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Officials plea for information 6 years after couple’s unsolved murder

Six years after an Andover couple was found dead in their home, officials are pleading with anyone who has information to come forward.

John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to death in their home at 7 Orchard Crossing on the morning of Dec. 14, 2011. Their Lexus SUV was found on fire on Prince Street in Boston the night before.

District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe are calling on anyone with information to come forward.

“It is our belief that someone knows something that could help us solve the case and bring justice and peace of mind to the Magee family and the residents of Andover,” District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said.

Investigators have followed leads to four states and 20 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.

“Every member of the Andover Police Department remains committed to finding the person

Read more at: http://www.wcvb.com/article/officials-plea-for-information-6-years-after-couples-unsolved-murder/14433420

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

Read more at: http://q13fox.com/2017/12/13/cold-case-arrest-residents-had-feared-for-28-years-that-murder-suspect-lived-among-them/

Bedridden Iberville Parish man pleads guilty to cold case murder, gets 21 years in prison

A bedridden, Iberville Parish man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killing of a Jefferson woman 33 years ago.

Donnie London, 62, was arrested in an Iberville Parish nursing home in January 2016 after the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a routine review of cold cases and genetically linked London to the killing of Elma Kolman, who was 73 when her body was found in a vacant lot near her Monticello Avenue home on April 7, 1984.

He was sentenced this week to 21 years in prison — the penalty for manslaughter at the time he committed the crime — in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna by Judge Steven Grefer.

Kolman, who often was seen by neighbors walking around the neighborhood, was reported missing the day before her body was discovered. An autopsy found she had died of asphyxia and strangulation and had suffered traumatic injuries while being sexually assaulted.

The investigation

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/courts/article_4e9b1d98-e019-11e7-b057-6b21a9b4b2c4.html

After ‘9 years of uncertainty,’ Indianapolis cold case ends in murder conviction


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The investigation into Thomas Johnson’s 2008 death in Indianapolis was stagnant.

For eight years investigators had no solid leads. The head detective retired. The case went cold. 

Then, in 2016, a tipster provided detectives with information that eventually led them to a home several states away. 

Darrin Shores was living outside Atlanta when he was arrested and charged with Johnson’s murder earlier this year. On Tuesday, a jury found him guilty, the Marion County prosecutor’s office announced. 

More: After nearly a decade, 2008 Thanksgiving Day slaying finally has its suspect

Read more at: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/12/07/after-9-years-uncertainty-indianapolis-cold-case-ends-murder-conviction/928883001/

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

Cold Case: Guyana man charged for murder 14 years after incident

(NEWS SOURCE GUYANA) – Fourteen years after Albouystown resident, Collis DeAbreau was shot dead outside the Blue Iguana nightclub, justice is finally flickering in the case.

On Friday, Mark Lowchee aka Mark Lee was charged and remanded to prison for the 25-year-old man’s murder.

Lowchee made his appearance in court with the assistance of a walking stick and help from Police officers.

It was back in 2003 when Lowchee allegedly opened fire outside the Alberttown nightclub, shooting DeAbreau and at least two others.

DeAbreau tried to run from the scene but collapsed and died in a nearby yard from his gunshot wounds.

An arrest warrant was issued for the accused at the time, but he managed to evade law enforcement for over a decade.

When he appeared in Court on Friday, he collapsed to the ground and had to be assisted by officers of the Court. He was

Read more at: https://www.stlucianewsonline.com/cold-case-guyana-man-charged-for-murder-14-years-after-incident/

Abduction, murder of 17-year-old unsolved after 37 years

This week marked the 37th anniversary of the unsolved murder of a 17-year-old Washington, D.C., girl who was abducted and her body was found stabbed in the woods in Charles County.

On Nov. 13, 1980, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Deborah Ann Brooks was abducted while she was walking from her home in Northeast Washington, D.C., to a nearby drugstore. She was later murdered and her body was left in the woods in Charles County.

“It devastated the whole family, it was the first time we had anyone pass away in our family, for her [death] to be so drastic and harsh,” Deborah’s younger brother Paul Brooks said. “It was totally devastating to the family. It still effects us.”

Deborah, Paul and their older brother Frederick were raised by a single mother.

Frederick had recently joined the army and was away from home for about six months before Deborah’s death.

“Our family grew a lot closer

Read more at: http://www.somdnews.com/independent/spotlight/abduction-murder-of--year-old-unsolved-after-years/article_1b9328d0-606b-5e71-9ae1-243eeaf43cbe.html