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John Arthur Getreu charged with murder of Janet Ann Taylor in 1974 cold case investigation

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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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Man Arrested In Connection With Murder Of Linda O' Keefe

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On Friday July 6th 1973, an 11 year old girl named Linda O’Keefe went missing while walking home from Lincoln Intermediate School in Corona Del Mar. (Source) She would usually ride home on her bicycle, which would take around 15 minutes or so, or get picked up by her mother, but on this occasion she walked. She had gotten a ride from her piano teacher around 8AM that morning, so she was unable to ride her bike back.   Linda waited to see if her mother would pick her up after school and walked around a local market before calling...

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Isanti Businessman Jerry Arnold Westrom Accused of 1993 Murder

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Ask neighbors and acquaintances of Jerry Arnold Westrom what kind of man he is and they would describe him as a friendly and generous Hockey dad who loves his family and is very active in his local community. They would tell you he is a supporter of the 4-H program, a youth program that provides learning opportunities in areas like science and technology as well as the chance for kids to participate in confidence building community projects and programs to promote healthy lifestyles. He owns his own organic farm, they would say, and supports the 4-H program by offering his services...

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