A case from the mid-1980s involving a teen who disappeared on her way home from school in the small northwestern Minnesota town of Underwood is featured in an episode of “The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade” on Investigation Discovery on Monday night.
Sarah Ann Rairdon was last seen walking home from school on a rural road outside Underwood in May 1985. Her disappearance led to months of searching and fears of abduction in Otter Tail County, until her body was found that summer in a farm field.
Rairdon’s father was arrested and convicted in her murder, confessing that he had been sexually abusing his daughter since she was 8 years old. At age 13, she told him to stop.
Sarah was one of the early missing children featured on milk carton
By all accounts, the Petits of Cheshire, Connecticut, were the model of the perfect family: An accomplished doctor and a pediatric nurse, well-liked in the community, raising two bright daughters — the elder one, 17, preparing to follow her father to Dartmouth, and the younger one, 11, already discovering a passion for cooking.
Actress Tiffany Browne-Tavarez, a 2000 graduate of Salem High School, has a role in the soon-to-be-released feature film “Messenger of Wrath,” a horror/thriller about a neglected 12-year-old girl, Charlotte, who faces masked invaders breaking into her home late one night. While trying to escape, she learns of a far more dangerous threat lurking outside.
The independent film will be released Friday, Oct. 27, on Amazon Prime. It premiered Sept. 7 at Bow Tie Cinemas in Red Bank, N.J. Browne-Tavarez, 35, plays Det. Kana Miyoshi, a tough, wise, diligent law enforcement agent who has had her share of heartache.
“The character works extremely hard, and perhaps still cares for people more than she would like,” Browne-Tavarez said. “She was fun for me to play because her demeanor is so different from roles I normally play. Normally I’m cast as characters who show more warmth, but Kana is more sarcastic and less animated.”
A Teller County sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty 22 years ago will be honored this month and his story told on “Homicide Hunter.”
Brent Andrew Holloway was shot in the head on Oct. 16, 1995. The 27-year-old deputy had been guarding the site of a suspected arson when the culprit came up behind him and killed him.
The man took Holloway’s gun and used it to commit suicide two days later.
More details from that case will be featured on the hit TV series “Homicide Hunter,” which will air at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1, on Investigation Discovery. The show is narrated by retired 20-year Colorado Springs police Lt. Joe Kenda.
In a news release, the Teller County Sheriff’s Office encouraged the public to watch the episode “in order to honor Deputy Holloway and those
An 18-year-old Springfield murder case is being retold in a television program that premiered on Investigation Discovery, a true-crime network, this week.
The season premiere of “Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent” explores the 1999 killing of Lori Hayes, 25, of Auburn. The show first aired on Wednesday, but it will be rerun at 6 p.m. Saturday on the station, which is available on channel 471 on Comcast cable. The show also can be streamed by subscribers to the channel at www.investigationdiscovery.com.
Hayes’ vehicle was carjacked in the Parkway Pointe shopping area on Aug. 1, 1999. The vehicle was found later that day in the parking lot of a nearby movie theater; Hayes’ 9 1/2-month-old daughter was alone in the backseat. Hayes’ body was found in a cornfield west of Chatham the following day. She had been shot to death.
Investigation Discovery’s Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall will air an episode this Sunday on the homicide of Annamarie Cochrane Rintala.
The 37-year-old mother was found beaten and strangled to death in the couple’s Granby home on March 29, 2010. The first officers on the scene found Cochrane Rintala’s wife sitting on the basement floor with her paint-splattered body in her lap, wailing. Cara L. Rintala was arrested 19 months later in the Rhode Island home she was sharing with their four-year-old daughter.
The couple were together for eight years prior to Cochrane Rintala’s death, married for three, and had a tumultuous relationship. A year into the marriage, Cochrane Rintala sought a restraining order again her wife, alleging Rintala hit her with a spatula. A year later, an aborted 911 call from the home recorded a woman screaming.
Rintala was tried three times for her wife’s death. She was found guilty in 2016, with the first two trials in 2013 and