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Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 9:21 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 9:21 AM
MEXICO CITY, Mx — Police say the body of Carmen Esparza was found “in a high state of putrefaction.” When she first went missing last February after leaving her gym, her friends worried the pretty brunette had been taken by a gang.
“We all thought that she might have been kidnapped and sold off into the sex trafficking industry," Javier Paz told The Mirror. “It seems that her body was back in her apartment block the whole time." Decomposition made visual ID of the body impossible. That forced investigators to ID Carmen “from implants that she had as a result of a plastic surgery operation."
Fox News reports police are investigating a businessman Esparza was involved with before she began dating an attorney.
The search of the tank started after residents complained of the strange taste of their water. Esparza was found in a filtration tank, The Mirror reported. As the family is questioning authorities about how Esparza's discovery took nearly a year, residents are also dealing with the fact the woman's remains were fouling their water supply for, what police believe was, 11 months.
Published: Saturday, May 05, 2018 @ 1:49 PM
GATLINBURG, Tenn. — A cabin rental office in Tennessee received surprise visitors this week.
A bear roamed the parking lot of the Chalet Village office on Wednesday, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. After unsuccessfully trying to access a trash bin and pausing at the front door, the bear sauntered over to a company pickup truck and easily opened the door. The bear climbed into the back of the truck momentarily, before being shooed out by employees.
Chalet Village representative Cindy Dale Jenkins told the Knoxville News Sentinel that another bear paid a visit to a company truck on Thursday, this time settling into the driver's seat.
Published: Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 1:56 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa — High winds set loose a giant inflatable duck which surprised motorists in Iowa Thursday evening.
The duck, named Quacky, belongs to the Youth Emergency Shelter and Services in Des Moines, The Associated Press reported. Windy conditions set the inflatable loose, and the duck proceeded to bounce down a 2-block stretch in a Des Moines neighborhood.
Video captured the unusual scene.
Published: Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 1:19 PM
CASSELBERRY, Fla. — A Florida man told his roommate, "The next one's going in you!" after shooting at him following an altercation over cat hair, according to a police report obtained by WFTV.
The incident occurred April 26 at a home in Casselberry.
Craig Allen Tull told the responding officer his roommate, Christopher D. Schaffner, did not clean up after his cat when it left hair all over the couch. He said he ordered Schaffner to leave the house, but he refused, at which point he shoved Schaffner.
Schaffner told police he was sitting at his computer in the living room when Tull got his gun from his bedroom and pointed it at him, firing a round in his direction but not hitting him. Schaffer also told the officer Tull grabbed his car keys from his belt before jabbing the gun into his rib cage, causing minor bruising.
Crime scene investigators found bullet holes in a wood cabinet that were consistent with the silver Taurus Judge revolver in the home, WFTV reported.
Police arrested Tull, but had to use four sets of handcuffs because he was unable to put his hands behind his back. He faces multiple charges, included aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
Schaffner told the officer he and Tull have been roommates for two years since Schaffner's girlfriend died.
Published: Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 3:18 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man is facing a felony charge, accused of tampering with the road outside of his home as a way to punish speeding drivers, authorities said.
Joseph Kurimay, 75, has been charged with one felony count of damage to property, WCCO reported.
Kurimay has been under investigation since October, according to the criminal complaint. He is accused of scattering mason nails on the road outside of his home. The criminal complaint says more than 100 vehicles have been damaged due to Kurimay's actions.
Police gathered evidence from employees at a car repair shop and from surveillance video at a hardware store, the criminal complaint said. Police said they linked a credit card used to purchase mason nails to Kurimay, and found a nearly empty box of mason nails during a search of Kurimay's garage.
Kurimay initially denied involvement, but then expressed frustration that authorities had not responded to his complaints about speeding in the neighborhood, so he took matters into his own hands, according the criminal complaint.
Police told WCCO that 115 victims have been identified, and over $22,000 has been reported in damages.
Kurimay could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted, WCCO reported.