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Hall of Shame Leads To Possible Serious and Deadly Results

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

When Investigative Reporters Fox News 2 Reporter Rob Wolchek shows up at your place of business or residence, you’re in trouble.  The 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.

One of them was Larry Jordan who owns an auto repair shop named Discount Auto Salvage.  The company and it’s owner had issues with shoddy repair work and not refunding money.  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 ransacked by the assailants and the case is still not solved.  Police believe that it was a targeted attack but not related 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. Rob Wolchek  featured him on his “Hall of Shame” episode  in 1999 which ended up getting Lupiloff prison time.  He 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 believe it 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 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

Brutal Murder of Family Over Fifty Years Ago a Horrible Mystery

briccafamilyIt was on September 27th, when neighbors in a quiet part of town discovered the bodies of 28 year old Jerry, 23 year old Linda, and four year old Debbie Bricca in their home on Greenway Avenue in the Woodhaven subdivision of Bridgetown, Ohio. All three had been brutally stabbed to death. It is believed that they had been slain two days before they were found. The two family dogs however, were left alive and the murder weapon never found. Police have theorized that is it possible that the killer may have been known to the victims. The family had only been in the Cincinatti area for three years and Jerry worked at a nearby Monsanto Plant. The Murders haunted the area for years and a suspect was identified but never arrested.
The case is still active and If you have any information, please contact the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at (513) 946-6400. It’s time for answers.

Father of Two Gunned Down on Way to Work

haltonWas it a random crime or a targeted killing? That is what the family of Stephen Halton Jr. want to know. It was between 4:30am to 4:50 am in the morning of January 11th, 2014 when the married father of two was waiting at the 15300 Lake Shore Avenue RTA stop in Cleveland, Ohio. The 30-year-old was an anesthesiology technician and was going to the Cleveland Clinic hospital via bus where he had been summoned to help in a liver transplant operation. He had been fatally shot once in the upper body.

To date the murder is unsolved and there is a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the conviction of the person(s) responsible for this senseless crime. If you have any knowledge about who did this crime please contact Crime Stoppers at at (216) 252.7463 or on the internet at http://www.25crime.com. You can remain anonymous.

Two Victims and a Shady Past

callahanmcdadeIt was March 18th, 1981, when 54 year old former New York construction executive William Callahan, 54, and Broadway chorus girl Wendy McDade, 29, were victims of execution style homicides in the Chiwaukee Prairie in Kenosha County. The two were shot multiple times. Prior to their murders, they had been staying at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Police do not believe the motive was robbery as there was a $5,000 watch and $1,500 in Canadian currency on Callahan’s body. Callahan was married but he was romantically involved with McDade.
Callahan himself was a former dancer and actor but eventually got into legal trouble when it was discovered he was embezzling millions of dollars from the Arc Electrical Construction company. The company was headed by his own father-in-law. At one time Law Enforcement looked at a New York City Lawyer and a convicted con artist who were investigated in a separate murder. To date, no one has been charged with the crime.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at 262-605-510. You can also call Crimestoppers at 800-807-TIPS (8477)

Murder of Teenage Girl Remains Unsolved


brittanyphillipssuspectBrittany was raped and murdered.  She was a student at Tulsa Community College at the time of her death.  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/

Murder Covered By Arson Still Unsolved in Death of Young Woman


It was on the early morning of June 17, 2008, when a killer entered the modular home Kelcey Fike at No. 58 R-Villa South Trailer Court in west Kearney, Nebraska. They attacked the twenty-one year old and murdered her. She died of a ligature strangulation and blunt force trauma to the torso and head and then the killer(s) set the house on fire. There was an unidentified vehicle seen leaving the trailer park before Fike’s body was found.
There was no sign of early entry and police theorize it is possible that she knew her killer. Police have looked at an attempted sexual assault as one of the possible motives in her death. Her boyfriend at the time was out of town and has been ruled out as a suspect.
A $30,000 reward is offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this murder.

If you have any information, please contact the Kearney Police Department at 308-237-2104, the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office at 308-236-8555 or Crimestoppers at 308-237-3424.

Runway or Something More Sinister?

Aundria Bowman missing 1989In 1992, the band Soul Asylum came out with their biggest hit, “Runaway Train.”

The easy going music matched up with lyrics that told the heartfelt stories of children needing to run away from trauma at home. A music video would come out with pictures of missing children.  Some were found, some remain missing to this day.  One in particular at 2:08 in shows a young black haired girl with a large smile but empty eyes.  She is Aundria Michelle Bowman who has been missing from her home in Hamilton Michigan.since March 11, 1989.  At the time she was last seen, she was 5’5; 115 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

Aundria Bowman missing 1989A facebook page dedicated to finding her alleges some disturbing details that point the finger at her adoptive father who has a criminal record including those of a sexual nature.  Days before she disappeared, she accused her father of sexually assaulting her.  Her biological mother is desperate to find her but fears that she succumbed to foul play.  To get more information visit here.

UPDATE:  On Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 police in Dennis Lee Bowman (Aundria’s adopted father) was arrested for the 1980 Virginia murder of 25 year old Kathleen Doyle in her Norfolk home.  For more information about this arrest please visit here.

UPDATE: May, 2020, human remains have been located and are believed to be that of Andrua Bowman in a shallow grave that that had allegedly been covered by cement in the 3200 block of 136th Avenue in Monterey Township.   The remains have been identified as Aundrias and Dennis Lee Bowman has been charged in her murder.  

Who Was Belle in the Well & Who Killed her?

BelleinthewellShe was found on April 22, 1981 at the bottom of a cistern/well in the Dobbstown area,  along Ohio 217 between Scottown and Willow Wood.  The area being a  few miles north of the towns of Proctorville and Chesapeake. in Ohio.   Since her body was found,  she has been labelled “The Belle in the Well.”  Law Enforcement determined that the injuries on her body made her a victim of  homicide and believe her body may have been in the well for six months to a year.  It is theorized that the unidentified female was between the ages of 30 to 60 years old.  She is believed to have been between the height of 5’2 and 5’4 and weighing in the 130 to 150 pounds range.  Her hair color and eye color are unknown but she is a white female.

Her body though found in Ohio is not far from Kentucky and West Virginia and she could be from there.  The victim did have 2 rubber bands were around left wrist and one around right wrist.  As far as clothing went, she wore a dark pullover sweater over her upper body, which was covered with a lightweight shirt. On top of the two prior pieces of clothing mentioned was a heavy red cable-knit sweater. She also wore gray slacks and on her right foot was an inner light-colored lightweight sock which was covered by a heavyweight red sock. Her left foot had only the inner light-colored lightweight sock on it, though the cuff of the red sock was still present.

belleinwellidentityUPDATE 7-29-2019  She has been identified as  Louise Virginia Peterson Flesher who was born on June 16, 1915, in Fairview, West Virginia.  Law Enforcement believe that she was in her late fifties to mid-sixties at the time of her murder. 

Police theorize that it is possible that she may have been a victim of a motorcycle club that used to operate in the area.  If you have any information as to who “Belle in the Well” is, you are urged to contact the Lawrence County Sheriffs Office at  (740) 532-3525

Nearly Three Decades Later A Brother Pursues Answers & Justice

This is a copy of a facebook post by Jason White whose brother Chad White was murdered and Chard’s fiancee Dixie Kinser was seriously wounded on May 21st 1993 in the town of Corning, Iowa. 

Hello everyone,
Murder of Chad White - May 1993 Corning, IowaAs many of you know. On this day 27 years ago my brother Chad William White was murdered in his home, and his fiancé Dixie Kinser was shot, but survived. I was graduating high school in 2 days, and Dixie was to have her bridal shower the next day. I showed up right after it happened. Dixie was still laying on the ground outside of their home. Many of my friends and family were coming to my graduation, but they ended up staying for a funeral. It was supposed to be a joyous occasion for my family, but its been a nightmare for us ever since. My father could not handle my brother’s murder, and killed himself a year later. Causing even more heartache for myself and my family.

No one was ever arrested or convicted of my brother’s murder. In a town so small where everyone knows everything about everybody, I truly cannot believe no one knows anything about this murder. It has haunted me for 27 years now, and what hurts me the most is that I cannot do anything to help my brother. Also, that no one is helping solve this case. There is no Cold Case department in Iowa. I’ve tried to get the case file, so I can maybe do my own investigation. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department and the DCI of Iowa have been less than helpful when it comes to solving Chad’s murder. I have been the only one for years who calls and checks on Chad’s murder investigation.

So, this year I’m asking all of you to give your voice for Chad. I’m leaving the cell phone numbers for Alan Johannes, the Adams County Sheriff and the DCI agent currently in charge of Chad’s case, Jared Kastner, at the end of this message. I would like each and everyone of you to repost my message, and call these people to voice your frustrations, like mine, about nothing being done about my brother, Chad William White’s murder on May 21st 1993.

Also, if you or someone you know knows anything about this case, or thinks they know anything about this case. I strongly encourage you to contact these two people or 1-800-Crime Stoppers. I’m really sad and frustrated being the only one that wants something done about Chad’s murder. Please help me. I don’t know what else I can do, but somebody needs to start doing something. This has hurt myself and my family for too long. Thank you, Jason White
Alan Johannes-712-621-6887
Jared Kastner-712-251-9212
This is for Chad. I love you, and I will never forget you, or what was done to you. You didn’t deserve to be murdered at 21 years old.

For more details about this case you can visit Iowa Cold Cases.

(Picture from Jason White)



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