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DNA technique leads to break in Coral Springs homicide case

Coral Springs police had a complicated and unwieldy case on their hands in 2011, after restaurant worker Michael Todd Hamilton, 31, was stabbed multiple times and died in his apartment.

Out of hundreds of witnesses and persons of interest, more than 40 people had given detectives their DNA to compare to evidence left behind at the bloody crime scene.

“The investigation took us in many different directions,” Detective Sgt. Scott Myers, who oversaw the case, said during a press conference Monday. Last week, the agency made the second arrest in the capital homicide case that it said will be presented to a Broward County grand jury.

It took several years to isolate and identify suspects’ blood from what was found in Hamilton’s apartment in the 9800 block of Northwest 33rd Street.

Second arrest made years after Coral Spring cold case homicide

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – It’s been six years since the murder of Michael Hamilton, a man who was found dead in his Coral Springs apartment in what was described by police as a bloody crime scene.

“He was not an angry man. He was a kind gentle soul,” the victim’s mother, Cathy Hamilton, said.

Cathy Hamilton and her husband now have a sense of closure amid the news that police have now nabbed two men in connection with her son’s murder.

“Losing a loved one to murder is never easy, and all those involved who want to bring justice to the family of the victims, I am so grateful we have justice in Michael’s case,” Cathy Hamilton said. “They are no longer among us, and they are now behind bars.”

Thanks to DNA evidence, Kadian Roper was arrested a few days ago and charged with first-degree murder.

Police arrested Jason Martinez last fall. He is

Read more at: https://www.local10.com/news/crime/second-arrest-made-years-after-coral-spring-cold-case-homicide

Victims identified in triple homicide

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Investigation continues at triple homicide, 1800 block Forsythia Dr.
Kelly Wilkinson / IndyStar

Update: The Marion County coroner’s office identified the victims of a triple homicide as Mark Higgins, 64, Keith Higgins, 34, and Jessica Carte, 34,

Earlier: For 15 years, Shirley Jackson has called the peaceful street of Forsythia Drive her home.

She was attracted to the east-side neighborhood near 21st Street and Franklin Road because of its tranquility and welcoming neighbors. She said they’re the kind of folks who would wave, smile or lend a hand without hesitation.

So the shock in her voice and on her

Read more at: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/06/01/imdp/361849001/

Man, 38, arrested in SE Portland homicide, police say

A 38-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with a Southeast Portland homicide this week that left a bloody crime scene outside a second-floor apartment.

Michael Shipley 

Michael Allen Shipley faces a murder accusation after he was booked into a Multnomah County jail, and he also had two outstanding warrants, police said in a brief news release.

The arrest was made at Southeast 92nd Avenue and Division Street by the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force, Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson later said.

Officers responded Tuesday night to reports of a disturbance and fight in the complex at Southeast 99th Avenue just north of Holgate Boulevard. Witnesses told The Oregonian/OregonLive they heard an outdoor fight before the stabbing on the second-floor landing.

Brian Elliot Bruns

Brian Elliot Bruns died at the scene. The state medical examiner determined he died of

Read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/05/man_arrested_in_se_portland_ho.html

Man, 38, arrested in SE Portland homicide, police say | OregonLive …

A 38-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with a Southeast Portland homicide this week that left a bloody crime scene outside a second-floor apartment.

Michael Shipley 

Michael Allen Shipley faces a murder accusation after he was booked into a Multnomah County jail, and he also had two outstanding warrants, police said in a brief news release.

The arrest was made at Southeast 92nd Avenue and Division Street by the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force, Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson later said.

Officers responded Tuesday night to reports of a disturbance and fight in the complex at Southeast 99th Avenue just north of Holgate Boulevard. Witnesses told The Oregonian/OregonLive they heard an outdoor fight before the stabbing on the second-floor landing.

Brian Elliot Bruns

Brian Elliot Bruns died at the scene. The state medical examiner determined he died of

Read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/05/man_arrested_in_se_portland_ho.html

Alleged homicide suspect identified; was boarder at victim’s Middleton home, police say

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Police: Sacramento quadruple homicide suspect confessed to cousin

A week after a quadruple homicide stunned a south Land Park neighborhood, Sacramento police said the suspect initially confessed to the crime to his cousin.

Salvador Vasquez-Oliva, 56, called his cousin last week who then called police and repeated what he’d learned, Capt. Dave Peletta said.

“Our suspect had come to his house earlier in the morning and confessed to something very horrific,” Peletta said. “The complainant then called us and said, ‘It’s very unusual, he’s a relative of mine, but I hadn’t seen him for an extended period time. So, it was very odd that he would come here and throw this out on me.’”

When officers arrived at the home, they picked the lock and discovered, what Peletta described as, a “horrific crime scene.”

Peletta told this information to a group of neighbors gathered for a community meeting Wednesday night, six days after the

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How detectives cracked a 35-year-old homicide case – Yakima Herald

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Double homicide at Old Montrose

The double murder of retired nurse Avis Israel and her son Ronald Israel has sent shockwaves through the small community of Old Montrose and according to a relative, the family is shaken to the core.

Yesterday morning, a friend of Avis, 75 and Ronald, 47, discovered Ronalds body on the porch of their Old Montrose home and alerted the police, who then discovered Avis in the house dead, apparently from head injuries, as appeared to be the case with her son.

Speaking to members of the media on the porch where Ronalds body was found, Avis great nephew Patrick McIntosh told reporters that this was the first time that the family has had to deal with something of this nature and magnitude.

McIntosh was the only member of the family in a frame of mind to speak to the media. He described the murders as a complete shock.

Everybody in the family is peaceful

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