String of Homicides Plagues Chicago Area towns

Chicago, Illinois – A recent wave of violence has left multiple individuals dead in various locations around the Chicago area. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the deaths of several victims from gunshot wounds in Park Forest, Chicago Heights, and Markham. In Park Forest, a 32-year-old man named Steven Wilson lost his life after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds on North Lamon Avenue. He was rushed to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The …

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Crime update: Hampton homicides down, burglaries on the rise, and Wingstop shooting suspect still at large

HAMPTON, Va. – Crime in Hampton has seen a shift, according to Police Chief Jimmie Wildman. While homicides have decreased compared to last year, burglaries are on the rise, posing a new challenge for law enforcement in the community. The Wingstop shooting last month remains a focal point of investigation, as Chief Wildman disclosed that warrants have been issued for the suspect involved in the tragic incident that claimed the life of an employee. The …

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Community Leaders and Mothers of Murdered Columbus Children Unite to Set Goal of Under 100 Homicides in 2024

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Mothers of Murdered Columbus Children have launched an ambitious initiative to combat the city’s high homicide rate in the upcoming year. The organization, along with community leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, and law enforcement, aims to bring the number of homicides in Columbus down to fewer than 100 in 2024, a significant drop from the 149 recorded in 2023. The initiative, named Operation Under Triple Digits, seeks to address the pervasive …

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Small Time Fisherman Connected to 1980s Cold-Case Homicides in Virginia After His Death

GLOUCESTER, Va. – A fisherman who passed away in 2017 has been linked to three unsolved homicides in Virginia from the 1980s, including two of the notorious “Colonial Parkway Murders,” as announced by law enforcement officials Monday. The suspect, Alan W. Wilmer Sr., has been identified by the Virginia State Police in connection to the cases, although few details have been provided about how he is linked to the killings. Authorities stated that Wilmer would …

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Rising Homicides Plague Vermont Police in October Spike

Burlington, Vermont – Vermont State Police are grappling with a surge in homicides and suspicious deaths for the month of October, an issue that has stretched their resources to the limit. According to Major Daniel Trudeau, head of criminal investigations, this spike in cases is unprecedented in his over two decades with Vermont State Police. Detectives have been working tirelessly to handle the influx of overnight cases, with six homicides and one suspicious death occurring …

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Virginia Fisherman Linked to Three Unsolved Homicides in Late 1980s, Including Notorious ‘Lovers’ Lane Murders’

Suffolk, Virginia – A recent breakthrough in cold case investigations has linked the late Alan W. Wilmer Sr. to three unsolved homicides dating back to the late 1980s. Among the victims are David Knobling and Robin Edwards, who were found shot in the head along the bank of the James River at Colonial Parkway in September 1987, as well as Teresa Lynn Spaw Howell, who died of strangulation in Hampton in July 1989. Wilmer, who …

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Two Shootings, Two Days: Vermont State Police Investigating Homicides in the Northeast Kingdom

WHEELOCK, Vt. – The small town of Wheelock, Vermont has been rocked by two shooting deaths in just two days, leaving the community in shock and the authorities scrambling for answers. The first victim, Wilmer Rodriguez, 27, of Hartford, Connecticut, was found dead in Newport Town on Saturday night, his death ruled a homicide by multiple gunshot wounds. Just a day later, another shooting claimed the life of a yet-to-be-identified victim in Wheelock, about 30 …

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Two Separate Homicides in Oklahoma City Leave Police Searching for Answers

Two recent suspicious deaths in Oklahoma City have been ruled as homicides by the state medical examiner, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department. No arrests have been made in either case. The most recent investigation began on Wednesday, leading police to the City Inn motel on Southwest 44th Street near Robinson Avenue. An employee at the motel discovered the deceased person inside a room, prompting a call to the police. The victim was found …

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“Maine’s Deadliest Mass Shooting Propels Homicides to New High in the State” – Shocking Impact of Mass Shooting on State’s Crime Statistics

LEWISTON, Maine – The deadliest mass shooting in Maine’s history resulted in the escalation of homicides in the state, as reported in December of 2023. The mass shooting took place last month, leaving a trail of tragedy in Lewiston. This unfortunate event has shaken the local community and sparked conversations about gun violence and public safety. The aftermath of the mass shooting has contributed to a new high in homicides in the state of Maine, …

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Rampage: Springfield’s Most Violent Year in Recent History with 31 Homicides Recorded On Springfield Streets

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The city experienced its most violent year in recent history, with a record-breaking number of homicides in 2023. The year began with the tragic shooting of 37-year-old Justino Bigio at an apartment on Allen Street on New Year’s Day. The violence continued, and by December 4, the city had already recorded 31 homicides. The surge in violence left city officials and investigators puzzled, with frustration mounting as they struggled to understand the …

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