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Family Still Searching For Answers In 43-Year-Old Cold-Case Killing

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Every year, Debra Thomas sends Christmas cards to detectives at the LAPD asking them not to forget her sister.

They haven’t, and now there’s a renewed effort to solve a murder mystery in South L.A. that is  more than 40 years old. It involves the killing of an elementary school teacher in her own home, and for the first time, her family is speaking out.

“Who did it? Where? Why?” the victim’s sister Thomas asked.

Those are the questions Thomas has been asking ever since she found out her older sister, Francine, was murdered.

“It makes you angry; it hurts you to the core,” she said.

In 1974, Francine Moran, 26, was a LAUSD teacher at 32nd Street Elementary School in South L.A. She was also working on her master’s degree in education at USC.

“Francine was quiet, she was very smart academically, very independent.” Thomas said.

On the evening of March

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Family Still Searching For Answers In 43-Year-Old Cold Case …

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Every year, Debra Thomas sends Christmas cards to detectives at the LAPD asking them not to forget her sister.

They haven’t, and now there’s a renewed effort to solve a murder mystery in South L.A. that is  more than 40 years old. It involves the killing of an elementary school teacher in her own home, and for the first time, her family is speaking out.

“Who did it? Where? Why?” the victim’s sister Thomas asked.

Those are the questions Thomas has been asking ever since she found out her older sister, Francine, was murdered.

“It makes you angry; it hurts you to the core,” she said.

In 1974, Francine Moran, 26, was a LAUSD teacher at 32nd Street Elementary School in South L.A. She was also working on her master’s degree in education at USC.

“Francine was quiet, she was very smart academically, very independent.” Thomas said.

On the evening of March

Read more at: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/11/14/family-still-searching-for-answers-in-43-year-old-cold-case-murder/

Police searching Londonderry location in connection to Denise …

By MARK HAYWARD
New Hampshire Union Leader
and CHRIS GAROFOLO
Union Leader Correspondent


October 19. 2017 4:49PM



LONDONDERRY — Authorities searched an apartment in Londonderry Thursday in connection to the 2-year-old unsolved murder of advertising saleswoman Denise Robert, officials said.

The search took place at the B unit of 43 Kendall Pond Road.

“In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, what items are being sought and what, if any, items are located will not be disclosed,” Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said in a joint statement with Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard.

Robert, who was 62 at the time of her death, was shot in the head while taking her regular Sunday night walk

Read more at: http://www.unionleader.com/crime/updated-police-searching-londonderry-location-in-connection-to-denise-robert-murder-20171019

Gone cold, but not forgotten: Searching for answers in unsolved murder cases

Melvin Knox had a secret.

A dark secret he had kept tucked away for more than four decades, through stints in prison for burglary, drugs and once threatening a couple with a shotgun.

Knox’s secret made his other crimes seem almost petty.

It wasn’t until June 28, in a Tarrant County courtroom, that Knox — a kind-looking black man whose white hair and matching beard showed his 59 years — stood before a judge and for the first time publicly admitted his secret.

Almost 44 years earlier — as a 15-year-old boy — Knox had murdered his best friend, Donald Rodgers.

In July, Knox was sentenced to 40 years in prison — a sentence he is appealing. The 1973 murder case is thought to be among the oldest cold cases solved and successfully prosecuted in Tarrant County.

Investigating cold cases — considered to be any unsolved homicide over a

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He was searching for a memento of a mother he barely knew. Instead, he helped catch her killer.

This is the fourth in a five-part series about the murder of Mary Elaine Costa, the oldest cold case homicide ever to be solved in Riverside County. The following story is based on a review of more than 1,000 pages of county court transcripts, court exhibits, police interview transcripts, archived news articles and several interviews. To explore the whole series, check out The Coldest Case, a Desert Sun true crime story.

Need to catch up? Get started with The Coldest Case, Part One.

November, 2010 – Sitting in his home in Portland, Oregon, Jimmy Stellflug picked up the phone and called the cops. Thirty-eight years ago, back when he was just a boy, his mother had been murdered. If the cops weren’t going to catch the killer, he thought, they could at least hand over her damn ring.

Stellflug, 45, had made this call before, but never with

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Police continue searching for answers in unsolved murder

Family members are holding on to faith as Terry Credit’s unsolved murder case approaches a year old.

Terry “Rich” Credit was 50 years old when police found him shot to death in the doorway of his mobile home in the Oakwood Village trailer park at 475 East Robins St. around 2:30 a.m. Aug. 17.

His family is looking around every corner for answers.

His sister, Victoria Credit-Rome, said she remains hopeful her brother’s killer will be found and held accountable.

“Our family is praying for justice for Terry Credit,” she said. “It is hard knowing its coming up on a year and we [are] still staying hopeful.”

A $12,000 reward remains in place for anyone who can give information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Credit’s death.

Credit was murdered 11 months ago on Monday. Next month, his case will be

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Detectives searching for new leads in cold case murder


Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Detectives are looking for new leads in a cold case murder.

Andre Jones was ambushed just outside his back door as he was getting ready to head to work at the Shelby County Vector Control Unit.

Witnesses told deputies they saw two men attack the 46-year-old, but have not turned up any other leads that would lead them to the suspects.

If you can help bring closure to this case, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH or deputies at (901) 222-5600.

Read more at: http://wreg.com/2017/06/16/detectives-searching-for-new-leads-in-cold-case-murder/

Detectives searching for new leads in cold case murder | WREG.com


Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Detectives are looking for new leads in a cold case murder.

Andre Jones was ambushed just outside his back door as he was getting ready to head to work at the Shelby County Vector Control Unit.

Witnesses told deputies they saw two men attack the 46-year-old, but have not turned up any other leads that would lead them to the suspects.

If you can help bring closure to this case, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH or deputies at (901) 222-5600.

Read more at: http://wreg.com/2017/06/16/detectives-searching-for-new-leads-in-cold-case-murder/

Cold Case: Family searching for answers 5 years after murder of Ellisville man April 17, 2012 April 17, 2012 April … – WDAM

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) –

In April of 2012, family members found the body of Robert Seymour in a shed in Ellisville.  Five years later, police have not located a suspect.

Ellisville Investigator Scott Wuertz said the case has gone cold and he is hoping someone in the community will come forward with new information.

“Hoping someone will remember this and look deep inside their hearts and realize this person was murdered and they deserve answers,” said Wuertz.  “We need someone to step forward and give us some information so we can put somebody in jail for this crime.”

Robert Seymour was found in a shed behind his home on Devall Street on April 17, 2012.  Seymour’s mother and uncle found the body brutally beaten.  The cause of death was ruled blunt force trauma to the head.  An autopsy report showed multiple weapons were used in the

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