Bar infamous for defying COVID-19 lockdown laws padlocked by sheriff's deputies
A New York City bar infamous for its owners repeatedly defying Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions was padlocked by sheriff's deputies. New York Sheriff's deputies slapped padlocks on the doors of Mac's Public House in Staten Island on Friday after New York State Supreme Court Justice Catherine DiDomenico issued the latest in a series of temporary closure orders.
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Deputies in King County, Washington released a composite sketch on Friday, showing one of the remaining unidentified victims of the Green River Killer. Who is the young woman identified as “Bones-17”?
Detectives found her dead on January 2, 1986. They describe her as potentially in her mid-to-late teens when she was murdered. Authorities said it is unclear how she wound up in the Puget Sound area. Isotope analysis, which was already completed, suggested she could be a native of the eastern United States or Canada, they said.
Identifying her is not a pipe dream, even after all these years. It’s what authorities did for Wendy Stephens, 14, who went missing from Denver, Colorado in 1983, and was found dead in 1984. Having her DNA, investigators relied on forensic genealogy to find relatives, and through those relatives, Wendy’s identity.
Javier Ambler Death Video Shows Black Man's Final Moments
Body camera footage captured Ambler repeatedly saying he couldn't breathe as two Texas sheriff's deputies shocked him stun guns.The video was published by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV in June last year after months of record requests about Ambler's death.
Authorities are using another DNA-related technology to figure out the identity of the woman known as Bones-17. According to the sheriff’s office, Parabon Nanolabs worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to use a proprietary “Snapshot DNA Analysis” for constructing a composite profile.
“There is renewed urgency in this case,” King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht said. “Thirty-five (35) years have passed since Bones 17’s discovery and investigators want to connect with family before memories and other evidence fade.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE LOST (1-800-843-5678), citing Case TA 1151979. The King County Sheriff’s Office can reached at 206-296-3311 or [email protected] Their corresponding case number is 86-000818.
Ex-Texas sheriff charged again in probe of Black man’s death
Robert Chody was booked into a Travis County jail on Thursday and released 20 minutes later on a $15,000 bond, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff’s office said. The charge stems from the destruction of video that showed 40-year-old Javier Ambler's last moments in March 2019, when deputies repeatedly shocked him with stun guns. Chody was not present when the deputies allegedly killed Ambler.Chody, 50, lost a reelection bid for Williamson County sheriff last year after being indicted on a similar charge there. His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.
The woman known as Bones-17 remains one of two remaining unidentified victims of Gary Leon Ridgway, 72, the so-called Green River Killer. The defendant pleaded guilty in 2003 to 48 separate murders, including those of Bones-17 and Stephens’. He dodged the death penalty and received a life sentence without parole in exchange for cooperation. The confirmed death toll rose to 49 in 2011, when he pleaded guilty to killing Rebecca Marrero.
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