Last Updated on September 27, 2022 by Ben Oakley
On July 3rd in true crime, mystery disappearances, cold cases in Ohio and New Jersey, murder, prison death, unsolved mysteries.
In Hamilton County, Ohio, 49-year-old John Price was shot dead in the Rapid Run Park area. No motive has ever been discovered and no perpetrator has ever been caught.
The murder remains unsolved and is an active cold case in the State of Ohio.
In Monmouth County, New Jersey, the body of 42-year-old Saundra Goldstein was discovered face down in her own kitchen in the Continental Gardens Apartments.
She had been strangled from behind with a gold chain and plastic strap of an identification card then stabbed six times in the chest.
A suspect named Vernon Jeter was charged with her murder but was found innocent by a jury in 1980. As of 2022, the murder remains unsolved and is an open cold case investigation.
In Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Isaiah Clark was stabbed to death inside his Retreat Avenue office. He was killed by 24-year-old Arturo Bell, who was suffering from severe schizoaffective disorder.
Bell had stabbed Clark multiple times in the neck, chest, and stomach. He had become violent in the past when doctors told him that his ills were psychiatric and not physical. Bell was arrested immediately and charged with the murder.
He was found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed for 25 years to the Connecticut Valley Hospital. Bell has been denied a discharge multiple times and has remained in the hospital for over 40 years.
In Park County, Colorado, the body of 22-year-old Annette Kay Schnee was discovered face down in a small stream by hikers. She had last been seen hitchhiking south from the town of Breckenridge on January 6th.
An investigation confirmed she had been shot with a single bullet to her middle back and was killed at the location she was found.
The temperature in January in Park County would have been below freezing and the cold weather and water preserved the body for an autopsy. No bullet was found in the body. Her murder remains unsolved.
At the Moberly Training Center Prison in Missouri, convict Robert Driscoll stabbed corrections officer Thomas Jackson with a knife made from a metal ruler.
Driscoll and his cellmate, James Jenkins, were drinking homemade wine in their cell when officers entered the cell to remove the contraband.
While they were being led to the security control centre, a number of inmates attacked Jackson, and Driscoll stabbed him with the shank.
During the small riot, three other officers were stabbed when trying to bring it under control. Driscoll was sent to trial where he received the death sentence for murder.
He was later resentenced to 15 years for voluntary manslaughter and ultimately released as a free man on March 31st, 2004.
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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.