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

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! ūüėÄ 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

Carol Rofstad: Murdered in 1975 at Illinois State University

Carol Rofstad was murdered on the Illinois State University campus in Normal, Illinois in 1975. Her case has never been solved.

About the Case

Carol Rofstad21-year-old Elk Grove, Illinois native, Carol Rofstad was attending college at Illinois State University (ISU) in December 1975.

On December 23rd, the college was out for Christmas break, but Carol stayed behind to work at a retail store. Around noon that day, Carol was found beaten and unconscious outside her sorority house at 602 S. Fell Avenue. An 18-inch railroad tie was found nearby. Carol had been laying there for about 12 hours before she was found. Money was discovered in her purse and there was no evidence of sexual assault. read more

Gail Miles: Who killed the 61-year-old retired police officer?

Gail Miles
Photo credit: WBUR

Gail Miles, 61, was a retired Watertown, Massachusetts police officer, having worked for the department from 1984 until her retirement in 2004. When she was hired, Gail was the first black police officer and only the second female officer at Watertown Police Department (WPD).

Throughout her 20 years of service, Gail endured severe sexual harassment and racism by male officers in the department. Gail documented all of it in personal journals, and even sued the police department in 2000. read more