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    July 11: 2000: Sandra Tester, 25, was strangled to death and then her mobile home set on fire in Charlotte, NC. Her husband, Jimmy Tester, pled guilty and was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison. He was released on parole 6/8/2013 and ended parole on 3/5/2014.

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Casey Eaton murder 4/19/2017 Kansas City, KS *Emenencio Lansdown charged with killing Casey Eaton near park for her murdered sister*


Casey Eaton

Police ask for tips on woman found dead inside car in Kansas City, Kan.
KCK family grieves for another daughter as police search for killer
U.S. Marshals, KCK violent crimes task force seek suspect considered armed and dangerous in woman’s murder
Woman found shot to death in KCK is sister of Pamela Butler, girl kidnapped and killed in 1999
KCK homicide victim was sister of Pamela Butler, girl kidnapped and killed in 1999
Man charged in slaying of Pamela Butler’s sister taken into custody
Search underway for man accused in Kansas woman’s killing
Police arrest man accused of killing Casey Eaton near park dedicated to her slain sister
Wanted murder suspect surrenders after standoff with KCK police
Woman whose 10-year-old daughter was killed in 1999 loses second daughter to murder
Mom still dealing with tragedy of losing daughter almost 18 years ago never thought she’d have to bury another
‘I can’t believe this has happened to me again’: Woman loses second daughter to murder
Pamela Butler murder 10/12/1999 Grain Valley, MO *Keith Dwayne Nelson convicted of her murder; sentenced to death* (Casey Eaton’s sister)

INMATE INFORMATION

ENEMENCIO LANSDOWN
Gender MALE
DOB 9/18/1975
Height 5′ 9”
Weight 160
Race CAUCASIAN
Hair Color BLONDE
Eye Color BLUE
Skin Tone FAIR
Build SLENDER
Nationality AMERICAN

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Deadly Girlfriends: Rachael Christina Hilyard charged with the murder of Micki Lyn Davis, the grandmother of her ex-boyfriend


Micki Lyn Davis

Micki Lyn Davis obituary
Micki Davis: a Wichita woman who nurtured so many
One dead in suspected homicide in southwest Wichita
Woman found dead in southwest Wichita was decapitated, police say
Wichita woman jailed in decapitation of ex-boyfriend’s mother
Woman arrested in Sunday homicide, victim identified
‘I think someone is trying to kill my grandma,’ boy said at door
Wichita woman charged in decapitation of ex-boyfriend’s mother
Decapitation suspect makes first appearance in court
Decapitation suspect had led a troubled life
Kansas Woman Accused of Decapitating Ex-Boyfriend’s Mother During Altercation

INMATE INFORMATION

Austins Bar & Grill Shooting: Adam W. Purinton charged with shooting 3 men, killing one of them; Possible hate crime

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Victims
Alok Madasani, 32 (survived)
Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32
Ian Grillot, 24 (survived)

Inside Austins, a busy night of bar regulars until racial slurs, gunshots shatter peace
Wife of man shot, killed at Olathe bar and grill says her family has lost a “very lovable soul”
Garmin engineer killed in Olathe shooting remembered for kindness
Austins shooting victim who stepped in to stop possible hate crime: ‘We are all humans’
Federal investigators looking into deadly Austins Bar and Grill shooting as a possible hate crime
Charges filed in Olathe Austins shooting; suspect waives extradition to Johnson County
Olathe man charged with murder, attempted murder in triple shooting
First-degree murder charge filed in possible hate crime shooting at Olathe’s Austins bar
Hate Crime Is Feared as 2 Indian Engineers Are Shot in Kansas
He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one
Indian man killed in possibly racial shooting at Kansas bar

INMATE INFORMATION

adam-purinton

NAME: ADAM WADE PURINTON
CRIMINAL FILE NUMBER: 037816
DOB: 05-21-1965
RACE: W
SEX: M

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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

Monsters Among Us: Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn killed her roommate, Harold “Hal” Sasko; Sentenced to 50 years to life in prison

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Hal Sasko

Find-A-Grave: Harold M “Hal” Sasko
Facebook: Remembering Hal Sasko
Harold Sasko remembered as ‘giving, loving guy’ in Topeka memorial service
Friends mourn businessman’s death, police seek 19-year-old woman
Police: Sarah Gonzales McLinn lone suspect in Harold Sasko’s death
Lawrence murder suspect expected back in Kansas by weekend
Memorial For Harold Sasko, McLinn’s Next Court Date Set
Sarah Gonzales McLinn charged with murder in roommate’s death
Police detail bloody, brutal killing of Harold Sasko
Brutal details in murder of Lawrence businessman revealed during first day of trial
Witness: Sarah McLinn butchered, cooked household pet prior to Hal Sasko’s slaying
Prosecution, defense descriptions of McLinn 180 degrees apart
Jury convicts Sarah McLinn in 2014 murder of Harold Sasko
Sarah McLinn found guilty of first-degree murder in death of Harold ‘Hal’ Sasko
Sarah McLinn Guilty Of Killing Topeka Pizza Shop Owner
Sarah McLinn, convicted of killing former employer Harold Sasko, to be sentenced in September
Sarah McLinn sentenced to ‘Hard 50’ for brutal 2014 murder of Harold Sasko
Sarah Gonzales McLinn Sentenced to Minimum 50 Years for 2014 KS Murder of Harold Sasko
Hearne: Did 19 Year-Old Sarah McLinn Murder CiCi’s Pizza Owner Harold Sasko Over Sex?

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Sarah McLinn

INMATE INFORMATION

sarah-mclinn

GONZALES-MCLINN, SARAH B (KDOC# 0111666)
Name Type Name
Conviction GONZALES-MCLINN, SARAH B
True GONZALES-MCLINN, SARAH BROOKE

Birthdates
Birthdate Type Birthdate Age
True Jul 09, 1994 22

Demographics
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Height 5′-7″
Weight 137
Gender Female
Race White

Current Status reported by Dept. of Corrections
Work or Program Participation Working in a job
Earliest Possible Release Date Feb 01, 2064
Current Status Incarcerated
Admission Date Sep 22, 2015
Current Location Topeka CF-Central
Custody Level High Medium

Convictions
County Douglas
Case Number (I)
Offense Date
Sentencing Date ACS
Criminal Conviction Description
Counts
Crime Severity Level
Case Status (II)
State
14CR78 Jan 14, 2014 Sep 04, 2015 N/A Murder in the First Degree 1 Off Grid Active KS
(I) If Number includes JV : Extended juvenile jurisdiction adjudications with adult prison sentences stayed, then imposed.
(II) If Status includes * : Denotes Active for Post Release Supervision Only.
KDOC Physical Location History(s)
Location Movement Date Movement Reason
Topeka CF-Central Sep 22, 2015 New Court Commitment

Cold Case: Sarah DeLeon murder 12/29/1989 Kansas City, KS *Carolyn J. Heckert charged with her murder*

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Sarah De Leon

**Update 4/10/2017** Charges have been dropped against Carolyn Heckert for lack of evidence.

Facebook: Justice for Sarah
Remembering Sarah De Leon
Arrest Made in 1989 Murder of Kansas Teenager Sarah De Leon
Woman arrested in 1989 cold-case murder of Kansas City college student Sarah DeLeon
Smithville woman charged with 1989 murder of 18-year-old woman
Woman arrested in connection with 1989 cold-case homicide
Woman charged in 1989 KCK homicide will not fight extradition from Clay County
Mother of 1989 murder victim Sarah DeLeon ‘elated’ over news of arrest in cold case
Sarah De Leon’s family says arrest of murder suspect is a surreal wave of relief after years of waiting
Suspect in 1989 KCK murder moved to Wyandotte County jail after waiving extradition
Sarah DeLeon case: Charges dropped against woman in Kansas teen’s 1989 slaying
Once charged with Sarah DeLeon’s murder, judge drops charge, allows Carolyn Heckert to walk free
KCK cold case murder victim’s brother calls dropped charge a ‘roadblock,’ vows fight for justice

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Carolyn J. Heckert

Kids That Kill: Keaira Brown shot and killed Scott Sappington Jr during a carjacking; Sentenced to life in prison – eligible for parole in 20 years

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Scott Sappington Jr.

Scott Sappington, Jr.
gofundme: SSJr. Memorial Book Scholarship
Girl charged in teen’s death
Teen Murder Victim’s Father: “I Can’t Hate a Child”
14-Year-Old Kansas Girl Will Be Tried as Adult for Murder
15-year-old girl convicted in 2008 homicide
Wyandotte County jury convicts a 15-year-old girl in the murder of a teen over a car
Keaira Brown, 16, gets life in prison for murdering Scott Sappington Jr.
Teen Receives Life In Prison For Shooting Death 1-20-2011
16-year-old gets life in KCK murder
Supreme Court Upholds Murder Conviction Of Teen
Supreme Court of the State of Kansas v Keaira Brown A/K/A Keaire Brown 2014
Scholarship created in honor of murdered KCK teen

INMATE INFORMATION

keaira-brown

BROWN, KEAIRE YVONNE (KDOC# 0099335)
Names
Name Type Name
Conviction BROWN, KEAIRE YVONNE
True BROWN, KEAIRA YVONNE
Alias BROWN, KEAIRE
Alias BROWN, KEAIRE Y

Birthdates
Birthdate Type True
Birthdate Dec 13, 1994
Age 22

Demographics
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Height 5′-1″
Weight 195
Gender Female
Race Black

Current Status reported by Dept. of Corrections
Work or Program Participation Working in a job
Earliest Possible Release Date Jul 24, 2028
Current Status Incarcerated
Admission Date Feb 08, 2011
Current Location Topeka CF-Central
Custody Level Maximum

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