Archives for March 2014

Update Patty Vaughan

Patty Vaughan is missing since Christmas Eve 1996 but presumed dead. Now police are digging in Adkins, Wilson County, TX. Unfortunately nothing was found.  From San Antonio News: “This is the one place Patty Vaughan‘s family says was never fully searched since she disappeared, her home. The Texas Rangers are in charge of the dig but we […]

Suspect in Branagan cold case

When I checked StatCounter I saw that many people had look up the Moira Holly Branagan case. I asked on Twitter whether there was anything new I might have missed … and YES! An article came up in Allentown’s Morning Call newspaper on Sunday. Hat Tip to @deathunderglass! “For the first time since Holly Branagan‘s murder 35 […]

Sum it Up! #52

Sum it Up! #52 starts with the release of Sture Bergwall. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “In a series of trials between 1994 and 2001, Sture Bergwall was convicted of eight murders, despite there being no forensic evidence or witness statements, and confessed to many more. But Bergwall, 63, later recanted his confessions, saying he made them […]

Murder charges re Trey Noah dismissed

Murder charges re Trey Noah dismissed for Harber and Moore. From the Blanco County News: “Murder charges against Shelby Moore and Brandon Harber, who were arrested in April 2010 in the November 2009 death of Trey Noah, have been dismissed by Gillespie County District Attorney Bruce Curry. The dismissal occurred Monday, March 3, after an […]

My interview with John A. Daly

My interview with John A. Daly has made me impatient. I want to read more from the author who wrote “From a Dead Sleep.” But I guess I have to wait. John generously interrupted his writing time to answer a few questions. Here is my short interview: Alice: Where did the main inspiration for the character […]

Help needed in Karen Caughlin case

OPP seeks help in 1974 cold case of Karen Caughlin as her death nears the 40th anniversary on March 16th. From CBC News: “Ontario Provincial Police hope a new appeal to the public will help reinvigorate an investigation into a four-decade-old homicide. Police on Thursday released a seven-minute video detailing the events of the day Karen Caughlin […]