What ever happened to Missing Surfer in the Dominican Republic?

It seem that the Dominican Republic seems to be getting a bad rap recently. Afterall, relatively healthy tourists dying of mysterious heart attacks. Rumors of poisonous alcohol, pesticides. Now, comes word in the New York Post about the mysterious disappearance of a US Citizen from Florida who went missing on a vacation down there. What happened to Darryl Fornatora? He went down there to surf with a friend. And does that friend know more about Darryl’s disappearance thn he is letting on?

https://nypost.com/2019/06/14/missing-surfers-family-hopes-dominican-republic-cases-will-renew-interest/

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Mystery Remains as to Who Took the Life of a US Marine

It was October 1984 when a father and son went for a walk in the area of 120000 block area of Baltimore Avenue of Beltsville, Maryland when they discovered the decomposed remains of an unidentified man. The unidentified victim had been dead for about three months. The victim had been shot multiple times and was unidentified for over 30 years. In May of 2017, he was eventually identified through advanced technology and revealed to be twenty seven year-old ex-Marine Bennett Louis. According to a NBC New 4 Washington news story, Louis, had been honorably discharged from the Marines. He was originally from New Roads, Louisiana but was last seen sometime in 1983 while he boarded a bus in Berkeley, California that was headed for North Carolina. Louis lived in the town of Jacksonville. Police are curious to know what he was doing in Maryland.

If you have any information about this murder is asked to call Law Enforcement at 301-772-4925. There is a reward of as much as $25,000 for information in solving who killed Bennett Louis.

Who Are These Two Murdered Teenagers?

claytonOn October 6th, 1988, Police found the remains of two teenaged black males. They were found deceased in a wooded area off of Eldon Street in Boston, Massachusetts. They had been shot to death. One of them police believe, may have gone by the name of Clayton. He may have been as young as 14 and was 5 foot 4 inches tall. He weighed 130 pounds and had short cropped black hair with brown eyes. When found he wore a gray sweater, a blue shirt, a pair of blue jeans, red underwear, white socks, and a pair of white Avia sneakers.
The second unidentified male could have gone by the name “Hooker”. He was found next to Clayton and is believed to be around the ages of 15 to 17 years old. and five foot ten inches tall. He wore • Black sweatshirt, black Joy Vence slacks with pin stripes, a green army belt, a pair of black underwear, blue socks, and white Nike sneakers.

Boston Police believe that both boys may be from the borough of the Bronx in New York City. They could also be of Jamaican ancestry.

Anyone with information can contact the Detective John F. Cronin from the Cold Case Unit at Boston Police Homicide at the phone number of (617)343-5837. You can also call anonymously into the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-(800)-494-TIPS. Those with information about this case can also text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Two Murders and a Family Mourns while looking for Answers

 

It’s tough to lose a loved one to murder. It’s even worse when when you lose two family members to gun violence.  Wendy Lawson is dealing with this and in both cases, the homicides are unsolved.  One is her brother, the other is the father of her two grandsons.  Both occurred in Culpeper County in Virginia.

jodypullenIt was early Sunday morning when around 3:00 am on October 9th, 2016 Culpeper County Law Enforcement arrived to the 100-block of Jeffries Alley, near Yowell Meadow Park, for a shooting. When officers arrived they discovered 37 year old Joe “Jody” Pullen severely wounded from several gunshot wounds to the head.  He would be pronounced deceased at the scene.  It is alleged that there are witnesses to this crime and that these people have not come forward.   If you have  information about this homicide please contact the Culpeper Police Department at 540 727-3430.  You can also email tips here at justiceforjody2016@gmail.com  

For more information about this case please visit Justice for Jody

rogerdavisTragedy would strike again when Roger “RaRa” Davis Jr.  was gunned down on March 6th, 2018 on an early Tuesday morning in the 15000 block of Shanktown Road in the unincorporated community of Reva.  He was 27 years old and a former standout athlete in High School.  He was related to Punell, because Pullen was the great uncle to two of Davis’s children.   There is a $5,000 reward being offered for information in his case that leads to a conviction of the suspect(s).

If you have any information about the murder of Roger Davis or Joe “Jody” Pullen, please contact the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office at the 540-727-7900 or e-mail tipsforroger@gmail.com

Woman Disappears from New York Native American Reservation and Secrets are Slowly being Revealed….

tammymahoneyIt was a Friday evening on May 8, 1981, when Tammy Mahoney was picked up while hitchhiking in the city of Oneida, New York near the intersection of Main Street and Fairview Avenue. The nineteen year old had been trying to get a ride to Hamilton, but she was taken to a party on the Oneida Native American Nation’s 32-acre territory located on Route 46.  Law Enforcement believes she was sexually assaulted and murdered there by several people.  It is believed that those guilty may be members of the Oneida tribe and members of the Onondaga tribe.  Mahoney’s remains has never been located but Law Enforcement have stated that they believe they know who killed her and plan to make an arrest when more evidence is found.  The reward has been boosted to 40 thousand dollars.  The FBI, the Oneida Indian Nation are contributing to the reward for information that leads to a resolution in this case.

If you have information about this missing person/murder case, please call the Oneida City Police Department at (315) 363-2323.   You can remain anonymous.

For more information please read the article at https://nypost.com/2019/04/18/police-offer-40k-reward-for-help-solving-upstate-cold-case/

50 Years later, Man found in River Remains Unidentified….

Spanning over 400 miles through four states, the Connecticut River is the longest body of water in New England.  Popular for fishing,  swimming, boating, it is sadly a place where people go to commit suicide and criminals dump the bodies of their victims.

On April 21st, 1969, police in Glastonbury, CT (two towns southeast of Hartford), pulled out the body of an unidentified white male possibly aged 55 to 65 years of age.  He was estimated to be about five foot nine inches (175 centimeters) and 170 pounds (77 kilograms).   The deceased wore blacks leather shoes, heavy socks, a belt made of leather and what may have been a red & dark striped shirt.  The autopsy performed discovered that the man had a hernia operation done on his left groin.

Perhaps most telling about the man was that he had three tattoos. The first was of a naked girl on his right arm.  On his left arm was a bird’s wing and the letters W-A-R-D.  It is possible that there were other letters on the arm, the deceased may have had the name edward or howard but the body did suffer from severe decomposition.  At the time of death, a Hartford Courant article stated that the body could have been in the water from 6 months to 2 years.  It is unknown where the body came from, and that heavy flooding could have dislodged the body from a wooded area near the river further north.   This case is not on NAMUS and is still listed as Unidentified in the Glastonbury Death Records.  If you have any information about who this person may be, contact this website at unsolvedct  @  hotmail.com.

Archived Hartford Courant Article about the case.  Glastonbury Vital Statistics were never changed to indicate that this person was ever identified.

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Some Answers in Connecticut’s Worst Man Made Tragedy?

hartfordcircusfireThe July 6th, 1944 Hartford Ringling Brothers Circus Fire remains the worst tragedy to ever hit the State of Connecticut.  A total of 168 people succumbed to the fire and another 682 were injured.  Many bodies were burned beyond recognition and several remain unidentified.  Now, comes word that two of the five remaining unidentified remains are set to be exhumed to be properly identified.  The fire is believed to have been a case of Arson and dramatically changed Fire Code laws in the United States.

https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-circus-fire-exhumation-20190405-aozz27askrc6rfrsmisb5pd5di-story.html

Are there more victims of a Dangerous Unknown Killer?

carmendelucaIt was Thursday, September 12, 1985, when a customer of the Gas & Save Station found employee, Carmen J. DeLuca, dead  inside a temporary office trailer located at 163 Bridge Street in East Windsor.  The 23 year old Agawam, Massachusetts resident  had been fatally shot in an apparent robbery and there were no witnesses to the cj deluca murder suspect sketchcrime.Three hours later, a clerk of an AM/PM convenience store in Orange, Connecticut, was shot by a black male during a robbery. A bullet recovered from the injured clerk was matched ballistically to the bullet that killed Carmen DeLuca.  The clerk in the Orange shooting had complied with the robber’s demands but was still shot by the unknown suspect. A description of the killer in the Orange robbery was established.  He was a black male between 5’8″ tall to 6’0″ tall. He was skinny and around 18-25 years of age. The injured clerk in the Orange robbery also stated that the suspect was a passenger in a silver four-door Cadillac Brougham.  The killer had headed south from the East Windsor murder.  There is a possibility that the car could have been from Georgia.  But the killers could have been anywhere, even Connecticut.  Both robberies were near main roads, in the case of Deluca’s murder, it was only feet away from Interstate 91.  

Anyone with information about the homicide of Carmen J. DeLuca should call the East Windsor Police Detective Division at 860-292-8240.  

 

Hiking Trail Mystery: Who was the man named Ben Bilemy?

floridahiker2018It’s a mystery that Collier County Sheriffs in Florida have been trying to find out for more than half a year.  On July 23rd, 2018, a deceased hiker was found in his yellow tent at  the Noble’s Campground in the Big Cypress National Preserve in the Everglades.  Law Enforcement believe the man had been dead for several days and do not suspect foul play.  He was described as a white male between the ages of 35 to 50 years old.  When found he was five foot eight and weighed 83 pounds. He had a salt and pepper beard with bluish gray eyes.  His teeth were in excellent shape and had been cared for.  At the time of his death, he had not been in good health.

floridahiker3After a composite sketch was posted of him online, people remembered meeting him while hiking.  He used the hiking names, “Denim” and Mostly Harmless”.  He also used the name Ben Bilemy as he signed into several hostels where he stayed along the Appalachian Trail and Florida Trail in Virginia, Georgia and Florida.  There were pictures taken of him as well as video, still no one knows his real name or where he was from.  There is some belief that he may have worked in the IT industry and had connections to Louisiana and New York State.

Here is a link to a potential timeline of his time on the various hiking trails.

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/fl-big-cypress-national-preserve-male-hiker-denim-and-mostly-harmless-23-july-2018.385078/page-13

Here is a link to a video of him on the trail.  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=245369582985667

If you know the identity of this man, please call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300.