Sunday, September 4, 2011
[MI] Buena Vista Police Officer Bluew's girlfriend Jennifer Webb and her unborn son Braxton found killed
Jennifer Marie Webb and unborn Braxton James Donald Webb were stolen from life and from the people who love them on August 30, 2011.
[UPDATE: Buena Vista Police Officer Kenneth Blue has been arrested and charged with premeditated murder in the death of Jenny, Intentional Conduct against a Pregnant Individual Resulting in Death and Miscarriage or Stillbirth to a Fetus or Embryo, and Felony Firearm Possession During the Commission of a Felony. Links to newer articles are in the comment section below, with excerpts.]
...Friends of 32-year-old Jennifer Webb say she confided in them about her relationship with a married Buena Vista Township Police Officer [Kenneth "Ken" Bluew]. It is the same officer who found her body... Tuesday night, Webb's body was discovered near the police department's gun range that is frequented by officers...
...Jenny was due to give birth in just a few weeks and had already named her unborn son, Braxton James Donald Webb... Buena Vista Township police officers were first on the scene, reporting a possible suicide, but the investigation was immediately turned over to the Michigan State Police... While authorities are releasing little information at this time, [TV5 reporter Liz] Gelardi reported the incident may have involved two people...
FACEBOOK: JUSTICE FOR JENNY
WOMAN'S BODY FOUND AT GUN RANGE: Saginaw Co. prosecutor confirms woman was pregnant
by NBC25 Newsroom
[Excerpts] A Saginaw County woman, who was due to give birth in just a few weeks, was found dead at a police gun range in Buena Vista Township early Wednesday morning. Jenny Webb had already named her unborn son, Braxton James Donald Webb... [Saginaw County Prosecutor Mike] Thomas is not releasing any details except to say the woman was late in pregnancy. In the meantime, NBC25 is learning more about Jenny Webb through her online activity. Before her Facebook page was closed to the public it showed she had more than 300 friends and was expecting the birth of her first child Sept. 23rd... Those very close to the Jenny Webb investigation say they're disgusted and disappointed about what happened but won't get into specifics right now... She most recently worked at P.F. Markey Incorporated and graduated from Bridgeport High in 1997. A cheerleader and life-long resident of the area, Webb had several siblings and spent time at the Candlelite Bowling and Banquet Center in Bridgeport Township. The owner says he can still see Jenny's smiling face... [Full article here]
'WHEN SHE SMILED, THE WHOLE OFFICE SMILED': Employer of pregnant victim found in Buena Vista remembers Bridgeport woman
Thursday, September 01, 2011
[Excerpts] Jenny Webb "never had a down day" and wore a "fabulous smile" that could light up the room, her former boss says. While officials have yet to confirm her identity, media reports indicate Bridgeport Township's Webb was the pregnant woman found dead under "suspicious" circumstances in Buena Vista Township on Wednesday. The day before, she was working as a customer service employee at Saginaw Township’s P.F. Markey Inc., 2880 Universal, the company’s owner said. "She was probably the most energetic, happy employee we had," said Jim Terry... "She had a fabulous smile. When she smiled, the whole office smiled... She was very upbeat about the pregnancy. She was excited to have the baby"... State police investigators are calling the death "suspicious," and Thomas said the woman was in a "late-term pregnancy"... [Full article here]
BODY FOUND NEAR NORTH OUTER IN BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP WAS A PREGNANT WOMAN, PROSECUTOR SAYS
Updated: Thursday, September 01, 2011
[Excerpts] ...No suspect is in custody in connection with the death, according to [Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael] Thomas. who declined to discuss whether investigators have a suspect. When asked if the incident is a homicide, Thomas said "We’re not really sure what we’ve got"... [Buena Vista Township Police Chief Brian] Booker said he could share no further details. The chief said it was a "mutual decision" to have state police handle the investigation, though Buena Vista detectives investigated the township’s last homicide in July. The chief declined to provide further explanation. [Full article here]
POLICE OFFICER WHO FOUND PREGNANT WOMAN'S BODY IDENTIFIED
By Terry Camp
Updated: Sep 01, 2011 2:56 PM PST
[Excerpts] While police are still saying very little about the suspicious death of a pregnant Saginaw County woman, one of the woman's friends talked to ABC12 and gave us possible insight as to why the police and prosecutor's investigation remains shrouded in mystery. Investigators spent several hours near a Saginaw County gun range Wednesday. Friends of 32-year-old Jennifer Webb say she confided in them about her relationship with a married Buena Vista Township Police Officer. It is the same officer who found her body. "She was the happiest person in the world," an unidentified friend said... Webb was found dead near a gun range in Buena Vista Township right around midnight Tuesday night. Buena Vista Township police officers were first on the scene, reporting a possible suicide, but the investigation was immediately turned over to the Michigan State Police. Today, we also spoke to the Buena Vista Police Officer who found her body. Ken Bluew told ABC12 that he in fact found Webb's body, but that's all he wanted to say about the incident. Webb's friends, including the one we spoke to, tell us she and Bluew were romantically involved... Webb told her friend that Bluew was the father of her unborn child. "They met privately, she found she was pregnant, shared it with him," she said. The location where Webb's body was found also played a part in their relationship. "To my knowledge, that's where they met previously and that's where they met and discussed issues like child support and taking care of the baby in the future," the friend said... An autopsy has been done, but a cause of death has not been released... [Full article here]
PREGNANT WOMAN FOUND DEAD NEAR GUN RANGE IN SAGINAW COUNTY
By Taryn Asher
Thursday, 01 Sep 2011
[Excerpts] The woman, who lived in Saginaw County, was expected to give birth next month. Neighbors said she was very excited about it. That is why what appeared first as a suicide investigators now believe is something now much different. "She was excited she was going to have a baby," said Steve Wobig. He told us his neighbor, Jennifer Webb had recently celebrated her baby shower. She was so thrilled about the arrival of her new baby, she even posted the ultrasound image as her Facebook profile picture... Tuesday night, Webb's body was discovered nearly Freeway and South Outer Drive, a rural area in Saginaw County's Buena Vista Township near the police department's gun range that is frequented by officers. Buena Vista Township Police responded to what at first was a suicide call, but now according to the Saginaw County prosecutor is being looked at as a suspicious death. Investigators from Michigan State Police were called in to take over the case, something that usually happens when a law enforcement officer is involved. Although the prosecutor claims no arrests have been made and refused to comment on a suspect, sources told FOX 2 an officer who worked at the Buena Vista Township Police Department was sent home from work because of his possible connection with the victim... [Full article here]
JENNIFER WEBB MURDER OR SUICIDE?
[Excerpt] ...Buena Vista Township police initially responded to a suicide report, but the Saginaw County prosecutor has now classified it as a suspicious death. Compounding the mystery is the prosecutors use of Michigan State Police investigators called in to take over the case from Saginaw deputies, perhaps occuring due to a police officer being involved in the suspicous death. When questioned regarding this change in investigative personnel the prosecutor said no arrests have been made and has refused to comment on possible suspects. MyFoxDetroit.com cited unnamed sources who said a Buena Vista police officer had been sent home from work because of his possible connection with the victim... [Full article here]
JENNIFER WEBB'S DEATH BEING TREATED AS HOMICIDE 'UNTIL WE CAN DETERMINE IT'S SOMETHING ELSE,' PROSECUTOR SAYS
Friday, September 02, 2011
[Excerpts] Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael D. Thomas has identified a woman found deceased Tuesday night in Buena Vista Township as 32-year-old Jennifer M. Webb, saying he’s "treating this as a homicide until we can determine it’s something else"... Thomas said her body was discovered Tuesday night but he declined to say who found her. "We know what the manner of death is, but we’re not releasing that at this time," Thomas said. "We want to make sure, in our witness interviews, that the information we’re getting is based upon facts and evidence and knowledge of the event, and not what they read in The Saginaw News or from watching Channel Whatever."... [Full article here]
FUNERAL SET FOR PREGNANT BRIDGEPORT WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN BUENA VISTA
Published: Friday, September 02, 2011
[Excerpts] Funeral arrangements are set for Jennifer M. Webb, the 32-year-old pregnant woman found dead under "suspicious" circumstances in Buena Vista Township on Wednesday. Family and friends can attend Webb’s funeral at 4 p.m. Saturday at W.L. Case and Co., Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw in Saginaw Township. An obituary for the Bridgeport Township woman describes her as "the type of person who, once you met her, you felt like you knew her all your life"... [Full article here]
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL HELD FOR SAGINAW COUNTY WOMAN AND UNBORN CHILD
By Kristen Abraham
Posted: Sep 02, 2011
Friends and family of Jennifer Webb honor her memory Friday with a candlelight vigil. The 32- year-old Saginaw County woman was found dead earlier this week near a Buena Vista Township gun range. Investigators won't release the cause of death but do say it wasn't from natural causes. Webb was eight months pregnant and the baby did not survive. Friends of Webb tell ABC12, she had been in a relationship with married Buena Vista Police officer Ken Bluew. We've learned it is the same officer who found her body early Wednesday morning. Family and friends wanted Friday's vigil for Webb to be a celebration of her life, not how the 32-year-old woman died. Jill Lewis was a former co-worker of Webb's, she said everyone was blessed to have known Jenny. "She was a wonderful person and went out of her way for people." Gene and Jaquelyn Noack are Michigan State Spartan fans but they wore maize and blue for Jenny, who's favorite team was the University of Michigan. "She was like a daughter to me because she was best friends with my daughter, she will be sadly missed," said Gene Noack. "When you talk to Jenny, she always knew how to make you feel better, even if it was the worse day of your life, Jenny could make you happy. We are very broken hearted, but we can't be for her. We have to keep a smile on our face," added Jaquelyn Noack. Webb will be remembered for her smile, her kindness and her love of life, especially the new life she was supposed to bring into the world. Jamie Sedlar graduated with Jenny, she said her high school friend will never be forgotten. "Jenny had a beautiful smile, that's how we need everyone to remember her." The funeral service for Jennifer Webb is Saturday September 3rd. [LINK]
PROSECUTOR LABELS PREGNANT WOMAN'S DEATH A HOMICIDE
By Brandon Allendorfer, Tom Plahutnik, Liz Gelardi
Updated: Sep 02, 2011
[Excerpts] TV5 spoke with Saginaw County Prosecutor Mike Thomas who said he's treating the death of Jenny Webb as a homicide. Thomas said Friday that police are interviewing more witnesses and authorities are waiting for certain pieces of evidence to be processed before saying anything more... "A lot of the time, with other homicide investigations, we do know more information about the cause of death, about potential suspects," asked TV5 reporter Liz Gelardi. "Why in this case do we not know?" Thomas responded, "Well, because we aren't [to] the point in this investigation where we have anybody charged with anything, so we can't sit there and talk about supposition, possibilities or rumors"... The body was discovered near a private gun range that is frequented by law enforcement officers on Outer Drive... While authorities are releasing little information at this time, Gelardi reported the incident may have involved two people... Buena Vista Township Police Chief Brian Booker says the case has been turned over to Prosecutor Thomas. "I thought it best that [the Michigan State Police] investigate this situation," said Booker. "The prosecutor has been informed; he's been at the scene. Everything else has to come from the prosecutor's office." In many cases, state police troopers are call in to investigate when a law enforcement officer is involved... [Full article here]
"All of us who were friends and family are still trying to cope with this loss. We all believe the father of that child was at fault. However, we should all understand that it is still wrong to make assumptions. I don't believe for a minute that there is any sort of cover up pending. The case was handed over to the state because it involved a police officer. Everyone is tight lipped because it involved a police officer. Although it is difficult, we all have to be patient and allow the authorities to do the work uncovering the facts. We must remember that there is a proceedure for the handling of this case and it must be followed. One mistake by the prosecution or investigators and the defendant will be set free. We all want the same thing... We want the truth. Justice, no matter what it is, will not help us with this loss."
FAMILY SPEAKS OUT ON PREGNANT WOMAN'S DEATH
By Liz Gelardi, Tom Plahutnik
Updated: Sep 03, 2011 5:18 AM PST
[Excerpts] Family and friends are remembering Jenny Webb, the pregnant woman whose body was found outside a police gun range in Buena Vista Township. Visitation was underway most of Friday at a Saginaw Township funeral home. But there are still a lot of unanswered questions surrounding her death, answers that police aren't giving up... "It's just not the same, it's just not my sister who was always the one that was there and the one that I could talk to and cry to and just sit with, it's just, it's going to be hard," said Angie Webb, Jennifer's sister... Angie Webb tells TV5 her sister was a ray of sunshine, her best friend, and she can't begin to make sense of her sudden death... Police found Jennifer Webb's body early Wednesday morning in Buena Vista Township... Jennifer was at least eight months pregnant, due to give birth to a baby boy she named Braxton in September... "We really, honestly, don't know what happened," said Angie. "We have our ideas of what happened, but we want the MSP and the prosecutor to be able to do their jobs"... Family and friends say they'll wait for the truth to come out. In the meantime, they're remembering a woman who touched their lives and the baby they never had a chance to meet. "It's just so unfair, two wonderful people were taken from us and it's just so unfair," said Angie. A candle light vigil was held Friday night at the Bridgeport Pavilion... [Full article here]
JENNIFER MARIE WEBB
W. L. Case and Company Funeral Homes
[Excerpts] Bridgeport, Michigan - Passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 30, 2011, age 32 years. Jennifer was born in Saginaw, Michigan April 12, 1979 the daughter of Donald and Dawn (Loth) Webb. She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1997 and had attended Delta College and Saginaw Valley State University. She had been employed at Andersen Logistics and was currently working for P. F. Markey. Jennifer was an avid Michigan football fan. She enjoyed hunting and camping. Jennifer was the type of person who, once you met her, you felt like you knew her all your life. She thoroughly enjoyed being with people. Jennifer's unborn son, Braxton James Donald Webb, is now with her in Heaven. Jennifer is survived by her parents... her grandmother... a brother... a sister... nieces and nephew... Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. [LINK]
Ken Bluew, a Buena Vista Township Police officer who left the department to be chief over at another department and came back 15 months later. Officer Bluew's a firearms instructor and member of the Blue Knights, a law enforcement officer's motorcycle group - and a married man. Prayers go out to his family, as well as to Jennifer's.
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Saginaw Police Chief Jerry Cliff, Jim Arthurs, and Ken Bluew's son Ken who is a Detective.
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Bluew Appointed Police Chief . Kenneth Bluew, 30-year-old son of Ken and Pat Bluew of Elizabeth, was just recently appointed as Chief of Police for the Saginaw Police department. ...
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...Tittabawassee Township Police Chief Kenneth Bluew and an MMR rig were the first to arrive...
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...Ken Bluew, a Buena Vista Township Police officer and member of the Blue Knights, a law enforcement officer's motorcycle group...
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