Tag: alabama

3 arrested after ‘cages’ for children found in Alabama home

Three people have been arrested in a child abuse investigation after Lee County authorities say children were locked in cages. On Monday investigators and Lee County Department of Human Resources personnel conducted a welfare check at a home in the 5000 block of Lee Road 246 Smiths Station. There, they found four children aged 3, 4, 10 and 11 years old. They also found two wood constructed cages with hasps and locks. An investigation revealed […]

Missing Birmingham Woman Found In a Shallow Grave

A search is underway for a Trussville woman who disappeared after leaving a bar in Birmingham’s Lakeview District. Paighton Laine Houston, 29, was last seen Friday, December 20, 2019, at Tin Roof on the 2700 block of Seventh Avenue South. According to Birmingham police, she left the bar about 10:45 p.m. with two heavy-set black males. It seemed as if she left willingly with the two men. Friends on Facebook said that she didn’t know […]

MISSING – Michael Wilkinson

Update: It has been confirmed that Michael Wilkinson is safe and has made it home to his mother. ——————————————————————————————————————- A young man by the name of Michael Wilkinson age 15, has been missing since November 30th 2019. He has not had the easiest of childhoods, and has had a troubled past. His primary residence was in Montgomery Alabama, although he tends to stay with friends and other relatives at times. He has also ran away […]

Human Remains of Missing 19-Year-Old Aniah Blanchard, Located In Macon Co. Alabama

A month-long search for 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has now ended in tragedy as her remains are discovered on Monday, November 25th 2019 in Macon County, Alabama. “I can confirm that human remains have been found and we have good reason to suspect they are that of Aniah Blanchard,” said District Attorney Brandon Hughes. The remains were found off Macon County Road 2. It was not far from New Hope Baptist Church. TIMELINE OF EVENTS: Wednesday […]

Body found In Shed is Missing Auburn Student From Taiwan

The Auburn Police Division has opened a death investigation after a man’s body was found in Auburn Alabama. Lai’s body was found in a shed at a home in the 500 block of Southview Drive in Auburn on Nov. 10, 2019. No foul play is suspected, according to the coroner the man had no visible wounds, but an investigation is ongoing into the circumstances surrounding his death. Positive identification was made through fingerprint comparisons. Auburn […]

‘Ringleader’ Grandmother Pleads Guilty After Naked Child Was Chained, Put In Dog Crate, Malnourished

The grandmother of a boy at the center of an Autauga County child abuse case where the naked victim was chained by the ankles to a staircase, forced to sleep in a dog crate and malnourished has pleaded guilty. Vickie Seale Higgenbotham, 58, of Autauga County, pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse Tuesday morning before Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds. Prosecutors say she was the ringleader in the case. When Reynolds asked his usual “What did you do […]

14-year-old Confessed to Shooting All Five Members of His Family

A 14-year-old confessed to shooting all five members of his family in an Alabama residence, authorities said. The teen was “assisting investigators in locating the weapon, a 9mm handgun that he said he tossed nearby”. Earlier Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said three of the five people shot in the Elkmont residence were confirmed dead at the scene and two were airlifted in critical condition. It was confirmed later that the two people in critical condition […]