The 1985 Murder of NY Teen Kimberly Simon

In September 1985, the nearly naked body of 16-year-old Kimberly Simon was found by police along Mohawk River in Whitesboro, New York. The teen had been beaten, raped, and strangled to death. Police arrested 19-year-old Steven Barnes who spent nearly 20 years in prison for her murder until DNA proved his innocence. He was released from prison in 2008 and exonerated of all charges in early 2009. The real killer (or killers) remains free. read more

Laneisha Crowder: 2000 murder witnessed by her children

In 2000, 21-year-old mother of two, Laneisha Crowder was brutally murdered inside her home in Carrollton, Georgia. Her two children, ages seven and two at the time, witnessed her murder.

About the Case

At the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, on the western side of Georgia, sits the small town of Carrollton, often referred to as “The Friendly City” or “City of Dreams”. It is not a place one would consider unsafe, judging by its nicknames. But on the weekend of August 12, 2000, this small community of less than 30,000 residents was anything but friendly or safe for one family. read more

Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson: Lover’s Lane murders still unsolved almost 27 years later

Known as the “Lover’s Lane Murders”, the brutal killing of 22-year-old Cheryl Henry and her date, 21-year-old Andy Atkinson in August 1990 shocked the Houston, Texas area and is considered one of Houston’s most brutal slayings. Their murders remain unsolved today.

About the Case

Lover's Lane Murders

On August 22, 1990, Cheryl Henry went on a double date with her sister, Shane to Bayou Mama’s club. The two couples parted ways around 11:00 p.m. Cheryl and her date, Andy Atkinson, headed up to Lover’s Lane in West Houston; a common spot for young couples who wanted some privacy. The area at the time was undeveloped and became the future site of an industrial park. read more

Brian McDermott: 1973 Belfast murder remains unsolved

10-year-old Brian McDermott disappeared from Ormeau Park in Belfast, Ireland in 1973. His mutilated and charred remains were found in a river in Belfast, Ireland in 1973. His murder remains unsolved.

About the Case

Brian McDermott
Brian McDermott. Photo credit: Worcester News

Brian McDermott, 10, was last seen at Ormeau Park in Belfast, Ireland on September 2, 1973. A week later, the River Lagan was lowered, and a sack containing mutilated and charred remains was found. The body was later identified as Brian McDermott through fingerprints salvaged from one of the boy’s fingers. read more

Who Killed Dorothy Jane Scott in 1980?

Dorothy Jane Scott vanished outside a California hospital in 1980. Her remains were found four years later, but her murderer has never been caught.

About the Case

Dorothy Jane ScottDorothy Scott was a 32-year-old single mother to a four-year-old son, named Shawn. They resided in Stanton, California with Dorothy’s aunt. Dorothy worked as a secretary for Swingers Psych Shop, a 2400 sq. ft. store located at 517 S. Brookhurst Street in Anaheim, about a mile south of the Santa Freeway. Zena Hair Salon and Ocean Breeze Cleaners occupy the space today. read more

Greg Hart Death: What are friends and Providence Police hiding?

Greg Hart was found dead in 2010 from what has been ruled a drowning. However, his family believes he was murdered. The last place Greg was seen at was a bar owned by Providence, Rhode Island police officers.

I realize readers may be getting sick of my posts on victims near bodies of water lol. However, this one piqued my interest because of possible police involvement, which you should know by now, I absolutely hate. So, you betcha, it’s going on this blog! 😀 Anything I can do to help this family, even if it’s just getting the case more exposure, I am going to do it! read more

Helen Valdez: 80-year-old grandmother murdered in 2004

I was asked by a family member of the victim to write about this case. This is a New Mexico case and if you are familiar with my blog, you know I have written several cases involving murder and police corruption in that state. This may be one of them, so I am extremely happy to get exposure to this case for the family.

Update 01/22/17: Please note corrections made to this article at the end of “About the Case”. read more