NONSENSE AND LIES!
OK. I watched it. I heard the cop. I believe that he is sincere in wanting to solve this case; however, it does not look like they have found anything new here. The TV piece is at best a way to hopefully get info from the public since the police are unable to mine it on their own and to give themselves a little positive PR. There are NO breakthroughs here! It is time for someone or some agency to step in and take over for the City police or provide them with the assistance and support to actually solve this crime, not just talk about their desire to solve it.
This comment in this morning.
No, there is absolutely nothing new and this whole piece is nothing but nonsense and lies. The transcript of the entire WGAL piece is below. I will address every point tomorrow and Winters’ previous interviews on the case. By the way, my headline – “THE HEAT IS ON?” – was and is meant to be sarcasm. I wonder which detectives keep the other 15 unsolved murder files on their desks (and that’s only in the last seven years under Mayor Gray)? What an outrage!
Now to an unsolved murder in Lancaster. Erma Kaylor was stabbed more than a year-and-a-half ago. For one Lancaster Police officer, the case is always top of mind. News 8’s Lancaster reporter Meredith Jorgensen has an update on his investigation.
Meredith Jorgensen (shown in front of Erma Kaylor’s 235 W. Vine Street home)
Officially, it’s case number 1205-016839, but to Lt. Mike Winters, it’s the case about Erma. For the sixteen year veteran of the Lancaster Police force, the file boxes for 83-year-old Erma Kaylor’s stabbing murder are always on the top of his desk.
The longer it goes it gets discouraging but it just kind of fuels me to work it harder or try something new. Ah, you can go through periods of time where there’s not a whole lot of new things to do and then suddenly one call comes in or one piece of information comes in and now it gives you a whole host of things that you have to work on.
In the last few months, new interviews have fueled this investigation.
Certainly our hope peaks a little bit, you get a little excited each time you get some new information and hope maybe this is the piece you are looking for.
Plus, they’ve sent physical evidence back to the lab for further analysis.
That’s important stuff. I mean that’s if you have any sort of evidence in a case like this, that’s maybe even more valuable than maybe a person coming forward with information.
Also valuable – victimology – digging deep into who Erma was.
What their habits are. What their personality was like. Who they met with on a regular basis. You know, what kind of friends they had, family, ah, what kind of lifestyle they led.
It’s been so long since Erma’s murder, a new family lives in her house now, but despite all the time that has gone by, Lt. Winters still has the case on the top of his mind.
I’d love for people to think about this case as much as we do. We’re still looking for the magic piece.
And police think you might have it.
In Lancaster, Meredith Jorgensen, News 8.
A $1,000 dollar reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in Erma Kaylor’s murder. Lt. Winters says he talks with her family on a regular basis and says they have not given up hope on solving the case.
“Lancaster police find
new leads in
unsolved murder case”
WGAL-TV regarding the May 16, 2012 murder of Erma Kaylor (click here).
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