Last Updated on September 16, 2022 by Ben Oakley
On November 22nd in true crime, multiple cold cases, killed in the line of duty, and a crime spree in Danville, Virginia.
In Colorado Springs, the body of 63-year-old Dr. Neil MacEahern was discovered in his car by a Colorado Springs Police Department patrol officer.
MacEahern had died from multiple gunshot wounds. Due to the lack of personal motive, detectives concluded that MacEahern had been a victim of a robbery gone wrong.
No suspect has ever been found and the case remains a mystery. The murder is an active cold case investigation in the State of Colorado.
In the early hours of the morning, in Routt County, Colorado, 15-year-old Marie Ann Blee vanished without a trace. She had last been seen at a party at the Shadow Mountain Village mobile home park.
She had told a friend that she was getting a ride with an unidentified man but was never seen again. No sign of Marie has ever been found but investigators suspect she had been the victim of foul play.
It remains an active cold case in the State of Colorado.
In Boca Raton, Florida, 41-year-old Carol Arcuri went missing. Her estranged husband reported her missing the following morning. According to family, Arcuri was a loving mother and not the type of person to just disappear.
Her personal belongings, money and cheque book were found in her home, meaning she hadn’t left voluntarily. No trace of Arcuri has ever been found but foul play has long been suspected.
In Hendersonville, North Carolina, Officer Dennie Quay Enevold was shot and killed after responding to a call of a suspicious person near a residence.
He confronted the unnamed suspect, but a struggle ensued. The suspect grabbed Enevold’s gun then shot him dead. The suspect was arrested the same day and convicted of murder.
He was sentenced to life in prison and died on June 16th 2011.
In Englewood, Colorado, officers responded to reports of a dead body beside a gas station. 23-year-old Ronald Bush was lying on the ground and had been shot once at close range.
He died of his wound in the hospital later the same evening. Despite a large investigation in the area, and witnesses, no suspect has ever been caught. The murder remains unsolved and an active cold case in the State of Colorado.
In Danville, Virginia, Johnny Watkins was arrested for an eight-day crime spree that left two people dead. Eight days after killing 22-year-old convenience store worker Betty Jean Barker in Pittsylvania County, Watkins struck again.
Along with his brother, Daniel, he walked into the Danville store and waited for 41-year-old Carl Buchanan to open the register, before shooting him four times.
The Watkins brothers made off with a little over $30 (USD). They were both arrested shortly after. A later investigation proved that the same gun used to murder Barker was used to kill Buchanan.
Daniel Watkins was given a life sentence, after testifying against his brother. Johnny Watkins was sentenced to death and later executed in the electric chair on March 3rd, 1994.
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