As Kwang Chol Joy was being sentenced today to 15 years to life in prison for murdering his roommate and Iraq War veteran Maribel Ramos, he serenaded Orange County Superior Court Judge William Froeberg with a long, rambling statement that professed his innocence, how much he misses the deceased and ... More >>
A jury today found a 55-year-old Orange man guilty of murdering his roommate--a U.S. Army veteran who was poised to graduate from Cal State Fullerton--dumping her body in Modjeska Canyon and then acting as if he was surprised as anyone she was missing.
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on the grandmother being charged with child stealing. Update No. 1 is on the Amber Alert for the child being deactivated. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 2, 7:17 P.M.: An Amber Alert has been declared for a six-month-old girl who is believed to have been abducted by her ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on suicide being suspected in the discovery of the bodies of a married couple in La Habra. ORIGINAL POST, MAY 28, 7:09 A.M.: Some holiday weekend, no? We previously reported on a possible murder-suicide with four bodies found in a family's home in Mission ... More >>
Alright, Disnerds, time to be conscripted. Sage Lee is a 15-year-old girl who's been missing since Tuesday afternoon -- her parents think she's run away. Lee is from Downey, but she's a big Disneyland fan and had her annual passport with her when she left. There's a chance she might visit the parks ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on the arraignment delay of two registered sex offenders accused of raping and murdering at least four women in Orange County. ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 15, 7:34 A.M.: The GPS devices parolees Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon wore played a role in implicating th ... More >>
Bryce Laspisa, who has been missing since Aug. 30 while driving from his Northern California college to his parents' home in Laguna Niguel, may be in Oregon. His uncle Brian David told reporters there have been two possible sightings of the 19-year-old in Port Orford.
See the update at the end of this post on Paul Jon Coppin being found safe. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 24, 2:38 P.M.: The Orange County Sheriff's Department is reaching out to the public in hopes of finding Paul Jon Coppin, who has been missing from his San Clemente home since last Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Update No. 3 on Page 2 is about the woman found in Angeles National Forest being in good health and on her way back to OC. Update Nos. 1-2 were about the air and ground searches this morning that led to her discovery. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 30, 7 A.M.: Placentia police are hoping the public can help t ... More >>
A couple months ago, we gazed navelly at a woman who used to reside in Tustin turning up pregnant and presumably murdered on the Big Island of Hawaii, where a missing man some had referred to as her fiance was being sought for questioning. A similar tragedy is playing out in Panama, where official ... More >>
Have you seen Leandra Elizabeth Clark? The 16-year-old left her Irvine home on June 26 after being disciplined by her mother, was last seen by acquaintances in the area of Culver Drive and Scottsdale Road the next day and may now be in New England. She has previously run away from home before "and ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the 2 1/2-year-old girl being found with her father in an Anaheim motel, where the dad was arrested.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 5, 10:47 A.M.: Anyone seen a 6-foot-2, 290-pound, 35-year-old Romanian man?(Or want to?)This one may be easier to spot as he is alleged ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the bottom of page 2 on the recovered body being identified as Maribel Ramos' and her roommate being arrested for her murder. Update No. 1 on page 2 was about a woman's body being found Thursday in Modjeska Canyon, and police and Ramos' family fearing it was the missing Cal State ... More >>
Opening statements are expected to begin this morning in the trial of a Rancho Santa Margarita man accused of murdering his wife of nearly 40 years and then decapitating, dismembering and disposing of her.Marcia Ann Forsberg's body parts are believed to have been burned near the campground at Lake ... More >>
Todd Hansen moved to Orange from the San Diego area about a year ago, grew a goatee since the picture at right was taken and called his work on Halloween to say he wasn't feeling well and would be going to a local emergency room for treatment.He and his white vintage 1961 Jeep "Willys" pickup truck ... More >>
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
UPDATE, MARCH 28, 5:41 PM.: Missing from his Costa Mesa home since Sunday morning, 78-year-old Vo Van Nguyen was found by two mountain bikers this morning on a trail about a mile into Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in Trabuco Canyon, authorities announced. "Nguyen had no shoes and was wearing only ... More >>
A Saddleback College English professor who has been missing since August was found Friday night in South Los Angeles. Lake Forest 40-year-old Amy Ahearn, whose family believes she may suffer from a degenerative brain disease, was found by Los Angeles Police Department officers Friday night.
The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) has launched what's hailed as a first-of-its-kind social networking page developed and utilized by a U.S. prosecutorial agency: a Facebook page for children abducted from Orange County. Developed by the OCDA Bureau of Investigation, the page f ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 19, 6:08 P.M.: The Newport Beach-by-way-of-Boston woman who had been missing since Aug. 23 was found Monday in Irvine and reunited with her frantic family. Many feared the worst because Erika Lopez was alone, homeless, without a car and off her medication for schizophrenia and bipol ... More >>
Alan Sun-Long Lin, 22UPDATE: APRIL 1, 4:20 P.M.: According to The OC Register, Alan Lin has tested for a blood-alcohol level between 0.16 and 0.19 the night he went missing after last being seen at a Newport Beach pub. As a result, Lin might have been disoriented. UPDATE: FEB. 18, 11:23 A.M.: A m ... More >>
Alan Sun-Long Lin, 22UPDATE: FEB. 18, 11:23 A.M.: A memorial will take place for Alan Lin tomorrow, Sat., Feb. 19, at Crystal Cathedral (12141 Lewis St, Garden Grove). The memorial starts at 9:30 a.m. and will be open to the public. UPDATE: FEB. 15, 9:20 A.M.: An autopsy has indicated Lin died by ... More >>
CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED POST DETAILING REBECA NIVAREZ'S CONVICTION.Rebeca Nivarez, 46, of Garden Grove, is expected in a Santa Ana courtroom this morning for the start of her murder trial. She and her 25-year-old son allegedly plotted to rob and murder a Santa Ana jewelry salesman whose body was n ... More >>
Philong Huynh will face life in prison, beginning May 23.Update, Jan. 12, 12:45 p.m.: The trial for Philong Huynh--who is accused of raping and killing Huntington Beach resident Dane Williams in January 2008--was originally scheduled to begin yesterday (Tuesday, Jan. 11), but has been pushed back ... More >>
I thought using bricks as weapons during stick-ups went away with the Edsel. But that's not what happened in Texas last week.
Active hiker Scott Gossard left his Anaheim home in his silver Toyota Tacoma truck on Friday evening to go hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains.The 44-year-old who had been reported missing over the weekend was found this afternoon.
UPDATES THROUGHOUT . . . Richard and Marcia Forsberg were said by friends to be the perfect couple. They met in a Ventura College journalism class and were looking forward to their 40th wedding anniversary at the end of this month.The pair of 61-year-olds, who had no children, were often seen ho ... More >>
UPDATE: New details throughout . . . "It is to my sadness and disappointment I am reporting to you it is the confirmed remains of Mitrice Richardson," Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca just said at a news conference this morning about the bones found Monday in the Malibu mountains.Extensive for ... More >>
Regency South Coast Village
The case of a Donna Jou, a 19-year-old Rancho Santa Margarita woman who went missing in June 2007, comes to a sort of resolution today. Registered sex offender John Steven Burgess, 36, plead guilty this morning in Los Angeles court to involuntary manslaughter and concealing an accidental death in co ... More >>
Bishop Brown citation dropped: The Los Angeles Times reports that a contempt-of-court citation against Orange Bishop Tod Brown has been dropped as part of an almost-$7 million sex abuse settlement. Plaintiff's attorney John Manly said the diocese forced them to drop their bid for the citation: "The ... More >>
Here's rice in your eye!
How SmartWear Technologies hopes to profit from paranoia
Henry Ford McCrackens 1952 Santa Ana murder trial launched the age of broadcast voyeurism