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    CA - Doris Derryberry, 13, & Valerie Lane, 12, Yuba County, 11 Nov 1973

    September 13, 2016
    3:30 PM

    The Latest: DNA spurs arrests California slayings from 1973

    MARYSVILLE, Calif. – The Latest on the arrests of two men in the slayings of two California girls in 1973 (all times local):

    3:30 p.m.

    Authorities say decades-old DNA led to the arrests of two men in connection with the shotgun slayings of two girls in California more than 40 years ago.

    They arrested one suspect in Oklahoma and another in California on Tuesday after comparing their DNA with semen from both men found on one of the victims.

    Twelve-year-old Valerie Janice Lane and 13-year-old Doris Karen Derryberry of Olivehurst, California, went missing after going on a weekend shopping trip in November 1973.

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    Arrested were 65-year-old Larry Don Patterson of Oakhurst, Oklahoma, and 65-year-old William Lloyd Harbour of Olivehurst, California.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/13...-from-173.html
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    CA - Two arrested for 1973 murder of Olivehurst girls in recently reopened cold case

    I didn't find their names in cold cases so putting here.

    http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/...58e487571.html

    In November 1973, two missing Olivehurst girls were found dead, shot execution style, on either side of a dirt road in a wooded area near the Camp Far West diversion dam.

    The murders of Doris Karin Derryberry, 13, and Valerie Janice Lane, 12, remained unsolved. Until now.

    On Tuesday, Yuba County sheriff’s detectives, who had recently reopened the cold case, with the assistance of U.S. Marshals located and arrested Larry Don Patterson, 65, of Oakhurst, Okla., and William Lloyd Harbour, 65, of Olivehurst. The suspects were 22 at the time and lived nearby to the victims.
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    http://sheriff.co.yuba.ca.us/Services/story.aspx?id=341

    It was midmorning Monday on November 12, 1973; when the mothers of Valerie Lane and Doris Derryberry reported them missing as runaways. The girls were good friends and had been together the day before when they left from Doris’s Olivehurst home around noon on Sunday November 11, 1973 to go shopping at the mall in Linda, Ca. The girls were spotted together around town several times that afternoon, including a last sighting of them on Olivehurst Ave near 7th Avenue between 8:30pm-9pm. When neither of the girls had returned home Monday morning, they were reported missing. Just a few hours later, Yuba County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene of two deceased girls that had been found alongside a dirt road near Camp Far West Lake outside of Wheatland at approximately 1:30pm. The victims were identified as the missing girls; Valerie Lane and Doris Derryberry. Both girls had been killed by shotgun blasts at close range. The homicide case was an ongoing active investigation from 1973-1976; but despite significant investigative efforts and over 60 interviews, no successful leads were generated and it remained unsolved for decades.
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    Two men arrested for 1973 killings of two young girls who never returned from shopping trip to California mall - thanks to new DNA evidence

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...killings.html#

    Photos of perps:

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    September 14, 2016
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    The Latest: Oklahoma man denied bond in 1973 killings

    The Latest on the arrest of two men in the 1973 killings of two California girls.

    An Oklahoma man suspected in the killing of two California girls in 1973 has been denied bond.

    Authorities say 65-year-old Larry Don Patterson of Oakhurst appeared for a bond hearing Wednesday. Patterson and his cousin, 65-year-old William Lloyd Harbour of Olivehurst, California, were arrested Tuesday.

    Creek County District Attorney Max Cook says Patterson was denied bond but indicated he would waive extradition to California. Cook says the judge set a Sept. 20 hearing.


    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/14...-killings.html
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    Wow. Great work!

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    http://www.orovillemr.com/article/NB...NEWS/161209857

    Larry Don Patterson, 65, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and William Larry Harbour pleaded no contest in Yuba County Superior Court, bringing certainty that they will face sentences of life in prison.

    Patterson and Harbour are scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 26 and would be eligible to appear before a state parole board and request release in 2022.
    The pleas came just three months after Patterson and Harbour were arrested. Patterson was living in Oakhurst, Oklahoma.

    “It’s very quick. It is practically unheard of,” said the prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney John Vacek.

    It was resolved quickly, he said, because “the sheriff’s deputies put together a very good case.”
    That Harbor and Patterson pleaded relatively early in the case may be looked upon favorably by a parole board when they apply for release.

    “That’s the argument. I don’t know if holds a lot of water. You’ve had 43 years of freedom and if you were truly remorseful, maybe you would have come in. But that will certainly be part of the argument for whatever package they put together for a parole application,” Vacek said.

    “I believe they will be in custody for the rest of their lives,” he said.

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    Men sentenced to prison in 1973 shotgun slayings of 2 Yuba Co. girls

    http://www.kcra.com/article/men-sent...-girls/8644203

    Two men charged with murder in the shotgun slayings of two young Yuba County girls more than 40 years ago were sentenced to prison Thursday.

    Cousins William Lloyd Harbour and Larry Don Patterson, both 65 years old, lived near the victims -- 12-year-old Valerie Janice Lane and 13-year-old Doris Karen Derryberry -- in Olivehurst, California, when they were killed in November 1973.

    The Yuba County judge sentenced the pair to five years to life in prison, based on 1973 guidelines. Both men will be eligible for parole. Harbour and Patterson will also have to pay $10,000 in restitution.



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