Crime Report | Suspicions Confirmed

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Dec. 28, 2018

Crime Report  |  Suspicions Confirmed
Two employees of a waste disposal company in Germany have been convicted of pinching more than 100 portable toilets and selling them to a company in the Netherlands. The Associated Press reported on Nov. 6 that the toilets, worth almost $80,000, disappeared over a period of months. The Duesseldorf district court sentenced a 40-year-old man to a 10-month suspended sentence and a 28-year-old to six months. Only three of the missing toilets have been recovered. [Associated Press, 11/6/2018]

Steven Carroll, 61, and his brother, Michael, 57, had been trying to solve the mystery of their dad's disappearance since 1961, when George Carroll "went out and just never came back," as their mother, Dorothy, explained it to them. Michael bought the family's Lake Grove, New York, house in the 1980s from Dorothy, who died in 1998. Over the years paranormal investigators and psychics have sensed an "energy" in the home, and radar indicated there was something about 5 feet below the basement. A few months ago, Michael's grown sons began digging, and on Oct. 30, they unearthed human bones. Now, according to Newsday, dental records and DNA will be used to determine if the bones belong to George Carroll, a process Suffolk County Chief of Detectives Gerard Gigante says could take months. [Newsday, 11/2/2018]