The 2011 Death of Justin Hepburn

Justin Hepburn
Credit: Southeast Missourian

In 2011, four-year-old, Justin Hepburn was found dead in his bedroom by his babysitter. His father’s girlfriend, Sacha Brown was charged with murder but acquitted in 2014, partially from a weak investigation into Justin’s death.

About the Case

Justin Hepburn resided with his father, Chris Hepburn and Hepburn’s girlfriend, Sacha Brown in Ware, Illinois, a tiny town located east of the Mississippi River. Hepburn and Brown had been together for about a year. Justin’s mother, Kandi Mullins had not seen her son in over a year. 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

Megan Nichols: Missing from Fairfield, IL

This is a newer case – from 2014. I have one main reason for writing it. I want more exposure on Megan because I don’t feel her case is getting the attention it deserves.

Megan NicholsOn July 3, 2014, 15-year-old Megan Nichols vanished from her Fairfield, Illinois home and has not been seen since. Her mother, Kathy Jo Hutchcraft, last saw her daughter around 10:30 p.m.  at their home, which Megan also shared with her step-dad, Jerod Hutchcraft. At 11:15 p.m., Kathy headed to bed and decided to walk into Megan’s room and give her a kiss goodnight. read more

Bonnie Woodward: Grandmother missing since 2010

I came across Bonnie’s case when I was doing my post on Robin Abrams. It’s so obvious who is involved in this case, yet no arrest has been made.

bonniewoodwardflyer47-year-old grandmother of five, Bonnie Woodward, was working her normal shift at Eunice C. Smith Nursing Home in Alton, Illinois on June 25, 2010. Bonnie had worked there for 27 years.

When her shift ended at 3:00 p.m., Bonnie walked out to her red Chevy Avalanche that was sitting in the nursing home parking lot. She got into her truck and rolled down the windows. read more

Robin Abrams: Missing since 1990

My loyal readers know how I feel about police/government cover-ups. I hate them. And when those said cover-ups involve the disappearance or murder of INNOCENT people, my blood boils. Because if you can’t “serve and protect”, then GTFO!

When I get the chance to write about these type of cases, I jump at it.  Why? Because they are absolutely ridiculous. This next case is a perfect example of a police cover-up.  read more

Was Pravin Varughese Murdered?

In my last post, I talked about the death of Molly Marie Young who was found shot to death in an apartment in Carbondale, IL in 2012. Many people, including this author, believe she was murdered and the local police covered it up.

Well, guess what? It happened again.

On Wednesday, pravinFebruary 12, 2014, 19-year-old Southern Illinois University (SIU) student, Pravin Varughese, went missing after leaving a party in Carbondale. read more

Molly Marie Young: Murder or Suicide?

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Molly Marie Young

On March 24, 2012, Molly Marie Young, 21, was found shot to death in her former  boyfriend’s apartment in the 500 block of North Westridge Drive in Carbondale, IL. Richie Minton, who had been heavily drinking, called Molly around 3:00 a.m. insisting he needed Molly’s help. Molly, herself, had not been drinking.

Sometime after Molly arrived at the apartment, she was shot in the head.The handgun, a .45 semiautomatic 1911 used in the killing just happened to be owned by none other than Minton himself. read more