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Cold case solved? Man arrested in 1989 murder, rape of Washington teen

Amanda “Mandy” Stavik. (Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office handout)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Detectives arrested a man on Tuesday in a cold case that has haunted a Washington state county for almost 30 years.

After investigating thousands of leads, Sheriff Bill Elfo said deputies arrested Timothy Forrest Bass, 50, of Everson, on suspicion of the first degree murder, first degree kidnapping and first degree rape.

Amanda “Mandy” Stavik disappeared in Whatcom County on Nov. 24, 1989 after leaving her home on Strand Rd. to go for a jog with the family dog. Several hours later, the dog returned home, but Mandy did not.

After an exhaustive search, Stavik’s body was found in the South Fork of the Nooksack River. She was 18 years old at the time.

Elfo said deputies looked into “hundreds of suspects” over the years, but they only led to dead ends – until a recent DNA

Read more at: http://fox2now.com/2017/12/13/cold-case-solved-man-arrested-in-1989-murder-rape-of-washington-teen/

1989 cold case solved? Detectives arrest man in murder, rape of Washington teen

Amanda “Mandy” Stavik. (Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office handout)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Detectives arrested a man on Tuesday in a cold case that has haunted Whatcom County for almost 30 years.

After investigating thousands of leads, Sheriff Bill Elfo said deputies arrested Timothy Forrest Bass, 50, of Everson, on suspicion of the First Degree Murder, First Degree Kidnapping and First Degree Rape.

Amanda “Mandy” Stavik disappeared on Nov. 24, 1989 after leaving her home on Strand Rd. to go for a jog with the family dog. Several hours later, the dog returned home, but Mandy did not.

After an exhaustive search, Stavik’s body was found in the South Fork of the Nooksack River. She was 18 years old at the time.

Elfo said deputies looked into “hundreds of suspects” over the years, but they only led to dead ends – until a recent DNA match.

Deputies sent Bass DNA sample to

Read more at: http://q13fox.com/2017/12/13/1989-cold-case-solved-detectives-arrest-man-in-murder-rape-of-washington-woman/

55 Year Old Murder Case: Solved in Thermopolis

A 55 year old cold case is solved in Thermopolis, thanks to the hard work of the murder victim’s granddaughter.

The woman from Des Moines, Iowa helped identify the remains that were found in a foot locker in the Wyoming town in 1992.

Shelley Statler wants to honor Joseph Mulvaney, who was killed in 1962.

Thermopolis is a small central Wyoming community, known for its cowboys, hot springs, and dinosaur bones, i.e. fossils.

But the bones found in a trunk on this property in 1992 were human remains. John Lumley was the Hot Springs County sheriff then. He says he talked to the man who left the trunk in a shed in 1986. His name was John Morris aka David Tanner.

Lumley said, “He affirmed that he brought the trunk from state to state and moved it here and left it

Read more at: http://www.kcwy13.com/content/news/Very-Cold-Case-Solved-in-Thermopolis-458242843.html

COLD CASE SOLVED: 71-year-old inmate arrested in 40-year-old murder of San Mateo County teen

 

SAN MATEO COUNTY (KRON) — A 71-year-old inmate has been arrested in the murder of a Bay Area teenager in a cold case that goes back to 1976.

The killing was considered to be one of the notorious “Gypsy Hill Murders” in San Mateo County.

The inmate arrested is Leon Seymour, who is already doing time for a string of kidnappings and sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s.

Now, he’s charged in the previously unsolved murder of a 19-year-old woman.

Denise Lampe was found stabbed to death in the parking lot of the Serramonte shopping center in Apr. 1976.

Using modern DNA

Read more at: http://kron4.com/2017/11/10/cold-case-solved-71-year-old-inmate-arrested-in-40-year-old-murder-of-san-mateo-county-teen/

COLD CASE SOLVED: 71-year-old inmate arrested in 40-year-old …

 

SAN MATEO COUNTY (KRON) — A 71-year-old inmate has been arrested in the murder of a Bay Area teenager in a cold case that goes back to 1976.

The killing was considered to be one of the notorious “Gypsy Hill Murders” in San Mateo County.

The inmate arrested is Leon Seymour, who is already doing time for a string of kidnappings and sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s.

Now, he’s charged in the previously unsolved murder of a 19-year-old woman.

Denise Lampe was found stabbed to death in the parking lot of the Serramonte shopping center in Apr. 1976.

Using modern DNA

Read more at: http://kron4.com/2017/11/10/cold-case-solved-71-year-old-inmate-arrested-in-40-year-old-murder-of-san-mateo-county-teen/

Cold case solved decades after teen found murdered


Janie Landers and Gerald Dunlap

Janie Landers and Gerald Dunlap

SALEM, Oregon — Oregon State Police say a cold case dating back to the 1970s has been solved. It was in 1979 when investigators say Janie Landers was stabbed to death and her body dumped near Silver Falls State Park.

For years it went unsolved, until now.

Detectives said it was a small amount of blood found on Landers’ shirt that linked her death to a man already serving time in an Oregon prison.

“You are happy that you got this news,” Landers’ sister Joyce Hooper said. “You are sad because it doesn’t, it’s not going to bring her back.”

OSP Detective Steve Hinkle was assigned the case in 2015. He said the agency looked over the case and digitized every aspect of it. They also

Read more at: http://myfox8.com/2017/11/05/cold-case-solved-decades-after-teen-found-murdered/

Cold case solved decades after teen found murdered | KFOR.com

SALEM, Ore. (KPTV) — Oregon State Police say a cold case dating back to the 1970s has been solved. It was in 1979 when investigators say Janie Landers was stabbed to death and her body dumped near Silver Falls State Park.

Oregon State Police say a cold case dating back to the 1970s has been solved. It was in 1979 when investigators say Janie Landers was stabbed to death and her body dumped near Silver Falls State Park.

For years it went unsolved, until now.

Detectives said it was a small amount of blood found on Landers’ shirt that linked her death to a man who was already serving time in an Oregon prison.

“You are happy that you got this news,” Landers’ sister Joyce Hooper said. “You are sad because it doesn’t, it’s not going to bring her back.”

OSP Detective Steve

Read more at: http://kfor.com/2017/11/04/cold-case-solved-decades-after-teen-found-murdered/

Oregon cold case solved decades after teen found murdered

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Salem, Oregon (KPTV) — Oregon State Police say a cold case dating back to the 1970s has been solved. It was in 1979 when investigators say Janie Landers was stabbed to death and her body dumped near Silver Falls State Park.

For years it went unsolved, until now.

Detectives said it was a small amount of blood found on Landers’ shirt that linked her death to a man already serving time in an Oregon prison.

“You are happy that you got this news,” Landers’ sister Joyce Hooper said. “You are sad because it doesn’t, it’s not going to bring her back.”

OSP Detective Steve Hinkle was assigned the case in 2015. He said the agency looked over the case and digitized every aspect of

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2017/11/04/oregon-cold-case-solved-decades-after-teen-found-murdered/

Oregon cold case solved decades after teen found murdered …

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Salem, Oregon (KPTV) — Oregon State Police say a cold case dating back to the 1970s has been solved. It was in 1979 when investigators say Janie Landers was stabbed to death and her body dumped near Silver Falls State Park.

For years it went unsolved, until now.

Detectives said it was a small amount of blood found on Landers’ shirt that linked her death to a man already serving time in an Oregon prison.

“You are happy that you got this news,” Landers’ sister Joyce Hooper said. “You are sad because it doesn’t, it’s not going to bring her back.”

OSP Detective Steve Hinkle was assigned the case in 2015. He said the agency looked over the case and digitized every aspect of

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2017/11/04/oregon-cold-case-solved-decades-after-teen-found-murdered/

Janie Landers 1979 murder case solved: DNA analysis links to dead …

An Oregon State Police detective was finally able to provide closure to a 1979 cold case, the murder of Janie Landers, the 18-year-old Salem woman who went missing on March 9, 1979.

On March

Read more at: https://www.theglobaldispatch.com/janie-landers-1979-murder-case-solved-dna-analysis-links-to-dead-convicted-rapist-murderer-gerald-dunlap-64949/