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    MS - Janie Sanders, 16, Pascagoula, 26 Sept 1975

    A cold case in my town of Pascagoula have been reopened. Janie Sanders was 16 when she was raped and killed on September 26, 1975. Her killer has never been caught. The detective looking into the case is asking for help locating people: witness, friends, other victims. I know this may be a bit of a long shot, but this murder has haunted this town. Maybe someone can help.

    Detective Versiga is looking for any information regarding information on anyone who had reason to travel I-43 in the '70's, El Caminos that are dark blue or station wagons that could be mistaken as an El Camino, and anyone that was acting strange before or after her death.

    He is also looking for a William Jaun, possible Jaun William, or his family. They either lived in Pascagoula or visited before 1973. He had a daughter that was between 10 and 17 years old in 1973.

    Any information would help.

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    LE has a suspect now they need the proof!

    Janie Sanders was walking home from school near the corner of Louise and Lanier Streets.

    She was abducted by a man. The vehicle used in the crime is now believed to be a blue El Camino with a camper shell and a CB whip antenna.

    Sanders' body was dumped in a wooded area near the intersection of Grand Bay-Wilmer Road and Airport Boulevard in Mobile County. The teenager was abducted at 3:30 in the afternoon, and was dead by 4:10.

    Detective Versiga said of all the suspects that have come and gone over the years, one stands out. His name is Larry Mann, who is on death row in Florida for killing a 10-year-old girl under similar circumstances. Versiga has proof that Mann was living in Pascagoula near Lanier Street in the early
    1970s.

    READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE:

    http://www.wlox.com/story/13384024/w...-janie-sanders
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    Information from the Facebook Page.

    A witness who saw the story on Facebook Contacted me and advised that she saw Janie get into the Blue El Camino. She advised that she lived in Pascagoula in 1975 and was walking home with Janie Sanders the day she was kidnapped and murdered and saw her get into the Blue El Camino with a camper shell and that it had a CB antenna.

    This story corroborates the story given to Mobile, AL law enforcement in 1975. This Blue El Camino appears to be the suspect vehicle in the homicide of Janie Sanders. The year of this vehicle is believed to be manufactured before 1975.

    The witness stated it appeared that Janie knew the suspect because she did not hesitate to get in the car when the door opened. She further stated the suspect had dark hair and was in his mid-twenties and was not a student. According to the witness Janie was about 100 feet south of Lanier when the El Camino pulled up next to her. She also stated that the El Camino came off Orchard Ave from the direction of Industrial Road. She states that after Janie got into the vehicle it continued further south on Louise St as if heading to Janie's house on Comanche.
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    TIMELINE:

    Date: 09/24/1975
    Janie Sanders gets out of school at about 3:05
    Takes 20 minute to make the walk from school to Louise St
    Janie Arrives at the intersection of Lanier and Louise at 3:25 and turns south on Louise St.
    Janie is seen getting into the Blue El Camino at approximately 3:26
    Janie is found at 4:15 in Grand Bay Alabama off of Grand Bay/Wilmer Road also known as McGowan Rd in 1975 stabbed to death.
    Estimated time of death is 4:05
    The drive takes 25 to 28 minutes to drive the distance from where she got into the vehicle to where she was found.
    3:26 from 4:05 is 39 minutes(time till death occurred)
    3:26 from 4:15 is 49 minutes(time till found)
    39 minutes(death time) minus 28 minutes(drive) is 11 minutes
    49 minutes(Total Time) minus 28 minutes(drive) is 21 minus (Rape/Murder)
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    IMPORTANT FACTS

    She was killed in a different location then where she was found.
    This basically means that Janie was either killed in Pascagoula right after she was picked up or she was killed along the path from where she was picked up and the place she was dumped.

    With only 11 minutes to complete the crime, the suspect could not have deviated from the path of travel by to much or he could not have made the timeline that we now know.

    The area was comfortable enough for the rape and murder to take place but not comfortable enough to leave her body. This would suggest someone local.
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    **Janie Sanders Homicide...Need Information**
    by Darren Versiga on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11:21pm

    I need anyone to come forward who may have had someone pull up to them in a vehicle and exspose themself. Do not get transfixed on the Blue El Camino...Bad Guy may have had another vehicle. This would have been in the 70's and 80's. He would pull really close to the female and drive by slow so someone could see what he was doing. Real Prevert. I'm sure that someone else is out there who may have been a victim of this guy and someone knows who this guy is. Someone knows of someones brother, father, or friend ...etc that was weird like this. Please call me with information. I have two victims so far and I know there are more. Both say he drove an El Camino.
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    I've read and listened to the stories. I'm trying to help him look for the proof to convict the killer. In a statement, a friend who was walking home with Janie claims that at 3:26 she saw Janie get into the El Camino without hesitation. That implies that she knew the suspect. We know that Larry Mann lived on Ladnier, but did he know Janie?
    Help bring Janie Sanders' murderer to justice.

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    FACEBOOK INFORMATION FROM LE

    During this new investigation, a similar case in St. Martin, MS where 13 year old Rose Marie Levandoski was kidnapped from her school in February of 1973 was discovered. In this case, Rose went to the bathroom during classes and was never seen alive again. She was found nude 21 days later floating in the Tchouticabauffa River in Biloxi, MS. She too had been stabbed. This case is also unsolved.

    Further investigation uncovered another case that occurred in December of 1978 in Gautier, MS. In this case, 20 year old Debra Gunter was kidnapped from the Little General Convenient Store on Ladnier Rd. She was found partially nude 5 days later in McIntosh Alabama stabbed to death.

    The city of Gautier(Debra Gunter) is between Pascagoula (Janie Sanders) and St. Martin (Rose Marie Levandoski). All of these cities are in Jackson County, MS. All three were within a 20 mile radius and although these cases are similar in nature, there is no creditable evidence to say the same killer committed all three crimes.

    After several months of investigation we asked the media for help. This time we ran the El Camino information as well as mentioning the other two cases. This produced two leads. One lead was on the Rose Marie Levandoski case and is being investigate. The second lead was on Janie Sanders.
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    Did Larry Mann know Janie

    Quote Originally Posted by Himmie14 View Post
    I've read and listened to the stories. I'm trying to help him look for the proof to convict the killer. In a statement, a friend who was walking home with Janie claims that at 3:26 she saw Janie get into the El Camino without hesitation. That implies that she knew the suspect. We know that Larry Mann lived on Ladnier, but did he know Janie?
    How big is the town? Do you know what kind of work Mann did or where he lived? He might not have known her but might have been personable and she being young might have been too trusting.
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    Larry Mann

    Quote Originally Posted by Himmie14 View Post
    I've read and listened to the stories. I'm trying to help him look for the proof to convict the killer. In a statement, a friend who was walking home with Janie claims that at 3:26 she saw Janie get into the El Camino without hesitation. That implies that she knew the suspect. We know that Larry Mann lived on Ladnier, but did he know Janie?
    Mann was a pedophile. He probably told her something to get her. How big is the town? I wonder what Mann did for a living.

    Here's a article about Mann regarding the murder of 10-year-old, Elisa Nelson. He was convicted of her murder and and received the death sentence in Fl.

    http://crime.about.com/od/deathrow/i...Larry-Mann.htm

    I noticed several appeals but haven't located the outcome on any of them.
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/


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    Just found the results of the appeals

    Resentenced to Death for 3rd time 3/2/90
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    I don't see the connection between Mann and these murders. The girl he murdered wasn't stabbed. He used a pipe and hit her over the head. He slit his wrist afterward and tried to commit suicide. Maybe I'm wrong but this doesn't seem like his MO. He drove a pickup truck at that time.
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    JMO I think LE is putting everything out there trying to get people to come forward on all three cases hoping to find the perp. Of course I could be wrong.
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    Pascagoula back then was a small town, maybe 10,000-15000. More people passed through town on the way to the shipyard, who employed about 25000+ people. Mann lived on Ladnier St. which is how Janie walked home from school. I don't know what he did for living right now; I'll call Darren up in the morning to ask him.

    The St. Martin case with Rose Marie has similarities to Janie's case, but the police aren't saying that they are connected. The Levandoski case is been reopened as well. I haven't talked to the police over there yet.

    The deeper you die in the Sanders' case, the more lines blur. One woman has come forward about an attempted kidnapping in front of Jackson Elementary, also on Ladnier St. The car in question there is Orange Panel Van with black Stripes (Tape) pre '75 model. That van was used in an attempted kidnapping of a 12 year old St. Martin girl, as well as the car reported in 1973.

    That's the problem people in town are having. Janie's case doesn't fit Mann's MO. I know that they're throwing everything out there, but most of the police in town went to school with Janie or her family. Cold cases in 'Goula haunt us.
    Help bring Janie Sanders' murderer to justice.

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    LE Putting it out there

    Quote Originally Posted by Himmie14 View Post
    Pascagoula back then was a small town, maybe 10,000-15000. More people passed through town on the way to the shipyard, who employed about 25000+ people. Mann lived on Ladnier St. which is how Janie walked home from school. I don't know what he did for living right now; I'll call Darren up in the morning to ask him.

    The St. Martin case with Rose Marie has similarities to Janie's case, but the police aren't saying that they are connected. The Levandoski case is been reopened as well. I haven't talked to the police over there yet.

    The deeper you die in the Sanders' case, the more lines blur. One woman has come forward about an attempted kidnapping in front of Jackson Elementary, also on Ladnier St. The car in question there is Orange Panel Van with black Stripes (Tape) pre '75 model. That van was used in an attempted kidnapping of a 12 year old St. Martin girl, as well as the car reported in 1973.

    That's the problem people in town are having. Janie's case doesn't fit Mann's MO. I know that they're throwing everything out there, but most of the police in town went to school with Janie or her family. Cold cases in 'Goula haunt us.
    I think its good that LE is putting it out there. I'm sure they are holding back on some things and that is understandable. Let's hope the right people will come forward.

    Maybe the other girls need their own threads on WS since they don't think there is a connection. Just a thought.
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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