Man Arrested in Deaths of Missing Family

A Mississippi man was arrested Tuesday after he led investigators to the bodies of a missing family of 3.

Timothy Lydell Burns, 42, of Jackson, Miss., was charged in the deaths of Atira Hill, 30, her 7-year-old son, Jaidon, and her husband, Laterry Smith, 34.

Burns led police to the 3 bodies inside a dilapidated home in Hermanville, not far from where the family's Dodge SUV was found still smoldering upside down in a ditch.

Details are sketchy, but ABCNews.com reports the victims had been shot to death.

Police are not revealing what (if any) connection Burns had to the family.

Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones told ABCNews.com that the family was last seen driving in their car on Friday. The family vanished after their car wrecked Saturday morning. The sheriff said he does not believe the family was in the car when it wrecked.

WAPT-TV reports investigators were searching a dumpster at a Shell gas station in Jackson, Miss., where they recovered personal items belonging to the family.

Among the items collected were bloody clothes and Hill's ID badge from her job at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, WAPT-TV reported.

A hospital spokesman confirmed to ABCNews.com that an Atira Hill worked there and that she had not reported to work on Monday.

Penny King, a relative of Atira Hill, told ABCNews.com she last spoke with Hill a week ago. She recalled a "strange" conversation Hill had with her mother.

"Atira told her mother on Friday that she was going out of town and something had just come up," King said. "She said that they were going to see some of Laterry's people about some business."

King said she didn't know what Smith did for a living. She said Hill and Smith had only been married "a few months" and that Smith "didn't come around much."

King described Hill as a "very quiet" person whose son, Jaidon, "was her life."

She broke down in tears when describing the 7-year-old.

"He's full of energy and full of life. He worked in the church," she said. "He just didn't deserve this at all."

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    • Sunkissed404

      This is just awful... :cry: Read this earlier today, and was so confused as to why the Mom was with dude in the first place. Looks like he had nothing to offer!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

      You have to be careful who you let into your life. Some folks walk around thinking that what their friend does or how their cousin lives won't affect them. Unintended consequences are REAL.

      I am still following up on this story but my first impression is that the husband was about that life.

      I'll wait until the detectives make their call. Still a bad situation regardless :no:

    • AlabamaSky

      Is that a mugshot? :no: sad, sad, sad smh. Reminds me of Jennifer Hudson's family

    • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      It's a shame how some women put having a no-good man over their kids. She probably met him 6 weeks before they got married. :no:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

      ...my only strife is that the kid had to die. Yes, every once I a while I have the good mind to slap the shyt out of one of my smart mouth azz little cousins BUT... and I said BUT I ultimately realize they are children and though I might tap that azz here or there occasionally, I would never hurt a child. Like this kid was 7, what harm could he have done?

      He can't right his parents wrongs (assuming they had done so) :wtf:

    • cteastcoast

      Smh this is so sad..as single mothers you can't be so desperate that you allow anybody in y'all life..we have to do better and make better choices for our kids man smh

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

      Sandra

      You seem to be hell bent on not acknowledging the effects of good dack. When it's good, it will make most women lose their mind. Not saying it's ok, but... :shrug:

    • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      69 says:

      BUT… and I said BUT I ultimately realize they are children and though I might tap that azz here or there occasionally, I would never hurt a child...
      ________________

      But why put your hands on the child at all? Don't you understand you are perpetuating the very same acts that leads to violence like what you read about in stories like this one?

    • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Sandra

      You seem to be hell bent on not acknowledging the effects of good dack. When it’s good, it will make most women lose their mind. Not saying it’s ok, but…
      ________________

      Addictions are harmful, whether it's cocaine, alcohol or good dack. We must never allow outside influences take priority over our children.

    • Sunkissed404

      Alabama Sky, I was thinking the same thing. The husband looked like a jail-bird. Without even reading the story, you can see he was the source....Mom had poor judgement... Piss poor. smh

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

      I know a chick in O4W ratt now that will tell you that her favorite thing to do is get slammed. She is otherwise normal and doesn't drink or smoke, and has great career in finance. But she likes fcuking tho. No kids AND she looks like a pretty azz cockroach (a la Khia) :yes:

      If you live to get pounded, having a kid ain't gonna stop those hormones. :shrug:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

      Sandra

      I can't wait for you to have a 5 year old tell you NO after you done told their little butt more than once to stop, and then keep doing the SAME thing you just patiently tried to make them stop doing.

      I swift and stern pop across the rump or on the hand gets them straight every time. There are consequences for your actions and they need to be aware of this. I don't BEAT chirrens but I WILL pop that azz when they get outta line :coffee:

    • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      The murderer is a black man. The family was lured to their deaths, probably by a drug dealer. Then the family car was driven to the spot where it was wrecked and burned. :no:

    • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      69 says:

      If you live to get pounded, having a kid ain’t gonna stop those hormones.
      _________________

      That's why I say some women are selfish. We are not driven by our hormones. We can say no.

    • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Sandra

      I can’t wait for you to have a 5 year old tell you NO after you done told their little butt more than once to stop, and then keep doing the SAME thing you just patiently tried to make them stop doing.
      _________________

      And yet teachers and daycare workers manage to make it through an entire day without putting their hands on kids. :shrug:

    • 7_7_7_93_11

      I'm raising a beautiful 4-year old as a single mother, as my husband and I have gone our separate ways. My daughter has been identified as having Aspergers, which at time, can cause her to go from 0-100 in 2.7 seconds. As a nurturer, and a woman who has patience, and UNDERSTANDS that kids will be kids especially in their younger years as they recognize their independence, I DO NOT spank my child. There are other ways to discipline your kids while STILL letting them know who's the boss. Not do I curse or yell & scream at her and trust me I was raised as in the hood with a momma who would slap you into tomorrow in a New York minute. Black folks are quick to say, oh you raising your kid like white folks, but most can learn a lot from those white folks as in grooming your children to be well rounded individuals with great self esteem as opposed to scorned and hurt adults with a world of issues stemming from their childhood.

    • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      7_7_7_93_11 says:

      I’m raising a beautiful 4-year old as a single mother, as my husband and I have gone our separate ways. My daughter has been identified as having Aspergers, which at time, can cause her to go from 0-100 in 2.7 seconds. As a nurturer, and a woman who has patience, and UNDERSTANDS that kids will be kids especially in their younger years as they recognize their independence, I DO NOT spank my child. There are other ways to discipline your kids while STILL letting them know who’s the boss. Not do I curse or yell & scream at her and trust me I was raised as in the hood with a momma who would slap you into tomorrow in a New York minute. Black folks are quick to say, oh you raising your kid like white folks, but most can learn a lot from those white folks as in grooming your children to be well rounded individuals with great self esteem as opposed to scorned and hurt adults with a world of issues stemming from their childhood.
      ^^^^^^^^^^

      All of this! :applause:

    • WUT IZ A UNPAID INTERN?!! :rofl:(SLAVERY REMIX)

      Hey Sandy! :hug:

      Can I post one of my sweet :no: innocent :lol: G-Rated :rofl: stories? Its after dark?

    • WUT IZ A UNPAID INTERN?!! :rofl:(SLAVERY REMIX)

      Good morning Yall! I miss yall! To make up for being gone, here is a little sexy for you on :hump: Day!

      SANDY I POSTED THIS AFTER MIDNIGHT SO DON'T BAN ME!

      Joseph had plans to hang with his boys this weekend, but thoughts of Aria kept running across his mind. As if on cue, his phone buzzed with a text from her:
      “Happy Birthday Sexxy! (kisses and hugs) Please put those anywhere you want them ?.”
      Joseph smiled as it was his first birthday shout of the day and the thought of her kisses on him made him a little hot. He smiled thinking of the kiss they had shared when they first met. The chemistry between them was electric. She smiled at him as if she definitely dug him. Joseph loved the curves she carried as well.. “Damn.” Joseph moaned to himself thinking of all the fun he could have between those long legs and that full set she had. He imagined her legs wrapped around his waist as her breast filled his hands and mouth. He texted her back:
      “Thanks beautiful! Imagine where I put them (wink). When can I return the favor…in person?”
      Aria smiled as she read his text. Aria had been casually dating Joseph for a while. He was tall and sexy and did warm things to her insides when he spoke. She replied:
      “If I let you return the favor, where would you place them?”
      “Hmmm. I would start at your neck, trailing my tongue down between your breast. I would lick one then the other followed by a kiss on the lips…” He wrote.
      Aria felt the warmth growing again.
      “Mmmm, but that means I would have to have my shirt off for that. What are your plans for today?”
      “I might hang out a little bit.” He replied.
      “Well if you evening isn’t full, I would like some time with you. I have cake.” She teased.
      “Oh really? What kind of cake?”
      “Birthday Cake…think Rihanna’s song.” She replied.
      “Can I lick the icing?”
      “Lick it and have a bite baby. Name the time and place and I am all yours.” She text him.
      “My place tonight. Here is my address. When I text you again head this way…”
      “Okay, Joe. I can’t wait to blow your candles out.”
      Joseph sent her the address and couldn’t wait until he felt her lips on his again.
      After Joseph had a blast with his friend his body was craving Aria’s cake so he text her:
      “I’m ready for you baby...”
      “MMM! I can’t wait!” Aria responded. She slipped the tiny black dress over her showered and perfumed body and headed out the door.
      When she arrived, Joseph stood in the door way waiting. He wanted to see her walk up to the door. Aria sauntered her best walked to him allowing him to see the sway in her curves as she slipped into his arms. “Hey Joe…” Her lips were instantly covered with his as he grabbed and gripped her close to him. The soft scent of her perfume mixed gently with his cologne as the kiss intensified to a full tongue assault. Joseph inched her into the door and closed it never breaking their heated kiss. Aria wrapped her arms around his neck and pressed herself closer to him feeling his hardness press against her Eve. She whimpered as he broke the kiss and trailed his tongue down her neck planting deep kisses and nibbles along the way stopping to kiss the top of her cleavage. Aria reached for his shirt and lifted it above his head. She stepped away and ran her hands along his chest feeling the definition of his strength. He reached between her legs to stroke her hard bud. Lust consumed him when he stroked her clyt. “MMMM, where are your panties?” He smirked. “Ooops, did I forget them?” She giggled. Joe leaned back into her cupping her bottom in his hands. “Tonight, I am going to make goood love to you baby.” He suddenly stepped away and turned her around so her back was up against his chest and he bit her neck. He began his finger assault of her clyt messaging it and rolling it between his fingers. Aria leaned against his chest and opened her legs for better access. He played with her alternating slipping his fingers in and out of her wetness until she whimpered his name. “You so wet baby, I have got to taste you.” He grabbed her hand and led her to the couch. Aria slipped out of her heels. Just as she was going to sit he stopped her. He sat on the couch and told her to step up on the couch in front of him until his nose was touching her pu$$y. He rubbed his nose on her smooth shaven flesh. Her sweet smell was intoxicating as his tongue began to sweep in and out of the folds of her. Her knees buckled as he began his tongue assault rolling and twirling her clyt. She threw her head back in a earth shattering scream as he made her cum. “Oh shhhiittt baby!” she whimpered, legs trembling. She didn’t notice that he had slipped his pants off. She stepped down from the couch and knelt before him. His dyck throbbed in anticipation of her mouth. Not to have him waiting long, she began with a feather lick from the base to the tip stopping to suck the head. Joseph bucked in response to the feeling of Aria rolling her tongue along the base and the feel of the back of her throat as she sucked him completely into her mouth. “MMM.” He moaned as she used both hands to jack and twist and twirl his manhood in her mouth. She felt his hardness strengthen as he climax was close. She closed her mouth around him and sucked him hard and fast until he spilled out while calling her name. Aria looked up at him with a wicked grin. “Oh really?” he laughed. He grabbed her and stood her up and laid her on the couch. He grabbed her legs and lifted them high as she felt him slide deep inside her. “OOOh Joe..baby you feel sooo gooood!” she moaned as he began slowly grinding against her. His dyck felt so fat and deep and he slowly and methodically began to stroke her. Aria withered beneath him and his rhythm sent her into madness. “Oh baby..baby…fuck me!” She moaned. “If that’s what you want!” Joseph moaned as he slipped out of her. “Get on your knees on the couch.” He commanded. She responded resting her head on the back of the couch with her bottom up waiting for him to reenter her.” He stared at her wet pu$$y from the back. He slipped two fingers inside her. “You want me there?” He asked. “Yes, she whimpered pushing back against his fingers. He stepped up on the couch and straddled her entering her from behind. He began to punish her pu$$y with deep hard strokes. She screamed his name between each stroke as her pu$$y began to flutter with yet another orgasm. “Oh damn baby! I’m about to cum!” She screamed. “Me too baby!” Joseph moaned as he pressed deep inside her feeling his orgasm hit bottom….
      I miss yall SR Family… Talk to you soon! :kiss: and :hug:

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      What story did yall read that got you accusing the victims in this case? Has something been revealed about the husband that I missed? I know his pic is ugly, but he's dead. That's all we know.

    • spiceykay

      According to what I guess is the local news the body was found near the home of the mother of Smith and his mother and sisters moved out of the house on Sunday night. The mugshot of the suspect shows his eyes to be bloodshot. I don't know what happened but something clearly is going on with his family either guilt or fear.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      RIP
      This is sad and strange at the same time.

      How y'all manufacture a crisis and place the blame on her? or him? blink: without having more info :eek:

      WUT :hug: thanks for your work! I will read it over my morning :tea:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      SR :eek:
      Fix my eyes up top please :rofl:
      :waves: Everyone have a blessed day :nun:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      :facepalm:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      This is a sad story :cry:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      So Kordell was on Tom Joyner morning show. Some of the highlights:
      Were they having problems before the show? :yes: He said that he saw—he means heard because he don’t watch--- the mom talking about she never wanted Porsha to go through what she did and he feels her mother projected her problems on to Porsha because of this :huh:

      What was the problem? Porsha kept staying out late and he has a 10 year old son who would ask where she was. She was out until 3 am and they wouldn’t speak throughout the day. He said when he would ask her what’s the problem she would just say divorce me then. He said she said she didn’t have the money to file on him. Really? She couldn’t borrow a few hunnad? :rolleyes:

      When told he came off as controlling: He said that was editing and he wasn’t controlling her was.. A MAN :no:

      He kept saying he didn’t watch the show but would slip and quote lines and scenes. He said when I saw her mom say….. Thought you didn’t watch :stop:

      Lastly to address was he gay: He said he saw (he meant his friend saw I think) when her mom and sister didn’t refute the gay clams and egged it on. He said he wasn’t day when he gave her that 6.5 carat ring. He wasn’t gay when he upgraded her wardrobe. He wasn’t gay when he flew her and her mama first class to Miami to get a wedding dress. He wasn’t gay when he threw her a million dollar wedding. But now that he doesn’t want her daughter anymore he is :gay:

      How about a firm NO I AM NOT GAY. Um all of that sounded really materialistic to me. I wanted to say gay… but I chose to be ish today :grill:

    • lovezoe

      Kordell act just like that other gay dude (not Derek) on RHOA. Messy queen.

    • lovezoe

      Sad. We assume automaticay she's an unfit mother addicted to sex. Or a drug deal gone bad. No excuse for gunning down a BABY. None. Not one. How bout we lay the blame at the feet if the dude who pulled the trigger. How we know it ain't a crazy ex?

      Oh, Sandra stop setting up fake accounts to try and probe your point.

    • A.J.

      Good Morning Sandra!!

      Morning Rose-a-cons!!
      Taken
      DTTS
      Lovezoe
      Man
      Luvn
      spicekay
      jenie
      san
      bootcamp
      libra
      msb
      Bird

      :no: on topic, this is awful.

    • missmiami

      this AWFUL. Folks are going :mad:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      Oh, Sandra stop setting up fake accounts to try and probe your point.
      --------------
      :spank:

    • UpgradedLurker

      Umm I would cosign with LoveZoe if I wasn't afraid of getting banned... newbie:

    • UpgradedLurker

      I mean :newbie:

    • GAGIRL87

      This hits so close to home for me bc I have a 7 year RIP baby boy, I can't imagine his fear during his final hours my goodness this brings tears to my eyes :pray: I'm so sick of this cruel world..

    • GAGIRL87

      Taken cosign he seemed to queening out on the last part, just say it "I'm not gay" all the other shyt is irrelavant :eyeroll:

    • Bootcampgirl

      RIP to the family...
      __________________
      Morning Roses :danban1:
      :offtopic: Anybody been to Warmdaddy's in Philly? How is it on a Saturday? TIA

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      :hug: Aj, Gagirl

    • cteastcoast

      Last I recall @7_7_7_93_11 it was up to the parent to decide how they discipline their own child...making you white or black doesn't make it the wrong or right way BUT white kids are more app to go on killing sprees then black kids

    • capricorn83

      @Taken...he was on Ryan Cameron yesterday and Ryan asked him several times flat out if he was gay. He said absolutely not every time and that his final straw for filing on Porsha was that she wouldn't let his son have a birthday party at the house even though she had Bravo and her family running around there all the time. Idk...it's all messt

    • Caramel Rain

      I am a Kordell fan now. I dont think that dude is gay. I think Porsha and Kordell were fine until these women got into her head and flipped the script now, she's divorcing and these women have gone on with their lives. If she had in inclination that Kordell was gay, she's the dummy for marrying him.

      Porsha knew that he wanted a traditional wife. She was fine with that until she came on the show. Now that things aren't working out, he's gay? GTFOH.. And what married woman comes home at an unacceptable hour? Who does that? Last season her mom was loving up on Kordell. Remember the ball? Now, they despise him..? :mad: Alla dis is bull. But that's just my 0.02

    • Caramel Rain

      King said she didn’t know what Smith did for a living. She said Hill and Smith had only been married “a few months” and that Smith “didn’t come around much.”
      **********
      How does your immediate family not know what your HUSBAND does for a living? Leads me to believe he was either unemployed or drug dealing. This story is sad and something is missing. I wont put blame on anybody except the killer that killed the innocent baby

    • lovezoe

      Carmel- one report was he did construction

    • cteastcoast

      warm daddy's is jumpin on Saturdays

    • cteastcoast

      for whom ever asked about it

    • NUTTINBUTHEFFASHADE

      Man, leave these kids alone please. It's bad when you hear missing person stories on adults.

      A former co-worker of mine was on the news this week speaking about her granddaughter here in Atlanta. I seldom watch the news since 2012 when my family member went missing and found dead in a well near Athens. My present coworkers were talking about the story, but I didnt get too into it. I was checking the weather online and saw the pics of the father and his wife, but, ironically their names weren't listed under the pics. I thought they both looked off.

      A friend hit me up asking if I heard about and immediately I knew it was Robin's son. I got online and just looked him up by name and the story popped up from different news sources. I feel so bad for their family. Robin's kids and her grandchild were everything to her. It's just a horrible story. Eman didn't look normal. He looked possessed.

    • MSVALLDAY

      I’m raising a beautiful 4-year old as a single mother, as my husband and I have gone our separate ways. My daughter has been identified as having Aspergers, which at time, can cause her to go from 0-100 in 2.7 seconds. As a nurturer, and a woman who has patience, and UNDERSTANDS that kids will be kids especially in their younger years as they recognize their independence, I DO NOT spank my child. There are other ways to discipline your kids while STILL letting them know who’s the boss. Not do I curse or yell & scream at her and trust me I was raised as in the hood with a momma who would slap you into tomorrow in a New York minute. Black folks are quick to say, oh you raising your kid like white folks, but most can learn a lot from those white folks as in grooming your children to be well rounded individuals with great self esteem as opposed to scorned and hurt adults with a world of issues stemming from their childhood.

      ___________________________________--

      Last I checked Aspbergers was a disability so spanking, yelling and screaming would be more like abuse to a child with disabilities. Correct! :thinking:

    • MSVALLDAY

      Sandra Rose says:

      Sandra
      I can’t wait for you to have a 5 year old tell you NO after you done told their little butt more than once to stop, and then keep doing the SAME thing you just patiently tried to make them stop doing.
      _________________
      And yet teachers and daycare workers manage to make it through an entire day without putting their hands on kids.
      ______________________________________________________

      Only because they don't want to be in jail or lose their job. I know people who work in daycare and trust and believe they wish they could go upside the heads of some of those kids. They refrain because of their jobs.

    • http://youtu.be/rGrqW3nx5HM kimip84

      This is so sad.