Monthly Archives: May 2016

April Millsap tragedy to be shared with national audience

There have been numerous print interviews, long days in a courtroom and moments of solace at the garden in Armada named for her late daughter, but now Jennifer Millsap is in New York taping a program for a national cable television station.

Millsap and her good friend, Jean Fitzell Persely, both of Armada, recently traveled to New York City, New York, to film the taping of an episode of “On the Case with Paula Zahn” for the Investigation Discovery Channel. The cable network focuses on true crime stories told in a documentary-style format.

Millsap was contacted by the show’s producers several months ago, and once dates were set she was ready to share the story of the tragic loss of her only child, 14-year-old April Millsap, who was murdered along the Macomb Orchard Trail in July 2014. James VanCallis, 34, of Goodells, was convicted of the crime in February and sentenced to

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‘The Vanishing Women’ Examines The Disappearances And Deaths Of Six Women In Ohio

Similar to the Discovery Channel’s hit series Killing Fields, this docu-series will focus on six women who have either gone missing or have been found dead in Chillicothe, Ohio, over the past few years. Although residents have begun to worry that a serial killer may be in their midst, police suggest that the women’s troubled pasts could be a major factor in their tragic fates. There is also a problem with heroin abuse in the city of 22,000, and The Vanishing Women will examine whether that could have contributed to the disappearances and deaths of these women.

According to TV Series Finale, since 2014, a string of six young women in their 20s and 30s have gone missing or were found dead. All of them are believed to have known each other, and all have links to the darker side of Chillicothe. Investigation Discovery has been given unprecedented access to

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Rico Harris: ‘Disappeared’ Airs Story Of Missing Former Harlem Globetrotter Still Not Found On Investigation Discovery

Rico Harris, the former Harlem Globetrotter who went missing two years ago after venturing out on a road trip, is the feature story that will be dramatized on ID’s hit television series, Disappeared. The Investigation Discovery episode titled, “California Leaving,” will revisit the story of a Globetrotter who vanishes into thin air after after heading to Seattle, leaving his loved ones anxious and devastated as they wait for word on his whereabouts. In the documentary, those who knew him well will add details and background information about the former Harlem Globetrotter. Rico Harris’ body has not been found.

The circumstances are mysterious surrounding the disappearance of Rico Harris, who set out on a road trip from Alhambra, California, to Seattle in October 2014, according to Daily Mail. The 38-year-old man was last seen by his mother, stating he would contact her later on. She heard from him almost nine

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Scott Catenacci: ID Profiles Nebraska Bully Murdered By Friends For Rough Group Sex Romp With Teens

Scott Catenacci was a 19-year-old Krispy Kreme doughnuts worker who was stabbed to death under a bridge in Omaha, Nebraska, by his friends almost 20 years ago, according to the LA Times. The tragic murder was a revenge killing for getting too rough during a teen group sex romp with a married couple. This week, Investigation Discovery will air his case on the television crime series, Murder Among Friends, where law enforcement officials and experts will weigh in on the crime.

Murder Among Friends Episode: “Friends In Low Places” Tease

When the body of a young man is found in a ditch by a passerby, detectives discover that a group of Gothic teens, involved in a world of sex orgies and partner-swapping may have everything to do with his death.

Facts of the Scott Catenacci Case

On the morning of Wednesday, September 29, 1998, a man collecting cans contacted authorities after he

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Man Charged in 1995 Murder Arrested in Trenton for Brandishing Weapons

A Trenton man with a criminal history was arrested Sunday in Trenton’s Greenwood Forest Wildlife Management Area

The man, 42-year-old ex-convict Bruce J. Post III, was dressed in full combat gear and was wielding an illegal automatic rifle and handgun at the time of his arrest, according to Patch.com. Post was sporting a mustache and hairdo in the style of Adolf Hitler.

According to Lacey Township police chief David Paprota, Post “gave indications of possible white-supremacist involvement.”

Authorities arrested Post after spotting a 2007 Hyundai Tucson parked on the side of the road, according to Patch.com. Post and his accomplice were found about 100 yards from the vehicle, which was later impounded. Officers also found a cache of weapons containing an AK-47, a Walther P38 9mm handgun, eight 30-round high-capacity magazines, one 100-round drum magazine and assorted ammunition, Paprota was quoted as saying by Patch.com.

After being taken to police headquarters, Post was charged with illegal possession

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WATCH: Suspected ‘white supremacist’ tied to murder

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Possible white supremacist arrested

LACEY –A suspected white supremacist linked to a 1995 murder was arrested on weapons charges after police stumbled across him and another man – and a cache of guns and ammunition – during a search of the Pinelands.

Officers from Lacey and Waretown police departments, State Police, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, and state fish and wildlife officers traversed 60 miles of woods in Lacey and Ocean Sunday, looking for “criminal activity, trespassing and off-road vehicle violations,” Lacey police Chief David Paprota wrote in a prepared statement. Around 1 p.m. officers found 42-year-old Bruce J.

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Review: ‘The View From The Tunnel’ at Divine Revelation and Educational Services

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‘The View From The Tunnel’ questions why the good suffer

There’s a scene in The View From the Tunnel, directed by Simone Walker, and written by DMV-area playwright Elaine Hutchinson, that reminded me of that scene in the Bible where Job’s friends tried to console, advise and admonish him over his trials and misfortunes. The difference was that in this scene, in lieu of friends, there were four sons, and in lieu of Job, there was one Anna Forster, a fiercely self-reliant widow of a reverend, being confronted by her offspring to face the fearful reality of a life-taking illness. It’s a scene that raised many vexing questions.

Playwright Elaine Hutchinson.

Playwright Elaine Hutchinson.

“Why do good people suffer so many trials and tribulations?” In the early 80s, there was a book When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi

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‘I (Almost) Got Away With It’ Kicks Off A New Season With A Special VR Experience

This popular series returns for an eighth season featuring all-new criminals who believe they can commit crimes and never get caught. These true stories profile people who will do anything they can to evade arrest. They will use their families, fake IDs, and even use force to keep from being captured. Eventually, they do get caught, but often not before causing more chaos and mayhem.

I (Almost) Got Away With It has joined the virtual reality (VR) bandwagon, offering fans of the series a new way to experience one criminal’s jailbreak for themselves. According to a recent post on the I (Almost) Got Away With It Facebook page, this VR experience is inspired by Peter Gibbs’ prison escape. His story will be the first one featured on I (Almost) Got Away With It. Seen from the criminal’s point of view, viewers can feel the adrenaline rush as they immerse themselves

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Investigation Discovery Premieres Second Installment of IN THE …

Investigation Discovery Premieres Second Installment of IN THE LINE OF FIRE TonightAcross the United States every day, brave men and women in blue risk their lives to serve and protect all Americans. For the second year, Investigation Discovery (ID) turns its cameras on the professionals to explore the critical role so many officers play in protecting and serving. Presented by legal analyst Rikki Klieman, IN THE LINE OF FIRE brings viewers into the heat of the moment to experience the stunning split-second decisions that changed the course of events and tells, first-hand, emotional stories of survival from the police officers themselves. In celebration of National Police Week (tonight, May 15-Saturday, May 21), IN THE LINE OF FIRE is set to premiere exclusively on ID on Sunday, May 15 at 8/7c.

“With daily headlines denouncing the negative and harmful acts of law enforcement, I feel it’s my

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Police Officer’s 2002 Toms River Murder Spree Subject Of TV Documentary

TOMS RIVER, NJ — It was a rampage that rattled Ocean County to the core. Five people killed, a police chief shot, a man on the run for 12 hours, and a suicide to end it.

The murders of five of his neighbors and the shooting of his boss by Seaside Heights Police Officer Edward Lutes Jr. in Toms River in the spring of 2002 — on the heels of one just a couple of months prior where another Toms River man, retired police officer John Mabie, killed four people — left Toms River and the community at large grasping for understanding.

Now, 14 years after those killings, the story of Lutes’ killing spree is the focus of an Investigation Discovery episode, “Fear Thy Neighbor: Daddy’s Got A Gun.”

Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, said the episode includes interviews with Capts. Joseph Mitchell and Vincent

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