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San Joaquin

Cold Case Unit identifies, arrests suspect for alleged attempted homicide, kidnapping

Originally published 9-21-21 via Facebook by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office: “On 08/16/21 the Cold Case Unit made an arrest on Oscar Diaz Cortez, aka Melendrez, for attempted homicide


Suspect Identified in 1980 Cold Case Shooting Murder of Judy Nesbitt

  Photo: victim Judy Nesbitt A 1980 cold case murder of a wife and mother from Irvine has been solved, thanks to advanced genetic testing technology and the tireless work

San Diego

Escondido Police make arrest in 1999 rape, kidnapping

Originally published 7-14-21 by the Escondido Police Department: “On February 17th, 1999, the Escondido Police Department received a call of a kidnapping and rape.  The 19-year-old victim stated she was


Bakersfield police identify suspect in 1997 sexual assault, attempted murder

Originally published 6-14-21 via Facebook by the Bakersfield Police Department: “On Friday, June 11, 2021, the Bakersfield Police Department made an arrest in a cold case sexual assault and attempted


Suspect Arrested in 1980 Cold Case Homicide 

Photo: Andre William Lepere  A 41-year-old cold case finally has a suspect in custody.  Andre William Lepere, now 64 years old, has been arrested in Alamogordo, New Mexico for the murder

San Luis Obispo

Paul Flores arrested on suspicion of murder in 1996 disappearance of Cal Poly student Kristin Smart

Originally published 4-13-21 by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office: “San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced today a major development in the case of missing Cal Poly

Santa Barbara

Cold Homicide Case Heats Up with Arrest

March 20, 2021 – Santa Barbara County, Ca. It had been more than 30 years since anyone knew the whereabouts of James Francis Edwards, a one-time resident of San Francisco.

San Mateo

Arrest made in 1989 rape and stabbing

Photo: John Harris, Jr. On February 4, 1989, a man came into an apartment in the 3100 block of Casa De Campo where a woman was asleep. The suspect grabbed

Los Angeles

Two Boys’ Deaths in the ’80s – A Man Cops to Cold Cases

Photo: Kenneth Rasmuson  POMONA – When a boy left his home to take a look at a fireworks stand on July 2, 1981 – he never returned. The next day,

Los Angeles

A Cold Case Answer Surfaces with DNA Evidence

EL MONTE – When a man was murdered in 1978 and found dead the next day – stabbed over 40 times – the question remained, “Who would do such a