UPDATED: John Freeman (16) Murdered Isabella ”Bella” Tennant (5) With His Bare Hands Then Stuffed Her Body In The Garbage

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♦ Photo Of Isabella Sarah Tennant (5)

LATEST UPDATE – (NY)

Isabella Tennant, 5, was allegedly murdered by a 16-year-old family friend,  John Freeman, in her grandmothers home.

An upstate teen killed a 5-year-old girl he was babysitting “with his bare  hands” and, with the help of a friend, bagged her body and dumped it in an  alleyway garbage can, police said. Little Isabella Tennant’s slain body was found in at the bottom of a trash  can near downtown Niagara Falls at around 9 a.m. on Monday, a few hours after  her family reported her missing, authorities said.

“It’s a terrible crime. It tears at your heart,” Niagara Falls Police Capt.  William M. Thomson told reporters on Monday. “I have grandchildren the same age as this victim, and it is horrible.”

The suspect, John  Freeman, 16, was described as a “trusted” family friend who was asked to  look after the girl when her great-grandmother went to bed on Sunday night,  authorities said.

“It is very disturbing,” Thomson said, according to the Buffalo News. “We  don’t have any motive for this.”

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Pictured: John Freeman (16) And Tyler Best (18)

Freeman and a pal, Tyler Best, 18, of Buffalo, were charged in the girl’s  death and made their first court appearance on Tuesday morning.

Isabella, who lived in Cheektowaga, was staying overnight with her  great-grandmother, Sharon Lascelle, while her mom worked a shift at a Niagara  Falls sports bar, the Buffalo News reported. Lascaelle went to bed at around 11:00 p.m., and asked Freeman to come over  and look after the tot, authorities said. Freeman and the family were “close,” authorities said, and he had looked  after the girl alone before. The family reported Isabella missing at around 6:30 a.m. after her mom came  home and couldn’t find her, authorities said.

Freeman was questioned, but told police he last saw the girl at around  midnight, the Buffalo News reported.

Cops quickly got a break in the case when Best, who was crashing with  Freeman, showed up at police headquarters at around 9 a.m. and admitted to  helping dump the little girl’s body. Best led police to a trash can in an alley between Third and Fourth streets,  just blocks from the Lascelle’s home, the newspaper said. The girl was fully clothed, and there were so signs the teen used any  weapons to kill her, police said. “At this time we believe Freeman killed Isabella with his bare hands …and  that Best was only involved after she was deceased and assisted with moving her  remains,” police said in a statement, which was posted on the local NBC News station.

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Hundreds Attended Candel-light-Vigil To Honor The Murdered Girl

An autopsy was planned for Tuesday morning.

Freeman was charged with second-degree murder, while Best was charged with  tampering with evidence. Both pleaded not guilty. They were due back in court on Sept. 7.

Hundreds of stunned community members gathered at Sal Maglie Stadium, a  minor league ballpark, on Monday night for a candlelight vigil.

“There are no words I could say to take away (Isabella’s mother’s) pain… I  support her and I love her,” family friend Christina Conte told local NBC.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/niagara-falls-teen-killed-5-year-old-babysitting-bare-hands-dumped-body-trash-18-year-old-pal-cops-article-1.1146197

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Latest UPDATE: 8/28/12MOM: Boy accused of killing NY Girl wasn’t in home. ↔ SOURCE:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/charged-death-ny-girl-court-17096376

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Previous Article Published 8/27/12 → A five-year-old girl who disappeared from her  grandmother‘s house was found dead in a garbage can down a NY alley yesterday. (Aug. 27th, 2012)

A 16-year-old boy, described as a ‘trusted  family friend’, was named as a person of interest in the death of Isabella Sarah Tennant, according to  police.

The girl was last seen at midnight at her  grandmother’s home on 6th Street in the City of Niagara Falls, New York on  Sunday night.

Her body was found, around 12 hours later,  stuffed into a garbage bag and dumped two streets away between 3rd and  4th.

The girl’s  grandmother was known for helping troubled children and the 16-year-old  regularly came to the house, according to Wgrz.com.

Police were tipped off to the location of the  child’s body by another 16-year-old. No weapon was found at the scene but there  were indications of trauma.

The 16-year-old was expected to be charged  with second-degree murder, according to sources.

Police were releasing no further information  at present.

A neighbor who was also at the grandmother’s  house and was one of the last people to see five-year-old Isabella had also been  spoken to by police as a person of interest.

The girl who had blue eyes and blonde hair  was last seen wearing pink pyjamas with black stars.

Neighbors had combed the area late into the  night and police brought in search dogs.

The girl was being cared for by her  grandmother while her mother, of Cheektowaga, worked at Player’s  nightclub in Niagara Falls.

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SOURCE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2194378/Missing-year-old-girl-dead-alley-teenage-boy-arrested-Niagara-Falls-New-York.html

Young Nigerian Woman Murdered By Facebook ”Friends” – Lagos, Nigeria

Young Nigerian Woman Murdered By Facebook ''Friends'' - Lagos, Nigeria

24-year-old Cynthia Udoka Osokogu was reported missing in late July, 2012. A few days ago it was found out that she was murdered by ”friends” she met threw a social-media-site, Facebook. Click photo of Cynthia Udoka Osokogu to read full story.

Nine Year Old Girl Murdered By Her Bestfriend’s Sister

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In St Martin, Missouri nine year old girl Elizabeth Olten innocently playing at her best  friends house not even 1000 ft from her own home was murdered and hidden by her best friends 15 year old sister. From my understanding the 15 year old did not  only murder but had pre-meditated the brutal attack. The child 9 year old Elizabeth Olter  was at her friends house and started heading home before her curfew. Alyssa Bustamante, the older sister of Elizabeth’s best friend, lured her to a nearby wooded area, where she  murdered the young girl by stabbing and choking her, then finally slitting her throat. She then went through great lengths to conceal her body, she already had two shallow graves dugged up, she placed the nine year old in one of them. The body was hidden just feet away from where police found  Elizabeth’s cell phone. There was a huge search for the missing girl and many feared that adult predator was on the loose. Police started combing the neiborhood and going door to door. They also made it a point to question local sex offenders living within so many miles of the neiborhood where the young girl went missing. It took police 3 days to find the culprit, who then led police to the young girls grave.

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Alyssa was a disturbed young teen. With both parents in jail for seperate crimes, she was living with her grandparents who raised her in a loving, religious household. They tried getting her involved in Church, but Alyssa was going threw, what they thought, was a ”rebel” stage. She dressed goth and was described as depressed. At the time of the murder, she had a youtube account which listed ”killing” as one of her hobbies. It also had videos, showing the young laughing as her two younger brothers touched a fench that gave them a ”shock” of electricity. In the video, in which Alyssa was taping, you could hear the teenager laughing and egging them on, she then touches the fence herself.

A best friend of Alyssa stated to Police, after the teens arrest, that she (Alyssa) would always speak of death and drugs, she also asked her if she ever thought about killing someone. The friend was taken aback, and according to her, started slowly distancing herself from Alyssa.

Alyssa had a diary in which she talked about the murders. and she even had a photo that she drew of two graves. Police wondered why she dug two graves and if they were originally intended for her younger brothers.

It didn’t take long for police to question and arrest Alyssa. She confessed rather quickly and lead Investigators to the grave. It was an emotional time for the family, friends and community. Such a thing never happened in town.

Alyssa has pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ for the Murder of Elizabeth Olten.

The 2011 Murder Of Michelle Le (Murdered By Her ‘Bestfriend’)

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Was Michelle Le Killed by Her Jealous Best Friend?

 Those who knew Michelle (26) said she was popular and well-loved and had a light grace about her. A Nursing Student who got along with everyone. She was a very friendly person, apparently too friendly for Giselle Esteban’s taste.

Michelle Le and  Giselle Esteban (27) were the closest of friends, two former classmates at Mount Carmel High School in San Diego who later lived near each other in the San Francisco area. But that friendship was shattered when Giselle Esteban allegedly felt that Michelle had become too friendly with her ex-boyfriend, Scott Marasigan. A boyfriend Giselle wasen’t quite over.

Scott, who has a 5-year-old daughter with Giselle, worried she had a gun. He filed a restraining order on Giselle citing increasingly bizarre behavior that included stalking him, threatening to shoot herself and entering his home uninvited.

Giselle was what one would call ‘nuts’ when it came to certain things (Like Scott Marasigan). She was also extra paranoid when it came to females talking to Scott, In her eyes, Michelle was becoming extra ‘friendly’ with Scott and that set her off, she went off the top and did the unthinkable, with zero concrete proof of any sexual relationship. So either Giselle felt betrayed and wanted revenge or she wanted to take Michelle out of the picture completely before there ‘friendship blossomed’.

According to those who knew Michelle, she wasen’t the type to make enemies and had nothing beyond a ‘friendship’ with Scott. Her family and friends insist there were no love-triangle. Scott insists there was no love triangle. But that wasen’t enough to convince Giselle Esteban. Continue reading