Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bond denied for murder suspect in 25-year-old cold case – WBRZ.com

IBERVILLE – A judge has denied bond for a man who was arrested for two counts of second degree murder in a 25-year-old cold case.

Bond was denied for 61-year-old Tommy Francise who was arrested in Lafayette around 4 a.m. last Thursday. He was transported to Iberville Parish and was later booked with two counts of second-degree murder.

Francise allegedly killed Curtis Smith in 1991 and placed his body in a 55-gallon barrel and sank it in a body of water in Iberville Parish after the two had a confrontation over stolen property.

Francise is also believed to be responsible for the murder of George Barrett in 2002.

The judge said that, based on Monday’s testimony, Francis is a threat and can not be released on bond.

Read more at: http://www.wbrz.com/news/bond-denied-for-murder-suspect-in-25-year-old-cold-case/

Police Announce Break In Cold Case Murder Of 17-Year-Old Girl

By Matt Kroschel

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (CBS4) – Investigators with a small mountain town police department say they have a break in a decades-old cold case murder.

On Thursday, police in Buena Vista say they will reveal more on the murder with ties to Trinidad in 1977. CBS4 has learned it involved a 17-year-old girl.

CBS4 will have a crew at that briefing and we are digging to find more on the case now.

Check back to CBSDenver.com as updates become available.

Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to mrkroschel@cbs.com and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.

Read more at: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/10/31/buena-vista-cold-case-murder/

Michael Barrymore pool death is still a murder inquiry, say cold case …

Cold case detectives are still treating the death of a dad at Michael Barrymore’s home as murder.

Fifteen years after Stuart Lubbock’s body was found in the entertainer’s pool, officers have again called for information.

It comes after the Mirror revealed on Thursday that Barrymore has won a legal fight with police over his arrest on suspicion of murdering and raping Stuart.

After meeting a ­detective on Friday to discuss the latest developments, Stuart’s dad Terry , 71, said yesterday: “It means a lot that they still believe he was murdered.

“I feel the pendulum is swinging in my favour and we could get to the truth.

“I have always believed he was murdered. I have an image in my mind of Stuart saying, ‘Keep the ball rolling, Dad’.”

Stuart Lubbock’s body was found in the entertainer’s pool
(Photo: Daily Mirror)Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/michael-barrymore-pool-death-still-9161011

Cold case: Thirty-four years later, Halloween murder haunts family

Andy Adamski hates Halloween, everything about it.

He hates it because any thoughts about the fun and frolic of Halloween take him back 34 years, to the night when his older brother, James, was beaten to death in a horrific crime that still remains unsolved.

James Adamski was 18 – 10 years older than Andy – the night it happened. Their family lived on View Court in Cheektowaga. Dressed in a costume that he called “the American Gigolo look,” James left late on the night of Oct. 30, 1982 to attend a Halloween Eve party at a bar on Transit Road in Depew.

“My last memory of my brother is him, in his costume, kissing me on the forehead and saying, ‘Have a good time trick-or-treating, kid,’” Andy Adamski said. “I will never forget that, as long as I live. This was the big brother who baby-sat me, who put me up on

Read more at: http://buffalonews.com/2016/10/30/thirty-four-years-later-halloween-murder-haunts-family/

Police reopen 1989 stabbing murder cold case of Perth dad Van …

Police have reopened a cold case murder into the “vicious and random” stabbing of a Perth father in the CBD 27 years ago with the man’s family still desperate for answers.

Van Phan Nguyen was killed around 8.30pm on November 23, 1989, as he walked along a pathway that runs from Wellington Street to the McIver Train Station.

Read more at: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/police-reopen-1989-stabbing-murder-cold-case-of-perth-dad-van-phan-nguyen-20161031-gsekql.html

Brutal Murder of Young Michigan Mother Janette Roberson Still …

When people talk about Janette Roberson, two things come to mind.




There is her beauty, easily seen on the outside and easily apparent on the inside once you met the 27-year-old.

Then, there is the talk about her horrific murder.

It’s a crime that now, more than 33 years later, remains unsolved.

A brutal killing

Read more at: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/cold-case-spotlight/brutal-murder-young-michigan-mother-janette-roberson-still-haunts-small-n674701

A sister’s heartbreak over the unsolved murder of her twin

For almost two decades Rhoda Roberts has lived with the crippling fear that whoever murdered her twin sister killed the wrong twin, after she received a tip-off from NSW police to watch her back.

Roberts, the head of Indigenous programming at the Sydney Opera House, has lived a half-life since the bound, tortured and dismembered remains of her sister Lois was found in the Whian Whian Forest on the mid-NSW north coast in January 1999.

Her voice cracks with emotion as she recalls the time a detective from a NSW homicide squad shared with her a series of hand scrawled notes uncovered in a car in the weeks after her sister’s bones were found.

“They photocopied them and showed them to me… He had my name in it. He had a big cross, he had the dam and he had the trail of Whian Whian,” Roberts told 9Stories.

“He (the detective) spent three hours

Read more at: http://www.9news.com.au/9stories/2016/10/31/09/21/a-sisters-heartbreak-over-the-unsolved-murder-of-her-twin

Cold Case Files: 34 years later, Halloween murder haunts family

Andy Adamski hates Halloween, everything about it.

He hates it because any thoughts about the fun and frolic of Halloween take him back 34 years, to the night when his older brother, James, was beaten to death in a horrific crime that still remains unsolved.

James Adamski was 18 – 10 years older than Andy – the night it happened. Their family lived on View Court in Cheektowaga. Dressed in a costume that he called “the American Gigolo look,” James left late on the night of Oct. 30, 1982 to attend a Halloween Eve party at a bar on Transit Road in Depew.

“My last memory of my brother is him, in his costume, kissing me on the forehead and saying, ‘Have a good time trick-or-treating, kid,’” Andy Adamski said. “I will never forget that, as long as I live. This was the big brother who baby-sat me, who put me up on

Read more at: https://buffalonews.com/2016/10/30/thirty-four-years-later-halloween-murder-haunts-family/

Calgary police review cold case of mother murdered in stabbing …

 

More than nine years ago, 43-year-old Jackie Crazybull was stabbed to death in Calgary’s Beltline community.

On Saturday, an intimate group of supporters gathered on 17 Avenue S.W. for the Justice Walk for Jackie. Among the group was Crazybull’s 14-year-old son, who was just five years old when she was murdered.

READ MORE: Murder victim’s family highlights risks faced by aboriginal women

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“I remember when she gave me a teddy bear and I could still smell her perfume on it,” said Clifford Crowchild, holding back tears.

The walk has been taking place for several years now, but this year is markedly different. Calgary police confirm they are reviewing the cold case and hope a fresh pair of

Read more at: http://globalnews.ca/news/3033916/calgary-police-review-cold-case-of-mother-murdered-in-stabbing-spree/

Up to $60000 Offered In Help With 12 Unsolved Murder Cases

Some of this year’s murder victims died as a target of a random shooting; others were beaten before they took their last breath.  All of the 36 homicide cases this year tragic, but 12 of them remain without arrests.

“It may be the piece of information that we use to make or break the case,” said Detective Julius Nettles.

And this year homicide detectives are a little more overwhelmed than years past.  The rate has spiked, with 12 investigations in the month of October alone.  Trying to catch up, police are offering a $5,000 reward for information in each case..

“We do understand that people don’t normally want to get themselves involved in these types of investigations,” explained Nettles.

But to claim the reward, the information has to help lead to an arrest and conviction of potential suspects.

“People think they’re just going to provide some kind of information;  a lot of times it’s information

Read more at: http://wkrg.com/2016/10/25/up-to-60000-offered-in-help-with-12-unsolved-murder-cases/