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She was found stabbed to death inside her apartment — her killer never found

Exactly 44 years ago, Rosemarie Bentley was found stabbed to death in her apartment.

It was around 3 p.m. when the 21-year-old was last seen sitting outside by the community pool. Three and a half hours later, police say her brother found her body inside the home with various stab wounds.

Neighbors told police in 1973 she had been heard “speaking to someone” earlier in the day. Her killer has never been found.

Miami-Dade police is reopening the cold case, asking the public for help solving the mystery.

In a Facebook post, officials asked anyone with information to call call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article179048526.html

Cold Case Verdict: Anthony Palma found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury in Kirsten Hatfield case

OKLAHOMA CITY — A Cold Case verdict: Anthony Palma found guilty of first-degree murder.

Palma, 57, has been on trial for the disappearance of Kirsten Hatfield, the 8-year-old who vanished from her Midwest City home back in May 1997.

It took a jury just a little over one hour Friday to make the their recommendation of life in prison without parole.

Officials are still hopeful they’ll find Hatfield’s remains.

“Every lead that comes in, detectives will follow up. We’ll continue to look for her until we find her remains, or until this man’s heart softens enough, so that he sees to at least let us recover Kirsten’s remains. So far, we haven’t seen any kind of remorse or any kind of movement in that regard. But I am still hopeful that some day, we will,” said Scott Rowland, Assistant District Attorney.

Kirsten’s sister, Faith Daniels, was just 3 years old when her big sister

Read more at: http://kfor.com/2017/10/13/cold-case-verdict-anthony-palma-found-guilty-of-first-degree-murder-by-a-jury-in-kirsten-hatfield-case/

She was found dead in a mobile home. Now police are reopening the unsolved murder

She was last seen watching TV in her living room.

It was a late Thursday night — around 11 p.m. — when 16-year-old Delcia Mejias last said goodnight to her mother and step-father.

The next morning, her parents went to work, and assumed she was asleep. However, when they got back to their mobile home, she was found dead.

It’s been 13 years since Mejias’ death; her killer has never been found.

Tuesday night, Miami-Dade County reopened the cold case, asking the public for help.

“We need your helping solving this #ColdCase. Know something? Contact @MDCrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477),” the department posted on Twitter.

Mejias was last seen at 9674 NW 10th Avenue in Miami. She was found dead on Sept. 17, 2004.

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article174275561.html

Region Cold Case Files: Who killed Bradley Bothwell? He was found bludgeoned to death in Portage.

Region Cold Case Files: Who killed Mary Lou Kolczak? Hobart Police come empty after chasing connection with ‘bump and robs’


Mary Lou   Kolczak

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Region Cold Case Files: Who killed Bradley Bothwell? He was found bludgeoned to death in Portage.

Region Cold Case Files: Who killed Mary Lou Kolczak? Hobart Police come empty after chasing connection with ‘bump and robs’


Mary Lou   Kolczak

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Her body was found in Macon almost 40 years ago. But who she is remains a mystery

Editor’s note: This story is part of an occasional series about unidentified human remains found in Middle Georgia. If you have information about the unidentified woman described here, please call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

Though the body was lying in the front yard of a house, it was more than a month before anyone noticed it.

One Thursday afternoon nearly 40 years ago, a woman who lived on Riverside Drive in Macon was outside hanging laundry on a clothesline when something caught her eye.

There in a sparsely wooded area about 15 feet from the road, 47-year-old Estoria Bowman saw what she later described as a “yellowish shape.”

“I got close enough to tell it was a human, and then I backed off and waited for my husband,” Bowman told a Telegraph reporter at the time. “I didn’t want to find out what it was by myself.”

The body had been

Read more at: http://www.macon.com/news/local/article169772102.html

‘We found who killed your sister.’ 48 years later, a cold case is solved

It should have been an ordinary errand: a trip to a Mid-Wilshire drug store to buy a hair dryer.

Wendy Jo Halison drove her prized green Thunderbird down Fairfax Avenue on that Sunday afternoon in 1968, stopping at the Thrifty on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard. After shopping, the 22-year-old art student was seen filling up her car at a gas station down the street.

But Halison would never return home to her family.

Her body was found the next morning, stuffed in the trunk of her car, a few blocks from where she was last seen alive.

The mystery of her murder lingered for nearly half a century, outlasting several detectives and potential suspects. New forensic techniques sometimes revealed tantalizing clues, but investigators failed to identify her killer.

Halison’s family was haunted by her death. Her parents died without learning who killed their daughter. Her sister wondered if she would too.

When an unexpected

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/la-me-ln-wendy-halison-cold-case-adv-20170826-htmlstory.html

Denver-born man accused in at least 4 cold-case murders; bodies found in barrels in New Hampshire

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Gila County reopening 38 year old cold case of woman found …

PAYSON, AZ – 38 years later, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office is making a new push to answer one question: Who killed Marsha Wilson?

Wilson, 20, was found dead alongside SR 87 back in 1979. According to authorities, her body was found near a guardrail just south of Payson, between the 244 245 mile marker.

“I’m hoping somebody…their conscience has got to them,” said Detective Sergeant David Hornung with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.

Hornung is taking a fresh look at the case. He told ABC15 while it was cold for several decades, the victim’s friend emailed the sheriff’s office last year urging them to take another look. Another deputy re-opened the case last August, but medically retired. Detective Hornung is now dedicating time to the case that has remained a mystery for nearly four decades.

“Whoever killed her still has this on their conscience, they murdered someone,” Hornung

Read more at: http://www.abc15.com/news/region-northern-az/payson/gila-county-repoening-38-year-old-cold-case-of-woman-murdered-near-payson

Man Found Guilty In 1984 Rape, Murder Cold Case

BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — In August, 1984, a 14-year-old Bensalem girl went missing. On Monday afternoon, just shy of 33 years after her body was found in the woods, a verdict was handed down in the trial of the man facing charges of first-degree murder and rape connected to her disappearance.

Fifty-seven-year-old George Shaw has been found guilty of third-degree murder and indecent assault. Shaw was found not guilty of rape.

This was a bench trial for Shaw, who waived his right to a jury trial. In exchange, prosecutors took the death penalty off the table.

Trial Continues For Man Accused Of 1984 Bensalem Rape And Murder 

Shaw was accused of raping and killing 14-year-old Barbara back in 1984. The girl was reported missing on August 3, her body was found 13 days later in a wooded area between Route 1 and North River Drive, about a half-mile from where Shaw was living

Read more at: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/07/31/1984-rape-murder-cold-case/