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Reward Offered in New Haven Slaying

Terrance Lamarr DriffinTerrance Driffin was only 23 years old when his life was stolen from him. He had been on his way to visit his girlfriend when he was gunned down at 365 Shelton Avenue on May 5, 2007. His murder was the first of 11 that year in the city. Law Enforcement has run into problems with his case because people have not come forward with vital information. Driffin’s uncle is Ron Smith, the City Clerk of New Haven. Sadly this is not the first time, Smith has lost a family member to violence. He had a nephew and sister also die from gun violence. Someone knows what happened to Driffin and there is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for his murder.

If you have any information about the murder of Terrance Driffin please call the New Haven Police Department at (203) 946-6304 or (866) 888-TIPS. All calls can be confidential.

Did the Double Homicide of Two People Lead to the Disappearance of Another?

tarkingtonGladys Punch and Warren Tarkington, both in their seventies, who were shot to death in St. Lawrence Cemetery off of Derby Street in West Haven . The brazen murder happened on September 5th of 1994 during the daytime as the two were visiting the grave of Glady’s husband. Punch who was a retired nurse, would visit her late husband’s gravesite several times a week. Her brother Warren, was a former merchant seaman had come in from New York City to visit her for her upcoming birthday. The two were then accosted in what police believe was an attempted robbery. They were both shot dead with a firearm. They are now buried in the same cemetery where they were murdered. There were two young men seen near the cemetery at the time of the double homicide. If you have any information about this case please call 1-866-623-8058.

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Police also believe that the disappearance of 20 year old Jerry Dolphin from New Haven could be related to the unsolved double killings. Dolphin may have seen or had information as to who was responsible for the murders. He has been missing since the mid October of 1994 and police believe he is a victim of foul play. There is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrests and conviction of those person(s) responsible for the disappearance/murder of Dolphin. If you have information about the disappearance of Jerry Dolphin please call the New Haven Police Department tips line at 1-866-888-TIPS

No Arrests in Murder of Mother of Two

annemariecaroAnne Marie Caro had just turned 37 years old when a relative found her murdered in her home on Stafford Avenue in Mansfield. It was August 28th of 2005, and the former middle school teacher and mother of two school aged boys was last known to have returned from her job at a Home Depot in Manchester. The police have not named any suspects and it was determined that she had been strangled. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the state police at 860-886-6603. There is a fifty thousand dollar reward leading to information that will assist in the arrest and conviction of her murderer(s). All correspondence can remain confidential.

Highway Murder of Woman Still Unsolved

liriano19 year old Jackie Liriano was a mother of a two year old child when she was last seen at the Southington Connecticut Rest Area at Interstate 84 east on the evening of July 11, 1985. She arrived at the rest stop in a brown car with two other black females. Liriano was found on Interstate 84 in Tolland days later on July 14, 1985. She was a victim of murder. She was described as being 5’6 tall and 110 pounds. She had short curly black hair and brown eyes. Her clothing was described as two-tone designer jeans, a white camisole, a black nylon jacket, black shoes, a black pocketbook and white beaded earrings. There is a reward authorized for information leading to the arrest and conviction of her killer(s). Please contact the Connecticut State Police at (860) 886-6603 or at (860) 685-8190, 24 hours a day.

Murder in Greenwich

margoliesGreenwich is well known as one of the richest towns in the entire country. While the Martha Moxley murder has garnered national headlines because of the convicted murderer’s connection to the Kennedy family, there is a murder of a teenaged boy that has gone unsolved. In August 31st. 1984, Matthew Margolies was last seen heading towards the woods to go fishing. His family reported he was missing and five days later his body was found in a makeshift grave under a pile of leaves. He died of multiple stab wounds. A knife was found nearby, but his fishing rod was gone. His body had been found under some leaves with dirt shoved down his throat. There is a $50,000 REWARD for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the 1984 murder of 13-year-old Matthew Margolies which occured in the Glenville section of Greenwich, CT. If you have information contact the Greenwich Police at 203-622-8000 or on the web at:

Police Looking for Clues into Man’s Untimely Death

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 26 2002, 35 year old Rigoberto Arevalo was found unconscious on the lawn of home on Forest Street in Torrington. He had suffered a serious head injury. The man also known as Willie was a five foot six and 140 pounds Hispanic male. He was last seen in the Torrington Commons at 211 High Street on October 25th. At the time of his death he was wearing dark clothes and wearing a blue baseball cap with a red brim bearing the name “Personal Touch Car Wash”. It is believed that there was a group of young people in the vicinity of 41 Forest Street that may have some information regarding this unusual death. Police still have not labeled this case a homicide and believe that it is possible that the victim could have fallen and hit his head. Crimestoppers of Northwest Connecticut is offering a monetary reward for any information that will assist police in this case. If you have any information regarding the death of Rigoberto Arevalo please contact the Torrington Police Department at 489-2008.

Possible Suspect Still Elusive in Waterbury Slaying

Early March 2002, 66 year old John Buttery was found strangled to death in his apartment on Schraffts Drive. Pieces of Jewelry, money and his car were missing. Incidentally his black 1987 Nissan was found on Scott Road a day before he was dicovered dead. Some of his own jewelery had also been recovered. Police suspect that Buttery may have known his attacker. It is possible that his assailant may have been a male prostitute and police have a composite sketch of a possible suspect that was 5 foot 11, with dark curly hair with and a tattoo between his thumb and index finger. If you have any information regarding this case please call the Waterbury Police Department at (203) 574-6941.

No Answers In Bizarre Traffic Death Just North of Connecticut

November 9th 1998 at 8am, 16 year old Ashley Turniak was found dead on the breakdown lane of I-91 south in Longmeadow, Massachusetts just 1½ mile from the Connecticut border. The well liked teenager from Agawam had been seen in her high school parking lot before her first class started at 7:25 that morning. Less than an hour later, witnesses reported that she went feet-first from the passenger window of a car heading south towards Connecticut. Her backpack was found on Woodlawn Avenue in Enfield, Connecticut not far from a highway exit. At the time of her death witnesses reported that she was in a tan or light brown mid-size vehicle, possibly a late 80s model Ford Tempo or a vehicle similar to that. After Turniak’s fall, the car was seen leaving I-91 at Exit 49 in Connecticut. More than five years later many questions persist, was she pushed or did she fall? Who was the driver? A still grieving family and Massachusetts State Police want to know. If you have any information about this case please call (413) 747-4809.

40 Years Later Gruesome Discovery Only Answers Half of the Question

The week before Thanksgiving in 1966, a young Stratford boy gave his mother the shock of her life. He was throwing an a large orb like object in the air as he entered his house. The mother was shocked when she realized that the object was actually a human skull! Police were led to the site where the boy found the skull behind the Town Fair Bowling Lanes on Stratford Avenue. Beneath an old mattress were the remains of 16 year old Anne Marie Voytek who had been reported missing on June 17, months earlier. The High School sophomore had been stabbed 23 times. According to sources, she had last been seen at a friend’s house on Artic Avenue in Bridgeport and was supposed to be on her way home the next day. In an even more bizarre twist the father of the friend of Voytek, was killed in a hit and run crash. Voytek’s friend has since died as well. If you have any information about this case please contact the Stratford Police Detective Bureau at 203-385-4120. As usual all calls will be confidential.

Who Killed an Eighteen year old Woman and her Six Month Old Son?

stamfordvictimsDuring the month of September in 1996, Eighteen year old Rhonda Johnson and her six month old son Coran were brutally gunned down. The two had been shot multiple times as their car was parked on Grenhart Road between Victory and Diaz streets which is located near Exit 6 off of Interstate 95 in Stamford. This case is not without suspects and a person of interest is currently incarcerated for a different crime. There is a fifty thousand dollar reward available for information leading to the conviction of the person(s) responsible for these homicides. If you have information about this case please call the Stamford Detective Bureau at 203-977-4417. (Photo taken from http://www.thejusticejournal.com)

Three Cold Case Homicides Still Haunt Middletown

berryLisa Berry had much to forward to. The 18 year old graduate from Middletown High School was on scholarship to the prestigious Amherst College in Massachusetts. Around 5:30 pm on the evening of July 21, 1985, the 18 year old went for an evening run at Braeburn Lane.
The former high school cross country runner and honors student never made it home.  More than a week later, her body was found on August 1st on Westlake Drive in Percolation hole. At the time, of her disappearance, construction was going on along the road on various condominium projects. Her death was ruled a homicide.

middletownvictimsA few years later in 1989, Middletown Police would be seeking answers in another cold case involving a double murder in 1989. Sixty-eight year old store clerk Marjorie Signorelli and Philip Johnson were both found murdered at the the Russell Package Store (now Sal’s Package Store) on East Main Street. Police believe that Johnson had walked in on a robbery in progress. Both were shot to death and the murders remain unsolved. If you have any information about these cases please call the Toll free Tip Line at 866-623-8058 or at 860-548-0606.

Brutal Killing of Nauagatuck Women Still Unsolved

cuadradoOn February 18, 2005, fifty year old Sandra Ramos Cuadrado was found murdered in her apartment on 70 Olive Street in the town of Naugatuck. She had suffered knife wounds to her neck and head. The mother of three and grandmother of one, lived alone with her pet dog. It is believed that the dog was also attacked due to an injury to its rib cage. Sandra Ramos Cuadrado was originally from New York City but moved to Naugatuck ten years prior. If you have any information about this case you should call the Naugatuck Police at (203) 729-5221.

 

Senseless Killing and a Young Man’s Dreams Are Dead

ormsbyDaniel Ornsby had his whole life ahead of him, unfortunately  on the early morning of October 6th 1990, an armed robbery changed that.  The 21 year old Meriden man was working at the Dominoes Pizza on East Main Street and Dexter Avenue in the same city.  Two men entered the establishment and held up Ornsby.  There were not just satisifed with taking the money, one of them took a handgun and shot him once in the abdomen which would prove to be a fatal wound.

Ornsby’s death has at times had a substantial reward for information that will lead to an arrest and conviction of the two men responsible for his slaying.  If you know anything about this case, please contact the Meriden Police Department at 203-630-6201.

 

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