Tag Archives: killing

Five Arrested in Georgia in ‘Heinous’ 1983 Killing of Black Man

He did not provide details about the suspects’ motivation, but called the crime “heinous” and pledged to prosecute those responsible and “those who obstructed or hindered this investigation.” He also did not describe how Mr. Coggins was murdered or the nature of the new evidence. He said more arrests were possible.

Advertisement

Continue reading the main story

Officials said Frankie Gebhardt, 59, and Bill Moore Sr., 58, were each charged with murder, aggravated assault, concealing a death and other crimes. Both men had “extensive criminal records,” the sheriff said.

Georgia public records show that Mr. Gebhardt had been charged in the past with offenses including aggravated assault and simple battery, which landed him in prison. Mr. Moore has been incarcerated for burglary, theft and other offenses, records show.

Gregory Huffman, 47, was charged with violation of oath of office and obstruction, officials said. Until Friday

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/us/georgia-cold-case-murder.html

Arrest Made In 2003 Hartford Cold Case Killing – Hartford Courant

More than 14 years after Benjamin “Benji” Baez was killed while sitting in a parked car in Hartford, cold case investigators said they’ve arrested his suspected killer.

Rafael Ortiz, 39, a prisoner in New York and a previous resident of Hartford, was arrested in New York by Hartford police detectives and charged with the murder of Baez.

Authorities said Baez, 27, was fatally shot while he was sitting inside a parked car in the area of 1305 Main St. in Hartford on June 11, 2003.

The arrest of Oritiz came after an investigation by the Hartford Police Department and members of the Cold Case and Shooting Task Force Bureau in the Chief

Read more at: http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-hartford-cold-case-suspect-arrested-20171013-story.html

Unsolved: Stephen Spina killing haunts Mamaroneck 10 years later

x

Embed

x

Share

CLOSE

Skyler Spina, the daughter of slain postal worker Stephen Spina, talks about her fathers death 10 years later.
Mark Vergari/lohud

MAMARONECK – For Skyler Spina, it’s scary to think that her father’s killer is still on the loose.

It could be someone she knows.

“Because I don’t know who it is, so they could literally be around me at any moment and I would not know,” Spina, now 22, said. “So, it’s a frightening feeling.”

Stephen Spina, a mail carrier and Little League umpire, was a well-liked guy who apparently didn’t have many enemies. Even ex-girlfriends left on good terms.

QA: Mamaroneck detective discusses Spina slaying in 2016

COLD CASE: Police

Read more at: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/investigations/2017/09/14/mamaroneck-stephen-spina/612926001/

Cold Case Develops as Suspect is Charged with Killing Young Mother at Party

Cold case unit detectives charged a man who they say killed a young mother at a 2009 graduation party, Prince George’s County police announced Wednesday.

27-year-old Larry Recio, originally from Lanham, Maryland, is already in a West Virginia correctional facility because of unrelated charges. Police say they will charge him with first degree murder and several counts of attempted first degree murder.

Police responded to a graduation celebration on the 9000 block of Continental Place at 11:45 p.m. on June 2, 2009 after reports of a shooting. Officers found four people outside suffering from gunshot wounds. One of those people, 19-year-old Shai Caldwell of Bowie, died from her injury hours after police arrived.

Caldwell had a young child, News4 reported at the time.

The three other victims survived their injuries.

Police said that Caldwell was not Recio’s intended victim. Recio was involved in an ongoing dispute with

Read more at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Cold-Case-Develops-as-Suspect-Charged-for-Killing-Young-Mother-at-Party-444256743.html

Lloyd Welch pleads guilty to killing Maryland sisters Katherine and …

The conviction of the former carnival worker, after 42 years, marked an extraordinary moment in a case that stunned the region in 1975. The girls’ disappearance on a day when they had walked to a mall to have lunch, meet friends and look at Easter decorations at Wheaton Plaza became a seminal event for thousands of people, convincing them the world was no longer as safe as they had believed. That Kate and Sheila had seemed to vanish, and no culprits had been caught, enhanced the terror.

Welch’s plea to two counts of first-degree felony murder answered some but not all of the lingering questions in one of the Washington area’s most painful mysteries.

Left unknown is who — if anyone — besides Welch was

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/suspect-in-1975-lyon-sisters-murders-set-to-plead-guilty/2017/09/12/06d968d0-8d93-11e7-8df5-c2e5cf46c1e2_story.html

Report: Suspect confessed to killing Bremerton man, 87

PORT ORCHARD (Kitsap Sun) — The suspect in the 2015 murder of an 87-year-old Bremerton man confessed to his jail cellmate he killed Floyd Zumwalt over outstanding debts – as well as confessing to an unsolved murder of a woman in Illinois more than 10 years ago, prosecutors alleged in court documents.

But on Wednesday, the attorney for Craig Warren Miller Jr., 45, told Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Kevin Hull that he wants to present jurors with evidence that might implicate another man.

The attorney said this other man went to Zumwalt’s Lebo Boulevard apartment the same day as Zumwalt’s homicide and, after returning home, removed his clothes and washed them in a bathtub.

Miller is

Read more at: http://www.king5.com/news/crime/report-suspect-confessed-to-killing-87-year-old-along-with-woman-in-illinois/473114273

Danish police probe possible link between Kim Wall killing and 1986 cold case

Danish police are investigating a possible link between the eccentric inventor held over the death of a Swedish reporter and the unsolved murder of a Japanese student in 1986.

The dismembered body of Kim Wall, an award-winning freelance journalist, was found at sea after she disappeared while on board the submarine of Danish businessman Peter Madsen, 46. 

Police in Copenhagen said the findings have led them to reopen the case of Kazuko Toyonaga, a 22-year-old Japanese tourist, in case the two killings are linked. 

Toyonaga’s body was found in separate locations off the waters of the Danish capital a month after she disappeared.  Investigators say Wall’s body was “deliberately” mutilated and weighed down with a metal object to try and avoid detection.

Mr Madsen denies killing the journalist, and says he dumped her body in the sea south of Copenhagen after she died in an accident. He also denies cutting off her

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/25/danish-police-probe-possible-link-kim-walls-murder-1986-cold/

Killing of Alabama teens still unsolved 18 years later

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Northview High School seniors J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett were found dead in the trunk of Beasley’s car in Ozark on Aug. 1, 1999. The two girls were planning to attend a party in southeast Alabama.

They never arrived at the party, and 18 years later family, friends, and members of the community are still praying for justice to be served.

“There is not a day that goes by I don’t think about J.B.,” said Patti Simpson, friend of J.B.’s. “She was full of energy and just a joy to be around. She was an amazing, well-mannered girl, who had a passion for dance. I was proud to have her not only live with me and my husband, but it was also a joy to be her dance instructor.”

Simpson, like many other family members and friends, are praying that the killer or killers will answer for the crime

Read more at: http://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/killing-of-alabama-teens-still-unsolved-years-later/article_14eb5e36-8746-11e7-aacc-af579453b211.html

Killing of Alabama teens still unsolved 18 years later | Local News …

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Northview High School seniors J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett were found dead in the trunk of Beasley’s car in Ozark on Aug. 1, 1999. The two girls were planning to attend a party in southeast Alabama.

They never arrived at the party, and 18 years later family, friends, and members of the community are still praying for justice to be served.

“There is not a day that goes by I don’t think about J.B.,” said Patti Simpson, friend of J.B.’s. “She was full of energy and just a joy to be around. She was an amazing, well-mannered girl, who had a passion for dance. I was proud to have her not only live with me and my husband, but it was also a joy to be her dance instructor.”

Simpson, like many other family members and friends, are praying that the killer or killers will answer for the crime

Read more at: http://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/killing-of-alabama-teens-still-unsolved-years-later/article_14eb5e36-8746-11e7-aacc-af579453b211.html

Killing of Alabama teens still unsolved 18 years later

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Northview High School seniors J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett were found dead in the trunk of Beasley’s car in Ozark on Aug. 1, 1999. The two girls were planning to attend a party in southeast Alabama.

They never arrived at the party, and 18 years later family, friends, and members of the community are still praying for justice to be served.

“There is not a day that goes by I don’t think about J.B.,” said Patti Simpson, friend of J.B.’s. “She was full of energy and just a joy to be around. She was an amazing, well-mannered girl, who had a passion for dance. I was proud to have her not only live with me and my husband, but it was also a joy to be her dance instructor.”

Simpson, like many other family members and friends, are praying that the killer or killers will answer for the crime

Read more at: http://www.dailyprogress.com/killing-of-alabama-teens-still-unsolved-years-later/article_48211277-b255-5e91-8be1-28ae2f2b4941.html