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Blogger credited for helping solve 37-year-old cold case murder

An arrest has been made in a 37-year-old murder in Antioch, California, and a student at the Vermont College of Fine Arts is being credited with helping the investigation.

Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons’ blogging about the case sparked investigators to open the file once again.

“I just knew this was a story that chose me and I had to see it to the end,” Gibbons said.

Since 2013, Gibbons has been researching and writing about 14-year-old Sauzanne Bombardie’s murder that happened in 1980.

Gibbons became interested in the case after visiting her grandparent’s grave site. That’s when she stumbled upon Suzanne’s headstone.

“This is hard to talk about. She had been raped and murdered in 1980. I just felt horrified. I was so sad. I went home and wrote a blog called ‘Lost Girl,’” Gibbons said.

Suzanne’s case had gone cold, no leads had been made in decades and no attention was put

Read more at: http://www.kcra.com/article/vermont-blogger-credited-for-helping-solve-37-year-old-murder-case/14433541

Vermont blogger credited for helping solve 37-year-old cold case murder

An arrest has been made in a 37-year-old murder in Antioch, California, and a student at the Vermont College of Fine Arts is being credited with helping the investigation.

Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons’ blogging about the case sparked investigators to open the file once again.

“I just knew this was a story that chose me and I had to see it to the end,” Gibbons said.

Since 2013, Gibbons has been researching and writing about 14-year-old Sauzanne Bombardie’s murder that happened in 1980.

Gibbons became interested in the case after visiting her grandparent’s grave site. That’s when she stumbled upon Suzanne’s headstone.

“This is hard to talk about. She had been raped and murdered in 1980. I just felt horrified. I was so sad. I went home and wrote a blog called ‘Lost Girl,’” Gibbons said.

Suzanne’s case had gone cold, no leads had been made in decades and no attention was put

Read more at: http://www.mynbc5.com/article/vermont-blogger-credited-for-helping-solve-37-year-old-murder-case/14428764

New inquest hopes to solve 28-year cold case murder of Toowoomba teen

A fresh inquest by the Queensland coroner is hoping to shed light on cold case murder of Toowoomba teenager Annette Jane Mason in 1989.

Annette was found dead in the front bedroom of her Anzac Ave home at 2pm on November 19.

The Brisbane Coroners Court heard the 15-year-old died from “brutal” head injuries, believed to have been inflicted early in the morning while she was in or near her house.

She was last seen at 3.30am catching a taxi after a night out with friends.

Speaking outside the court today, Annette’s sister Linda Mason said her ultimate goal was to “see someone charged”.

Teenager Annette Jane Mason was found dead in her home in 1989. (Queensland Police)

“It’s a long, hard fight but it will be well worth it to see an ending,” she told reporters.

Annette’s death occurred before the new Coroners Act was introduced in 2003, meaning state coroner Terry Ryan will not

Read more at: https://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/12/12/11/37/annette-jane-mason-inquest-reopened-in-qld

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

Heating up: Cold case detectives work hard to solve Ratliff murder – Reporter

MORGAN COUNTY

More than 13 years ago, detectives were first called to Dayhuff Road in Mooresville on a house fire. There, they discovered the body of Ronli Ratliff. Her death and those responsible are still very much on the minds of Morgan County law enforcement.

The county’s cold case investigation team — comprised of fire department arson investigator and former reserve deputy Darrell Brown, retired Martinsville Assistant Police Chief Dan Riffel, retired Beech Grove Police Officer Rich Witmer and retired FBI special agent John Gray — has dedicated countless hours over the past two years to tracking down leads, interviewing persons of interest and sorting through evidence connected with her murder.

“Our victim is Ronli Ratliff. She was 24 years old, single woman,” said Riffel, who was aware of the original investigation, but was not involved. “From everybody we’ve talked to except maybe two people, everybody said, you know, ‘She was a great

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