CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head. The FacebookFull Story >
Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head.Full Story >
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An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled unrest in the West Bank,...Full Story >
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The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators combed the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down, taking notes and photos as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can...Full Story >
GEORGETOWN, OH (FOX19) -
The civil trial about whether to remove Brown County Coroner Judith Varnau from office began Wednesday Brown County Common Pleas Court.
Among the issues Varnau testified about was how evidence was handled regarding Zachary Adamson's Jan. 9 death. She said a gun was found on a fireplace. His body was between a bed and a wall.
She said she doesn't take fingerprints because it's not her job. At the time, she said the death looked like a suicide. She said Adamson's death certificate says the cause of death is pending as she is waiting on a report from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Varnau said she does not take gunshot residue as that's not part of her investigation. She sent his body for an autopsy. She said she cleaned Adamson's face but did not do any DNA testing of Adamson's blood that was on him. She sent his body for an autopsy.
duty is strictly to go ahead and determine the cause, manner and mode of
death," Varnau said.
Attorneys for families have said there is a feud between the coroner and the Brown County Sheriff's Office. Varnau's
husband ran against the current sheriff in the last election and lost. The
plaintiffs claim it is that feud that is keeping Varnau from properly doing
Her attorney countered, claiming it is the sheriff's office
that is neglecting evidence at death scenes.
Adamson was found dead at his home with a gunshot wound to his head. Adamson's parents believe Varnau mishandled the investigation.
The Adamson family says Zachary Adamson's home was left unlocked and his possessions were not secured. From the moment his body was found, the Adamson family claims the coroner did not take proper steps to preserve a crime scene. Zachary Adamson's parents believe foul play could have been involved but without evidence from a crime scene, they will never know what really happened to their son.
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >