On April 6th in true crime, solved cold case, violent protests, mystery disappearance, robbery, assassination, and missing persons.
In Escambia County, Florida, real estate agent Carolyn Cox Rose was raped and murdered, and her body left in a home she was scheduled to showcase.
For 42 years, the case remained unsolved until cold case investigators used advances in DNA to find her killer.
In early 2020, Carolyn’s killer was identified as Julius William Hill Jr., who had died in 2007 while incarcerated at a federal prison for an unrelated crime. Florida State has now closed the cold case.
In Nepal, the first of the 1979 Nepalese Student Protests took place in Kathmandu. They resulted with students fighting with riot police near to the Pakistani Embassy. By the end of the protests, at least 17 people had been killed and over 160 injured during the violence.
By May 1979, the protests had forced the monarchy of Nepal to hold a referendum on the possibility of a multiparty system in the country. Dozens were arrested throughout the protests.
In New South Wales, Australia, 22-year-old Linda Suzanne Davie went missing after visiting her boyfriend in hospital.
She told her boyfriend that she was going home but it was unclear whether she did or not. A note had been left for her boyfriend in her home, saying that she was going away for a few days. Except, her clothes and personal belongings were still in the residence.
The authenticity of the letter has long considered to be suspicious. Investigators believe that Davie was met with foul play. No trace of her has ever been found.
In Maryland, two armed robbers attempted to rob a branch of the Augusta Savings and Loan in the Dundalk Shopping Centre. Unfortunately for them, quite a few things went wrong.
First of all, they accidentally locked themselves in the shopping mall and couldn’t get out. They also failed to realise that the Baltimore County Precinct 12 Police Station was only 200 metres away from the shopping centre and all the alarms were linked to the precinct.
Lastly, they managed to break out through the only exit and were met with all of the officers from Precinct 12. Needless to say, the two gunmen were arrested and convicted of robbery.
In Virginia Beach, Virginia, 21-year-old Gerald K. Bradshaw vanished without a trace. He was last heard of when his mother wired him some money so he could travel to Texas to retrieve his stolen van, which had recently been located there.
He checked out from the motel he had been staying in at Virginia Beach and was never seen again. Investigators have long suspected foul play. No trace of Bradshaw has ever been found. His case remains unsolved.
In Managua, Nicaragua, second in command of the Fuerzas Populares de Liberación Farabundo Martí (FPL), Ana Maria (Also known by her real name Mélida Anaya Montes), was assassinated in her own home.
She was considered an icon among revolutionary women in the region and was ultimately killed by her own comrades. She was stabbed 80 times and her neck was cut, killing her instantly.
The hit group were led by Commander Salvador Cayetano Carpio, who later killed himself when he learned he had been linked to the assassination.
The FPL were a left wing guerrilla military and political organization in El Salvador. They later merged to form the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN).
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I'm honoured. Thank you and stay safe.
I really enjoy reading your short clips about the crimes committed. I like the books you write too.
The number of victims is always contentious.
Why not Jack the Ripper? He could have had different MO's.
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I think this was no way an accident or a case of getting lost, this was murder. If they got…