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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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John Arthur Getreu charged with murder of Janet Ann Taylor

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On the 24th of March 1974, 21 year old student, Janet Ann Taylor, visited her friends near Stanford University in Palo Alto, in the San Francisco bay area. The pretty brunette wasn’t enrolled, but her father, Chuck Taylor, was the school's athletic director and she worked for a maritime information center in the area. Janet studied just 6 miles away at Cañada College in San Mateo County and since it was no more than a ten minute drive between campuses she would often hitchhike between the two places to meet up with friends. (Source) On the night of March 24th,...

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Lexington man charged with the 2013 killing of his girlfriend

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On the evening of January 28th, 2013, the Asheboro police department received a phone call from a man who said he had found his girlfriend dead in their home on Cherokee Street. When the dispatcher asked the man to describe the scene he replied: “There’s a hole in her neck.” He stated that his name was Roger Lee Martin and that he was 31 years old. Martin was instructed to stay on the line and wait and was informed that officers had already been dispatched and would be arriving soon. “Who would want to kill her?” He pleaded down the...

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Son digs up mother's skull over 2 decades after murder

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Bonnie Lynn Pasciuto Haim was just 23 years old at the time of her disappearance from Jackson, Florida in January of 1993. (Source) Bonnie was employed as an accountant at a company owned by her husband’s Auntie. Her husband, Michael Haim, worked alongside her. The petite brunette went missing from her home on the night of January 6th after cancelling plans with her relative and employer, Eveann. The two had plans to meet that night but Bonnie cancelled via phone stating that she couldn’t go as she had gotten into a fight with her husband. Eveann would later describe Bonnie...

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