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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Spangler was an actress and a dancer mainly noted for small film roles in the 1940s. She left her home in the Wiltshire district of Los Angeles, California on October 7, 1949 at approximately 5:00 p.m., en route to a farmer's market. She lived with her young daughter, Christine, her mother, her brother and her sister-in-law at the time.
Spangler told her sister-in-law that she was meeting her former husband, Dexter Benner, to discuss a possible increase in child support payments on his part...
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...
The Death of Rey Rivera Remains Unsolved To This Day
Trigger warning: Violence and a brief reference to suicide.
In the first episode of Netflix's rebooted Unsolved Mysteries series, the mysterious and tragic story of Rey Rivera—the 32-year-old writer who dreamed of starting a family with wife Allison Rivera and writing movie scripts—unfolds in detail. On May 16, 2006, Rivera received an urgent phone call...
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...
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...
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...
Heidi Nicole Preston last seen at the Southern Comfort Saloon on Highway 544 on August 29th, 1987. Her body was found floating in the Waccamaw River near Lee's Landing the following day. She had been struck with an instrument in the back of the head.
ROBERT & FRIEDA WHEATLEY
Cases # 88-88210 & # 88-88211
View KPTV's story on this Cold Case.
On August 29, 1988, police responded to a welfare check at 2612 N. Holman, which was called in by the granddaughter of the occupants of that residence.
Police entered the residence where they discovered the bodies of Robert Wheatley, 61, and Frieda Wheatley, 69, in the basement. The medical examiner determined the cause of death as strangulation. Detectives believe that the Wheatley’s died on...
Family Offering $5,000 Reward for Information in 1998 Macon County Murder
Posted: May 19, 2020 12:47 PM CDT
Updated: May 19, 2020 5:42 PM CDT
by Alabama News Network Staff
It’s been 22-years since a Macon County murder case went cold.
Sylvia Dowdell’s body was found with multiple gunshot wounds under a bridge on Macon County Road 22 in 1998. She was missing for about a week before her body was found.
Dowdell was a mother of seven and one of the daughters returned to where the body was...
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I wanted to re-create a thread here that was on the last crimewatchers.net site and is no longer 😢
in 2015, I was very interested in looking back into the West Mesa Bone Collector case. I have an admittedly OCD fascination with tracking serial killers who have yet to be apprehended and theorizing their movements/potential victims etc. With that being said, I decided to attempt a comparison between the West...
RAE ELAINE TOURTILLOTT
Menominee Indian Reservation, Wisconsin
October 15, 1986
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Rae Elaine Tourtillott.
The FBI and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin are seeking information regarding the murder of 18-year-old Rae Elaine Tourtillott. On October 15, 1986, Rae Elaine Tourtillott, an enrolled member of the...
It Took 50 Years to Identify Murder Victim Reet Jurvetson: Manson Link?
Kym L Pasqualini
Dec 2, 2019 · 13 min read
Reet Silvia Jurvetson was born September 23, 1950, in Sweden and grew up in Montreal, Canada. A remarkably beautiful and bright young girl with a taste for adventure.
The youngest of the children in the family, Jurvetson’s parents were Estonian refugees who traveled to Canada in 1951, settling in Montreal, Quebec, where Reet grew up.
Her older sister Anne...
Family Continues to Fight for Justice 3 Years After Taylor McAllister's Death
By Jorja Roman Pinellas County
PUBLISHED 7:50 AM ET Feb. 05, 2020
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLA — More than three years after Taylor McAllister was killed, Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps solve her case.
Taylor was 22-years-old when her body was found in an alley off 63rd Avenue in St. Petersburg on December 22, 2016. The medical examiner ruled her death homicide by asphyxiation. No one...
Just starting another thread since one hasn't been re-started since the crash of '20.
The SFPD said, soon after the GSK was nabbed, that they'd use a similar technique with the Zodiac's DNA. Due to the amount of time that has passed, I'm assuming nothing came of it.
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...