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Cases Old and Cold
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Lady Cop Away

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RE: Cases Old and Cold

hello..let me see if i can address questions.

first, an 'accident' resulting in a death is still a murder if they meant to harm him. you can't come into court and say 'well shit i only meant to break his legs but he died'...it's homicide. and it's murder, the degree may be argued.
intent, an element in 1st degree, can be formed in a heartbeat or the blink of an eye.
predators are often attracted to children of either gender. it's about the power over a defenseless and available kid.
some do have preferences.
pedophiles are as different as the rest of the population in their personal fantasies.
one thing that can be generalized is that THEY NEVER CHANGE NOMATTER WHAT. they are hardwired.

if i didn't answer adequately, please say something and i'll see if i can do better.

06-28-2012 09:35 PM
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Lady Cop Away

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RE: Cases Old and Cold

now THIS is a blast from the past!

boston herald

An alleged firetrap shuttered by city inspectors Wednesday was condemned 50 years to the day after it was the scene of one of the infamous Boston Strangler killings.

The house at 139 Blue Hill Ave. in Roxbury is where cops found slain widow Margaret Davis, 60, the fourth Boston Strangler victim, on July 11, 1962.

Officials evacuated the residents — including two people on dialysis machines and another wheelchair-bound tenant — and deemed the house “unfit for human habitation” and a “fire hazard” because there were no fire exits on the second and third floors.

The single-family house was not permitted as a rooming house but had several tenants renting rooms for $500 a month, officials said.

“It was truly a disaster waiting to happen. It was a public safety hazard, period,” said Deputy Inspectional Services Commissioner Darryl Smith.

“If there was a fire in the front of the house, nobody could get out,” he said.

Smith said the city’s problem property task force has been monitoring the house for weeks after fielding complaints. Inspectors were let in by a tenant Wednesday and slapped the owner with violations for running an illegal rooming house. The owner could not be reached for comment.

The shutdown came a few days after ISD inspectors shuttered another unlicensed rooming house on Stanwood Street, where authorities also found an illegal auto repair shop.

The closures are part of an ongoing anti-blight campaign by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who set up a task force last year to crack down on problem properties and pressure landlords to evict criminal tenants, including posting flashing neon signs in front of some trouble spots.

“We’re out there on the ground, trying to find these issues and others, so we can work with the neighbors and make better neighborhoods,” Smith said.

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INFAMOUS: The house at 139 Blue Hill Ave. in Roxbury, where cops found the Boston Strangler’s fourth victim, Margaret Davis, 60, 50 years ago, was condemned Wednesday by the city.

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07-13-2012 02:25 PM
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Lady Cop Away

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horrible case, excellent book.
i hope the fucker suffered.
(CNN) -- The infamous "Onion Field" cop killer whose 1963 crime was chronicled in a best-selling book and a movie has died, officials said Monday. He was 79.

Gregory Powell died Sunday at the California Medical Facility, a prison in Vacaville, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.

In October, Powell was denied compassionate release, all but guaranteeing he would die behind bars.

He had cancer, according to the Los Angeles Police Protective League. Prison officials, however, never confirmed that account and Monday's statement said simply that Powell died of "natural causes."

He was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole for killing Los Angeles Police Officer Ian Campbell nearly 50 years ago.

The crime was chronicled in Joseph Wambaugh's best-selling book, "The Onion Field" and a movie by the same name.

On the night of March 9, 1963, Powell and accomplice Jimmy Lee Smith were driving around Los Angeles, looking for a liquor store to rob.

Campbell and his partner, Officer Karl Hettinger, pulled the two over in a routine stop. Powell, who was ordered out of the car, pointed a gun at Campbell's head. He and Smith disarmed both officers, took them hostage and drove to a remote onion field in Bakersfield, a town about 110 miles of north of downtown Los Angeles.

The officers were forced out of the car and ordered to stand with their hands above their heads. Powell said to them, "We told you we were going to let you guys go, but have you ever heard of the Little Lindbergh Law?"

"Yes," Campbell, 31, replied. Powell then shot him to death. Hettinger escaped, but the murder of his partner haunted him for the rest of his life.

Powell and Smith were sentenced to death in November 1963. Their sentences were commuted to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the early 1970s when the death penalty was declared unconstitutional.

Smith was paroled in 1982, but was in and out of prison in subsequent years for drug-related parole violations. He died at a California detention center in 2007.

The Little Lindbergh Law makes a kidnapping within the state a capital offense even if the victim is unharmed. It followed a federal law, nicknamed the Lindbergh Law, that made taking a kidnapped person across state lines a federal crime. That law was passed after the kidnapping and murder of the young son of aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932.

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08-14-2012 06:58 AM
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Lady Cop Away

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Greater Manchester Police have pulled documents out of the south Wales home of one of Ian Brady's long-term visitors, Jackie Powell, pictured left, but are skeptical that his note will offer any hope to Keith's mother Winnie. Ms Powell has been arrested on suspicion of preventing burial of a body. The serial killer, top right, has enjoyed taunting his victims' families from inside prison for decades and has previously refused to help police find the 12-year-old's body, which has been missing in 1964 and is believed to be on Saddleworth Moor near Oldham.

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Jackie Powell pictured leaving her home this morning, where police have taken some documents that could include a crucial letter from her client Ian Brady

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...z23oiocdd7

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08-17-2012 11:20 AM
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Lady Cop Away

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re: post 32
the poor woman died day after this article ^

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Winnie Johnson died peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning, her solicitor, John Ainley, confirmed.
Winnie Johnson fought a long and unsuccessful campaign to find out where the body of her son Keith Bennett is buried.



08-18-2012 01:29 PM
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Lady Cop Away

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i remember this sad sad case so well.

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Man called Charles who molested and killed boy, 10, wants his name changed to Manasseh-Invictus Auric Thutmose V after converting to Wiccanism
Charles Jaynes (right), who murdered Jeffrey Curley (left) in Manchester, Massachusetts in 1997, listed his reason for changing his name as 'Wiccan religious tennet' on the petition filed with Plymouth Probate Court. The victim's father, Robert Curley, laughed at the name change and said he would exercise his legal right to object to it because 'nothing will change what he has done'. Jaynes is serving a life sentence for the murder in Bridgewater Correctional Facility.
When the boy resisted their sexual advances, Jaynes smothered him with a gasoline-soaked rag, took his body back to his Manchester apartment and molested his remains with Sicari.

The youngster's body was found six days later in a cement-filled container wrapped with duct tape in a river in Maine.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...z24J31ryHU

08-22-2012 03:49 PM
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Jack McCullough Guilty: Man Convicted Of Killing Maria Ridulph In 1957

For most of five decades, it seemed no one would ever be held accountable for the murder of a 7-year-old Illinois girl snatched off a small-town street corner as she played.

Now someone has.

Fifty-five years after Maria Ridulph vanished, her friends and family let out a deafening cheer Friday as a judge pronounced a former neighborhood teen – now a 72-year-old man – guilty of the kidnapping and murder. It was one of the oldest unsolved crimes in the U.S. to make it to trial.

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Fifty five years later, they got him. There could be more unsolved crimes on his hands, he was free a long time.

09-17-2012 07:40 PM
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DNA match resolves question about Boston Strangler - 50 years later

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Boston Strangler: Albert DeSalvo---Victim: Mary Sullivan

BOSTON - DNA evidence has definitively linked Albert DeSalvo to the death of Mary Sullivan, a woman believed to be the Boston Strangler's last victim, authorities announced Friday.

Investigators exhumed DeSalvo's remains for DNA testing last Friday after new evidence surfaced in the case.

The breakthrough happened after scientific advances that authorities said only became possible recently. Police secretly followed DeSalvo's nephew to collect DNA from a discarded water bottle to help make the connection.

DeSalvo admitting killing Sullivan in January 1964 and 10 other women in the Boston area between 1962 and 1964 in a series of slayings that became known as the Boston Strangler case. But he recanted in 1973 before dying in prison, where he was serving a life sentence for other crimes.

"We now have an unprecedented level of certainty that Albert DeSalvo raped and murdered Mary Sullivan," Conley said Friday.

"We now have to look very closely at the possibility that he also committed at least some of the other sexual homicides to which he confessed. Questions that Mary's family asked for almost 50 years have finally been answered. They, and the families of all homicide victims, should know that we will never stop working to find justice, accountability, and closure on their behalf."

Sullivan's nephew, Casey Sherman, spent much of his adult life searching for answers in the case and even wrote a book about it. Sherman had once joined with the DeSalvo family in believing that Albert DeSalvo wasn't his aunt's killer.

Now he knows that DeSalvo is guilty. "He's the killer of my aunt, which is all this has been about for me," Sherman said.

Conley has said the new evidence applies only to Sullivan's homicide and not to the other Strangler-linked killings.

He said some law enforcement officials still disagree about whether one person committed all 11 slayings. All were strangled with articles of clothing.

07-21-2013 01:36 PM
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Maggot Offline

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You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.
07-21-2013 03:53 PM
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Missing Person Mystery Solved - 50 Years Later...
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Lucy Johnson vanished from the house she shared with her husband in Canada in September 1961, the Surrey Leader reported.

Investigators initially suspected her husband had something to do with her disappearance in Surrey, British Columbia

Marvin Johnson reported his wife missing in 1965, but investigators realized she'd last been seen four years earlier. Crews dug up his yard looking for a body, but found no sign of the then 33 year old wife and mother.

She hadn't been seen or heard from since.

But earlier this month, the Surry Leader newspaper ran a story about the case as a part of a series on missing people, piquing the interest of Johnson's daughter.

Linda Evans was seven or eight when her mother disappeared, she told the Leader. "Honestly, I thought she was dead because there's been no contact. Nothing," Evans, now in her late 50s, told the newspaper.

Evans placed an ad in newspapers around Yukon in northwestern Canada, near where her mother was born in Alaska. A woman responded to the ad to say she believed the woman Evans described was her own mother. It was.

Lucy Johnson is now 77 and lives in the Yukon, where she has four other children, three sons and a daughter.

"I'm still walking around in shock," Evans told the leader. "The police phoned me and said 'We found your mom.' And I said 'No, I found my mom'."

Cpl. Bert Paquet, spokesman for the Surrey RCMP, told CBC News, "The stars aligned, the timing was perfect." The two have not met yet, though Evans said she was saving for a trip north for a reunion.

"I have a lot of questions," Evans said. "And they're all 'Whys?'"

07-22-2013 01:50 PM
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back and as popular as ever

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The Boston Strangler film starring Tony Curtis and Henry Fonda is brilliant way ahead of its time.

Tony Curtis should've gotten an oscar for his chilling portrayal of DeSalvo. DeSalvo WAS the Boston strangler.

We need to punish the French, ignore the Germans and forgive the Russians - Condoleezza Rice.
07-22-2013 04:44 PM
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Bodies of water - bodies in water - 1970s cold cases solved?

In the last 2 weeks, 3 cars recovered from bodies of water have been found containing 8 sets of skeletal remains.

Investigators are hoping to solve old missing persons cases and offer the remaining family members some closure - finally.

IN OKLAHOMA - 2 Cars, 6 bodies:

An Oklahoma sheriff says investigators are confident that one of two cars pulled from the bottom of an Oklahoma lake (during sonar testing) contained the remains of three teenagers who went missing in 1970. One of the cars pulled from the lake, a blue Chevrolet Camaro, matched the description of a car in connection with the teens' disappearance, The Daily Elk Citian reported. The missing teens were Thomas Michael Rios, 18, Leah Gail Johnson, 18, and Jimmy Allen Williams, 16.
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“There have been theories from everybody. Everyone suspected foul play. ... But every lead just went nowhere.”

The paper reported that the three were supposed to be heading to a football game in a nearby town, but were never seen again. Some thought the three had stumbled across a drug deal at a rural airstrip and been killed. Others said they might have run away to California.

“The second vehicle is tentatively identified as the car with the missing juveniles from the Sayre area,” Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples told the paper. He told The Associated Press on Wednesday that investigators are still trying to determine whose remains were in the first car pulled from Foss Lake. The Highway Patrol says three skulls have been recovered. It may, however, take years to identify the remains.

IN SOUTH DAKOTA - 1 car, 2 bodies - foul play?

Crews lifted the rusted, mangled hulk of an old Studebaker from an embankment in Brule Creek near Elk Point, S.D. on Tuesday afternoon. A fisherman called authorities after noticing one of the car's wheels.

State and local agency leaders say some potential pieces of evidence have been taken from the site and will be processed.

They say no other information will be released until an autopsy and more testing is done and the families are told of the results.

Investigators say they think the car was driven by 17 year-olds Pam Jackson and Cheryl Miller, who were last seen May 29, 1971, driving a beige 1960 Studebaker Lark on their way to a party.

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The missing persons case was revisited by cold case investigators back in 2004. A September 2004 search of a Union County farm turned up bones, clothing, a purse, photographs, newspaper articles and other items, but not the car. Authorities have never said if those bones belonged to the girls - or if they were even human remains.

In a warrant authorizing the search, authorities said that David Lykken, who lived at the farm in 1971, might have been involved in the disappearance of Miller and Jackson as well as three other unnamed people. Lykken, 59, is prison serving an unrelated 227-year sentence for rape and kidnapping.

In July 2007, a Union County grand jury indicted Lykken on two counts of premeditated murder, two counts of felony murder and two counts of murder in the disappearance of Miller and Jackson. He was arrested at the prison and scheduled for a March 2008 trial, but state prosecutors dropped all six murder charges after discovering a prison snitch made up a supposed admission.


09-24-2013 08:46 PM
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So happy to see this one solved - after over 20 years.

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In 1991, the body of a naked malnourished little girl was found inside a blue cooler by the side of a Manhattan freeway. The baby girl had never been reported missing.

The detectives assigned paid for the burial and headstone and never stopped working the case.

She was unidentified for years and years, until a tip led NYPD to her sister and mother (confirmed by DNA).

Baby Hope has now been identified as Anjelica Castillo.

Her cousin, Conrado Juarez, 30 at the time of the murder, was arrested on Friday and arraigned yesterday. This is the POS:
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Based on Juarez's confession, Hope/Angelica was sexually assaulted and killed by him at her aunt's home. Juarez and his sister then stuffed her in a cooler and dumped it along the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Full story:

10-13-2013 10:29 AM
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The Martha Moxley Murder - Kennedy Cousin Wins Appeal

It took decades before an arrest and conviction were made in the bludgeoning murder of Greenwich, Connecticut 15-year-old, Martha Moxley. The crime took place in 1975.

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Martha Moxley, murder victim

In 2002, Michael Skakel, a Kennedy cousin, was charged and convicted of the crime and got 20 years to life. His brother Thomas had also been an early suspect.
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Michael Skakel, murder suspect - through the years

The trial received a massive amount of media coverage.

Well, Skakel was just recently granted a new trial as a result of a successful appeal. His conviction was overturned and today he is out on $1.2 bond until his retrial - he must wear a monitoring device and remain in Connecticut.

The appeal included claims of "incompetent representation", based partly on the fact that prominent defense attorney Mickey Sherman didn't focus enough on Thomas as an alternate suspect, and also because Sherman was unable to locate an alleged alibi witness.

Here's a good top level overview of the very interesting case.

Here's a more in-depth article.

Side note: Ex-detective of OJ Simpson infamy, Mark Fuhrman, garnered a lot of media coverage, and redemption in some eyes, for his private investigation of the case. In 1998, he wrote a book concluding that Skakel was the killer.

11-21-2013 02:44 PM
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