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Suspect in Bronx, Yonkers cold-case murders extradited from Fla …

A former Bronx man was shipped to New York Friday to face rape and murder charges.

Christopher Gonzalez, 36, was brought back to the Bronx to face justice for killing 19-year-old Dora Almoteser in her apartment on E. 180th St. in Van Nest on Dec. 2, 2000, police said.

Gonzalez allegedly raped Almoteser and strangled her with a phone cord.

Gonzalez is accused of killing Dora Almoteser, 19, in Yonkers.

Gonzalez is accused of killing Dora Almoteser, 19, in Yonkers.

(Obtained by Daily News)

He is also charged with the murder of 25-year-old Angel Serbay in Yonkers. Serbay was raped, strangled, and dumped on the side of the Sprain Brook Parkway.

Cops were able to link the cases after they matched DNA from both bodies.

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/suspect-bronx-yonkers-cold-case-murders-extradited-fla-article-1.3686957

Moms Launch Website To Help Solve Cold Case Murders | 90.3 KAZU

Salinas has hundreds of unsolved murders. For the victims’ families, the wait for justice can be unbearable. So this month, a group of moms who lost their children launched a new website. They hope it will renew interest in their cases.  

Outside Salinas City Hall, more than 30 mothers and family members lock arms in prayer. Each has a murdered loved one. Each of their cases is unsolved.

Renee Salizar holds a picture of her son Christian Rosales. He was shot while walking home from a party on January 1 of this year.

“I don’t see how any person could live with themselves. I mean as a human being to know something and not say anything is wrong. There needs to be more compassion, more love for one another,” says Salizar.

Debbie Aguilar lost her son Stephen 15 years ago. He was killed in a drive by shooting while returning home from 7-11.

“And that

Read more at: http://kazu.org/post/moms-launch-website-help-solve-cold-case-murders

Moms Launch Website To Help Solve Cold Case Murders

Salinas has hundreds of unsolved murders. For the victims’ families, the wait for justice can be unbearable. So this month, a group of moms who lost their children launched a new website. They hope it will renew interest in their cases.  

Outside Salinas City Hall, more than 30 mothers and family members lock arms in prayer. Each has a murdered loved one. Each of their cases is unsolved.

Renee Salizar holds a picture of her son Christian Rosales. He was shot while walking home from a party on January 1 of this year.

“I don’t see how any person could live with themselves. I mean as a human being to know something and not say anything is wrong. There needs to be more compassion, more love for one another,” says Salizar.

Debbie Aguilar lost her son Stephen 15 years ago. He was killed in a drive by shooting while returning home from 7-11.

“And that

Read more at: http://kazu.org/post/moms-launch-website-help-solve-cold-case-murders

Suspect in 2 cold case murders found working at Florida Toys R Us …

A former New York City resident was arrested in Florida on Wednesday in connection with two separate, decade-old cold case murders, according to WPIX.

Christopher Gonzalez, 36, was discovered by police working at a Toys R Us in Naples after a fingerprint left behind during a 2000 murder in the Bronx borough of Manhattan was linked back to him 17 years later.


Photo: WPIX

Gonzalez’s first alleged victim, 19-year-old Dora Delvalle Almontaser, was found by her mother on Dec. 2, 2000, strangled to death with a phone cord in her family’s Bronx apartment.

Although bodily fluids were recovered from the young victim and one fingerprint was left behind at the scene, they could not be identified at the time, WPIX reported. 

On Sept. 3, 2005, state police found the

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Exclusive: Florida man being held in connection with 2 ‘cold case’ murders of young women in New York – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX

THE BRONX — Dora Delvalle Almontaser was just 19 years old, when her mother discovered the teen had been strangled with a phone cord in her family’s Bronx apartment.

Christopher Gonzalez

The date was Dec. 2, 2000.

Bodily fluids were recovered from the young victim, for a “John Doe” DNA profile.

One fingerprint was left behind.

The killer was unknown.

Five years later, in 2005, state police found a 25-year-old Yonkers woman — the mother of a little boy — wrapped in a blanket and dumped on the shoulder of the northbound Sprain Brook Parkway.

She, too, had been strangled.

Bodily fluids recovered from the victim, Angel Serbay, contained the same, unknown DNA profile that was taken from Dora Delvalle Almontaser.

Both cases were cold until this year.

That’s when detectives from NYPD Bronx Homicide decided to resubmit a fingerprint taken from the murder scene where Almontaser was discovered.

They got a hit.

The

Read more at: http://pix11.com/2017/11/08/exclusive-florida-man-being-held-in-connection-with-2-cold-case-murders-of-young-women-in-new-york/

Man admits to killing two men in cold case murders

SEATED in a wheelchair, a white rug over his knees, Terry James Freeman, didn’t look like a callous killer.

But Freeman’s surprise confession to the cold-case murders of two prisoners in jail led him to appear for sentence before Justice Peter Applegarth in the Supreme Court at Bundaberg.

Freeman strangled his victims and made the crimes look like suicide to get “in” with a prison gang.

Crown prosecutor Greg Cummings described the deaths as being akin to disposing of human beings as if they were some sort of gang membership token.

Freeman, 44, pleaded guilty to the murder of Jason Lee Evans, 20, at the Sir David Longland prison (now Brisbane Correctional Centre) on February 1, 1995; and the murder of Clayton McFadzean, 22, on March 22, 1998.

In the Crown case, Freeman was charged after walking up to a Brisbane police officer at the Roma Street Transit Centre in March 2014, saying: “I want

Read more at: https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/man-admits-to-killing-two-men-in-cold-case-murders/3252785/

Chief seeks Boston Strangler investigator’s help on NH cold case murders

Rich Beauchesne | Portsmouth Herald | BDN

Thirty-five years ago, 20-year-old Tammy Little was found beaten to death in a 315 Maplewood Ave. apartment, where Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Police Chief Robert Merner now lives.

Little’s murder remains unsolved, but police Detective Sgt. John Peracchi said leads continue to come in and police are “actively pursuing” them.

Merner said when he was driving from Seattle to Portsmouth to begin work as police chief several months ago, he found a listing online for the apartment. He had no idea it was the scene of the cold case. He said he selected it because it was near police headquarters and later learned Little was killed there.

Merner said there are two apartments in the building, Little was killed on the side where he lives and the police case file about her

Read more at: https://bangordailynews.com/2017/10/20/news/police-beat/chief-seeks-boston-strangler-investigators-help-on-nh-cold-case-murders/

Full Show: Political Roundup, And Unsolved Galveston Murders (Oct. 18, 2017)

Houston Matters airs today at noon on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters.

On Wednesday’s edition of Houston Matters: It’s time again for the Houston Matters weekly political roundup with analysis of national, state, and local political stories with an eye to how it all might affect Houston and Texas.

Also this hour: You might recall our story from this past spring about how a team of investigators has a theory as to who might’ve committed eleven unsolved murders in and around Galveston in the 1970s. Now, as a new documentary series on the murders is set to debut, the Galveston County DA has reopened the investigation into the murders of two of the young women. We revisit that story of The Eleven.

Plus: This year, the Pappas chain celebrates 50 years. Their first restaurant, Dot

Read more at: http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2017/10/18/242953/full-show-political-roundup-and-unsolved-galveston-murders-oct-18-2017/

Investigators reflect on cracking cold case murders


SCHENECTADY – The more Keith Gavreau’s name kept coming up, the less likely it seemed to investigators that he had strangled his 17-year-old girlfriend Suzanne Nauman with a shoelace and left her body on the edge of the municipal golf course in 1995.

“The one thing that we found through the course of the interviews was that there was no consistent theme to what anybody was telling us,” said, State Police Investigator Kevin Noto, adding “everybody would have a different variation when they would recount what information they had that in some ways implicated him. “I think what had happened was just through the amount of information that had gotten released to the public, in some ways

Read more at: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Investigators-reflect-on-cracking-cold-case-12285228.php

Investigators reflect on cracking cold case murders – Times Union


SCHENECTADY – The more Keith Gavreau’s name kept coming up, the less likely it seemed to investigators that he had strangled his 17-year-old girlfriend Suzanne Nauman with a shoelace and left her body on the edge of the municipal golf course in 1995.

“The one thing that we found through the course of the interviews was that there was no consistent theme to what anybody was telling us,” said, State Police Investigator Kevin Noto, adding “everybody would have a different variation when they would recount what information they had that in some ways implicated him. “I think what had happened was just through the amount of information that had gotten released to the public, in some ways

Read more at: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Investigators-reflect-on-cracking-cold-case-12285228.php