It has been regarded as one of the worst terrorist attacks ever on United States soil. The truck bombing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, on Wednesday, April 19, 1995 at the Alfred Murrah Federal Building claimed the lives of 168 people and injuring many more. Right Wing Domestic Terrorists, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols would eventually be convicted of the horrendous crime. McVeigh would be executed just before the 9-11 terror attacks by Islamic Extremists from the Al Qaeda Terrorist network. Nichols was sentenced to life in prison and is a resident of the Florence Super Max Federal Prison.
Over the years, people have speculated that Nichols was the man pictured as the second John Doe (pictured right). But other media reports have speculated as to who he may be and mentioned names of possible accomplices to McVeigh. But there have been no arrests and John Doe #2’s identity is still unknown.
Twenty Four year old John Evers Robinson was a musician who played in the New Haven (Connecticut) Hardcore music scene. Known by his nickname “Rokked”, he was a bass player and a songwriter, he was responsible for writing most of the songs for his band, “Sold on Murder”
A 1990 article written by Howard Altman for the New Haven Advocate described him as a gifted student, good friend and strongly opinionated person that could win many arguments with points and wit. However, on March 14th of 1990, someone had more than an argument with Robinson as his body was found in an office space at 178 Temple Street in downtown New Haven. His body had been there for several days and his skull had been crushed by someone using a blunt instrument. Robinson had used the office as a rehearsal space but had been evicted in the weeks prior despite still having a key and using it without permission.
There are several theories as to why Robinson was killed. One suggests that we was slain because he had stolen a cymbal from a Neo-Nazi Skinhead band and it was some form of retaliation. Those allegations of theft were not believed to be true.
Others suggest that Robinson who may have been a pot dealer was looking to make a big score in a drug deal (with more hardcore drugs) and was robbed of the product.
Still others think he knew his killers because the office showed no signs of forced entry. It could have been an acquaintance or friend that took the Kansas Transplant’s life.
It is possible that more than one person killed Robinson in that he was six foot three inches tall , muscular and around 215 pounds. The murder weapon used in the crime was never located and a drum set in the space was missing when his remains were found.
At one point the state of Connecticut offered a $20,000 reward for information that would result in an arrest and conviction for those responsible for Robinson’s murder. IF you have any information, please contact the New Haven Police Department at (203) 946-6304.
In December of 2021, skeletal remains were found in the Connecticut town of Harwinton a hundred yards off a road in a wooded area near the Litchfield town line. At first, people suspected that the remains could be that of murdered housewife Jennifer Dulos of New Canaan, Connecticut. Her disappearance in May of 2019, attracted national attention and her husband Fotis Dulos was arrested for tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in her disappearance. Fotis would later commit suicide in January 2020, leaving a note claiming he had nothing to do with his wife’s disappearance.
Little has been provided to the public about the remains found in Harwinton but according to the Namus database, it appears to be that of a black curly haired female between the ages of 16 to 24 years of age. She may be caucasian or hispanic and may have been between the height of 4 feet 11 inches and 5 foot 5 inches.
As for now, her name remains a mystery. But it is the latest of murder victims to be found on or around the towns of Route 8 (north of Waterbury). The victims started with the 1986 murder of Kansas Transient Jack Franklin Andrews whose torso and arms were found a rest stop (now closed) on Route 8 that was at the time used as a meeting spot for gay/bisexual men to have sexual encounters. Andrews head, legs and other body parts were never found. He would be the first and last male victim as the rest would be women.
Karen “Brandy” Everett, 24, was found strangled on October 16, 1988. Months later, Mildred Alvarado, 30 years of age, who was found strangled on January. 1st, 1989. After a pause of a few years, 27 year old Evelyn Betancourt, was located shot to death on January 7th, 1993. The three women had struggled with drug addiction and prostituted themselves to get money. All three were found off of Valley Road in the Campville section of town.
A break would come in the murder of Betancourt through a jail house confession and a man was convicted of the murder but he is not a suspect in the murders of the other murders.
In the fall of 1994, the mutilated and nude remains of Olga Maria Cornieles-Ubiera, 32, was found off Route 262 in the town of Thomaston, which is around eight miles from the Valley Road area of prior killings. According to LAw Enforcement Cornieles-Ubiera was not involved in prostitution. Her case may or may not be related to the murders of Alavarado and Everett.
In 2006, the remains of 22 year old Jessica Muskus was found in November of 2006. She had gone missing in August of 2004. Police reported that she was involved in prostitution and had been attacked by an unknown hispanic male attack that was never solved. She had been found in an area off of Route 41 near Campville in Harwinton. She like the other murdered women were all from the city of Waterbury.
Now it looks like a possible serial killer has struck again.
UPDATE: 2-17-2021 The remains found in December of 2021 have been identified as 20 year old Brianna Beam.
Erik Hansen was a detective in the East Hartford, Connecticut Police Department. From car accidents, to suicides, to murders. He has seen more carnage than most people have. As a detective he was the lead investigator in the murder of Kyle Holden who was kidnapped outside an Exotic Dance club so he could withdraw money from his ATM Card. Good detective work with help from the Connecticut State Police’s Eric Daigle resulted in the convictions of two teenagers who are now serving lengthy sentences. He was alsothe lead investigator in the slaying of Diane Johnson in her apartment in which he and Ray Cheverier arrested Robert Godfrey for the crime. Godfrey was convicted and serving a lengthy sentence.
Retired for several years now, there is one case that really eats at Hansen, the unsolved homicide of a mother of four. He was given the case a few years after it had occurred and even though he has a good idea who committed the murder, he never could make an arrest.
It was during the late hours of June 21, 2000 or early morning hours of June 22, 2000 that 27 year old Sherryann Harris was a victim of a savage beating. While she was being murdered, her four young children were upstairs asleep in their home at 9 Wyllis Street. The bloody and naked body of Harris was found outside her home on the sidewalk by a passing neighbor.
There is a $30,000 dollar reward for any information that leads to the capture of her killer(s). East Hartford Police have some physical evidence that belongs to a person of interest in this case. Additional information is needed in order to obtain an arrest in this case. If you have any information about the murder of Sherryann Harris please call the East Hartford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (860)528-1496. You can also call the Crime Tip Line (860)289-9134. All callers can remain anonymous if they choose.
He’s a Reality TV Producer and Journalist. He was also scammed out of a $100,000 dollars by his “fake” best friend. Instead of being a helpless victim when authorities could not help him, he struck back against his perpetrator and put her behind bars. Along the way, he found more than forty victims this “Phony Heiress & Socialite” from the United States and in Europe.