A dead body was found in a suitcase during the search for missing pregnant North Carolina woman Brittany Simone Smith, authorities said on Monday. Smith was reported missing on Thursday and search crews had been looking through the area throughout the weekend when the grisly discovery was made off Allen Road near Neuse River east of Raleigh, WECT reported, citing Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker.
The outlet reported a heavy police presence where the suitcase was found and said an area was cordoned off near the woodline. Although Smith’s family was seen at the scene of the body’s discovery, the sheriff has not confirmed the identity of the body and no cause of death was provided.
However, Baker stated, “It’s safe to say that this is no accident. If this is, in fact, that young lady we’ve been looking for all weekend long. Someone is responsible for
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Dr. Neal Kassell was standing by the door to the operating room when then-Sen. Joe Biden was wheeled in for a second aneurysm operation in May 1988.Biden reached up from the gurney and grabbed the neurosurgeon’s arm.“He looked me in the eye and said, ‘Doc, do a good job, because someday I’m going to be president,’” Kassell told The Daily Beast on Saturday, after his former patient’s prediction had come true.Biden rode the gurney on into the OR at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Kassell followed once Biden had been anesthetized for his second microsurgical craniotomy.The first operation had been that February after a scan had located two aneurysms at the base of Biden’s brain, the larger to the right, the smaller to the left. Kassell and a fellow neurosurgeon, Dr. Eugene George, decided
Portuguese police have launched searches for Madeleine McCann’s body 20 minutes away from Praia da Luz, according to local reports.
The searches are said to have been conducted in wells in Vila do Bispo, ten miles west of the town where the young girl vanished in May 2007.
Portugal’s state broadcaster RTP says that detectives have discovered “fundamental evidence” relating to prime suspect, German paedophile Christian Brückner, but these claims have not been verified by police.
Previously, police sources told the Telegraph that because the German authorities are running the investigation, the Portuguese police will only conduct searches if they are requested to do so.
Last week, it emerged that Brückner was arrested in Portugal for exposing himself at a playground but never faced trial because he was wanted in Germany for more serious child sex offences and was extradited.
Four children told their parents
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