Unidentified: Conroe Lake John Doe

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help in the case of an unidentified man I call the Conroe Lake John Doe. On August 3, 1986, his body was found floating in Conroe’s Crater Lake. He was bound to two concrete cinder blocks with an electrical cord. Authorities think that the unidentified man was white, approx. […]

Missing: Giannina and John Colonna Aponte

Giannina Maria Colonna Aponte and John “Gianot” Colonna Aponte, Jr were last seen alive on May 4, 1974 after 730pm in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. Their cases were entered in NamUs in 2010. There is hardly anything online about these siblings. I hope that by posting this, we can get their cases back into the spotlights. What do we know? […]

Arrest in 1986 Bastian case

Police have arrested the man who might be responsible for the murder of Jennifer Marie Bastian in 1986. His name is Robert D. Washburn (60) of Eureka, Illinois. Police declined to talk about the suspect, other than to say he lived out-of-state and was taken into custody. Washburn will be taken to Pierce County to […]

The Unidentified

Please welcome Rebekah Turner who joins the cause to name the unidentified. She wrote the post below to introduce her project to my blog’s readers in hopes that you will use her database as well. I have said it before and cannot stress this enough: cold case work is teamwork. If you have a missing loved […]

Remembering Cherilyn Ann Gartin Hawkley

Cherilyn Ann Gartin Hawkley (Mar 19, 1954 – Oct 31, 1993) was murdered on Halloween night in 1993. Two days later, she was found just off Elmhurst Drive less than a mile from Eureka Elementary School where she taught fifth grade, in Granite Bay, California. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The […]

Norma Diane Cramer (1946 – 1968)

On July 2, 1968, Norma Diane Cramer traveled from her home in Elyria (Ohio) to see her old boyfriend Mark Varasso in Portage (Indiana). Norma’s remains were found on August 17, 1968. She left behind a little girl, Mary. This is the Case of the Month for May 2018. The call for modern technology This […]

Arrested: Joseph James DeAngelo, Jr

Joseph James DeAngelo, Jr was arrested yesterday (April 25, 2018) in the early morning hours. It was a fitting ending to his reign of terror to be arrested on National DNA Day. DeAngelo, Jr was brought down by a tip from the public and by DNA. Joseph James DeAngelo, Jr is known as the Golden […]