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Update: Body of Donella Zukosky Located

The body of missing woman Donella Zukosky has been located, bringing a tragic end to the search for her. Fox 23 News reports that a person of interest has also been arrested in association with the Oklahoma woman's disappearance and death.

The person of interest in this case has not yet been identified by authorities, but family members of the once-missing woman believe that this person of interest is who led police to her body. There are no other details available regarding this heartbreaking discovery at this time.

Please continue to check back on the Case to Case blog for more updates on this case.

Man Pretended To Be Justin Bieber To Trick Child Into Sending Him Nudes

A Los Angeles man has been arrested, after authorities say a man from Massachusetts tried to trick a nine-year-old girl into sending him nude photos. CBS News reports that 24-year-old Bryan Asrary told the child that he was Justin Bieber, in order to trick her.

Police say that the victim -- who is now 11-years-old -- was contacted on the internet by the man two years ago. The incident took place while the girl was playing around on Bieber's Instagram account, which apparently attracted the attention of the 24-year-old Massachusetts man. He reached out to the girl via direct message on the popular social media site.

The little girl says that the man told her to message him on KIK to talk to Justin Bieber -- which is where he evidently posed as the pop singer to trick the girl into thinking she was talking to him. Police say that Bryan Asrary coerced the girl into sending him nude photos of herself, threatening to hurt her if she didn't do it. For some reason, the girl was coer…

Lovelock, Nevada: Liddia Weatherman Is Missing

Update: Liddia has been located safely.

Authorities in Lovelock, Nevada are looking for 16-year-old Liddia Weatherman. The young girl was last seen on January 16, 2017, and has not been in contact with her loved ones since. She is 5'4", weighs around 120 lbs., and has dyed black hair and brown eyes. Her hair is shaved on the side as shown in recent photos of her.

Please view the missing flyer for Liddia Weatherman via the CFSI Nevada for Missing Children Facebook page (click here) 

This week's podcast: Missing people Jan. 11, 2017

The Case to Case podcast is back on a permanent schedule! Every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. -- Pacific time -- you can catch a live broadcast here on the Case to Case blog. You can also go straight to my Spreaker profile by clicking here, and bookmarking it. If you subscribe on the Spreaker page, you'll be notified every time there's a show. This week's episode is going to focus on missing people.

Call me live during the broadcast! (702) 997-1983

Anytime during this show -- and any others -- I encourage live callers. Call in to discuss whatever topics the broadcast may be about, or call in with any other questions or comments. The Case to Case podcast aims to be totally interactive.

FAKE 'missing child alert' goes viral on Facebook

Recently, residents of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania were duped when they fell for a hoax on social media, which involved the fake disappearance of a child. With good intentions, these people reacted as anyone should when notified about the possibility of a missing child: They shared the hell out of the posts, in hopes of locating the lad or getting his face out in the public view. However, the child in this latest viral Facebook campaign wasn't ever missing. 

Fake news has been getting a lot of attention on social media these days, especially with the belief that satire news articles played a role in the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. However, fake posts involving crime stories (including missing people) pass through social media feeds every day. While it's a headache that this particular post went viral among residents of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, it's absolutely fortunate that this child is not indeed missing.

It takes a special kind of…

Cold Case: What happened to Amber Barker?

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: On the evening of December 18, 1997, 10-year-old Amber Renee Barker was reported missing by her family. The child had last been seen at around 6:00 that evening, riding her bike from a friend's residence -- on her way back home. Suffice it to say, the child never made it to her intended destination, which kicked off a high-profile search for her that has still come out fruitless all these many years later. It's been two decades since this child was reported missing, but the circumstances remain as suspicious as they were on that fateful evening in 1997.

The last time Amber's mother spoke to her was just moments before she embarked from her friend's home, on her bicycle. She had phoned her mom to tell her that she was on her way home, and that she would be there soon. However, after some time had passed, it had become evident that something happened to the 10-year-old Oklahoma City girl. Authorities, and loved ones, searched for the child throug…

Important message about the Case to Case podcast!

As many of you are aware, I've recently revived the Case to Case podcast, with hopes of airing it, live, every week. However, I've struggled with using the BlogTalkRadio platform to host my show. I told you guys last week that I wasn't sure I would stay on BTR, and now it's time to make my final decision.

Back when this podcast began (several years ago) I used BlogTalkRadio, because I didn't know much about podcasting and sound quality. I never attracted more than 30-something followers on BlogTalkRadio.

When I switched my podcast to the Spreaker platform in 2014-2015, I immediately noticed an improvement in sound quality. I also noticed that I was attracting thousands of followers -- and tens of thousands of downloads/listens. While I can easily attribute this to the fact that I was discussing some very high-profile topics on my show, I really would like to think it had a lot to do with quality.

That is why the Case to Case podcast has switched back to the Spreak…

Alleged kidnapper and rapist smiles in mugshot after arrest

An accused kidnapper and rapist has been arrested, and now he's facing charges in association with the incident. Police in Morehead, Kentucky say that 25-year-old Carson Carter has admitted to his actions -- and he even offered a bit of a smile in his booking photo.

The incident reportedly took place on Dec. 30, shortly before New Year's Eve celebrations got into full-swing. An unnamed Rowan County woman reported to police that she had been kidnapped and raped by the man, but she had absolutely no memory of how she wound up in his home. This is where the story gets absolutely bizarre.

The unnamed woman told police that she went home from a bar with her fiance', before falling asleep on the couch in the home the couple shared. She said that she later woke up in the presence of the 25-year-old Kentucky man, and she was no longer in her home. She doesn't remember being transported from points (a) to (b). The woman also said that she discovered that the man had raped her …

Georgia girl live-streamed suicide [Shocking Video]

Last Friday, a 12-year-old Georgia teen committed suicide, by hanging herself from a tree. To make this already-tragic story worse, The Dreamin' Demon reports that 12-year-old Katelyn Nichole Davis chose to live-stream the entire 45-minute incident, using a popular video-streaming app.

Because of Katelyn's horrifying decision to live-stream her suicide, the video is now permanently on the internet for anyone to see. While that is an utterly disturbing thought, it may also be a blessing -- a video that may deter other suicidal teens (and adults) from going through with their urges.

If you can stomach it, the video can be viewed below. Be warned: This is a 12-year-old girl committing suicide. This is real, this is not a dramatization. If you can't handle this kind of imagery, do not watch it.

This is a truly tragic case of teen suicide, but it's not the first time someone has broadcast such a thing on the internet. Unfortunately, this is just the latest case to make med…

Religious parents let their child die in pain while 'praying for his health'

Two Minnesota parents have been arrested, after they reportedly allowed their seven-year-old son to die of pancreatitis, without seeking medical attention. Ozarks First reports that Timothy and Sarah Johnson, a highly religious couple who have "issues with doctors," chose to pray for their child, instead of taking him to the hospital, when he showed signs of extreme, life-threatening illness.

Police say that the Minnesota couple left the little boy in the care of an older sibling, to go out of town for a wedding, even after they knew that he was gravely ill. The night they returned from their little holiday, they found the seven-year-old lad, named Seth, unresponsive. The parents have noted that he did not "react" when they "prayed for his health."

The parents of this poor child have admitted to police that they were aware that he was ill before they took off and left him in the care of a sibling for a handful of days. They have admitted that they chose …

Police: Texas man raped and stabbed baby

A Texas man (and his girlfriend) has been arrested on accusations that he violently sexually assaulted a one-year-old infant. KTNV News reports that 23-year-old Isaac Andrew Cardenas is facing charges associated with the incident, which reportedly took place on New Year's Eve.

Police say that they were alerted to the incident the night it took place. They responded to an emergency call on Saturday night, believing that the one-year-old girl had been bitten by dogs in an attack at the Bexar County residence. However, a medical examination of the child showed that dogs had absolutely nothing to do with the numerous injuries she sustained.

Police say that the child had been violently sexually assaulted, beaten and stabbed multiple times -- leaving her fortunate to have survived at all. Police say she was stabbed in multiple parts of her body -- including her genitals -- which could have been done in an attempt to mask the sexual assault that had been committed. Fortunately, the chil…

Who is 'Sahara Sue?'

Who is Sahara Sue? The simplest answer is that this is the nickname given to a young woman, who was found slain in Las Vegas, on Aug. 14, 1979. This Jane Doe has remained unidentified for nearly 40 years, making her one of Sin City's oldest unsolved cases (of which there are many). The details surrounding this unidentified murder victim are disturbing -- especially given the fact that her killer has never been identified or brought to justice.

The body of this unidentified woman was located in a vacant parking lot near Las Vegas Blvd. S., and Sahara Ave., -- a location which lent in giving this Jane Doe her notorious nickname. When her body was found, it was believed that she had only been dead for a handful of hours. She was violently murdered, with several stab wounds to her abdomen, among other injuries. There was no doubt upon the discovery of her body that Sahara Sue was the victim of a homicide -- but she had no identification on her, and no means by which to find out her t…

North Carolina: Police Seeking Two Missing Teens

Authorities in Brunswick, North Carolina are looking for two missing teenagers, who were last seen around Jan. 3, 2017. Sixteen-year-old River Boyd is believed to be in the company of 14-year-old Macayla Wallace. Both teens are believed to be traveling in a 2007 silver Honda Civic.

According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children"Caution is advised" regarding these two missing teenagers. However, no further details are being offered as to why caution is being encouraged. No reports are indicating whether or not these two teens are a danger to themselves or others.

It's been more than 24 hours since Macayla and River have been seen, and investigators believe that they could be in Georgia. If you feel that you know something about this disappearance, or if you think you may have seen either of them, please do not hesitate to call 911.

The podcast: What you missed

This week's podcast went smoothly, though I wish the sound quality would have been a bit better. Nonetheless, the show's back with aims to be a regular, weekly broadcast -- and that's all that matters!

This week I discussed the parole hearing of notorious double-murderer Betty Broderick. I played testimony from Betty's trial, along with excerpts from her last parole hearing -- which was obviously denied. At the time of this blog post, it's not known whether or not Betty will continue to spend her time behind the walls of a prison -- but most people believe that is exactly where she belongs.

I also discussed some of the more disturbing cases surrounding "shitty parenting" in the news over the past week -- and brought up the question "is it safe to cosleep with your infant?"

I also highlighted the unsolved disappearance of Nevada teenager Cassy Kauffman. The 15-year-old Northern Nevada teen has been missing for two months -- and her loved ones (a…

This week's podcast: Shitty Parenting and Mommy Issues

This week's podcast -- Jan. 4, 2017 @6:00 p.m., PST -- will be about the topic of bad parenting. In particular, this week's show will focus on some of the most outrageous crime cases in the news regarding shitty parenting, child neglect, abuse and more.

I encourage live calls throughout the show!

I will also talk a little about my upcoming true crime book, titled Mommy Issues.

Be sure to bookmark this week's episode (click here), and call me during the broadcast to comment on some of the shocking stories I'll cover.

Oklahoma: Donella Zukosky missing amid human trafficking fears

Authorities in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma are looking for 26-year-old Donella Zukosky -- who has not been in contact with her loved ones since Oct. 19, 2016. With it being nearly three months since this young woman vanished, already-present fears surrounding her disappearance are heightened. In particular, her loved ones worry that she's either become the victim of foul play, or has somehow been kidnapped by human traffickers.

The Oklahoma woman reportedly left her residence to visit a friend, but never returned. Although she has a history of dropping out of contact for brief periods of time, her family and friends say that she wouldn't disappear for this long. Sadly, she has a reported history of drug abuse, which could possibly be behind this recent disappearance. Police in Haileyville, Oklahoma say that they aren't ruling anything out -- including the possibility that she was murdered.

If you know anything about this disappearance, please do not hesitate to contact the …

Indiana: Hannah Smolek missing Dec. 31, 2016

(Update: FOUND SAFE) Las Vegas: Lyric Anderson missing Dec. 31, 2016

Update 1-2-2017:Lyric has been located, and is safe.

Authorities in Las Vegas, Nevada are looking for 14-year-old Lyric Anderson. The missing girl was last seen on December 31st -- New Year's Eve -- but has not been seen since. Furthermore, she has not made any contact with her loved ones, leading them to report her missing.

Please share the CFSI Nevada flyer by clicking here(photos of missing teen available)

Lyric Anderson stands at approximately 5'4", and weighs 135 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. If you have any information about her whereabouts, or if you think you may have sighted this missing teenager, please do not hesitate to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (702) 874-1336. You can also contact CFSI ( The Center for Search & Investigations) at (512) 537-6603.

Michigan: Danielle Stislicki missing Dec. 2, 2016

Las Vegas, NV: Recee Watkins missing since Dec. 3, 2016

North Las Vegas, NV: Where is Teneya Finley?