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    January 16: 1936: Serial Killer Hamilton Howard “Albert” Fish was executed in the electric chair in Sing Sing Prison. He was responsible for at least 5 murders, including 10-year-old Grace Budd whose murder he was sentenced to death for.

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Missing: Stephanie Crane since 10/11/1993 from Challis, ID

Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse: Stephanie Lyn Crane
The Charley Project: Stephanie Lyn Crane
The Doe Network: 780DFID – Stephanie Lyn Crane
Missing Child: Stephanie Lyn Crane
Facebook: Some background on the Stephanie Crane case,
Disappearance of girl still haunts dad
Missing Girl Still Haunts Town Disappearance United Challis, But Divided Girl’s Parents
Stephanie Crane missing since 1993
Search for Stephanie Crane of Challis continues 22 years later
Custer County continues 23-year search for Stephanie Crane
More than 23 Years Later, Idaho Girl Stephanie Crane Disappearance Remains a Mystery
She vanished 24 years ago this week after bowling with friends. Where is Stephanie Crane?
Missing Idaho girl Stephanie Crane to be featured on ‘Disappeared’
Missing girl’s documentary airs Sunday

Movies/Documentaries
Disappeared: Into the Mist

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Cold Case: Psycho For Love: Jason Tibbs killed Rayna Rison when she refused to be his girlfriend, sentenced to 40 years in prison


Rayna Rison

Find-A-Grave: Rayna L Rison
Three cold cases heat up
Jason Tibbs arrested in 1993 murder of NW Indiana teen, Rayna Rison
LaPorte man arrested for murder in cold case of missing teen Rayna Rison
Charged
Jason Tibbs found guilty of murdering Rayna Rison
Jason Tibbs found guilty in cold case murder of Rayna Rison
Tibbs sentenced to 40 years in cold case murder of Rayna Rison
Murder appeal denied in 1993 Rayna Rison killing
Appeals court affirms conviction in Rison slaying

Movies/Documentaries
Unusual Suspects – Deadly Intent: Forget Me Not

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number 917757
First Name JASON
Middle Name
Last Name TIBBS
Suffix
Date of Birth 06/07/1975
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Pendleton Correctional Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 08/22/2033

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 12/19/2014
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 40 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 46C01 1308 MR 000278
County of Conviction LAPORTE
Projected Release Date 08/22/2033

Monsters Among Us: Karl Myers killed 2 women, Shawn Marie Williams and Cindy Michelle Marzano; Sentenced to death; Also a suspect in others

Victims
Shawn Marie Williams, 22 [4/16/1993]
Cindy Michelle Marzano, 29 [3/15/1996]
Lori Lee Farmer, 8 [6/13/1977] suspect
Michelle Heather Guse, 9 [6/13/1977] suspect
Doris Denise Milner, 10 [6/13/1977] suspect

From Myers’ appeal: The victim, Cindy Marzano, and Appellant were acquaintances. She left home for work on March 14, 1996, bearing no bruises or wounds on her face or head.   She drove her 1984 silver Chevrolet Impala to work for her 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. shift.   While at work she spoke to Appellant twice between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and was overheard agreeing to meet Appellant after work.   She checked out at 9:09 p.m. and was seen thereafter at Denny’s restaurant where she and a man remained about thirty (30) minutes.

At 11:51 p.m., Appellant was at a convenience store, where he had been a regular customer, and remained two to two and one-half hours.   He washed his truck while there and told the clerk he had been at a relative’s house.   At 12:30 a.m., Cindy Marzano was found floating face down in the water at the Highway 33 Landing on the navigation channel near the Port of Catoosa.   Her blouse and bra were pulled up and she had bruises on her forehead, upper left arm and neck.   She had cuts on her face and an abrasion between her shoulder blades.   She had bruises on her right thigh and left leg.   These injuries were suffered prior to death.   Asphyxiation was determined to be the cause of death.   DNA testing established that spermatozoa found in her vagina matched Appellant’s DNA.

Appellant first denied that he had seen the victim that night.   He finally admitted talking to the victim that night at her work.   He said they agreed to meet at Denny’s for coffee, and he was home by 11:45 p.m. He denied any physical contact with the victim.   He later admitted to having consensual sex with the victim that night.

Inmate Sidney Byrd testified that Appellant admitted killing two women, and further admitted that (concerning Cindy Marzano) “he was fucking her from behind when he strangled her and she died.”

Find-A-Grave: Shawn Marie Williams
Find-A-Grave: Cindy Michelle Miller Marzano
Hunch Leads to Slaying Suspect’s Arrest
Arrest Puts Light on Unsolved Killings
Myers Found Guilty in Murder of Marzano
Jury convicts man of woman’s death
Karl Lee Myers v State of Oklahoma 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Oklahoma death-row inmate dies of suspected natural causes
Man Convicted Of Broken Arrow Murder Dies In Prison
Murderpedia: Karl Lee Myers
Karl Myers – Oklahoma
The Girl Scout Murders
Girl Scout Murders: 40 years later and new eyes are looking at the notorious case

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Lost Highway

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender: Karl L. Myers
OK DOC#: 78224
Status: INACTIVE

Appearance
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Weight: 182 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown

Alias
Earl L. Myers

IDs
OK DOC#: 78224
Birth Date: 3/29/1948

Monsters Among Us: Lawrence Horn hired a hitman, James Edward Perry, to kill his wife, son, and his son’s nurse so he could inherit his son’s life insurance money

Victims
Mildred Horn, 43 (ex-wife)
Trevor Horn, 8 (son, who was severely mentally challenged)
Janice Roberts Saunders, 38 (son’s nurse)

Find-A-Grave: Mildred M. “Millie” Horn
Find-A-Grave: Trevor Horn
Find-A-Grave: Janice Y Roberts Saunders
Disability Day of Mourning: Trevor Horn
In Memoriam: Trevor Horn
Father arrested in 3 murders
Man Held in Deaths of Son and Ex-Wife
Case against murder-for-hire suspect to unfold today
Horn Convicted for Three Murders
Ex-Motown Sound Engineer Gets Life In Murder Plot
Man Gets Life in Killing of 3 for Insurance
Rice v ABC 1997 (reversed and remanded)
Triple murder trial begins for James Edward Perry
Perry murder-for-hire trial goes to jury in Rockville
Perry guilty in triple slaying
Publisher of ‘Hit Man’ Manual Agrees to Settle Suit Over Triple Slaying
How The Man Behind Motown’s Sound Conspired To Kill His Family For Money
James Edward Perry v State of Maryland 1996
James Edward Perry v State of Maryland 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murder by the Book
Hit man, hired by quadriplegic’s father in Silver Spring triple slaying, dies
Murderpedia: Lawrence Horn
Wikipedia: Lawrence Horn
Strong Words: The Book That Went on Trial for Murder
The Day They Came to Sue the Book

Movies/Documentaries
American Justice: Blueprint for Murder
The F.B.I. Files: Hired Gun

Defendants
Lawrence Horn – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
James Edward Perry – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

Monsters Among Us: Gary Gampfer killed 8-year-old Jessica Buckler; Sentenced to 40 years in prison, released from prison on 9/1/2017 – barely 24 years later, not 40


Jessica Buckler

Find-A-Grave: Jessica Lynn Buckler
Justice for Children
News Articles
Garry Gampfer, convicted in ’93 of murdering 8-year-old girl, released from prison


Gary Gampfer

Cold Case: Rudy Gaytan killed Tammera Tatum in 1993; Sentenced to 72 years in prison to be served along with a sentence for rape


Tammera “Tammy” Tatum

Husband: Murder Suspect Came To Funeral With Me
Gaytan’s trial set to move forward
Boulder judge: 1996 rape facts allowed at Rudy Gaytan’s murder trial
Longmont murder suspect Rudy Gaytan pleads guilty in 1993 slaying
Woman Sues Longmont Officer Over Rape Investigation
Victim asks for review of cold case after crime show profiles rapist, murderer
‘Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen’ to revisit 1993 Longmont murder case

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Expert Witness
Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen: Deadly Compulsive

INMATE INFORMATION

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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