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Racine County Jane Doe Identified

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On the 21st of July 1999 in Raymond, Wisconsin, a man and his teenage daughter were out walking their dog, as they had done every day for several years, when they noticed some strange depressions in the ground. It had been raining the night before and a clear drag mark was present in the earth. Curious, they followed the trail to the edge of a nearby cornfield where they discovered the bruised and battered body of a young woman. She was shoeless, dressed in a gray western style button-up shirt with a red floral embroidery about the chest and black...

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Sheep Flats Jane Doe and Killer Identified

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Mary Silvani didn’t have an easy life. Her father was homeless and her mother was never around. Mary heard her mother had been in and out of psychiatric institutions her whole life. She didn’t talk about her family to friends and classmates. Her parents died when she was sixteen and she was left homeless, along with her two siblings, Charles and Bob. When she was 24 years old she fell pregnant, but unable to keep her child, likely due to her circumstances, she gave it up for adoption. Mary later relocated to California with her brothers and what she did...

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John Russell Whitt Charged with Murder After Two Decades

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Eight year old Robert “Bobby” Adam Whitt and his mother, forty four year old South Korean national, Myoung Hwa Cho, went missing from Concord, North Carolina in 1998. Myoung Hwa Cho disappeared in May, followed by her son Bobby just over two months later. Cho’s husband, John Russell Whitt, told friends and family that she had left him and taken her son back to South Korea, because of this, extended family members didn’t look for them and they were never officially reported missing. (Source) Bobby’s cousins missed him and over the years they often wondered what had become of the kind...

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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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