Websleuths
Go Back   Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community > Current Events > Crimes in the News

Notices

Crimes in the News Read and comment about current crimes committed. Remember the copyright laws when posting news stories!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-22-2010, 06:57 PM
Kathee Kathee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The Ozarks
Posts: 502
Mother and 11 year-old Son Found Stabbed To Death In MO Home---Father Missing:

Authorities in La Clede County are investigating a double homicide.

Sources close to the investigation confirm that an elementary school aged little boy (5th grade) and his mother are the victims in the case. They were found dead shortly before 8 a.m. after a family member received a message saying that "someone should go check on the family."

The family alerted authorities who sent a Highway patrol trooper to check on the family.


http://crimesceneinvestigations.blogspot.com/2010/01/breaking-developing-mother-and-little.html
__________________
Don't confront me with my failures.....I had not forgotten them.

Jackson Browne
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Kathee For This Useful Post:
  #2  
Old 01-22-2010, 07:05 PM
SunnieRN SunnieRN is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,577
Horrible! I pray for swift justice and continue to have disbelief how cruel and inhumane a human being can be.

Prayers for the family members left behind.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to SunnieRN For This Useful Post:
  #3  
Old 01-22-2010, 07:24 PM
Missizzy Missizzy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,640
This country's families are suffering so much right now. There's just more stress than some can bear. This is so so sad. My heart goes out to the remaining family. Violence is not the answer!!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Missizzy For This Useful Post:
  #4  
Old 01-22-2010, 08:52 PM
fhc fhc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,292
As of newstime at 6:00, we learned that a vehicle with a body inside was found in Laclede County. KSPR's Emily Rittman is still in Laclede County and will have the latest on this discovery, and any connection to the homicides later tonight at 10.

http://www.kspr.com/news/local/82444997.html
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to fhc For This Useful Post:
  #5  
Old 01-23-2010, 01:28 AM
Texas Mist's Avatar
Texas Mist Texas Mist is offline
Retired WS Staff
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Silicon Hills
Posts: 9,230
UPDATE @ 9:36 p.m.

The Laclede County Sheriff says the body found in a quarry Friday afternoon has been identified.

Authorities towed the vehicle from a quarry one mile north of Lebanon.

Sheriff Wrinkle has 'tentatively' identified the body as that Todd Johnson.

Family members had to identify the body by scars and marks due to the wreckage.


http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=227971
__________________
What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
But if that drop was not in the ocean,
I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
~~ Mother Theresa ~~



Where is Rachel Cooke? Missing since 10-Jan-2002
Rachel's thread - WS
RachelCookeSearch.org
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Texas Mist For This Useful Post:
  #6  
Old 01-23-2010, 01:49 AM
yosande's Avatar
yosande yosande is offline
...
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 2,909
LE shouldn't be so quick to call it a murder/suicide.

Why was the 8 year old left alive and unharmed?

Obviously TJ knew his other son was there too.

Makes no sense.

He has an adopted daughter, but her age is not told.

I hope LE investigates thoroughly. moo
__________________
My Opinion Only..MOO
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to yosande For This Useful Post:
  #7  
Old 01-23-2010, 05:06 PM
oceanblueeyes's Avatar
oceanblueeyes oceanblueeyes is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Nestled Deep in Southern Hospitality
Posts: 16,074
With the eight year old being inside the home he should be able to tell them what happened.

We have seen in other cases where one or two children will not be killed and others are.

Bless the families of the victims.

imo
__________________
"Pardon Our Noise, It's the Sound of Freedom" USMC New River Air Station, Jacksonville, North Carolina
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to oceanblueeyes For This Useful Post:
  #8  
Old 01-23-2010, 06:45 PM
Openmind Openmind is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 938
Quote:
Originally Posted by oceanblueeyes View Post
With the eight year old being inside the home he should be able to tell them what happened.

We have seen in other cases where one or two children will not be killed and others are.

Bless the families of the victims.

imo
I thought I read the eight year old was asleep when the crimes occurred, but found the bodies the next morning. Poor little boy -- thank goodness a relative came to the house. I am sure he can tell them what was happening that evening.

There doesn't seem to be a week that this kind of crime is not happening.

http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=228252
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Openmind For This Useful Post:
  #9  
Old 01-24-2010, 11:17 AM
noZme's Avatar
noZme noZme is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Georgia, USA
Posts: 3,398
Very strange!

More details emerge about Johnson family deaths: Sheriff Says Person Was Waiting In Garage When Lebanon Family Was Murdered.


http://crimesceneinvestigations.blogspot.com/2010/01/sheriff-says-person-was-waiting-in.html
Early on in the investigation cops said they were interviewing a person of interest in the case, and looking "for a family member to check his well being."

Turns out that the person of interest cops were talking to was the Sonic employee that Todd Johnson allegedly "hired" to steal his wife's jewelry and make it look like someone had broken into his home. When the employee told Johnson that he couldn't find his wife's jewelry, he told the man that what he really wanted him to do was kill his family.

The employee that was supposed to kill the Johnson family hid in the garage Thursday night/Friday morning, but couldn't go through with the murders.

Sources close to the investigation say that Johnson had told people that he was going to fire the employee and was, "afraid that he might follow him home one night." Investigators believe it was a set up, and that the man was also going to become a victim.

The employee that Johnson allegedly hired to burglarize his home left in his employers truck after he says he heard Johnson killing his family.


http://www.ky3.com/news/local/82531512.html

There is still much more to come in the investigation, but right now the sheriff tells KY3 that Sheila and Blake Johnson appeared to be murdered in their home, and the way 43 year old Todd Johnson died appears consistent with suicide.

The first person to hear that something may have gone terribly wrong in the house on Goldenwood Drive in Lebanon was Todd Johnson's brother, via an e-mail from Todd himself. "It was sent at five something. He got it at seven something," says Laclede County Sheriff Richard Wrinkle.
Todd's brother, on vacation, called a mutual friend in Rogersville. That friend was with another man, an employee of one of the Sonics that Todd Johnson managed, who said he had just been at the Johnson's house from around ten Thursday night to 3 or 4 in the morning. That man said Todd brought him to the house to steal jewelry, so he could file an insurance claim. The Rogersville man also said there had been rumors about Todd firing him from his job at a Sonic, but the man said that was not true.
"He was interviewed by highway patrol and one of my investigators. He cooperated. He let them take his vehicle from Rogersville to Springfield, where it was examined by the lab up there," says Wrinkle.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to noZme For This Useful Post:
  #10  
Old 01-24-2010, 11:43 AM
Openmind Openmind is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 938
What a twisted set of events. I wonder if Todd killed his wife and oldest son and was sickened by his actions and stopped before he killed his youngest child. He then killed himself, or did the employee kill everyone and overlooked the eight year old. The suicide scenario sounds staged, but TC is often surreal.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-25-2010, 02:47 PM
mizzougrl mizzougrl is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9
i feel this is way to soon to speculate murder/suicide..WHY would he leave his 8 year old unharmed? also email his brother to tell him to take care of his family and finances???? I feel he was killed.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
7-year-old girl found stabbed to death in a NY Catholic school englishleigh Crimes in the News 18 04-21-2010 10:22 AM
4 yr old stabbed and father stabbed, & mother murdered TX jnTexas Crimes in the News 9 01-07-2010 10:24 AM
LA - New Orleans Plastic Surgeon found stabbed to death in his home 10/31/09 KaylynnCouture Crimes in the News 24 11-08-2009 02:20 PM
Mother and Three Children Found Death In Catawba Co Home ckwood32 Crimes in the News 55 08-11-2009 05:50 PM
Father and Mother fight over which gang 4 Year old son should "claim" NewMommy09 Crimes in the News 8 04-11-2008 11:36 AM


© Copyright Websleuths 1999-2012 New To Site? Need Help?
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:22 PM.

Advertisements

Pre-Order Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony today!