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Retired mayor, police commissioner tackle Daytona’s 79 cold cases – Daytona Beach News

DAYTONA BEACH — One knows every protocol of police work, the other knows every square mile of the city and its unique history. After all, he was once the mayor.

Together, they are taking a crack at 79 unsolved murder cases in Daytona Beach that stretch across 52 years.

Every Tuesday, for eight hours at a time, the retirees pore over records that are detailed in their brutality and morbidity — and yet the job has energized them.

The pursuit of truth keeps them motivated. Justice for the victims imbues them with a sense of moral duty.

Albert “Al” McEvoy, 75, served as the police commissioner of Yonkers, New York, in the mid-1990s and his law enforcement career spanned 36 years. He retired in 2000 and owned a private investigation company while enjoying the snowbird lifestyle. When he retired from his second career,

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SCSO asking for public’s help to crack cold cases – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI

Yreka, Calif. — A nearly 15-year-old missing persons case, being treated as a homicide investigation, is still ongoing in Siskiyou County. The sheriff said his office will not rest until they have answers.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey has more than a dozen cold case files at the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO).

“We have a philosophy here, we never forget victims and their families,” Sheriff Lopey said.

Currently, the SCSO is focusing on four cases in particular; 37-year-old Angela Fulmer went missing in 2002 near Siskiyou Lake, 27-year-old Karen Mero and 15-year-old Hannah Zacaglinni – both went missing in 1997 in McCloud, and Patricia Joseph. Her body was recovered from the Klamath River in 2005. An autopsy revealed she died of blunt force trauma and asphyxia.

Her case is currently being investigated by the major crimes unit. To this day, no suspects have been identified, but the sheriff said their faces will not be

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SCSO asking for public’s help to crack cold cases – KOBI-TV NBC5 … – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI

Yreka, Calif. — A nearly 15-year-old missing persons case, being treated as a homicide investigation, is still ongoing in Siskiyou County. The sheriff said his office will not rest until they have answers.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey has more than a dozen cold case files at the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO).

“We have a philosophy here, we never forget victims and their families,” Sheriff Lopey said.

Currently, the SCSO is focusing on four cases in particular; 37-year-old Angela Fulmer went missing in 2002 near Siskiyou Lake, 27-year-old Karen Mero and 15-year-old Hannah Zacaglinni – both went missing in 1997 in McCloud, and Patricia Joseph. Her body was recovered from the Klamath River in 2005. An autopsy revealed she died of blunt force trauma and asphyxia.

Her case is currently being investigated by the major crimes unit. To this day, no suspects have been identified, but the sheriff said their faces will not be

Read more at: https://kobi5.com/news/scso-asking-publics-help-crack-cold-cases-65319/

Unsolved: A look at five unsolved murder cases in Aiken County

Over the past three decades there have been numerous murder cases in Aiken County that come across the desks of investigators, and Aiken Standard is working on a series that will look into these cases that have never reached a conclusion.

Here are the first five of these local murder cases that area law enforcement has been unable to crack:

Ann Fox Smith

Ann Fox Smith was a special education and hearing impaired teacher at Kennedy Middle School, and she was a loving mother to three children – two sons and a daughter.

Smith, 47, was found stabbed to death inside her Whitney Drive home on April 25, 2008. Her co-workers found her body after she did not show up for work, according to the report.

Investigators with the Aiken Department of Public Safety searched the house and in 2008 they claimed they couldn’t find a weapon or signs of a forced entry.

Now, more than

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Cold cases: A look at unsolved mysteries

Across the SunLight Project coverage area — Valdosta, Dalton, Thomasville, Milledgeville, Tifton and Moultrie, Ga., and Live Oak, Jasper and Mayo, Fla., along with the surrounding counties — murders, disappearances and mysteries stretching back decades remain unresolved.

Fetus found abandoned at landfill

More than two years later, there have been no new clues in the case of a fetus found in a landfill in Dalton, said Capt. Rick Swiney, Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office.

In early January 2015, two employees of the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority were sorting through a bag of clothing when they found in a recyclable container and discovered a fetus in a plastic bag with a blanket and a pair of ladies’ size-five “No Boundaries” brand blue jeans.

The fetus appeared to be about five or six months old.

The bag was in a larger container that held recyclable material from across Whitfield County. The container was brought to the landfill on

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Peter Madsen’s DNA to be tested in connection with unsolved murder cases – The Copenhagen Post

The DNA of Peter Madsen, currently being held in connection with the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, will be compared to samples taken in connection with unsolved murder cases.

The Swedish police have a number of unsolved cases involving dismembered female bodies and the Swedes want to test Madsen’s DNA in connection with those cases.



There are not any specific suspicions that Madsen was involved in the other crimes, but it’s standard procedure to check, particularly given that Madsen apparently spent a lot of time in Scania at the time.

READ MORE: No fractures on Kim Wall’s head, confirms Copenhagen Police following its discovery in city waters

EU DNA co-op
From November 1, Denmark and Sweden will connect their DNA databases, thus making it possible to search in both registries and

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With Lagos DNA Centre, There’s Hope for Resolution of Paternity, Criminal Cases

Ayodeji Afolabi

In a recent judgment, a Lagos High Court threw out a criminal case involving the rape of a three-year-old girl. The case was thrown out not on the strength of the fact that the little girl in question was not violated, but there was no strong and compelling evidence to link the man that was charged to court for the alleged rape to the said crime. In the end, the accused person in the said case was discharged and acquitted, but the victim and her family were left to continue to contend with the consequences of the crime.

Many cases have suffered the same fate as that of the little girl above, on the strength of lack of evidence and in

Read more at: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/10/08/with-lagos-dna-centre-theres-hope-for-resolution-of-paternity-criminal-cases/

Gone cold, but not forgotten: Searching for answers in unsolved murder cases

Melvin Knox had a secret.

A dark secret he had kept tucked away for more than four decades, through stints in prison for burglary, drugs and once threatening a couple with a shotgun.

Knox’s secret made his other crimes seem almost petty.

It wasn’t until June 28, in a Tarrant County courtroom, that Knox — a kind-looking black man whose white hair and matching beard showed his 59 years — stood before a judge and for the first time publicly admitted his secret.

Almost 44 years earlier — as a 15-year-old boy — Knox had murdered his best friend, Donald Rodgers.

In July, Knox was sentenced to 40 years in prison — a sentence he is appealing. The 1973 murder case is thought to be among the oldest cold cases solved and successfully prosecuted in Tarrant County.

Investigating cold cases — considered to be any unsolved homicide over a

Read more at: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article173352466.html

Silent Witness programs team up on pair of unsolved murder cases …

The Phoenix Silent Witness program has joined with Yavapai Silent Witness to help solve two cold-case murders, said Steve Skurja, Yavapai Silent Witness program director.

The first case which will be featured on Phoenix TV, radio and billboards is a 2003 double homicide.

Brandon Rumbaugh a 20-year-old Mesa Community College student, and Lisa Gurrieri, a 19-year-old secretary, were shot to death on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003.

The couple had been dating for a year, and on their anniversary, decided to go on an overnight trip to camp near Bumble Bee Road, where they went on their first date after meeting in a Valley nightclub.

They borrowed a 2000 white Ford F-150 pickup truck and were supposed to return the next day.

When they didn’t show up on Saturday, friends and family went to look for them.

Sunday, October 19, 2003, around 3:30 p.m., the searchers found them in the back of their truck, on

Read more at: https://www.dcourier.com/news/2017/sep/14/silent-witness-programs-team-pair-unsolved-murder-/

Silent Witness programs team up on pair of unsolved murder cases

The Phoenix Silent Witness program has joined with Yavapai Silent Witness to help solve two cold-case murders, said Steve Skurja, Yavapai Silent Witness program director.

The first case which will be featured on Phoenix TV, radio and billboards is a 2003 double homicide.

Brandon Rumbaugh a 20-year-old Mesa Community College student, and Lisa Gurrieri, a 19-year-old secretary, were shot to death on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003.

The couple had been dating for a year, and on their anniversary, decided to go on an overnight trip to camp near Bumble Bee Road, where they went on their first date after meeting in a Valley nightclub.

They borrowed a 2000 white Ford F-150 pickup truck and were supposed to return the next day.

When they didn’t show up on Saturday, friends and family went to look for them.

Sunday, October 19, 2003, around 3:30 p.m., the searchers found them in the back of their truck, on

Read more at: https://www.dcourier.com/news/2017/sep/14/silent-witness-programs-team-pair-unsolved-murder-/