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Cold Cases: Serial Killer Jeffrey Cutlip killed at least 3 women, but finally confessed in 2012; Sentenced to 3 consecutive life sentences

Marlene Claire Carlson, 44 [7/30/1975]
Julie Marie Bennett, 15 [1977]
Nielene Doll, 33 [1993]
possibly at least 1 more

Find-A-Grave: Marlene C. Carlson
Police name victims in 1970s Portland cold cases
Cold case Portland, Oregon murderer arrested in Brownsville indicted
Cold cases closed: Sex offender pleads guilty to three murders
Man pleads guilty to 3 homicides in Oregon after confession
Confessed killer sentenced
’70s cold case murders linked to sex offender
Serial killer who confessed decades later is sentenced to life in Oregon prison
Sex offender pleads guilty in Portland killings
Murderpedia: Jeffrey Cutlip
Cutlip: Inside the Life of a Serial Killer (very good post)


Cold Case: Monsters Among Us: Convicted sex offender Lloyd Lee Welch Jr. pled guilty to killing 10-year-old Katherine Lyon and 12-year-old Sheila Lyon in 1975; Sentenced to 48 years in prison

Sheila Mary Lyon, 12
Katherine Mary Lyon, 10

Find-A-Grave: Katherine Mary Lyon
Find-A-Grave: Sheila Mary Lyon
Missing: Katherine Lyon
Missing: Sheila Lyon
Charley Project: Sheila Mary Lyon
Charley Project: Katherine Mary Lyon
Lyon sisters went missing in 1975
Man accused of abducting, killing Maryland sisters missing since 1975
Cousin of Lyon Sisters Murder Suspect Certain He Did It
Murder indictment in 1975 missing Md. sisters cold case
Lloyd Welch charged with first-degree murder in Lyon sisters case
Justice for the Lyon Sisters
Affidavit: Man Admits Leaving Mall With Missing Md. Sisters
Documents reveal grisly details of 1975 murders of Lyon sisters in Bedford County
Prosecutors outline pattern of abuse by man charged in Lyon sisters case
Sex offender sentenced in 1975 girls’ murder case that alarmed DC suburbs
Man convicted of lying to Lyon Sisters’ grand jury, sentenced to probation
Detectives Honored In 1975 Lyon Sister Murder Cold Case
Wikipedia: Murders of Katherine and Sheila Lyon
True crime doc on Lyon sisters abduction, murder reveals why case went cold for over 40 years: ‘We persisted’
Lies, Bloody Crime Scene, Killer’s Interview In Lyon Sisters Case
Podcast: Secrets and Lies: Solving the murders of Katherine and Sheila Lyon

The Last Stone

Who Killed the Lyon Sisters?


Age 63
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic
Date of Birth Dec 30, 1956
ID Number 00373865
Custody Status Date Nov 07, 2017 12:29 PM EST
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail James T. Vaughn Correctional Center
Book Date Nov 07, 2017 12:00 AM EST
Scheduled Release 02/2026

James T. Vaughn Correctional Center
1181 Paddock Rd
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-9261

Delaware Department of Correction
245 McKee Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 857-5490


Lloyd Lee Welch
Alias: Lloyd Lee Welch Jr.


Offender I.D.#

Detainer Unit

Release Date
Not Available

Cold Case: Diane Marie Schofield murder 7/7/1975 Des Moines, IA *Found in the trunk of a car; Still unsolved – can you help?*

Diane Marie Schofield

Facebook: Justice For Diane Schofield
Iowa Cold Case: Diane Marie Schofield
Gone Cold: Diane Schofield, killed in 1975
The Dark Side of Iowa: Diane Marie Schofield
We seek Justice for Diane Schofields murder in 1975, Des Moines, Iowa (old petition)
IA – Diane Schofield, 21, Des Moines, 7 July 1975

Deadly Women: Betty Lou Haber got her son, Arnold Jefferson McEver, and his friend, James Joseph Brandt, to kill her husband, Albert Haber so she could get his insurance money; All sentenced to prison

From Haber’s appeal: James Joseph Brandt was the admitted killer of Albert Haber. Brandt pled guilty to first degree murder, and pursuant to a plea bargain he received a life sentence. Brandt testified that Betty Lou Haber engaged him and her son by a previous marriage, Arnold Jefferson McEver, to kill her husband in the Haber home on the night of January 24, 1975. The plan was to make it appear as though the murder had occurred during the commission of a burglary. Brandt said that before Mrs. Haber went out for the evening, she left open a sliding glass door to facilitate the entry into the Haber residence that night. Brandt explained that he and McEver went to the residence as planned and put some fake pry marks on the door to make it look like a forceful entry had occurred. The house was placed in disarray in order to make it appear that it had been burglarized. Then Brandt and McEver lay in wait for Mr. Haber to enter the house.

When Haber came home, Brandt struck him with a rifle butt. Then Brandt and McEver beat him several times in the head. The men took some guns and other items from the house with them when they left. Brandt later decided that Mr. Haber might not be dead so he returned alone and shot him in the mouth with a revolver. An autopsy later revealed that the beating rather than the gunshot wound caused Mr. Haber’s death. While Brandt was the only witness who directly implicated the appellants in the killing, there was other substantial evidence which corroborated the fact that McEver participated in the murder and that Mrs. Haber was active in the planning of how it was to be accomplished.

The pool man with a past
Habers Convicted Of Murder
Mrs. Haber, Sons Given Life
Parole denied ex-socialite in 1975 murder
Tampa socialite to be paroled for 1975 murder of husband
‘Black Widow’ is freed 28 years after murder
Ex-Tampa socialite paroled after 27 years
Arnold Jefferson McEver III v State of Florida 1978
Betty Lou Haber v State of Florida 1981 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Betty Lou Haber v Louie L. Wainwright 1985
Woman gets award for prison work: Women’s Peacepower Foundation honors Betty Lou Haber for her years of work on behalf of other inmates at Florida Correctional Institute (about 1/2 way down)
Ex-Tampa socialite paroled after 27 years habeas corpus

Evil Stepmothers: The Price of Greed

Betty Lou Haber – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; released on parole 3/07/2007
Arnold Jefferson McEver – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; scheduled for parole 2020
James Joseph Brandt – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison; killed in jail


DC Number: 149904
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 197 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/09/1935
Custody: MINIMUM
Release Date: 03/07/2007

Stated Residence Upon Release:
LIVE OAK, FL. 32060-5885320605885


Current Prison Sentence History
Offense Date: 01/24/1975
Sentence Date: 07/21/1975
Case No.: 7500518
Prison Sentence Length: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody: 09/29/1975
Date Out-Custody: 03/04/2003


DC Number: 049487
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 197 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/17/1952
Initial Receipt Date: 10/01/1975
Current Facility: UNION C.I.
Current Custody: MEDIUM
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Monsters Among Us: Anthony Lee Blackwell firebombed a row house killing 6, including a toddler; Sentenced to 6 consecutive life sentences


Rochelle Gwynn, 15
Johnlene Gwynn, 18
Edward Gwynn, 2
John Gwynn, 12
April Gwynn, 5
Laverne Nelson, 18

Blackwell’s attorney to file an appeal
Anthony Lee Blackwell v State of Maryland 1976


First Name: ANTHONY
Middle Name: LEE
Date of Birth: 10/27/1955
DOC ID: 137218
Holding Facility:
Western Correctional Institution
Address: 13800 McMullen Hwy. SW, Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 877-286-3965

Psycho For Love: Dennis Larson killed 2 of his 3 wives; Committed suicide in prison

dv awareness

Kathy Frost Larson [10/11/1987]
Leslee Reynolds Larson [1975]

Kathy Frost Larson obituary
Relationship began romantically, ended with grisly death at Acadia
Montana man faces murder charge
Montana man to face charges in wife’s fatal fall at Acadia
Husband accused in fall will be returned to Maine
Husband arraigned on murder charge
Dennis Larson denied bail
Hearings continue for trial of Larson
Montana man gets 50 year sentence
State of Maine v Dennis Larson 1990 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Dennis Larson v Jeffrey Merrill 1995 (habeas corpus denied)
Murderer charged in first wife’s death
Murder charge filed from 1975 case
Man charged with murdering wife 25 years ago
Convict lodges appeal in unusual murder case
Maine inmate kills himself
Inmate who pushed 3rd wife off Otter Cliffs in ’87 leaps to his death
Bones found in Montana may have link to ’87 Maine murder
Cold Case Files transcript

Cold Case Files: The Accidental Killer

Dennis Larson

Monsters Among Us: Edward George Dees raped and murdered Sandra Howard; Sentenced to LWOP, to go with the other sentences he was in prison for

remembering the victims

Sex offender charged in 1975 murder
an Jose Man Edward Dees, 60, Will Stand Trial For The 1975 Rape And Murder Of Sandra Howard
aKiller pleads no contest to 1975 San Jose rape, stabbing and strangulation
Sex offender charged in 1975 murder of San Jose woman

On the Case with Paula Zahn Darkness After Dawn


Edward George Dees

CDCR3: B27991
Age: 67
Admission Date: 06/05/1970
Current Location:
California Health Care Facility, Stockton

Sutherland, NE Mass Murder: Erwin Charles Simants killed 6 people; First sent to death row, then he was sent to Lincoln Regional Center Psychiatric

Kellie Family

James Henry Kellie, 66
Audrey Marie Kellie, 56
David Kellie, 32
Florence Kellie, 10
Deanne Kellie, 7
Daniel Kellie, 5

Find-A-Grave: James Henry Kellie
Find-A-Grave: Audrey Marie Matson Kellie
Find-A-Grave: David LeRoy Kellie
a href=”http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61855945″>Find-A-Grave: Deanna Lynn Kellie
Find-A-Grave: Daniel LeRoy Kellie
Neighbor called loner held in family murder
Man charged with murder for shooting family in home
Simants is found guilty of six counts of murder
Simants convicted, sentenced to death
State of Nebraska v Erwin Charles Simants 1977
Ten years later, memory of murder lingers
Murder Verdict Shocks Town
Two Mass Murder Trials Resolved
38 years later, Simants murder case still raises tough questions
Lincoln Life blog: Charles Simants at the Regional Center, the man who tended plants and patients
Erwin Charles Simants, who killed 6 in 1975, could be released from psychiatric care 2013
Darkside of Nebraska: Erwin “Charles” Simants

Simants retains privilege of supervised outings
Kellie family survivors oppose ever freeing Erwin Charles Simants
Judge orders Simants to stay at regional center
If found sane, Erwin Charles Simants will be released, danger or not
Judge won’t ‘gamble’ on releasing mass killer Erwin Charles Simants
Erwin Charles Simants still dangerous, will remain at regional center, judge rules
The Kellie Family Murders
Erwin Charles Simants, who killed 6 members of Nebraska family in 1975, is still dangerous after 42 years, judge rules


Erwin Simants 1975 and 2014


Inmate Committed Name
First: ERWIN

Gender: MALE
Date of Birth: 10/04/1945

Sentence Information
Sentence Dates
Total Sentence: DTH Years Months Days To DTH Years Months Days
Sentence Begin Date: 01/17/1976 Good Time Law: 567 Projected Release Date: DTH

Parole Information
Parole Eligibility Date:
Parole Hearing Date:
Next Parole Board Review Date: 01/1980
Parole Discharge Date:
Parole Discharge Type:

Release Information
Release Date: 01/15/1980
Reason for Release: OTHER

Serial Killer: Vaughn Orrin Greenwood killed 11 people *The Skid Row Slasher*

remembering the victims

David Russell [11/13/1964]
Benjamin Hornberg, 67 [11/14/1964]
Charles Jackson, 46 [12/01/1974]
Moses Yakanac, 47 [12/08/1974]
Arthur Dahlstedt, 54 [12/11/1974]
David Perea, 42 [12/22/1974]
Casimir Strawinski, 58 [01/09/1975]
Robert Shannahan; 46 [01/17/1975]
Samuel Suarez, 49 [1975]
George Friar, 45 [01/29/1975
Clyde Hayes, 34 [01/31/1975]
William Graham [02/02/1975] (survived)

L.A. suspect to be linked to slashings
Charges Due In ‘Slasher’ Murder Case
Jailed LA man to be charged in Skid Row Slasher case
Skid Row Slasher case
Burt as witness
Footprint testimony in trial
‘Skid Row Slasher’ Guilty in 9 Deaths
‘Skid Row Slasher’ Gets Life Term
Slasher given 9 life terms
Profile: Vaughn Orrin Greenwood
Murderpedia: Vaughn Orrin Greenwood
Wikipedia: Vaughn Greenwood
Serial Killings Are a Darker Part of State’s History
‘Skid Row Slasher’ Loses Bid for Parole

Rise of the Black Serial Killer: Documenting a Startling Trend


Vaughn Orrin Greenwood

CDCR#: B68248
Age: 72
Admission Date: 10/03/1975
Current Location: Men’s Colony
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93409
(805) 547-7900

Serial Killer: Anthony Guy Walker killed at least 5 people, sentenced to LWOP

remembering the victims

Theresa Carey, 19 [1/15/1979]
Arleen Salcedo, 24 [1975]
Yolanda Torres Madison, 24 [1/15/1979]
Jessica Madison, 10-months-old
Floyd Beatty [3/1/1979]
Daniel Staggs [1986]

Cold case: After 31 years, police believe Carey-Madison murders solved
Imprisoned Michigan man admits to 1979 slayings
Man who killed six people, including inmate in Jackson prison, sentenced to three life terms behind bars
Anthony Walker sentenced to life; families describe pain of murders
Michigan man ordered to serve 3 life sentences, admits to more deaths
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2011/01/22/Michigan-man-ordered-to-serve-3-life-sentences-admits-to-more-deaths.html#gr3KVLiciTm3OJBU.99

TV program to explore local 30-year-old murder case

Murder Book: Rising from the Ashes


Anthony Guy Walker

MDOC Number: 144726
SID Number: 0839840X
Racial Identification: Black
Gender: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Green
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 251 lbs.
Date of Birth: 11/07/1957

Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Michigan Reformatory Maximum
Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: IV


Sentence 1
Offense: Homicide – Open Murder – Statutory Short Form
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316C
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 1015077-FC
Date of Offense: 01/15/1979
County: Lenawee
Date of Sentence: 01/21/2011
Conviction Type: Plea

Sentence 2
Offense: Homicide – Open Murder – Statutory Short Form
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316C
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 1015077-FC
Date of Offense: 01/15/1979
County: Lenawee
Date of Sentence: 01/21/2011
Conviction Type: Plea

Sentence 3
Offense: Homicide – Open Murder – Statutory Short Form
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316C
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 1015076-FC
Date of Offense: 03/01/1979
County: Lenawee
Date of Sentence: 01/21/2011
Conviction Type: Plea

Sentence 4
Offense: Criminal Sexual Conduct, 1st Deg (Weapon Used)
Minimum Sentence: 15 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.520B1E
Maximum Sentence: 30 years 0 months
Court File#: 95475901
Date of Offense: 12/20/1994
County: Wayne
Date of Sentence: 04/24/1996
Conviction Type: Jury

Sentence 5
Offense: Criminal Sexual Conduct, 1st Deg (Weapon Used)
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.520B1E
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 95475901
Date of Offense: 12/20/1994
County: Wayne
Date of Sentence: 04/24/1996
Conviction Type: Jury

Sentence 1
Offense: Assault With Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct
Minimum Sentence: 10 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.520G
Maximum Sentence: 15 years 0 months
Court File#:
Date of Offense: 09/11/1979
County: Lenawee
Date of Sentence: 09/11/1979
Conviction Type: Jury
Discharge Date:06/08/1993
Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge

Sentence 2
Offense: Criminal Sexual Conduct, 2nd Deg (Multiple Variables)
Minimum Sentence: 2 years 6 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.520C
Maximum Sentence: 5 years 0 months
Court File#:
Date of Offense: 03/19/1976
County: Date of Sentence: 03/19/1976
Conviction Type: Unknown
Discharge Date:12/04/1979
Discharge Reason: Order Terminated, Continued on Additional Order(s)

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