MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — An unemployed tree-trimmer arrested after a teenage girl was found bound and gagged in his basement pointed the way Thursday to the bodies of her brother, mother and another woman, stuffed into garbage bags and hidden in a hollow tree, authorities said.
The three victims and the rescued 13-year-old disappeared more than a week ago from a blood-spattered home. Authorities said all three were killed there, though they did not say how, and that the tree-trimmer, Matthew Hoffman, gave investigators information through his attorneys that led them to the bodies in woods in central Ohio.
Delta jet lands with cracked windshield
LOS ANGELES — A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says a Delta Air Lines jet bound for Southern California had to divert to Dallas-Fort Worth because of a cracked windshield.
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FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says Delta Flight 1795 declared an emergency Thursday while en route from Atlanta to Orange County.
Gregor says the Boeing 737 landed in Texas without incident at 12:29 p.m. Central Time. The FAA is investigating.
Jonestown survivors plan for memorial
OAKLAND, Calif. —A group of Peoples Temple survivors announced plans Thursday for a granite monument inscribed with the names of more than 900 people who died in the Jonestown tragedy 32 years ago. On Nov. 18, 1978, temple leader Jim Jones orchestrated a mass murder and suicide.
Some ex-members have grown impatient with efforts by the Rev. Jynona Norwood over the decades to erect a 36-foot-long stone wall, like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, at the Oakland cemetery where more than more than 400 unidentified and unclaimed victims are buried.