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Cold Case: Richard William Davis raped and killed 5-year-old Siobhan McGuinness in 1974, discovered through DNA, although he is dead now


Siobhan McGuinness

Find-A-Grave: Siobhan McGuinness
Rooftop garden planned to honor Siobhan McGuinness
‘I am absolutely amazed’ – Family of 1974 Missoula Cold Case finally gets answers
Missoula police take fresh look at 1974 murder of girl
Missoula Police detail investigation into 1974 murder of 5-year-old
DNA identifies killer in Missoula cold case 46 years later
46-year-old cold case murder of five year old child solved
Familial DNA hit solves 1974 murder of Missoula 5-year-old, suspect deceased
Podcast: Q6 Cold Case Files: “The Last Block”


Richard William Davis

 

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

Fathers From Hell: Austin Stevens charged with the rape and murder of his 10-month-old daughter, Zara Scruggs


Zara Scruggs

Family, friends hold vigil for Montgomery County 10-month-old allegedly beaten, raped by father
Mom Speaks After Montco Baby’s Death: ‘I Really Have No Words’
Funeral Being Held For 10-Month-Old Zara Scruggs Who Died After Allegedly Being Raped By Father
Montgomery County DA: 10-Month-Old Girl Dies After Being Raped By Father In Lower Providence Township
Police say man who raped 10-month-old daughter Googled ‘How do you know if a baby is dead’ before calling 911
10-month-old baby girl dies after youth football coach father rapes her, Googles ‘how to know if a baby is dead,’ DA says
10-Month-Old Is Allegedly Beaten to Death by Football Coach Dad, Who Googled ‘Baby Isn’t Breathing’
More Than $50K Raised For Family After Montco Baby’s Death
No heat or hot water in apartment while father rapes 10-month-old baby girl, then flirts on Instagram as she dies: DA

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: STEVENS, AUSTIN
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 29
Location:
Race: African American
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 2001366
Gender:Male
Date of Birth: 02/25/1991
Additional Information:
Alternate ID’s
Other Jail Numbers: 2001366
Booking Number: 2003787

Monsters Among Us: Michael James Lee killed his mother, Lynn Marie Blake, and raped his wife; Sentenced to life in prison

Lynn Marie Blake obituary
Find-A-Grave: Lynn Marie Blake
Police: Meridian man raped, chained wife before killing mother
Officers: Idaho man abducted wife, killed mother
Former detention deputy charged with murdering mom, raping wife
Officers: Idaho man abducted wife, killed mother
Son indicted in mother’s murder
Man who murdered mother, kidnapped wife gets life in prison
[ID] Fired Deputy Lee avoided death penalty for his crimes. His Mother Lynn will be remembered with love.

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Steven Dana Pankey indicted in the 1984 kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Jonelle Renee Matthews


Jonelle Renee Matthews

Jonelle Matthews obituary
Find-A-Grave: Jonelle Renee Matthews
Remains found in Weld County belong to girl missing for 34 years, Jonelle Matthews
Remains at Greeley oil, gas site identified as Jonelle Matthews, who went missing about 34 years ago
Former candidate for ID governor investigated in 1984 Colorado cold case killing
Suspect indicted for murder in 1984 disappearance and death of Greeley’s Jonelle Matthews
Steve Pankey Arrested in 1984 Murder Of Jonelle Matthews From Greeley
Man indicted on murder, kidnapping charges in connection with 1984 murder of Jonelle Matthews
Man in custody in connection with 1984 death of Jonelle Matthews
Indictment for Steven Dana Pankey
Police: Former candidate for Idaho Gov. indicted on 1984 killing of Jonelle Matthews
Former Idaho gubernatorial candidate charged with murder, kidnapping in 1984 Colorado case
Wikipedia: Disappearance of Jonelle Matthews

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Adam Durborrow charged with the 2010 murder of Sherry Waycasy Black; Allegedly he has confessed, as well


Sherry Waycasy Black

Sherry Black obituary
Find-A-Grave: Sherry Waycasy Black
Sherry Black Info
Mother-in-law of Jazz owner Greg Miller killed in South Salt Lake stabbing
Jazz CEO’s mother-in-law killed in South Salt Lake stabbing
Book dealer death: Police ask for help
Motives, suspect in South Salt Lake fatal stabbing still elusive
Utah Jazz to hold moment of silence for CEO Greg Miller’s slain mother-in-law Sherry Black
Reports: Slain bookseller Sherry Black unknowingly bought stolen items from gang member with history of threats
Suspect sketch released; reward in 2010
Utah police make arrest in decade-old Sherry Black murder case
Suspect identified, arrested in 2010 former
Utah police make arrest in decade-old Sherry Black murder case
Police make arrest in decade-old Sherry Black murder case
Police identify suspect arrested in Sherry Black cold case
Murder charge filed in decade-old killing of bookstore owner Sherry Black
Murder charge filed in decade-old killing of bookstore owner Sherry Black

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Duo: Connor Julian Pridgen and Charles Roy Southern killed Makia Ann Coney just for the thrill of it; Sentenced to life in prison


Makia Ann Coney

Makia Ann Coney obituary
Find-A-Grave: Makia Ann Coney
Teens killed their Jacksonville classmate just for thrill, prosecutor says
Life for 2 Jacksonville teens who killed classmate Makia Coney
Pair Sentenced to Life for Killing Classmate; the University Christian Students Shot Makia Coney for Practice
Former University Christian student loses appeal in murder case
Teen killer seeking freedom
Pair convicted in classmate’s murder forgo chances for lighter sentences
Man who killed Jacksonville classmate as a teen gets resentencing hearing
Man who shot teen classmate in ‘thrill kill’ re-sentenced to life with review
Judge mulls ‘thrill kill’ murderer’s request for shorter sentence
‘Killer Kids’ show features local murder of Makia Coney
Connor Pridgen And Charles Southern Teen Killers
Websleuths: FL – Makia Coney, 17, Jacksonville, 10 Feb 2010

Movies/Documentaries
Killer Kids: Spoiled Rotten

Defendants
Connor Julian Pridgen – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison
Charles Roy Southern – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

ID Photo

DC Number: J42332
Name: SOUTHERN, CHARLES R
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 12/01/1992
Initial Receipt Date: 10/07/2010
Current Facility: TOMOKA C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

ID Photo

DC Number: J42333
Name: PRIDGEN, CONNOR J
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 08/27/1993
Initial Receipt Date: 10/05/2010
Current Facility: CHARLOTTE C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Monsters Among Us: Steven Vogel, along with 3 others, charged with the murder of Michael Williams and dumping him in a ditch


Michael Williams

4 charged in slaying of Grinnell man remembered by family as gentle, loving; no racial motive seen
‘He was one of the good ones’: Grinnell continues to grieve for Michael Williams
Four arrested in death of Grinnell man found burning in a ditch
Four arrested after Black man’s body found burning in a ditch in Iowa
Neighbors shocked over gruesome details of Grinnell homicide
Criminal charges Announced in Grinnell’s Michael Williams homicide investigation
4 Iowans charged in death of Black man whose body was burned in ditch
‘Not a random act’: Four charged after Black man is strangled, set on fire in Iowa ditch
Court documents show Grinnell murder suspect sought help from friends and mother to dispose of body
Murder and other charges filed in death of Grinnell man
Police say race not factor in killing of Black man in Iowa
4 Charged After Black Man’s Burning Body Is Found in Iowa Ditch

Defendants
Steven Vogel
Julia Cox
Roy Lee Garner
Cody Johnson

Psycho For Love: Melvin Martin charged with killing and dismembering his girlfriend, Ladawndra Ellington, and transporting her remains in a suitcase over state lines


Ladawndra Ellington

Victim of heinous murder in Louisville remembered for gentle soul, helping others
Authorities identify woman found dismembered in luggage in Markham
Coroner identifies Louisville woman who police said was killed, dismembered by boyfriend
Woman whose severed head found in luggage in Markham identified by coroner’s office
Victim in horrific cross-state dismembering identified
Another Former Girlfriend Says She Was Once Held Hostage By Martin Melvin Jr., Man Suspected Of Killing Girlfriend And Hauling Body Parts On Bus/
Documents: Man extradited back to Louisville after body parts of ex-girlfriend found in his bag in Illinois
Friend of dismembered Louisville woman continues push for justice
Bond doubled for man accused of dismembering girlfriend, stuffing body parts in luggage
Man accused of having body in bags extradited to Kentucky

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: MARTIN, MELVIN JEROME
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 30
Location: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections
Race: African American
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 604262
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 01/16/1990
Additional Information:

Monsters Among Us: Albert Enoch Johnson killed Tony and Katherine Butterfield; Sentenced to LWOP

Victims
Tony Butterfield, 31
Katherine Butterfield, 30

Tony and Katherine Butterfield obituary
Police ID husband, wife killed by intruder overnight in West Jordan
West Jordan couple, shot and killed in home invasion, laid to rest
Vigil held for West Jordan couple found dead at their home
Slain West Jordan couple remembered as giving, ‘goofy’ in uplifting funeral service
Charges filed, new details released in homicide of young Utah couple
Police arrest wife of homicide suspect, say killings of West Jordan couple weren’t random
After robbing couple, gunman returned to get his keys and murdered them, charges say
Wife of man charged in West Jordan double murder agrees to testify against him
Wife says husband wanted to work for Utah couple he’s accused of killing
Wife of West Jordan murder suspect pleads guilty to felony obstruction charge
Prosecutors file new charge against West Jordan double murder suspect
Utah man gets life without parole for murdering West Jordan parents of young children
Utah man gets life without parole for murdering West Jordan parents of young children
Man who murdered Utah couple will spend life in prison without parole
Man sentenced to life in prison for killing West Jordan couple

Defendants
Albert Enoch Johnson – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP
Sina Anne Johnson – pled guilty, sentenced to time served and a suspended prison sentence, agreed to testify

INMATE INFORMATION

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