A 10-year-old boy, who had gone missing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara, was found dead, police said on Friday. Umar Farooq, a resident of Gulgam area, had gone missing on July 16 and his disappearance triggered protests in the area. The police have constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the matter, an official said. The body of Umar was found last evening, he said.“A SIT, to be headed by the additional superintendent of police (ASP) Kupwara and supervised by the district senior superintendent of police (SSP) Kupwara, has been constituted to investigate the matter, the official said. He said the police have sought cooperation of the residents for completion of the investigation.
Investigators hope a larger reward will lead them to a witness or suspect so they can finally solve the murder of 73-year-old Kate Ragsdale.Ragsdale was killed over five years ago in February 2013. Her body was found in her home in the Highlands in Tuscaloosa, but investigators believe she was killed a few days earlier.Investigators describe the murder of the University of Alabama employee as a brutal murder. The governor’s office is offering a $5,000 reward and other rewards will bring the total to $25,000.“She was a great lady, always walked her little dog through the neighborhood a couple times a day and very well respected in the community,” said Phillip Weaver. “It’s just something we’d like to get some closure.”If you have any information, call the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit at 205-464-8640.