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Reward now $5K for info in cold case double murder

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – St. Augustine investigators need help to solve a cold case double murder — and they’re willing to pay.

Crime Stoppers has increased the cash reward for information in the slayings of Charles Durden and Staffon Larry from $2,000 to $5,000. 

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Man arrested as part of cold case investigation into 1987 double …

At approximately 5.15pm three men drove into the car park of the hotel in a brown Toyota Cressida, registration number 273CZD.

Two of the men entered the hotel, one of the men looked into the dining room but it was closed. The two men approached the bar, they pulled nylon stockings over their faces and entered the bar.

Read more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-arrested-as-part-of-cold-case-investigation-into-1987-double-murder-released-without-charge-36099902.html

Old Time Crime: 1984 double murder cold case solved 22 years later

PHOENIX – It was August 1984 when the bodies of Kelly Cooper, age 16 and Ermalinda Iannuzzi, age 14 were found hidden under desert brush a few feet away from the Beeline Highway near the Arizona Canal. 

In one of the oldest cold cases ever solved by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, they extradited Scott Junior Merila, also known as Mark Stephen Merila, from San Diego in August 2008, 22 years after the crime.

Evidence found at the scene suggested that Merila sexually assaulted the two teenaged girls. In 2003, there was a leap forward in DNA analysis and MCSO resubmitted the evidence to the crime lab. In 2005, a DNA hit came back to Merila who was being held in a Florida jail.

Before detectives could get there, Merila was released on parole and disappeared. Merila was tracked down a year later in a San Diego jail.

When detectives interviewed Merila, he told

Read more at: http://www.abc15.com/news/crime/old-time-crime-1984-double-murder-cold-case-solved-22-years-later

Richmond Police release new information in double-murder cold case

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Richmond Police hope releasing new information will help solve a three-year old double-murder cold case.

Karen Simpson and Avery “Boochie” Evans were found murdered in their home off Valley Street in Richmond in June of 2014.

Since the killings, investigators have talked to a number of “persons of interest,” but no one has ever been arrested or charged in the case.

On Friday, investigators released a new description of someone they’re looking for from the night before the couple was found dead.

Police describe the young man as being light-skinned African-American, around 16-or-17 years old with short dreadlocks, wearing dark shorts and a striped shirt.  They say he had a backpack with a red emblem.  Investigators say he appeared to have blood on his hands and shirt and appeared to be disoriented or scared while walking along Valley Street.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Richmond

Read more at: https://www.wtvq.com/2017/08/11/richmond-police-release-new-information-double-murder-cold-case/

Richmond Police release new information in double-murder cold …

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Richmond Police hope releasing new information will help solve a three-year old double-murder cold case.

Karen Simpson and Avery “Boochie” Evans were found murdered in their home off Valley Street in Richmond in June of 2014.

Since the killings, investigators have talked to a number of “persons of interest,” but no one has ever been arrested or charged in the case.

On Friday, investigators released a new description of someone they’re looking for from the night before the couple was found dead.

Police describe the young man as being light-skinned African-American, around 16-or-17 years old with short dreadlocks, wearing dark shorts and a striped shirt.  They say he had a backpack with a red emblem.  Investigators say he appeared to have blood on his hands and shirt and appeared to be disoriented or scared while walking along Valley Street.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Richmond

Read more at: https://www.wtvq.com/2017/08/11/richmond-police-release-new-information-double-murder-cold-case/

Tip in Indiana Teens’ Double Homicide Leads to Arrest in Unrelated Cold-Case Killing

A tip to law enforcement about the February slayings of two Indiana teenagers led to an arrest in an unrelated, decade-old cold case after a man allegedly confessed during police questioning, PEOPLE confirms.

The man under arrest in the cold case is not considered a suspect in the slaying of the teens, Randy Pryor, the sheriff in Cass County, Indiana, tells PEOPLE.

In February, Indiana teens Liberty German and best friend Abigail Williams were reported missing. Their bodies were discovered the following day not far from where they were last seen alive.

Their killer — who police believe was a man seen in on a cell phone photo taken by German on the hiking trail near where the girls’ bodies were found — has not been identified or found.

Last week, under police questioning in connection with that investigation, Kevin Sellers, of Logansport, Indiana, allegedly confessed to fatally shooting his uncle, David Sellers, in 2007,

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/tip-indiana-teen-murder-arrest-unrelated-cold-case/

New details in cold-case double murder in Asheville from 1989

ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Asheville Police have charged a man after investigators say they solved a double-murder cold case that’s 28 years old.

Eric Robert Begley, 42, is charged with the killings of Allene McMahan, 75, and Cleve McMahan, 79, at their home on Rockhill Place on December 11, 1989.

Allene McMahan, 75, and Cleve McMahan, 79, were killed at their home on Rockhill Place on December 11, 1989.

Begley – also known as “Deuce” – was 14-years-old when Asheville Police say he killed the elderly couple.

Two APD cold case investigators obtained the information needed to charge Begley with two counts of first degree murder during a recent interview.

Allene McMahan, 75, and Cleve McMahan, 79, were killed at their home on Rockhill Place on December 11, 1989.

Begley is being held by authorities in Indiana and is awaiting extradition back to North Carolina.

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Read more at: http://wspa.com/2017/07/06/new-details-in-cold-case-double-murder-in-asheville-from-1989/

Sullivan County Jail inmate charged in 1989 double murder in North Carolina

A Shelburn man has been arrested in connection with a 1989 double murder cold case in North Carolina.

Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom said today that 42-year-old Eric R. “Deuce” Begley, who is an inmate in the Sullivan County Jail, recently made a voluntary statement that connects him to the cold case, and resulted in a joint month-long investigation with North Carolina police.

Begley has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder for his involvement in the deaths of Cleve McMahan, 79, and his wife Allene, 75, on Dec. 11, 1989. The couple were attacked inside their home in Asheville, N.C.


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