Western Cases

Mother Goes Missing After Custody Battle

marywatsonMarie Ann Watson was involved in a heated custody battle for her two children with Mike and Dorothy Rogers when she disappeared from Emmett, Idaho on Nov. 27, 1977. Her vehicle was found at her workplace with her wallet, keys, cash, and uncashed paycheck in it. Her daughter reports remembering seeing her being dismembered by the Rogerses, and their eldest foster son at the time, Ramon Rogers (pictured), is on Death Row in San Quentin for the murder and dismemberment of 3 people. His victims were people that were known to him, htough it is possible that he killed more. He was seventeen years old, when Marie Watson disappeared. Marie Watson’s case is considered “missing, foul play presumed”.

The Rogers family had been accused of sexual abuse against several of their foster children. The family fled Idaho and were located in Arkansas. Mike Rogers was eventually convicted of rape against one of his adopted children and served time in prison.

Ramon Rogers, K-67902
Ramon Rogers, K-67902

Marie’s daughter Sandi is writing a book called Across State Lines about the time frame after her mother’s murder when the foster children were kidnapped and taken across the USA as the Rogers attempted to evade capture on the rape charge. The book weaves the tale of the Private Detective who pursued them in with the savage abuse of Sandi’s life with the Rogers. In it, Sandi details what she witnessed regarding her mother’s disappearance, as well.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to contact the Idaho State Patrol at 208.884.7200.

3 Dead Bodies and Questions about a Serial Killer Arise

tinaandersonIt was July 22, 1978 when 15 year old Patricia Campbell and 12 year old Tina Anderson at Alameda Park in Potacello, Idaho. That was the last time anyone saw any of the two girls alive again. Before she disappeared, a witness reported a a taller man wearing a blue hoodie, with a large ring with his arm around Patricia. The person of interest had his face largely hidden by the hoodie. But it is believed that he is in his twenties. Several years would pass when in October of 1981, two sets of human remains patrciacampbellwere found in a remote area miles northeast of the town of Malad, Idaho. Tina’s remains were identified and it was determined that she had been shot in the head with a small caliber gun. Patricia’s remains were eventually identified in 2007.

In October 1986,the unidentified remains of a teen-aged girl between the ages of 12 and 16 (could be older) were found in an area not far from where Campbell and Anderson were found years earlier. The unidentified female is believed to be caucasian but could also be part of some other additional racial lineage.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Oneida County Sheriffs Office at (208) 766-2251. You can remain anonymous.

Who Murdered Martial Arts Instructor?

sicolaAngelina Sicola, was a 2nd year college student at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs who was also a martial arts instructor with a black belt in Taekwondoe. On May 2, 2013, The beautiful 20 year old was found strangled in her off campus apartment which was at 3801 Half Turn Road near North Academy Boulevard and the Austin Bluffs Parkway. Angelina had only been living there for a few weeks. Because she was a black belt in the martial arts it is possible that her attacker could have received injuries such as bruising after the killing. The murder was only a handful that was not solved in Colorado Springs in 2013.

If you have any information about this murder, please call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000 or at Crimestoppers at (719) 634-STOP if you want to remain anonymous. The family is also raising money for a reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.

A Cold Blooded Killing Takes a Young Man’s Life

marcusharrisMarcus LeVar Harris was twenty four years old when he lost his life in an unsolved homicide on June 8th of 2001. The father of a young son and daughter was with a friend at the Hollywood Legends club which is located at 5255 W. 6th Ave in Lakewood, Colorado. At closing time, Harris was sitting on the hood of his car when he was approached by two to three unidentified black males. One of them pulled out a firearm and shot Harris dead at point blank range.
If you have any information on this murder please call the Lakewood Police Department at the Cold Case Hotline at 303-987-7474. You can also use email them at coldcase@lakewoodco.org

The murder occurred almost 15 years ago and the family still has not been able to get a proper headstone for Marcus.

Slaying of Woman in Newspaper Office Still Unsolved Decades Later

October 30th, 1976, a 19 year old employee was found slain to death in the circulation department of the Tri-City Herald Newspaper in Kennewick, Washington. Carole Tyler was found defensive wounds on her hands and had also been hit in the head before she was killed. She had been on the floor of the bathroom and was stabbed in the chest and back repeatedly. There was no signs of a break in or a robbery. Early on in the investigation, her ex-husband was looked at for the murder, however, the investigation is wide open. IF you have any information about this homicide please call the Kennewick Police Department at (509)585-4208.

Remains Found Reveals Murder

A Startling discovery took place when a body of a decomposed female was found by hunters in a shallow grave along Eagle Creek, north of New Bridge and Richland in Oregon, on April 4th of 1995. It appeared that the body had been there for around three months and died from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was identified was Kendra Dee Maurmann. She had previously lived with relatives in the town of Halfway for part of the previous year. If you have any information about this case please call the Baker County Sheriff’s Department in Oregon at 541-523-6415

Family Seeking Justice in Young Mother’s Murder

mahogonydavisQuestions remain as a family looks for answers and justice in the violent death of a 21 year old mother that lived in Fairbanks, Alaska. Mahogany Davis was a mother of three young sons including an infant. She was stabbed to death six times outside her Big Dipper apartment on May 11, 2002. Davis was last seen holding hands and walking toward the door with a black male with short hair around 6-feet-tall, and in his late 20s to mid 30s.
The City of Fairbanks Police Department announced a reward and is urging people with any information about this case to call 907-456-CLUE (2853).

Questions in Violent Death of Woman At Bookstore

sherryblackIt was November 30th, 2010, when 64 year old Sherry Black was found murdered inside her bookstore, B&W Billiards and Books, which is located on 3466 South 700 East in South Salt Lake, Utah. She had been stabbed to death. Black is the mother-in-law of Greg Miller who was the former CEO of the Utah Jazz Basketball Team in the National Basketball Association.
The crime scene did produce much evidence which consists of fingerprints and blood containing DNA. An Armani Exchange belt was found at the scene as well as the murder weapon (which police refuse to divulge). There is no prime suspect in this case though police think this person may have left the area after the murder.

Black’s Family is offering a $50,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of her killer. You can contact the police at 801-840-4000. For updates on this case please visit the website http://www.sherryblackinfo.com/

Murder of Author’s Daughter Still A Mystery

arquetteIt was July 16, 1989, when 18 year old Kaitlyn Arquette, 18 was shot twice in the head while driving her car east on Lomas Boulevard in the direction of where her parents’ lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was in a coma and died from her wounds not even 24 hours later. Albuquerque police stated that the shooting a “random drive-by” and according to others, refused to investigate other possible leads. The mother of the victim is famous author, Lois Duncan who wrote several books including “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Hotel for Dogs”.
The family believes that someone close to her may have killed because she knew about criminal activities. Her family set up a website about her unsolved murder at http://kaitarquette.arquettes.com/index.htm

 

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