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These are current notorious criminal trials and investigations covered by the About Crime & Punishment site. The pages below are updated as events unfold.

The Slender Man Stabbing Case
On May 31, 2014, 12-year-old Peyton Leutner crawled out of the woods to a path where a bicyclist found her bleeding from 19 stab wounds. Leutner, who survived the attack, told authorities she was stabbed by two of her 12-year-old friends.

The William Devin Howell Case
On January 30, 2007, William Devin Howell pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of 33-year-old Nilsa Arizmendi.

The Murder of Chandra Levy
On May 1, 2001, Washington D.C. intern Chandra Levy disappeared while walking her dog in Rock Creek Park. A year later, someone else walking a dog found her remains.

An Abomination in Amish Country
On August 13, 2014, two young Amish girls, were kidnapped from their family's roadside produce stand by a man and woman who offered to let the girls pet their dog.

The Joseph McStay Family Murders
On February 4, 2010, Joseph McStay and his entire family vanished, leaving their Fallbrook, California home locked and their pets outside without food or water.

Cheyanne Jessie: 'Cold-Blooded Murderer'
On Aug. 1, 2015, 25-year-old Cheyanne Jessie of Lakeland, Florida called police to report missing her father, Mark Weekly, 50, and her daughter Meredith, 6. She was arrested and charged with their murders less than 24 hours later.

The Crimes of Drew Peterson
Former Bolingbrook policeman Drew Peterson made national headlines in October 2007 when his fourth wife Stacey Peterson disappeared.

The Murder of Carrie and Steven Turner
On Friday, March 6, 2015, Carrie Daley Turner, 52, and Steven Gray Turner, 61, were found dead at the Landmark Resort on South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The Murder of Bud and June Runion
On Jan. 22, 2015, Bud and June Runion disappeared after driving from their Cobb County home north of Atlanta to McRae in south Georgia to check out a 1966 Mustang for which they had placed a wanted ad online.

The Crimes of Timothy Ray Jones
A South Carolina man known as highly intelligent and a responsible father has been arrested in connection with the deaths of his five children.

Burned Alive: Jessica Chambers
On Dec. 6, 2014, Panola County Sheriff's deputies responding to a call about a burning vehicle found 19-year-old Jessica Chambers engulfed in flames near the vehicle.

Murder Victim: Hannah Graham
University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was described as fairly well intoxicated when she left a Charlottesville pub to meet friends at a party on Sept. 13, 2014.

The Crimes of Aaron Henandez
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez faces murder charges in two separate incidents involving the deaths of three men.

Missing Person: Christina Morris
Plano, Texas police have asked the public's help in searching for a Fort Worth woman who vanished after walking into a parking garage near a shopping mall on Saturday, Aug.

30, 2014.

The Murder of Hannah Wilson
In the early morning hours of Friday, April 24, 2015, 22-year-old Indiana University student Hannah Wilson disappeared sometime after her friends put her into a taxi at Kilroy's Sports Bar after deciding that she was too intoxicated to go inside.

The Disappearance of Holly Bobo
On April 13, 2011, Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo was last seen by her brother being led into the woods near her home by a man wearing camouflage.

The Crimes of Nate Kibby
On July 20, 2014, a 14-year-old New Hampshire girl, returned to her home nine months after she was abducted while walking home from high school.

The Disappearance of Erin Corwin
On June 28, 2014, Erin Corwin told her Twentynine Palms Marine husband she was going to visit Joshua Tree National Park and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

The Rape and Murder of Sarah Goode
A 21-year-old Long Island mother of a 4-year-old was reported missing by her family after they had not seen her for two days. A group of searchers found the body of 21-year-old Sarah Goode in the woods a week later.

The Death of Jenise Wright
Jenise Wright was last seen by her parents when she went to bed in their mobile home on Aug. 2, 2014. Her body was found Aug. 7 in a wooded area near her home.

The Stay Family Massacre
On July 9, 2014, six members of a Houston-area family were killed by a Utah man, dressed in a delivery uniform, obsessed with locating his ex-wife. A teen girl, Cassidy Stay, survived the attack and called police.

The Death of Pastor Kenneth Johnson
When police investigated the death of a man found beaten to death in a Chattanooga ditch, they were led to a couple, Jordan Craig and Steven Kelley, who gave conflicting stories about the incident.

The Appeals of Michael Skakel
Michael Skakel was convicted for the murder of Martha Moxley in June 2002, mostly on statements he made to others while in rehab. He has always maintained his innocence.

The Crimes of Joseph Naso
Authorities believe that Joseph Naso may be responsible for the deaths of several women from Northern California to Upstate New York over a three-decade killing career.

The Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Case
For more than two decades, the Los Angeles Police Department worked to solve a series of 11 murders that occurred between 1985 and 2007.

The Legal Troubles of Joe Francis
Joe Francis, who has made millions with his 'Girls Gone Wild' videos and magazines, has found himself entangled in legal trouble in civil and criminal courts on the state and federal levels.

The Crimes of Joran Van der Sloot
On May 30, 2005, when Natalee Holloway disappeared after leaving a bar in Aruba. Five years to the day later, Stephany Flores Ramirez, 21, was killed in a hotel room rented to Van der Sloot in Lima, Peru.

The Legal Trials of Lindsay Lohan
Former Disney movie child star Lindsay Lohan has been struggling to keep her career on track after a series of brushes with the law as well as stints in drug and alcohol rehab programs.

Charles Manson Family News
Latest news about the members of the Charles Manson Family.

Unsolved Criminal Cases

The Susan Cox Powell Case
On Dec. 7, 2009, Susan Cox Powell, was reported missing when she failed to show up for work. No trace of her has ever been found.

The Lauren Spierer Case
On June 3, 2011, 20-year-old Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, a native of Greenburgh, New York, was last seen walking home to her apartment from a friend's home after a night of partying with friends.

The Tammy Jo Alexander Case
In November 1979, a teenage girl was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a cornfield in Upstate New York in what became known as the Caledonia Jane Doe Case.

The Celina Cass Case
On June 25, 2011, 11-year-old fifth grader Celina Cass was last seen at her computer in the three-story apartment building in Stewartstown, New Hampshire where she lived with her mother.

The Disappearance of Haleigh Cummings
On Feb. 10, 2009, five-year-old Haleigh Cummings disappeared from her home in Satsuma, Florida while her father, Ronald Cummings, was at work and she was being cared for by his girlfriend, Misty Croslin.

The Caylee Marie Anthony Case
On June 15, 2008, Cindy Anthony called 9-1-1 in Orlando, Florida to report that her daughter, Casey Anthony, had stolen a car and some money. She called back later to report that her granddaughter, Casey's daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Marie Anthony was missing and had been missing for more than a month.

The JonBenet Ramsey Murder Investigation
On Dec. 26, 1996, 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey's body was found in the basement of her parents' Boulder, Colorado home. In spite of intense investigation, no one has ever been charged with her death.

Natalee Holloway: Missing in Aruba
Natalee Holloway, an 18-year-old graduate of Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama, traveled to the Caribbean island of Aruba with 125 members of her senior class. On Monday, May 30, 2005, she did not show up for her flight back to the United States.

The Allen-Cutshall Murders
Jason Allen and Lindsay Cutshall, two Christian camp counselors who planned to be married, were shot in their sleep in their sleeping bags as they camped on Fishhead Beach in Jenner, California.

Page 2: Previous Trials and Investigations

These are previous criminal cases, now closed or adjudicated, where were previously top crime stories followed on the About.com Crime & Punishment site.

The Aurora Colorado Theater Shootings
On July 20, 2012, a man dressed as "The Joker" set off two tear gas containers during a midnight premier showing of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century 16 in Aurora, Colorado and then opened fire.

The Trial of George Zimmerman
On Feb. 26, 2012, George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, shot to death teenager Trayvon Martin after an encounter inside a Sanford, Florida gated community.

The Death of Michael Jackson
On June 25, 2009, less than a month before he was scheduled to begin a series of comeback concerts, paramedics were called to Michael Jackson's rented home in Holby Hills near Los Angeles where they found him unconscious and not responding.

The Case of Jaycee Lee Dugard
On June 10, 1991, Jaycee Lee Dugard was last seen waiting at a school bus stop near her in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was found 18 years later.

The Appeals of Death Row Inmate Troy Davis
On Aug. 19, 1989, an off-duty Savannah, Georgia, police officer Mark Allen MacPhail was working a moonlighting job as a security guard for a Greyhound bus terminal when he heard a homeless man cry out from the Burger King parking lot next door.

The Phil Spector Case
Legendary rock and roll music producer Phil Spector was charged with the fatal shooting of former actress Lana Clarkston Feb. 3, 2003 at his Los Angeles mansion.

The Legal Saga of O.J. Simpson
On Sept. 13, 2007, Simpson and four other men entered a Las Vegas casino hotel room where some of his sports memorabilia was being offered for sale by two collectors.

Police arrested O.J. Simpson on kidnapping and armed robbery charges.

The Elizabeth Smart Case
Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City home on June 5, 2002 and was found nine months later with the man and wife, Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee, who have been charged with her abduction.

Brian Nichols: Atlanta Courthouse Killer
On March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols was on trial for rape at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta when he overpowered a female deputy, took her gun, and shot his way to freedom.

The Jennifer Hudson Family Murders
On October 24, 2008, the bodies of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother were found in the family's home on Chicago's South Side. Jennifer's former brother-in-law, William Balfour, was arrested for the murders.

 

The Death of Kelsey Miller
On Nov. 27, 2014, during the early hours of Thanksgiving Day, 28-year-old Kelsey Danielle Miller disappeared after she sought help from a shelter for domestic violence victims.

The Murder of Somer Thompson
On September 18, 2009, 7-year-old Somer Thompson was walking home from her Orange Park, Florida school with her twin brother and 10-year-old sister when she disappeared.

The Crimes of John Albert Gardner III
John Albert Gardner III has been charged with the rape and murder of 17-year-old Chelsea King, the attempted assault of another in the same San Diego park and could be involved in the disappearance of other young girls.

The Craigslist Killer Case
Philip Markoff, a 22-year-old medical student was arrested by Boston authorities in connection with a series of crimes against women who were advertising erotic services on the online classified service Craigslist.

The Murder of Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach
On Dec. 19, 2007, Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach, a Marine stationed at Camp Lejuene, North Carolina, was reported missing by her stepmother who had not heard from her since Dec. 14.

The Brianna Denison Case
Brianna Denison, a 19-year-old Santa Barbara City College student, who was home in Reno, Nevada, on winter break, disappeared from the home of friends on Jan. 20, 2008.

The Collarbomb Robbery Case
On August 28, 2003, pizza delivery man Brian Douglas Wells was locked into a bombing device when he robbed a bank branch near Erie, Pennsylvania.

When he was stopped and handcuffed by state police following the robbery, the bomb exploded.

The Trial of Melissa Huckaby
On March 27, 2009, 8-year-old Sandra Cantu disappeared from the mobile home park where she lived in Tracy, California. She was last seen on a video surveillance tape skipping toward her best friend's home.

The Murder of Anchorwoman Ann Pressly
On October 20, Anne Pressly, a popular morning anchorwoman at KATV television, was found badly beaten in the bedroom of her home in the Pulaski Heights section of Little Rock.

The Murder of Kelsey Smith
On June 2, 2007, Kelsey Smith stopped at an Overland Park, Kansas, department store to buy items for a high school graduation party, but she never made it home to the event. Her body was found four days later in a shallow creek 20 miles away in Missouri.

The Brooke Wilberger Case
Brooke Carol Wilberger was last seen on the morning of May 24, 2004, in Corvalis, Oregon working outside an apartment complex near the campus of Oregon State University.

The 'Baby Grace' Case
On October 29, 2007, a fisherman found a plastic storage box washed up on an island in Galveston Bay that contained the body of a two-year-old girl the police called "Baby Grace."

The Beheading of 'Precious Doe'
On April 28, 2001, the nude, decapitated body of 3-year-old girl was found near an intersection in Kansas City, Missouri. Two days later her head, which had been removed with hedge clippers, was found nearby in a plastic garbage bag.

The Zoey Zane Murder Case
On Nov. 23, 2007, 18-year-old Kansas college student Emily Sander was last seen leaving a bar with a 24-year-old man. Her body was found six days later about 50 miles east of El Dorado.

The Lisa Nowak Case
On Feb. 6, 2007, U.S. Navy Capt. and NASA Astronaut Lisa Nowak, 43, was charged with trying to kidnap a woman she regarded as her romantic rival for the affection of a space shuttle pilot.

The Legal Troubles of Joe Francis
Joe Francis, who has made millions with his 'Girls Gone Wild' videos and magazines, has found himself entangled in legal trouble in civil and criminal courts on the state and federal levels.

The Trial of Joseph Edward Duncan
Joseph Edward Duncan III was out on a $15,000 bond in Minnesota for molesting a 7-year-old boy, when three people were killed in an Idaho home and their two children kidnapped. Six weeks later, Duncan was arrested after he was spotted in a restaurant with eight-year-old Shasta Groene.

The Trials of Darryl Littlejohn
On February 25, 2006, Imette St. Guillen, a graduate student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was last seen around 4 a.m. at The Falls, a bar in the SoHo section of New York City. Her nude body was found 14 miles away near a Brooklyn street.

The Appeals of Wayne Williams
Between 1979 and 1981, 29 children and young black men were killed in a series of murders that terrorized the community in a case known as the "Atlanta Child Killings."

The Jessica Lunsford Case
Nine-year-old Jessica Lunsford disappeared from her bedroom at her grandparents' home in the middle of the night Feb. 23, 2005. Her case would inspire new laws across the nation.

Duke Lacrosse Team Rape Scandal
On March 13, 2006 members of the Duke University lacrosse team held a party at an off-campus house and hired two strippers to perform. One of the dancers later claimed she was raped.

The Trial of James Ford Seale
On May 2, 1964, Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hazekiah Dee, two 19-year-old black teenagers, were hitchhiking near an ice cream stand in Meadville, Mississippi when they were abducted by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

The Murder of Pamela Vitale
On Oct. 15, 2005, famous defense attorney Daniel Horowitz returned home from work to find this wife, Pamela Vitale, 52, bludgeoned to death in the entry way of the mobile home the couple was living in while building their dream home nearby.

The Trial of Andrea Yates
In 2002, Andrea Yates was convicted of murder for three of the deaths of her five children who were found drowned in her home in 2001. In April 2005, her conviction was overturned.

The BTK Serial Killer
The BTK Strangler claimed credit for a series of seven murders in Wichita, Kansas in the early 1970s, then seemingly disappeared in 1977, and resurfaced again in March 2004 to claim responsibility for an eighth murder in 1986.

The Trial of Edgar Ray Killen
Edgar Ray Killen, a reputed member of the Ku Klux Klan, was charged with the shooting deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner during the "Freedom Summer" of 1964.

The Trial of Michael Jackson
Pop singer Michael Jackson faced charges of conspiracy to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion, three counts of committing lewd acts upon a child, attempted lewd acts upon a child, and four counts of administering intoxicating agents to assist in the commission of a felony.

The Scott Peterson Trial
Scott Peterson was charged with the murder of his pregnant wife Laci Denise Peterson and their unborn son Conner Peterson sometime between Dec. 23 and Dec. 24, 2002.

The Robert Blake Case
Robert Blake faced trial for the murder of Bonny Lee Bakley and soliciting two other men to kill her. Bakley, 44, was shot to death on May 4, 2001, as she sat in Blake's sports car behind a restaurant where the couple had just dined.

The Eric Rudolph Case
Eric Rudolph was charged with the 1998 bombing of a Birmingham abortion clinic that killed an off-duty police officer and critically injured a nurse. Rudolph was arrested May 31, 2003.

 

These are earlier criminal cases that were top crime stories which are now closed or adjudicated.

The Death of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover
In January 2013, Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover were lured to a home in Joliet, Illinois where they were strangled to death and robbed of the money and drugs that were found on their dead bodies.

The Brunswick Stroller Shooting Case
On March 21, 2013, Sherry West was pushing her 13-month-old baby, Antonio Santiago, home from the Brunswick, Georgia post office in his stroller when two teens approached her demanding money.

The Debra Lafave Case
A Tampa middle school teacher, 24-year-old Debra Lafave was arrested in June 2004 for having an on-going sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.

The Murder of Melissa Jenkins
On Sunday, March 25, 2012, the SUV of popular Vermont teacher Melissa Jenkins was found on a rural road with its engine running and her 2-year-old son asleep inside.

The Murder of Elizabeth Olten
On Wednesday Oct. 21, 2009, Elizabeth Olten disappeared while walking home from a friend's home about a quarter-mile from her house.

The Tragic Death of Jennifer Huston
Jennifer Huston, 38, disappeared while running errands for her husband and two young sons on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Dundee, Oregon.

The Clark Rockefeller Imposter Case
When police arrested "Clark Rockefeller" in 2008 for the kidnapping of his own daughter, it wasn't long before they realized they were dealing with an imposter.

The Baby Gabriel Case
Locked into a custody battle with the baby's father, Elizabeth Johnson sent a text message to Logan McQueary saying that she killed their son, Baby Gabriel Johnson, who was last seen Dec.

23, 2010.

The Diving Death of Tina Watson
In October 2003, David Gabriel Watson and Christina Mae Watson went diving off Australia's Great Barrier Reef on their honeymoon. Tina, an inexperienced diver, drowned.

The Murder of Eve Carson
On March 5, 2008, Eve Marie Carson, the popular president of the student body at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was found shot to death laying in the street at an intersection near campus.

The Death of Laura Burk
On March 4, 2008, Lauren Burk's nude body was found along side a rural road about four miles from Auburn University where she was a freshman. She had been shot in the back.

The Murder of Jorelys Rivera
On Dec. 2, 2011, 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera disappeared after she left the playground at the River Ridge apartments in Canton, Georgia. Her body was found in a compactor-type trash compactor at the complex three days later.

The Barefoot Bandit Case
Colton A. "Colt" Harris-Moore, became known as The Barefoot Bandit after he escaped from a halfway house in Renton, Washington and went on a two-year crime spree.

A Deadly Home Invasion in Connecticut
On July 24, 2007, the quiet Connecticut town of Cheshire was shocked by a brutal home invasion that left a house in flames, a wife and her two daughters dead and a bloody and battered father in the hospital.

The Death of Zahra Baker
On Oct. 9, 2010, the father of 10-year-old Zahra Baker, who wore hearing aids and had a prosthetic leg due to her battle with cancer, was reported missing.

The Crimes of Anthony Sowell
On October 29, 2009, police in Cleveland, Ohio went to the home of Anthony Sowell after a woman told police that he had raped her there.

They found two decomposing bodies in the house. Subsequent searches turned up the remains of 10 bodies and a skull hidden in the home and buried in the yard.

The Deaths of Byrd and Melanie Billings
On July 9, 2009, several men dressed as ninjas invaded the home of Byrd and Melanie Billings, a wealthy Florida couple who were known for adopting children with special needs.

The Betty Neumar Case
When North Carolina authorities arrested Betty Neumar on charges of hiring someone to killer her husband Harold Gentry, they soon learned that the 76-year-old had a string of five dead husbands.

The Clemson Bikini Murder Case
On May 26, 2006, Clemson University student Tiffany Marie Souers was found dead in her off-campus apartment wearing only a bra and had a bikini top wrapped around her neck.

The Gary Michael Hilton Case
On New Year's Day 2008, 24-year-old University of Georgia graduate Meredith Emerson went hiking in the north Georgia mountains hear Vogel State Park with her dog Ella as she had done many times before.

She failed to return home from the hike.

The Murder of Dru Sjodin
An attractive 22-year-old University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin left her job at the Columbia Mall in Grand Forks, North Dakota at 4 p.m. Nov. 22, 2003 and was never seen alive again.

The Murder of Taylor Behl
Taylor Behl, a 17-year-old freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University, left her dormitory room Sept. 5, 2005 to give her roommate some privacy with her boyfriend. She was never seen alive again.

The Murder of Annie Le
On Sept. 8, 2009, five days before she was planning to be married, 24-year-old Annie Le disappeared from the Yale University Medical School research laboratory where she was a pharmacology doctoral student.

The Trial of Susan Polk
Susan Polk was tried on first-degree murder charges in the death of her 70-year-old wealthy husband, Frank (Felix) Polk.

The Trial of Mary Winkler
Mary Winkler, 32, was charged with first-degree murder for the shotgun shooting death of her husband, Matthew Winkler, on March 22 at their Fourth Street Church of Christ parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee.

The Murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett
On December 16, 2004 the body of eight-months pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnett was found at her Skidmore, Missouri home by her mother. Her unborn baby had been cut from her womb.

The Entwistle Murder Case
On Jan. 22, 2006, the bodies of Rachel Entwistle, 27, and her nine-month old daughter, Lillian Rose, were found shot to death under the covers of a bed in their Hopkinton, Massachusetts home.

The Martha Stewart Case
In March 2004, a jury found domestic diva Martha Stewart guilty of conspiracy, making false statements and obstruction of agency proceedings stemming from a sale of stock in a biotech company.

The Debra Lafave Case
Debra Lafave, a 24-year-old married middle school teacher in the Tampa, Florida, area was arrested in June 2004 and accused of having sex numerous times with one of her 14-year-old students.

The Trial of Derrick Todd Lee
Derrick Todd Lee who was accused of terrorizing Louisiana with a series of at least seven murders of women in 2002 and 2003, was facing trial in four of the cases on charges of murder.

The Clemson Bikini Murder Case
On May 26, 2006, Clemson University student Tiffany Marie Souers was found dead in her off-campus apartment by a former roommate. She was wearing only a bra and had a bikini top wrapped around her neck.

The Phoenix Baseline Killer Case
Between August 2005 and September 2006, the Phoenix, Arizona, area was terrorized by a serial criminal who authorities believe was responsible for nine murders, 11 sexual assaults of women and young girls and several robberies.

The Murder Trials of Tiffany Hall
On Sept. 15, 2006, police found the body of 23-year-old Jimella Tunstall in a vacant lot in Belleville, Illinois. An autopsy revealed that her unborn child had been cut from her womb with a pair of scissors.

The Murder of Jessie Davis
On June 15, 2007, Patricia Porter, the mother of nine-months-pregnant Jessie Davis, went to her house and found her bedroom in disarray and her two-year-old son alone in the house.

The Trials of Kenny Richey
At approximately 4:15 a.m. on June 30, 1986, a fire broke out at the Old Farm Village Apartments in Columbus Grove, Ohio, in the second-floor apartment of Hope Collins, killing her two-year-old daughter Cynthia.

The Barton Corbin Case
On Dec. 4, 2004 Jennifer Corbin was found shot once in the head in her Buford, Georgia home with a handgun beside her.

The Kobe Bryant Case
Professional basketball star Kobe Bryant, 24, was charged with a single count of felony sexual assault against a 19-year-old woman at an exclusive spa where he was staying when he came to Colorado for knee surgery in the summer of 2003.

The Ward Weaver Case
On Jan. 9, 2002, Ashley Pond, 12, disappeared on her way to Gardiner Middle School in Oregon City, OR. Two months later, her friend Miranda Gaddis, 13, vanished and neither was ever seen alive again.

The Trial of Alejandro Avila
Alejandro Avila was accused of kidnapping, sexually molesting and asphyxiating Samantha Runnion, who was snatched from an alley near her family's Stanton, California condominium complex on July 15, 2002.

The Mark Hacking Case
Mark Hacking has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant wife, Lori Hacking, who was reported by him as missing on July 19, 2004.

The Tracy Teen Torture Case
On Dec. 2, 2008, a emaciated and bruised 16-year-old boy showed up at the In-Shape Sports Club in Tracy, California wearing only boxer shorts and a three-foot chain padlocked to his ankle.