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Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow murder 1/6/2017 Sioux Falls, SD *Second trans murder of 2017; Joshua Rayvon LeClaire charged with her murder*

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Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow just became the second trans person reported murdered in 2017
Two-spirit Sioux Falls woman second reported transgender murder of 2017
Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow Is Second Trans Woman Killed in 2017
Two-Spirit Woman Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow Is The Second Trans Murder Of 2017
HRC Mourns Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, Trans Woman Murdered in South Dakota
Two-spirit woman Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow is 2017’s second transgender homicide victim
Sioux Falls homicide victim was transgender woman
Suspect arrested in Sioux Falls homicide investigation
Video Identifies SF Murder Suspect: ‘It shows him as the only person to enter and leave.’
Police: Security Footage Shows Murder Suspect Entering Apartment
Charges filed against man in death of Sioux Falls woman
Sioux Falls Homicide Not Considered Hate Crime
Murder suspect’s bond set at $1 million
Man indicted on murder, manslaughter charges in death of woman


Joshua Rayvon LeClaire

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Monsters Among Us: Heath Otto charged with killing his mother, Carol Simon and a his 7-year-old nephew, Brayden Robert-Emil Otto

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Victims
Carol Simon, 48
Brayden Robert-Emil Otto, 7

Brayden Robert-Emil Otto obituary
Help Brayden’s family
Carol Simon Family Memorial Fund
Joint visitation, funeral set for homicide victims
Adult son accused of killing his mother and young boy
7-year-old homicide victim was South Dakota suspect’s nephew
Man Charged With Killing Mother, 7-Year-Old Boy In Sioux Falls
Man charged with strangling mother, 7-year-old boy
Prosecutors: South Dakota man strangled his mother, boy
Name released of 7-year-old killed in double homicide
Child’s name released in double homicide
Update: horrid details of double homicide
$5M bond set for suspect in Sioux Falls double homicide
$5M bond set for suspect in Sioux Falls double homicide

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Heath Otto

Cold Case: Candace Rough Surface murder 8/2/1980 Mobridge, SD *Nicholas Scherr and James Stroh pled guilty, sentenced to prison*


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A tale too late to satisfy
Confession ends 16-year murder mystery, but revives racist claims
Brutal 1980 Murder Raises Racial Tensions — Indians Say Bail, Long Delay Before Arrest Are Evidence Of Prejudice
Non-Indian Men Arrested for Murder, Racial Tensions Rise
Confession ends 16-year murder mystery, but revives racist claims
Suspect finally pleads guilty after 16 years
16-year Murder Mystery Ends In Tears
Websleuths: Citizens Against Pedophiles Early Release (CAPER)

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Murder in the Badlands

Defendants
James E. Stroh II – pled guilty, sentenced to 15 years in prison
Nicholas Scherr – pled guilty, sentenced to 100 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION
SCHERR, NICHOLAS A.
Age: 50
Race: White
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 191 lbs.

Transaction #31569

Sentence Date: 05/22/1996
County: Walworth
Crime: Manslaughter 1st
Sentence Length: 100 years

INMATE INFORMATION

STROH, JAMES E.
Age: 50
Race: White
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 182 lbs.
Alias(es) Stroh, James E
DOC Number #2491
Current Facility Outside
Parole Office NA
Correctional Status Completed Sentence
Additional Info NA

Discharged 10/13/2004

Monsters Among Us: Kristopher Houchin charged with the rape and murder of 6-month-old L’Naya Love White

L'Naya Love White
L’Naya Love White

Kristopher Houchin Charged With The Rape And Murder Of 6-month-old Girl
Rapid City Man Charged With Rape, Abuse In Infant Death
Murder charges filed after autopsy of Rapid City baby
Rapid City man charged with murder of 6-month-old girl
Bond set at $5 million in baby rape and murder case

Missing Person: Pamela Dunn since 12/9/2001 from Watertown, SD *Her ex-boyfriend, David Asmussen, was convicted of stalking her, but no charges for her disappearance*

Pam Dunn
Pamela Dunn

Facebook: In Memory of Pamela Dunn
Endangered Missing: Pamela Jean Dunn
NamUs: #88: Pamela Dunn
Charley Project: Pamela Jean Dunn
Missing Woman: Pamela Jean Dunn – SD – 12/09/2001
Family Of Missing Watertown Woman Still Searching
Asmussen Sentenced For Stalking Missing Woman
State of South Dakota v David J. Asmussen 2003
State of South Dakota v David Asmussen 2006
S.D. anti-stalking law upheld
Discovery Television Network is revisiting a missing person case at Watertown that dates back to 2001

Movies/Documentaries

Stalked: Without A Trace

Dave Asmussen
David Asmussen

Psycho For Love: William B. Guthrie killed his wife, Sharon Guthrie because he was having an affair and hated Sharon

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Sharon Guthrie
Sharon Guthrie

Former minister on trial for murder
Ever consider a career in computer forensics?
South Dakota Pastor Is Convicted of Killing His Wife
State of South Dakota v William Boyd Guthrie 2001
Wolsey Minister Says Murder Trial Was Not Fair
Former Wolsey minister loses murder appeal
William Guthrie v Douglas Weber, Warden 2009
Former pastor sentenced to life dies in state prison
Former SD Pastor Sentenced To Life Dies In Prison

Movies/Documentaries
Forensics: You Decide: Thou Shall Not Kill
My Dirty Little Secret: Lies My Pastor Told Me

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William Guthrie

Boyfriends From Hell: Joseph Robert Patterson charged with assaulting his girlfriend’s son, who has now died

Say NO to Child Abuse

The 2-year-old boy is the son of NFL player, Adrian Peterson. Joseph Robert Patterson has been dating the child’s mother. Please remember to keep the focus on the child that was killed, not on his famous father, who is grieving for the loss of his child. The child’s name has not been released yet.

Man Arrested For Abusing Two Year Old
Vikings’ Adrian Peterson’s son dies of suspected abuse
Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son reported dead after alleged beating by man dating mom, TMZ report says
Adrian Peterson’s son dies after alleged beating; suspect arrested
Son of Vikings’ Adrian Peterson dies
Peterson’s son dies in Sioux Falls after assault
Sioux Falls Man Accused Of Assaulting Toddler
Man accused of beating child previously charged with assaulting 3-year-old

Joseph Robert Patterson
Joseph Robert Patterson

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