In September of 1986, a student attending the University of Maryland was shot and killed in her camper while she was on a camping trip. It took place at Blackbird Forest in Delaware, surrounded by lake water, trees, and silence. Her name was Jane Marie Prichard. Although there was a lot of evidence of where the shooting took place, her murder was never solved. In 2023, police are still trying to figure out who killed Jane. September 20, 1984, a twenty-eight-year-old was brutally murdered in her Datsun convertible which had one hundred thousand miles on it. She was found by a couple taking a camping trip at 10 am two days later. The morning before she died, they had seen her walking around alone, while they were hunting squirrels. She was …show more content…
They DNA tested all the blood and objects around the crime scene. Her body was covered in blood, but not enough evidence of the murderer at all. Although there was one piece of hair that was not Jane's, the investigators could not find out who it was. Brian Shahan was in charge of the whole investigation. There was a lot of DNA evidence around the crime scene, but there was no way to see whose DNA and footprints were there at that time in the world. “On September 20th, 1986 a young woman was killed and, left behind at the scene, was a piece of DNA that investigators hoped would help solve the case” (Biemesderfer). There was no way to identify people yet. Nowadays, you can identify whose footprint it is by investigators and …show more content…
He was noticed by multiple people walking around Jane's camper. They say the man is around five feet and nine inches tall, with a beard. They think it would be him because the investigators have found out that Jane was shot with the same shotgun the hunter was carrying around. “The murder weapon was determined to be a shotgun and the killer had fired twice, hitting her in the back of the neck and shoulder.” (Campbell) The hunter was carrying a shotgun for a couple of days around Jane's campground. “The hunter described another man, also a squirrel hunter he’d seen talking to Prichard, but the lead never panned out” (Brown). Another suspect would be the other people that camp right next to Jane. She refuses to say anything about the case but they assume she knows a lot about it. They still have not identified the
First, there was a shoeprint found near where her body lay. Investigators also found one on the outside of the basement window but the two prints did not match. John Ramsey says he thinks it could have been construction workers. That same basement window was also broken but it was said to be broken prior. John Ramsey reportedly closed this window the day he found John Ramsey.
When John Ramsey and his neighbor Fleet White went around the area to see if JonBenet was hiding somewhere, the first place John went was straight to the basement. Which just so happened to be where JonBenet’s body was found, so that right there raised a huge red flag. The reason for that was because by the time Mr. Ramsey had gone downstairs to the basement, it had been a few hours from when everything had started and mysteriously he knew exactly where she would be in the basement? The biggest part of it all was after Mr. Ramsey had found JonBenet, instead of calling for the detectives who were all over his home; he immediately picked JonBenet off the ground and took the duct tape off her mouth. After John Ramsey touched JonBenet, that entire murder scene was now tampered with which makes anything that was found inaccurate seeing how there is now other fingerprints on the body.
Her body was drained of blood there is no sign of any around the crime scene either. The body had been cut in half at the waist her intestines tucked beneath her. This suggests the killer would have previous knowledge of the human body. The perpetrator would also have to
At the young age of fourteen years old, Steven Truscott was wrongfully accused for the murder of his classmate, Lynne Harper. The evening of her death occurred on June 9, 1959. Steven was seen giving Lynne a ride home on his bicycle that evening. Lynne’s father reported her missing that night and she was found dead in a nearby wooded area, two days later. Lynne had been sexually assaulted and strangled to death.
They argued that all the evidence shown were only circumstantial. The only thing that could connect Scott to the murder of his wife and son was the DNA evidence that was found, was one of Laci’s hair on his boat. They believed that a cult had murdered Laci in some sort of ritual for sacrifice. The defense pointed out that there was no cause of death, no time of death, no murder weapon, no evidence as to how she was killed, no crime scene, no eyewitnesses, no confessions. The defense also pointed out that the defendant had an alibi.
She parked her car a few apartments down from hers but when she got out of the car Winston Moseley came up to her with his hunting knife. She started to scream and run but Winston caught up with her and stabbed her twice. Then he drove away but not long after that he came back and stole 49$ out of her purse and stabbed her a couple more times before leaving again. She died shortly after on March 13, 1964. Did you noticed that no one called the police or tried to help her?
She wasn’t even far from home but she didn’t return home. Later her family called the police they searched the neighborhood but couldn’t find her, until two days later two teenagers spotted a body near the Rochester suburb of Chili. Months later the police ran into a dead end and Billboards around the Rochester area begged for information about her death, putting up a 6,000 dollar reward for any information but the case still went unsolved.
When two more bodies continued the killing spree in the spring of 1980 and a 7-year-old girl had been reported missing, the FBI was called in and a profiler was assigned to work on the case as well. After this the killer changed his MO dumping the bodies into the Chattahoochee River and this allowed for the search to become confined to the bridges in the area that went across the
He was hiding behind a tree and poked his head out to find a shotgun aimed right at
He determined it would be a tall male, a loner, physically unclean, and who continues to kill (Blanco, n.d.). It took only five days for them to get a lead on a suspect. Chase refused to speak to them when confronted at his apartment. Detectives Then waited for Chase to leave then arrested him as he was carrying out a bloodstained box. Inside the box was the weapon he used in the murders as well as bloodstained wallpaper.
Found on Craig's uniform were fibers from the pants Cara was wearing on the day of her murder . when they sprayed luminol on his truck, investigators didn't find any blood. they found yellow rope under his tires which was tested against the ligature marks on Caras neck it was an exact match. They finally decided to test the blood on her shoes, but the DNA was not positive. Back then, all they had to go off was the blood type, which was type A-B, and when they ran Craig's blood, they discovered that he was also type A-B.
Some of the evidence includes a ransom note, an autopsy report, DNA evidence, and footprints and fibers. A ransom note written on paper from the Ramsey home was found at the murder scene. A ransom note demanding a sum of $118,000 for her safe return became a key piece of evidence in the case. The autopsy report indicated that JonBenét had been struck in the head and strangled, and there were also signs of sexual assault. Additionally, DNA in the form of blood stains and skin cells were found at the scene, and although they were tested and retested over the years, there has been no definitive match.
This was achieved by identifying the suspect. According to the gel, suspect number two’s DNA was found at the crime scene. This is known because the crime scene DNA and suspect two’s DNA both traveled the same distanced. And said before DNA is very polymorphic; no two pieces of DNA will be the same when cut by the same enzyme (Edvotek, 2014). This is also shown in Hyun-Jung Choi’s lap report.