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The Generation Why Podcast Blog — cold case solved

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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Gerald Kenneth Dunlap and the Janie Landers Cold Case

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The Fairview training facility was a center for individuals with developmental issues and learning disabilities in Salem, Oregon. The establishment opened its doors in the 1900’s and remained open until the early 2000's. The property and surrounding land eventually changed hands in 2004, when it was sold off to Sustainable Development Inc. Fairview housed and treated thousands of patients over the years and in the 1970s, one those patients, 18 year old Janie Landers, went missing from the hospital on the 9th of March 1979. Janie, although legally an adult, had the mental ability of an eight year old child and...

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Suspect in 1989 cold case arrested almost 3 decades later

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Back in 1989 Amanda Teresa Stavik, known as “Mandy” to friends and family, was just 18 years old. (Source) The blonde haired, bright-eyed teenager lived in the rural, picturesque area of Whatcom County, Washington, where she was a resident of a census-designated place known as Deming. She had moved to the area when she was 12 years old, and was a popular young woman in the sparsely populated community. Mandy had graduated from Mount Baker High School and was a freshman at the Central Washington University in Ellensburg, where she partook in various sports, such as basketball and softball. She...

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