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   On December 6, 2010, an arsonist killed Olga Sanchez-Reyes and critically injured two of her children. A year-and-a-half before, an arsonist also targeted a property owned by Sanchez-Reyes and her husband. This post will remain at the top of this site until an arrest is made in this horrific murder and also the horrific murder below added in July of this year.
Click here for “Lancaster police chief vows to find arsonist.”

  On May 16th of this year, 83-year-old Erma Kaylor was brutally stabbed to death in her home at 235 W. Vine Street.  No arrest has been made.

Click here for “Chief says police will find killer of 83-year-old woman.”

Click on the “UNSOLVED MURDERS” tab above to see the names of the victims of the eleven unsolved murders since Keith Sadler became the Police Chief on April 23, 2008.


     This permanent box had been up for over a year when on July 29, 2012, I chanced upon Rosaura Torres-Sadler and her book detailing physical abuse by her ex-husband, the current Chief of the Lancaster Police, Keith Sadler (click here).
    The Lancaster Newspapers have not written one word about this  and most citizens in Lancaster are unaware of his past.   “Abuse Hidden Behind the Badge” is available from

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  1. FWIW says:

    @friend – I don’t know about this state, I’m already confused about half of their laws… I get a headache trying to decipher it. But, in other states they have laws on the books for driving too fast for conditions. Perhaps “almost” hitting someone is their evidence for going to fast in the snow. That stated, even if the person is going too fast for conditions, if they are skilled enough to recover before hitting someone or something I’d say they are good in my book. It seems like a waste of time to summons someone for “almost” hitting you. Isn’t there enough people out there that “actually” hit something to summons?

  2. peppermint says:

    Toni Sharpless will be featured on Investigation Discovery Channel’s ‘Disappeared’ on Monday the 14th at 9pm. Saw it advertised.

  3. Just a slug says:

    @friend 13: there were actually two piles. One was the snow, the other the officer who charged him….

  4. friend13 says:

    Does anyone know why the police can charge you with almost doing something? A guy from my high school was in the paper for (his version) sliding on a snowy day near an officer directing traffic – not speeding according to him. LNP wrote an art saying he tried to run down a police officer. Now there are three incidents reported today in the police log of people almost doing something and being charged. I’m just wondering why you can get cited for close calls (one with a pile of snow)…

  5. William H. says:

    Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit was a lucky day today in the Susquehanna Valley for one lucky Susquehanna Valley couple. The couple was driving down the road when a Susquehanna Valley crossing guard from a near-by Susquehanna Valley elementary school motioned for them to stop in order to let a group of Susquehanna Valley children cross the road. The children-the couple later learned-were on their way to celebrate life here in the Susquehanna Valley.

  6. William H. says:

    FWIW. This is mayor Dick’s administration. His watch-his agenda. He should be on Sadly the chief’s back until this is solved.

  7. Rednek says:

    Just wondering if LNP’s ‘inestigative team’ needs a new assignment…how about investigating whether Doug Allen’s paycheck is contingent upon how many times he refers to the “Susquehanna Valley” (which geographically does not exist), as well as “Super Doppler” (which techniaclly does not exist – only Doppler radar). Does he EVER admit when his forecasts are wrong?????

    Just wondering……….

  8. FWIW says:

    @TBO Go to her website and email her.

  9. TBO says:

    Wow, this just hit me, since Jennifer Lopez (who is Puerto Rican) is scheduled to be at the White House football party, too bad someone can’t let her know how the mayor’s office and all the rest of the enforcement community doesn’t seem to give a sh*t about the deaths of these Puerto Rican women and how the newspaper doesn’t employ one minority reporter to represent the majority of the citizens of the city. Wish I knew someone who knew her to fill her in.

  10. FWIW says:

    @slug – how is the mayor supposed supposed to help solve murders? What does he say to the police department? Perhaps he should be concentrating on hiring more police, and getting the riff raff out of Lancaster. Maybe he should stay in the city to help generate revenue. But let’s be realistic, he’s got a personal life too. And perhaps by going to Washington he’s going to be able get some support for Lancaster.

  11. bummy says:

    “she was fighting for her life”

    right up there with “the sea was angry that night”
    but then it has to be cheesey since who else would want to read a book about a murder in tacky lancaster county other than those with poor tase

  12. Just a slug says:

    Lancaster mayor, wife invited to watch Super Bowl at White House
    2011-02-01 21:51:00
    Intelligencer Journal
    Lancaster New Era

    The above headline makes me want to puke. The mayor’s got time to deal with partying and screwing off, but none to deal with making sure his police department solves the murders of two Puerto Rican women or address the nearly unnavigable streets in the city. He’s not a mayor but he is a slug. If he is so brain damaged from his motorcycle accident, should he be allowed to continue serving as mayor?

  13. Denver Dan says:

    Thanks,,,,I go past the house everyday,,,,always think of poor Jan.

  14. Denver Dan says:

    I haven’t seen the opening sentence yet ? What is it ?

    • Becky says:

      At you can read the first chapter. I’ll provide a link later – sorry. His opening sentence is “She was fighting for her life.”

      I read this quickly yesterday and I believe he was talking about after the EMT’s arrived and her body was lying by the pool – not while she was in the pool. I think it’s a really weak lead sentence and further, I think by the time he is writng about she was already dead. She was no longer “fighting for her life.”

  15. Denver Dan says:

    Phelp’s book on the Roseboro murder comes out next month.

    • Becky says:

      I know. I was going to do a story today but the other took precedence. What do you think of his opening sentence. I don’t like it and I think it’s also inaccurate.

  16. TBO says:


    Is the New Orleans Coroner’s Office too close to the police? A new report from the Times-Picayune spotlights questionable decisions by longtime coroner, Dr. Frank Minyard, who has been accused of mishandling cases to protect law enforcement. He denies the allegations. For more on Coroner Minyard, watch “Post Mortem,” tomorrow at 9pm ET on PBS.

    And much more on the corrupt coroners nationwide as well as one legislator’s bid to do away with them.

  17. galty says:

    Can anybody tell me who the idiot DIRTBALL on talkback is.

  18. deleted says:

    Elderly couple who shared life die 14 hours and 120 miles apart

    Read more:

    off the subject but “what the he** is this” please tell me wht the he** is going on with people

  19. Katzendoofus says:

    What is wrong with the people who run Lancaster City? Yesterday morning, around 8 AM, the city puts a crew with trucks and loaders at the corner of Duke and King Streets to remove snow. Duek and King at rush hour….really???? They had traffic backed up on every main and feeder street in the city for at least 5-6 blocks and traffic mmoved at a crawl. It took 15 minutes to travel down Duek Street. Don’t they have the friggin sense to wait until after people have arrived at their jobs to decide to jam up the entire city? Somebody asked recently where the Mayor is, I’d like to ask the same question. Does he actually oversee what Katzenmoron does? Does he care?

  20. FWIW says:

    Where’s the Darnell White interview? The wait is worse than waiting for a movie sequel… although sequels usually suck in comparison to the original, so this better be good 😉

  21. Anonymous says:

    The good news, Galty, is Stedman’s Drug Task Force, if they follow the lead of their new head, John Burkhart, will now be beating the crap out of defendants who exercise their constitutional rights and don’t want to talk. Those folks might wish they were only tased.

  22. galty says:

    Any news about the Vet who was killed in his own home with a tazer by the police?

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