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  1. #31
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    Of course I am curious what the other 2 cities with clusters were...maybe I need to find out for myself? I will !!

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    In Illinois most of the Police Departments are under staffed with low funding. These departments depend on Illinois State Police to investigate serious crimes such as murder. ISP usually gets notified approximately 1 hour (on average) after the local police have been at the crime scene. How much evidence is potentially lost due to weather conditions or an over zealous officer while waiting the ISP.

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    I was almost killed by William Reese at the Texas City TX exit ramp April 3 1986. I have gone to the authorities FBI local police, state police, Tim Miller who started a search group since his daughter was found buried and shot. Also just recently channel 13 local news. No one except our local channel 13 news would listen to me. It has been too long so channel 13 was not able to confirm my contacts.



    William Reese had pulled a gun to my head and thank God I lived. I also had my boyfriend with me at the time and he also almost died.



    Just recently William Reese gave up women he killed in Texas and Ok. Many of the bodies found prior to William Rees's confession that had been shot in the back of the head and buried in what is known as the killing fields.


    I can put a gun in William Reese's hand since 1986 (in which most of the women died from) but no one wants to hear me now and listen to me than.


    I am hoping to provide this information. I know that William Reese was killing since April 3 1986 the day I almost died.


    I have been watching The Killing Season and many memories of that day still affect me. It is sad to me that back in 1986 I went to all the authorities including the FBI and so did my boyfriend at that time. We both were shown a composite drawing of this person they were looking for and confirmed that was him. (down to the base ball hat and truck)



    I hope that you can use this information that I know is very important. I believe that he is responsible for many of the girls missing (the I 45 serial killer) (Texas killing fields) and none of the authorities will put these cases together.



    If I can give you any further information my email stlouisgirl1965@yahoo.com



    Dana

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    Will someone ever listen

    I was almost killed by William Reese at the Texas City TX exit ramp April 3 1986. I have gone to the authorities FBI local police, state police, Tim Miller who started a search group since his daughter was found buried and shot. Also just recently channel 13 local news. No one except our local channel 13 news would listen to me. It has been too long so channel 13 was not able to confirm my contacts.



    William Reese had pulled a gun to my head and thank God I lived. I also had my boyfriend with me at the time and he also almost died.



    Just recently William Reese gave up women he killed in Texas and Ok. Many of the bodies found prior to William Rees's confession that had been shot in the back of the head and buried in what is known as the killing fields.


    I can put a gun in William Reese's hand since 1986 (in which most of the women died from) but no one wants to hear me now and listen to me than.


    I am hoping to provide this information. I know that William Reese was killing since April 3 1986 the day I almost died.


    I have been watching The Killing Season and many memories of that day still affect me. It is sad to me that back in 1986 I went to all the authorities including the FBI and so did my boyfriend at that time. We both were shown a composite drawing of this person they were looking for and confirmed that was him. (down to the base ball hat and truck)



    I hope that you can use this information that I know is very important. I believe that he is responsible for many of the girls missing (the I 45 serial killer) (Texas killing fields) and none of the authorities will put these cases together.


    If I can give you any further information my email stlouisgirl1965@yahoo.com



    Dana

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    Congratulations on your degree. It is not easy going into Criminal Justice.

    Please pass along my email to your professor and ask him to contact me when he has a moment.

    triciastruecrimeradio@gmail.com

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    Hello,

    I have watched all the episodes of the killing Season including tonight..I have a Bachelors in Science, in Criminal Justicell from Northeastern University..One of my professors Is an Icon in studying and profiling Serial Murders, he has met with Manson, Bundy( Before he was executed and many prominent other Serial Murderers, his name is Jack Levin, he resides in Sharon, MA. He has retired from Northeastern University but, he still dabbles a ton in Serial murders/Mass Murders with his colleague James Foxx he also resides in Sharon, MA. You guys should definitely get his take, he is great people and would I am sure love to give his feedback/opinion he has been on Dateline, World news tonight, 20/20 and other high profile shows.

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    Thank heavens you survived this! Am afraid cases like Reese are the most difficult to solve or even to track. Mobile killers -- especially those who alter their methods or victim types -- are essentially invisible. This is why the FBI created the Highway Serial Killer Initiative using DNA or other hard evidence to connect victims in multiple locations.

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    why is this a big deal?
    you can already access UCR and Supplementary Homicide Reports. UCR is not voluntary.

    Developing out NIBRS data is going to the future of homicide studies, by making it mandatory for police departments and the standard level of information that needs to be reported.

    The key to getting complete information on cases from law enforcement is providing funding and resources for staff to compile records and send them to the FBI. Furthermore, the FBI needs to report federal cases in a separate dataset, which they aren't currently mandated to do. There are a lot of discrepancies in data based on who reports and who doesn't, and that is dependent on legislative funded mandates.
    Also, a local police department is not going to make reporting a priority if they don't see any benefit in return. There has to be some other incentive. Otherwise, they see it as unnecessary paperwork that does nothing for their departments, while the feds have no similar duty to report their cases. There needs to be alignment, staff and funding between feds and local PD and the incentive to to make it a priority in the first place.
    Some people do crossword puzzles or Soduko in their spare time...I look at skeletal reconstructions and work on UID puzzles. I swear I'm not this morbid in person!

    Help Fred Murray find his daughter and bring her home. He should not be walking those woods alone!
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    I'm so new to this forum.
    I watched with great interest and horror the "The Killing Season", a few of the episodes.
    My heart was saddened by listening to the statistics that stated so many individuals have yet to be found.

    I have no education in this field, predominantly marketing oriented, but I want to help in some way.

    Thank you for reading.

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    I am overwhelmed with excitement about The Murder Accountability Project! Thank you for sharing this amazing wealth of information.
    XOXO Lala

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    Hello everybody I'm new to this so if somebody could help me out I'd appreciate it I'm a cj major at ITT tech in Nashville Tennessee


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    So, did anyone else notice that the Season ending episode of "Killing Season", during the discussion over the Cleveland cluster they talked about a few missing girls and showed their pictures? My wife and I both recognized Jasmine Trotter and Christine Malone from 2 seperate episodes of, "First 48". The episode of Jasmine Trotter has no talk of a seriel killer, although the Christine Malone episode does suggest. Just throwing that out there for those who are following along
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    Hi, has anyone ever thought about why so many college aged men are going missing from bars and ending up in bodies of water? I know getting rid of bodies in water is a common disposal method to get rid of evidence. I think there could be something more going on throughout the US and Canada. I have my own spreadsheet with 260 names of young men from the ages 18-26 who went missing from bars or parties and were found in water. Some were last seen talking to cab drivers, some were with unknown women, some were removed by bouncers. Here is the most recent one: http://www.wbaltv.com/article/missin...harbor/8395539. Anyone have any ideas? I have seen this method of disposing people with a drug debt and a way to rob people (to get a girl to talk to the guy in the bar and lure him out). I want to know if there is something more connected. I know very few of the cases were considered murders because no evidence of a shooting or stabbing occurred.
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    its funny you bring that up, Lacrosse Wisconsin has a long list of college aged boys that leave the bars downtown and end up in the Mississippi River which is in the opposite direction of the schools. The talk was of a serial killer but the police want nothing to do with that and blame it on alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Hargrove View Post
    Hello Websleuthers!

    There are many uses for the "Search Cases" function at www.murderdata.org. One of them is that serial killers, if they are prolific enough, become visually obvious.

    If you want to see the work of Green River Killer Gary Ridgway, simply select "Seattle" under metro area, "strangulation" or "unknown or other" under weapon, and "female" under victim's sex. Normally, most of the bar graphs will be grey. But when there are too many unsolved cases in a cluster, most of the area of the bar graphs turn red. Generally, America solves about two-thirds of it's murders.

    We've created an online display of more than 700,000 homicide cases going back to 1976 in an attempt to "crowd source" murder. Often, you'll see a "sea of red" when you've selected search criteria that indicate the work of prolific serial killers.

    Please let me know if you find any.

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    Attn: Mr. Hargrove and major props for Tricia

    Dear Mr. Hargrove,

    I am one of the many who found (and joined) this site after learning about it while watching The Killing Season. (As an aside, which REALLY shouldn't be relegated to an aside, what Tricia has done here is AMAZING!!! ULTIMATE KUDOS!!!)

    I saw what you had done with the Murder Accountability Project, and I think it's an amazing tool. As an attorney (now "retired" due to disability) with a background in criminal psychology and childhood development, I think what you are doing here is wonderful. Especially since the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit is now stretched thin (and taken away from these kind of cases), it gives those of us who don't normally have access to this information—but have the ability to digest, interpret, process, and hopefully come up with helpful conclusions/solutions—access to it.

    That said, two things you said really stuck with me (I haven't watched the final two episodes—I'm saving them for a bit of "binge watching"—but you said this on an earlier episode): this is (1) entirely voluntary for law enforcement participation, and (2) often law enforcement is understaffed/overbudget and doesn't have the time to enter old cases into the database. So, my big question for you...

    Do you think there is a way for us to form community volunteer groups where we could go in and do data entry for local law enforcement on old cold cases? I know that those participating would need to be properly vetted before LE might be willing to open up their files, which might be a time/financial burden and therefore be a non-starter. However, I can't help but think there has to be a way that some of us who are interested, willing, and very upstanding citizens, working as volunteers, could help to get a lot of old files entered across the country if we can get LE on board. I'm an attorney by trade, but not in criminal law. But given my specialty area, one subset would lead me to believe there has to be a way to get grants or other funding to do the background checks necessary to allow willing volunteers vetted to the satisfaction of local LE and get some of these old cases entered into the database.

    As you said (and I'm paraphrasing here): the lack of data is holding things back, as well as the lack of entering cold cases. (Yes, I took great liberties in my paraphrasing! My sincerest apologies!!!)

    I'm just thinking that if we can get over the hurdle of data entry by using properly vetted volunteers, I would think that it would significantly help the database at a minimum, and perhaps help solve some of these cases at the best.

    Anyway, thanks for reading this and "hearing" me out. And thank you for what you've done in building this database—being a math/Excel/database "nerd", I can't thank you enough! (If you ever need any help, feel free to contact me!)

    And Trish, you are AMAZING!!! Keep up the wonderful work you do every day, just by keeping this site up! You do so much good in this world, just by being you with the mission you have found for yourself in life!!!!

    Thanks to all!!!

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