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Pueblo man arrested in cold-case homicide of his ex-girlfriend, Kelsie Schelling

Authorities on Friday arrested a man in the presumed death of a pregnant Denver woman who disappeared under suspicious circumstances in 2013.

Donthe Isiah Lucas, 25, was arrested in connection with the homicide investigation of Kelsie Jean Schelling, according to the Pueblo Police Department. Her body still has not been found.

Schelling, 21 at the time she disappeared, was the ex-girlfriend of Lucas. She was pregnant with his child.

Kelsie Schelling
Kelsie Schelling

Lucas was taken into custody Nov. 14 in Denver as a suspect in a Pueblo robbery in September, Pueblo police said. On Friday, Pueblo detectives and Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents served him with an arrest warrant on suspicion of first-degree murder, according

Read more at: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/01/kelsie-schelling-homicide-donthe-lucas-arrested/

Virginia Beach Police hope for break in 1986 cold case homicide …

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Police announced developments Tuesday in an unsolved homicide from 1986.

Police say they have used modern technology and the help of a lab to develop a sketch of a person of interest in the May 1986 homicide of 22-year-old Roberta Walls.

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Walls’ body was found in the field behind Old Donation Elementary School with obvious signs of trauma from a violent assault.

Investigators say Roberta had last been seen alive the night before at Bayside Public Library across from the location where her body was found.

According to the Crime Solvers file on her case, Roberta was known to frequent the Aragona area of Virginia Beach and the Ocean View area of Norfolk.

Investigators sent DNA from

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2017/11/28/virginia-beach-police-to-announce-developments-in-cold-case/

Allentown police: Man arrested in 1993 cold case homicide

Allentown police say they have arrested a former city resident living in North Carolina and charged him in the 1993 stabbing death of a man during a fight.

Marcello V. Morales, 46, was arrested in Apex, N.C., a suburb of Raleigh. He is being charged in the June 26, 1993 killing of 30-year-old Edwin “Eddy” Torres, police Capt. Bill Lake said.

Morales had been identified as a suspect in the killing days after the homicide and an arrest warrant had been filed in 1993, Lake said.

Lake said the arrest of Morales, who was also going by the name Roberto Tomas Mendez, was the result of a continued investigation by Allentown cold case investigators, the Lehigh County homicide task force, Homeland Security and U.S. Marshals.

Allentown police: Man arrested in 1993 cold case homicide – The …

Allentown police say they have arrested a former city resident living in North Carolina and charged him in the 1993 stabbing death of a man during a fight.

Marcello V. Morales, 46, was arrested in Apex, N.C., a suburb of Raleigh. He is being charged in the June 26, 1993 killing of 30-year-old Edwin “Eddy” Torres, police Capt. Bill Lake said.

Morales had been identified as a suspect in the killing days after the homicide and an arrest warrant had been filed in 1993, Lake said.

Lake said the arrest of Morales, who was also going by the name Roberto Tomas Mendez, was the result of a continued investigation by Allentown cold case investigators, the Lehigh County homicide task force, Homeland Security and U.S. Marshals.

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12 years after homicide, two men head to prison in cold case

SAGINAW, MI — Jeramie Tucker will spend the next 12 to 50 years in prison for the 2005 slaying of Terrance Winters, according to court records.

Circuit Judge Andre R. Borrello handed down that sentence Wednesday, Oct. 11, bringing an end to what was once a cold-case murder on Saginaw’s West Side.

Tucker’s accomplice, 30-year-old Charles Miles, was sentenced earlier, on Sept. 25, to 16 to 25 years in prison, according to court records.

Miles and 28-year-old Tucker initially faced charges of first-degree murder and a number of other serious felonies in the case. Both men pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and, in exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop all other charges against them.

Miles additionally pleaded guilty to one count of felony firearm. As part of Tucker’s plea deal, he agreed to testify against Miles.

In the arrest warrant, police say Miles and Tucker robbed Winters at gunpoint April 26, 2005, and shot

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/10/12_years_after_homicide_two_me.html

State Police highlight Belen woman’s cold case homicide in new video

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are trying a new tactic to solve some cold cases, starting with a 13-year-old mystery.

The murder of Elizabeth Gonzalez of Belen has puzzled investigators since she was found shot to death on a cold December day in 2004 near Tome Hill.

Now, State Police are sharing new details about the case in a video they put online.

“People are starting to talk, the walls are caving in. It’s a matter of time before we knock on your door. We haven’t forgotten, her family hasn’t forgotten and we’re going to continue to work this investigation until we resolve this issue,” Sgt. Mark Soriano said in the video.

In that clip, investigators say a man showed up at Gonzalez’s home. The friend with her that day told police Gonzalez left with that man in a green car, and that was the last time she

Read more at: http://krqe.com/2017/09/28/state-police-highlight-belen-womans-cold-case-homicide-in-new-video/

Cold-case investigation yields arrest in Isle of Wight homicide

Revisiting cold-case homicides led Isle of Wight County investigators to new information and an arrest in the death of a county native, Lt. Tommy Potter said.

This week, detectives arrested Trabion Tynes, 44, of Surry County and charged him with the 2004 slaying of his father, Johnnie Tynes Sr., 56. The victim’s youngest son — Trabion Tynes was 31 at the time — was indicted for murder and is being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk.

Trabion Tynes was charged in the murder once before, in February 2008. The charges were dropped in May 2008 after some witnesses were reinterviewed and several others could not be found.

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office reviewed two cold-case homicides this year — Johnnie Tynes’ death and the slaying of Carrie Singer. Both deaths took place in 2004 and had remained unsolved, Potter said.

Cold-case investigation yields arrest in Isle of Wight homicide – Daily …

Revisiting cold-case homicides led Isle of Wight County investigators to new information and an arrest in the death of a county native, Lt. Tommy Potter said.

This week, detectives arrested Trabion Tynes, 44, of Surry County and charged him with the 2004 slaying of his father, Johnnie Tynes Sr., 56. The victim’s youngest son — Trabion Tynes was 31 at the time — was indicted for murder and is being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk.

Trabion Tynes was charged in the murder once before, in February 2008. The charges were dropped in May 2008 after some witnesses were reinterviewed and several others could not be found.

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office reviewed two cold-case homicides this year — Johnnie Tynes’ death and the slaying of Carrie Singer. Both deaths took place in 2004 and had remained unsolved, Potter said.

Man arrested, charged in father’s 2004 cold case homicide

Trabion Tynes

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. – A 44-year-old man has been arrested in a cold case murder investigation in Isle of Wight County.

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office says 44-year-old Trabion Tynes has been arrested for the 2004 murder of his father, Johnnie Tynes Sr.

The body of Johnnie Tynes Sr. was found deceased in his trailer on Tyler’s Beach Road in the Rushmere area of the county in June of 2004. His death was ultimately ruled a homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head.

Trabion Tynes was originally charged with the murder in 2005, but the Commonwealth’s Attorney later dropped all charges against him.

Investigators started re-investigating the case in the summer of 2017.

As a result of the investigation, Trabion Tynes was arrested at his home in Surry County on September 13.

He was served one indictment for Murder and taken

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2017/09/14/man-arrested-charged-in-fathers-2004-cold-case-homicide/