Monthly Archives: July 2016

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   An informant tried to collect the original $100,000 reward offered, but kept dragging his feet and it was withdrawn.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