GUILTY WA - Ed, 81, & Minnie Maurin, 83, abducted & murdered, Ethel, 19 Dec 1985

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  1. JoeFromLB

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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/1985-washi...-couple-solved/story?id=16746875#.T_ylFeuRpXU

    July 10, 2012

    Washington state officials have apparently solved the 1985 cold-case homicide of an elderly couple with an arrest that fulfills a grieving son's promise to his parents.

    Wilhelmina "Minnie" Maurin and Edward "Ed" Maurin's dead bodies were found Christmas Eve 1985. They had been shot to death and dragged into a wooded area.

    "At their funeral, I laid my hand on their casket and I said, 'I will find out who did this,'" the couple's son, Dennis Hadaller, said at a news conference Monday.

    A team of investigators from the Lewis County Sheriff's Office in Chehalis, Wash., was dispatched to Alaska July 8 to make an arrest in connection to the slayings.
     
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    Rick Riffe, 53, and his brother John Gregory Riffe, 50, have long been primary suspects in the cold case, according to the sheriff.

    John Riffe died last month of ill health, just after the sheriff’s office prepared their probable cause statement, Mansfield said.

    Authorities say potential witnesses were threatened by the brothers, even with death, if they spoke up.

    “We’re very confident now one is dead and the other in custody, (other) witnesses will come forward,” Mansfield said this afternoon. “We would like to hear from them.”

    http://www.lewiscountysirens.com/
     
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    From December 2013:

    http://www.chronline.com/article_3d0d1f78-5c64-11e3-85f5-001a4bcf887a.html

     

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