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Monsters Among Us: James Robert Cruz killed 17-year-old Dawn Marie Birnbaum; Sentenced to LWOP; Did he kill others?


Dawn Marie Birnbaum

Find-A-Grave: Dawn Marie Birnbaum
DNA test links trucker, death of runaway girl
Truck Driver Convicted Of Murder, Sentenced To Life
Ohio trucker gets life for killing Gary runaway
Convicted Ohio trucker loses appeal of 1994 murder conviction
DA Ray Gricar’s disappearance plays into denial of appeal in high-profile murder case
Murderpedia: James Robert Cruz

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Lives Here: Home Sweet Nightmare
The F.B.I. Files: A Stranger in Town

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Number: CL1798
Name Name Type
JAMES R CRUZ JR Commit Name
JAMES ROBERT CRUZ JR True Name

Parole Number:CL1798
Age: 63
Date of Birth: 08/19/1957
Race/Ethnicity: WHITE
Height: 5′ 11″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: LIGHT
Current Location: FAYETTE

Permanent Location: FAYETTE
Committing County: CENTRE
Last Updated Time: 10/18/2020 4:00:17 AM

Cold Case: Mary Ann Hughes killed her husband, Larry Richard Hughes in 1990; In 2016 DNA gave her up; Sentenced to time served and 10 years probation


Larry Hughes

Find-A-Grave: Larry R. Hughes
Tennessee homeowner tears up carpet, finds crime scene in decades-old murder
Homeowner may have found crime scene in decades-old murder
Arrest made in the 26 year old Murder case of Larry Richard Hughes.
Murder victim’s body exhumed after new leads in cold case
Woman arrested 26 years after husband’s murder
Woman arrested for death of husband in 26 year old murder case
Giles County Sheriff’s Department announced breaking news regarding a 29 year old homicide case.
Plea agreement reached in 29-year homicide cold case
Where is Mary Ann Hughes Now?

Movies/Documentaries
Living a Nightmare: Trouble in Giles County

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Raul Mata charged with the 2004 murder of his stepdaughter, Dilcia Mejía


Dilcia Mejia

Miami-Dade Police Arrest Raul Mata In 2004 Cold Case Murder Of Teen Stepdaughter Dilcia Mejia
Stepfather Arrested in 2004 Cold Case Murder of Miami-Dade Teenager
Police arrest Raul Mata in 2004 cold case murder of teen stepdaughter Dilcia Mejia
A teenage girl was stabbed to death 16 years ago in her own home. Her stepfather has been arrested for the crime.
DNA leads to arrest of stepfather in 2004 murder of Miami Beach High student, police say
Calif. Man Arrested in Cold-Case Fla. Murder of His 16-Year-Old Stepdaughter, Killed in 2004
Stepfather murders teen girl after making improper sexual advances, police say
DNA leads to arrest of man in stepdaughter’s Miami cold case murder


Raul Mata

Cold Case: 11-year-old Shauna Howe was kidnapped and murdered by 3 men right before Halloween; All sentenced to prison


Shauna Melinda Howe

Find-A-Grave: Shauna Melinda Howe
3 men held for trial in 1992 abduction, slaying of Oil City girl
Shauna Howe killing reaches trial 13 years later
DA says Shauna Howe points to her killer
Brothers guilty in killing of 11-year-old girl
Shauna Howe’s killers have 15-30 years added to life sentences
Cold Cases: Shauna Howe
Murder of Shauna Howe
Casefile Podcast: Shauna Howe

Movies/Documentaries
Cold Case Files: Little Girl Lost
The Lake Erie Murders: The Devil at the Crossroads

Defendants
James Eric O’Brien – convicted, sentenced to LWOP plus 15-30 years in prison
Timothy Michael O’Brien – convicted, sentenced to LWOP plus 15-30 years in prison
Eldred Ted Walker – pled guilty, sentenced to 40 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Timothy Williams charged with the 1984 rape and murder of 14-year-old Wendy Lynn Jerome


Wendy Jerome

Find-A-Grave: Wendy Lynn Jerome
Police: Arrest made in Wendy Jerome cold case from 1984
Suspect arrested in 1984 rape and murder of 14-year-old Wendy Jerome
Timothy Williams of Melbourne Charged With Cold Case Murder, Rape of 14-Year Old Wendy Jerome
‘We Finally Did It’: Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Murdered 14-Year-Old Girl in 1984 Cold Case
Arrest made in 1984 Wendy Jerome murder, rape investigation in Rochester
DNA leads to arrest in NY cold case murder of girl, 14

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Cold Case: Donald F. McQuade charged with the 1978 murder of Shelley Connolly due to DNA and genetic geneology


Shelley Connolly

Find-A-Grave:: Shelley Connolly
Anchorage Cold Cases: Mother of teen murdered in 1978 still searches for answers
Details about Gresham suspect emerge from 1978 Alaska cold case
Oregon man arrested, charged with teen’s murder in 41-year-old Anchorage cold case
Must Read Alaska: Cold case arrest in Shelley Connolly murder
Arrest made regarding 41 year old cold case murder of Shelley Connolly
Arrest made in cold case murder of Shelley Connolly
Oregon man arrested in 1978 cold-case murder of Alaska teen, authorities say

INMATE INFORMATION

DONALD F MCQUADE
Age 63
Gender Male
Race White

ID Number 273300
Custody Status Date Oct 20, 2019 11:42 PM AKDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Anchorage Correctional Complex

LOCATION
Anchorage Correctional Complex
1400 East 4th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 269-4100

REPORTING AGENCY
Alaska Department of Corrections
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1800
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 269-7384

Cold Case: Andy Castillo charged with the 2003 murder of Cynthia JoAnn Palacio, whose body was left on the side of the road


Cynthia JoAnn Palacio

Find-A-Grave: Cynthia JoAnn Palacio
Texas Rangers Cold Case Investigation Details: Cynthia Palacio
Arrest Made in 17-Year-Old Lubbock County Cold Case
Man arrested in 17-year-old Lubbock cold case murder of young mother
Arrest made in 2003 cold case murder of Cynthia Palacio
DNA match leads to arrest in 17-year-old Lubbock cold case homicide
Man arrested for slaying a 21-year-old woman after more than 17 years
Man arrested – tied to young woman found murdered in Lubbock County in 2003

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: James William “Animal” Begley kidnapped and killed Erica Miller, then buried her in a shallow grave: Originally sentenced to death, changed to LWOP


Erica Miller

Find-A-Grave: Erica M. Miller
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v James William Begley 2001 (conviction affirmed, sentence overturned)
Man reveals how he was conned into letting his friend bury the body of a 19-year-old girl he’d murdered in his back garden by telling him he was hiding ‘insurance papers’

Movies/Documentaries
Buried in the Backyard: Fatal Secret<s/a>

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Lesa Lopez charged with the murder of her newborn son, Baby John Doe, in 1988 – Baby later renamed Richard Jayson Terrance Rein

Before the complaints start up, remember the child. It is NOT about the mother. She hid her pregnancy and then strangled the newborn when he was born. Yes, she needs to be charged and tried. He did not get a chance to live. She could have given him up for adoption. She could have left him at a hospital (Yes, I know that there probably was not a Safe Haven law, but during the 80s she could have just left him without telling anyone and he would still be alive! There is no excuse. No matter what, please remember this poor newborn, Richard, who did not have a chance at life.

DNA Evidence Leads To Arrest In 32-Year-Old John Doe Baby Homicide
Bay Area mother arrested in her baby’s 1988 killing thanks to DNA
Suspect arrested in 32-year-old Bay Area cold case murder of Baby John Doe
Arrest made in East Bay cold case involving newborn boy
DNA Evidence Leads To Arrest In 32-Year-Old Castro Valley John Doe Baby Homicide
DNA evidence leads to arrest of woman for her baby’s 1988 killing
Mother arrested in her baby’s 1988 killing thanks to DNA
Mother arrested in her baby’s 1988 killing thanks to DNA

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Wayne Calvin Griffith was murdered in Palm Beach, FL in 1993; Just identified by DNA


Wayne Calvin Griffith

A slain man was found in the brush near Wellington in 1993. He has finally been identified, but the case remains unsolved.
Missing Ohio man is now victim of unsolved Florida homicide
Missing Ohio Man Identified as Victim of Unsolved Florida Homicide
DNA identifies body of missing Ohio man found in Florida
Ohio man missing since 1993 identified as victim of homicide in Florida
The Disappearance of Wayne Calvin Griffith, 1993
DNA identifies body of missing Ashtabula man found in Florida
DNA identifies body of missing Ashtabula man found in Florida

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