• Uncategorized 13.09.2009 1 Comment


    The last few days the disappearance of Yale grad student Annie Le has been all over the news. She was last seen entering a medical research building Tuesday at around 10 A.M. and has not been seen since. Yale has offered a $10,000 reward in the disappearance of Le, who was to be married this week in New York.

    Bloody clothes were found hidden in ceiling tiles in the building where Le was last seen as well and investigators were testing those clothes earlier today.

    The latest news I’ve seen is that police have now announced that it’s no longer a missing person’s case. They have declared it a homicide and police in New Haven have found the remains of a person in the Amistad Building of Yale and are assuming it is Le but will not confirm that it is in fact her.

    Updated – Police have positively identified the body as that of Annie Le. They also now have a suspect in the murder. Several of the reports I’ve read state that it is a student, however the New Haven Police have said a couple of times that no students are involved in the case. They are also saying they are pretty sure this was no random violence and that the murderer was someone who knew Annie.

    Update II – Reports from earlier this evening where that a student had been questioned and had failed a lie detector test. They also said that the suspect had defensive wounds. A police spokesman is denying reports that they have a suspect in custody.

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  • Uncategorized 23.05.2009 No Comments


    50-year-old Michael C. Adam, a Physician’s Assistant from Martinez, GA was arrested Friday at his home by the FBI with help from the GBI and Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies after an 18-month investigation by a copy in New York. The investigator posed as a 13-year-old girl in Albany, NY.

    Among other things Adam indicated that he was interested in meeting with the minor to have sex. He also allegedly got on his web cam wearing women’s lingerie, exposed himself and masturbated on camera for the investigator. Adam’s directed the ‘teen’ to porn sites to watch videos of acts that Adams said he wanted to do with her.

    He has been arrested for enticing a minor for sex on the internet and is currently being held without bond.

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  • Uncategorized 13.05.2009 No Comments


    The trial of a NY City bouncer accused of raping and strangling graduate student Imette St. Guillen got under way yesterday. He has pleaded not guilty and claims that he had nothing to do with the woman’s death and that New York City police have framed him. Police found DNA evidence on the tie that bound her hands together as well as DNA matches from his family on the bed cover that St. Guillen’s body was wrapped in before it was dumped near the freeway.

    Littlejohn is already serving a 25-year sentence for kidnapping and rape and his rap sheet goes back 32 years and includes muggings, bank robberies and assault with a razorblade. The Queens, NY judge who sentenced him in the previous rape and kidnapping back in January called Littlejohn a ‘classic sociopath.


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  • Uncategorized 06.05.2009 35 Comments


    Final Update is at the bottom of the post. Decker has been sentenced.

    Update III – I have posted this last update at the bottom of my original entry, simply because it is a bit lengthy. I will also have one last update to this story in July.

    Update II – I’ve been pretty busy restoring my PC today or would have gotten the news up prior to this but some of the commenters have already posted the news anyway. Brandy Decker has been found guilty. Once I find out when her sentencing I’ll post another update. I also have a statement from the family that I will put here tomorrow as well.

    Updated – As Jodi so aptly pointed out in the comments below, the charges against Brandy Decker, and anyone else I may post about here at Shadowscope, are all allegations and Brandy is to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt in a court of law. Jodi also mentions that mentally Brandy is not mentally competent to be considered an adult, which may or may not be the case. She states that although Brandy is 21 mentally she is only around 8 or 11. My 6 and 11 year olds both know what is right and wrong as far as their body is concerned. If Brandy is mentally incompetent does that let her off the hook?

    Jodi also mentioned that just because something was printed in the paper doesn’t make it the truth. That is also true. Just because you read it here also doesn’t make it true. What is true though is the fact that Brandy Decker HAS been arrested after a police investigation and she HAS been charged with two counts of sexual conduct with a child.

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  • Uncategorized 29.04.2009 6 Comments


    I’ve been outside working most of the day or most likely I would have posted this story that I came across at the Dreamin’ Demon earlier. Anyway, here’s the basics for ya’

    17-year-old Brittanee Marie Drexel of Rochester, New York decided to go to Myrtle Beach, SC to stay with some friends of hers. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since Saturday and her family is extremely worried Her mom, Dawn Drexel, travelled to Myrtle Beach along with other family members and friends to look for her, They are handing out flyers and trying to get any kind of lead that they possibly can right now. Myrtle Beach Police have filed a missing person’s report and according to DD her infomation has also been entered into the National Crime Center database as well.

    According to police the last time she contacted anyone from her family was about 8pm on Saturday evening and was supposedly the last time that the men she was with from Rochester saw her as well. Police say that the four men, Pete Bostwick, Phillip Watson, Matthew Abrams and Keith Cummings met her at the Club Kryptonite Friday night and then again at the Blue Water Resort shortly before lunch on Saturday. They met her in their hotel room Saturday night and it’s being reported that there was some kind of argument about a pair of shorts she was wearing. In addition, police are now saying that Peter Bostwick has been named a person of interest (bullshit speak for suspect) and that he has gotten a lawyer and is refusing to speak to law enforcement.

    Brittanee was seen on Sunday as well at the Oceanfront Bar and Grill. Several of the wait staff have confirmed it was her, which would make that the last time anyone claims to hae seen the girl.

    Investigators Track Missing Teen Back to Myrtle Beach
    Brittanee Marie Drexel is Missing in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Witness Questioned in Brittanee Drexel Case

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  • Uncategorized 14.11.2008 No Comments
    On this week’s “Bad Girls” episode, we’re hunting some of the most wanted women in America. Here they are: 
    Tina Loesch and Skye Hanson: In 1998, Barbara Loesch was electrocuted and drowned in her hot tub. Two years earlier, her husband was gunned down while working his morning paper route. Cops believe their daughter and her gay lover may have been behind both deaths — both for revenge, and for $525,000 in life insurance. 
    Jacqueline LeBaron: The search for Jacqueline Tarsa LeBaron has continued for years, but agents have not given up the search. In fact, a new picture of the fugitive has surfaced, heating up the hunt for the woman Feds are calling a vicious killer.
    Joey Offutt: When Pennsylvania State Police arrived at the scene of a house fire in Sykesville in the early morning hours of July 12, 2007, they weren’t prepared for everything they were about to find. Once the fire was extinguished, some shocking details were revealed, and authorities are still struggling to answer all the questions left over from that day.
    Sarah Pender: Since her expertly-executed prison escape on August 4, 2008, officials have been hot on the trail of Sarah Pender. Now, after a few short months on the lam, U.S. Marshals Service officials have turned up the heat on Pender, and she’s the newest addition to their notorious 15 Most Wanted Fugitives List.
    Heather Uboh: She’s called herself Heather Uboh, along with at least 20 other aliases, and cops across the United States say this Nigerian is an accomplished scam artist, committing identity theft, wire fraud, larceny, passport fraud, forgery, and a variety of other deceptions in Texas, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Colorado and Michigan.
    Lindsay Harris, Jessie Foster, Jodi Brewer, and Misty Saens: On May 23, 2005, police outside of Springfield, Ill., made a shocking discovery when they arrived at a crime scene and found a pair of severed legs. For three years, the Illinois State Police diligently worked the Jane Doe case, and their hard work paid off in May 2008 when an FBI report and a DNA comparison helped to identify the victim as missing person Lindsay Harris.
    Paul Starzyk: Sergeant Paul Starzyk was fatally wounded by a gunman holding a group of women and children hostage. The suspect, the husband of a Martinez, Calif. salon owner who was one of the people being held captive, also killed his wife’s cousin before being shot to death by police.
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  • Uncategorized 08.10.2008 No Comments
    Al Sharpton by David Shankbone

    Image via Wikipedia

    I have expressed in the past my contempt for the right Reverend Al Sharpton and his brand of racism. I can just not say enough how much I think this guy has set back the advancement of folks all over the country. 

    Well here was some good news. A New York Judge convicted Reverend Al Sharpton on Disorderly Conduct charges sustained during the protests over the shooting of Sean Bell on his wedding day.
    Apparently most of the cases of Disorderly Conduct against the protesters were dismissed but Al the Media Magnet and his co-defendants insisted on a trial. Dropped charges don’t get him on TV but this does. Unfortunately he was sentenced to time served meaning that this is just a slap on the wrist.
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  • Uncategorized 25.09.2008 No Comments
    October 7th, 2008 – I have an update on the main page. There have been three arrests in the murder of Erin Maxwell. Update is here.

    Judging from the statements made by Oswego County Administrator Philip Church to the Oswego County Legislature’s Health and Human Services Subcommittee they are going to make some of the records public in their effort to find a scapegoat in the death of Erin Maxwell.

    I would like to take this opportunity to speak to the committee about the tragic death of Erin Maxwell. The death of a child is traumatic for everyone, and the Department of Social Services and all of County government share in the community’s concern, anger, and heartbreak over this tragedy. We understand the public’s frustration with the status of the current investigation, the circumstances surrounding Erin’s death, and the limited information DSS has been able to release so far.
    I want the public to know that the County has taken three specific actions that will soon lead to the release of more information about Erin’s case, as well as a full independent review of DSS’s involvement with Erin.
    First, I want to emphasize that Department of Social Services child protective investigation records are confidential from public disclosure. However, Social Services Law 422-a, known as Elisa’s Law of the Child Protective Services Reform Act of 1996, provides guidelines on the information that DSS can share in the event of a child’s death. Under Elisa’s Law, DSS is preparing a written report of the agency’s actions for the chief elected official of Oswego County, Legislature Chairman Legislature Barry Leemann. The report will be completed by mid-week, next week. It will contain further information of the Maxwell family’s involvement with DSS prior to the current investigation.
    Specifically, the report will address the anonymous complaint that was made in March 2006 to the statewide central registry. DSS’s report will be made public after Legislature Chairman Leemann has received it. Second, DSS Commissioner Fran Lanigan asked the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, which is DSS’s oversight agency, to review all records relating to previous investigations involving Erin Maxwell. DSS was not required to ask for this review, but the Commissioner took this action in order to initiate an objective review of the steps DSS took in Erin’s case. The State Office of Children and Family Services always reviews cases where there has been a child’s death, however, it is done after the completion of the investigation. By the Commissioner’s request this process was put ahead of schedule.
    The State has already begum their review. The State’s written report and recommendations will also be given to Legislature Chairman Barry Leemann, and will be a public document.
    Third, the Commissioner has requested Cornell University staff to review and evaluate all DSS Child Protective Services processes, to make sure that cases are handled consistently according to New York State regulations and guidelines, and to identify strengths as well as opportunities for improvement. From Oswego County Social Services Commissioner Frances Lanigan
    There are a few details in Erin’s 2006 case that I can share with you today:
    DSS records show that its investigation began within 24 hours of receiving an anonymous report from the State’s central registry in March 2006. DSS cannot receive child abuse reports at its local Mexico office. DSS must receive all its child abuse referrals from the statewide central registry, located in Albany. People can report suspected abuse to the registry anonymously, or they may use their name. Unfortunately, when we receive an anonymous report, as we did in Erin’s case, we are unable to interview the potential witness who may be able to provide further important information.
    Following DSS and State protocol, Erin’s safety and risk were assessed. An investigation was conducted, including initial and follow-up conversations with Erin. Erin was deemed to be safe… at the time the case was closed in May 2006. More than two years have passed, with no further child abuse or neglect reports that would lead DSS back to Erin’s house. As I have stated previously, there were no facts in any prior reports with the Maxwell family that could have predicted a homicide.
    The death of a child is a tragedy that deeply affects all of the community. We understand that the public wants more information about how DSS was involved and what actions were taken. I assure you that information will be provided to Legislature Chairman Leemann and will be made public according to the process specified in Section 422-a of the NYS Social Services Law.
    It is important to keep in mind that there are now two investigations underway: a DSS child fatality investigation, and the NYS Police and the District Attorney’s Office’s homicide investigation. We are dedicated toward helping bring the law enforcement investigation to a successful conclusion. For this reason, as difficult as the lack of information may be at times, we ask for the community’s and the news media’s patience until more details in Erin’s case can be responsibly released
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  • Uncategorized 23.09.2008 No Comments

    Actually Jaeden Vasquez should never have even been put on the bus in the first place as he lives across the street from his school and stays in the after-school program next door.

    Five-year-olds, no matter how smart sometimes do things that we would never dream of and they will also follow the directions of their teachers and other adults even when those directions come from a dumb-ass as they apparently did in Jaeden’s case.
    Someone at PS 111 put the boy on a school bus and the driver made him get off at the end of the line even though there wasn’t a parent waiting for him. Just like here, New York City bus drivers require that an adult be waiting for children that young at their bus stop. If their is no parent waiting for them they take the kid back to school, except of course in this case.
    According to the Department of Education in New York “The Driver may have done something wrong and we’re investigating, this should not have happened“. May have done something wrong? WTF is up with that? The driver DID something wrong and is negligent. It hopefully will result in the firing of the bus driver. Hell, if I were his mother, Aileen Bonilla, I would sue their fucking asses. Someone at PS 111 needs a thorough ass-beating right about now.
    So a good samaritan gives him a ride the two miles back and calls his mother to tell her that she had Jaeden. What if it had been some murdering fucking pedophile? Thanks to the woman who brought Jaeden back in a cab.
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  • Uncategorized 29.08.2008 1 Comment

    Lots of information on this weeks updates below. Head over to AMW to get more information on any of them using the links provided if you want to go straight to that page.

    Hiers_Dan_lg1.jpgDan Hiers: Dan Hiers — a former cop as well as an accused murderer and child molester — is on the U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted List, and John Walsh has added him to his Dirty Dozen list — the notorious group of fugitives he wants to see taken off the streets the most. Cops say he killed his wife, stole her truck, and fled three years ago, and he hasn’t been seen since.

    hyatt_lg1.jpgRoy Hiatt: Cops say Roy Stephen Hyatt is a convicted sex offender on the run who still has an appetite for children. Police are looking for him on charges of downloading, possessing, and possibly distributing child pornography.

    Garcia_prim_lg.jpgDionne Garcia: After several years of hard work, the Chicago FBI’s Joint Task Force on Gangs was able to indict 52 people in relation to the manufacture and distribution of PCP on the streets of the Windy City. Of all those indictments, only two people remain on the run. Agents say Dionne Garcia fled after being charged, probably with her common-law husband and their four children.

    PHONELOPEZ_lg.jpgJose Orlando Lopez: Jose Orlando Lopez has been deported twice for crimes committed in the U.S., and authorities still can’t seem to get rid of him. They say Lopez has so little respect for this country that he raped a stranger on a busy street in New York. Police believe he’s running from his latest charges from 2004 to prevent being deported, again.

    primary_large.jpgTaizhi Cui: In October 2006, Los Angeles’ Korean community was shocked by a triple murder that happened in their own backyard. Cops say the deaths were the work of a jilted lover hell-bent on getting revenge on an ex-girlfriend and her new paramour. However, authorities are still looking for the man they say pulled the trigger … Taizhi Cui.

    Cofer_lg7.jpgKenneth Cofer: The fugitive task force in Oklahoma City hasn’t forgotten about Kenneth Cofer — and neither have we. Despite confusion about numerous look-alikes, Cofer is still a free man.

    cerda_Edmundo_For_Web_lg.jpgEdmundo Cerda-Anima: The manhunt for accused killer Edmundo Cerda-Anima has led agents south of the border. Investigators believe the former Hurricane Katrina contractor may be going back and forth between the U.S. and Mexico — and if he’s caught, he’ll have to answer for a lot more than crossing the border.

    plemons_wil_lg.jpgWilliam Plemons: Police say William Plemons has a reputation as a real romantic … that is, until you get to know him better. Plemons carried on a series of pen pal relationships from behind bars — but according to authorities, he was more interested in money than love. When one woman threatened to unravel his alleged scheme, police say Plemons turned from Casanova … to killer.

    San-Diego_Daniel.lg.jpgDaniel San Diego: We’re looking back at the case of Daniel San Diego, accused of using violence to advance his own radical agenda. Law enforcement sources tell AMW he portrays himself as an animal lover and an activist, but the FBI says San Diego is a cold-blooded domestic terrorist — and they need your help to apprehend him.

    giovannilg.jpgGiovanni Gonzalez: Police have discovered incriminating evidence against the father of missing 5-year-old Giovanni Gonzalez. Inside Ernesto Gonzalez’ apartment, Massachusetts State Police say they found what appeared to be blood-stained objects — including a mop that was apparently stained with blood and cleaned with bleach.

    I’ve written about little Giovanni over here and I am glad to see that this story is getting a little attention now. It’s not that the story has been buried but in between the search for another child in Florida and the Democratic National Convention he has received very little press.

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  • Uncategorized 29.04.2008 2 Comments

    From CNN:

    The call girl involved in the sex scandal with former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer filed a lawsuit Monday suing the founder of the “Girls Gone Wild” video series for more than $10 million.

    Now that her meal ticket has resigned as governor of New York, call girl Ashley Dupre has decided to sue the Girls Gone Wild founder as well as others for $10 million, claiming that she was 17, he knew it, and exploited her.
    Sounds to me like a bunch of bullshit but then again, this dude needs to be sued. He’s out of jail now and apparently hasn’t learned his lesson.

    In the complaint filed in Miami, Florida, Ashley Alexandra Dupre says she was vacationing in Miami Beach when she was approached by agents and representatives of the defendant, Joe Francis, and offered alcoholic drinks.
    While intoxicated, Dupre was persuaded to expose her breasts and then told to sign a release form, according to a statement from her legal counsel, Richard C. Wolfe. Wolfe contends that Dupre “was 17 years old and therefore not legally competent to enter into a contract with the defendants.”

    I don’t guess I’ve ever seen a Girls Gone Wild video and while I am no opponent of porn, actually I like it, child pornography is just pretty sick and the Girls Gone Wild series is close enough to child porn to be included.

  • Uncategorized 04.04.2008 Comments Off

    Lance Corporal Margaret McMahon has been missing since last monday and her family has offered a $12k reward for her whereabouts. I’ll post more information about it as I come across it.

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