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UPDATE: 4-26-2016. Kentucky State Police Officer murder case added.
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Brutal Murders in Town Mall Remain Unsolved

It was December 13, 2007 when security guards at the Town Center mall in Boca Raton, Florida. found the bodies of 47 year old Nancy Bochicchio and her seven year old daughter Joey, They were bound and shot to death at point blank range in Nancy's black Chrysler Aspen. It is believed that the horrendous crime was committed the day before in the late afternoon or evening of Wednesday.

Only months earlier, another unsolved murder took place months before in the same location.

Randi Gorenberg, a 52 year old mother of tow who was also killed by an unidentified attacker at the Town Center mall on March 23, 2007.

Police believe that the same suspect may have been responsible for an August 7, 2007 carjacking in which a gunman attacked held a 30-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son hostage in the same parking garage where the Bochicchios were murdered. the gunman made the woman withdraw a large sum of money from a nearby bank and made them drive back to the parking garage. They were left physically unharmed but bounded in their car.

An unusual item about the two carjackings is that they involved a woman and child in the same mall parking garage. In both cases police say the victims were bound and attacked at their black SUV's. A composite sketch of the carjacker in the August 7 attack was released to the public and police believe that he may be responsible for the Bochicchio murders. The suspect in the composite drawing is said to be either a white or Hispanic male, between the ages of 18 and 25. He may be between 5'10" and 6' tall, with a medium build and may have had a ponytail. Police are also open to the possibility that the murders of Gorenberg and Bochicchio may unrelated to the suspect in the sketch.

If you have any information about this case about these cases, please call the Boca Raton Police Department at 561-338-1320 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-8477.

Looking for Suspects in Assassination of Police Officer

It was a pre-planned murder. It is believed someone set up and planned the execution of a Bardstown, Kentucky State Police Officer in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 25, 2013. Jason Ellis had gotten out of his vehicle on exit ramp 34 just off the Bluegrass Parkway shortly before 2:50 when someone from a nearby hilltop fired several shots at him from a shotgun. Ellis didn't have a chance. Police believe Ellis left his vehicle to clean up some debris that was left in the road in an effort to kill him. Years later, there are still no clues and Police in the area are still concerned that the killer may strike again. Ellis left behind a wife, children and his K-9 partner. Bardstown is regarded as a nice town with minor crime and this case has impacted the town emotionally.

There is a reward in this case and it could amount to over $200,000. If you have any information about this case please contact authorities by Kentucky State Police Elizabethtown Post at (270) 766-5078 or call them toll-free at their Tip Line at (800) 222-5555. You can also email them at EllisCaseETips@ky.gov.

Slaying of Police Officer Unsolved Three Decades Later

Alfred Johnson had been an police officer with the city of Atlanta for six years. To help make ends meet, he worked as a security guard at the Big Buy Food Store on Flat Shoals Avenue. On February 16, 1980 he tried to stop two armed and masked men from committing an armed robbery. While he struggled with one of the robbers he sustained a gunshot wound to his torso. When he fell to the ground the other robber shot him as well. Johnson would die from his wounds and the robbers made off with money and food stamps. The robbers were never caught nor identified. Officer Johnson had served prior in the Vietnam War as a US Marine. HE left behind two young daughters and a wife.

The store he was murdered at is now closed. The location is south of Metropolitan Avenue in Atlanta. There is a $35,000 reward for information that will lead to an arrest in this case.

If you have any information about this case please call the Atlanta Detective Bureau at 404) 546-4236. Your call can be confidential.

Is Double Murder at Shenandoah National Park a Hate Crime?

Shenandoah National Park in Virginia is known for it's beauty and millions of people have enjoyed it's forests, trails and mountains. However, on June 1, 1996, the peacefulness that is Shenandoah experienced pure horror as two women were found victims of a brutal double homicide. Twenty-four year old Julianne Williams and her girlfriend twenty-six year old Lollie Winans had their wrists bound and their throats slit. Winans dog, Taj was left untouched and found near the crime scene. The area where the killing took place was very close to where the Appalachian Trail goes through. The two victims were lesbian lovers who kept a low profile in regards to their sexuality. Law Enforcement believes that the two may have been specifically targeted because of that. A man was eventually arrested for the double murders but was released and not considered a suspect anymore. Members of the public and family members of other unsolved crimes in the area continue to look at another person as being responsible.

There have been around a dozen murders along the entirety of the Appalachian Trail. Most have been solved but this case and two others remain unsolved.

Atlanta Child Killings Still Divides Country By Racial Lines

Fear and panic gripped the city of Atlanta from 1979 to 1981, when dozens of young black children the vast majority of them being male were disappearing and being found murdered. With each dead child being found, racial tensions arose as rumors of a possible Ku Klux Klan connection to these murders. It wasn’t until the arrest of Wayne Williams that a face was put onto a sinister serial killer who was snatching the lives of innocent children. Williams was eventually convicted and is serving two life sentences for the murders of two men, 22 year old Jimmy Ray Payne and 27 year old Nathaniel Cater.

Law Enforcement stated they believed that Williams was responsible for the Atlanta Child Killings and despite having only two convictions closed the other cases. Much of the public in particular in the African-American community felt that there was a cover up and that a white supremacist may have committed the murders. The problem with this theory is that the black community would have taken notice a white male following black children. Nearly 30 years later, DNA tests on some of the victims could not exonerate Williams. If anything they made it more likely that he may have been responsible for at least ten of the homicides.

Does evidence point to Wayne Williams being the Atlanta Child Killer? Yes… and No…. Williams is most likely responsible for more than half of the homicides, he most likely didn’t do all of them. Police had at least 23 murders that were unsolved. There were also some murders of children that occurred before and after the murderous rampage of the Atlanta Child Killer. Many of the victims died from different manners of death; strangulation, shooting, stabbing, bludgeoning. There is a likely possibility that some of the children were killed by a small ring of pedophiles The murder of twelve year old Clifford Jones causes some issues with the Atlanta Child Killings. His body was found August 21st , 1980 by a dumpster at the Hollywood Plaza Shopping Center on Hollywood Road. Some believe that the manager of a Laundromat and another man killed the teenage boy. To read more about this. Visit this site (Caution: Post Mortem Photos)

It may turn out that the Ku Klux Klan may not have been involved but instead a ring of pedophiles. Both black and white in color. Was Wayne Williams part of this ring?????

For more information about this case visit the Tru Crime Site

Who Took the life of this Father to Be??

That is the question that has been plaguing the fiance of 38 year old Johnny Young Jr. It was at 11:30 am on April 6th of 2012 that law enforcement arrived at the home Young lived in at 107 Hope Drive in Summerville, South Carolina. He was found deceased from three gunshot wounds on kitchen floor. The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this homicide and if you have any information, are urged to contact them at 843-832-0010. You can remain anonymous. Crime stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. Months after Young's death, his son was born and without his father.

Slaying of Book Store Owner/Activist Has various Conspiracies Theories

The Internationalist Bookstore was and still is a fixture in the college town of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Currently located on West Franklin, it used to be at Rosemary Street and was owned by Bob Sheldon who had opened and owned the store since 1981. He was very liberal in his beliefs and was an activist. He was shot to death as he closed his for the evening he was shot to death in his store on February 21st 1991. Many of those close to him believed he may have been murdered due to his activisim and protests against the first Persian Gulf War with Iraq. The only clue to the identity of any possible killer(s) was that Sheldon had been seen talking to two white males (brown hair and reddish hair) within an hour of his death. It is also possible that someone may have tried to rob Sheldon for money from the store.

If you have any information about this case please call the NC Wanted's tipline at 1 (866) 439-2683. You can remain anonymous.

Violent Suspect Still On the Loose

It was a crime that shook the state of Mississippi. On September 3rd, 1990, an unknown suspect entered a house on Old Highway 82 in Starkville, Mississippi and brutally two women. 65 year old Betty Jones was stabbed by the intruder and then sexually assaulted. The intruder did not stop there as he then attacked the home owner 81 year old Katherine Crigler. She to, was raped and would die from her injuries a month later. The case received national attention and was even on the show, "America's Most Wanted". DNA was retrieved that belonged to the Killer but has not matched anyone in a criminal database. The DNA stated that the suspect was of mostly European ancestry with some small native american as well. He was described as being of white complexion with blond hair, blue eyes and in his early twenties (the composite sketch shows what the suspect may look like in his forties). It is possible the suspect may also have been from Alabama. If you have any information about this case, please call the Starkville Police Department at (662) 323-4134.

Who was Dead Appalachian Trail Hiker?

It was January 26, 1997 when a hiker was going through some brush 150 yards off of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah Park in Virginia. The hiker discovered skeletal remains that are believed to be that of a white male between the ages of 45 to 70 years old. It is possible that due to the clothes of the deceased, that this may have been a hiker. There was no hiking equipment nor supplies found with the body. however clothing found on the deceased indicate that the person was indeed equipped to go for a "day hike". The following clothing was found on the deceased.

A short sleeve tan shirt that had the label,"Authentic Mountain Tex" "Size L". There was a pair of Tan pants with legs that zip-off that had no label. He wore a black synthetic belt which when closed around the loops measured 29 inches in circumference. He also wore green socks and had a red, green, and white bandana in a pocket of his pants.

The deceased also wore a pair of Brown hiking-type boots that had "Raichle" on soles. Both of his boots were missing the tongues and measured 11 1/2 inches.

It is likely that he died in 1995 to 1996. He may have been around 5 foot 7 inches and may have had a previous fracture of his right wrist It is unknown if this was a murder, suicide or accidental death.

If you have any information about who this may be please contact the Northern District Medical Examiner Office at 703-530-2600.

Sibling Still Longs for Justice in Brother’s Killing

Somebody didn’t like Ewell Bridges. In fact they hated him so much, they shot the 49 year old to death in Hot Springs, Arkansas on May 24, 1986. A witness who came upon a dying Bridges, told authorities that Bridges confessed to him in his last words, who his killer was. His wife. A trial took place and the testimony of the witness was held in question when it was learned he had slightly changed some of what he had said. There were also other witnesses that claimed that Ewell Bridge’s wife was in Muscle Shoals, Alabama when the slaying took place. The trial had strong evidence on both sides and jurors would not agree on a verdict. The case was soon declared a mistrial. Close to three decades later, no one has ever been brought to justice for the murder Ewell Bridges. Did the guilty party face a trial and get away with murder, or did someone else hatch a crime and tried to convict an innocent person for it.

Ewell Bridge's brother still wants justice for him but fears he will never see it and it's haunted him for almost thirty years.

Son Discovers Mother's Body and Still Looks For Justice

It is a trauma most children could not emotionally deal with. For former professional football player Darnell Docket, it is something that he is still looking for answers with. On July 4, 1994, when he was 13 years old, he returned to to the Decatur, Georgia home of his mother to discover her dead body on the floor in the hallway. It was a brutal crime, Dockett to this day remembers where the blood was on the wall of the home . Cheryl Hambrick was shot to death several times including once to the head. She had been a drug dealer but motives, leads or suspects have not been announced by the police. There was also no forced entry into the home.

If you have any information about this murder please contact the Decatur Police Department at (404) 373-6551.

Man Vanishes Only to Be Found Murdered

Fifty Five year old Robert Snow was a Convenience Store Manager when on the evening of May 23, 2012, inside the 7-Eleven Store at Bigley Avenue and Spring Street in Charleston, West Virginia. It would be days later when his body was found floating along the Elk River by some Memorial Day boaters. It was immediately viewed as suspicious as his feet and hands were bound with duct tape. His car was also found near the Elk River. Police believe that his cause of death may have been a result of drowning. Police have indicated that his cell phone usage shows his vehicle was driving along 1-79 North towards the Clay exit. Service was temporarily lost and picked up when he drove back to Charleston. His wife and family want answers as to what happened to him.

If you have any information about this case please contact the Charleston Police Department at 304-348-6480. You can also mail them a letter and address it to Detective Sharp. There is a reward of ten-thousand dollar reward offered for information that leads to an arrest of any suspect(s).

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