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The Generation Why Podcast Blog — cold case

Murder of Traci Hammerberg Solved After 35 Years

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On the evening of March 14th 1984, 18 year old Saukville resident, Traci Hammerberg, went to meet up with friends near a local grocery store after finishing her baby sitting session. (Source) The teenagers were heading to a party in Gratton later that night, but first decided to have a couple of beers at “Quades Tavern” in Port Washington. The bartender remembered Traci, they made small talk and she told him about her plans later that night. After a night of partying in Gratton Traci decided it was time to call it and night and leave. She left the party...

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1972 Murder of Terri Lynn Hollis Solved After Almost 5 Decades

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Yet another decade’s old cold case has been solved this month with the help of genetic genealogy databases and this time it’s the long unsolved murder of 11 year old Terri Lynn Hollis. (Source) On Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, 1972, 11 year old Terri Lynn Hollis and her 16 year old brother, Randy, were at their home in Torrance, California.  Terri was restless and went to play outside on her bike at around 3PM, never to return. The local police were alerted and Terri was officially reported as missing. Officers, who arrived at the girls home at around 9PM, searched...

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Darlene Krashoc Murder Finally Solved?

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On the morning of March 17th 1987, the naked body of a young woman was found behind a restaurant on 2710 S. Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs.  Autopsy revealed that she had been strangled to death with a ligature after a night out and Investigators determined that she had been murdered in another location and dumped behind the “Korean Club Restaurant”. The nature of the murder was violent and was clearly sexually motivated. The victim had been raped and beaten before finally being choked to death with a wire clothes hanger. There were also bite marks on her body. The nature of...

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Priscilla Brooten Missing Woman Suspected Murdered

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 Priscilla Brooten was 40 years old when she decided to uproot her life in the U.S and move to Australia for a fresh start. “I don’t want to get tied down here” she told her friends and family before relocating to Queensland. She spent her early years in Redcliffe, a beautiful and picturesque residential suburb on the coast, before moving over to Brisbane to stay with a boyfriend. Brooten was a literature student and worked as a Zumba instructor and part time cleaner in Brisbane. The former American beauty queen had always been interested in dance and fitness and was...

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The unsolved case of a 1978 triple homicide in the Australian outback

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    In October of 1978 three friends planned the Australian road trip of their dreams that would eventually turn into a nightmare. Gordon Twaddle, Timothy Thomson, his girlfriend Karen Edwards and their dog, Tristie, planned to ride from Alice Springs to Melbourne through the Australian outback.  From the remote town of Alice Springs in the arid Northern territory the three friends and their animal companion, who was riding in a makeshift sidecar with Timothy and Karen on their pricy new red and gold BMW R100S, planned to ride to Cairns, a tropical city in Queensland, most often visited by...

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