Friday, October 10, 2014

FBI: Body resembles alleged 1976 family killer

The body of a John Doe who bears a "strong resemblance" to a former state department employee accused of the gruesome 1976 sledgehammer murders of his wife, mother and three sons, is being exhumed by the FBI.
Investigators believe the unidentified man who was killed by a hit and run driver in 1981 may well be William Bradford "Brad" Bishop Jr., a mainstay on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitive's list for years.
He allegedly bludgeoned his family members to death at their home in Bethseda Md. in 1976. Their burned bodies were found in a shallow grave in Columbia N.C..  
They day after they were killed Bishop's last confirmed sighting was at a sporting goods store in Jacksonville N.C..
Two weeks later his station wagon was found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which encompasses more than 500,000 acres.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Second man named in Lyon's sisters disapperance

Cops have named a second person of interest in the 1975 disappearance of two young sisters who vanished from a Maryland shopping center.
Investigators at Bedford County Sheriff's office said they were "very confident" they are close to finding out what happened to Sheila and Katherine Lyon, aged 12 and 10.
They also confirmed they were assisting Montgomery County Police with a homicide investigation.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

'Cold blooded' Paul Curry guilty of wife's 1994 murder

A "vicious, cold blooded" former nuclear engineer who was driven by an "insatiable appetite for money" was convicted of the 1994 murder of his wife.
Paul Curry gave a sleeping pill to his wife Linda and then poisoned her with a shot of nicotine because he wanted the $547.695 payout from her life insurance policy, prosecutors said.
The 57-year-old was questioned by cops after her death but it wasn't until 2010 that prosecutors put a case together and alleged that he murdered her.
Deputy District Attorney Ebrahim Baytieh said she had a level of the sleeping aid Ambien, in her system after she was found at their San Onofre, Calif. home. This had not been prescribed to her, he said.
She also had injection marks on the temple behind her ears, he added.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Still missing a month on, 14-year-old Adelle Burns

A 14-year-old Florida girl is still missing more than a month after she disappeared from the bed she was sharing with her sister.
Adelle Burns left a note telling her mom that she would be with friend's in Mississippi, but there has been no word from her since.
Her mom Glenna Phillips told the Tallahassee Democrat that the family "just want her home."
"We want her home and we hope she is sage wherever she's at," she said. "Somebody is helping her. A 14-year-old cannot run away and survive on her own without money or anything. There are so many ifs in this situation."
The family is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to her return.
The Leon County Sheriff's Office said they did not consider Burns to be at risk, but spokesperson James McQuaig told the paper, "there's a great concern for this child's safety."

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stephanie Low's body found in shallow grave

 The body of a woman missing for nearly four years has been discovered in a shallow grave in the national forest near Wabeno, Wis., cops said. 
Stephanie Low was found Friday around 80 miles northeast of the Wausau apartment where she was last seen on Oct. 10, 2010, Police Chief Jeff Hardel said. 
At the time cops found blood droplets, missing bedding and the smell of bleach in the 22-year-old's home. 
Hardel told WSAW that a person of interest reportedly confesses to six people that he went to Low's apartment with the intention of ripping her off. 
No criminal charges have been filed in relation to the case, but cops say they will be coming. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mother fears Hannah Graham victim of serial killer

Gill Harrington has been down the terrible road the family of missing University of Virginia Hannah Graham is now traveling -- and fears a serial killer is hunting in the area. Her daughter Morgan was kidnapped and murdered in 2009 after a Metallica concert -- and now she's seeing chilling similarities between the two cases. MORE AT COLD CASE USA

Cops resume search in 1975 Lyon sisters cold case

3276732_G.jpgMaryland police have resumed their search for two sisters who vanished in 1975 at a rural cemetery in Virgin
ia. Sheila Lyon, 12, and her sister Katherine, 10, disappeared on March 25, 1975 when they went for lunch at a local mall in the Washington, DC suburb of Wheaton. But last February, cops identified convicted child molester Lloyd Lee Welch as a person of interest in the tragic case. He was living nearby when the girls went missing and is currently doing a jolt in the big house. The property being search was once owned by Welch's relatives. Cops say they placed him at the mall the day the girls went missing.  MORE FROM FOX NEWS

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mitchell Ruble nabbed in 1981 shotgun slaying

Mitchell Ruble, 63, was arrested charged with the brutal shotgun slaying of  Deputy Lt. Ray "Joe" Clark.


Hannah Graham update: 3 other women missing

UPDATE: Detectives are piecing together new sightings of missing university co-ed Hannah Elizabeth Graham that may help them unravel the mystery of her disappearance. The University of Virginia student last weekend after a boozy outing with pals in Charlottesville, Va. 
Now, new video footage obtained by cops suggests she made it to a downtown mall before vanishing. She had earlier left  McGrady's Irish Pub around 12:45 a.m., WJLA is reporting. The new footage shows the pretty student walking back and forth at a Shell station. The last anyone heard from her was 1:30 a.m. when she texted pals that she was lost. On a more chilling note at least three other young women have disappeared from the area over the past five years, heightening fears for Graham's safety.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Va. cops hunt for missing Hannah Elizabeth Graham

Cops in Charlottesville, Virginia have released new photos of missing co-ed Hannah Elizabeth Graham who vanished last Saturday.
The 18-year-old sent a text to pals around 1:20 a.m. and hasn't been heard from since. The University of Virginia student is 5’11” with a skinny build, blue eyes, light brown hair and freckles. Graham was last seen wearing a black crop top with mesh cutouts.


Cops pushing for new leads in a 1996 cold case have released a new sketch of an unidentified murder victim found dead in rural Oregon.
Suspicious circumstances at the Polk County crime scene lead investigators to believe that the case was a homicide. Her body may have been in the area for as long as a year before it was found.
A search of missing persons from the county and the state didn't turn up a match, but police believe she may have been from out of state, according to a statement from Polk County Sheriff's.
The woman is described as white with black and grey hair, around 45-years-old and between five and five feet-six inches tall
With a slight build, she had a possible curvature of the spine and a surgical incision in her forehead from sinus surgery that apparently occurred years before her death.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff's Office on 503 623 1878.

Monday, September 15, 2014


Norma Esparza
A psychology professor has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter in the cold case murder of her alleged rapist who was found hacked to death with a meat cleaver 20-years ago.
Norma Esparza told a California courtroom that she never meant for Gonzalo Ramirez to be killed in the Spring of 1995, but that her ex-boyfriend Gianni Anthony Van had forced her to point him out after she told him about the rape.
The following morning Orange County cops found the 24-year-old's body at the side of the road, beaten and hacked to death with a meat cleaver.
Esparza, a professor at Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland was arrested two-years ago when she tried to reenter the U.S. for an academic conference two years ago.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


It was a living nightmare for a father: Discovering your child lying dead on the side of the road. It
was June 26, 1983 in Vicksburg, Michigan when the body of Erik Stirling Cross, 16, was discovered by his dad. Now, more than 30 years have passed and answers are still few.
What is known is this:
* The blue-eyed, red-headed teenage boy attended a party the night before less than a mile from his home. He left around 1:00 a.m., according to police.


Cops in Maryland are fingering a convicted sex offender in connection with the terrifying 1975 disappearance of two young sisters. The mystery has haunted the Washington area ever since.
The Lyon sisters -- Sheila, 12, and Katherine, 10 -- were on their way home from the Wheaton Plaza Shopping Center in March 1975 when they vanished. A composite sketch was widely distributed and tips flowed in, but the Lyon sisters were never seen or heard from again. 
 "It was just stunning. It could have been anybody's kids," said Charleen Merkel, a shopper at Westfield Wheaton who remembers the disappearance well.