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Maleah Davis: Mom of missing girl speaks out, says she’s ‘unsure’ if Maleah was being abused
05/17/2019
Maleah Davis: Mom of missing girl speaks out, says she’s ‘unsure’ if Maleah was being abused

Maleah Davis: Mom of missing girl speaks out, says she’s ‘unsure’ if Maleah was being abused

Brittany Bowens, the mother of missing Houston girl, Maleah Davis, says she’s unsure if abuse was going on in her home while she lived with the main suspect in the little girl’s disappearance. “I’m not sure. I was always home. Always home. I didn’t start working until January, because I wa...

Riley Crossman: Mom’s boyfriend arrested after police find body of 15-year-old teen girl decomposing in mountain area
05/17/2019
Riley Crossman: Mom’s boyfriend arrested after police find body of 15-year-old teen girl decomposing in mountain area

Riley Crossman: Mom’s boyfriend arrested after police find body of 15-year-old teen girl decomposing in mountain area

A West Virginia man has been arrested in connection to the death of his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter, Riley Crossman. Police found the teen’s decomposing body on Thursday morning in rural area in Berkeley County. Herald-Mail reports that 41-year-old Andy J. McCauley Jr. was arrested Thursda...

LAST KNOWN VIDEO OF MISSING YOGA INSTRUCTOR: Boyfriend thinks she’s still in dense forest
05/16/2019
LAST KNOWN VIDEO OF MISSING YOGA INSTRUCTOR: Boyfriend thinks she’s still in dense forest

LAST KNOWN VIDEO OF MISSING YOGA INSTRUCTOR: Boyfriend thinks she’s still in dense forest

As loved ones and search volunteers continue to search for a prominent Hawaiian yoga instructor who disappeared in Maui last week, police released surveillance footage of one of her last known sightings before she vanished. Amanda Eller, 35, was seen at the Haiki Market off of Haiku Road 810 in Haik...

Jenelle Evans: ‘Teen Mom’ star’s children removed from home after husband fatally shoots family dog [Reports]
05/16/2019
Jenelle Evans: ‘Teen Mom’ star’s children removed from home after husband fatally shoots family dog [Reports]

Jenelle Evans: ‘Teen Mom’ star’s children removed from home after husband fatally shoots family dog [Reports]

“Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans and her husband, David Eason, appeared in a North Carolina court Thursday, days after Evans’ three children were reportedly removed from their home amid allegations that Eason had fatally shot her dog. According to TMZ, Evans, 27, and David Eason were in court t...

Justice for Maleah Davis: Did mom lie about being in apartment with missing girl before she left for airport?
05/16/2019
Justice for Maleah Davis: Did mom lie about being in apartment with missing girl before she left for airport?

Justice for Maleah Davis: Did mom lie about being in apartment with missing girl before she left for airport?

Although the Texas EquuSearch team scoured through remote areas in Rosharon, Texas, hoping to find 4-year-old Maleah Davis, they suspended their search Wednesday evening after failing to find anything substantial. Meanwhile, the founder of the search team is questioning whether Maleah’s mother was...

Kenneth Howard: Missing boy found alive in woods told rescuers he was ‘here all night’
05/16/2019
Kenneth Howard: Missing boy found alive in woods told rescuers he was ‘here all night’

Kenneth Howard: Missing boy found alive in woods told rescuers he was ‘here all night’

Rescue crews have recounted the moments before and after discovering Kenneth Howard, the 22-month-old Kentucky boy who was found alive three days after disappearing on Mother’s Day. Howard was reportedly found Wednesday afternoon, sitting on a 50-foot incline at an abandoned mine which is located ...

Justice for Maleah Davis: Mom’s boyfriend gets jail time justice as little girl remains missing for weeks
05/16/2019
Justice for Maleah Davis: Mom’s boyfriend gets jail time justice as little girl remains missing for weeks

Justice for Maleah Davis: Mom’s boyfriend gets jail time justice as little girl remains missing for weeks

It’s been called a nightmare by previous inmates and “unsafe and unhealthy” by Senator John Whitmire. Apparently, the man suspected of involvement in the disappearance of 4-year-old Maleah Davis is currently housed in a jail that’s no picnic, even for the most hardened criminals. Derion Venc...

Maleah Davis: Brother of suspect in little girl’s disappearance says he’s an innocent ‘good man’
05/15/2019
Maleah Davis: Brother of suspect in little girl’s disappearance says he’s an innocent ‘good man’

Maleah Davis: Brother of suspect in little girl’s disappearance says he’s an innocent ‘good man’

A Texas man behind bars in connection with the disappearance of 4-year-old Maleah Davis claims he is innocent, and apparently his brother, who visited him at the Houston jail, completely believes him. “He wants the world to know he’s innocent,” Joe Vence, brother of 26-year-old Derion Vence, t...

Maleah Davis: Mission to find missing little girl brings searchers to Creepy Hollow Haunted House
05/15/2019
Maleah Davis: Mission to find missing little girl brings searchers to Creepy Hollow Haunted House

Maleah Davis: Mission to find missing little girl brings searchers to Creepy Hollow Haunted House

The search for missing Houston girl, Maleah Davis, made its way to a haunted house in Rosharon on Tuesday. Texas EquuSearch members and volunteers scoured through the Creepy Hollow Haunted House in Brazoria County and its surrounding areas, starting at around 10 a.m. Texas Equusearch founder Tim Mil...

Dad of missing toddler fears 2-year-old son was abducted
05/14/2019
Dad of missing toddler fears 2-year-old son was abducted

Dad of missing toddler fears 2-year-old son was abducted

The father of a 22-month-old Kentucky boy missing since Sunday night is offering $5,000 for the safe return of his son. Relatives told WYMT that Kenneth Howard could have walked out the back door of his Salyersville home at 7:30 p.m. The missing boy’s father, Elden Howard, said Tuesday that he’s...

Nancy Grace
05/14/2019
Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

A.J. Freund: Little boy’s social workers were overloaded with cases, higher than legally allowed by federal consent decree [Report]

MISSING: A prominent physical therapist yoga instructor disappears. Family thinks someone may have harmed her
05/14/2019
MISSING: A prominent physical therapist yoga instructor disappears. Family thinks someone may have harmed her

MISSING: A prominent physical therapist yoga instructor disappears. Family thinks someone may have harmed her

Family members of a Hawaii yoga instructor and physical therapist are concerned foul play may be involved in the woman’s disappearance, after she vanished while possibly taking a hike. ABC 4 reports that 35-year-old Amanda Eller disappeared on Wednesday morning after possibly going for a hike at t...

12-year-old girl arrested for DWI after leading police on chase with three other young girls in car: Report
05/14/2019
12-year-old girl arrested for DWI after leading police on chase with three other young girls in car: Report

12-year-old girl arrested for DWI after leading police on chase with three other young girls in car: Report

Four New Mexico girls are facing charges after police say were drinking while out joyriding, and they’re all under the age of 14. ABC 7 reports that according to Alamogordo police, officers noticed a car driving erratically earlier this month, but when they tried to pull the car over, the driver t...

Fugitive child sex abuser turns himself in after 23 years on the run: FBI
05/14/2019
Fugitive child sex abuser turns himself in after 23 years on the run: FBI

Fugitive child sex abuser turns himself in after 23 years on the run: FBI

A man wanted for sexually abusing young girls in the 1990s has reportedly surrendered in Oregon after more than two decades on the run. As reported by the Oregonian, Wayne Arthur Silsbee was wanted by the FBI for multiple sexual assaults in Clackamas County, Oregon, between September 1995 and April....

Nancy Grace
05/14/2019
Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

‘Justice for Maleah Davis’: Mob of protesters surround, chase mother of missing girl, demand to know why she didn’t protect her daughter

4-year-old calls 911 for help as he is piled inside hot car with six other small children
05/13/2019
4-year-old calls 911 for help as he is piled inside hot car with six other small children

4-year-old calls 911 for help as he is piled inside hot car with six other small children

A young child in Maryland alerted authorities to a group of toddlers left alone in a hot car with the windows rolled up. NBC News reports that a child, believed to be a 4-year-old boy, called 911 to report that he and six other children — determined to be ages 2-4 — had been left …

Where is Maleah Davis?: Timeline of missing little girl’s disappearance
05/13/2019
Where is Maleah Davis?: Timeline of missing little girl’s disappearance

Where is Maleah Davis?: Timeline of missing little girl’s disappearance

The search continues for 4-year-old Houston girl, Maleah Davis, and despite strenuous efforts by law enforcement officials and search volunteers with Texas Equusearch, the little girl still has not been found. As the timeline of Maleah’s disappearance unfolded, authorities eventually announced tha...

Last known photo of Maleah Davis, as little girl remains missing for over a week
05/13/2019
Last known photo of Maleah Davis, as little girl remains missing for over a week

Last known photo of Maleah Davis, as little girl remains missing for over a week

Security footage caught what appears to be the last photo of missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis, trailing behind her mother’s boyfriend as he walked into a Houston apartment. The photo, captured April 30, showed Maleah following 26-year-old Derion Vence as he walked to his apartment off of the 9800 b...

Nancy Grace
05/13/2019
Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Maleah Davis: Family spokesperson claims missing girl was ‘dismembered,’ as dogs detect human decomposition in trunk of car

Maleah Davis: Stepdad of missing little girl is behind bars after police find blood evidence inside his apartment [BREAK...
05/12/2019
Maleah Davis: Stepdad of missing little girl is behind bars after police find blood evidence inside his apartment [BREAKING]

Maleah Davis: Stepdad of missing little girl is behind bars after police find blood evidence inside his apartment [BREAKING]

The Houston man who claimed “three Hispanic men in a pickup truck” abducted his stepdaughter last Friday is behind bars after the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force arrested him at a family member’s home in Sugar Land. FOX 8 reports that 26-year-old Derion Vence (previously spelled “Dar...

Elderly man tells disgruntled bus rider to ‘be nicer to other passengers.’ She shoves him off bus, killing him. [Rep...
05/11/2019
Elderly man tells disgruntled bus rider to ‘be nicer to other passengers.’ She shoves him off bus, killing him. [Reports]

Elderly man tells disgruntled bus rider to ‘be nicer to other passengers.’ She shoves him off bus, killing him. [Reports]

A Nevada woman is facing murder charges for allegedly fatally pushing an elderly man off a bus after he asked her to “be nicer to other passengers.” According to KSNV, Serge Fournier, 74, made the comment to Cadesha Bishop, 25, after overhearing her swearing at other passengers on a Las Vegas bu...

[UPDATE] Mother, father and grandmother charged in connection with newborn boy left in bag near garbage can: Reports
05/11/2019
[UPDATE] Mother, father and grandmother charged in connection with newborn boy left in bag near garbage can: Reports

[UPDATE] Mother, father and grandmother charged in connection with newborn boy left in bag near garbage can: Reports

Authorities in Illinois have announced criminal charges are expected to be pursued against the mother, father and grandmother of a newborn boy reportedly found wrapped in a bag near a trash receptacle in Chicago this week. As CrimeOnline previously reported, 37-year-old Karla L. Antimo is expected t...

Nancy Grace
05/11/2019
Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Disgraced neurosurgeon chokes & beats wife to death, stuffs her in suitcase after she files for divorce following over a decade of abuse

Teen boy viciously mauled to death by pack of dogs he regularly took care of, and authorities can’t figure out why: Re...
05/11/2019
Teen boy viciously mauled to death by pack of dogs he regularly took care of, and authorities can’t figure out why: Reports

Teen boy viciously mauled to death by pack of dogs he regularly took care of, and authorities can’t figure out why: Reports

A Massachusetts boy passed away after a pack of dogs he was taking care of mauled him to death while on their owner’s property. ABC 5 reports that the grandmother of 14-year-old Ryan Hazel, of Rehoboth, took the boy to a property off of Maple Swamp Road in North Dighton, at around 6 p.m on …

A.J. Freund: Parents of little boy found beaten to death, thrown in shallow ditch plead NOT guilty
05/10/2019
A.J. Freund: Parents of little boy found beaten to death, thrown in shallow ditch plead NOT guilty

A.J. Freund: Parents of little boy found beaten to death, thrown in shallow ditch plead NOT guilty

The parents of 5-year-old slain boy, Andrew “A.J.” Freund, pleaded not guilty to numerous of charges on Friday, as people packed inside a Woodstock, Illinois, courtroom. Chicago Tribune reports that Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, parents of A.J., both pleaded not guilty to murder, aggra...

Nancy Grace
05/10/2019
Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Maleah Davis: Stepdad allegedly caught on video with large garbage bag and bleach, as little girl remains missing for a week

Mother throws infant down 75-foot ravine, makes up bogus story that suspects ‘in ski masks’ abducted her 7-week-old ...
05/10/2019
Mother throws infant down 75-foot ravine, makes up bogus story that suspects ‘in ski masks’ abducted her 7-week-old baby: Police

Mother throws infant down 75-foot ravine, makes up bogus story that suspects ‘in ski masks’ abducted her 7-week-old baby: Police

A North Carolina woman is behind bars after police allege she made up a phony kidnapping story after throwing her baby down a 75-foot-ravine on Thursday. Citizen Times reports that 35-year-old Krista Noelle Madden contacted police on Thursday afternoon at around 4 p.m., and claimed her 7-week-old li...

Grandmother claims she randomly stumbled upon limp, blue newborn baby on trash can. She LIED, police say
05/10/2019
Grandmother claims she randomly stumbled upon limp, blue newborn baby on trash can. She LIED, police say

Grandmother claims she randomly stumbled upon limp, blue newborn baby on trash can. She LIED, police say

A Chicago woman who bought an unconscious newborn baby into a fire station, claiming she randomly found the infant on a garbage can, has lied, according to police. Chicago Tribune report that 37-year-old Karla L. Antimo has been charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and filing a false pol...

Hit-and-run driver smashes into little boy playing outside. He’s now in a coma and the driver is on the run
05/09/2019
Hit-and-run driver smashes into little boy playing outside. He’s now in a coma and the driver is on the run

Hit-and-run driver smashes into little boy playing outside. He’s now in a coma and the driver is on the run

An 8-year-old Georgia boy is in a coma after a car plowed him down Monday, then fled the scene. Authorities are currently searching for the driver. Marietta Daily Journal reports that Esah Johnson is in critical condition and on life support at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite...

Breaking: Car FOUND in connection with missing Maleah Davis, a little girl allegedly taken by ‘three men in a truck’
05/09/2019
Breaking: Car FOUND in connection with missing Maleah Davis, a little girl allegedly taken by ‘three men in a truck’

Breaking: Car FOUND in connection with missing Maleah Davis, a little girl allegedly taken by ‘three men in a truck’

A missing Nissan that Houston girl Maleah Davis was allegedly in when her stepfather claimed he was hit over the head and abducted, has been found in Missouri City, Texas. ABC 13 reports that according to Tim Miller with the Texas Equusearch, authorities found and searched the vehicle Thursday morni...

‘We’re not those kinds of people’: Mom of missing Maleah Davis says her children were not abused, despite CPS remo...
05/08/2019
‘We’re not those kinds of people’: Mom of missing Maleah Davis says her children were not abused, despite CPS removing kids from home

‘We’re not those kinds of people’: Mom of missing Maleah Davis says her children were not abused, despite CPS removing kids from home

The mom of missing 5-year-old Maleah Davis, of Houston, denied accusations that the little girl had been physically abused, despite Children’s Protective Services removing the girl and her two brothers from the family home last year. KTLA 5 reports that Maleah’s mother, Brittany Bowens, took the...

Dad punches & chokes son months after foster baby mysteriously dies in same home, police say: Reports
05/08/2019
Dad punches & chokes son months after foster baby mysteriously dies in same home, police say: Reports

Dad punches & chokes son months after foster baby mysteriously dies in same home, police say: Reports

An Arizona father was who was arrested late last month for abusing his son was investigated last fall after a 1-year-old foster child inexplicably died while in his care, according to reports. The Arizona Republic reported that Colin Steffee, 27, was arrested on April 24 after his son emailed El Mir...

Caliyah McNabb: Jurors take trip to see where newborn was carelessly discarded after parents allegedly beat her in head ...
05/08/2019
Caliyah McNabb: Jurors take trip to see where newborn was carelessly discarded after parents allegedly beat her in head until she died

Caliyah McNabb: Jurors take trip to see where newborn was carelessly discarded after parents allegedly beat her in head until she died

A Newton County, Georgia, jury are taking a 6-mile trip with deputies on Wednesday, on the second day of the murder trial against the parents of a newborn, who are accused of killing the infant and hiding her body. The jury, according to AJC, will travel to the Eagle Pointe mobile home park in Covin...

Maleah Davis: Stepdad who claims three men took missing girl is now person of interest, bio dad wants to speak to him
05/08/2019
Maleah Davis: Stepdad who claims three men took missing girl is now person of interest, bio dad wants to speak to him

Maleah Davis: Stepdad who claims three men took missing girl is now person of interest, bio dad wants to speak to him

The biological father of a missing Texas girl wants to speak with the stepfather, who claims 5-year-old Maleah Davis was abducted by three men in a truck. The little girl remains missing. “I haven’t spoken to the public because I can’t talk about my daughter. I can’t control my emotions. I c...

Caliyah McNabb: Video provides glimpse of filthy home after newborn was beaten until her skull was ‘damaged beyond rep...
05/07/2019
Caliyah McNabb: Video provides glimpse of filthy home after newborn was beaten until her skull was ‘damaged beyond repair’ [DA]

Caliyah McNabb: Video provides glimpse of filthy home after newborn was beaten until her skull was ‘damaged beyond repair’ [DA]

During opening statements Tuesday in a Newton County courtroom, the defense lawyer for a Georgia couple accused of killing their newborn girl argued that no evidence exists that shows the defendants harmed their infant. Prosecutors argued that the baby’s parents killed her while living in small, m...

Nancy Grace
05/07/2019
Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Excited to announce my new true crime series “Injustice with Nancy Grace” coming soon to Oxygen!

"This standalone true crime series exposes riveting stories involving unclear motives, botched investigations, wrongful accusations, unjust sentencing and suppressed evidence that will keep viewers on bated breath until the final resolve. Through exclusive first-hand interviews, archival footage, and cinematic recreations, every episode will be told through the unique perspective of Nancy Grace, who spent a decade as a felony prosecutor and twenty years as a journalist, and whose fiancé was murdered when she was just 19 years old, giving her a personal and significant drive to seek justice."

Maleah Davis: Social services explain why missing 4-year-old girl was pulled from home last year amid abuse allegations
05/07/2019
Maleah Davis: Social services explain why missing 4-year-old girl was pulled from home last year amid abuse allegations

Maleah Davis: Social services explain why missing 4-year-old girl was pulled from home last year amid abuse allegations

Child Protective Services explained Monday why a missing 4-year-old girl and her two siblings were taken from their home last year, but returned six months later. Houston Chronicle reports that in August 2018, Maleah and her two her brothers were placed with a family member following accusations tha...

Nancy Grace
05/07/2019
Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

‘B**ch, you’re never going to see your daughter again’: Father suspected of burning daughter alive called toddler girl’s mother that same day with violent threats

WATCH LIVE: Parents accused of killing newborn Caliyah McNabb and hiding her tiny remains start first day of murder tria...
05/07/2019
WATCH LIVE: Parents accused of killing newborn Caliyah McNabb and hiding her tiny remains start first day of murder trial

WATCH LIVE: Parents accused of killing newborn Caliyah McNabb and hiding her tiny remains start first day of murder trial

A Georgia man and woman accused of killing their newborn baby, then hiding the infant’s body in secluded woods behind their Covington home in 2017, are facing their first day of a trial. A jury heard opening statements Tuesday morning inside a Newton County courthouse. As CrimeOnline previously re...

Dad leaves 4-year-old in hot car because he had ‘no one to watch him.’ The boy is now dead [Police]
05/07/2019
Dad leaves 4-year-old in hot car because he had ‘no one to watch him.’ The boy is now dead [Police]

Dad leaves 4-year-old in hot car because he had ‘no one to watch him.’ The boy is now dead [Police]

A Minnesota man is behind bars after he reportedly left his 4-year-old boy inside a vehicle for six hours while he worked on Saturday. KAKE reports that Alexander Taylor, 28, admitted that he allowed his son to stay inside his vehicle “with the window cracked” because he didn’t have anyone els...

Nancy Grace
05/07/2019
Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Missing girl allegedly kidnapped by ‘three men in a truck’ was previously removed by social services after head injury abuse allegations

Breaking: Bodies of young mom & baby who mysteriously vanished weeks ago have been found together in rural area
05/06/2019
Breaking: Bodies of young mom & baby who mysteriously vanished weeks ago have been found together in rural area

Breaking: Bodies of young mom & baby who mysteriously vanished weeks ago have been found together in rural area

Canadian police located the bodies of a woman and toddler on Monday, who are believed believed to be missing mom Jasmine Lovett and her toddler daughter, Aliyah Sanderson. Vancouver Sun reports that Calgary authorities found the bodies at around 4 a.m. Monday morning, 31 miles west Kananaskis Countr...

‘This is our parent rights being stomped all over’: Mom, dad lose custody of cancer-stricken little boy [Officials]
05/06/2019
‘This is our parent rights being stomped all over’: Mom, dad lose custody of cancer-stricken little boy [Officials]

‘This is our parent rights being stomped all over’: Mom, dad lose custody of cancer-stricken little boy [Officials]

A Florida judge placed a 3-year-old boy battling leukemia with his maternal grandparents amid allegations that his parents stopped his chemotherapy treatments and took him to Kentucky. Hillsborough County police accused Joshua McAdams, 27, and Taylor Bland-Ball, 22, of seeking natural remedies for t...

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