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DNA On Coke Can Leads To Arrest In 1989 Rape And Murder Cold Case

On Tuesday, a Coca-Cola can led to the arrest of a man who police believe may have raped and murdered a teenager in 1989. Timothy Bass, 50, of Everson, Washington, appeared in court on Wednesday after being arrested for first-degree murder, kidnapping and rape charges. CBS News repored that his bail has been set at $1 million, and it is unclear if he has an attorney at this time.

Almost 30 years ago, Mandy Stavik, 18, went missing after taking a jog with her German shepherd the day after Thanksgiving. She was a freshman at Central Washington University and was home on break visiting family when she vanished. The dog returned home without Stavik, which alerted her family and prompted a search for the teen. Three days later, her body was found in a nearby river.

As if the case wasn’t tragic enough, police think Stavik may have still been alive

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/dna-coke-can-leads-arrest-rape-murder-cold-case

Cold case arrest: Residents had feared for 28 years that murder suspect lived among them

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A big break in a decades-old Whatcom County cold case.

On Wednesday, county prosecutors announced they think they know who kidnapped, raped and murdered 18-year-old Mandy Stavik more than 28 years ago.

A day earlier, police arrested 50-year-old Timothy Bass, who lived just down the street from where Mandy lived.

Prosecutors say new DNA technology helped them finally connect Bass as a suspect in Stavik’s death.  A co-worker had provided police with a cup that Bass had left his DNA on after drinking from it, police said.

Stavik was an athlete, an honor student and a cheerleader. She graduated from Mount Baker High School in 1989.

While the school she attended has changed a lot over the years, the memory of one of their graduates never left the community.

Max Zender was only 7 when Mandy Stavik was murdered.

“Anytime something tragic happens in a small

Read more at: http://q13fox.com/2017/12/13/cold-case-arrest-residents-had-feared-for-28-years-that-murder-suspect-lived-among-them/

1989 cold case solved? Detectives arrest man in murder, rape of Washington teen

Amanda “Mandy” Stavik. (Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office handout)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Detectives arrested a man on Tuesday in a cold case that has haunted Whatcom County for almost 30 years.

After investigating thousands of leads, Sheriff Bill Elfo said deputies arrested Timothy Forrest Bass, 50, of Everson, on suspicion of the First Degree Murder, First Degree Kidnapping and First Degree Rape.

Amanda “Mandy” Stavik disappeared on Nov. 24, 1989 after leaving her home on Strand Rd. to go for a jog with the family dog. Several hours later, the dog returned home, but Mandy did not.

After an exhaustive search, Stavik’s body was found in the South Fork of the Nooksack River. She was 18 years old at the time.

Elfo said deputies looked into “hundreds of suspects” over the years, but they only led to dead ends – until a recent DNA match.

Deputies sent Bass DNA sample to

Read more at: http://q13fox.com/2017/12/13/1989-cold-case-solved-detectives-arrest-man-in-murder-rape-of-washington-woman/

Retired cop says arrest in Antioch cold-case killing was best birthday present


Antioch Police arrested a man on Monday for the city’s oldest cold case murder of a teenage girl.
Suzanne Bombardier was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 1980.

Read more at: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Retired-cop-says-arrest-in-Antioch-cold-case-was-12425787.php

Antioch Police Arrest Man in 1980 Cold Case Murder of Teenage Girl

A convicted rapist was arrested Monday in the 1980 abduction, rape and killing of a teenage girl, Antioch police said. 

The killing had been the oldest open cold case homicide on record in the East Bay city. 

At about 5 p.m., Mitchell Lynn Bacom, 63, was taken into custody in the June 1980 murder of 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier, who had been taken in the middle of the night from her sister’s home in Antioch, police said. She had been missing for five days before her body was found in the San Joaquin River, near the Antioch Bridge.

The cause of death was determined to be one stab wound to the chest that penetrated her heart, police said. Evidence at the time indicated she had been sexually assaulted.

Bacom was identified as the suspect through DNA testing, police said. He is being held on

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VIDEO: Arrest made in 1980 cold-case murder of 14-year-old Antioch girl

This evening at approximately 5:00 PM, the Antioch Police Department made an arrest for the June 1980 abduction, rape and killing of 14 year old Suzanne Bombardier. She was taken in the middle of the night from her sister’s home at 3421 Hudson Court in Antioch while babysitting. She was missing for approximately 5 days and eventually found deceased in the San Joaquin River near the Antioch Bridge. Her cause of death was determined to be one stab wound to the chest which penetrated her heart. Evidence at the time indicated she had been sexually assaulted.

Numerous suspects and persons of interest were developed and investigated over the years. Some were eliminated while others remained unresolved until recently. Through DNA testing, one of those suspects, 63 year old Mitchell Lynn Bacom of Antioch, has been determined to be responsible for these heinous crimes. He is currently being held on the charges

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VIDEO: Arrest made in 1980 cold-case murder of 14-year-old …

This evening at approximately 5:00 PM, the Antioch Police Department made an arrest for the June 1980 abduction, rape and killing of 14 year old Suzanne Bombardier. She was taken in the middle of the night from her sister’s home at 3421 Hudson Court in Antioch while babysitting. She was missing for approximately 5 days and eventually found deceased in the San Joaquin River near the Antioch Bridge. Her cause of death was determined to be one stab wound to the chest which penetrated her heart. Evidence at the time indicated she had been sexually assaulted.

Numerous suspects and persons of interest were developed and investigated over the years. Some were eliminated while others remained unresolved until recently. Through DNA testing, one of those suspects, 63 year old Mitchell Lynn Bacom of Antioch, has been determined to be responsible for these heinous crimes. He is currently being held on the charges

Read more at: http://kron4.com/2017/12/11/arrest-made-in-1980-cold-case-murder-of-14-year-old-antioch-girl/

Community reacts to cold case murder arrest

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (KWQC) People living in Mount Pleasant, Iowa are shocked and hopeful they’ll get more answers after police arrested a man for a 17 year old cold case.

The investigation into the July 2000 disappearance of 22-year-old Elizabeth Syperda was reopened in March of 2017 by the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation.

Through case review and interviews, the case was classified as a homicide investigation. Findings of the investigation were briefed to the Henry County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.

Upon review of the report, both offices convened a grand jury to review the evidence, and on Nov. 29 the grand jury returned a True Bill Indictment on 52-year-old Michael Syperda.

Now 17 years later, the case is still fresh in residents minds. “Well it’s kind of

Read more at: http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Community-reacts-to-cold-case-murder-arrest-461427893.html

Community reacts to cold case murder arrest – KCRG.com

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (KWQC) People living in Mount Pleasant, Iowa are shocked and hopeful they’ll get more answers after police arrested a man for a 17 year old cold case.

The investigation into the July 2000 disappearance of 22-year-old Elizabeth Syperda was reopened in March of 2017 by the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation.

Through case review and interviews, the case was classified as a homicide investigation. Findings of the investigation were briefed to the Henry County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.

Upon review of the report, both offices convened a grand jury to review the evidence, and on Nov. 29 the grand jury returned a True Bill Indictment on 52-year-old Michael Syperda.

Now 17 years later, the case is still fresh in residents minds. “Well it’s kind of

Read more at: http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Community-reacts-to-cold-case-murder-arrest-461427893.html

A cold case suddenly sizzles: Arrest is made in 1983 murder

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By Jim T. Ryan
Staff Writer

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Nov. 14 announced his office had filed murder charges against a Shermans Dale man in the 1983 death of Debra Jane Rodgers.

Shapiro made the announcement at the Newport state police station with troopers and the victim’s family in attendance.

“Since 1983, members of the state police have worked diligently to bring resolution to the family of Debra Rodgers and we’re pleased to announce the arrest today,” said Lt.

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