Darlene Polizzi Has Been Missing 50 Years Can You Help?

Darlene DeWolff Polizzi has been missing for fifty years. Her family misses her. She may have been the victim of Raymond Alves, who is an already incarcerated suspected serial killer.

Young Darlene DeWolff Polizzi went missing 50 years ago from Bergen County, NJ. Maybe you remember her or a possible suspect in her missing, Raymond Alves.

Raymond Alves is in prison for attacks on other teenagers and is a suspect in several homicides.

I was contacted by the family of Darlene DeWolff Polizzi who disappeared from Lodi, New Jersey, April 24, 1967. She’s been missing for 50 years. Her family hasn’t forgotten her.

Darlene DeWolff Polizzi was a young woman, just 19, when she went missing from Lodi in Bergen County, New Jersey, April 24, 1967. Her nieces called her “Aunt Dee Dee.” Darlene has reddish brown hair and brown eyes, a small female at 5’ 3” and weighing 100 pounds. She was wearing a brown blouse and a skirt with polka dots, along with a brown suede coat with a fur collar, when she went missing.

She and her husband were looking at new apartments with her husband and had returned home to Westminster Place in Lodi, NJ. Her husband went out, leaving Darlene home alone. She was reported missing by her husband on April 25 and he believed she took several items of clothing, but left behind most personal belongings, including her jewelry. She was a waitress at the Hangar Restaurant in Paramus and known to frequent Tommy’s Diner on Paterson Avenue in Wallington.

There is some belief that Darlene might have been the victim of a serial killer. Raymond Alves worked with Darlene’s husband at a sheet metal plant and Darlene was friends with Alves’ wife. Some of the suspicion came about due to the highly suspicious move of the Alves family the day after Polizzi disappeared. Alves was convicted of raping a teenager in Fair Lawn and pushing another teenage girl off a bridge in Clifton in 1976.

He served 23 years of a 47-year sentence and was released from prison in 2000. Authorities suspected that the murders of seven teenage females whose bodies were found in Bergen County, NJ, might be laid at his doorstep, that he might be a serial killer. He has not been charges in these deaths nor in Polizzi’s disappearance but the concern is there.

Alves has been a controversial figure after being released without prosecutors being notified. He was locked back up after a nationwide manhunt after his release and being featured on America’s Most Wanted.

Prosecutors weren’t aware that Alves was being let go and never got a chance to seek to have him civilly committed as a sexually violent predator and had the arrest warrant issued. He also failed to comply with Megan’s law to register as a sex offender. The AP reported that he claimed to have raped and killed more than a dozen women. Law enforcement officials also say Alves remains a suspect in the unsolved slayings of six young women in Bergen and Passaic counties between 1966 and 1976.

Alves has been active in filing suit against the Department of Corrections for mental health treatment for inmates and other relief in New Jersey. I once had a perp who was a serial sex abuse offender and that is how he spent, and is still spending his time in prison, filing federal lawsuits over this and that.

There aren’t a lot of remaining family members of Darlene Polizzi, but they miss Aunt Dee Dee and have continued to look for her and urge that official channels remain open and looking for her. Maybe initially she was just another missing woman and authorities didn’t know if she’d been taken or left on her own, because the police didn’t get a statement from her sister, who had been looking for her. Her sister was 8 months pregnant at the time. The police also did not have DNA until they obtained it from the last surviving sister, who passed last year. One niece wasn’t born when her Aunt Dee Dee disappeared but she is among those who still wants to know what happened to her.

Was Raymond Alves responsible for her disappearance or was there another person responsible for her disappearance and the murders of other young women during that time period? If you have any information about Darlene or any of the other young women, now is the time to provide that information.

The family would appreciate that anyone with any information about Darlene contact:

The Bergen County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office
Lt. Carmen Martino
201-226-5653

14 Year Old Regina Krieger Abducted and Murdered in Idaho

Regina Krieger, 14, from Burley, Idaho, was turning her life around when she was abducted and murdered.

While any violent death is tragic, when a child is involved, it affects us all the more. It doesn’t matter if the death is that of a young child or a teenager, a young person’s life is snuffed out needlessly.
Regina Krieger, 14, of Burley, Idaho, became involved with the wrong crowd in Burley and began using drugs after her parents divorced. She was living with her mother in Twin Falls, and being separated from her family and friends in Burley, she may have missed those close ties. She wanted to go back and live with her father in Burley and that was where she started having problems. With her parents’ support, she had begun turning her life around, cut ties with the drug crowd, and was planning to go back to her mother’s home.

Regina disappeared the night of February 28, 1995 from her bedroom in the basement, where she was stabbed. She was taken up a stairwell and taken away from the scene in a car. The basement had bloodstains that told the story and more than one person was suspected to be involved in the attack and abduction.

Her body was found on the eastern bank of the Snake River, six miles downstream from the Minidoka Dam six weeks later on April 15, 1995. The body was badly decomposed and authorities could not make an identification until dental records were used.

The cause of death was from having her throat cut and she also had stabbing wounds to the chest. There were rumors that she was killed over a debt owed a drug dealer and that some teens had seen a body in a bath tub but these were not substantiated.

Police are trying to use new technology to gain new leads but there are people in the community that probably know more than they have revealed. A local convicted drug dealer during a previous murder trial but he has not been charged in this case. In that case, a male subject testified that he and that drug dealer, along with another man, were present in a car when Regina’s body was transported away. That subject later said he lied.

It only takes one lead many times to provide the linking information that allows investigators to get on the right track and find a killer. It’s time that Regina’s killer(s) is brought to justice.

Please contact the Cassia County Sheriff’s Office if you have any information about Regina or might have seen unusual activity at that location in the time period from February 28 to April 15, 1995.

Does Hawaii (Kauai) have a serial killer who is still at large?

Does beautiful, idyllic Hawaii have a serial killer? Investigators believe that may be the case, with three victims that fit the same profile and have similar physical characteristics. One victim was able to survive her attacker’s attempt to take her life.

Maybe this 2000 attacker has left the area or is in prison for something else. While the attacks occurred in an isolated area, it was near the beach and probably had people who regularly went to the area for surfing. Your information could change the direction of investigators or let them know they are on the right track. Women in the area still feel fear because of the assailant, who is still at large.

Lisa Bissell and Darren Singer weren’t as fortunate as the second victim, who was left seriously injured. Both of them faced an attacker with a knife and were sexually assaulted and killed. Bissell was believed to have been taken to the isolated Polihale Beach Park on the west end of the island after being attacked elsewhere. On April 7, 2000, 38 year old Bissell was found in a ditch, stabbed to death, off a roadway leading to Polihale.

Lisa Bissell was the first victim of the Kauai serial killer who is still at large.

The lone survivor, a 52 year old woman, was attacked doing yard work in Kekaha. She suffered a broken arm and was stabbed in the abdomen during an attempted sexual assault.

Daren R. Singer, 43, was found at Pakala Beach, partially clad, another victim of stab wounds. There were signs indicating she was also a sexual assault victim and cash was located at her campsite, suggesting robbery was not the motive for the killing. She was similar in appearance to the 38yo Bissell. Singer was a local craftsperson and reported a Krishna devotee. Pakala Beach is located in a remote area of Kauai but popular with surfers. Bissell was killed only a few miles away and the location was also near where the third surviving victims was seriously injured during an attempted sexual assault.

Daren Singer, Kauai murder victim. Found at Pakala Point Beach.


Facts:
Lisa Bissell was killed April 7, 2000.

The unknown victim was assaulted and injured in a sexual assault attempt in a yard at Kekaha on May 22.

Daren Singer was killed August 30.

Each victims was sexually assaulted.

The weapon used in each case was a knife.

The victims were all Caucasian.

Each victims was 5’ 2” to 5’ 5” tall.

Each victims weighed about 100 pounds.

The victims were all alone at the time of their attacks.

The attacks were all on the west side of Kauai near the beach.

Each victim appears to have suffered at the hands of a single assailant.

The victims were all middle aged, from 38-52.

Police have been very active in this case, interviewing as many as six suspects. They also located a vehicle they suspect may have been used to move a victim’s body. DNA results are pending. The surviving victim was able to provide information for a composite.

The surviving victim provided information for a composite of her attacker.

Forward any information related to this crime to Special Investigator John Burgess at 808-241-1734 or Special Investigators Joe Adric or Paul Kanoho at 808-241-1757. You may also send information to the Kauai County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at 808-241-1888 or via email:coldcase@kauai.gov

University of Georgia Student Shot and Killed

Kelvin was a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Army Reserve and University of Georgia student.

Kelvin McDuffie was a young man with a future.   He had a girlfriend he wanted to marry, had plans to have his own business and own a home.   He was a student at the University of Georgia and a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Army Reserves.    His dreams and life were cut short on January 16, 2003 when his bullet-riddled body was found by a delivery driver in a remote area of the 1500 block of Olympic Drive in eastern Clark County, GA in the early morning hours.

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are asking the public to contact them if they have any information that might lead to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for McDuffie’s murder.   Anyone who might have heard or seen anything from the hours of dusk on Wednesday, January 15, and 5:30 a. m. January 16, 2003, are requested to call.    Anyone who was well acquainted with McDuffie or had spoken with him in the weeks before his death are also encouraged to call investigators.

 

From the last information I received, a reward is available in this case.

 

A REWARD is available for information leading to an arrest and conviction. If you have any information, please, contact any of the following:

Athens-Clarke County Police Department – (706) 613-3888 ext. 305
E-mail: jameswilliams@co.clarke.ga.us

Georgia Bureau of Investigation – (706) 542-7901
E-mail: steve.baxley@gbi.state.ga.us

For further information, visit:http://www.accpd.org/UNSOLVED/mcduffie.html

Athens Clark County GA 25yo Kelvin McDuffie Brutally Murdered Reward Offered

Kelvin McDuffie Will Be Dead 14 Years in January: Do You Have the Answer?

 

Kelvin McDuffie was shot multiple times in January 2003 in a remote area of Olympic Drive.

Kelvin McDuffie was shot multiple times in January 2003 in a remote area of Olympic Drive.

Kelvin was a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Army Reserve and University of Georgia student.

Kelvin was a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Army Reserve and University of Georgia student.

Kelvin McDuffie was a young man with a future.   He had a girlfriend he wanted to marry, had plans to have his own business and own a home.   He was a student at the University of Georgia and a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Army Reserves.    His dreams and life were cut short on January 16, 2003 when his bullet-riddled body was found by a delivery driver in a remote area of the 1500 block of Olympic Drive in eastern Clark County, GA in the early morning hours.

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are asking the public to contact them if they have any information that might lead to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for McDuffie’s murder.   Anyone who might have heard or seen anything from the hours of dusk on Wednesday, January 15, and 5:30 a. m. January 16, 2003, are requested to call.    Anyone who was well acquainted with McDuffie or had spoken with him in the weeks before his death are also encouraged to call investigators.

 

. A REWARD is available for information leading to an arrest and conviction. If you have any information, please, contact any of the following:

Athens-Clarke County Police Department – (706) 613-3888 ext. 305
E-mail: jameswilliams@co.clarke.ga.us

Georgia Bureau of Investigation – (706) 542-7901
E-mail: steve.baxley@gbi.state.ga.us

For further information, visit:http://www.accpd.org/UNSOLVED/mcduffie.html

“Santa Claus” Brutally Murdered in Polk County FL; Suspect at Large

Ronald Leggett, a Polk County businessman, was found brutally murdered inside his residence in June 2003.

Ronald Leggett, a Polk County businessman, was found brutally murdered inside his residence in June 2003.

 

Ronald Leggett, a 56 yo business owner in the Lakeland (Florida) area, was found murdered inside his residence on Timberidge Drive on June 16, 2003.  After Leggett had not been in contact with anyone for several days, his parents went to his home to check on his welfare and discovered his body upstairs near the couch.   He had been savagely attacked and his injury included both multiple blunt force trauma and stab wounds.
Leggett’s bearded appearance caused him to become known to many area residents and friends as “Santa Claus.”  He was well known in the area and operated a used appliance business as well as owning many rental properties, which would, of course, have placed him in regular contact with many different people.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case and its detectives have pursued his many business contacts as well as social network contacts in hope of locating suspects.   Leggett had been married five times and police are still investigating a widespread group of contacts, family members, neighbors, and business associates, to gain leads that might lead to an arrest.

 

Police reported nothing was stolen and there was no forced entry.   Both of these things suggest that Leggett knew his killer and probably let him/her into his residence.

 

The viciousness of the attack might suggest that the killer had something personal to settle with Leggett, along with the fact that nothing was missing to suggest that burglary was the motive.

 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (863) 298-6379, or send an email to coldcase@polksheriff.org

 

Paula Grossi of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Police Seeking Tips

REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware, Sussex County

Paula Grossi was the victim of a gun related homicide during a break-in at her home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in 2007.

It’s been more than five years since Paula Grossi, age 45, of Rehoboth Beach, was killed on January 26.  Police are still actively seeking leads in her murder and you might have the one piece of information that can link the other things they know to lead to a suspect.

 

Unlike many cases where there is no known suspect and police are searching in the dark, they have composites they would like to match to suspects and bring charges against them.  Police hope the composites will jog someone’s memory and bring them the call that can close this case.

 

 

Paula Grossi was killed in her home on January 26, 2007, from gunshot wounds after two suspects tied other up two other people inside her home on Winner Circle near Rehoboth around 12:50 p.m. that day.   The killers ransacked her house after tying up the family member and friend of Grossi in the home.   After the suspects fled, the other people were able to free themselves and found that Grossi had been killed.

 

While there did not appear to be force used to enter the home, it does not mean that the suspects were known to the inhabitants.

 

Paula Grossi’s family is offering a $25,000 for the arrest of the killer.   Please verify the reward if you have an interest in it as families do sometimes withdraw rewards not claimed within a reasonable time.   Paula Grossi had medical problems and used a cane to get around, which made her unable to effectively fight back making her murder even more horrendous.   An informant tried to collect the original $100,000 reward offered, but kept dragging his feet and it was withdrawn.

 

One suspect is a W/M, approximately 40 or more, 5’ 6” and about 200 pounds with a mark of some kind under his left eye, possibly a tattoo of tear drops.  He was dressed in black overalls, brown construction boots, black knit cap and dark gloves.   Black overalls are not a normal piece of clothing and maybe someone knows someone of that description who wears black overalls.

This suspect in the Paula Grossi murder may have a tear drops tattoo under his left eye.  This is a distinctive characteristic.  Do you know him?

This suspect in the Paula Grossi murder may have a tear drops tattoo under his left eye. This is a distinctive characteristic. Do you know him?

The other suspect is between 20-25 approximately, 5’ 7”, around 160 pounds, wearing a hooded jacket, wool skull hat and white gloves.

The second suspect in the Grossi homicide may be someone you know.  Check out his face and think back.

The second suspect in the Grossi homicide may be someone you know. Check out his face and think back.

These suspects are not similar in appearance  and their presence together might remind someone of two people they know who fit that description that hang out together.   This is a case that can be solved.

 

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit at (302) 739-5939, Troop 7 at (302) 644-5020, Crime Stoppers, or 911.

Norwalk, Connecticut Double Homicide Rackita Smalls and Iriquois Alston

Iriquois Alston was shot execution-style in a car with his girlfriend Rackita Smalls in Norwalk, CT

Iriquois Alston was shot execution-style in a car with his girlfriend Rackita Smalls in Norwalk, CT

Rackita Smalls had her life in front of her and was murdered in Norwalk, CT, along with her boyfriend Iriquois Alston

Rackita Smalls had her life in front of her and was murdered in Norwalk, CT, along with her boyfriend Iriquois Alston

Iriquois Alston – Rackita Smalls – Norwalk – August 6, 2011 – $50,000 REWARD
Iriquois Alston, age 27, and Rackita Smalls, age 22, were found shot to death in a parked car in Norwalk on August 6, 2011.    This execution-style murder happened in the back seat of the black Honda sedan in which they were parked in front of 4 Avenue B in Norwalk shortly before 8 a.m. on August 6, 2011.   Both were shot in the head.

 

Rickita, a 2007 graduate of Bassick High School worked at the bakery at Stop and Shop in Westport.   The couple had been dating and Alston also was the father of a son and daughter.   Rickita’s family reported that she was family oriented and a hard worker.   She enjoyed drawing, art and baking and was going to return to college.

 

Alston had recently been released from prison after serving an eight-year sentence for armed robbery.

Police are offering $50,000 to help catch the killer — or killers.   Their deaths remain unsolved.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call Norwalk Police Detective Justin Bisceglie at 203-854-3181. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Norwalk Police Department Tipline at 203-854-3111, submitted online on the NPD website or via text by sending “NPD” and the information to CRIMES (274637).

DENVER COLORADO TEENAGER MURDERED IN STREET: JASON ARRELLANO

DENVER COLORADO  JASON ARRELLANO

On May 23, 2004, Denver officers were called to the location of 1400 block alley King/Lowell to respond to the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the officers found two wounded individuals, in addition to the victim, Jason Arrellano, who was pronounced dead at the scene.   Jason, age 15, remains the victim of an unsolved homicide and Denver Police would like to talk with anyone who might have any information that would help them find his killer.

Maybe the saddest thing about the murder of this young man is that there was so little media attention afterward.    I looked for further information and outrage about his death and didn’t find it.   The police, however, are still interested and invested in finding Jason’s killer.

Since other people were present and injured, his death could have been the result of bad blood between the killer(s) and those injured or it could have been a random shooting.   Regardless of why he was targeted, Jason’s young life was snuffed out before he was able to grow up and find his own way in life.

 

Anyone with information regarding this case, is asked to please contact the Denver Police Department.   Please contact the officer for this case:

Audrey Simkins
Cold Case/ViCAP Criminal Intelligence Analyst
Major Crimes Unit
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Phone: 303-239-5764
Email: audrey.simkins@state.co.us

15 Year Old Jason Arrellano shot down in the street in Denver Colorado

15 Year Old Jason Arrellano shot down in the street in Denver Colorado

Rebecca Simon 2002 Murder Rialto, California

RIALTO, CALIFORNIA   REBECCA SIMON

Sgt. Paul Stella of the Rialto Police Department in California is seeking help from the public to solve the vicious murder of Rebecca Simon who was found dumped in a vacant field.    She left her home on November 4, 2002, at around 5:30pm, going to the grocery store and she was never seen alive again, other than by her killer.   Rebecca was found on November 5, brutally beaten and murdered at another location that has never been discovered.   Rebecca’s loving family and her two year old daughter were left alone by her death.

 

Police stated that she had become involved with a bad crowd, one involving a street gang and illegal drugs the last few years of her short life.   The brutality of her slaying and the circumstances of her leaving a young daughter made this case especially important to the detectives who had been involved.  The police are asking for leads in this case.

 

Someone may have seen Rebecca walking to the grocery store, have seen her getting into someone’s car or heard someone talking about what had happened to her.    Her homicide could have been gang involved, an angry boyfriend, or even an unknown stranger.   It is important to her family and to the dedicated detectives seeking to solve her case, that justice is served.

 

Anyone with information about Simon’s case or other unsolved homicides in Rialto is asked to call Sgt. Stella at 909-820-2632 or Mills at 909-421-4990.

Rebecca Simon was murdered in Rialto, CA, in 2002

Rebecca Simon was murdered in Rialto, CA, in 2002