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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sex offender found dead at Florence prison

12-15-2008 Arizona:

A convicted child sex offender has been found dead at the state prison in Florence.

The Arizona Department of Corrections issued a statement Monday saying that Matthew Goodwin, 36, was found Friday hanging from a shower in the Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman's Cook Unit.

ADOC said an investigation was continuing and that an autopsy would be conducted.

ADOC said Goodwin had been in prison since Jan. 19, 2007, after being sentenced in Pima County to nearly 77 years for sexual exploitation of a minor and aggravated assault. ..Source.. by

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Body found in DC park is suspected abductor of Relisha Rudd, 8, police say

4-1-2014 Washington DC:

The body found in a Washington, D.C., park is that of a man who was suspected of abducting an 8-year-old girl, police said Tuesday.

Relisha Rudd has been missing since March 1, when she was last seen with Kahlil Tatum, a 51-year-old janitor at the homeless shelter where Relisha lived.

"It appears the body has been dead for about 36 hours," D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters Tuesday, adding that the cause of death was suicide.

Lanier said Tuesday she was "hoping to finish the search of the park by the close of the day" Wednesday.

The search for Relisha intensified last week when authorities began combing Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. The search was prompted by evidence that Tatum had spent time there after Relisha's disappearance.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Body found in marina ID'd as Belfair man charged with child porn

4-1-2014 Washington:

BREMERTON — The body found floating near the Bremerton Marina Tuesday was identified as a high-profile Belfair man charged with possession of child pornography last week.

Frank Edward McDonald, 52, apparently killed himself, according to a statement from the Bremerton Police Department.

He was released from the Mason County Jail on Friday without bail following a hearing before Superior Court Judge Toni Sheldon.

McDonald’s body was recovered by Bremerton police and fire department along with Navy personnel at around 11:30 a.m.

McDonald was a volunteer fire captain and an elected commissioner of Mason County Public Hospital District No. 2.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sheriff says Missouri man in child pornography investigation shot self, drove car into lake

3-25-2014 Missouri:

BLUE SPRINGS, Missouri — Authorities in western Missouri say a man found dead inside his submerged car was being investigated for crimes related to child pornography.

A witness called the Jackson County Sheriff's Office around noon Tuesday after seeing a car speed into Lake Jacomo (jah-COH'-moh). Divers from the Lee's Summit Underwater Recovery team helped pull the vehicle from the water.

The county medical examiner concluded the driver had committed suicide, based on what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. Authorities later learned the man was being investigated by the multi-county Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force in connection with child pornography.

Identity of deceased inmate released

3-25-2014 Vermont:

Shayn Turner suffered medical issue Tuesday morning

ST. ALBANS, Vt. —Police investigators say the death of a 43-year-old inmate at Vermont's Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans is not suspicious.

But investigators say they are awaiting the results of an autopsy before determining the cause of death of Shayn Turner, formerly of Burlington.

Police say that at about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday prison staff noticed Turner was experiencing an unspecified "medical episode."

Correctional officers and the prison nurse began life saving steps until an ambulance crew arrived. Turner was pronounced dead at about 2:20 a.m.

Turner was sentenced last month to 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl when she was 6 and 7.

Police say he admitted videotaping an assault, possessing thousands of child pornography images and that he shared child pornography online. ..Source.. by