LA - Helen Wingard Hill, 36, New Orleans, 4 Jan 2007

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  1. sandraladeda

    sandraladeda Inactive

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    I grew up about 4 blocks away from the doctor and his family - his older brother was a good friend of mine, his dad was my mother's doctor. It sure sounds like he turned out to be an amazing man, and his wife sounds like such a talented, dynamic woman. Such a shame....
     
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  3. cami

    cami Keep your fork......

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    We are all shocked up here in Halifax. Both of them lived here for years. Our artistic and medical communities are in mourning for Helen and Paul.

    We don't have that many murders in a year let alone a week or a day!

    Here's a link to the tribute paid to her this Sunday in Halifax...you'll be surprised or maybe not.

    Link to article
     
  4. BhamMama

    BhamMama Former Member

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    Cami, thank you for sharing that. I had watched some coverage about her on the news as well.

    What a wonderful community. She sounds like she was a wonderful person. I do hope that banding together gets some kind of great response.

    I'll not lie, I'm glad I live on the Northshore. Even though no where is safe, at least I have an illusion for my childrens sake if nothing else right now.
     
  5. Alice253

    Alice253 Live Every Moment

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    RubyJune New Member

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    Such a senseless tragedy. It doesn't sound like his wounds were life threatening for which I'm very thankful....their child will still have one parent. Has anyone heard whether this was a robbery or just a random shooting?
     
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    Lakergirl123 Former Member

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    I work with a friend of this couple. Very, very scary! He went to medical school where I work.

    We are all in shock.

    Hi Cami! Long time no "see".
     
  8. cami

    cami Keep your fork......

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    Hi Lakergirl, yeah it's been a long time. I am still over on the Darlie thread anytime you want me....LOL
     
  9. Marie

    Marie Daughter, if you don't remember us...who will?

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    Husband, wife just two of 6 shot in 24 hours

    In the sixth New Orleans murder in less than 24 hours, a woman was killed and her husband shot in their home Thursday about 5:30 a.m., said police, who found the bleeding man kneeling at the door of the couple's Faubourg Marigny home, clutching their 2-year-old son.

    Including another murder on New Year's Day, the latest violence brings the new year's total to at least seven slayings in four days, though one of the apparent killings -- a woman's body found Wednesday rolled up in a throw rug on a Lower 9th Ward street -- remains officially an unclassified death. In the past week, 12 people have been murdered in the city.

    Helen Hill

    Paul Gailiunas
     
  10. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Nice feature article from January 2009:

    http://www.myneworleans.com/New-Orleans-Magazine/January-2009/Helen-Hill-An-Unfinished-Story/

    From November 2011:

    http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/36785-mending-broken-hearts

     
  11. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    Where's the sketch of the suspect and a descrption?
     
  12. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    I'll see if I can round up the sketch. Did someone say there was a sketch? I don't recall a sketch. In jessica Hawk's murder, yes. But not in the Hill homicide, though it's possible I've forgotten. I dunno.

    From 2011:

    "We have begun to look at the case from a new angle," said Sgt. Daniel McMullen, head of the Cold Case Unit. For starters, DNA evidence that wasn't processed until months after the incident has conclusively excluded Paul. He is not -- and should never have been called -- a suspect. NOPD higher-ups now acknowledge the department's investigation was "short-sighted."

    McMullen said detectives now believe the killing was related to the burglary minutes earlier on that block. It is very possible the burglar was trying to flee and encountered Hill.

    Investigators are still seeking a man, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a close-cropped Afro haircut.

    The reward still stands at $15,000 for information leading to the killer.
    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/10/filmmaker_helen_hills_husband.html
     

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