All posts tagged: children

Crime Wire Investigates: Oklahoma Unsolved

You can hear Crime Wire Investigates beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern. Also, please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: http://blogtalkradio.com/crimewire On June 8, 2008 the tiny town of Weleetka, Oklahoma was rocked to it’s core when two young girls, Skyla Whitaker, 11, and Taylor Placker, 13, best friends, were found shot to death while walking along County Line Rd.   The tragic case brought immediate national media attention and an aggressive investigation, OSBI and FBI included.  Hundreds of tips and suspects later, the case may be closer to a resolution as agents are honing in on a specific gun purchased at a gun show. On July 15, 2011, Ashley Celeste Taylor, 23, was reported missing from Okmulgee, OK, a town near Weleetka, supposedly after an argument with her fiance, Kevin Sweat.  Sweat was subsequently arrested and confessed to her murder, telling officials that her remains were buried off of Highway 75.  In early August, 2011, searchers found human bone fragments, pieces of clothing and glasses consistent with Ashley’s on the property of Kevin …

GOODNIGHT JUST THE SAME: Children’s Book by April Claxton

April Claxton brings her newest children’s book, Goodnight Just The Same. Authored by April Claxton Illustrated by Diane Koziol Krueger Edited by Marissa Cohen The time has come for this book to be written. There are families across the globe that no longer fit the “normal” stereotype of what a family is. This book teaches us that every family structure is “normal.” We have step-mommies and step-daddies. We have no mommies and no daddies. We also have two mommies and two daddies. Some of us only have one mommy, daddy or grandparent to raise us. No matter what the structure of your family is, it is important to note that a family is a family as long as it comes from love. It is about the feelings we feel when we go to sleep so that we have better feelings when we awake. To the moon every family is tucked in Just The Same. What people are saying: “It will help any child of any age go to bed and wake up feeling like they’re loved.” -Melody …

Crime Wire Welcomes James Henslee and Jamie Jones of Missing You Foundation

You can hear Crime Wire Investigates beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern. Also, please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: http://blogtalkradio.com/crimewire In January 2011, two women went missing in Michigan.  Amy Henslee and Tonya Howarth seemingly disappeared.  Days later their lifeless bodies were found, as well as a crime scene which told the story of what happened to these two women.  After months of speculation, the murderer was brought to justice, found guilty and sentenced. Joining us for the hour is husband of Amy Henslee, described as the All American wife and mother, James Henslee, to discuss the aftermath of his life’s worst tragedy and how he has been affected, as well as he and Amy’s two little boys. Also joining the discussion is Jamie Jones of Missing You Foundation and the person who discovered the crime scene.  Jamie will tell us how he and his team were brought into the early investigation and how this crime scene was discovered and the affects on the families of missing persons.