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    CA - David Hursell, 24, El Dorado County, 12 Jan 1987

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ell_david.html

    Hursell was last seen in El Dorado County, California on January 12, 1987. He has never been heard from again. Robert Corner, a convicted murderer on death row in Arizona, has been the prime suspect in Hursell's disappearance for many years. A photo of Corner is posted below this case summary. Corner confessed to Hursell's murder in 1999 while imprisoned...

    I was looking for information on Hursell's case (when I'm bored I'll pull a random case off my site and try to research it) and I can't find ANYTHING on Corner other than what's already on the page. He's not on the official list of Arizona death row people at http://www.azcorrections.gov/DeathRow/DeathRow.htm and he is not listed as executed either. By implication, he must not be on death row anymore, but I can't find any articles about his conviction being overturned or anything.

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    I tried a search too and didn't come up with anything.

    Have you used the new Google search engine Mysterview has suggested?

    Its called "Come To My Head" and is in Alpha test right now.
    http://newsengine.di.unipi.it/news-bin/comeToMyHead?p=1

    There is an option to use "comparison engines" where it will search using any engine you select, or deselect. I tried to search for Robert Corner and didn't come up with anything.... truth be told I find this site very frustrating as common search criteria appears to be overlooked (such as the + sign), so its an "OR" search not an "AND" search. Quotation marks though do seem to narrow down the returns though. I load the query, then use the "find" function to narrow things down - but its time consuming!

    Anyway.... just a suggestion

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    Meggilyweggily,

    I think the man you are looking for is Robert C. COMER. He are some links to stories on him... I hope this helps you with your research.


    http://www.azcentral.com/specials/sp...3comer-ON.html

    http://www.ccadp.org/robertcomer.htm

    http://www.ccadp.org/robertcomer-news.htm

    Here is part of an article I found in archives:
    Mountain Democrat and Placerville Times Monday, February 9, 1987
    The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, with assistance from the California Highway Patrol and the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, is searching parts of El Dorado County for the body of a possible murder victim, according to El Dorado County Sheriff's Department and other published reports. Sacramento officials learned of the possible murder of David Hursell, 24, a longtime resident of Auburn who recently moved to Sacramento, from officials in Arizona, according to published reports. Arizona officials arrested Juneva A. Willis. 29, and Robert C. Comer, 30, both of Sacramento last week on charges of rape, robbery, and murder in Arizona. Arizona officials notified Sacramento officials after Willis claimed that Comer told her that he murdered Hursell and dumped his body in El Dorado County.

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    Ah! You're probably right! The only article I found on the Hursell case identified him as "Robert Charles Corner."
    I can update (and correct) the casefile now, thanks.

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    Didn't know if anyone was still interested

    I found this-

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DX%26um%3D1

    He's been executed!
    Debbie

    To catch a criminal, you must think like one. (Professor Hamre)

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    From the webpage:

    Final Statement:
    "Go Raiders."

    Why am I not surprised?
    Order the book "Searching For Anna" directly from [URL="http://www.lulu.com/conte

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    There is an indiscrepancy that makes me wonder if Comer is the perp in Hursells disapearance.

    First off charlie project says that Comer was arrested "shortly after" Hursells disapearance in Hursells truck. So was he released? Because this was in California and then he went to AZ and commited the homocide of Larry Prichard on February 3rd 1987 and there is nothing that indicates in the stories that they found Hursell's vehicle at the campground.

    It would not suprise me however if LE just let him go after finding him in a missing persons car. It has happened in the past in numberous stories.

    Also, I wonder what happened to Juneva Willis? Was she ever released? One would think she may know the truth.
    Cindi Lou


    Some people may consider me crazy, I say I'm just inspired.

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    Here is the story

    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/90122

    snipped from above article:

    Willis made a deal with prosecutors and agreed to testify against Comer. She pleaded guilty to kidnapping and was sentenced to 9 years in prison.
    Comer refused to attend his trial and was convicted on 13 counts of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, and rape.
    Last edited by Debbie Miller; 12-28-2009 at 12:50 AM.
    Debbie

    To catch a criminal, you must think like one. (Professor Hamre)



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