Murders Unsolved: Cases That Have Baffled The Authorities For Years (Murder, Scandals and Mayhem) (Volume 3) is a collection of the most baffling cases of murder from around the world during the last century. From the murder of Marilyn Reese Sheppard, the possible basis for the TV show and movie The Fugitive to the sad and lonely Boy in The Box and from the cruel murder of Dian Fossey to the still unsolved case of young Amber Hagerman that brought about today’s Amber Alert system, these cases are confusing, irritating and still unsolved! Learn more about the murders of: • Helen Brach, the candy heiress • Raymond Washington, founder of the Crips • Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador • Anne Barber Dunlap, found in the trunk of her car and many others. Read the backstories of these cases, the possible suspects, the fumbled investigations and other incredible facts and theories surrounding them. Also included are any current updates on the cases and where they stand today.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Champaign man has pleaded guilty in the 1985 death of a teenage girl who left her suburban Chicago home to go to the store and never returned.
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin says 64-year-old Michael Jones entered the plea Thursday in the death of 15-year-old Kristina Wesselman, whose body was found more than 30 years ago in a field between her Glen Ellyn home and the store. She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed multiple times.
Jones was charged in 2015 after being linked to
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE’s top 10 stories for today:
1. State of emergency in St James; military takes charge
Several sections of the crime-infested parish of St James are now saturated with members of the Jamaica Defence Force, as they search properties and people in what is said to be a state of public emergency in the parish. Full story here
2. #StJamesSOE: High-powered rifle found in rice bag in Flankers
The joint military and police team deployed in Montego Bay, St James is reporting that during today’s major security operations a rifle and ammunition were found in the Flankers area some time around noon. Full story here
3. PNP supports crime fighting effort in St James
The People’s National Party (PNP) says it lends qualified support to the state of public emergency effort declared in the parish of St James and will await the regulations governing the
The mystery behind the murder of Kristy Wesselman — a crime that haunted her friends and family for more than three decades — was resolved Thursday when a downstate man pleaded guilty to the teenager’s 1985 slaying.
Michael R. Jones, a former Chicago-area resident with a history of sexual violence, stood in a DuPage County courtroom Thursday and pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing the 15-year-old, leaving her body in a field near her Glen Ellyn-area home. She had also been sexually assaulted, authorities said.
As part on an 11th-hour plea deal with prosecutors, Jones, who is 64, agreed to an 80-year prison term, meaning he will all but certainly spend the rest of life in prison, even if he earns all available time credits. The sentence — the maximum available term — will be formally imposed at a Tuesday hearing before Judge George Bakalis.
Jones did not speak during the hearing Thursday,
AUSTIN, TX (KTRE) –
Almost 35 years after Susan Lee Eads’ body was found in a vacant lot, detectives from the Seabrook Police Department and the Texas Rangers have reopened the case.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering an increased reward of up to $6,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the person or people responsible for Eads’ death.
According to a press release, if the tip is received before next month’s featured case is announced, the reward will be $6,000. A reward of up to $3,000 is usually offered for information on all cases on the Texas Rangers’ Unsolved Homicides website.
At the time of her death, Eads was 19, and she had her whole life ahead of her. Her body was found in a vacant lot near NASA Road 1 and Elam Street
On the six-month anniversary of the random, unsolved murder of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen, police have released new video footage of the last time the Burnaby teen was seen alive.
No one has been arrested or charged in connection with the murder, but Integrated Homicide Investigation Team Cpl. Frank Jang said police have spoken to hundreds of people since the teenager was killed.
“We don’t have a suspect,” Jang acknowledged during a press conference Thursday.
“There are more people we need to follow up with.”
Marrisa was reported missing by her family on the night of July 18.
Her body was found in the southeast side of Burnaby’s Central Park at about 1:10 a.m. on July 19.
“This website contains new video, believed to show the last known
It’s been exactly six months since the body of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen was discovered in a Burnaby park, which brought concerns around safety and the reality of tragedies happening right at home to the forefront in communities across the province.
The website details a timeline – including a map – and new footage detailing Shen’s last known whereabouts.
“We want to find who murdered Marrisa Shen,” Jang said, imploring anyone who has any information on the 13-year-old’s murder to come forward.
— Kat Slepian (@katslepian) January 18, 2018
The 13-year-old Burnaby girl was last spotted at a Tim Horton’s near Central Boulevard
A former Las Vegas police officer was arrested this week in connection to a 20-year-old murder. Arthur Lee Sewall Jr., 51, was charged with raping and killing Nadia Iverson, who was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in 1997, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Iverson, 20, was last seen May 5, 1997 at a motel in downtown Las Vegas. Construction workers found her body May 8 of the same year near an apartment undergoing renovations. Authorities said she had been raped and shot.
Sewall was arrested as a result of a rape kit that was finally sent to be tested in 2016. In 2017, authorities discovered that the DNA from Iverson’s rape kit matched Sewall’s DNA.
A warrant for his arrest was issued Jan. 12.
After two years of employment as a jail guard, Sewall became a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer in 1992, according Read more at: http://www.ibtimes.com/former-las-vegas-police-officer-arrested-1997-cold-case-murder-2642810
Death anniversaries are hard.
Stephanie Long, whose daughter Amber was killed four years ago Friday, commemorates what for her is a difficult time of year by going to Florida and riding roller coasters, something her daughter loved.
Anything to escape the cold and awful memories of that dark night when she and her daughter were attacked while walking in the 900 block of North Front Street in Northern Liberties. Two assailants, both with light-colored hoodies pulled over their heads, approached and reached for their handbags. It all happened quickly. One of the thieves snatched Stephanie Long’s bag.
Amber, who was about 5 feet-tall and weighed around 100 pounds, managed to hold onto hers, so her assailant shot her at point-blank range with a .22-caliber pistol. She collapsed onto a sidewalk and later died at Hahnemann University Hospital. She was 26.
“I had a visual image looking up,
Death anniversaries are hard.
Stephanie Long, the mother of Amber Long who was killed four years ago Friday, commemorates what for her is a difficult time of year by going to Florida and riding roller coasters, something her daughter loved.
Anything to escape the cold and awful memories of that dark night when she and her daughter were attacked four years ago while they were walking in the 900 block of North Front Street in Northern Liberties. Two assailants, both wearing light-colored hoodies pulled over their heads, approached and reached for their handbags. It happened really quickly. One of the thieves snatched Stephanie Long’s bag. Amber, who was only about 5-feet-tall and weighed around 100 pounds, managed to hold onto hers so her assailant shot her at point blank range with a .22 caliber pistol. She collapsed onto a sidewalk and later died at Hahnemann University Hospital. She was only
Based in Culver City, California, Henshaw (pictured) will work closely alongside Mark and Lott to create, develop and produce content in the unscripted space with an eye towards high-end docuseries for the North American and UK marketplaces.
Henshaw has previously linked with AMPLE on series for Discovery Communications, including as an executive producer on Investigation Discovery’s Murder in the Heartland and Discovery’s Cooper’s Treasure.
Previously, Henshaw spent five years at Studio Lambert and All3Media where he met Lott and Mark, producing such formats as AMC’s The Pitch, on which Lott was showrunner and Mark was AMC executive.
Henshaw’s production credits include CBS’s Undercover Boss, which he worked on with Lott, and Pivot’s Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2018/01/18/exclusive-ample-inks-overall-deal-with-john-henshaw/