GUILTY IN - Chelsea Porter, 14, raped & murdered, Columbus, 29 June 2007

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  1. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    Hey guys sitting here watching the nightly news and a 14 year old girl has been brutly stabbed to death in Columbus Indiana. I am off to find all I can. Her name has just been released as Chelsee(?) Porter.

    http://wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=6728390&nav=9Tai


    Columbus - Police found a girl dead in a home Friday in the 400 block of North Mapleton Street shortly after 3:00 a.m. The body was described as a 14-year-old female. Police have not released her name.
     
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  3. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/13593520/detail.html

    COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Police said a girl found slain at an apartment complex early Friday morning was a homicide victim.

    Police were called to the 400 block of North Mapleton Street just after 3 a.m., where they found the girl, identified as Chelsea Porter, 14, had been fatally stabbed in an apartment.


    Officials said they do not think the girl's killing was a random incident but they asked anyone with information to call Columbus police at 812-376-2600.
     
  4. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    I have looked on myspace and all the ones I have found are private due to her age.
     
  7. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    http://wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=6728390

    Somebody stabbed a teenage girl to death at a home in Columbus and Friday the girl's neighbors said they're very concerned and hope police make an arrest soon.
    Police say the young victim, 14-year-old Chelsea Porter, grew up Columbus but had been living out of state for the past year.


    Investigators received a 911 call to come to the apartment just after 3:00 a.m. Once inside, police found the 14-year-old dead.
    The coroner ruled the cause of death as a stabbing. The young victim, 14-year-old Chelsea Porter, suffered multiple stab wounds. She'd been spending the night with a family friend.
    Police say the apartment did not appear broken into and they don t believe the teen's death was a random act of violence but still no suspects.

    Where were the parents of the friend, where was the friend?
     
  8. mssheila

    mssheila New Member

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    There was a 911 call that alerted police to the scene. They are not releasing that 911 call, however, say that the call did come from outside the apartment.

    http://wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=6728390

    I wonder who called?
     
  9. KatK

    KatK Former Member

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    I wonder if the apartment owner's ex-husband mistook Chelsea (Chel-see, or Ches-lee?) for his ex-wife? :waitasec:
     
  10. Bobbisangel

    Bobbisangel New Member

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    It does seem strange that she had been gone for a year and just returned for a relative's funeral and then she ends up murdered. If she let someone in it sounds like she knew them or maybe she just opened the door when they knocked and they pushed their way in. I wonder why she was there alone.
    Seems like it would be had to mistake one person for another unless it was pitch dark in the apartment. Wonder if someone had it in for her before she moved and then they heard that she was in town and where she was staying?
    How would they know that she would be alone though. I guess if she thought that the person was a friend that person could have called her and then gone over. Hope they catch whoever it is right away.
     
  11. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    Okay so I have always hated living here. This state only cares about politics and nothing else. Me I am not a political person. Our Crime rate is the highest it has been and we are like 6 murders away from toppling last years rates. Now granted this crime isnt in my city, it is in my state and it is a horrible crime. But nothing is being reported of it. What is top news is A man was shot for breaking up a pit bull fight with another dog. No yes that is a bad story but in any other city wouldnt get first spot on news. Here it is top news because our mayor is hell bent on banning pit bulls. Sorry end rant

    Now this is the only freakin new news I could find today.
    http://tinyurl.com/2pnbpk

    Family members said Chelsea was staying with in the apartment building a family friend to help prepare for a birthday party when she was killed.
    "They heard a commotion, went down and found her on the floor," said the girl's grandmother, Cecilia Means.

    ETA good photo of her here... This is so sd she was 14 years old..

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19509939/
     
  12. lorann

    lorann New Member

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    Indy Gal, yes it is a shame what happens in our state. The city you live in has so many things going for it that attract new business. Besides the Colts, Pacers, and Indy track, it would be great if the Governor would concentrate on being the toughest state on fighting crime. Extra taxes charged to support the sports venues could be better spent (JMHO). Columbus use to be known for being the home of some of the wealthiest people, now they are getting a different reputation. I put more blame on the Governor than the mayor of Indy, but I am not local to Indianapolis so could very well be wrong...
     
  13. shdbepaintin

    shdbepaintin New Member

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    Indy Gal
    I live in Indy and it is amazing what makes news and what doesn't.
    I agree with you 100%.
    And yes the crime rate just keeps getting higher and higher.
     
  14. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    Well Howdy Neighbor!! We just hit 60 yesterday!! I didnt hear anything about this case all day yesterday??
     
  15. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/13602128/detail.html

    COLUMBUS, Ind. -- The stepmother of a girl who was fatally stabbed in an apartment spoke with 6News Saturday as police ratcheted up their investigation.

    Donna Porter told 6News' Cheryl Jackson that she is tortured as she thinks about the last moments of Chelsea Porter's life.

    The woman told 6News that Porter stumbled into her bedroom at about 3 a.m. Friday morning, bleeding and dying.
     
  17. Alice253

    Alice253 Live Every Moment

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    I found this ...

    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/13601221/detail.html

    COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Police said Saturday that they are questioning persons of interest in the slaying of a 14-year-old girl who was found dead in an apartment on Friday.

    Investigators told 6News' Cheryl Jackson that they expect to make an arrest this weekend after the death of Chelsea Porter.


    More at link. My heart breaks for this child.
     
  18. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    Thanks Honey!!!
     
  19. Taximom

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    "personS of interest"

    I wonder if this is another situation where some fellow teenagers didn't like her so they killed her.

    :(
     
  20. shdbepaintin

    shdbepaintin New Member

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    I heard on the first few minutes of our 11:00 news that an arrest has been made. I just checked the 6news website and nothing is up yet. Hopefully there will be a full story about the arrest by morning.
    If I remember correctly they have been looking at this person since the beginning.
    He is being held for felony murder and burglary, I think.
    SHould have a link by morning.

    found one at another stations website
    http://wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6735139
    Columbus Police made an arrest in a homicide investigation Sunday.

    Twenty-year old Demetrick Shepherd is facing preliminary charges of murder and burglary in connection with the death of 14-year old Chelsea Porter. Shepherd is currently being held in the Bartholomew County Jail without bond.
     
  21. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    Columbus police make arrest in murder of teenager

    Columbus- Detectives investigating the murder of 14-year-old Chelsea Porter arrested a local man in connection with her death Sunday evening.

    Shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday police arrested 20-year-old Demetrick Shepherd on preliminary charges of Murder and Burglary.

    He was taken into custody at the Columbus Police Department and is currently being held in the Bartholomew County Jail without bond.

    Columbus police will hold a news conference on Monday at the Columbus City Hall at 11:00 a.m.


    Picture of the man who was arrested at this link:
    http://wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=6734928&nav=9Tai
     

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