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  • Spokane teen still missing more than 10 years later

    Spokane teen still missing more than 10 years later

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:41:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been nearly 11 years since then 17-year-old Angel Wilson seemingly vanished. Her father holds out hope every single day that he will see her again. Oliver Rice said he doesn't let himself even think about the possibility that his daughter is never coming home again. "I don't even go there," he said. "I don't go there. Christ won't allow me to go there."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been nearly 11 years since then 17-year-old Angel Wilson seemingly vanished. Her father holds out hope every single day that he will see her again. Oliver Rice said he doesn't let himself even think about the possibility that his daughter is never coming home again. "I don't even go there," he said. "I don't go there. Christ won't allow me to go there."

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  • Spokane mother frustrated nearly 8 years after daughter's disappearance

    Spokane mother frustrated nearly 8 years after daughter's disappearance

    Thursday, July 5 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-07-05 20:27:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been nearly eight years since Heather Higgins vanished. Not a day has gone by her mother hasn't cried out for her daughter. "I miss her everyday," Jackie Forney said. "I miss the mother daughter friendship that we had. I'll never see her have a family. She'll never get to be a journalist."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been nearly eight years since Heather Higgins vanished. Not a day has gone by her mother hasn't cried out for her daughter. "I miss her everyday," Jackie Forney said. "I miss the mother daughter friendship that we had. I'll never see her have a family. She'll never get to be a journalist."

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  • Family of missing, presumed murdered, Spokane high schooler hold out hope for answers

    Family of missing, presumed murdered, Spokane high schooler hold out hope for answers

    Thursday, June 28 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-06-29 00:29:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been 44 years since 17-year-old Laurie Partridge vanished as she walked home from Ferris High School. Both police and her family believe she was murdered. May 31 would have been Laurie's 61st birthday. The number of celebrations her many loved ones got with sweet Laurie, now dwarfed by the 44 they were robbed of. "My Laurie, oh gosh," said Ken Partridge. "Laurie was a beautiful girl." Ken, now 91-years-old, 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been 44 years since 17-year-old Laurie Partridge vanished as she walked home from Ferris High School. Both police and her family believe she was murdered. May 31 would have been Laurie's 61st birthday. The number of celebrations her many loved ones got with sweet Laurie, now dwarfed by the 44 they were robbed of. "My Laurie, oh gosh," said Ken Partridge. "Laurie was a beautiful girl." Ken, now 91-years-old, 

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  • Deanne's Disappearance: Beauty school student, mother remains missing

    Deanne's Disappearance: Beauty school student, mother remains missing

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:31:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Deanne Hastings seemed to have it all before she vanished back in November of 2015. She was starting beauty school, had three great kids, and was engaged to be married. Loved ones said they can't help but fear she met an evil end. "Deanne was an amazing person," brother Carson Crider said. "An amazing family member. She cared more about others than she did herself."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Deanne Hastings seemed to have it all before she vanished back in November of 2015. She was starting beauty school, had three great kids, and was engaged to be married. Loved ones said they can't help but fear she met an evil end. "Deanne was an amazing person," brother Carson Crider said. "An amazing family member. She cared more about others than she did herself."

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  • Q6 Cold Case Files: Grant County Murders

    Q6 Cold Case Files: Grant County Murders

    Thursday, May 31 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-05-31 21:32:22 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - It's the case that has local and federal investigators losing sleep at night, even 10 years later. Two murder investigations for two men, only connected by the brutal way they were killed, remains unsolved. Deputies are holding out hope that shining new light on the case will bring answers to their grieving families.

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - It's the case that has local and federal investigators losing sleep at night, even 10 years later. Two murder investigations for two men, only connected by the brutal way they were killed, remains unsolved. Deputies are holding out hope that shining new light on the case will bring answers to their grieving families.

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  • Authorities release cold case suspect sketches using DNA

    Authorities release cold case suspect sketches using DNA

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:03:40 GMT
    The Herald via APThe Herald via AP
    The Herald via APThe Herald via AP

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have released composite sketches based on DNA evidence of a suspect in an unsolved, 30-year-old double slaying case of a young Canadian couple. Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, and Jay Cook, 20, of British Columbia were found dead in two separate locations after they failed to return home from a visit to the Seattle area in 1987. DNA evidence collected during the investigation did not match profiles in any databases, but ...

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have released composite sketches based on DNA evidence of a suspect in an unsolved, 30-year-old double slaying case of a young Canadian couple. Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, and Jay Cook, 20, of British Columbia were found dead in two separate locations after they failed to return home from a visit to the Seattle area in 1987. DNA evidence collected during the investigation did not match profiles in any databases, but ...

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  • Clarkston Police, WSP investigating 1990 cold case murder

    Clarkston Police, WSP investigating 1990 cold case murder

    Thursday, March 8 2018 2:24 AM EST2018-03-08 07:24:33 GMT

    CLARKSTON, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol Cold Case Unit and the Clarkston Police Department reported Wednesday that they are collaboratively investigating the 1990 unsolved homicide of Toni Ann Tedder. Tedder, who was 18 at the time of her death, died from a knife wound on July 28, 1990 while sleeping on a couch at the family home in the 500 block of 7th Street.

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    CLARKSTON, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol Cold Case Unit and the Clarkston Police Department reported Wednesday that they are collaboratively investigating the 1990 unsolved homicide of Toni Ann Tedder. Tedder, who was 18 at the time of her death, died from a knife wound on July 28, 1990 while sleeping on a couch at the family home in the 500 block of 7th Street.

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  • Cold case murder charges dismissed against former Pasco Police officer, Richard Aguirre

    Thursday, December 7 2017 3:32 PM EST2017-12-07 20:32:49 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Murder charges have been dismissed against former Pasco Police Officer, Richard Aguirre. Aguirre was facing a murder charge in the 1986 cold case murder of a Spokane prostitute but court documents filed Thursday in Spokane County tell us those charges have been dropped due to lack of evidence. Earlier this year Aguirre was found not guilty of sexual assault in Franklin County.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Murder charges have been dismissed against former Pasco Police Officer, Richard Aguirre. Aguirre was facing a murder charge in the 1986 cold case murder of a Spokane prostitute but court documents filed Thursday in Spokane County tell us those charges have been dropped due to lack of evidence. Earlier this year Aguirre was found not guilty of sexual assault in Franklin County.

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  • Investigators want to crack computer in well-known cold case

    Investigators want to crack computer in well-known cold case

    Thursday, October 26 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-10-27 00:14:36 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) - Police say a computer hard-drive seized in the 2009 disappearance of Utah mother Susan Powell remains locked to investigators. West Valley City Police said Thursday a contractor has managed to crack the first layer of encryption on the drive that belonged to her husband, but additional security has kept investigators from obtaining any information from the machine. Police say other computer drives that 

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    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) - Police say a computer hard-drive seized in the 2009 disappearance of Utah mother Susan Powell remains locked to investigators. West Valley City Police said Thursday a contractor has managed to crack the first layer of encryption on the drive that belonged to her husband, but additional security has kept investigators from obtaining any information from the machine. Police say other computer drives that 

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  • In depth coverage: Spokane's cold cases

    In depth coverage: Spokane's cold cases

    Friday, May 1 2015 1:25 AM EDT2015-05-01 05:25:06 GMT
    Friday, May 1 2015 1:25 AM EDT2015-05-01 05:25:06 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.--With former Pasco police officer Richard Aguirre now a suspect in a 30-year-old unsolved homicide here in Spokane, we wanted to take a look at other unsolved murders here in the city right around that same time.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.--With former Pasco police officer Richard Aguirre now a suspect in a 30-year-old unsolved homicide here in Spokane, we wanted to take a look at other unsolved murders here in the city right around that same time.>>
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