Wonder Woman Linda Carter Discovers Dead Body in River

June 7, 2008

Linda Carter, the actress who played Wonder Woman on TV in the 1970s, says she didn’t do anything super-hero-like when she discovered a body floating in the Potomac River in Washington.

She told The Washington Post she was alone in a boat when she saw the body. Because she didn’t have a cell phone, so she yelled to some fishermen nearby, asking them to call authorities. Carter waited until rescuers arrived and directed them to the body.

District of Columbia police report that the body was that of 47-year-old Helen Johnstone of Washington. The medical examiner’s office has not declared an official cause of death.
Carter says she “did what anybody would have done.

Go, Wonder Woman. Didn’t she have her Golden Lasso with her?
Haha. Good, Ms. Carter.



Two Men Accused Of Using Corpse Head As Bong

May 9, 2008

Matthew Gonzalez and Kevin Jones appeared in a Harris County, Texas Courthouse to be charged with the misdemeanor offense of abuse of a corpse. According to documents filed in the case, Gonzalez and Jones along with an unnamed juvenile went to Humble cemetery, dug up a man’s grave, left it with the head, and went home to make it into a “bong”. About a half-month later, Gonzalez showed authorities the “bong” and the grave, but due to heavy rains it was hard to tell if the casket or the body had been disturbed.

Dumb people, dumb cops.


Migrant Floats In On Dead Body

April 24, 2008

The moonlight illuminated her fellow passengers, scattered through the chilly ocean 15 miles from the nearest land. Some of them screamed for help. Others bobbed silently face-down in the water.

Bahamas coast guard officers remove the body of a drowned migrant from a recovery vessel earlier this month.

As the voices grew quiet one by one, the student clung to the only life preserver she could find: the lifeless body of a Haitian who had shared her American dream.

“I was holding onto a dead woman to keep afloat,” said Rodene Fileresaint, 23.

Nine hours later, day broke and rescuers finally arrived. Two dozen people were dead. Three were alive, including Fileresaint.

She was still clinging to the corpse.

Thousands of Haitians fleeing poverty and hopelessness make the illegal crossing to Florida each year. The U.S. Coast Guard has intercepted 737 since January 1; nobody knows how many more have drowned or been killed by sharks.

This group of migrants took a common route, boarding a smuggler’s boat to the Bahamas, two survivors told The Associated Press late Wednesday from hospital beds. Bahamian police grabbed several of the migrants as they reached land, and those who escaped made it to a safehouse, where they spent two weeks waiting to move on.

On Saturday night they boarded a go-fast boat bound for Miami, with a planned stopover in Bimini, a speck of land where police don’t have a single boat to give chase. Fileresaint, the daughter of rice farmers, was excited, her dream of becoming a nurse in Miami finally within reach.

Fileresaint said she counted 27 people aboard the speedboat. Survivor Johnny Boucher, 26, said they were packed in shoulder-to-shoulder.

This was found @ CNN.com