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4 months ago

Racially motivated cold case murder solved after 34 years

Deborah Roberts’ report, “In the Cold Dark Night,” airs on “20/20” tonight on ABC and takes a look at the death of Timothy Coggins, who was murdered in 1983.
4 months ago
Racially motivated cold case murder solved after 34 years
5 months ago

Former Georgia sheriff's deputy recalls the last time he saw Tim Coggins

“I had no way of knowing that I dropped that boy off to his death,” said former Spalding County sheriff deputy Jesse Gates in discussing the night in 1983 when Coggins was last seen.
5 months ago
Former Georgia sheriff's deputy recalls the last time he saw Tim Coggins
5 months ago

Timothy Coggins’ brother and niece remember the impact of his death

Coggins was found brutally murdered in 1983 in Georgia. In a new interview with ABC News' Deborah Roberts, his loved ones said his death took a toll on their family.
5 months ago
Timothy Coggins’ brother and niece remember the impact of his death
5 months ago

Inside the search for new evidence in the Tim Coggins cold case

Prosecutor Marie G. Broder went through great lengths to find new physical evidence in the 34-year-old cold case, and even searched a well on Frankie Gebhardt’s property.
5 months ago
Inside the search for new evidence in the Tim Coggins cold case
5 months ago

Former sheriff's deputy returns to the spot where Tim Coggins' body was found

“I knew he at some point at time he had come to the point where he realized, ‘They’re not only trying to hurt me; they’re going to kill me.’ And that’s exactly what they did,” said Oscar Jordan.
5 months ago
Former sheriff's deputy returns to the spot where Tim Coggins' body was found
7 months ago

Search warrant issued in 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart

A new search warrant was issued Wednesday morning at the Los Angeles County home of Paul Flores, person of interest in the cold case disappearance of Kristin Smart.
7 months ago
Search warrant issued in 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart
10 months ago

DNA links dead criminal to a 1996 South Carolina cold case

A cold-case slaying in South Carolina has been closed, as police believe the killer died in a Louisiana jail more than a decade ago
10 months ago
10 months ago

DNA twice clears man for brutal 1991 homicide as prosecutors search for victim's family

Prosecutors hope that the 58-year-old victim's next of kin comes forward.
10 months ago
DNA twice clears man for brutal 1991 homicide
10 months ago

Man charged in college student's 1996 cold case murder

On Aug. 22, 1996, 22-year-old college student, Debbie Dorian, was found dead in her Fresno County, California, apartment with her hands and feet bound with duct tape.
10 months ago
Man charged in college student's 1996 cold case murder
1 year ago

Alabama police make new arrest in woman's 1990 murder; husband cleared

Investigators described the new suspect as a former friend of the couple.
1 year ago
New arrest made in woman's 1990 murder; husband cleared
1 year ago

Georgia Jane Doe murder victim identified by DNA almost 40 years after killing

A Jane Doe murder victim who has remained nameless since her body was discovered in a Georgia cornfield on Halloween 1981, has finally been identified almost 40 years lat
1 year ago
Jane Doe murder victim identified by DNA almost 40 years after killing
1 year ago

Suspect arrested in 1987 cold case killing of 22-year-old woman

Karla Jane Delcour was found dead in June 1987. On Dec. 23, Kirby King, 64, was arrested for second-degree murder.
1 year ago
Suspect arrested in 1987 cold case killing of 22-year-old woman
1 year ago

Arrest made in 38-year-old cold case

Decades after a single mom was found sexually assaulted and murdered in her Florida home, genetic genealogy has led police to arrest her son's former football coach for the crime.
1 year ago
Arrest made in 38-year-old cold case
1 year ago

Son's former football coach arrested for mom's 1981 murder

Linda Patterson Slaten was found strangled to death in her home in September 1981.
1 year ago
Son's football coach arrested for mom's 1981 murder
1 year ago

Suspect in 1982 double murder identified through DNA

Through DNA and genetic genealogy, police were able to identify the suspected killer, who died 20 years ago.
1 year ago
Suspect in 1982 double murder identified through DNA
1 year ago

Man arrested in intern's 1980 cold case rape, murder thanks to DNA match

An arrest has been made decades after Helene Pruszynski, 21, was stabbed to death in Douglas County, Colorado.
1 year ago
Man arrested in intern's rape, murder from 1980
1 year ago

Remains of teen murdered in 1976 identified as missing 14-year-old by California investigators

California police have positively identified the remains of a teen who was found murdered 43 years ago as a 14-year-old missing girl.
1 year ago
Remains of teen murdered in 1976 identified as 14-year-old missing girl
1 year ago

Suspect in 1993 child killing pleads not guilty

A man accused of killing a 9-year-old Missouri girl in 1993 pleaded not guilty.
1 year ago
1 year ago

DNA on Baskin-Robbins spoon links man to sex assaults from 22 years ago: Prosecutors

The suspect is facing charges in attacks from May 1997 and September 1997.
1 year ago
DNA on Baskin-Robbins spoon links man to sex assaults from 22 years ago: Prosecutors
1 year ago

Arizona man, 73, arrested in 1979 cold case murder of California woman

Charles Gary Sullivan was charged Friday with open murder of 21-year-old Julia Woodward
1 year ago
Man arrested in 40-year-old cold case murder of California woman
1 year ago

Husband arrested for murder 37 years after wife was killed with ax

Police arrested James Krauseneck for the 1982 murder of Cathleen Krauseneck in Rochester, New York.
1 year ago
Husband arrested for murder 37 years after wife was killed with ax
1 year ago

Family of woman missing since 2006 refocuses search after new tip

Orange County police searched Fischer Lake in West Orange County, but did not find anything.
1 year ago
Family of woman missing since 2006 refocuses search after new tip
1 year ago

Woman arrested for 1996 murder of baby girl found dead in trash bag in reservoir: Authorities

Her death was ruled asphyxia/suffocation by homicide, authorities said.
1 year ago
Woman arrested for 1996 murder of baby girl found dead in reservoir
1 year ago

Tip leads to arrest in 15-year-old cold case, police say

North Carolina police announced an arrest in a 15-year-old cold case on Thursday, shortly after discovering human remains buried at a home in Spring Hope.
1 year ago
Tip leads to arrest in 15-year-old cold case: Police
1 year ago

Man arrested in 1993 cold case rape after identified by DNA

It was just after 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 4, 1993, when a 22-year-old woman walking near the University of Delaware in Newark was attacked and sexually assaulted.
1 year ago
Man arrested in 1993 cold case rape after identified by DNA
1 year ago

DNA identifies suspect in 1972 cold case

Terri Lynn Hollis went for a bike ride on Thanksgiving Day 1972 and never came home.
1 year ago
DNA identifies suspect in 1972 cold case
1 year ago

Family seeks more answers to London teen's death in Malaysia

The family of a 15-year-old London teen who was found dead nine days after she disappeared from a Malaysian forest resort has claimed her body
1 year ago
1 year ago

Family seeks killer as girl's remains found after 30 years

The family of a 12-year-old Colorado girl who vanished after a holiday concert three decades ago is focused on finding her killer now that her remains have been found
1 year ago
1 year ago

Documentary produced by Florida sheriff's office generates new lead for 1984 cold case of missing 8-year-old girl

A documentary produced by a Florida sheriff's office has generated leads for a 35-year-old cold case in the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl who vanished in 1984.
1 year ago
Documentary produced by sheriff's office generates lead for cold case of missing girl
1 year ago

Documentary on 1984 cold case generates new lead

The documentary about the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl was produced by a Florida sheriff's office.
1 year ago
Documentary on 1984 cold case generates new lead
1 year ago

Unidentified woman found dead in 1986 is exhumed to test her DNA: 'Has the family been looking for her?'

The unidentified woman was found dead along a rural road on January 25, 1986.
1 year ago
Unidentified woman nicknamed 'Miss Molly' is exhumed after decades
1 year ago

Police arrest suspect in decades-old cold case murder of 10-year-old girl after obtaining DNA sample

The Pawtucket Police Department have announced the arrest of a suspect in the murder of 10-year-old Christine Cole.
1 year ago
Police arrest suspect in decades-old cold case murder after obtaining DNA sample
1 year ago
Former federal prisons worker arrested in sex attacks using genetic genealogy: Police
1 year ago

Man murdered in 1960s identified through genetic genealogy: 'All these years and people still care,' sister says

Roger Kelso was killed in about 1963. His body was found in 1985.
1 year ago
'People still care': Man murdered in 1960s ID'd through genetic genealogy
1 year ago

Man arrested for 1986 murder of 11-year-old girl

On September 23, 1986, 11-year-old Kathleen Flynn left school in Norwalk to walk home using a path that goes through the woods, Norwalk police said. But she never made it home.
1 year ago
Man arrested for 1986 murder of 11-year-old girl
1 year ago

Man arrested for 1986 murder of 11-year-old girl who was strangled while walking home from school

Kathleen Flynn was sexually assaulted and strangled on September 23, 1986.
1 year ago
Man arrested for 1986 cold case murder of 11-year-old girl
1 year ago

Suspect identified in 1993 cold case sexual assault, murder of 9-year-old girl

A former member of the Air Force has been linked by DNA to the murder of Angie Housman, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
1 year ago
Suspect identified in 1993 cold case sexual assault, murder of 9-year-old girl
2 years ago

How a DNA database's new policy is changing police access and could hinder solving cold cases

GEDmatch's new "opt-in" policy went into effect on Sunday.
2 years ago
How a DNA database change could make it harder for police to solve cold cases
2 years ago

Suspected serial rapist arrested in 2nd cold case murder nearly 45 years later

John Arthur Getreu, 74, was already in custody when the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office charged him with the 1974 murder of 21-year-old Janet Taylor.
2 years ago
Suspected serial rapist arrested in 2nd cold case murder nearly 45 years later
2 years ago

Fiancee of commercial pilot charged in Kentucky triple homicide says he's '100 percent innocent'

Christian Martin was indicted in the slayings of his neighbors in Kentucky.
2 years ago
Fiancee of commercial pilot charged in triple murder says he's '100 percent innocent'
2 years ago

52 years after a 20-year-old woman was found dead at Seattle Center, DNA leads police to her killer

Tests performed by the DNA and genealogy service GEDmatch help identify who killed Seattle resident Susan Galvin in 1967.
2 years ago
52 years after a murder that shocked Seattle, DNA leads police to woman’s killer
2 years ago

Police charge man with wife's murder 33 years after her death

John Norton was charged in the 1985 death of his wife, Karen Norton.
2 years ago
Police charge man with wife's murder 33 years after her death
2 years ago

Indiana State University cold case solved nearly 50 years after woman's murder, police say

Indiana State University student Pamela Milam was found bound and gagged in her vehicle in 1972.
2 years ago
Cold case solved nearly 50 years after woman's murder, police say
2 years ago

Authorities arrest suspect in 1972 cold case of woman murdered with baby in arms in North Carolina

Investigators in North Carolina have solved a 1972 cold case murder of a woman who was left dead with her baby still in her arms by re-testing a rape kit.
2 years ago
Authorities arrest suspect in 1972 cold case of woman murdered with baby in arms
2 years ago

Texas authorities identify 2 victims in decades-old 'Killing Fields' murders using genetic genealogy

Investigators used genetic genealogy to identify the bodies found in 1986 and 1991.
2 years ago
Authorities identify 2 victims in decades-old 'Killing Fields' murders
2 years ago

2 young women murdered, found in oil field in 1986, 1991 now identified: Police

For decades, the young women have only been known as Jane Doe and Janet Doe.
2 years ago
2 young women murdered, found in oil field in 1986, 1991 now ID'd
2 years ago

How DNA on coffee cup led to arrest in 1972 rape, murder of woman: Officials

Jody Loomis, 20, was shot in the head on August 23, 1972.
2 years ago
How DNA on coffee cup led to arrest in 1972 rape and murder
2 years ago

How DNA on coffee cup led to arrest in 1972 rape, murder of woman: Officials

A 77-year-old Washington state man was arrested Wednesday decades after he allegedly killed a 20-year-old woman, and police say he was nabbed through the novel technique of genetic genealogy.
2 years ago
How DNA on coffee cup led to arrest in 1972 rape, murder of woman: Officials
2 years ago

New York City man Ernest Broadnax arrested in 1973 Virginia Beach double-murder: Police

The women, both 19, were on vacation when they were killed in June 1973.
2 years ago
Man arrested in 1973 murder of 2 young women who were slain on vacation
2 years ago

Suspect in decades-old murder, rape cold cases in Maryland identified through DNA: Police

Suspect Kenneth Earl Day died in 2017 in West Virginia, at the age of 52.
2 years ago
Suspect in decades-old murder, rape cold cases ID'd through DNA: Police