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DNA On Coke Can Leads To Arrest In 1989 Rape And Murder Cold Case

On Tuesday, a Coca-Cola can led to the arrest of a man who police believe may have raped and murdered a teenager in 1989. Timothy Bass, 50, of Everson, Washington, appeared in court on Wednesday after being arrested for first-degree murder, kidnapping and rape charges. CBS News repored that his bail has been set at $1 million, and it is unclear if he has an attorney at this time.

Almost 30 years ago, Mandy Stavik, 18, went missing after taking a jog with her German shepherd the day after Thanksgiving. She was a freshman at Central Washington University and was home on break visiting family when she vanished. The dog returned home without Stavik, which alerted her family and prompted a search for the teen. Three days later, her body was found in a nearby river.

As if the case wasn’t tragic enough, police think Stavik may have still been alive

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Investigators Seek Leads In Teen’s Grisly Unsolved Murder

ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — It has been 34 years since Kellie Jean Poppleton, 14, was found dead along Kilkare Road in Sunol. More than three decades later, on the anniversary of her death, investigators with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office are revisiting the cold case seeking leads in the teenager’s grisly death.

Poppleton attended Conrad Noll School in Fremont and was last seen alive in the area of Darwin Drive and Fremont Boulevard. On Dec. 2, 1983, Poppleton’s body was found badly beaten, strangled and sexually assaulted along the remote road in Alameda County, according to media reports. Investigators at the time suspected Poppleton’s death was possibly related to a school drug ring. The sheriff’s office said witnesses reported a black Pontiac Trans Am in the area where her body was found.

The murder of Tina Faelz was of the most infamous cold cases ever solved in Alameda County. Unsolved until

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Tallahassee billboard aims to generate leads in unsolved murder

By: Julie Montanaro | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 21, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A popular Tallahassee Parks and Rec employee was murdered in his own home back in 2005. His killer has never been caught.

A billboard designed to generate leads in the unsolved murder is now up in Tallahassee.

Davis’s family gathered there on Friday and prayed the billboard will bring forth critical clues.

“I wait for that phone call.”

Helen Gainous is still waiting 12 years later. Her son, 33 year old son Sylvester Davis, was gunned down in his own home.

There’s still no word from Tallahassee Police on a motive or a suspect.

“My heart kinda like drops. It’s been 12 years with no closure,” Gainous said. “People just walk up to me, after 12 years, and say, ‘Oh they haven’t found out what happened to Sylvester?'”

“Sometimes I have peace. Sometimes I have anger,” Sylvester’s brother, Kenneth Henry, said. “He was a

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Reward doubled: DPS seeking new leads, witness to Texas woman’s unsolved murder in 1990


AUSTIN, Texas — The reward has been temporarily increased to $6,000 for information that could end a 27-year-old murder investigation out of Starr County, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Thursday.

Laura Guadalupe Guerra, 22, was shot to death on May 23, 1990. Investigators believe she was murdered at on location, possibly a hotel, and then her body was dumped in a wooded area across from the Rio Motel at 1111 W. Main Street in Rio Grande City. Guerra was reported missing three days prior to her body being discovered.

Several leads were investigated, but the case was never solved. The Texas Rangers and the Starr County Sheriff’s Office have reopened this case and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying Guerra’s killer. In addition, investigators believe that a possible witness

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Reward doubled: DPS seeking new leads, witness to Texas …


AUSTIN, Texas — The reward has been temporarily increased to $6,000 for information that could end a 27-year-old murder investigation out of Starr County, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Thursday.

Laura Guadalupe Guerra, 22, was shot to death on May 23, 1990. Investigators believe she was murdered at on location, possibly a hotel, and then her body was dumped in a wooded area across from the Rio Motel at 1111 W. Main Street in Rio Grande City. Guerra was reported missing three days prior to her body being discovered.

Several leads were investigated, but the case was never solved. The Texas Rangers and the Starr County Sheriff’s Office have reopened this case and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying Guerra’s killer. In addition, investigators believe that a possible witness

Read more at: http://cw39.com/2017/11/17/reward-doubled-dps-seeking-new-leads-witness-to-texas-womans-unsolved-murder-in-1990/

Derek Brann murder appeal brings new leads to decades old cold case

Detectives investigating the unsolved murder of a taxi driver 29 years ago have received an “encouraging response” following a renewed appeal by his sons.

Derek Brann, who was 48, was stabbed several times and his blood-soaked taxi was found in Seabrook, near Hythe, on November 6, 1988.

It was found abandoned in a layby the morning after Bonfire Night.

Taxi driver Derek Brann was murdered in 1988 – his body was found on the M20. Picture: Kent Police

Two weeks later his body was found buried, hidden under a crash barrier on the M20, near the Channel Tunnel, with multiple stab wounds.

A week after the renewed appeal, Det Sgt Andrea Richards said: “There has been an encouraging response to the renewed appeal into Derek Brann’s death and we are currently following up a number of lines of inquiry.

“We continue to appeal for anyone with information about what happened to call us.”

Sons Aaron

Read more at: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/folkestone/news/derek-brann-cold-case-murder-appeal-leads-135334/

Investigators continue pursuing leads in 2004 unsolved murder


ISLE OF WIGHT, Co. – Investigators tested the DNA of a Virginia Beach man during the investigation into the unsolved murder of Carrie Singer, according to a search warrant.

Someone murdered Singer in 2004 and left her body in a farmer’s field in Isle of Wight County. Recently, investigators released a description of a suspect, using cutting edge technology based on DNA evidence.

With the sketch out in the public, investigators got a Crime Line tip about a man resembling  the sketch, the search warrant says. The man is named in the search warrant, but News 3 isn’t naming him because he hasn’t been charged in the investigation.

Image of suspect

While investigators pursed this lead, they discovered the man worked in Isle of Wight County as

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Investigators search for new leads in 1959 Perkasie cold case murder

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