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    Quote Originally Posted by :+:MrTT:+: View Post
    Are you a LEO??.......If you are and have been verified by websleuths can you tell us if the woman murdered on the Northwest side I believe it was in the 90s has been solved or not??......She was found in the laundry room on site at a apartment complex I believe it was. I just don't remember if it had been solved........Thank you in advance.

    I am not sure if I have been verified but Trish Meredith was the laundry room case. It is still open case and is not suspected of being connected to Carmen's case.

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    Will, may I suggest you become verified member here on WS? You can contact any mod and they will tell you what to do. It's a simple process.

    ETA: ah we posted at the same time! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by willcarter View Post
    I am the Det Sgt mentioned on 48 hours. My hope on Carmen's case is that someone may have a similar crime that they recall. I work one cold case at a time in addition to my other duties. The suspect's dna was uploaded into the national database. There is a chance that whoever came with her earlier in the night may have left but not likely.

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    Welcome Sgt. Carter (sorry, I just keep channeling my inner Jim Nabors when I type that)
    Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...annon+sherrill

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    Quote Originally Posted by willcarter View Post
    I am the Det Sgt mentioned on 48 hours. My hope on Carmen's case is that someone may have a similar crime that they recall. I work one cold case at a time in addition to my other duties. The suspect's dna was uploaded into the national database. There is a chance that whoever came with her earlier in the night may have left but not likely.
    Welcome Sgt

    Before I ask any questions, is there any aspects of this crime or its findings you are unable to disclose?

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    How long had Carmen lived in her apartment? Was everyone in the apartment complex interviewed? Did anyone move out soon after the murder? Were background checks done on the residents of her building?

    We need to eliminate the obvious suspects first which IMHO would be Carmen's neighbors. If the complex had more than one building, all the buildings really should be considered. The murderer probably interacted with Carmen in some way. He probably saw their relationship in a different context than Carmen did. Carmen may have viewed the murderer as harmless but her rejection may have triggered violence.

    The next set of suspects would be from Carmen's work. Someone must stand out as suspicious either in their behavior, their demeanor or their actions immediately after the murder.

    Thank you Det Sgt Carter for your work on this case. Carmen deserves justice.

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    So, at least one neighbor says they heard her in the hallway talking and laughing with someone. How did they know it was her? If I heard people talking in a hallway I wouldn't presume to know who it was unless I looked out the peephole. Did the apartment doors have peep holes?

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    Two things that stand out to me; the talking heard in hallway, and her using the words "get off of me".

    The talking in the hallway indicates that it wasn't a friend who came to visit. Let me clarify, if a friend comes to your apt., you don't stand around in the hallway chatting. They arrive, knock on door, you open door and they enter. If the police believe the two arrived together, then there should have been someone or some video of them together.

    As far as the "get off of me" is concerned, that strikes me as something a person would say to someone they did not know very well. I almost wonder if the perp was in her apt. for some other reason all together. If someone I knew was on top of me, and I was trying to stop them, I would use their name. It also seems like something that would be said if the attempt was a surprise to her.

    How large is this apt. building, in terms of units?
    What floor was she on, and where in the hallway would her apt have been?
    Are there elevators?
    How many separate apts. are there on each floor, and how is the floor divided? (two wings with elevator in middle and stairs at each end, etc.)
    Does the apartment building employ maintenance people and if so, are they on site as residents?
    Were there any units in the laundry room that were being serviced or not functioning at the time?
    Does the apt. manager maintain records for any type of service calls or repairs from that period of time?

    Of course it's my own opinion, the opinion rental shop was fresh out of borrowed opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BethAnn777 View Post
    IMO the prearranged meet up is more plausible than the laundry room scenario. The news article stated fast food wrappers and beer bottles/cans were found. Either he, she or they picked up the food. Where was the food from? Were any fast food employees questioned?
    OK, So I don't know how they were able to determine the food wrappers and beer bottles were from the night of the murder and not older. If they were from that evening, did they find a receipt. If not, did LE interview the employees at the fast food place to find out if Carmen had been seen? What time was the food purchased? Did Carmen have any of the remnants of this food in her stomach at time of autopsy?

    Carmen is not 21, so if the beer receptacles were from the night she was killed, the person is probably over 21. (granted, there are numerous scenarios where underage people acquire alcohol)

    ETA: Sorry BethAnn, I did not see you already asked the question about the employees being questioned.

    Of course it's my own opinion, the opinion rental shop was fresh out of borrowed opinions.

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    I live I an apartment and can recognize some of the tenants voices, even though we aren't "friends" I can be on my patio and know who is outside talking if its most of the people in my building. I don't think we can assume she didn't know the person well from her saying "get off" it's hard to really know what anyone would say in the moment of being "gotten on" unless you are in the moment, in my opinion, I don't know if I would use a name? I think they were heard talking while walking down the hall, if I remember correctly, like maybe walking together towards her apt?


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    A question for Will Carter

    Quote Originally Posted by willcarter View Post
    The person that was heard with Carmen earlier as she was entering her apartment never came forward. So there is a chance he is the suspect as well. The weapon was never found or recovered.
    Hello. Glad you've joined us.

    Do you have access to the 1993 newspaper articles about this murder?

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    Pardon my snipping,

    Quote Originally Posted by BethAnn777 View Post
    The knife wasn't found at the scene.
    Quote Originally Posted by bessie View Post
    Fifty plus stab wounds...no words for that.
    I can't seem find this info in the articles posted, Am I missing a article or video or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleMissContrary View Post
    OK, So I don't know how they were able to determine the food wrappers and beer bottles were from the night of the murder and not older. If they were from that evening, did they find a receipt. If not, did LE interview the employees at the fast food place to find out if Carmen had been seen? What time was the food purchased? Did Carmen have any of the remnants of this food in her stomach at time of autopsy?

    Carmen is not 21, so if the beer receptacles were from the night she was killed, the person is probably over 21. (granted, there are numerous scenarios where underage people acquire alcohol)

    ETA: Sorry BethAnn, I did not see you already asked the question about the employees being questioned.
    No problem.
    Great question about the food and beer. How was it determined to be from that night? We really need someone who can answer some of these questions or I'm afraid this really will go nowhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleMissContrary View Post
    Two things that stand out to me; the talking heard in hallway, and her using the words "get off of me".

    The talking in the hallway indicates that it wasn't a friend who came to visit. Let me clarify, if a friend comes to your apt., you don't stand around in the hallway chatting. They arrive, knock on door, you open door and they enter. If the police believe the two arrived together, then there should have been someone or some video of them together.

    As far as the "get off of me" is concerned, that strikes me as something a person would say to someone they did not know very well. I almost wonder if the perp was in her apt. for some other reason all together. If someone I knew was on top of me, and I was trying to stop them, I would use their name. It also seems like something that would be said if the attempt was a surprise to her.

    How large is this apt. building, in terms of units?
    What floor was she on, and where in the hallway would her apt have been?
    Are there elevators?
    How many separate apts. are there on each floor, and how is the floor divided? (two wings with elevator in middle and stairs at each end, etc.)
    Does the apartment building employ maintenance people and if so, are they on site as residents?
    Were there any units in the laundry room that were being serviced or not functioning at the time?
    Does the apt. manager maintain records for any type of service calls or repairs from that period of time?
    I hadn't even looked at the visitor angle. For some reason I envisioned them coming into the apartment together from outside. Why I thought that I don't know... Your idea makes more sense to me. But with that being said some man shows up at her door late on a Monday night. He brings food and beer...and a knife. Why would an acquaintance do that? Seems it would have to be a friend. What reason could he give for showing up at her door on a Monday night with food and beer?

    I will throw a few ideas out here:

    Maybe she ran into him at the fast food restaurant. He is a friend of a friend. Could have been a chance meeting or he had been stalking her. He strikes up a conversation with her. Tells her he has beer in his car. Suggests they have dinner and beer together. She suggests her apartment since it's right around the corner. They drive separately to her apartment. Walk in together hence the talking heard in the hall.

    I am wondering if it would make sense for her to stand at the door and talk to him? If she was expecting him wouldn't she just open the door and let him in?

    Could it be that she already had the food and beer and was eating/drinking when he showed up. He could have been a fellow resident who knocked on her door and gave her some story about his roommate locking him out of the apartment and asking if he could wait in her apartment for a bit until his roomy got home. Maybe she knows him vaguely from the pool so doesn't feel comfortable saying no.

    Who else has some ideas to throw out there?

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