Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Arrest made in Melissa Jenkins murder case
          Allen Prue and his wife strangled the single mother while her 2 year old son watched the whole thing!

The couple accused of strangling Vermont teacher Melissa Jenkins lured her from her home by telling her their vehicle had broken down and they needed help, court documents state.
Allen Prue, 30, and his wife, Patricia Prue, 33, allegedly strangled the well-loved science teacher and dumped her body in a river, according to the documents, while her 2-year-old son was in the car.
No clear motive was given, however the documents stated Allen Prue told police he wanted to "get a girl" on Sunday night, according to the Associated Press. Prue had allegedly asked Jenkins out in the past.
"They knew Ms. Jenkins and had snow plowed her driveway a few years ago," State Police Maj. Ed Ledo said.
PHOTO: Allen and Patricia Prue mugshots
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The Prues were taken into custody early today and are being held without bail.
A search warrant is being executed at the Prues' home.
Allen Prue also worked as a newspaper delivery man for the Caledonian Record. The newspaper reported that Prue arrived an hour late for his shift on Sunday night, around the same time Jenkins vanished.
The body of Jenkins, 33, from St. Johnsbury, Vt., was found on a dark Vermont road Sunday night. Her SUV was found running with her 2-year-old son Ty inside.
Jenkins' vehicle was recovered Sunday evening near signs of a struggle after a friend who had been looking for the mother contacted the police.
Residents of the town of fewer than 8,000 people, which sits roughly 40 miles from the Canadian border, were stunned after her disappearance and the discovery of the body.
"We hope these arrests bring some closure to the family and friends of Melissa Jenkins," Lemos said.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

West Memphis Three
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     The West Memphis Three: Accused and convicted of killing three young boys, a crime they didnt commit.
The West Memphis Three are three men who were tried and convicted as teenagers in 1994 of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Damien Echols was sentenced to death, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. was sentenced to life imprisonment plus two 20-year sentences, and Jason Baldwin was sentenced to life imprisonment. During the trial, the prosecution asserted that the children were killed as part of a satanic ritual. A number of documentaries have been based on the case, and celebrities and musicians have held fund raisers in the belief that they are innocent.
In July 2007, new forensic evidence was presented in the case and a status report jointly issued by the State and the Defense team stated, "Although most of the genetic material recovered from the scene was attributable to the victims of the offenses, some of it cannot be attributed to either the victims or the defendants." On October 29, 2007, the defense filed a Second Amended Writ of Habeas Corpus, outlining the new evidence.
Following a successful decision in 2010 by the Arkansas Supreme Court regarding newly produced DNA evidence, the West Memphis Three reached a deal with prosecutors. On August 19, 2011, they entered Alford pleas, which allow them to assert their innocence while acknowledging that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict them. Judge David Laser accepted the pleas and sentenced the three to time served. They were released with ten-year suspended sentences, having served 18 years and 78 days in prison.

The victims:
On May 5, 1993, Steve Branch was breaking in a new bike, a gift from his grandfather. Chris Byers had fled the carport his stepfather had ordered cleaned up. His mother, Melissa Byers, last saw him there a little before 6 p.m. Michael Moore didn’t hear his sister’s calls to dinner, so she rode her bike to the edge of the woods. She saw three boys coming out of the woods- one white, two black - but never saw her brother. Michael was last seen wearing his Cub Scout shirt and cap. The three 8-year-olds were in second grade together at Weaver Elementary School. They were in the same Cub Scout pack at Holy Cross Episcopal Church and all had passed the rank of ''Wolf.''  Their bodies were found the next afternoon submerged in a creek in the wooded area known as Robin Hood Hills.

My personal opinion is that Terry Hobbs stepfather of Steve Branch either murdered all three boys or knows who did. He claims he never saw any of the boys the day they were found murdered but neighbors say they saw the boys playing in the backyard and yell at the boys to get back inside the house. Steve Branch's mom also later found Steve's jack knife amoung Terry's possessions. When asked about the knife Terry said he didn't want his 8 year old son having a jack knife. If that is true then why wait so long to take the knife from him?And why lie about seeing the boys? To top it all off a hair was found in the restraints binding Steve Branch's hands together that matched Terry Hobbs!

Also what about the bloody man that was spotted in a local restaurant? There was also a black hair found on one of the boys.

Please spread the news far and wide... THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE (Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley JR) ARE INNOCENT. Help get fair justice for chris,michael and steve while exonerating Damien,Jason and Jessie.


 Melissa Jenkins Missing: Body found believed to be St.Johnsbury Academy Science teacher

UPDATE: 9:10 p.m. -- Authorities in Vermont believe they have found the body of Melissa Jenkins, a missing school teacher whose SUV was found abandoned along the side of a road with her 2-year-old child alone inside.
While checking remote pull-offs in the greater St. Johnsbury area, Vermont State Police located a suspicious area off of Comerford Dam Road in the Town of Barnet. Upon further investigation, detectives located a body determined to be that of a young adult female. Authorities have not elaborated further on the discovery.
The body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington, where an autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Tuesday. According to Vermont State Police Major Ed Ledo, the body is believed to be that of Jenkins. Ledo said a positive identification will not be made until the autopsy is performed.
Police got a call around 11:30 p.m. Sunday from a friend of Jenkins' who spotted the 33-year-old single mother's 2006 silver Suzuki Grand Vitara -- with its still engine running -- along Goss Hollow Road in St. Johnsbury. The location is not far from where Jenkins lives, according to Vermont State Police Captain Dave Covell.
Police found no sign of Jenkins, but they did find indications at the scene that she had not voluntarily left her vehicle.
"Responding Troopers observed evidence at the scene to indicate that Ms. Jenkins' disappearance is the result of foul play as evidence present showed signs that a struggle had occurred," Ledo told reporters during a Monday afternoon press conference.
Ledo did not elaborate further on any potential evidence found at the scene. He did, however, say that Jenkins' child is in good condition and is being cared for by a family friend.
According to Covell, Jenkins was last seen at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The friend who later located her car was the last known person to see her and became concerned when unable to locate her, police said.
Jenkins holds degrees from Lyndon State College in natural science and geology. She teaches high school science and coaches the girls' basketball team at St. Johnsbury Academy, an independent boarding and day school. Jenkins also works as a part-time waitress at The Creamery Restaurant in nearby Danville.
The Vermont State Police processed the scene where Jenkins' vehicle was found and the location where the body was discovered.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in St. Johnsbury at 802-748-3111. Police are also looking to speak with anyone who may have driven Goss Hollow Road in St. Johnsbury on Sunday evening, between 7:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Leah Roberts

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If you have information about Leah Roberts, contact Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, (360)676-6650.

After the deaths of her parents, 23 year-old Leah Roberts is sure to make every day count. Dissatisfied with life as a college student, Leah quits school just months before graduating to pursue her interests and find greater meaning in life. Without telling family and friends where she is going, Leah leaves her North Carolina home on March 9, 2000 to embark on a soul-searching road trip across the country. Following in the steps of her hero, writer Jack Kerouac, Leah sets out for the peaks of Washington State.
But just nine days after the adventure begins, Leah's trip seems to have come to a crashing halt when a jogger spots an abandoned, wrecked Jeep off an old logging road in the Mount Baker National Forest. An initial investigation into the crash seems to indicate no one was injured in the accident — in fact it doesn't seem as though there was anyone in the car at all when it went over the embankment. With no sign of Leah and all her belongings left behind, police are stumped. As they sift through the car, clues start to emerge, one by one, telling investigators what Leah did and who she might have met in the hours and days leading up to her disappearance. But will it be enough to lead them to Leah and find out what happened to the spirited young woman the day of that fateful crash? Investigators believe the answers still lie in Leah's Jeep.

Maura Murray

A Car Crash and A College Student Disappears
Around 7pm on February 9, 2004 University of Massachuset senior Maura Murray was involved in a minor car accident on route 112 in the town of Haverhill. A man driving by saw the accident and offered to help. The twenty-one year old college student declined his offer but he still called police anyways. Ten minutes later when the police arrived Maura Murray's items were all locked in her car but she was not there. It was at first theorized that perhaps she had taken off. Afterall, it wasn't clear why she was heading to New Hampshire. She had been under stress lately and told some professors that she needed to take time off. Eight years later, there has been no trace of Maura. It has been theorized by some that she could have been the victim of foul play. Others believe she may have started a new life. If you have any information about Maura Murray please call Lt. Mark Mudgett at 603-271-2663 or you can call 1-866-479-5284 to leave an anonymous tip.

 Brianna Maitland
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Brianna Maitland

Missing Since: 03/19/04
Case Details:
Teenager Brianna Maitland left her waitress job after her shift ended to return to a friend's place where she had been staying. Her car was later found crashed inside a deserted barn with no clues to her whereabouts.
Gender: Female
Age when Missing: 17
Height: 65.0 inches
Weight: 118.0 pounds
Race: White
Location: Montgomery, VT
Status: Missing
Local Investigative Authority:
Vermont State Police

Are all these cases linked together?
Did the same person that abducted Leah Roberts, abduct Maura Murray and Brianna Maitland 4 years later?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lauria Bible & Ashley Freeman
Two teenage girls are missing after bodies are found in a burned out trailer.

Lauria Bible
DOB: 4/18/83
Height: 5’5”
Weight: 130 lbs.
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown
Defining Characteristics: Has a mole under her nose and a scar on the top of her head
Remarks: Last seen 12/29/99

Ashley Freeman
Missing:Gender: Female
DOB: 12/29/83
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 145 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark blonde
Defining Characteristics: Has a scar on the upper left side of her forehead
Remarks: Last seen 12/29/99

Ashley invited her best friend lauria Bible over to celebrate her 16th birthday. However the night turned into a living nightmare! The freeman's house was set on fire...the police and fire department only recovered 2 bodies....Ashley's parents who had both been shot in the head at close range. 13 years later no one has ever seen or heard from either girl.
Amy Bechtel
A runner disappears in the Wyoming wilderness and police suspect foul play.

Amy Wroe Bechtel
Missing:Gender: Female
DOB: 8/4/72
Height: 5’5” to 5’6
Weight: 110 to 115 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde
Defining Characteristics: Scars on both legs, shin, and knee, checker shaped scar on lower back, and a half inch by 2 inch scar on cheek (noticable only when she is cold)
Remarks: Last seen 7/24/97

Police suspect Amy's husband Steve. A camper claims that she saw a truck matching steve's truck with a blonde haired woman in the passenger seat drive by the mountain fast.....just feet away from where amy's car was found. Steve would not take a polygraph  test and wrote about power, control and killing in his journals. After seven years of amy missing Steve had her declared dead....then he remarried.

Cynthia Anderson
A legal secretary disappears after having dreams of being abducted.

Cynthia Anderson

On August 4, 1981, Cindy went to work as usual. She was employed as a legal secretary and, in the mornings, usually worked in the office alone. She kept the door locked at all times. A buzzer had even been installed at her desk so that she could alert the shop next door if there was trouble.
One day, at noon, Jim Rabbitt and Jay Feldstein, two of the lawyers, arrived back at their office after a meeting. According to Jim Rabbitt:
"Jay and I came back from downtown, got to the door and the lights were on, the door was locked. We unlocked the door, went inside, yelled for Cindy and there was no answer. I started to look around out front. Cindy, when she would leave, would place the phones on hold and that wasn't done either."
Jim Rabbitt said that Cindy had left her romance novel open to the only violent scene in the book, where the heroine is abducted at knifepoint:
"It wasn't until really looking at the book, particularly reading the passage in the novel, that I had a sickening feeling that something was wrong."
Cindy's dad said he noticed a change in his daughter's behavior:
The day Cindy vanished, the police immediately began a search for clues. Cindy's car keys and purse were missing. But the office was undisturbed, and according to Toledo Police Det. William Adams, there were no signs of a struggle:
"Her car was parked in front of the law office. Her bank account, which had a nice substantial amount of money, was never touched. Her social security number has never shown up under any other work place. It's a complete mystery how and why Cindy disappeared."
Larry Mullins was a client of the law office where Cindy worked:
"The day before Cynthia Anderson disappeared, I had been in the law offices to pay off a legal fee. She got a phone call. She kind of reacted like maybe it was obscene or something and hung up real quick. And the look on her face, still, I can picture it today. She was scared. She was honestly and sincerely scared. It gives me shivers to think of the look on her face. I went home and I called the police department and asked them to do a drive-by and check on her. Something scared the hell out of her, in my opinion."
In September, 1981, a month after Cindy vanished, another strange phone call gave police a new lead. According to Det. Adams, a woman called to report that Cindy was being held in the basement of a white house:
"She said that she was scared and she was talking in low whispers. She kept saying she had to go. I kept begging her to stay on the line, give me more information, give me an exact address, something that we could act on. A short while later, she again called. The lady mentioned that there were two houses side by side owned by the same family, and that the family was out of town. But their son was home and he was the party that was holding Cindy in the basement. We did check street after street on the north end to see if we could find two houses side by side. There's many, but you can't find any positive location to the house."
Michael Anderson has wondered if his daughter isn't living somewhere with amnesia:
"If she herself is out there, we want her to know we love her and we certainly want her to come back, whatever the case may be. The door is open, we certainly want anybody and everybody that can possibly help in this situation to do so."
After Cindy's disappearance, a local grand jury indicted nine people for drug trafficking. Some suspect that Cindy knew one of them, and she was killed after she overheard incriminating comments. No charges were ever filed.
DOB: 1962
Height: 5’4”
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Remarks: Last seen 8/4/81
Sabrina Aisenberg
A five-month-old infant is kidnapped from her crib.

Sabrina Aisenberg
Missing:Gender: Female
DOB: 6/27/97
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Defining Characteristics: Has several marks in the shape of the letter "Y" below her right shoulder
Remarks: Last seen 11/24/97

Age Progressed Photo: Sabrina, 10

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Welcome to Cold Case USA. Here you will find different cold cases that have happened all over the United States of America. Hopefully through this blog some of these horrible crimes might be solved and the families of the victims will finally get peace and closure. Most importantly though Justice will finally be each victims.Praying this blog will be a blessing