Sunday, May 15, 2011

Kiplyn Davis

Kiplyn Davis was last seen on May 2, 1995, at her high school in Spanish Fork, Utah. She is known to have attended morning classes and was seen at lunchtime while eating with friends. However, Davis did not show up for her fourth and fifth period classes. All of her personal belongings and books were found in her school locker. Now after 10 years there may be a break in the case.

Kiplyn Davis. - Just Another Normal Teenager's Day:

On May 2, 1995, 15-year-old Kiplyn Davis was doing what many other high school sophomores in her hometown of Spanish Fork were doing - excited about getting her driver's license, she attended an early morning driver's education class. She then followed her regular class schedule, stopping for a lunch break where she joined her friends. There were only fourth and fifth period classes to get through and school would be over for the day. But, Kiplyn did not show up for her last two classes.

Kiplyn Is Reported Missing:

Kiplyn also failed to come home after school. The Davis' home was just eight blocks from Spanish Fork High School and when it got to be 5 p.m. and there was still no sign of Kiplyn her parents reported her to the police as missing. They knew something was wrong, because it was not like Kiplyn to not report home or confer with them about her plans.

Poor Profiling:

Authorities felt because of an argument Kiplyn had with her parents about school and because of her age, she fit the runaway profile. Her parents did not agree and described Kiplyn as a young woman who was happy with life. She was excited about getting her driver's license and the future events surrounding her sister's wedding. Investigators did not agree and did not go public to ask for help in finding the young woman until two weeks after she was first reported missing.

Rumors Roll In:

All of Kiplyn's personal belongings, including her purse, were found in her school locker. Friends reported having lunch with her and provided the police detailed descriptions of what she was wearing. Unconfirmed reports of her being seen in a car on Main Street in Spanish Fork, around the time she was first missing, filtered in. Days turned into weeks and weeks into months and Kiplyn Davis never came home. To friends and family, it was as if she simply vanished.

A Late Plea For Help :

After several months passed and Davis remained missing the police the police changed from treating her case as a runaway, but instead as a young woman who met with foul play. Rumors circulated in the city of 22,000 that her body was buried in a canyon, but her remains were never found. As months turned to years the Davises became convinced that their beautiful daughter, with bright blue eyes and curly long hair, had been brutally raped and murdered by boys most likely known to her.

"Without a Trace":

Four years after Kiplyn was last seen alive her parents held a memorial for her and placed a marker for her at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. In July 2003, eight years after she vanished, her case was revisited in a feature on the missing person segment on the CBS show, "Without a Trace." The police never officially closed the case and the FBI added Kiplyn to the missing person's page.

10 Years and Finally a Break:

In February 2005, rumors in Spanish Fork again circulated that police had solved the case of Kiplyn Davis. Police denied the rumors but people kept talking. Then on April 29, 2005, almost 10 years to the date that Kiplyn was last seen, the police announced a break in the case. Scott Brunson was arrested and charged with perjury and lying to a federal agent about Kiplyn Davis.

Scott Brunson - Arrest Number One:

Brunson, 28, who was 18 and a senior at Spanish Fork High School when Davis disappeared, was indicted by a federal grand jury on perjury and lying to a federal agent about an unidentified person, for whom he allegedly provided a false alibi. Authorities say the unnamed person asked Brunson to say they were together, doing some roofing work the day Kiplyn disappeared.

Garry Blackmore - Arrest Number Two:

On August 11, 2005, there was another arrest in the case. Garry Blackmore was indicted by the federal grand jury on perjury charges. He was indicted on four counts of giving false or fictitious statements to the FBI and one count of perjury before a federal grand jury. Prosecutors say in 1977, Blackmore and an unnamed person approached another individual and asked for help in removing a body of a female. The body is believed to have been Kiplyn Davis. Timmy Brent - Arrest Number 3: A third arrest was made in in September 2005. Timmy Brent Olsen, 28, was indicted by the federal jury on multiple counts of perjury in connection with Davis' disappearance. Prosecutors say they have 70 witnesses to call who are willing to counter Olsen's plea of innocence. According to Olsen's attorney, a possible settlement with prosecutors may be in the works.
Christopher Jeppson - Arrest Number 4: A fourth man, Christopher Neal Jeppson, 28, was indicted on Monday, October 31, 2005 on nine felony charges of lying to the FBI and the grand jury about his knowledge in Davis' disappearance. Jeppson alleges that he was setting up lights and sound at the school auditorium the day Davis vanished. The prosecutors do not believe his alibi.
More arrests in the case may be forthcoming. It took ten years for a break in the case and prosecutors are confident that they are close to solving the crime. Authorities now believe Kiplyn Davis was raped and murdered and many who knew her, or knew of the murder, helped cover up the crime.

Suzanne Jovin

At about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 4, 1998, a still-unidentified assailant stabbed Yale University Senior Suzanne Jovin 17 times in the head, neck and back. Less than 15 minutes later, police found her near death at the intersection of East Rock and Edgehill roads, a mile from central campus. The senior was a well liked and respected member of her class. She was active in volunteering and charitable work. The State of Connecticut and Yale University have offered rewards that together are worth a total of $150,000.
Originally, Yale Officials publicly identified Suzanne's thesis adviser and at the time Yale Political Science Lecturer, James Van de Velde as a suspect. After years of suspicion, DNA taken from under Suzanne's fingernails failed to match a sample from Van de Velde's, thereby lessening the chance that Van de Velde may have been the murderer. The case has embarassed Yale and the New Haven Police department. Did they focus on the wrong person?
July 2008, Police released a sketch of a person seen running from the area near where Jovin had been found murdered within the time frame of her murder. The person of interest was described as blonde haired white male with chiseled features.

He was reportedly wearing dark clothes and had on a loose-fitting green-colored jacket. It is over nine years later and Suzanne's killer still has not been caught. There are no witnesses and little physical evidence. The last time she was sighted was around 9:20 pm that night, what happened the next 25 minutes remains a mystery. NOTE: Some conspiracy theorists have created rumors that Suzanne Jovin was murdered because her senior thesis was about terrorist Osama Bin Laden, however, there is no evidence to suggest any of the such. At that time Bin Laden was already an internationally known figure due to his involvement in attacks on the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on August 7, 1998. Noted author and activist Donald Connery has been critical of Law Enforcement's handling of the case and it's main focus on Van de Velde. Witnesses described a brown or tan colored van was sighted near where Suzanne Jovin was last seen alive. If you have any information on this case please contact the New Haven Police Department at             1-866-888-TIPS      .

UPDATE October 10, 2009: 24 year old graduate student Annie Le was found murdered in a Yale Research Lab in September of 2009. A Co-worker named Raymond Clark has been charged with her murder. Her case is believed to be unrelated to Suzanne Jovin's unsolved homicide.

Bianca Lebron

On November 7th, 2001 10 year old Bianca Lebron was about to start her day at Elias Howe Elementary school in Bridgeport when she got into a beat up older model brown and tan van driven by a hispanic male estimated to be in his mid-twenties.
Since then her family has not seen the fifth grader. She was last seen wearing beige pants, a brown and green camouflage shirt and a jean jacket. That day, Bianca had told friends that she was going to the mall with her uncle.

According to her family, she has no Uncle. Bridgeport Police want to talk to the man that owned the van that Bianca entered. He may be responsible for abduction, know what happened to her or have some important clues. He is described as a hispanic male in his mid-twenties, average height and build. Black kinky hair with sideburns and a large nose. Below is a picture of the type of van he might have driven. Bianca is hispanic and is described as being 4'11, 115 pounds, black hair with hazel eyes. She has a mole/birthmark on her forehead. Her picture is shown at the left. Police do have a strong suspect and for additional information about this case and suspect please click here. If you have any information on the disappearance of Bianca LeBron please contact the Bridgeport Police Department at             (203)332-5533      .
On August 23, 1992, Tammy J. Zywicki departed Evanston, Illinois, for college in Grinnell, Iowa, where she was expected to arrive that evening. Later that day, Zywicki's car was found by an Illinois State Trooper and ticketed as being abandoned. On August 24, 1992, the vehicle was towed by the Illinois State Police. On that same evening, Zywicki's mother contacted the Illinois State Police and advised them that her daughter had not arrived at college. On September 1, 1992, Zywicki's body was located along Interstate Highway 44 (I-44) in rural Lawrence County, Missouri, which is located between Springfield and Joplin, Missouri. She had been stabbed to death.
Zywicki was reportedly last seen with her car (shown below) on Interstate 80 at mile marker 83 in LaSalle County, Illinois, between 3:10 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on August 23, 1992. It was also reported that a tractor/trailer was seen near Zywicki's vehicle during this time period. The driver of the tractor/trailer is described as a white male between 35 and 40 years of age, over six feet tall, with dark, bushy hair. Some of the victim's personal property is known to be missing, including a Cannon 35mm camera and a musical wrist watch with an umbrella on its face and it played a tune. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Sergeant William Heinrich, Illinois State Police, at             (815)224-1171      .

Jimmie Sue Smith


Jimmie Sue Smith

June 23, 1981

It is 11.30 on the morning of June 23, 1981. The plains of Lubbock, Texas, are already at 104 degrees. Around the world all minds are on a bombing in Iran, while President Ronald Reagan is jousting with their leaders. McEnroe is being fined for his tennis court manners, and it is the last day in the life of 19 year old Jimmie Sue Smith. She is dressed in a yellow top and yellow slacks. The wind is blowing her hair back and frames her face as if to give her Mother one final living glimpse of her.
Nineteen years later, when we interview her mother, she will recall that look. Two hours pass while mother and daughter eat lunch, shop, and finally wave goodbye. In a last-minute attempt to perhaps protect her in some way, her mother asks Jimmie Sue to stay with her and go back with her to work at the church. Jimmie Sue wants to get home and lie in the sun. Sun bathing was a rare pleasure for the girl that held down two jobs and attended Texas Tech University.
Jimmie Sue enters the small bungalow-style house in an area close to the university. She telephones a friend and asks her to come over and lie in the sun with her. It is now 2:30 in the afternoon. The girlfriend arrives at 3:30, but there is no answer at the door. She looks in the window and sees Jimmie's purse on the bed. She is not in the backyard, so the girl leaves. It is around 3:35 in the afternoon.

Composite of suspect
THE CRIME SCENE The hammock is hanging loose, and Jimmie Sue's bathing suit top is lying underneath. The suntan oil is close by with the lid off. A phone sits in the window so she can hear any calls that might come in. On the kitchen counter is a roll of tape and an open Band-Aid box with Band-Aids scattered about. We will later learn that Jimmie Sue has a cut on her elbow. "It felt strange for the door to be locked," says her mother, who arrived home at five o'clock. There is no sign of a struggle, and in the girls room are her purse, watch and her diamond ring. In the bathroom adjacent to the master bedroom is an un flushed toilet with feces in it but no paper. (We have seen this at crime scenes many times before. Police and profilers all say it is a killer leaving his mark). At the edge of the bed, which is turned back, with the pillow missing, is the bottom to her bathing suit. When her mother picks it up, she notices that it is wet (with urine) and rolled in an unusual manner. She immediately knows something is wrong. On the bed is a pair of Jimmie's stepfather's slacks with the belt pulled out and lying on top of them. Her mother thinks this also is unusual. In the walk-in closet is Jimmie Sue's body, nude, with a necktie around her throat. Her feet and hands are bound with neckties. A pillow is placed over her chest.

Small home in nice area of lubbock. No forced entry.
If killer entered from alley he had a clear exit.

Another view of the alley.

The killer could have looked through knotholes in fence.

Neighbors say this opening in the fence was there in 1981.

Lower left area is where the hammock was set up.

Killer re-entered with Jimmie Sue - NO drag marks were found on the ground or body says former investigator.

The killer had fired a twenty-two pistol six times through a towel and a pillow. The necktie around her throat would indicate a possible strangling but could have been a gag that slipped down. Newspapers all reported that she was strangled, but we can't be sure of this because the 19-year-old autopsy needs to be located and reviewed. 

A burnt orange VW was seen in the driveway the afternoon of the murder, and had had also been seen driving by the house several times. A composite drawing of the suspect is shown below. (Composite can also be seen in the
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 23 edition). Jimmie had been upset about a boy with whom she had a blind date. She felt as though he were following her, but she didn't say his name. She had argued the night before with a boy at a restaurant and had struck out at him.

This profile is the opinion of Charlie Parker, president of Unsolved Crimes. It does not represent the view of the police or any other individual:
· The murder took place in broad daylight. That tells me the killer felt comfortable in the neighborhood. His dress, mannerisms, race, and auto would not seem out of place.
· The killer entered the house through the alley and over the fence. I, as a stranger, drove that area, and the alley was not easily noticeable to me. That tells me that the killer was familiar with the area.
· There was no sign of a struggle inside the house. This is typically found in situations where the attacker is known to the victim. In the beginning of the assault, Jimmie Sue probably dealt with her attacker only verbally, most likely attempting to negotiate.
· There appeared to be somewhat of a struggle at the hammock area, which sat over the metal entrance to the cellar. I believe the killer made advances at the hammock, and a scuffle ensued, causing the girl to fall and cut her elbow on the metal surface. I was told by detective Ashmore, now retired, that he saw no drag marks from the hammock and no drag marks on the body. If the killer showed compassion and allowed Jimmy Sue to look for Band-Aids for her elbow, that could explain the first-aid items on the counter.
· By placing her in the closet, the killer shows me that he knew Jimmie Sue. This is similar to killers who cover the bodies of their victims.
· Rejection, which I believe to be the motive, took place in the house.
· Remember the bottoms to her swimsuit were on the floor at the edge of the bed. Remember also that her feet and hands were bound with neckties. Does it sound likely that the killer would have raped her, then killed her, and then retied her feet?
· The killer has staged the crime scene, making it look like some mad deviate necktie-fetish killer has committed the crime. In 1981, Lubbock was averaging a rape a day and already had 17 murders by June 19. Jimmie Sue's killer could have gotten plenty of ideas by simply reading the local newspaper. 

Homicide - Charles Peeks

On August 31, 2002 North Little Rock Police responded to 1502 West Short 17th Street in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, officers found 43 year old Charles Peeks deceased. He had been beaten and shot.
Mr. Peeks lived at 1501 Marion Street in North Little Rock with a roommate. The roommate stated that Mr. Peeks received a Social Security check at the end of every month and owed money to local drug dealers. Witnesses to the incident stated they observed Mr. Peeks walking on West Short 17th Street being followed by two black males. Mr. Peeks appeared to be walking hurriedly away from the two suspects. He was able to flag down a white Pontiac Grand Am and got inside. The car started to drive away then stopped suddenly and Mr. Peeks jumped out. The two suspects then caught up with Mr. Peeks and attacked him. One of the suspects began hitting Peeks with a pistol. Mr. Peeks was able to get free and attempted to run away when one of the suspects shot him in the back. Mr. Peeks died as a result of the blunt force trauma to his head and the gunshot wound.
If you have any information concerning this incident please contact a Cold Case Investigator or the North Little Rock Police Detective Division at 758-1234.

Rebekah Gould

Reward Offered In Izard County Murder Case
Rebekah Gould
Rebekah Christian Gould
On September 21, 2004 Rebekah Christian Gould, at the time 22 years-old and a college student, was reported missing to the Izard County Sheriff’s Department.
Following the initial disappearance report provided by her family, deputies responded to a mobile home where Ms. Gould had been living. The sheriff’s department later requested the assistance of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.
Based on evidence collected during the initial phase of the investigation and subsequent interviews, it's believed Ms. Gould was last seen at a local convenience store on September 20, 2004 piror to returning home.
On September 27, 2004, Ms. Gould’s body was recovered from a wooded area adjacent to Arkansas State Highway 9, just south of the Melbourne city limits.

Based on findings of the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, the investigation is being handled as a homicide.
While Arkansas State Police Special Agents and local sheriff’s deputies continue their investigation a $10,000 reward is being offered by a private interest for information provided to law enforcement which will lead to the arrest and conviction of an individual or persons responsible for Ms. Gould’s murder.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Arkansas State Police Crime Hotline at             (800) 553-3820       or the Izard County Sheriff’s Department at ( 870) 368-4203.