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Fayetteville man charged with assaulting, raping woman multiple times in 1990

Updated: Feb 24, 2021 / 10:16 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A Fayetteville man has been charged in connection with a cold case rape investigation that dates back more than 30 years, police said Wednesday.

Timothy Kurt Ragler, 55, is now charged with three counts of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sex offense, four counts of first-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, and communication of threats.

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According to police, their initial investigation revealed that in June of 1990, the victim was leaving her job and walking to her vehicle when Ragler attacked her.

Authorities said that as the victim was opening her car door, Ragler approached her and started to assault her. Police said Ragler then “forced the victim into her own vehicle and drove her to multiple locations throughout the city where he raped and sexually assaulted her.”

Police said the initial investigation back in 1990 went unsolved because of the limitations of DNA technology at the time. The sexual assault kit that was taken following the crime was recently submitted for testing and Ragler was identified as the suspect.

The money that paid for the test came from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s FY2016 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant, officials said.
 
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Fayetteville man arrested in 2009 cold case rape

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Updated: Mar 8, 2021 / 12:19 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville man has been arrested and charged in a 2009 cold case rape, police announced Monday.

In Oct. 2009, the suspect met the victim in downtown Fayetteville and took him to his home where police said he forcibly raped her.

The case went unsolved until the sexual assault kit was recently tested utilizing funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant.


The testing identified Michael Anthony Lee as a suspect, police said.

Lee, 34, of Fayetteville was arrested March 5 and charged with second-degree rape.
 
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‘Serial rape crew’ arrested, linked to sexual assaults in Inland Empire by DNA: Police

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Updated: Mar 12, 2021 / 01:09 PM PST


Two San Bernardino men described by authorities as a “serial rape crew” were taken into custody in connection with multiple sexual assaults that occurred in the Inland Empire over the past few years, police announced Friday.

Investigators from multiple agencies worked together to apprehend 42-year-old Kenneth Watson and 23-year-old Barnard Saddler, using DNA evidence to link both men to various crimes, according to a joint agency news release.

The rapes occurred in Ontario, San Bernardino and Riverside and were investigated by each city’s Police Department and other agencies. Watson has also been linked to a sexual assault in Portland, Oregon, authorities said.


“Watson and Saddler are currently no longer a threat to the community,” police stated in a news release.

In 2019, the San Bernardino Police Department investigated the sexual assault of a woman in the area of North G and West Night streets. The woman was walking when she was approached by both suspects, according to San Bernardino Sgt. John Echevarria.

She “was grabbed, forced into a vehicle and forcibly raped,” the sergeant said.

In another case from February 2020, a woman was “violently sexually assaulted” by one of the suspects, according to a Riverside Police Department news release.

She had been approached by Watson while walking in the 1700 block of University Avenue and he convinced her to get into his vehicle, where the assault took place, authorities said. The victim had to be hospitalized.

In October 2020, the Ontario Police Department investigated a case where a woman was sexually assaulted by two men after being kidnapped and driven to a remote location, according to detectives.

DNA evidence ultimately linked Watson to all three cases and Saddler to the San Bernardino and Ontario assaults, officials said.

Additionally, San Bernardino detectives used biological material to match both men to other unsolved sex crimes, including one from March 2019. Individually, DNA was used to link Watson to an October 2018 rape and Saddler to a January 2019 rape, according to Echevarria.

Watson has also been identified as a suspect for a sexual assault case in Portland.

He was arrested last month in Jurupa Valley by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on suspicion of various crimes and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, police said. He’s being held on $1 million bail.

Saddler was arrested in Las Vegas an is awaiting extradition back to Southern California, Ontario Officer Eliseo Guerrero said.

Charges have already been filed by the San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office, according to spokesperson Grace Underwood.

Both face criminal charges including “kidnapping, sexual penetration by force, forcible oral copulation, robbery, criminal threats, forcible rape and the added enhancement of street terrorism,” she said.

The DA’s office is aware of other cases involving the the two men and will review those once they are submitted, Underwood added.
 
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Arrest made in 2016 cold case homicide, Orange County Sheriff’s Office says
Louis Massa’s body was found bloody, wrapped in tarp in a driveway, deputies say


Updated: March 10, 2021, 12:39 pm

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday investigators have found the killer responsible for a 2016 homicide.

Tavon Hill is accused of killing 64-year-old Louis Massa
nearly four and a half years ago.

Massa’s body was found covered in a tarp in December 2016. Sheriff’s office records said the body appeared to have been dragged in front of Massa’s car which was parked in the driveway at his home along Terrell Road in Mount Dora near the Orange-Lake County border.


Investigators said there was a significant amount of blood around his body and a large lawn ornament that was also covered in blood and seemed out of place. Massa was also missing several rings and his phone.


https://www.wftv.com/news/local/deputies-id-man-64-killed-at-home-near-mount-dora/472755409/


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https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/crime/arrest-made-in-1985-killing-of-douglas-county-man

Arrest made in 1985 killing of Douglas County man

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updated 1:49 PM, Apr 09, 2021

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A 64-year-old man has been arrested in the killing of a Lone Tree man in 1985, authorities announced Friday.

Michael Jefferson faces charges of first-degree murder, felony murder and kidnapping in the death of Roger Dean, who was 51 when he died on Nov. 21, 1985.


Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said Dean was apparently being robbed at his home when he was killed during a scuffle inside the home. Dean was shot five times and died en route to a hospital.

Spurlock said investigators used genetic genealogy DNA testing connect evidence from the crime scene to Jefferson, who was arrested in Los Angeles and extradited to the Douglas County jail. Jefferson lives in New Orleans, Spurlock said.


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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ater-bottle-ARREST-1985-cold-case-murder.html

REVEALED: Investigators used DNA taken from an airline passenger's water bottle to ARREST him for a 1985 cold case murder featured on Unsolved Mysteries

Michael Jefferson, 64, has been charged with murder and kidnapping
He allegedly forced Roger Dean, 51, to tie up his wife D.J. while demanding $30,000 from them in 1985
The intruder, who was wearing a ski mask, had broken into the Deans' home in the early morning on November 21 and shot Dean five times when he tried to run
The website for Unsolved Mysteries noted that 'from the beginning, several aspects of the case puzzled investigators'
He was eventually caught when DNA from hair he left in a ski mask at the scene was matched to a water bottle cops snagged from a Spirit Airlines flight


Updated: 01:06 EDT, 11 April 2021

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DNA evidence leads to arrest in brutal 2003 Silver Spring home invasion robbery, police say
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SILVER SPRING, Md. - Authorities have arrested and charged a 48-year-old man in connection with a brutal home invasion robbery that happened more than 18 years ago in Montgomery County.



Police say Stacy Howard Moore of Hyattsville was identified as a suspect from DNA evidence that had been collected at the crime scene.

Investigators say on January 22, 2003 the then 30-year-old Moore and two other suspects identified themselves as police officers and forced their way into a family's apartment in the 9100 block of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring.

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Officers say two of the suspects were armed with handguns. Moore and the other men threatened the family, which included a 31-year-old man, his 28-year-old wife, their seven-year-old son and their five-year-old daughter, authorities say.

The men bound the family with duct tape, stabbed the husband while threatening to cut out his eyes and then poured bleach on him, investigators say. The savage attack continued when the suspects heated a knife on the stove and pressed it against the husband's neck, police added. Officers say the men also threatened to shoot the two children.

The attack continued for two and a half hours, police say, ending after the brother of the husband entered the apartment and was also assaulted, bound in duct tape and had bleach poured on him.

Authorities say the suspects stole property form the apartment and fled. The family freed thenselves from the duct tape and called police.

During their investigations, detectives collected socks found in the apartment they say the suspects used to cover their hands. On March 22, 2021, the Montgomery County Department of Police Crime Laboratory received notice from the FBI's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) that a suspect's DNA sample obtained from one of the socks matched the DNA profile for Moore.

On April 22, Moore was arrested in Hyattsville. He has been charged with first-degree burglary, the use of a handgun during the commission of a felony, three counts of armed robbery, five counts of first-degree assault, and five counts of false imprisonment.

He is being held without bond.
 
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‘Malibu Rapist’ facing charges in 15 additional cold case sex crimes, Orlando police say
George Girtman already serving life sentence

Published: June 7, 2021 2:30 pm

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A convicted serial rapist is now facing charges in 15 more sex crime cases that occurred decades ago, according to the Orlando Police Department.

George Girtman was nicknamed the “Malibu Rapist” after a string of sexual batteries in the 1980s and 1990s in the Malibu Homes subdivision in Orlando. He’s currently serving a life sentence in connection with those crimes.


On Monday, police announced that they reexamined more than two dozen sexual battery and attempted sexual battery investigations and made the decision to close out 26 of them and file charges against Girtman in 15 of them.

“The actions of this man have impacted countless lives, including the survivors of his crimes, and the families, friends, detectives, prosecutors, religious leaders, elected leaders and state legislators who have worked to support those survivors,” the department said in a news release.

A survivor, Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón and other community leaders are expected to discuss the case Tuesday at 11 a.m.

State lawmakers recently passed a Florida law called the “DNA Evidence Collected in Sexual Offense Investigations” which would require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to create and maintain a statewide database for tracking rape kits. The law became known as the “Gail Act,” named after Gail Gardner, an Orlando woman who was raped in 1988.

Gardner waited more than 30 years for her rapist to be identified because her sexual assault kit went untested for decades. She told CBS 12 her kit was tested in 2019 after she requested the records from her case from Orlando police.

The law also requires FDLE to ensure victims are notified regarding the status of their rape kits.
 
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Virginia man charged in 1994 cold case murder of woman at Denver motel

updated 11:51 AM, Jun 25, 2021

DENVER – A 58-year-old Virginia man has been extradited back to Denver to face charges in the December 1994 cold case murder of a 36-year-old woman.

Steven Cumberbatch, 58, has been charged by Denver prosecutors with two counts of first-degree murder in the killing of 36-ear-old Rita Desjardine at the Broadway Plaza Motel nearly 27 years ago.


A worker at the motel had gone to check on Desjardine on Dec. 6 but thought she was only sleeping. The next day, when workers again got no answer from her room at the motel, they again went inside and investigated further, and found her unclothed in the bed, with visible bruising, swelling and blood, according to an affidavit for Cumberbatch’s arrest.


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Police investigators also found after arriving that a leg had been broken off inside the hotel room and that there were both men and women’s clothes inside the room. They also pulled a palm print and a finger print from blood on the bed’s bottom sheet and found evidence on a bottle of gin in the room.

The medical examiner found Desjardine’s cause of death to by asphyxia by smothering and also pulled swabs from her body, according to the affidavit. As police investigated, a witness told them they had knocked on the motel door where Desjardine was found dead on the day she was killed and saw a Black man’s hand poke through the curtains, then saw a Black man leaving the motel room shortly afterward.

In November 1995, detectives in Denver said the palm and finger print details were not defined enough to make a comparison, and the bed sheet they were made on was sent to the FBI.

Nine years later, in November 2004, a Denver Police Department captain asked the crime lab to test items found in the motel room for DNA.

In March 2018, according to the affidavit, detectives took swabs from the gin bottle and another item and submitted the samples to the Combined DNA Index System, which came back a couple months later with a hit to Cumberbatch in Virginia. Denver arrest records showed he had been arrested about a month before the murder two blocks away from the Broadway Plaza Motel.

Later that year, a pair of men’s shorts was also submitted for testing, which came back in September 2019 with a partial match to Cumberbatch. The next month, a special agent with Virginia State Police authored a warrant to obtain buccal swabs and palm prints from Cumberbatch, who was incarcerated at the time.

The special agent and the supervisors of the DPD crime lab’s latent print unit went to the prison where Cumberbatch was housed at the time and obtained the swabs and prints, which were matched to existing evidence and other latent prints, according to the affidavit.


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Rita Desjardine
Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: Unknown

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: Unknown

Aliases:

Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 12/07/1994

Occupation:

Agency: Denver Police Department

City: Denver

Date of Birth: Unknown

County: Denver

Date of Death: 12/07/1994

Agency Case #: 9406-66601

Age: 36

Judicial District: 2nd Judicial District

Gender: Female

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Unknown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Unknown
About this Case:

On December 7, 1994, 36 year old Rita Desjardine was staying at a transient motel located on the 1100 block of Broadway. Rita was discovered beaten to death by housekeeping inside her room. Anyone with information regarding this case, is asked to please contact the Denver Police Department.


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'Woodline Rapist' cold case: Orlando police announce arrest in crimes from 2002, 2003

Updated: 12:58 PM EDT Jul 13, 2021

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ORLANDO, Fla. —

An Orlando man has been arrested in cold cases tied to the "Woodline Rapist."

In 2002 and 2003, a suspect dragged women to nearby wooded areas, just beyond the tree line, and sexually battered her.
This behavior earned him the name "Woodline Rapist."

Orlando police announced Tuesday that Dwight Harris was arrested at his Orlando home on July 2. He had been working as a night delivery driver.

Investigators were led to Harris through DNA and were assisted by Parabon NanoLabs.

In early 2020, detectives submitted unknown DNA to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. FDLE’s Genetic Genealogy Investigations Team was able to identify four persons of interest.

They did so by running the DNA of the "Woodline Rapist" through GEDmatch and FamilyTreeDNA, services used to compare DNA files from different testing companies, as a law enforcement sample.
 

Suspect arrested in California for 1998 North Carolina sex assault cold case​


Updated: Sep 15, 2021 / 09:25 PM EDT

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David Allen is charged for a 1998 attempted sexual assault of a Charlotte woman. (Source: CMPD)








CHARLOTTE (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Investigators have arrested a 49-year-old man for an attempted sexual assault that occurred in 1998 in Charlotte of a then 48-year-old woman.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, David Earl Allen was arrested in Sacramento, California and has since been extradited to Mecklenburg County, charged with first degree kidnapping and second degree attempted rape.

Investigators say the crime occurred on October 16, 1998 when the victim reported to police that a then-unknown suspect (Allen, who was 27 at the time) pushed her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim was treated at a nearby hospital and a sexual assault kit was completed.




The case went cold for several years until 2004, when a DNA profile was obtained from the original evidence collected in 1998. Detectives with the CMPD Cold Case Unit were alerted about a DNA match in 2020 after Allen had been arrested in Michigan for an unrelated crime. After a lab review, DNA confirmed that Allen was the culprit and warrants were issued for his arrest.
 

Over 30-year cold case where man was brutally stabbed, sister raped and killed in DeKalb finally solved​


The warrants from the district attorney's office described the gruesome murders of a brother and sister at a DeKalb County home all the way back in 1990.

Author: Cody Alcorn

Published: 7:48 PM EDT June 8, 2024

Updated: 10:39 AM EDT June 9, 2024

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A horrific crime that took the lives of a brother and sister back in 1990 in DeKalb County appears to have finally been solved.

On Thursday, June 6, Kenneth P Perry, of Loganville, was booked into the DeKalb County Jail and charged with two counts of murder and one count of rape.

Perry’s arrest warrants, which 11Alive obtained on Friday, are heavily redacted, including the location of the crime and the victims.



However, the warrants do provide details on the double homicide that happened on Sunday, July 15, 1990.

The warrants allege between midnight and just after 4:00 a.m., the man who was killed, who is not identified, brought Perry back to his home, where his sister was also staying.

Sometime during that four-hour period, the district attorney’s office alleges Perry stabbed the man, killing him inside the home.

The district attorney’s office then alleged Perry entered the man's sister’s room, where he put a pillow over her head, raped her and stabbed her several times.

The warrant states she tried to call 911 for help, but Perry “pulled the chord out of the wall.”

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Credit: DeKalb County District Attorney's Office

Warrants obtained from the DA's office detail the gruesome crime scene.

She died two weeks after the brutal attack.

It would be years -- 22 years, in fact, before the victim’s sexual assault kit could be tested.

In a previous cold sexual assault case, DeKalb County District Attorney Shery Boston explained that prior to 1998, investigators could only test DNA evidence if they had a suspect with whom they could compare the samples. As a result, many of the rape kits from before 1999 went untested and were housed in the GBI.

Perry’s arrest warrant states that in 2022, his alleged victim’s sexual assault kit was tested and produced a male DNA profile.

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In 2024, the warrant states the district attorney’s office had the DNA profile uploaded into a national database. Their strategy worked because they got a DNA hit more than 700 miles away in Detroit.

Perry’s arrest warrant states the DNA hit was tied to an unsolved sexual assault case, and the accused suspect was Perry.

It would be 33 years after the alleged crime that the district attorney’s office would take their evidence to a judge.

On June 5, his arrest warrants were signed, and the following afternoon, on June 6, Perry was arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.



On June 7, Perry appeared before a magistrate judge who, due to the serious nature of his charges, could not set bond. His next appearance will be in the coming weeks in front of a Superior Court judge.
 
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