Stories tagged: cold case
Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 11:42 a.m.
The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of a black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 9:32 p.m.
A lab report that was unsealed after a jury convicted a Washington state man in the killings of a young Canadian couple shows investigators found more DNA evidence linking the …
Sat., June 29, 2019
A jury convicted a Washington state man Friday in the killings of a young Canadian couple more than three decades ago – a case that was finally solved when investigators …
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.