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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

Authorities: Five-year-old Abbeville murder case solved

ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY) The Vermilion Parish Violent Crimes Task Force claims it has solved a 2012 case involving the killing of Paul Rice Jr.

On Monday October, a grand Jury for Vermilion Parish in the 15th Judicial District handed down a first degree murder indictment on Derrick Mitchell, 26, also known as “Deebo”. He has been connected to the July 15, 2012, shooting of Rice at the corner of Felicity and Bailey St in Abbeville.

During the investigation, witnesses were located and re-interviewed by investigators with the Vermilion Parish Violent Crimes Task Force and the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force. The completed secondary investigation by the task force was turned over the District Attorney.

“This case is one of several unsolved murder cases assigned to the Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Task Force, which was made up of investigators from the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, the 15th Judicial District Attorneys’ office,

Read more at: http://klfy.com/2017/10/11/authorities-five-year-old-abbeville-murder-case-solved/

Authorities: Five-year-old Abbeville murder case solved | KLFY

ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY) The Vermilion Parish Violent Crimes Task Force claims it has solved a 2012 case involving the killing of Paul Rice Jr.

On Monday October, a grand Jury for Vermilion Parish in the 15th Judicial District handed down a first degree murder indictment on Derrick Mitchell, 26, also known as “Deebo”. He has been connected to the July 15, 2012, shooting of Rice at the corner of Felicity and Bailey St in Abbeville.

During the investigation, witnesses were located and re-interviewed by investigators with the Vermilion Parish Violent Crimes Task Force and the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force. The completed secondary investigation by the task force was turned over the District Attorney.

“This case is one of several unsolved murder cases assigned to the Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Task Force, which was made up of investigators from the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, the 15th Judicial District Attorneys’ office,

Read more at: http://klfy.com/2017/10/11/authorities-five-year-old-abbeville-murder-case-solved/

Boone County officers’ cold case murder solved after 80 years

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Jury finds man guilty in Tulsa cold-case murder solved through DNA …

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Jury finds man guilty in Tulsa cold-case murder solved through DNA

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Cold Case Solved

James Ricks was sitting in his car late on a summer night in 1967 in North Little Rock, Arkansas when he was startled by tapping on his car window. Two criminals were fleeing a store they had robbed when their getaway car broke down. They stole Ricks’ car—and his life—but decades would go by before his killer was brought to justice.

The pair of criminals shot Ricks, a 27-year-old African-American father of a young daughter, and locked him in the trunk of his own 1964 Oldsmobile. After driving around with a wounded Ricks in the trunk, they shot him again in the back of the head and left him a wooded area in rural Arkansas.

James Leon Clay, 20, and his brother Leon Junior Clay, 25, were convicted of interstate vehicle theft for stealing Ricks’ car and for the robberies they’d committed earlier that night. But the men were never charged with

Read more at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/james-ricks-cold-case-solved

Old Time Crime: 1984 double murder cold case solved 22 years later

PHOENIX – It was August 1984 when the bodies of Kelly Cooper, age 16 and Ermalinda Iannuzzi, age 14 were found hidden under desert brush a few feet away from the Beeline Highway near the Arizona Canal. 

In one of the oldest cold cases ever solved by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, they extradited Scott Junior Merila, also known as Mark Stephen Merila, from San Diego in August 2008, 22 years after the crime.

Evidence found at the scene suggested that Merila sexually assaulted the two teenaged girls. In 2003, there was a leap forward in DNA analysis and MCSO resubmitted the evidence to the crime lab. In 2005, a DNA hit came back to Merila who was being held in a Florida jail.

Before detectives could get there, Merila was released on parole and disappeared. Merila was tracked down a year later in a San Diego jail.

When detectives interviewed Merila, he told

Read more at: http://www.abc15.com/news/crime/old-time-crime-1984-double-murder-cold-case-solved-22-years-later

‘We found who killed your sister.’ 48 years later, a cold case is solved

It should have been an ordinary errand: a trip to a Mid-Wilshire drug store to buy a hair dryer.

Wendy Jo Halison drove her prized green Thunderbird down Fairfax Avenue on that Sunday afternoon in 1968, stopping at the Thrifty on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard. After shopping, the 22-year-old art student was seen filling up her car at a gas station down the street.

But Halison would never return home to her family.

Her body was found the next morning, stuffed in the trunk of her car, a few blocks from where she was last seen alive.

The mystery of her murder lingered for nearly half a century, outlasting several detectives and potential suspects. New forensic techniques sometimes revealed tantalizing clues, but investigators failed to identify her killer.

Halison’s family was haunted by her death. Her parents died without learning who killed their daughter. Her sister wondered if she would too.

When an unexpected

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/la-me-ln-wendy-halison-cold-case-adv-20170826-htmlstory.html