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Cold case arrest: Residents had feared for 28 years that murder suspect lived among them

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A big break in a decades-old Whatcom County cold case.

On Wednesday, county prosecutors announced they think they know who kidnapped, raped and murdered 18-year-old Mandy Stavik more than 28 years ago.

A day earlier, police arrested 50-year-old Timothy Bass, who lived just down the street from where Mandy lived.

Prosecutors say new DNA technology helped them finally connect Bass as a suspect in Stavik’s death.  A co-worker had provided police with a cup that Bass had left his DNA on after drinking from it, police said.

Stavik was an athlete, an honor student and a cheerleader. She graduated from Mount Baker High School in 1989.

While the school she attended has changed a lot over the years, the memory of one of their graduates never left the community.

Max Zender was only 7 when Mandy Stavik was murdered.

“Anytime something tragic happens in a small

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Suspect in Stavik murder case watched cold case files, bragged he wouldn’t be caught

Timothy Forrest Bass, 50, of Everson was arrested Tuesday morning by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the 1989 abduction and murder of 18-year-old Amanda T. “Mandy” Stavik of Acme.

Stavik went missing Nov. 24, 1989, while jogging near her home on Strand Road in Clipper, a community clustered along Highway 9 between Acme and Van Zandt. Stavik was home for Thanksgiving break from her freshman year at Central Washington University. She was last seen at about 2:30 p.m. that day, with her dog, Kyra.

Stavik’s unclothed body was found three days later in the south fork of the Nooksack River, about 3 ½ miles south of the family’s home.

Sheriff Bill Elfo said new DNA evidence led detectives to the arrest. Bass was booked on suspicion of first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree rape, Elfo said.

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Antioch cold-case murder suspect charged, could face death

MARTINEZ — On Wednesday prosecutors filed a special circumstances murder charge against Mitchell Lynn Bacom for the 37-year-old kidnapping and homicide of a young teen girl, capping off the surprise announcement this week that the case had been solved.

Bacom, 63, is accused of of murdering 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in 1980 by stabbing her to death. The lone charge carries enhancements that accuse Bacom of burglary, kidnapping the young teen, and molesting her, which could make him eligible for the death penalty.

Bacom denied a reporter’s request to interview him in jail Tuesday.

Michael Lynn Bacom, 63, was arrested on homicide charges stemming from acold case murder in 1980 of 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in Antioch.
Michael Lynn Bacom, 63, was arrested on homicide charges stemming from abr /cold case murder in 1980 of 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in Antioch. 

Typically in special circumstances

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Mass Dutch DNA drive finds suspect in ‘cold case’ murder

THE HAGUE: Dutch police said Monday they had arrested a suspect in the murder of a young woman 25 years ago, tracking him down after an unprecedented drive to collect DNA samples.

Milica van Doorn, 19, was found dead on June 8, 1992 in a pond in the town of Zaandam, near Amsterdam, after she failed to come home from a birthday party. She had left shortly before midnight to take the bus home, but never arrived.

Tests showed she had been raped, and brutally killed.

The 47-year-old suspect was arrested on Saturday, after police launched an appeal to take DNA from about 130 people.

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Suspect in Bronx, Yonkers cold-case murders extradited from Fla …

A former Bronx man was shipped to New York Friday to face rape and murder charges.

Christopher Gonzalez, 36, was brought back to the Bronx to face justice for killing 19-year-old Dora Almoteser in her apartment on E. 180th St. in Van Nest on Dec. 2, 2000, police said.

Gonzalez allegedly raped Almoteser and strangled her with a phone cord.

Gonzalez is accused of killing Dora Almoteser, 19, in Yonkers.

Gonzalez is accused of killing Dora Almoteser, 19, in Yonkers.

(Obtained by Daily News)

He is also charged with the murder of 25-year-old Angel Serbay in Yonkers. Serbay was raped, strangled, and dumped on the side of the Sprain Brook Parkway.

Cops were able to link the cases after they matched DNA from both bodies.

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Bronx cold case murder suspect charged after extradition to New York – WABC

The suspect in a 17-year-old cold case murder in the Bronx is back in New York to face charges.

39-year-old Christopher Gonzalez was extradited from Florida after police linked him to the unsolved killing of 19-year-old Dora Devalle Almontaser in December of 2000.

Almontaser was found dead in her Van Nest apartment after she was strangled with a phone cord.

Gonzalez was initially arrested in Naples earlier this year after he was pulled over for driving with a suspended license. His fingerprints taken from that stop then linked him to Almontaser’s murder last month.

Police also believe Gonzalez is linked to the 2005 murder of Yonkers resident Angel Serbay, who was found dead on the shoulder of the Sprain Brook Parkway.

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Bronx cold case murder suspect charged after extradition from … – WABC

The suspect in a 17-year-old cold case murder in the Bronx is back in New York to face charges.

39-year-old Christopher Gonzalez was extradited from Florida after police linked him to the unsolved killing of 19-year-old Dora Devalle Almontaser in December of 2000.

Almontaser was found dead in her Van Nest apartment after she was strangled with a phone cord.

Gonzalez was initially arrested in Naples earlier this year after he was pulled over for driving with a suspended license. His fingerprints taken from that stop then linked him to Almontaser’s murder last month.

Police also believe Gonzalez is linked to the 2005 murder of Yonkers resident Angel Serbay, who was found dead on the shoulder of the Sprain Brook Parkway.

Read more at: http://abc7ny.com/cold-case-murder-suspect-charged-after-extradition-to-new-york/2758902/

Mother of cold case murder suspect arrested in separate robbery


PUEBLO, Colo. — The mother of a man arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the disappearance of a pregnant 21-year-old woman is in custody for investigation of robbery.

Sara Lucas, 49, was arrested Friday in connection with a September robbery.

Her sons, Donthe Lucas and Dushon Lucas, were arrested in November on charges stemming from the same incident.

Donthe Lucas was in custody in Pueblo on the robbery charge when he was arrested Friday in the disappearance of Kelsie Jean Schilling.

Officials say Lucas, 25, was Schelling’s boyfriend when she disappeared.

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Mother of cold case murder suspect arrested in separate robbery …


PUEBLO, Colo. — The mother of a man arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the disappearance of a pregnant 21-year-old woman is in custody for investigation of robbery.

Sara Lucas, 49, was arrested Friday in connection with a September robbery.

Her sons, Donthe Lucas and Dushon Lucas, were arrested in November on charges stemming from the same incident.

Donthe Lucas was in custody in Pueblo on the robbery charge when he was arrested Friday in the disappearance of Kelsie Jean Schilling.

Officials say Lucas, 25, was Schelling’s boyfriend when she disappeared.

Read more at: http://kdvr.com/2017/12/01/mother-of-cold-case-murder-suspect-arrested-in-separate-robbery-case/

Mother of cold case murder suspect arrested in separate robbery case


PUEBLO, Colo. — The mother of a man arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the disappearance of a pregnant 21-year-old woman is in custody for investigation of robbery.

Sara Lucas, 49, was arrested Friday in connection with a September robbery.

Her sons, Donthe Lucas and Dushon Lucas, were arrested in November on charges stemming from the same incident.

Donthe Lucas was in custody in Pueblo on the robbery charge when he was arrested Friday in the disappearance of Kelsie Jean Schilling.

Officials say Lucas, now 25, was Schelling’s boyfriend when she disappeared.

Read more at: http://kdvr.com/2017/12/01/mother-of-cold-case-murder-suspect-arrested-in-separate-robbery-case/