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Missing: Kayla May Berg from Antigo, WI since 8/11/2009

Charley Project: Kayla May Berg
Where is Kayla Berg? 7 years pass since Antigo teen was seen
Gymnast, 15, missing after ride with brother’s friend
Kayla Berg: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Eerie Viral Video of Gagged Girl Has ‘No Connection’ to Missing 15-Year-Old: Police
What Happened To Kayla Berg Is More Important Than Watching That Video
Kayla Berg still missing after two years
Antigo High graduates remember Kayla Berg

Movies/Documentaries
Disappeared: The Last Summer

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The Tom Monfils Murder: Were six innocent men convicted? Or did they take revenge for his whistle-blowing?


Tom Monfils

The Tom Monfils Case Revisited
Timeline: Key events in the Thomas Monfils murder case:
Joan Treppa (a blog with a lot about this case)
State of Wisconsin v Dale M. Basten, et all 1997 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Reporting a Crime, Then Dying for It
For a mill worker, blowing the whistle had deadly results ‘Justice for Tom’
Man admitted killing Monfils, woman says
1st Of 6 Defendants Takes Stand In Paper Mill Murder Trial
State of Wisconsin v Michael L. Piaskowski 1997 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Group defends six convicted in paper mill death
Arguments heard in new fight over Monfils conviction
Detective still confident Wis. murder case is solved
Michael Hirn’s request for parole denied
Kutska denied 1st bid at parole in Monfils murder
Prosecutors: Kutska has no basis for new trial
Kutska defense responds to state in appeal
Wisconsin Supreme Court won’t hear Kutska appeal
The other Wisconsin murder case that haunts many
Trailer released for documentary on Monfils’ murder
Beyond Human Nature
Facebook: Beyond Human Nature

Books
The Monfils Conspiracy: The Conviction of Six Innocent Men
Reclaiming Lives

Movies/Documentaries
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: Alibis or Accomplices?
Beyond Human Nature

Defendants
Keith Kutska – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; denied parole; eligible again 4/01/2018
Michael Hirn – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; denied parole; eligible again 7/01/2017
Reynold Moore – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; denied parole; eligible again 10/01/2017
Michael Piaskowski – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; overturned and released
Dale Basten – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; denied parole; eligible again 12/17/2017
Michael L. Johnson – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; ?


Michael L. Johnson

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: KUTSKA, KEITH
DOC #: 00304566
Birth Year: 1951
Age: 66
Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 218
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: GRAY
Eye Color: GREEN
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: LEFT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Jackson Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 406
Region Unit Agent: 4 06 03
200 Jefferson ST
Suite 328
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 448-5383
Maximum Discharge Date: Life Sentence
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: Life Sentence
Parole Eligibility Date: 04/01/2018

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: HIRN, MICHAEL
DOC #: 00304725
Birth Year: 1964
Age: 53
Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 233
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Oakhill Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 403
Region Unit Agent: 4 03 01
200 Jefferson ST
Suite 328
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 448-5406
Maximum Discharge Date: Life Sentence
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: Life Sentence
Parole Eligibility Date: 07/01/2017

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: MOORE, REYNOLD
DOC #: 00023717
Birth Year: 1946
Age: 70
Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 225
Race: BLACK
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Prairie Du Chien Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 414
Region Unit Agent: 4 14 16
2000 American BLVD
Suite B
De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 337-4560
Maximum Discharge Date: Life Sentence
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: Life Sentence
Parole Eligibility Date: 10/01/2017

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: BASTEN, DALE
DOC #: 00304567
Birth Year: 1941
Age: 76
Height: 5′ 11″ Weight: 223
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Dodge Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 406
Region Unit Agent: 4 06 03
200 Jefferson ST
Suite 328
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 448-5383
Maximum Discharge Date: Life Sentence
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: Life Sentence
Parole Eligibility Date: 12/17/2017

Update: Jenny Gamez and Laura Simonson murders *Steven Mark Zelich pled guilty to each, sentenced to 35 years in prison on each, to be served consecutively*

Laura Simonson and Jenny Gamez

Victims
Laura Simonson, 37 [2013 Farmington, MN]
Jenny Gamez, 19 [2012 Cottage Grove, WI]

Ex-Wisconsin policeman pleads guilty to Minnesota killing
Ex-Officer Pleads Guilty In Suitcase Slaying
Fmr. cop pleads guilty to killing teen, ditching body in suitcase
35 years in prison for Steven Zelich, who pleaded guilty in death of Jenny Gamez
Zelich Gets 35 Years In Wisconsin Suitcase Murder, Minnesota Case Ahead
Ex-officer sentenced for killing woman, dumping body
“Laura and Mr. Zelich were not strangers:” Police in Rochester provide new details in death of Laura Simonson
Former Wisconsin police officer pleads guilty to murdering Minnesota woman
Ex-cop pleads guilty to 2nd murder in suitcase bodies killings
Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty In Death Of Minn. Woman Found In Suitcase

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: ZELICH, STEVEN M
DOC #: 00641646
Birth Year: 1961
Age: 55
Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 200
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: HAZEL
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Dodge Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 217
Region Unit Agent: 2 17 09
1212 60th ST
Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 653-7150
Maximum Discharge Date: 06/16/2059
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: 06/16/2049
Parole Eligibility Date:

Cold Case: Johnny Zera murder 2/20/1976 Franklin, WI *Still Unsolved; Is a local pedophile to blame?*


Johnny Zera

Have you seen Johnny?
Wisconsin Death Trip: Somethin’ in the Curd Ain’t Clean
Sex assault suspect befriended family of murdered boy
On 40th anniversary of John Zera murder, police pin their hopes on DNA
WI – John Zera, 14, Franklin, 20 February 1976

Monsters Among Us: Joseph Reinwand charged with 2 different cold case murders; Convicted of both & sentenced to life in prison

Victims
Dale Meister, 35 [3/4/2008 Wisconsin Rapids, WI]
Pamela Reinwand [5/13/1984 Plover, WI]

Cold Case: The Unsolved Murder of Dale Meister
Family and friends remember Dale Meister
Wis. Rapids Man Charged in 2008 Slaying Accused of Violating Bond
Wisconsin Rapids man charged in 1984 death of wife
Wisconsin man charged with killing wife in 1984
Homicide defendant’s daughter takes stand
Meister’s brothers testify in homicide trial
Defense rests case in homicide trial
Reinwand sentenced to life in prison for homicide
Joseph Reinwand gets life in prison for killing Dale Meister
Reinwand’s second murder trial delayed by overwhelming amounts of documents, evidence
Trial begins for man accused of killing wife in 1984
Family, friends, experts testify in Joseph Reinwand murder trial
Jury finds Reinwand guilty of murder
Jury finds Reinwand guilty of murder
Reinwand gets life for wife’s 1984 death
Man gets life term for wife’s 1984 death
WI – Pamela Reinwand, 19, shot to death, Plover, 13 May 1984

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: REINWAND, JOSEPH B
DOC #: 00569593
Birth Year: 1959
Age: 57
Height: 5′ 8″ Weight: 156
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED
PhotoDate: 01/10/2013

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Columbia Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 804 WI Rapids
Region Unit Agent: 8 04 04
131 24th ST
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Maximum Discharge Date: 01/20/9999
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: 01/20/9999
Parole Eligibility Date:

Cold Case: Jose Edward Ferreira Jr charged with the rape and murder of 13-year-old Carrie Ann Jopek


Carrie Ann Jopek

Find-A-Grave: Carrie Ann Jopek
Man called Milwaukee newsroom, gave shocking details of Carrie Ann Jopek cold case
Man charged after calling TV station about girl’s 1982 death
Wisconsin man charged after telling TV station he killed teen girl in 1982
Officials: Jose Ferreira admits involvement in death of girl as her mother wonders: “Why’d he wait 33 years?”
Jose Ferreira, accused in 1982 death of Carrie Ann Jopek avoids trial; agrees to plead GUILTY
Man who pushed girl down stairs in 1982 accepts plea deal
Man charged in 1982 killing of 13-year-old Milwaukee girl gets 7 years after plea deal
“I can’t take back how it happened:” Man charged in 1982 death of Carrie Ann Jopek gets 7 years in prison
Man sentenced to 7 years in prison for 1982 cold case

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC: 00375577
Name: FERREIRA, JOSE E JR
Birth Year: 1965
Age: 51
Sex: MALE
Race: AMERICAN INDIAN OR AMERICAN NATIVE
Weight: 175
Height: 5′ 9″
Eye Color: BROWN
Hair Color: BLACK
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED
Aliases:
JOSE E FERREIRA JR
JOSE E FERREIRA
JOSE FERREIRA

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Racine Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 309
Region Unit Agent: 3 09 14
3073 Chase AVE
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 482-7801

Registered Sex Offender
Registration Begin: 03/17/2017
Registration End: LIFE REGISTRATION
Compliance Status: COMPLIANT
Criminal code: 940.225(2): Second-Degree Sexual Assault
Sex Offender Registry
Maximum Discharge Date:
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date:
Parole Eligibility Date:

The defendant Jose Edward Ferreira, Jr was found guilty of the following charge(s) in this case.
Attempted 2nd Degree Sexual Assault/Use of Force, a class C felony, Wisconsin Statutes 940.225(2)(a).
False Imprisonment, a class E felony, Wisconsin Statutes 940.30.

Christine Schultz murder 5/28/1981 Milwaukee, WI *Ex-husband’s girlfriend, Lawrencia Ann “Bambi” Bembenek, convicted, sentenced to life – and that was just the beginning…


Christine Schultz

Ex-Cop Lawrencia Bembenek Claims She Was Wrongly Convicted of Murder in the Case of the Unsmoking Gun
Laurie Bembenek Info
Fiance convicted in ‘Bambi’ escape
Update: Laurie ‘Bambi’ Bembenek, a former Playboy bunny convicted of murder, dies in Portland; attorney vows to seek pardon
Ex-Playboy bunny convicted of murder dies in Ore.
State of Wisconsin v Lawrencia Bembenek 1983 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Wisconsin v Lawrencia Bembenek 1987 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Wisconsin v Lawrencia Ann Bembenek 2006 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Lawrencia Bembenek: Innocent?
Convicted murderer ‘Bambi’ Bembenek reportedly near death in hospice care
Murderpedia: Laurie Bembenek
Lawrencia “Bambi” Bembenek – Infamous Wisconsin
Wikipedia: Laurie Bembenek
Find-A-Grave: Lawrencia “Bambi” Bembenek
Excerpt from: 50 Wisconsin Crimes of the Century

Books
Woman on Trial
After the Verdict: A History of the Lawrencia Bembenek Case
The Thirteenth Juror at the Lawrencia Bembenek Murder Trial

Movies/Documentaries
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story
Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story
The Perfect Murder: Deadly Divorce
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Run Bambi Run


Lawrencia Ann “Bambi” Bembenek

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