrementally dispose of it in chunks

Shocking find: Two new pieces of human flesh have been found in a Detroit sewer, similar to these tattooed ones seen after found in August

Shocking find: Two new pieces of human flesh have been found in a Detroit sewer, similar to these tattooed ones seen after found in August

Puzzle: At least six or eight of the pieces had part of a tattoo on them though police have still yet to find their owner determined having been a large, white female Solving the puzzle: At least six or eight of the pieces had part of a tattoo on them though police have still yet to find their owner determined having been a large, white female

Intricately cut 4-by-4 inch cubes of human flesh have been discovered in a Michigan drain pipe launching fears of a serial killer on the loose just months after similar pieces of a tattooed woman were found.

Police in Suburban Detroit tell ABC that the two cubes of ‘skin and fat and little bit of muscle tissue’ were found in a sewer pipe by a sanitation crew in Warren on Thursday.

Police say they appear to have been dumped only recently though could be related to the 10 similarly-cut pieces bearing tattoos that were found about five miles away last August.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE written and published by Dailymail.co.uk

Two drawing’s depicting pregnant Jane Doe discovered in Huron

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Sex: Female
Age: 30 – 40 years old
Height: 5′ 1″ – 5′ 6″
Weight: Unk pounds
Other: Pregnant

Remains Found: Date: 08/29/2002
Location: Wooded area Town of Huron, Wayne County, New York
Other:
Skeletal remains of an adult female and fetus were located in a wooded area north of a state fishing access and boat launch road in the Town of Huron, N.Y. This area is midway between Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y. There is access to Lake Ontario from this location.
The female was of mixed race (biracial) (black/hispanic/caucasian), approximately 5′ 1″ – 5′ 6″ tall, with reddish/brown hair that was possibly dyed.
DNA, dental records and partial fingerprints are available for those who may need it.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact: New York State Police (NYPD) – (585) 398-4100

You may also e-mail any information to:
nysvicap@troopers.ny.gov

Manhatten Hitman Murders Man In Broad Daylight

A shocking image has been released of the moment a suspected hit man followed closely behind his victim on a busy Manhattan street and pulled a gun out of his pocket, right before he shot him in the head at close range.

NYPD have released CCTV footage which shows Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, from Los Angeles, walking and texting on his phone as his killer gets out of his getaway car and walks almost beside him.

The killer exited the passenger side door of his light grey Lincoln Sedan on 58th Street and casually popped the hood of his black sweatshirt before taking the semi-automatic pistol out of his pocket.

He followed his victim for around ten minutes before killing him.

Moment of attack: Brandon Woodard is seen texting on his phone moments before his killer, on the left, pulls a gun from his pocket and shoots him in the head in broad daylightMoment of attack: Brandon Woodard is seen texting on his phone moments before his killer, on the left, pulls a gun from his pocket and shoots him in the head in broad daylight

Killed: Brandon Woodard, 31, was the victim of a targeted hit, police believe

Victim: Brandon Woodard was said to have been trying to turn around a life of crime after being arrested on a number of charges and was studying law

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Police say it was a targeted hit. The killer is still at large.

The NYPD released a statement saying: ‘In the video, the gunman wanted in the shooting death yesterday of Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31 of Los Angeles, is seen ten minutes before the shooting.

‘The shooter, who appears to be bald and may have a beard, exited a late model Lincoln sedan, initially bare-headed, but soon pulled the hood of his jacket over his head.

‘Ten minutes later, at approximately 2:00pm, the shooter walked up behind Woodard and fired.  In the attached still, the gunman is seen behind Woodard  a moment before the shooting, pulling the weapon from his jacket pocket.’

Click the link at the top for full article and to watch CCTV footage showing the killer standing by his gateaway vehicle.

 

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Pictured: Desi Allen Woods
Sex: Male
Race: Hispanic
Current Age: 38
Height: 6’1″
Weight: Approx 200 lbs (although Woods is has a drug addiction and could possibly weigh much less.)
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Other Phys. Characteristics:
Diagnosed paranoid Schizophrenic
Last Seen:
Barstow , California (USA)
Other Possible Locations:
National

Desi Woods is wanted for homicide.

On September 26, 2010 police discovered the body of 68-year-old Irene Camacho, a former deli cashier/clerk at Barstow Stater Bros, where she was employed for over 30 years. She had been strangled to death at her own home on Piute Street in Barstow, CA.

The suspect would soon be identified as Desi Woods, then 36, the son of the murdered woman. He had strangled Camacho to death after a heated argument between the two erupted. After the murder he fled.

Camacho’s fiance had gone over her home the following morning because he was concerned that she wasn’t answering his phone calls. That’s when he discovered her body and contacted police.

The District Attorney’s office had charged Woods with his mother’s murder and a warrant was issued for his arrest but despite numerous attempts to locate him, he remains on the run.

Police are also working with U.S. marshals to locate Woods and have followed many tips that lead to dead ends. They’re hoping someone comes forward with valuable information.

“It’s bizarre,” said Barstow Police Detective Daniel Arthur. “With his lifestyle … I really thought he would have some kind of run in with law enforcement by now, but he hasn’t. So it’s frustrating.”

Their have been sightings, many with mistaken identity and most are unconfirmed including witnesses claiming to have seen Wood’s driving a green 1970’s pick-up truck.

Woods, who was also residing in Barstow, was diagnosed as a paranoid Schizophrenic. Police describe him as a violent drunk and drug user who uses heroin and methamphetamine regularly.

America’s Most Wanted aired this case on October 12, 2012, two years after a warrant had been sent out for his capture.

“The victim was a staple in the town she grew up in. She knew everyone in town. And it was an extremely unfortunate circumstance for Irene because the suspect is one of her sons.” said Jim Gagliano, producer of AMW.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Desi Woods you’re urged to please contact: Barstow Police Department (760) 256-2211

(Those wishing to report anonymously can contact the WeTip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME or visit http://www.WeTip.com.)


The boy in the box

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In 1957, an unidentified Caucasian male, probable age 4 to 6 years, whose nude body, wrapped in a cheap flannel blanket, was found lying face up inside a large cardboard carton just a few feet from the edge of Susquehanna Road in Northeast Philadelphia. The body was dry and clean. The boy’s arms were carefully folded across his stomach. The finger and toenails had been recently trimmed short and neat. His hair had been cut recently – very close to the head, in a crude, hurried way, perhaps as a deliberate attempt to conceal the child’s identity. Small clumps of cut hair clung to his entire body, suggesting that someone had groomed him while he was unclothed, probably either shortly before or immediately after death. There were many bruises all over the child’s body; particularly on the head and face. All of the bruises appeared to have been inflicted at the same time. Despite recent DNA investigations in to the crime, it remains unsolved.

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The Axe man of New Orleans

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On May 23, 1918, an Italian grocer named Joseph Maggio and his wife were butchered while sleeping in their apartment above the Maggio grocery store. Upon investigation, the police discovered that a panel in the rear door had been chiseled out, providing a way in for the killer. The murder weapon, an axe, was found in the apartment, still coated with the Maggio’s blood. Nothing in the house had been stolen, including jewelry and money that were nearly in plain sight. The only clue that was discovered was a message that had been written in chalk near the victim’s home. It read: “Mrs. Joseph Maggio will sit up tonight. Just write Mrs. Toney”. Almost exactly a month after the Maggio murder came a second crime. Louis Bossumer, a grocer who lived behind his store with his common-law wife, Annie Harriet Lowe, was discovered by neighbors one morning, lying in a pool of blood. The Axeman murdered a total of eight people before the killings stopped. There was no evidence to link the only suspect, Joseph Mumfre, to the crimes.

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Jack the Ripper

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Traditionally, Jack the Ripper is considered to have killed five women, all London prostitutes, during 1888. The Ripper generally killed by strangling his victims, then laying them down and cutting the arteries in their throats; this was followed by a varied process of mutilation, during which parts of the body were removed and kept. During the autumn and winter of 1888/89 a number of letters circulated among the police and newspapers, all claiming to be from the Whitechapel murderer; these include the ‘From Hell’ letter and one accompanied by part of a kidney. Ripperologists consider most, if not all, of the letters to be hoaxes. Over a century later Jack’s identity has never been wholly proven (there isn’t even a leading suspect), most aspects of the case are still debated and the Ripper is an infamous cultural bogeyman.

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Jack the Stripper

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Jack the Stripper was the nickname given to an unknown serial killer responsible for what came to be known as the London “nude murders” between 1964 and 1965. His victimology was similar to Jack the Ripper’s. He murdered six — possibly eight — prostitutes, whose nude bodies were discovered around London or dumped in the River Thames. The victim count is ambiguous because two of the murders attributed to him did not fit his modus operandi. Like the Jack the Ripper killings, the Stripper’s reign of terror seemed to cease on its own, and there were few solid clues for police to investigate. Though his identity remains unknown, crime writer Donald Rumbelow notes that the killer could have been a young man who committed suicide in south London. This main suspect, who was also a favorite suspect of Chief Superintendent Du Rose, was a security guard on the Heron Trading Estate in Acton whose rounds included a paint shop where one of the bodies was thought to have been hidden after the crime. Though there was never any hard evidence to link him to the crimes, his family found his suicide inexplicable, and his suicide note cryptically said only that he was “unable to take the strain any longer”.

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Black Dahlia

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Elizabeth Short (born 29 July 1924) was a 22-year-old American woman who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder. Nicknamed the Black Dahlia, Short was found cut in half and severely mutilated on 15 January 1947 in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. The murder, which has remained unsolved, has been the source of widespread speculation as well as several books and film adaptations. Sensational and sometimes inaccurate press coverage, as well as the horrible nature of the crime, focused intense public attention on the case. About 60 people confessed to the murder, mostly men, as well as a few women. As the case continues to command public attention, many more people have been proposed as Short’s killer, much like London’s Jack the Ripper murders of 1888.

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