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Hemet murder case gets TV spotlight after 30 years

Unusual Suspects / Investigation Discovery TVElizabeth “Betty” Crossman was murdered in Hemet in 1980. The suspect of the crime wasn’t convicted until 2013. ■ Kyle Selby / Reporter Elizabeth “Betty” Crossman, 67, was murdered in Hemet, California in 1980. Now, more than 30 years later, her story received the spotlight once again on Investigation Discovery’s TV series, “Unusual Suspects.” The seventh episode of Season 6 of “Unusual Suspects” entitled “Hometown Homicide” originally aired on March 2, 2014. Betty’s husband, Frank Crossman, found her naked and lifeless body on the bedroom floor of their Hemet home a little before 6 p.m. on Jan. 17, 1980. Betty’s clothing was found on the floor

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Lynda McClelland, David Repasky: ‘Gone’–Missing Mom Murdered By Son-In-Law After Alleged ‘Encounter’ On ID’s TV …

Lynda McClelland vanished and was later found buried in a shallow grave 17 years ago. Her son-in-law, David Repasky, was convicted of her death. The Forest Hills, Pennsylvania case has attracted the attention of a major true-crime documentary series on Investigation Discovery called Gone. The television show focuses on mysterious disappearances. The murder of Lynda McClelland took several years to solve. An informant later came forward and told Pennsylvania detectives that David Repasky killed his mother-in-law after a romantic interlude took a deadly turn.


Gone episode “Devil Among Us” teaser

When a 44-year-old beloved grandmother vanishes just after visiting with her three grandchildren, it’s possible she disappeared to clear her head or end her life. However, the mystery is solved after an informant in a burglary case makes a shocking confession.



When Amanda Repasky’s mother, Lynda McClelland, disappeared in July of 2000, she couldn’t have imagined the outcome. Lynda McClelland vanished from

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Demi Helenius: Missing Oregon Woman’s Car Found After Landmark Worldwide Seminar Disappearance

Demi Helenius, also known as Demi Helenius-Culley, is an Oregon woman who vanished without a trace over the weekend. Now, police say her car has been found. The Washington County Sheriff’s office stated they need help finding the 23-year-old missing woman. Demi Helenius disappeared on the night of Saturday, August 5, after attending a Landmark Worldwide self-help conference at the Embassy Suites hotel in Portland, Oregon. Update: Demi Helenius was found safe in Roseburg.


According to police, Demi Helenius-Culley was last seen at the Landmark Worldwide conference, which ended at about 10 p.m. Landmark Worldwide Forum attendees say Demi went to lunch at 6:00 p.m. and never returned for the last half of the conference. Worried family members say Demi Helenius also failed to return home. All calls to her phone have gone unanswered. Losing communication with her family is unusual for Demi Helenius. She normally talks to someone by

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3 years after son’s death, mother of SIUC student thanks special prosecutor after suspect indicted

CARBONDALE • In an open letter to her Facebook friends and followers, the mother of a 19-year-old found dead in a patch of Carbondale woods in 2014 thanked the investigating agency and prosecutors who filed murder charges against the man believed to have been the last to see her son alive.

The post was written by Lovely Varughese, the mother of Pravin Varughese, a Southern Illinois University criminal justice student who was found dead Feb. 18, 2014, in a wooded area near Buffalo Wild Wings, some days after he was reported missing on Feb. 13.

On Thursday, a Jackson County grand jury returned an indictment for two counts of felony murder, first degree, against Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Ill.. The 22-year-old Bethune, believed to be one of the last people to see Varughese, said, in one account, that the two fought and that Varughese got out of his car

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3 years after her son’s death, Lovely Varughese thanks special prosecutors after suspect indicted on murder charges

Lovely Varughese, mother of Pravin Varughese speaks Friday, Feb. 13, during a news conference on the death anniversary of of her son at the V.F.W. in Murphysboro. 

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Missing toddler’s father says he would never hurt his son after …

IDAHO FALLS — The father of missing Idaho Falls toddler DeOrr Kunz Jr. says he would never hurt or do anything to his child, despite what his ex-girlfriend says in a newly released video.

Vernal DeOrr Kunz spoke with EastIdahoNews.com on Monday after learning Jessica Mitchell, his ex-girlfriend, made claims about him in a nearly eight-minute long Investigation Discovery video.

“I believe DeOrr’s father could have hurt him,” Mitchell says in the video. “He’s living his life like it’s nothing and I’m falling apart every day.”

Mitchell and Kunz were camping with Mitchell’s grandfather, Robert Walton, and Isaac Reinwand, a friend of Walton’s, at Timber Creek Campground in Lemhi County in July 2015 when DeOrr vanished.

After numerous searches of the campground and surrounding areas, no clues of DeOrr’s whereabouts have ever been found.

In January 2016, former Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman named Kunz and

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Arrest Made In Decade long Cold Case After Podcast Renews National Attention

“Up and Vanished” certainly isn’t the first podcast of its kind. When people think “true crime” and “audio,” naturally minds jump to runaway hit “Serial,” which followed the disputed conviction of Adnan Syed. The public’s hunger for true crime, meted out in weekly installments, was evident, and soon other shows followed: “Accused,” “Someone Knows Something,” “In the Dark.” Many focused on long-cold cases.

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Exclusive: Mom addresses questions after possible Macin Smith sightings in California

On Monday, Bratt-Smith wrote about a live Q and A Sunday night on Facebook held to discuss Macin’s case. Her post covers some of the topics people are asking the most questions about. Some of the subjects she covers are below:

When exactly Macin left, and where he grew up:  
Macin did have hours of a head start when he left on Sept 1. 2015. It would have been from 7:40 a.m. (we assumed he was at school), and Darrin contacted me between 3:30 and 4 p.m. I believe. We could not have predicted he was missing, truly missing, until later that evening.

Macin lived in Canada from ninth-11th grades in Okotoks, Alberta. Prior to that he was raised in Saratoga Springs, Utah. He started kindergarten and attended school through eighth grade in the Saratoga Springs area which is right by Lehi, for those of you unfamiliar with where that is located in Utah County.

Are there searches

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Discovery UK channels will remain on Sky after last-minute deal is struck

After a public dispute late last week, Sky customers feared documentary and sports broadcaster Discovery UK was set to pull its programming from the satellite broadcaster at midnight on Tuesday.

However, last-minute talks between the two parties have culminated in a deal to save the partnership, meaning Sky subscribers will still be able to watch the 12 Discovery channels, which include Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Quest and both Eurosport channels.

Although the full nature of the settlement hasn’t been disclosed, both sides are claiming victory.

Stephen van Rooyen, CEO UK ROI of Sky, claimed an agreement was reached after Discovery accepted a proposal Sky had previously put forward before the public dispute started: “The deal has been concluded on the right terms after Discovery accepted the proposal we gave them over a week ago. This is a good outcome for all Sky customers.”

Discovery responded in a statement: “The deal we reached with

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