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    VA - Lt. Todd Cox, 40, USN, Norfolk, 24 April 2008

    OK...I saw this on NG and I cannot find anything on it! Can someone help me out here? I didn't catch the name, but he was walking his dog and was shot in front of his two daughters plus girlfriend in VA.

    Was this the same story that surfaced during Meghan Landowski's murder initially? I guess I don't understand why it came up on NG night before last as if it just had happened. I am at a loss to explain this one. Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriouslySearching View Post
    OK...I saw this on NG and I cannot find anything on it! Can someone help me out here? I didn't catch the name, but he was walking his dog and was shot in front of his two daughters plus girlfriend in VA.

    Was this the same story that surfaced during Meghan Landowski's murder initially? I guess I don't understand why it came up on NG night before last as if it just had happened. I am at a loss to explain this one. Anyone?
    Some newspaper links. First I'd heard of it too...
    http://hamptonroads.com/2008/04/navy...slaying-victim

    http://www.norfolk.com/2008/04/no-ar...uneral-tuesday

    http://hamptonroads.com/2008/07/exwi...tenants-killer


    ETA: very brief

    Navy Officer Killed in Norfolk Shooting IdentifiedStory Number: NNS080426-08Release Date: 4/26/2008 3:04:00 PM

    From Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs

    NORFOLK (NNS) -- An officer assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW 125 died Thursday night from multiple gunshot wounds.

    Lt. Todd M. Cox, 40, of Altoona, Pa., was shot several times by an unknown assailant. He was transported to Norfolk Sentara Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

    Cox joined the Navy July 1985 and had been assigned to the squadron since August 2006 where he worked as an aviation maintenance officer.

    The Norfolk Police Department is investigating the shooting.
    http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=36675
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    Apparently Lt. Cox's fiancee wrote Nancy Grace a letter asking her to feature his murder on her show. The following is an article from the Norfolk, VA, Virginian-Pilot.

    Ex-wife seeks public’s help in finding Navy lieutenant's killer

    ~snip~

    Todd Cox shoved his fiancee out of the way, Laurie Cox said. The assailant shot him repeatedly at close range as the girls - who were up ahead with the dog - sprinted frantically for safety behind a tree. Then the gunman drove off unhurriedly.

    ~snip~

    For complete article, go to:

    http://hamptonroads.com/2008/07/exwi...tenants-killer


    Lt. Todd Cox was a Navy officer who had joined the Navy at age 17 as an enlisted man and worked his way up through the ranks. He was gunned down in cold blood in front his his fiancee and two children. One was a child from her former marriage and one was a child from his former marriage. The four of them were out for a walk with the dog when a man in a pick up truck pulled up, stopped, got out of the truck, and repeatedly shot Lt. Cox. The man then got back into his truck and drove off.

    I suspect that the killer either knew Lt. Cox and had some sort of grudge against him or it was a matter of badly, badly mistaken identity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriouslySearching View Post
    OK...I saw this on NG and I cannot find anything on it! Can someone help me out here? I didn't catch the name, but he was walking his dog and was shot in front of his two daughters plus girlfriend in VA.

    Was this the same story that surfaced during Meghan Landowski's murder initially? I guess I don't understand why it came up on NG night before last as if it just had happened. I am at a loss to explain this one. Anyone?
    I got the impression that the fiancee had just recently agreed to go on TV and make a plea, because the case was going nowhere.

    ". . . there still is no arrest in the murder of Navy Lieutenant Todd Cox on Beverly Avenue. "
    http://wardscornernow.com/2008/04/27...naval-officer/

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    Thanks, Everyone! That would explain it then! My first thought was, "Wow...this is exactly like what happened to the other man!". No wonder I thought that!

    I will have to check to see if we have already started a thread on Cox here. Again...thanks for explaining it to me.
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



    What I post are my opinions only.

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    From April 2012:

    http://wtkr.com/2012/04/24/family-se...-navy-officer/

    It’s been four years and there are still no arrests and no suspects in the murder of a local Navy officer...

    Officers handling the case searched through his personal and professional life and found no reason anyone would want to kill Cox.



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