Monthly Archives: January 2012

Worried You’ve Been Abducted by Aliens? Think No More

Ever sit back and go, “huh, I wonder if I was ever abducted by aliens?” Yeah me too. Well, now you can find out. If you relate to any of these, hurry over to Starborn Support-The Alien Abduction Support Group. If you suffer from #34, head here.

1. Have had unexplainable missing or lost time of one hour or more.

2. Have been paralyzed in bed with a being in your room.

3. Have unusual scars or marks with no possible explanation on how you received them (small scoop indentation, straight line scar, triangular marks, scars in roof of mouth, in nose, behind or in ears, etc.)

4. Have seen balls of light or flashes of light in your home or other locations.

5. Have a memory of flying through the air which could not be a dream, or many dreams involving flying.

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Piecing the Puzzle Together: Why Was Nikki LaDue January Murdered?

Nikki and son Zack

For the past couple of months, we’ve all been taken on a journey of Nikki LaDue January’s life and her murder on July 29, 2002. A very unscientific poll here says many of you believe Phil January, her husband was involved. A distant second is someone who was supposed to be her closest friend Nancy Burge.

I don’t think there is any evidence that can put the gun in Phil’s hands. After talking to him and reading all the reports, it is my opinion, and my opinion only that law enforcement needs to open this case and look long and hard at Phil January. An equally hard look needs to be taken at Nancy Burge whose statements after Nikki’s death are not one of a friend at all but of someone who is either covering her tracks or the tracks of an accomplice. There’s no doubt in my mind Nikki was murdered and these two need to step up and tell the truth. Read the rest of this entry

Flashback: Mississippi Woman Murdered–Brandi Laurent

Brandi Laurent

A month or so ago, I published the story of Brandi Laurent. She was the first blog subject of any substance I had done. Everything else up to that point was, well, pointless. I found out she was missing from her Kiln, Mississippi home. She had, what her husband said, left a blog on Myspace indicating she was leaving for another man. Not sure what’s in the water in Mississippi, but there are a lot of similarities between this case from 2007 and Nikki LaDue January’s which took place 5 years before just down the road in Pass Christian.

From October 2007 here is the interview I did with her husband while Brandi was still missing. Leo Laurent is now serving life in prison for her murder. His appeal for a new trial was denied yesterday. Read the rest of this entry

Dawna Natzke’s Family: Take that Facebook Page Down!

This comment on the post about murdered mom Dawna Natzke comes from a family member. I am promoting it to a post.

Please be advised that the family DID NOT set up the Website Justice for Dawna. In fact we tried to get it shut down due to the fact that so much misinformation was being reported on it that we thought, along with LE that it could actually hurt the case. We were successful in shutting it down for 1 whole day then another site went up called Seeking Justice for Dawna Natzke Update Page. Then a day later the original page went back up with complete disregard of the wishes of MANY family members.

Nikki LaDue January Deserved Better

Some have responded to the previous post about how high the cover-up of Nikki LaDue January’s July 29, 2002 murder went. I said, basically, to the top. Here’s why. We’ll start at the bottom. In fact, we’ll start with the 911 call Nancy Burge, Nikki’s supposed friend made on orders from Phil January, Nikki’s husband. Here is the transcript from that call made at 9:54 a.m. July 29. Read the rest of this entry

Dear Mississippi: You Have the Power to Right a Wrong, Find Nikki’s Killer

Nikki and son Zack

Nichole (Nikki) LaDue January was murdered on July 29, 2002 on her balcony in Pass Christian, Mississippi. She was rendered helpless by a electroshock stun gun to the head and then executed. It was not suicide like the police and coroner ruled. I have read countless pages of transcripts, police reports, you name it. I have seen the only crime scene photos taken. The rest of Nikki’s police file was supposedly washed to sea during Hurricane Katrina which devastated Pass Christian in 2005 so there was nothing to look at there. But based on what does exist, based on what some of you have told me and based on the fact that government officials from the Attorney General Jim Hood to the Pass Christian Police Chief John Dubuisson have either refused to talk to Nikki’s grieving parents or outright lied to them about the investigation into her death. In fact, some people have come forward to say they’ve been threatened not to talk to Nikki’s family about this case. So who did it? And why was the investigation either cover-upped or botched? What about Phil January, Nikki’s husband, or her best friend Nancy Burge? In my opinion both know much more than they have said which can only mean they are complicit with the crime or are afraid. Read the rest of this entry

Shining a Light on Mississippi’s Dark Secret

Lead investigator Thomas Pustay who later was convicted of sexual abuse of a child

Nichole Lynne LaDue was born February 27, 1972 in Hornell, New York. She died July 29, 2002 in Pass Christian, Mississippi. She was 30. Those dates bookend the life of the woman everyone knows as Nikki. Much of what happened between those dates remains a mystery. We know she died of a gunshot wound to her head. We know both the lead investigator Thomas Pustay and the county coroner Gary Hargrove immediately ruled her death a suicide. What else do we know? At the time of Nikki’s death, Detective Pustay admitted he was severely depressed. He was also engaging in child molestation for which he is now serving what amounts to the rest of his life in prison. As  for Gary Hargrove, the person who ruled Nikki’s death a suicide, he too has a questionable history. In July 2007, CNN investigated Hargrove and the Harrison County jail about a series of inmate deaths. Guards beat at least 4 to death. CNN talked to the family of Lee Smith, one of the murdered inmates. You can read the entire transcript here, but there are some key points made that I want to bring your attention to…namely that Gary Hargrove is either incompetent, corrupt or both and should not now nor ever be in a position to affect the outcome of so many lives. He belongs in a cell alongside Pustay. It’s what CNN calls Mississippi’s “little dark secret.” Folks, it’s that dark secret that will be delaying a bit my final thoughts on who killed Nikki LaDue January. Because what happened in tiny Pass Christian, Mississippi is not new. So much gets swept under the rug in that state it’s hard to believe it’s a part of this country. Here is a portion of that CNN investigation. Read the rest of this entry

You’ve Read the Interviews, Saw the Pictures-Who do You Think Killed Nikki LaDue January?

Who killed Nikki LaDue January? Was it suicide like the botched investigation showed? Was it someone she knew? I will sum up all my thoughts on this next week. In the meantime, who do you think?

Time to Put My Thoughts Together: Who Killed Nikki LaDue January?

OK. I think I’ve seen and heard enough. Now I need to go back to the beginning and sort through everything and gather my thoughts. Then I will post my final Nikki LaDue January post. If anyone out there has some additional information you think I should know, now’s the time. I hope to finish writing Nikki’s story this weekend. Until then, remember Nikki for who she was. Until then, here again are some thoughts from Nikki’s good friend Jennifer Hecker Guenter. Read the rest of this entry

New TV Show Focuses on Missing African Americans-Jaliek Rainwalker on February 1

Jaliek Rainwalker shortly before he disappeared.

It’s been more than 4 years since Jaliek Rainwalker disappeared near Greenwich, New York. My other blog, covered his story but unfortunately it was hacked and those posts are now gone forever. A new TV show focusing on missing African American’s “Find our Missing” will feature his story on February 1 on TV One.

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