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  • Hope Rises in Child Murder/Torture Cold Case

    10/13/2013 9:39:30 AM PDT · by Glennb51 · 3 replies
    Law Enforcement Todat ^ | 101313 | Anne E. Bremer
    On a sweltering New York City day in July, 1991, a highway worker made a horrible discovery. He had noticed a putrid odor just off the Henry Hudson Parkway in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan and traced it to a dirty cooler. Among empty beer cans and debris, Baby Hope’s tortured body was found. The child had been found naked, sexually abused, starved, and asphyxiated.
  • 5 of the biggest unsolved mysteries in physics

    01/31/2012 2:06:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/12 | Tecca - Today in Tech
    The mysteries of the universe are as vast and wide as existence itself. Throughout history, mankind has searched and struggled to find the answers tucked away inside the universe and everything we see around us. .. True, we have yet to come up with the answers to life, the universe, and everything — but oh do we have questions! Solving these mysteries may help to explain not only the creation of the universe, but also how it works, why it works, and possibly how it will end. 1. The Higgs boson The Higgs boson is a hypothetical particle whose accompanying...
  • Hartford Hit-And-Run Victim Angel Arce Torres Dies (national coverage 2008)

    05/12/2009 3:50:45 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 7 replies · 770+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 12, 2009 | David Owens
    Angel Arce Torres, the Hartford man struck by a hit-and-run driver on Park Street a year ago, died Monday evening at Hartford Hospital. He was 79. Torres was paralyzed from the neck down in the May 30, 2008, accident, which drew unwanted national attention to Hartford as video images showed Torres lying in the road as bystanders appeared indifferent to his plight. He had been crossing Park Street after buying some milk and was struck by one of two cars apparently racing on Park Street. Torres died about 9 p.m. Monday, with his family gathered around, his son Angel Arce...
  • FBI: Truck may be connected to Short family slayings

    01/16/2009 6:27:53 PM PST · by sevinufnine · 5 replies · 697+ views
    WDBJ7.com ^ | Jan 16, 2009 | Not indicated
    The FBI says an unidentified man was seen in the vehicle along a highway near the victims' home during the early morning hours of Aug. 15, 2002. The bodies of Michael and Mary Short were found in their home later that day, and 9-year-old Jennifer was missing. Her body was found about six weeks later.
  • tlanta police grapple with '03 murder of radio producer

    02/06/2008 11:11:57 AM PST · by Wally_Kalbacken · 1 replies · 142+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 02/06/08 | By BETH WARREN
    Five years ago today, an Atlanta college student and radio producer was gunned down in her home. Those who loved her want to know why. Atlanta police still haven't made any arrests in the Feb. 6, 2003 homicide of Quiana Knox, 24. The Los Angeles native was a visiting senior in mass communications at Clark Atlanta from Paine College in Augusta. Information: Anyone with information about the case can call Atlanta homicide investigators at 404-853-4235. Knox answered a loud banging on her door at the Northside Plaza apartments on Markham Street and Northside Drive around 10 p.m. to a man...
  • Prisoner Poker Could Crack Cold Cases

    07/25/2007 12:00:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 850+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | PHIL DAVIS
    Prisoner poker could crack cold cases By PHIL DAVIS, Associated Press Writer Tue Jul 24, 6:10 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. - Prison inmates are getting a present from the state of Florida: playing cards. For detectives looking to solve dozens of cold cases, it's the start of a game of Go Fish that might pay off big. On Tuesday, Florida's nearly 93,000 state inmates started getting one of two decks that between them highlight 104 of the state's most troubling unsolved murder and missing persons cases. "What better way to get them talking than to have cards with the cases...
  • JonBenet Ramsey Murder Suspect Karr - Case Thread 2

    08/28/2006 9:01:50 AM PDT · by Rte66 · 385 replies · 4,191+ views
    FRee Republic ^ | 8/28/06 | FReepers, et alii
    This is a reference thread with links to previous FR threads discussing the arrest of a suspect, John Mark Karr, in the decade-old cold case concerning the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, plus case resources for continued commentary on investigation of the crime.
  • Silenced: Flight 800 and the Subversion of Justice, Part 1 [10th Anniv. Warm-up]

    06/22/2006 8:43:39 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 1,321 replies · 10,118+ views
    WND ^ | June 4, 2001 | Jack Cashill
    Editor's note: On the evening of July 17, 1996, at 8:19 p.m., TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747, took off from Kennedy Airport, bound for Paris. At 8:31 p.m., over 730 people watched Flight 800 explode, killing all 230 of the people aboard. Not long afterwards, millions of Americans watched their televisions in fascinated horror as search and rescue crews looked for survivors among the flaming debris. Only dead bodies were recovered. Flight 800 is mostly an ugly memory for people these days. The U.S. government issued an explanation that a fuel tank had somehow exploded. Yet, they flatly denied...
  • D.B. Cooper (Vanity)

    05/05/2006 10:22:55 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 14 replies · 552+ views
    45 year old D.B. Cooper enters Portland International Airport. Cooper uses the name Dan Cooper to buy a one-way ticket to Sea-Tac International Airport on November 24, 1971, a Wednesday before Thanksgiving. He boards Northwest Flight 305, a Boeing 727-100. He boards the airplane and attracts no attention. He is wearing suit with a pearl tie and wearing a homburg hat. The airplane starts to taxi and take off from the runway. Flight attendant Flo Schaffner walks by and he hands her a note. Men traveling alone handed nots to flight attendants as a way to pass hotel and phone...
  • Investigators in Evelyn Miller case search mother's apartment [5-year-old murdered in IA]

    09/03/2005 6:40:08 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 4 replies · 487+ views
    Friday, September 2, 2005 7:20 PM CDT Investigators in Evelyn Miller case search mother's apartment  FLOYD (AP) --- Investigators in the Evelyn Miller case executed a search warrant Friday at home of the slain girl's mother.Multiple agencies were involved in the search of the apartment shared by Noel Miller, and her fiance, Casey Frederiksen, Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer told the Charles City Press.Investigators left the residence about 90 minutes after executing the warrant. They had at least 15 brown paper evidence bags and a computer that were loaded into the back of a sheriff's pickup, the newspaper reported....
  • 5-year-old Evelyn Miller's killer still eludes authorities, mother and her fiance have problems

    08/27/2005 10:18:31 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 7 replies · 652+ views
    The Des Moines Register | August 27, 2005 | JENNIFER JACOBS
    Read the story here.
  • Child Slayings Spread Terror in Pakistan

    04/30/2004 1:29:26 AM PDT · by me_newswire · 2 replies · 912+ views
    AP-via Hendersonville News ^ | April 29, 2004 | Asif Shahzad
    When the 5-year-old boy ran home bleeding and weeping, his family first thought he had injured himself in a fall. At the doctor, they discovered Zainul Abideen had been stabbed, with wounds to the chest and abdomen requiring 20 stitches. Now they believe the boy was attacked by a serial killer targeting young children in this small town, where three children have been knifed to death in the past three weeks. Police say the slayings could be part of a black magic rite and have arrested about 20 suspects. One confessed to the first three assaults, including stabbing Zainul. Then,...
  • What happened to Mary Shotwell Little? (Atlanta's "Black Dahlia")

    03/21/2004 7:24:30 PM PST · by eddie willers · 10 replies · 7,876+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3/20/04 | JIM AUCHMUTEY, GERDEEN DYER and PAT KOESTER
    What happened to Mary Shotwell Little?Newlywed's disappearance shocked Atlantans in 1965 By JIM AUCHMUTEY, GERDEEN DYER and PAT KOESTERThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 03/20/04 When Jim Ponder retired from the FBI after three decades as an agent, he took home a piece of unfinished business: File No. 79-159. File (ENLARGE) THE VICTIMOn a warm October evening in 1965, newlywed Mary Shotwell Little said goodby to a friend and walked across the Lenox Square parking lot to her car. She was never seen in Atlanta after that night. File (ENLARGE) THE CARMary's 1965 Mercury Comet was found at Lenox the next day....
  • Actor Robert Stack Dies at 84

    05/15/2003 1:17:43 PM PDT · by tuna_battle_slight_return · 17 replies · 565+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | May 15, 2003
    <p>LOS ANGELES — Robert Stack, whose granite-eyed stare and menacing baritone spelled trouble for television's fictional criminals in The Untouchables and real ones in Unsolved Mysteries, died at his home. He was 84.</p> <p>Stack's wife Rosemarie found him slumped over at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. He died of heart failure, she said. The actor had undergone radiation treatment for prostate cancer in October.</p>
  • Police make arrest in 1993 Mia Zapata slaying

    01/14/2003 10:39:22 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 29 replies · 497+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 1/11/03 | Tracy Johnson
    Saturday, January 11, 2003 Police make arrest in 1993 Mia Zapata slaying By TRACY JOHNSON SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER The 1993 killing of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata, which baffled police and her fans for nearly a decade, appears to have been solved with the arrest of a man in Miami. Police say they used DNA evidence to tie Jesus Mezquia, 48, to the slaying. The Gits, from left, were: Steve Moriarty, Matt Dresdner, Joe Spleen and Mia Zapata. Mezquia was arrested late Friday. He is a Cuban native who lives in the Florida Keys, where police searched his home Saturday,...
  • Unsolved Mystery: Origin Of 800-Year-Old Artifacts Eludes Experts (Portland, Oregon)

    10/07/2002 5:12:26 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies · 722+ views
    Columbian.com ^ | 10-6-2002 | Dean Baker
    UNSOLVED MYSTERY: ORIGIN OF 800-YEAR-OLD ARTIFACTS ELUDES EXPERTS Sunday, October 6, 2002 By DEAN BAKER, Columbian staff writer With almond-shaped eyes and dreadlocked hair, the faces on the 800-year-old clay amulets have been a mystery since they were first discovered on the banks of the Columbia River more than 80 years ago. Who were these guys who lived around modern Ridgefield at the time Genghis Khan conquered Persia and King John of England signed the Magna Carta? "They were not Chinook Indians," said David Fenton, executive director of the Clark County Historical Museum. "Where they came from and where they...
  • Crowd gathers for Levy memorial

    05/28/2002 12:37:17 PM PDT · by let freedom sing · 8 replies · 235+ views
    sacbee.com ^ | Tuesday, May 28, 2002 | AP Update
    <p>Published 9:03 a.m. PDT [Updated 12:10 p.m. May 28] MODESTO -- Hours after learning that Chandra Levy was murdered, Robert and Susan Levy tried to focus on the positive at a memorial service celebrating their daughter's short life.</p> <p>In Washington, medical examiner Jonathan L. Arden told reporters that the death had been classified as a homicide but the cause of death could not be determined.</p>