Posts Tagged ‘Death’

Real Name: Jayson Artis (pictured)
Nicknames/Alias: No Known Nicknames
Location of incident: Tijuana, Mexico
Date of incident: August 1, 1998
To watch the Unsolved Mysteries episode regarding the unexplained death of Jayson Artis, click: 
Published 10/31/12
TIJUANA, NEW MEXICO —
Twenty-year-old Jayson Artis and Michael Justin were both friends who attended the same college in Los Angeles, California. On August 1, 1988 the two decided to travel to Tijuana, Mexico for a party, along with Jayson’s younger brother Steve Thomas. They decided to go to Tijuana because it is one of Mexico’s most popular border towns for college students looking for fun at bargain rates.
But apparently a good time here can cost you your life.
About 9:00 pm, the three of them started hitting places that offered all you could drink for less than $5.00.  Jayson was usually friendly, but he had a reputation as a rowdy drinker. That night, he was already a little intoxicated and didn’t realize that tequila cost extra—$6.00 a shot.  Jason’s friend, Michael Justin, says that Jason got into an argument with the tequila vendor:
“Jayson didn’t want to give up the money, so I just said, ‘Jayson, give him the money. Just give him the money and let’s get out of here.’”
Jayson and Steven left Michael at the bar and went back to the strip.  Steven recalls what happened next:
“My strategy was to hurry up and find the car so we can go sit down. We’re kind of drunk, you know what I’m saying? Walking around Tijuana. We were walking down the street, and that’s when my brother accidentally bumped into a female officer.”
The officer seemed to be offended and made Jayson get on his knees. Eventually, the police let him go. Steven says he tried to get his brother to move on as quickly as possible:
“I told him, ‘Walk behind me. Come on. Let’s hurry up and try to find this car.’ He was, like, three or four yards behind me at first. That’s when I walked up some more to another block. I looked to the right, and I looked behind me and my brother wasn’t there. My first reaction was probably that he’s sitting down on a curb somewhere or sitting up against a building, anything like that…”
At approximately 1:30 a.m. Steven was looking for Jayson in the crowds of other partiers. They had become separated while heading back to their car.
“I thought he was just sitting down somewhere, resting. Or that maybe he turned down a different street,” recalls Thomas, who was 16 at the time. “All of us were finished, but he was past drunk. I was very worried that he probably went to jail.”
Soon after Steven lost sight of Jayson, Michael claims that he spotted him in the back of  a police car:
“I looked, and I said, ‘What is he doing in the back of a police car?’ They were the last people I saw Jayson with. I saw Jayson with my own eyes in the back of a police car, like I know my hand.”
That would be the last time either of the two would see Jayson alive.
Jayson was found, but not by Thomas. In the early hour Morning of August 2, 1998, at approximately 3a.m., a policeman discovered his bruised and bloodied body in an alley in Tijuana’s rundown “Zona Norte” section. His head was heavily damaged, and his chest bore bruises and broken ribs.
The American consulate sent word that he was located deceased. Tijuana Police told Jayson’s family that he must have gotten lost trying to get back to the border. They called it a ‘‘tragic hit-and-run accident.’‘ But Steven doubts that story:
“I believe that it had something to do with the police. I feel that for a fact. After Michael told me that he’d seen my brother in the back of a police car, there’s gotta be something up there.”
Infact all Jayson’s whole family believed that story didn’t add up.
“I really believe it in my heart that the police killed my son,” said Rose Arrington, Jayson’s mother. “There’s no doubt in my mind. And for somebody to beat somebody like that they had to be so angry.”
Arrington has mulled these facts every day since her son’s death: Jayson was prone to belligerence when under the influence, and was extremely intoxicated that evening. He had already had two run-ins with the police that night, and was last seen in a patrol car with four officers. Official explanation notwithstanding. His autopsy report showed that his lower body was almost entirely unscathed — injuries that many agree are inconsistent with a hit-and-run.
The dust long ago settled in the Tijuana alley where Jayson was found, a barren strip of dirt connecting two rows of car repair shops and abandoned buildings. And an investigation into his death stalled in 2000. But many years later, Jayson’s family and loved ones fear that the real story has been covered up by the Tijuana police department, and sloughed off in the shuffle of diplomacy by the American consulate.
For more of a detailed description on what happened that night, click: Answers to American’s death in Tijuana remain elusive.

 

10/30/12 CALIFORNIA — Nineteen-year-old University of California Student Linnea Lomax disappeared on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 walking from a mental health facility near Carmichael in Sacramento, CA after being released. She was admitted into the facility due to anxiety and stress. She was last seen walking at approximately 1pm  in the 800 block of How Avenue when she suddenly vanished. A frantic search ensued and missing persons flyer’s were handed out to hundreds. Social-media sites like Facebook played a large-role in spreading the news of her disappearance. A Facebook page called ” Help Find Linnea Lomax Missing From Sacramento California ” had received over 6,000 ”likes” but after ten weeks of not knowing what happened to the UF Student, her family and loved ones got news that no parent wants to hear…

Her body was discovered along the American River in Sacramento, not far from where she went missing.

Linnea wasn’t in her best state in the days leading up to her disappearance. She was under alot of stress and anxiety which would of made her extra vulnerable. 

But now many are speculating that the young woman committed suicide, although no proof points to this assumption. A websleuth’s user even commented: 

Originally Posted by AQuietHeart View Post
There was evidence of delusional thinking that has been released by the family. Linnea believed that if she “failed” her family would die. She was in clear psychosis.

Another user(s) wrote:

Originally Posted by AQuietHeart View Post
There was evidence of delusional thinking that has been released by the family. Linnea believed that if she “failed” her family would die. She was in clear psychosis. What is so difficult is that the timeframe from the onset of obvious symptoms of a crisis to when Linnea went missing is rather short. That means that the people with the most information about her medical condition are the doctors and nurses at Sutter inpatient. They don’t do TV interviews nor do they speak or blog to the public. The police and family, most likely have spoken to them. If Linnea signed a release when she was admitted, they can give information to the family (that’s how it works in WA, not sure about CA). She may not have signed that release.

As far as Linnea’s friends and others, I can’t imagine them talking publicly about what they saw and their concerns without asking the family’s permission first (just out of respect).

I don’t think there is any doubt that Linnea is in danger. The question is what happened to her after she walked outside the outpatient facility?

A relative of Linnea believed to be her parent also commented on the websleuth’s thread under the username ”AQuietHeart” – She wrote: 

Thank you for your kindness. I try to keep down the talk about our daughter on Linnea’s thread however, it’s the only way I know how to explain that our family unfortunately knows many of the answers to your questions through personal experience.

To answer your questions:
Here is the link to the timeline. June 25th is where the delusions are addressed.
http://www.helpfindlinnea.org/timeline/

With regards to the “clear psychosis”….that’s my definition. I define delusions and clear psychosis as the same thing. Been there, seen it…you can’t talk them out of it. I tried. They tried.

Yes! Absolutely! The system doesn’t work the way many people think it does. The goal is to stabalize the patient and return them to family/friends for care. For example, the doctors will try many medicines trying to find the one that doesn’t give off the worst side effects, then the patient is released to the family to wait for the medicine to pull them out of the delusions. It took weeks for our daughter. I will never forget the moment she realized the delusion was not real…complete shock on her face. The Insurance Co’s will not agree to pay for an extended stay over 7-10 days unless the person is a danger to themselves and/or others and then they are often transferred to State mental institutions. No way did Linnea reach that threshold. Great system huh? We need to do better. 

She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the words “Sweden” in red and green pants. If you think you may have seen a young blonde Caucasian female with wavy/curly hair in the Sacramento area this past June, you’re urged to contact the tip-line at (916) 905-HELP (4357)

Photo of Linnea Lomax with her hair tied back in a pony-tail.

Help Find Linnea Lomax Missing From Sacramento, California (Facebook Group) – http://www.facebook.com/linnea.lomax#!/HelpFindLinnea – Also a website was created during the time of Linnea’s disappearance called helpfindlinnea.org

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has assumed primary investigative responsibility for the case as Lomax is a Placerville/El Dorado County resident.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact: El Dorado Police Department (916) 874-5115

Photo Of Ashley Freeman (Left) And Lauria Bible (Right) 

Missing Since December 30, 1999 from Oklahoma

Unsolved: Ashley Freeman lived in Welch, OK and had just celebrated her ”Sweet 16th” Birthday on December 29, 1999 with her best friend, Lauria Bible, a girl she grew up with.  She also had her boyfriend, Jeremy Hurst, come over but he left that night around 9:30pm.

Sweet turned to sour when, at 6am the following morning, a 911 call from the neighbor saying the Freeman trailer home was on fire and that the girls were inside. Police raced over and so did Jay and Lorene Bible, Laura’s parents. They began looking through the ashes and discovered the body of Kathy Freeman, Ashley’s Mother.

Police could not find the bodies of Danny Freeman, Ashley and Lauria. They theorized that he killed Kathy and abducted his daughter and her friend, however, his remains were found a day later on new years day. They both had been shot in the head before the fire.

Lauria Bible nor Ashley Freeman were never found.

Lauria’s purse was left behind with $200 in it suggesting they might have been abducted and robbery was ruled out as a motive.

Due to several mistakes in the investigation, much of the evidence at the crime scene was destroyed or tampered with. By the time the OSBI and FBI came to the scene, they had little to nothing to go on.

Photo Of Kathy & Danny Freeman

There were no suspects in the case, but before his death, Danny had warned his brother, Dwayne Vancil, that if anything happened to him to look at the Craig Count Sheriff’s Department. His son, Shane, had been shot and killed by a deputy after taking a truck, and they were about to file a wrongful death lawsuit on the department. The deputies voluntarily took themselves out of the investigation, and the case was turned over to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the sheriff’s department all passed polygraph tests. Another theory was that Danny was a small time drug trafficker, and that he had met with two unidentified men two weeks before the murder, one of whom he did not want there and made them leave, but that theory never fit with the girls’ disappearance. Some believe Ashley killed her parents and fled with Lauria, because there was evidence of friction between Ashley and her father, but authorities do not believe that the girls could have hidden out for so long and those who knew the teen stated she wasn’t violent, and cared about her mother a lot.

This case was aired on July 3, 2001. It was also profiled on America’s Most Wanted and Vanished With Beth Holloway.

Jeremy Bryan Jones and another man have both “confessed” to having led both Lauria and Ashley from the house and killing them elsewhere, but one confession has been proven false, and the other confession is suspected to be false as well. The girls have never been found.

Mugshot of Jeremy Jones

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As of 2012, the girl’s whereabouts remain unsolved and Ashley Freeman’s family still hasn’t had Justice.

Pictured: Ashley Renae Freeman – Ashley may have last been wearing a t-shirt, blue jeans, a baseball cap, white tennis shoes, and a windbreaker.

Companion
DOB: 29-Dec-1983
Sex:
F
Hair: Lt. Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5. 7″ – 170 cm
Weight:145 lbs – 66 kg

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Lauria Jaylene Bible

Pictured: Lauria Jaylene Bible – Lauria may have last been wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, and either white tennis shoes or black boots. She was also wearing silver earrings in the shape of a heart with a diamond on them.

DOB: 18-Apr-1983
Missing:
30-Dec-1999
Age now: 16 years
Sex: F
Hair: Brown
Eyes:
Hazel
Height: 5’5″ – 165 cm
Weight: 130 lbs – 59 kg
Missing from:
Welch, OK, USA

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The Freeman Family:  

Ashley was living with her parents and her older brother, Shane Freeman, in a trailer-home in Welch, Oklahoma. Her family had problems that required counseling due to her brother Shane stealing his Uncles pick-up truck in 1998, and other behavioral issues. Shane was also charged with breaking into Lauria Bible’s family home in the first week of January, 1999. He had stolen some of Lauria’s possessions along with money and guns that belonged to the Parents of Lauria Bible.

That same week, on January 8th, 1999, Shane was driving a stolen vehicle that belonged to a neighbor. When the car broke down on a Oklahoma Country road. A Police Officer would later state that when he went to investigate and arrest Shane, that he (Shane) pulled a gun out of his back pocket. The Officer shot and killed Shane On January 8th, 1999. The incident was later investigated and it was ruled in favor of the Officer. Many people have their own theories of what happened that day. The Freeman family had an ongoing feud with the Welch Sheriff’s Office due to Shane being killed in what they believe was cold-blooded-murder. According to them, Shane was shot in the backside which would make the Officer’s account of what happened, false.

In the Summer of ’98, Ashley’s father Danny , who is known to have a violent temper, was charged with abusing Shane. Her father stated that the whole incident was exaggerated and overblown although visible marks were on Shane.

Shane isn’t the only one who caught the bad-end of Danny’s temper. In 1985 he was charged with beating his father-in-law after the man trimmed his bushes without asking Danny first. Rumors stated that Danny was involved in drugs and was verbally and physically abusive of his children, although he denies this.

Kathy Freeman was unlike her husband or son, she was considered the main bread-whiner who always showed up to work. A loving, dependable, caring person who didn’t have trouble with the law.

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 For more information regarding the Freeman Family, click the link provided. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/freeman_ashley.html

For more information on Lauria Bible, click the link provided. – http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bible_lauria.html

A $50,000 reward is being offered in the case.

Anyone with information concerning this case should take no action, but instead immediately contact the nearest FBI Office or local law enforcement agency. For any possible sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate.

Or call 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) with any information.

UPDATE: Unidentified Murder Victim Found In 2011 Was Scalped (KY)

Police in Kentucky are still investigating the unsolved homicide of A unidentified female.

The woman was found on August 15th, 2011 and is believed to be Native-American descent and was found scalped and shot to death in a wooded area in Barren County, Kentucky. Her skull was found in a drainage ditch off of Cumberland Parkway near Glasgow. Her bones were later found by investigators near Interstate 65, scattered over a 100-120-foot area.

Authorities are still trying to figure out how she ended up there and who murdered her. Police have run out of leads and are appealing to the public for more information as they await the results of a DNA test.

TO READ FULL REPORT PLEASE CLICK THE PHOTO OF BARREN COUNTY, KY – WHICH WILL LINK YOU TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE PUBLISHED AUGUST 30TH, 2012.

Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, is urged to call the Kentucky State Police at 207-782-2010 Or contact your local police.

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Related Articles; – http://www.komonews.com/news/national/Police-find-woman-scalped-but-other-clues-scant-168021296.html

Or visit

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Police-find-woman-scalped-but-other-clues-scant-3828035.php

Seven year old Michelle Norris was found murdered on May 30, 1988 on a wooded hill behind Brook Street. The little girl had disappeared 4 days earlier outside a local Schoolyard (Captain G. Harold Hunt Elementary School) in Central Falls. Her bruised body had been beaten, raped and then suffocated to death.

Authorities classified Michelle’s death as a murder, bringing to five the number of young children who have died in the Providence area recently after being reported missing.

Sadly Michelle was not the only young Rhode Island girl to be a victim of homicide that year.

It was a cold winter day, January 6th, 1988, when Ten year old Christine Cole of Pawtucket made her way down the road to head to the local supermarket to get milk for her Mother. She had just turned 10 years old two days prior, being in the double digits, she wanted to be more independant. That was the last time anyone say the little girl alive. on February 28th, 1988 Christina was found murdered on the beach at Conimicut Point in Warwick, RI. Her body washed ashore.

The medical examiner who performed an autopsy on the body said that she would not rule the death a homicide unless police provide her with evidence indicating foul play. However, authorities suspect foul play as she was one of five children to be murdered in a five month span in Rhode Island.

If you have any information about these two cases please call the Rhode Island State Police at (401) 721-2622 or (401) 721-2618. – Or go to

Unknown Hit and Run Driver Still Eludes Justice

On December 23, 1982, 15 year old Sherry Miller and her brother in law were walking along Route 101 in the town of Dayville, just miles from the Rhode Island border. Just before 9PM that night, She was fatally hit by an older model dark-colored pick-up-truck. The vehicle was described as having damage to the right front side it was also missing a mirror and a radio antennae. It has been 25 years since this hit and run driver has eluded justice and her family desperately wants to find the individual(s) responsible for her untimely death. If you have any information, please call the State Police at Troop D at 860-779-3900.

Justice Is Still Elusive in New Haven Hit And Run Fatality

It was early Saturday morning on August 20, 1994 when 24 year old Richard Riccio and a group of his friends were walking on the Tomlinson Bridge on Forbes Avenue near Waterfront Street. Riccio was struck and killed by a vehicle described as being white, gray, or light-colored. It was a small to midsize car, possibly of Japanese make, maybe a newer model. Witnesss acounts state that the car was driven by a male with a possible female passenger in it. It is believed that the vehicle sustained damage to the front end and hood area, the front grille, and a smashed front window. The car was last seen driving from Styles Street over the Q Bridge, off Interstate-95 into the James Street area. The State of Connecticut has authorized a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this for this crime. If you have information you may contact the New Haven Police at 203-946-6304.