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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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Monsters Among Us: Rodney Clark raped and strangled Dana Frader; Sentenced to LWOP


Dana Fader

Find-A-Grave: Dana Elizabeth Fader
25 years after woman’s Lake Worth murder, officials say they finally got their man
Rodney Clark, Dana Fader murder case: DNA test leads to arrest in 25-year-old Lake Worth murder
Palm Beach County cold case murder of mom headed for trial; first case under new death penalty law
Death penalty trial begins in 1987 Lake Worth murder
Murder victim’s sister testifies in trial of Mississippi man accused in 1987 slaying
Guilty verdict in 1987 cold case murder; prosecutors seeking death penalty
Jury decides against death penalty for man who raped, killed woman in 1987
Dana Fader murder: Rodney Clark spared death penalty for 30-year-old Lake Worth case

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Last Night Before Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

ID Photo

DC Number: B15854
Name: CLARK, RODNEY
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 179 lbs.
Birth Date: 11/01/1966
Initial Receipt Date: 10/02/2017
Current Facility: DADE C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

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Cold Case: Convicted sex offender Richard Douglas Dodd raped & killed Vicki Lynn Klotzbach; Solved by DNA


Vicki Lynn Klotzbach

Find-A-Grave: Vicki Lynn Klotzbach
Charges filed in 1981 murder
Jury selection begins in 22-year-old murder case
A Murder in Coralville TV show relives the murder investigation of Vicki Klotzbach
True crime show to explore 1981 murder of Coralville woman

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Stacy’s Story

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Richard Douglas Dodd
Offender Number 0403091
Sex M
Birth Date 10/03/1956
Location Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
Offense KIDNAPPING 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 11/19/1982

Wrongful Conviction: Richard Gagnon was convicted of killing Diane and Charles Parker Sr, but DNA showed Bruce Antwain Hill to be the right suspect; Sentenced to LWOP


Diane and Charlie Parker

Obituary for Diane & Charlie Parker
The National Registry of Exonerations: Richard Gagnon
Attorney hopes new evidence warrants second trial for convicted murderer Gagnon
Conway murder suspect caught
New murder charges in deaths of Horry County couple
Man on trial after DNA links him to 2005 double murder
Double murder suspect sentenced to life in prison
Double murder charges dismissed against Horry County man
After 8 years in prison, Horry County man’s double murder charges dismissed
Charges dismissed against Gagnon
Diane Parker, Charlie Parker: ‘Dateline NBC’ Looks At Horry County, South Carolina Farmhouse Double Murders
S.C. Supreme Court upholds N.C. man’s life sentence in 2005 slaying of Horry County couple
Parker Murders Investigation

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: The Deed
Unusual Suspects – Deadly Intent: Shattered Dreams


Richard Gagnon

INMATE INFORMATION

Serial Killer: Dayton Leroy Rogers *The Molalla Forest Killer* Killed at least 8 women, probably several more – Sentenced to death for 6 of the savage murders

Victims
Jennifer Lisa Smith,
Lisa Marie Mock, 23
Maureen Ann Hodges, 26
Christine Lotus Adams, 35
Cynthia Devore, 20
Nondace “Noni” Cervantes, 26
Riatha Gyles, 16
Tawnie Jarie Johnston, 18

Former prostitute recounts torture
Murderer sentenced to life in prison
Six women’s deaths linked to convict
Rogers convicted in Molalla forest murders
Man found guilty of kidnap, torture, murder of 6 women
After 30-some years, remains tied to serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers
Jurors see photos as medical examiner describes Molalla Forest Killer’s carnage
Women who escaped serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers describe encounters in resentencing trial
Serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers pleads for life, acknowledges killing eighth woman
Jury gives serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers the death sentence — for the 4th time
Jury again sentences Dayton Rogers to death
Serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers loses bid for new trial
Murderpedia: Dayton Leroy Rogers
Wikipedia: Dayton Leroy Rogers
Oregon Death Row: Dayton Leroy Rogers

Books
Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer

Movies/Documentaries
Grave Secrets: The Women in the Woods
True Crime Garage: Dayton Leroy Rogers

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: ROGERS, DAYTON LEROY
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 64
Location: OREGON STATE PENITENTIARY
Race: White
Contact Facility: Oregon Dept of Corrections
Offender ID: 3746005
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 09/30/1953

Monsters Among Us: Daniel Kevin Seltzer killed George Lamphere and Gerald Gherardi; Sentenced to 50 years, and then 60 years in prison

Victims
Gerald G. Gherardi, 28 [3/29/1981]
George Lamphere, 34 [1983] (no picture)

Facebook: Remembering Gerry Gherardi and George Lamphire
Suspect charged 26 years after Mishawaka man’s murder
After 26 years, justice is served
Convicted killer sentenced in 1981 murder
Man gets 60-year term in 1981 Mishawaka murder
Convicted killer sentenced in 1981 murder
Daniel Kevin Seltzer v State of Indiana 1986 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Daniel Seltzer v State of Indiana 2010 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
1981 Mishawaka cold case is focus of Paula Zahn program this Sunday

Movies/Documentaries
On t he Case with Paula Zahn: Deadly Hymn

INMATE INFORMATION

DANIEL K SELTZER
DOC Number 194779
First Name DANIEL
Middle Name K
Last Name SELTZER
Suffix
Date of Birth 09/29/1960
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Deceased
Earliest Possible Release Date 06/09/2015

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 03/11/2009
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 71D080709MR00006
County of Conviction ST JOSEPH
Projected Release Date 06/09/2015

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 11/02/1983
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 50 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 23593
County of Conviction ST JOSEPH
Projected Release Date 09/23/2008

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: Robert Leroy Nelson killed Michelle Yvette Busha in 1980 in MN then sexually assaulted a child in TX; Sentenced to life in prison


Michelle Busha

Ruben Rosario: She refused to fold until slain Minnesota ‘Jane Doe’ was ID’d
35 years later, woman slain by state trooper in southern Minnesota is ID’d
Bay City woman missing since 1980 reportedly killed by former MN State Trooper
Nelson’s confession and conviction information
Minnesota state trooper raped, murdered teen while on duty in 1980, investigators say
Minn. trooper’s murder victim ID’d 35 years later
Father of missing teen, found dead in Minnesota, finally finds closure
Arguing against parole for ‘Jane Doe’ killer

Movies/Documentaries
Who Killed Jane Doe?: Runaway Jane

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 04082389
TDCJ Number: 00494359
Name: NELSON,ROBERT LEROY
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1946-08-08
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: WYNNE
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2008-01-02

Parole Review Status
Offender is currently in the Parole Review Process

The parole review process begins approximately six months before the parole eligibility date for a first review and four months before the eligibility date in additional reviews. The process begins with the offender’s file being reviewed for all appropriate documents, including letters of support and protest. An Institutional Parole Officer reviews the file and interviews the offender before preparing a case summary for the Board voting panel. The Board normally will vote on the case just prior to the parole eligibility date.

Offenders eligible for mandatory supervision who committed an offense since September 1, 1996 are reviewed for Discretionary Mandatory Supervision (DMS). An offender who has received a Serve All vote is reviewed for possible release to DMS by a Board panel prior to being released on the projected release date.

Last Parole Decision
Denied on 01/22/2015

NEXT REVIEW (01/2018)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.

Denial reason(s): 2D

* Note: One or more of the components indicated in each paragraph may apply, but only one is required for denial (D).

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE COMMITTED ONE OR MORE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS; OR THE INSTANT OFFENSE OR PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY SUCH THAT THE INMATE POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY; OR THE RECORD INDICATES USE OF A WEAPON.

Next Parole Review Date
01/2018

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1986-03-31
Offense: AGG SEX ASLT
Sentence Date: 1988-08-31
County: SMITH
Case No.: 188-165
Sentence: life

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