Jury finds John Heath guilty

Jury finds John Heath guilty for the murder of Elizabeth Gough-Heath. From the CTPost: “The jury’s verdict was returned just over an hour after they re-heard a surreptitiously recorded interview in which Heath made denigrating comments to police about his wife’s fitness as a mother, as well as other statements that just didn’t ring true […]

Heath murder trial delayed to March

John Heath’s murder trial delayed. It is now set for March 20, 2013. The CT Post writes “John Heath, the Newtown man who was charged last year with his wife’s decades-old murder, had his trial at Danbury Superior Court continued to March 20, according to the city’s state’s attorney’s office.  His attorney, Frank O’Reilly, previously derided the prosecution’s case […]

Probable cause to try John Heath

Judge Blawie ruled there is probable cause to try John Heath for the 1984 murder of his wife Elizabeth Heath. John Heath had reported Elizabeth missing on April 6, 1984. Heath’s family had Elizabeth declared dead in 1991. Elizabeth’s remains were found two years ago during a home renovation by new owners of the property at 89 […]

Guilty verdict in Guitron murder

The trial against Vencil Ash III in the cold case of Ryan Guitron started June 25 and wrapped up on July 2 with closing arguments. The jury deliberated for six hours. Ash was found guilty of murder in the first-degree. “Ash is scheduled to appear again in Kimball County Court on Aug. 21 for sentencing in the […]

Update trial Ryan Guitron

The latest update in the trial re Ryan Guitron: Kelly Meehan pleaded not guilty to his murder. Her boyfriend Vencil Leo Ash III has requested that some evidence against him is suppressed. Judge Weimer denied that request. Jury trial will start June 25, 2012. Guitron, an oil field worker, was last seen in Fort Collins about […]

Arrest in cold case Elizabeth Heath

Police have arrested John Heath for murder in connection with the killing of his wife, Elizabeth Heath, 28 years ago. Elizabeth was reported missing in 1984. Her skeletal remains were found beneath the subflooring in a barn in April 2010. Heath, 68, of Bridgewater was arrested by warrant last Monday. He was charged with murder and held […]

Update Elizabeth Heath

Nearly three weeks since Elizabeth Heath‘s remains were found, the medical examiner still has not identified the cause of death, police said. “They’re still doing forensic testing,” Police Chief Michael Kehoe said of staff at the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Kehoe said the medical examiner’s office has more work to do before […]

Missing Woman’s Remains Found 26 Years

The discovery of a femur bone during renovation at a Newtown property led police to a full human skeleton that was positively identified as missing woman Elizabeth Heath on Thursday evening. Dental records on file since Elizabeth Heath went missing in 1984 while she was divorcing her husband John, matched teeth found in a skull […]