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    August 18: 1987: Ember Kimberly Mars, 27, was raped and murdered in her Kearns, UT apartment by David Franklin Young.  He was convicted and sentenced to death.  His conviction and sentence was overturned. He was reconvicted and sentenced to LWOP.  He was also convicted of murders in Illinois and Indiana.  He is serving his sentences out of the State of Utah.

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Psycho For Love: Eve Nance shot & killed her husband, Timothy Nance, when he was getting ready to meet his girlfriend; Sentenced to life in prison


Timothy Nance

Timothy J. Nance obituary
Eve Nance charged with murder, hiding body of Timothy Nance
Not guilty plea entered by Eve Nance in husband’s murder
Wife of Timothy Nance told police she shot, killed her husband
Eve Nance homicide trial begins Tuesday
Eve Nance describes dumping body in videotape
Fond du Lac woman convicted of killing husband
Eve Nance’s sister charged as accomplice in husband’s death
Eve Nance sentenced to life in prison
Fond du Lac woman sentenced to life for killing husband
Tina Ewell trial begins in Nance death
Ewell found guilty of helping sister hide murder
Tina Ewell gets 2 years in county jail
Tina M. Ewell v Eric Toney (affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Eve Nance


Tina Ewell

Defendants
Eve Nance – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Tina Ewell – (accessory) convicted, sentenced to 2 years in county jail

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: NANCE, EVE
DOC #: 00643652
Birth Year: 1976
Age: 41
Height: 5′ 4″ Weight: 220
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BLUE
Sex: FEMALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Taycheedah Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 704
Region Unit Agent: 7 04 11
39 Marr ST
Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 929-2983
Maximum Discharge Date: 01/20/9999
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: 01/20/9999
Parole Eligibility Date:

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Movies Based On True Crimes: Midwest Obsession aka Beauty’s Revenge [Murder of Lisa Cihaski]

Lisa Anne Cihaski obituary
Find-A-Grave: Lisa Anne Cihaski
Midwest Obsession aka Beauty’s Revenge (GREAT site)
Dairy Town`s Golden Girl Charged In Slaying Of Rival
Dairy princess charged with strangling former friend
Friend describes obsessive love
Jilted Beauty Queen Killed Rival Over Dairy Farmer, Jurors Told
Ex-Dairy Princess, 20, Faces Life in Prison : Murder: College student guilty of strangling former homecoming queen in quarrel over man
Wisconsin is talking…
Ex-Beauty Queen Gets Life Term for Jealousy Murder
Appeals court upholds murder conviction of former dairy princess
Excerpt from “Got Murder?: The Shocking Story of Wisconsin’s Notorious Killers”
Chiaski, Lisa – Murdered by Lori Esker

Movies/Documentaries
Beauty’s Revenge (aka Midwest Obsession)

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC: 00215936
Name: ESKER, LORI K
Birth Year: 1969
Age: 47
Sex: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Weight: 150
Height: 5′ 5″
Eye Color: BROWN
Hair Color: BROWN
Dexterity: UNKNOWN

STATUS
Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Robert E. Ellsworth Center
Region Unit Office: Unit 614
Region Unit Agent: 6 14 09
500 Forest ST
Wausau, WI 54402
(715) 261-1600
Maximum Discharge Date: Life Sentence
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: Life Sentence
Parole Eligibility Date: 08/06/2017
Case Number 1989CR001148

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

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:

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