Many cases are solved everyday all over America, some are decades old. From vigilant citizens providing clues, to thorough investigators combing over exhaustive leads. Cops, attorneys, and even DWI lawyers from Houston to NYC to Los Angeles provide information that can help bring justice to some of these horrible unsolved cases. Here are a few solved cases from Connecticut and it’s surrounding states.
Murder of University of Colorado Student Still Unsolved After A Decade
The infamous murder in Boulder, Colorado of young Beauty Queen Pagent Winner Jon Benet
Ramsey captured the nations attention. The person(s) responsible for the brutal sexual
assault and murder of twenty three year old Susannah Chase still eludes Law Enforcement.
On December 21st of 1997, Chase left a restaurant at 1:50 am after a verbal fight with
her boyfriend. Right near her house she was attacked with a baseball bat at the corner of
18th and Spruce streets. Police then theorize the Connecticut born woman was dragged and forced into a vehicle.
She was then found a block away from where she was attacked. She died a day later. At first
Susannah's boyfriend was a suspect. But DNA analysis as well as an alibi have ruled him out.
It is possible that her murderer could have been a hispanic or native american male. If
you have any information about this case, you are asked to call the Boulder Police Department
at 303-441-4310. There are rewards form information leading to a conviction of her killer.
A Mother's Letter to The Murderer(s) of Her Son
Eva Kiss seeks justice for her son, Zoltan who was brutally gunned down on a city street in Bridgeport on September 28, 2001. Zolten Kiss had been shot 25 times while driving in his car. For more on this story Click Here.
Please help her in her quest for justice. December 20th, 2007, Orema Taft, 31, was sentenced to 45 years in prison on murder and conspiracy of murder. Also convicted was Miguel Zapata who is serving 60 years in prison for his role in the murder. Once again the Bridgeport Police have cracked a cold case.
A Cowardly Act of Murder
CAPTURED: 6-30-2011 Adam Zachs has been captured in Mexico after decades on the run. His father was found guilty of aiding and abetting a fugitive and served less than a year in jail. Zachs is now serving his prison sentence in Connecticut.
An Anonymous Phone Call, A Possible Witness to Murder?
It was in the town of Clinton, January 31, 1975 when some children playing behind a store made a gruesome discovery. Just along a path among some weeds was a plastic bag containing the body of a newborn blonde haired baby girl. It was determined that baby had been born sometime in Mid-December of 1974. It is believed the baby died of exposure and possibly suffocation. Because of the nature of the crime, it received national attention and a then 25,000 dollar reward for information. There are few leads in this case even though six years after the discovery of Baby X, police did receive an anonymous phone call from a woman who claimed she knew who abandoned the baby. The anonymous caller had said she would call back but never did. To this day no one knows what Baby X's name is or who abandoned her. Almost thirty years after her death flowers still routinely decorate her grave but by who? If you have any information about this case please call the Clinton Police Department at (860) 669-0451.
Who was Baby X?
3-28-2007 After thirty plus years, Law Enforcement has identified the mother of Baby X. Police believe that she was murdered by her. The States Attorney however, does not feel that there is enough evidence to bring the pair to trial. The Medical Examiner at the time determined the death a homicide but he passed away before the mother of Baby X was identified. The case is resolved yet technically suspended. A murder charge is still be possible.
Dinnertime Bandit Now Getting Meals in Prison
Greenwich Police and the FBI are looking for the whereabouts of Alan William Golder. Nicknamed the "Dinnertime Bandit", Golder is accused of robbing at least 16 residences in wealthy Greenwich and over 50 other burglaries in other states. Golder received the name the "Dinnertime Bandit" because of his knack of stealing valuable items in houses while the residents were home eating dinner. Golder is about fifty years old now and is known for keeping himself in great shape. He did serve prison time for murder even though it is believed he was not the triggerman in the homicide of a Long Island real estate developer in 1978. Golder is described as being 5'9, 150 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. At the age of 50, Golder's appearance most likely has changed. If you have seen Alan Golder, please contact former Greenwich Police Detective Cornell Abruzzini 203-869-0124 extension 151. For more information on this case please check out this website .
CAPTURED AND CONVICTED: Golder will not get out of prison until about 2022. However, never count the clever cat burglar out.
Fifty year Old Disappearance Resolved
In 1956, 26 year old David MacDonald of Hartford seemngly disappeared on his way to Massachusetts on a business trip. He had last been seen withdrawing 255 dollars from a bank near where he worked. The Korean War Veteran had a job at the Wadsworth Anthenium museum and left behind a pregnant wife. In January of 2008, the nephew of Macdonald was contacted by an individual who claimed that Dave Macdonald had recently died and that started a life under a different name in Seattle, Washington. Few details are available but fingerprints from Macdonald's military records matched the man's body. A bittersweet ending that leaves still many unanswered questions.
Two Brothers Murdered, One Unsolved. The Town of Greenwich is once again in the National Spotlight
Ironically, his murder was not the first in his family. Robert Kissel the brother of Andrew was murdered in Hong Kong in 2003. His wife, Nancy Kissel poisoned him with a milk shake that was laced with drugs and then bludgeoned him to death. She is now convicted and serving a life sentence in prison. To this date, Greenwich Police have not named any suspects in the murder of Andrew Kissel.
UPDATE: There have been two arrests in the murder of Andrew Kissel; Twenty-one year-old Leonard Trujillo of Worcester, Mass and his cousin forty-seven year old Carlos Trujillo of Bridgeport. Carlos Trujillo was the former driver of Andrew Kissell. In 2011 Carlos Trujillo plead under the Alford Doctrine to the attempted murder of Kissel. He received a sentence of 20 years in prison, twenty suspended after six years. Leonard Trujillo plead guilty to manslaughter and conspiracy to commit murder charges. He is serving a 20 year sentence behind bars.
Notorious Gangster Still On The Run
Perhaps no gangster or mobster is as famous in Massachusetts history as James "Whitey" Bulger. Bulger who grew up in South Boston was the leader of the feared Winter Hill Gang. A survivor of prison stints in Alcatrazz and various gang wars. He is wanted for his involvement in nineteen murders as well as extortion, money laundering and drug dealing. Bulger was not only an intimidating crimeboss but it soon came to light that he and other members of his organization were FBI informants. They disclosed damaging information about the rival Patriarca Crime family that had a heavy presence in Boston. Born September 3, 1929, Bulger is now in his late seventies and rumored to be in Europe with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig. Bulger has been wanted by Law Enforcement since 1995. The US Government is offering a one million dollar reward for his capture. If you have seen James "Whitey" Bulger contact the nearest FBI Office or US Embassy. Or call 1-800-CRIMETV.
CAUGHT and CONVICTED: On June 22, 2011, the Boston Gangster was arrested in Santa Monica, California. In August 2013, he was convicted for several murders, extortion, money laundering, and drug dealing. The 83 year old Bulger will now spend the rest of his years in prison.
|UPDATE 10-11-2012, she has been identified as Jon-Niece Jones of Harlem, New York City. Likisha Jones her Aunt), James Jones (Uncle), and Godfrey Gibson (husband of Likisha Jones) all of New York City have been charged with hindering apprehension, tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice. The girls mother is believed to have murdered her but she died months later. More details to come in this case.|
Suicide of Man Puzzles Investigators
On September 13, 2009 the body of an unidentified man was found deceased in a wooded area in Windham, Maine. The man is estimated to have been there for at least two weeks. He may have weighed around 200 pounds. The Medical Examiners stated that he may have stood around six feet tall. His age is estimated to be between the ages of 18 to 30 years. The deceased had strawberry blond/red hair that was short and straight as well as a scruffy goatee type beard. The Examiners also noticed that the deceased had a large amount of hair in the pubic region which could also be a clue in identifying who he is. Eye color could not be determined because of the extensive decomposition.
There were several items found on the victim which could provide clues to his identity. Silver framed, bottom rimless glasses. A Navy Blue Boston Red Sox baseball Hat with Red letter "B" . Black Dewalt Size 13 Work Boots. A Woven leather belt used as ligature that had a brass colored buckle. Navy blue heavy twill short waisted jacket with quilting, size XL. Wrangler Jeans A light colored T-shirt size XL (no brand) Classic boxers Haines, knit, XL
If you know who this deceased individual is please contact the Medical Examiner at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 2012, the individual has been identified as 29 year old Kevin O'Brien from Westchester, Pennsylvania. As far back as 2011, an internet sleuth had suggested that O'Brien could have been the unknown man. Few details are available about O'Brien but he has been identified through DNA testing as the Cumberland suicide victim.
Who killed this Hartford Teenager?
If you have any information as to who may have killed Mayra Cruz please contact the Hartford Police Department at 860-543-8720.UPDATE: March 6, 2014. Pedro Miranda has been convicted of the murders Mayra Cruz and Carmen Lopez and is serving a sentence that will keep in prison for the rest of his pathetic life. He is also the prime suspect in the disappearance/murder of Rosa Valentin in 1986.
Will Reward Bring Justice for Family of Murdered Woman
UPDATE: March 5, 2015. Matthew Pugh was convicted for her 2006 murder. He had been her ex-boyfriend and had threatened her on numerous occasions. He will most likely die in prison which is where he belongs.
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Connecticut Cold Cases Page 1 Several Girls and young women go missing, is there a connection? A housewife goes missing, did her husband pay to have her disappear?
Connecticut Cold Cases Page 2 A Hartford Teen Goes missing after he went riding his motorbike on some dirt trails. A Young girl sexually assaulted and brutally murdered.
Connecticut Cold Cases Page 2 Several Mob Murders have never been solved...
Missing Persons A ten year old Bridgeport girl vanishes before going to her school. A teenage girl leaves her house in the middle of the night never to be seen again or has she?
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Unidentified Persons A tshirt found on an unidentified woman has a clue that points to Connecticut. A gruesome discovery in the town of Milford.
Rhode Island Cold Cases A suicide over forty years ago changed recently to a homicide. A phone caller taunts the mother of a missing woman.
Rhode Island Cold Cases Page 2 An exotic dancer plans to leave the industry and is slain. A jog in the park and a homicide.
Massachusett's Cold Cases The murder of an unidentified woman still haunts Cape Cod thirty years later. A man is stabbed to death on a city street in front of his young son.
Massachusett's Cold Cases Page 2 A brutal murder of a young European Au Pair murder still resonates through Boston. A woman is brutally slain, is her murder connected to her co-workers?
Massachusett's Cold Cases Page 3 A Criminal Justice Major executed for selling drugs?
Vermont's Cold Cases A college student disappears before she is to take a final exam. Has the identity of a notorious serial killer been found?
New Hampshire's Cold Cases A College student vanishes after a car accident. A shocking discovery found off a dirt road.
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New York Cold Cases Is Long Island being terrorized by several serial killers? Who is the young woman found murdered 30 years ago near the Canadian border?
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New Jersey's Cold Cases Who is Bayonne Jane Doe? Two teenagers are murdered after leaving for a trip to a nearby mall.
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Unsolved Hit and Run Cases A 30 year old hit and run death with a most unlikely suspect.
Maine's Cold Cases Thirty year old cold case of murdered hitchhiker still unsolved.
Texas Cold Cases The brother of a famous football player is still missing more than a decade later.
California Cold Cases The forgotten victims of the Altamont Speedway Concert.
National and International Cold Cases A young mother in East St. Louis is brutally murdered and a man slain remains unidentified.
Possible Serial Killings An area near a stretch of highway has a grisly history.
Cold Cases Solved The Dinnertime Bandit is finally captured. A Fugitive for 20 years is caught.