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  1. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by shergal View Post
    Father Richard Eckroth was mentioned above in post #10. He was looked at as a suspect in this case. He just died, here is a portion of his obit and a link to it.
    In my February 27 postings at the website below, I show that a brother (a minister) of a suspect in the Tana Togstad/Timothy Mumbrue murders wrote an open letter in support of another priest from St. Cloud who was charged in several molestations. A Reker girl's throat was slashed, just like Mumbrue, and the other Reker girl died from a stab wound to the heart, same as Togstad. The brother of the minister was named as the killer of Togstad & Mumbrue by Glendon Carl Gouker, who said he drove the brother of the minister to the farmhouse where Togstad & Mumbrue were murdered. The Togstad/Mumbrue murders also remain unsolved. A third unidentified suspect in those murders remains free though his DNA was found at the scene.

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    Harvey Carignan is a serial killer in prison in Minnesota today.

    On September 8th, 1974, one week after the Reker abductions, he assaulted June Lynch and Lisa King in his car outside of Minneapolis -- a double. Two weeks later, he attacked Sally Versoi and Diane Flynn -- another double. They escaped from his car when he stopped for gas.

    He also killed and disposed of his girlfriend's body (Eileen Hunley) in Sherburne County sometime in the two weeks prior to the Reker abductions.

    The only thing that doesn't seem to fit is manner of death. He usually bludgeoned his victims but the Reker girls were stabbed.

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    KARE 11 is currently looking into the Reker case again.
    http://www.behindthepinecurtain.com/...es-reker-case/

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    Quote Originally Posted by shergal View Post
    KARE 11 is currently looking into the Reker case again.
    http://www.behindthepinecurtain.com/...es-reker-case/
    That story was dated November 14, 2005

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    Investigators know who committed the Reker sister murders. The same man, acting with an accomplice, kidnapped a 14 year old girl around St. Cloud, almost exactly 2 years after Mary and Suzanne Reker were killed. The man stabbed the 14 year old girl and left her to die, but she lived. The same man was wanted for sexual assault on a woman in Benton County, in 1992.

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    Any hints to the name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELOCsoul View Post
    Investigators know who committed the Reker sister murders. The same man, acting with an accomplice, kidnapped a 14 year old girl around St. Cloud, almost exactly 2 years after Mary and Suzanne Reker were killed. The man stabbed the 14 year old girl and left her to die, but she lived. The same man was wanted for sexual assault on a woman in Benton County, in 1992.
    Do you have a source or a link for this that you can provide for us? I know many here would love to see this case solved and I am personally very interested if these murders can be linked to other murders and/or other violent crimes in the area. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELOCsoul View Post
    Investigators know who committed the Reker sister murders. The same man, acting with an accomplice, kidnapped a 14 year old girl around St. Cloud, almost exactly 2 years after Mary and Suzanne Reker were killed. The man stabbed the 14 year old girl and left her to die, but she lived. The same man was wanted for sexual assault on a woman in Benton County, in 1992.
    Ok, ELOC is making me work hard lol, could this be part of the story?

    From The Daily Journal (Fergus Falls Minnesota)
    Cant link as paid , from 1976
    (also cant copy n paste so bear with me)
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    Psychiatric exam ordered

    St Cloud, Minn
    A judge has ordered a psychiatric examination for Herbert Notch, 18, rural road St Cloud, who is accused of kidnapping and attacking a 14 year old.
    Stearns County District Judge Paul Hoffman directed Thursday that the examination be conducted at the State Security Hospital in St. Peter.
    Notch and James Wagner, 17, Sauk Rapids, who was ordered to stand trial as an adult, are charged with attempted murder, rape, robbery and kidnapping.
    A 14 year old St Cloud told authorities she was abducted Sept, 25 from a grocery store where she worked, driven to a rural area, and raped.

    Will search more when able
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarrChance View Post
    Ok, ELOC is making me work hard lol, could this be part of the story?

    From The Daily Journal (Fergus Falls Minnesota)
    Cant link as paid , from 1976
    (also cant copy n paste so bear with me)
    Title:
    Psychiatric exam ordered

    St Cloud, Minn
    A judge has ordered a psychiatric examination for Herbert Notch, 18, rural road St Cloud, who is accused of kidnapping and attacking a 14 year old.
    Stearns County District Judge Paul Hoffman directed Thursday that the examination be conducted at the State Security Hospital in St. Peter.
    Notch and James Wagner, 17, Sauk Rapids, who was ordered to stand trial as an adult, are charged with attempted murder, rape, robbery and kidnapping.
    A 14 year old St Cloud told authorities she was abducted Sept, 25 from a grocery store where she worked, driven to a rural area, and raped.

    Will search more when able
    Thanks...been searching for the accomplice!! :-)

    I mentioned several other unsolved cases from the Stearns County area in my book, now 2 of those are "solved".

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    That's great, now to go read your book
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    This article, from the Austin Daily Herald November 13, 1976, gives their full names; Herbert D. Notch and James A. Wagner.

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps3nzywjf5.jpg

    Herbert Daniel Notch, Jr, born 5 Oct 1958

    Name Herbert A Notch
    Also Known As Herbert D Notch
    2nd Also Known As Name Herb D Notch
    Previous addresses: Saint Augusta, MN, Minneapolis, MN, St. Cloud, MN.

    Another criminal entry from 1987 (1989 Supreme Court appeal)...

    http://mn.findacase.com/research/wfr...0001.MN.htm/qx

    Stearns County inmate 2007...

    https://bailbondcity.com/minnesota/s...te-NOTCH/43137

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    1991 Tri-County News article, Kimball, MN attempted 1st Degree Sexual assault Benton County, MN. Crime Stoppers

    http://tco.stparchive.com/Archive/TC...8011991P01.php
    Last edited by pleasestandby; 07-03-2016 at 11:29 AM.

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    Mr. X

    http://www.behindthepinecurtain.com/...es-reker-case/

    These are among the parallels considered by investigators when they look at this other crime involving Mr. X and the murder of the Reker sisters:

    Both Mary Reker and the victim of Mr. X were very close in age both were stabbed with similar small knives.

    In each case the teenaged-girlís sweater was sliced up the middle and left on the body. And in each case her bra was cut and removed. In each case her panties were cut and removed. And in each case her under garments were thrown in a lake.

    In the case of the Reker girls their bodies were hidden. Mary was dumped in a lake. Her little sister, Susan, was dragged into tall grasses.

    Mr. X and his accomplice carried their victim to a place where she was covered with branches and leaves.


    If there was one significant difference in the cases it was that the victim of Mr. X survived.]
    Neither Herbert Daniel Notch (Mr. X) or his accomplice, James A. Wagner, are on the Minnesota sexual offender database. I could find no online record that they even served any prison time for the murder and rape of the victim who survived. The Minnesota prison database apparently does not include former inmates.

    Notch worked at Zayre Shopper City, where the girls were last seen, which was located at 33rd Avenue and Division Street in the Plaza West Shopping Center. He also lived near the shopping center in the 200 block of 1st Ave North.

    According to US Search and other informational databases, Notch, Jr. last lived or currently lives in Montevideo, MN. Online records show he also uses his father's middle initial; (A).

    https://goo.gl/maps/sVmiNmRH4zx

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleasestandby View Post
    This article, from the Austin Daily Herald November 13, 1976, gives their full names; Herbert D. Notch and James A. Wagner.

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps3nzywjf5.jpg

    Herbert Daniel Notch, Jr, born 5 Oct 1958

    Name Herbert A Notch
    Also Known As Herbert D Notch
    2nd Also Known As Name Herb D Notch
    Previous addresses: Saint Augusta, MN, Minneapolis, MN, St. Cloud, MN.

    Another criminal entry from 1987 (1989 Supreme Court appeal)...

    http://mn.findacase.com/research/wfr...0001.MN.htm/qx

    Stearns County inmate 2007...

    https://bailbondcity.com/minnesota/s...te-NOTCH/43137

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    1991 Tri-County News article, Kimball, MN attempted 1st Degree Sexual assault Benton County, MN. Crime Stoppers

    http://tco.stparchive.com/Archive/TC...8011991P01.php
    His picture sent chills down my spine! I also can't find any court proceedings for them,
    knowing James middle initial should help as there are many Wagners in Minn.

    Is there any crime scene/DNA that could link them to the rekers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarrChance View Post
    His picture sent chills down my spine! I also can't find any court proceedings for them, knowing James middle initial should help as there are many Wagners in Minn. Is there any crime scene/DNA that could link them to the rekers?
    I think I found Wagner's birth date 1 Sept 1959 on Familysearch. Not positive though. I'm not aware of any DNA evidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleasestandby View Post
    http://www.behindthepinecurtain.com/...es-reker-case/



    Neither Herbert Daniel Notch (Mr. X) or his accomplice, James A. Wagner, are on the Minnesota sexual offender database. I could find no online record that they even served any prison time for the murder and rape of the victim who survived. The Minnesota prison database apparently does not include former inmates.

    Notch worked at Zayre Shopper City, where the girls were last seen, which was located at 33rd Avenue and Division Street in the Plaza West Shopping Center. He also lived near the shopping center in the 200 block of 1st Ave North.

    According to US Search and other informational databases, Notch, Jr. last lived or currently lives in Montevideo, MN. Online records show he also uses his father's middle initial; (A).

    https://goo.gl/maps/sVmiNmRH4zx
    He would not be in the sex offender base if he committed crimes before it was established?

    when did he get out of prison?

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