Skip to comments.1985 Washington Cold-Case Homicide of Elderly Couple Solved
Posted on 07/10/2012 1:48:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Washington state officials have apparently solved the 1985 cold-case homicide of an elderly couple with an arrest that fulfills a grieving son's promise to his parents.
Wilhelmina "Minnie" Maurin and Edward "Ed" Maurin's dead bodies were found Christmas Eve 1985. They had been shot to death and dragged into a wooded area.
"At their funeral, I laid my hand on their casket and I said, 'I will find out who did this,'" the couple's son, Dennis Hadaller, said at a news conference Monday.
A team of investigators from the Lewis County Sheriff's Office in Chehalis, Wash., was dispatched to Alaska July 8 to make an arrest in connection to the slayings.
Rick Riffe, 53, of King Salmon, Ala., was arrested and will be processed for extradition back to Washington to stand trial for what Lewis County Sheriff Steve Mansfield called "horrific crimes."
Minnie and Ed Maurin were 83 and 81 years old, respectively, when they were reported missing by family members Dec. 19, 1985. The family became worried when the couple were not home, as planned, for a family Christmas party, according to police.
The next day, witnesses reported to police they spotted the Maurins' car and authorities found "a large amount of blood stains and the keys were in the ignition," police said.
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This is not meant to disparage Alabama salmon.
That’s okay. All our salmon are in cans, so they won’t hear......
Maybe ABC news doesn’t know that Alaska is usually abbreviated Ak by the Post Office
Why not? Go for it. He needs a much stress and worry as he can get.
The Fifty-seventh state.
God bless the investigators who work these kinds of cases. What a frustrating job that must be.
Sick bastards. How can someone do such a thing to elderly people?
Glad to be a southern woman clinging to my faith and my guns.
Easy targets likely with lots of money. Since they are old it is not as bad to kill them because they are not losing all that much. Their loved ones? They will get over it, everyone dies eventually. Besides I want the money, NOW, and I am more important than anyone else in the world..../criminal mind off.
I'm afraid if I click on that link I'm going to be Rick Rolled.
Just kill him. Maggots got to eat, too.
I had a great-uncle (died more than 30 years ago) who still used "Ills." as the abbreviation for "Illinois."
Yup I remember those days.
Many years ago I worked with a company building a truck loading facility in Arkansas. We had some equipment being shipped to Helena, AR.
They called us because they could not find Helena, Arizona on their maps. They wanted to know what city it was near.
I was happy there was NOT a Helena, Arizona on their maps.
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