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Monsters Among Us: David Roth (NOT the singer) killed 17-year-old Elizabeth “Lisa” Ann Elder Roberts after she refused sex; He confessed and spent 26 years in prison; She was just identified through genetic geneology


Elizabeth “Lisa” Ann Elder Roberts

This is what detectives believed happened to Lisa:

“During the murder investigation in 1977, detectives learned Precious Jane Doe was hitchhiking near Silver Lake on August 9, 1977. She was picked up by David Roth who wanted to go swimming at the lake. Instead, he gave her a ride and asked her to have sex. When she declined, he strangled her and shot her seven times in the head. Her body was found five days later by residents picking blackberries in the 11300 block of 4th Avenue West in unincorporated south Everett. She was unrecognizable. Roth confessed to the murder and was sentenced to 26 years in prison. The remains were thought to be that of a 25 to 35 year old woman. Detective John Hinds drew a composite sketch of what she should look like, but no one could identify her. For an unknown reason, she was no longer listed as missing in NCIC.

“Extensive efforts began again in 2008 to identify her body after the Doe Network inquired about the case. Investigators exhumed the body and she was examined by Dr. Kathy Taylor, the State Forensic Anthropologist with the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her examination revealed that the remains were more likely that of a teenage girl, age 16 to 19. That got the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children involved to assist. Forensic Artist Natalie Murry provided an updated composite sketch. Detectives were never able to identify the female, who was named Precious Jane Doe by Detective Jim Scharf.”

Long after body was found, detectives search for ‘Jane Doe’
‘She’s precious to me:’ Snohomish cold case detective identifies Jane Doe murder victim after 40 years
Cold case closed: Everett murder victim ‘Jane Doe’ identified 43 years later
‘Shock to the system’: Family learns DNA identified 1977 Everett murder victim
Washington state murder victim, 17, ID’d after nearly 43 years, police say
Girl killed in Washington is identified 43 years later by DNA extracted from her hair
Solved: For 43 years, she was ‘Precious’ Jane Doe


David Roth

Monsters Among Us: Gregory Bowman killed 3 teenage girls, but managed to escape true justice

Victims
Velda Joy Rumfelt, 16 [6/6/1977 Brentwood, MO]
Ruth Ann Jany, 21 [1978 Belleville, IL]
Elizabeth West, 14 [1978 Belleville, IL]

Find-A-Grave: Velda Joy Rumfelt
DNA Match Leads to Arrest of Suspect in 1977 Murder
Gregory Bowman guilty of capital murder
Man may now face death penalty for 1977 Brentwood murder
Bowman sentenced to death in 1977 killing of Missouri teen
Gregory Bowman Sentenced to Death in 1977 Missouri Murder
Missouri Supreme Court reverses death sentence for Bowman
Prosecutors still seeking death penalty for St. Louis County killer, despite delays, terminal illness
Death penalty sought again for St. Louis County killer
Killer of St. Louis County teen, once also convicted in 2 Belleville murders, dies in prison
64-year-old convicted killer dies in Missouri prison
The People of the State of Illinois v Gregory Bowman 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Missouri v Gregory Bowman 2011 (sentence overturned)
St. Louis-area 1977 murder explored on Investigation Discovery show
State of Missouri Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: A Stranger Among Us


Gregory Bowman

Execution Alert: Thomas Douglas Arthur executed for the murder of Troy Wicker Jr. on 2/1/1982 in Muscle Shoals, AL


Troy Wicker Jr

Find-A-Grave: Eloise Bray West
Find-A-Grave: Troy L Wicker Jr
Niece of victim: Tommy Arthur execution delays have put family through ‘living hell’
Judy Wicker breaks silence after 27 years
Murderpedia: Tommy Arthur
Thomas D. Arthur v State of Alabama 1984 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Ex Parte Arthur 1985 (denied)
Thomas D. Arthur v State of Alabama 2001 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Thomas D. Arthur v Kim Tobias Thomas 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Thomas Arthur to be executed Thursday evening
Alabama Inmate Tommy Arthur Faces Eighth Execution Date
Alabama Death Row inmate Tommy Arthur asks US Supreme Court to stop execution for 8th time
Clock ticks down for Tommy Arthur execution
Alabama executes Tommy Arthur: Inmate dies for 1982 murder-for-hire
Alabama executes man for 1982 murder

Defendants
Judy Wicker – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; released in 1992
Thomas Douglas Arthur – convicted 3 times, sentenced to death

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Patrick Michael McCabe pled guilty to the 1977 rape and murder of 16-year-old Sharon Schollmeyer, aided by DNA


Sharon Schollmeyer

Find-A-Grave: Sharon Schollmeyer
Police believe 1977 murder, rape of 16-year-old Salt Lake City girls is finally solved
Police: After 40 years, cold case murder solved
Murder charges filed 40 years later say apartment manager used key to sneak in, attack teen
Florida man arrested after allegedly confessing to 1977 Utah homicide
DNA on halter top leads to arrest in teen’s 1977 killing
Suspect arrested in Florida for 1977 rape, murder of SLC teen now behind bars in Utah
Florida man returned to Utah to face charges in 1977 murder of 16-year-old girl
Mother grateful as Florida man arrested in rape, murder of Salt Lake teen 40 years ago
Potential Death Penalty for Patrick Michael McCabe in 1977 UT Rape and Murder of 16-Year-Old Sharon Schollmeyer
Florida man admits to cold-case rape, murder of 16-year-old Salt Lake girl
Man pleads guilty to Utah rape, murder from 1977
Suspect in cold case murder pleads guilty

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: PATRICK MICHAEL MCCABE
Sex: M
Age: 59
Height: 600
Weight: 265
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: HAZEL

Inmate Information
Booking #: 17014690
SO#: 399605
State ID:
FBI:
INS:
Citizen: UNITED STATES
COB: Pennsylvania

Alias Information
PATRICK LEFLER

Bond Information
Case #: 171902460
Amount: $2,000,007.00
Status: Open
Posted By:
Post Date: 03/05/2017

Monsters Among Us: William Ernest ‘Mild Bill’ Leasure killed at least 3 people, hiding behind his police badge

remembering the victims

Victims
Gilberto Cervantes [3/20/1977]
Anne Smith [5/29/1980]
Tony de los Reyes [9/10/1981]

Terrified of Officer Accused in Three Killings, Hit Man Testifies at Hearing
Killer Says Policeman Ordered Murders
Mistrial Ruled in Ex-Officer’s Murder-for-Hire Case
Is Bill Leasure The Most Corrupt Cop In L.a.?
Leasure Pleads No Contest to Murder Counts
Ex-Officer Sentenced in Murder-for-Hire Case
Officer Gets 2 Terms of 15 Years to Life in 2 Murders
Murderpedia: William Ernest Leasure

Books
Murderer With a Badge: The Secret Life of a Rogue Cop

Movies/Documentaries
Married With Secrets: The Mastermind

INMATE INFORMATION

william-leasure

Inmate Name LEASURE, WILLIAM ERNEST
CDCR Number H21376
Age 71
Admission Date 01/13/1992
Current Location Mule Creek State Prison
Location Link Directions
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 05/1995
Parole Eligible Date Information
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Monsters Among Us: Cameron Hooker kidnapped Colleen Stan and then kept her as a sex slave for 7 years

ch-victims

Victims
Marie Elizabeth Spannhake, 19 (not charged due to no physical evidence)
Colleen Stan, 20

Colleen Stan is a survivor and a hero. She survived an unimaginable nightmare and, just like the Cleveland girls, just wants to help others who have endured similar situations.

Janice Hooker told police that Cameron Hooker killed missing young woman Marie Elizabeth Spannhake. Her remains could not be found, so no charges were able to be filed. However, Cameron Hooker was sentenced to 104 years in prison, eligible for parole in 2030. With this case being a high profile case and the victim still able to testify against him, I doubt he will get parole.

Charley Project: Marie Elizabeth Spannhake
Hitchhiker kept as sex slave for seven years as ‘Girl in the Box’ under captors’ bed
Man suspected in second kidnapping
Held as Sex Slave, Woman Still ‘Sweet’
Millworker pleads innocent to imprisoning woman 7 years
Woman confronts accused in sex slavery case
Sex slave thought ‘master’ was part of a company
Wife says she, slave sought sex from men
California man accused of keeping woman as sex slave is to stand trial
‘Slave’case trial ordered for California man
Final arguments in sex slave case
Jury: Hooker guilty in sex slave case
Bondage case defendant is conv icted
Hooker sentenced to 104 years
CA – Marie Elizabeth “Marliz” Spannhake, 19, Chico, 31 Jan 1976
The Doe Network: Case File 2047DFCA
Wikipedia: Kidnapping of Colleen Stan
Transcript: American Justice – The Girl in the Box
Man who tortured ‘girl in the box’ denied parole
Girl in the Box: Colleen Stan “Did Great” At Cameron Hooker Parole Hearing
Real-life ghost whisperer
Woman Imprisoned in Coffin for 7 Years Has Special Message for Jaycee Dugard
How the ‘Girl in the Box’ Became a Lifetime Movie – Nearly 40 Years After Her Kidnapping

janice-hooker
Janice Hooker

Books
Colleen Stan: The Simple Gifts of Life
Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box

Movies/Documentaries
American Justice: The Girl in the Box
Wicked Attraction: Kidnapped
Girl in the Box
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (loosely based on)

INMATE INFORMATION

cameronhooker

Name: HOOKER, CAMERON
CDCR#: D18324
Age: 62
Admission Date: 11/26/1985
Current Location: SATF-CSP

Parents Gone Wild! Martha Ann Johnson killed 4 of her children; Sentenced to life in prison

stand up for children

Victims
James William Taylor, 23 months [9/23/1977]
Tabitha Jenelle Bowen, 3 months [11/30/1980]
Earl Wayne Bowen, 31 months [2/15/1981]
Jenny Ann Wright, 11 [2/21/1982] (the only one convicted for so far)

Police Charge Mother Murdered 4 Children Between 1977 and 1982
Woman charged with killing children years after police gave up on case
Mother faces charges in deaths of her children
Police say woman admitted smothering 2 of 4 children
Trial begins for mother in kids’ deaths
Serial Killers Podcast: Martha Ann Johnson
Victims of Martha Ann Johnson
Murderpedia: Martha Ann Johnson
Wikipedia: Martha Ann Johnson
Crimezzz: Johnson, Martha Ann
Martha Ann Johnson, Georgia Serial Killer Mom who Wanted to Get Back at Hubby – 1989 (nice write-up)
Excerpt from “Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers and Victims of the Twentieth Century”
Excerpt from “Serial Murder”
Ga. Mom in Prison for Killing Daughter, 11 — and Suspected in Deaths of 3 More Kids — Could Go Free
Georgia mother accused in deaths of 4 children to be released from prison

INMATE INFORMATION

MarthaAnnJohnson prison mug

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1955
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: FEMALE
HEIGHT: 5’01”
WEIGHT: 235
EYE COLOR: GREEN
HAIR COLOR: SLT&PEP
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: PULASKI STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

Important Release Information
ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. BOWEN,ANN
A.K.A. BOWEN,MARTHA
A.K.A. BOWEN,MARTHA A
A.K.A. BOWEN,MARTHA ANN
A.K.A. JOHNSON,MARTHA ANN
A.K.A. STANDARD,MARTHA
A.K.A. STANDARD,MARTHA ANN
A.K.A. TAYLOR,MARTHA
A.K.A. TAYLOR,MARTHA ANN
A.K.A. WRIGHT,MARTHA
A.K.A. WRIGHT,MARTHA ANN

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES
CASE NO: 259730
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: CLAYTON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 02/21/1982
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY
INCARCERATION BEGIN: 06/15/1990
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

Walter H. Scott murder 1/8/1977 Ocala, FL *Three men, Ray Taylor, Paul Allen and William Claybourne Taylor charged; William Taylor finally back in custody*

remembering the victims

Victims
Walter H. Scott
Eugene T. Bailey (intended victim, survived)

Murder Suspect Seeks Bond Reduction
Second Man Charged in 1977 Murder (part 1)
Murder (part 2)
‘Last Person I Would Have Suspected’, Says Bailey Of Murder Probe Arrest
Murder Defendant’s Wife Testifies
I didn’t plan ambush murder, ex-prosecutor tells Ocala jury
Ex-prosecutor’s trial on murder charges nears end
Former prosecutor found guilty of ambush murderkji98i
5th District Turns Down Ray Taylor Appeal For New Trial In Murder Case
Judge Edwards to hear Taylor re-trial (part 1)
Judge Edwards will hear Taylor re-trial (part 2)
Witness Relates taped Conversation Between Taylors (part 1)
Taylor (part 2)
Convicted killer may see trial for wife’s murder (part 1)
Former Ocala attorney may face trial for wife’s 1967 drowning
Tv Show To Ask Help In Tracking Suspect
13 Years Later, Taylor Pleads Guilty In Death
Death May Hamper Taylor Prosecution
FBI Wanted Poster: William Claybourne Taylor
A mystery, 36 years later
FBI Murder Suspect Captured After Decades as Fugitive William Claybourne Taylor Located in North Carolina
Man wanted in FBI murder case captured in Reidsville after decades as fugitive
Fugitive wanted in 1977 Fla. murder nabbed in N.C.
FBI arrests man wanted in killing of immigration official in Florida 40 years ago
FBI arrests Reidsville man in 39-year-old Florida homicide

Taylor brothers
Defendants

Raymond Ellis Taylor Jr – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison (has been released); [1st conviction overturned] (picture 1980)
William Claybourne Taylor – pictures 1976 and 2016; in jail finally
Paul Allen (getaway driver) [deceased] pled guilty, sentenced to 15 years probation (no picture)

Missing Person: Bernard ‘Bunny’ Ross Jr from Presque Isle, ME since 5/12/1977

Bernard Ross Jr
Bernard ‘Bunny’ Ross Jr and a computer-generated image of what he might look like today

CharleyProject: Bernard Ross Jr
ME – Bernard ‘Bunny’ Ross Jr, 18, Presque Isle, 12 May 1977
Maine’s missing children
Anonymous letter offers potential break in case of Fort Kent man missing since 1977
After 39 years, Maine parents get mysterious letter about missing son
Mystery letter to Maine couple claims knowledge of their son’s 1977 disappearance

Serial Killer: Roger Reece Kibbe *I-5 Killer*

Kibbe victims

Victims
Lou Ellen Burleigh, 21 [Sept. 11, 1977]
Lora Heedrick, 20 [April 21, 1986]
Barbara Ann Scott, 29 [July 3, 1986]
Stephanie Brown of Sacramento, 19 [July 15, 1986]
Charmaine Sabrah, 26 [Aug. 17, 1986]
Katherine Kelly Quinones, 25 [Nov. 5, 1986]
Darcie Frackenpohl, 17 [1987]

Justice is served: The confessions of Roger Reece Kibbe
Deputy tracks down remains of woman slain in 1977 by the ‘I-5 Strangler’
I-5 Strangler victim remains found after 34 years
Roger Reece Kibbe Is the I-5 Strangler
Murderpedia: Roger Reece Kibbe
Wikipedia: Roger Kibbe
Two killers leave a trail of bodies along Interstate 5 in California in the 1980s
Roger Reece Kibbe: The I-5 Strangler
Roger Kibbe Serving Life in Cali Receives 6 Additional Life Sentences

Books
Trace Evidence

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Knot For Everyone
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Deadly Offer
Profiling Evil

INMATE INFORMATION

RogerKibbe

Name: KIBBE, ROGER REECE
CDCR#: E99227
Age: 76
Admission Date: 06/07/1991
Current Location: Mule Creek
Main Phone: (209) 274-4911
Physical Address:
4001 Highway 104, Ione, CA 95640

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