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‘Person of interest’ in suspicious death arrested


Ashlie A. Velasquez, a “person of interest” in a suspicious July 4 death, is being held in the Hancock County jail on a tampering with evidence charge.

Hancock County Sheriff Mike Heldman declined to say what evidence Velasquez, 29, allegedly tampered with.

The sheriff’s office had been trying to locate her since Boe N. Bushong, 22, of rural Mount Blanchard, died July 4 at his residence on Amanda Township 194.

The two were in a relationship, according to their Facebook pages.

Asked if additional charges against Velasquez might be possible, Heldman said, “I would say that is a possibility, depending how the investigation goes.”

She was arrested Friday after the sheriff’s office got a warrant to check an apartment that investigators believed her to be in, Heldman said.

That location — the Redwood apartments on Soldier Drive and Veterans Lane, off Fostoria Avenue

Read more at: https://thecourier.com/breaking-news/2019/07/14/woman-arrested-on-tampering-charge-connected-to-suspicious-death/

Husband considered ‘person of interest’ in death of Frederick woman

FREDERICK, Colo. — The Frederick Police Department said Saturday that officers performing a welfare check at a home in the 7100 block of Shavano Circle found the body of Emily Butler, 35. She was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound.

Frederick Police said that Emily’s husband, Kevin Butler, 50, was not at the home when they arrived and he is considered a person of interest but do not believe he is a threat to the public.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Weld County Dispatch at 720-652-4222.


Read more at: https://kdvr.com/2019/07/05/police-investigating-suspicious-death-at-frederick-home/

Aurora police responding to missing person call find “suspicious” death

Police responding to a report of a missing person in Aurora on Tuesday found the body of a woman inside a home.

At 12:06 p.m. Tuesday officers were dispatched to the 19000 block of East Milan Circle, in the Highpoint neighborhood, on a missing person report, police said.

Responding officers found a dead woman, who was not identified, inside the residence, police said.

Police search for person of interest after woman found dead

Read more at: https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/police-search-for-person-of-interest-after-woman-found-dead/2049239258

Case shifts from missing person to suspicious death investigation

The case of a missing Johnstown woman did not bring the happy ending we had hoped to provide.

As we reported last fall, Nancy Giles left her home on Oct. 14, reportedly to take a walk. She was never seen again.

Until Sunday, when a man searching the hillside near the Johnstown Inclined Plane with a metal detector found human remains buried in a shallow grave.

An autopsy Monday confirmed that the remains were those of the missing 40-year-old woman.

Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees said Giles’ death was “highly suspicious.”

Just two weeks before Giles’ remains were found, reporter Patrick Buchnowski spoke with Peggy Singer, Giles’ mother, and with Johnstown police concerning the case.

“I just want my daughter home, she’s my only child,” Singer said. “I miss her so much.”

City Detective Mark Britton said police were “doing everything we can

Read more at: https://www.tribdem.com/news/editorials/case-shifts-from-missing-person-to-suspicious-death-investigation/article_19a2eace-825e-11e9-a822-67140a090b72.html

Suspicious death, missing person case under investigation in Aiken County on Memorial Day Weekend

“It’s a shock to find out whenever anybody goes missing but to know that it’s just a regular guy, you know, it’s like ‘wow , anything can happen anywhere,'” Fraser said.

Read more at: https://www.wfxg.com/2019/05/26/suspicious-death-missing-person-case-under-investigation-aiken-county-memorial-day-weekend/

Death of person investigating Michelle O’Connell case ruled a homicide – FirstCoastNews.com WTLV

A murder investigation is underway after the suspicious death of a person investigating the case of Michelle O’Connell has been ruled a homicide, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Ellie Marie Washtock, 38, of St. Augustine, died on Jan. 31 from a gunshot wound to the head at a Laterra Condominiums residence in World Golf Village, deputies said. The death was ruled a homicide on Friday by the medical examiner, the sheriff’s office said.

Washtock, who at different times had identified as both male and female, was found by his 15-year-old son, deputies said.

Deputies said Washtock was a private citizen investigating the controversial St. Johns County shooting death of Michelle O’Connell in 2010.

“I think it’s somebody involved with Michelle’s case that was involved with killing Ellie,” Michelle’s mother Patti told First Coast News on Monday.

Michelle O’Connell had been in the process of breaking up with her boyfriend, Jeremy Banks, a St.

Read more at: https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/death-of-person-investigating-michelle-oconnell-case-ruled-a-homicide/77-12325dd3-5fd4-4768-922e-a46c107c6997

Police: Death of person found in NW Portland home not suspicious in nature

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The death of a person found inside a home in the Linnton neighborhood has been determined to be not suspicious, according to Portland police.

On Saturday morning, officers responded to a report of a person found unconscious at a home in the 9900 block of Northwest Hoge Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived to the scene and determined that the person was dead.

The Medical Examiner’s Officer conducted an investigation and autopsy. According to police, the autopsy showed the death was not suspicious in nature.

Police said nothing further will be released about this case.

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Authorities identify person of interest in Laconia homicide investigation

Investigators identified a person of interest in a homicide investigation in Laconia early Wednesday.

The Attorney General’s Office said Hassan Sapry, 21 of Laconia, is a person of interest in the death of Wilfred Guzman, Sr. on Friday.

Investigators said Sapry was last seen on Pleasant Street Tuesday afternoon and is believed to be on foot. He should be considered armed and dangerous, officials said.

Laconia police confirmed to News 9 that a search warrant was executed on Pleasant Street in connection with Guzman’s death.

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Guzman’s death was ruled a homicide on Saturday.

A News 9 crew on scene early Wednesday morning saw the state major crime unit van parked on Pleasant Street, with police tape surrounding a house and multiple police officers on the scene.

The Attorney General’s Office told News 9 the investigation into Guzman’s death was ongoing.

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Read more at: https://www.wmur.com/article/authorities-searching-for-homicide-suspect-in-laconia/27248005