December 19, 2014

Nicole Mathewson - a murder victim in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Nicole Mathewson
Nicole Mathewson, age 32, died sometime before December 15, 2014, at her home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The details of her death have not been released. However, it has been reported that she was physically assaulted to the extent that it resulted in her demise. The Police state that the entire circumstance was grisly.

Two suspects, Thomas Moore, age 25, and Marcus Rutter, age 16, have been arrested in connection with Nicole's death. Marcus Rutter has admitted to the police that he was involved in her death.

The motive was a random robbery. These men did not know Nicole. Her debit card was stolen and used at an ATM to withdraw $500. from her bank account. 

The 16 year old will be charged as an adult including charges of homicide, burglary and robbery. 

Thomas Moore (L); Marcus Rutter (R)
Anyone with information about this murder is asked to contact city police at 735-3300. Tipsters also may call Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913 or anonymously text LANCS plus a message to 847411 (TIP411).

A fundraiser for funeral costs has been set up by friends at http://www.gofundme.com/iy7ga8.

Nicole was a 6th grade math teacher at Brownstown Elementary School.  She had taught at the school for seven years. School officials describe her as an excellent teacher and a dutiful employee who was well respected by her colleagues. She was a team player. She had a positive impact on her students. She will be forever remembered. 

Friends stated that Nicole lived life boisterously and whole-heartedly.  She will be forever missed.

Nicole was a member of the Community Fellowship Church where she was a youth leader. 

We put this question to the thieves who killed Nicole: What does it profit a man if
Light a candle for Nicole.  Light her way to Heaven.
he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?  

Regret can last a lifetime. 

Nicole's loved ones are devastated over her senseless and tragic death. She is described as a good hearted young woman who affected many people in a positive way. She was a woman of faith who tried to help others. She will be forever mourned.

Nicole is survived by many loving colleagues, friends and family members including her father, Mark.

Pray for justice for Nicole.  

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Nicole is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Chris Reese - a store clerk murdered in Idaho

Chris Reese, age 25, died on December 17, 2014, at a convenience store/gas station in Notus, Idaho.

Notus is a village in Canyon County, Idaho. The population was 531 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Boise City–Nampa Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Chris was working alone on the overnight shift at the store.  At about 3:00 a.m., two masked men entered the store armed with several weapons. They stole some items and started shooting. 

Chris was fatally shot in one of the aisles of the store.  The attackers then stole his car and a safe from the store. They later ditched the safe and the car and fled. The safe didn't appear to have been opened but that is not confirmed as of this date. 

Both suspects are described as between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall.  One was wearing a black hoodie and jeans; the other a camouflage jacket and light pants.

The store is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can provide any information that may lead to an arrest of those responsible. Information can be reported by calling 343-COPS or 343-2677.

A Memorial Fund has been set up to help Christopher's family with expenses. Donations can be made at any U.S. Bank branch.  Tell the teller that it is for the benefit of the Christopher R. Reese Family - Tiffany M. Martin - Last four digits of the acct: #1794

We put this question to the thieves who killed Chris:  What does it profit a man if he
Angels of God, pray for Chris and for those who
have lost him
gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

Chris moved to Idaho four years ago from Tennessee.  He moved with his fiancée, Tiffany Martin, in order to be close to Tiffany's mother. They initially settled in Parma and then after a couple of years, they moved to the tiny town of Roswell. 

Friends are in shock that Chris was murdered. He is described as a hard worker and a good guy all around.

Chris' loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. They stated that they are a close family and that they loved him very much. He was a loving father to his 4 year old daughter. He will be forever mourned.

Chris is survived by many loving friends and family members including but not limited to his fiancée, Tiffany, and their 4 year old daughter. 

Pray for justice for Chris Reese. 

Pray for all who go to work and who die there.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Chris is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

December 17, 2014

Paul Bally - a victim of hit and run - British Columbia

Paul Bally, age 48, died on December 15, 2014, on a roadway in Fanny Bay, British Columbia.

Fanny Bay is a village of just over 800 located on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Paul had left his home in the early evening to go for a bicycle ride. He was found by his wife hours later lying in a ditch along a local highway.  He had been struck by a vehicle.  The driver fled the scene.

Paul was transported to a hospital in Comox where he was pronounced deceased.

Paul had been wearing reflective gear and the bike was well-lit. It is believed that the vehicle came up behind him and sideswiped him on the vehicle's passenger side.  From the debris which fell off the vehicle, it is believed to be a white truck - possibly a Ford F250, F350 or Excursion.

If you have information about this collision you are urged to contact the North Island Traffic service in Campbell River at 250-286-5646 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Paul was a French teacher at Lake Trail Middle School in Courtenay.  He had taught there for 17 years.  He is described as a popular and highly regarded teacher who will
Light a candle for Paul. Light
his way to Heaven.
be greatly missed by his colleagues and students.


Paul was also a volunteer firefighter.

Paul's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Paul is survived by many loving friends and family members including his wife, Evelyn, and his two young children.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.


God save us from the drivers who strike us down on the road and then run away like wolves.

Pray that Paul is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

John Street - Law Enforcement - Mississippi

John Street
Deputy Sheriff John Street, age 24, died in the line of duty on December 16, 2014, in George County, Mississippi.

Deputy Street was a part time member of the George County Sheriff's Office. He was a full time police officer with the Lucedale Police Department.  He had four years of service in law enforcement.

At about 2:00 a.m. John was responding to an accident on a highway in George County when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree.  The impact fatally injured him.

The Lucedale Police Department and the George County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Law enforcement officials stated that John was very mature for his age and was a devoted family man. He was an excellent officer and a hard worker who was always willing to help his fellow officers.  He maintained a positive attitude about his duties and served the community well.  He is also described as a good Christian. 

Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
John and for those who have lost him
He will be forever remembered.

John's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

John is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and his two young children, one aged 4 years and one infant of four months.

Thank you for your service to the community, John.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that John is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

December 16, 2014

Ramon Morris - U.S. Military Fatality - Afghanistan

Ramon Morris
Sgt. 1st Class Ramon S. Morris, age 37, of New York, New York, died in the line of duty on December 12, 2014, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan.

He died of wounds inflicted from an enemy explosive device.

He was assigned to the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Ramon joined the Army in February of 1996. He was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, in March of 2012.


Ramon previously served one tour of duty in Korea and three tours in Iraq.  He was deployed to Afghanistan in June of 2014. 

His awards and decorations include a Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medals, Afghan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Campaign
Father, place Ramon on the Stairway
to Heaven
Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge and the Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver Wheeled Vehicle.


Ramon's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. He will be forever remembered.

Ramon's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Ramon is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives.

Thank you for serving, Ramon.

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Ramon.

Pray that Ramon is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

December 15, 2014

"Linda" - a Good Samaritan in Massachusetts - paid off toy accounts for Christmas

The Good Samaritan reaches
out to others, selflessly.
A woman named "Linda" went into a Toys R Us store in Bellingham, Massachusetts on December 10, 2014.

She didn't go in for the purpose of shopping. She went in to pay off the accounts of everyone who had put the purchase of toys on a layaway plan.

In the retail world, when you can't afford to buy something immediately, you can put it on a layaway plan and pay for it gradually. When you've paid entirely for the merchandise, you get it.

Linda paid $20,000. and cleared off all layaway accounts at this store. More than 150 customers of the store received the toys they were buying for Christmas, partially free.

Many of these customers were astonished and emotional at the kindness of Linda, the Good Samaritan.

One woman customer of the store said that she had only $9.00 when she went shopping for Christmas toys for her two sons. She picked out a couple of items and put $50.00 on the layaway plan. She was near to tears when she found out that her layaway account had been paid off for her.

Linda remains anonymous as of this posting. She is described as an older, local woman. When she was paying off the layaway accounts, she hugged the Store Manager and said: "If you have it, give it."

God bless Linda for her generosity and kindness.

We need more women like her in this world.

Wyatt Martin - U.S. Military Fatality - Afghanistan

Wyatt Martin
Spc. Wyatt J. Martin, age 22, of Mesa, Arizona, died in the line of duty on December 12, 2014, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan.

He died of wounds inflicted from an enemy explosive device. 


Another American soldier also died in the attack.

Wyatt was assigned to the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

He joined the Army in August of 2012.

Wyatt's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their young brother who died in the service of his country. 

Friends describe Wyatt as a popular young man who had character and integrity. He will be forever remembered. 

Wyatt's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. They
Light a candle for Wyatt.  Light
his way to Heaven.
describe him as a man who was committed to his military service. He felt blessed and wanted to give back to society. 

He was a 6 foot 4 inch tall Paul Bunyan type of man who loved the outdoors. After his military service was completed he wanted to attend Michigan State University with a view to becoming a Fish and Game Officer. 

His family members are extremely proud of Wyatt.  He will be forever mourned.

Wyatt is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives including his mother and father, Julie and Brian Martin; and his two sisters.

Thank you for serving, Wyatt. 

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Wyatt.

Pray that Wyatt is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Richard Champion - Law Enforcement - Pennsylvania

Richard Champion
Police Officer Richard Champion, age 36, of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, died in the line of duty on December 14, 2014, in Perry Township, Pennsylvania.

Officer Champion was a member of the Perryopolis Borough Police Department. He had 8 months of part-time service with the Perryopolis P.D. and also worked part time for the Derry Borough P.D.

At about 1:00 p.m., Richard was pursing a vehicle on a roadway in Perry Township. During the pursuit another vehicle swerved in front of the patrol car causing a collision. Richard was unconscious and trapped in the patrol car which caught on fire. Several citizens tried to break the windows and put out the flames but were unable to free him from the wreckage. Tragically, he died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle which collided with the patrol car is Andy Bohatch, age 69, of Uniontown.  He was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

The driver of the vehicle that was initially being pursued continued to flee the scene
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint
of the Police, pray for Richard
and for those who have lost him
and was not apprehended.

Richard was a military veteran.

The Perryopolis Borough Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. They describe Richard as an excellent officer who was a great asset to the department. He was a respected member of their team.  He will be forever remembered.

Richard's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Richard is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Dawn, and his 16 month old son, Tanner.

Thank you for your service to the community, Richard. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Richard is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

December 13, 2014

James Johnson - a customer at a convenience store - killed in Red Springs, North Carolina

James Johnson
James Johnson, in his 70's, died on December 11, 2014, in Red Springs, North Carolina.

Red Springs is a town in Robeson County. The population was 3,428 at the 2010 census

Sometime after 7:00 p.m., James Johnson was buying lottery tickets inside a local convenience store. Two men wearing hoodies, bandanas and dark clothing entered the store and demanded money. When they didn't immediately get the money they were seeking, they started shooting.

A store clerk, Rodney Maynard, was shot in the shoulder. He was taken to a local hospital with non life threatening wounds.

James Johnson, an innocent customer, was shot in the face and killed outright. He died at the scene.

Rodney Maynard stated that James Johnson had no chance at all and that he was shot while he had his hands in his pockets.

Three men may have been involved in this crime - two who entered the store and a third man who waited outside as a lookout. They are all described as black males in their
Jesus, pray for James and for
those who have lost him.
20's.

If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to Call the Red Springs police at 910-843-3454.

We put this question to the thieves who killed James Johnson: What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

James is described as a regular customer of the store and a friend to the staff who work there.

James' loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He is described as a quiet man and a family man who was very close to this grandchildren. 

James is survived by many loving friends and family members. He will be forever mourned.

Pray for justice for James Johnson.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that James is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

December 12, 2014

Jessica Chambers - teen murder victim in Courtland, Mississippi

Jessica Chambers
Jessica Chambers, age 19, died on December 7, 2014, at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Jessica was seen on December 6, 2014, at a gas station and convenience store located on a highway in Courtland, Mississippi.  Courtland is a town in Panola County and is about 70 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. The population was 460 at the time of the 2000 U.S. Census. 

Jessica didn't indicate to anyone at the store that anything was wrong or that she was being followed or harassed in any way. She was smiling and acting normal.

An hour and a half later, deputies responded to reports of a burning car and found Jessica on fire outside of her vehicle. It is believed that a fire starting liquid had been squirted into her mouth before she was set on fire by her murderer. 

Jessica was flown to a hospital in Memphis. Most of her body was burned and she had a large gash on her head. Tragically she died early the next morning.

Family members have speculated that someone pulled up to Jessica's car, attacked
Angels of God, pray for Jessica and for those who
have lost her.
her and then set her on fire to cover their tracks.

It is believed that Jessica may have named her assailant before she died but the police have not confirmed this.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 662-563-6230.

Jessica was a former high school cheerleader. Currently she had recently started working at a department store in Batesville where she was well-liked by her co-workers. She intended to go to college next year to study accounting.

Friends describe Jessica as friendly, quiet and pleasant. She always had a smile on her face. She will be forever missed.

The local community is appalled over this despicable crime. Police stated that it was the worst murder they'd ever seen.

Jessica's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. They describe her as full of energy and joy. She was just starting out in life. She will be forever mourned.

Jessica is survived by many loving friends and family members including but not limited to her mother, Lisa Chambers; her father, Ben Chambers and her sister, Amanda Prince.

Pray for justice for Jessica.

God save us from the Lost Ones who stalk the Earth stealing away life. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Jessica is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

December 10, 2014

Christopher Camejo - A toddler killed by dogs in Florida

Christopher Camejo, age 2, died on December 6, 2014, at a house in Crystal River, Florida.
Christopher Camejo
He was called Jack by many of his family members.

The boy was with his parents, Claudia Scarbrough, age 31, and Christopher Camejo Sr., age 29,  who were visiting the boy's grandfather and his grandfather's girlfriend. Sometime after 4:00 p.m., the child slipped out of the house and into the backyard. 

While in the yard Chris was immediately attacked by four large Rottweilers who bit the boy to death. 

Animal Control confiscated the four Rottweilers and another dog.  Some of these dogs will be put down.

The family of Christopher are devastated over his tragic and senseless death.  The boy was known as "little man" by his grandfather, Joaquin Camejo.

The boy was greatly loved and his family has suffered an unspeakable loss. He will be forever missed and mourned.

The family has established a fundraising account to help with funeral expenses.

People have to wake up to the reality that large dogs should not be kept in any home
Would you want this ticked
off Rottweiler around
your children? 
in which there are children under the age of 12. Large dogs of any breed can turn on their "family members" for any number of reasons.


This ban should include but should not be limited to these dogs: Pit Bulls and all related Bull Terrier breeds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Basenjis, Saint Bernards, German Shepherds, Great Danes, Akitas, Boxers, Huskies, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Chows and Malamutes. There are many more obscure large dog breeds which should also be excluded from homes in which there are children.

All of these dog breeds are potentially dangerous. Some of these dog breeds have repeatedly proven that they can kill people both young and old, including people simply passing by. They have killed grown women walking in the hallways of their apartment buildings; they have killed 40 year old men jogging by on a country road; they have killed toddlers playing on the floor.

Sadly, we have often noticed that in these dog deaths tragedies, so many people come to the defense of the dog and chalk it all up to an unpredictable circumstance.

There has to be adult responsibility in all of this. 

Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country.

Little Chris is playing in the fields of Heaven. God bless this boy. Amen.

Ashlea Harris - a murder victim in Fort Worth, Texas

Ashlea Harris, age 31, died on November 28, 2014, at her apartment in Fort Worth, Texas.

Ashlea was an assistant manager at an American Eagle Outfitter store in the Hulen Mall in Fort Worth.

Ashlea Harris (L); Carter Cervantez (Mid); Clarence D. Mallory (R)
She had worked late due to the store's Black Friday sale. After the store closed she had dropped in on a friend for a visit and then had gone home. It is alleged that soon after two of her former co-workers, Carter Carol Cervantez, age 25, and her boyfriend, Clarence David Mallory, age 19, showed up at her suite, beat and strangled her in order to get her keys to the store. They were interested in stealing tens of thousands of dollars taken in during the sale.

These two had been fired from the store at the Hulen Mall during the Summer when they were suspected of being involved in the theft of nearly $18,000. from the store's safe.

Hours later, Ashlea's body was found partially burned. Her hands and feet had been
Angels of God, pray for Ashlea and
for those who have lost her
 bound with duct tape.

The day after Ashlea's murder, Carter Cervantez was caught by surveillance cameras trying to open the doors to the store, but the locks had already been changed.

Carter Cervantez and Clarence David Mallory have been charged with capital murder. 

They are innocent until proven guilty. However...to whoever killed Ashlea for money we would ask this question: What does it profit a man who gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

Friends describe Ashlea as kind and compassionate. She will be forever remembered.

Ashlea's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She will be forever mourned.

Ashlea is survived by many loving friends and family members including her father, Tommy Ray Harris Sr.; her mother, Monica Cassity; and ten siblings.

Pray for justice for Ashlea.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Ashlea is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Joyce Craig-Lewis - Firefighter - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joyce Craig-Lewis
Firefighter Joyce Craig-Lewis, age 36, died in the line of duty on December 9, 2014, at a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Joyce was a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department. She had 11 years of service.

Firefighter Craig-Lewis was one of a number of firefighters who responded just before 3:00 a.m. to a residential fire in the West Oak Lane district of Philadelphia. An elderly woman was inside the home and was rescued.

A group of firefighters advanced into the basement of the rowhouse and were then told to withdraw when the fire escalated. Somehow, during this time, Joyce became trapped and issued a mayday call. Comrades were able to extricate her and to perform lifesaving procedures.  She was rushed to a local medical center. Tragically, Joyce was pronounced deceased at approximately 4:00 a.m.

An investigation is being undertaken.

Joyce is the city's first female firefighter to perish in the line of duty. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Joyce
and for those who have
lost her
The Philadelphia Fire Department is in mourning over the death of their sister. Joyce is described as a hard-working and dedicated firefighter. She had a feisty personality and a sense of humor. She will be forever remembered.

Joyce's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She will be forever mourned.

Joyce is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including her son and daughter. 

Thank you for your service to the community, Joyce. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Joyce is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

December 8, 2014

Grant Whitaker - Law Enforcement - Michigan

Grant Whitaker
Deputy Sheriff Grant Whitaker, age 25, of Stockbridge, Michigan, died in the line of duty on December 7, 2014.

Deputy Whitaker was a member of the Ingham County Sheriff's Office. He had 1 year and 6 months of service. He had previously served with the Stockbridge Police Department.

At about 2:00 a.m., Grant was pursuing a white SUV on a local roadway in Stockbridge when his patrol car left the roadway and crashed into a tree. Grant suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the vehicle he was pursuing continued to flee and remains at large.

Members of the community would like to know who Grant was pursuing and why this person was fleeing in the first place.

The Ingham County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their young
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Grant and for those who have lost him
brother.  Grant was known for his great smile and his friendly manner.  He will be forever remembered.

Grant's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He loved being a member of law enforcement.  He will be forever mourned.

Grant is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members.

Thank you for your service to the community, Grant.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Grant is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.