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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

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

LISA DAWN CARNES Brutally Murdered Massac County Illinois March 1984

Lisa Carnes was murdered in Massac County Illinois in March 1984.   Her murder remains unsolved.

Lisa Carnes was murdered in Massac County Illinois in March 1984. Her murder remains unsolved.

Lisa Carnes has been gone since 1984.  Can you help find her killer?

Lisa Carnes has been gone since 1984. Can you help find her killer?

 

Maybe time heals but sometimes there are wounds that can’t be healed, as in the case of Lisa Carnes of Karnak, Illinois.    She was murdered more than 31 years ago and maybe this is the year that someone will come forth and say what happened.

 

What does happen over time is that people get divorced, relatives pass away, domestic violence victims leave relationships that kept them so fearful they were willing to keep quiet even about murder.    Maybe someone knows that their ex-spouse or boyfriend was responsible for Carnes’ death, maybe they were a child in the household and heard things no child should hear but they are now adults and not fearful of talking about what they heard.

 

Police solve these long unsolved cases by putting together pieces of a puzzle and you might have that one missing piece of the puzzle that will help a killer come to justice and a family to finally have peace about what happened to a loved one.

 

Murder does not occur in a vacuum.     Most murders are not the result of a psychopathic, brilliant serial killer.    Most of them occur because someone did something stupid at a time of weakness.    These people are not career criminals, they nearly always leave some kind of trail and someone out there knows about it.    Maybe the killer talked to friends over beers, maybe he came home one night covered in blood and distraught, maybe he even asked someone to come pick him up at the murder scene.    SOMEONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO LISA CARNES.

 

Lisa Carnes’ body was found in a field in rural Massac County (Illinois) near Macedonia Church Road and U. S. Highway 45.   She had been brutally murdered and left to die in a rural field.    Carnes’ truck was later located roughly four miles from the site where her body was located.    Her family tends to suspect that she knew her killer and had some connection with that killer.

 

 

DO YOU KNOW WHO KILLED LISA CARNES?

 

 

Anyone who has information that may be helpful in solving this crime is asked to contact Illinois State Police Sergeant Chad Brown at 618-845-3740, extension 282

 

A Facebook page devoted to Carnes is at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/LisaCarnes1984/

Lisa Carnes was murdered in Massac County Illinois in March 1984.   Her murder remains unsolved.

Lisa Carnes was murdered in Massac County Illinois in March 1984. Her murder remains unsolved.

Lisa Carnes has been gone since 1984.  Can you help find her killer?

Lisa Carnes has been gone since 1984. Can you help find her killer?