Carissa Adaobi Nwene

Carissa Adaobi Nwene (April 15, 1994 – Nov 16, 2007) was 13 years old when a van struck her and she was left to die on the side of the road. On November 16, 2007, at 828 am the Desert Hot Springs Police Department (DHSPD) in California received a call. A severely injured child was […]

Keith Combs and Eugene Ellis

WARNING: this post has crime scene and autopsy photography from both Keith Combs and Eugene Ellis. Introduction On the morning of Sept. 25, 1993, people riding off-the-road motorcycles found the bodies of Keith Edmond Combs (Aug 20, 1973 – Sept 25, 1993) and Eugene Clifford “Cliff” Ellis (June 21, 1973 – Sept 25, 1993). They […]

1915 Colton John Doe

An unknown man I call the “1915 Colton John Doe” was found hanging from a willow tree in the Santa Ana river bottom, 2 miles southwest of Colton, San Bernardino County, California. Suicide, no identification. When I read that this unidentified man picked a willow tree to commit suicide the symbolism ran wild in my […]

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 […]

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 […]

In loving memory: Cheri Domingo and Greg Sanchez

This guest blog post about Cheri Domingo and Greg Sanchez was written for us by Debbi Domingo, Cheri Domingo’s daughter. I met Debbi last year. We spoke about her mom, trying to find new ways to review the cases, and how we can make sure that Cheri and Greg are not forgotten. I asked her to write […]

Who killed Joseph Ralph Flores?

Joseph Ralph Flores (Dec 30, 1960 – March 3, 1990) was shot to death on March 3, 1990 at the Circle K in El Cerrito, Riverside County, California. Joseph was found around 220am lying in the parking lot of the store that is located at 19570 Temescal Canyon Road, El Cerrito. He had gunshot wounds to […]