Thursday, March 18, 2010

Body of woman missing since January found in bed frame

The body of a woman missing since January was found Monday in the metal frame of a hotel bed, Memphis police said today. The room had been rented at least five times since her disappearance.

Sony Millbrook, 28, was found after a foul odor was reported coming from the room at Budget Lodge, 1533 E. Brooks. Her body was apparently stashed inside the metal box frame that sits directly on the floor. The box springs and mattress sit inside the metal frame.

The room had been cleaned by hotel staff numerous times since Millbrook was reported missing on Jan. 27 by her family when she didn’t pick up her children from school. The family checked the hotel where she had been living. The family said no one was in the room. The family returned to the room that day and Jan. 28 to box up and remove her personal items.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

100 Year Old Woman Grows A Horn

A 101-year-old woman has grown a horn on her head - and now fears she's growing another one.
Zhang Ruifang /Quirky China News
Zhang Ruifang, of Linlou village, in central China's Henan province, noticed a small lump on her forehead last year.
But it is now six centimetres long - and a small lump has now appeared on the other side of her forehead.
Her youngest son, Zhang Guozheng, 60, said the horn started as a patch of thick, rough skin on the left side of her forehead.
"We didn't pay too much attention to it at first," he said. "But as time went on it just grew and grew.
"And now there is something growing on the right side of her forehead and it seems quite possible that it's another horn."
Zhang has seven children - six boys and a girl - and many grandchildren. Her eldest son is 82-years-old.
The family live in a rural area and don't have the money to send her to hospital - but they say she is in no pain and enjoys a peaceful life.