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

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Missing Person of the Week: Toby Ray Coleman

Each week True Crime Diva highlights a missing persons case that has little or no information available regarding the circumstances of disappearance.  

Toby Ray ColemanToby Ray Coleman, 18, was last seen by his mother at their home in New Caney, Texas on May 19, 1997.

Earlier in the night, Toby attended a party at Bills 3GS Trailer Park where he got into a fight with another party goer. Toby hit the man on the head with a beer bottle. The man turned around and used the broken beer bottle to slice Toby’s arm, and threatened to kill him. read more

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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

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Missing Person of the Week: Gullar Qurbanova

Each week True Crime Diva highlights a missing persons case that has little or no information available regarding the circumstances of disappearance.  

There is literally no information out there on this case. That is why it is featured as my Missing Person of the Week. It breaks my heart to think this child vanished and appears to have been forgotten. read more

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Wayne Douglas Bryan: Missing since 1995

Husband and father of two, Wayne Douglas Bryan was last seen on Coffee County Road 511 near New Brockton, Alabama on December 15, 1995. No one has seen or heard from his since.

About the Case

Wayne Douglas BryanAccording to law enforcement officials, Wayne had eaten lunch with his wife at home the day of his disappearance and then left to go work on a chicken house he was converting into a commercial quail house business. He had been a painter for years before deciding to go into the quail business (Brand and Kirkland, Southeast Sun). read more

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Missing Person of the Week: James Aaron Toole

Each week True Crime Diva highlights a missing persons case that has little or no information available regarding the circumstances of disappearance. It is important that we also remember these victims regardless of how much time has passed. 

This was supposed to be up on June 5, 2017, but for some reason when I scheduled it, the post did not publish. I have not been logged in since June 4th, so I did not catch it. My apologies! read more

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Pamela Lynn Neal: Bank teller missing since 1983

22-year-old Pamela Lynn Neal left her workplace in Englewood, Colorado during her lunch break on March 31, 1983. She disappeared and has not been seen since.

About the Case

Pamela Lynn NealPamela Lynn Neal was born on  July 18, 1960 and graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 1978. After high school, she attended Western State College at Gunnison before heading to Alaska for a year, where she photographed the wilderness. After Alaska, she went to Maine with her parents and returned to Colorado a short time later where she landed a bank teller job with Key Savings and Loan, 3501 South Broadway in Englewood. read more

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