Elderly Man Found Dead in Apartment Building with ‘I Touch Little Girls’ Written on Chest

A man was found dead in the New York City borough of Staten Island on Monday morning with the words “I touch little girls” spelled out on his chest.

Two additional messages were found on the man’s body, according to local police. One reading “I take dolls in my room for girls age 1-5” was found written out on his stomach, police said. Authorities also found a shorter message on the deceased man’s foot that read “I touch.”

Authorities confirmed the contents of the messages and their locations on the man’s body to Newsweek after The New York Post reported earlier Tuesday on the discovery of the deceased individual and the messages that the paper said were written in black ink on his body.

While local media outlets reported the deceased man was believed to be in his 70s or 80s, the New York Police Department (NYPD) did not confirm his estimated age with Newsweek but did identify the body as being that of an adult male.

The deceased man’s name was being held until police could notify his family members, according to The New York Post. His name had not yet been publicly released as of Tuesday afternoon, a NYPD spokesperson told Newsweek.

Police told Newsweek that officers received a call about an unconscious individual shortly after 9:30 a.m. local time on Monday. Officers responded to an apartment building northeast of the Silver Lake Reservoir in Staten Island at 256 Corson Ave., an area overseen by the NYPD’s 120th Precinct.

Once there, the officers located the unconscious individual, whom authorities told Newsweek was unresponsive at the time of their arrival.

The individual was not wearing a shirt at the time police arrived and was found lying in the hallway of the first floor of the apartment building on Corson Avenue, according to WPIX-TV.

The New York Post reported the man had two black eyes and injuries on his forehead at the time he was found. WPIX-TV also reported he had injuries on his face. Authorities told the station it was unknown if the man’s injuries were the result of an altercation with another individual or if he incurred them during a fall.

No injuries were included in a report that Sergeant Edward Riley, a spokesperson for the NYPD Deputy Commissioner Public Information, shared with Newsweek about the deceased individual.

Medical personnel pronounced the man dead at the apartment building after officers and EMS officials assessed the situation, police told Newsweek.

The man’s cause of death is expected to be assessed and identified by the New York City Medical Examiner, according to police. In the meantime, authorities said his death is under investigation.

A Killer Sleeping Next to Dead Bodies?

That’s the Case In This Chilling Snapped: Notorious Peek

Worse than hell.

The Snapped: Notorious series takes on the infamous Cleveland Strangler in a haunting new two-hour special, airing Saturday, July 24. Snapped Notorious: The Cleveland Strangler details the discovery of eleven decomposing bodies in the home of former Marine Anthony Sowell; the story is told through interviews with six survivors who managed to escape Sowell’s abuse.

In E!’s exclusive sneak peek, investigative journalist Beth Karas reflects on the especially gruesome case. “It [had] been over two years since women started vanishing in the neighborhood,” Kara explains of the break in the case, “and now the police make a shocking discovery.”

The Cleveland police storm Sowell’s Mount Pleasant home…and realize they entered a “haunted house,” according to former detective Martin Smith. “They observe two decomposed bodies on the floor,” retired Det. Smith of the Cleveland Police Dept. recalls. Working only with flashlights, Det. Smith and Det. Lem Griffin navigated the crime scene.

“I describe [it] as a haunted house-type atmosphere,” Smith remembers. “The more we found ourselves inside the house, the stronger the smell became, and once we arrived to the third floor, it was pretty intense.”

Sowell’s property was littered with dead flies, “to the point where you couldn’t actually see the floor,” Smith points out.

In fact, the experts on the scene had never witnessed such an evil case, likening it Sowell’s crimes to hell. “The scene was extremely disturbing, like something out of Dante’s Inferno,” former Cleveland police lieutenant Michael Baumiller adds.

However, it only gets more gruesome: They encounter the bodies of 11 murdered women in Sowell’s house. “This guy, for a fact, we know was living on the third floor where these bodies were,” Smith concludes. “What kind of guy? What kind of person does that?”

Watch the chilling clip above.

Snapped Notorious: The Cleveland Strangler premieres Saturday, July 24 at 9 p.m. on Oxygen.

‘Law and Order’ Actor Indicted for Murder

A Queens, N.Y. grand jury indicted TV actor Isaiah Stokes for murder on Friday. Stokes is accused of fatally shooting a man who sat in a parked car in Jamaica, Queens in February.

“The defendant is accused of unloading nearly eleven shots during this brazen afternoon shooting,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a press release. “Gun violence is all too prevalent in our neighborhoods. We will not allow it to become the norm.”

Stokes was arraigned before Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder on a three-count indictment, charging him with second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. His sentencing is set for July 19 and he faces 25 years to life in prison. Representatives for Stokes declined to comment on the matter.

According to the charges, video surveillance footage from Feb. 7 showed the defendant exit a vehicle, approach the driver-side window of a Jeep Grand Cherokee and allegedly fire 11 gunshots into the car, which fatally injured Tyrone Jones, a 37-year-old man from Queens Village.

Law enforcement did not report on any sort of motive behind the shooting.

The Queens native was raised in Rochdale Village, a neighborhood in South Jamaica, and attended college at Delaware State University. His acting career coincided with the film debut of rapper Cam’ron in the 2006 direct-to-video crime drama “Killa Season,” timed to the release of his album of the same name.

Since 2006, Stokes had appeared in number of network and premium cable staple dramas. He played two-episode stints on shows like “Rescue Me,” “The Americans,” “Louie” and “Blue Bloods.” His other acting credits include “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Boardwalk Empire” and, most recently, “Power.”

African ‘Vampire’ Confesses to Murdering Kids and Drinking Their Blood

A Kenyan man described by authorities as a “bloodthirsty vampire” has confessed to the grisly slayings of 10 children — in some cases, sucking their blood before killing them, police said.

Masten Milimo Wanjala, 20, was arrested Wednesday in connection to the killings of two children whose bodies were found in a wooded area of the capital, Nairobi, the country’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations said Wednesday.

But in a disturbing confession, Wanjala admitted to the “cold-blooded murders” of at least 10 young teens, police said.

“In a nerve-wracking blow-by-blow account, the murderer recounted harrowing details of how he lured victims to his killer jaws before squeezing dear life out of the innocent children,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations wrote on Twitter.

Authorities said he was a “bloodthirsty vampire” who targeted children between the ages of 12 and 13.

He allegedly drugged his victims with a white substance in powder or liquid form, then drained some of the children’s blood before killing them, police said.

“Wanjala single-handedly massacred his victims in the most callous manner, sometimes through sucking blood from their veins before executing them,” police wrote on Twitter.

The killing spree allegedly began five years ago with a 12-year-old girl he kidnapped in Machakos county east of Nairobi, police said.

At least some of the victims died by strangulation, and several of their bodies have not been found, police said.

“The murderer who is unapologetic over his actions told detectives that he derived a lot of pleasure from killing his victims,” police said.

“As detectives pursue crucial leads to the recovery of the rest of the bodies, it is our belief that the criminal justice system will serve justice to the innocent souls and relieve the heavy hearts of the mourning parents, siblings and Kenyans in general.”

War Vet Dies after Carjackers Beat Him in Broad Daylight

A Vietnam War veteran died of a heart attack in Chicago after attempted carjackers beat him in broad daylight. 

“[The suspects] tried to steal his car. You didn’t even get his car when you took his life,” said the victim’s son-in-law, Curtis Carlton. “It was two guys preying on a senior citizen.”

Keith Cooper, 73, died Wednesday at around 12:30 p.m. in the Hyde Park area after two people demanded he give them his car while he ran errands. They then repeatedly punched him in the head, police said, as witnesses stepped in to try to stop the attack. 

“I’m just in shock. I’m still in shock because this is not the way I thought my day was going to go,” said Cooper’s daughter, Kenika Carlton.

His family said his heart could not handle the trauma of the assault and he was pronounced dead at the hospital of a heart attack. 

“He was like a bonus dad. He was my father-in-law, but he was like a dad,” Curtis Carlton said. “He was the best. Keith was the best.”

Cooper died just days before his 74th birthday and leaves behind a legacy of surviving two Vietnam War combat tours while in the Marine Corps. 

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office did not immediately return a request for comment on Cooper’s death. 

Chicago police have arrested two suspects in the case for questioning. The department did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for additional information on the suspects. 

Carjackings in Chicago have increased in recent years, with 2020 seeing a 135% spike compared to 2019, from 603 carjackings in 2019 to 1,416 in 2020.

The crime has spilled over into 2021, with one particularly violent 24-hour span last month seeing at least five carjackings. Chicago police Supt. David Brown responded to the recent increase by adding 40 officers and four sergeants to a carjacking task force in January.

Son Arrested After His Dad’s Dismembered Remains Found – Mom is Still Missing

A 23-year-old Wisconsin man is being held by authorities for allegedly shooting and dismembering his father, before hiding his remains.

Chandler Halderson reported his parents, Bart and Krista Halderson, missing last week, but was arrested a day later for providing false information to police, investigators said.Kathy Kelly et al. standing in front of a building

Human remains belonging to Bart Halderson, 50, have since been found.

Authorities confirmed the son is now being held on new tentative charges: mutilating and hiding a corpse and first-degree intentional homicide.

Krista Halderson, 53, is still missing.

The new accusations, listed on the Dane County Jail’s inmate roster, came as the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office released a statement following an autopsy of the remains. It revealed that Bart died from “homicidal violence including firearm injury.”

The Dane County District Attorney’s office have not yet brought formal charges against Chandler Halderson in the death of his father. However, according to a probable cause statement released by the county, witnesses placed Chandler at an acquaintance’s address in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, on July 5, when he was seen “reversing his vehicle with the rear hatch open in a field near a wooded area.” A human torso identified as Bart was found nearby.

The suspect told police his parents had spent July Fourth weekend at their cabin in White Lake, Langlade County, with an unknown couple, and they never returned. But when authorities searched the lake house, they found no evidence that anyone had been there.

“Halderson reported that his parents, Krista and Bart Halderson, were picked up by an unknown acquaintance in the early hours of July 1, 2021, to travel to the family’s cabin in White Lake, Wisconsin,” the probable cause statement said. “Halderson reported that his mother Krista had sent him a text message on July 4, 2021, stating that they had arrived and were in White Lake, and were planning on attending a parade that day. Investigation revealed that where was no parade and that Krista and Bart Halderson did not travel to their cabin in White Lake.”

Once investigators discovered Bart Halderson’s remains, Chandler Halderson was arrested.

“Chandler Halderson did know that his parents didn’t travel to the cabin, and intentionally made false statements to law enforcement regarding his parent’s whereabouts,” the statement concluded.

California Dad Vanishes While Jogging

California father who vanished Saturday while on an 8-mile run in a regional park during sweltering temperatures is either “incapacitated” or no longer in the area, authorities said.

Philip Kreycik, 37, parked his car in the Moller Trail staging area at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park around 11 a.m. before going missing, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said. Temperatures reached 106 degrees that day. The park is located outside the city of Pleasanton in the East Bay Area.

Hundreds of volunteers and professional rescuers joined the search after Kreycik’s family reported him missing Saturday afternoon. Agencies have deployed search dogs, drones, helicopters and an airplane with advanced thermal imagery.

But after four days, there is still no sign of the missing runner, whose cellphone and ID were found inside his parked vehicle. Officials announced that the massive search would be scaled back.

“We’ve come to two conclusions: that he’s either incapacitated within the search zone and we can’t find him; or he’s not here, and he’s somewhere else that we don’t know about,” Sgt. Ray Kelly said during a press briefing on Tuesday. 

Police described Kreycik, a father of two, as “an endurance athlete” who is in top physical condition and “thrives in extreme environments.” Friends told KGO-TV that Kreycik has no known health conditions.

“We are saddened that our efforts thus far have not located him yet,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “We remain hopeful but the lack of results are frustrating to all of us on this mission.”

Kreycik is an energy efficiency analyst for Pacific Gas and Electric, the utility confirmed to The Associated Press. He graduated from Harvard and MIT, and runs ultramarathons, police told KGO-TV. 

Authorities asked anyone with information about Kreycik’s disappearance to call the Pleasanton Police Department.

Walmart Worker Attacks 70-year-old Woman

An elderly woman says a Walmart employee “went crazy” and attacked her following a dispute over checkout lines.

P. K. Shader said she had gone to customer service while shopping inside the store in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, last week to ask if another checkout lane could be opened due to long lines.

“The young woman I dealt with started yelling at me, asking if I wanted to work there; if I needed a job there,” the 70-year-old told FOX6 News.

Shader said the store manager “didn’t say a word” when she complained about the employee, identified by authorities as 17-year-old Jazareia Velasquez.

“Lo and behold, she’s walking right towards me and I snap a picture–and she went crazy,” Shader added. “Would you ever in a million years expect some young Walmart employee to beat up a 70-year-old?”

She said several employees witnessed the assault, but only one stepped in. Shader said she had to call 911 herself because no one else did.

Officers responded to the store, located at 3049 South Oakes Road, at around 7 p.m. on July 7 after receiving a report that an elderly woman had been punched in the head and face by a Walmart employee, the Mount Pleasant Police Department said in a news release at the weekend.

The victim had been punched numerous times but did not require immediate medical attention, Sgt. Jason Vaccaro said in the release.

But Shader, who was left with severe bruising around her eyes, told FOX6 News that the attack has had an enormous impact on her life.

Woman attacked by Walmart worker speaks out: 'She went crazy'

“You don’t realize how this, after a while, starts to affect how you live,” she said.

According to the station, Walmart has suspended Velasquez. Shader and her attorney, Carl Ricciardi, have called for the company to fire her.

“They have to take seriously their duty to work with their employees so this never happens again,” he said.

Police said that although Velasquez, of Racine, is 17, she can be charged as an adult in Wisconsin. She is charged with aggravated battery to an elderly person and disorderly conduct and was transported to the Racine County Jail.

Police said the Racine County District Attorney’s Office is now handling the matter.

The district attorney’s office, Shader and Walmart have been contacted for additional comment.

Woman Leaves Newborn to Die in Dumpster – She’s Found 14 Years Later

An Indiana woman was arrested in California and charged with the homicide of a newborn infant found dead in Pennsylvania in 2007.

Police officers responded to a report of a deceased newborn infant found in a dumpster in the parking lot of a YMCA on N. Queen Street in Lancaster, Pa., on September 24, 2007, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

The infant was wrapped in a towel and plastic bags inside of a canvas bag.

The child, dubbed “Baby Mary Anne,” was between 35-38 weeks’ gestation, according the county coroner’s office, and the death was ruled a homicide due to complications of asphyxia.

Investigators determined the birth and the homicide allegedly occurred at a residence on the 200 block of Paradise Lane in Ronks, Pa.

Police said DNA evidence eventually was matched to the suspect, Tara Indrakosit Brazzle.

Lancaster Police investigators tracked down Brazzle to her Valparaiso, Ind., residence on Thursday, July 1, and interviewed her.

Brazzle reportedly admitted to giving birth to the child in Ronks, according to the Lancaster County D.A.’s Office. She reportedly told investigators she put the child in the dumpster days after the birth.

“Police did not immediately arrest Brazzle after the interview as the investigation was ongoing to determine whether anyone assisted Brazzle in the homicide or disposal of the baby,” according to the D.A.’s Office.

Brazzle reportedly boarded a plane to California the morning after she was interviewed by Pennsylvania investigators, who then obtained an arrest warrant for her.

Brazzle was arrested by San Jose Police when she got off the plane later on the day of July 2.

Brazzle, 44, was charged on July 2 with one count of criminal homicide. She was held in Santa Clara County without bond pending extradition to Pennsylvania.

Investigators have interviewed a man they believe to be the deceased child’s father, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.

McDonald’s Worker Takes ‘Brutal Beating’

Investigators are on the hunt for three suspects after a McDonald’s worker was given a “brutal beating” in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the city’s police department said Sunday.

In a statement issued on Wilkes-Barre City Police Department’s Facebook page, law enforcement released surveillance photos of three men accused of assaulting the employee at the restaurant along East Northampton Street.

Police did not say when the alleged assault took place and have not released the current condition of the victim.

The statement asked anyone with information about the case to contact Officer Hartman on rhartman@wilkes-barre.pa.us or 570 208-4125.

The popular fast food outlet has been the scene of several criminal incidents.

On July 9, a woman in Worcester, Massachusetts, was reportedly arrested following an intense police chase after she stopped for food at a local McDonald’s drive-thru.

Police said 38-year-old Johanna Gardell was caught by officers pursuing her for allegedly stealing a company car in Worcester, which is located about 42 miles outside of Boston.

“Officers spoke with a male who reported that a female stranger climbed into his vehicle and drove away,” the police department said. “The company owner had GPS in the vehicle and told police the vehicle was showing up in the area of Pelham St.”

When officers caught up with Gardell and the stolen vehicle, she reportedly drove away as an officer approached the car.

Police said Gardell continued to hurl through red lights at high speed before retiring to the drive-thru to get some food. She hit another vehicle trying to escape from police and ended up crashing.

On June 30, a mother found drugs inside her 11-year-old son’s McDonald’s Happy Meal, leading to two staff members to be charged.

The mother from Auburn, Maine, was shocked to find Suboxone in the box after leaving the fast-food restaurant.

According to police, the drug fell into the box by accident.

However, two McDonald’s employees were reportedly fired and charged in connection with the incident.

Footage showed that the employee had Suboxone in his shirt pocket while preparing the meal, police said. When he bent over to retrieve something from the counter, the Suboxone—along with a Bic pen—fell into the Happy Meal box unnoticed.

Police claim that the employee didn’t notice the missing Suboxone until the incident was later brought to the attention of the store.

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