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Everson man charged with first-degree murder in 1989 death of Mandy Stavik

Whatcom County prosecutors filed formal charges Thursday, Dec. 14 against Timothy Forrest Bass, the suspect in the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of 18-year-old Amanda “Mandy” Stavik of the Acme area.

Bass, 50, of Everson was arrested Tuesday morning by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. The court set bail at $1 million for Bass Wednesday afternoon.

Whatcom County Prosecutor David McEachran charged Bass with first-degree murder.

McEachran said this is likely the only charge Bass will be facing. He said he couldn’t charge Bass separately with rape or kidnapping because the statute of limitations had run out for both crimes. There is no statute of limitations for murder in Washington state.

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However, the possible rape and kidnapping of Stavik is included within the first-degree murder charge. McEachran said there

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Antioch cold-case murder suspect charged, could face death

MARTINEZ — On Wednesday prosecutors filed a special circumstances murder charge against Mitchell Lynn Bacom for the 37-year-old kidnapping and homicide of a young teen girl, capping off the surprise announcement this week that the case had been solved.

Bacom, 63, is accused of of murdering 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in 1980 by stabbing her to death. The lone charge carries enhancements that accuse Bacom of burglary, kidnapping the young teen, and molesting her, which could make him eligible for the death penalty.

Bacom denied a reporter’s request to interview him in jail Tuesday.

Michael Lynn Bacom, 63, was arrested on homicide charges stemming from acold case murder in 1980 of 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in Antioch.
Michael Lynn Bacom, 63, was arrested on homicide charges stemming from abr /cold case murder in 1980 of 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in Antioch. 

Typically in special circumstances

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Bronx cold case murder suspect charged after extradition from … – WABC

The suspect in a 17-year-old cold case murder in the Bronx is back in New York to face charges.

39-year-old Christopher Gonzalez was extradited from Florida after police linked him to the unsolved killing of 19-year-old Dora Devalle Almontaser in December of 2000.

Almontaser was found dead in her Van Nest apartment after she was strangled with a phone cord.

Gonzalez was initially arrested in Naples earlier this year after he was pulled over for driving with a suspended license. His fingerprints taken from that stop then linked him to Almontaser’s murder last month.

Police also believe Gonzalez is linked to the 2005 murder of Yonkers resident Angel Serbay, who was found dead on the shoulder of the Sprain Brook Parkway.

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Bronx cold case murder suspect charged after extradition to New York – WABC

The suspect in a 17-year-old cold case murder in the Bronx is back in New York to face charges.

39-year-old Christopher Gonzalez was extradited from Florida after police linked him to the unsolved killing of 19-year-old Dora Devalle Almontaser in December of 2000.

Almontaser was found dead in her Van Nest apartment after she was strangled with a phone cord.

Gonzalez was initially arrested in Naples earlier this year after he was pulled over for driving with a suspended license. His fingerprints taken from that stop then linked him to Almontaser’s murder last month.

Police also believe Gonzalez is linked to the 2005 murder of Yonkers resident Angel Serbay, who was found dead on the shoulder of the Sprain Brook Parkway.

Read more at: http://abc7ny.com/cold-case-murder-suspect-charged-after-extradition-to-new-york/2758902/

Victim’s estranged husband charged with murder in Henry County cold case

A former Iowa man has been charged with murder in the July 2000 disappearance of a Mount Pleasant woman.

Michael Lee Syperda, 52, was arrested Thursday and charged with first degree murder in the death his estranged wife, Elizabeth Syperda, 22.

The charge comes after officials reopened the investigation into her disappearance, according to a Friday news release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

“In homicide investigations, the statute of limitations never closes,” said Ryan Kedley,  acting special agent in charge with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

He credits collaboration with various departments for the breakthrough in the case.

“We’re very, very happy that some sort of resolution has come in this case,” he said.

Kedley said he could not discuss whether or

Read more at: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2017/12/01/victim-estranged-husband-charged-murder-henry-county-cold-case/912597001/

Cold Case: Guyana man charged for murder 14 years after incident

(NEWS SOURCE GUYANA) – Fourteen years after Albouystown resident, Collis DeAbreau was shot dead outside the Blue Iguana nightclub, justice is finally flickering in the case.

On Friday, Mark Lowchee aka Mark Lee was charged and remanded to prison for the 25-year-old man’s murder.

Lowchee made his appearance in court with the assistance of a walking stick and help from Police officers.

It was back in 2003 when Lowchee allegedly opened fire outside the Alberttown nightclub, shooting DeAbreau and at least two others.

DeAbreau tried to run from the scene but collapsed and died in a nearby yard from his gunshot wounds.

An arrest warrant was issued for the accused at the time, but he managed to evade law enforcement for over a decade.

When he appeared in Court on Friday, he collapsed to the ground and had to be assisted by officers of the Court. He was

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NC man charged with murder in 24-year-old Pennsylvania cold case

A man wanted on murder charges for a 24-year-old cold case in Pennsylvania was arrested Tuesday in Apex.

Marcello Morales, 46, of 100 Breezemont Drive in Fuquay-Varina, was charged with being a fugitive from justice, according to an arrest warrant filed at the Wake County Magistrate’s Office. He was arrested by an officer with the state Department of Correction, according to the arrest warrant.

State public safety officials could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.

Police in Allentown, Pa., had been looking for Morales since late June 1993, for the death of Edwin “Eddy” Torres who was killed in the early morning hours, according to the agency’s website. Allentown police officials could not be reached for comment Tuesday to describe the circumstances of the death.

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The arrest warrant filed Tuesday listed Morales as unemployed..

Morales

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34 years later, Pennsylvania man charged in wife’s cold case murder

A rural Pennsylvania man is facing homicide charges in connection with the 1983 murder of his wife, possibly bringing closure to a cold case that left the victim’s family in search of justice for more than three decades.

Debra Jane Rodgers disappeared on April 22, 1983, after returning home from a late night shift at Little Buffalo State Park in Perry County, about 130 miles west of Philadelphia. She was 23 at the time and had been living in a trailer with her husband, Carl Rodgers, and their 5-year-old daughter.

Evidence collected in a state grand jury presentment showed Debra Rodgers was a loving mother and competent employee who had recently applied for an administrative job with

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