This Day in History: Teresa Halbach murder 2005

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Teresa Halbach

Today marks one year since Teresa Halbach was murdered. She was reported missing 3 days after she did not return from a photography shoot she had at Avery Auto Salvage, which she had been to several times to photograph cars for an Auto Trader publication. Her mother reported her missing after Teresa did not contact her family for several days, which was out of character for her. Search parties started to retrace her steps and the surrounding areas. A group of searchers went to Avery Auto Salvage and got permission to look for her car. It was found on the property, partially hidden. This led to investigators obtaining a search warrant to search the property, including Steven Avery’s mobile home, which turned up many items of interest, including what appeared to be blood, guns and a key that fit Teresa’s car. Also found was burned clothing and bone fragments, later determined to be from an adult female. Inside the car would find to be DNA from Teresa Halbach and Steven Avery. Steven Avery was no stranger to crime. He had been in an out of prison most of his adult life. However, he had recently been released from prison, after being falsely convicted of rape, having been helped by the famed “Innocence Project”. He told police that she came and photographed the car and left. Evidence, however, shows otherwise. He was soon arrested for having the guns (felon in possession of a gun is a no-no). He swore to anyone and everyone that he was innocent and that he was being framed, since he was suing for his wrong conviction. The FBI found that the bone fragments found in the fire pit did indeed belong to Teresa Halbach and Avery has been charged, along with his nephew Brendan Dassey – who confessed to the abduction, sexual assault and murder of Teresa, along with Steven Avery. Avery’s trial begins Feb. 5, 2007.

News Archive: Teresa Halbach murder
Teresa Halbach
Teresa Halbach case

Perla “Stephanie” Hilary Reyes Lopez murder 10/20/2006 Payson, UT *Police looking for her parents, Baldemar Espino and Yudit Lopez*

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Missing 9 month old baby found buried Payson, UT
Missing couple’s family reacts to discovery of baby’s body
Witnesses relate a version of baby death
Detectives Reveal Blood was Found at Home of Dead Infant
New Details About the Death of Baby
What happened to baby Perla

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Yudit Nava Lopez & Baldemar Reyes Espino

Update: John Patrick Addis, found dead, probable suicide

Missing 9 month old baby found buried Payson, UT

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Yudit Nava Lopez and Baldemar Reyes Espino

Police Looking for Couple Believed to Have Buried Baby
Search continues for grave of Utah County baby; parents now murder suspects
Search for Baby Turns Into Murder Investigation
Request for Assistance in Locating Persons of Interest
AMW: Yudi Nava Lopez
Perla “Stephanie” Hilary Reyes Lopez murder 10/20/2006 Payson, UT *Police looking for her parents, Baldemar Espino and Yudit Lopez*

Update: Florida Turnpike murders *6 people convicted: Daniel Troya and Ricardo Sanchez sentenced to death; 4 others sentenced to prison*

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Victims
Jose Luis Escobedo, 28
Yessica Guerrero Escobedo, 25
Luis Julian, 4
Luis Damian, 3

Murder on the Florida Turnpike 10/13/2006 Port St. Lucie, FL – Murder of the Escobedo Family
Police: ‘Persons of interest’ held in turnpike slayingsl
Drug suspects tied to Florida turnpike killings
Sheriff: Suspect May Be Tied to Killings
Officials: Drug Suspect Thought to Have Fatally Shot Family on Florida Turnpike
Drug suspects tied to Florida turnpike killings
Evidence may clear suspects in Turnpike murders
Trial Starts in ’06 Killings on a Florida Toll Road
2 found guilty of killing family on FLA turnpike
Defendants Sentenced to Death for Turnpike Murder of Two Toddlers
Turnpike murders: Two sentenced to death
Florida Turnpike Killers Get Death for Drug-Debt Murder of Family, Including 2 Young Boys
Federal appeals court upholds death sentences for convicted turnpike killers
Five years later, rapid gunfire of Escobedo murders still haunts Port St. Lucie couple
Supreme Court won’t review appeals filed by Escobedo family killers
United States of America v Liana Lee Lopez and Danny Varela 2011 (convictions and sentences affirmed)
United States v Daniel Troya 2013 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
U.S. appeals court upholds death row convictions for 2006 killing of Escobedo family on Florida’s Turnpike
Daniel Troya – Federal Death Row
Ricardo Sanchez, Jr. – Federal Death Row

Defendants
Daniel “Homer” Troya – convicted, sentenced to death (federal death row)
Ricardo “Rick” Sanchez – convicted, sentenced to death (federal death row)
Danny “DV” Varela – convicted, sentenced to two life sentences plus 60 years in federal prison
Liana Lee “The Negra” Lopez – convicted, sentenced to 15 years in federal prison
Kevin Vetere – convicted, sentenced to 12 years in federal prison

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name: DANIEL TROYA
Register Number: 75817-004
Age: 33
Race: White
Sex: Male
Release Date: DEATH SENT
Located At: USP Terre Haute

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name: RICARDO SANCHEZ
Register Number: 75820-004
Age: 33
Race: White
Sex: Male
Release Date: DEATH SENT
Located At: USP Terre Haute

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name: DANNY VARELA
Register Number: 75816-004
Age: 36
Race: White
Sex: Male
Release Date: LIFE
Located At: USP Lee

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name: LIANA LOPEZ
Register Number: 75815-004
Age: 28
Race: White
Sex: Female
Release Date: 11/24/2019
Located At: FCI Aliceville

INMATE INFORMATION

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NAME: KEVIN VETERE

Execution Alert: Serial Killer Danny Rolling, killed at least 8 people *Gainesville Ripper*

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Victims
Julie Ann Grissom, 24 [11/4/1989]
Sean Grissom, 8 [11/4/1989] (no picture)
William Thomas Grissom, 55 [11/4/1989] (no picture)
Sonja Jane Larson, 17 [8/24/1990]
Christina P. Powell, 17 [8/24/1990]
Christa Leigh Hoyt, 18 [8/25/1990]
Manuel Ricardo “Manny” Taboada, 23 [8/27/1990]
Tracy Inez Paules, 23 [8/27/1990]

Find-A-Grave: William Thomas Grissom
Find-A-Grave: Julie Ann Grissom
Find-A-Grave: Sean Grissom
Find-A-Grave: Sonja Jane Larson
Find-A-Grave: Christina P. Powell
Find-A-Grave: Christa Leigh Hoyt
Find-A-Grave: Manuel Ricardo “Manny” Taboada
Find-A-Grave: Tracy Inez Paules
Gainesville murder victims remembered after 25 years
The victims of Danny Rolling
<a href=Jury set to deliberate Rolling casehttp://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/predators/rolling/gain_1.html”>Crime Library

Daniel Harold Rolling
The Making of a Serial Killer
Danny Rolling: The Gainesville Ripper
Profiles Of Serial Killer Danny Rolling’s Victims
Reporter’s Notebook: Danny Rolling’s Execution
That year of fear
U.S. Supreme Court Holds Danny Rolling’s Fate
Danny Rolling ‘calm’ before Wednesday execution for Gainesville serial killings
Rolling’s Upcoming Execution ‘Reopens Wounds’
In Shreveport, victim’s friend waits for closure
Danny Rolling Awaits Scheduled Execution
Daniel Harold Rolling #1051
Florida executes campus serial killer
Florida serial killer died singing a hymn
Serial killer Danny Rolling executed in Florida
Wikipedia: Daniel Harold Rolling
Wikipedia: Danny Rolling
Serial Killer Admits To More Killings
17 years ago – November 4th – Triple Murder in Shreveport

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Movies/Documentaries
Nightmare Next Door: Daylight Abduction
Turning Point: Gainesville: The Price of Murder
F2: Forensic Factor: Killing Spree
FBI: Criminal Pursuit: The Gainesville Ripper
Cold Blood: Gainesville Ripper
It Takes A Killer: The Gainesville Ripper
Dual Suspects: Gainesville Ripper
The Gainesville Ripper

INMATE INFORMATION

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Final Words: Asked if he had any final words, witnesses at the execution said Rolling sang a song in which he repeated the line “None greater than thee, oh Lord,” as relatives of the slain students watched in the death chamber.

DC Number: 521178
Name: ROLLING, DANNY H
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: HAZEL
Height: 6’01”
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 05/26/1954
Custody: MAXIMUM
Release Date: DECEASED

Note: This offender meets the criteria for designation as a sexual offender under s. 944.606 F.S., or s. 944.607 F.S., or both, and may be on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offender/Predator web site.

Aliases:
MICHAEL KENNEDY
DANNY ROLLING
DANNY H ROLLING
DANNY HAROLD ROLLING
DANNY HAROLE ROLLING

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This Week’s Carnival of the True Crime Blogs

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Carnival of the True Crime Blogs XLVII

Toledo Triple Homicide: Michael York, Todd Archambeau and Kenneth Nicholson shot to death in their home; Stoney Thompson convicted, Goldy Thompson acquitted

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Victims
Michael York, 44
Todd Patrick Archambeau, 44
Kenneth Nicholson, 41

Find-A-Grave: Todd P Archambeau
3 men found dead in boarded-up home in Toledo, Ohio; police call deaths a triple homicide
Victims Identified; Bloodbath Has Neighbors Boiling
3 homicide victims all were shot, coroner says
Officer: North Toledo triple-murder site looked like ‘horror movie’
Officers cite gains in triple homicide
Judge sets bail at $1 million for brothers accused in triple slayings
Toledo brothers enter not-guilty pleas in triple murder case
Stoney Thompson found guilty of murder
Thompson guilty in triple murder
Toledo man sentenced for triple murder
North Toledo killer gets life, no parole
Stoney Thompson sentenced to three life terms
Thompson acquitted in killings of 3 in ’06
Goldy Thompson cleared of murders
Toledo man convicted in 3 murders seeks new trial
Judge denies motion for new trial in ’06 murders
State of Ohio v Stoney Lee Thompson 2011 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Goldy Thompson takes plea deal in dog fighting trial
Toledo man found guilty in Oct. incident in bar
USA v Goldy Thompson 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Facebook: Goldy Thompson

Defendants
Goldy Thompson – acquitted
Stoney Lee Thompson – convicted, sentenced to 3 consecutive terms of LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

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STONEY LEE THOMPSON
Number: A556821
DOB: 09/24/1979
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Admission Date: 07/24/2007
Institution: Toledo Correctional Institution
Status: INCARCERATED

Offense Information
WEAPON UNDER DISABILITY
Counts: 1
ORC: 2923.13 4
Committing County: Lucas
Admission Date: 07/24/2007
Degree of Felony: Third

COMPLICITY AGG MURDER
Counts: 3
ORC: 2903.01 4
Committing County: Lucas
Admission Date: 07/01/2008
Degree of Felony: AM

Sentence Information
Indefinite Sentence Max: Life Sentence
Expiration of Max Sentence: Life Sentence

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name: GOLDY THOMPSON
Register Number: 57462-060
Age: 39
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Release Date: 11/14/2017
Located At: FCI Allenwood Medium
[NOT for the murders but for crimes committed after]

Psycho For Love: Lloyd Alvin Harry killed his ex-wife, Rosemary Kramer; Sentenced to life in prison*

Ex-wife’s death called accident
Victim’s body found dumped at Secret Pass
Utah man held in Nevada in wife’s shooting death
Charges filed in death of ex-wife
March murder trial set for Duchesne resident
Venue change in murder trial
Murder trial set in Provo court
Utah murder spawned inheritance legislation

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Number: 158891
Offender Name: LLOYD ALVIN HARRY
DOB: Thu, 8 Mar 1956
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches
Weight: 201
Sex: M
Location: UTAH STATE PRISON
Housing Facility: OQUIRRH
Parole Date: N/A – Natural Life
Aliases:
LLOYD ALVIN HARRY

Unsolved: Brittany Phillips murder 9/30/2004 Tulsa, OK *Still unsolved, almost 17 years later*

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Brittany Phillips Murder
Find-A-Grave: Brittany Phillips
The Unsolved Murder Of Brittany Phillips
Brittany Phillips Memorial Myspace
A Tulsa college student is found murdered inside her apartment
A Tulsa College Student Is Found Murdered Inside Her Apartment
Murder of College Student May Have Been The Work of A Serial Criminal
Mother Continues Fight To Find Her Daughter’s Killer
A Generous Donation From One Grieving Mother To Another
Reward offered in Brittany Phillips murder
Tulsa Cold Cases: Brittany Phillips

Podcasts
Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad: Brittany Phillips Unsolved


Brittany Phillips