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I'm pissed off: Who's to blame for Trump's Nazi America

When I was a kid, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I witnessed the growing popularity of neo-Nazism flourish. I was too young to fully understand what skinheads were, other than the simple explanation given to me by my grandparents: "They don't like black people." I also understood -- as much as I could at the age of five-years-old -- that my grandparents were disgusted with skinheads, even though they themselves weren't too fond of dark-skinned people either. I grew up in a household where it was totally normal to hear the "N" word and any other multitude of slurs toward blacks, Jews, Mexicans, gays -- pretty much anyone that wasn't white and Christian. Nonetheless, I was taught that skinheads, neo-Nazis, anyone who falls under that category of people, were just evil subhumans. I knew, even at a young age, that even your average run-of-the-mill racist idiot hates skinheads, hates Nazis, hates hate-groups that want harm to come of specific minorities…

Missing in Tennessee: Where is Rita May Eastes?

Update: Body found. Click here for more details.

Authorities in Knox County, Tennessee are looking for Rita May Eastes. The 56-year-old woman was reported missing by her daughter, who hasn't seen her since Thursday, August 10th. This is a developing case, so details are gradually making their way to the media. Meanwhile, this missing woman's loved ones are frantically looking for her. So what happened to Rita Eastes?

Rita May Eastes was last seen on Thursday, though the time of day hasn't been clarified by loved ones or media sources. WBIR News reports that she was last seen traveling in her 2012 Kia Sorento, silver, wearing a pink blouse. These are the only details available in the disappearance of the Tennessee woman. However, it must be noted that the Knox County Sheriff's "Major Crimes Unit" is investigating this disappearance. Could this mean that Rita May Eastes might have met foul play? With so few details available, it's impossible to speculate.

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Do you recognize this jewelry?

Anne Arundel County, Maryland: The remains of a woman have been located in Maryland, and authorities are looking for help identifying her. In particular, they want to know if you recognize this woman's jewelry. The pictured articles were found with the remains, which were discovered near a construction site on July 11th of this year. Do you recognize them?

Documents submitted to Namus report that the unidentified woman could've been between 18 and 40-years-old. The woman's remains were nearly skeletal at the time of discovery, making it impossible to figure out a variety of factors, such as her ethnicity, height or weight.

Also unknown at this time: Whether or not this woman died by homicide, or if her death came by natural or other means. Medical examiners believe that this woman died sometimes in 2016, but are not sharing what has led them to this conclusion.

If you think you recognize this jewelry, please immediately contact the MD Chief Med Examiner at (410) 333-3225.

Florida Jane Doe: Unidentified body found

The skeletal remains of a woman have been located in Florida, and now authorities are trying to identify her. There are no photos available in this case, and no identifying features can be made from the discovery due to the level of decomposition. These skeletal remains were reportedly located at the end of June of this year.
The Jane Doe's remains were located in a wooded location near 18001 Old Cutler Road -- which happens to be the area of the National Parks Service in the city of Palmetto Bay. The remains appear to be a woman between the ages of 14-years-old and 99-years-old -- meaning medical examiners have no idea how old this person was when she died. What also isn't known: Her ethnicity, her hair color, eye color, weight, height or any other identifying feature.
Even though the remains are skeletal, medical examiners have been able to determine that this Florida Jane Doe died after 1992. This is due to the fact that her remains displayed evidence of surgery that could …

Cold Case: What happened to Kara Nichols?

What happened to missing Colorado woman, Kara Nichols? The aspiring model vanished in October 2012 -- meaning nearly five years have passed since anyone has seen or heard from her. This case has long been surrounded by suspicion for many years, with some disturbing revelations that make it hard to believe that this young woman will ever be found alive.

Kara Nichols was last seen on October 9, 2012. She was supposedly heading to Denver (from Aurora), to participate in a modeling shoot. At least that's the story she told her loved ones. The truth of the matter is that Kara had been involved in prostitution for a handful of years, while living the public persona of an aspiring lingerie model. These details were understandably hard to swallow for loved ones of the missing woman, but when they were confirmed by detectives it became immediate apparent that she did not vanish while en route to a modeling shoot.

Women who work in the sex industry -- prostitutes in particular -- tend to f…

Five years missing: Where is Kortne Stouffer?

It's been five years since Palmyra, Pennsylvania woman Kortne Stouffer vanished under suspicious circumstances -- and authorities don't appear to be any closer to answers than they were in the beginning. With all these years past, it's hard to see a conclusion in this case, especially with all of the confusion that surrounds it. What happened to Kortne? Will we ever know?

Stouffer went missing on July 29, 2012, after police had been called to her apartment multiple times. The Pennsylvania woman had a rough night leading up to her disappearance. She had gone out bar-hopping with friends, before she was thrown from one of the establishments. At some point during the evening she had gotten into some kind of altercation with someone, and was reportedly "fuming" when she was thrown from the bar. Her troubles for the night didn't end there.

Once she was at her apartment, Kortne Stouffer reportedly got into another altercation -- this time with one of her neighbors…

60 years missing: What happened to these teen lovers?

In 1958, two teenage lovers eloped from San Pedro, California to Las Vegas, Nevada -- and then disappeared without a trace. Now it's been nearly 60 years, and the questions that have hovered over this case for decades remain unanswered. What happened to Donnis Redman and Michael Griffin?

Eighteen-year-old Michael Griffin and his 14-year-old girlfriend Donnis Redman ran away together, eloping to Las Vegas on March 1, 1958. This was the last time anyone had seen either of the teens. However, the car belonging to Griffin was located in Williams, Arizona several days after they were seen in Las Vegas. The 1951 Dodge Clipper had been abandoned, but no other information has ever been made public about the discovery of the vehicle.

Very little is known about either of these missing people, and sadly no newspaper archives (searchable online) appear to show any media coverage of the case. It's a mystery, and a bit like a Romeo and Juliet type story. These teen lovers had to run away f…

Police: Ohio cheerleader killed and buried her newborn infant

An Ohio teen has been arrested in association with the discovery of newborn remains, which were found buried outside her home. CBS News reports that 18-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson is accused of giving birth to the infant, before "purposely causing" its death. She faces a slew of charges, which could see her in prison for a handful of years. Is this a case of malice murder -- or the actions of a scared and uninformed teen?

Police in Lebanon, Ohio have charged the 18-year-old high school cheerleader with involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment, gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. They say she gave birth to the child in May of this year, before somehow causing its death and then burying the body on her property. The remains were discovered recently, but the level of decay was so advanced that a cause of death has not been determined.The body was also evidently burned. Furthermore, authorities believe that a cause of death may never be known. Current…

Dad punched baby to death, drove body around in hearse

A Maryland dad has admitted to murdering his own infant son, in an absolutely horrifying case of child abuse murder. CBS News reports that Antoine Petty has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse resulting in the death of a child. This plea deal could put him in prison for up to 40 years, but has justice been served for the two-month-old infant that was brutally slain?

The murder took place in September 2016. The Maryland man admits to becoming enraged when his wife couldn't stop their newborn son from crying. Petty took the two-month-old infant from his wife and went outside with him. It was there that the Maryland father reportedly punched the infant in the face until he became unresponsive.

Antoine Petty admits that he and his wife observed that their son was badly injured. The child "showed signs of distress," before later dying in their care. At no point during this time did the parents ever call 911 or take the infant to any emergency care. Instead, they allow…

Mom let baby cook to death in Arizona desert

An Arizona mom has been sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment, after she was convicted in the horrifyingly gruesome death of her 17-month-old daughter. The details of this case are very graphic, and are indeed anger-inducing -- especially with knowing that this tragic case could have been prevented altogether.

The Dreamin' Demon reports that 23-year-old Ashley Attson intentionally murdered her own daughter, just two months after winning custody of her. The 17-month-old infant had been in the care of tribal social services for her entire life, albeit short. This was because her mother had used crystal meth during her pregnancy, causing the child to be born with the dangerous drug in her system.

Just two months after finally getting custody of her child, Ashley Attson decided she no longer wanted to be a mother. She placed the defenseless infant in a stroller and then pushed her into the desert, where she was left to cook under the Arizona sun for four days, and four nights. During …

Amber Alert: Bracie Schivers in 'immediate danger of death'

Authorities in Oklahoma are on a manhunt for a Cleveland County couple -- and a one-year-old girl who is believed to be in grave danger. KFOR News reports that an Amber Alert has been issued for one-year-old Bracie Schivers, who was allegedly kidnapped by her biological parents.

Arrest warrants have also been issued for Bryant Dwight Schivers, Jr., and Tara Springfield. The parents of the missing one-year-old infant do not have legal custody of the child, and took the child unlawfully. Authorities have not clarified on what kind of danger the infant may be in, but have stated that she is in "immediate danger of death," while in the custody of her non-custodial parents.

Police believe that three other children may be with the couple, and are referring to one-year-old Bracie Schivers as a "victim," but are not adding any further details.

If you have any information pertaining to this case, or if you believe you've seen the couple and the missing infant, please d…

Lucy Xiong update: Body pulled from canal during search

The search for missing woman Lucy Xiong has taken a tragic ( but expected ) turn. The Washington Times reports that a body has been retrieved from a canal in Fresno, and authorities believe that it's her. If the body in the canal is positively identified as the missing woman, what could it mean about her case?

Detectives say that the body was found approximately a mile and a half from where Lucy Xiong was last seen. What is known about this case is that Xiong had left her mother's residence on foot, while allegedly under the influence of alcohol. After she "stormed off" during an argument with her mother, she talked to her boyfriend on the phone. However, the man told detectives that their phone call was abruptly ended with a scream.

The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Lucy Xiong have led authorities to believe that she fell victim to foul play. However, as speculated in this post, it's quite possible that the young woman fell into the canal while…

Lucy Xiong update: Police now suspect foul play

The search for missing woman Lucy Xiong is heating up, and now authorities are acknowledging that they do in fact suspect foul play in her disappearance. This revelation comes on the heels of reports sharing the strange and frightening circumstances of this disappearance. Was this missing woman murdered, or is she missing under other circumstances? The evidence in this case -- thus far -- could suggest a couple of different theories.
Fresno Police Department officials say that a phone call between Xiong and her boyfriend could indicate foul play. These claims confirm that the "friend" who last spoke to this missing woman is indeed her significant other. A tidal wave of other details have made their way to the media, including the hours surrounding Xiong's bizarre disappearance. 
Her family members have admitted that they argued with the young woman late Friday night, when she had come home after a night of drinking. Family members say that she was intoxicated when she g…

Police: Missing woman's remains found in freezer

The remains of a woman have been discovered in a freezer, and police believe she's a woman who was reported missing last month. Two people have been arrested in association with the grisly find: The missing woman's former boyfriend, and his new girlfriend. This story is truly stranger than fiction, with some downright bizarre details.

Police have arrested 31-year-old Arturo Novoa and 34-year-old Katrina Layton, and have charged both of them with abuse of a corpse. The couple was arrested after a friend of theirs discovered the remains of the woman in a locked freezer, and then immediately called the police on them.

The body has not yet been positively identified, but authorities believe she is 28-year-old Shannon Graves, who was reported missing in June. However, it had been several months since anyone had last seen the Ohio woman.

When Graves disappeared sometime in February, her loved ones weren't alarmed. The woman had a history of disappearing for short periods of tim…

Was Paul Swenson murdered?

A search is currently underway for missing Utah man Paul Swenson. The 30-year-old missing man vanished around July 27th, and hasn't made any contact with his loved ones. There are some suspicious elements in this case, and I also can't shake the negative vibes I am getting. Did something horrible happen to this man? My gut feeling is telling me 'yes.'

Swenson was last seen at around 3:00 p.m., on the 27th. He left his family's home in his black 2016 BMW, which was later found abandoned near the Parkview Elementary School in Salt Lake City. Police say the manner in which the car was found was "under suspicious circumstances."

The missing man's cellphone has also been turned off -- an immediately suspicious fact.

Other suspicious elements have come to play, which have sparked speculation and rumors that drug use (or even trafficking) could be involved. However, authorities in Utah have declared that there is no evidence of any of these things having an…

Police: Alabama man beat missing elderly woman for two days

An Alabama man is in jail after authorities say he held an elderly woman captive for at least two days. CBS News 47 reports that 33-year-old Lance David McClendon faces a variety of charges in association with the shocking incident, which has left the woman with multiple severe injuries.

The 65-year-old victim had been reported missing by her loved ones in Georgia, who were unable to make contact with her over a course of multiple days. Sheriff's deputies in the town of Albertville, Alabama were able to track her down at the home of 33-year-old McClendon, who has been described as the victim's boyfriend. The victim's loved ones gave police his address, describing him as someone that she had "known for a couple of years," but they had expressed worry, which triggered a welfare check.

It's a good thing police showed up at McClendon's home, because there is no telling what may have happened to the unnamed victim. Police say that the 65-year-old woman had be…

Is Lucy Xiong the victim of foul play?

Authorities in Fresno, California are looking for Lucy Xiong. The 20-year-old woman went missing July 28, and hasn't been in contact with loved ones since that day. There are disturbing circumstances surrounding this case, which make it easy to believe that this missing woman came to some kind of harm. Did someone harm the California woman, or are the circumstances to her disappearance nothing more than coincidence?

Nobody has seen Lucy Xiong in three days, but the night she vanished she was on the phone with a friend. That friend says that something bizarre took place in the final moments of being in contact with the missing woman. The friend, who isn't being named publicly, claims that Xiong "acted surprised" and then dropped their call abruptly. This is the last time anyone had spoken to the missing woman, and now her loved ones are worried.

They have good reason to worry. The scenario described by Lucy Xiong's friend sounds suspiciously like a kidnapping or s…