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Helene Pruszynski Cold Case Solved Almost 4 Decades Later

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Helene Pruszynski was only 21 years old when she was brutally raped and murdered on January 16, 1980. (Source) An aspiring journalist, Pruszynski had moved from her small hometown in Massachusetts to Denver, Colorado to work as an intern at the news department of KHOW AM radio. She lived with her Auntie and a friend in Englewood and took the same bus from a South Broadway bus stop each night after work. On the night of January 16, it is believed she was abducted after getting off the bus. Her Auntie knew something was wrong and called the police around...

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Recently Solved Cold Case Leads to Suspected Serial Killer

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Over four decades ago sixteen-year-old student, Pamela Maurer, was found raped and murdered by the side of the road near College Street and Maple Avenue in the small village of Lisle, DuPage County, Illinois. The cause of death was ruled as strangulation and a nearby rubber hose found at the crime scene was believed to be the ligature used in her murder. On January 12th, 1976, Maurer had been visiting a friend in the neighbourhood.  When it came time to leave, the teenager decided to head to a nearby McDonalds to buy a soda when she was snatched off the...

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New Jersey "Torso Killer" Confesses to Three More Murders

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New Jersey Torso Killer, Richard Cottingham, has recently confessed to the unsolved murders of three women that took place in the sixties. (Source) The now 73-year-old serial killer, who was active from 1967 – 1980 and has spent almost three decades behind bars at the New Jersey State Prison for the murders of six females, confessed to the murders of an additional three teenage girls between 1968 – 1969. He claims that he abducted and murdered 18-year-old Irene Blase from Bogota On April 7th, 1969.  Her body was discovered the following day face down in a river in Saddlebrook. A...

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Julie Fuller Murder Solved

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In the spring of 1983 the Fuller family moved from their home in Essex, England to North Texas in search of the American Dream. Unfamiliar with the Arlington area, the family temporarily moved into “Kensington motor lodge hotel and apartments” on 1220 West Division Street while they house hunted and looked for jobs. The area wasn’t the safest, but new to town the Fuller family weren’t aware of that. The English family had been in the country only less than a month before tragedy struck. On June 27th, 1983, their youngest child, 11 year old Julie Fuller, went to take...

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Woman Cleared as Suspect in Sisters Murder 35 Years Later

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June 15th 1984 felt like any other day for 15 year old Reesa Trexler and her 13 year old sister Jodie. Reesa had friends over that day and later went next door to her grandparent’s house on 714 North Shaver Street in Salisbury, North Carolina, while Jodie stayed home alone. When Jodie realized that her older sister wasn’t around she peered next door only to see that her grandparent’s vehicles weren’t parked outside. Reesa must have gone with them, she concluded, and returned to her bedroom in her parents’ house. She wasn’t aware of this, but her grandfather had gone...

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