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...
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.
November 15 2012...
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...
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...
You may remember this case:
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...
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...
Texas father still looking for answers, justice in 2010 death of Hailey Dunn
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...
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...
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...
Alonzo Brooks was last seen on the evening of April 3, 2004 attending a party at a rural home outside of La Cygne, Kansas. His family reported him missing after he did'nt returned home. Alonzo's body was found in a nearby creek on May 1, 2004. He was 23 years old at the time of his murder.
Department of Justice and FBI are investigating Alonzo's death as a racially motivated hate crime.
Citizen Sleuths – citizen scientists' group's ongoing investigation
"D.B. Cooper" Cold Case Team
FBI Reading Room Files of the D.B. Cooper Case
D. B. Cooper is a media epithet used to refer to an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in United States airspace between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, on the afternoon of November 24, 1971. He extorted $200,000 in ransom (equivalent to $1,278,000 in 2020) and parachuted to an uncertain fate over southwestern Washington. The man purchased his airline ticket using the alias Dan Cooper but, because of a news miscommunication, became known in popular lore as D. B. Cooper.
The FBI maintained an active investigation for...
Circumstances of Disappearance
On Christmas Eve in 1945, the Sodders and nine of their ten children settled in for the evening. Martha, and four of her siblings - Martha, Betty, Jennie and Maurice pleaded to be allowed to stay up and play with their new toys. Mrs. Sodder relented after the children promised to take care of their chores before coming to bed.
Shortly after midnight Mrs. Sodder was awakened by the phone ringing. A female caller asked for a man whose name Mrs. Sodder did not recognize. The caller gave a weird laugh before hanging up. Dismissing the call as a prank, Mrs. Sodder went to return back to bed but noticed the lights were still on, the shades were not drawn and the doors had not been locked. Believing the children...
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...
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...
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...
Carol Ryan was last seen on September 1, 1996 leaving East Room Bar off of James Street at approximately 2 a.m. Several hours later she was found seriously injured and left to die on Route 91 in Jamesville, NY. Carol was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries after five hours of surgery.
Authorities stated that Carol had been brutally beaten and somebody had inserted an explosive device into her vagina. No one was been charged in this case.
Amy Renee Mihaljevic (December 11, 1978 – October 27, 1989) was a ten-year-old American elementary school student who was kidnapped and murdered in the U.S. state of Ohio in 1989. Her murder case received national attention. The story of her unsolved kidnapping and murder was presented by John Walsh on the television show America's Most Wanted during the program's early years. To date, her killer has not been found, yet the case remains active; new information in 2007 and 2013 has increased hopes of resolving the case.
Disappearance and murder
On October 27, 1989, Amy Mihaljevic was kidnapped from the Bay Square Shopping Center in Bay Village, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The...
Faith was a 19-year-old junior at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill when, on the morning of Sept. 7, 2012, a returning roommate discovered her body in a bedroom of the off-campus apartment they shared, according to the roommate's 911 call.
An autopsy revealed Faith died after a severe beating to the head; investigators believed the weapon was an empty but unbroken bottle of Bacardi peach-flavored rum found at the scene, covered in blood.
From that moment on, police have searched unsuccessfully for an assailant.
This case is technically "solved"; however, many questions remain (not the least of which is: was an innocent men executed?). I was living in Waco for several years; left a couple of months before this happened. I knew Vic Feazell casually- he was having trysts w/ my room mate. My impression of him was/is *smarmy*- not just because he was married & screwing around, but because he literally came across that way- just exuded ego, anything for attention, nasty personality in general. Also, the media makes this case sound like an aberration in Waco, and, honestly, it wasn't. I sobered up in 1980; in early 1981 an acquaintance from the program & her boyfriend went to Koehne Park to try to score some weed; the boyfriend was shot and killed...
It is time for the FBI to tell us who killed Jimmy Hoffa
The FBI and Department of Justice can close the Jimmy Hoffa case and announce who they think did it.
It is time for the FBI to release the still redacted and hidden documents that remain classified and announce who investigators believe were responsible.
James P. Hoffa, Jimmy Hoffa's son, is writing a book, "My Name Is Hoffa," that is expected to blame the mobsters in Motor City for his father's demise.