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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.

Police say murder suspect admitted to beating man with table leg …

Shanadore Rice 

KALAMAZOO, MI — The man accused of killing 69-year-old William Gray told police he choked him, then used a table leg and paint cans to beat him to death, police say.

Shanadore Rice, 34, of South Haven, has been arraigned on one count of open murder in the Dec. 29, 2017, death of William Henry Gray.

Police responded to Gray’s home in the 1200 block of North Rose Street in Kalamazoo Dec. 30 after they received information Gray had been killed in the home, a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety detective said during a probable cause hearing Jan. 15 in Kalamazoo County District Court.

Murder arrest made after Kalamazoo man’s body found in Detroit

After executing a search warrant at the home, police found a bloody crime scene in the living room, which

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2018/01/man_admits_to_choking_beating.html

Police say murder suspect admitted to beating man with table leg, paint cans

Shanadore Rice 

KALAMAZOO, MI — The man accused of killing 69-year-old William Gray told police he choked him, then used a table leg and paint cans to beat him to death, police say.

Shanadore Rice, 34, of South Haven, has been arraigned on one count of open murder in the Dec. 29, 2017, death of William Henry Gray.

Police responded to Gray’s home in the 1200 block of North Rose Street in Kalamazoo Dec. 30 after they received information Gray had been killed in the home, a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety detective said during a probable cause hearing Jan. 15 in Kalamazoo County District Court.

Murder arrest made after Kalamazoo man’s body found in Detroit

After executing a search warrant at the home, police found a bloody crime scene in the living room, which

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2018/01/man_admits_to_choking_beating.html

Still no bidders for the house where Molly Martens violently murdered her husband

An American estate agent has admitted having serious trouble selling the home where killer Molly Martens brutally murdered her Irish husband Jason Corbett.

The house, 160 Panther Creek Court in North Carolina, has been on the market for months, but speaking exclusively to Paul Healy from The Irish Daily Star, listing agent Vicky Fleming admitted the almost US$400,000 (€327,000) home may need a price drop.

“We have had several people look at the property but we haven’t had anyone take an interest yet.
“Absolutely I have no doubt what happened there has had an effect,” Vicky revealed.
“Obviously I’m not a judge or a jury but there are concerns because of some people’s religious preferences and there are people that simply the history of this home would be of a concern to.”

Asked if she was having difficulties selling the home, Vicky said she was. One person was even interested in buying it,

Read more at: https://www.buzz.ie/news/still-no-bidders-house-molly-martens-violently-murdered-husband-269271

Still no bidders for the house where Molly Martens violently … – Buzz.ie

An American estate agent has admitted having serious trouble selling the home where killer Molly Martens brutally murdered her Irish husband Jason Corbett.

The house, 160 Panther Creek Court in North Carolina, has been on the market for months, but speaking exclusively to Paul Healy from The Irish Daily Star, listing agent Vicky Fleming admitted the almost US$400,000 (€327,000) home may need a price drop.

“We have had several people look at the property but we haven’t had anyone take an interest yet.
“Absolutely I have no doubt what happened there has had an effect,” Vicky revealed.
“Obviously I’m not a judge or a jury but there are concerns because of some people’s religious preferences and there are people that simply the history of this home would be of a concern to.”

Asked if she was having difficulties selling the home, Vicky said she was. One person was even interested in buying it,

Read more at: https://www.buzz.ie/news/still-no-bidders-house-molly-martens-violently-murdered-husband-269271

Execution-style triple murder led to peaceful arrest in Florida, police say – The Courier

Louisville police steered away Monday from revealing what investigators learned about what triggered a fatal shooting spree last Thursday in Pleasure Ridge Park that left three adults dead and two pre-schoolers without their parents.

Instead, they gave a shout out to help from two Florida county sheriff’s departments and the tracking technology OnStar that helped locate and capture suspect Christopher Olivio, 46, of Spring Hill, Florida, last Saturday night.

Police found brother and sister Mike Miles, 27, and Geneva Miles, 39, each dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Mike’s wife, Catherine Miles, 24, died from multiple gunshot wounds. The three were found Friday afternoon at a home in the 6400 block of Venango Drive after Catherine Miles’ worried relatives had alerted police after failing to reach her. 

Background: Florida

Read more at: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2018/01/15/triple-homicide-louisville-arrest-florida/1033593001/

‘It’s a very specific smell’: meet the couple who make a living …

Carl Loader owns Crime Scene Cleaners and has been cleaning up crime scenes since 2010.

Carl Loader owns Crime Scene Cleaners and has been cleaning up crime scenes since 2010.

Warning: this story may upset some readers.

The blood was everywhere.

On the walls, on the ceiling and spattered across the floor.

Specially mixed chemicals are used to remove blood and bodily fluids from crime scenes.

Specially mixed chemicals are used to remove blood and bodily fluids from crime scenes.

Under things and on top of things, in places you’d least expect.

The death of a man at the hands of a samurai sword was a grisly scene and no-one was willing to clean it up.

So Carl Loader and partner Tara-Jayne Stapleton got to work themselves.

Cleaning up crime scenes can be a grisly<p>Read more at: <a href=https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/100515479/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-crime-scene-cleaner

‘It’s a very specific smell’: meet the couple who make a living cleaning bloody crime scenes

Carl Loader owns Crime Scene Cleaners and has been cleaning up crime scenes since 2010.

Carl Loader owns Crime Scene Cleaners and has been cleaning up crime scenes since 2010.

The blood was everywhere.

On the walls, on the ceiling and spattered across the floor.

Under things and on top of things, in places you’d least expect.

Specially mixed chemicals are used to remove blood and bodily fluids from crime scenes.

Specially mixed chemicals are used to remove blood and bodily fluids from crime scenes.

The death of a man at the hands of a samurai sword was a grisly scene and no one was willing to clean it up.

So Carl Loader and partner Tara-Jayne Stapleton got to work themselves.

READ MORE: 
Upper Hutt axe-murder victim’s family had to clean up mum’s death scene
Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/100515479/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-crime-scene-cleaner

Three injured in shooting incident inside Springfield apartment; suspect in custody – The Register

SPRINGFIELD — A suspected gunman is in custody after three people were injured in a shooting Saturday in a Springfield apartment, Springfield police Lt. Scott McKee said.

About 6:30 p.m., officers responded to multiple reports of a dispute that involved gunfire in an apartment at Centennial Apartments at 506 W. Centennial Blvd. When the officers arrived, they found two trauma victims conscious at the base of a stairwell that leads to the second floor. One victim was shot in the chest, and another was shot in the arm.

The officers heard yelling and calls for help and immediately went to second-floor apartment No. 92, McKee said.

The officers used a large, handheld ballistic shield and forced entry into the apartment, McKee said.

Inside the apartment, they found the suspect struggling on the floor with another man, who was trying to detain him.

“He was

Read more at: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/36338461-75/three-injured-in-shooting-incident-inside-springfield-apartment-suspect-in-custody.html.csp

Three injured in shooting incident inside Springfield apartment … – The Register

SPRINGFIELD — A suspected gunman is in custody after three people were injured in a shooting Saturday in a Springfield apartment, Springfield police Lt. Scott McKee said.

About 6:30 p.m., officers responded to multiple reports of a dispute that involved gunfire in an apartment at Centennial Apartments at 506 W. Centennial Blvd. When the officers arrived, they found two trauma victims conscious at the base of a stairwell that leads to the second floor. One victim was shot in the chest, and another was shot in the arm.

The officers heard yelling and calls for help and immediately went to second-floor apartment No. 92, McKee said.

The officers used a large, handheld ballistic shield and forced entry into the apartment, McKee said.

Inside the apartment, they found the suspect struggling on the floor with another man, who was trying to detain him.

“He was

Read more at: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/36338461-75/three-injured-in-shooting-incident-inside-springfield-apartment-suspect-in-custody.html.csp

Diane Kruger anchors wrenching tragedy ‘In the Fade’

“In the Fade” does not tell a happy story, not even close. But it is a powerful film, one of the nine shortlisted for the foreign-language Oscar, and it is elevated by Diane Kruger’s superb performance.

An international star and former model who is fluent in both French and English, Kruger had never acted in her native German before. But she was so successful in this film’s difficult role of Katja that her Cannes’ best-actress award last year year was universally applauded. And on Sunday the film, directed by Fatih Akin, nabbed the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film.

“In the Fade” (titled after a song by Queens of the Stone Age, who did the soundtrack) is, at its core, a story of bottomless grief, its cause and consequences. Increasingly disturbing, it offers no relief for its central character. Akin was inspired to tell the story by real-life political events in Germany.

“In the Fade’s”

Read more at: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/12/movie-review-diane-kruger-anchors-wrenching-tragedy-in-the-fade/