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

Suzanne Gloria Lyall: SUNY student missing since 1998

Suzanne Gloria Lyall was a student at State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany in New York when she disappeared in 1998 after exiting a bus on campus. She has never been found.

About the Case

Suzanne Gloria LyallSuzanne, 19, was employed at Babbage’s in Crossgates Mall in Albany. Her place of employment was two miles from campus so Suzanne, whom friends and family called Suzy, relied on public transportation to get her to and from work. read more

Reny Jose: Missing since March 2014

I just came across this case and it reminds me of Brittanee Drexel’s case in many ways.

renyjoseRice University student, Reny Jose, 21, was on spring break in Panama City, FL in March 2014. He was one of about 20 students who rented a beach house March 1st.  He was last seen at 7pm on March 3rd by his friends and reported missing the following day. read more

Novelette Yancy: Unsolved New York Murder from 1982

Novelette Yancy
Novelette Yancy

I stumbled upon this case and was astonished to find that there is very little information on the Internet about it, which makes me wonder why. Nevertheless, I wanted to put it on here. Someone out there knows what happened to this victim.

On Thursday, September 16th, 1982, concerned family members arrived at the Syracuse, New York apartment of 20-year-old Novelette Yancy after not hearing from her for a long period of time. This was not normal behavior for her. read more

What Happened to 17-year-old Joseph Helt?

I have been asked by a classmate of Joseph Helt to write an article on this blog about him. I am completely honored to do so as I first read about Joe’s case two weeks ago, and it really touched my heart.

This post is dedicated to Joe Helt and his friends & family. May there be justice one day.

Joseph Helt
Joe Helt

 1987

In 1987, Ronald Reagan was President of the United States, glam and pop metal bands topped the music charts, and The Simpsons first appeared on The Tracy Ullman Show. read more