Thursday, August 23, 2012
Investigators have a suspect in custody in the abduction of infant Bryce Coleman, who was taken from Magee-Womens Hospital Thursday afternoon.
After searching for more than three hours, Pittsburgh Police have located a 3-day-old boy who was abducted earlier today from Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Oakland, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said. Police also have one person in custody in connection with the abduction this afternoon of infant Bryce Coleman, Richard said in a statement. "The baby has been located . . . and is en route back to Magee to confirm that it is the (abducted) baby," Richard said She did not release any other information but said more details would be "forthcoming" from police. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and KDKA-TV reported that police found the infant in the Investment Building, Downtown, and that the infant is safe. KDKA also showed video of police …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
After the ‘woman at the bus stop’ tells her story about the day schoolgirl Beth Barr disappeared in 1977, other Patch readers offer more clues.
Editor’s note: This story originally ran in November 2011 on many Western PA Patch sites. Since that time, several persons have come forward with more information they feel can be helpful to the case, including potential suspects, possible vehicles used and other information, which has been shared with Allegheny County homicide detectives. The identity of the woman interviewed for this story is being withheld for her safety. The woman stood alone at about 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, 1977, at a Port Authority Transit stop in Wilkinsburg, waiting for the bus that would take her to her job in downtown Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old had grown up in Wilkinsburg, and she and her husband had purchased a property on nearby Rebecca Avenue, which they …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Zandy Dudiak won a third place award for a story about the kidnap-murder cold case of Beth Lynn Barr, of Wilkinsburg.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Zandy Dudiak, associate regional editor of Western Pennsylvania Patch Region 2, won third place for enterprise reporting in the statewide Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone State Professional Chapter's 2012 Spotlight Awards. Her winning entry was "Kidnap-Murder Case 'Still Not A Lost Cause' 34 Years Later," which interwove the story of a woman who was approached by a man at a public bus stop just hours before 7-year-old Beth Lynn Barr was kidnapped on her way home from school the same day just blocks away—and how the two incidents might be related. The story was the first time the woman at the bus stop had been interviewed about the 1977 case. The award was presented Saturday in a ceremony at the Wyndham in Gettysburg, PA.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Pittsburgh and Brentwood police arrested and charged Shaun Nembhard on Friday.
Pittsburgh Police officers on Friday arrested Shaun Nembhard, 24, of West Mifflin and charged him for a kidnapping that occurred on Glenbury Street, near the border of Pittsburgh's Brookline and Overbrook neighborhoods. Brentwood police contacted Pittsburgh police Zone 3 and Zone 6 (Brookline) units Friday at 5 p.m. with a report of a man stating he had been kidnapped by Nembhard. The victim told police he owed money to Nembhard, and that when he admitted he didn't have the money, Nembhard pulled out a knife and forced the victim into his car. The victim first called 911 from the Glenbury address, and then jumped from Nembhard's car while driving south on Saw Mill Run Boulevard and ran to a local business for help. Nembhard continued …
Monday, November 28, 2011
The ‘woman at the bus stop’ tells her story about the day a Wilkinsburg schoolgirl disappeared on Thanksgiving eve 1977.
Editor’s note: The identity of the woman interviewed for this story is being withheld for her safety. The woman stood alone at about 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, 1977, at a Port Authority Transit stop in Wilkinsburg, waiting for the bus that would take her to her job in downtown Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old had grown up in Wilkinsburg, and she and her husband had purchased a property on nearby Rebecca Avenue, which they were remodeling. The bus stop was close by on Ardmore Boulevard. As she waited in the chilly November air, a motorist pulled his car off the street, partially into an alley and onto the paved area of an auto repair garage—right next to her. “To the best of my recollection,” the woman said, during an interview last week, “... he …