JACKSON, MI – The story of Frances Craig, stabbed to death in a murder-for-hire plot gone awry, is to be featured next week on the Investigation Discovery series “Unusual suspects: Deadly intent.”
An episode featuring interviews with Craig’s family and friends and Jackson County law enforcement authorities is to air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, Investigation Discovery announced in a Wednesday, Oct. 18, statement.
Craig, 28, was a young mother of two, working in a restaurant and a clothing store, living in a “new dream home” on Timbercrest Trail, just east of the Country Club of Jackson, the program notes, and died in her bedroom in the middle of the night.
Three men, charged after more than a year of investigation and a secret grand jury, are serving life sentences for the crime.
“Evidence points to some of those closest to the young woman, but determined investigators continue to uncover new leads that guide
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A film crew for one of those ubiquitous true crime shows was in town last week shooting an episode about a local murder case and needed to interview the journalist who covered the case.
They couldn’t find one.
Although Verenanda Flores, 24, had lived among us in Albuquerque, it was as if she had never existed here, her disappearance days before Christmas 2014 receiving little public notice save for a quick mention on TV news, a spot on Spanish radio, a notice from Albuquerque Crime Stoppers and an article in the Las Vegas (N.M.) Optic, her family’s hometown newspaper, nearly two months after her disappearance.
That her death went so unnoticed made her ending seem all the more sad.
But she had mattered.
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The Michele “Shelli” Whitaker (Michelle Shelly Whitaker) Spartanburg missing person case got some attention last night on ID’s Gone documentary crime series. The missing woman, also known as Michele “Shelly” Whitaker, vanished fifteen years ago. Her story made headlines and was featured on a crime show.
Six years after Michele Whitaker’s disappearance, she was found alive in Oregon. Gone on Investigation Discovery will recount the turmoil and anguish her family went through while trying to find her. It will also reveal what Michele Whitaker’s life was like during those years. The interviewees include Michele Whitaker’s mother, sister, and law enforcement officials.
The Investigation Discovery TV show Gone will dramatize the events leading up to the disappearance of Michele Whitaker. The 33-year-old woman vanished without a trace in August of 2002. She was last seen leaving a jail where she had been arrested for driving under the influence. Police officials released her
A former missing person case in Spartanburg will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Gone” on the Investigation Discovery network next week.
Michele Whitaker disappeared in 2002 without any clues to her whereabouts. Then, on the sixth anniversary of her disappearance, she was found alive.
She has since returned to the area and is living a productive life, said her mother, Laura Andrews.
The episode highlights Andrews’ effort to find answers. An argument between mother and daughter about Whitaker’s rebellious behavior prompted her to leave, according to a statement from Investigation Discovery.
Andrews said by phone this week that Whitaker left because she felt no one would care if she was gone.
“She would sometimes not speak to me in a few days but something told me that it was different. Her not being around even for a few days,
Demi Helenius, also known as Demi Helenius-Culley, is an Oregon woman who vanished without a trace over the weekend. Now, police say her car has been found. The Washington County Sheriff’s office stated they need help finding the 23-year-old missing woman. Demi Helenius disappeared on the night of Saturday, August 5, after attending a Landmark Worldwide self-help conference at the Embassy Suites hotel in Portland, Oregon. Update: Demi Helenius was found safe in Roseburg.
According to police, Demi Helenius-Culley was last seen at the Landmark Worldwide conference, which ended at about 10 p.m. Landmark Worldwide Forum attendees say Demi went to lunch at 6:00 p.m. and never returned for the last half of the conference. Worried family members say Demi Helenius also failed to return home. All calls to her phone have gone unanswered. Losing communication with her family is unusual for Demi Helenius. She normally talks to someone by
A Colorado man is currently serving a life sentence in prison after being found guilty of killing 18-year-old Greeley resident Angie Zapata, who was born Justin Zapata.
The case, which resolved in 2009 when a jury found 31-year-old Allen Ray Andrade guilty, is receiving a new dose of national attention from the network Investigation Discovery, which plans to run a feature on the 911 calls placed immediately after Zapata’s sisters found her bloodied, battered body in her apartment.
For those unfamiliar with the murder, here is background on the case:
On July 17, 2008, Zapata was found dead in her Greeley apartment. An autopsy determined the cause of death was blunt-force trauma.
Thirteen days later, Andrade was arrested in Thornton in connection with Zapata’s death.
Investigators learned Zapata met Andrade on the Internet and brought him to her home in Greeley. After learning that Zapata was a transgender woman, an enraged Andrade struck Zapata repeatedly with his
MOUNT LAUREL — When Danielle Imbo and her friend didn’t return to her home after a night out in 2005, there were few clues, and while the 12 years since have yielded some leads, mystery still surrounds her disappearance.
The missing-persons case of the 34-year-old Imbo and Richard Petrone, 35, of Philadelphia, will be featured on the documentary series “Disappeared” on the Investigation Discovery channel Sunday at 9 p.m. The series will take viewers through the details and timeline in the case and feature interviews with an investigator and family members of the victims.
In 2015, investigators said they had promising leads in the case of a couple who vanished from a Philadelphia bar on Feb. 19, 2005. The FBI said at the time that Imbo and Petrone were the victims of foul play, likely in a scheme orchestrated by more than one person. In 2008, authorities said they were pursuing a possible murder-for-hire
PHILADELPHIA — Twelve years after a New Jersey woman and Philadelphia man vanished from a bar, mysteries surrounding their whereabouts and the sequence of the evening’s events continue to loom over the unsolved case.
But this Sunday, “Disappeared,” which airs on the crime network Investigation Discovery, will sift through the little evidence there is in the case that has stumped authorities for more than a decade.
Richard Petrone, of Philadelphia, and Danielle Imbo, of Mount Laurel, vanished in February 2005 after going out to a bar on Philadelphia’s South Street. Petrone’s truck was never found, and despite the offer of monetary rewards, no witnesses have come forward.
Petrone and Imbo were 35 and 34 years old, respectively, when they went missing. They were both single parents who had recently begun a relationship after knowing each other in their younger years.
The episode will air this Sunday, June 11, at 9 p.m. It will feature New Jersey and Pennsylvania authorities