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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 detectives to revisit Joyce Cox 1939 murder

The unsolved murder of a child in a Cardiff suburb nearly 80 years ago is to be revisited by cold case detectives.

South Wales Police is to review the investigation into the death of Joyce Cox, whose body was discovered by a railway embankment near Coryton station just days before her fifth birthday in 1939.

Joyce’s cousins, who were not born when she died, have long been campaigning to get the case reviewed.

Nick Palit reports.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-41247711/cold-case-detectives-to-revisit-joyce-cox-1939-murder

Cold case detectives to revisit Joyce Cox 1939 murder – BBC News

The unsolved murder of a child in a Cardiff suburb nearly 80 years ago is to be revisited by cold case detectives.

South Wales Police is to review the investigation into the death of Joyce Cox, whose body was discovered by a railway embankment near Coryton station just days before her fifth birthday in 1939.

Joyce’s cousins, who were not born when she died, have long been campaigning to get the case reviewed.

Nick Palit reports.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-41247711/cold-case-detectives-to-revisit-joyce-cox-1939-murder

Detectives reopen investigation into the unsolved murder of a Palestinian cartoonist in west London

On the 30th anniversary of the murder of a Palestinian cartoonist in west London, Metropolitan Police detectives have appealed to the public to help identify and find those responsible.

Naji Al-Ali was fatally shot in the back of his neck as he walked to his office in Knightsbridge on July 22 1987.

The 51-year-old, who worked for Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, was taken to hospital where he remained in a coma until he died a month later.

Timeline of events of murder of Naji Al-Ali
(Image: Metropolitan Police)

Mr Al-Ali’s cartoons were often perceived as critical of the regime in Palestine and he had received a number of death threats in the years before his death.

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Detectives in new bid to crack unsolved murder of Sheffield mum

Detectives investigating the murder of a Sheffield mum 20 years ago believe the key to cracking the case lies in the community where the victim lived.

Patricia Grainger, aged 25, was stabbed, sexually assaulted and strangled before her body was dumped under a bed base in a brook running through the Parson Cross estate.

Her body was found by two teenage boys 20 years ago today but her killer has never been caught.

Three arrests have been made over the years but nobody has ever been charged.

Today a mobile police station has been set up outside a parade of shops on Buchanan Road, Parson Cross, close to where Patricia lived.

Detectives hope members of the public come forward with information which could solve the murder mystery.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Stopford, who is leading the police probe, said local knowledge could be the key to the case.

“Virtually everything we have had over the last

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/detectives-in-new-bid-to-crack-unsolved-murder-of-sheffield-mum-1-8695655

Detectives in new bid to crack unsolved murder of Sheffield mum …

Detectives investigating the murder of a Sheffield mum 20 years ago believe the key to cracking the case lies in the community where the victim lived.

Patricia Grainger, aged 25, was stabbed, sexually assaulted and strangled before her body was dumped under a bed base in a brook running through the Parson Cross estate.

Her body was found by two teenage boys 20 years ago today but her killer has never been caught.

Three arrests have been made over the years but nobody has ever been charged.

Today a mobile police station has been set up outside a parade of shops on Buchanan Road, Parson Cross, close to where Patricia lived.

Detectives hope members of the public come forward with information which could solve the murder mystery.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Stopford, who is leading the police probe, said local knowledge could be the key to the case.

“Virtually everything we have had over the last

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/detectives-in-new-bid-to-crack-unsolved-murder-of-sheffield-mum-1-8695655

Newly-retrieved DNA could give detectives break in 1979 cold case murder

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Detectives with the Austin Police Department’s homicide cold case unit hope to use DNA evidence to help solve a murder that happened more than 38 years ago.

In a search warrant filed this week, the cold case detective writes that investigators in 1979 identified a man as a “person of interest” in the murder of 18-year-old Debra Reiding. Now, after reopening the case in 2013, detectives are testing that man’s DNA against semen stains found on a robe Reiding was wearing at the time of her death.

KXAN has decided not to identify the man because he has not been named a suspect by Austin police.

Reiding and her husband, Robert, were newlyweds living in a south Austin apartment on Algarita Avenue in January 1979. The couple, originally from Montana, had married a couple months earlier and moved to Austin during the frigid winter up north.

The two were going to work

Read more at: http://kxan.com/2017/08/04/newly-retrieved-dna-could-give-detectives-break-in-1979-cold-case-murder/

Newly-retrieved DNA could give detectives break in 1979 cold case …

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Detectives with the Austin Police Department’s homicide cold case unit hope to use DNA evidence to help solve a murder that happened more than 38 years ago.

In a search warrant filed this week, the cold case detective writes that investigators in 1979 identified a man as a “person of interest” in the murder of 18-year-old Debra Reiding. Now, after reopening the case in 2013, detectives are testing that man’s DNA against semen stains found on a robe Reiding was wearing at the time of her death.

KXAN has decided not to identify the man because he has not been named a suspect by Austin police.

Reiding and her husband, Robert, were newlyweds living in a south Austin apartment on Algarita Avenue in January 1979. The couple, originally from Montana, had married a couple months earlier and moved to Austin during the frigid winter up north.

The two were going to work

Read more at: http://kxan.com/2017/08/04/newly-retrieved-dna-could-give-detectives-break-in-1979-cold-case-murder/