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    Sep 2014

    CA - Annette Thur, 17, raped & murdered, Ben Lomond, 6 Dec 1986

    She was hitchhiking home to Ben Lomond from a party in Boulder Creek about 2:30 a.m. when the killer picked up her. Police said he then drove her to his Ben Lomond house where he raped, sodomized and then suffocated her. A tourist who stopped to admire the scenery on Skyline Boulevard just north of Alpine Road found her body around noon that same day. Her corpse had been tossed down a roadside embankment.

    On Aug. 15 (2012) San Mateo County Sheriff's Office detectives traveled to Placerville and interviewed a 49-year-old convicted rapist. At the close of their interrogation of John William Kelley, police clicked handcuffs around his wrists and took him into custody for the Dec. 6, 1986, murder of Annette Kulovitz, who at the time of her death went by her stepfather's last name of Thur.

    Police say DNA evidence led them to Kelley, who is scheduled to be back in court Tuesday...

    The Placerville sex offender authorities believe sexually assaulted and strangled a 17-year-old girl whose body was discovered down a San Mateo County embankment in 1986 will not face the death penalty, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe announced Monday.

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    Oct 2014
    "Placerville man pleads no contest to San Mateo County cold-case rape, murder"


    Kelley pleaded no contest in San Mateo County Superior Court to first-degree murder and the special circumstances of murder during rape and sodomy, according to Wagstaffe. Despite the plea, Kelley is not eligible for reduced punishment and is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 21 to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the district attorney said.

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    Oct 2014
    Man sentenced to life in killing of Boulder Creek teen; also faces murder charges in Del Norte County


    A 52-year-old Placerville man who raped and killed a 17-year-old Boulder Creek girl almost 30 years ago was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, and is now facing two additional murder charges in Del Norte County, according to the law enforcement officials.

    John William Kelley pleaded no contest in July to charges that he raped and killed Annette Thur, 17, on Dec. 6, 1986. The teen had been hitchhiking home from a party in Boulder Creek on the morning she was murdered.

    Thur's killing went unsolved for 26 years until county sheriff's investigators reopened the cold case as part of an increased effort to solve cold cases. Investigators retesting a DNA sample taken from evidence matched the DNA of Kelley, who was convicted of raping a woman in Eureka.
    The two additional murder charges:

    CA - Douglas Anderson, 26 & Rozina Anderson, 31, Crescent City, August 1988

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