Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ of man found unconscious at Dave Matthews Band concert


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Police investigate suspicious death at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – A 44-year-old man died hours after he was found unconscious at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater late Wednesday evening.

According to a spokesperson for the Maryland Heights Police Department, medical personnel found the man around 11:10 p.m. on the concrete pathway between the seats and the lawn area in the amphitheater shortly after the Dave Matthews Band concert had ended.

Investigators said he was suffering from at least two head injuries. The man was rushed to a local hospital where he died several hours later from an apparent head injury.

The man was at the Dave Matthews concert with his wife.

Police did not identify the man but a Jefferson City media outlet identified him as Jasen Smith in a report featuring information from his wife, Darcy Smith.

Darcy told authorities her husband went back into the amphitheater after the concert to get a shirt that they had bought and had been

Read more at: https://fox2now.com/2019/05/17/police-investigate-suspicious-death-at-hollywood-casino-amphitheater/

Lake County task force investigating ‘suspicious’ death of woman in Round Lake Beach

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force is leading an investigation into the death of a woman found inside a residence in Round Lake Beach early Friday after police responded to a 911 call about shots being fired.

Round Lake Beach police officers responded at 4:40 a.m. to a residence in the 1500 block of Cherokee Drive, and they found a woman inside who was dead, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher Covelli, spokesman for the task force.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy on the victim is scheduled for Friday afternoon, according to Covelli.

“Due to the suspicious nature of the incident and the female’s injuries, Round Lake Beach Police requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force,” Covelli said.

Read more at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-round-lake-beach-woman-death-st-0518-story.html

Man found dead with gunshot wound, investigated as suspicious death


Albemarle County Police Investigate after Body Found on Rivanna – WVIR

Anyone that was on the Rivanna Trail between 6 am and 8 pm on Thursday, May 16, that may have seen something suspicious, please call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000 or crimestoppers@albemarle.org.

Read more at: https://www.nbc29.com/story/40490679/albemarle-county-police-investigate-after-body-found-on-rivanna-trail

Body found along Rivanna Trail

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. — Police are investigating after a man’s body was found along the Rivanna Trail in Albemarle County. The man’s body was discovered Thursday, May 16, at about 8 p.m., along the Rivanna River behind Peter Jefferson Parkway near Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, according to Albemarle Police.

“The victim has not been identified at this time,” an Albemarle Police spokesperson said. “This is being investigated as a suspicious death.”

Police asked anyone who was on the Rivanna Trail Thursday to call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.

“There is no active threat to the community at this time,” police said.

The Rivanna Trail is a 20-mile hiking trail surrounding Charlottesville.

“It is open for hiking and jogging from dawn to dusk,” according to VisitCharlottesville.com.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.

Read more at: https://wtvr.com/2019/05/17/rivanna-trail-body/

Coroner’s office identifies body found in lake

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Timothy Cohee Duckworth

The Bartholomew County Coroner’s office has released the identity of the adult male found in a Ceraland Park lake on Tuesday.

The individual was identified as Timothy C. Duckworth, 22, of Columbus, according to Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting.

A Ceraland park employee discovered the body floating in the lake at about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday and notified Columbus police, who activated the Bartholomew County Death Investigation Team. The team is made up of Columbus police, Bartholomew County Sheriff deputies, Indiana State Police, the county coroner’s office and the prosecutor’s office.

Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash, who is the spokesman for the death investigation team, said Thursday that Duckworth’s death is being investigated as a “suspicious death.”

“If there are circumstances where foul play could be suspected, and since

Read more at: http://www.therepublic.com/2019/05/17/coroners_office_identifies_body_found_in_lake/

Man in country illegally charged with 11 murders in Texas

DALLAS — A Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman has been charged with killing at least 11 more elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole, authorities said Thursday.

Kim Leach, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney’s office, said 46-year-old Billy Chemirmir was indicted Tuesday on six more counts of capital murder in the deaths of women ranging in age from 76 to 94.

Chemirmir, a Kenyan citizen who was living in the U.S. illegally, also is charged in nearby Collin County with two counts of attempted capital murder for similar attacks there, according to county court records.

A Collin County grand jury also returned five capital murder indictments against Chemirmir on Tuesday.

Chemirmir has been in custody since March 2018 in the death of the 81-year-old Dallas woman, Lu Thi Harris. Police in Plano were investigating Chemirmir in connection with suspicious death and suspicious

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/alleged-serial-killer-charged-in-deaths-of-11-elderly-women/2019/05/16/2f59812c-783e-11e9-a7bf-c8a43b84ee31_story.html

Man in country illegally charged with 11 murders in Texas

— A Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman has been charged with killing at least 11 more elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole, authorities said Thursday.

Kim Leach, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney’s office, said 46-year-old Billy Chemirmir was indicted Tuesday on six more counts of capital murder in the deaths of women ranging in age from 76 to 94.

Chemirmir, a Kenyan citizen who was living in the U.S. illegally, also is charged in nearby Collin County with two counts of attempted capital murder for similar attacks there, according to county court records.

A Collin County grand jury also returned five capital murder indictments against Chemirmir on Tuesday.

Chemirmir has been in custody since March 2018 in the death of the 81-year-old Dallas woman, Lu Thi Harris. Police in Plano were

Read more at: https://www.wral.com/man-charged-in-deaths-of-6-more-dallas-area-elderly-women/18391382/