Cold Case

Man Who Escaped Abduction Holds Out Hope For Wetterling BreakA Minnesota man who was sexually assaulted months before the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling said Monday that he hopes the identification of his suspected attacker helps investigators determine what happened to Wetterling.
What Do Prosecutors Need To Charge Heinrich In The Wetterling Case?Tire tracks and shoeprints: Investigators have old evidence in the Jacob Wetterling case that links person of interest Danny Heinrich to the area where Jacob was last seen. According to a former U.S. Attorney, prosecutors need more.
Duluth Police To Return Belongings Of 1981 Murder VictimA retiring Duluth police lieutenant will return belongings of a teen murdered 34 years ago to her family as one of his last duties on the job.
New DNA Evidence Helps Investigators Crack Cold CaseIt's a murder mystery that's been unsolved for more than 30 years. Hundreds of interviews and hundreds of leads couldn't crack the case. But new technological advances allowed investigators to identify a suspected killer.
DNA Helps Crack 1998 Mpls. Double Murder Case When 18-year-old Carrie Richter and 20-year-old Dustin Baity didn't show up for a gathering on Christmas Day 1998, their families grew suspicious. The couple was later found strangled and stabbed in the northeast Minneapolis apartment they shared. "Homicides are never over and DNA is the great tool of investigators and prosecutors," said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
Man In Cold Spring Arrested For 2009 Chicago MurderA man living in the area of Cold Spring, Minn. has been arrested in connection with a cold case murder that happened in Chicago in 2009. According to Chicago Police, 47-year-old Rene Valentine-Matos is suspected in the death of Jahmeshia Conner.
Kansas Man Pleads Guilty To 1980 Stabbing DeathA cold case revived by Minneapolis police with newly discovered DNA evidence has resulted in a guilty plea to a 1980 murder. Robert Skogstad has entered the plea in the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Mary Steinhardt at a Minneapolis apartment building where he was a caretaker.
BCA Project Identifies Victim In 20-Year-Old Cold CaseFor the first time, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's lab matched unidentified remains to reopen a cold case. And the family of Pearline Walton finally has some answers to the questions they've been asking since she went missing from Minneapolis 20 years ago.
New DNA Technology Closes 17-Year-Old Cold CaseNew science and a lot of hard work helped the Hennepin County Attorney's office close a 17-year-old cold case. In 1996, an 82-year-old woman was raped near her north Minneapolis home on the 3300 block of Aldridge Avenue North; a crime that was hard for investigators to forget.
Cloquet Man Sentenced For Cold Case MurderA Cloquet man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder, witness tampering and aiding and abetting arson in connection to a cold case from 2000. According to the St. Louis County Attorney’s office, Joseph John Couture Jr. admitted to murdering Trina Louise Langenbrunner on Sept. 3, 2000. Langenbrunner, who was 33 at the time, was found stabbed and beaten to death near a gravel pit in St. Louis County. Her murder was a cold case until last year.
Minneapolis Police Reopen Anne Dunlap Murder CaseA new tip has led police to reopen one of the Twin Cities' most notorious unsolved murder cases: Anne Barber Dunlap, who was a successful young executive at Pillsbury found murdered in the trunk of her car at a Kmart parking lot in 1996.
10 Years After Hit-And-Run, Maple Grove Man Wants Answers It's been 10 years of no answers. And as the anniversary of his wife's death approaches, Jim Nelson is asking the public to help.
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