Military Veteran Survives Serving Overseas only to lose life in his Neighborhood

jamesleejacobsJames Lee Jacobs grew up in the rough street in Dorchester, Massachusetts,  yet he managed to graduate high school in Marblehead and go on to serve in the military. He would attain the rank of Sergeant and would go off to war in Iraq. Despite suffering from the trauma of war, he was working full time and going to college to be an electrical engineer. On March 30th 2007, Jacobs was outside of his Range Rover on McLellan Street in Dorchester (Boston). He was waiting for a tow service because the tires on his car had been slashed. While he waited, a person in the neighborhood said that Jacob had 3 men approach him. An argument started and Jacobs was shot 18 times in the back. He was brutally murdered, just a few miles from where he grew up.
James Lee Jacobs served his country by fighting an enemy overseas. He was killed by enemies from his own country. If you have any information about this crime, please call the Boston Police Department at (617) 343-4330.

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California Hit and Run Still Unsolved More than Two Decades Later…

tonyvaleraIt was on October 27, 1996, when then thirty-nine year old Tony Valera was riding his bicycle at night and his life was robbed from him by a hit and run driver. The popular kick-boxing instructor had been riding on darkened portion of Alessandro Boulevard in Moreno Valley. He had been heading east on Alessandro Boulevard close to the dirt extension of Morrison Street which is a half a mile from his home. Around 7:30pm a large, white four-door sedan hit him from behind. To this date, the driver who killed Tony has never been identified. Following his death, roadblocks were set up in hopes of getting information but nothing panned out. His siblings are still very much dedicated to getting answers as well as justice for their deceased brother.

His death took a heavy emotional toll on his parents.

If you have any information about the death of Tony Valera, please contact the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-486-6700. You can remain anonymous.

College Football Player Killed, Still No Answers or Justice

Bryan Pata was considered a likable teammate at the University of Miami in Florida. An excellent player who was a defensive lineman, he wore the number 95 while he majored in Criminology. On November 7th, 2006, the nearly six foot four and nearly 300 hundred pound football star was shot to death in the parking lot of the gated community in the suburban Kendall, which was less than five miles from campus . The 22 year old had left football practice just minutes before, witnesses reported that when he arrived he had an argument with a man and was shot several times. Pata’s girlfriend who lived with him was inside the apartment when Pata was shot, ran out and called 911.

There were theories as to who killed him. One involved members of another football team Florida International University who had a prior brawl with University of Miami Hurricane Football players. Other rumors pointed to jealous people from the poor inner city area of Miami where Pata had grown up due to a flashy lifestyle. In the end, a prime suspect was identified and arrested in another state on gun charges. That individual has been looked at in other homicides and had a relative that knew Bryan Pata very well. 

The case remains cold though and if you have information about the murder of Bryan Pata, call Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or you can call Law Enforcement at 305-471-TIPS.

 

 

Horrific Murder of Young Girl Remains Cold….

Nine year old Shirley Jane Rose was a young girl living her childhood. On the early evening of October 17th, 1975, she was abducted by someone just a block from her home in Springfield. A witness reported seeing a 1969-1970 blue Chevrolet car follow the elementary school girl. A search would ensue but would prove fruitless in finding her alive.

Several months later on December 13th, her remains were discovered unearthed from a grave by animals near McDaniel Lake. There were persons of interest in the case but never any arrests. Her parents passed away without seeing justice, now her siblings want answers and justice.

If you have any information about this horrible crime, please contact the Springfield Police Department (Missouri) at 417-864-1780.

For additional information about this case please visit the website http://justiceforshirleyjanerose.com

You can also hear more about this case on the podcast

https://thetollpodcast.com/

Who wanted a churchgoing, hardworking Mother Dead?

By all accounts, Daisy Taylor was a likeable person. She was a 56 year old mother who worked two jobs and attended church every Sunday. However, on November 2nd 2012, her body was in a ditch near Grammon Road near the town of Marion, Arkansas by a Crittenden County road crew member around 11am. Police theorize that Daisy was killed right there and had succumbed to three gunshots including one to the head from a 9mm handgun.

A Home Healthcare worker, she had been on her way to work to pick up a check and had spoken to a relative an hour before she was found dead. Her 2012 Chevy Impala was found about an hour and a half after body was located. The car had been found in South Memphis on Mason Street.  Due to the fire, all physical evidence in the car was destroyed. Police believe that her killer or killers may have driven a white sedan vehicle.

If you have any information about this case please call Law Enforcement at 870-702-2000.

Suspect’s car in Daisy Taylor Murder

Was this mother killed by someone that was supposed to protect her?

April Joann Terry was murdered on February 27th of 1990 at her residence at 62-64 Taylor Street in Providence. The 32 year old was stabbed to death in her 2nd floor apartment while her four year old daughter watched TV in another room. She was found naked with several stab wounds to her chest and neck at 5:30pm that day. There was no sign of a break in and it is possible that she may have known who her attacker was. Before she was murdered, a boyfriend of hers, violently beat her and was arrested. He was allegedly released the morning she was killed.

According to a family member of April, the boyfriend was not named a suspect in her homicide. Her family thinks otherwise.

It was a bad year for homicides in Providence as the number was more than two dozen that year. If you have any information about this case please the Providence Police Department at 401-243-6360.

1977 High School Yearbook Photo of April Joann Terry

Did Appearing on Television Cause a Man to Lose his Life?

Or did his past come back to kill him……

When Investigative Reporters Fox News 2 Reporter Rob Wolchek shows up at your place of business or residence, you’re in trouble.  Not since 60 Minute’s Mike Wallace has a reporter made so many scam artists, crooks, and thieves run from a television camera. The Detroit, Michigan area reporter has made a career out of exposing crooked business people, corrupt politicians and people behaving badly.   He features these wrongdoers on an episode called, “The Hall of Shame.”  The show had led to some people being convicted for their crimes and even being deported from the country.  But for two “Hall of Shame” recipients they would be victims of unsolved crimes.

Rob Wolchek is coming for the bad guys
Fox News 2 Detroit Reporter Rob Wolchek and the Hall of Shame

One of them was a man named Larry Jordan who owns an auto repair shop named Discount Auto Salvage.  The company had numerous complaints about shoddy repair work and not refunding money to customers as promised.  Jordan was jumped and seriously hurt by three masked individuals at his home early Wednesday morning on Shelby Creek Drive, in Shelby Township, Michigan on April 10, 2013.  His house was then ransacked by the assailants and the case is still not solved.  Police believe that it was a targeted attack but not due to him being on the show.

Episode of Larry Jordan on the Hall of Shame:  Hall of Shame Episode

Link to article of attack – https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/attackers-tie-up-beat-shelby-township-man-at-home_20151204042346878

Murder suspect in Scam Artist homicide in Royal Oak, Michigan
Murder suspect in Scam Artist homicide in Royal Oak, Michigan

The second case involved a man named Gary Lupiloff who was a known scam artist.  He was an attorney who lost his license for cheating clients out of money. Rob Wolchek  featured this guy on his “Hall of Shame” episode  in 1999 which ended up getting Lupiloff prison time.  The former attorney would soon get out of prison, change his name and start a new business.  On the afternoon of July 13, 2010, someone killed Lupiloff with a rifle shot to the heart when he was outside his house on the phone in the 2700 block of Ardmore in the town of Royal Oak, Michigan.  Police strongly believe that this was a professional hit and there is a composite sketch of what the suspect looked like when it happened.   The suspect is described as being  a white male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall driving a black crossover vehicle or maybe a bicycle.

Law Enforcement does have a person of interest in this murder, a business partner of Lupiloff who had a $500,000 life insurance policy.  The individual in question has denied any responsibility for the murder.  If you have any information about this case please contact the Royal Oak police number is (248) 246-3500.

To learn more about this case click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nBFXhaer7c

Was it a Robbery Gone Bad? Or Something more Sinister?

It was an early Saturday morning on January 21st, 1984  when nineteen year old Vernon Lomba Jr. was found dead in a snowbank by the side of the road on Elmwood Avenue in Cranston.  He was last seen by his mother on Friday and was headed to a bar named the “Sunburst Lounge” which was located on Elmwood Avenue. At first, Cranston police thought he was a victim of a hit and run incident from a motor vehicle due to a metal antennae from a vehicle found nearby.  However, an autopsy though would reveal the true manner and cause of death , Lomba had been brutally beaten to death. He expired from a blood clot due to being struck on the head and jaw. Police also took note that when he left his mother’s apartment he had over three hundred dollars in his wallet.  When his body was found, most of that money was missing.

Cranston Police  theorize that Lomba may have been a victim of a robbery. It is possible that someone noticed he had some substantial money at the bar and ambushed him outside as he walked home alone.  Lomba’s sisters and family are not sure if robbery is the motive for their brother’s murder though. They think it was a personal confrontation. The Sunburst Lounge is long gone and has been replaced with a bowling alley. For Vernon Lomba’s family, nothing can replace him. Someone knows a dark secret about what happened. Please call the Cranston Police Department if you have any information about this murder.  They can be reached at (401) 477-5000.  

ARREST in 30 Year Old Case Murder of 10 Year Old Christine Cole

Arrest made in Murder of Christine Cole

DNA testing on blood found on the clothing of Christine Cole has been successfully matched against that of 59 year old Joao Monteiro of Central Falls, Rhode Island. Cole had disappeared from a grocery store in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on January 4th, 1988 and her body was found 54 days later on a beach by Narragansett Bay in the city of Warwick. http://www.997wpro.com/2019/07/18/pawtucket-police-make-arrest-in-1988-death-of-10-year-old-girl/

Who Were the Accomplices of a Real Life Doctor Evil

In May of 2007 a couple in West Hartford were during renovations in the basement of their home when they came upon a startling discovery. After peeling open a part of the wall they found a compartment that contained over 100 rolls of film and fifty thousand slides. The images were of child pornography. Police knew that a prior owner of the house, Doctor George Reardon had several accusations of child molestation leveled against him a decade ago. He was stripped of his right to practice medicine but charges were never filed because the statute of limitations had expired. What amazed Police was that there are an estimated count of several hundred victims (male and female) from the nineteen fifties to the early nineties. Reardon died in 1998. Below are three pictures of adult men that were seen in photos and slides of George Reardon. They are disturbing so caution.  The men are all believed to be filmed during the nineteen seventies while having sex with children. The men were believed to be in their thirties when these heinous acts occurred. It is not known if Reardon knew these men or just had these photos in his possession. If you know of anyone that was victimized by George Reardon or know these men, please contact the West Hartford Police department at 860-523-5203.

Reardon molested and sexually abused hundreds of male and female children in New York State and Connecticut from the nineteen fifties to the early nineties.

Reardon lived in West Hartford but it is believed that he may not have been the only pedophile preying on neighborhood children. He had a friend that was a Catholic Priest and spent much time with him.  Police have never identified this individual but it is possible that it could be retired Priest Cornelius T. Otero. Otero, is a former New York City Priest who is now deceased. He was convicted of child pornagraphy and has had several claims of child sexual abuse filed against him.  From 1988 to 1995, he worked at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut where he most likely knew and came into contact with Reardon. This article from the New York Post details the claims filed against Otero by one of his victims.  https://nypost.com/2018/08/25/alleged-abuse-victim-rejects-200k-payout-from-church-demands-justice/

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Since 1999 there have been lawsuits filed against two former administrators )in the West Hartford Public School system for sexual assault and misconduct. The claims all took place in the 1970s though they could have started with other victims in the 1950s. Both administrators have long since retired from the School System. If you or anyone else was a victim of sexual misconduct from someone in the West Hartford School system please contact the website administrator at unsolvedct@hotmail.com We can put in you in contact with the appropriate people.