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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    IL - Nancy Johnston, 54, found dead in Joliet motel room, 15 Feb 2012

    Derek Tanke Stayed In Motel Room With Girlfriend's Corpse For 2 Days, Spent Her Money: Report (huffingtonpost.com)
    A suburban Chicago man faces several felony charges after allegedly staying in a Joliet, Ill. motel room with his dead girlfriend's corpse for two days -- and buying alcohol with her money instead of immediately notifying authorities.

    Derek Tanke, 47, has been charged with concealment of a death, unlawful use of a credit card and ID theft, police told the Herald News
    the rest at link above

    Longer article from Chicago Sun-Times:

    Man stays in Joliet motel with girlfriend’s corpse nearly two days
    In the past, the Joliet Police Department has arrested Tanke six times on domestic battery charges in cases where [the deceased woman, Nancy] Johnston was the victim, Trafton said.
    more at the link

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Oh my. What a great guy.
    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:

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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:


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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    From June 2012:


    A man accused of sharing a southwest suburban motel room with his dead girlfriend’s corpse for nearly two days was sentenced to 11/2 years in prison Wednesday.

    Derek A. Tanke, 43, pleaded guilty to concealment of a death and unlawful use of a credit card...

    Fleszewski said Johnston died of cirrhosis of the liver.

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