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suspect_wanted_by_va_fbiWANTED BY FBI FOR ABDUCTION, ASSAULT & MURDER
Several months ago, back in October, 2012, FBI released a newly created composite sketch of a suspect/person-of-interest wanted in connection with murder as well as abduction and assault. They hope the sketch will help identify and track the unknown man.

Virginia State Police confirmed that evidence gathered from an unsolved kidnapping and assault in 2005 matches evidence in the Morgan Harrington investigation.

 

Description Of Suspect:

Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age Range: 35 – 25
Height: 5’9″ – 6’4″
Weight: 180-220 lbs.
Hair: Black
May wear a beard and mustache
Eyes: Brown
Last Seen: Charlottesville, VA
Other Possible Locations:
Virginia however, suspect could be anywhere in the USA

Photo of Morgan Dana Harrington –  (July 24, 1989 – October 17, 2009)

For those who aren’t familiar with the case, Morgan Dana Harrington was a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student whose disappearance on October 17, 2009  initiated one of the largest searches in Charlottesville, Virginia’s history. Sadly, her murdered remains were found 3 months later on Anchorage Farm in Charlottesville. It’s now been 3 years and the young woman’s homicide remains unsolved.

Morgan Harrington’s family is offering a reward of $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. In addition, the band Metallica is offering an additional $50,000 to the reward bringing it to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Morgan’s murder.

Click Find Morgan for more information regarding this unsolved homicide.

You can also join Help Find Morgan Dana Harrington Facebook group, which has over 23,000 members. It has since turned into a Memorial type of page with members giving their own opinions and theories, trying to figure out what happened and who could be responsible.

A Facebook user posted a status yesterday morning which said that behavioral and geographical crime scene specialists have convinced Virginia State Police and FBI that Morgan’s killer was familiar with the territory where her remains were found in a small clearing near a tree-lined creek.

“They did not feel they would be discovered in bringing her here,” A crime scene specialist said. “The location is not something a person unfamiliar with this area is likely to find on a whim.”

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:

Morgan’s 24/7 Tip Line:
434-352-3467

Virginia State Police E-Mail:
bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov

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UPDATE 11/18/12, NYC — Picture of the .22 Caliber Killer: ‘Methodical’ gunman behind Brooklyn store owner’s murder linked to two other shootings 

  • Casings from the same .22 caliber handgun found at all three crime scenes
  • Killer may have chosen stores based on lack of surveillance cameras
  • All three victims are Middle Eastern, prompting fears of racial motivation
  • Police offering $12,000 reward for information

Murder

Suspect: Following one homicide at a 99 cent store that used the same gun, police released this sketch of the suspect

A sketch of the killer has been released after a witness told police he noticed a disturbed man at a previous victim’s store just before a body was discovered, muttering to himself about putting a bullet in someone’s head.

He is said to be roughly 5-foot-5 and around 140 pounds.

Click here for full updated article written and published by Dailymail.co.uk

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11/17/12, NYC — Authorities say a New York City boutique owner was shot to death in the head Friday night with the same gun that killed two other shopkeepers in the same borough over the summer. Ballistics tests matched in each killing, all of which occurred in Brooklyn shops with an ‘8’ in the address. The Daily News reports that the shop owner Vahidipour Rahmatollah of Great Neck was behind the counter of She She in Brooklyn’s Flatbush section when he was shot Friday night.

BoutiqueScene: Police believe the killer may have been casing the shop, as it had no security cameras to catch him in the act

The gunman dragged the victim’s body toward the back of the store and covered it with clothing.  Police found the 78-year-old with two gunshot wounds to the head and one to the torso, DNA Info reported.

Rahmatollah
Pictured above: Victim,  Vahidipour Rahmatollah
Murder
Pictured: Composite Sketch of potential suspect
When he didn’t come home at the usual time his family called the police, who discovered his body. It wasn’t not clear if the killer actually took anything, or if the murder was his sole motivation. ‘He never had in his whole life one enemy, he didn’t have, he was a very kind man,’ his sobbing wife, Naima Rahmatollan, told reporters.  Saturday he was supposed to be at his grandson’s Bar Mitzvah. Police believe the murderer had been watching the store in preparation for the attack, noting that he’d chosen a shop with no security cameras. The other two merchants were killed July 6 and Aug. 2 with the same .22-caliber gun. Mohammed Gebeli, 65, was shot to death at his clothing store at 7718 Fifth Ave. and Issac Kadare, 59, was found dead in his Bensonhurst store at 1877 86th St.  No one has been arrested in any of the killings.

Article written and published by Dailymail.co.uk on 11/16/12

Pictured; Photo of murdered victim

New Bedford, MA (New England) — On May 30, 1985 the deceased body of John Moura, a 42-year-old taxi driver from New Bedford, was found hunched over the wheel of his taxi-cab at Fort Rodman in New Bedford, MA. He had been shot more then once from the back. His jewelry and wallet, which contained money was laying right next to his body, crossing out robbery as a motive. His taxi-cab and meter were still running.

Police have been looking for a person-of-interest for decades. During one of his taxi-runs, Moura had picked up a unidentified man in-front of ‘Bank of Boston’ on Pleasant Street in New Bedford around 11a.m. the morning of his death. By noon-time, Moura would not respond to radio contact to the cab company he worked for. A couple hours after the 11a.m. pick-up of the unidentified man, his body was found.

Artist Sketch of unidentified person-of-interest (description below)

The person of interest is described as a Caucasian male with dark/black hair that was neatly-groomed, he was around 5’7,” weighing approximately 170 pounds with a slight gut and medium build. The unknown man was last see wearing a black t-shirt, black pants and is believed to have been carrying a black or tan jacket.

Moura mother has since died without answers of her sons untimely death. He has left behind five children who are still searching for answers.

There isn’t much information found on this murder case and most people have never heard of it. In-fact, aside from this article, the only one that comes up on a search engine is CTCOLDCASES which is the source of the information posted. Regardless of how long this case has been cold, it still needs justice!

If you have any information regarding this cold-case, please contact: New Bedford Police Department at 508-991-6300 extension 327. (all tips are anonymous. You can also contact the NBPD by mail or going to their website.)

Photo of Jeremy Alex (on left) playing the guitar

Jeremy Alex, then 28, disappeared from Northport (ME) on April 30th, 2004 and hasn’t been seen since. Jeremy was seen running down a rural road in Northport, Maine in a delusional state.

His father missing him dearly and has started the Jeremy Alex Fund with the purpose of helping at-risk kids. The Alex family has also offered a reward regarding Jeremy’s case.

Jeremy’s Disappearance has also been featured on a TV show called ”Disappeared” – Below is an article written and published by Bangordailynews about Jeremy’s Disappearance and the Tv show that was aired and can be watched on the internet website ‘YouTube’

NORTHPORT, Maine — Almost seven years ago, Jeremy Alex disappeared in the woods of Northport under mysterious circumstances.

Despite a $20,000 reward for information on his whereabouts, his family is still left with many questions, no answers — and no Jeremy.

They hope that a television program about him that airs Monday night on the Investigation Discovery channel’s series “Disappeared” will change that.

“There’s not too many things left to do that will spark an interest again,” his father, Ted Alex, said Friday from Portsmouth, N.H. where he lives. “We’re optimistic … Hopefully, somebody will call and give us some information.”

Jeremy, a landscape who was in the process of moving to Northport from Islesboro, was 28 when he last was seen running into the woods off Pound Hill Road the evening of April 24, 2004. Although the disappearance was treated initially as a missing-person case, his family believes that the man they describe as kind and a free spirit may have been murdered.

Deputies found Jeremy’s car nearby, but were unable to locate him. A search was mounted immediately, but nothing was found. After the public was notified that Jeremy was missing, a second witness recalled seeing a man who matched his description run across Route 1 near Northport Marine at about the same time. That area also was searched extensively, but nothing was found.

For years, there were no more reliable clues, Ted Alex said last week. But about 2½ years ago, Jeremy’s driver’s license surfaced at a home on the shore in Northport along with a story of missed opportunity.

In 2004, a Northport couple was building a house on the ocean, and about a month after Jeremy disappeared, money started washing up onshore. Workers found about $30 in all, according to Alex.

About two weeks after that, Jeremy’s driver’s license washed up, too.

The couple had a bowl on their coffee table that was filled with everything that had floated in on the tides, and they put the license and the money in that. They never made the connection to the missing man. After the husband died, friends came to a get-together after his funeral. A retired highway patrol officer saw the driver’s license in the bowl and remembered hearing about Jeremy Alex.

“He called the police,” Ted Alex said. “He ended up e-mailing me about it, saying ‘I have $30 of Jeremy’s money and his license,’ which was obviously really bizarre.”

The $20,000 reward, too, has led to nothing more tangible than rumors, he said.

He remembered his son as a nice guy who struggled with addiction but loved snowboarding, chess, music, gardening and Maine.

Anyone with information about Jeremy Alex should call Trundy at the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office at 338-2040.

For more information, visit http://www.jeremyalex.com.
Link – http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/02/06/lifestyle/tv-show-to-air-about-maine-man-who-disappeared-in-2004/

Numerous leads and interviews have been conducted over the years with no resolution. The State Police continue their investigation. The case is considered a suspicious missing persons case.

Jeremy Alex was born April, 1976 (some reports claim he was born on April 8, while others claim April 24, 1976 as his birthdate) he would be turning 36 years old in 2012. He is described as a Caucasian male with brown hair, brown eyes, 5’7” tall and weighing approximately 155 pounds prior to his disappearance.

Alex smoked hand-rolled ciggerettes at the time of his disappearance and was last seen wearing an olive-green Timberland ‘hoodie, blue or brown jeans and sneakers.’

He also had a substance abuse problem in the years leading up to 2004 and may have been on some type of drug and disoriented on the day he went missing.

If you have any information regarding this cold case, please contact: Maine State Police, CID II, 36 Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine 04330, telephone (207) 624-7143.

You can also contact: Criminal Investigation Division with information regarding this murder. You may also report information about this crime using the online Report a Crime form.

On November 4, 2010, the body of an unidentified male was found by hunters on Thursday about a mile from Route 11 in Staceyville, Maine. He is believed to be a caucasion male in his fifties that weighed approx 150 pounds and around 5’9. When found he was found wearing a blue and white plaid, button-down, long-sleeve shirt. The shirt was a “Vineyard Vines” whale shirt. The shirt comes from a company based out of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. He also was wearing St. John’s Bay khaki pants. The pants had a 33-inch waist and a 30-inch inseam. The deceased male also had a medium St. John’s Bay dark brown canvas jacket a pair of New Balance sneakers that were model 811, size 10EE.

The deceased also wore a blue and white cap with the name ‘Chris’ on it. Possibly hinting his first name. It is believed that he may have died a month prior to his body’s discovery.

If you have any information about this deceased person, please contact the Maine State Police located in Houlton at (207) 532-5400.

Although not positive its a ‘Crime’ that was commited, it’s still an Unsolved Disappearance.

Disappearance Of Maura Murray Still A Mystery 8 Years Later - NH

Maura Murray was born May 4th, 1982 and was 21 years of age when she disappeared. She has brown curly hair, blue/green eyes, 5’5”, weighing approx 120 pounds in 2004. She was last seen wearing dark jacket and jeans and carrying a backpack.

For more details and additional photos, click here: http://www.mauramurraymissing.com/

Maura disappeared on February 9, 2004, after a one-car accident on New Hampshire Route 112 in Haverhill, New Hampshire. Murray, a nursing student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, left campus on the afternoon of her disappearance after telling her professors and her work supervisor by e-mail that she was taking a week off because of a family emergency. Official investigators suggested that she may have wanted to disappear and initially considered her disappearance to be a standard missing persons case, but her family and friends believe that she was abducted and her father has been critical of state investigators. As of 2012, eight years after her disappearance, there is no suspect and her whereabouts remain unknown.

Events before Disappearance – On Thursday, February 5, 2004, Maura made a phone call in the evening to her older sister, Kathleen, while on break from her job at University of Massachusetts Student Security. Maura seemed normal to her sister.

The next day, February 6, 2004, Maura was at work at 1 am when she received a phone call that caused her to become upset. She was escorted back to her dorm room by her supervisor.

On Saturday, February 7, 2004, Maura went used-car shopping with her father, Fred Murray, and they later went for dinner with a friend of Maura’s. Maura dropped her father off at his hotel room, and then borrowed his Toyota Corolla, returning to the UMass campus to a dorm party with her friend. She left the party at 2:30 am, and drove to her father’s hotel room, hitting a guardrail on Route 9 in Hadley, causing $8,000 of damage, which would be covered by the insurance. Her father says she was shaken up and apologetic. Maura called her boyfriend, who was stationed in Oklahoma, from her father’s cell phone. Her father rented a car, dropped Maura off at UMass, and headed to Connecticut for work. In the evening, Maura agreed with her father that she would get the forms pertaining to the accident from the DMV on Monday, and they would discuss the forms over the phone that evening. (more…)