KS - Mike Sisco, 47, & Karen Harkness, 53, murdered, Topeka, 7 July 2002

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by wfgodot, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It took 9 years and 18 days, but an arrest has finally been made - of the woman they all thought had done it all along:

    Authorities arrest ex-wife in 2002 slayings (Topeka Capital-Journal)
    (more, plus many related links, at Capital-Journal link above)

    Here's the '48 Hours' ("Haunted") which documents the case as of two years ago. Well worth watching.
     
  2. Loading...


  3. joe jones

    joe jones New Member

    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  4. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

    Messages:
    17,195
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I remember this case. I usually watch this show. I'm glad that they finally made an arrest. The reason I remember it so clearly is that her daughter was so afraid of her.

    The full episode can be found on the show's website. I tried to link but it wouldn't work.
     
  5. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Updated info from the C-J article, plus pictures of arrest, at link: http://cjonline.com/news/2011-07-25/authorities-arrest-ex-wife-2002-slayings

    One of the pics.
     
  6. Fairy1

    Fairy1 Divided We Fall

    Messages:
    9,869
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    48
  7. Kateyes

    Kateyes New Member

    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Anyone here watch ID -Investigative Discovery? It is about this case to tonight least on my ID channel. Could be a repeat, because nothing about an arrest of DanaChandler. Thought the timing was almost eerie -much suspicion on Dana Chandler acording to this show.
     
  8. darnudes

    darnudes Inactive

    Messages:
    4,555
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This is incredible, well done to the FBI for reviewing the case. Both families must be thankful of an arrest finally of the obviously guilty party.
     
  9. travelgal

    travelgal New Member

    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This is such great news. I live 1/4 mile from the townhouse where the couple were killed in cold blood. I have known Karen's family for years and am so pleased they have finally received some solace in knowing that awful person is arrested.

    Thanks, wfgodot! I haven't paid much attention to local news the past few days. Funny how WS brings my local news to my attention. Where do you live?
     
  10. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

    Messages:
    25,446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not trying to be nit-picky, but just so the right agency gets their due credit, I believe it was the Kansas Bureau of Investigations. :)

    Source:
    http://cjonline.com/news/2011-07-25/local-reaction-chandler-arrest-happy-news

    Good job by LE. Let's just hope the justice system works better than it did in the infamous Anthony case.
     
  11. RJA00

    RJA00 Bring HaLeigh Home !!!

    Messages:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    my husband was channel surfing a couple of weeks ago and found id channel he is now addicted to the id channel

    when I got off of work tonight, He talked about this case all night, wait until i tell him she was finally arrested
     
  12. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Active Member

    Messages:
    22,145
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    This case from the very beginning pointed to Dana the ex-wife yet the detective working the case at the time looked everywhere but at the very one that was most suspicious.

    I believe that was because she happened to be an adult female. Not one with a male accomplice but capable of doing this all on her own and the detective just couldn't get it in his head how evil and vindictive some females can be or what lengths they will go to .........to get even.

    I think there are many other unsolved crimes that were committed by females where LE never put them on the potential suspect lists when they should have been front and center all the time.

    It irks me to no end to know this POS walked around for 9 years free as a bird.

    Thank God for a new set of eyes who were willing to look at the evidence and know it only pointed to one devious evil person.

    Its so sad that both sides of the victims family members knew all along who had done this and had to sit there for years knowing she wasnt brought to justice until now.

    IMO
     
  13. Stella5

    Stella5 New Member

    Messages:
    2,106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    that is GREAT news! I just watched this on ID... strange coincidence!
     
  14. defense101

    defense101 New Member

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Me too, I felt so sad for the son and daughter, I'm so glad they went ahead with arresting her.Next thing will be to get a conviction which unfortunately may tough with the lack of proper forensics done at the scene, another circumstantial case....
     
  15. SuziQ

    SuziQ Active Member

    Messages:
    33,985
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    After the Sandra Cantu and Jonathan Foster cases, I have felt that many cold cases especially involving children, could be solved by taking a closer look at female associates.
     
  16. Indianagirl

    Indianagirl New Member

    Messages:
    1,263
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    IIRC, wasn't she the one the victims' found jumping on their trampoline in the middle of the night in the previous months before their deaths? That really creeped me out... I'm glad she has finally been arrested.
     
  17. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yep, she's the one.

    That's the image that sort of sets this case apart - a stalking ex- on the trampoline in the wee hours.
     
  18. Nova

    Nova New Member

    Messages:
    19,111
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I couldn't place the case until I read your post. And then I knew exactly which one it was.
     
  19. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Active Member

    Messages:
    22,145
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I agree Suzi and these women who have murdered have taken full advantage of the fact that even LE doesn't look as closely at females as potential suspects.

    Remember the case in California where the detective's wife or ex wife was horribly murdered and his lover was another police officer? She was tortured including bite marks on her body. It took LE 23 years to finally arrest the female officer for murder and she should have been on the radar from day one.

    I think there are a lot more female sexual predators too out there uncaught.

    If these victims are going to get any kind of swift justice then the blinders have to come off when it comes to female murderers/predators by realizing what they are capable of doing.

    No way should it have taken 9 years to solve this case.

    IMO
     
  20. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

    Messages:
    27,333
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    let's hope the jury pays attention!!!
     
  21. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Chandler waives extradition from Oklahoma to Kansas

    (much more, plus "62 exclusive photos" of the arrest, at Topeka Capital-Journal link above; the arrest was also taped for "48 Hours Mystery")

    Key photo.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice