Unsolved Serial Murders: Lewiston Civic Theater Murders aka Lewis-Clark Valley Serial Killer

Lewis-Clark Valley Serial Killer victims

Victims
Christina White, 12
Kristen David, 22
Former Air Force Cpl. Steven Pearsall, 35
Kristina Nelson, 21
Jacqueline Brandi Miller, 18

According to the Lewiston Police Department in the documentary, Confluence, the only suspect in these murders as been Lance Jeffrey Voss.

Murder Stories I Can Never Forget: Snake River Serial Killer Still at Large? (EXCELLENT article)
Confluence
Charley Project: Christina Lee White
Charley Project: Steven R. Pearsall
NamUs: MP #2071 Steven Pearsall
ID – Steven R. Pearshall, 35, Lewiston, 14 Sept 1982
Northern Idaho authorities not ready to drop 1981 dismemberment case
Lewiston-Clarkston couple create documentary on late 70’s serial killer
‘Confluence:’ On the trail of a Northwest serial killer
Common Denominator
Murder victim’s family wants Civic Theatre floor examined
Facebook: Lewis-Clark Valley Serial Killer
Television show to revisit Lewiston Civic Theatre murders

Movies/Documentaries
Confluence
Dark Minds: The Phantom of Civil Theater

Guest Post: Extraordinary Cases of Missing People Who Were Ultimately Found

Extraordinary Cases of Missing People Who Were Ultimately Found

The recent rescue of three Ohio women — Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight — after they had been missing for approximately a decade has captured the attention of the nation as an extraordinary story. The women had been kidnapped and were being held captive by three men all that time. Their story and their heroic rescue has captivated us all.

There are — surprisingly — many more stories like theirs of women and men who were found many years or even many decades after they went missing. Some were taken, while others left on their own. Here are just a few of the extraordinary cases of missing people who were ultimately found:

Jaycee Lee Dugard
In this well-known case, Jaycee Lee Dugard was found 18 years after she had been kidnapped. She was taken by a husband and wife when she was only 11 and kept against her will in their home. The couple kept a hidden back yard that was guarded by a tall fence, trees and a tarp. Jaycee was kept in a series of sheds that were soundproofed.

Jaycee was discovered when she accompanied her captor to a meeting with his parole officer.

Natascha Kampusch
Natascha Kampusch was kidnapped by Wolfgang Priklopi when she was only 10 years old. For almost 9 years, she was kept in a windowless, underground cell and repeatedly raped. Ultimately, she was able to escape on her own, and her captor committed suicide.

Shawn Hornbeck
Shawn Hornbeck was kidnapped when he was 11 years old. Four years later, he was rescued by police, who were serving a search warrant to look for another missing boy in the home of William Benjamin Ownby.

Brenda Heist
Heist’s case is another that has made recent headlines. Brenda Heist was declared legally dead after being missing for many years. Eleven years after she went missing, she was found alive in Florida. She had turned herself in because she believed she was wanted on a warrant, and her true identity was discovered. She said that she had left with a group of hitchhikers who had found her crying over her impending divorce and financial troubles and had invited her to go with them. She left behind two children, 8 and 12.

Denise Desruisseaux Bolser
Like Brenda Heist’s case, this one turned out to be another missing person who left willingly. Sort of. Denise Desruisseaux Bolser was missing for 17 years before she was found after a private investigator who was browsing missing person files recognized her. Bolser says that she was helping her former boss cook the books, and he had threatened to kill her for her involvement. She faked a kidnapping note and fled.
There are many more cases of people who went missing and were found many more years later. Though the circumstances of their disappearance are never good, the fact that they are found and able to be reunited with their families is a positive. Many victims of kidnapping and sexual abuse have also gone on to raise awareness for victims of these types of crimes.

Bio:
Amber Satka writes on financial topics, such as her look into biweekly car payments. Amber is a former office manager and current mother and writer

Update: Seymour Avenue Horror *Ariel Castro charged, now prosecutors looking at murder charges; Recovery begins for the women now*

Amanda Gina Michelle
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight

As joyous as it is for everyone to see such a happy ending, these women – who were kidnapped as girls – need to begin their road to recovery. They need space. They will talk when they are ready. Right now, people need to give them this time. Pushing for them to speak to the public is unnecessary and damaging to them. Let them get used to life. So much has changed in society since they were kidnapped: cell phones, computers, the Internet, and technology overall. Remember, 2 of them were still in school. Our lives have continued, while they were stuck. I am sure they are very overwhelmed. Let’s be happy that they are alive and out of that house of horrors. Keep them in your hearts and think of them for a bit everyday, but let them adjust and recover. They need to find a good place for themselves.

TONIGHT: Radio One Cleveland, 19 Action News to hold Victory Vigil
Murder charges sought against Ohio man in ending captives’ pregnancies
Michelle Knight: Recovery continues in the hospital
Michelle Knight told cops Ariel Castro threatened to kill her if Amanda Berry’s baby died
Ariel Castro, Cleveland kidnapping suspect, helped look for missing girl
Clevelanders take story of women’s courageous escape to heart (several links to other stories here too)
Cleveland man could face aggravated murder charges for allegedly terminating pregnancies
Out pour of community support: How to donate items to Michelle, Amanda and Gina
News Archive: Seymour Avenue Horror

ArielCastro jail mug
Ariel Castro

Update: Seymour Avenue Horror *Ariel Castro charged with kidnapping and rape; His brothers are not being charged at his time*

Amanda Gina Michelle
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight

In the news conference, it was specifically said that the reports of the naked girls in the backyard are untrue. The girls said that they had not left the house since they got there.

News Archive: Seymour Avenue Horror
Gina DeJesus returns home to cheers and applause
Michelle Knight remains hospitalized in Cleveland; Amanda Berry and her daughter return home
Chains, ropes removed from home where Berry, DeJesus, Knight were held, police chief says
Ariel Castro charged with 4 counts kidnapping, 3 counts rape; brothers to be charged only on outstanding misdemeanors
Homeowner charged in Cleveland abductions
Cleveland man charged with kidnapping, rape after 3 missing women found in home

ArielCastro jail mug
Ariel Castro

Seymour Avenue Horror: More news about the abductions, the girls and their abductors

Amanda Gina Michelle
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight

News Archive: Seymour Avenue Horror
Northeast Ohio search for missing persons: Ashley Summers and Christina Adkins top list (please don’t forget them either)
Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus: Chains, bondage found in Seymour Avenue home
FBI agents search for evidence, take down storm door at house where 3 missing women found alive
Reports of sexual abuse, beatings inside Cleveland house
Police source: Multiple pregnancies, miscarriages among missing women found in Cleveland home
Missing women raped, beaten while pregnant
Kidnapped Cleveland woman, Amanda Berry, hailed a ‘hero’ after desperate 911 call
Who is suspect Ariel Castro? Neighbor says a ‘nice guy’
Who is Ariel Castro, charged in Cleveland kidnappings?
‘Miracles really do happen’: Bizarre final Facebook post of Ariel Castro before he was arrested for kidnap along with two brothers
The three brothers ‘who kidnapped three girls and kept them captive for 10 years’ as it emerges the victims ‘gave birth to at least FIVE babies in the home’
Revealed: Kidnap suspect’s daughter jailed for 25 years for attempted murder of her 11-month-old baby
First pictures of Michelle Knight before she was kidnapped as it’s revealed she has ‘hearing damage and facial injuries from years of beatings’
Rescued woman Michelle Knight: The story you don’t know
Police acknowledge little focus on finding Michelle Knight, the third missing Cleveland woman
Snapshots: Who are the three women freed in Cleveland?
New Details About The Third Missing Woman Michelle Knight: She Suffered Facial Bone Damage & Hearing Loss, Had Son Before She Vanished

Castro brothers

Defendants
Ariel Castro, 52
Pedro Castro, 54
Onil Castro, 50

Breaking News: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have been found ALIVE!

Amanda and Gina
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus

Thanks Shannon for the tip! I could not find anything on Michelle Knight, but will continue to look. I am so happy that they have all been found alive. This is a fabulous day!!!!!

Amanda Berry & Gina DeJesus Found Alive, Third Woman Also Rescued
Michelle Knight, missing Cleveland woman, disappeared in 2002
Cleveland police: Missing teens Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus found alive, appear to be OK
Police: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus found alive
Amanda Berry, teen missing for 10 years, rescued from Cleveland home with child
LIVE BLOG: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus Found Alive
Berry, DeJesus, Knight found alive, police source confirms
2 Ohio teen girls missing for decade found alive, as cops offer few details
Three girls who went missing as teenagers TEN YEARS ago found ALIVE in Cleveland basement dungeon as their ‘captor’ is arrested
Suspect arrested in Cleveland abductions is Ariel Castro, 52
Facebook: Ariel Castro
Ariel Castro owns home where missing women Amanda Berry, Gina DeJsus, Michelle Knight found
News Archive: Seymour Avenue Horror

Cold Case: Wendy Camp, Cynthia Britto and Lisa Kregear murders *Remains found 21 years after their disappearance, 1 arrest made so far*

Lisa Wendy and Cynthia

Victims
Lisa Kregear, 22
Wendy Camp, 23
Cynthia Britto, 6

Charley Project: Wendy L. Camp
Doe Network: Case File 1745DFOK
Charley Project: Cynthia M. Britto
Doe Network: Case File 623DFOK
Charley Project: Lisa Renee Kregear
Doe Network: Case File 1741DFOK
Unsolved Mysteries Wiki
Arrest made in Okla. cold case dating to 1992
OSBI: Arrest made in connection with 1992 deaths
Arrest made in Creek County cold-case homicides
Arrest Made in Okla. Cold Case Dating to 1992
Investigators arrest man in connection with 21-year-old cold case; April tip led OSBI to 3 bodies
Arrest made in 1992 cold case
News Archive: Wendy Camp, Cynthia Britto and Lisa Kregear murders

Movies/Documentaries
Unsolved Mysteries

Grover Prewitt
Gordon Prewitt

American Atheists Founders murders *David Roland Waters, along with 2 others, killed & dismembered the Murray-O’Hair Family*

Victims
Madalyn Murray O’Hair [9/1995]
Jon Garth Murray [9/1995]
Robin Murray O’Hair [9/1995]
Danny Fry (One of the accomplices to their murder, but murdered by the other 2)

Find-A-Grave: Madalyn Murray O’Hair
Find-A-Grave: Jon Garth Murray
Find-A-Grave: Robin Murray O’Hair
Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s bum rap
Madalyn Murray O’Hair: Trial of Atheism
Prominent atheist O’Hair missing
Atheist’s disappearance a mystery
Christian son of matheist seeks control of her estate
Police find lead in O’Hair case
FBI agent: Suspect confessed role in killings
Two former cellmates may be key to O’Hair’s disappearance
Second Man Checked for Tie To O’Hair Case
Indictment in the Disappearance Of Atheist O’Hair and Her Kin
Michigan man indicted for kidnapping O’Hair
Bones confirmed as those of O’Hair
Jury finds Karr guilty on four counts
Karr guilty on 4 counts in O’Hairs’ disappearance
Man Gets Life in Missing Atheist Case
O’Hair figure sentenced on federal weapons charge
Suspect Convicted On Minor Charge In Atheist Mystery
Man gets 20 years in O’Hair case
CrimeLibrary: Mysterious Disappearance of Madalyn Murray O’Hair
Wikipedia: Madalyn Murray O’Hair
Wikipedia: Jon Garth Murray
Who Was Madalyn Murray O’Hair?

Books
America’s Most Hated Woman: The Life and Gruesome Death of Madalyn Murray O’Hair
The Atheist: Madalyn Murray O’Hair
Ungodly: The Passions, Torments, and Murder of Athiest Madalyn Murray O’Hair

Movies/Documentaries
Vanity Fair Confidential: The Lady Vanished
American Justice: The Disappearance Of Madalyn Murray O’Hair
Blood, Lies, & Alibis: The Abducted Atheist
City Confidential: Austin: Empty Graves

Suspects
David Roland Waters – convicted of extortion, sentenced to 60 years in prison, then an additional 28 years after the remains were found; died in federal prison 1/27/2003
Gary Paul Karr – convicted of extortion, sentenced to life in prison (3 strikes federal law)
Danny Fry – murdered by Waters & Karr [9/1995]
Gerald ‘Chic’ Lee Osborne – convicted of fraud; sentenced to federal prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: DAVID ROLAND WATERS
Register#: 95107080
Age-Race-Sex: 58-White-M
Release Date: DECEASED

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: GARY PAUL KARR
Register#: 25782-039
Age-Race-Sex: 64-White-M
Release Date: LIFE
Location: MARIANNA FCI
FCI MARIANNA
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
3625 FCI ROAD
MARIANNA, FL 32446

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: GERALD L OSBORNE
Register#: 25221-177
Age-Race-Sex: 61-White-M
Release Date: UNKNOWN
Location: NOT IN BOP CUSTODY

NOTE FROM BLOG OWNER Please read my comment policy before commenting. I will not allow any negative comments about the victims. Even if you don’t agree with their beliefs or like the victims, that does not make them evil or deserving of murder. They were human beings and did not deserve to be killed and dismembered. Remember, they had family and friends that loved them and still do. Have respect for them. If you can’t do this, don’t even try commenting.

Update: Reggie and Carol Sumner murder *Bruce Kent Nixon pled guilty, sentenced to 45 years in prison*


Carol and Reggie Sumner

Archive: James “Reggie” and Carol Sumner murder (full archive of posts on the Sumner’s murder)
Killer Asks For, Given Forgiveness By Victims’ Family

Movies/Documentaries
Good Deeds Punished
Deadly Women: Loathe Thy Neighbor
Wikipedia: Episode Guide – Deadly Women: Loathe Thy Neighbor

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 129788
Name: NIXON, BRUCE
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLONDE OR STRAWBERRY
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 6’02”
Weight: 177 lbs.
Birth Date: 05/09/1987
Initial Receipt Date: 12/13/2007
Current Facility: NWFRC MAIN UNIT.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 12/18/2049
Aliases:
BRUCE NIXON BRUCE K NIXON JR
BRUCE KENT NIXON BRUCE KENT NIXON JR

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO BACK NIXON
TATTOO LEFT ARM SPIDRMAN FACES CARDS WANTED MONEY
TATTOO LEFT ARM STARS $ SUPERMAN LOGO
TATTOO LEFT HAND MONEY WENDY
TATTOO OTHER ACROSS CHEST – LOYALTY
TATTOO RIGHT ARM MOST CROSS

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/08/2005 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 12/07/2007 DUVAL 0510263 45Y 0M 0D
07/08/2005 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 12/07/2007 DUVAL 0510263 45Y 0M 0D
07/08/2005 ROBB. GUN/DEADLY WPN 12/07/2007 DUVAL 0510263 45Y 0M 0D
07/08/2005 ROBB. GUN/DEADLY WPN 12/07/2007 DUVAL 0510263 45Y 0M 0D
07/08/2005 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 12/07/2007 DUVAL 0510263 45Y 0M 0D
07/08/2005 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 12/07/2007 DUVAL 0510263 45Y 0M 0D

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
12/13/2007 Currently Incarcerated

Update: Reggie and Carol Sumner murder *Tiffany Ann Cole convicted, sentenced to death*


Carol and Reggie Sumner

Archive: James “Reggie” and Carol Sumner murder (full archive of posts on the Sumner’s murder)
Jury Finds Tiffany Cole Guilty In Double Murder
Jurors find Tiffany Cole guilty for role in couple’s deaths
Jury: Woman Who Killed Couple Should Die
Killer May Become Florida’s Only Woman Facing Death Sentance
Female murderer Cole receives death sentence
Supreme Court affirms death penalty for convicted killer Tiffany Cole
Tiffany Ann Cole answer brief of the appellee
Tiffany Ann Cole, Florida’s only female death row inmate, loses appeal
Supreme Court of Florida: Convictions and sentences affirmed
Commission on Capital Cases: Tiffany Cole
Women on Death Row
Wikipedia: Tiffany Cole
Deadly Women: Kidnapped And Buried Alive
Murderpedia: Tiffany Ann Cole

Movies/Documentaries
Wicked Attraction: Good Deeds Punished
Deadly Women: Loathe Thy Neighbor
Snapped: Killer Couples: Tiffany Cole & Micheal Jackson
Women On Death Row 5: Tiffany Cole

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: J35212
Name: COLE, TIFFANY
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’07”
Weight: 136 lbs.
Birth Date: 12/03/1981
Initial Receipt Date: 03/07/2008
Current Facility: LOWELL ANNEX
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE
Aliases:
TIFFANY COLE TIFFANY ANN COLE

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO BACK PANTHER FACE WITH BUTTERFLY OUTLIN
TATTOO LEFT ARM PANTHER
TATTOO LEFT CHEST LION FACE
TATTOO LEFT LEG CORUPT (ANKLE)
TATTOO RIGHT ARM TIGER
TATTOO RIGHT CHEST THREE PAW PRINTS

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/08/2005 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 03/06/2008 DUVAL 0510263 DEATH SENTENCE
07/08/2005 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 03/06/2008 DUVAL 0510263 DEATH SENTENCE
07/08/2005 ROBB. NO GUN/DDLY.WPN 03/06/2008 DUVAL 0510263 15Y 0M 0D
07/08/2005 ROBB. NO GUN/DDLY.WPN 03/06/2008 DUVAL 0510263 15Y 0M 0D
07/08/2005 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 03/06/2008 DUVAL 0510263 SENTENCED TO LIFE
07/08/2005 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 03/06/2008 DUVAL 0510263 SENTENCED TO LIFE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
03/07/2008 Currently Incarcerated

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