Category Archives: death

Another young Rockwall resident dies from “accidental” heroin overdose

Just learned last week that another young Rockwall resident died recently from an “accidental” overdose of heroin.

That was the result of the autopsy of the 24-year-old female by the Dallas Medical Examiner.

I’m not yet releasing the name of the deceased until after attempting to speak with her family or friends and police.

Considering how many thousands of readers have read our previous stories about drug-related deaths at, there’s no doubt that residents of Rockwall County definitely want to know more about such stories.

Too many drugs are available and being sold to and used by residents of Rockwall County.

We are saddened by the death of this young woman and send our condolences to her family and friends.

Apparent murder-suicide in Fate Sunday night

The bodies of a woman and man were found dead in their home in Fate Sunday night in what a Rockwall County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said appears to have been a murder-suicide.

The bodies of Judith J. Johnson, 50, and Vincent Michael Oliver, 50, were found after a man at their same address called 911, said his wife had been unfaithful, requested police assistance and then hung up.

For more details about this breaking story, visit

Alexis Lancaster death still unexplained; toxicology report due before Christmas

Quotes from the 911 operator’s report and comments from Dallas Police were included in my update story today about the death of Alexis Lancaster at

For example, the unknown person who called 911 to report her as “unresponsive” was a male using an AT&T cell phone. He told the operator he was scared and didn’t want to be there.

Funeral arrangements set for Nevada mom, parents killed in car accident

Funeral arrangements have been made for the mother and her parents from Nevada who were killed in that terrible head-on car crash last Friday, north of Rockwall on Hwy 205.

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Head on collision on Hwy. 205 kills 3, injures 3

There was a terrible head-on auto accident yesterday morning in the rain  north of Rockwall on Highway 205 which killed three family members and injured three more, including a four-year-old girl.

The dead were identified by State Troopers as Nevada residents Andrea Dunn, 42, and her parents, John Mcilvain, 76, and Margaret Mcilvain, 74, who were driving southbound towards Rockwall.

You can read the sad story at 

Condolences to family, friends of Terrell soldier “Joe” Lewis, killed in Afghanistan

CBS 11 TV News and The Dallas Morning News tell us the sad story about the death of the fifth soldier from neighboring Terrell to die in the War On Terror, US Army Specialist Joseph “Joe” Michael Lewis, 26, who was recently killed while fighting for our country in Afghanistan.

He is the second to die since October.

Left behind are his wife, Teresa; his daughter, Abiagael; his parents, Mike and Pam Lewis; sister and brother-in-law, Amanda and Josh Rodriguez; and grandparents, Carl and Betty Baker and Barbara Hall.

A benefit fund has been set up for Abiagael at American National Bank of Texas, 206 N. Catherine St., Terrell, (972) 442-6565.

Other soldiers from Terrell who have been killed are:

Sgt. Shawn McNabb, 24, killed in October in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Spc. Jonathan David Arthur “J.D.” Emard, 20, died of combat wounds in June, 2008, in Iraq.

Sgt. Sean Brady Berry, 26, died in an accident in October, 2005, in Iraq.

Army Sgt. Gerardo Moreno, 23, killed April, 2004, in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq.




Updated story now online about tragic death of Alex Hamilton


We’ve just posted a story with updated information from Garland Police about the tragic death of Alex Hamilton, the 20-year-old son of Rockwall ISD School Board member Doug Hamilton.

Alex died last Thursday night from injuries suffered in a traffic accident .

See the story now at

20-year-old son of RISD school board member Doug Hamilton killed in traffic accident


The son of Rockwall ISD school board member Doug Hamilton was killed in a traffic accident involving a heavy flatbed truck Thursday evening.

Alexander “Alex” Hamilton, 20, (pictured with his girlfriend Annette Martinez) died from a traffic incident on I-30 near Bass Rd. which backed up traffic for miles in both directions.

Click here to read the story at

Rockwall’s Belfiore Salon, Spa co-owner dies suddenly from stroke

We are sad to announce that the co-owner of Rockwall’s Belfiore Salon and Day Spa unexpectedly passed away from a stroke, Oct. 20, 2009. 

Cecil Hastings was 55 years old.

Together with his wife, Sheryl, and their daughter, Adrienne Mull, they opened the popular rest, relaxation and beauty business in 2006, located at 2995 Horizon Road, next to Sonic and Lowe’s.

Click here for more of the story at

Former Rockwall High School student dies from accidental alcohol/drug overdose

Zach green

High school students across the Rockwall area have been texting each other recently that former Rockwall High School student Zachary “Zach” Green died from a drug overdose July 23.

Unfortunately they were right.

According to Lt. Darrin Brockway of The Colony’s Police Dept., Green was at a party in that north Dallas suburb July 22 when he became ill and went to lay down. After a few minutes, he passed out and no pulse could be found. After paramedics arrrived, they administered CPR and rushed him to Baylor Medical Center in Carrollton. Unfortunately it was too late.

At 4 am, July 23, he was pronounced dead from an accidental overdose of a combination of alcohol and drugs.

A Facebook site, “In memory of Zach Green” was established by his friends for additional info.

One entry reports the funeral was July 29.

He has one suriviving sister, Candy Green, who now lives in Lewisville, according to Lt. Brockway. No other family info is available.