Former Michigan Boy Scouts leader pleads guilty to sexually abusing two boys

Michigan detectives investigating sex abuse in the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America have notched their first conviction — a former scoutmaster who pleaded
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Another old child killer finally caught after 38 years.

Yesterday a Colorado jury convicted a 71-year-old Idaho man of murder and kidnapping in the death of a 12-year-old girl who was killed days before Christmas in 1984. The first trial in 2021 ended in a mistrial. The killer was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years.

The killer, describing himself as an innocent “Christian,” had displayed an unusual interest in the case over the years and told people things that seemed to hint he had been involved, claimed to have knowledge of the crime and starting fucking up his story. Sound like someone you might know? There was no DNA evidence implicating the killer in this case, but police and prosecutors kept after it and secured the conviction and some measure of justice in this 38-year-old case.

DNA from a murder victim’s nails leads to an arrest 41 years later

DNA from under the fingernails of a Las Vegas woman killed in 1980 has led to the arrest of a suspect in the long-cold murder case, police said Monday.
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Today’s the day, you POS.

May you be prosecuted swiftly, Richard M. Allen.

Michigan librarian dedicated to 41-year-old Halloween cold case

Karl Heikell was last seen by his family on Halloween night in 1981. He was reported missing the next morning when he failed to return home. About a year later, his remains were discovered half a mile away from the family home. Forty years later, a local librarian is revisiting the case. The Michigan State Police Calumet Post is still investigating.
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Chilling, highly-rated horror film set in 1970s Denver suburb | OutThere Colorado

“It’s difficult to watch The Black Phone and not draw lines between the Atlanta child murders of 1979-1981 or the Detroit-area Oakland County Child Killer cases of the 1970s.”

After Surviving a High School Shooting, He Was ‘An Empty Shell. No Emotion.’ Now What? | Sports Illustrated

After Surviving a High School Shooting, He Was ‘An Empty Shell. No Emotion.’ Now What? | Sports Illustrated
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Forty years later, a mother gets answers

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“There has never been a better time to address cold cases. With the advantages of research, technology and time, agencies can greatly benefit from addressing the cold case crisis in the United States and, as a consequence, serial killings can be identified, solved, and prevented.”

In addressing the costs and benefits of clearing cold cases, the National Institute of Justice Journal states: “Secondly, and no less important, is the sense of justice that survivors feel when those who committed the crime are apprehended. Survivors often feel that law enforcement has given up on them and that the lives of their loved ones are no longer a priority. Law enforcement has a moral obligation to fulfill its mission; because cold cases capture public interest, resolving them inspires public confidence in law enforcement.”

MSP: Fulfill your moral obligation to the kids who can no longer speak for themselves in the OCCK case; the kids who were betrayed by prosecutors in this case; and do whatever you have to do to solve this case using the most sophisticated DNA testing and genetic genealogy techniques or report to the public that you have reached the end of the road. The only, and very few, words spoken over the course of 45 years by this agency are some version of: We believe the suspect is either institutionalized or dead. Can’t say why, just the gut instinct of cops whose only distinction was to get absolutely nothing right in this case.

Public confidence? You did get your constituents to look away, I’ll give you that.