Aug 29, Joann Hobson (16) of Stockton, Ca., went missing. Her remains were found in 2012 in a compacted well in Linden, Ca., and attributed to Speed Freak Killers Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog.
Aug 29, In Colombia Yolanda Paternina (50), a government prosecutor, was shot and killed while returning home in Sincelejo. She had been investigating a January paramilitary massacre and 2 of her colleagues were missing since June.
Aug 29, In China a female staff member slashed children with a knife at a daycare center for migrant workers in Shanghai’s suburban Minhang district, wounding eight children.
Aug 29, Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the London Paralympic Games at a showpiece ceremony involving more than 3,000 volunteer and professional performers.
Aug 29, In North Carolina Lennon Lacy (17) was found hanging by a dog leash and a belt in Bladenboro. A medical examiner ruled the black teen’s death a suicide, but the family questioned the ruling and the FBI opened an investigation.
Aug 29, A South Korea-based pageant said that a Myanmar beauty queen, who was stripped of her title for allegedly being rude and dishonest, has run off with the $100,000 jeweled crown. On Sep 2 May Myat Noe (16) said she won’t return her bejeweled crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.