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GUILTY WI - Amber Creek, 14, raped & murdered, Racine County, 9 Feb 1997

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  1. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    It's a little late to start a thread for Amber Gail Creek now that an arrest has been made, but when cold cases are solved, I think it's important to note them as they might provide clues to unsolved cold cases.

    Here's some background:


    On the trail of a killer
    Internet Search Helps Identify Body Found in Racine County
    June 27, 1998
     
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    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Amber Gail Creek

    Police arrest suspect in 1997 cold case murder of Wisconsin teen
    Report: Arrest made in 1997 slaying of Palatine girl
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/06/police-arrest-suspect-in-17-cold-case-murder-wisconsin-teen/

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  3. justthinkin

    justthinkin New Member

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    Heartbreaking story, heartbreaking life. May you rest in peace, Amber.
     
  4. JezyUn

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    Thanks for posting this Bessie, I was about to, but saw you beat me to it!
    There will be a presser this afternoon. This is local for me and I have been waiting for something to break in this case. When cold cases like this are solved it gives us hope for the many, many, other cases that we hope will be solved one day.
     
  5. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    You're welcome, jezy. Will you be listening to the PC later? It would be great if you could give us a recap. TIA if you can.
     
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    I am reading different info re: the Presser. Some sites have said today (Monday) now some are saying tomorrow (Tuesday). Regardless, I will recap!
     
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    Thanks, Jezy! :loveyou:
     
  8. Slapmyknee

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    "The killer seemed to taunt investigators. The girl's body appeared posed when it was found and the word “hi" was written in ink on one of her hands. A $5 price tag, from a Golden Books store in Schaumburg, Ill., was stuck to her arm."

    snipped from up thread.

    I am very curious to see who else her killer may have been linked to. These types of cases get me.
     
  9. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    We have a name.
    http://www.620wtmj.com/news/local/New-evidence-to-be-released-in-Amber-Creek-murder-254341091.html

    He's from Palatine, and so was Amber. She probably knew him.
     
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    More details with press conference video

    Illinois man arrested in connection with 1997 Racine death of Amber Creek
    Eaton wasn't in his 30's, so who was the guy driving the car?

    Palatine man charged in '97 murder of girl, 14
     
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    James P. Eaton, 36
    Charged with first degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.
    Held in Racine County on $1 million bail

    Palatine man charged in teen’s 1997 slaying
     
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    Thank you Bessie, I was at work all day and missed the presser, and was unable to update as planned.
    I expected the presser to be yesterday, when I was off, but as you know it was postponed.
     
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    His bond was reduced from $1 million to $500K. :mad:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...ine-teen-1997-murder-20140409,0,5637388.story
     
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    http://www.hlntv.com/article/2014/04/11/amber-creek-murder-arrest-james-eaton-cigarette-dna
     
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    Judge backs jailing of Amber Creek suspect

    A judge in Racine County, Wis., determined this morning that there is probable cause to hold James Eaton for trial in the killing of a 14-year old Palatine girl.

    During a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete called one witness, Keith Dobesh, an investigator for the county sheriff's department, who said the agency had matched fingerprints and DNA from the crime scene where Amber Creek was found to Eaton.


    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...-amber-creek-suspect-20140416,0,5420124.story
     
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    "Authorities investigating the 1997 murder of Palatine teenager Amber Creek last month seized a laptop, iPhone and Facebook data belonging to James Paul Eaton, the man now accused of killing her, according to search warrant documents obtained by the Daily Herald.

    As Eaton, 36, of Palatine, was behind bars on charges he killed Amber, Racine County, Wisconsin authorities were obtaining warrants to search for evidence against him, including mementos of the crime they believe he might have kept."


    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140513/news/140519316/
     
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    We are so blessed, to have Mods, that care so much for these missing children. Thank you bessie. You are a special Lady. :)
     
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    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140916/news/140918618/

     
  20. Z&BsMommy

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    :rose: Justice for Amber, gone way too soon.. You are not forgotten sweet girl.

    #ComeHomeChristina
     

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