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‘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.

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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

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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/

Parents used phone finder app to trace Dallas teen to creek where she was killed, mom testifies

After learning her daughter had been sexually assaulted, Cheryl Hastings, a registered nurse, became certified to conduct exams for rape victims. 

“I felt like those people need someone for them in a vulnerable time of their life,” she testified Thursday. 

Jurors were shown photos of the bloody crime scene, where Hastings was found in the fetal position, her clothing in disarray and knife wounds on her wrist and neck.

During the two-week hunt for her killer, investigators quickly zeroed in on Cochran, whom they called a “sexual predator.” 

DNA evidence found on the murder weapon was matched to him. His fingerprints weren’t found at the crime scene, but DNA from Hastings’ rape kit didn’t exclude Cochran as a suspect. 

Defense attorney Paul Johnson said the evidence proves only that Cochran handled the knife, not that he used it to kill Hastings. 

Knives like the murder weapon, Johnson said, are common at the Cinemark movie theater where he worked,

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2018/01/11/trial-begins-dallasman-accused-killing-18-year-old-way-church

Dallas teen was kidnapped, raped and killed while returning Redbox movie, jury learns

After learning her daughter was sexually assaulted, Cheryl Hastings, a registered nurse, became certified to conduct exams for rape victims. 

“I felt like those people need someone for them in a vulnerable time of their life,” Cheryl Hastings testified Monday. 

Jurors were shown photos of the bloody crime scene, where Hastings was found in the fetal position, her clothing in disarray and knife wounds on her wrist and neck.

Her death sent her neighborhood into a panic during the two-week hunt for her killer. 

Investigators quickly zeroed in on Cochran, whom they called a “sexual predator,” and DNA evidence found on the murder weapon was matched to him. His fingerprints weren’t found at the crime scene, but the DNA evidence taken from Hastings’ rape kit didn’t exclude Cochran as a suspect. 

Defense attorney Paul Johnson said the evidence proves only that Cochran handled the knife, not that he used it to kill Hastings. 

Knives like the murder weapon,

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2018/01/11/trial-begins-dallasman-accused-killing-18-year-old-way-church

In Mexico : Anguish over murdered ‘girl in red socks’

Kneeling at four-year-old Lupita’s grave, Mexican activist Veronica Villalvazo spoke to the murdered girl as if she had known her all her short life.

“Hey girl,” she said, laying flowers on the earth.

In reality, Villalvazo never met the child long known only as “the little girl in the red socks.”

But she was determined not to let her be just another anonymous statistic in the wave of violence against women and girls in Mexico.

Lupita’s semi-naked body, beaten and sexually assaulted, was found in a Mexico City suburb on March 18.

No one came forward to claim her, and for months, she was known only by the clothing she had on when locals found her in a vacant lot: a pair of bright red socks.

Villalvazo, a 47-year-old journalist and women’s rights activist, first read about the case in the local newspapers she monitors every day in an

Read more at: http://www.pulse.ng/news/world/in-mexico-anguish-over-murdered-girl-in-red-socks-id7830014.html

Anguish in Mexico over murdered ‘girl in red socks’ – World | The …

MEXICO CITY: Kneeling at four-year-old Lupita’s grave, Mexican activist Veronica Villalvazo spoke to the murdered girl as if she had known her all her short life.

“Hey girl,” she said, laying flowers on the earth.

In reality, Villalvazo never met the child long known only as “the little girl in the red socks”. But she was determined not to let her be just another anonymous statistic in the wave of violence against women and girls in Mexico.

Lupita’s semi-naked body, beaten and sexually assaulted, was found in a Mexico City suburb on March 18.

No one came forward to claim her, and for months, she was known only by the clothing she had on when locals found her in a vacant lot: a pair of bright red socks.

Villalvazo, a 47-year-old journalist and women’s rights activist, first read about the case in the local newspapers she monitors every day in an attempt to document Mexico’s

Read more at: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2018/01/11/anguish-in-mexico-over-murdered-girl-in-red-socks/

Anguish in Mexico over murdered ‘girl in red socks’

MEXICO CITY: Kneeling at four-year-old Lupita’s grave, Mexican activist Veronica Villalvazo spoke to the murdered girl as if she had known her all her short life.

“Hey girl,” she said, laying flowers on the earth.

In reality, Villalvazo never met the child long known only as “the little girl in the red socks”. But she was determined not to let her be just another anonymous statistic in the wave of violence against women and girls in Mexico.

Lupita’s semi-naked body, beaten and sexually assaulted, was found in a Mexico City suburb on March 18.

No one came forward to claim her, and for months, she was known only by the clothing she had on when locals found her in a vacant lot: a pair of bright red socks.

Villalvazo, a 47-year-old journalist and women’s rights activist, first read about the case in the local newspapers she monitors every day in an attempt to document Mexico’s

Read more at: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2018/01/11/anguish-in-mexico-over-murdered-girl-in-red-socks/

Mexico: Murdered ‘girl in red socks’ identified; mother, stepfather held

Mexico city: Kneeling at four-year-old Lupita’s grave, Mexican activist Veronica Villalvazo spoke to the murdered girl as if she had known her all her short life.

“Hey girl,” she said, laying flowers on the earth.

In reality, Villalvazo never met the child long known only as “the little girl in the red socks.”

But she was determined not to let her be just another anonymous statistic in the wave of violence against women and girls in Mexico.

Lupita’s semi-naked body, beaten and sexually assaulted, was found in a Mexico City suburb on March 18.

No one came forward to claim her, and for months, she was known only by the clothing she had on when locals found her in a vacant lot: a pair of bright red socks.

Villalvazo, a 47-year-old journalist and women’s rights activist, first read about the case in the local newspapers she monitors every day in an attempt to document Mexico’s epidemic

Read more at: http://www.asianage.com/world/americas/110118/mexico-murdered-girl-in-red-socks-identified-mother-stepfather-held-for-killing.html