Update: “Madison” has been found and she is safe!

Mug shot - Chester Arthur Stiles

Police are still looking for Chester Arthur Stiles

Girl Sexually Abused in Child Porn Video Found Safe
Police: Girl shown in sex tape is safe
Cops: Nevada Girl From Sex Tape Found Safe
Little girl in sexual abuse tape found
Girl In Videotape Found With Family


This Week on America’s Most Wanted

Manuel Penaloza: On the evening of October 27, 2006, Heidi was heading home from a visit with her parents in Pasadena, Calif. when her journey came to a sudden halt. Police say a vehicle in the oncoming lane crashed and Heidi got out to help the injured driver. However, her altruistic rescue attempt resulted in her being assaulted and carjacked by a 20-year-old gang member named Manuel Penaloza. Penaloza soon crashed Heidi’s car and cops say he fled the scene on foot. Authorities searched Penaloza’s car and knew that the investigation had only just begun when they discovered two people shot execution style in the abandoned vehicle. Now, we need your help in bringing Penaloza to justice.

Manuel Penaloza

Nevada Child Sex Tape: One day after Nye County Sheriff’s Office announced that they found a second girl on a videotape containing disturbing images of sexual abuse involving another underage girl, AMW has learned that the second girl has been identified. In a press release, cops say that not only do they know the identity of the 10-year-old girl, they also state that she is safe and sound. Authorities maintain that she was never harmed by the perpetrator, who is seen elsewhere on the tape committing sexual assaults against a 4 or 5-year-old girl. Police also confirmed that the portion of the video containing the second girl was filmed in Nye County. On Saturday night, we’ll have all the details for you.

Nevada Child Sex Tape

William Greer: Police say William Greer is responsible for the murder of his girlfriend Tammy Myers. Now, he’s following a pattern that has kept AMW viewers and cops walking in his shadows. But can these near misses turn into a long-awaited capture?

William Greer

North Dallas Boogey Man: In April of 2007, the Dallas Boogey Man displayed the type of violence no one here had seen. As was his routine, the man smashed through the Frisco, Texas victim’s door and sexually assaulted her. But this time, he did something was different. This time, he didn’t conceal his face. To investigators, that was a significant sign. He did not intend on leaving a witness. But the brave woman survived, and now investigators all over the Dallas area finally have what they’re looking for: the face of their elusive Boogey Man. You can see it on AMW.com, and then this weekend, help us bring down this real-life Boogey Man.

North Dallas Boogey Man

Leo Burt: The Ghost of Wisconsin: Thirty-seven years ago, the sky lit up in Madison, Wisc. Buildings shook, and people 30 miles away could hear the sound of a car at Sterling Hall at University of Wisconsin explode and tear into the night. It was the worst case of domestic terrorism until Oklahoma City in 1995. Of the four accused terrorists, three were caught, convicted, and served their time in prison. But one — Leo Burt — hasn’t been seen or heard from since he fled the country in 1970. Leo’s actions and escape from justice haunt Madison to this day, and Leo has been dubbed “the Ghost of Wisconsin.” Help us put his story to rest on Saturday night.

Leo Burt

Gabriel Avila: After years of hunting for Katie Sepich’s killer, cops say they cracked the case with the help of a modern miracle: DNA testing. Police say a DNA match led them to a man who was already in jail for another crime. This weekend, we’ll give you all the details.

Gabriel Avila

Update: Nailah Franklin *body has been confirmed to be Nailah*

Nailah Franklin

Authorities Confirm Body Is Missing Woman’s
Police Confirm Body Found Is Missing Chicago Woman
Body Confirmed as Missing Chicago Woman

Update: Nye County NV unidentified young girl situation *Police have named a person of interest: Chester Arthur Stiles, girl still missing*

  Mug shot - Chester Arthur Stiles 
The many faces of Chester Arthur Stiles

Nevada Cops Name Person of Interest in Child Porn Case; Still Seeking Girl in Video
Police name ‘person of interest’ in sex tape case
CrimeBlog.US (great post-updated often)
America’s Most Wanted
Sheriff names man sought in sexual assault of young girl

Do you know who this little girl is? Nevada authorities need help to identify and find this young girl who is a victim of sexual assault* (child has been found safe)

(The little girl has been found, so I have removed her photo, but I am replacing it with the suspect’s photos)

Chester Stiles wanted
Suspect at large: Chester Arthur Stiles

Nye County Sheriff’s Office
America’s Most Wanted
Nevada Authorities Search for Girl, Man in Explicit Sex Tape
Police: Who is the little girl in the sex tape
Nevada Authorities Find One Girl From Sex Tape, Younger Girl Remains in Danger
Mysterious Man Seen In Video Raping Young Girl
Older Girl Found in Nev. Sex Tape Search
New info in unidentified abuse victim case
Pervert Alley: Chester Arthur Stiles sentenced to 21 life sentences for raping and sexually assaulting children, including a 2-year-old whose assault was caught on video tape*

Man in video shown assaulting and abusing young victim

Update: Nailah Franklin missing *body found during search, reports say that the family confirms body found is Nailah, however, that is unofficial*

Woman's body found in Calumet City

I am very sad to say that I think she has been found, but not the way her family and loved ones hoped for. *Update: Family has confirmed that the body found is of Nailah Franklin*

Body Found Near Search Area For Missing Woman
Woman’s body found in Calumet City
Police Find Body of Missing Chicago Woman
Woman’s Body Found In Calumet City

Mistrial in Phil Spector trial – Prosecutor plans to retry him

Lana Clarkson

News Archive: Lana Clarkson murder
Mistrial declared in Phil Spector murder case
Mistrial Declared in Phil Spector Murder Case
LA Times Phil Spector Blog

Phil Spector

And the Michael Vick story just keeps going and going and …

michael-vick.jpgTuesday, Michael Vick, as well as his co-defendants, was indicted on State charges for the dogfighting scandal.

The Surry County grand jury brought two charges against Vick: one count of unlawfully torturing and killing dogs and one of promoting dogfights. Each is a felony charge that could result in a five-year prison term

These charges are in addition to the federal charges that he already pled guilty to (sentencing on those charges are scheduled for Dec. 10). Of course, both sides have something to say:

Vick’s lawyers said they will “aggressively” work to make sure “that he is not held accountable for the same conduct twice.” “We are disappointed that these charges were filed in Surry County, since it is the same conduct covered by the federal indictment for which Mr. Vick has already accepted full responsibility and pleaded guilty to in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Virginia,” his lead attorney, Billy Martin, said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon.

and then:

(Surry County Commonwealth Attorney Gerald) Poindexter said he pursued the case because “crimes that were not prosecuted were committed in Surry County.” But he would not say whether his prosecutors put Vick’s federal court admission that he killed dogs before the grand jury.

Well, if that did not ruin his day, he seemed to forget that doing drugs will not make his life better. Now he has tested positive for marijuana.

Because of the result, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson placed special conditions on Vick’s release, including restricting him to his home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and ordering him to submit to random drug testing.Vick was placed under pretrial release supervision by U.S. Magistrate Dennis Dohnal in July. His restrictions included refraining from use or unlawful possession of narcotic drugs or other controlled substances.Hudson’s order on Wednesday also requires Vick to participate in inpatient or outpatient substance therapy and mental health counseling, if the pretrial services officer or supervising officer deem it appropriate. Vick must pay for the treatment.

And now another twist has surfaced in all of this. There appears to possibly be a murder thrown into all of this. This blog has an interesting story about it. In April, Roy “Bud” Melton was shot to death execution style at his North Carolina home. During the investigation, evidence of ties to Bad Newz Kennels surfaced, along with dogs, equipment and documentation. This blog also has another interesting story about this, about “who” the murder victim could be.

Maybe people will one day learn to take pet ownership a bit more seriously, huh?

Vick indicted on state dogfighting charges
Vick charged with torturing, killing dogs in Virginia indictment
Vick Fails Drug Test, Confined To Home
Vick’s Woes
More troubles: Vick positive for marijuana
Michael Vick Tests Positive for Marijuana
Campaign to Sack Michael Vick – an interesting blog – seems to keep up very well with all of the news
Vick dogfighting ring investigated for murder ties
New Leads to Murder Mystery that Connects Vick to N.C. Dog Fighting
My first post on Michael Vick in my sports blog

Julia Sunderlin murder 9/20/2007 Tucson, AZ *Kenneth Marlette and Audrey Klosterman arrested for killing a woman during a beer run at 8am*

Julia Sunderlin

They needed more beer…….of course. (an EXCELLENT post on this-I recommend reading this one)
Woman hit and killed on Foothills road, 2 under arrest
Couple arrested in death of woman and her dog
Murder suspects allegedly on early morning beer run
Deputies: Driver who hit walker was making a beer run
Argument in van may have caused death of woman, dog
Alcohol Involved in Tucson Woman’s Death
Woman gets 6 years for fatal accident

Kenneth Marlette – pled guilty, sentenced to 4 years in prison, 5 years probation
Audrey Klosterman – pled guilty, sentenced to 6 years in prison, 5 years probation



This Week’s Carnival of the True Crime Blogs

Carnival of the True Crime Blogs XCIV

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