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NWT could get RCMP unit dedicated to unsolved murder and missing person files

There are 71 unsolved, historical cases of missing and murdered persons in the Northwest Territories, and this year’s territorial budget has proposed to create an RCMP unit dedicated to working on those files.

The unit would consist of three members who would work to organize, catalogue, and investigate cold cases of missing and murdered persons in the territory. These cases can include instances of suspicious deaths, unsolved homicides, missing persons and unidentified human remains.

Police say 63 of the cases are still open investigations, and some date back to 1985.

“The majority of the 63 open investigations into missing persons involve reports of persons wandered off, lost, or presumed drowned,” said a spokesperson for the Department of Justice in an email.   

An advocate for Indigenous people, Gail Cyr, said she supports the idea of implementing the unit.

“Families of the Northwest Territories certainly do need to

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/missing-murdered-cold-case-rcmp-historical-unit-budget-1.4532611

A beer can could help crack an 18-year-old murder case – KTRK

When Walter Solorzano was shot to death in Galveston on March 5, 2000, there were dozens of people who saw what happened. Crowds were out celebrating Mardi Gras: Drinking and partying, until the night turned deadly.

You’d think solving a murder case like this one would be easy. But, no one wanted to cooperate. The case went cold.

Now, 18 years later, investigators retested a palm print collected from the crime scene and this case could be on its way to being solved.

“I’d say it’s gone from cold to lukewarm,” said Detective Derek Gaspard with the Galveston Police Department.

Gaspard walked through the case with ABC13 as it played out that March evening.

“Traffic was literally stopped on Broadway,” he said, showing us pictures of a road with yellow tape blocking traffic.

Solorzano was headed home to Houston with buddies after a night out. Their car was stopped. A group of guys approached and started

Read more at: http://abc13.com/a-beer-can-could-help-crack-an-18-year-old-murder-case/3076019/

Paulding Murder Cold Case Clues Could Earn You Big Reward

PAULDING COUNTY, GA — The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office made a post on their Facebook page Friday asking for any clues in a cold case murder from 20015.

“Regan Wheeler was murdered in his driveway on Oct. 13, 2005 after he presumably interrupted a burglary when he arrived home,” reads the post. “Earlier this week, the Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote a story about this murder. Crime Stoppers @crimestoppersatl has a $14,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. Please help us find this killer by sharing this story.”

“I saw him lying beside the truck. I went over to him,” Paula Wheeler, the victim’s husband, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He was gone. It just seemed like such a nightmare. I just kept thinking, ‘this isn’t happening.'”

Paula Wheeler and her daughter ran to a neighbor’s house for help, believing her husband had suffered a medical emergency, according to The

Read more at: https://patch.com/georgia/dallas-hiram/paulding-murder-cold-case-clues-could-earn-you-big-reward

‘Extremely close’: ‘Killing Fields’ true crime series could help solve …

Carrie Singer, a 28-year-old resident of Virginia, was killed in 2004. Her murder still remains unsolved.

 (Courtesy of Discovery.)

On July 1, 2004 a farmer scouting his

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/04/discovery-channels-killing-fields-might-help-solve-carrie-singers-2004-murder-says-investigator.html

‘Extremely close’: ‘Killing Fields’ true crime series could help solve Carrie Singer’s grisly 2004 murder


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‘Killing Fields’ could help solve Carrie Singer’s murder

Virginia residents hoping Discovery Channel’s ‘Killing Fields’ can help shed light on the grisly murder of 28-year-old Carrie Singer.

On July 1, 2004 a farmer scouting his fields for crop damage in Isle of Wight County, Virginia made a grisly discovery when he spotted the half-naked body of

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/04/discovery-channels-killing-fields-might-help-solve-carrie-singers-2004-murder-says-investigator.html

Convicted drug dealer could face prison time for Metro Detroit woman’s mysterious murder

DETROIT – Dynasty Myles disappeared from a Dearborn restaurant on New Year’s Day 2013, and her body was found weeks later in Detroit. Today, her murder remains unsolved.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is asking a federal judge to add decades in prison time to a drug dealer’s sentence because officials believe he’s the killer.

Myles died a brutal death at the age of 23. The young mother was shot in the head in an abandoned house on Log Cabin Street in Detroit.

Read more at: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/defenders/convicted-drug-dealer-could-face-prison-time-for-metro-detroit-woman-s-mysterious-murder

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

Read more at: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/12/13/alleged-1980-child-killer-charged-with-murder-could-face-death-penalty/

Alleged 1980 child killer charged with murder, could face death penalty

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

Read more at: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/12/13/alleged-1980-child-killer-charged-with-murder-could-face-death-penalty/