Suspected Serial Killer Found in Chicago – 10 Bodies Found

At least 10 bodies have been pulled from the water surrounding Chicago, and now, people are questioning whether this could be the work of a serial killer. 

The most recent case, a victim who was found last Sunday, share similarities with at least nine other disappearances that have happened along the Chicago waterways. The missing persons cases began over a year ago, and the causes of death for many of the victims remain unknown.

News Nation Now spoke with Tracy Walder, formerly of the CIA and FBI, about these disturbing cases and  @T.vmoments shared the clip to their TikTok page. 

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Most of the victims disappeared in the late evening or early morning hours on weekends. Viewer @Brittniceja comments, “I’ve been saying serial killer for awhile now.. Something is going on in Chicago.” And @Remington adds, “Thank God it’s being talked about. This has been an unspoken theory here for so long.” Another viewer, @Kennise posts, “We were talking about this at work a few months ago. The similarities are obvious!” And @Angela says, “No way it is a coincidence.” 

Walder feels like there are similarities in the cases and says additional similarities include the victims being around the same age, and all of them being the same gender (thus far the victims have all been male). She also says she suspects the cause of death in each cause is due to drowning. Walder feels “all roads lead to a potential serial killer on the loose.”

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NASCAR Star Kyle Busch Sentenced to 3 Years in Mexican Prison 

Famed NASCAR driver Kyle Busch has been sentenced to three-and-half-years in prison for gun possession without a license in Mexico, authorities there said late last week.

It is not clear how, or if, that sentence will be assessed.

According to a press release by Mexico’s Attorney General of the Republic office, a man visiting Quintana Roo, Cancún, was arrested by the National Guard when leaving the country on Jan. 27, after security personnel at the private FBO terminal in Cancún International Airport signaled that something was amiss with Busch’s baggage.

Mexican authorities identified the defendant as “Kyle Thomas B” from Nevada and said he was “credited with full responsibility in the commission of the crime of carrying a firearm without a license and possession of cartridges for the exclusive use of the armed forces.”

Busch addressed the issue in a statement on Twitter.

“In late January, Samantha and I enjoyed a several day vacation in Mexico,” he said. “When departing the country, my handgun was flagged during routine screening at the airport. I have a valid concealed carry permit from my local authority and adhere to all handgun laws, but I made a mistake by forgetting it was in my bag.”

According to Mexican authorities, Busch placed his luggage on the platform and x-rays took note of “a pistol-type firearm caliber. 380 with charger supplied with six hollow point cartridges” inside.

“When it was discovered, I fully cooperated with the authorities, accepted the penalties, and returned to North Carolina,” Busch’s statement continued. “Discovery of the handgun led to my detainment while the situation was resolved. I was not aware of Mexican law and had no intention of bringing a handgun into Mexico.”

On Jan. 29, the charges were presented by Mexico’s Agent of the Federal Public Ministry to what is termed a “Control judge” under an “expedited procedure,” deemed legal, and Busch was sentenced to three years and six months in prison as well as a fine of 20,748 pesos, or, roughly, $1,080, the Mexican press release said.

A Mexican legal website run by an online law firm explains that “[t]he expedited procedure is a mechanism that speeds up criminal prosecution proceedings [and] is applied in custodial sentences not exceeding 9 years or in others of a different nature.” A Mexican law review article written by a member of the judiciary says the procedure “is considered as a form of early termination, in which the defendant has agreed to be tried based on the data.”

Tied for the most NASCAR cup wins among active drivers with Kevin Harvick, Busch also has two titles to his name. He additionally has the most cumulative wins across NASCAR’s top three series at 223, according to Yahoo! Sports. The younger brother of NASCAR and Daytona 500 driver Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch is currently entering his first season racing under the new banner of Richard Childress Racing after spending the majority of his career with Joe Gibbs Racing.

“I apologize for my mistake and appreciate the respect shown by all parties as we resolved the matter,” Busch said in his statement. “My family and I consider this issue closed.”

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Gunman Ambushes People on Horseback, Firing “Dozens of Rounds”

In a scene straight out of the old west, a group of riders on horseback was ambushed by a man who emerged from the woods and fired “dozens of rounds” at them, Florida deputies said.

Ernest Jett Jr, 47, is in the Houston County, Alabama Jail after firing dozens of rounds from an AK-47 Pistol during an ambush at people attending an equestrian event in Jackson County, Florida, wounding one.

On Saturday, Feb. 4, around 3:30 p.m., the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of someone being shot in the area of 2110 Hook Way, just north of Campbellton, near the Alabama State Line.

Within minutes, deputies and Florida Highway Patrol Troopers were on the scene. Law enforcement quickly determined that a single suspect came out of a wooded area and fired dozens of rounds at a group of horse riders, striking one victim.

“A perimeter was quickly established, and the K-9 Tracking Unit was activated. Houston County, Alabama, deputies were also notified in the event that the suspect crossed the state line. Around 4 p.m., the suspect was seen just across the Alabama state line crossing Highway 231 on foot, and was apprehended by the Florida Highway Patrol without incident. “

One rider was hospitalized with a gunshot wound, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The victim was identified as veterinarian Susan Wells of Lillian, Alabama, and she was standing near her horse trailer when a bullet went through her left calf, Al.com reported.

The suspect, Ernest Jett, Jr., was captured “without incident” by the Florida Highway Patrol.

He was not armed, but a search dog found a weapon in the area, along with other evidence, officials said.

Jett was being held in the Houston County jail as he awaited extradition to Jackson County, where will be charged with “second-degree attempted Murder and numerous other felony charges,” officials said.

Officials said the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigating agency in this incident and will have more information as the case develops.

Sheriff Edenfield would like to thank the Florida Highway Patrol, Alabama Law Enforcement Highway Patrol, Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza, and his team for their assistance in taking Jett into custody.

Luckily, the shooting resulted in only one victim being hospitalized with a gunshot wound, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The victim was identified as veterinarian Susan Wells of Lillian, Alabama, and she was standing near her horse trailer when a bullet went through her left calf,

Although no motive was established for the shooting, Jett lives on nearby land and “had visited the camp a day earlier and complained about the riders.

Congratulations are in order for the Jackson County, Florida Sheriff’s Office, the Houston County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Highway Patrol, and the Florida Highway Patrol for an outstanding job of apprehending the shooter in short order.

Keanu Reeves Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against “Stalker”

Keanu Reeves has been granted a temporary restraining order against an alleged stalker who has trespassed onto his property numerous times in a bizarre bid to prove they are related.

TMZ reports the 58-year-old Speed star’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart appeared in court on Tuesday to seek protection for Reeves and his partner Alexandra Grant from Bryan Dixon, 38, a transient who has ‘been harassing them for months.’

The actor – who owns an $5.6million 5,607-square-foot estate in the Hollywood Hills – hired a security firm to investigate Dixon after he kept turning up at his home, with security footage showing Dixon trespassing six times between November 5 and January 20.

Dixon allegedly entered through a side gate and fell asleep in the home’s backyard on November 5, before getting thrown out. The security footage shows him peering over walls, smoking in the garden and walking along an outdoor terrace.

He then returned the next morning, leaving a ‘suspicious and alarming’ backpack on the property, which included a DNA testing kit ‘apparently intended to use on Mr. Reeves in a delusional attempt to prove they are blood related.’

Keanu’s team also claim Dixon has been posing disturbing messages on social media calling himself ‘Jasper Keith Reeves’ and wants to put Keanu ‘in charge’ of him and assign his personal ‘rights’ to the actor.

They added that Dixon is not known to the actor but has a bench warrant issued against him in Rhode Island for alleged breaking and entering with felonious intent, possessing burglary tools and vandalism.

Dixon’s criminal record is also said to go back two decades. 

The temporary restraining order granted bars Dixon from coming within 100 yards of Keanu and Alexandra. The police are understood to now be involved.

DailyMail.com has contacted Keanu Reeves’ representatives for comment. 

In 2014, a female intruder reportedly wandered into Reeves’ home and was discovered by a cleaning team – after she stripped off and jumped in the pool.

The incident came just two days after the star confronted another woman he found in his library.

According to TMZ, the second intruder walked into the Speed star’s estate after a cleaning company left the front gate open.

The actor was not at the property when the incident occurred.

Authorities arrived at the property and escorted the woman away. She allegedly underwent a mental evaluation afterwards.

Law enforcement sources tell the website that the team working in the house noticed the woman, but only flagged her as an intruder after she stripped, took a shower, then started swimming.

In the first incident, the star was at home, and allegedly awoke around 4am by noises coming from the library of the property.

After getting out of bed to see what was going on, he is said to have come face-to-face with a woman in her mid-40s who had broken in and sat in his chair.

Sgt. Albert Gonzalez after the break-in that ‘officers detained one female at the location in her 40s’ after speaking to Keanu, ‘advised them that she obviously did not belong there.’ 

He added that the woman was ‘behaving erratically and was taken to a medical facility to be evaluated’.

She was not arrested and was taken to a medical facility to be evaluated. 

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Potential Mass Shooter Found Aiming at Public Park in Hollywood

A potential mass shooting in Hollywood may have just been prevented by Los Angeles police, reported The Daily Beast on Thursday.

“Several neighbors flagged mental health concerns to cops after 25-year-old Braxton Johnson threatened them outside the Lumina Hollywood, a large apartment block,” reported Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling. “After obtaining a search warrant, officers say they found several high-powered rifles, shotguns and handguns on the 18th floor of the complex, leading to Johnson’s arrest. The LAPD said they believe he was in the motions of plotting a mass shooting.”

According to LAPD Lieutenant Leon Tsap, “The suspect was located on the 18th floor of an apartment building with large windows with a view, with a non-obstructed view of a public park, downstairs, and some of the rifles were pointed outside of the windows.” Police also confiscated a shotgun and camouflage body armor.

Johnson is reportedly being held on half a million dollars bail.

This comes after a grisly month that saw multiple high-profile mass shootings in California, including an armed rampage at a dance studio in the Asian-American community of Monterey Park during Lunar New Year celebrations, and shootings in Half Moon Bay and Oakland.

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New Jersey Councilwoman Killed Outside Home in ‘Despicable Criminal Act’

A local councilwoman in New Jersey was killed during a shooting outside her home Wednesday evening, according to officials.

Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, a Republican, was 30 years old and described by Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick as “dedicated member of our Borough Council who was truly committed to serve all of our residents.”

A 911 call reported shots fired around 7:22 p.m, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said. A female, identified by New Jersey Globe reporter David Wildstein as Dwumfour, was found dead in her vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds.

“This is an active and ongoing investigation anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Rebecca Morales of the Sayreville Police Department at 732-727-4444 or Detective Michelle Coppola of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office 732-745-3477,” the prosecutor’s office said.

Kilpatrick called the shooting a “despicable criminal act.”

A Facebook account for Detective Juan Rodriguez and Pastor Doctor Nelia Rodriguez also reported that Dwumfour was killed.

“We are so heartbroken to announce that our friend, Councilwoman from Sayreville, part of our HRC (Human Relation Commission), our personal friend, a woman of God Eunice Dwumfour was [murdered] tonight in Sayreville,” the couple wrote. 

They added, “She was an amazing friend, a woman who loved God. We were just at our HRC meeting January 5th 2023 and I just saw her this morning at the store. I remember saying to her I see you at the HRC meeting tomorrow not knowing tonight was going to be the end of her life. I can’t stop crying. She was 30 years young and full of life.”

It is not immediately clear if she was the intended target of the alleged shooting. 

“Beyond her dedication to our community, I can share that she was a woman of deep faith and worked hard to integrate her strong Christian beliefs in to her daily life as a person and a community leader,” Kilpatrick continued. “On a personal note, I can’t adequately express my feeling of sorrow at the loss of a friend.”

Community organizer Charles Kratovil also reported the death.

“A huge loss for the Sayreville community as Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was shot and killed at approximately 7:20pm causing a crash near Samuel Circle & Check Avenue,” Kratovil tweeted.

He added, “I personally knew her to be a very kind person and public servant. May she rest in peace.”

According to her LinkedIn, Dwumfour was a scrum master, with a background as an IT Business consultant.

Dwumfour was elected to the Borough Council in 2021, and her term was set to run from January 2022 through December 2024.

She received a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from William Paterson University, located in Wayne, New Jersey. 

“Dances with Wolves” Actor Abused Indigenous Girls for Decades

Dances with Wolves star Nathan Chasing Horse has been arrested after police raided the home of the former actor turned alleged cult leader, who is accused of sexually assaulting young indigenous girls during a period spanning two decades.

The Native American actor was taken into custody by Las Vegas police on Tuesday (31 January) near the home he shares with his five wives. SWAT officers were seen outside the two-story home in the evening as detectives searched the property.

Known for his role in the 1990 Oscar-winning Kevin Costner film Dances with Wolves, Chasing Horse gained notoriety among tribes across the United States and in Canada as a so-called medicine man who performed healing ceremonies and spiritual gatherings and, police allege, used his position to abuse young Native American girls.

His arrest is the culmination of a months-long investigation that began after police received a tip in October 2022. According to a 50-page search warrant obtained by Associated Press, Chasing Horse is believed to be the leader of a cult known as The Circle.

According to the warrant, Las Vegas police have identified at least six alleged victims and uncovered sexual allegations against Chasing Horse dating to the early 2000s in multiple states, including Montana, South Dakota and Nevada, where he has lived for about a decade.

There was no lawyer listed in court records for Chasing Horse who could comment on his behalf as of Tuesday evening.

Chasing Horse was born on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, which is home to the Sicangu Sioux, one of the seven tribes of the Lakota nation.

In 2018, according to the warrant, he was banished from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana, amid allegations of human trafficking.

“Nathan Chasing Horse used spiritual traditions and their belief system as a tool to sexually assault young girls on numerous occasions,” it reads, adding that his followers believed he could communicate with higher beings and referred to him as “Medicine Man” or “Holy Person”.

Although the warrant includes details of crimes reported elsewhere, the arrest stems from crimes allegedly committed in Nevada’s Clark County. They include sex trafficking, sexual assault of a child younger than 16 and child abuse.

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‘Real Housewives’ Husband Indicted for Stealing from Clients

Tom Girardi, the once-vaunted Los Angeles trial attorney, was indicted by federal grand juries in two states on fraud charges amid allegations of swindling millions of dollars from injured and wounded clients, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

In Chicago, Girardi and his son-in-law, attorney David Lira, and the former chief financial officer of Girardi’s law firm, Christopher Kamon, were charged with eight counts of wire fraud and four counts of contempt of court. Prosecutors said they misappropriated more than $3 million in settlement funds from the relatives of those who died in an Indonesian plane crash.

In Los Angeles, Girardi was charged with wire fraud following accusations of embezzling more than $15 million from clients and using the funds to cover his law firm’s payroll and pay his personal expenses, including a hefty American Express bill and fees at two country clubs. The L.A. case also includes charges against Kamon, the former CFO, and indicates that he and his boss “devised, participated in, and executed a scheme to defraud victim clients” from 2010 until the firm, Girardi Keese, collapsed in late 2020.

The prosecution marks the latest chapter in Girardi’s downfall and follows extensive reporting by The Times on how Girardi eluded discipline by the State Bar despite facing decades of credible accusations of misappropriating his clients’ money.

“Mr. Girardi and Mr. Kamon stand accused of engaging in a widespread scheme to steal from their clients and lie to them to cover up the fraud,” the U.S. attorney in L.A., Martin Estrada, said in a statement. “In doing so, they allegedly preyed on the very people who trusted and relied upon them the most — their clients. Actions like the ones alleged in the indictment bring disrepute upon the legal profession and will not be tolerated by my office.”

In Chicago, U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch Jr. said of Lira and Girardi: “Attorneys who violate the trust of their clients and breach a fiduciary duty that is paramount to the practice of law must be held accountable.”

Representatives for Girardi, Lira and Kamon did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The prosecution of the 83-year-old former attorney, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease by a physician in March 2021, sets the stage for a legal battle over whether Girardi is fit to stand trial.

Now living in a memory care facility in Orange County, Girardi is subject to a court-ordered conservatorship that gives his younger brother, Robert, a dentist in Seal Beach, authority to make decisions for him about healthcare and finances.

Conservatorship records indicate that Girardi has been prescribed medication for dementia and is also suffering from blindness in one eye and “hearing issues.”

In L.A. legal circles, many have questioned whether the legal legend claimed dementia to avoid the consequences of his misconduct. The first assertion that he has serious cognitive problems was through a criminal defense lawyer at a December 2020 hearing where a federal court judge was confronting him with evidence that he had stolen millions from clients.

Officials from the State Bar of California even went to court to challenge the conservatorship a few weeks after the diagnosis, saying that the proceeding was occurring under “highly unusual circumstances” and that the evidence of impairment was “sparse.” In a filing, they noted that the month before the claim of cognitive problems, Girardi had hosted a continuing education class for lawyers on complex litigation strategies. Agency officials asked for more extensive neurological testing for the lawyer, but the request was denied.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

Philadelphia Eagles Lineman Josh Sills Indicted on Sexual Assault & Kidnapping Charges

Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges … just 11 days before Philadelphia is slated to play the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.

According to prosecutors in Ohio, the charges stem from an incident that happened in Guernsey County back on Dec. 5, 2019.

Officials allege that Sills, a rookie reserve lineman for the Eagles who made the team this year as an undrafted free agent, “engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will.”

Prosecutors say the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into the case — and a grand jury eventually indicted Sills on one felony count of rape and one felony count of kidnapping this week.

The 25-year-old is slated to appear in court on the matter on Feb. 16, just four days after the Super Bowl.

Sills — who played high school football in Ohio — attended both West Virginia and Oklahoma State during his college career. He played just a handful of snaps for the Eagles this season, appearing in just one game against the Cardinals on Oct. 9.

The Eagles have yet to publicly comment on the charges. They’re scheduled to play against Kansas City in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12 in Arizona.

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Suspect Confesses After 10 Mysterious Beheadings in Mali

Investigations into a string of beheadings in southern Mali that have shocked the nation in Africa’s Sahel region have scored a breakthrough, judicial and police sources said on Monday.

Ten people in the cotton-growing town of Fana have been decapitated since 2018, sparking fears of ritual killings. 

“We have arrested the main suspect,” local prosecutor Boubacar Moussa Diarra told AFP by phone.

“The details he gave of the crimes correspond to the nature of the murders,” he said.

A police official who declined to be named revealed the suspect had been arrested a year ago but had only confessed last week to the grisly murders.

Neither the prosecutor nor the police official revealed the possible motive for the crimes.

The victims included a former soldier, a housewife, a five-year-old albino child and a 2-year-old girl, and had apparently nothing in common.

In most cases, their heads were found, but their blood had been collected, sparking fears of ritual murders and demands for a local police station that were met in 2019.

The local authorities have urged caution regarding theories surrounding the killings and stress that the investigation is continuing.

Mali has continued to be a danger zone for civilians and peacekeepers, especially since a 2020 military coup and the “activities of extremist groups,” the United Nations said last week. The U.N. warned about continuing violence in the nation after the abduction of a doctor working for the U.N. health agency.

A U.N. mission in Mali launched about a decade ago following insecurity in the north and the military coup. On Friday, U.N. Special Representative El-Ghassim Wane told the Security Council that stabilizing Mali is crucial, “not only for the country but for the entire region.”

Wane said the U.N. mission “has continued to make a sustained effort to protect civilians.”

“It’s done so despite the difficult environment in which it operates and the gaps in capacity, which are significant,” he said.

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