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Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 10:55 AM
— The baby at the center of a Norman Amber Alert has been found dead at his father’s home, police said.
The Norman Police Department issued an Amber Alert for a missing and endangered 7-month-old child Wednesday; they canceled the alert that same evening.
On Thursday, FOX23 learned Victor Minjarez, 31, faces charges of murder and unlawful disposal of human remains.
Later Thursday morning, Norman police reported they found the body of an infant, believed to be Jody Minjarez, at his father's home.
Victor Minjarez is accused of attacking the infant's mother on Feb 19.
Police said Victor Minjarez fled the scene of the incident with the child after renting a U-Haul pickup truck.
They said law enforcement officers took Victor Minjarez into custody, but the search for the child was ongoing.
Norman police updated their information Thursday with the news that the body had been found.
NPD needs your help locating a missing and endangered child, 7-month-old Jody Minjarez. The child is likely w/ his father 31YO Victor Minjarez, and is believed to be in imminent danger of bodily harm or death. Call 911 or 405-321-1444 with any info. MORE: https://t.co/Fk10drZ6Em pic.twitter.com/xeS8UEuBNX— Norman Police (@normanokpd) March 6, 2018
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 9:57 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 12:07 PM
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — The suspected Austin serial bomber who killed himself early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him was Pflugerville resident Mark A. Conditt, local and federal law enforcement sources told the American-Statesman and KVUE.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 9:01 AM
BEND, Ore. — An Oregon girl decided digging in the dirt was more her speed than watching her big sister’s JV soccer game. And that decision turned into a major discovery.
Naomi Vaughan found something that she called her “Moana rock” after it reminded her of the Heart of Te Fiti from the hit Disney film, last year, CNN reported.
The “Moana rock” turned out to be something that dated back at least 65 million years.
It was actually an ancient fossil called an ammonite. Ammonites are extinct marine invertebrates, CNN reported.
Paleontologists told Oregon Live that they’re not normally found in Bend, but have been discovered more than 80 miles away.
One paleontologist believes it came from an area further away, a town of Suplee, 112 miles east of Bend, Oregon Live reported. He believes that either there was a family connection between the two towns or that the fossil came from a school collection.
And while well-preserved ammonite fossils can fetch big bucks -- up to thousands of dollars, Vaughan’s sample may be worth about $10 or $20.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4:03 AM
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia woman was found covered in cockroaches and maggots, bedridden on a sheet smeared in feces, a police report says.
Her caretakers and family members, 54-year-old Terry Ward Sorrells and 18-year-old Christian Alexander Sorrells, have both been charged with neglect of a disabled adult or elder person.
Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services responded to the Sugar Hill home where the woman lived with Terry Sorrells and Christian Sorrells on March 15 after receiving a call for medical assistance. The woman was unresponsive but still alive, the report says.
The AJC is not identifying the woman because she is an alleged victim of neglect.
When the fire crew arrived, they said they saw that maggots and roaches were eating the woman’s flesh and her legs were “completely black and showing signs of decomposition.” They had transported her a month earlier with a “mega mover” — a tarp-like object used by emergency medical technicians to move obese patients — and she was sitting on the same mega mover, now “completely brown and black” and covered in feces. The fire crew called police because “they did not believe she would live much longer and felt a moral obligation to report this,” the report says.
The living conditions inside the home on Pine Tree Circle were “deplorable,” the responding officer said in his report. The officer was “overwhelmed with the smell of human feces and garbage” when he walked into the house, and roaches were crawling on the walls and ceiling of “every single room,” the report says. Garbage lined the floor from the entryway to the kitchen, and covered the floor of the bathroom. In Terry Sorrells’ bedroom, there was a two-foot-high pile of empty Monster energy drink cans, with garbage piled in a closet and covering a dresser, the report says.
Terry Sorrells had gone with the woman in an ambulance before the officer arrived, but Christian Sorrells remained at the house. He told the officer that the woman had been bedridden for one or two years and had been progressively getting worse; she had been admitted into a long-term care facility, but returned home after Medicaid would not cover the cost, the report says. Christian Sorrells also told the officer that no one in the house worked.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 6:58 AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Thursday to slam Joe Biden over controversial comments that the former vice president made at a rally Tuesday.