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True crime show to explore 1981 murder of Coralville woman

The 1981 slaying of a woman in Coralville, which took more than 20 years to solve, will be featured on a true crime drama show Sunday on the Investigation Discovery channel.

The show, “On the Case with Paula Zahn,” will explore the murder of 22-year-old Vicki Lynn Klotzbach and the 22 years it took investigators, with the help of strides in DNA testing, to win a conviction. The episode, “A Murder in Coralville,” will air at 9 p.m., the city said in a statement.

Klotzbach was reported missing Oct. 20, 1981, after she failed to show at work. Three days later, her partially nude body was found in a vacant cornfield in a rural part of the city, north of Interstate Highway 80 and west of Highway 218. She had been raped and shot once

Read more at: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2018/01/19/paula-zahn-investigatives-cold-case-murder-vicki-lynn-klotzbach/1046842001/

New season of hit show Killing Fields could solve grisly murder featured in true crime book

Jan. 12, 2018 / PRZen / SEATTLE — Discovery Channel’s “Killing Fields” is a hit true-crime series that explores sprawling places across America hiding stories of gruesome murders. This season’s focus is on the murder of Carrie Singer, a 28-year-old who was found half naked and brutally bludgeoned to death in Isle of Wight, Virginia.

Residents of the tight-knit community where Carrie’s remains were discovered are still haunted by the unsolved murder. But investigator Randy Patrick’s efforts to capture Carrie’s killer reignites hope the case will finally be solved.

Carrie’s mother, Patty Lord, shared her daughter’s story in Grief Diaries: Project Cold Case, published in November 2016 by AlyBlue Media. The book is the 18th in the popular Grief Diaries series created by Lynda Cheldelin Fell, an award-winning author and grief educator who partnered with Ryan Backmann of the national nonprofit organization Project Cold Case, to

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Cold case murder of Rayna Rison spotlighted in Unusual Suspects

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Rayna Rison was just 16 when she was murdered

This week Unusual Suspects examines the murder of Rayna Rison, a case that took detectives 20 years to solve.

March 26, 1993, in La Porte, Ind, and 16-year-old Rayna Rison went missing and was never seen alive again. Her body was found around a month later in a shallow pond, she’d been strangled to death.

Rison was a bright student who also worked three jobs and had dreams of becoming a vet, but her life also had a darker side to it and she was the subject of abuse by several men in her life.

Police initially suspected her brother-in-law Raymond McCarty, who had impregnated her and was charged with child molestation. In 1998 he was also charged with her murder, but the charge failed to stick and

Read more at: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/cold-case-murder-of-rayna-rison-spotlighted-in-unusual-suspects/

Exonerated Suspect in Unsolved Alaska Fishing Boat Mass Murder Breaks His Silence

Thirty-five years have passed since the massacre of eight people on the fishing boat Investor first shocked the nation. For those whose lives were upended by the killings, the case remains a painful cloud that refuses to lift.

For John Peel, the former deckhand who police and prosecutors suspected of committing the grisly slayings, the mystery is something else: a question mark that still hangs over his head.

Peel was charged with the killings in 1984, but after two expensive, headline-grabbing trials, he was found not guilty. Decades later, the case is Alaska’s worst unsolved mass homicide.

“Somebody out there knows what happened,” Peel tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, in an exclusive interview after years of silence. The case will also be featured on Monday night’s People Magazine Investigates on Investigation Discovery.

“Somebody was responsible for this,” Peel says. “Somebody out there knows what happened, but I’m not going to waste any more of my

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/john-peel-interview-alaska-investor-fishing-boat-murders/

Stephanie Lazarus Case: Why LAPD Detective Committed Murder …

In the decades after 29-year-old Sherri Rae Rasmussen was found bludgeoned and fatally shot in February 1986, her family never gave up hope of finding her killer.

Los Angeles police believed the nursing administrator died during a violent robbery and home invasion of the condo she shared with her new husband. But Rasmussen’s relatives suspected her spouse’s ex-girlfriend: LAPD officer Stephanie Lazarus.

Lazarus, Rasmussen’s parents said, had threatened Rasmussen at her workplace before she died, telling her, “If I can’t have John, nobody can.”

How L.A. police eventually traced the murder to one of their own is the focus of Monday night’s episode of People Magazine Investigates on Investigation Discovery. An exclusive preview appears above.

During the years the slaying remained unsolved, Lazarus thrived, becoming one of only two detectives in the LAPD’s elite art theft unit. But in 2009, cold-case investigators reopened their inquiry and got a break when they applied DNA

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/how-lapd-detective-stephanie-lazarus-murdered-sherri-rasmussen/

Revisit the Scott Peterson Murder Trial in This ‘Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery’ Sneak Peek

It has been 15 years since the disappearance of Laci Peterson stunned an entire nation. Now a two-hour Investigation Discovery special, Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery, will air on Wednesday, November 29, that aims to take a deep, intimate look into her husband Scott Peterson‘s investigation and trial that became a media frenzy back in 2003.

“It was love at first sight, they wanted to create that fairytale life,” someone says about Laci and Scott’s relationship in an exclusive sneak peek for the special.

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An undated photo showing Laci Peterson, who has not been seen since December 24, 2002.

The special is revisiting the case of when the 27-year-old, who was eight months pregnant at the time, disappeared while walking the family dog on Christmas Eve 2002.

Read more at: https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/scott-peterson-an-american-murder-mystery-special-sneak-peek/

Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery Special Sneak Peek

It has been 15 years since the disappearance of Laci Peterson stunned an entire nation. Now a two-hour Investigation Discovery special, Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery, will air on Wednesday, November 29, that aims to take a deep, intimate look into her husband Scott Peterson‘s investigation and trial that became a media frenzy back in 2003.

“It was love at first sight, they wanted to create that fairytale life,” someone says about Laci and Scott’s relationship in an exclusive sneak peek for the special.

Laci Peterson
An undated photo showing Laci Peterson, who has not been seen since December 24, 2002.

The special is revisiting the case of when the 27-year-old, who was eight months pregnant at the time, disappeared while walking the family dog on Christmas Eve 2002.

Read more at: https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/scott-peterson-an-american-murder-mystery-special-sneak-peek/

Scott Peterson Murder Trial: 15 Years Later – Us Weekly

Nearly 15 years after the disappearance of Laci Peterson in Modesto, California, it’s a case that continues to baffle a nation.

It was Christmas Eve 2002 when the 27-year-old mom-to-be, more than eight months into her pregnancy, vanished from her seemingly perfect life while walking the family dog. Initially, her husband, Scott Peterson, reported her as a missing person, and their families never suspected he had committed the crime.

So it came as a shock to many when Scott was charged in the disappearance – and ultimately the murder – of his wife. Police became suspicious of the fertilizer salesman due to inconsistencies in his stories, and his calm demeanor throughout the investigation.

Scott Peterson mugshot
Scott Peterson’s mugshot taken on March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. California Department of

Read more at: https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/scott-peterson-murder-trial-15-years-later/

A Look Back at the Scott Peterson Murder Trial: 15 Years Later

Nearly 15 years after the disappearance of Laci Peterson in Modesto, California, it’s a case that continues to baffle a nation.

It was Christmas Eve 2002 when the 27-year-old mom-to-be, more than eight months into her pregnancy, vanished from her seemingly perfect life while walking the family dog. Initially, her husband, Scott Peterson, reported her as a missing person, and their families never suspected he had committed the crime.

So it came as a shock to many when Scott was charged in the disappearance – and ultimately the murder – of his wife. Police became suspicious of the fertilizer salesman due to inconsistencies in his stories, and his calm demeanor throughout the investigation.

Scott Peterson mugshot
Scott Peterson’s mugshot taken on March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. California Department of

Read more at: https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/scott-peterson-murder-trial-15-years-later/