Cold Cases

RECENTLY SOLVED  COLD CASES
1998 sexual assault cold case solved with blood sample from suspect’s autopsy The suspect died in 2014, but his fingerprint and blood sample matched DNA collected in 1998 West Falls Church VA Aug. 17, 1998 the suspect appeared as an exterminator and forced entry into a 32-year-old woman's home. The man threatened the victim with a gun and sexually assaulted her before she jumped two stories from a balcony to escape. DNA and fingerprints were taken as evidence from the scene, but the suspect's identity was not found. In early 2019, detectives resubmitted suspect's DNA and fingerprints and received a fingerprint hit for Juan Johnson of Maryland. Johnson died in 2014 at age 48, but a blood sample from an autopsy allowed the Virginia...
Hello Crimewatchers! I am so glad to be back after that little hiatus during the new year! I have some news to share with everyone concerning TCCF, and because of the awesomeness that CW has offered toward my project, I am happy to release some things in advance of tomorrow's important announcement. 1. We Ran Into A Little Problem: TCCF has always been the place for Daisy and I to discuss cold cases that rarely ever get the attention that they deserved. We tried our best to help bring these cases to light in an attempt to reinvigorate said cases. In fact, we have an interesting number of people who tune into the Anchor podcast vs. our YouTube channel. However we had some issues ranging from a creative "snag" on my end, in which I kinda...
HAILEY DUNN: 13-year-old murdered in Texas - 28 Dec 2010 *CHARGES DROPPED*
Texas father still looking for answers, justice in 2010 death of Hailey Dunn https://www.reporternews.com/story/news/2019/12/27/father-clint-dunn-seeks-answers-death-hailey-dunn-colorado-city-texas-2010-cold-case/2752190001/ The disappearance of 13-year-old middle school student Hailey Dunn in Colorado City hits its nine-year anniversary this month with her father, Clint Dunn, still looking for answers. "I feel like I'm left in the darkness because law enforcement is not communicating with me at all," said Clint Dunn, speaking via telephone this week. "... This needs to move forward." Hailey's death remains unsolved, though her remains were found in 2013 in Scurry County. Investigators named Shawn Adkins, the live-in boyfriend of...
LINDSEY BAUM: 10-year-old abducted and murdered in McCleary, WA - June 2009 / Remains found 2017
After a decade, knowing didn’t bring relief Melissa Baum wears a silver necklace holding a small silver pendant with a ruby. Contained within the pendant are half the remains of her daughter, Lindsey. It’s been 10 years since Lindsey disappeared during a 10-minute walk to her home in McCleary on a hot summer evening June 26, 2009. It’s been a little more than a year since Melissa Baum was told her daughter’s partial remains had been found hundreds of miles away in the middle of the state and she knew for sure her daughter had been murdered. During the decade that followed her daughter’s disappearance, Melissa has seen her daughter’s friends grow up, graduate from high school, go to college, marry, have children of their own. Melissa...
The Burger Chef Murders: November 17, 1978  (aka The Speedway Murders)
https://www.wthr.com/article/burger-chef-murders-25-year-old-mystery Burger Chef murders, a 25-year-old mystery Who did it? Who robbed the Burger Chef restaurant? Who murdered four employees? "That ended up, as of today, the only unsolved major case in my career." Ken York, former detective with the Indiana State Police, is one of the original investigators on the Burger Chef murder case. He's retired now, a private investigator. The case may be unsolved, but York thinks he knows who did it. "Unless someone proves differently or someone confesses between now and then, I'll go to my death bed believing I know who killed those kids." It happened in November 1978 at the Speedway Burger Chef. A Friday night. Four employees on duty...
ELIZABETH COLLINS & LYRIC COOK: Young cousins kidnapped and murdered in Evansdale, IA - July 2012
On July 13th, 2012 Elizabeth Collins, age 8, and her cousin Lyric Cook, age 10, went for a bike ride in Evansdale. The two never returned and their abandoned bikes were later located on a trail in the southeast corner of Meyers Lake later in that day. A large search was executed in Evansdale and their disappearance was investigated by local, state and federal officials. On December 5th, 2012 hunters in the Seven Bridges Wildlife Park discovered the bodies of Elizabeth and Lyric. Seven Bridges Wildlife Park is approximately 25 miles from where they disappeared. To this day, no arrests in their disappearance and murder have been made. Tips may be submitted by calling the Evansdale Police Department at 319-232-6682, emailing the Iowa...
TARA BAKER: Murdered in Athens, GA - 19 Jan 2001 *ARREST*
Watch as this 19 year old case is experiencing a resurgence by 2 very determined men who remember the murder & seeing her burned home near their apartment. TARA LOUISE BAKER Tara was murdered in a heinous fashion on January 19, 2001 one day shy of her 24th birthday. The epitome of overkill: Tara was beaten, stabbed, and strangled. A sexual assault was not ruled out. The killer even went so far as to set her apartment on fire. Her laptop was stolen. According to the Augusta Chronicle: "Investigators identified at least three possible suspects after the murder, including a man Baker was dating, a fellow law school student, and an attorney at a local firm Baker worked for. Authorities will not say if the men still are under suspicion...
TAMMY ZYWICKI: Who killed this Grinnell College senior in Iowa - August 1992
On a sweltering August day in 1992, Tammy Jo Zywicki dropped her younger brother off at Northwestern University in Illinois, and set out for Grinnell College in Iowa, excited for her senior year. The 21-year-old never made it. Hours after Tammy left the Chicago area and headed west toward Iowa on I-80, her white 1985 Pontiac 1000 hatchback was found abandoned on the side of the road, five miles east of LaSalle, Illinois. Tammy — an upbeat, athletic, talented amateur photographer from Marlton, New Jersey — was nowhere to be found. For nine days, her family, friends and the police looked for her. Their...
SUSAN HANNAH: murdered in Limington, Maine - 1992
LIMINGTON (WGME) -- Maine State Police have put out another plea to help find a woman’s killer. Susan Hannah was 22 years old when she was last seen at The Whaler, a bar in Old Orchard Beach, on April 19, 1992. At the time, police say Susan was separated from her husband and living with her mother in Scarborough. Her mother reported her missing on April 20. She was going through a divorce and had filed for a protection from abuse order against her husband, according to Bangor Daily News archives. He was interviewed numerous times by detectives, but was never charged. Susan’s remains were discovered on November 14, 1993, in the woods off a logging road adjacent to Route 117 in Limington. If you have any information about the death...
NANCY & JOEY BOCHICCHIO: Mother & daughter shot at Town Center mall, FL - 12 Dec 2007
2007 Boca Raton mall murders: Watch what police have to say The slayings of Nancy Bochicchio, 47, and her daughter, Joey Bochicchio-Hauser, 7, shocked the community and drew national attention. They were found bound and shot in an SUV in the parking lot of the Town Center mall shortly before midnight Dec. 12, 2007. Boca Raton police, in an interview with the Sun Sentinel and a video released Tuesday, are updating the public on what’s known about the Bochicchios’ case and a separate kidnapping likely carried out by the same man. As the 10-year anniversary nears, finding the killer remains a high priority. “We’re still working this. We’re going to continue to work this,” says Police Capt. Matthew Duggan, whose agency has combed...
Connecticut River Valley Killer
:geek: OK everyone. I'm looking at a really old case here... Timeline: 1977 to 1987 and possibly beyond... Victims: Cathy Millican Bernice Coutermache Ellen Fried Elizabeth Critchley Eva Morse Lynda Moore Barbara Agnew With the exception of Lynda Moore {who was killed at home} all of the victims were taken away alive and killed later. Their bodies were all found in woodland areas that suuround rivers. The Conneticut River mainly and the Little Sugar River. This offender is kn own for stabbing his victims numerous times and leaving them in woodland areas. Not sure though if the victims are killed in the woods. Many of these woodland areas surround rivers. The stabbing is the penetration with this offender. He chooses sites first and...
Shirley(87) & Russell(88) Dermond:  Murdered in Putnam Co, GA in May 2014
Missing wife of decapitated Georgia man found dead in lake May 17, 2014 With the discovery of the body of an 87-year-old Georgia woman whose disappearance came to light after her husband’s decapitated body was found in their waterfront home, authorities not only want to know who did it, but also why. Shirley Dermond’s body was found in Lake Oconee, south of Athens, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills told reporters Friday. “We now, unfortunately, know that Shirley Dermond was murdered,” Sills said. Sills declined to discuss the condition of the body other than to say, “the head was not removed or anything like that.” The discovery adds an element to the investigation – the possibility that a boat was a mode of transportation in the...
David "Dave" Edwin Lewis murder & arson 13 miles east of Ashland, OR - 4 September 2008
David "Dave" Lewis was a 46 year old father of three. A jack of all trades and good man in any camp, Dave was well known and well respected in his mountain community where he lived on the summit of Dead Indian Memorial Road, 13 miles east of Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon for more than 20 years. David was found dead after a fire at his rural cabin at 12801 Dead Indian Memorial Road. He had been murdered, shot & the cabin set fire. David's remains were identified by DNA. There was also ANOTHER FIRE near Dave's cabin that same night, at a vacant vacation cabin at 18196 Dead Indian Memorial Road, about 5-6 miles away. Edited to add media link: Dave Lewis was found murdered in his rural cabin east of Ashland, Oregon in 2008. His murder...
NEVAEH BUCHANAN: 5-year-old abducted and murdered in Michigan - 2009
https://www.wtol.com/article/news/local/nevaeh-buchanans-body-was-found-11-years-ago-her-murder-is-still-unsolved/512-5838ebb3-83bd-47b3-9759-5a10b0e8d32c Nevaeh Buchanan's body was found 11 years ago; her murder is still unsolved It has been 11 years since the body of 5-year-old Nevaeh Buchanan was found along the River Raisin on June 4, more than two weeks after she was reported missing from the Charlotte Arms apartment complex in Monroe. Her murder is still unsolved, but her family has not lost their resolve to find out what happened to Nevaeh. Nevaeh, who would have turned 16 in February, was last seen alive the day before Memorial Day when she vanished from the parking lot where she lived. About ten days and ten miles from...
ERIC NELAMS: shot and killed in his own front yard and his family wants answers! Georgia, 2003
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A Phenix City family is pleading for help in a 20-year-old murder case gone cold. Eric Nelams was shot and killed in his front yard. His sister and mother spoke exclusively to News Leader 9. “We have no idea of when it was put in the cold case file,” said the victim’s sister, Cathy Nelams. 20 years later, and the family of Eric Nelams is still searching for answers after the 32-year-old was gunned down in front of his home on Level Court in Phenix City. “It’s really hurtful, even 20 years later, it still feels like it’s yesterday, and emotions are really high.” The soldier was headed to work in Columbus when his life was cut short. News Leader 9 spoke to the family ten years ago, and his mother detailed then...
David Grubbs attacked & killed walking home from work on the bike path in Ashland, OR - 19 November 2011
David Michael Grubbs BIRTH 23 Nov 1987 DEATH 19 Nov 2011 (aged 23) David was 23 when he was attacked & killed by an unknown assailant while walking home from work along the central bike bath in Ashland Oregon near Hunter Park. A sharp edged blade was used in the attack and David was nearly decapitated. David was found by someone using the bike path at approximately 5:30 pm and 911 was called. Anyone with additional related information to contact the Ashland Police Department at 541-488-2211. Find-A-Grave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99432526/david-michael-grubbs Timeline https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/grubbs-murder November 15 2012...
Troy Dean Carney, 44, found murdered in his sleeping bag near the Bear Creek Greenway in Central Point, OR - 4 Sept 2008
Troy Dean Carney was a 44 year old truck stop laborer looking for work assisting truckers at the Pilot Truck Stop on Biddle Road near Central Point in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. Troy was last seen leaving the truck stop around 6:00 pm on Labor Day 9/1/2008. When he was discovered in his sleeping bag near the Bear Creek Greenway, he was still wearing the same clothing he had last been seen wearing. Troy's mom tried calling him and did not get any response from the early morning of 9/2/2008 until he was discovered on 9/4/2008. Troy's camp on the greenway was set fire in the very early morning of 9/14/2008. Edited to add Media link: Troy Carney was shot and killed while asleep in his sleeping bag near Central Point, Oregon in...
MELISSA TREMBLAY:  Man arrested in 1988 killing of 11-year-old girl from Salem, New Hampshire
You may remember this case: https://www.foxnews.com/us/former-massachusetts-corrections-officer-arrested-1988-slaying-11-year-old-girl Melissa Ann Tremblay disappeared in Lawrence, Massachusetts, at the age of 11 on a Sunday evening in 1988 and was found the next day after being stabbed to death and hit by a train. More than three decades later, her alleged killer was arrested in Alabama and will be returned to Massachusetts to face justice. Marvin McClendon, Jr., a 74-year-old retired Massachusetts Department of Corrections officer, was taken into custody by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and will be arraigned in an Alabama court later this week. Tremblay went with her mother to LaSalle Social Club in Lawrence on September 11...
I-70 KILLER
Book claims FBI believes I-70 killer from Indianapolis It’s been one of the most enduring murder mysteries of the last 30 years: the identity and the motive behind the I-70 killings, a string of slayings in strip malls near interstates stretching from Indiana to Kansas in the early 1990s. It all started at a Payless ShoeSource store at I-465 and Pendleton Pike on April 8, 1992, and is the subject of a new book that sheds light on the decades-long investigation and is the latest case to be profiled on Indy Unsolved. ”Well the first case was here in Indianapolis with Robin Fuldauer and the second case was just a couple days later in Wichita,” said Bob Cyphers, a retired St. Louis reporter who has written the new book, “Dead End: Inside...
The mystery of the "REDHEAD MURDERS" - Are they all related to one serial killer?
https://grimhappenings.com/the-redhead-murders As per the name, the Redhead Murders is the name given to the six to eleven unsolved murders of redheaded women along major highways in the United States in the 1980s. These victims were often prostitutes or hitchhikers, and many were never identified due to an inability to find a family to verify their identities. Due to the locations of the victims’ bodies, many speculated that the murderer was a truck driver. The first death that was later attributed to this killer was that of an unidentified White woman whose body was found naked alongside Route 250 near Littleton in Wetzel County, West Virginia, on Feb. 13, 1983. Like many of the so-called Redhead Murders, her hair was not truly red...

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