Missing Person Daniel Hanessian of Germantown, MD

Montgomery County police are seeking the public’s help in locating a critical missing person from Germantown, Md.

Daniel Hanessian, 52, last had contact with family members on April 19. He is last known to have been in the area of DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C., on April 21, police say.

Hanessian, of the 12900 block of Churchill Ridge Circle, is described by police as a white male, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing approximately 280 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown and gray hair. It is unknown what type of clothing he may be wearing.

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Police and family are concerned for Hanessian’s mental well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Daniel Hanessian is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000.

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Fraud Investigation Treasurer of Nonprofit Indicted

A Woodford County woman has been indicted on the very charges she was convicted of three years ago.

A nonprofit organization known as “Home At Last” gives neglected pets a second chance at life, but in recent years it has struggled to keep its door open.

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In fact the volunteers said they’ve put their own paychecks in to help out, but according ot deputies in Anderson County, one volunteer was pocketing that money by the thousands.

Melanie Aitken was indicted for embezzling $69,000 over the last three years as Treasurer for the organization.

Neighbors said Aitken loved animals and this comes as a surprise.

Even more alarming, according to court documents this isn’t the first time Aitken has faced these charges.

Aitken was found guilty in 2011 of stealing thousands from her previous employer, “Two Chicks.”

Deputies said they opened an investigation into the latest case back in September 2013.

“Because of so many transactions and a lot of them were masked to the point where it was hard to trace back what the money was spent on, but the search warrants and subpoenas have actually shed a whole lot of light on that,” Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Detective Sergeant Bryan Taylor said.

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Wrongful Death Mother and Daughter Murdered in Bardstown

There are no suspects and no answers in the murder of a Nelson County mother and daughter. Fear is running rampant in Bardstown, however the focus for many people is the victims.

There’s no doubt Kathy and Samantha Netherland were loved. Therefore it’s heartbreaking for the community to comprehend this crime.

“It’s a terrible, terrible tragedy,” said Donna Heywood, a friend of Kathy. “Just shock, you know. didn’t know what to think,” said the family’s neighbor, Robert Crow.

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On Tuesday the 48 year-old mother and 16 year-old daughter were found dead by a relative, in their home on Springfield Road. Police said there were obvious signs of trauma and the two were murdered.

“This is something that you couldn’t even imagine in your wildest imaginations. Nightmares that something like this would ever happen,” said one of Kathy’s best friend.

It’s especially troubling news for friends and family. However, it’s something all Bardstown students and staff have to cope with.

Samantha was a sophomore at Bardstown High School and Kathy was an elementary special education teacher. She was beloved by her students. “It took a very big, large toll on me when I first heard the news,” said Ian Heywood. He was one of Kathy’s former students.

In this dark hour though, kids like Ian remind us all to remember the mother and daughter for the lives they lived. “She complimented me and she took care of me at school and she was very nice and very patient. I love her,” said Ian.

“She was a wonderful student, very energetic, very conscientious, very academic,” said Bardstown High School Principal, Chris Pickett. He said Samantha was an active and involved student who enjoyed the choir.

While there are still more questions than answers about how this mother and daughter died, one thing is clear. “Samantha and Kathy Netherland will be sorely missed. They were wonderful people, they were very kind and considerate of others and we are going to miss them a lot,” said Bardstown School Superintendent, Brent Holsclaw.

Kathy Netherland’s husband recently died from cancer. The two of them had a second daughter who was away at school during this crime.

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Missing Person Sebastian Haro Duran of Custer County, Neb.

The Custer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.

Sebastian Haro Duran was last seen in Ansley on April 21, 2014 around 8:00 am. 

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Duran is a 48 year old Hispanic male, 5’5” tall, approximately 170 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.  He has a front upper tooth missing and tattoos on his left hand ZYN and a cross on his left forearm.

He was last seen wearing a black and brown camo jacket, blue jeans, brown work boots, and a black ball cap.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Sebastian Haro Duran, please contact the Custer County Sheriff’s Office at 308-872-6418

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Wrongful Death Lee County Murder Suspect Has Killed Before

Melvin Slone, the man charged in the killing of a Lee County woman, actually knew the victim and he’s killed before.

Hollar was found at dead April 11 at her home in Beattyville. Investigators said Hollar was fatally shot then her body was left in the burning trailer.

The 55-year-old Slone wasn’t a stranger to the 79 year old.

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He even went to the local paper to tell writers how generous she was and how she loaned him money. His name was even mentioned in the article about her killing and now Slone is charged with her murder.

Friends of Hollar believe her generosity may have gotten the best of her when she gave him money.

“She didn’t deserve that she was a wonderful lady,” victim’s friend Mildred Ross said. “Generous with everyone she knew.”

The arrest warrant states he fired a 9mm pistol, striking her face and was seen on video walking toward her residence 30 minutes before the fire.

Another friend of Hollar, who didn’t want to be on camera, said Hollar was afraid of someone but she didn’t know who.

“I thought about the guy she told me about but I’m not sure it was him,” she said.

The friend said she was playing cards with Hollar an hour and a half before the fire at Hollar’s home.

A cold blooded killing that is eerily similar to a murder Slone and another man committed before.

The pair committed the offense of Capitol Murder by shooting Herman McIntosh with a piston inside his Lee County trailer in 1979.

Court documents show they robbed him of $30.

Slone’s been in and out of prison and last paroled in 2012.

A judge set Slone’s bond at $1 million Thursday, stating he is a danger to others.

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Fraud Investigation Police Warn of Walmart Gift Card Scam

Lexington police have another scam they want to warn the public about.

It involves gift cards and someone offering prizes.

This is another telephone scam and the caller wants to steal your credit card information.

The calls come from an automated system.

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The scammers said that you’ve been randomly selected to win a Walmart gift card and other promotional items.

But remember, you can only win items if you’ve registered for a contest.

Police said be smart and don’t fall for it.

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Private Detective, Meth Materials Found in Jessamine County Shed

Some Jessamine County homeowners made a surprising find after chasing trespassers off their property. They found ingredients commonly used to make meth.

It happened Wednesday night at a home on Taylor Ridge Road, near the Kentucky River. Jessamine County Sheriff’s Deputites tell LEX18 the people who live in the home spotted a trespasser near a shed, ran after the person and followed them in their car.

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The homeowners ran into a deputy on patrol. The deputy eventually pulled over a car he thought was involved, but didn’t find anything suspicious in the car. The deputy did find several ingredients commonly used to make meth in the owners shed.

Deputies tell us there wasn’t anything cooking inside, but they believe the suspects may have been planning a cook there.

At this time, officials do not have a good description of the suspects.

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Wrongful Death Arrest Made in Elderly Woman’s Murder

Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in the murder and arson case that took the life of a 79-year-old Lee County woman.

Investigators picked up 55-year-old Melvin G. Slone for the crime on Wednesday night.

The murder happened on April 11 in Martha Hollar’s Lee County home, on Main street in Beattyville. Detectives said the preliminary investigation has indicated that Hollar was fatally shot prior to her residence catching on fire.

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Friends of Hollar tell us she was known by the entire community, owned several stores and collected antiques. They said they think her murder had to do with her home being burglarized weeks before this tragedy.

Slone has been charged with murder and is currently at the Three Fork’s Regional Jail. Kentucky State Police said the case is still open and under investigation.

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Private Detective, Body Found Inside Wayne County Home

A death investigation is underway after a body was found inside a Wayne County home Wednesday.

The body was found at about 3:49 p.m. inside a home on Brammer Hill Road by a Pulaski County deputy who was following up on a missing person’s investigation.

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The body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, officials said. Preliminary results and identification of the victim are expected later Thursday, as well, officials said.

The investigation is continuing.

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Missing Person Robertson County Woman Found

Police say a missing Robertson County woman has been found alive.

61-year-old Nancy Ellen Pietrzak Pugh was found alive by a state park worker around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

She was taken to a local hospital then flown to UK Hospital. There is no word yet on her condition.

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Pugh was reported missing earlier Wednesday afternoon. Officials said she had last seen by her husband around 4 a.m. Wednesday and he noticed she was missing at about 7 a.m.

He was supposed to wake her up at 6:50 a.m. for a doctor’s appointment, but when he returned inside the home after tending to his farm animals she was gone.

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