HOLD SWITZER ACCOUNTABLE!
Over the past five years, there have been 30 homicides in the city; 22 have been solved, Switzer said.
Lancaster Captain of Detectives Kent Switzer quoted in today’s front page article, “25 years after Carrie Marshall’s murder, a family lives with pain, seeks answer,” (click here).
Captain Switzer can’t count and he can’t solve murders. There are nine listed under the “UNSOLVED MURDERS” tab above on this site. That list is from the day Keith Sadler was sworn in as the Chief of Police on April 23, 2008.
If you go back five years, you can add Juan Marquez to the list. He was shot and killed less than a month before Sadler became the Chief on March 16, 2008. His murder has never been solved. And if you add three days from today’s date to the five years, you can add Juan Lopez to the list of unsolved murders. He was shot and killed in his business on December 5, 2007.
I don’t know about Switzer’s figure of 30 total murders but I will check on it as LNP reporter Dan Nephin should have done with the unsolved murders. He could check his own newspaper – click here for a “slideshow” of unsolved county murders since 1992 published on April 3, 2011.
Please note that of the vast majority that occurred in the city, the caption directs anyone with information to call Captain of Detectives Kent Switzer! And it was six months ago when I was on the phone with Chief Sadler about the unsolved murder of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor that he told me the detectives work on the unsolved murders every single day. But there has not been a single arrest in any one of these cases since that phone call. And Erma Kaylor’s brutal, horrific murder remains unsolved as well.