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The Unsolved Murder of Sylena Jo Dalton And The Kidnapping Of Her 2 Month Old Infant Still Unsolved

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Photo of Baby Allyson taken in 1998 as a newborn

Allyson Dalton has been missing since the morning of July 27, 1998 when she was just an infant. Her mother, 20-year-old Sylena Jo Dalton, was murdered at their second-floor apartment on 175 South Charles Street, Apartment B-8, Strasburg, Virginia and Allyson was kidnapped at the scene.

Both Sylena and Allyson were last seen alive by a family member at 7:45 AM but when a co-worker arrived at the apartment later that afternoon she came upon Sylena’s body on the couch. She had been stabbed to death and 2 month old Allyson, along with several baby bottles, were nowhere to be found.

Neighbors stated they heard no screams or disturbances.

Authorities believe both the murder and abduction took place between 9:15am – 10:30 am.

In 2001 Sylena’s mother filed a wrongful death suit against her daughter’s former boyfriend, Daniel E. Pompell, seeking $1.5 million in damages. She claims that Pompell killed Sylena and kidnapped Allyson. It is unknown if she was successful in the suit. At the time of the murder Sylena had listed Pompell as the baby’s “probable father” on paperwork filed with the state Division of Child Support Enforcement, according to a warrant filed in Fauquier County. The warrant also stated that he was at Dalton’s apartment “at the approximate time of her death” and “angry about the possibility of additional financial obligations on him if paternity of the child was proven”.

Police did search the Warrenton home of Pompell, then 29, but found no sign of Allyson and no evidence that would point to him.

The murder weapon has never been located and baby Allyson, who would be a teenager today, remains missing.

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The photo to the left is a composite sketch showing what Allyson may look at 12 years old.

Classified: Non-Family Abduction
Full Name: Allyson Kathleen Dalton
Missing From: Strasburg, VA
Date of Birth: May 17, 1998
Date of Disappearance: 7/27/98
Age Then: 2 months Age Now: 15
Missing From: Strasburg, VA
Sex: Female Race: White
Hair: Brown Eye: Blue
Height: 1’8″ Weight: 8 lbs
NCMEC Case#: 850707

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Virginia State Police 540-829-7766
And/Or Virginia State Police – Bureau of Criminal Investigations 1-800-572-2260
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST

Portland Sisters Still Missing Twelve Years After Their Mother Was Found Murdered In A Nevada Desert

shaina-ashley-kirkpatrickPhoto of Shaina taken shortly before her 2001 disappearance.

Classification: Endangered Missing
Full Name: Shaina Ashley Kirkpatrick
Date of Birth: April 27, 1999
Date of Disappearance: April 4, 2001
Missing From: Portland, OR
Age Then: 1
Current Age: 13
Race: White Sex: Female
Height: 3’0″ Weight: 24 pounds
Hair Color: Blonde Eye Color: Blue
Marks/Scars: Shaina has a triangle-shaped birthmark on the back of her head

NCMEC Case Number: NCMC911559

 

SHAINA ASHLEY KIRKPATRICKAge progressed photo showing what Shaina may have looked liked at 7 years old. She will be turning 14 in a few weeks.

Exactly one week ago today marked the 12th anniversary since the disappearance of Shaina Kirkpatrick, then 1, and her newborn baby sister, Shausha.

Kimyala Henson, the mother of both girls, had planned to take them on vacation to Sacramento, California and they were being joined by Henson’s friend, Christina Mayer and a man whom Mayer introduced as her husband, Curtis. They left their Portland home on April 4, 2001 enroute to Sacramento and although they are believed to have made it to California it is unclear if they made it to Sacramento.

It has been confirmed that on April 5, 2001, less than 24 hours after leaving their Portland home Henson and her daughters had travelled to Redding, California and were seen at Shasta’s Lodge with both Mayer and Oehring. This was the last confirmed sighting of the two girls and the last time their mother would be seen alive.

Henson’s murdered remains were located on April 29, 2001 in a Nevada desert but Shaina and Shausha’s whereabouts are still unknown.

Steven Kirkpatrick, the boyfriend of Henson and the father of both Shaina and Shausha had told authorities that both he and Henson had never met Curtis prior to April 2001 and police would soon learn that ‘Curtis’ was in fact Frank Oehring, a fugitive from Missouri who had a warrant out for his arrest at the time due to attempting to murder his ex-wife. According to his former wife Henson had led a group of Satanists and Mayer was a member.

Just over two weeks after both girls disappeared, on April 20, 2001, both Mayer and Oehring were discovered in a vehicle at a rest stop in Collier County, FL. Mayer was dead upon discovery after being shot to death and Oehring was near death suffering from a gun shot wound to the head. He died just days later at the hospital.

It was determined that Oehring was responsible in what police have called a ‘murder/suicide’. He also left behind letters detailing their plan to steal Henson’s birth certificate. Mayer had assumed the murdered woman’s identity in Las Vegas, NV shortly after they met up with her in Oregon. Nothing in the letter indicated they were responsible for the murder of Henson nor the disappearance of her two daughters however, common sense and the circumstantial evidence points to them and police believe they had something to do with it.

They two girls are considered at risk.

Shausha-Latine-Hensonshausha-hensonBoth photos are of Shausha as an infant. The first one is a photo taken at the hospital after her January 2001 birth, and the second photo shows Shausha as a 2 month old, her age when she went missing. Artists were unable to create an age progressed photo due to her age and lack of details.

Full Name: Shausha Latine Henson
Date of Birth: January 26, 2001
Age Then: 2 months
Current Age: 12
Race: White Sex: Female
Height: 24 inches Weight: 16 pounds
Hair: Brown Eye: Unknown (believed to be brown)
Marks/Scars: Shausha has a red mark on the top / side of her head and had suffered a broken collarbone at birth NCMEC Case #: NCMC911559

FBI in Portland have been investigating this double disappearance and both girls are listed under FBI Missing Persons list.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:

Portland Police Department (503) 823-0479
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Who is Racine County Jane Doe?

unidentified_child_victimReconstruction created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children of what Jane Doe may have looked like during her life. The photo was created based on the description of medical examiners and should not be the sole identification factor.

Nickname Given: Racine County Jane Doe
Date Found: 1999
Location: Raymond, Racine County, WI
Country Found: United States
Estimated Year of Death: 1999
Estimated Age: Between 18 and 30
Race: White Sex: Female
Height: 5’8″ Weight: 120 pounds
Hair Color: Curly/Wavy Brown Eye Color: Brown or Hazel
Clothing: Man’s gray or silver country western-style shirt with pearlized snap buttons and a red floral pattern on the chest, black sweat pants
Dental: Her two upper front teeth protruded slightly, a rotated incisor, and she had several missing or decayed teeth
Other: Both of her ears were double-pierced. She had no jewelry on her, had healed scars on her shins, and was barefoot when found

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Racine County Jane Doe was wearing a shirt similar to the one pictured

Racine County Police have been trying to determine the identity of an unidentified female discovered in a corn field on 92nd Street between 6 and 7 Mile roads in Raymond by a man walking his dog on July 21, 1999.

She had been abused and murdered and according to reports in the weeks before her murder she suffered blunt force trauma to many different parts of her body. She was also malnourished and showed signs of being sexually assaulted. Her left ear was battered, commonly referred to as “Cauliflower Ear”.

Retired Racine County Detective Eileen Reilly, who led the search for clues on the identity of the Jane Doe, said she believed the young woman could possibly be from another country.

Reilly told The Journal Times during the height of the investigation, that the victim had hired a caregiver for her mother who was not a United States citizen.

After the discovery over a decade ago, media and journalists spoke about the case with representatives from the Milwaukee office of the FBI since human traffickers used O’Hare International Airport as a transportation hub. According to the website enddemandillinois.org Chicago’s central location makes the airport a target destination for traffickers. That site’s goal is to reduce the demand for the sex trade by “shifting law enforcement’s attention to sex traffickers and people who buy sex, while proposing a network of support for survivors of the sex trade.”

Chicago’s central geographic location, regionally divided and often insular ethnic communities, transportation infrastructure, and the O’Hare International Airport make the city an ideal location for traffickers to bring victims into Illinois and transport them to other cities and states. This would explain why, after twelve years, the identity of the victim is still unknown.

Or, perhaps Racine County Jane Doe arrived in USA as an Au-Pair who met up with the wrong people. In 1999 the demand for Au-Pairs from Eastern Europe, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic were strong.

NCIC Case#: 1005141

Updates on the case are available on the Jane Doe Racine County, Wisconsin Facebook page.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Racine County Investigator Tom Knaus (262) 636-3367 and/or Tracy Hintz at (262) 636-3190.

Anonymous tips can also be left with Crime Stoppers of Racine County at 1-888-636-9330, email: http://racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or text message: RACS to 274637(CRIMES).

Unsolved Disappearance of Female Prison Guard, Niqui McCown

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Full Name: Marilyn Renee McCown
Nickname: Niqui
Missing From: Richmond, Indiana, USA
Birthdate: January 6, 1973
Missing Date: July 22, 2001
Age at Disappearance: 28
Age Now: 40
Occupation: Prison Guard
Height: 5′ 2″ Weight: 115
Race: African-American
Gender: Female
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Marital Status: Engaged (She vanished 3 weeks prior to her wedding date.)
Marks/Scars: Small scar on right side of face, small scar over left eye.
Clothing: Hot pink and purple flowered swim suit top and dark-colored shorts.
Jewelry: White gold bracelet and diamond earrings.

Marilyn Niqui McCown, who went solely by her middle name Niqui, went missing on July 22, 2001. It was Sunday and the 28-year-old mother of one had just attended church earlier that morning and had left her Richmond home sometime during the afternoon to stop at  the laundry mat. When she returned home she appeared frightened and told her mother that two unidentified men were sexually harassing her at the laundry mat.

Police believe Niqui returned to the laundry-mat a short time later, most likely to switch or finish her loads, but nobody is certain and she never returned home and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Richmond Police strongly suspect foul-play. Searches yielded no trace of the missing woman and no-one is even sure if she had made it to the laundry mat.

According to friends and family, Niqui was a friendly person with no known enemies. They were confused as to who would want to harm her. She was in the midst of getting married to her fiance, Bobby Webster, and was excited and content with her life. There were no psycho ex-boyfriends in fact, loved ones claim that her former boyfriend was happy for her plans of marriage and wished her the best.

After running errands she was supposed to meet up with her fiance who was with his best man at a local tuxedo shop searching for a wedding outfit.

Now, this is where is gets controversial.

According to many media reports and TV shows, including Unsolved Mysterious who aired Niqui’s case. Bobby Webster was acting strangely in the weeks after her disappearance including when he canceled the wedding and wanted to give back his wedding band and had failed a polygraph test. Although he was at one time under suspicion, he has since been dropped as a suspect.

Strangely, on November 5, 2001, months after Niqui vanished, her car was found in the apartment complex of her ex-boyfriend (not fiance, but the boyfriend prior who appeared happy for her upcoming marriage) with her clothes from the laundromat still inside. He, however, is not believed to have any connection to her disappearance. Police did learn that Niqui made a phone call to Dayton asking a co-worker about hair and make-up products and it is believed that she might have driven there. Some suggested that the person responsible for her disappearance may have driven the car there to take attention away from themselves, which led police right back to Bobby. However, Bobby claims that he is innocent and knows nothing about Niqui’s disappearance.

 Many people believe the disappearance of Niqui McCown is linked to a former Trotwood, Ohio police officer, Timothy Swint.Remains believed to be Niqui were discovered near Spencer, IN in November 2003 but DNA tests were inconclusive.

The Dayton Daily News reported Swint’s resignation in October 2007. A month later, a confidential tipster contacted Dayton police and told them they should be looking at Swint as a suspect in the death of a woman named Tina Marie Ivory, who was found

However, no one was able to gain a confession and Swint committed suicide in February 3, 2010 after being indicated in the murder of another woman who was found on December 17, 1991 by Montgomery County tree trimmers who noticed a pile of trash and what appeared to be a blanket shaped as a human. Police discovered the remains of Tina Marie Ivory.

Niqui’s disappearance has been featured on many TV programs including Unsolved Mysterious, Disappeared, and other shows dedicated to solving unsolved cases.

Niqui McCown is still officially listed as missing.

Niqui McCown Missing – Website created dedicated to McCown’s disappearance.

Possible suspect? Possible connection? – Click here for more information on former officer Timothy Swint and the possible connection between him and Niqui McCown and Tina Ivory.

Who is baby Allison?

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Baby silhouette (stock photo)

Unidentified White Female Newborn was given the name “Baby Allison” shortly after being found December 31, 2003 in Strasburg Township, Lancaster County (PA)

It was Wednesday, December 31, 2003 – New Year’s Eve, at around 3:30 in the afternoon. Children at the Sycamore Amish Schoolhouse on Weaver Road were taking the day’s trash to a burn barrel on the school’s property. They lit the trash but immediately put the fire out when they saw that something else was in the barrel.

It was a baby, a newborn baby girl with the umbilical cord still attached. She had been put into a plastic bag and placed in the burn barrel.

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Stock photo of what a burn barrel looks like

A neighbor who had a telephone called the police. The coroner pronounced her dead at 5:00 that afternoon. An autopsy showed that the full-term, 6 lb girl had been born alive. Her throat had been slit. Genetically, she was determined to be a white female, of European ancestry. She was not the result of incest. There is less than a 3% chance that she came from the Amish community.

After hearing reports of the baby’s discovery, an employee of the Turkey Hill Minit Market on N. Decatur St in Strasburg recalled finding something in the store’s restroom on December 26th that might be connected to the case. The store is about 4 miles from where the baby was found. Evidence was collected from the restroom and sent for testing. Police started contacting customers who had made credit card purchases that day, hoping to find someone who had seen or heard anything unusual. The public was urged to come forward with any information that could aid in the investigation.

Police theorize that the child’s mother was likely a young woman, under 20 and probably from the local area. If the baby was born in the restroom, the mother, and possibly another person, would have had to have access to a vehicle to get the child from the store to the burn barrel behind the schoolhouse. But N. Decatur Street, Route 896, is the main road into Strasburg, frequented by locals and tourists alike. So it is possible, if not likely, that the child’s mother was from outside of the area.

Source: PAMISSING.COM

Police admit they DID overlook evidence that ‘would have convicted Casey Anthony’ after search for ‘foolproof suffocation’ on day daughter Caylee was last seen alive

  • A mis-spelled term was searched on Anthony family computer on June 16, 2008 when Casey Anthony visited her parents with her daughter, Caylee
  • Whoever conducted the Google search looked for the term “fool-proof suffication,” misspelling “suffocation.”
  • Caylee disappeared that day – but Casey didn’t report her missing until ONE MONTH later.
  • Her body was found six months later in December, 2008
  • Casey was deemed ‘the most hated woman in America’ and is now in hiding after being acquitted in the murder of Caylee Marie Anthony

Troubling: On the day that two-year-old Caylee Anthony disappeared, someone at the Florida home searched ‘fool-proof suffocation’. Casey (pictured) was acquitted of her murder in July 2011

ORLANDO, FLORIDA —  The Florida sheriff’s office that investigated Caylee Anthony’s death confirmed Sunday that it overlooked a computer search for suffocation methods made from the little girl’s home on the day she was last seen alive.

Orange County sheriff’s Capt. Angelo Nieves said the office’s computer investigator missed a June 16, 2008, Google search for “fool-proof” suffocation methods. The agency’s admission was first reported by Orlando television station WKMG. It’s not known who performed the search. The station reported it was done on a browser primarily used by the 2-year-old’s mother, Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of the girl’s murder in 2011.

Anthony’s attorneys argued during trial that Casey Anthony helped her father, George Anthony, cover up the girl’s drowning in the family pool.

WKMG reports that sheriff’s investigators pulled 17 vague entries only from the computer’s Internet Explorer browser, not the Mozilla Firefox browser commonly used by Casey Anthony. More than 1,200 Firefox entries, including the suffocation search, were overlooked.

Photo of Casey Anthony and little Caylee as a baby, less than two years later, she was National news due to her disappearance and murder

Acquitted: Casey Anthony reacts as she is found not guilty in the murder of her daughter Caylee. She is flanked by her attorneys, Jose Baez, left, and Dorothy Clay Sims, right

Acquitted: Casey Anthony reacts as she is found not guilty in the murder of her daughter Caylee. She is flanked by her attorneys, Jose Baez, left, and Dorothy Clay Sims, right

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July 17, 211 In this file photo: Casey Anthony, right, walks out of the Orange County Jail with her attorney, Jose Baez, left, after she was aquitted for the murder of her daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony

Article originally published on 11/25/12

Click here for full article written and published by FOXNEWS

Couple Murdered Over 35 Years Ago In S.C. Still Unidentified

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Above photos are two sketches showing what both victims looked like.

The female victim a.k.a “Jane Doe”  is described as having medium length brunette hair and blue-green/gray eyes. She was about 5’5” (165 cm) weighing roughly 105 pounds (47 Kg), thin frame and was estimated to be between the ages of 18-20 years.  Jane didn’t have any surgical scar. She is described as being an attractive young woman. She had pierced ears. Her eyelashes were very long. She had two small beauty marks on her left cheek and one on the right side of her face. She also had a mole on her right calf. Her legs were unshaven. She didn’t have elaborate dental work. Her upper and lower right wisdom teeth were missing and she had fillings in all back teeth. Her front teeth probably gave an even appearance when she smiled.

The male victim a.k.a “John Doe”  is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. He was about 6 feet tall (185 cm) and 150 pounds (70 Kg). He was estimated to be in his 20’s. He has a 4” (10 cm) appendectomy scar and two 2” (5 cm) scars on his right shoulder. John Doe had very elaborate and expensive dental work with bridges and crowns. He had an acrylic or porcelain crown on the left front tooth and fillings in most upper teeth. He also had some missing teeth in top and bottom but noticeable in top back left. He was missing his lower wisdom teeth.

The couple was discovered murdered at 6.20 AM on August 9, 1976 on Locklair Road, a rural dirt road between Interstate 95 and S.C. 341 in Sumpter County, South Carolina, USA. The couple had been shot at close range several times: in the back, chest and throat and had been dead for less than 24 hours. They weren’t carrying any identification and their identities remain unidentified more than three decades later.

South Carolina map with Sumter County  John & Jane Doe, crime scene

Left: A map of SC with Sumpter County showing in the yellow – Right: The crime scene

They had no money on them when their bodies were discovered but they seemed well to do. Their skin was smooth and had olive undertone making them look as possibly from another country than USA which would explain the reason why no-one local has come forward. The pair may have been hitchhiking through the country. It has been speculated that they might be brother and sister. Any money could have been stolen from the unknown killer.

The couple were buried laying besides each other  in August 1977 in Bethel (SC) United Methodist Church cemetery under two bronze plaques reading: “Male Unknown, Aug. 9, 1976” and “Female unknown, Aug. 9, 1976”.

John Doe was wearing a red T-shirt with “Coors America’s Fine Light Beer” written on the front and “Camel Challenger GT Sebring 75” on the back, faded Levi’s blue jeans and didn’t have any underwear on. He wore a Bulova Accutron yellow gold watch, serial number H918803 on his left wrist and a 14 karat gold ring with a gray linde star stone and the initials JPF engraved inside. He also had a box of Grants Truck stop matches in one of his pocket.

When found, Jane Doe was wearing an unbleached muslin blouse, a pink knit halter top that tied in the front, cut-off Levi blue jean shorts and a pair of wedge-heeled sandals with lavender, pink and purple straps. She had no underwear on. She was wearing three silver rings resembling American Indian or Mexican costume jewelry. One had red, white and blue stones, another a feather scroll with rust and green stone an and the third was oblong black stone with three green flecks.

For more in-depth information regarding this case, click: Handsome mystery couple found murdered in South Carolina

If you have any information concerning the victims identity, please contact:

Sumter County Coroner Verna Moore
803.436.2111 (office)
803.778.3613 (beeper)

Source: meyahna.tripod & Crime Library

Family Offering Reward In Son’s Murder Case

Pictured; Victim, Shorish Faraj

NASHVILLE, TN – The family of a south Nashville man murdered in July is offering a reward tonight for information about his murder.   Shorish Faraj was shot and killed outside of an apartment in South Nashville.

Shorish ‘s brother said his family is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the case.   Shorish and his family came to the United States more than 15 years ago, fleeing northern Iraq to find peace and prosperity.

“At that time in Iraq there was a brief civil war between two Kurdish political parties and also Sadam was attacking the Kurdish safe zone,” said Sherwan Faraj, Shorish’s brother.

Like many other Kurdish families the Farajs’ migrated to Nashville. Now, more than 15 years later the family’s sense of peace and well being is gone. In July Sherwan’s younger brother Shorish who is also known as Kareem was gunned down and killed outside his girlfriend’s apartment in South Nashville. Shorish’s girlfriend was also shot, but she survived. Police don’t have enough information to bring Shorish’s killer to justice.

“We feel like people have information out there, but for whatever reason they’re not sharing it at this point,” said Chad High a Metro Police Detective.

Investigators said Shorish had ties to the Kurdish Pride street gang, although his family disputes that claim. His name has even appeared on a court injunction obtained by Metro Police to stop members of the KPG from meeting in a particular area of South Nashville. Police don’t think the injunction has anything to do with the murder.

“Shorish or Kareem, some people called him Kareem.  He was targeted.  This wasn’t a random act.  He was targeted for a reason,” said Detective High.

Police say when they find out why they’ll be able to find his killer.

If Shorish was a gang member it’s new to Sherwan.   He says he never heard his brother speak about Kurdish Pride.

In the meantime, Sherwan is on a mission. He has been making flyers and placing ads in newspapers to spread the word about his brother’s murder. Sherwan said their mother has taken Shorish’s death very hard.

“Yeah, she goes to the cemetery.  She tries to go to his grave probably 4 or 5 times a week,” he said.

Sherwan says it’s her way of grieving and dealing with the loss of a son. His therapy is helping police any way he can find his brother’s killer. In Iraq the Faraj family knew the enemy. Here in Nashville they don’t have any idea who it is.

“That is the paradox.  We escape Iraq to come here to get a sense of justice to get away from crimes and here we are my brother is shot down.  There’s no justice.  The police haven’t caught anyone.  We don’t know who to call a suspect,” said Sherwan.

Witnesses saw a gray or silver Chevy Impala with a spoiler leave the area right after the shooting outside the apartment complex on Paragon Mills Drive.

Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Source: http://www.newschannel5.com/story/19548206/family-offers-reward-in-sons-murder-case

The “other” Laci Peterson: Who Killed Evelyn Hernandez?

Photo Of Evelyn And Alex (Son) Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez (24) was a Salvadoran American who worked as a vocational nurse. She was last heard from on the night of May 1, 2002, at her residence in San Francisco.

Evelyn, who was nine months pregnant, took a bus to her bank to make a deposit, then bought a new wallet. She spoke with her sister at 9:00 that evening. It was the last time anyone would talk with her. Alex has not been seen since that day as well.

Evelyn was reported missing six days later by her ex-boyfriend, Herman Aguilera. Aguilera was the father of Evelyn’s unborn child. The two reportedly had argued in the past about support for the baby and their relationship. Aguilera was married and refused to leave his present wife. Police have questioned Aguilera, and while they have not cleared him, they do not call him a suspect in her murder.

A week after her disappearance, Evelyn’s wallet was found in South San Francisco. Then, on June 24, her badly decomposed body was found near the Bay Bridge. Despite an exhaustive search, police found no trace of Evelyn’s unborn baby. There has also been no sign of Alex.

On October 5, 2002, the Visual and Performing Arts Department at the University of San Francisco held a march on Mission Street in memory of Hernandez. The case was also profiled twice on America’s Most Wanted during the summer of 2003
The “other” Laci Peterson: Who Killed Evelyn Hernandez? -

A pregnant young woman suddenly disappears under mysterious circumstances. Nearly three months later her body washes up in San Francisco Bay, missing its head and several limbs. No one who knew the vibrant and attractive victim, due to give birth the week after she vanished, can believe she’s met such a ghastly end.

Sound familiar? But these remains, recovered last July 24, belonged to Evelyn Hernandez, a 24-year-old Salvadoran immigrant and single mother—not Laci Peterson. There was no saturation media coverage of the murder, no massive police investigation or hefty reward offered. And nearly a year later no one has been arrested in the case, all of which has left Hernandez’s friends and family outraged over what they see as a double standard of justice. “The police and journalists ignored my sister because she was poor and from El Salvador,” says Olivia Hernandez, 30, a student in Arlington, Va. “She wasn’t middle-class and married, like Laci Peterson.”

One person who agrees that the Hernandez homicide deserves a much closer look is Mark Geragos, the lawyer for Scott Peterson, who is in the county jail in Modesto, Calif., awaiting trial in his wife’s murder. Before a judicial gag order banned him from speaking out, Geragos raised the possibility that, given their similarities, the Hernandez and Peterson killings could be the work of the same person or persons, perhaps even a cult. On May 29 Geragos formally requested all the police records in the Hernandez case to explore possible connections. Read more…

A Few Unsolved Homicides in Connecticut

Unsolved Connecticut Cold Cases

No Arrests in Murder of Mother of Two

Anne-Marie Caro had just turned 37 years old when a relative found her murdered in her home on Stafford Avenue in Mansfield. It was August 28th of 2005, and the former middle school teacher and mother of two school aged boys was last known to have returned from her job at a Home Depot in Manchester. The police have not named any suspects and it was determined that she had been strangled. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the state police at 860-886-6603. There is a fifty thousand dollar reward leading to information that will assist in the arrest and conviction of her murderer(s). All correspondence can remain confidential.

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What Happened to Billy Smolinski?

31-year-old William Smolinski was last seen around 3:45 pm at his residence at 130 Holly Street on August 24, 2004. The Waterbury man was last seen by a neighbor and asked that person to watch his dog. Smolinski indicated that he was going to leave for a period of three days. That was the last time he was seen. He left behind personal belongings such as his vehicle and wallet. Billy’s family have been actively looking for him and have placed fliers with his picture on them in the surrounding towns where he was last seen. There has been visual documentation of Billy’s ex-girlfriend ripping and vandalizing many of these posters. While she has not been named a suspect, she has filed a lawsuit against Smolinski family. If you have information concerning this case, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New Haven at (203)777-6311. There is a fifteen thousand dollar reward.

Bill’s case was aired on a Few TV shows, his parents have a Facebook page dedicated to the disappearance of their son. They also have set up a fund in honor of Billy. For More information please click the link below.

For more information about this case, please click here

There is also an article by the Waterbury Observer about this case to view Click here.

More information regarding  William Smolinski below

Who would ever have thought that well-known Connecticut Defense Attorney John
Williams who defended Black Panthers as well as Puerto Rican Nationalist Group
Los Machetoros would go against Jan Smolinksi. It seems that Williams is hired
by the school busing company that employs Billy Smolinski’s former girlfriend.
The same ex-girlfriend who has been videotaped tearing down missing person
fliers of Billy. The same person who managed to get Jan Smolinski arrested by
Woodbridge Police. If Bill’s ex-girlfriend is not in any way responsible for his
disappearance, tearing down missing person fliers sure makes one look
suspicious. Now, the lawsuit also targets The Waterbury Observer and Billy’s
sister, Paula. It’s been alleged that Williams knows this case can’t be won but
that the legal fees alone could seriously financially damage the Smolinski
family and the Waterbury Observer newspaper. Williams has asked for a settlement
in what amounts to legalized extortion. John Williams had a final demand at
$25,000 for Billy’s ex-girlfriend and $5000 for B and B Transportation. And we
all know that Williams will be getting a nice cut out of it. According to the
Waterbury Observer a case could cost the paper and the Smolinski family anywhere
between fifty to a hundred thousand dollars. Wow. All just for hanging up a few
fliers. Well, John Williams, I guess going after a grandmother is much easier
than the police departments that help screw up this case to begin with….. If
you want to see John William’s website please visit here. You’ll
notice how the site mentions that Williams proudly defended Lorne Acquin who was
convicted of killing nine people in the worst mass murder case in Connecticut’s
history. For more information about this development in the Smolinski case Click
here. 
 Also please visit  Justice 4 Billy. To support and send well-wishes to the Smolinski Family.

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The Mystery of David Paul

January 2, 1988 was a cold, bitter day and while many people were busy recuperating from celebrating the New Year, a horrible death had just occurred. While walking along a wooden path in the southern part of Meriden, a woman thought she saw a little doll wrapped in pink and white blankets nestled against a tree in an empty company parking lot. As the woman approached closer she made the startlingly discovery that it was a dead 7 1/2 pound blue-eyed, blonde haired boy. The newly born infant had died from the extreme cold in a few short hours. The boy was given the name, David Paul by a pastor at a local church. The name means beloved little man. It’s been almost twenty years, since David Paul’s lifeless body was found. It is suspected that he was abandoned by a female (most likely his mother) and police are looking to find her. There is a 20,000 dollar reward being offered in this case. If you have any information about the death and abandonment of David Paul, please call the Meriden Police Department at 203-634-3784.

Reward Offered in Death of Woman Found Murdered in House

The State of Connecticut has a $25,000 reward for information leading the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the strangulation homicide of Dawn Delvecchio. The 39-year-old woman was a mother of two and was reported missing just days before her body was found in July 26, 2005. She had been staying at a house where she was house sitting. If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to call the State Police at contact State Police at 800-842-0200.

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Murder in Greenwich – CT

Greenwich is well-known as one of the richest towns in the entire country. While the Martha Moxley murder has garnered national headlines because of the convicted murderer’s connection to the Kennedy family, there is a murder of a teenaged boy who has gone unsolved. In August 31st. 1984, Matthew Margolies was last seen heading towards the woods to go fishing. His family reported he was missing and five days later his body was found in a makeshift grave under a pile of leaves. He died of multiple stab wounds. A knife was found nearby, but his fishing rod was gone. His body had been found under some leaves with dirt shoved down his throat. There is a $50,000 REWARD for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the 1984 murder of 13-year-old Matthew Margolies which occurred in the Glenville section of Greenwich, CT.

If you have information contact the Greenwich Police at 203-622-8000 or on the web at: Greenwich Police For more information about this case you can click on the link to a story by CourtTV.

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Who killed this Hartford Teenager?

UPDATE: On December 5, 2008, Pedro Miranda from New Britain, CT was arrested for the murder of Mayra Cruz, Rosa Valentin, and Carmen Lopez. Mayra’s case is officially SOLVED!

  On October 8, 1987, 13-year-old Mayra Cruz was last seen alive in the Asylum Hill Neighborhood of Hartford. She was a school bus stop and was seen by a witness getting into small yellow car with a young hispanic male estimated to be about 25 years old in the driver seat. A month later her lifeless body was found in a wooded area of East Windsor, a town more than fifteen miles away. She had been deceased for several weeks. The man she was last seen with was described as having dark hair which was long in the back and parted in the middle. His hair was short on the sides just above his ears.

If you have any information as to who may have killed Mayra Cruz please contact the Hartford Police Department at 860-543-8720.

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Information was obtained by CT Cold Case which is a website that list the names and faces of unsolved murder victims. Click the link for additional cases in the New England area. 

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