GUILTY TN - Sony Millbrook, 28, Memphis, 28 January 2010

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  1. summer_breeze

    summer_breeze New Member

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    http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/020110-family-searching-for-missing-mother-of-5

    Family Searching for Missing Mother of 5
    Updated: Monday, 01 Feb 2010, 5:49 PM CSTPublished : Monday, 01 Feb 2010, 5:46 PM CST

    Lauren Johnson
     
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  3. darlin gal

    darlin gal New Member

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    It appears a missing woman's body has been under a motel bed for several months hidden inside a metal fram with a mattress and box spring on top.

    On January 27, Sony Millbrook was reported missing to the Memphis Police Department after she failed to pick-up her children from school.

    Police were told by family members Millbrook had been staying at the Budget Inn at 1533 East Brooks Road. Motel workers said the room had been locked for lack of payment and all Millbrook's personal belongings were still inside.

    A Homicide Investigator eventually went to the Budget Inn and spoke to two clerks and a security guard. The investigator was told Millbrook's items had been boxed and the room was once again being rented.

    Monday, police were called to the motel room where Millbrook had stayed because of a foul odor.

    Inside, Millbrook's body was found under the bed.
    http://www.wpix.com/news/nationworld/wreg-sony-millbrook,0,6595391.story

    Rest in peace Sony.
     
  4. watcher9

    watcher9 Well-Known Member

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    This is my first time to start a thread. I don't know if I'm doing it right.
    I just saw this on the internet and couldn't find a thread for it.

    She was found today in the bed frame of a bed in a motel after the employees noticed an odor.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35914179/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/


    ETA: I don't know how to make "Found Deceased" turn red.
     
  5. Bewildered

    Bewildered New Member

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  6. eyes4crime

    eyes4crime Go Chicago Bears!

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    How horrible! this poor woman was found in the bed springs - dead! The room rented 5 times and cleaned by staff. How could the staff not have noticed the 'death' odor for months? Didn't LE check the room for her body - how terrible for her and the family. My heartfelt condolenses to all those who love and care for her.
     
  7. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    She had the prettiest eyes. Condolences to her family and friends. I read she had children? God bless them.
     
  8. Waddles

    Waddles New Member

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    I'm speechless, this is unbelievable - how on earth could no one notice!! and what an incredible amount of neglect on the part of those who should have checked the room throroughly
     
  9. Lucy's mom

    Lucy's mom Member

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    The bizarre part is that she's been missing since January and the hotel room was rented out and cleaned 5 times and she was there the whole time?!?! I don't understand how it could not have smelled horribly?

    "Sony Millbrook had been been renting a room at the Budget Inn, which suddenly stopped receiving payments at the end of January, MyFoxMemphis.com reported.

    Memphis authorities are baffled as to how a mother who disappeared in January ended up dead under a hotel mattress -- and wasn't found until nearly two months later.

    Sony Millbrook had been been renting a room at the Budget Inn, which suddenly stopped receiving payments at the end of January, MyFoxMemphis.com reported.

    That was about the same time that relatives grew concerned because she didn't pick up her kids from school. The family members went to the hotel but didn't find Millbrook there, and she was reported missing Jan. 27.

    The hotel boxed up her belonging and released the room for rent. Since then, it has been rented out about five times and cleaned by hotel staff numerous times, MyFoxMemphis.com reported.

    The missing person case quickly turned into a homicide investigation when her body was found under the mattress Monday. No suspects have been identified, but police have charged Millbrook's boyfriend, LaKeith Moody, with a gun violation and consider him a person of interest in the case.

    Longtime police officials have noted they've "never heard of anything like this," Joseph Scott, Memphis police's deputy chief of investigative services, said. "It's stranger than fiction."

    The bed where Millbrook was found is a metal box frame that sits on the floor, and the box springs and mattress are set inside the frame, MyFoxMemphis.com reported."

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/03/17/missing-woman-hotel-mattress-tennessee/?test=latestnews
     
  10. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    I guess the metal frame and the mattress made a good enough seal that nothing escaped?
     
  11. Vegas Bride

    Vegas Bride New Member

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    Now you would think, and this is just me, that it would be standard opperating procedure anytime someone renting a room just seems to disappear leaving all of their belongings behind, that the police would be notified at that time, before the room is packed up, cleaned and rented out again.

    The poor person who ended up finally finding her body!

    VB
     
  12. amandab

    amandab Well-Known Member

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    How could this not have been noticed by smell alone??
     
  13. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    Even if the smell was not noticed, which boggles my mind, the room was rented out five times? Didn't anyone mention the bed was lumpy and uncomfortable?
     
  14. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    Police were notified by her family. A homicide investigator went to the hotel and talked to clerks, but her room was not searched at that time. You'd think if a person went missing, the room would be searched but it was not. Since it was cleaned multiple times before the body was discovered, good luck finding the evidence.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/wreg-sony-millbrook,0,4670791.story
     
  15. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand how exactly she were hidden, but if she were in a box spring, the bed would not be uncomfortable. You'd think thought the room would be smelling long before somebody finally noticed something.
     
  16. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    I guess I never pictured her being in a box spring. Mine is covered on all sides, but I guess there are others that have open areas you could stick a body in.

    Hubby mentioned last night, after he read the article, that this seems to be the type of place people stay long term, instead of just renting for a night. If that is true, then it may mean that the five times it has been rented out since her death resulted in short stays due to a bad smell. And that could be why a more indepth cleaning was done now, because however that room was cleaned before, it didn't include flipping the mattress.
     
  17. tapu

    tapu Pretty scary.

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    You and your husband are doing some good thinking on this.

    Other than that, I just have to say: This really skeeves me! Maybe because I just stayed in a sort of dumpy hotel last night? Brrrr.....
     
  18. CCup

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    Seems like LE should have done a thorough search of this woman's hotel room when she went missing. Someone dropped the ball here!
     
  19. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    As I understand it, LE didn't do any search, let alone thorough. From what's been reported, the homicide investigator talked to clerks at the hotel but did not check inside her room.
    Boggles the mind, does it not?
     
  20. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    Who would think to look between a matress and box spring?:waitasec:

    Just imagine the poor people that have since learned they were sleeping on top of her....shiver.......

    I know I will never forget this story and I'll be checking under and between each and every time I stay in a hotel room from now on!
     
  21. CarrieBean

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    How horrible. The smell had to be there. It sounds like it was maybe a platform bed. Just a box with some press wood on top, then the box spring and mattress go on top of that. She must have been in the platform? Maybe the mattress had been flipped, but the box spring and boards never moved.
     

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