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1989 cold case solved? Detectives arrest man in murder, rape of Washington teen

Amanda “Mandy” Stavik. (Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office handout)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Detectives arrested a man on Tuesday in a cold case that has haunted Whatcom County for almost 30 years.

After investigating thousands of leads, Sheriff Bill Elfo said deputies arrested Timothy Forrest Bass, 50, of Everson, on suspicion of the First Degree Murder, First Degree Kidnapping and First Degree Rape.

Amanda “Mandy” Stavik disappeared on Nov. 24, 1989 after leaving her home on Strand Rd. to go for a jog with the family dog. Several hours later, the dog returned home, but Mandy did not.

After an exhaustive search, Stavik’s body was found in the South Fork of the Nooksack River. She was 18 years old at the time.

Elfo said deputies looked into “hundreds of suspects” over the years, but they only led to dead ends – until a recent DNA match.

Deputies sent Bass DNA sample to

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Heating up: Cold case detectives work hard to solve Ratliff murder – Reporter

MORGAN COUNTY

More than 13 years ago, detectives were first called to Dayhuff Road in Mooresville on a house fire. There, they discovered the body of Ronli Ratliff. Her death and those responsible are still very much on the minds of Morgan County law enforcement.

The county’s cold case investigation team — comprised of fire department arson investigator and former reserve deputy Darrell Brown, retired Martinsville Assistant Police Chief Dan Riffel, retired Beech Grove Police Officer Rich Witmer and retired FBI special agent John Gray — has dedicated countless hours over the past two years to tracking down leads, interviewing persons of interest and sorting through evidence connected with her murder.

“Our victim is Ronli Ratliff. She was 24 years old, single woman,” said Riffel, who was aware of the original investigation, but was not involved. “From everybody we’ve talked to except maybe two people, everybody said, you know, ‘She was a great

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Cold Case Detectives Arrest Man In 2000 Killing « CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Cold-case detectives announced the arrest of a man wanted in a 2000 murder in San Bernardino County.

On March 3, 2000, Sheriff’s Fontana Station deputies found body off the side of a road near Lytle Creek.

The deceased was identified as Timothy Morris, then 32.

The cause of death was gunshot wounds. During the investigation, investigators learned Morris lived with his cousin, Carmen Worthey in San Bernardino. Investigators also learned that brothers, John McKinney and Brad McKinney, stayed at Worthey’s apartment for a few days in early March 2000.

Officials said John McKinney also goes by the name John Cory Broyles .He was 24 at the time of the murder.

At the time of the murder, Broyles was identified as a potential suspect, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute him. Investigators followed up with leads, but eventually the case went cold and remained unsolved.

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Cold-Case Detectives Arrest Man In 2000 Killing

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Cold-case detectives announced the arrest of a man wanted in a 2000 murder in San Bernardino County.

On March 3, 2000, Sheriff’s Fontana Station deputies found body off the side of a road near Lytle Creek.

The deceased was identified as Timothy Morris, then 32.

The cause of death was gunshot wounds. During the investigation, investigators learned Morris lived with his cousin, Carmen Worthey in San Bernardino. Investigators also learned that brothers, John McKinney and Brad McKinney, stayed at Worthey’s apartment for a few days in early March 2000.

Officials said John McKinney also goes by the name John Cory Broyles .He was 24 at the time of the murder.

At the time of the murder, Broyles was identified as a potential suspect, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute him. Investigators followed up with leads, but eventually the case went cold and remained unsolved.

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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