They also found his wife, 53-year-old Dawn R. Whitney dead in the bathroom. A man was found dead Sunday after going missing during a hike in Zion National Park, the National Park Service announced. According to Sgt. Krystal Tobias’ mother, Marina Tobias, was among several Tobias family members who watched the plea deal and sentencing play out Tuesday morning. ST GEORGE, Utah (ABC4 News) - The body of missing hiker reported on Wednesday has been found in the Angel's Landing area of Zion National Park, according to St. George News. Johnny Williams, a man's body was found in the middle of a road around 2:30 p.m. The body had been in … CHICAGO (CBS)– A man was killed on Friday during a stabbing in Zion. }else { The Birmingham Police Department says they are investigating the incident as a homicide at this time. “I’m very happy that justice has finally been done in this case,” Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said Tuesday. ", Hollabaugh said Laura was "a typical 8-year-old girl" who "always had a smile for everybody," and Krystal was "just as sweet as Laura was.". Zion Shooting: 28-Year-Old Man Dead, 8-Year-Old Boy Among 3 WoundedZion police said officers responded to a call of shots fired shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday on the 2300 block of Joppa Avenue. Shanes said both the state of Virginia and the federal government have approved the provision of the plea that calls for the transfer of Torrez from Red Onion. Sheriff Booker did not say whether the deaths are considered suspicious. It's a heinous crime. Tracey Lynn Rieker, 44, disappeared Sept. 30 … ET); police did not identify the person who found them. "Apparently these girls were best friends and had last been seen riding their bikes together earlier in the afternoon," Malcolm said. Shanes added that Torrez “is beyond potential for rehabilitation,” and that his actions met the legal standard of heinous, which includes actions that are “hatefully and shockingly evil.”. The girls were reported missing by their parents Sunday evening. Six of seven hikers who were in a slot canyon in Utah’s Zion National Park have been found dead and one person remains missing, officials said Wednesday. Zion is a city in Lake County, Illinois, United States. One Dead, Nine Missing In Norway Landslide. //-->. The bodies were discovered at Beulah Park around 6 a.m. (7 a.m. The two victims were Daniel Chidester, 23, and Jesse Scaffidi, 23, both from Las Vegas, Nevada. The population was 22,866 at … Stone said the plea deal was more than symbolic for his client. Shanes was referring not only to the murder of Hobbs and Tobias, but also a separate murder conviction in Virginia, as well as the abduction of three women, one of whom Torrez left for dead after sexually assaulting and strangling her. The body was found around 8:20 a.m. in Refrigerator Canyon. “I hope this will bring a small amount of closure to the families and to our community.”. Due to his previous life sentences and his death penalty case, barring unforeseen legal circumstances, it’s unlikely Torrez will serve any of the 100-year sentence he received Tuesday, which was 50 years for each of the two Lake County murders. He said no DNA evidence had been found so far. The report states that following a chase from Highway 79 into Wichita Falls, Hobbs was charged with evading arrest and possession of meth. ET) to say that her daughter had failed to return home as scheduled at 7 p.m., the chief said. [Most read] Column: A Catholic pastor speaks out about Trump. He added investigators have "no solid leads.". He said his main goal in negotiating the deal was to see Torrez transferred from Red Onion Prison, which Stone called “an evil, racist facility.”. “One murder is a tragedy,” Shanes told Torrez. "This is an unusual occurrence for our community, and we are going to do everything we possibly can to bring this to a quick resolution," Mayor Lane Harrison said. He said police put out flyers urging residents to look for the girls, but did not take further steps because "there was no indication that there was any specific foul play.". Until officials announced incorrectly that Jerry Hobbs committed the murders, parents told reporters they were walking their children to school, and local and national reporters, as well as the curious, crowded outside of the Zion police station and near the scene of the murders as Zion police and the Lake County Major Crime Task Force investigated the crime. Williams said the death is being investigated as a homicide. But the agreement does formally find Torrez guilty in the deaths of Hobbs and Tobias, puts a 100-year sentence on the books and resolves the case more than a decade after the murders occurred. if ( host.indexOf("edition.") He said police conducted a search with help from a rescue dog and local citizen volunteer group. Stone also took some shots at Lake County, stating that the county jailed Jerry Hobbs after his confession was “coerced” by local police investigators, and “the state was ready to send him to the gallows.”. Torrez, a former Zion resident, was linked by DNA evidence in 2014 to the killings of 8-year-old Hobbs and 9-year-old Tobias in the Beulah Park nature area. Hobbs recently made news with another arrest again this month, according to a Wichita Falls, Texas, television station, which reported Hobbs, now 48, was jailed in Archer City after a police pursuit Sept. 4.