IN - Amy Weidner, 16, murdered in her Indianapolis home, 13 Nov 1989

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  1. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Active Member

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    More at link:
    http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/crime/arrest-made-in-1989-murder-cold-case

    Wonder why it took so long??? Hope LE takes a closer look at Denk and the possibility he might be involved in other cold cases in the Indy area.
     
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  3. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Active Member

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    Rodney Denk was well-known to the Weidners. He left a bloody palm-print at the scene where Amy was strangled and raped in her bedroom.
    <<snipped>>
    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...alm-print-key-article-1.1107829#ixzz1zoxn5wwG
     
  4. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Active Member

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    A little more information at this link:

    http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/Bl...-of-Man-for-23-Year-Old-Murder-161459625.html
    <<snipped>>
    The second assailant is still at large.
     
  5. BeginnersLuck

    BeginnersLuck New Member

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    It sounds like with the advance in forensics they were able to take another look at this cold case. Hopefully we will be seeing a lot more of these cold cases solved in the near future.
     
  6. PATX

    PATX Verified User

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    I think we probably will.

    If I were wearing a hat, I would take it off for those who didn't let this case go unsolved. And of course, I hope they catch the second assailant too.
     
  7. tlcya

    tlcya Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    What a very long time for a family to wait for answers. At the very least, now they have that much.

    :(
     
  8. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member

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    And the strange thing is - almost no one believes children can be raped, abducted, and murdered right from/in their own beds. Maybe we all better start to think a bit differently.
     
  9. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Active Member

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    Very odd, too, that Amy's mother never suspected Denk:
    <<snipped>>
    http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/Bl...-of-Man-for-23-Year-Old-Murder-161459625.html

    Amy and Denk were childhood friends. So sad and so scary that it could be someone so close to the victim. And so young - he was only 17 at the time.
     
  10. Shelby2

    Shelby2 New Member

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    I don't think it's that odd that she would not suspect him. Back then, the fact that a child is most likely to be killed by someone known to them wasn't as well known as it is today. If this crime happened in 2012 I'd bet he WOULD be investigated, simply because he was a frequent visitor and friend of the brother.
    I think he must be pretty sick, not only to do what he did, but to continue to visit the family after the crime? That poor family.
    I wonder what the 97 crime was.
     
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    trigger New Member

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    48 Hours is featuring this case next Saturday, April 19th, on CBS.

    Google his name if you want to see the outcome. Orherwise watch it next week.
     
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    Those weirdos get a charge out of it; remember Ariel Castro going to the vigils for Gina Dejesus and Amanda Berry? I think he remained friends with Gina's mother if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    fran Former Member

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    Killer Rodney Denk sentenced to 65 years in teen's 1989 death, rape

    Rodney Denk had kept his secret for more than two decades when a cold-case detective approached Indianapolis police Sgt. Bill Carter two years ago.

    read more ......... http://www.indystar.com/article/20130614/NEWS02/306140056/





    Man gets 65 years after pleading guilty in 1989 rape, murder of teen

    INDIANAPOLIS – A man was sentenced to 65 years in prison after agreeing to a plea deal in the 1989 rape and murder of an Indianapolis teen.

    Read more: http://fox59.com/2013/06/14/man-get...ty-in-1989-rape-murder-of-teen/#ixzz2yv2pQZFw
     
  14. willcarter

    willcarter Verified law enforcement

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    I worked the Amy Weidner case and made the arrest in 2012. The Weidner family waited way to long for justice to be handed down.
     

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