MI - Shannon Siders, 18, raped & murdered, Newaygo County, 18 July 1989

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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://fox17online.com/2014/06/24/brothers-arrested-in-cold-case-killing-of-newaygo-teen/#axzz35cXVgz00

    http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2014/06/2_brothers_arrested_in_connect.html

     
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    fran Former Member

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    Court documents detail witness accounts of Shannon Siders' murder

    The documents read, "Investigators were able to determine that Shannon Siders on July 17th (1989), had met up with Norm Shelds, Billie Shields, Clint Guthrie, Ricky Gomez, Michelle Burns, Darrin Sackett, Paul and Matt Jones. On July 18th (1989), at 1:30 a.m., a witness reported that Shannon stopped by her house to pick up a cassette tape. Also on July 18th, Shannon was last seen riding with Matt and Paul Jones, leaving the Grant area, headed toward Newaygo."

    A witness also reported that they saw the Jones vehicle turning eastbound on 88th from M-37, which is the direction which Shannon's body was recovered, the documents read.

    read more ............... http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/cr...ness-accounts-shannon-siders-murder/11378421/
     
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    Detective: Witnesses saw 2 brothers with 'limp,' bloody Shannon Siders, 1989 murder victim

    WHITE CLOUD, MI – Two witnesses allegedly told police they saw Paul and Matt Jones standing over Shannon Siders, "limp and with blood on her face," in the woods a short distance from where her body was later discovered.

    One of those witnesses allegedly saw Paul Jones grab the young woman and "drag her back towards their vehicle."

    An autopsy determined she died of blunt force trauma to the head, and she had multiple other injuries. Her death was ruled a homicide.

    read more ...............http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2014/06/detective_witnesses_saw_2_brot.html
     
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    Those men had a long time to be free. I hope justice is served for poor Shannon and her loved ones. What a long time to wait for answers. God speed to the courts~ Frigga
     
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    http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2014/09/first_testimony_in_hearing_on.html

     
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    http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/lo...thout-bond-in-shannon-siders-murder/15898193/

     
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    http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2014/09/judge_finds_probable_cause_new.html

     
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    I noticed this today on the Julia Niswender thread.
     
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    Brothers guilty of 1st, 2nd degree murder in Siders death
    2:15 p.m. EDT May 8, 2015

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    Interesting article about the investigation.

    Anatomy of a cold case: 'Hardy boys,' beauty of hindsight and jailhouse bombshell
    By Heather Lynn Peters
    September 22, 2015 at 10:51 AM, updated September 23, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    NEWAYGO COUNTY, MI –The Shannon Siders case, rooted in Newaygo County, is a twisting, turning, heart-wrenching tale of a beautiful young lady brutally beaten, sexually assaulted and killed in the middle of the Manistee National Forest.
    For more than 20 years after a startled hunter discovered a body in the woods, no related arrests were made and the case went cold.

    [...]
    The cold case team consisted of Michigan State Police troopers Mike Stephens and John Forner, longtime Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Scott Rios, Newaygo County Detective Sgt. Adam Mercer and Newaygo County Sheriff Pat Hedlund. Rios was appointed the team leader.
    Here is their story.

    [The Jones brothers were arrested in the summer of 2014.]

    [...]
    In the meantime, more information was trickling in. Perhaps the biggest breaks in the case came toward the end, "right before trial," Mercer recalled.

    A relative of the Jones brothers came forward. He told investigators working the cold case that the two brothers came over to his house shortly after the 1989 homicide.
    "They had made full disclosure that they had raped and killed Shannon," Mercer said.

    Once the Jones brothers were arrested, their uncle, Ron King, told cold case investigators that he had come forward early on in the investigation, years and years ago, but somehow his call got lost in the shuffle. There was no documentation of that 1989 call he said he made to police, Forner said.

    King's statement to investigators was that the brothers said they thought they had gotten away with Siders' murder, stating that had Siders "given them what they wanted" then they wouldn't have killed her. Authorities maintain that Siders rebuffed their sexual advances, and that's why the Jones brothers killed her.

    much more at the link
     
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    bbm unbelievable.
     
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    Court to rule on brothers' appeal of convictions for 1989 sex murder case
    By Stephen Kloosterman | sklooste@mlive.com
    on December 21, 2016 at 7:40 AM, updated December 21, 2016 at 7:41 AM


     
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    Appeals court rejects claims by brother convicted of 1989 murder
    Posted 2:15 PM, February 10, 2017, by Bob Brenzing

     
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    Spartygirl Verified Insider - Michael Vanzandt case

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    I had not heard of this case before and it is on Lifetime right now, so I searched here on WS and found it !!!
     

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