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Captive Rescued After Leaving Notes in Public Restrooms

Victim was allegedly held against her will for months, beaten, sexually assaulted

(Newser) - A man accused of raping and beating a woman while holding her captive for months in Pennsylvania was arrested this week after the woman asked for help in notes left in public bathrooms. In the first note, found stuck to a mirror inside a Walmart bathroom in Carnegie, Pa., on...

Serial Killer Slain in Cell
 I-5 Strangler Slain in Prison

I-5 Strangler Slain in Prison

Roger Kibbe would look for women having car trouble along the road

(Newser) - Roger Kibbe, who was convicted in the deaths of at least seven women over two decades in the Sacramento area, was killed Sunday in his cell, California prison officials said. The serial killer, who became known as the "I-5 Strangler" because he seized most of his victims along the...

Cops: Disney Worker in Fla. Helped Victim of Assault in Pa.

Employee alerted police after woman calling for Disney tickets indicated she was in trouble

(Newser) - A quick-thinking Disney World worker may have helped save a life nearly 1,000 miles away. According to Northern York County Regional Police, the Orlando employee got an alarming phone call close to midnight on Jan. 9, with the Pennsylvania woman on the other end at first making a normal...

Tennessee Authorities Think They've Nabbed a Serial Killer

Suspect Clark Perry Baldwin identified through genetic genealogy

(Newser) - Authorities in Tennessee believe they've nabbed a serial killer. Clark Perry Baldwin, a 59-year-old former truck driver, was arrested in Iowa Wednesday and charged in the 1991 death of a 24-weeks-pregnant woman in Tennessee. In March 1991, Pamela McCall was been found strangled in Spring Hill, Tenn., a few...

Cops: Doctor Strangled Teen in Social Distancing Dispute

Video shows Friday altercation in Louisville, Ky.

(Newser) - A doctor has been arrested in Kentucky after a video allegedly showed him shoving a group of teenage girls, and putting his hands around one teen's neck, in a dispute over social distancing. John Rademaker, a Louisville-area physician, was arrested and charged Tuesday with strangulation and three counts of...

Cops: Teen Strangled Pregnant 'Embarrassment' of a Sister

Police say Eduardo Arevalo killed 23-year-old Viridiana Arevalo when she was 8 months pregnant

(Newser) - The body of a missing pregnant Texas woman has been found, and cops say her younger brother has confessed to killing her. The Dallas Morning News reports 19-year-old Eduardo Arevalo has been charged with capital murder in the death of his 23-year-old sister, Viridiana Arevalo, who was eight months pregnant....

American Woman Killed in Dominican Republic

Patricia Anton, 63, had been teaching there for the last 15 years

(Newser) - A Michigan woman teaching in the Dominican Republic for the last 15 years was murdered during an apparent robbery of her home, police say. Patricia Anton, 63, was strangled in her residence in the resort town of Cabarete, Puerto Plata, reports the Daily News . A cellphone, laptop, 40-inch TV, sheets,...

Experts Have Different Take on Epstein's Broken Neck Bones

'Actually suggests much more strongly that it was hanging'

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy appears to have created more questions than answers , but one reporter says the conspiracy theories may be unnecessary. Writing for CNN Business , Oliver Darcy notes the Washington Post story that set the internet abuzz reported on Epstein's post-mortem, which found "multiple breaks in his...

Big Find in Epstein Autopsy Leads to New Questions

Epstein had broken bones in neck

(Newser) - If you thought the conspiracy theories swirling around the death of Jeffrey Epstein were already in overdrive, get ready for the next level. That's because an autopsy has been performed on the accused sex trafficker, believed to have taken his own life last week, and an eyebrow-raising find was...

Docs Spent 10 Hours Trying to Save Newborn. Now, 2 Arrests

Baby Diego's mother, her boyfriend accused of strangulation that led to infant's death

(Newser) - She gave birth on Thursday, but by Friday evening, Andrea Torralba Camacho's newborn son was dead. Now, Camacho, 20, and her 21-year-old boyfriend, David Luna Villa, have been arrested after medical staff at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, Calif., reported the baby suffered a "suspicious...

Teen Charged With Dad's Dog-Leash Killing

Alexander Bishop, 16, says he found his dad with leash around his neck last year

(Newser) - The North Carolina teen who said he found his father with a dog leash wrapped around his neck last April has now been charged in the man's death. Bill Bishop, 59, died three days after son Alexander found him unresponsive and with ligature marks around his neck from the...

Khashoggi Strangled and His Body 'Subsequently Destroyed'

So says Irfan Fidan,Turkey's top prosecutor

(Newser) - In what is being viewed as the first official Turkish explanation of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, Turkey's public prosecutor on Wednesday said the journalist was strangled "as soon as he entered the consulate" and his body "subsequently...

A Rabid Fox Attacked Her in Her Yard: 'I Had to Do Something'

New Jersey's Tammy DuBois strangled it with one hand

(Newser) - A woman trying to fend off a rabid fox that was biting her in the leg reached down with one hand to hold shut its mouth and with the other strangled it, the AP reports. "I couldn't do anything else to get it away from me," Tammy...

Forest Ranger Foolishly Decides to Pose With Python

India ranger Sanjoy Dutta nearly got strangled

(Newser) - India has racked up the most "deaths by selfie," researchers say, and one forest ranger almost joined that statistic. Gulf News and the Tribune report on a recent close call in the West Bengal city of Jalpaiguri, where ranger Sanjoy Dutta showed off to a crowd the 18-foot...

Mother Strangles Daughter. Then the Girl Wakes Up

Police say the girl found her mom dead in a suicide

(Newser) - Ivanna Krekhtyak apparently grabbed her 8-year-old daughter's neck and squeezed until she saw no signs of life. Then the 36-year-old woman hanged herself in the basement of her home in Fairfield, Conn., police say. Sometime later, however, Krekhtyak's daughter, Anna—who had only lost consciousness—woke up. After...

Dad of Slain ABC Journo Lost Son 2 Years Ago: 'I'm a Mess'

Jack Swaney says death of daughter Anne, killed in Belize, 'hasn't sunk in'

(Newser) - Anne Swaney, the 39-year-old ABC 7 executive producer who was found murdered in Belize on Friday, died "from a random act of violence," her obituary reads. And, "like all victims, she deserved better." Her father, Jack Swaney, said as much in his interview with WLS-TV , the...

Cops: ABC Producer Murdered in Belize

Anne Swaney was found strangled in a river

(Newser) - Authorities in Belize say an American tourist found face-down in a river on Friday was strangled, ABC 7 reports. Anne Swaney, a 39-year-old executive producer for ABC 7 in Chicago, was staying at the Nabitunich resort in the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen on the Belize-Guatemala border. She was...

Opie and Anthony DJ Charged With Domestic Violence

Woman uploads Periscope video showing fight between her and Anthony Cumia

(Newser) - Last year he was fired from SiriusXM for a string of "racially charged and hate-filled" tweets. Now disc jockey Anthony Cumia is facing new troubles after a domestic violence incident at his Long Island home. The 54-year-old former co-host of the Opie and Anthony radio show was arrested Saturday...

Man Invites Over Daughter's Rapist, Fatally Tortures Him

Indian dad confesses to murdering man with hot tongs

(Newser) - A man in India has confessed to inviting over his daughter's alleged rapist, serving the man dinner, and murdering him with a pair of hot tongs, Fox News reports. The unidentified 36-year-old says he only meant to torture the man with tongs and strangulation, and wept when he died...

Pair Charged in Strangling of Vt. Prep School Teacher

Melissa Jenkins went missing Sunday night

(Newser) - A Vermont couple was arrested today and charged with murdering a boarding school teacher who went missing Sunday night, ABC News reports. The body of Melissa Jenkins, 33, was found on a dark road Monday, a day after her SUV was found near signs of a struggle, still running and...

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