Retired Miami-Dade Police Det. Greg Smith spent 31 years investigating some of Miami’s most brutal crimes, from drug-fueled shootouts to heartbreaking family disputes turned violent. But ask him which killing he can’t get out of his mind, and he’ll answer without a moment’s hesitation: the 1967 murder of Coral Gables Police Officer Walter Stathers.
It was January 2, 1999, and 9-year-old Kimber Biggs and her 11-year-old sister were playing in the street in their Mesa neighborhood while waiting for an ice cream truck.
After a while, Kimber got cold and went inside for her jacket; her sister stayed to wait, clutching the quarters she got from her mom to buy ice cream.
Under the gleam of an electronic billboard, family and friends gathered in a circle, holding candles and saying prayers.
Looking down on them was the image of two smiling 27-year-old women captioned with a question: “Who killed Melissa Mason and Nicole Glass?”
It was the fifth year family and friends of the two slain Phoenix women have gathered on December 3, to mourn the deaths of Melissa and Nicole. And tragically for the womens’ family, the case remains unsolved.
No suspects have been disclosed. There is no apparent motive.
Miami police are searching for a butt bandit who made Calle Ocho a real pain in the ass this weekend.
Yes, America’s biggest Latin block party was disturbed Sunday after a brawl broke out and a man ended up taking a bullet in the butt cheek. Miami New Times has the story.
Police have located the body of a second suspect involved in last night’s Kendall shootout. The body of 50-year-old Dell Peter DiGiovanni was found hanging from a tree this afternoon. Miami New Times has the story.