Stories tagged: Cold Case
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Police have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a young Idaho Falls woman more than two decades ago with the help of DNA and a …
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 8:31 p.m.
Seattle police said Tuesday they have solved a murder from nearly 52 years ago with the help of DNA and a family tree – a method that has revolutionized cold-case …
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 10:19 p.m.
An Oregon man was arrested on suspicion of murder with sexual motivation in the death of a Vancouver woman found strangled in her bed nearly 25 years ago. Investigators have …
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
A cold case murder trial in Snohomish County will be the first to include genetic genealogy as an investigative tool as law enforcement embraces technology to solve crimes.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
A Vancouver woman unknowingly provided critical DNA information that led police to arrest a distant relative in a 39-year-old homicide case in Iowa.
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
A truck-driving preacher accused in the killing of two teenage girls from Alabama decades ago was found with the same genealogy database techniques that were used to identify a suspect …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 8:55 p.m.
Spokane cold cases solved: Detectives planned to arrest sheriff’s deputy for 1967 killings. He died last week.
A former Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy was under investigation for the cold case murders of three women – two of them believed to be pregnant – in the summer of …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
The podcast begins where Zachary Lamb’s life ended – on the historic streets of the lower South Hill, just outside of his apartment at 10th Avenue and Elm Street.
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
A popular DJ pleaded guilty Tuesday to raping and strangling a schoolteacher in 1992 after being identified as a suspect as a result of DNA a relative had submitted to …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
A Boise man was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder Wednesday night in connection with a homicide in Washington from 1992.
Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Possibly solving a second high-profile cold case murder in two months, Tacoma police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of killing 12-year-old Michella Welch more than three decades ago.
Sat., June 16, 2018, 4:26 p.m.
A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and murderer who …
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Since 1987, police had received more than 300 names from tipsters who thought they had information about the couple’s alleged killer. William Earl Talbott II was not on that list. …
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
New DNA technology has led to the arrest of a 55-year-old man in the killing of a young Canadian couple in Washington state more than three decades ago, police said.
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Nearly 30 years after she was found stabbed to death in her family’s Clarkston home, Toni Tedder’s unsolved homicide case has been reopened.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Authorities hope images created from DNA evidence will help solve a murder that has stumped them for more than a quarter-century.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
When Theodore Milam, 54, was released from jail late last year in Spokane County, his DNA was uploaded to a nationwide law enforcement database. On Jan. 31, it found two …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a teenager near Bellingham nearly 30 years ago.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
A murder charge against a former Pasco police officer accused of killing a Spokane woman in 1986 was dropped Wednesday as a result of DNA evidence.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
When 23-year-old Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured beside a Georgia highway in 1983, the young black man’s family and neighbors whispered that his killing may be linked to …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
It was a phone call urging renewed scrutiny of the unsolved 1937 killings of two eastern-central Nebraska lawmen that helped lead to a re-examination and solving of the case, Nebraska …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Political infighting between Spokane police, prosecutors, medical examiner leaves death investigations unsolved
A unusual dispute between investigators, prosecutors and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office regarding the findings of a 2012 autopsy has allowed a man linked to two Spokane killings to …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Authorities say a Sultan man and Leavenworth woman have been arrested in the death of a man who disappeared 34 years ago.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 5:05 a.m.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office works with Carl Koppelman to create likenesses of unidentified remains.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 5:05 a.m.
Someone shot a teenager in the forehead and left her in a frigid cornfield in Caledonia, New York. Her body was found Nov. 10, 1979. She had tan lines suggesting …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said investigators believe Kenneth Eugene Troyer was responsible for the January 1976 slaying of Karen Klaas. She was attacked Jan. 30, 1976 as she …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Decades-old DNA led to the arrests Tuesday of two men in connection with the shotgun slayings of two girls in California more than 40 years ago, authorities said.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
The ex-Pasco police officer accused of killing a Spokane prostitute in 1986 will proceed to trial after a judge ruled Friday against his attorney’s motion to drop charges.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
After more than 40 years, Jefferson County investigators have identified a set of skeletal remains found in 1975 as a man who disappeared in 1968.
Thu., July 2, 2015
A former Pasco police officer accused of killing a Spokane prostitute 29 years ago is now suspected of trying to find his former girlfriend and interfere with her cooperation with …