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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.

Family hopes for closure in son’s cold case murder

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It has been three years since 19-year-old Paul Krekeler was found shot to death and police are still trying to find out who did it.

Paul William Krekeler died of a gunshot wound July 22, 2014. (DMV)
Paul William Krekeler died of a gunshot wound July 22, 2014. (DMV)

On July 22, 2014, Portland police were called to SE 57th Avenue and SE Harold Street after reports of gunfire. Krekeler was found in a yard nearby and died from his injuries at the scene.

Now, Krekeler’s family is speaking up, hoping someone with information will come forward and help solve the case. His best friend Kemper Woodruff read a letter from Krekeler’s mother on the anniversary of his death.

“Three years ago today I said ‘Paul I love you, see you later on,’ I never saw him again

Read more at: http://koin.com/2017/07/22/family-hopes-for-closure-in-sons-cold-case-murder/

Death in the shadows: The unsolved murder of Lois Tolley

By Kelly Dennett

The late train from Wellington paced into Wallaceville shortly before midnight. The walk across Ward St was quick, and the residential street was empty. Quiet.

Work was over for the day. There was no reason to be afraid. But as the clock approached midnight, Lois Tolley was screaming for her life.

At unit three an older woman living alone was watching television when she heard the bloodcurdling screams. Further up the driveway a young mother and her partner having a few drinks on their stoop watched the nightmare unfold. The next day, they made plans to leave.

Thirty year-old Lois Rita Tolley was living alone at her place on Ward St in Wallaceville, Upper Hutt, when she was killed. It was a Friday night, December 9.

Four men were caught on CCTV after the

Read more at: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11892924

For 40 years, he got away with murder. Then his ex-wives started talking.

This is the fifth in a five-part series about the murder of Mary Elaine Costa, the oldest cold case homicide ever to be solved in Riverside County. The following story is based on a review of more than 1,000 pages of county court transcripts, court exhibits, police interview transcripts, archived news articles and several interviews. To explore the whole series, check out The Coldest Case, a Desert Sun true crime story.

Need to catch up? Get started with The Coldest Case, Part One.

April, 2015 – Deputy District Attorney Emily Hanks stepped into the center of the courtroom with an unenviable task. Not only was this her first felony trial, but it was a murder case from an era before DNA evidence, computer databases and cell phones, back when police reports were written with typewriters and fingerprints were kept on index cards.

The killing had happened six years before Hanks was

Read more at: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2017/07/22/40-years-he-got-away-murder-then-his-ex-wives-started-talking/472463001/

The shocking unsolved murder of Alan Decabral and the link to M25 killer Kenneth Noye

Kent, tragically, has its f air share of unsolved murders – brutal killings where the culprits have not been found despite the best efforts of police.

These include the IRA bomb attack on a Deal Marine Corps band room and t he Tunbridge Wells bedsit murders.

One horrific case was one of Alan Decabral, a man who was gunned down outside Halfords in the Warren Retail Park car park in Ashford while he waited for his son to finish shopping on October 5, 2000.

Reports even suggested he pleaded for his life before the gangland-style execution.

Links to the underworld

Mr Decabral, who lived in Pluckley, was a man who was previously linked to the underworld and at the time of his death, speculation was rife that notorious career-criminal, Kenneth Noye had ordered the ‘hit’ from behind bars after he was jailed for life in 2000.

Read more: The 40 Kent murders from the last

Read more at: http://www.kentlive.news/the-shocking-unsolved-murder-of-alan-decabral-and-the-link-to-m25-killer-kenneth-noye/story-30451203-detail/story.html

Dutch Inmates to Be Given Cold-Case Calendars in Drive to Solve …

LONDON — Dutch inmates will have the chance to help solve mystery murder cases as police distribute calendars featuring unsolved cases to prisons across the Netherlands.

The so-called cold-case calendars will feature a photograph of a murder victim or missing person, as well as details about the case, for each week of the year.

The Dutch police announced the project last week after a pilot program that rolled out in five prisons in January coincided with a large number of tip-offs.

Image: A page from the cold-case calendar

Read more at: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dutch-inmates-be-given-cold-case-calendars-drive-solve-crimes-n784746

Dutch Inmates to Be Given Cold-Case Calendars in Drive to Solve Crimes

LONDON — Dutch inmates will have the chance to help solve mystery murder cases as police distribute calendars featuring unsolved cases to prisons across the Netherlands.

The so-called cold-case calendars will feature a photograph of a murder victim or missing person, as well as details about the case, for each week of the year.

The Dutch police announced the project last week after a pilot program that rolled out in five prisons in January coincided with a large number of tip-offs.

Image: A page from the cold-case calendar

Read more at: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dutch-inmates-be-given-cold-case-calendars-drive-solve-crimes-n784746

7 unsolved murders in Cambridgeshire that have baffled police for over 20 years

Seven unsolved murders are being investigated by Cambridgeshire police as the News opens up the force’s cold case files.

Today we look at killings detectives continue to investigate in an effort to jog the memories of the public who may hold clues to solving the horrific crimes.

A spokeswoman for the Cambridgeshire force’s major crime unit, said: “All cases of murder are not filed while there is any possibility the offender could still be alive.

“All homicide investigations are under regular review to look for and establish new lines of enquiry or advancements in forensic science that may lead to the identification of a suspect.”

Russell Marsom

Russell Marsom was just 29 when he was found drowned in Milton in March 1996 after a night out, but no-one has been convicted of the crime.

The Hunstanton hairdresser was

Read more at: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/7-unsolved-murders-cambridgeshire-baffled-13332260

Family members of cold case murder victim hold vigil for 16th ye …

MOBILE, AL (WALA) –

The family of a woman murdered almost twenty years ago remembered her Friday at a candlelight vigil. The case is still unsolved, and her family is still hoping for justice. 

Back in 2001, Bernadine Corbin was stabbed to death, and her body was dumped in the woods along Virginia Street. 

Every year that’s gone by, her kids have wondered who murdered their mom, and why. Friday, July 21st is especially hard…because it’s her birthday.

Almost two decades after her brutal murder, Bernadine Corbin’s family lights candles in her memory, and for her 51st birthday. She was in her mid-30s when she was killed. Corbin’s daughter says her mom was walking to the store on the night of February 24th, 2001, but never came home.  

“I was up waiting for her because she told me, baby, wait for me in my

Read more at: http://www.fox10tv.com/story/35945350/family-members-of-cold-case-murder-victim-hold-vigil-for-16th-year

Family members of cold case murder victim hold vigil for 16th year

MOBILE, AL (WALA) –

The family of a woman murdered almost twenty years ago remembered her Friday at a candlelight vigil. The case is still unsolved, and her family is still hoping for justice. 

Back in 2001, Bernadine Corbin was stabbed to death, and her body was dumped in the woods along Virginia Street. 

Every year that’s gone by, her kids have wondered who murdered their mom, and why. Friday, July 21st is especially hard…because it’s her birthday.

Almost two decades after her brutal murder, Bernadine Corbin’s family lights candles in her memory, and for her 51st birthday. She was in her mid-30s when she was killed. Corbin’s daughter says her mom was walking to the store on the night of February 24th, 2001, but never came home.  

“I was up waiting for her because she told me, baby, wait for me in my

Read more at: http://www.fox10tv.com/story/35945350/family-members-of-cold-case-murder-victim-hold-vigil-for-16th-year

He was searching for a memento of a mother he barely knew. Instead, he helped catch her killer.

This is the fourth in a five-part series about the murder of Mary Elaine Costa, the oldest cold case homicide ever to be solved in Riverside County. The following story is based on a review of more than 1,000 pages of county court transcripts, court exhibits, police interview transcripts, archived news articles and several interviews. To explore the whole series, check out The Coldest Case, a Desert Sun true crime story.

Need to catch up? Get started with The Coldest Case, Part One.

November, 2010 – Sitting in his home in Portland, Oregon, Jimmy Stellflug picked up the phone and called the cops. Thirty-eight years ago, back when he was just a boy, his mother had been murdered. If the cops weren’t going to catch the killer, he thought, they could at least hand over her damn ring.

Stellflug, 45, had made this call before, but never with

Read more at: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2017/07/21/he-searching-memento-mother-he-barely-knew-instead-he-helped-catch-her-killer/472458001/