Murder of Powerful Washington DC Staffer all but Forgotten

Political Staffer Raymond "Nels" Nelson murdered in Washington DC 1981Decades before conspiracy rumors swirled around the unsolved 2016 murder of Seth Rich who worked for the Democratic National Committee, there was another DC murder that entertained various theories and conspiracies.  The bizarre murder of Raymond “Nels” Nelson.

Claiborne Pell was a legend in Rhode Island politics. The former Senator grew up a child of privilege who didn’t like to flaunt his enormous wealth. When he was elected to his first term as a US Senator, he was viewed as a political outsider. Through the help Raymond  Nelson, who was a (former bureau chief of the Providence Journal and Evening Bulletin Newspaper) Pell won in an upset. Nelson, was a skilled strategist and campaigner who ended up being the administrative assistant for Pell when he was in Washington DC. He eventually joined the staff of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. In 1976, the married father of three made a controversial decision and came out as a gay man. It damaged him politically but he refused to hide his sexualityfrom the public anymore.

However, things would take a dark turn for the Political Insider when on June 1, 1981, the 59-year-old was found murdered at his apartment at 701 Quincy Street, NE in Washington DC. The former professional typist turned political staffer had been bludgeoned to death  with one of his own typewriters in his residence. For years there have been rumors about why he was murdered.  Various comments and blog posts on the internet speculate that heavy political pressure play a part as to why the case remains unsolved.

The unsolved murder is still under investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department. If you have information about this case please call the police at 202 727-9099 or contact them via email at unsolved.murder@dc.gov. Nelson left behind three children and friends and family that are still looking for answers.

For additional information about this case please visit http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/guest-post-in-loving-memory-raymond-nelson/

(Other Sources include the Providence Journal)

Who was this Abused Child Haunts and who Killed her?

 

opelika jane doe 2It was on the morning of January 28, 2012, when a skull and other skeletal remains were located at a trailer park on Hurst Street in the town of Opelika, Alabama,  It was later determined that the remains were believed to be those of a young black girl of African ancestry.  She was believed to be between 3 to 7 years of age. Police believe that this young child was likely physcically abused and malnourished.  They believe her death likely resulted from a homicide sometime between 2010 and 2012.

opelika jane doe 1Local authorities believe that they may actually have in their possession, pictures of what the child may have looked like before her death.  The child pictured was at an event from the Greater Peace Baptist Church Vacation Bible School located in Opelika.  The young girl pictured has never been identified and has blindness (defect) in one eye and a scar.   Not much is known about the child in the picture but that she was withdrawn and had a hard time interacting socially with other children there.

A $20,000 reward is available for information in giving this child her name back and locating the person(s) who abused and most likely killed her.  If you have any information about this horrible case, please contact the Opelika Police Department’s Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. You can remain anonymous.

 

(sources:https://www.wrbl.com/news/opelika-investigators-hope-sharper-images-turn-focus-on-baby-jane-doe-killer/)