CA CA - William 'Willie' Cook, 6, Happy Camp, 28 Aug 1976

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  1. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    http://www.khsltv.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=a01113fb-177a-4984-86f3-ecb3799b1644


    A major breakthrough in a Siskiyou County cold case has led to two arrests.
    Six-year-old William "Willie" Cook, Jr. was kidnapped from his father's truck in Happy Camp back in August 1976.
    Six months later, his body was found dumped in a cardboard barrel off Highway 96 northwest of Yreka.
    And now, more than three decades later, an informant came forward to Yreka police last month, who then contacted the sheriff's department.
    (More at link)
     
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  3. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    Wow~ That is amazing. Thanks for posting, Suzi!

    I hope they can find the evidence to prove their case after so long. It will be interesting to watch this one progress. Keep us posted!
     
  4. Chezhire

    Chezhire Inactive

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    Amazing. I hope this leads to some justice for this child and his family.
     
  5. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    It is never too late to clear your conscience.
     
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    STEADFAST New Member

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    Rhett Member

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    OH MY GOD!!! They probably scared the poor child to death. Just looking at them.
     
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    sleuthin4fun Member

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    MCDRAW New Member

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    I have no idea what that is on her chin but she is scary!
     
  10. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    That's a tattoo on her chin. It used to be traditional for Northern California Indian women.
    http://www.ncidc.org/photos/gallery1/85s4.htm

    According to the link, it's a sign of "beauty and nobility," but I don't think it's fooling anybody.
     
  11. miss u daddy

    miss u daddy Barack the Vote!

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    OMG! It must be some type of tribal tattoo. If they are guilty then I hope they burn slowly in hell. That poor little boy. My thoughts are with his parents and family members and may God grant them peace with capturing their child's murderer.
     
  12. CaliKid

    CaliKid Former Member

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    Can you imagine how frightened that poor child was to be anywhere near them? I hope evidence turns up to connect them to Willie if they murdered him.
     
  13. MCDRAW

    MCDRAW New Member

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    I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Thanks my kids thought she had vomitted.
     
  14. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    I am glad that the case was solved. I just wish the informant would have come forward sooner. How could you keep a secret like that for so long?
     
  15. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    Curiouser and curiouser:

    http://www.redding.com/news/2008/oct/24/man-faces-murder-charges-boys-76-kidnapping/

    (snips)
    Nelson and Suzanne Dorene Little, also known as Suzanne Aubrey, 69, both of Hoopa, were both arraigned Thursday on kidnapping for ransom charges in connection with the Aug. 28, 1976, disappearance of William Alford Cook Jr., known as Willie.

    In a strange twist, Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Susan Gravenkamp said Thursday that the boy's uncle, 28-year-old Herbert Cook of Happy Camp, was found murdered on July 20, 1975, at an American Indian ceremonial ground in Somes Bar.
    An arrest was made in that case, but no one was ever convicted, she said.
    It's not known whether the two cases might be related.
    "That's something that they (detectives) are looking at," Gravenkamp said.
     
  16. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    http://www.redding.com/news/2008/oct/28/murder-charge-postponed-kidnap-suspect/


    On Thursday, Siskiyou County District Attorney Kirk Andrus said he would file a murder charge against one of the suspects, Gregory Lynn Nelson, 51. Nelson's bail was raised to $1 million in anticipation of the new charge.
    That new charge was postponed Monday until lawyers in the case reached agreement, said Sgt. Michael Montreuil of the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department.
    (more at link)
     
  17. CaliKid

    CaliKid Former Member

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    The Cook family has certainly had its share of tragedy. Maybe Siskiyou LE has solved two murders with one stone.
     
  18. gaia227

    gaia227 I have never taken any exercise except sleeping an

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    LOL! I'm sorry cuz I know it is awful what happened to this little boy but I just start lauging everytime I look at these two and Steadfast's remark and Rhett's remark just kept me going. Everyone at work probably thinks I'm nuts (if they don't already).

    These are about the two goofiest, sorriest people I have ever seen. Surely their mugshots have been turned over the Smoking Gun's Mugshot Hall of Fame.
     
  19. Bobbisangel

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    They are to creepy people. I wonder why they have only charged the male so far? It would be something if these two were the killers of the little boy and his uncle. I hope little Willy's parents are still alive so that they know there will be justice for their little boy. How sad that they had to wait for so long.
     
  20. chicagofa13

    chicagofa13 New Member

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    From the khsltv article:

    Sheriff Riggins isn't saying what those leads were, but deputies arrested 69-year-old Suzane Little, who also goes by the name Suzanne Aubrey, and her former son-in-law, 51-year-old Gregory Nelson Tuesday in Hoopa, which is in Humboldt County.

    I thought they were a couple with a BIG age difference, but it seems they weren't. Former son-in-law...I wonder if the ex of Nelson was the one who came forward with the tip? I went to school with a family who moved from Hoopa, also Native Americans. I think they would have still been living in Hoopa in 1976, with kids around the age of this boy. Creepy.
     
  21. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    OMG...........scarey ........they walk among us!!!
     

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