Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post Published 5:59 am PST, Thursday, February 21, 2019 There were three bullets, a cigarette butt and a fingerprint lifted from the sink faucet, plus a tiny hair in the ravaged cash register that could have belonged to anybody. For nearly 50 years, the evidence sat in a vault at the FBI, untouched and largely forgotten by the police who put it there. That was all the evidence they had in the unsolved homicide of 49-year-old Everett "Red" Delano, the oldest cold case in New Hampshire. Delano, a Navy veteran and married father of three, was working alone at Sanborn's Garage the morning of Sept. 1, 1966, when a thief shot him in the head three times, getting away with no more than $100. The cash register was left open behind the counter, with only pennies left inside. The water was left running in the office bathroom. His watch, shattered by a bullet, preserved the exact time of the crime: 9:35 a.m. A half-hour later, two teenage boys driving … [Read more...] about A suspect in New Hampshire’s oldest cold case killed himself. Now police say it’s evidence he’s guilty.
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By Gwendolyn Wu Published 12:16 pm PST, Thursday, January 24, 2019 Russell Guerrero, 52, was arrested this week for allegedly killing Jack Upton in 1990. Fremont police linked Guerrero to the case using the same DNA technology that broke open the Golden State Killer case last year, authorities said. less Russell Guerrero, 52, was arrested this week for allegedly killing Jack Upton in 1990. Fremont police linked Guerrero to the case using the same DNA technology that broke open the Golden State Killer case last ... more Photo: / Fremont Police Department Photo: / Fremont Police Department Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Russell Guerrero, 52, was arrested this week for allegedly killing Jack Upton in 1990. Fremont police linked Guerrero to the case using the same DNA … [Read more...] about 28-year-old Fremont cold case solved thanks to DNA match, police say
Produced by Lourdes Aguiar Betty Jones and her friend Kathryn Crigler were brutally attacked on Labor Day in 1990 after answering a knock on the door at Crigler's Starkville, Miss., home. Jones, who opened the door, was stabbed immediately and died. Crigler, who was in a wheelchair, was in the rear of the home. The killer walked back to Crigler's room, raped her, strangled her and left her for dead. Crigler was able to crawl to a phone and call for help. She died two months later. Starkville detective Bill Lott says the crime scene "was as bad as anything Jack the Ripper ever did." "It's frustrating," Lott told "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger this past summer of not yet having solved the crime. "Yeah, it's frustrating, no doubt about it." The case, which was unsolved for three decades, prompted Betty Jones' step-grandson, Jason B. Jones, to spotlight the case in a podcast. Jones, who was 10 at the time of the murders, launched his podcast in September 2017 as a way to … [Read more...] about Podcast spotlights Mississippi double murder – can new DNA technology solve the cold case?
COLD case detectives have used a skull and DNA to recreate an image of a unidentified murder victim. The man’s corpse was dumped in a remote wood in Conwy, North Wales, sometime between 2004 and 2010. It remained there until 2015, when a rally car race went through the area and a fan stumbled on the skull. DNA suggests he was in his 60s and may have struggled to move because of arthritis and a bad back. Cops, still clueless about who the man’s identity, hope the e-fit pic might finally help solve the riddle of who he was and why he was murdered. Detectives found fabric from a jumper sold between 2000 and 2004 and a label for Marks & Spencer underwear from 1999 to 2000 near the site. Det Supt Davies added: "We are prioritising the period between 2004-2010. I stress, however, that this is our priority period and we are not ruling out that the victim was left at the location prior to 2004. "Based on all the evidence collected we have a really effective means of eliminating … [Read more...] about Cold case detectives have used DNA to recreate the face of an unidentified murder victim in North Wales
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Todd Wallack Globe Staff November 19, 2018 After nearly 50 years, investigators may finally have cracked one of the Boston area’s most notorious unsolved murders. The Middlesex District Attorney’s office plans to hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce a major development in its quest to identify who killed Jane Sanders Britton, a Harvard graduate student bludgeoned to death in her Cambridge apartment in January 1969. Prosecutors said the break in the case came from DNA testing, but declined to provide more details. “Over the past year our office has been in the process of conducting DNA testing on the evidence taken from a 1969 Cambridge homicide,” Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said. “Tomorrow I am excited to announce a significant development in the case as a result of that testing.” Advertisement … [Read more...] about DNA testing yields new clues in 49-year-old cold case