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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 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/

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/

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

Fred the Head unsolved murder remains mystery as DNA rules out missing man

The mystery of Burton’s longest unsolved murder continues as one of its best leads has reached a dead end.

Detectives can now confirm that Fred the Head, the body of a man found beside the River Trent in Staffordshire in 1971, is NOT that of missing John Henry Jones.

Following familial DNA testing, John Henry Jones, who went missing from Trevor, near Llangollen, in November 1970, has now been eliminated from inquiries.

Detective Inspector Dan Ison, of Staffordshire Police, is investigating the case of the unidentified man who was found in a shallow grave in Burton in March 1971.

Discovery of Fred the Head
Discovery of Fred the Head

The detective made an appeal to viewers on the BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow on June 27, revealing a new facial reconstruction.

Det Insp Ison said John Jones, who went missing from Llangollen in 1970, was one of the names he wanted

Read more at: http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/fred-head-unsolved-murder-remains-234740

Fred the Head unsolved murder remains mystery as DNA rules out …

The mystery of Burton’s longest unsolved murder continues as one of its best leads has reached a dead end.

Detectives can now confirm that Fred the Head, the body of a man found beside the River Trent in Staffordshire in 1971, is NOT that of missing John Henry Jones.

Following familial DNA testing, John Henry Jones, who went missing from Trevor, near Llangollen, in November 1970, has now been eliminated from inquiries.

Detective Inspector Dan Ison, of Staffordshire Police, is investigating the case of the unidentified man who was found in a shallow grave in Burton in March 1971.

Discovery of Fred the Head
Discovery of Fred the Head

The detective made an appeal to viewers on the BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow on June 27, revealing a new facial reconstruction.

Det Insp Ison said John Jones, who went missing from Llangollen in 1970, was one of the names he wanted

Read more at: http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/fred-head-unsolved-murder-remains-234740

Police hope video will help solve Chesterfield cold case murder mystery

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The Chesterfield Police Department has produced a video on an 8-year-old unsolved homicide in hopes of getting new information on the case.

Damion West was 28 years old when he was killed while working as a security guard at Ivy Walk Apartments.

West’s grandmother, Constance Powell, said she and other family members still have so many questions about his death.

“I want to know what happened. Why my grandson is gone? Why did they do it? What makes somebody have that kind of hate in them,” Powell asked.

The police department teamed up with the county’s Department of Communications and Media to produce the video. The nine-minute clip includes interviews with detectives and family members and includes crime scene photos and reenactments.

Family members said the video gives her hope that someone who has information on the murder will speak up.

“Somebody knows something. Somebody seen something,” Powell said. “All they have

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/07/09/damion-west-cold-case-murder-mystery/

Police hope video will solve Chesterfield cold case murder mystery

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The Chesterfield Police Department has produced a video on an 8-year-old unsolved homicide in hopes of getting new information on the case.

Damion West was 28 years old when he was killed while working as a security guard at Ivy Walk Apartments.

West’s grandmother, Constance Powell, said she and other family members still have so many questions about his death.

“I want to know what happened–why my grandson is gone? Why did they do it? What makes somebody have that kind of hate in them,” she said.

The police department teamed up with the county’s Department of Communications and Media to produce the video. The nine-minute clip includes interviews with detectives and family members and includes crime scene photos and reenactments.

Family members said the video gives her hope that someone who has information on the murder will speak up.

“Somebody knows something. Somebody seen something,” Powell said. “All they have to

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/07/09/damion-west-cold-case-murder-mystery/

Cold case cops offer £20k reward for information on 41-year old mystery of murdered 15-year-old Enrico Sidoli

IT was the summer of 1976 – the hottest on record – when 15-year-old Enrico Sidoli bunked off school to cool off at the local pool.

The lad, dubbed Noddy because of a tic he had that made him bob his head, joined hundreds more truanting kids at Parliament Hill Lido in North London. He never returned home.

Parliament Hill Lido in North London where tragic15-year-old Enrico Sidoli was murdered

Parliament Hill Lido in North London where tragic 15-year-old Enrico Sidoli was murdered

The good-natured boy from nearby Kentish Town is believed to have argued with youths who then held him under water.

He was eventually dragged out unconscious by a lifeguard and rushed to hospital. He died 11 days later.

Throughout the whole incident on that blazing 95F day of Thursday July 8, Enrico was surrounded by more than 1,400 other bathers.

Detectives at the time described

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3972793/cold-case-cops-offer-20k-reward-for-information-on-enrico-sidoli-murder/