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The FBI Will Pay You $50,000 To Crack This Cold Case
By Meagan | Shared | Aug 23, 2017

In 1992, Tammy Zywicki disappeared. The Iowa college student was driving from her home in New Jersey to college when she was last seen alive on August 23, 1992. She was standing next to her broken-down Pontiac T1000 on the interstate.

Her car was found abandoned by a state trooper that afternoon, and that evening her mom reported her missing.

Zywicki's body was found a week later in Missouri, wrapped in a blanket and covered with duct tape. She had been stabbed and strangled.

Witnesses say they saw Zywicki on the interstate, with a tractor-trailer parked behind her car. Others say it was a pickup truck, not a trailer.

The Investigation

The FBI worked with state police to form a task force to try and solve Zywicki's case. They looked at any possible relations to other cases. Any truck or tractor driver suspected in other murder cases or sexual attacks were looked at. The search spread from California to North Carolina, but nothing showed up. One year after the investigation started, the task force disbanded.

But now police think they might have a lead, and they need your help.

New Technology

One week before the 25th anniversary of Zywicki's disappearance, the FBI is reaching out to the public for help in finding her killer.

"After 25 years, the murder of 21-year-old Tammy Zywicki remains unsolved, but the FBI and the Illinois State Police believe new techniques for testing DNA may help reveal the killer’s identity," the FBI posted on Facebook.

“These cold case homicides are always difficult cases,” said Lt. Jeff Padilla, an Illinois State Police detective who has been working on the investigation for the past six years, “but this case has so much evidence that still exists, it should help us be able to bring justice to Tammy and her family.”

The bureau now has access to new forensic techniques for DNA extraction, and believe re-testing the 200 pieces of physical evidence they have could help crack the case.

“I’m hopeful this new technology will help us,” Padilla said. “I am convinced the DNA and the suspect are in the case file. It’s just a question of finding them.”

That's where the public comes in. Many of Zywicki's items are still missing, such as her Cannon 35mm camera, a wristwatch with an umbrella on the face, and a distinctive patch issues by Zywicki's soccer team for only one year. All of them are believed to have been kept by the killer. The FBI is hoping people who might recognize these items step

“There continues to be a $50,000 reward offered in this case,” she added. “Even after 25 years, a concerned citizen doing the right thing can help us solve this case.”

JoAnn Zywicki

Though it has been 25 years since her daughter was killed, JoAnn Zywicki is not giving up hope of catching her killer.

“I’m glad to see they are pursuing that,” she said. “It’s good to see the FBI and the Illinois State Police working together.” She added that her daughter’s tragedy “has brought a lot of attention to how many cold cases we have, and that’s important.”.

“It always amazes me how many people remember Tammy in different ways,” she said. “She did make her mark. She would have been a very successful person. She was well rounded and had a lot of interests, and she was very motivated.”

If you have any information on Tammy's disappearance, you are encouraged to contact your local FBI office or submit a tip online.

Source:  Shared

Identity Needed for Living John Doe found in Kingman, Arizona

We are asking assistance from the public to help identify a living John Doe found in Kingman, Arizona. In July of 2017, this young man was found on the side of the road in poor health condition after indicating he was attempting to hitchhike to Oregon.

When asked, he provides his name as "Sam Carter Perez" and indicates he is originally from Springfield, Missouri. We have been unable to verify this claim. His race is currently listed as "Uncertain", but law enforcement believe it is possible he is Hispanic, Native American, or of a mixed race. He is approximately 5'6", weighs approximately 145 pounds, and wears glasses sometimes.

We would like to speak to anyone who has information on this person so we can help bring him home to his family.

Picture available on site. Looks to be in his 20s.

The NamUs case link can be accessed here:

Christopher "Chris" Cattrall, the only brother of Sex in the City Star Kim Cattrall, is pleading with the public to help find her brother who went missing on January 30, 2018 from Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. He has brown hair, blue eyes, weighs about 200 lbs. and is possibly wearing black winter coat and black boots. Anyone with information is urged to call the RCMP at 403-886-3300.

The actress tweeted this message: MISSING! This is my brother Christopher Cattrall or Chris as we call him. He has been missing since Tuesday, January the 30th from his home in Lacombe, Alberta Canada. His keys, cell phone,& wallet left on the table and his front door unlocked. This is not like Chris. He he would never leave his unlocked home without those items nor his 7 beloved dogs. Chris is 55 years old, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, blue eyes, short brown hair, goatee, average build & usually wearing a waist length hooded winter coat with black gloves, blue jeans and calf high black winter boots. If you?ve seen Chris contact Blackfalds RCMP at 403 885 3300 He?s a one of a kind brother. Help us bring him home safe. Please spread the world. Many thanks for reading this. Kim #centralalberta #blackfalds #reddeeralberta


USA & Other / John F. Ward | 68 | Chatsworth, CA | Missing August 30, 1994
« on: September 18, 2017, 11:27:14 PM »
There is a picture of Mr. Ward on the site with the link, below.

John F. Ward
Missing since August 30, 1994 from Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California.
Classification: Missing
Vital Statistics
?   Date Of Birth: June 15, 1926
?   Age at Time of Disappearance: 68 years old
?   Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'0"; 210 lbs.
?   Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. White hair; brown eyes.
?   Dentals: X-rays are available.
?   Clothing: He wore an aqua sweatshirt, khaki shorts, maroon socks, walking shoes, and a medic alert bracelet.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Ward was last seen August 30, 1994 in Chatsworth, CA.
Ward, an avid hiker, set out on foot from his Chatsworth home for a sporting goods store a couple of miles away. John, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease five years earlier, apparently forgot his way home.
He had disappeared twice before. Once, authorities found him near Magic Mountain, a hike of more than 20 miles.
A day or two after John's disappearance, an equestrian exchanged greetings with a man lying near a log in Brown's Canyon, in those same foothills he often hiked. More than four hours later, she was surprised to see the man lying on another log nearby. Shown a photo of John Ward by Los Angeles police, the woman said she was almost certain that was the man she'd seen in the hills. But searches over the next two days turned up nothing.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Los Angeles Police Department
Agency Case Number: 9417-28519
NCIC Number: M-763336578
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Source Information:
California Department of Justice
Los Angeles Times

State of California, Attorney General
Los Angeles Missing Person Site,
Portchlight USA,
The Charley Project,
The Doe Network,


There is a $20,000 reward in this case. They believe someone knows something. Hopefully the person(s) will come forward so they don't have to live with what they know for the rest of their lives. If someone else screwed up, this is the time to set yourself free from living with this as an accessory all your life. Do the right thing. It wasn't your fault. Someone made a mistake, don't make it yours, put it to rest and let the justice department take it from there. If you do decide to keep it in, you are a party and involved. Free your conscience, free yourself. Do the right thing. Don't make someone else's wrong, you're wrong.

Hemphill County Sheriff thinks missing teen case involves 'foul play'

Private Investigator Believes Foul Play Involved in Thomas Brown Case


Backpack of missing Canadian teen found
Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 5:16 pm EDT

Hemphill County authorities have uncovered new evidence in the case of Thomas Brown, the 18-year-old Canadian High School senior who went missing more than 2 months ago.

"The backpack was actually located this weekend by somebody that called us in on a tip said they had seen something that looked like a bag," said Hemphill County Sheriff Nathan Lewis. "We went out there, checked it out, and sure enough the bag did belong to Thomas Brown."

The backpack was found nearly 4 miles from the spot search dogs lost trace of him during their initial searches in November.

Lewis does not believe the backpack had been tampered with or placed there recently.

"[There was] an indention in the ground where the bag was, so you can tell it's definitely been sitting there for three months as this has been going on," said Lewis. "The bag was damp, wet and dirty from being out in the weather."

One set of indistinguishable footprints also led up to the backpack.

Inside were his school books and a school issued laptop.

The laptop has since been sent to a Department of Public Safety crime lab in Lubbock, according to Lewis.

"This is a great sign," he said. "Anything that we can use to help us locate Mr. Brown - this is great, this is great news. So hopefully once we get the computer back it's going to show what we need to see, maybe something he's been doing and something that's going to give us a good lead and something to chase."

Aerial and ground searches this weekend did not find any evidence other than the backpack.

There is still no sign of brown's phone or wallet, or use of either object.

Lewis said he expects information from the laptop to be released to them next week.

Brown disappeared on Nov. 23, leading to the case's first aerial and ground searches. On Jan. 4, the Hemphill County Sheriff's Office told NewsChannel 10 that Brown leaving on his own was a possibility, but have since said that is less likely since none of his electronics or credit cards have been used.

Brown's car was found a day after his disappearance near the municipal water treatment facility with no signs of foul play.

He is described as a white male, with brown hair and brown eyes, about 6' 1," and 180-190 pounds.

A $12,500 reward for information leading to his return is currently being offered.


General Discussion / "Why Couldn't You Just Keep Your Knees Together"
« on: September 12, 2016, 02:21:20 PM »
A judge tells a rape victim, "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together," When questioned about his judgment, he rationalizes, "My colleagues knew my knowledge of Canadian law was very minimal. It was non-existent." He also asked her why she didn't "skew her pelvis" or push her bottom into the sink to avoid penetration. He even said "Some sex and pain sometime go together...that's not necessarily a bad thing." And, he acquitted the perp.

So, its been three years since the case. The judge was a provincial court judge then but was promoted to Federal Judge last year even though he is facing removal from the bench for his conduct.

I wonder how many other decisions he made where perhaps he didn't say such lewd things, but his thinking was skewed. And, why would he continue to be a judge when his judgement was woefully lacking? How did he get promoted if he was under scrutiny for previous conduct, that wasn't yet resolved?

No words.

Judge to woman in rape case: 'Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?'
By AJ Willingham and Carma Hassan, CNN
Updated 12:29 PM ET, Mon September 12, 2016

(CNN)A judge in Canada is facing removal from the bench for his conduct when he asked a woman in a rape case why she couldn't "just keep [her] knees together."

Federal Court Judge Robin Camp is in the midst of a week-long judicial council hearing, which will determine whether he ought to be booted from his position.
The case in question took place in 2014 when Camp was a provincial court judge. (He became a Federal Judge last year.)
The 19-year-old woman said she was raped over a bathroom sink during a house party.
According to records of the trial, Camp asked her why she didn't "skew her pelvis" or push her bottom into the sink to avoid penetration. He openly wondered, "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?"
On the subject of sex in general, and sex with young women in particular, he said, "Young wom[e]n want to have sex, particularly if they're drunk."
In a different part of the trial, he said "Some sex and pain sometimes go together...that's not necessarily a bad thing."
Camp, 64, ultimately acquitted the man charged with the crime, and then told him:
"I want you to tell your friends, your male friends, that they have to be far more gentle with women. They have to be far more patient. And they have to be very careful. To protect themselves, they have to be very careful."
The verdict was overturned on appeal. A new trial is scheduled for November.
'Minimal' knowledge of Canadian law
These and other moments from the trial led the Canadian Judicial Council to open its investigation.
Camp, the council said, "engaged in stereotypical or biased thinking in relation to a sexual assault complainant."
Testifying at the hearing Friday, Camp offered this defense for his comments: "a non-existent" knowledge of Canadian criminal law.
The South African-born judge said he didn't receive training on sex assault cases. In his legal career, he focused mostly on contract and bankruptcy cases, he said.
"My colleagues knew my knowledge of Canadian law was very minimal. It was non-existent," he said at the hearing Friday. "Please remember I wasn't in this country through the 1960s, '70s and '80s."
He also apologized to the woman for his comments, calling them "rude and insulting."
The scrutiny he's already faced
It hasn't taken a full two years for people to notice Camp's off-color comments. According to a Notice of Response from the judicial council, Camp has undergone sensitivity training and has apologized publicly several times.
"[Camp] has undergone counseling and training with [a] Superior Court Justice...with a psychologist... and with an expert on the law of sexual assault...with a view to interrogating his beliefs and improving his understanding of the law, the social context of sexual violence and the psychological impact of sexual assault," the notice reads.
After the hearing Monday, the panel will send its recommendation about Camp's future to the full Canadian Judicial Council.


General Discussion / FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades
« on: April 19, 2015, 09:06:23 PM »


The FBI is waiting to complete all reviews to assess causes but has acknowledged that hair examiners until 2012 lacked written standards defining scientifically appropriate and erroneous ways to explain results in court. The bureau expects this year to complete similar standards for testimony and lab reports for 19 forensic disciplines.

Federal authorities launched the investigation in 2012 after The Washington Post reported that flawed forensic hairmatches might have led to the convictions of hundreds of potentially innocent people since at least the 1970s, typically for murder, rape and other violent crimes nationwide.

To see state by state stats:

India, has been plagued with a social disorder. The thought that if you are in a group of men with obvious immoral behavior, not one of them, has the respectful and humane fiber to stop an attack on innocent children, females, and now a nun. Oh yes, and lets start throwing in robbery as well.

On Saturday, a gang of seven to eight male robbers entered a school in eastern India in pre-dawn hours and raped the elderly Sister Superior all for a few "thousands of dollars," laptop and other articles.

Sadly, she was not the first. The country is plagued with a seriis of brutal gang rapes. It seems as though if a tourist, woman or child is traveling alone, they are seen as a target. Apne Aap Women Worldwide writer for The Hindu said she has "seen the steady creeping in of a rape culture in to the fabric of India.

  • Five men were arrested in Kolkata in January for raping a Japanese tourist - operating as a gang and targeting a single.
  • An Uber driver sexually assaulted a passenger in December.
  • A 23-year-old student on a public bus was gang  raped and so severely penetrated with an iron rod that the victim's intestines had to be removed in five surgeries before she died 13 days later. Her male companion was also severely beaten. One of the perps said, "She should just be silent and allow the rape" causing worldwide outrage in a British documentary of the incident.
  • Two girls, 14 and 16, were gang raped in northern state of Uttar Pradesh in May 2014, then hanged from a tree. Two police officers are suspected of involvement, the report states.
  • A member of the Congress party, Bikram Singh Brahma was accused of raping a woman in Chirang district of Assam, caught and beaten by the villagers.
  • A 19-year-old telephone operator was gang raped at the Shakti Mills compound by five men on July 2013, when she reported it to the Mumbai Police she was made to undergo a "two-finger test" as proof of sexual activity even when there was a government resolution in effect since May 2013 that the test could no longer be conducted.
  • A Swiss couple were assailed by 8 locals in the Datia District, overpowered, the main beaten and tied to a tree while the 39-year-old woman was gang-raped by the 8.
  • A 22-year-old photojournalist, accompanied by a male colleague on an assignment for an English-language magazine in Mumbai April 2014 was gang-raped six times by five persons, including a juveniile. Three of the suspects were repeat offenders in the Shakti Mills gang rape case.
  • Software engineer Nayana Pujari was raped and murdered by her escort driver in Pune, 2009.
  • Australian Brahma Kumari adherent Dawn Griggs was raped and "savagely" murdered in March 2004. She was the third expatriate woman in a period of a few months to be raped and the first to be killed.

India's five year average between 2007 and 2011 is 22,000 sexual assaults per year, 2 for every 100,000 - 1.6 of the 2 are minors. It is estimated that 54% to 90% (estimates vary - Madiha Kark estimates 54% and Mihir Srivastava estimates 90%) of rape crimes go unreported in India, primarily because victims of the assaults suffer mistreatment and humiliation from the police, and rape is so shamed that it constitutes a lifetime of suffering, whereby some minor girls are trafficked into prostitution. Some estimate 100,000 children go missing each year, the majority of which were sexually abused. India was ranked 7th worst country for sex trafficking and crime against minors, by a Maplecroft study.

Some would attribute it to the nation's patriarchy, widespread poverty and lack of law enforcement, but I'm beginning to think it's a mindset. A dangerous mindset. (People who are poor, for instance, don't gain from raping a child, a woman, a tourist, or a nun - if you get my point.)

I'm beginning to see a pattern across the world. People feel helpless to create safe communities. Why is that? Where is it going to go next?

Seems the majority happen when gangs of men feel comfortable overpowering a few alone. What makes that mindset happen?


Something is odd about this one. Police state they don't think it is foul play, yet went on extensive search. Also, when she left, she left behind her: leaving behind her wallet, cell phone and car. Of course, being that the incident is in Orangeville, is also of concern.

Police continue to search for missing Orangeville woman
Staff, CTV Barrie
Published Friday, February 27, 2015 2:25PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:38PM EST

Orangeville police say they have ruled out foul play in the disappearance of a missing 58-year-old woman.

Police say they are investigating the possibility that Paulette Debra Davey may have been picked up by someone she knows and is now out of the community.leaving behind her wallet, cell phone and car.

Ok, this is confusing to me. Atsumi Yoshikubo, 45, is a doctor from Japan who is missing, no evidence of foul play, planned to become a missing person, and is presumed dead. They say she had taken steps to avoid detection.  So what does this mean? Could she have left a suicide note and said she had taken steps to go undetected - because if that was the case and no body was found, it would appear she may just want to go missing. Why do they believe she died?

Atsumi Yoshikubo, missing woman in Yellowknife, presumed dead

Uncle calls for inquiry after niece killed
Aboriginal woman found dead

Monica Burns, the aboriginal woman whose body was found on a remote snowmobile trail northwest of Prince Albert, was "a goodnatured girl" who loved to help others, her uncle said.

"She was always kindhearted; she did a lot of help towards other people, she would always offer that extra hand," said Justin Burns, chief of the James Smith Cree Nation, where Monica grew up.

He said Monica, who was 28 at the time of her death, left the reserve between 10 and 15 years ago and went to live in Prince Albert. He would occasionally drive her back and forth between the city and the reserve, where she would visit friends and family. During the hour-long trip, she would chat about her life and experiences growing up in James Smith.

"She had a good upbringing, there was not too much I can say about that. She had a good home to grow up in and a community around her," he said.

He last saw Monica about four months ago when he bumped into her in downtown Prince Albert. He said they exchanged pleasantries, but he didn't ask and she didn't say where she was living or working.

"She was OK; she was in good spirits then," he said.

Monica's body was discovered on a snowmobile trail 15 kilometres northwest of Prince Albert on Saturday afternoon. RCMP, who admit "there are a lot of unanswered questions" in the case, are treating the death as a homicide and asking people to come forward with information that could assist them in their investigation.

Toronto / Hunter Crosson | 14 | Missing Toronto Girl | September 18, 2014
« on: October 02, 2014, 04:08:27 PM »
Toronto Police Service
09/18/2014 | Press release
Missing Girl, Hunter Crosson, 14
Broadcast time: 10:01
Thursday, September 18, 2014 41
Division 416-808-4100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance locating a missing girl. Hunter Crosson, 14, was last seen on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 1 a.m., in the Kennedy Road/ Eglinton Avenue East area. She is described as white, 5'5", 100 lbs., with long brown hair. She was wearing a grey sweater with blue pyjama pants and no shoes. Police are concerned for her safety. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World. For more news, visit Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Staff Sergeant Mary Leahy, 41 Division

Toronto / Howard Dailey | 89 | Missing Toronto Man | September 17, 2014
« on: October 02, 2014, 04:06:01 PM »
Toronto Police Service
09/17/2014 | Press release
Missing Man, Howard Dailey, 89

Broadcast time: 08:26
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

41 Division

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance locating a missing man.

Howard Dailey, 89, was last seen on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Road/Eglinton Avenue East area.

He is described as white, 5'9", 160 lbs., with white hair, balding on top, and a white mustache. He was wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and prescription glasses. He was driving a 2012 silver Dodge Caravan with Ontario licence BMWP 692.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit

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