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    Michael Quander WUSA (@MikeQReports): https://twitter.com/MikeQReports?s=09

    Police arrest 47-year-old Pamela Butler's ex-boyfriend for murder after she disappeared eight years ago @wusa9 https://t.co/MaG3PoYvXc

    Butler was last seen just days before Valentine's Day in 2009. Police and family believed something was shady about her disappearance @wusa9 https://t.co/BFvIzH5qnv

    Butler's mom has carried this picture of her daughter with her in her purse since she vanished. She is glad to hear about arrest @wusa9 https://t.co/vgdYTogURW

    Jose Rodriguez Cruz is accused of killing Butler. The couple met through an online dating website @wusa9

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    So glad to see there has finally been an arrest in this case!
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    So happy for this family.

    D.C. police believe they’ve solved 8-year murder mystery; arrest boyfriend of woman who vanished from home in 2009


    On Saturday, D.C. police announced a break in the cold case. They had arrested the boyfriend, Jose Angel Rodriguez-Cruz — who now is 51 and lives in Alexandria, Va. — and charged him with first-degree murder. He spent most of Saturday being questioned by detectives.

    Rodriguez-Cruz is expected to make his initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Monday. In extensive interviews with The Washington Post in 2009, he denied any involvement in Butler’s demise.
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    http://wtop.com/local/2017/04/boyfri...ssing-ex-wife/

    It appears Rodriguez-Cruz has an ex-wife who is missing as well - since 1989.

    His preliminary hearing about Pamela's disappearance is April 25th.

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    from an article from April 25, 2017

    Suspect in death of Pamela Butler told witness it was ‘easy’ to get rid of a body
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.bf819e792468

    The man charged in the 2009 disappearance and slaying of Pamela Butler told a friend that it was “easy” to get rid of a body, a D.C. homicide detective said Tuesday.
    The friend, who is a witness in the case against 51-year-old Jose Rodriguez-Cruz, told detectives that Rodriguez-Cruz had once said “if you dig a hole deep enough, no one will find it,” D.C. homicide detective Michael Fulton testified in D.C. Superior Court. Rodriguez-Cruz made similar comments about his ability to hide a body to two other people, according to authorities.
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    DA Sines said Rodriguez-Cruz told his second wife that he knew how to make sure no one ever found a body.
    During the nearly five-hour hearing, prosecutors also said they had identified another woman who recounted abuse by ­Rodriguez-Cruz. They said the woman told detectives that ­Rodriguez-Cruz duct-taped her wrists, held a gun to her head and repeatedly sexually assaulted her during a 2004 incident in Fairfax County. The woman said he also threatened to sexually assault her 3-year-old daughter, authorities said in court.
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    Without Butler’s body, and no clear crime scene, authorities have built a case that relies in part on Rodriguez-Cruz’s history of violence.
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    Judge Hiram E. Puig-Lugo said he found enough evidence to hold Rodriguez-Cruz in jail until trial. Puig-Lugo cited evidence such as video surveillance footage that showed Rodriguez-Cruz going in and out of Butler’s house about the time of her disappearance. At one point, he is seen carrying five large bags out of the house and a white bucket holding what appears to be cleaning supplies.
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    Puig-Lugo also noted that although there was no evidence of a crime scene in the home, cadaver dogs detected signs of a decaying body in the rear passenger seat and trunk of his vehicle.
    Puig-Lugo determined that ­Rodriguez-Cruz would be a danger if he were released and set his next hearing for July 28.
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    Since this lady is under the "Missing but not forgotten" thread - I'm going to keep



    up this thread until we get to the hearing on Friday, July 28th. Hope to see a few more people here to see

    JUSTICE for PAMELA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner View Post
    Since this lady is under the "Missing but not forgotten" thread - I'm going to keep



    up this thread until we get to the hearing on Friday, July 28th. Hope to see a few more people here to see

    JUSTICE for PAMELA!

    I will be right here with you, Niner. 🕯

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    up for the hearing tomorrow!

    JUSTICE for PAMELA


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    Again - I can't find anything about what happened last Friday's hearing??

    TIA!

    JUSTICE for PAMELA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner View Post
    Again - I can't find anything about what happened last Friday's hearing??

    TIA!

    JUSTICE for PAMELA!
    I haven't seen any news about the hearing either.
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    Wow - I found a recent article! From July 31, 2017:

    Government requests Jose Rodriguez undergo fingerprinting
    http://blog.dcwitness.org/government...ingerprinting/

    The defense for Jose Rodriguez-Cruz and the government discussed DNA evidence in a status hearing while Rodriguez-Cruz awaits a trial.
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    They are set to appear in court on Sept. 29 for a status hearing.


    At least there is a date mentioned in the article.


    JUSTICE for PAMELA!


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    Man Charged in Girlfriend's Death Will Help Investigators Find Her Body

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/lo...449759373.html

    The man charged with killing his girlfriend, a federal worker, in 2009 pleaded guilty Friday and has agreed to help investigators find her body.

    Jose Rodriguez-Cruz will serve 12 years in prison for the death of Pamela Butler. As a part of his plea agreement, Rodriguez-Cruz will help authorities find her body.

    If he doesn't cooperate, he will once again face a first-degree murder charge.

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    PAMELA got JUSTICE!
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