24-year-old Jaclyn “Jackie” Elmquist's body was found dead in the trash compactor of a luxury Manhattan apartment building known as +aRt. She had gone missing after attending a work party several hours earlier. At the time of writing, the investigation is pending, but police have stated that they believe Elmquist fell through a trash chute and that the death is accidental.
The body of Jaclyn “Jackie” Elmquist, 24, was found inside the trash chute at +Art at 540 West 28th St. on Friday afternoon.
Seven people have been arrested and face charges of abuse of a corpse after a decomposing body was found inside a home in Crestone, a small town in Saguache County in southern Colorado. The investigation began on April 28, when a man went to the Salida Police Department to report a death, but because he lived in Moffat, the information was passed to the Saguache County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) who responded to the home at 4 Alcedo Ct. The man said he wanted to report the death of a woman, known to him, as Lia Carlson, according to an arrest warrant from the SCSO. He's believed to be part of a religious group known as “Love has Won”, which according to the warrant, SCSO has received "many complaints from families" within the United States saying that the group is "brainwashing people and stealing their money." Carlson is believed to be the leader of "Love has Won" and goes by the name "Mother God," the warrant says. The man said that he left for Denver on the morning of April 28, traveled to Beuna Vista and when he returned to the home in Moffat, he saw the body, the warrant says. The man reported that it was "obvious" the woman was dead because her eyes were missing, the warrant says. He went on to say that her body was wrapped in cloth and said her teeth were exposed through her lips, according to the warrant. Investigators went to the home and found the remains in a back bedroom on the south side of the house, according to the warrant. The body appeared to be in a sleeping bag and there appeared to be "glitter type" makeup around the eyes, according to the warrant, which also says the body was decorated with Christmas lights.
Authorities released bodycam video of their discovery of the mummified remains of an alleged cult leader. The Saguache County Sheriff’s Department says Amy C...
The man who reported the body to authorites said it was missing its eyes and was wrapped in blanket, a warrant says.
Amy Carlson’s body was found wrapped in a sleeping bag and decorated with Christmas lights, investigators said.
Seven members of the controversial religious group called “Love Has Won” are charged with child abuse and abuse of a corpse after investigators found mummified human remains inside a Colorado home.
The cult leader whose mummified and decorated body was found surrounded by Christmas tree lights near Crestone last April did not have cancer, as she and cult members claimed, but
Raymond Ratima killed his three sons Piri, 6, Barney, 4 and Stacey, 2, with a knife and hammer in their grandparents' home. Ratima also killed his children's 4-year-old uncle Phillip Ferguson Jr, their aunt Nicola Ferguson, her partner Bevan Tepu, Nicola and Bevan's two-year-old son Steven, and the couple's unborn baby. Ratima pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.
The tears ran dry after Raymond Ratima killed eight family members, including five children and an unborn child.
On 20 June 1994, Robin and Margaret Bain and three of their four children – Arawa, Laniet, and Stephen – were shot to death in Dunedin, New Zealand. The only suspects were David Cullen Bain, the eldest son and only survivor, and Robin Bain, the father. David Bain, aged 22, was charged with five counts of murder. In May 1995, he was convicted on each of the five counts and sentenced to mandatory life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of sixteen years. David's case was taken up by businessman and former rugby player Joe Karam. In 2007, his legal team, guided by Karam, successfully appealed to the Privy Council, arguing that Robin Bain was involved in an incestuous relationship with one of his daughters. When this was about to be disclosed, he killed everyone in his family except David and then committed suicide. The Privy Council declared there had been a 'substantial miscarriage of justice'. Bain was released on bail in May 2007. The retrial in June 2009 ended with his acquittal on all charges. The case has been described as "the most widely discussed and divisive in New Zealand's criminal history". Two weeks after the murders, the house was burnt down at the request of other family members. -Excerpts from Wikipedia
The home on Every Street in Dunedin has a “happy vendor and happy purchaser” after being sold on Wednesday.
October 20, 1996; The body of Maurice Forte, 24 years old, was found in the hallway of his home 5770 Brownlee Dr. He was shot once in the face with a pistol, and had been dead atleast a day before being found. No weapon was recovered on scene.
March 20, 1999; Janal Hite was fatally shot multiple times by her estranged boyfriend that broke into the home, Kenneth Hunt. Janal's roommate was at the home when the attack occurred, and saw the man shoot Hite in the chest, arm and abdomen in the living room. As the roommate witnessed the shooting, Hunt also fired shots at the roommate too but they were not injured.
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November 3, 1949; Hazel Lowe, 21, was discovered strangled to death in the basement of the home, which had been converted to an apartment by the homeowner. Her husband Jimmy Lowe, 19, was found injured after attempting suicide, and admitted to killing her. He told police she had come home drinking, and when she told him she wouldn't love him the same, he was angered and got into a fight where he choked her to death. Afterwards, he attempted to slash his arms, and when that failed he turned on the gas jets in the kitchen and tried to asphyxiate himself with monoxide. The landlady later came down to the basement and discovered the scene, and police were called who arrested Jimmy Lowe and charged him with murder.
December 6, 1993; Melissa Patterson, 41 years old, was shot to death by a car thief at her mother's home around 1AM. The woman was from New Mexico, visiting her mother to take care of her while she recovered from heart surgery. She heard the sound of glass breaking, and went to investigate. As she opened the front door, the car thief almost immediately fired several shots towards Patterson, striking her in the chest. She ran into the hallway where she died of gunshot wounds.
September 13, 1993; Bentley McKinney, 77, was enraged over unapproved work being done to the plumbing in his home, and during the incident he got a revolver and shot the plumber, Roger Cliburn, 52. Another worker with Cliburn escaped the house as McKinney turned the gun and shot his wife Gertrude, 71 and his son Burt, 42. All 3 were injured with gunshots, but luckily survived them. SWAT team was soon deployed to the house in an attempt to arrest McKinney, but after negotiation failed, Bentley McKinney was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a back bedroom of his house.
June 3, 2004; Police were dispatched to 1738 Fairwood Dr by Elicia Hughes, 32, who said she found her husband shot to death. On arrival, the body of Brian Hughes, 32 was found in the hallway of the home with 4 gunshot wounds. Elicia told police she awoke to popping sounds, followed by her home's alarm system, and when she got up she found Brian dead. Elicia would later be arrested and charged with Brian's murder though, and at trial a woman that Brian was secretly seeing testified about being on the phone with him shortly before he was shot to death, and Elicia had walked in so he had to hang up. Prosecutors believed Elicia killed Brian for his life insurance policy, or out of jealousy. On her first trial, Elicia was found guilty and sentenced to life, but she was later granted a new trial in which the jury acquitted her, and she was freed. No one else has been arrested for the murder.
Clipping found in Clarion-Ledger published in Jackson, Mississippi on 6/17/2004.
Shortly after midnight on January 10, 2003, pregnant 20-year-old nurse assistant Shawanda Denise McCalister was found dead on the floor her bedroom apartment. She had been raped and strangled with indications of her being bound. McCalister was one of at least 7 victims of the serial killer Paul Durousseau. Durousseau was also found responsible for the murders of Tyresa Mack and Nikia Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick's body had been found in her apartment less than two weeks prior to McCalister's murder. The locations of Mack's and Kilpatrick's murders are also recorded on Housecreep.
On New Year's Day in 2003, family members of pregnant 19-year-old Nikia Kilpatrick went to check on her after not hearing from her for several days. Kilpatrick lived in a first-floor unit (#D110) at the Spanish Oaks Apartments. Her family found her body in the bedroom. Kilpatrick had been raped and strangled with a cord. Her 2 and 1-year-old children were also in the apartment, alive but malnourished. Kilpatrick was one of at least 7 victims of the serial killer Paul Durousseau. Durousseau was also found responsible for the murders of Tyresa Mack and Denise McCalister. The locations of these murders are also recorded on Housecreep.
Serial killer Paul Durousseau raped and killed 24-year-old Tyresa Mack. Witness's saw Durousseau leave her apartment with her television. Hours later, concerned family members found Mack's body on her bed. A white telephone cord was wrapped around her neck. Mack left behind three children. Durousseau was arrested in 2003 and has been connected to the deaths of at least 7 women, including 19-year-old Nikia Kilpatrick and 20-year-old Shawanda Denise McCalister. Kilpatrick's and McCalister's apartments are also listed on Housecreep.
August 21, 1987; During an argument over gang symbols between rival gang leaders William Green, 19, and Roderick Neely, 20 near Green's house, Green went back into his home and got a pistol, then came back out and fatally shot Neely once in the chest. Neely was the reported leader of "Folks gang" and was previously from Chicago, while Green was reported leader / key figure of "Vice Lord gang" and went by the name "Big Man." Green fled the scene after the shooting but was later arrested at a unused house.