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    NC - Nicholas Loris, 6, Forsyth County, 21 Feb 1987

    Her nightmare is over: Mother who spent 25 years as prime suspect in murder
    of son, 6, is finally cleared as police reveal little Nicholas was killed by pack of dogs

    An apparent murder case which remained unsolved for nearly 25 years has been closed after investigators concluded that a six-year-old boy was killed by a pack of dogs in a tragic accident.

    The resolution of the investigation into Nicholas Loris' death has brought his mother's decades-long nightmare to an end, as she was the only suspect in her son's supposed killing.

    Elizabeth Watkins' torment since Nicholas' 1987 death was increased by the collapse of her relationship with her other son, who has been estranged from her since the horrific incident.

    The case was twice investigated and then closed, but a new investigation from the FBI and North Carolina police used cutting-edge technology to determine that Nicholas could have been strangled by animals, not by a human.
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    the rest of the story, with pictures, at Daily Mail link above

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    Winston-Salem Journal article: Mom cleared in boy's 1987 death

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    NC - Nicholas Loris, 6, Forsyth County, 21 Feb 1987

    wow 25 years as a suspect and now FBI says its most likely a pack of dogs that killed her son.

    An apparent murder case which remained unsolved for nearly 25 years has been closed after investigators concluded that a six-year-old boy was killed by a pack of dogs in a tragic accident.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...OT-mother.html

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    I'm glad for her, but it must be a hollow victory. She still lived under the suspicion for 25 years, she lost not just one son, but essentially two.

    it's like people that are exonerated posthumously. Good for them...well, maybe not. It's good for the rest of us, because now we know, but for this poor woman, it couldn't be much different than if she had spent 25 years in prison. The outcome would have been about the same for her life.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Oh my. This poor, dear woman. I can't even imagine the hell she has been through. And to lose her other son as well is just heartbreaking.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=0


    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBBcGVid0lmUHc
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    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBIaHRnR1g0SEE

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    Nicholas Loris, pictured in this undated file photo, was killed by a pack of dogs in the 1980's. (Forsyth County Sheriff's Office/Winston-Salem Journal)

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/mother-long...ry?id=15406096
    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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