Fredrick Hampton was extradited to Alabama the week of February 13, 2020. He has been assigned an attorney and his first court hearing is scheduled March 10, 2020.
Paighton Houston, age 29, went out to the Tin Roof bar with friends and coworkers in Birmingham, AL on Friday December 20, 2019 and it would be the last night she was known to be alive.
She would text friends that night saying "idk who I am with, so if I call please answer, I feel in trouble." She was last reported as leaving the bar at about 10:45 pm with 2 black men.
A tip led investigators to an abandoned home in Hueytown, AL, where Paighton's body was discovered buried in the backyard on January 3, 2020. The home had been vacant since its elderly owner had gone into a care home.
Paighton's official cause of death upon completion of autopsy was morphine and methamphetamine toxicity. It was listed as accidental drug opioid death. Paighton was a recovering heroin addict who spoke openly about her addiction and her recovery.
However, on Januey 16, 2020 Law Engorcement released that they were seeking to find Fredrick Hampton, age 50, on an arrest warrant for abuse of a corpse. Hampton is related to the elderly owner of the home. Fredrick Hampton is a sex offender from Birmjngham, AL.
On Wednesday January 29, Fredrick Hampton was taken into custody in Ohio. He was found at a home in the Cleveland suburb of Garfield Heights. He has since waived his extradition and will be transferred to Alabama to face the charges in relation to the Paighton Houston Case.
We will update as further developments are made.
If you have any tips in the case of Paighton Houston please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-205-254-7777.
Megan's attorneys have filed a motion to release discovery to them. They say they are frustrated and have not received any evidence in the case against their client. The judge sided with the prosecution saying they would get their discovery within a reasonable amount of time within the confines of the law.
Heidi Brousarrd age 33 and her 3 week old daughter Margo Carey went missing the afternoon of Tuesday December 12, 2019. She lived in Austin Texas in an apartment with her fiancee Shane Carey and their son, aged 6 along with baby Margo. She was reported missing by her fiancee, Shane Carey in the early evening. He explained that she had dropped their son off at school, attended a book fair, was in contact with him over what she spent at the book fair, and then was not home when he returned from work. Originally he thought she may be in the complex somewhere and had just lost track of time. When it came time to get their son from school, Heidi had not returned so Shane went and picked up their son.
The diaper bag, car seat, Heidi's purse, and Heidi's car were all there at their apartment. Shane decided to call Law Enforcement as it was odd for Heidi to just be gone without anything needed for the baby.
Heidi's story would be covered nationally including online. Images circulated of Heidi and Margo, friends talked about how wonderful she was, how worried they were. It was released that the baby had a case of jaundice and they had to supplement a certain formula for it. Searches were held. Social Media scrutinized every little detail they could, and most suspected the fiancee, Shane Carey of wrongdoing, however, those people would later be proven to be wrong.
On December 19, 2019 the case broke in a very public way. Heidi's body was found in the trunk of a car in Houston Texas. A car belonging to a long time friend of hers, Magen Fieramusca. Margo was then found in the house alive and well. A YouTube podcast, Jay is 4 Justice, that was live at the time interviewing a friend of Heidi's broke the news first.
Magen was initially charged Tampering with a corpse. You can read the details of the investigation in the arrest warrant below.
Since then she has also been charged with Murder.
We will continue to update this case as more develops.
Update: they have announced that they will seek the death penalty against Tony Todt in the first degree murder of his wife and children in Celebration Florida.
The told family consisted of Anthony Todt, Meghan Toldt, Alexander Todt, Tylet Todt, Zoe Todt, and the family dog breezy. From the outside they appeared to have a great life, they were business owners of a successful physical therapy practice and owned locations both in Conneticut and Florida.
That world would all come crashing down and a web of deception would be unraveled around Thanksgiving of 2019 when federal investigators spoke with Anthony Todt about insurance and Medicaid fraud. He had been billing insurance and Medicaid for years for services he had not performed. It was also revealed that Anthony Todt had allowed his physical therapy liscence to expire.
On January 13, 2020, the bodies of Meghan Todt, Alexander Todt, Tyler Todt, Zoe Todt and Breezy were found in their home, deceased and in states of decomposition. Anthony Todt was taken into custody and 2 days later charged with 1st degree murder, 4 counts, and 1 count of animal cruelty. He had made a confession at the scene.
The charges have since been reduced to 2and degree murder and Anthony Todt remains in custody.
We will update as more information becomes avaliable.
The state of Florida will seek the death penalty in the case of Anthony Tony Todt, charged with 4 counts of first degree murder of his wife and children. He is also facing an animal cruelty charge for killing the family dog.
UPDATE: The next scheduled court hearing for Lisa Snyder is scheduled for March 12, 2020 at the Berks County Courthouse. Prosecutors have until then to decide if they will seek the death penalty should she be convicted of first degree murder.
Lisa Snyder, age 36, has been charged with multiple counts related to the hanging deaths of her children on September 23, 2019. At About 4:40 p.m. Lisa Snyder, called 911 to report that she had found her two children Connor Snyder, age 8, and Brinley Snyder, age 4, hanging in their basement. When officers arrived minutes later she was found outside on her front porch smoking. She stated that she had tried to get them down but could not due to profuse sweating.
In the days after the children's death Lisa Snyder would be very active on Facebook, saying that Connor had been bullied about his weight causing him depression and that he had committed suicide, taking his sister with him as he had allegedly told her that he did not want to die alone.
Social media would also be her downfall in some way as it was later found when some Facebook messenger messages had been turned into police that Lisa Snyder had been practicing bestiality with the family dog.
It should also be noted that the family dog, described as a 50 pound dog, had been given away. Authorities were on the search for the dog, to determine its weight and size. Later it was understood this was to compare the weight limit of the dog lead the children were found hanging from (which was labeled super, 250 lbs) and the dog it was allegedly purchased for.
The children's deaths were ruled as death by hanging and a homicide.
Lisa Snyder was arrested and remains in jail awaiting trial.
Additional details can be found in her arrest affidavit below. We will update the story as the trial begins.
The bodies of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow have been found on the property of Chad Daybell. Tylee's remains had been burned while JJ's were found wrapped in plastic and buried. Their causes of death have not been released at this time.
Lori Vallow-Daybell currently remains in jail in Idaho on 1 million dollars bond for desertion, while 3 misdemeanor charges have been added after the remains were found. She has not yet been charged with murder in their deaths.
Chad Daybell is in jail as well on charges related to the hiding of the bodies, however like Lori, he has not been charged in the deaths of the children.
Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow have not been seen since September 23, 2019. in Rexburg Idaho.
On September 24, 2019, Lori Vallow, the adopted mother of autistic 7 year old JJ Vallow, un-enrolled JJ from the school he was enrolled in. The children were never reported missing.
On November 26, a welfare check was performed by request of a family member at the families home. At this time Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow claimed that JJ (Joshua) was staying with a family friend in Arizona. The next day authorities verified he was not staying there.
On December 20, 2019 authorities in Rexburg Announced that they were searching for Tylee and JJ, and that Lori Vallow and her current husband Chad Daybell were persons of interest in their disappearance.
In January of 2020 Lori was ordered by court order to produce the children. She did not show up on the court date to produce the children. Shortly after a storage unit belonging to Lori Vallow, was found and it included all the possessions belonging to Tylee and JJ. Tylee's cellular phone was also found to be in the posession of Lori Vallow.
Lori Vallow is no stranger to suspicious deaths in her life. In fact deaths seem to feature prominently in her recent life. Her former husband Charles Vallow,and JJ's adopted father, was shot and killed by her brother, Alex Cox, inside the families home in Chandler, Arizona. No charges were filed against Alex Cox as it was treated as self defense. This was on July 11, 2019.
On December 11, 2019 Alex Cox was found dead in his home in Gilbert Arizona.
Chad Daybell's wife Tamara was found dead on October 19, 2019 and her death was initially deemed of natural causes. They exhumed her remains in December after a subsequent investigation deemed her death as suspicious.
Lori has a third child Colby Ryan, who has pleaded for his mother to return from Hawaii where she now resides with Her husband, Chad Daybell. Colby has also referred to his mother as unstable.
We will continue to follow and update this case as more information comes out.
Update: Lori Vallow is now in custody in Hawaii on 5 Million dollar bond. She is contesting her extradition to Idaho.
You can watch her first hearing in the case files.
Lori Vallow, after trying a second time to get her 5 million dollar bond reduced waived extradition to Idaho. Chard Daybell has left Hawaii for Idaho.
Update: nobody has been charged as of July 2020 in the death of Evelyn Boswell. Her mother remains in jail on a juvenile charge and charges of lying to investigators. No cause of death has been released for Evelyn Boswell.
Update: a body believed to be Evelyn Boswell has been found inside a shed on property owned by a family member of Megan Boswell. Its reported she was found in the the last outfit Megan described seeing her in. Megan's bail was increased to $150,000 and she still has a hold on her from Juvenile court.
Update: Megan Boswell was arrested and charged with False reporting in the case of her daughter Evelyn Boswell. Her arraignment was on March 2, 2020 and her bond remained at $25,000. S he waived her preliminary hearing and will be bound to criminal court. Her next court date is on May 8, 2020. You can watch her arraignment in the case files for this case .
Her mother Angela Boswell is out in bond on charges unrelated to the case and is ordered to wear an ankle monitor., William McCloud remains in jail on unrelated charges .
A search of a trailer home that Megan used to live in was conducted several times as well as a search of a pond near property belonging to WIlliam McCloud's grandmother. The search of the pond was inconclusive. At the trailer on one search a child's stroller was found, and on another the warrant listed they were looking for a pillow and a piece of Styrofoam. They searched 20 minutes under and around the trailer and were seen removing a brown/orange bag. We do not know what was in the bag.
Evelyn Boswell, aged 15 months, is missing. She was last seen by family members at the end of November/beginning of December. Her maternal grandfather has spoken out and said that he called child services because he has not seen Evelyn since Thanksgiving.
An amber alert was issued and states she was last seen on December 26, it does not say by whom. She was wearing a pink tracksuit, pink shoes, and a pink bow. It dos not state where she was last seen. At a press conference the sheriff stated that she was last seen be a babysitter on the 10th and 11th of December and he believes that is a more accurate date of her disappearance.
On February 18, the Sullivan County Sheriffs Office received a report from Tennessee Children's Services about Evelyn Boswell who had not been seen by family members since the end of November, first days of December.
Evelyn is a white female, blue eyes, blonde hair. She weighs 28 pounds and is 24 inches tall.
Her father, Ethan Perry is stationed in Louisiana in the military. The sheriff described him as involved in the investigation and cooperating. His mother, Megan "Maggie" Boswell is said to be involved in the investigation also. The sheriff stated her information was inconsistent with their investigation. When asked if she was a suspect he said "Everyone is a suspect"
Added to the amber alert was a gray BMW 2007, with a Tennessee plate of 3M9-6W9. It and its occupants were later recovered. THE BMW had been reported as stolen. The occupants were Megan's mother and her mothers boyfriend who are currently in custody in North Carolina on other charges. At this time they are only being questioned about this case. Evelyn remains missing.
This is all that has been released at this time. We will continue to follow and update when more information comes out.
If anyone has information about Evelyn Boswell, they are asked to contact the SCSO at 423-279-7330
You can watch the press conference in the case files.