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FBI Seeks Public’s Help Searching for Victims of Serial Child Molestor

Steve Neavling
ricklethethewire.com

It’s a nightmare for any parent or law enforcement officer: A suspecedt serial child molester traveled the globe teaching young children.

Now the FBI is beginning the arduous task of tracking down what could be up to 90 victims, the New York Daily News reports.

The FBI turned to the public Tuesday to help identify potential victims of William James Vahey, 64, who worked abroad at 10 American and other international schools.

Vahey killed himself on March 21 after agents filed a search warrant for his computer thumb drive, which contained pornographic images of more than 90 boys who appeared to have been drugged and unconscious.

They were between 12 and 14 years old.

FBI Believed Hitler Fled to Argentina After WWII And Didn’t Commit Suicide in Berlin Bunker

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

While most of the world believed Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker in April 1945, the FBI’s director, J. Edgar Hoover, wasn’t buying it.

So, according to the Daily Caller, Hoover called for a mission to track down Hitler in Argentina, according to recently declassified FBI documents.

Agents sent to Argentina were told: “He is suffering asthma and ulcers, and has shaved off his moustache.”

An informant warned that the dictator was inside a heavily guarded bunker.

Whatever the case, most historian agree that Hitler killed himself in Germany as Soviet troops surrounded him.

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Update: Judge Finds FBI Agent in Idaho Who Killed Herself Lied Under Oath About Texting on the Stand

By John Sowell
Idaho Statesman
 
FBI agent Rebekah Morse appears to have lied under oath when she told Chief District Judge B. Lynn Winmill last week that she turned off her phone and wasn’t texting while on the witness stand, the judge concluded Tuesday.

But the texts had nothing to do with the case against Diversified Business Services and Investments. Winmill has now turned to deciding just what to tell jurors about the death of Morse, who carried out the criminal investigation into the company.

“At this point we know she was texting,” Winmill said Tuesday morning. “It was innocuous banter back and forth with her husband. It was not in any way connected with the case.”

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FBI Agent Kills Herself After Being Confronted in Court About Texting on Witness Stand

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

An FBI agent who had testified in a criminal fraud trial in federal court in Idaho killed herself after testifying on March 19, the Idaho Statesmen reports.

FBI agent Rebekah Morse killed herself.

The paper reported that she may have lied under oath when she told Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill last week that she turned off her phone and wasn’t texting while on the witness stand.

The paper reported:

Morse, who carried out the criminal investigation into the company, testified at the trial March 18 and 19. She killed herself sometime the evening of Wednesday, March 19, or Thursday morning.

Transcripts of text messages obtained from Morse’s phone after her death appear to indicate she had sent a message or messages during the time she was on the stand, defense attorney Jeffrey Robinson said.

“She made a deliberate decision to say she wasn’t texting when she was texting from the witness stand,” Robinson said.

A juror notified a court clerk during a break on Wednesday that he or she had seen Morse texting two or three times, according to the court records.

Morse’s phone was taken from her under an order from Winmill and placed in a secured court evidence vault. It remained in the vault after Morse died.

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Family Members Express Shock That Border Killed Self After Alleged Assaults

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Family members of a Border Patrol agent who killed himself after allegedly assaulting three immigrant women are having trouble processing the news.

“It’s really hard to believe,” Susana Manzanares said of her ex-husband Esteban Manzanares, who shot himself after authorities say he sexually assaulted three women on Wednesday.

Manzanares described her husband as kind-hearted and always willing to help strangers.

“What surprises me is that he would leave his children,” she said.

Details of what happened are still emerging.

Border Patrol Agent Accused of Kidnapping, Assaulting 3 Immigrants Before Shooting Self

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating the death of a border patrol agent who is accused of kidnapping and assaulting three women who were  in the country illegally in South Texas , the Associated Press reports.

The probe began when authorities encountered one of the injured women, which prompted a “search and recovery” effort by Border Patrol agents.

After finding a second woman, Border Patrol and FBI agents went to the Mission home of the accused agent, Esteban Manzanares, and found him dead from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot. That is where they discovered the third woman.

Manzanares had been with the agency since 2008 and was on patrol when he discovered the women, according to investigators.

“We believe he is the person responsible for the kidnappings and the assault of all three of them,” said Michelle Lee, an FBI spokeswoman in San Antonio. She did not elaborate on the investigation.

Rather Than Go to Jail, Surrounded Suspect Fatally Shoots Herself in Oregon

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Sarah Jo Johnson clutched a handgun, holed up for hours in a car and surrounded by a SWAT team and local officers.

The Associated Press reports that Johnson fatally shot herself instead of surrendering after she and another man were wanted by the FBI for allegedly robbing a Montana coin shop and tying up the shop owner.

The man was struck and injured by a patrol car the chase.

Police were able to track down the pair after a FBI alert on the suspects’ car.

FBI Investigates Whether Man Jumped from Royal Carribean Cruise Ship

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Did he jump? Was it an accident?

The FBI is investigating how a 26-year-old man ended up overboard as a cruise ship sailed to Puerto Rico, UPI reports.

According to a Coast Guard statement, Tien Phuoc Nguyen intentionally jumped off the Royal Caribbean ship Adventure of the Seas on Saturday.

Nguyen was on the boat with family.

The ship turned around but Nguyen wasn’t found.