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  1. #1
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    Jan 2015

    FL - Arietta Tinker, 17, Miramar, 12 April 1975

    Arietta Tinker is my aunt through marriage. She was murdered in Miramar, Florida April 12th 1975. I don't know too many details, unfortunately. What I do know is that she was 17 years old and had an almost 1 year old son with her husband Ralph Tinker II. The police apparently questioned Ralph, but for some reason did not charge him or anyone else with her murder.
    I came across a newspaper that detailed multiple cases of missing or murdered girls in that area while I was reading about cold cases. From that I was able to find out that she died in Miramar. I contacted the sheriffs department there and spoke with a detective this morning. He told me that he would order her case file then call me again after reading it.
    I am asking for help in finding any information possible on this murder so we can find out once and for all what happened to Arietta. Her full name is Arietta Marie (Shaw) Tinker, she was 17 years old and married to Ralph Tinker II. She disappeared sometime between the 11th and 12th of April in 1975. And that's pretty much all I have to go on.
    I will update as often as I find new leads, thanks in advance for any help offered. And feel free to ask me questions, it might help uncover something.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    Hi, darthsheila, and welcome!

    I've found a couple of media articles about the Arietta's murder and others from the same time frame.

    Who Killed Our Young Girls
    The Miami News
    Feb 3, 1976

    Girls Murders Haunt Families
    The Miami News
    Feb 4, 1976

    These Are Young Women Who Met Violent Deaths
    The Miami News
    Feb 4, 1976

    Families Won't Give Up Search for Girls' Killer
    The Miami News
    Feb 4, 1976
    Last edited by bessie; 01-27-2015 at 04:49 PM.

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