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My Life as a Crime Scene Cleaner

“I felt pain in my heart for this man. It’s sad when someone leaves this earth, but the ones left behind are the most affected. We are the ones who go on living…and remembering.” What is left in the silent moments after the grim reaper has come and gone? The author of Bloodstains and Ball Gowns: My Life as a Crime Scene Cleaner discovers the answer once she leaves a glamorous life in the beauty industry to begin her ‘secret life’ in the underworld of crime scene cleaning. She enters a world that tells what happens in the neighborhood when the sun goes down, when blood is spilt and lives are lost. Her world becomes one of caravan parks, views of dried grass and withered trees through smashed windows, and the blood, gore and aftermath of tragedies when love goes wrong. Her job is to make it look as though it never happened.

Recurring characters continue to forge lasting ‘Five-0’ friendships – Honolulu Star

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    “Hawaii Five-0” recurring cast member Chris Vance as MI6 agent, Harry Langford, in a scene with series star Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett.

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For the last eight years, “Hawaii Five-0” has featured talented and interesting character actors in recurring guest roles. Sometimes these characters have returned in subsequent seasons to revive their character arcs within a storyline. While there is no proof that the fandom’s response to an actor’s performance causes their callback, it seems as if positive feedback toward a certain guest actor helps their subsequent

Read more at: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/06/22/features/five-0-redux/recurring-characters-continue-forge-lasting-five-0-friendships/

Book Deals: Week of June 25, 2018

Touchstone Grabs ‘Helpline’

Tara Parsons, editor-in-chief of Simon Schuster’s Touchstone division, bought U.S. and Canadian rights to a debut novel by Katherine Collette. Titled The Helpline, the book was also bought by SS U.K.’s Jo Dickinson. Parsons, noting that the project came in separately to SS’s Canadian and U.K. offices, said, “We are delighted to have prevailed at auction across all three territories.” Parsons completed the deal with David Forrer at InkWell on behalf of Michael Heyward at Text Publishing in Australia. The Helpline, Parsons said, “is a dazzlingly funny, big-hearted novel in the vein of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and The Rosie Project, about an oddball heroine named Germaine Johnson who is great with numbers but not so great with people.” Helpline is set to be published in late summer 2019.

Bershtel Signs History on the End of Slavery

In a preempt, Sara Bershtel

Read more at: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/book-deals/article/77348-book-deals-week-of-june-25-2018.html

Missing Walmart worker murdered by daughter, son-in-law: cops

A missing Kentucky Walmart employee was murdered by her daughter and son-in-law — who later tried to cover up the crime, police said.

Sherry Rose, of London, was reported missing Monday by co-workers at the local megastore after she failed to show up for her shift for a week.

Her daughter, Christie McFadden, 28, and son-in-law, Joseph McFadden, 31, later admitted stabbing Rose to death during an argument, according to an arrest report. They were arrested and charged with the 58-year-old woman’s murder just after midnight Tuesday, according to the Times-Tribune.

They are also charged with tampering with physical evidence, abuse of a corpse, evading police, and theft. A bond was not set. They were due in court Wednesday morning.

The couple admitted that they bought mops, ammonia and bleach to clean up the bloody crime scene before stuffing Rose’s corpse in a suitcase, police said. The couple also allegedly withdrew $500 from

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2018/06/19/missing-walmart-worker-murdered-by-daughter-son-in-law-cops/

Missing Walmart worker murdered by daughter and son-in-law: cops

A missing Kentucky Walmart employee was murdered by her daughter and son-in-law — who later tried to cover up the crime, police said.

Sherry Rose, of London, was reported missing Monday by co-workers at the local megastore after she failed to show up for her shift for a week.

Her daughter, Christie McFadden, 28, and son-in-law, Joseph McFadden, 31, later admitted stabbing Rose to death during an argument, according to an arrest report. They were arrested and charged with the 58-year-old woman’s murder just after midnight Tuesday, according to the Times-Tribune.

They are also charged with tampering with physical evidence, abuse of a corpse, evading police, and theft. A bond was not set. They were due in court Wednesday morning.

The couple admitted that they bought mops, ammonia and bleach to clean up the bloody crime scene before stuffing Rose’s corpse in a suitcase, police said. The couple also allegedly withdrew $500 from

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2018/06/19/missing-walmart-worker-murdered-by-daughter-son-in-law-cops/

Malmesbury mosque attack: Footage from bloody crime scene emerges [video]

Malmesbury mosque attack

Image Credits: VOC News


The community of Malmesbury in the Western Cape has been left reeling after two Muslim worshippers were killed during a violent mosque attack.

Voice of the Cape was the first media organisation to arrive at the scene, and they recently uploaded footage of the aftermath of the crime to their Twitter account. The video is a little disturbing, so sensitive viewers might want to give this a miss:

Watch footage of the Malmesbury mosque attack aftermath here:

China Unsolved: Death of a Courtesan

China Unsolved is a SupChina weekly series profiling China’s most notorious unsolved mysteries.

A bloody crime scene in Beijing, an apartment full of cash and cadres’ contact details: An orgy of evidence — with no solution in sight.

 

Images by Katie Morton

 

She was five foot-six, weighed just under seven stone, and was the reigning queen bee of Beijing’s most notorious nightclub.

Before its dramatic closure in 2010, the affairs of Tianshang Renjian (“Heaven on Earth”) or Passion Club, as it was trademarked, were among the best-known secrets in the capital. Every night, a line of black sedans would glide up to its discreet entrance and disgorge a procession of the capital’s eminent elite.

Inside, VIP guests would be taken to their table, reserved with a minimum spend of 10,000 yuan, to lavish far more on its various “flower girls” — the club’s trained companions, personal hostesses with

Read more at: https://supchina.com/2018/06/13/china-unsolved-death-of-a-courtesan/

Emergency app turns phone into panic button

The iER app is available free of charge to Android and iPhone users.

The iER (Integrated Emergency Response) mobile app hopes to help South Africans in crisis situations by connecting them to an extensive network of emergency responders, as well as alerting selected friends and family.

The app, developed by Affinity Enterprises, provides emergency services with vital information on the person in distress, such as their blood type, medical aid, private security company and next of kin. It also provides exact GPS co-ordinates of the user’s smartphone and directs how to get there fastest.

Inside the app, there are several SOS buttons for different emergencies, such as medical attention, broken car, hijacking and ‘stuff on fire’. Once pressed, the user is connected to a 24-hour call centre, manned by emergency-trained staff, and the appropriate service is sent out.

Thousands of emergency services across the country are connected to the call

Read more at: https://www.itweb.co.za/content/P3gQ2qGX3lNvnRD1

Uncertain Terms: Details of 1977 murder fill courtroom as James Morgan seeks to go free

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James Morgan leaves the courtroom during his resentencing hearing June 11, 2018.
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Editor’s Note: This story was updated from its original version. 

STUART — As prosecutors displayed graphic autopsy photographs of a beloved Stuart widow on a large screen Monday, one of her granddaughters left the courtroom in tears as killer James Morgan kept his eyes averted.

Several family members of 66-year-old Gertrude Trbovich, including her son and daughter, remained in court as huge color photos illustrated the fatal wounds suffered during her stabbing death inside her Overlook Drive home June 6, 1977. 

According to testimony, Morgan repeatedly stabbed Trbovich in the ribs, liver, kidney and lung, and crushed her skull during a frenzied attack he perpetrated when he was 16.

He also

Read more at: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/crime/martin-county/2018/06/11/james-morgans-1977-brutal-murder-stuart-widow-detailed-court/682956002/

Internet searches indicate West Melbourne mom accused of murder knew she was pregnant

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West Melbourne Police Department’s Det. Donovan Brickhouse conducted interviews with Rachael Thomas, who is accused of killing her newborn twins in April.
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The West Melbourne mom accused of murdering her newborn twins in April gave conflicting reports to and hid evidence from police during early stages of the investigation, according to arrest records. 

And while she told investigators that she didn’t know she was pregnant, her internet search history suggests otherwise.

Recently released evidence from the state attorney’s office includes photographs of a bloody crime scene, interviews with the panicked suspect and incriminating internet search history results. 

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Rachael Thomas, 30, is charged

Read more at: https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/crime/2018/06/08/internet-history-indicate-west-melbourne-mom-accused-murder-pregnant/684713002/