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Cases That Have Baffled The Authorities For Years

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.

Leading criminologist Professor David Wilson on the unsolved murder of Nairn bank manager Alistair Wilson

Several days later, on December 8, 2004, council workers carrying out gully cleaning found the gun that had been used to kill Mr Wilson in a drain in Seabank Road in Nairn. Detectives later identified the gun as a Haenel Suhl Model 1 Schmeisser, which was made in Germany between 1920 and 1945.

I became interested in this case when studying the activities of British “hitmen” – contract killers who undertake to murder a third party on behalf of another person. My research into contract killing took me to dark places both in prisons and elsewhere, where I would interview these criminal undertakers about their work, the costs involved and how they would go about executing a hit. The costs were surprisingly low – sometimes as little as a few hundred pounds – and far from hits taking place in smoky bars and casinos in the “criminal

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Cold case: The murder of Fernando Orozco – WNDU

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – The search for a cold blooded killer has begun again in a cold case that dates back nearly 19 years – a South Bend retaliation shooting from 1998.

A man related to the victim through marriage is doing an internship with the Saint Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit. At his request, the stalled investigation will start anew.

Fernando Orozco came to Michiana from Mexico and worked in factories until he was in his forties and able to afford his own business – La Corona Liquor Store on South Bend’s South Michigan Street – where living the American dream resulted in his death.

“My dad didn’t deserve this,” says a daughter of Fernando who wishes not to be identified. “He was a great person. He pays his taxes. He didn’t do anything wrong. He was there for his family.”

The

Read more at: http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Cold-case-The-murder-of-Fernando-Orozco-458344963.html

Desert Hot Springs cold case murder: Suspect accused in killing …

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Homicides in the past two years have gone up since 2014. But those numbers are still lower than the 30 homicides that occurred in 2011.
Daniel Simon/The Desert Sun

A man accused of gunning down a Desert Hot Springs teen more than two decades ago was in custody Friday in a case recently reopened by Riverside County prosecutors.

Joseph Ray Messer, 41, is accused of shooting 17-year-old Jamie Brown in front of friends and family on July 27, 1996 after confronting a group of teens outside the boy’s home.

Messer was charged with the murder in 2014, but prosecutors dropped the charges after concluding the evidence wasn’t strong enough at the time to convict him.

District Attorney’s spokesman John

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Man accused in decades-old Desert Hot Springs murder of teen in front of family in custody

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Homicides in the past two years have gone up since 2014. But those numbers are still lower than the 30 homicides that occurred in 2011.
Daniel Simon/The Desert Sun

A man accused of gunning down a Desert Hot Springs teen more than two decades ago was in custody Friday in a case recently reopened by Riverside County prosecutors.

Joseph Ray Messer, 41, is accused of shooting 17-year-old Jamie Brown in front of friends and family on July 27, 1996 after confronting a group of teens outside the boy’s home.

Messer was charged with the murder in 2014, but prosecutors dropped the charges after concluding the evidence wasn’t strong enough at the time to convict him.

District Attorney’s spokesman John

Read more at: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2017/11/17/man-accused-decades-old-desert-hot-springs-murder-teen-front-family-custody/876353001/

Reward doubled: DPS seeking new leads, witness to Texas …


AUSTIN, Texas — The reward has been temporarily increased to $6,000 for information that could end a 27-year-old murder investigation out of Starr County, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Thursday.

Laura Guadalupe Guerra, 22, was shot to death on May 23, 1990. Investigators believe she was murdered at on location, possibly a hotel, and then her body was dumped in a wooded area across from the Rio Motel at 1111 W. Main Street in Rio Grande City. Guerra was reported missing three days prior to her body being discovered.

Several leads were investigated, but the case was never solved. The Texas Rangers and the Starr County Sheriff’s Office have reopened this case and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying Guerra’s killer. In addition, investigators believe that a possible witness

Read more at: http://cw39.com/2017/11/17/reward-doubled-dps-seeking-new-leads-witness-to-texas-womans-unsolved-murder-in-1990/

Reward doubled: DPS seeking new leads, witness to Texas woman’s unsolved murder in 1990


AUSTIN, Texas — The reward has been temporarily increased to $6,000 for information that could end a 27-year-old murder investigation out of Starr County, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Thursday.

Laura Guadalupe Guerra, 22, was shot to death on May 23, 1990. Investigators believe she was murdered at on location, possibly a hotel, and then her body was dumped in a wooded area across from the Rio Motel at 1111 W. Main Street in Rio Grande City. Guerra was reported missing three days prior to her body being discovered.

Several leads were investigated, but the case was never solved. The Texas Rangers and the Starr County Sheriff’s Office have reopened this case and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying Guerra’s killer. In addition, investigators believe that a possible witness

Read more at: http://cw39.com/2017/11/17/reward-doubled-dps-seeking-new-leads-witness-to-texas-womans-unsolved-murder-in-1990/

Cold Case Detectives Arrest Man In 2000 Killing « CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Cold-case detectives announced the arrest of a man wanted in a 2000 murder in San Bernardino County.

On March 3, 2000, Sheriff’s Fontana Station deputies found body off the side of a road near Lytle Creek.

The deceased was identified as Timothy Morris, then 32.

The cause of death was gunshot wounds. During the investigation, investigators learned Morris lived with his cousin, Carmen Worthey in San Bernardino. Investigators also learned that brothers, John McKinney and Brad McKinney, stayed at Worthey’s apartment for a few days in early March 2000.

Officials said John McKinney also goes by the name John Cory Broyles .He was 24 at the time of the murder.

At the time of the murder, Broyles was identified as a potential suspect, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute him. Investigators followed up with leads, but eventually the case went cold and remained unsolved.

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Cold-Case Detectives Arrest Man In 2000 Killing

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Cold-case detectives announced the arrest of a man wanted in a 2000 murder in San Bernardino County.

On March 3, 2000, Sheriff’s Fontana Station deputies found body off the side of a road near Lytle Creek.

The deceased was identified as Timothy Morris, then 32.

The cause of death was gunshot wounds. During the investigation, investigators learned Morris lived with his cousin, Carmen Worthey in San Bernardino. Investigators also learned that brothers, John McKinney and Brad McKinney, stayed at Worthey’s apartment for a few days in early March 2000.

Officials said John McKinney also goes by the name John Cory Broyles .He was 24 at the time of the murder.

At the time of the murder, Broyles was identified as a potential suspect, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute him. Investigators followed up with leads, but eventually the case went cold and remained unsolved.

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SCSO asking for public’s help to crack cold cases – KOBI-TV NBC5 … – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI

Yreka, Calif. — A nearly 15-year-old missing persons case, being treated as a homicide investigation, is still ongoing in Siskiyou County. The sheriff said his office will not rest until they have answers.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey has more than a dozen cold case files at the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO).

“We have a philosophy here, we never forget victims and their families,” Sheriff Lopey said.

Currently, the SCSO is focusing on four cases in particular; 37-year-old Angela Fulmer went missing in 2002 near Siskiyou Lake, 27-year-old Karen Mero and 15-year-old Hannah Zacaglinni – both went missing in 1997 in McCloud, and Patricia Joseph. Her body was recovered from the Klamath River in 2005. An autopsy revealed she died of blunt force trauma and asphyxia.

Her case is currently being investigated by the major crimes unit. To this day, no suspects have been identified, but the sheriff said their faces will not be

Read more at: https://kobi5.com/news/scso-asking-publics-help-crack-cold-cases-65319/

SCSO asking for public’s help to crack cold cases – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI

Yreka, Calif. — A nearly 15-year-old missing persons case, being treated as a homicide investigation, is still ongoing in Siskiyou County. The sheriff said his office will not rest until they have answers.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey has more than a dozen cold case files at the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO).

“We have a philosophy here, we never forget victims and their families,” Sheriff Lopey said.

Currently, the SCSO is focusing on four cases in particular; 37-year-old Angela Fulmer went missing in 2002 near Siskiyou Lake, 27-year-old Karen Mero and 15-year-old Hannah Zacaglinni – both went missing in 1997 in McCloud, and Patricia Joseph. Her body was recovered from the Klamath River in 2005. An autopsy revealed she died of blunt force trauma and asphyxia.

Her case is currently being investigated by the major crimes unit. To this day, no suspects have been identified, but the sheriff said their faces will not be

Read more at: https://kobi5.com/news/scso-asking-publics-help-crack-cold-cases-65319/