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Slaying that haunted family for decades now linked to racism

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 racism. Now, more than three decades later, authorities say, it’s been confirmed.

California man’s hobby is identifying missing people through his drawings

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 she was from a warmer climate. She wore a red and black windbreaker. Hooked inside a belt loop on her pants was a key chain with a locket that read, “He who holds the key can open my heart.” There wasn’t much for investigators to chase.

Sheriff: Suspect in Righteous Brothers wife slaying is dead

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 returned to her home in the Hermosa Beach neighborhood, was sexually assaulted and strangled with her pantyhose. She never regained consciousness and died a few days later at the hospital.

Ex-Pasco officer charged with tampering with a witness in murder trial

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 investigators. Richard Aguirre has made “concerted efforts” from jail to call a friend and a sister to find the woman, according to court documents.

Murder suspect Richard Aguirre accused of witness intimidation

Investigators say former Pasco police officer and murder suspect Richard Aguirre has made "concerted efforts" in jail phone calls to a friend and one of his sisters to contact a former girlfriend who is now a witness for the prosecution.