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Hunt on for person who betrayed Anne Frank

AMSTERDAM • Hiding from the Gestapo secret police in an annex of her father’s warehouse in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank heard a little knock on the wall.

She could not be sure who or what it was and it frightened her.

She was right to be scared: Just months later, on Aug 4, 1944, the police discovered the hideout during a raid and arrested her and seven others living behind a movable bookcase.

All but Mr Otto Frank, the diarist’s father and later the editor of The Diary Of A Young Girl, perished in Nazi death camps.

Anne Frank died of typhus at 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945, just a few weeks before British troops liberated the place.

Who gave the eight people up has remained a mystery.

Now, almost 75 years later, a team of experts led by a retired Federal Bureau Of Investigation agent is turning to

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DA to give update on unsolved 1992 murder of Christy Mirack in East Lampeter Township

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DA to announce ‘development’ in unsolved ’92 murder case

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Authorities plan to release new information in the 25-year-old unsolved murder case of a Lancaster County school teacher.

Christy Mirack, a first-grade teacher at Rohrerstown Elementary School, was 25 years old when she was raped, beaten, and strangled in her East Lampeter Township apartment on December 21, 1992.

District Attorney Craig Stedman has scheduled a news conference to reveal a development in the case.

A spokesman said the development is not an arrest, but “important progress in the investigation which we believe could get us to that point.”

The news conference is scheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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State Police ask help in cold case murder of Ronkonkoma woman …

Katherine Kolodziej, of Ronkonkoma, in a photo taken

Katherine Kolodziej, of Ronkonkoma, in a photo taken when she was 17. Photo Credit: Newsday

She went missing after leaving a bar not far from the SUNY Cobleskill campus early on the morning of Nov. 2, 1974.

Weeks later, on Nov. 28, 1974, the body of Katherine Kolodziej, 17, a freshman from Ronkonkoma, was found five miles away — in a field 150 feet off McDonald Road in the Town of Richmondville. State Police said she’d been stabbed “multiple times.”

Forty-three years later, investigators are still trying to figure out who killed the

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UGA student’s murder is "as cold as they come," police say

For Kelvin McDuffie, the future seemed bright.

McDuffie had overcome early hardship — his mother was arrested and convicted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of another woman when he was just a teenager. But he had risen to become a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve and was a student at the University of Georgia with dreams of opening a restaurant.

But on a cold January day in 2003, the 25-year-old’s bullet-ridden body was found in a remote area of Athens-Clarke County. Family told police they’d last heard from McDuffie the previous day, when he’d visited his grandmother in his hometown of Elberton, which sits near the South Carolina border some 35 miles northeast of Athens.

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COLD CASE: UGA student’s murder remains a mystery

For Kelvin McDuffie, the future seemed bright.

McDuffie had overcome early hardship — his mother was arrested and convicted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of another woman when he was just a teenager. But he had risen to become a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve and was a student at the University of Georgia with dreams of opening a restaurant.

But on a cold January day in 2003, the 25-year-old’s bullet-ridden body was found in a remote area of Athens-Clarke County. Family told police they’d last heard from McDuffie the previous day, when he’d visited his grandmother in his hometown of Elberton, which sits near the South Carolina border some 35 miles northeast of Athens.

MORE AJC COLD CASE STORIES:

State Police ask help in cold case murder of Ronkonkoma woman

Katherine Kolodziej, of Ronkonkoma, in a photo taken

Katherine Kolodziej, of Ronkonkoma, in a photo taken when she was 17. Photo Credit: Newsday

She went missing after leaving a bar not far from the SUNY Cobleskill campus early on the morning of Nov. 2, 1974.

Weeks later, on Nov. 28, 1974, the body of Katherine Kolodziej, 17, a freshman from Ronkonkoma, was found five miles away — in a field 150 feet off McDonald Road in the Town of Richmondville. State Police said she’d been stabbed “multiple times.”

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Who betrayed Anne Frank? Former FBI agent reopens a cold case

AMSTERDAM — Hiding from the Gestapo in a secret annex of her father’s warehouse in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank heard a little knock on the wall. She could not be sure who or what it was, and it frightened her.

She was right to be scared: Just months later, on Aug. 4, 1944, the police discovered the hideout during a raid and arrested her and seven others living behind a movable bookcase. All but Otto Frank, the diarist’s father, and later the editor of “The Diary of a Young Girl,” perished in Nazi death camps.

Who gave them up has remained a mystery. Now, almost 75 years later, a team of experts led by a retired FBI agent is bringing modern forensic science and criminology to bear in hopes of solving one of history’s most famous cold case files.

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/who-betrayed-anne-frank-former-fbi-agent-reopens-a-cold-case/

The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Mueller’s shock-and-awe gambit

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve 

Want to understand what’s happening in Donald Trump’s Washington? James Hohmann has you covered with the smartest, most comprehensive daily tipsheet out there. Get it in your inbox. 

THE BIG IDEA: The ghost of Paul Manafort haunts the White House this Halloween.

Since President Trump likes alliterative nicknames, maybe the special counsel’s should be Methodical Mueller.

Unveiling the first batch of criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in the American political system, Robert S. Mueller III proved Monday that he is not messing around. The former FBI director has played his cards carefully since his appointment in May. He’s clearly turning over every rock to see what crawls out from underneath. Unafraid to play hardball, he’s being strategic in showing his hand.

You surely know the news by now: Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, and his longtime business partner, Rick Gates, were charged in

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