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Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by Doyle, May 7, 2004.

  1. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    New information in the unsolved murder of a six year old girl is giving hope to police and her family.

    On August 13th, 1995, Rosie's mother went into her room and found the screen on the window ripped, and her daughter gone. Her body was later found in a canal, near her family's apartment. She had been sexually assaulted.

    Salt Lake police have worked countless leads since that day. Today, nine years later, they have one more.
    http://www.4utah.com/local_news/loc...ntent_id=181CE028-DD63-456F-A61E-CF5E65C25BD3

    If your child disappears, pray for her safe return -- and then pray for a media blitz.

    It is a lesson few know better than Tamara and Richard Davis, whose daughter, Kiplyn, hasn't been seen for seven years. When the bubbly girl with the red bouncy hair disappeared from Spanish Fork High School, there were no reporters, no helicopters and no 6 o'clock updates. For that matter, there was barely an investigation -- at least initially.
    http://www.angelfire.com/mi3/mpccn/misc/media1.html
     
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    Casshew Former Member

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    The article says DNA was not used 9 years ago :waitasec:

    When did they start using DNA analysis in murders?
     
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    Around the time of OJ. This crime happened right around that time. I used to live there and am familiar with some details of the case. I believe the man is someone who has been suspected all along, but police had no conclusive evidence. Poor little Rosie. I hope justice will finally prevail for her.
     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    TallCoolOne Registered Lurker

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    So was this sketch put out just recently? Does that mean that they never had one drawn up back when this first occurred? Please tell me they have not had this information for that long and not gotten it out there. I hope I'm reading this wrong.....
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://fox13now.com/2014/08/13/19-years-after-daughters-murder-mother-still-hopes-for-answers/

     
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    According to the article with the composite drawing, this man had medium length brown hair. That sketch clearly depicts a man with a very short hairstyle. That makes no sense!
     
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    Police search for new evidence in TV archives in murder case of Rosa Tapia

    http://fox13now.com/2016/09/27/police-search-for-new-evidence-in-tv-archives-in-murder-case-of-rosa-tapia/

    Investigators believe killer may be in news footage of 1995 murdered girl

    Justice for Rosie Tapia Facebook Page
     
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  14. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    The link with the sketch appears to be defunct. How was he described? How dark was his "brown" hair? To me the guy in the drawing looks like he could be Asian or Native American. Does Utah still have the firing squad? I think it was still in effect when the crime was commited. This guy was the worst.
     
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    22 Years and Rosie Tapia's cold case still open

    http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/22-years-and-rosie-tapias-cold-case-still-open/788314989

     
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    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    Bump. More information coming

    Tricia
     
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  18. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola Lake Pontchartrain Jane Doe

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    Utah Cold Case Coalition now offering $3,000 reward in more than 200 cases

    Senate Bill 160, also known as "Rosie's Law", was passed earlier this year and took effect July 1. The legislation creates a statewide database of unsolved murders and disappearances more than three years old.

    Rosie Tapia was murdered 23 years ago, and the case remains unsolved. Rosie's mother and the families of nine other victims were among those present at Tuesday's event.
     
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    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    Hopefully, I will be speaking with Rosie's mother soon. This poor child needs justice. I hope Websleuths members will be taking a look at this case and come up with something.
    Thank you,
    Tricia
     
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    folieadeuxnola Lake Pontchartrain Jane Doe

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    Cannot fathom the heartache her mother has gone through the loss of a child no one should have to endure. There is some wonderfully talented sleuth's here hopefully someone will come up with new leads. Will be awaiting any new info you can provide to this forum.

    BTW Kudo's with the coalition very glad to see that more cases will come to light out of Utah. There are a couple of MP's that there is so little to go on.
     

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