Thursday, May 15, 2003


Burned-out house on Kings Highway near East 57 Street in East Flatbush behind which body of missing Remsen Avenue resident Ramona Moore, a Hunter College student, was found this week. She had been missing since April 24. Charles Rogers
The decomposed body of Hunter College student Ramona Moore, 21, who had been missing from her Remsen Avenue home since last month, was found behind a burned-out house on Kings Highway last weekend, police said.
According to NYPD spokesperson Police Officer Jennara Verleth, the victim’s mother, Ellie Carmichael, received an anonymous phone call Saturday afternoon directing her to go to the Kings Highway address, an abandoned private home near East 57 Street that had sustained a fire recently, where she would find her daughter.
Carmichael immediately called police, and officers from the 63rd Precinct and Emergency Service Units began searching in and around the house, eventually discovering Moore’s naked body behind the house wrapped in a blanket.
"The medical examiner’s office couldn’t come up with an identity at first," said Verleth. "They called it a homicide right away and said the girl had apparently been beaten to death." Sources later said it appeared she had been beaten about the head and chest.
The spokesperson said Moore left her house at about 7:30 p.m. to visit a friend and then left the friend’s house at 9 p.m. to go to a Burger King Restaurant at Church and Remsen avenues. She never reached the restaurant, police said, after questioning a number of neighborhood residents and restaurant personnel.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

College student slain in freeway shooting

Gardner, 22, was shot early Sunday morning as he sat in the passenger seat of a friend's Infiniti after the friend honked his horn at a Chevrolet Tahoe that was being driven erratically on Interstate 380 in San Bruno, California Highway Patrol investigators said.
Somebody in the Tahoe responded to the beep with a burst of gunfire, investigators said. One of those bullets tore through the back of Gardner's seat and into his head, according to his mother, Karen Gardner, who on Monday made the decision to end life support and donate her son's organs.

Saturday, January 11, 2003

College Student Attacked

A college student visiting from Massachusetts was slashed several times on a Manhattan subway platform by an assailant who asked her a question and then attacked. B1

Friday, January 10, 2003


COLLEGE STUDENT SLASHED IN HEAD ON SUBWAY PLATFORM from The Associated Press A 21-year-old Massachusetts college student was attacked by a knife-wielding stranger as she waited on a downtown Manhattan subway platform early Friday, police said. The woman was slashed across the forehead by a man she described as wearing a red, hooded jacket and carrying a pen knife with a sharp point, officials said.

According to police, the woman was staying with friends in Brooklyn. She was on her way home from Webster Hall, an East Village nightclub, when the suspect approached her on the platform. The woman told police that the man asked if she was a prostitute. She laughed and said no, which is when the suspect slashed her, police said. A track worker heard a scream around 5:30 a.m. on a Chambers Street platform of the "J" train, New York City Transit spokesman Paul Fleuranges said. The worker alerted police and the suspect fled along the tracks, Fleuranges said. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she underwent surgery Friday, a hospital spokeswoman said. Originally published on January 10, 2003