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Cold Case: Airtight Bridge Murder: Thomas Small charged with the 1980 murder and dismemberment of his wife, Diana Marie Riordan-Small

Airtight Bridge murder victim honored by daughter who barely knew her
Airtight victim’s sister never thought she was runaway
The Airtight Bridge Murder
Police make arrest in 1980 Airtight Bridge murder in Coles County
Arrest announced in 1980 Airtight Bridge murder
Man arrested nearly 40 years after wife’s dismembered remains found near bridge
Arrest Made In Nearly 40 Year Old Cold Case Murder
Bradley man accused of killing wife in 1980 cold case
Cox long thought husband was ‘prime suspect’ in Airtight Bridge case

INMATE INFORMATION

General Inmate Information
Facility Jerome Combs Detention Center
Name Thomas A Small
Age 70
Inmate ID 482081

Charges and Bail Information

Charge Murder/intent To Kill/injure
Bail Amount $2,000,000

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Movies Based On True Crimes: Beyond Suspicion aka Appointment for a Killer [based on the murders by Dr. Glennon Engleman

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Victims
James Bullock, 27 [12/17/1958 Forest, MO]
Eric Frey [9/26/1963 Pacific, MO]
Peter J. Halm, 26 [9/5/1976 Pacific, MO]
Arthur Gusewelle, 61 [11/3/1977 Edwardsville, IL]
Vernita Gusewelle, 55 [11/3/1977 Edwardsville, IL]
Ronald Gusewelle, 33 [3/31/1979 East St. Louis, IL]
Sophie Marie Barrera, 50 [1/14/1980 Saint Louis, MO]

Southside dentist left trail of murder victims
Former dentist pleads guilty to three slayings
Murdering dentist called Dr. Engleman and Mr. Hyde
Killer Driller: St. Louis dentist used his sexual power to get women to aid him in his murder schemes, netting him huge fortune
State of Missouri v Glennon E. Engleman 1982
Dr. Glennon Edward Engleman “The Killing Dentist” profile
Serial Killers Podcast: Glennon Engleman
Serial Killers Podcast: Victims of Glennon Engleman
Murderpedia: Dr. Glennon E. Engleman
Wikipedia: Glennon Engleman
Boyle case opens in East Alton
People of the State of Illinois v Barbara Boyle 1987 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Boyle hopes to be released from jail
Wife who killed husband out of prison
16 Chilling Facts About Hitman Glennon “The Dentist” Engleman

Books
Appointment with Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Beyond Suspicion
The F.B.I. Files: Deadly Dentist

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Defendants
Glennon Engleman – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; died in prison in 1999
Barbara Gusewelle Boyle – pled guilty to killing her husband, Ronald; sentenced to 50 years in prison; released 10/2009

Monsters Among Us: Jeremy Ellis, Dionel Harris and Devon Swan charged with the murder of Lazaric Collins and his 2-year-old nephew Lavontay White Jr

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Victims
Lazarec Collins, 26
Lavontay White Jr, 2

Victim: Lavontay White
Victim: Lazarec Collins
Man, toddler killed, pregnant woman injured in North Lawndale shooting
Suspect charged in fatal shooting streamed on Facebook Live
Man charged in triple shooting that killed 2-year-old on West Side
Man charged with fatal shootings of 2-year-old Lavontay White and his uncle Lazarec Collins; two others sought
Man charged in toddler’s shooting was on parole
Two More Men Charged With Murder Of Toddler, His Uncle
2 more charged in triple shooting that killed toddler Lavontay White
2 More Charged in Triple Shooting That Killed 2, Including Toddler, on Chicago’s West Side

Defendants
Jeremy Ellis
Doniel Harris
Devon Swan

INMATE INFORMATION

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INMATE INFORMATION

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INMATE INFORMATION

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Psycho For Love: John Russell Raue killed his wife, Sonya Rene Holsey Raue and then dismembered her; Sentenced to 70 years in prison

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Woman slain, then dismembered
$2 Million Bond Set For Man In Slaying Of Wife In Lockport
Lockport man pleads not guilty to killing, mutilating his wife
Pathologist Gives Details Of Raue`s Wife`s Slaying
Raue`s Wife Lived In Fear, Jury Is Told
Raue Tells Of Troubled Marriage
Defense Tries To Show Wife Unfaithful
Grisly Details Tinted Murder Trial
Man Gets 70 Years For Murdering, Dismembering Wife
People of the State of Illinois v John Raue 1992 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Books
Till Death Do Us Part: True Stories of Newlywed Murder Cases

INMATE INFORMATION

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B15382 – RAUE, JOHN R.
Parent Institution: ROBINSON CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: ROBINSON

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 12/15/1963
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Blue

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
TATTOO, ARM, LEFT – V.H.
TATTOO, BACK – EAGLE
TATTOO, CHEST – WIZARD

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 07/17/1991
Projected Parole Date: 01/07/2023
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 01/07/2026

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 90CF2606
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 07/12/1990
SENTENCE: 60 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: WILL
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 90CF2606
CLASS: 3
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: CONCEAL HOMICIDAL DEATH
CUSTODY DATE: 07/12/1990
SENTENCE: 5 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: WILL
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

Psycho For Love: Retired cop, Lorin E. Volberding charged with killing his wife, Elizabeth M. Volberding

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68-year-old woman fatally shot in Spring Grove, man in custody
Spring Grove woman found shot to death
68-year-old woman fatally shot in Spring Grove, Man in custody
Retired Chicago cop killed in Spring Grove; husband accused of murder
Retired Chicago Cop Charged With Killing Wife In Spring Grove
Retired Chicago cop charged with killing wife in Spring Grove
Man charged with killing wife in Spring Grove
Retired Chicago Cop Accused of Killing Wife in McHenry Co.

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Lorin E. Volberding

Spree Killers: George Ronald York and James Douglas Latham killed 9 people in a multi-state killing spree; Both were executed on 6/22/1965

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Althea Ottavio and Gene Reed

Victims
Althea Ottavio, 43 [5/29/1961 Jacksonville, FL]
Patricia Hewitt, 25 [5/29/1961 Jacksonville, FL]
John Whittaker, 71 [6/7/1961 Tullahoma, TN]
Albert Eugene “Gene” Reed, 35 [6/8/1962 Edwardsville, IL]
Martin Drenovac, 69 [6/8/1962 Edwardsville, IL]
2 men [St Louis, MO]
Otto Ziegler, 62 [6/9/1961 Wallace, KS]
Rachel Moyer, 18 [6/10/1961 Craig, CO]

Find-A-Grave: Althea Watts Ottavio
Find-A-Grave: Rachel Maria Moyer
State of Kansas v James Douglas Latham & George Ronald York 1962 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
York, Latham Gain Stay Of Execution
Death on Route 66: The Murders of Gene Reed and Martin Drenovac – Part One (GREAT post)
Death on Route 66: The Murders of Gene Reed and Martin Drenovac – Part two (GREAT post)
Former prison official recalls notorious case
Two racist, mentally disturbed AWOL soldiers go on killing rampage across the country in 1961
truecrimelibrary: James Latham and George York
40 years later, killers’ graves still a draw
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_York_and_James_Latham
Killer’s sister: ‘In Cold Blood’ inaccurate
Murder research brings woman to Kansas

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Gary York and James Latham

Murder In The Family: Franklin T. Byrd shot and killed his mother, Leslie Byrd, because she “nagged him about getting a job”; Sentenced to 86 years in prison

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Victim, suspect in slaying identified; motive unknown
Son charged with mother’s murder in Rockford
Attorney building insanity defense in Franklin Byrd murder trial
Georgette Braun: Medication helps murderer think more clearly
Jurors in murder trial hear Franklin Byrd’s taped ‘confession’
Murder trial: Mother’s last moments captured in haunting 911 call
Jury reaches verdict in Franklin T. Byrd murder trial
Guilty verdict for Rockford man on trial for mother’s murder
Sentencing postponed in case of Rockford man who killed mother
Man who killed his mother for nagging him about getting a job sentenced to 86 years
Press Release- Franklin Byrd
Franklin Byrd sentenced to 86 years for mother’s murder
Man Sentenced for Mother’s Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

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M44060 – BYRD, FRANKLIN T.
Parent Institution: MENARD CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: MENARD

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 02/01/1984
Weight: 240 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 09 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
TATTOO, HAND, RIGHT – “MID WEST RIDER”
TATTOO, ARM, LEFT – “WATCH OVER ME LORD”CROSS
TATTOO, NECK – “LESLIE’S SON”

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 03/27/2014
Projected Parole Date: 09/28/2090
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 09/28/2093

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 09CF1537
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 05/22/2009
SENTENCE: 55 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: WINNEBAGO
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 09CF1537
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: ARMED ROBBERY/DISCHARGE/HARM
CUSTODY DATE: 05/22/2009
SENTENCE: 31 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: WINNEBAGO
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

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