Monsters Among Us: Armando Cruz raped and strangled 13-year-old Patricia Alatorre, then set her body on fire; Sentenced to LWOP


Patty Alatorre

Find-A-Grave: Patricia Jocelyn “Patty” Alatorre
Family of murdered Patricia Alatorre pay tribute on All Souls Day
Docs: Man arrested in the murder of 13-year-old girl admitted killing her
Grand jury indicts man accused of raping, killing Patricia Alatorre
Accused killer of Patricia Alatorre pleads guilty to murder, rape and other charges
Man who killed Patricia Alatorre pleads guilty to murder, rape, other charges
Man charged with rape, murder of Patricia Alatorre pleads guilty to all charges
‘Monster’ Armando Cruz gets life without parole for rape, murder of Patricia Alatorre
Man Sentenced for Raping, Murdering and Setting 13-Year-Old on Fire After Meeting Her Online
Armando Cruz sentenced life in prison without parole for rape, murder of Patricia Alatorre
‘It’s Unimaginable What He Did’: Admitted Killer Sentenced to Prison for ‘Unbelievably Horrific’ Rape and Murder of 13-Year-Old Girl He Met Through Instagram
Man who raped, murdered Patricia Alatorre sentenced to life without possibility of parole
Armando Cruz sentenced to life in prison in murder of 13-year-old Patricia Alatorre
Wikipedia: Killing of Patricia Alatorre

INMATE INFORMATION

ARMANDO CRUZ
Age 26
Gender Male
Race Unknown

Ethnicity Hispanic
Date of Birth Feb 29, 1996
ID Number SO2277213
Custody Status Date Jul 06, 2020 03:02 AM PDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Kern County Jail
Book Date Jul 06, 2020 02:34 AM PDT

LOCATION
Kern County Jail
(661) 391-7500

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Deadly Duo: Chad Holden Jennings and Katherine Louise Penner charged with the murder of his 3-year-old son, Caleb, whose burned remains were found in a vacant lot


Caleb Jennings

Seminole Police Department investigating after a child’s remains are discovered
Seminole Police investigate after finding child’s burned remains
New information in death of Seminole 3-year-old
Couple charged in death of Seminole toddler
‘When a child is murdered, it’s just really hard,’ 2 in custody after burned remains of toddler found on Seminole vacant lot
Oklahoma couple charged with murdering toddler and burning body to conceal their crime
Two charged with first-degree murder of 3-year-old child
‘It’s Just Tragic’: Oklahoma Couple Faces Multiple Felonies After Authorities Find Toddler’s Burned Remains Near Highway

Defendants
Chad Holden Jennings
Katherine Louise Penner

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Update: Tara Grinstead murder *Ryan Duke acquitted of all charges except concealing a body*

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Tara Grinstead

News Archive: Tara Grinstead murder
Leaked confession reveals motive behind Tara Grinstead’s murder, GBI says
‘I Think It Ruined Me’: Murder Defendant Testifies that Former Schoolmate Is Tara Grinstead’s Real Killer, Accuses Co-Defendant of Fondling the Body Before Burning Remains
Jurors hear taped confession from Ryan Duke saying how he killed Tara Grinstead
Man accused of in death of Tara Grinstead reveals gruesome details of her murder
Accused Killer of Georgia Beauty Queen Tries to Pin Tara Grinstead Murder on Friend Who Pleaded the Fifth When Called to Testify
Closing arguments end in Ryan Duke trial, jury deliberations to resume Friday morning
Jury finds Ryan Duke not guilty of murdering Tara Grinstead
Ryan Duke Trial: Jury finds Duke not guilty of Tara Grinstead’s murder, guilty of concealing death
Ryan Duke not guilty of murder in death of Georgia teacher Tara Grinstead
Ryan Duke acquitted of murder in Tara Grinstead case
Ryan Duke Acquitted of Murdering Beauty Queen Tara Grinstead
Ryan Duke Acquitted Of Murdering Beauty Queen Tara Grinstead
Suspect Acquitted of Murdering Tara Grinstead, Ga. Teacher and Former Beauty Queen Killed in 2005
Ryan Duke sentenced to maximum time for concealing death of Tara Grinstead, eligible for parole
Ryan Duke sentenced to 10 years for hiding Tara Grinstead’s death
Ryan Duke gets 10 years for concealing Tara Grinstead’s death

Podcasts
Up and Vanished: Season 1

Movies/Documentaries
Beauty Queen Murders: Stolen Promise
48 Hours: Stolen Beauty
Disappeared: The Beauty Queen Mystery
Dateline: What happened to Tara Grinstead?


Ryan Duke

Defendants
Ryan Alexander Duke – acquitted, sentenced to 10 years maximum in prison for concealing
Bo Dukes – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison

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Update: Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder murder *Linda LaRoche convicted of all charges; Sentenced to LWOP*


Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder

Cold Case: Linda La Roche charged with the 1999 murder of Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder aka Racine County Jane Doe
Who is Linda LaRoche? A look at a suspected killer’s Facebook and past
Trial begins for woman accused of killing ‘Jane Doe,’ dumping body in field
Racine County Cold-Case Homicide Trial Gets Underway
Peggy Johnson-Schroeder was abused for years before her death, sons of accused killer testify
Testimony regarding Linda LaRoche’s alleged past abuse of Peggy Lynn Schroeder to be allowed at trial
Peggy Lynn Johnson-Schroeder: Medical examiner testifies cause of death was bacterial infection from wound
Death of Peggy Lynn Johnson-Schroeder: Suspect’s daughter takes the stand
Ex-McHenry County woman found guilty in ‘99 killing of live-in nanny whose remains were found on rural Wisconsin road
Woman found guilty in 1999 killing of Peggy Lynn Johnson, hiding her corpse
A Nurse Took in a Cognitively Impaired Teen, Made Her a Nanny, and Tortured Her for Years Before Killing Her in 1999. Now She’s a Convicted Murderer.
Ex-Nurse Convicted Of Killing Kids’ Cognitively Impaired Nanny In 1999 After Years Of Abuse
Life in prison for woman convicted of killing Peggy Lynn Johnson-Schroeder
Woman convicted in 1999 homicide sentenced to life in prison
Linda LaRoche gets life for 1999 murder of Peggy Johnson in Racine County
Former Nurse Who Took in Cognitively Impaired Teen, Made Her a Nanny, and Tortured Her Before Killing Her Gets Life in Prison

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#PeggyJohnson #LindaLaRoche #Wisconsin #coldcase #murder

Deadly Duo: Candie Renee Zito and her cousin, Corey Lane Zito, killed her ex-boyfriend, Anthony Shane Gibson; Both sentenced to 20 years in prison


Anthony Shane Gibson

Find-A-Grave: Anthony Shane Gibson
Burned body found in Leeds identified as missing Harpersville man
Person of interest in death of Anthony Gibson caught after chase in Indiana, booked into jail
Alabama cousins lead police on two county pursuit
Woman indicted on murder charge in death of man found torched in Leeds
2nd suspect charged in murder of man found torched in Leeds
Two indicted in death of man found burned in Leeds
Case surrounding murder of Harpersville man continues
Cousins Who Allegedly Had Romantic Affair Murder A Man And Embark On Cross-Country Chase

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Candie Zito

Defendants
Candie Renee Zito – convicted, sentenced to 20 years in prison
Corey Lane Zito – convicted, sentenced to 20 years in prison

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Psycho For Love: Randy Pioletti killed his ex-wife, Karen Sue Baile, then tried to cremate her body; Sentenced to life in prison


Karen Sue Baile

Find-A-Grave: Karen Sue Baile
Man Charged With Murder In Death Of Ex-Wife Whose Body Was Cremated
Funeral home worker charged in death of ex-wife
State of Kansas v Randy D. Pioletti 1990 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Parole hearing for murder convict 30 years later (denied parole)

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Monsters Among Us: Steven Vogel hung Michael Williams, then burned his body and left it in a ditch; Sentenced to LWOP


Michael Williams

Find-A-Grave: Michael “Mike” Williams
4 charged in slaying of Grinnell man remembered by family as gentle, loving; no racial motive seen
‘He was one of the good ones’: Grinnell continues to grieve for Michael Williams
Four arrested in death of Grinnell man found burning in a ditch
Four arrested after Black man’s body found burning in a ditch in Iowa
Neighbors shocked over gruesome details of Grinnell homicide
Criminal charges Announced in Grinnell’s Michael Williams homicide investigation
4 Iowans charged in death of Black man whose body was burned in ditch
‘Not a random act’: Four charged after Black man is strangled, set on fire in Iowa ditch
Court documents show Grinnell murder suspect sought help from friends and mother to dispose of body
Murder and other charges filed in death of Grinnell man
Police say race not factor in killing of Black man in Iowa
4 Charged After Black Man’s Burning Body Is Found in Iowa Ditch
Woman enters guilty plea for accessory, abuse of a corpse in 2020 murder
Iowa Man Convicted of Murdering Black Man and Leaving the Body Burning in a Ditch
Iowa man convicted of killing, burning body of man after “love triangle” testimony
Man sentenced to life in prison for murder and abuse of a corpse
‘Dangerous Cold-Blooded Killer’ Sentenced to Rot in Prison for Hanging a Black Man and Burning Body in a Ditch

Defendants
Steven Vogel – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Julia Cox – pled guilty,
Roy Lee Garner – awaiting trial 1/19/2022
Cody Johnson – pled guilty, sentencing 1/31/2022

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name:VOGEL, STEVEN ALAN
Custody Status:In Custody
Age:32
Location:Poweshiek County Jail
Race:White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID:181
Gender:Male
Date of Birth:01/05/1989

Heidi Dowd murder 8/17/2020 Bay County, MI *So far, no suspects arrested; Found shot to death and her body burned*


Heidi Dowd

Heidi Elizabeth Dowd obituary
Body found in mid-Michigan identified as woman, 36, ruled homicide
Murder mystery in Bay County, as police look for suspects in the death of Heidi Dowd
Body found in mid-Michigan ID’d as woman, 36, ruled homicide
Woman found slain in Bay County was stay-at-home mother of 5
Michigan Mom of 5 Was Shot and Her Body Was Set on Fire, But Nobody Has Been Arrested
Facebook: Heidi Dowd #2
Facebook: Heidi Dowd #3 (her current one)
gofundme: Funeral cost and to help the family

Cold Case: Linda La Roche charged with the 1999 murder of Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder aka Racine County Jane Doe


Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder

Find-A-Grave: Peggy Lynn Johnson
Facebook: Jane Doe Racine County
20 years, 3 months, 18 days. Here’s how Racine’s Jane Doe case was solved.
Jane Doe body exhumed in Racine county
Police release new photo of Jane Doe found in 1999
New information learned about Racine County Jane Doe’s past
Who was Peggy Lynn Johnson, McHenry County woman killed in 1999?
After 20 years, ‘Jane Doe’ identified; woman charged in her death
1999 Jane Doe IDed As Peggy Lynn Johnson; Accused Killer Arrested
Racine County ‘Jane Doe’ identified, nurse arrested in 1999 murder
1999 homicide victim identified as 23-year-old Peggy Lynn Johnson; suspected killer charged
LaRoche criminal complaint
Nurse Subjected Cognitively Impaired Nanny To ‘Barbaric Brutality’ Before Killing Her In 1999, Authorities Say
Who was Peggy Johnson? And why didn’t anyone say she was missing for 20 years?
Journal Times editorial: Justice for Peggy Lynn Johnson
LaRoche’s downward spiral; Suspect in ’99 cold case cited for DUI before homicide arrest
Wikipedia: Murder of Peggy Johnson
Jane Doe’s alleged killer ran medical business, lost jail contracts after accusations made public
Racine Wisconsin Jane Doe
WI – Racine Co., WhtFem 199UFWI, 14-25, cauliflower ear, western shirt, July’99
WI – Racine Co., WhtFem 199UFWI, 14-25, cauliflower ear, July 1999 #2 – Peggy Lynn Johnson *Arrest*
Update: Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder murder *Linda LaRoche’s trial has begin*

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Psycho For Love: Lester Winningham convicted of killing Deborah Houchin, his fiancee he met thru match.com; Sentenced to life in prison


Deborah Houchin

Deborah Elizabeth Houchin obituary
Find-A-Grave: Deborah Elizabeth Treff Houchin
Man detained in ex-fiancee’s death
Woman’s killer knew her, sergeant tells jury
Marriage counselor convicted of killing ex-fiance
Marriage counselor sentenced to life for killing ex-fiancee
Lester Winningham Jr. v State of Texas 2010
Arlington Psychologist Murder Conviction Reversed
Winningham v State of Texas

Movies/Documentaries
Your Worst Nightmare: Midlife Crisis

INMATE INFORMATION
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SID Number:07562032
TDCJ Number: 01465561
Name: WINNINGHAM,LESTER JR
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1947-12-21
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: TELFORD
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2037-09-30

Offense History
Offense Date: 2005-07-22
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2007-10-12
County: TARRANT
Case No.: 1004499D
Sentence: 999-99-99

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