Administrator/True Crime Author
Donna G. Smith

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Debbie Deer Creek Identified: After 21 years

The body of a young girl found in a shallow grave, almost 22 years ago in a Deer Creek drainage near East Missoula,Montana has been identified thanks to the efforts of cold case research. Her given name was Marcella "Marci" Cheri Bachman. Marci disappeared in 1984 at the age of 16 from Vancouver, Washington. Marci’s death has been attributed to Serial Killer Wayne Nance

“To the living we owe respect; to the dead we owe the truth.”

Please View: Boulder Jane Doe Cold Case Investigation
In 1954, an unidentified female was found murdered in Boulder Canyon, Colorado. She was 5'3" to 5'4," weighed between 100 and 110 pounds, had an appendectomy scar, perfect teeth, and "light brown, almost blonde" hair. This web site is dedicated to her, with the hopes that someone will be able to provide information about this young woman and restore her identity.

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Jennifer Renee Short Case: Virginia & North Carolina

Some cases just seem to tug at your heart. I guess when they hit so close to home it’s even worse. I just happen to be one of those who live close enough to be profoundly affected by this case, about half way between Bassett VA. and Rockingham County NC.

Jennifer's parents, Michael and Mary Short, were found shot to death in their Oak Level home in Bassett, Virginia on August 15, 2002. They had both been shot once in the head. Their daughter, Jennifer Renee 9, was missing. Police originally thought she ran away from the house, but when she was not found quickly, they realized the killer(s) of her parents must have abducted her.
On September 25, Jennifer's skeletal remains were located beneath a bridge on Grogan Rd., in Rockingham County, NC. Jennifer had died from a single bullet wound to the head. As of April 2004, the murders of the Short family remain unsolved.

FBI UPDATED Information from Crime Watch Daily. With photos of suspect vehicle and composite
Jennifer Renee Short Update

UPDATE: Information on one person of interest: Short Case Investigators say, person of interest, Garrison Bowman was found dead December 25, 2014. He died of natural causes. There was never any actual proof of wrong doing on his behalf. They were interested in him due to the fact he lived only a few miles from where Jennifer's body was found and he had left the US for Canada the day after the murders. There was never a connection made between the Short Family and Bowman.

Kentucky: The Murder of “Baby” Jane Doe

An employee of the Richmond (Madison County) Landfill found the victim on November 22, 1991. The victim was lying in the trash that had just been dumped from a garbage truck from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. An autopsy determined “Baby” Jane Doe was born alive. The cause of death was exposure. Case 07-91-2254

State Police Request Help Resolving the Murder of “Baby” Jane Doe
Victim was found on 11/22/1991

Investigating Officer Contact Information:

OFFICER: Lt. Mark Merriman
PHONE: 859-623-2404

I have been focused lately on the lack of public information issued by Law Enforcement on missing person’s cold cases. It is refreshing to see a site so well done and whose pages reflect the need for information sought by the public.

Kentucky State Police

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Skeletal Remains found in Jersey: Man May Have Been Missing For A Year

Authorities described the man, who may have been dead for as long as a year, as at least 45 years old, about 5-feet-9 and missing an upper front tooth on the left side. It appears that the person had damage to several right ribs, his left eyebrow area and his nose prior to death, authorities said.

The man fell from the top of the cliffs near the parkway's Myrtle Avenue exit, but it had not yet been determined whether his fall was intentional or accidental.

Parkway police asked anyone with information about a missing person who matches the description to contact the police at (201) 768-6001.

Based on reports the Timeline for this murder is: Thursday April 7, 2005 through Friday April 7, 2006

Look for possible match at The North American Missing Persons Network.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Samantha Barremore ~ Samantha Baremore ~ Samatha Baremore: The Ties That Bind

Samantha is not the only missing woman connected to a strip club in North Carolina. Just one county over all hell has been breaking loose. I hate airing NC’s dirty laundry but all I can say right now is more power to The Troublemaker and Zartan. It was at these sites that I found links to articles that lead me to believe there may be a connection to Samantha and other missing strippers.

The Trouble Maker : A tale of topless dancers, cocaine and cops has west side connections, it is necessary to underline just how complex this situation is.

The Trouble Maker : Winston Salem Police + Greensboro Police + A Strip Club = A Black Book.

Zartan : Whoa! Cops, Drugs, Strippers & A Black Book

Vital Statistics for Samantha are possibly just around the corner. I have been working with 3 informants to get her vitals and two are on the verge of coming up with what we need to get her listed with many Internet Missing Persons Organizations, including our site and blog.

I received an email from “Hero” it stated: I've talked with some people who know some of the dancers @ the club she worked @ in W-S (SugarBares VIP). No pic (At least so far.) and no exact vitals. As a matter of fact, people are getting real tight-lipped about this.

Source 2 update: He is working his own angle at getting the info we need. To talk about it here could destroy his chances. But he is working on it.

Source 3 update: Feels he will be able to come up with a photo in the next few days.

This is becoming more involved than what I thought it would be. I was just trying to get her photo and vitals so we could get her listed on the Internet, let her photo be seen and her story be heard by a large audience who might be able to report a sighting or report some type of information that would help Law Enforcement. But it now seems we are up against a strong element.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Red Tile Inn Mystery & The Death of Micheal Moore

The Baker Street Connection is looking for information on “The Red Tile Inn” in Pennsylvania, a Speakeasy in the 1920’s. It was a stop on the Pittsburgh-Charleroi interurban line. The Red Tile district was near Coverdale, a small Allegheny county mining village.

On March 12th of 1929, the doors of the Red Tile Inn were padlocked by order of a federal judge. The reason..."Gay nightlife, drunken parties, slot-machine vices and the ever present booze".
Listed on the complaint were the proprietor, Louis Miezel, and the owner, Cornelie Wuesthoff.

Cornelie Wuesthoff - owner
Louis .Miezel. - proprietor
Jack Sarkrot - proprietor
Carl A. Miller - bartender

The Red Tile Inn later became the private residence of the Michael Moore Family.

Mr. Moore was killed in the home in the early 1950’s, exact date unknown. A man came into the home and murdered Mr. Moore, reason unknown. A small child was the only eyewitness.

Micheal Moore was a civilian government worker. It is believed he could have been killed due to something he was working on at the time.

If you have any information about the Red Tile Inn or the death of Micheal Moore in the early 1950’s please post in the comments section.

Please comment on any memories you have of Red Tile Inn for any year.
Do you know the exact address?