Aussie Hatfield and McCoys

Mark Jorgenson, 29, and hated neighbor Troy Thornton, 26, both of Syndey, Austrailia, were wounded in a legit battle between the two that went beyond fisticuffs.

A long brewing war between the neighboring families came to a head this week over bad driving in the neighborhood and overly loud music.  Reports are that Thornton went to the Jorgenson house with a chain saw and confronted Mark, who in turn, grabbed a samurai sword.  The blood-fest began.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a horrifically bloody scene.  One with Jorgenson’s arm almost completely severed and Thornton did have a finger chopped off.  While the Thornton family admits that Troy did wield the chainsaw it was in self defense from the Jorgenson family who was attacking him first with “bats and machetes”.

Police have cell phone video of the incident and are reviewing it.


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Dead. In a Tree.

Back in October Melissa Joy Dietzel – of Redlands, CA –  traveled to Sydney, Australia, got a work visa and had a gig as a nanny.

Then she didn’t.

Her decomposing remains were found in an oak tree  by someone investigating a “foul smell”.  The body was actually found back in mid-January but authorities had no idea who it was and it was only until the other day when dental records revealed it was her body.  She had been reported as missing by her family back in the US for over a month.

Dietzel was let go from her nanny job and it was first reported she had become homeless and was living in the tree, but now authorities claim that is not the case.

While police are not investigating the death as suspicious some reports say that they are investigating it as a suicide.


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