Monthly Archives: November 2017

Moms Launch Website To Help Solve Cold Case Murders

Salinas has hundreds of unsolved murders. For the victims’ families, the wait for justice can be unbearable. So this month, a group of moms who lost their children launched a new website. They hope it will renew interest in their cases.  

Outside Salinas City Hall, more than 30 mothers and family members lock arms in prayer. Each has a murdered loved one. Each of their cases is unsolved.

Renee Salizar holds a picture of her son Christian Rosales. He was shot while walking home from a party on January 1 of this year.

“I don’t see how any person could live with themselves. I mean as a human being to know something and not say anything is wrong. There needs to be more compassion, more love for one another,” says Salizar.

Debbie Aguilar lost her son Stephen 15 years ago. He was killed in a drive by shooting while returning home from 7-11.

“And that

Read more at: http://kazu.org/post/moms-launch-website-help-solve-cold-case-murders

Moms Launch Website To Help Solve Cold Case Murders | 90.3 KAZU

Salinas has hundreds of unsolved murders. For the victims’ families, the wait for justice can be unbearable. So this month, a group of moms who lost their children launched a new website. They hope it will renew interest in their cases.  

Outside Salinas City Hall, more than 30 mothers and family members lock arms in prayer. Each has a murdered loved one. Each of their cases is unsolved.

Renee Salizar holds a picture of her son Christian Rosales. He was shot while walking home from a party on January 1 of this year.

“I don’t see how any person could live with themselves. I mean as a human being to know something and not say anything is wrong. There needs to be more compassion, more love for one another,” says Salizar.

Debbie Aguilar lost her son Stephen 15 years ago. He was killed in a drive by shooting while returning home from 7-11.

“And that

Read more at: http://kazu.org/post/moms-launch-website-help-solve-cold-case-murders

2nd-degree murder charge laid in Kelowna cold case – British …

A 61-year-old Kelowna man has been formally charged with second-degree murder in connection with the 2013 death of a single mother of two.

On June 18, 2013, police were called to a home in the 300 block of Yates Road in the Glenmore area, where they found Theresa Neville’s body.

Neville’s two children, aged eight and 10, were found unharmed inside the home.

A year after Neville’s death, police issued a public appeal for help in their investigation.

On Wednesday — more than four years after her death — RCMP announced Jay Sinclaire Thomson has been charged with second-degree murder.

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Police investigate the suspicious death in Kelowna’s Glenmore neighbourhood in June 2013. (Brady Strachan/CBC)

“He was arrested earlier today and will remain in police custody,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghe said Wednesday.

Thomson also made

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/murder-charged-kelowna-theresa-neville-1.4425701

2nd-degree murder charge laid in Kelowna cold case

A 61-year-old Kelowna man has been formally charged with second-degree murder in connection with the 2013 death of a single mother of two.

On June 18, 2013, police were called to a home in the 300 block of Yates Road in the Glenmore area, where they found Theresa Neville’s body.

Neville’s two children, aged eight and 10, were found unharmed inside the home.

A year after Neville’s death, police issued a public appeal for help in their investigation.

On Wednesday — more than four years after her death — RCMP announced Jay Sinclaire Thomson has been charged with second-degree murder.

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Police investigate the suspicious death in Kelowna’s Glenmore neighbourhood in June 2013. (Brady Strachan/CBC)

“He was arrested earlier today and will remain in police custody,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghe said Wednesday.

Thomson also made

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/murder-charged-kelowna-theresa-neville-1.4425701

Family calling for answers in unsolved murder – 13abc

TOLEDO (WTVG) — They held signs, lit candles and raised their voices, all of them calling for justice after Stacy Coker was shot and killed.

Toledo Police say the murder happened at about 11:00PM August 29, 2017, on the 900 block of Continental.

Neighbors reported hearing gunshots before seeing the 49-year-old’s body on the ground outside.

It was near Sleepy Hollow Park, where those who knew Coker gathered to hold a vigil on the three month anniversary of his death.

“It’s hard,” explained Stacy’s mother, Willie Mae Coker. “Every day every day, he’s on my mind. Every day, my son’s ashes are in my closet. I can’t stand to look at them. When this is over, we do plan to scatter his ashes. Not until then.”

Coker is described as a figurehead; A father of two grown children and grandfather of two.

Family members have hired

Read more at: http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Family-calling-for-answers-in-unsolved-murder-460860283.html

Family calling for answers in unsolved murder

TOLEDO (WTVG) — They held signs, lit candles and raised their voices, all of them calling for justice after Stacy Coker was shot and killed.

Toledo Police say the murder happened at about 11:00PM August 29, 2017, on the 900 block of Continental.

Neighbors reported hearing gunshots before seeing the 49-year-old’s body on the ground outside.

It was near Sleepy Hollow Park, where those who knew Coker gathered to hold a vigil on the three month anniversary of his death.

“It’s hard,” explained Stacy’s mother, Willie Mae Coker. “Every day every day, he’s on my mind. Every day, my son’s ashes are in my closet. I can’t stand to look at them. When this is over, we do plan to scatter his ashes. Not until then.”

Coker is described as a figurehead; A father of two grown children and grandfather of two.

Family members have hired

Read more at: http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Family-calling-for-answers-in-unsolved-murder-460860283.html

Without a focus, MMIW inquiry will slide toward irrelevancy – The …

Generally, when 22 or more people quit or are laid off from a small organization in the span of just over a year, it’s never a good sign.

It would usually point to deep dysfunction, if not complete chaos and upheaval. All are terms being used to describe what is going on inside the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Almost from its inception, it’s been enveloped by controversy, leaving chief commissioner Marion Buller to try and convince a skeptical public and angry Indigenous community that all will be fine – eventually.

I’m not so sure.

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There is plenty of blame to go around here, starting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This inquiry was designed, in part, to shame his predecessor, Stephen Harper. Mr. Harper did not believe such a commission would provide any great revelations about why native women were

Read more at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/a-good-project-gone-awry/article37114389/