Flight Attendant’s Remains Found Near Rikers Island
The nine month search for a missing flight attendant from New York has ended.
According to ABC 7 NY News, the remains of Sierra Shields were discovered Wednesday afternoon on Riker’s Island West. The police confirmed her death in a press release:
“On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at approximately 1510 hours, at Riker’s Island West, human remains were discovered on the shoreline of location,” police said in the release. “Detectives from the 114 Precinct and the Medical Examiner’s responded to the location. Based on an examination, it was determined that the deceased was Sierra Shields,” the police wrote.
Shields was last seen on Jan. 14, at her job at New York’s La Guardia airport. After speaking with her supervisor, she left the airport on foot and was never heard from again. Shield’s father told the press at the time of his daughter’s disappearance that she was acting “distressed” weeks before she went missing.
On Friday, Shields’ family released a statement.
“We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of love and support for our beautiful sweet Sierra,” her family wrote. “We are truly thankful for how God used Sierra’s life to reflect the beauty of His Kingdom. Our family is requesting privacy at this time as we cherish the memory of our precious Sierra.”
#GetWell: Desmond Tutu Rehospitalized in South Africa
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been readmitted to a South African hospital after being released just days ago after being released.
According to CNN, Tutu started showing signs of an infection after having surgery earlier this month. On Saturday, his wife, Leah, said that the surgical wound itself was showing signs of infection. The 84-year-old has suffered with persistent infections for years, the news outlet noted.
Get well soon!
Boy Bye! Dallas Police Sergeant Files Lawsuit Against Black Lives Matter, President Obama and Hillary Clinton
A Dallas police sergeant has filed a federal lawsuit against Black Lives Matter leaders and others, blaming the movement for race riots and violence against police officers.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation and a 17-year law enforcement veteran, filed the complaint in federal court Friday. Other people named in the suit include public figures such as the Rev. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrahkan, George Soros, the New Black Panthers Party and even President Barack Obama and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the paper noted.
Penn claims that they have all “have repeatedly incited their supporters and others to engage in threats of and attacks to cause serious bodily injury or death upon police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities.”
The 66-page complaint seeks damages of more than $500 million.