CBS 8 reported in 2010 that Merritt has convictions for burglary in 1978 and for receiving stolen property in 1987. A friend of Merritt’s told the station back then, “I think police should look at him and anyone associated with him.” CBS 8 referred to Merritt as a “metal worker and welder.” The suspect spoke about his criminal past to the Daily Mail in 2013, saying:
On November 6, 2013, the bodies of the McStay family were found buried in the high desert, north of Los Angeles. CBS Los Angeles reported at the time that the remains of the family were discovered in shallow graves. The bodies were decomposed, and DNA testing had to be done to positively identify the McStays. Police have determined that the McStays were killed inside of their home.
So sad it cost such a precious life for such an amazing victory. Still happy to see that this matter has been settled and in timely fashion, if you actually take a moment to think about it. Science, logic and some good luck really brought this whole thing together. Thanks for sharing jay, this was quite inspiring.
Troy Graves (born May 4, 1972) is an American serial rapist and murderer of Shannon Schieber. He committed a series of rapes in Philadelphia between 1997 and 1999, where he was known as the "Center City rapist". He also committed rapes in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2001, where he was arrested in 2002. He is serving a life sentence in the Sterling Correctional Facility in Sterling, Colorado.
June 20, 1997: a woman on South 21st Street is the target of an attempted rape by a home intruder;
July 11, 1997: a woman on Pine Street was raped by a home intruder;
August 6, 1997: a woman on Pine Street was raped by a home intruder;
August 13, 1997: a woman on Pine Street was raped by a home intruder;
May 7, 1998: Wharton School doctoral student Shannon Schieber was raped and murdered by a home intruder;
August 28, 1999: a woman on Naudain Street was forced to perform a sex act by a home intruder.
Fort Collins attacks
May 10, 2001: a woman on Raintree Drive was raped;
June 13, 2001: a woman on Raintree Drive was raped;
June 24, 2001: a woman on Battlecreek Drive was forced to perform a sex act by a home intruder;
July 26, 2001: a woman on Prospect Road was forced to perform a sex act by a home intruder;
August 5, 2001: a woman on University Avenue was raped by a home intruder;
August 23, 2001: a woman on Landings Drive was forced to perform a sex act by a home intruder; she scared him away as he tried to attack her roommate.
Arrest and trial
On April 23, 2002, Fort Collins police arrested Graves for a series of six rapes near Colorado State University. Graves' DNA matched that of the Center City rapist and that left at Schieber's murder scene, a link made in May 2001 that had led law enforcement in both states to work together to create a list of individuals who had connections in Fort Collins and Philadelphia. Fort Collins authorities also linked Graves to at least one of the Colorado crimes through fingerprint evidence.
Graves pleaded guilty to the Fort Collins assaults on May 17, 2002 and to the Philadelphia crimes on May 30, 2002, in order to prevent a possible death sentence in Philadelphia. He was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in both states, but will serve his time in Colorado because he pleaded guilty there first.
This one got solves before any Cold Cases became of it and the interesting thing about it, is the suspect is only 15 years old! He tried to rape girls at the Monarch Ski Resort and the last one with a gun.
Monument teen arrested in connection with attempted sex assaults at Monarch Ski Area
A 15-year-old boy from Monument has been arrested in connection to two attempted sex assaults at the Monarch Mountain ski area, according to the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office.
The teen was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of menacing, criminal extortion, enticement of a child, harassment, false imprisonment, attempt to commit sex assault and second-degree kidnapping, authorities said.
In each of the cases, one reported Dec. 19 and the second on Jan. 1, an assailant rode a lift with a teenage female victim, followed her down a ski run, forced her into the trees and tried to sexually assault her, the sheriff's office said.
In the second attempt, the assailant fired a gun.
Both girls were able to get away without harm, according to the sheriff's office, which has closed the investigation and does not expect to make any more arrests.
Criticism flared on social media through the weekend after the Sheriff's Office announced Friday that authorities were searching for an assailant who tried to sexually assault two teenage female skiers over a two-week span.
Neither the Sheriff's Office nor the ski resort made a public announcement after the first attempt Dec. 19 - fueling questions over whether the public should have been made aware immediately.
Wow. Bryan Patrick Miller, the suspected murderer of two women in Arizona, was exonerated of this crime in Washington state:
Melissa Ruiz-Ramirez was out walking in Everett, Washington, on May 23, 2002, when she accepted a ride from a man she recognized from a friend's apartment complex. In the car, they talked about how some of the trails and pathways near that complex were dangerous. The man then took her to his work and stabbed her in the back with a 12-inch serrated knife.
Miller was arrested in the attack but acquitted after saying the woman tried to rob him. He moved back to Arizona shortly afterward and quietly resumed his life before being arrested this week.
What is it with the law enforcement system in Washington state? Remember, they also refused to investigate a rape claim against an unknown serial rapist - later apprehended in Colorado - Marc O'Leary:
An 18-year-old that he raped in the state of Washington was not believed by LE when she reported her rape in 2008. Washington LE actually went so far as to charge her with making a "false rape" claim. She had to pay a fine and had a record of filing a false rape claim. Fortunately, this pervert liked to take many photographs of his assaults. Colorado authorities found photos of the assault against the teenager and notified the idiots in Lynnwood, Washington that this young woman had, in fact, been attacked by a serial rapist.
Murder charges for sex offender in missing sisters case
First-degree murder charges have been filed against an imprisoned sex offender in Delaware in connection with the 1975 disappearance of 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and her 10-year-old sister, Katharine, in suburban Maryland.
nowhereman: CBK totally was
Sept 14, 2020 2:24:38 GMT
nowhereman: can't confirm it, but he went completely silent the day JJD was taken into custody. Recent activity before that. I think he was last logged in after the arrest, but there is a lag before you would "time out"
Sept 14, 2020 2:25:58 GMT
cherylh: It would be great if the investigators or law enforcement would confirm JJD's participation.
Sept 14, 2020 18:36:34 GMT
cherylh: It would be interesting to look back at his posts.
Sept 15, 2020 22:48:29 GMT
artbe4words: It has been said by others that CBK asked many questions about DNA and then later would delete his questions. I heard he deleted a lot of his comments. It did appear he was trying to lead people down a trail that had nothing to do with the truth too.
Sept 16, 2020 23:51:38 GMT
f1guyus: I would love to think that Joe spent his golden years thinking about getting rolled up by the “samples” he spread around.
Sept 17, 2020 1:43:11 GMT
warren: I think about that too. But its not the police I worry about knocking on the door, but one of those samples I spread around all growed up.
Sept 17, 2020 17:04:44 GMT
elir: my understanding is that cbk did delete comments , but to be fair other members have done that as well. some,upon leaving the sub, have asked me to delete all of their posts.it is odd but not as uncommon as one might think.
Sept 19, 2020 18:19:39 GMT
mtf65: elir, did kNr and Trick delete posts?
Sept 23, 2020 1:17:18 GMT
elir: I havent checked for them but many members have deleted their posts, I have deleted some of my own posts.
Sept 23, 2020 3:46:23 GMT
steelbike: It would be interesting to find out that the ToT and KnR poster(s) had been JJD because of the things that they had insinuated.
Sept 23, 2020 8:53:28 GMT
goldrusher: Enjoying this cooler weather. Autumn is my favorite season.
Sept 23, 2020 11:16:45 GMT