Monthly Archives: March 2015

‘Web of Lies’ features Stonewall boy’s murder

Two days after the fifth anniversary of Justin Bloxom’s death, a television network that focuses on true crime documentary-style shows will feature information on his kidnapping, murder and arrest of his killer.

Investigation Discovery’s “Web of Lies” will premiere at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Using actor re-enactments and real-person interviews, the broadcast follows the fake text messages and false promises that ultimately led to the 12-year-old’s death.

Justin’s body was discovered March 30, 2010 in a shallow pool of water off U.S. Highway 171 in Stonewall. He had been reported missing hours before from a sleep-over at a friend’s house.

It took DeSoto Parish sheriff’s investigators just a short time afterwards to connect taxi cab driver Brian Douglas Horn, a previously

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RCMP warn of increase in ‘sextortion’ crime targeting online victims

RCMP in British Columbia are issuing a public warning following an increase in so-called “sextortion” cases.

Mounties in Richmond, B.C., say victims are befriended online through dating websites and are persuaded to perform intimate acts in front of web cameras, which are recorded without the victim’s knowledge.

Police say the suspect then threatens to release the recording online unless the victim pays.

RCMP are warning people to be wary of contacts made through dating websites.

Reluctance to meet in person is often a warning sign, along with agreeing to

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Abducted dog has Delhi cops barking up wrong tree

A south Delhi resident followed the scent doggedly after losing his beloved white Labrador, scouring websites that offer pets for sale, and finally leaving himself as well as cyber crime busters barking up the wrong tree.

Varun Chauhan, a 30-year-old banker, instinctively looked for four-year-old Bosco in OLX – the online marketplace for used goods – after four men reportedly whisked the adorable pooch away in an autorickshaw near Indraprastha Park on February 28.

He was jumping for joy after finding an advertisement for a Labrador that matched the physical details of Bosco, who he had bought for Rs 11,000 from a Khan Market pet shop. Bosco was a month-old pup then.

Chauhan immediately alerted Sarai Kale Khan police post and filed a complaint with the cyber cell of the economic offences wing (EOW). He even kept animal rights activists in the loop so that the case was not treated as

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