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The Generation Why Podcast Blog — cold case

Victim in 20 Year Old Utah Cold Case Identified as Lena Reyes-Geddes

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In Garfield County, Utah in April of 1998 a civilian passing through State route 276 milepost 8 noticed something suspicious on the roadside near Lake Powell and Ticaboo. A large bundle, roughly the length and dimensions of a human body, had been discarded just off the side of the road. The passerby contacted the local Garfield County Sheriff’s department and officers were quickly dispatched to the scene. When they unrolled the large rug they discovered a sleeping bag inside. Inside the sleeping bag was a patchwork of various plastic trash bags secured with duct tape and bound with rope. Nobody...

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Alexander "Hammer Killer" Ewing Charged with 1984 Bennett Family Murders

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On night of January 16th, 1984 a gruesome discovery was made at a house on 16300 East Center Drive, Aurora, Colorado. The bludgeoned bodies of husband and wife, Bruce and Debra Bennett, were discovered and it soon became evident that they had both attacked with a knife and beaten to death.  Later autopsies would reveal that the Bennett’s had died due to blunt force trauma and that their attacker had likely used a hammer. Investigators noted there was evidence of a struggle at the house. 28 year old Bruce Bennett had jumped into action when the attacker entered the family...

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Virginia Freeman Cold Case Solved

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On the evening of December 1st, 1981, a 40 year old realtor named Virginia Freeman received a call from a man who was interested in purchasing a property listed on the agencies books. The man claimed to have the $73,000 necessary to purchase the property on him in cash and requested to arrange a viewing of the property that day. The man, who did not identify himself, did not ask for Virginia by name, he simply asked to view the property. Excited at the prospect of making a sale that day, Virginia, or “Ginger” as she was known to friends and...

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The 1988 Murder of April Marie Tinsley Solved?

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On April 1st, 1988, eight year old April Marie Tinsley headed out of her home at 300 West Williams Street, in Fort Wayne, Indiana with the intention of playing with some friends in the neighborhood. It was Good Friday, she had just got out of school and was in high spirits as she said goodbye to her mother who had walked her out into the street. (Source) While the kids were playing outside it began rain. April informed her companions that she was going to retrieve her umbrella, which she had left at another friend’s house just a couple of...

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The Murder of Arlis Kay Perry Finally Solved?

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On the night of October 12th 1974 in Stanford, California, a nineteen year old woman named Arlis Kay Perry made her way to the Stanford Memorial Church after a row with her husband, Bruce. The newly-wed couple had gotten into an argument about the tire pressure on their vehicle and in order to cool off, Arlis decided she’d make her way to the local church to pray in the peaceful surroundings. She was a staunch Christian and had been her whole life. (Source) The young married couple had met while attending Bismarck High School in Bismarck, North Dakota. Arlis was...

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