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What happened to Jessica O'Grady?

19-year-old Jessica Jo O'Grady was last seen on May 10, 2006 between 10:45 and 11:15 p.m., wearing a pink shirt with a palm tree printed on it, blue jeans and flip flops. She left the apartment she had been sharing with two other friends in West Omaha, Nebraska. She had been planning to go to Christopher Edwards, one of her coworkers at the steak restaurant she had been working. Both had been seen flirting before and it was later confirmed that they had sexual intercourse on at least one occasion. Jessica allegedly wanted to confront Christopher with the fact that she might be pregnant by him. Just before midnight, Jessica made a call to Christopher – that was the last time she contacted someone. She left behind all her personal possessions and her beloved pet cat. One week after her disappearance, police questioned Edwards as he was the last person Jessica had contact to. Omaha Police eventually received permission to search his room at his aunts house. They found striking evidence that indicated that a crime had occured. Various items inside his bedroom had numerous stains of blood, including his office chair, quilt, comforter and his mattress, which had been soaked in blood. A black thrash bag was found in the garage, containing bloodstained towels. Stains on the ceiling had been covered with white paint bought by Christopher in a drugstore following Jessica’s disappearance. Investigators also searched for evidence inside his car and found several stains in the trunk. Christopher was arrested in the following month on suspicion for murder. Investigators believe Christopher murdered Jessica with a Bangkok battle sword due to the fact that Jessica’s blood was found on two swords. He was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 100 years to life in prison, but this isn’t the end of the story. One of the leading investigators, David Kofoed, was convicted in 2010 of tampering with evidence in another homicide case and sentenced to two years in prison. However, it was later ruled out that Kofoed had planted fake evidence in that case, simply because there isn’t any proof that confirms the allegations. As for today, Chrisopher still fails to provide information on the whereabouts of Jessica’s body and maintains his innocence.

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Trend Alert: Pool Party Ready

Ah, festival season. A time for glow sticks. A time for flower crowns… and a time to get dolled up for all the fun pool parties. Get ready to channel major tropical vibes this summer in prints straight out of paradise and botanic Slip-Ons a-plenty. From the Tropic Camp Dress to the Tropical Realm Backpack,  this trend will have you feeling like you’ve transported from the desert to your own personal paradise. Follow Sincerely Jules’ lead, grab your favorite palm tree print, and let it roll this festival season.

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palm-print zipper pouch by theatlanticocean

this nautical, beachy palm-print zipper pouch (also available in crisp canvas) features a customizable stamped tag, rope tassel pull, and makeup-perfect shape and size.