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By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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This Day in History: Natalee Holloway goes missing, Stephany Flores Ramirez dead five years later, Joran Van der Sloot guilty

May 30, 2005 was the day Natalee Holloway went missing and five years later, Stephany Flores Ramirez was found dead and Joran Van der Sloot confessed to the murder. Authorities believe Van der Sloot attempted to More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 5th, 2019
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Hartford Man, Arthur Stanley Sentenced to Life for 2011 Murder of Keith Washington

U.S. Attorney John H. Durham and Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane announced that ARTHUR STANLEY, also known as “Wiggs,” 29, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
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Former Babysitter Nicole Chapple Arrested 12 Years After Brutal LA Murder of Taja Jones

Twelve years after the gruesome killing of 35-year-old Taja Jones who was found beaten and shot in a vehicle in South Los Angeles in 2006, a woman and her boyfriend were arrested and are now facing murder charges. More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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Bronx Man, Jose Santiago-Ortiz Sentenced to Life for 2010 murder of Jerry Tide

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JOSE SANTIAGO-ORTIZ was sentenced today to three consecutive life sentences for murder, participating in a narcotics More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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DNA links serial rapist Michael Sumpter to 1969 Cold Case murder of Harvard student Jane Britton

A Massachusetts district attorney announced Tuesday afternoon that the 1969 cold case murder of a Harvard University student has finally been solved thanks to forensic DNA testing. Serial rapist Michael Sumpter More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Cold Case: Serial killer Samuel Little confesses multiple murders from 1970s, 1980s, including Fredonia Smith, Daisy McGuire, Dorothy Richard

Two investigators in Georgia appear to have closed the book on two cold case murders over 35 years ago as serial killer Samuel Little. Little also confessed to details linked to the Louisiana strangling of Dorothy More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Cold Case: DNA Testing identifies Elizabeth Lamotte as dead body found in 1985

According to a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a partially decomposing body found in 1985 has been identified as Elizabeth “Liz” Lamotte, a missing teenager from New Hampshire. Elizabeth More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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Florida: Benjamin Holmes arrested for 2001 cold case murder of Christine Franke after geneaology site links DNA

A DNA match from a genealogy website helped Orlando police detectives make in an arrest in the 2001 slaying of a University of Central Florida student. Benjamin Holmes has been arrested for the shooting death of More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Washington State: Tommy Ross Jr walks free from 40-year-old murder case, arrested again in Oregon six hours later

A bizarre story from the northwest as a 60-year-old man convicted of murder who was also charged in a 40-year-old Port Angeles murder case had his charges dismissed by a judge, walked out of the Clallam County More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Florida: Curtis Webb charged in 2001 Cold Case murder of Victoria Arena

From Florida, comes news that Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit has closed a 2001 murder case after the unexpected death of the suspect in the investigation: Curtis Webb. Victoria Arena, 32, was More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Wisconsin: Body found in lake identified as Thomas Engel, who went missing in 1996

A body found in a Wisconsin lake last year has officially been identified as Thomas Engel, a man who was reported as missing in 1996. Engel, 31 at the time of the report, was found dead in a Waukesha County lake, Okauchee More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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Connecticut: William Leverett bursts into church to confess to the murder of Hartford jogger Melissa Millan

A man burst into a Connecticut church and confessed to the congregation that he was the person who killed a Hartford jogger four years ago. Michael Trazinski, the pastor at Open Gate Ministries in East Granby, talked More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Florida: Luke Fleming arrested for 1999 Cold Case murder of Deborah Dalzel

A Florida man has been arrested in the 1999 cold case murder of a 47-year-old Sarasota woman who was raped, then strangled with a T-shirt. On March 29, 1999 Deborah Dalzell was brutally attacked, beaten and gagged More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
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Florida Cold Case: DNA links Orlance Sangster to 2010 murder of Damion Allen

Orlance Sangster Florida authorities announced that they have solved a cold case murder with the arrest of an incarcerated drug dealer who sports a tattoo of a spider web on his forehead and a tattoo of the words More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, July 28th, 2018
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Cold Case: Greg Agnew arrested for murdering wife Martha Agnew, connected to Tammy Niver case

Tammy Niver had seemingly vanished in 1993, but a Michigan man has been arrested and allegedly connected to Niver’s death. Greg Agnew, 50, was arraigned Friday afternoon at the Washtenaw County Court, charged More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, July 14th, 2018
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Cold Case: Golden State killer Joseph DeAngelo back in court, linked to Claude Snelling, Jennifer Armour cases

The former Exeter Police officer and accused Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo was back in a Sacramento County courtroom Thursday. DeAngelo, also believed to be the Visalia Ransacker, has already been charged More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, July 5th, 2018
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1976 Cold Case: David Schuldes and Ellen Matheys murders still unsolved, but DNA tech leads to new photo of suspect

David Schuldes and Ellen Matheys, an engaged couple from Green Bay, were camping in McClintock Park where they were both killed on July 9th 1976. David was found on a path near a restroom and had been shot in the More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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Cold Case ends as Charley Hollin after running from the law after 1999 abduction, molestation of Indiana child

A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 1999 abduction and sexual assault of a southern Indiana girl, after which authorities say he assumed the identity of a car crash victim and lived for years More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Golden State Killer identified as Joseph DeAngelo, arrested decades after his crimes

On Wednesday, authorities in Sacramento announced that they had arrested a former police officer after matching “discarded DNA evidence from his Sacramento area home with genetic evidence” from the crimes committed More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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Arizona cold case: Ian Mitcham arrested for 2015 murder of Allison Feldman

Police in Scottsdale, Arizona, announced that Ian L. Mitcham, of Tempe, Arizona, was arrested for the 2015 murder of Allison Feldman. Feldman, 31, was originally from Shorewood and graduated from Minnetonka High More...


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