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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.

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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

Police investigating suspicious death after person found dead in vehicle near E. 2 St. and Lydia Ave.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A suspicious death investigation is now underway after a person was found dead in a vehicle Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to a reported shooting after 5 p.m. near East 2 Street and Lydia Avenue, just east of I-29 in Kansas City, Missouri.

When officers arrived on scene they found the male victim in the drivers seat of a silver SUV deceased. The name of the victim has not been released.

Police said neighbors saw the victim and called police around 5:15 p.m.

No suspect information has been released at this time as police are on scene continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information are asked to contact the Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477.


Read more at: https://fox4kc.com/2019/04/21/police-investigating-homicide-after-person-found-dead-in-vehicle-near-e-2-st-and-lydia-ave/

Aurora police investigating suspicious death of person found burnt in vehicle fire next to dog park

Aurora police are investigating the death of a person after they found a body in a burning car early Sunday morning.

Investigators responded to the intersection of East 58th St. and Flanders Street — next to Singletree Park — after a vehicle on fire was reported, according to an Aurora police news release.

When the fire was extinguished, emergency responders found an unidentifiable body inside. Aurora police are investigating it as a suspicious death.

The Adams County Coroner’s Office will work to identify the body and notify the person’s family.

Person of interest back in custody | News

KALAMAZOO (WKZO AM/FM) —  A Kalamazoo woman who had been named as a person of interest in a suspicious death investigation is back in the County Jail. 

32-year-old Melissa Sue Morgan is being held on a drug possession charge after she was arrested by Portage Public Safety.   

She was brought in for questioning following a house fire on Wallace Street in February and later released.

The body of 31-year-old Zachariah Hayes was found in the debris and his death was ruled a homicide.




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Person Found ‘Bleeding Profusely’ At Towson Apartment Complex

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a 47-year-old man was found bleeding profusely at a Towson apartment complex.

Police arrived in the 6900 block of Lachlan Circle around 9:47 a.m. and the person was transported to an area hospital.

Police said it appeared that the victim suffered trauma to his upper body.

An alert went out to Towson University students as the apartment is a popular off-campus living spot.

Chopper 13 was over the scene at the apartment complex where the person was found.

The person died around 10:38 a.m.

Police are still investigating the death.

Anyone with information is urged to call police.

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Police: Person of interest in suspicious death kills himself after pursuit

Fredericksburg police responded to the 100 block of Golden Leaf Court at 10 a.m. March 28 for a call for assistance. Upon arriving, officers located the body of Karen Woodall, 44, of Fredericksburg.

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Suspicious death in Fredericksburg: City Police looking for person of interest


Police are also attempting to locate 45-year old Barry Sullivan of Fredericksburg.  Police say he is a person of interest in the investigation.

Police say at approximately 10:00 a.m., the 911 Communications Center received a call for assistance at an apartment located in the 100 block of Golden Leaf Court. Patrol officers responded to the apartment and discovered a deceased female. No other persons were located inside the apartment. Patrol officers immediately set up a perimeter while detectives responded to the incident to begin their investigation.

The victim has been identified as 44-year old Karen Woodall of Fredericksburg

Sullivan is believed to be driving a 2003 Honda Civic that is black in color with Virginia license plate UVN-7771. The vehicle is missing two hubcaps on the passenger side. Sullivan may be armed and dangerous.  Police say do not approach him.

Read more at: https://fredericksburg.today/2019/03/28/suspicious-death-in-fredericksburg-city-police-looking-for-person-of-interest/

Police looking for person of interest while investigating ‘suspicious death’ of woman