The headlines for 2017 started out as dark as a Quentin Tarantino movie, and September seems like it’s following suit. These headlines and hurricanes are very, very shocking this month. It’s possible for them to get wilder after September, but for now, here are a few of the wild and crazy news stories you didn’t see on Facebook this month:
Minnesotan Girl Returns to Family After Swimming Away from Captors: Jasmine Block went missing for 29 days, escaped and was found by police. Thomas Barker; Steven Powers, 20, of Mankato; and Joshua Holby, 31, of Carlo are being charged in the ongoing investigation.
Woman Commits Suicide after Discovering Doppelganger Catfish Account: Leanne Morrison committed suicide after being the victim of cyberbullying. Someone created a fake tinder account using Leanne and while there is a suspect, police have not commented on the death.
Teen Slashes Politicians Throat in Cemetery for Revenge: Alfred Gadenne, 71, mayor of Mouscron was found with his throat slashed. An 18-year-old suspect confessed to police for committing the crime. His motive was to avenge his father who killed himself after losing his employment as a council employee.
Chicago Teen Found Dead in Freezer: Kenneka Jenkins, 19 was found dead in a walk-in freezer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont. Police are currently investigating and awaiting autopsy results to confirm the cause of death.
Mother Seeking Answers After Baby’s Coffin Found Empty: For 42 years, Lydia Reid has been determined to find out the truth about the death of her seven-day-old son, Garry. The recently exhumed coffin revealed no body inside. Lydia suspects her son’s organs were taken in relation to the 1970-2000 organ scandal but has no proof. The police are currently looking into this crime.
Japanese Princess Announced Engagement to Civilian: Mako, the Japanese princess announced her engagement to a commoner recently. This, however, means that while imperial male members do not have to forfeit their titles the law states the females must. Mako is a museum researcher but pursuing a doctorate while her fiancé, Kei Komuro, is a law firm employee.
Chicago’s ‘Zombie Dogs’ Bring Answers to the Table: Chicago police are warning residents that these zombie-like creatures are infected coyotes. The disease, known as sarcoptic mange, can spread to other pets.
Wedding in French Alps Paused for Kidnapper Arrest: Maelys de Araujo was kidnapped during a wedding on August 27th and police have now charged a 34-year-old man for the crime. He attended the same wedding.
Illegal Goldminers Brag About Slaughtering Amazon Tribe: Boasting from miners, who were working an illegal gig in the Amazon jungle, allege the massacre of an indigenous tribe. Police are currently looking into the alleged crime. If confirmed, this will be known as the largest murder of uncontacted people in decades.
After an army of hurricanes swept the southern coast of the United States, The Caribbean Islands and the eastern coast of Mexico, not many diverse news stories were trending on the internet. During the hurricanes, some down time for checking alternate news headlines left us with some wild stories from girls swimming away from abusers to kidnapper wedding guests. These stories aren’t as hopeful as we would like but here’s to hoping they may get better as the year goes on.
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