Jul 26, 2014

News Nearby: Forsyth Investigators ID Body; Child Abductor Caught

Check out these top Patch headlines from around the region.

News Nearby: Forsyth Investigators ID Body; Child Abductor Caught News Nearby: Forsyth Investigators ID Body; Child Abductor Caught

Forsyth Investigators Identify Body Found Near Burning Vehicle - Cumming Patch

Forsyth investigators have identified the Cumming man whose body was found near a burning vehicle on Pilgrim Mill Circle off Pilgrim Mill Road in northeast Forsyth County Monday afternoon.

William Joseph Barefoot, 53, of Cumming, was discovered at the scene of a vehicle fire, according to Capt. Tim House of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

House said the incident at the time was considered suspect since there were no witnesses and the vehicle was burned beyond recognition. "We treated it as a crime scene," he said.

But since Monday afternoon's initial investigation, House said that Barefoot's death, "is not believed to be the result of foul play." See Cumming Patch for more on this story.

 - Cartersville Patch

Investigators in Covington, LA, used phone records and text messages to track a missing 12-year-old girl to a North Erwin Street apartment in Cartersville, according to the Cartersville Police Department incident report released this morning and attached.

Local authorities about noon went to the apartment and found Burke and the missing girl. See Cartersville Patch for more on this story.

Atlanta Police Make Arrest in Grant Park Murder - East Atlanta Patch

It was a  case that left Grant Park rattled.

Not just because of the brazen manner in which David McReynolds was shot in the chest on Hill Street on July 26.

But because it seemed so senseless, random and heinously cruel to leave a man to die in the street on an otherwise ordinary Thursday afternoon.

On Monday, Atlanta police announced investigators have made an arrest in the case: Andre Juvell Byrd, 22, is charged with murder. See East Atlanta Patch for more on this story.

Ladners Continue To Recover From Accident - Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch

It could take up to a year before Holly Springs police officer Shane Ladner and wife Meg Ladner's lives return to normal.

That's according to long-time friend Julie Cassidy, who has been by the couple's side since they were seriously injured in a train accident earlier this month in Texas.

Meg Ladner, Cassidy said, underwent surgery on Monday to make repairs to her pelvis, hip, and her leg. See Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch for more on this story.

Sneiderman To Have No Contact with Third Man - Dunwoody Patch

Andrea Sneiderman is not allowed to have any contact with a man that has emerged in the case as a third man in the case.

Prosecutors allege that Joseph Dell is the live-in boyfriend of Sneiderman, who faces murder charges in relation to her husband’s slaying at a Dunwoody daycare in 2010.

Hemy Neuman, Sneiderman’s former boss for GE Energy, was convicted as the shooter in a March trial. See Dunwoody Patch for more on this story.

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