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Man Faces Life Sentence In 1999 Murder After Glove, DNA Match Lead To Conviction

A unique glove and a DNA match helped lead to a conviction in the 1999 slaying of an 84-year-old woman whose body was found in an alley behind a church on Detroit’s west side, authorities said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/21/2015

Shannon Siders (Family Photo)

26 Years Later, Brothers Sent To Prison In Woman’s Death

The body of 18-year-old Shannon Siders of Newaygo was discovered in Manistee National Forest in 1989, three months after she disappeared.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2015

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Court Orders DNA Tests, Reopens ’88 Pontiac Homicide

It’s a victory for Gilbert Poole Jr., who insists he’s innocent in the fatal stabbing of Robert Mejia in Pontiac nearly 30 years ago. He’s serving a life sentence.

CBS Detroit–07/08/2015

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No Charges In 1961 Death Of Boy After Body Is Exhumed

After exhuming remains from 1961, investigators say no charges will be filed in the death of an 8-month-old boy, despite incriminating statements by his mother.

CBS Detroit–06/14/2015

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2 Brothers Scheduled To Stand Trial In 1989 Michigan Slaying

The Newaygo County brothers, now in their 40s, were charged last year with first-degree murder in the beating death of Shannon Siders.

CBS Detroit–04/13/2015

Walter Bass (Booking photo)

Convicted Rapist Found Guilty In Girlfriend’s Gruesome 2013 Murder

It took a jury less than an hour to convict 38-year-old Walter Bass in the shooting death of 47-year-old Evelyn Gunter, whose charred remains were found wrapped in barbed wire inside a garage on the city’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2015

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Facebook Tip Helps Identify Michigan Teen Murdered Decades Ago

Investigators say the identity of the victim is 17-year-old Carol Ann Cole, of Kalamazoo.


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Authorities Exhume Bodies In Effort To Close Decades-Old Cold Cases

Investigators are hoping to obtain DNA evidence to help solve the cases.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/11/2014

11th August 1958: American labour leader Jimmy Hoffa (1913 - 1975), President of the Teamster's Union, testifying at a hearing into labor rackets. Rumoured to have mafia connections, Hoffa disappeared in 1975 and no body has ever been found. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

What Really Happened To Jimmy Hoffa? New Documentary Film Aims To Answer

A new film entitled “Killing Jimmy Hoffa” attempts to dispel rumors regarding the disappearance of the former Teamsters leader.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2014

Dewayne Haag (Michigan Department of Corrections)

DNA On Ice Cream Stick Links 3-Year-Old Crime To Michigan Man

The 44-year-old convict told police he was innocent because he makes sure he doesn’t leave evidence behind.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2014