Cold Case: Lee Ann Guerrette Daigle charged with the abandonment and death of newborn Baby Jane Doe in 1985

Find-A-Grave: Jane “Aroostook County Jane Doe” Doe
Mother accused of abandoning baby in subzero temperatures in far northern New England in 1985
Woman charged in murder of newborn who was found by dog in Maine gravel pit in 1985
In 1985, a dog in Maine found the body of a baby girl and carried her back to its home. Police just made an arrest.
Lowell, Massachusetts, woman accused of letting newborn baby die in Maine woods in 1985
36 years later, mother arrested for murder of ‘Baby Jane Doe’
Maine cold case of ‘Baby Jane Doe’ cracked 36 years later
A baby died outside in the cold in 1985. Now police say her mother’s to blame
Woman Charged with Murder 36 Years After Newborn ‘Baby Jane Doe’ Was ‘Abandoned in Below Zero Temperatures’ in Gravel Pit


Lee Ann Guerrette Daigle

Monsters Among Us: Robert Lester Parker robbed and killed 76-year-old Grant William Reese; Sentenced to 20 years to life in prison


From Parker appeal:

On November 29, 1985, the State Police discovered the body of Grant Reese in his living room in the Town of Elizabeth-town, Essex County. Reese, a relatively wealthy man who was known to carry large amounts of cash, died from several blows to his head in an apparent robbery-murder. Investigator James Bradley of the State Police learned that Reese was last seen alive on November 26, 1985 at Spruce Hill Lodge, a local tavern. After an interview with the owner, a waitress and two patrons of the tavern who saw Reese on November 26, 1985, Bradley discovered that Reese had conversed that evening with a stranger to the tavern. A composite sketch of this stranger was prepared from the four witnesses’ descriptions, which Bradley and another investigator, John Beck, recognized as a drawing of defendant. These four witnesses also identified defendant from a photo array. Bradley also learned that a green Chevrolet Blazer jeep with plastic taped over the back window had followed Reese home that evening and had turned into Reese’s driveway. Defendant owned a green Chevrolet Blazer.

Based on the photo identification of the man who accompanied Reese while at Spruce Hill Lodge and on the information concerning the green Chevrolet Blazer, the State Police focused their efforts on finding defendant. Knowing defendant to be in the Albany area, he was located by the State Police and placed under surveillance. As a result, the State Police learned that defendant rented a van, ate at a restaurant and paid his rent, all with $50 and $100 bills. A seizure of some of these bills failed to disclose the presence of fingerprints.

Find-A-Grave: Grant William Reese
25 years ago – 1985
People of the State of New York v Robert Lester Parker 1988 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 05/14/21
DIN (Department Identification Number) 86D0084
Inmate Name PARKER, ROBERT L
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 11/11/1957
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility OTISVILLE
Date Received (Original) 07/18/1986
Date Received (Current) 07/18/1986
Admission Type
County of Commitment ESSEX
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 03/11/20 PAROLE DIV OF PAROLE

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 05/14/21
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0020 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 07/2020
Parole Hearing Type APPROVED OPEN DATE/6 MO AFT INIT APPEAR
Parole Eligibility Date 11/30/2005
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Monsters Among Us: Brian Dugan – rapist, murderer, serial killer

Victims
Jeanine Nicarico, 10 [2/25/1983]
Donna Schnorr, 27 [7/15/1984]
Melissa Ackerman, 7 [6/2/1985]
Opal Horton (survived)

This Date in History: Jeanine Nicarico murder 1983
Find-A-Grave: Jeanine Nicarico
Find-A-Grave: Donna Kay Schnorr
Find-A-Grave: Melissa Love “Missy” Ackerman
Brian Dugan gets two life sentences for the murders of Donna Schnorr and Melissa Ackerman
Dugan Gets Two Life Terms Without Parole On Guilty Pleas
The man accused of killing a 7-year-old girl abducted…
Man pleads innocent to killing 6 year old
Jury deliberating in Dugan hearing
Dugan sentenced to death row
Dugan moved to death row in Pontiac prison
Brian Dugan – Illinois – Sentence Commuted
Nicarico’s Dad ‘Disgusted’ Dugan Won’t Face Death Sentence
Serial Killer Fears Inmates Will Murder Him
Jeanine Nicarico case: Brian Dugan ‘was not your normal killer’
Jury hears Dugan’s ’85 confessions
Brian James Dugan Profile
Murderpedia: Brian James Dugan
Wikipedia: Brian Dugan
Wikipedia: Jeanine Nicarico murder case
The legacy of Brian Dugan (timeline)
Psycho rapes and murders 10-year-old Illinois girl in 1983, cops railroad 2 innocent men

Podcasts
“The Chicago Abductor” Brian Dugan

Books
A Killer by Design: Murderers, Mindhunters, and My Quest to Decipher the Criminal Mind

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: David Nelson Austin charged with the kidnapping and killing of 17-year-old Leslie McCray


Leslie McCray

Find-A-Grave: Leslie McCray
Project: Cold Case: Leslie McCray
DNA leads to arrest in 1985 Christmas Eve kidnapping, rape and slaying of Jacksonville girl, 17
Man charged with 1st-degree murder in 1985 killing of Jacksonville teen
Michigan inmate arrested in 1985 murder of Jacksonville teen Leslie McCray
Police arrest inmate in Jacksonville cold case rape, murder on Christmas Eve
Fla. Teen Was Kidnapped and Murdered in 1985 on Christmas Eve — and Suspect Was Just Indicted
Suspect Charged In 1985 Kidnapping And Murder Of 17-Year-Old On Christmas Eve
Son shocked to learn father indicted in 1985 Jacksonville murder
Michigan prison inmate charged in 1985 death of Florida girl
Convicted Sexual Abuser Kidnapped 17-Year-Old Girl on Christmas Eve in 1985 and Murdered Her: Investigators


David Nelson Austin
Currently in prison in Michigan for sex crime; Awaiting extradition to Florida

Monsters Among Us: David Allen Raley killed 16-year-old Jeanine Grinsell and tried to kill her friend; Sentenced to death

Victims
Jeanine Grinsell, 16
Laurie McKenna, 17

Living Terror : Stabbing Victim Survives on Sheer Willpower, Small Victories
Teen-ager lives long enough to describe attacker to cops
A security guard was charged Wednesday with the murder…
Authorities Say Police Buff Ran His Own Disneyland to Attract Girls
Guard to Be Arraigned in Attack That Left One Dead
Trial set to start in torture-murder case
Former Security Guard Convicted in Mansion Murder
Carolands killer’s appeal denied
Death penalty upheld in teen’s ’85 slaying
Yesterday’s Crimes: The Hillsborough Mansion Murder
Wikipedia: David Allen Raley

Books
The Murders That Made Us: How Vigilantes, Hoodlums, Mob Bosses, Serial Killers, and Cult Leaders Built the San Francisco Bay Area

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name RALEY, DAVID ALLEN
CDCR Number D86900
Age 59
Admission Date 05/24/1988
Current Location San Quentin State Prison
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) CONDEMNED
Parole Eligible Date Information
The inmate shown above is serving a death sentence and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration.

Monsters Among Us: Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr killed at least 4 people in Idaho and Washington; Sentenced to death

Victims
Rita Drury, 51 [3/16/1985 WA]
John Jones, 31 [3/30/1985 WA]
Alberta Herndon, 58 [7/26/1985 ID]
Del Dean Herndon, 37 [7/26/1985 ID]

Find-A-Grave: Berta Louise Herndon
Find-A-Grave: Del Dean Herndon
State of Washington v Gerald Pizzuto Jr 1989
Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr v State of Idaho 2008 (convictions and sentences affirmed)
State of Washington v Gerald Pizzuto Jr 1989 (convictions and sentences affirmed)
Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr v Keith Yordy 2020 (habeas corpus denied)
Judge issues death warrant for Idaho death row inmate Gerald Pizzuto
Idaho sets June execution date for Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr.
Idaho death row inmate asks Supreme Court to stop execution
Idaho death row inmate Pizzuto asks state for clemency
Idaho death row inmate asks Supreme Court to stop execution
Murderpedia: Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr
Clemency hearing Tuesday for death row inmate with cancer
‘Protect him now’: Pizzuto’s family pleas for mercy in death row clemency hearing
Idaho Gov. Little won’t commute sick death row inmate’s sentence
Gov. Little wants to move forward with death warrant against inmate Pizzuto

Defendants
Gerald Pizzuto Jr – convicted of all 4 murders, sentenced to death in Idaho, scheduled for June 2, 2021
John Theodore Rodewald – pled guilty, sentenced to 41 months in prison, testified for State; Incarcerated in CA for unrelated crimes

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name RODEWALD, JOHN THEODORE
CDCR Number F71839
Age 62
Admission Date 05/02/2007
Current Location California Health Care Facility – Stockton
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 01/2019
Parole Eligible Date Information
The Parole Eligible Date displayed above is subject to change.

The parole eligible date shown above is the first date the inmate is (or was) eligible for a parole suitability hearing by the Board of Parole Hearings to determine if the inmate should be released. The inmate is eligible for a parole suitability hearing as an indeterminately-sentenced nonviolent offender under Proposition 57.

Monsters Among Us: Steven Benson killed his mother, Margaret, and brother Scott, with a car bomb so he could inherit the Benson fortune; Sentenced to life in prison, but then killed in prison

Victims
Margaret Benson, 63
Scott Benson, 21
Carol Lynn Kendall (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Margaret Hitchcock Benson
Find-A-Grave: Scott Benson
Car blast kills two
Pipe bomb suspected cause of blast that killed heiress, son
Murder of “quiet” heiress, son stuns exclusive area
Florida resort shocked over car bomb slayings
Victims of Naples car bombing buried Sunday in Pennsylvania
Benson attorney continue attack on defendant’s brother
Tobacco heir Steven Wayne Benson broke into tears at…
Benson gets 50 years for bombing murders
In Florida, Murder Most Malevolent
Tobacco Heiress’ Estate Go to Daughter, Convicted Son’s Children
The Bensons: Lancaster family ripped apart by greed and murder 30 years ago
Medical Examiner says Benson was stabbed to death in prison
Murderpedia: Steven Wayne Benson
Wikipedia: Steven Benson (murderer)
Find-A-Grave: Steven Wayne Benson

Books
The Serpents Tooth
Blood Relations/the Exclusive Inside Story of the Benson Family Murders

Movies/Documentaries
New Detectives: Short Fuse
Power, Privilege, and Justice: Blood Money
Florida Man Murders: Killer Succession

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 104033
Name: BENSON, STEVEN W
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 07/26/1951
Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: DECEASED

Execution Alert: Billy Ray Irick for the murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer


Paula Dyer

Looking back at the1985 murder of Paula Dyer
Remembering Why: Rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer
‘He knew what he was doing:’ Looking back on Paula Dyer’s last day on Earth
Tennessee convicted child killer Billy Ray Irick picks deluxe burger combo as last meal before execution
Countdown to execution: Why it took over 30 years to execute Billy Ray Irick
Tennessee set to kill 1st inmate in nearly a decade
Paula Dyer Killed 32 Years Before Potential Death Penalty Will Be Carried Out
A Look Back: Billy Ray Irick to be executed for 1985 murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer
U.S. Supreme Court will not stop Irick’s execution; Sotomayor says we have ‘accepted barbarism’
Detective in death row inmate’s case: ‘How could you do that to a 7-year-old child?’
Tennessee execution: What will happen on the day of Billy Ray Irick’s execution?
Watch live: Billy Ray Irick’s execution press conference
Billy Ray Irick execution: Inmate says “I’m really sorry” before death

INMATE INFORMATION

IRICK, BILLY RAY
Alias: IRICK, BILLY

TOMIS ID: 00113945
Birth Date: 08/26/1958
Race: W
Sex: M
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Location: RMSI
Sentence Begin: 11/03/1986
Sentence End:
Parole Eligibility :
Parole Hearing:
Hearing Result:

Deadly Wives: Carolyn Sue Krizan-Wilson killed her husband, Roy Joe McCaleb, in 1985; Sentenced to 6 months in jail and 10 years probation


Roy Joe McCaleb

Find-A-Grave: Roy Joe McCaleb
A woman who was raped twice by a man..
23 years later, widow charged in husband’s death
Houston widow admits guilt in husband’s ’85 slaying
Prosecutor: Houston woman changed story in 1985 death
Wife receives 6 months in jail for husband’s murder in 1985
Black Widow’ convicted in 1985 slaying featured on national TV

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Stepmothers: As Bad as it Gets


Carolyn Sue Krizan-Wilson

Fathers From Hell: John Albert Rairdon killed his 13-year-old daughter, Sarah Ann, as she fought off his sexual advances; Sentenced to life in prison


Sarah Ann Rairdon

Father’s arrest deepens a small-town mystery
Accused killer’s wife says she won’t move
A farm equipment repairman accused of killing his daughter…
Prosecutor says confession led to guilty verdict
Minnesota girl disappeared 25 years ago today
60 on 6 tells the story of a child abduction and murder back in 1985
30 years ago, father’s evil act shocked small Otter Tail County town
John Albert Rairdon v State of Minnesota 1996 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Underwood: No parole for Rairdon
Murder of MN teen Sarah Rairdon to be chronicled on Investigation Discovery show

Movies/Documentaries
The 1980’s – The Deadliest Decade: The Milk Carton Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

Demographic Information**
MNDOC Offender ID: 137878
Name: John Albert Rairdon
Birth Date: 02/05/1947
Current Status: Incarcerated as of 03/14/1986. Currently at MCF Moose Lake.
Sentence Date: 03/07/1986
Anticipated Release Date: Life – Contact co-records.doc@state.mn.us for release information.
Expiration Date: Life
Caseworker: Sharon White (218) 485-5024
Current Offense Information
Highest Ranked Offense: Homicide
Court File Number(s): Otter Tail – 85 3953

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