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Auction site listed supposed Duncan letter

A letter purportedly sent by convicted sex offender Joseph Edward Duncan III was listed on an Internet auction site that specializes in selling items related to serial killers. The letter …


Duncan may face child porn charges

Joseph Edward Duncan may face several federal charges for felonies he allegedly committed in Montana while holding Dylan and Shasta Groene captive, including production of child pornography, the Idaho U.S. …


Four who helped save Shasta share reward

Up until the early morning hours of July 2, Phillip “Nick” Chapman, Chris Donlan, Amber Deahn and Linda Olson were four ordinary people. The kind of people you might see …


Man says he’ll punish Duncan in afterlife

SEATTLE – The man who turned himself in and confessed to killing two Bellingham child rapists plans to seek execution as quickly as possible so he can wait in the …


‘Oprah’ gets Groenes – minus Shasta

The Groene family is sharing its story with Oprah Winfrey. Family spokeswoman Wendy Price said the family has agreed to avoid discussing details of the show, which they expect will …


Attorney wants statements held back

The attorney for murder suspect Joseph Edward Duncan III is asking the court to suppress statements that Duncan allegedly made during jailhouse interviews in late July. Public Defender John Adams …


Duncan’s extradition will wait

Joseph Edward Duncan won’t be extradited to Minnesota to face charges for a July 2004 assault on two children at a Minnesota playground until after the state of Idaho finishes …


Police say Duncan case may have motivated slayings

BELLINGHAM – A man arrested in the shooting deaths of two convicted child rapists tried to plead guilty Tuesday before he had even been formally charged. Police said Michael Anthony …


Duncan silent on charges

Suspected serial killer Joseph E. Duncan III didn’t utter a word Tuesday, even as a judge informed him he could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering a North …


Duncan will enter plea today

COEUR d’ALENE – With the number of child slayings in which he is considered a suspect increased to six, registered sex offender Joseph Edward Duncan III will enter a plea …


Duncan lawyer stops cop interviews

Any new jailhouse revelations are unlikely to come from Joseph E. Duncan III until after his trial on murder and kidnapping charges. Shortly after Duncan was arrested July 1 in …


New judge picked for Duncan case

First District Judge Fred Gibler has been assigned to Kootenai County’s biggest criminal case after fellow Judge John Mitchell was disqualified by the Kootenai County prosecutor. The prosecutor filed a …


Duncan encrypted data on computer

Three days before police say he murdered an Idaho family, Joseph Duncan bragged online about an encrypted, tell-all journal that wouldn’t be broken into for decades. He figured technology would …


Duncan waives preliminary hearing

Joseph Edward Duncan III, who is accused of kidnapping and murdering members of a Coeur d’Alene-area family in May, waived his preliminary hearing Friday. Duncan will face an arraignment next, …


Duncan may have more victims

Investigators are now reviewing unsolved missing children cases nationwide for possible links to kidnapping and murder suspect Joseph Edward Duncan III. Typically, the arrest of a violent sexual predator would …


Sheriff rewards Shasta’s rescuers

Two Denny’s employees were rewarded Thursday for their role in the rescue of Shasta Groene earlier this month, but her father thinks another rescuer was shortchanged and is considering giving …


Groene case inspiring adults to discuss abuse with children

The recent murder and kidnapping case in Coeur d’Alene’s back yard depressed children’s advocate Tinka Schaffer, but she also saw an opportunity in the accompanying publicity to help teach children …


Region struggles to cope with crimes

Sitting at the end of the bar in the American Legion Post 149 in Athol, manager Shirley Hyke doesn’t know what North Idaho is coming to. The brutal killings and …


Duncan’s prison file reveals skilled liar, sexual deviant

OLYMPIA – Shortly after Joseph Edward Duncan III’s initial release from prison, his therapist and parole officer clashed over the appropriateness of the sex life he adopted as part of …


Duncan tried to get child porn in prison

OLYMPIA – State prison records released Monday show that Joseph Edward Duncan III, as a prison inmate in Walla Walla, protested when officials there prevented him from receiving a publication …


Bikers rally around Shasta

It was a mechanized thunderstorm that lasted more than six hours on the Idaho-Washington border. Bikers, saddled on more than 500 Harley-Davidsons, converged Sunday at a small bar in Stateline …


Diverse crowd mourns Dylan

On a day that should have been filled with presents and bike rides, a grieving family and community laid Dylan James Groene to rest. It would have been his 10th …


Duncan galvanizes a city on death penalty

When the Rev. Patrick W. Bell stands before his congregation at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church today, he will preach that part of God’s plan involves the bad and the good …


Purchase of goggles detailed

FARGO, N.D. – Joseph Duncan bought night-vision goggles here two days before renting a car in the Minneapolis area and vanishing, police documents show. Duncan, a convicted sex offender whose …


Service for Dylan today

A public memorial service for Dylan Groene is scheduled for 1 p.m. today in Building 2 of Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Rd., Post Falls. Dylan was born July 16, …


Dylan Groene’s funeral set for day boy would have turned 10

A public memorial service for Dylan James Groene, 9, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls. Dylan’s death is still the subject of a …


Duncan hears his charges

Joseph E. Duncan III sat mute throughout his first court appearance on three first-degree murder and three first-degree kidnapping charges Wednesday. He was mostly stone-faced during the short proceeding, except …


Family’s top concern shielding Shasta

Shasta Groene spent Tuesday afternoon much like any other kid. “She’s running through the sprinklers and watching cartoons,” said her grandmother, Darlene Torres. “She’s just playing and being a kid. …


Deputy: Duncan stalked family

Joseph E. Duncan III studied the household of Brenda Groene and Mark McKenzie for two or three days before he killed them and Groene’s 13-year-old son, Slade Groene, with a …


Three murder charges await kidnap suspect

The Kootenai County prosecutor plans to file three counts of first-degree murder charges today against Joseph Edward Duncan III in the bludgeoning deaths of Brenda Groene, Slade Groene and Mark …