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    October 21: 2005: Terry and Darlene Anderson were bludgeoned to death in their Mongo, IN home. Sadly, it is still unsolved. If anyone has any information at all, no matter how small, please contact them or even Crimestoppers (800)342-STOP or Sheriff Terry Martin LaGrange County Sheriff Dept. tmartin@lagrangesd.com

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Cold Case: Jahala Watson murder 6/20/1993 Mulberry, FL *Son, Christopher Shane Knight, pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 6 years in prison; Released 2015*


Jahala Ann Watson

Find-A-Grave: Jahala Ann Knight Watson
Killer Could Be Charged For Death Of Fetus
Joint Investigation Leads To Suspect’s Arrest in 19-Year-Old Cold Case Homicide
Sheriff: 1993 Fla. murder solved – the son did it
Woman’s Son Arrested; Is a Suspect in 19-Year-Old Cold Case
Arrest made in 19-year-old homicide
FL – Jahala Watson, 39, pregnant, murdered, Mulberry, 22 June 1993

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: C08935
Name: KNIGHT, CHRISTOPHER S
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’07”
Weight: 146 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/20/1973
Custody: MINIMUM
Release Date: 10/30/2015

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Monsters Among Us: Convicted sex offender, Danny Ross Giles, raped and killed Patti Berry; Sentenced to 47.5 years in prison; Also linked to Tracey Brazzel disappearance – are there any others?

Victims
Patti Berry, 26 [7/31/1995]
Tracey Elizabeth Brazzel, 22 [5/27/1995 Everett, WA]

Rapist, murder suspect near release may be confined
Arrest Made in Two 17 year-old Cold Cases
Major Break in 2 South Everett Cold Case Murders – Patti Berry and Tracey Brazzel
Sex offender charged in 2 Everett killings from 1995
Sex offender arrested in 1995 Snohomish County killings
Man arrested in 1995 cold case murders
Man convicted in 1995 Wash. murder
Man convicted in 1995 Wash. murder
Serial sex offender sentenced to 47.5 years for ‘brutal, savage’ murder
Man convicted of murder denied new trial in 1995 death
Washington Supreme Court won’t review 1995 murder of Everett mother
State of Washington v Daniel Ross Giles 2016 (affirmed conviction and sentenced)
CharleyProject: Tracey Elizabeth Brazzel
Judge affirms murder charge in 1995 disappearance
WA – Tracey Brazzel, 22, Mill Creek, 26 May 1995

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Unanswered Questions

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number: 923602
Offender Name: GILES, DANIEL R
Age: 49
Race: White
Location: Clallam Bay Corrections Center

Monsters Among Us: Joseph Reinwand charged with 2 different cold case murders; Convicted of both & sentenced to life in prison

Victims
Dale Meister, 35 [3/4/2008 Wisconsin Rapids, WI]
Pamela Reinwand [5/13/1984 Plover, WI]

Cold Case: The Unsolved Murder of Dale Meister
Family and friends remember Dale Meister
Wis. Rapids Man Charged in 2008 Slaying Accused of Violating Bond
Wisconsin Rapids man charged in 1984 death of wife
Wisconsin man charged with killing wife in 1984
Homicide defendant’s daughter takes stand
Meister’s brothers testify in homicide trial
Defense rests case in homicide trial
Reinwand sentenced to life in prison for homicide
Joseph Reinwand gets life in prison for killing Dale Meister
Reinwand’s second murder trial delayed by overwhelming amounts of documents, evidence
Trial begins for man accused of killing wife in 1984
Family, friends, experts testify in Joseph Reinwand murder trial
Jury finds Reinwand guilty of murder
Jury finds Reinwand guilty of murder
Reinwand gets life for wife’s 1984 death
Man gets life term for wife’s 1984 death
WI – Pamela Reinwand, 19, shot to death, Plover, 13 May 1984

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: REINWAND, JOSEPH B
DOC #: 00569593
Birth Year: 1959
Age: 57
Height: 5′ 8″ Weight: 156
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED
PhotoDate: 01/10/2013

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Columbia Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 804 WI Rapids
Region Unit Agent: 8 04 04
131 24th ST
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Maximum Discharge Date: 01/20/9999
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: 01/20/9999
Parole Eligibility Date:

Monsters Among Us: Alfred Swinton killed Carla Terry, sentenced to 60 years in prison; Linked to at least 4 other murders

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swinton-victims

Victims
Carla Terry, 28 [1/13/1991 Hartford, CT] (no picture)
Mary Shirley, 29 [7/15/1987 Hebron, CT]
Patricia Thompson, 22 [11/28/1988 Keney Park, CT] (no picture)
Tameika Mayo, 15 [3/11/1990 Rocky Hill, CT]
Deidra Dancy, 19 [6/10/1990 South Windsor, CT]

Alfred Swinton has only been tried and convicted for one victim, Carla Terry. **Update 6/2017** Swinton’s conviction has been overturned. He has been released pending his new trial. His next court date is 7/20/2017. He has not yet been exonerated. That will apparently be decided by a new jury. DNA evidence points to him not being the killer of Carla Terry. There is other evidence that has called his guilt into question.

Killings Of 5 Women Probed
5 Women, All Dead, All Linked To 1 Man
Man Charged For Second Time In Woman’s Death
Swinton Murder Case Goes To The Jury
Swinton convicted; may face more charges
Family of woman murdered and Hartford police chief share special bond
Cold Case File Of Mary Shirley
Facebook: What Happened to Tameika D Mayo
Cold Case: Diedra Dancy
State of Connecticut v Alfred Swinton 2004
State Agrees On New Trial For Convicted Murderer Swinton, Once A Suspected Serial Killer
Judge Releases Alfred Swinton, Convicted Of Murder In 1991, Pending New Trial
Swinton gets new trial, released to house arrest
Man convicted of murder in 1991 given new trial

Movies/Documentaries
Ice Cold Killers: Last Call

INMATE INFORMATION

alfred-swinton

Inmate Number: 206457
Inmate Name: SWINTON, ALFRED
Date of Birth: 9/28/1948
Latest Admission Date: 10/13/1998
Current Location: MACDOUGALL-WALKER (MACDOUGALL BUILDING)
Status: SENTENCED
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense*: MURDER AF
Date of Sentence: 5/21/2001
Maximum Sentence: 60 Year(s) 0 Month(s) 0 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: 9/21/2051
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole End Date: Not Applicable
Detainer: NONE

Cold Case: Candace Rough Surface murder 8/2/1980 Mobridge, SD *Nicholas Scherr and James Stroh pled guilty, sentenced to prison*


Candace Rough Surface

A tale too late to satisfy
Confession ends 16-year murder mystery, but revives racist claims
Brutal 1980 Murder Raises Racial Tensions — Indians Say Bail, Long Delay Before Arrest Are Evidence Of Prejudice
Non-Indian Men Arrested for Murder, Racial Tensions Rise
Confession ends 16-year murder mystery, but revives racist claims
Suspect finally pleads guilty after 16 years
16-year Murder Mystery Ends In Tears
Websleuths: Citizens Against Pedophiles Early Release (CAPER)

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Murder in the Badlands

Defendants
James E. Stroh II – pled guilty, sentenced to 15 years in prison
Nicholas Scherr – pled guilty, sentenced to 100 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION
SCHERR, NICHOLAS A.
Age: 50
Race: White
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 191 lbs.

Transaction #31569

Sentence Date: 05/22/1996
County: Walworth
Crime: Manslaughter 1st
Sentence Length: 100 years

INMATE INFORMATION

STROH, JAMES E.
Age: 50
Race: White
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 182 lbs.
Alias(es) Stroh, James E
DOC Number #2491
Current Facility Outside
Parole Office NA
Correctional Status Completed Sentence
Additional Info NA

Discharged 10/13/2004

Child Serial Killer: David Eliot Penton

Christi Meeks and Nydra Ross

Victims
His 2-month-old son
Christi Lynn Meeks, 5
Christie Diane Proctor, 9 (no picture)
Nydra Ross, 9
Roxann Hope Reyes, 3 (no picture)

Find-A-Grave: Christi Lynn Meeks
Find-A-Grave: Roxann Hope Reyes
Roxann Hope Reyes
Jailed child killer serving sentence in Toledo eyed in Texas case
Man charged in area girls’ deaths
Girl’s killer extradited to Texas
Ohioan may face execution in Texas
Former Fort Hood soldier indicted in old slayings
Ohio inmate gets life in killings of 3 Texas girls
N. Texas mother finds peace decades after daughter’s murder
Murderpedia: David Eliot Penton
Serial Killer: David Penton
Photo Gallery for Bogeyman
Cold cases solved: ‘Bogeyman’ tells girls’ murder tale

Books
Bogeyman (very good book)

Movies/Documentaries
Most Evil: Predators

INMATE INFORMATION

DavidPenton prison mug

DAVID E PENTON
Number: A245242
DOB: 02/09/1958
Gender: Male
Race: White
Admission Date: 05/24/1991
Institution: Southern Ohio Correctional Facility
Status: INCARCERATED

Offense Information
KIDNAPPING Counts: 1 ORC: 2905.01 3
Committing County: Marion Admission Date: 05/24/1991 Degree of Felony: A1
AGG MURDER Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.01 3
Committing County: Marion Admission Date: 05/24/1991 Degree of Felony: AM

Sentence Information
Indefinite Sentence Min: 40 years
Indefinite Sentence Max: Life Sentence
Expiration of Max Sentence: Life Sentence

Parole Hearing Information
Next Parole Board Hearing/Review Month: March, 2027
Latest Parole Board Hearing/Review Type & Results: FIRST HEARING

Cold Case: Shannon Conway murder 7/30/1995 San Marcos, CA *Michael Eddie Williams pled guilty; sentenced to LWOP*

Shannon Conway
Shannon Conway

Find-A-Grave: Shannon Suzannie Conway
Arrest made in 1995 North County slaying
Investigators honored for solving 1995 murder
Man gets life in prison for 1995 murder
Man Sentenced For Rape, Murder Near CSUSM
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Wins “Best Cold Case Solved” Award

Movies/Documentaries
Cold Blood: Road To Murder

Note
Michael Williams will have to finish his 40 year sentence in Mississippi (for sex crimes) before he starts on this sentence. It is highly unlikely that he will ever get out of prison – especially with the LWOP sentence.

INMATE INFORMATION

MichaelWilliams

MDOC# 129140
Name: MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Race WHITE
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 4/22/1973
Height 6′ 0”
Weight 210
Complexion FAIR
Build LARGE
Eye Color BLUE
Hair Color BROWN
Entry Date 5/24/2007
Location SMCI
Unit SMCI 2
Location Change Date 9/15/2014 4:37:09 AM

Number of Sentences 3
Total Length 40 YEARS

Offense 1
STATUTORY RAPE
Sentence Length 1 40 YEARS
County of Conviction 1 WINSTON
Sentence Date 1

Offense 2
SEXUAL BATTERY
Sentence Length 2 40 YEARS
County of Conviction 2 WINSTON
Sentence Date 2

Offense 3
UNLAWFUL TOUCHING/CHILD
Sentence Length 3 15 YEARS
County of Conviction 3 WINSTON
Sentence Date 3
Tentative Release 12/12/2046

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