Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Rust, a mountain biking pioneer who’s a member of the sport’s Hall of Fame, disappeared in 2009 after discussing his home had been burglarized. Now, his bones have been found and identified — but there are still more answers than questions about what led to his death. Westword has the story.
Browsing: Cold Cases
Nineteen years ago, a young graduate student studying criminology at the University of North Texas disappeared just after her class toured the Denton Police Department. The student, Kelli Cox, had locked her keys in her car and called her boyfriend to come pick her up. When he arrived, she was gone.
This week, the investigation finally came to a close when forensic experts identified remains found in a field along Highway 288, about 30 miles south of Houston, as belonging to Cox. Cox’s suspected killer, William Reece, had led authorities to the dig site, telling them that this was where he had buried Cox and, nearby, also 17-year-old Jessica Cain in 1997.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Caudill was a fifteen-year-old runaway who was known to have hitched rides with truck drivers. Her body was found by hikers half-a-continent away from home. Her killer has never been caught — and that’s also true in these nine additional and equally tragic cases. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: England’s murder has gone unsolved for more than three decades. But after finding her remains, authorities reopened the case. And now her two kids — one of whom became a police officer after his mom’s disappearance — think rumors of an affair could be at the heart of her violent death. Westword has the story.
A former priest suspected of killing a Texas second-grade teacher in 1960 has been arrested in Scottsdale and officially charged with murder.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Apprehension and Surveillance Team, coordinating with two Texas agencies, the Texas Rangers and the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office, detained John Feit outside his apartment in Scottsdale.
He has been jailed in Arizona pending extradition to Texas, according to an MCSO spokesman.