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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * THEY DO NOT HAVE A “HIGH RATE OF CLEARANCE!”

    Posted on April 23rd, 2018 Becky 7 comments

    TELL US THE
    MOTIVE, KNAPP!

         Detective Geesey said investigators think they know the motive for the murder, which he declined to disclose. Fitzgerald said that’s a key to solving the case.
    From the June 16, 2006 New Era article by Cindy Stauffer, “Probers to Lindy Biechler’s killer: We’re getting closer,” (click here).
         Maybe LNP reporter Tom Knapp could ask DA Stedman what the motive was since Detective Joseph Geesey has retired. Doesn’t the public have a right to know over ten years after this article was published and over 40 years since she was killed? Might it help find her killer? These detectives in Lancaster County always “decline to disclose.” Why? What are they hiding? What was the motive the elite Vidocq society decided on?
          And despite the following additional quotes from the same article, no one has ever been arrested and LNP has never questioned it:
    —  Lindy Biechler’s killer should be nervous today.
    —  Walter had some advice for the killer. “Don’t buy any green bananas,” he said.

    —  Said Geesey: “We’re about two steps behind them.”
         The article is the last we ever heard about it. There was no follow-up by LNP. No questioning of Geesey about what happened.  They were only two steps behind and he shouldn’t buy green bananas! What the hell went wrong? Why wasn’t there an arrest? There was absolutely nothing further from LNP. Can you imagine any other news organization not following-up and demanding answers? “Green bananas” meant an arrest was imminent within days! Why wasn’t there an arrest?
          And that’s the way all these killers get away with murder in Lancaster County. Because LNP, the supposed “watchdog,” never questions anything! Unbelievable!

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    *     Once again, because of the confines of the lay-out of this site, I have to combine pleasant, fun and serious. But this is one of the best photo journalists out there. If you want a pick-me-up for a Monday – go to the Columbia Spy (click here).

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    LNP: UNSOLVED
    MURDERS REDUX!

         Four years after LNP announced a series on unsolved murders in Lancaster County, they have now announced it again in two front page stories by reporter Tom Knapp.
         And there is this quote:

         

          It is your job, Capt. Winters! That is why the citizens pay you! Why don’t you release the DNA information you have on Erma Kaylor’s killer, Capt. Winters? Why?
         Please see the below reprint of a post on this site about the last time LNP claimed they were doing a series on unsolved murders and stopped after two (click here for the original). We’ll be keeping a close eye, LNP and Tom Knapp!

    —  Click here for LNP’s new story, “Unsolved homicides: Lancaster County boasts high rate of clearance, but investigators still pursue the ones who got away.”
    —  Click here for LNP’s new story, “Seeking justice: LNP looks at Lancaster County’s unsolved homicides in an occasional series.”     

              

     

    7 responses to “AFTERNOON UPDATE * THEY DO NOT HAVE A “HIGH RATE OF CLEARANCE!””

    1. Dispensing Lancaster City crime throughout the County. POOF! Unsolved homicides in Lancaster City become unsolved homicides in Lancaster COUNTY. No where mentioned is ex mayor Dick.

    2. This comment came in today under the story below and I am also moving it here:

      Nov. 21, 1992: J. Glen Brossman, 40, was shot to death in his Ephrata home. There were signs of a struggle but no evidence of forced entry.

      Dec. 21, 1992: The body of teacher Christy Mirack, 25, was found strangled, beaten and sexually assaulted in her East Lampeter Township home.

      April 18, 1993: Terry Lee Fellenbaum, 36, was found shot in the head in a Hershey Avenue garage.

      Feb. 8, 1994: Edward E. Krause Jr., 36, was shot and killed near South Christian and Green streets. Lancaster city police found Krause in the driver’s seat of his car with the engine running and the lights on.

      July 8, 1994: Shawn D. Wright, 19, of Lancaster, was shot at New Dorwart and Union streets. He died several hours later at the hospital.

      Aug. 30, 1994: Devon Omar Dixon, 18, was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire on South Lime Street between two groups of men that police described as “like a scene from an old Western movie.”

      April 10, 1995: The body of Juanita A. Chevalier, 28, was found on an old railroad bed near South Prince and Hazel streets. City police said Chevalier was strangled.

      Jan. 16, 1998: The body of Roxanne V. Myers, 30, was found near Lancaster General Health Campus off Spring Valley Road. The coroner said Myers died of strangulation and blunt head trauma.

      June 20, 1998: Tyson Lamar Hunter, 19, died in a hail of gunfire as he sat in his car in a parking lot across from his father’s home on Manor Street.

      Nov. 15, 1999: Miguel Camacho Ortiz, 44, was stabbed and beaten outside the Garden Court apartment complex off East End Avenue. He died at the hospital a short time later.

      May 24, 2000: Qybai Ricketts, 21, was shot at South Shippen and Locust streets and died hours later in the hospital.

      Dec. 10, 2000: James A. Horsey Jr., 28, was shot and killed in front of a church at West Vine and South Prince streets.

      Oct. 14, 2001: Mondeek R. White, 23, was shot and killed in a parking lot on North Lime Street. Witnesses saw two men fleeing the scene.

      July 4, 2002: Victor “Shorty” Melendez Jr., 29, was killed while walking in the 100 block of Dauphin Street. Police said he leaned into a car to talk to its occupants and was shot.

      Dec. 4, 2003: The body of Jonathan Luna, a 38-year-old assistant U.S. attorney in Baltimore, was found face-down in a stream in Brecknock Township. The coroner said Luna died of multiple stab wounds and drowning.

      Dec. 31, 2003: A group of children found the body of “Baby Allison,” a newborn baby girl, in a 55-gallon drum behind an Amish school off Weaver Road, south of Strasburg. Police said the baby’s throat had been cut.

      March 10, 2006: Keenan W. Dudley, 35, was found shot to death in his car in an alley near West Grant and West Orange streets.

      Oct. 17, 2006: Daniel V. Hollman, 30, was found shot to death inside a Howard Avenue home.

      Sept. 24, 2007: The body of “Baby Mary Anne,” a baby girl was found in a Dumpster behind the Lancaster YMCA. Police said the baby had been suffocated.

      Dec. 5, 2007: Juan Lopez, 52, was shot and killed during an apparent robbery at his check-cashing business on East King Street.

      Aug. 26, 2008: Samuel E. Bair, 26, was killed in a shooting in the 700 block of South Prince that apparently stemmed from a dispute between two groups.

      Dec. 13, 2008: Jose A. Diaz, 35, was shot and killed in a parking lot on Clark Street, near North Broad. His car has not been found.

      Jan. 10, 2009: Troy L. Martin, 45, was shot and killed as he got out of a car in his driveway in New Holland.

      Aug. 11, 2009: Hector Ortiz Fuentes, 38, was shot and killed while walking to a bus stop near North Plum and East Orange streets.

      Nov. 21, 2009: Sandy Reyes-Mateo, 20, was shot multiple times near Dauphin Street and Pershing Avenue. He died in the hospital.

      Dec. 19, 2009: Michael B. Evans, 41, was stabbed in his home on West Lemon Street and later died in the hospital.

      Nov. 1, 2010: Timothy J. Frei, 50, was found slumped on the floor of his Hershey Avenue home with massive head trauma. He died Nov. 10.

      Dec. 6, 2010: Olga I. Sanchez-Reyes, a 30-year-old mother of three, died in what police called a deliberately set fire at her home on North Plum Street.

      May 19, 2011: Spencer L. Houston, 50, was found shot to death in his New Holland Avenue apartment.

      July 13, 2011: Brandon Seals, 22, was shot and killed in the 200 block of Stevens Avenue.

      May 16, 2012: The body of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor was found stabbed to death in her first-floor apartment in the 200 block of West Vine Street.

      Jan. 7, 2013: Allan Wayne Hess, 59, was found dead in his West Walnut Street apartment with “sharp force trauma” wounds.

      June 12, 2013: Titus Gant, 38, was found dead behind the wheel of his vehicle after crashing into a parked car on Nevin Street.

      June 15, 2014: Jonathan Santiago, 26, was shot in the 400 block of South West End Avenue and died during surgery about two hours later.

      Sept. 25, 2014: Brett Simmons, 23, was killed and his father was wounded during a home-invasion in Clay Township by two masked men.

      June 13, 2015: Julio Garcia-Camacho, 28, was shot multiple times in southwestern Lancaster and was pronounced dead at the scene.

      Feb. 6, 2016: Omary Flores-Sandoval, 20, died from a gunshot wound to the head in the 300 block of South Lime Street.

      Oct. 28, 2016: Pedro Flores Jr., 37, was found on the north side of East Clay Street, between Cherry and Lime, with a single gunshot wound to the head.

      Dec. 4, 2016: Dennis Pitch, 52, was found in his Narvon home with multiple gunshot wounds.

      Staff writers Lindsey Blest and Jonas Fortune contributed to this report.

    3. And this is a list of all the unsolved murders in Lancaster.

      I swear, the tagline should not be “A city authentic” but rather it should be:

      Come to Lancaster, get away with murder.

    4. And meanwhile, in York…

      https://jezebel.com/golf-club-sorry-for-calling-cops-on-black-women-so-whit-1825486051

    5. barry in winnipeg

      If only we could bring in the professor from INSTINCT–he’d have these crimes solved in under 55 minutes.

    6. I haven’t seen that, Barry! But the average person could solve Erma Kaylor’s murder in 24 hours!

      About Instinct

    7. Yessss! Finally some people that were missing are mentioned here at least some people havent forgotten about them. Alot of these will remain unsolved due to false info. on police reports. They couldnt even get the paperwork done properly dont expect them to be solved in this day smh.