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New police branch launches investigation into cold case murder

A new branch of the Norman Police Department is investigating the four-year-old cold case death of a 27-year-old woman.

Owachige Osceola was found dead inside her Ridgecrest Court home on Sept. 25, 2013, after officers were called to check on her well-being.

The Norman Police Department says evidence discovered during the course of the investigation led detectives to consider her death to be a homicide.

In partnership with Norman Crime Stoppers, Osceola’s family is offering a cash reward of $40,000 for information that might lead to to the arrest of the person responsible for her death.

Anyone with information regarding the death of Osceola is encouraged to contact Norman Crime Stoppers at normanpd.normanok.gov.

Read more at: http://www.koco.com/article/new-police-branch-launches-investigation-into-cold-case-murder/12811495

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 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

Gardaí arrest man as part of cold case investigation into 1987 …

One of the gunmen was described as being in his late 30s with black hair and a strong black beard with a thin face. He wore a green knee length mackintosh coat with a felt type hat. The second gunman is described as late thirties, clean shaven and taller than the first man, he wore a long coat and a hat.

The Toyota Cressida, used in the double hit, was recovered burnt out at a wooded area in Summerhil, Co Meath the following evening at 9.30pm, 31 miles away from the scene of the shooting.

Read more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/garda-arrest-man-as-part-of-cold-case-investigation-into-1987-double-murder-36097465.html

Cold Case Arrest Follows CBS4 Investigation

By Brian Maass

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in an 18-year-old cold case murder following information obtained through a CBS4 Investigation.

Investigators arrested Robert Lee Williams, 70, on Tuesday. Williams is being held on a murder charge, suspected of killing Arapahoe County prosecutor Rebecca Bartee in June 1999.

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Robert Lee Williams (credit: Arapahoe County)

Bartee, 41, was found dead in her bathtub after she failed to show up for work. It appeared someone had staged the scene to make it appear that Bartee had killed herself.

While investigators soon determined Bartee had been murdered, they were never able to make an arrest or charge anyone in the case.

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Cold case investigation continues: Law enforcement continues investigation of 1985 arson, murder

Authorities continue to investigate possible criminal charges against a Laramie man in connection to the 1985 murder of Shelli R. Wiley.

Fredrick Lamb was charged in 2016 with first-degree murder and arson in connection to the 1985 death of Wiley, who was a University of Wyoming student at the time, but those charges were later dropped “without prejudice.”

After the current investigation is completed, the county will assess whether charges should be filed again, Albany County Attorney Peggy Trent said.

“The state and law enforcement are continuing to conduct additional testing and additional investigation,” she said.

“Once (the investigation is) completed, we will then assess the case for potential refiling.”

Previously, Trent asked the court to dismiss Lamb’s charges “without prejudice,” as additional DNA testing of evidence was necessary but could not be completed by the filing deadline, and was dismissed of his charges until further notice.

Evidence from tests such as DNA, blood stain, fingerprint

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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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Read more at: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/detectives-reopen-investigation-unsolved-murder-13542643

Pond searched, metal barrel removed in Barbara Miller cold case investigation

MONTANDON — A dive team fished a metal barrel from the bottom of a pond Thursday in northern Northumberland County, sought by Sunbury police in the continued hunt for evidence in the 28-year-old Barbara Miller cold case.

Clues in the murder mystery led investigators to the pond along Route 45 in West Chillisquaque Township, between Montandon and the highway’s bridge over the Susquehanna River to Lewisburg.

A seven-hour search and dive ensued in the pond near a stone quarry.

Members of the New Cumberland Water Rescue of Dauphin County floated two boats onto the pond, which is about 580 feet long, 277 feet wide and 10 to 15 feet deep. Their efforts began about 6:30 a.m.

Four members took to one boat, a single member to another. They marked points of interest with at least three buoys and used weighted magnets to seek metal beneath the muck on the pond floor.

Sunbury Police Chief Tim

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Tip to Delphi investigation hotline leads to Cass County cold case arrest

LOGANSPORT (WTHR) – The investigation into the murders of Delphi teens Libby German and Abby Williams has led to an arrest for another murder that’s gone unsolved for a decade.

An arrest in a cold case, a ten-year-old murder is boosting the morale of investigators

“Anytime you take an alleged killer off the streets here in Indiana, that is going to boost investigator’s morale.” Explain Indiana State Police Sgt. Sgt Tony Slocum, “maybe now that we have this close case allegedly solved maybe the murders of Libby German and Abby Williams..this propels someone to give us the information they have been holding back.”

A tip to the Delphi murder hot line alerted investigators to Kevin Sellers. According to court records, the caller said “he killed his uncle some years before and had gotten away with it” in neighboring Cass County.

During questioning, and after repeated denials, according court records Sellers declared “I

Read more at: https://www.wthr.com/article/tip-to-delphi-investigation-hotline-leads-to-cass-county-cold-case-arrest