California Woman Helps Police Capture AMBER Alert Suspect

BY: - 9 Jan '14 | On the Web

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Leshay Burks,

Last Friday, a mother and her child were followed home after a shopping trip to Walmart.  While the mother unloaded the car, her daughter was approached by  a man and kidnapped. The suspect, David Douglas, grabbed her at gunpoint and drove off in a gold-colored Camry.

An AMBER Alert was released immediately in an effort to rescue the 7-year-old girl.  Almost 4 hours later, good Samaritan, Leshay Burks, was at the Antioch, CA marina when she realized that her and her sister could be parked right next to the suspect.  Burks began honking her horn to alert police and get help.

Burks’ quick thinking paid off and police were able to apprehend 43-year-old Douglas and return the young victim to her family.   Police are investigating whether or not the young lady was sexually assaulted.  Although Davis is not a registered sex offender, police believe that he tried to kidnap another child from her mother the day before at the Antioch Walmart.

Burks is reported as saying, “That could be your child, that could be your sister, that could be your niece, you know? It could be someone close to you.” Burks’ actions remind us that we should never ignore suspicious behavior and we should always listen to our gut.  Something told her that the young girl from the AMBER Alert was possibly in that vehicle, and she was right.

The child’s identity is being protected.  She is reported to be home with her family and the police investigation continues.

Check out what Leshay Burks has to say in the video below:

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Martine Foreman wrote 405 articles on this blog.

Martine Foreman is a lifestyle consultant who specializes in helping moms who want more out of life but feel overwhelmed and confused. Through her content and services, Martine is committed to helping women embrace their personal truth, gain clarity, and take action to create lives they love. For more on Martine's candid views on life and love, visit her at candidbelle.com. Martine resides in Maryland with her husband, two kids and sassy cat Pepper.

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Texas Mom of Three Unexpectedly Dies of Flu at 29

BY: - 10 Jan '14 | On the Web

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Alice Jones dies from flu

Getting the flu shot annually is something that many of us take for granted, myself included. Unfortunately, however, not everyone makes a full recovery after contracting the flu.  Alice Jones, a healthy 29-year-old Texas mother and aspiring nurse, developed flu symptoms on a Thursday, along with her husband, Darrell.  While he began to recover within a few days, his wife’s symptoms persisted and she was pronounced dead at University General Hospital on Monday, January 6th.

Darrell Jones, a criminal justice student who served in Afghanistan as a member of the U.S Army, truly believed that the most dangerous part of their marriage was the fact that he served in the military.  Never did he think he would lose his wife to something like the flu.

The three children, ages 10, 7, and 3, were checked out for the flu and vaccinated upon recommendations from the doctors following their mother’s death.  One child tested positive for the flu.  Darrell Jones said, “If that didn’t happen, maybe my son would have died, as well. I don’t know what I would have done if it was my wife and son.”  Jones is now encouraging others to get flu shots.

Currently, Darrell Jones and his sons are staying with relatives because they are too devastated to stay in their own home.  Alice Jones’s funeral will take place today, January 10th.  May she rest in peace, and may her children and husband find the strength to manage this difficult time in their lives.

BMWK family, has your family been vaccinated against the flu this season?

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Martine Foreman is a lifestyle consultant who specializes in helping moms who want more out of life but feel overwhelmed and confused. Through her content and services, Martine is committed to helping women embrace their personal truth, gain clarity, and take action to create lives they love. For more on Martine's candid views on life and love, visit her at candidbelle.com. Martine resides in Maryland with her husband, two kids and sassy cat Pepper.

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