Monsters Among Us: Curtis “The Bully of Toulon” Thompson killed 3 people; Sentenced to death, but committed suicide while on death row

Streicher and Giesenhagens

Deputy Adam Streicher
Jim Giesenhagen
Janet Giesenhagen

Officer Down Memorial Page: Deputy Sheriff Adam V. Streicher
Find-A-Grave: James R Giesenhagen
Find-A-Grave: Janet L German Giesenhagen
Years of harassment culminate in 3 killings
Shootout leaves couple, sheriff’s deputy dead
Long-held grudge linked to deaths
Town lives in fear until awful night of horror
Downstate suspect accused in deaths of deputy, couple
The Bully of Toulon
Trial opens for man charged with Toulon, Ill., murders
Trial opens for man charged with Toulon, Ill., murders
Illinois bully convicted in three shooting deaths
Toulon, Ill., bully on Death Row found dead in cell
Toulon killer dies of apparent suicide

American Justice: The Bully of Toulon
Fear Thy Neighbor: Home Bloody Home

Curtis Thompson
Curtis Thompson

Monsters Among Us: Reinol Vergara and Edson Benitez charged with robbing and killing 90-year-old Earl Olander

Earl Olander
Earl Arthur Olander

Earl A. Olander obituary
Obituary Earl A. Olander
90-year-old man found dead, with hands bound, in San Francisco Township
Carver County Pursuing Leads in Murder of 90-Year-Old Man
Mysterious death of 90-year-old Earl Olander ruled a homicide
Sheriff: more than one killer in 90-year-old’s murder
Suspects named in Olander murder
2 Men Charged With Murder In Rural Carver County Man’s Death
2 arrested in murder of 90-year-old farmer

Vergara and Benitez
Reinol Vergara
Edson Benitez

Monsters Among Us: Luke Matthew Fabela charged with the brutal murders of an elderly couple, Armie “Troy” and Shirley Isom

Shirley and Armie Isom
Shirley and Armie Isom

Investigators Still Looking For Clues In La Verne Double Homicide
Couple dead, suspect at large after La Verne killings
Couple Fatally Attacked at La Verne-Area Home; Search for Killer Ongoing
Man Seen Leaving La Verne-Area Home Where Couple Was ‘Brutally Murdered’ Sought by Detectives
Suspect Named in Fatal ‘Blitz Attack’ on Wealthy La Verne-Area Couple: LASD
Suspect Named in Slayings of Wealthy Businessman, Wife
Transient ID’d as Suspect in Case of Elderly Couple Found ‘Brutally Murdered’ at La Verne-Area Home
Suspect arrested in murder of La Verne elderly couple
DNA leads to suspect in slayings of La Verne couple
Cousin Of Man Accused In La Verne Killings Speaks To CBS2

Luke Fabela drawing
Drawing of Luke Fabela

Monsters Among Us: Charles “Crazy Eddie” Reddish killed 2 women, sentenced to life in prison

Dede RosenthalOn Friday, February 22, 1991, Dede Rosenthal reported to work at the Elwyn Institute in Vineland, New Jersey, where she trained  staff to work with autistic children.   At 4:47 p.m., on the way home from work, she withdrew eighty dollars from an automatic teller machine (ATM).   Later that evening, she spoke on the phone with a friend, Sherri Klemow.   She also spoke with John Bristol, whom she had been dating.   Bristol worked at Somerset Towers in Cherry Hill, the apartment complex where Rosenthal lived.

Early the next morning, a loud noise emanating from Rosenthal’s apartment awoke Lucy Faricelli, Rosenthal’s elderly downstairs neighbor.   Although she would later express some confusion about the exact date she heard the noise, Faricelli told police in March 1991 that she heard a “thump” on the floor above her late Friday night.   She also heard Rosenthal’s patio door open and close, and heard a cat crying on the balcony.   Prior to that night, she had never heard any noises from Rosenthal’s apartment.

Rosenthal did not report to work on Monday, February 25, or Tuesday, February 26, nor did she call in sick or contact anyone at the Elwyn Institute.   Rosenthal had no prior unexplained absences from work during her previous six months of employment.   Two of her coworkers became concerned and, on Wednesday, February 27, reported Rosenthal missing to the Cherry Hill Police Department.

Police officers went to Rosenthal’s apartment to investigate the report.   They noticed that newspapers had accumulated outside the unlocked front door.   Upon entering her unit, the officers observed that the apartment was neat and showed no sign of a struggle or forced entry.   Rosenthal’s bed was made.   Her closets were orderly and full of clothes, and her luggage, passport, and personal appointment book were still in the apartment.   Rosenthal’s keys were on the kitchen counter and her cat was outside on the balcony.   The temperature inside the apartment was normal and the officers noted no unusual odors or smells.   Her car, containing her briefcase and topcoat, was still in the parking lot.   A subsequent search of the entire apartment complex and its  grounds by the officers, assisted by a dog trained to detect the scent of human decomposition, failed to locate Rosenthal.
remembering the victimsAs part of the investigation, police interviewed employees of the apartment complex, including Bristol, who told them he had last spoken with Rosenthal at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Friday night.   They also spoke with defendant, who worked as a porter in the building.   Defendant answered their questions but denied any knowledge of Rosenthal’s whereabouts.
Further efforts to locate Rosenthal proved unsuccessful.   The police contacted individuals named in Rosenthal’s personal appointment book, but nobody had heard from or seen Rosenthal since February 22, 1991.   The police confirmed that no one named Dede Rosenthal had purchased a plane, train, or bus ticket.   Discussions with employees at Rosenthal’s bank disclosed that one banking transaction occurred on March 1, 1991, but the police later discounted that as a pre-arranged, automated transaction.

On June 12, 1992, police in Burlington County arrested defendant on another, unrelated charge.   Hearing of the arrest, the officers investigating Rosenthal’s disappearance again questioned defendant.   He continued to deny any knowledge of, or involvement in, her disappearance.

Rosenthal’s family made additional attempts to locate her.   Private investigators hired by the family were unable to discover anything regarding her disappearance.   The family’s continuing efforts, however, did result in the feature of Rosenthal’s disappearance on an episode of the television show “Unsolved Mysteries.”   That episode aired nationally six times between April 1993 and October 1995.   In response to the broadcasts, the program received more than 150 calls from around the country, including Florida, Oklahoma, and California.   The Cherry Hill Police Department sent form letters to the police departments in each city from which the calls originated, requesting assistance in following up sightings reported by viewers in those areas.   Those local police departments then reported back to the Cherry Hill department.   None of those leads bore fruit.

 On October 6, 1995, more than four years after Dede Rosenthal disappeared, investigating officers of the Cherry Hill Police Department, still with no leads and no suspects, learned from a television news broadcast that defendant had been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Rebecca Wertz, and other charges, and was being held in Burlington County Jail. On October 11, detectives from the Cherry Hill Police Department interviewed defendant at the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.   After waiving his Miranda1 rights, defendant provided a lengthy tape-recorded statement admitting that he had killed Rosenthal and disposed of her body in Salem County.   Later that evening, he placed a telephone call to John Knarr, a reporter for the Burlington County Times.   In an interview tape-recorded by Knarr, defendant again admitted to killing Rosenthal

Rebecca Wertz (no picture)
Yeda Sharon “Dede” Rosenthal

‘Crazy Eddie’ Snaps Charles Reddish Killed His Girlfriend With A Hatchet, Then Raped Her Daughter, N.j. Police Say Man Held In Ax-killing, Rape Neighbors Call N.j. Suspect ‘A Little Strange’
Murder Suspect Tied To ’91 Case Police Say Man Charged In Hatchet Murder Admits Killing Yeda Rosenthal
State of New Jersey v Charles E Reddish Jr 2004
State of New Jersey v Charles Reddish 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Convicted killer who killed 2 South Jersey women denied new trial
Killer sentenced to die in ’91 Cherry Hill slaying Charles Reddish Jr. had been found guilty of suffocating Yeda Rosenthal.
Man begs killer: Say where my sister is Blain Rosenberg spoke at Charles Reddish’s sentencing for the suffocation of Yeda “Dede” Rosenthal in 1991
Cherry Hill murder to be featured on Investigation Discovery’s ‘On the Case with Paula Zahn’

On the Case with Paula Zahn: A Mystery on Cherry Hill


CharlesReddish prison mug

Charles E Reddish
SBI Number: 000932598A
Sentenced as: Reddish, Charles E
Race: White
Ethnicity: White
Sex: Male
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 193 lbs.
Birth Date: March 17, 1961
Admission Date: March 19, 1999
Current Facility: NJSP
Current Max Release Date: N/A
Current Parole Eligibility Date: N/A

Reddish crimes

Monsters Among Us: Craig Peyer, former CHP officer, killed Cara Knott while on duty; Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

Cara Knott
Cara Knott

Cara Knott Memorial Garden
Ex-patrolman to go on trial for murder
Patrolman denies he strangled woman
Convicted California officer to be retried
Ex-officer convicted of killing student
Ex-highway patrolman convicted of California co-ed
An Emotional Judge Gives Peyer 25 Years for Killing Cara Knott
Ex-officer gets life
Mom to Face Cara Knott’s Killer
Former CHP Officer Craig Peyer Denied Parole in Cara Knott Killing
Parole denied for former CHP officer convicted of Cara Knott murder
The Killer Cop
Wikipedia: Craig Peyer

Badge of Betrayal: The Devastating True Story of a Roque Cop Turned Murderer
True Stories of Law & Order: SVU

Unusual Suspects: Betrayal of Trust
Forensic Files: Badge of Betrayal


Craig Peyer

CDCR# D93018
Age: 65
Admission Date: 08/10/1988
Current Location: Men’s Colony
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93409
(805) 547-7900

Monsters Among Us: Richard Worthington killed nurse Karla Roth in his effort to kill Dr. Glade Curtis because he performed a tubal ligation on his wife

Alta View Hospital.jpg
Alta View Hospital

Richard Worthington pled guilty and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. He committed suicide on 11/11/1993. Dr. Glade Curtis is a great doctor. He was my doctor at one time (a few months before this incident happened) and I was very happy with him as my doctor.

Nurse Dies, Baby Born in Hospital Siege
Utah gunman charged with murder
Nurse Tells Of Terror In Standoff Woman Helped Gunman Decide To Free Hostages
The drama surrounding siege at a Utah hospital continues
Richard Worthington blames ex-wife for Alta View siege
Slain nurse’s husband agreed to killer’s plea
A Web of Terror : Survivors of Seige at Utah Maternity Ward Try to Understand What Made Richard Worthington Do What He Did
Worthington hangs self i Nevada prison cell
Hostage Taking and Explosives in Salt Lake
Wikipedia: Alta View Hospital hostage incident

Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View
House of Horrors: Kidnapped: Hospital of Horrors

Monsters Among Us: Lennie Paul Tracey killed his neighbor, Anthony Jay Davis; Sentenced to 64 years in prison

remembering the victims

Man Killed Outside His Home, Neighbor Suspected
Canyon Country man charged with killing neighbor in lights dispute
Tracey Formally Charged in Shotgun Death of Neighbor
Wife of alleged murderer takes the stand
Canyon County Man, 52, Convicted Of Murdering Neighbor
Lennie Paul Tracey Convicted of Murdering Neighbor Anthony Jay Davis
Canyon Country Man Receives 64 Years For Murder, Assault Charges
Appeal 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Fear Thy Neighbor: Good Fences Make Dead Neighbors


Name: TRACEY, LONNIE PAUL (AKA Lennie Paul Tracey)
CDCR#: AP3997
Age: 54
Admission Date: 05/31/2013
Current Location: Pleasant Valley
24863 West Jayne Avenue
Coalinga, CA 93210
(559) 935-490


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