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Murder still unsolved after 10 years

BARTONSVILLE — Charlene Sebring of Pocono Township tries to keep herself occupied however she can.

She does housework when not at her job near home. She cuddles with her 1-year-old grandson and 8-month-old granddaughter while watching TV.

Anything to take her mind off the pain of knowing today, Dec. 4, is the 10-year anniversary of the still-unsolved murder of her son, Lee Vanluvender, 22, who was shot multiple times while hunting in Tunkhannock Township.

“Ten years and it still hasn’t gotten any easier,” a weeping Sebring said, sitting in her dining area with her granddaughter in her lap, her cat under the table and a talk show on TV. “Ten years and still no answers.

“I try not to think about what Lee must have been feeling in the last moments of his life,” she said. “The pain. The fear. And

Read more at: http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20171203/murder-still-unsolved-after-10-years

Unsolved murder still haunts reporter three decades on

keelingstillAn award-winning crime reporter has revealed that he is still haunted by the first murder case he ever covered 33 years ago.

Lisa Jane Hession was 14 when she was sexually assaulted and murdered just yards from her home in Leigh, Greater Manchester, in December 1984.

The murder remains unsolved and the only suspect ever arrested in connection with the crime is now dead.

Now Manchester Evening News crime reporter Neal Keeling, who covered the story for the Bolton News, has written a heartfelt account of how the case haunts him still.

Recalled Neal, pictured: “It the morning of December 10th 1984 and it was the first murder I had covered as a reporter. I was 25-years-old and it was a test, professionally and emotionally.

“Stark details of how 14-year-old Lisa had been found

Read more at: https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2017/news/unsolved-murder-still-haunts-reporter-three-decades-on/

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

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

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/

Friends Still Hoping Cold Case Murder Of Gina Muir Can Be Solved

Nancy Tucker still remembers her friend Gina Muir.

She lost her in 2004 and is still hoping investigators will be able to solve this Cold Case murder.

Ms. Tucker said, “Gina Muir was found just before Thanksgiving 2004 on Mitchell Avenue in the South Side.

“I grew up with Gina and I would love to see justice for her and her family.”

 On Nov.

20, 2004, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Chattanooga Police were called to the area of 1500 Mitchell Ave. on a report of possible human bones found. Skeletal remains were found at 108 E. Main St. in an overgrown, abandoned lot near an alley which runs through the 1500 block of Mitchell.

At the scene, the medical examiner was able to determine that the remains found were that of a white female. With this information, investigators with Chattanooga Police Department Major Crimes Division worked alongside investigators in the Youth and Family Division

Read more at: http://www.chattanoogan.com/2017/11/1/357681/Friends-Still-Hoping-Cold-Case-Murder.aspx

‘It Still Hurts’: Father Searches for Answers in Decades-Old Unsolved Child Murder

In a field of green grass and chunks of brown dirt, a grieving father kneels at an unmarked grave site.

The official marker reads “1995.” There is no other indication as to who is buried there. Only makeshift memorials hold any clues as to the lives that were lost.

In this dirt grave, Los Angeles County cremated and entombed the remains of more than 1,800 people who were unidentified at the time of their death including the son of Kenneth Gridiron, Sr.

“My son was a happy child. I took him everywhere,” said Gridiron, who stops mid-sentence because emotion overtakes him.

“It hurts. It just hurts. After all these years it still hurts and it seems like nobody cares,” he said.

Gridiron’s son, Kenny Gridiron Jr., disappeared in the mid-1980s. That was the last time he saw his son who was only a toddler when

Read more at: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/Unsolved-Murder-Investigation-LAPD-Kenneth-Gridiron-454147893.html

‘It Still Hurts’: Father Searches for Answers in Decades-Old Unsolved …

In a field of green grass and chunks of brown dirt, a grieving father kneels at an unmarked grave site.

The official marker reads “1995.” There is no other indication as to who is buried there. Only makeshift memorials hold any clues as to the lives that were lost.

In this dirt grave, Los Angeles County cremated and entombed the remains of more than 1,800 people who were unidentified at the time of their death including the son of Kenneth Gridiron, Sr.

“My son was a happy child. I took him everywhere,” said Gridiron, who stops mid-sentence because emotion overtakes him.

“It hurts. It just hurts. After all these years it still hurts and it seems like nobody cares,” he said.

Gridiron’s son, Kenny Gridiron Jr., disappeared in the mid-1980s. That was the last time he saw

Read more at: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/Unsolved-Murder-Investigation-LAPD-Kenneth-Gridiron-454147893.html

Killer Kevin Doherty to walk free after just SIX years… and still …

A MAN who killed his lover will walk free after serving just six years in jail – and still refuses to say what he did with her body.

Kevin Doherty was sentenced to 12 years for manslaughter after 32-year-old Jane Harrison vanished during a shopping trip in 1995.

 Kevin Doherty will have served just six years of his 12 year sentence for the killing of his lover Jane Harrison
Kevin Doherty will have served just six years of his 12 year sentence for the killing of his lover Jane Harrison

The taxi driver, of Buckhurst Hill in Essex, managed to evade justice for 18 years before a cold case investigation using new technology into mobile phone call analysis destroyed his cover-up.

He has always denied the killing and refused to reveal what happened to the mum-of-two, but is now due for release

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4794424/killer-kevin-doherty-free-jane-harrison-manslaughter/

Killer Kevin Doherty to walk free after just SIX years… and still refuses to say what he did with lover’s body

A MAN who killed his lover will walk free after serving just six years in jail – and still refuses to say what he did with her body.

Kevin Doherty was sentenced to 12 years for manslaughter after 32-year-old Jane Harrison vanished during a shopping trip in 1995.

 Kevin Doherty will have served just six years of his 12 year sentence for the killing of his lover Jane Harrison
Kevin Doherty will have served just six years of his 12 year sentence for the killing of his lover Jane Harrison

The taxi driver, of Buckhurst Hill in Essex, managed to evade justice for 18 years before a cold case investigation using new technology into mobile phone call analysis destroyed his cover-up.

He has always denied the killing and refused to reveal what happened to the mum-of-two, but is now due for release

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4794424/killer-kevin-doherty-free-jane-harrison-manslaughter/