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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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American Heroes Channel Premieres UNABOMBER: 20 YEARS OF TERROR, 9/24

American Heroes Channel Premieres UNABOMBER: 20 YEARS OF TERROR, 9/24

For 18 years, Theodore John Kaczynski mailed and planted handmade explosive devices, traumatizing the American people, claiming the lives of three innocent victims and injuring nearly two dozen more. Dubbed the “Unabomber,” Kaczynski eluded authorities in one of the longest-running domestic terror investigations in FBI history. Now, AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL (AHC) examines the infamous game of cat-and-mouse between law enforcement and Kaczynski in the all-new special, UNABOMBER: 20 YEARS OF TERROR premiering Sunday, September 24 at 10/9c on AHC.

Throughout the hour-long special, UNABOMBER examines the investigation from top to bottom, carefully dissecting Kaczynski’s clever and calculated actions – from his virtually-untraceable devices to his radical anti-technology manifesto to his staggering need for recognition that led to his eventual downfall.

Featuring interviews with multiple of attack victims as well as members of the law enforcement team that doggedly

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Investigation Discovery to feature case of Spartanburg woman who disappeared for six years

A former missing person case in Spartanburg will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Gone” on the Investigation Discovery network next week.

Michele Whitaker disappeared in 2002 without any clues to her whereabouts. Then, on the sixth anniversary of her disappearance, she was found alive.

She has since returned to the area and is living a productive life, said her mother, Laura Andrews.

The episode highlights Andrews’ effort to find answers. An argument between mother and daughter about Whitaker’s rebellious behavior prompted her to leave, according to a statement from Investigation Discovery.

Andrews said by phone this week that Whitaker left because she felt no one would care if she was gone.

“She would sometimes not speak to me in a few days but something told me that it was different. Her not being around even for a few days,

Read more at: http://www.goupstate.com/news/20170818/investigation-discovery-to-feature-case-of-spartanburg-woman-who-disappeared-for-six-years

Police, parents still looking for Kortne Stouffer 5 years later






Kortne Stouffer went missing on July 29, 2012. Here’s a timeline of the events that have happened since her disappearance.

Kortne Stouffer disappeared from her Palmyra apartment July 29, 2012. Five years later her parents and local authorities are still searching for her.

“It has been five years, but five minutes is too long when your child goes missing and you don’t know where they are or what happened to them,”

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TV This Week, July 23-29: ’50 Years of Hitchcock’ and more


A new installment of “The Nineties” revisits such decade-defining events as the 1992 L.A. riots and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. 6 p.m. CNN

Discovery Channel launches its annual “Shark Week” with the special “Great White Serial Killer,” then immediately proceeds to jump said shark with “Phelps vs. Shark,” in which Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps races against one of the fearsome ocean predators. 7 and 8 p.m. Discovery Channel

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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Family of El Cajon man missing nearly two years continue search

After almost two years, the family of Elijah “Bear” Diaz, who continue to search for clues in the young man’s disappearance, are hopeful that a nationally-televised program, “Disappeared,” will help them find answers and bring Bear home. True Crime Network Investigation Discovery’s Hit Series “Disappeared” will air on Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

The program will share the story of Bear, missing since August 2015 from El Cajon, who was 20 years old at the time of his disappearance and is a member of the Barona Band of Mission Indians. He has juvenile diabetes and, in the weeks prior to his disappearance, had been suffering from acute side effects of the illness, leaving him weak, immobile and vulnerable. He vanished from his home in the middle of the night along with his TV, backpack and some cash. The family has had no communication with Bear and believes

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