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March 8, 2023, 8:33 PM

Mom of missing postal worker Kierra Coles wants FBI's help: 'I'm never gonna stop looking'

Family is pushing for answers in the unsolved disappearance of postal worker Kierra Coles, who has been missing since 2018.
March 8, 2023, 8:33 PM
Mom of missing postal worker wants FBI's help: 'I'm never gonna stop looking'
March 6, 2023, 7:53 PM

Woman found shot dead in 1978, known for decades as 'Granby Girl,' is finally identified

A young woman whose remains were found in the woods in Granby, Massachusetts, in 1978 and known for decades only as "Granby Girl" has finally been identified.
March 6, 2023, 7:53 PM
'Granby Girl,' who was found shot dead in 1978, is finally ID'd
March 3, 2023, 9:41 PM

Woman reported missing 31 years ago found in Puerto Rico

A Pennsylvania woman who went missing more than 30 years ago in a case that stumped authorities who later declared her legally dead has been found living in a nursing home in Puerto Rico
March 3, 2023, 9:41 PM
Woman reported missing 31 years ago found in Puerto Rico
March 2, 2023, 2:07 PM

Mom continues search for daughter who went missing 25 years ago

Suzanne Lyall, 19, vanished on March 2, 1998, after exiting a bus near her college campus in Albany, New York.
March 2, 2023, 2:07 PM
Mom continues search for daughter who went missing 25 years ago
February 28, 2023, 5:23 PM

Sweet potato helps solve Massachusetts cold case murder after 12 years

Twelve years after a shooting death on Cape Cod, the alleged killer was caught thanks to a root vegetable used in the commission of the crime, according to prosecutors.
February 28, 2023, 5:23 PM
Cold case murder solved after 12 years thanks to a sweet potato
February 28, 2023, 12:07 AM

Sweet potato helps solve cold case murder

Devarus Hampton, 40, was arrested Friday in Massachusetts and was arraigned Monday -- exactly 12 years after the crime.
February 28, 2023, 12:07 AM
Sweet potato helps solve cold case murder
February 27, 2023, 5:05 PM

Arrest made in 21-year-old cold case murder of pregnant teen soldier

Amanda Gonzales was excited to be a mother and had a reputation of defending others.
February 27, 2023, 5:05 PM
Arrest made in 21-year-old cold case murder of pregnant teen soldier
February 26, 2023, 2:43 PM

Former soldier charged with killing pregnant army private 2 decades ago

Authorities said they've found the killer of a four-months pregnant private found dead in her barracks over 20 years ago.
February 26, 2023, 2:43 PM
Former soldier charged with killing pregnant army private 2 decades ago
1 month ago

Cigarette butt solves cold-case murder of teacher

Police in Vermont say DNA evidence from a discarded cigarette helped solve a 1971 murder. ABC News’ Lionel Moise has the details.
1 month ago
Cigarette butt solves cold-case murder of teacher
1 month ago

Discarded cigarette butt, DNA tests solve 52-year-old murder

Officials say a discarded cigarette found near the body of a 24-year-old Vermont school teacher nearly 52 years ago helped lead investigators to an upstairs neighbor who they say strangled her in her apartment
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2 men arrested in 1975 slaying of Indiana girl, 17

State police say two Indiana men have been charged with murder nearly a half-century after a 17-year-old girl was found dead in a river
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Investigators search for clues in case of murdered parents of 'Baby Holly'

Police are continuing to search for clues in the case of the murdered parents of the child known as "Baby Holly."
2 months ago
Investigators search for clues in case of murdered parents of 'Baby Holly'
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Florida execution set for man in woman's 1990 slaying

A Florida man is scheduled to be executed for killing a woman after escaping from prison in 1990
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3 months ago

Mother arrested in mysterious 2018 case of newborn found dead off Florida coast: Police

"Baby June" was found dead, floating in the ocean off the coast of Florida, on June 1, 2018. Authorities said they have arrested the newborn's mother for her murder.
3 months ago
Mother arrested in case of newborn found dead in ocean: Police
3 months ago

Fugitive in 1991 stabbing caught on shrimp farm in Guatemala

Massachusetts State Police say a man wanted in connection with a 1991 stabbing death during a fight has been found, working on a shrimp farm  in Guatemala
3 months ago
Fugitive in 1991 stabbing caught on shrimp farm
3 months ago

Police identify body of 4-year-old in Philadelphia’s oldest unsolved murder case

After 65 years, Philadelphia police have identified the body of Joseph Zarelli, who was 4 years old when he was beaten and stuffed into a cardboard box.
3 months ago
Police identify body of 4-year-old in Philadelphia’s oldest unsolved murder case
3 months ago

'Boy in the box': Victim finally ID'd in Philadelphia's oldest unsolved homicide case

A little boy killed more than 60 years ago has finally been identified.
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Boy killed in the '50s is finally ID'd
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‘Boy in the box’ finally identified after more than 60 years

Joseph Augustus Zerilli was found dead in a box in 1957, police said.
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‘Boy in the box’ finally identified after more than 60 years
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Boy killed in the '50s is finally ID'd

The little boy's body was found in a box in February 1957.
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Boy killed in the '50s is finally ID'd
4 months ago

'Torso Killer' pleads guilty to murdering 5 women in the 1960s, 1970s

A convicted murderer, known as the "Torso Killer," pleaded guilty to murdering a dance teacher in 1968 and admitted to killing four other women in the early 1970s.
4 months ago
Convicted serial killer pleads guilty to murdering 5 women in 1960s, 1970s
4 months ago

20-year-old New York woman's cold case homicide solved 42 years later

DNA advances helped investigators solve the 42-year-old cold case of Eve Wilkowitz, who was killed in New York in 1980.
4 months ago
DNA identifies killer of 20-year-old woman who died 42 years ago
4 months ago

Forensic genealogy leads to arrest in 1987 sex assault case

Police in Rhode Island say DNA evidence and the use of forensic genealogy has led to an arrest in a 35-year-old sexual assault case
4 months ago
Forensic genealogy leads to arrest in 1987 sex assault case
5 months ago

Authorities seeking info on husband of 'Lady of the Dunes'

Authorities in Massachusetts, who earlier this week said they had finally identified the “Lady of the Dunes,” a woman whose mutilated body was found on Cape Cod in 1974, are now looking for information about a man she may have married
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ABC News Live: Arrest made in 2017 Indiana cold case killings

Plus, Democrats and Republicans make their final pitches to voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections and the Supreme Court hears two cases that could upend affirmative action in higher education.
5 months ago
ABC News Live: Arrest made in 2017 Indiana cold case killings
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Arizona death row inmate seeks forensic tests in 1980 deaths

A judge is mulling an Arizona death row prisoner’s request to have fingerprint and DNA tests conducted on evidence from the two 1980 killings for which he’s scheduled to be executed next month
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Raymond Moody pleads guilty to killing missing teen Brittanee Drexel, sentenced to life in prison

Moody confessed in May to killing the 17-year-old and led law enforcement to her remains. He had been a person of interest in the killing for over 10 years.
5 months ago
Man sentenced to life for kidnapping, murdering teen on spring break
6 months ago

Genealogy technology identifies killer of Michigan woman missing for 33 years

Investigators in Georgia have used genealogy technology to determine the killer of a Michigan woman who vanished more than 33 years ago.
6 months ago
DNA identifies killer of woman missing for 33 years
7 months ago

Suspect indicted in 1986 murder

John Carey, 63, is accused of strangling Claire Gravel, 20, to death in Beverly, Massachusetts.
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Suspect indicted in 1986 murder
7 months ago

Suspect indicted in 36-year-old Massachusetts cold case murder of college student: DA

The body of 20-year-old Claire Gravel was discovered in the woods on June 30, 1986, in Beverly, Massachusetts.
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Suspect charged 36 years after college student found strangled to death
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Traffic stop leads to cold case arrest

A Wisconsin man is expected back in court after a recent traffic stop allegedly tied him to a decades-old double murder. ABC News' Rhiannon Ally has the details.
7 months ago
Traffic stop leads to cold case arrest
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YouTubers, Adventures with Purpose, help crack a missing persons case

ABC News' Bob Woodruff follows cold case solving duo Adventures with Purpose as they dive deep to help families find their missing loved ones.
7 months ago
YouTubers, Adventures with Purpose, help crack a missing persons case
7 months ago

Suspect arrested in 1982 California cold case murder of teenage girl

Karen Stitt, 15, was attacked on her way home and stabbed 59 times to death after being sexually assaulted, prosecutors said.
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Suspect arrested in 1982 California cold case murder of teenage girl
7 months ago

Suspect arrested in 40-year-old murder of California teen after DNA search: Prosecutors

Forty years after a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Northern California, DNA has led to the arrest of her suspected killer, prosecutors said.
7 months ago
40 years after teen's murder in California, DNA testing finds a suspect
8 months ago

Suspect identified in cold murder cases of 2 California women

More than 30 years after two Orange County women were killed, the police have found the suspect using DNA evidence.
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Suspect identified in cold murder cases of 2 California women
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Suspect arrested in 1975 murder after genetic genealogist turns to new approach

A suspect has been arrested in a 19-year-old woman's 1975 murder after a genetic genealogist turned to a brand new investigative approach.
8 months ago
New investigative approach leads to arrest in 1975 cold case murder
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Skeleton found with cowboy boots identified as man who disappeared decades ago

A skeleton found with a pair of cowboy boots three years ago has now been identified as a British man who has been missing for over two decades.
8 months ago
Skeleton found with cowboy boots identified as man who disappeared decades ago
9 months ago

Genetic genealogy identifies suspect in 1990 murder of 17-year-old girl

A suspect has been identified in the 1990 cold case murder of a Seattle teenager through the investigative tool of genetic genealogy.
9 months ago
Suspect ID'd in 1990 murder of 17-year-old girl
10 months ago

Answers sought after 3 girl scouts killed in 1977

“Keeper of the Ashes” revisits the investigation into the rape and murders of three girls in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, over 45 years ago.
10 months ago
Answers sought after 3 girl scouts killed in 1977
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Mother of teen who went missing on spring break 13 years ago speaks out

Investigators in South Carolina have made a significant break in the case of Brittanee Drexel, a teen who disappeared in 2009 while vacationing for spring break.
10 months ago
Mother of teen who went missing on spring break 13 years ago speaks out
1 year ago

Suspect arrested in 11-year-old girl's 1988 murder

The 11-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Massachusetts more than 30 years ago.
1 year ago
Suspect arrested in 11-year-old girl's 1988 murder
1 year ago

In 1988, an 11-year-old was stabbed to death. Now a suspect is in custody

More than 30 years after an 11-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Massachusetts, a suspect has been arrested for her murder.
1 year ago
In 1988, an 11-year-old was stabbed to death. Now a suspect is in custody
1 year ago

YouTubers, Adventures with Purpose, help crack a missing persons case

ABC News' Bob Woodruff follows cold case solving duo Adventures with Purpose as they dive deep to help families find their missing loved ones.
1 year ago
YouTubers, Adventures with Purpose, help crack a missing persons case
1 year ago

I-65 killer identified

Police have named a man who died in 2013 as the serial killer responsible for the deaths of three women in the late 1980s.
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I-65 killer identified
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Police identify ‘I-65 killer’ with DNA evidence

Harry Edward Greenwell, who died in 2013, was linked to several murders through DNA evidence that was a 99.99% match to his own.
1 year ago
Police identify ‘I-65 killer’ with DNA evidence
1 year ago

'I-65 killer' who murdered 3 women in 1980s identified with DNA evidence

Police have named a man who died in 2013 as the serial killer responsible for the deaths of three women in the late 1980s.
1 year ago
'I-65 killer' who murdered 3 women in 1980s identified with DNA
1 year ago

Cold case killing solved

Police say new DNA evidence has helped them identify the killer of a woman murdered 42 years ago. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii reports.
1 year ago
Cold case killing solved
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Cold case homicide solved 42 years later

Suffolk County police announced that the alleged killer of Eve Wilkowitz, 20, who died in 1980 in Bay Shore, New York, was identified as Herbert Rice, a man who died of cancer in 1991.
1 year ago
Cold case homicide solved 42 years later
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42-year-old New York homicide case solved

Eve Wilkowitz, 20, was kidnapped and killed leaving a train station in New York in 1980.
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42-year-old New York homicide case solved
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Missing girl known as 'Little Miss Nobody' identified after more than 60 years

Authorities used DNA technology to identify the previously unknown girl as Sharon Lee Gallegos, whose remains were found in the desert in Arizona in 1960.
1 year ago
Missing girl known as 'Little Miss Nobody' identified after more than 60 years
1 year ago

Police crack 57-year cold case murder

The case involved a 9-year-old girl in Pennsylvania who was snatched and killed while walking to school.
1 year ago
Police crack 57-year cold case murder