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Region Cold Case Files: Who killed Daniel Shively? Dyer police say they’re looking for a Scion.

Region Cold Case Files: Who killed Daniel Shively? Dyer police say they’re looking for a Scion.

DYER — Serious crimes are few and far between in Dyer, a town of nearly 16,000 people that ranked in the state’s top 10 safest cities in 2016. 

But there’s one cold case Dyer police detectives can’t seem to shake.

Daniel Shively, 24, was struck and killed in the middle of the night June 3, 2012, and the driver didn’t bother to stick around to see if he lived. 

Shively had a family. He had kids. He was one of Dyer’s own. 

“As time goes on, we know it will be harder and harder to solve. But someone out there knows something,” Dyer Police Chief David Hein said. “This case stays in the back of our heads. Our detectives are constantly working.”

Though the case remains unsolved, it’s not necessarily for a lack of physical evidence. 

The damage to the car

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Man arrested over 1987 house fire that killed woman, two nieces

Gardaí have arrested a man over a triple homicide house fire 30 years ago in which two children and their aunt died.

The suspect has never come to the attention of the Garda and has no criminal convictions. The man lives with his family in Meath.

Kerrie Byrne (3) Mary Ellen Byrne (8) and their aunt Barbara Doyle (20) died at the children’s home in Church Lane, Kilcock, Co Kildare on September 20th, 1987.

Ms Doyle was babysitting her nieces for her sister Elizabeth Byrne and her husband Aidan Byrne. They were at a local 21st birthday celebration at the time.

It emerged last week that the three deaths had been upgraded to homicides after a Garda cold case review.

The man was arrested by gardaí in north Co Dublin before 2pm on Tuesday. He was being held at Leixlip Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice

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Man arrested over 1987 house fire that killed two children and aunt

A man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with a house fire that killed two small children and their aunt 30 years ago.

Kerrie Byrne (3) Mary Ellen Byrne (8) and Barbara Doyle (aged 20) died at the children’s home in Church Lane, Kilcock, Co Kildare on September 20th, 1987.

The man was arrested by gardaí in north county Dublin on Tuesday afternoon and is being held at Leixlip Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The man being detained for questioning this afternoon is a suspect in the case. He was known to at least one member of the wider Doyle family.

The Irish Times understands the relationship between the arrested man and a member of the wider Doyle family has known to gardai at the time of the fire 30 years ago.

However, it was never established at the time the

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Solve this case: Who killed Kay Wenal?

Produced by Lisa Freed and Michelle Feuer

[This story first aired on Jan. 17.]

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — At the time of her murder, Kay Wenal was married to real estate developer Hal Wenal – her fourth husband. He was smitten from the moment he first set eyes on Kay in a Reno airport.

“She said she’d bent over to get luggage off the rack and that’s when Hal noticed her,” Kay’s sister, Pam Sleeper, told “48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty. “How could you not?” she laughed.

Pam Sleeper says her sister was striking and vivacious. “Hal was proud of her,” she said.

“He used to love to walk into restaurants — she was arm candy,” private investigator John Insogna said. “‘Oh, look at that woman!  Wow!'”

Kay and Hal Wenal

Kay and Hal Wenal

And at the age of 60, Kay was still turning heads

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The chilling murder of a Coulsdon mum killed in front of her daughter remains unsolved 40 years on

When someone is murdered in their own home, the community living in the area will understandably be wanting the killer to be caught as soon as possible.

For 40 years the murder of Coulsdon mum-of-two Joy Sweatman has gone unsolved – despite police offering a £2,500 reward.

Mrs Sweatman, 25, died after being attacked in her own home in front of her young daughter in 1977 and a person was reportedly seen wiping blood off a hammer .

Police were called to the address, in St Andrew’s Road, after Mrs Sweatman’s lodger, 53-year-old Vernon Patton, made the gruesome discovery of her bloodied body when he returned home at 1.30pm on Wednesday, June 1, according to reports in the Coulsdon and Purley Advertiser at the time.

The paper reported in the June 17, 1977, edition that Mrs Sweatman was killed on the same day of the Queen’s Silver Jubliee celebrations. Neighbours were just 100 yards

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Murder inquiry into 1987 fire that killed woman and two children

Gardaí have opened a murder inquiry into a house fire that killed two small children and their aunt 30 years ago.

The announcement was made on the anniversary of the deaths of Kerrie Byrne (3) Mary Ellen Byrne (8) and Barbara Doyle (aged 20) at the children’s home in Church Lane, Kilcock, Co Kildare on September 20th, 1987.

Although the case was never closed, it received additional attention in the last five years by members of the garda Serious Crime Review Team which delves into cold case files.

On Wednesday, gardaí said new evidence had come to light. They did not comment on its nature but said the case had been elevated to a murder inquiry as a result.

“We are satisfied that there are people who will remember this fire and the deaths of Barbara, Mary Ellen, and Kerrie, and who have not yet spoken to gardaí,” said

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Who killed ‘Mr. Earl’? Fear grips small Alabama town one year after unsolved murder

Rutledge, Alabama — population 450 — is the archetypal small town, a place with one general store where families have known each other for generations and few lock their doors.

So when Earl Cosby, a beloved car salesman, was murdered last year inside the dealership he opened in the mid-1960s, residents of the community, some 50 miles south of Montgomery, were paralyzed by fear, wondering who killed the 78-year-old grandfather, and why.

Since his murder on June 13, 2016, no arrests have been made and no suspects named, prompting Cosby’s son and the town mayor — a retired senior chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy — to plead to the public for help.

“Everyone here knows everybody,” Rutledge Mayor Steven Phillips told Fox News. “You could be going to church with the killer or passing him in the grocery store — you have no idea.”

“People are anxious. We want answers,” Phillips

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/14/who-killed-mr-earl-fear-grips-small-alabama-town-one-year-after-unsolved-murder.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’


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Mary Lou   Kolczak


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