Casualties, Criminal Activity, Drowning

Jail and a Restraining Order: The Last Days of an Autistic Centralian Drowning: Before His Death, Jessy Hamilton Was Released From Jail Alone and Barred From Contacting His Mother

Jessy Lee Hamilton, 26, of Centralia, was found dead in the Chehalis River on May 30 at Fort Borst Park after being reported missing a half-hour earlier, at 7 a.m., according to the Centralia Police Department.

Accidental, Casualties, Vehicle

Memphis musician Marshall Fine, 57, remembered as ‘genius’

Whether dazzling visiting adults with youthful piano impressions of Wagner, enchanting listeners for decades as a viola player with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra or testing the patience of a traffic court judge with claims that the safety of his musical instrument should take precedence over the rules of the road, classical musician Marshall Fine was one of Memphis’ most distinctive performers on any stage.

Casualties, Drowning

5-year-old Blaine girl drowns in pond

A 5-year-old autistic girl who apparently slipped past her mother and wandered from her Blaine home accidentally drowned Thursday in a nearby pond, authorities said The body of Kaylie Dickerson was recovered about 3:30 p.m. from a private retention pond near her home at the corner of Vermillion and 129th courts northeast. She is believed to have slipped out of her house about 1:15 p.m. Her mother, who was home at the time, called police within minutes of realizing her daughter was missing.

Casualties, Drowning

Medical examiner identifies body as that of missing 8-year-old Duncan boy, releases cause of death

DUNCAN, Okla. – A body found in a creek near Duncan has been identified as that of a missing 8-year-old boy. Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office officials told reporters Tuesday th… Source: Medical examiner identifies body as that of missing 8-year-old Duncan boy, releases cause of death

Casualties, Homicide

Mother struggling with death of her son by his brother

Jennifer Runnion sat on her living room couch recently, smiling and laughing about some of her son’s intricate drawings, figurines made from aluminum foil and model airplanes built with LEGO blocks. The next minute she was shedding tears describing his playful spirit and love for others. It’s been three months since 16-year-old Aja Dasa was stabbed to death at their home on Webber Way on Spartanburg’s east side. “I take it day by day, minute by minute sometimes,” Runnion said. Aja was found collapsed and bleeding from a stab wound to the abdomen on a neighbor’s front porch after running there for help Feb. 11. Spartanburg police charged his 18-year-old brother, Amarendra Dasa, with the fatal stabbing after finding him hiding in a wooded area not far from the home.