Monthly Archives: February 2019

Police Investigating Suspicious Death in San Jose After Woman’s Body Found Inside Home

Police were investigating a suspicious death in South San Jose late Thursday.

The incident was reported at 1:48 p.m. in the the 900 block of Knollfield Way, just east of the Almaden Expressway. Officers who arrived on scene located a dead woman in the area.

Neighbors were a bit shaken to see investigators streaming in and out of the home for hours into the night.

“Normally, this street is really quiet.” Beth Worcester said. “So seeing this many police officers on our street is just kind of bizarre.”

There were no obious signs anyone tried to break into the home, and police did not reveal who found the body and called for help.

No other information was immediately available.

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Oxnard police await autopsy results for info on woman who died from ‘suspicious injuries’

Oxnard police on Thursday said they are waiting for autopsy results to shed light on the death of a woman found with “suspicious injuries” earlier this week. 

“We’re still trying to determine the cause of her injuries that led to her death,” said Oxnard police Sgt. Luis Mancha. 

Police Cmdr. Sharon Giles said there is no threat to the public as the investigation continues. 

MORE: State contractors clearing debris from homes damaged by wildfires

The 32-year-old woman is believed to have

Read more at: https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/oxnard/2019/02/28/oxnard-police-await-autopsy-results-womans-suspicious-death/3020752002/

San Jose: Police treating discovery of woman’s body as ‘suspicious death’

Update: On Friday, the death was declared a homicide.

SAN JOSE — Detectives are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body at a home in South San Jose on Thursday, according to police.

Officers were summoned at 1:48 p.m. to Knollfield Way for a report of a possible dead body at a residence on the street, police said. They arrived to find a deceased woman there.

The woman’s identity was not immediately released, and the circumstances of her death were not immediately clear, police said. According to the call broadcast on police radio, the caller reported that the woman was found amid a bloody scene.

Police are calling the discovery a suspicious death. Homicide detectives were dispatched to the site, which is routine in deaths with no obvious cause, but the case was not declared a homicide as of late Thursday afternoon.

Man found dead at Fargo fire scene was a convicted murderer

Ronald Alvin Gant, 61, pleaded guilty in 1983 to murdering his wife, Mary Louise Gant, and was sentenced to 43 years in prison. He was released in 2011.

On Feb. 22, Gant’s body was found in the basement of a home at 1809 30th Ave. S., where a fire had occurred, according to Fargo police.

Officials said Gant was house-sitting and was discovered by the homeowners when they returned from vacation. It is unknown when the fire happened and how long the homeowners were gone.

The cause of the fire and Gant’s death are still under investigation. An early report said there was no evidence of smoking in the home. Fargo Police Sgt. Mike Bernier told reporters at the scene that it was “hard to say” whether or not it was a suspicious death.

Reporters confirmed that the man found dead was a convicted murderer after learning that personal information provided by Fargo

Read more at: https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/crime-and-courts/4578369-man-found-dead-fargo-fire-scene-was-convicted-murderer

Suspicious Death Near Pigeon Point Lighthouse Under Investigation

SAN MATEO COUNTY, CA — A man who died in the ocean near the Pigeon Point Lighthouse early Monday morning has been identified as 30-year-old Jeffery Conley Young, San Mateo County sheriff’s officials said.

Young moved to California from Texas about three years ago, deputies said. He lived in Southern California and frequently visited the Santa Cruz area. The circumstances of his death remain uncertain.

Deputies were dispatched to the area of state Highway 1 and the Pigeon Point Lighthouse after receiving reports of a man crying for help at about 4:47 a.m. The man was located about 30 yards from the shore just south of the lighthouse with help from the U.S. Coast Guard, but he was unresponsive and first-responders were unable to revive him.

Investigators believe Young may have been with other people in Santa Cruz the night before he died. Pigeon Point Lighthouse is located about 40 miles north of

Read more at: https://patch.com/california/halfmoonbay/suspicious-death-near-pigeon-point-lighthouse-under-investigation

Appleton police: Woman’s suspicious death ruled a homicide

APPLETON – The death of a 60-year-old woman found in a residence late last week is now being investigated as a homicide, Appleton police said Thursday.

The decision to investigate the death of Lee Ann Dorn as a homicide was made after an autopsy was conducted by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, police said. More evidence needs to be tested before police release details about the cause of her death.

Dorn was found dead at about 1:15 a.m. Feb. 22, when officers entered an apartment in the 200 block of Valley Road. Police had been asked to check her welfare and were

Read more at: https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/2019/02/28/appleton-homicide-womans-suspicious-death-ruled-homicide-police/3016565002/