Matthew Sowders, 28, faces capital murder charges related to the disappearance of his pregnant, estranged wife, Melissa, 26. The news comes as no surprise to Melissa's family, all of whom expected to find her dead, but has caused plenty of heartbreak for the family and that of her current boyfriend, with whom she was expecting a child.
Divers found a body at the bottom of Cypress Creek on Thursday morning but an autopsy has not confirmed that it is Melissa's body. However, investigators called Jason Sanford, Melissa's boyfriend, not long after they discovered the body.
"The detective called me asking what kind of tattoos were on her and so I explained a couple of the tattoos that I could remember, stars that were on her side and a tattoo of Matt's name on her waistline," Sanford told KHOU. more >>
Missing doctor Teleka Patrick had an order of protection against her, brought by gospel singer Marvin Sapp. Patrick has been missing since December 6 and was last seen at a hotel, where she failed to get a room and simply walked away. Her family is extremely worried about her as more details unfold.
Sapp explained in the personal protection order that Patrick often referred to him as her husband and had been stalking him for some time.
"She has moved from CA to MI… joined my church, contacts my children and has been to my home," the court documents stated. more >>
Internationally known pastor and author Henry Blackaby, 78, has been found and is safe after missing for more than 24 hours in the Atlanta area, his family announced on its ministry website late Friday evening.
Blackaby was found alone in Tifton after police tracked his credit card activity, according to Sgt. Joey Smith with Henry County police, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
His family had sent out an urgent prayer request earlier in the day, followed by reports that "hundreds and hundreds" of church members joined in the search. The request included serious concern that Blackaby is "a Type 2 diabetic and may be disoriented and unable to find his way home." more >>
The actor and writer most known for his commercial pitching of the supposed wonder product ShamWow has given words of caution for Leah Remini over her decision to leave Scientology.
Vince Offer, known to many as "the ShamWow Guy," said in an interview with the celebrity gossip site TMZ earlier this week that while he respected Remini he could not comment further. "That's why I can't really talk about it…I want to be around," said Offer, a former Scientologist who called Remini's decision to leave "pretty brave."
Offer also told the off-camera TMZ reporter that he would not get into details since he had an agreement with the Church of Scientology that he would leave them alone if they left him alone. "Otherwise it wouldn't be you following me it would be something different. You know what I am saying?" said Offer to the TMZ reporter. more >>
The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that the allegations brought by Leah Remini regarding Shelly Miscavige being a missing person are unfounded.
Remini reportedly opened a missing person's investigation into the whereabouts of Miscavige, but according to police, she has been found alive and well.
The Church of Scientology has been angered by what it has labeled an "inexcusable distraction" by the missing persons investigstion. more >>
A Mexico mass kidnapping has seen 11 people abducted in broad daylight from a bar in Mexico City's Zona Rosa, according to reports this week.
The area is reported by locals to normally be calm, being a district with many offices, restaurants and bars in it. However, sometime between 10 a.m. and noon on Sunday the mass kidnapping took place, sparking terror into local residents and workers.
The abduction took place just off the Paseo de la Reforma, the city's main boulevard, about 1 1/2 blocks from the U.S. Embassy. more >>