Deadly Duo: Anthony Velasquez and his father, Manuel Velasquez, charged with 3 cold cases in Los Angeles County

Jesus “Jesse” Antonio Avalos, 34 [2/11/2014]
Amanda Nicole Lopez, 27 [4/22/2018]
Eduardo Robles, 38 [7/6/2015]

Find-A-Grave: Jesus Antonio Avalos
The Homicide Report: Eduardo Robles, 38
Amanda Nicole Lopez obituary
The Homicide Report: Amanda Nicole Lopez, 27
Find-A-Grave: Amanda Nicole Lopez
‘They will kill again’: $80K reward to help catch suspects linked to 3 East LA murders
Centralized LA Sheriff’s homicide bureau connects 3 East LA unsolved murders, 2 persons on interest sought
Two suspects tied to three killings in East Los Angeles
Father and son arrested in connection with 3 shooting deaths in East Los Angeles
Father And Son Arrested In Connection To 3 East LA Murders Dating Back to 2014
Father, son arrested in connection with 3 East L.A. cold case slayings
SWAT team arrests father, son at East LA home in connection with 3 cold case murders
California Father and Son Arrested for Alleged Murder in 3 Cold Cases: Police
Man, his father charged in connection with 3 East LA cold case murders

Anthony Velasquez
Manuel Velasquez



Monsters Among Us: Alex Christopher Ewing charged with at least 4 murders from 1984 *The Hammer Killer*

Patricia Louise Smith [1/10/1984 Lakewood, CO]
Bruce Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Debra Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Melissa Bennett, 7 [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Vanessa Bennett, 3 [survived]

Find-A-Grave: Patricia Louise Combs Smith
Find-A-Grave: Bruce Allen Bennett
Find-A-Grave: Debra Lynn Bennett
Find-A-Grave: Melissa Marie Bennett
Nevada inmate’s DNA links him to Colorado killings, authorities say
Nevada prisoner to be charged in connection to 1984 Colorado cold case murders
Nevada inmate charged in deadly 1984 Lakewood hammer attack
Nevada inmate charged in 1984 hammer killings near Denver
Man eyed in Colorado hammer attacks serving prison sentence in Nevada for similar crime
Hammer murder suspect says he’ll fight extradition to Colorado
Man accused of vicious hammer attacks in 1984 fighting extradition
Ax Handle Attacker Alex Ewing Named Suspect in Bennett Family Murders
Hammer murder suspect’s lawyer lashes out at Nevada court in ongoing effort to block extradition to Colorado
Suspect in ’84 hammer attacks claimed he hitchhiked out of Denver
Hammer murder suspect extradited to Colorado to face charges in January 1984 Lakewood, Aurora killings
News Archive: 1984 Hammer Murders – Patricia Smith and Bennett Family murders


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


DC Number: C08935
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’07”
Weight: 146 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/20/1973
Custody: MINIMUM
Release Date: 10/30/2015

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?

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

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Unanswered Questions


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

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


DOC #: 00569593
Birth Year: 1959
Age: 57
Height: 5′ 8″ Weight: 156
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
PhotoDate: 01/10/2013

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



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

Ice Cold Killers: Last Call



Inmate Number: 206457
Date of Birth: 9/28/1948
Latest Admission Date: 10/13/1998
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: Nicholas Scherr and James Stroh raped and killed Candace Rough Surface; Both sentenced to prison*

Candace Rough Surface

Find-A-Grave: Candace Patricia “Candi” 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)
Nicholas Scherr released after serving 23 year
Newly-released inmate in Mobridge slaying case to live in Sioux Falls
Nicholas A. Scherr obituary

Swamp Murders: Murder in the Badlands

Nicholas Scherr – pled guilty, sentenced to 100 years in prison, died 4/30/2021 from cancer
James E. Stroh II – pled guilty, sentenced to 15 years in prison


Age: 56
Race: White
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 191 lbs.

Discharged 07/11/2019

Transaction #31569

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


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

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

Bogeyman (very good book)

Most Evil: Predators


DavidPenton prison mug

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

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: Michael Eddie Williams raped and strangled Shannon Conway murder in 1995; Sentenced to LWOP*

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 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

Cold Blood: Road To Murder

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.



CDCR Number AD3344
Age 48
Admission Date 09/28/2010
Current Location Out of State Correctional Facility
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) LWOP
Parole Eligible Date Information
The inmate shown above is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration at this time.

Monsters Among Us: John Edward Sansing on death row for killing Elizabeth “Trudi” Calibrese; He also killed 78-year-old Lucille Miner Johnson

Lucille Miner Johnson

Lucille Johnson, 78 [2/1/1991 Salt Lake City, UT]
Elizabeth Trudi Calabrese [2/24/1998 Peoria, AZ] (no picture)

Case File Detail: Lucille Miner Johnson
Find-A-Grave: Elizabeth Gertrude “Trudi” Calabrese
Churchwoman is brutally slain
Son of murdered woman felt peace in ’91, now closure 23 years later
Legos help solve 23-year-old Salt Lake County murder cold case
Detectives crack 1991 Utah murder mystery
Lego Fingerprints Helped Solve Cold Case Murder
Elizabeth ‘Trudy’ Calabrese articles
Woman’s mercy mission costs her life
Volunteer killed delivering food
Details of grisly slaying revealed
Children watched daddy murder ‘church lady’
Children describe father’s murder of church murder
Man admits raping, killing church worker
Man sentenced to death for killing church volunteer
Man says he deserves to die
State of Arizona v John Edward Sansing 2001
Supreme Court upholds one death sentence after first overturning 14
John Edward Sansing – Arizona Death Row
UT – Lucille Johnson, 78, murdered in her SLC home, 1 Feb 1991
Murderpedia: John Edward Sansing

Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case: Monster at the Door
Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris: LEGO Murder

John Sansing – pled guilty in Calabrese murder, sentenced to death; pled guilty to Lucille Johnson’s murder, sentenced to LWOP
Kara Kay Sansing – pled guilty in Calabrese murder, sentenced to life in prison



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