On Saturday, authorities recovered the Black Honda Accord belonging to missing New Orleans teacher Terrilyn Monette. The vehicle had a badly decomposed body inside. It was not immediately apparent whether the remains were male or female. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Police in Texas recently arrested Felix Vail for the murder of his wife Mary Horton Vail, 22. Her death, originally ruled an accident, was reclassified as a homicide after police reopened the investigation in response to an article by investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell in the Clarion Ledger. Here Mitchell discusses Horton Vail’s life, as well as the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
Welcome to Monday. I’m sure this Louisiana woman, 50, looks just like many of us felt this morning — except that she got herself arrested.
Suellen Roberts and her daughter Lexis left home on a road trip to Arizona just before Labor Day weekend and disappeared. Diligent investigation would unearth their fate and a killer that had been legally dead for years.
On June 19, 1986, the decomposed remains of a female victim were discovered in Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, Louisiana. The victim is believed to have been 20-30 years of age at the time of death. She is believed to have been in the water, held down by a 22-pound weight tied to her neck, for 36 hours prior to discovery. Cause of death was determined to be homicide.
Missing almost two weeks now, the search for Terrilynn Monette, a New Orleans second-grade teacher nominated for Teacher of the Year, continues, expanding to Bayous and ponds.
Grandmother Marinece Craft, 51, was arrested first, on February 26 after school officials noticed cuts and scabs on the wrists of the two unnamed kids, ages 9 and 11. She was joined by her husband, Alvin Skinner, 74, and daughter, Rosalind Craft, 35, earlier this week.
Officer Antoinette Frank stood in the cramped kitchen of the Kim Anh restaurant, where she moonlit as a security guard. The 9mm pistol clutched in her hand was pointed at the owner’s children, who were kneeling in terror on the floor. Frank fired nine rounds into them.
In an ongoing feature, Crime Library will shed a light on the women spending the rest of their lives on death row in prisons across America. These are the two women awaiting execution at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel.
Young Black Panther and Muslim-convert Essex went on a hate-fueled murderous shooting rampage in New Orleans on December 31, 1972, and again at a Howard Johnson Hotel on January 7, 1973, killing nine and injuring 13. Gunned down by police, he would become an inspiration to D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammed 30 years later.