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  1. #1
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    Jun 2005
    On the Third Coast

    MI - Vadah Warner, 69, brutally murdered in her Flint home, 3 Feb 1979

    Man pleads guilty in 25-year-old murder case
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    LANSING, Mich. The state attorney general's office says a Genesee County man has pleaded guilty in the 1979 murder of a 69-year-old woman.

    Ronnie Lee Bullock of Burton will serve at least 20 to 30 years in prison in the death of Vadah Warner.

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    Sep 2004

    Michigan Inmate Pleads Guilty in 25-year old Murder Case

    Bullock Pleads Guilty in 25-year-old Murder Case

    November 23, 2005
    LANSING – Attorney General Mike Cox announced today that Ronnie Bullock pled guilty to the 1979 murder of a 69-year-old Flint woman, Vadah Warner. Bullock will remain in prison for a minimum of 20 years.

    "While this conviction cannot undo Mr. Bullock's actions, hopefully, this conviction can bring some measure of closure to friends and family of Ms. Warner," stated Cox. "As Attorney General, I am committed to ensuring justice for all Michigan’s victims, whether the crime happened yesterday or 25 years ago."

    On February 3, 1979, Vadah Warner was found brutally murdered in her home. The only evidence left at the scene was two fingerprints. The case remained unsolved until 2003 when a cold case task force comprised of the Michigan State Police and the Flint Police Department reviewed the case. In 2004, the Department of Attorney General's Office of Special Investigations used new evidence and sworn testimony to charge Ronnie Bullock with Ms. Warner's death. Bullock's plea will result in a minimum of 20 to 30 years in prison.

    Cox credited Bullock's successful prosecution to the partnership between the Attorney General's Office, the Michigan State Police, and the Flint Police Department.

    This case is the latest assigned to the Attorney General's Office of Special Investigations, which was formed by Cox in 2003 to investigate and prosecute public corruption cases and cold case homicides. The Unit has conducted more than 50 public corruption investigations and convicted serial killers Coral Watts and John Rodney McRae.


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    Richard, thanks for bringing this to our attention. I for one would like to say "Thank You" to this group for making the world a safer place by taking these murderers off the streets. I can't imagine how proud the Attorney General's Office of Special Investigations must feel. It has to be one of the most rewarding jobs one could ever be a part of.

    For those who don't know who Coral Eugene Watts & John McRae are, here's a little about them.
    Coral Eugene Watts: began his known killings when he stabbed and mutilated fellow Western Michigan University student Gloria Steele. Suspected of the crime but never charged, Watts was sent to prison on an unrelated assault just a few days after Steele's murder and served one year, gaining his release in 1975. Watts moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and began killing women with regularity and earning the press moniker of "The Sunday Morning Slasher." His killing were marked by very extreme violence and mulilation. He moved to to Houston, Texas, in 1981 and after committing a few more slayings he was captured after a botched murder attempt on May 23, 1982. After his arrest Watts agreed to admit to all of his murders in return for a sixty year aggravated burglary sentence. Somehow prosecutors agreed to this deal and Watts admitted to twenty-two killings, revealing for the first time that he would often travel into Detroit and Canada to committ crimes when he lived in Michigan.Authorities believe his total number of kills could be as high as forty women.
    More on Watts http://crime.about.com/od/serial/p/w...tm?terms=coral

    John McRae: was 16 when he was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1950 knife torture-slaying of an 8-year-old Michigan boy, Joey Housey. The boy's body was discovered under a slab of broken sidewalk 25 feet from where McRae lived.
    In 1998, McRae was convicted of first-degree murder in the knife slaying of 15-year-old Randy Laufer of Michigan, whose body lay buried under a concrete slab near McRae's home for 10 years before it was discovered.
    Between those convictions, McRae lived in Brevard, from 1976 to 1980. He was hired as a corrections officer at the Brevard Correctional Institution despite serving 21 years in prison for the 1950 slaying. Officials at the prison didn't know about the crime. McRae lied on his application to hide it.
    McRae's wife, Barbara, told investigators that McRae admitted killing Hess and Collingwood. But, because she was his wife, her testimony was not admissible in court, and lacking the youths' bodies, Brevard authorities could never charge McRae in the cases.
    Brevard Sheriff's Homicide Agent Gary Harrell interviewed John McRae off and on for seven years, including last month at Michigan Correctional Facility after McRae received his life sentence. Harrell said McRae had boasted to inmates that he'd killed more than 30 boys.

    More on McRae http://www.skcentral.com/news.php?readmore=494

    PS. Richard it is great to see you back. I have missed your posts

  4. #4
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    Sep 2004

    John Rodney McRae timeline 1950 - 2005

    Given the below timeline, and the strong probability that McRae was killing young people during his times of freedom, what other cases of missing persons can be linked to him?

    McRae timeline

    1950: At 16, John Rodney McRae is charged with killing 8-year-old neighbor Joey Housey in Michigan.
    1951: McRae is convicted and sentenced to life.
    1971: Sentence is commuted because McRae was a teenager at the time of the crime.
    1972: McRae is paroled.
    1976: McRae moves to Brevard County, lies on an application and becomes a guard at Brevard Correctional Institute.
    April 1977: Keith Fleming, 13, disappears from Cocoa Beach.
    March 1979: Kip Hess, 12, of Merritt Island, disappears.
    December 1979: Charles Collingwood, 19, disappears from work detail at Brevard Correctional Institute.
    1980: McRae is questioned about the Brevard disappearances. Denies having an inappropriate relationship with Collingwood, moves back to Michigan.
    1987: McRae's Michigan neighbor Randy Laufer, 15, disappears. McRae moves to Arizona.
    1997: Laufer's body found under a concrete slab near where McRae once lived.
    1998: McRae convicted of murder in Laufer's slaying. Sentenced to life.
    1999: Using ground-penetrating radar, searchers find nothing at McRae's former property in Brevard.
    2004: Retrial ordered in Laufer's murder on the basis of unconstitutional police questioning.
    May 2005: McRae convicted a second time. Sentenced to life.
    June 28, 2005: McRae dies in prison at age 70.

  5. #5
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    Mar 2007
    Brownstown Twp, Michigan
    Richard, do you know where in Michigan this guy was living?

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    Sep 2004

    McRae's Michigan addresses...

    Quote Originally Posted by marysawol View Post
    Richard, do you know where in Michigan this guy was living?
    Sorry, but I do not have that information readily at hand. Perhaps searching for information on the murders of Joey Housey in 1950, and of Randy Laufer in 1987 would give you some information on his location. Each boy's body was found very close to where McRae lived at the time.

  7. #7
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    Oct 2008

    Red face i knew john mcrae

    I was reading through the threads . john mcrae was a family friend.
    He grew up in st clair shores, mi. his parents had a cottage on crystal lake in crystal michigan.
    after he was was out of prison he lived in ionia county. then in reading michigan.
    he was back and forth from michigan and flordia. he got married august 26 1972. had a son in jan 74. When he in left flordia in 1980 he went to ca and lived there briefly until moving back to michigan in late 83 early 84

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    Sep 2008
    Does anyone know the address he and wife and son lived at in Sharpes? Multiple trailer parks in that area. Also dense woods. Address? or at least the street?

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