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How Georgia investigators cracked a 34-year-old cold case

Timothy Coggins, 23, was found dead next to high tension power lines off Highway 19 in Spalding County. That was Oct. 9, 1983. Now, 34 years later, investigators have arrested five people in connection with the killing. 

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Hamblen Co.murder mystery solved; What cracked the cold case?

HAMBLEN COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) – Kim Sipe’s job description is as endless as the phones ringing in her office.

“We’re busy. We’re a busy county,” said Sipe, an administrative assistant at the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office.

In her nearly three years at the sheriff’s office, Sipe has seen countless cases come and go. But, there’s one that has stuck with her for fourteen years.

“You see this stuff on TV and you hear about this stuff but you don’t ever expect it to happen to you or your family and it’s totally different when you have to live with it,” said Sipe.

In March of 2003, Sipe’s aunt, Mickey Moore, was robbed and murdered in the driveway of her Morristown home. For years, the case was cold.

“We’ve lived for fourteen years knowing her killers were

Read more at: http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Niece-finds-closure-after-Hamblen-County-cold-case-solved-450623643.html

The drink bottle and the broken alibi: How cold case detectives cracked a cold-blooded murder

Australian police release video of a person on the phone to James Russouw less than an hour before Russouw’s body was found in 2008.

It is to be the last roll of the dice in a murder investigation that looks destined to remain unsolved. Thousands of hours, hundreds of interviews and dozens of leads have led to nothing, so it is time to pony up with a giant reward offer.

The victim, James Russouw, 24, was a young Australian man with an impish grin, a wide social network, a warm personality and a secret life selling cannabis to friends. In the scheme

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/97626309/the-drink-bottle-and-the-broken-alibi-how-cold-case-detectives-cracked-a-coldblooded-murder

Cold case cracked as arrest made in 2013 murder

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Buffalo man is now facing several murder charges
after a break in a 2013 cold case.

Leron Bailey, 36, is charged with second degree murder, second
degree attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a
weapon; all of which are felonies.

He appeared before a judge Thursday morning to be formally charged.

Bailey is currently wrapping up a five year sentence at Groveland
Correctional Facility in Livingston County for an unrelated weapons
charge he was convicted of in 2013.

At the hearing Bailey declined his assigned legal counsel saying
that he was unhappy with how his last attorney performed and that he
didn’t need a lawyer because he didn’t do anything.

However, according to Buffalo police, in June 2013 Bailey pulled out
a gun and shot at an occupied car near Stevens Avenue

Read more at: http://www.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo/crime/2017/07/27/cold-case-cracked-2013-murder-leads-arrest-leron-bailey-buffalo.html

Cold case cracked as arrest made in 2013 murder – Spectrum News

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Buffalo man is now facing several murder charges
after a break in a 2013 cold case.

Leron Bailey, 36, is charged with second-degree murder,
second-degree attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession
of a weapon; all of which are felonies.

He appeared before a judge Thursday morning to be formally charged.

Bailey is currently wrapping up a five year sentence at Groveland
Correctional Facility in Livingston County for an unrelated weapons
charge he was convicted of in 2013.

At the hearing Bailey declined his assigned legal counsel saying
that he was unhappy with how his last attorney performed and that he
didn’t need a lawyer because he didn’t do anything.

However, according to Buffalo police, in June 2013 Bailey pulled out
a gun and shot at an occupied car near Stevens Avenue and East

Read more at: http://www.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo/crime/2017/07/27/cold-case-cracked-2013-murder-leads-arrest-leron-bailey-buffalo.html

Cold case cracked? Police arrest suspect in teen girl’s 2000 murder

The Surete du Quebec arrested a suspect Thursday in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Rosianna Poucachiche—a case that’s remained cold for the last 17 years.

The suspect, a 33-year-old man from the Outaouais region, was arrested at a hunting outpost just south of Lac Rapide. Police say that he fled into the forest on foot briefly before being captured.

On October 10, 2000, Poucachiche was found beaten to death in bed at the home she shared with her father on the Algonquin reserve.

At the time, the cause of death was stated to be significant head trauma.

A spokesperson for the SQ said that the lead came after new DNA tests were performed this spring.

Although the suspect was investigated at the time of the murder and his house was searched by police – preliminary DNA testing could not link him to the crime.

At the time, Poucachiche’s family criticized the SQ’s handling of the

Read more at: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/cold-case-cracked-police-arrest-suspect-in-teen-girl-s-2000-murder-1.3493374

Cold case cracked? Police arrest suspect in teen girl’s 2000 murder …

The Surete du Quebec arrested a suspect Thursday in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Rosianna Poucachiche—a case that’s remained cold for the last 17 years.

The suspect, a 33-year-old man from the Outaouais region, was arrested at a hunting outpost just south of Lac Rapide. Police say that he fled into the forest on foot briefly before being captured.

On October 10, 2000, Poucachiche was found beaten to death in bed at the home she shared with her father on the Algonquin reserve.

At the time, the cause of death was stated to be significant head trauma.

A spokesperson for the SQ said that the lead came after new DNA tests were performed this spring.

Although the suspect was investigated at the time of the murder and his house was searched by police – preliminary DNA testing could not link him to the crime.

At the time, Poucachiche’s family criticized the SQ’s handling of the

Read more at: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/cold-case-cracked-police-arrest-suspect-in-teen-girl-s-2000-murder-1.3493374

Netflix’s ‘The Keepers’ thinks it’s cracked nun’s unsolved murder

Netflix’s new true-crime docuseries “The Keepers” asks the question “Who killed Sister Cathy?” — as in Cathy Cesnik, a 26-year-old nun who disappeared in Baltimore in 1969. (Her body was found two months later.)

That chilling tale took on real-world stakes in February, when Baltimore police exhumed the body of a priest to take a DNA sample as part of their ongoing investigation into the unsolved homicide.

“I don’t think we ever set out to solve a murder,” says director Ryan White, who started working on the documentary in 2014. “I knew from the very beginning that the case was very cold — it was 45 years old. The institutions at the time — the archdiocese, the police department — had deliberately made sure that all of the information wasn’t out there. So I knew we had a huge challenge in that way.

“Now, three years later at the

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/05/18/netflixs-the-keepers-thinks-its-cracked-nuns-unsolved-murder/

Serial 2.0: How the Up and Vanished podcast cracked a 2005 cold case

Ever since Sarah Koening ended her last recorded phone call with Adnan Syed two years ago, a flurry of podcasts have attempted to replicate the appeal and success of Serial. Few have matched its meteoric rise, and even fewer have accomplished what Koening was never able to do: solve a murder mystery.

That is until Payne Lindsey came along.

Lindsey hosts Up and Vanished, an investigative podcast about the missing case of Tara Grinstead, a 30-year-old beauty queen and high school teacher who disappeared from her Ocilla, Georgia, home in October 2005. Each week, listeners follow Lindsey as he scours through documents, retraces police steps, and earns the trust of locals in the small town of 3,414 people. As a result, the podcast has gained a strong following, garnering 33 million downloads to date and reaching as high as No. 2 on the iTunes charts. And just six months after

Read more at: http://ew.com/podcasts/2017/04/12/up-and-vanished-podcast-payne-lindsey/

Florida Police Claim They’ve Cracked a 25-Year-Old Cold Case Murder and Sexual Assault

Florida investigators say they have at last solved a 25-year-old cold case murder and sexual assault, PEOPLE confirms.

Police in Miami Beach, Florida, this week announced the arrest and extradition of Dale Ewers, 53, in the 1990 shooting death of Mercedes Perez. Authorities allege that Ewers executed Perez, 34, at her apartment — and then sexually assaulted her roommate — more than 25 years ago after he forced his way into their home.

Ewers was extradited Wednesday from his native Jamaica, police said. An arrest warrant was issued for him in October.

He has been charged with four criminal counts, including first degree murder, armed robbery, armed sexual battery and kidnapping.

The Scene of the Crime

On Sept. 21, 1990, Miami Beach police officers responding to reports of shots fired arrived at Perez’s home to find her dead on the floor from a single gunshot to the

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/miami-beach-cold-case-murder-dale-ewers/