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Ex-detective claims mystery blue envelope holds key to unsolved murder of banker Alistair Wilson

The ex-detective carrying out his own probe into one of Scotland’s most notorious unsolved murders has called for police to release more details of the case.

Former Scotland Yard officer Peter Bleksley has been quizzing potential witnesses about the killing of banker Alistair Wilson, who was shot dead on the doorstep of his home in Nairn in 2004.

Bleksley claimed last week he had uncovered new information which he believed could be vital in helping identify Alistair’s killer.

Alistair with wife Veronica Wilson

Days later, police released details of a blue greetings card-style envelope given to Alistair’s wife Veronica when she answered the door on the night of the murder and confirmed the name “Paul” was written on it.

Dad-of-two Alistair was shot when he handed the envelope back empty.

Bleksley –

Read more at: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/private-detective-claims-blue-envelope-11628334

Ex-detective claims mystery blue envelope holds key to unsolved …

The ex-detective carrying out his own probe into one of Scotland’s most notorious unsolved murders has called for police to release more details of the case.

Former Scotland Yard officer Peter Bleksley has been quizzing potential witnesses about the killing of banker Alistair Wilson, who was shot dead on the doorstep of his home in Nairn in 2004.

Bleksley claimed last week he had uncovered new information which he believed could be vital in helping identify Alistair’s killer.

Alistair with wife Veronica Wilson

Days later, police released details of a blue greetings card-style envelope given to Alistair’s wife Veronica when she answered the door on the night of the murder and confirmed the name “Paul” was written on it.

Dad-of-two Alistair was shot when he handed the envelope back empty.

Bleksley –

Read more at: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/private-detective-claims-blue-envelope-11628334

Mystery package could identify killer in unsolved murder of Nairn banker

An academic has claimed that he has been sent new information that could provide clues to one of Scotland’s most enduring murder mysteries.

The question of who shot Alistair Wilson, a 30-year-old father of two, at his home in Nairn in November 2004 remains unanswered but police continue to investigate the murder.

David Wilson, professor of criminology at Birmingham City University, told the BBC Radio Scotland presenter John Beattie that new details included a claim that the banker’s wife was not the sole witness to the shooting. He said that he had passed the information to police, who have not commented.

Professor Wilson told Mr Beattie he believed that the case was now “eminently solvable”. He said that the information was sent to him in…

Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mystery-package-could-identify-killer-in-unsolved-murder-of-nairn-banker-2vtd8pj0d

Mystery package could identify killer in unsolved murder of Nairn …

An academic has claimed that he has been sent new information that could provide clues to one of Scotland’s most enduring murder mysteries.

The question of who shot Alistair Wilson, a 30-year-old father of two, at his home in Nairn in November 2004 remains unanswered but police continue to investigate the murder.

David Wilson, professor of criminology at Birmingham City University, told the BBC Radio Scotland presenter John Beattie that new details included a claim that the banker’s wife was not the sole witness to the shooting. He said that he had passed the information to police, who have not commented.

Professor Wilson told Mr Beattie he believed that the case was now “eminently solvable”. He said that the information was sent to him in…

Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mystery-package-could-identify-killer-in-unsolved-murder-of-nairn-banker-2vtd8pj0d

COLD CASE: UGA student’s murder remains a mystery

For Kelvin McDuffie, the future seemed bright.

McDuffie had overcome early hardship — his mother was arrested and convicted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of another woman when he was just a teenager. But he had risen to become a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve and was a student at the University of Georgia with dreams of opening a restaurant.

But on a cold January day in 2003, the 25-year-old’s bullet-ridden body was found in a remote area of Athens-Clarke County. Family told police they’d last heard from McDuffie the previous day, when he’d visited his grandmother in his hometown of Elberton, which sits near the South Carolina border some 35 miles northeast of Athens.

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Hamblen Co.murder mystery solved; What cracked the cold case?

HAMBLEN COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) – Kim Sipe’s job description is as endless as the phones ringing in her office.

“We’re busy. We’re a busy county,” said Sipe, an administrative assistant at the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office.

In her nearly three years at the sheriff’s office, Sipe has seen countless cases come and go. But, there’s one that has stuck with her for fourteen years.

“You see this stuff on TV and you hear about this stuff but you don’t ever expect it to happen to you or your family and it’s totally different when you have to live with it,” said Sipe.

In March of 2003, Sipe’s aunt, Mickey Moore, was robbed and murdered in the driveway of her Morristown home. For years, the case was cold.

“We’ve lived for fourteen years knowing her killers were

Read more at: http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Niece-finds-closure-after-Hamblen-County-cold-case-solved-450623643.html

Suspect in teen’s murder mystery announced 4 decades after …

ATKINSON, Illinois – Almost 43 years to the day of an Atkinson, Illinois teenager’s murder, authorities today revealed the name of the man they believe is the killer.

Mary Ann Becker, 16, was found strangled in the living room of her family’s home on September 9, 1974.  She had been tied to a piano, and an electrical cord found near the body.

Over the past 4 years, Illinois State Police launched a renewed effort to solve the decades- old mystery, including the exhumation of the young woman’s body from St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Atkinson.

Today, the Henry County State’s Attorney’s office named the late Robert Clark as the likely suspect in the the cold case. He died in March of 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Robert G Clark, 1970s (left), 2013

“Upon reviewing the thousands of pages of new interviews, the State’s Attorney believes the circumstantial evidence

Read more at: http://wqad.com/2017/09/06/suspect-in-teens-murder-mystery-announced-4-decades-after-slaying/

Suspect in teen’s murder mystery announced 4 decades after slaying


Mary Ann Becker

Mary Ann Becker

ATKINSON, Illinois – Almost 43 years to the day of an Atkinson, Illinois teenager’s murder, authorities today revealed the name of the man they believe is the killer.

Mary Ann Becker, 16, was found strangled in the living room of her family’s home on September 9, 1974.  She had been tied to a piano, and an electrical cord found near the body.

Over the past 4 years, Illinois State Police launched a renewed effort to solve the decades- old mystery, including the exhumation of the young woman’s body from St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Atkinson.

Today, the Henry County State’s Attorney’s office named the late Robert Clark as the likely suspect in the the cold case. He died in March of 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Read more at: http://wqad.com/2017/09/06/suspect-in-teens-murder-mystery-announced-4-decades-after-slaying/

Her body was found in Macon almost 40 years ago. But who she is remains a mystery

Editor’s note: This story is part of an occasional series about unidentified human remains found in Middle Georgia. If you have information about the unidentified woman described here, please call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

Though the body was lying in the front yard of a house, it was more than a month before anyone noticed it.

One Thursday afternoon nearly 40 years ago, a woman who lived on Riverside Drive in Macon was outside hanging laundry on a clothesline when something caught her eye.

There in a sparsely wooded area about 15 feet from the road, 47-year-old Estoria Bowman saw what she later described as a “yellowish shape.”

“I got close enough to tell it was a human, and then I backed off and waited for my husband,” Bowman told a Telegraph reporter at the time. “I didn’t want to find out what it was by myself.”

The body had been

Read more at: http://www.macon.com/news/local/article169772102.html

Brockton woman’s 1975 murder in Maine remains mystery over four …

In many small Maine towns, there are cold cases and whispers from the past. In Lincoln County, there remains just such a case, the unsolved 1975 homicide of Florence Estelle Norcross Lauze, a young woman from Brockton, whose body was found in Sherman Lake in Newcastle, Maine. She was just 19 years old and had been strangled

What had started off as an innocent outing soon took a sinister turn.

On the morning of Aug. 16, 1975, on Lynch Road in Newcastle, Maine, Randy Pearce of Boothbay, Maine, and a young relative stopped to go fishing at Sherman Lake, on the shore opposite a rest area along Route 1.

Around 8 a.m., Pearce discovered a woman’s body floating in the lake.

Pearce walked up the road to David Wood’s farmhouse, which was Lynch Road on the way to Route 1. Shaken, Pearce described

Read more at: http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/20170821/brockton-womans-1975-murder-in-maine-remains-mystery-over-four-decades-later