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Killer Who Murdered Young Alaskan Family in 1982 Has Never Been Caught

It’s been 35 years since the Coulthurst family and a group of young deckhands were killed on their fishing boat in the tiny Alaskan fishing village of Craig. Although it’s clear the victims were killed by gunfire, questions still surround the homicide — like who did it and why.

On Monday night’s episode of People Magazine Investigates on Investigation Discovery, Dave Freeman, who grew up with Jerome Keown and Dave Moon, — two of the massacre’s eight victims — said, “The shock of losing everyone really tore up our town. They all had their whole lives in front of them, and they were just blown away. It’s just such a shame and tragic for no reason.”

The slaying of skipper Mark Coulthurst and his pregnant wife, Irene, both 28, along with their children Kimberly, 5, and John, 4, and four deckhands — Chris Heyman, 18; and Keown, Moon and

Read more at: http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/coulthurst-family-murders-148837

How a Killer Massacred an Entire Family on a Fishing Boat in Alaska — and Was Never Caught

The killer moved in plain sight on the foggy morning of Sept. 6, 1982, in the tiny southeast Alaskan fishing village of Craig.

Hours after shooting his eight victims with what police believe was a .22-caliber pistol or rifle, he fired up the engines on the 58-foot fishing boat Investor, waving nonchalantly to a nearby skipper as he moved the vessel — with his victims’ bodies inside — to a secluded bay a mile outside of town.

He motored back to the weather-beaten docks in the Investor’s skiff, returning the next afternoon with a can of gasoline to set the craft ablaze before speeding back to town and then vanishing. Authorities would later describe the suspect as a white male in his early 20s with a pockmarked complexion.

“When I got there [to the boat], black smoke was coming out of the wheelhouse, but there was nobody on deck,” former Craig police

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/inside-unsolved-mass-murders-fishing-boat-investor-alaska/

Cynthia Ann ‘Candy’ Curran, dead at 71, never forgot her Chicago roots – Chicago Sun

Cynthia Ann “Candy” Curran rescued dogs in need of homes, whipped up delicious strawberry crepes, moved in with sick relatives and friends to tend to them and served as chaperone for her children’s model United Nations and academic decathlon teams.

The longtime Chicago-area resident and retired respiratory therapist, who recently died at 71, also had a slightly twisted sense of humor.

True-crime TV helped take her mind to other places during the years she fought breast cancer. She loved the network “Investigation Discovery,” with its series “Fear Thy Neighbor” and “Evil Stepmothers” and episodes like “Sunday School Teacher Convicted of Murdering Husband by Spiking His Sports Drink.”

As her family put it in her death notice, “She oft reminded her husband Gerard of all the ways she had learned to bring about his early demise, from watching crime shows.”

Candy Curran with Gerard, her husband of

Read more at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cynthia-ann-candy-curran-dead-at-71-never-forgot-her-chicago-roots/

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

Read more at: https://www.ksl.com/?sid=43326464&nid=148

Mother of missing St. George teen Macin Smith: ‘I have never hurt so much’

Tracey-Bratt Smith and her son, Macin Smith. Photo Courtesy: GoFundMe

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 28, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — The holiday season is a time for family; a time when we celebrate those that are with us and remember those who are not.

But for one St. George mom, every holiday benchmark brings a different kind of pain: the pain of the unknown.

Mother-of-six Tracey Bratt-Smith and her husband, Darrin, have just faced their second Thanksgiving, and are coming up on their second Christmas, having absolutely no idea where youngest son Macin is.

Macin, the last of the Smith’s six children living at home, walked way from home in the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2015, when his parents thought the 17-year-old was on his way to school. On Thursday, Macin will have been missing 15 months.

Sunday night, Bratt-Smith wrote a Facebook post. It said, in part:

Read more at: http://gephardtdaily.com/local/mother-of-missing-st-george-teen-macin-smith-i-have-never-hurt-so-much/

I Never Threatened That Attorney!!

Discovery’s “I (Almost) Got Away With It” will have to try to run from a lawsuit after a convicted murderer on the show says producers painted him in a bad light. Let that wash over you.

Randy Baggett, who was convicted of murdering his stepdad, and appeared in season 6, says the show used a soundbite from prosecutor Jayne Weintraub that was untrue. In the episode, she said after Baggett was sentenced he looked at her and said, “I am going to get you.”

In the suit, Baggett claims he never threatened Weintraub and her statement brought him shame and embarrassment … and killed his motivation to fight for parole.

Apparently, murdering his stepdad did NOT affect him nearly as much. Weintraub tells TMZ she stands by her statement, and everything Baggett said was on record.

Baggett is suing Discovery and Weintraub for more than $500k in damages.

Read more at: http://www.tmz.com/2015/10/12/i-almost-got-away-with-it-murderer-sues-discovery/

‘I (Almost) Got Away With It’ Murderer Sues … I Never Threatened That Attorney!!

Discovery’s “I (Almost) Got Away With It” will have to try to run from a lawsuit after a convicted murderer on the show says producers painted him in a bad light. Let that wash over you.

Randy Baggett, who was convicted of murdering his stepdad, and appeared in season 6, says the show used a soundbite from prosecutor Jayne Weintraub that was untrue. In the episode, she said after Baggett was sentenced he looked at her and said, “I am going to get you.”

In the suit, Baggett claims he never threatened Weintraub and her statement brought him shame and embarrassment … and killed his motivation to fight for parole.

Apparently, murdering his stepdad did NOT affect him nearly as much. Weintraub tells TMZ she stands by her statement, and everything Baggett said was on record.

Baggett is suing Discovery and Weintraub for more than $500k in damages.

Read more at: http://www.tmz.com/2015/10/12/i-almost-got-away-with-it-murderer-sues-discovery/