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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 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.

Hit and Run Driver Gets Away With Murder and A Father Calls out the Killer…

 

jonathanstewarthitandrunJohn Stewart (pictured), was a 19 year old man, who was killed a car on Route 5 in the early morning hours of Nov. 17, 2002 in the town of Enfield, Connecticut. A passerby discovered his body around 6 a.m. that morning and Stewart would be transported to a nearby hospital where he would succumb to his injuries.  Police knew that the vehicle that hit Stewart was a was a red Jeep Cherokee.   There was a reward for information in the case but the statute of limitations of ten years had run out.

Thirteen years after Stewart’s death, Law Enforcement would get a confession from a man identified as Daniel Corsini.  The law was changed in 2012 to make no time expiration on motor vehicle incidents that involve any sort of fatalities, sadly this law can’t be applied retroactively.

Corsini was not the only one involved in this crime, his friend, Richard Kress, 42, helped Corsini to get rid of his vehicle that was involved in the accident.   Both men were never charged with any crime.

In a quote in the Enfield Patch, Stewart’s father had this to say,

“If you have never been in this situation, you don’t know this pain, but I can tell you that losing my son is tragic. But to lose him to an uncaring, self-centered, self-entitled coward who allowed me and my family to wake every morning to relive the fact that it wasn’t a dream; it’s torturous to one’s soul. Everyday thinking that John is gone, that John had suffered, that I couldn’t say good-bye, that I will never hear his voice again, that he will never have a chance to be a dad and know the blessing of the love a parent has for their children. That as his father, his parent, his ultimate protector and care giver, I could not save him.”

Corsini is one guy that you hope you never have to share the same road with.

https://patch.com/connecticut/enfield/ruling-says-no-prosecution-allowed-2002-fatal-hit-run-enfield-0

https://patch.com/connecticut/enfield/confession-outlines-scenario-fatal-hit-run-case-0

http://www.journalinquirer.com/page_one/man-admits-to-hitting-teen-in-leaving-scene/article_517298d0-aaaf-11e5-97d4-cb58fce46070.html

A Brutal Execution and Grisly Scene

dawnevansIt was a horrible crime scene in front of 169 Pavillion Avenue around 12:40 am in South Providence on June 14, 1989. Police got to the scene of a truck that was on fire. Inside in the passenger seat of the cabin was the horribly charred body of an adult female. According to early media reports, the truck had been abandoned for a year and the victim was found to have been shot in the head. One witness reported seeing a white car that drove away from the area at an intense rate of speed. The victims would be identified as 19 year old Dawn Evans who lived at Holly Court. She was the mother of a young son and was taking college courses at Community College of Rhode Island to be a nurse. She also worked at the Subway Sandwich Shop on Tiogue Avenue.

If you have any information about who killed Dawn Evans, please contact the Providence Police Department at (401)272-3121.

A Young Woman is Attacked and Slain, an unknown sadistic Killer remains on the Loose

brittanyphillipsmurder

brittanyphillipssuspectBrittany Phillips was brutally raped and murdered by a still unidentified assailant.  By the time she had been found, she had been deceased for several days at her residence  at the Union apartments where she lived alone in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She was a student at Tulsa Community College at the time of her death. Suspect in her murder is believed to be a white male of Northern  European Ancestry.  Could have blue or green eyes and have freckles according to DNA analysis.  For information about Brittany’s murder read this https://thechrysalischapters.com/2018/05/10/murder-of-the-girl-next-door/

Or visit this website http://www.brittanyphillipsmurder.net/