Saturday, December 06, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Yet Another solved case with DNA

Yolanda Hernandez "COLDCASE"

Yolanda was from Boston..Murdered in 1984
Boston cops follow DNA trail to Atlanta in teen’s murder.

Evidence kept for 24 years helped nab a suspect in the brutal sexual assault and strangulation death of a teenage girl, a crime that had remained unsolved since she was found in a vacant lot in Roxbury in 1984.
A revived Boston police cold case unit cracked the case, and yesterday Sultan Omar Chezulu, 60, formerly known as Robert Scott, was arrested in Atlanta for the murder of Yolanda Hernandez, who was 18 when she was killed. Genetic material from the old evidence that predated police DNA tests led to Chezulu, a career criminal.
read here how the Boston Cold case squad solved this case.

Another Murderer is off the streets!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cold case website set up in TORONTO

Police in Toronto, Canada have set up a 'cold case' website in the hope that new information could help crack unsolved murder cases.

"The traditional means of communication has sometimes been inadequate," Toronto Police Chief William Blair told the city's Globe and Mail newspaper.
"A very significant portion of our population, in particular young people in our city, get most of their information on the web," he added.
The cold-case website contains details of murders that date back decades.

Information from the investigations – including detectives' reports, photos and maps – are all on the site.
One unsolved murder is the case of Christine Prince a nanny from Wales, working in Canada.

She was murdered in June 1982 on her way home from a night out with friends. The murderer's identity is still unknown.

According to the cold-case website: "Murder investigations are made up of many pieces of information. Perhaps your piece of the puzzle is what is needed to complete the picture."
Maybe just maybe Quebec will see this and follow in their footsteps?

Is it too much to ask?

check out the link here

Monday, November 03, 2008

"Garden of Hope"

Within the last few years we have come across some pretty special people. Friends who have helped us with this Web site,People who have just emailed us privatly to say that they remember Sharron. We have had nice mesaqges and not so nice. We have had strangers who have written in Sharrons GuestBook just letting us know that they care.
We have known a special woman who emailed our family wanting to place a plaque on the wall of the "Garden Of Hope" which is in Vancouver.
This special lady emailed our family back and forth to ask what we wanted on the Plaque we told her and she went there to B.C and got the plaque engraved, the plaque will be placed on the Garden of Tears Memorial Wall which is located in the Garden of Tears Lillie's Garden .

Please read here the heart breaking story of Lillie and the unsolved murder of her young daughter Kathryn-Mary Herbert who was murdered in 1975 , her mom has made a Garden Of Tears~Garden Of Hope.

and to our special Friend who took the time to place this beautiful plaque on the WALL of HOPE (you know who you are) Thankyou

Prior Family

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Alexandra Wiwcharuk

Alexandra Wiwcharuk COLDCASE / May 18th 2008 marked the 46th anniversary of the Murder of Alexandra.

May 18, 1962:
On May 18, 1962, around 8:00 p.m., Alex Wiwcharuk told her roommates she was going for a walk. She was seen at several locations: Mead's drugstore, near her home, between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. and later, by a group of boys fishing on the riverbank between 9:00 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. But, Alex Wiwcharuk didn't show up for her shift at the hospital that night, nor did she come home.

Her body was found may 31st Alexandra was murdered....
dedication of her family and friends have kept her story alive.

watch her story..maybe someone will "need and want to say something"
No need to keep it inside any more.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Sharron Prior Scholarship Award

September 20th, 2008. The Fifth Annual Hall Of Recognition

What a wonderful day to Celebrate Sharrons Memory.

Once again our family was honored to take part in the presentation of the Sharron Prior Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00. This year it was presented to Kayla Krushelnyski. We must add that Kayla's Aunty Susan Batty James was one of Sharrons friends back in the 70's.
She is so modest.. Quote..

"I am only the Aunty and I am so proud of her. She has accomplished so much in the last couple of years. She sure will go places in life. GOOD For her, we are all so very proud of her, she works & worked very hard for where she's got. "

It was also an honor for our family having your niece,Sherri's daughter receive the Sharron Prior Memorial Scholarship to further her education. A beautiful young lady.

Prior Family

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brenda Pikala: another case solved with DNA

19 years after Minneapolis slaying, a DNA match

Brenda Pikala was stabbed in '89 while sitting beneath a footbridge across Minnehaha Creek in Minneapolis; now, skin under her fingernails has led to murder charges..

"I want people to just remember Brenda's smile," she said. "It has taken a lot of years to find this man, a lot of years."

Here is another crime that has been solved with DNA!

Please read here

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sharron Prior Memorial Scholarship Award

September 20, 2008

For those that are unaware. Each year for the last four years Point st Charles holds a recognition day to honor those who have left a mark... for those who make a difference in our community. Also every year a scholarship is presented to a deserving young lady in honor of Sharron Kim Prior memorial scholarship award. This will allow her to continue on to her dreams. Dreams Do come true if you work at them.

Good luck

Prior Family

Monday, September 08, 2008

More New Technology!

move on to Canada!

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is dramatically expanding its ability to test DNA samples with the purchase of three robotic analyzers, replacing a time-consuming process that today is performed mostly by hand.

The robots can test samples far faster than humans. When the state of Florida, for instance, bought its first robotic analyzers in 1986, a technician could hand-test about 80 samples in a week. The robots, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, could test more than 180 samples a day.

The Florida department was one of the first crime labs in the nation to get the robots.

read more here

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Tribute to Sharron

very special Thanks to Glendene & Cathleen
Glendene has a website for her missing daughter Jessie

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Traces of tissue lead to profile

The man accused of killing a 90-year-old woman was visiting someone else in her Hopkins apartment building the day of the slaying and had recently been released from prison after serving time for aggravated robbery.

another case Touch DNA

Sharrons case

Someone visiting, maybe someone was visiting someone that Easter weekend March 1975! In Point St. Charles
It's very simple, try to remember
Did a relative or friend borrow your vehicle? Car Van truck?
Bring a vehicle back to you dirty...or maybe a fresh wash? Inside and out?
There was a car seat found at the crime scene...the kind that truckers use.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Touch DNA

A Blogger posted this in the Guest book...

What I don’t understand is this; They (the police) were supposed to have checked any dna that was left, and to this there was no match. After all these years this one monster who committed this crime has committed no other crimes? Nothing to compare his dna to? I find that hard to believe. That horrific of a crime to be just one time. Now, with this new Touch DNA are they going to test again with this new technology? Read on Touch DNA

Here’s hoping one day the Prior family will get justice.

Crime scene DNA is typically recovered from blood or semen stains. This so-called "touch DNA" is left behind when people touch things, because they naturally shed skin cells that contain the genetic material. To find such DNA, "you have to have a good idea of where someone has been touched, or in this case, where you think the suspect would have touched. That somebody pulling down her pants would have touched the waistband and the sides.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Seeking clues

Suzanne Lyall missing

Never give up! those playing cards are out there.
After Suzanne’s disappearance, Doug and Mary Lyall began helping families searching for missing loved ones and getting laws passed to better deal with missing-persons cases.

read about Suzanne-Lyall and her parents hope!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Computer will get you

yet another mystery


read here

Friday, June 06, 2008

Marcia Trimble

Child Disappeared From Green Hills Neighborhood,

Here is another case that has been solved! How many years ago?? 33 years ago (1975) Marcia Trimble
disappeared while delivering Girl Scout Cookies, Marcia was 9 years old, she was found 33 days later murdered...
For the past 33 years, more than two generations of police officers have worked tirelessly and invested thousands of hours of investigations into bringing solutions to this terrible, terrible crime," .....this continious hard work has seen Marcia's killer caught and indited by a Grand jury.

"never say never"

Thursday, May 29, 2008

"all is quiet"
before the storm
how quickly the scene is changed..

calm before the storm...

sometimes the quietness is nice...
But the storm will come again..

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mothers of Murdered Children

Mother's Day is bittersweet for mothers of murder victims.Some say they approach the holiday with dread. Some find a quiet comfort in this time set aside for a role they cherish. Weeks leading up to the day are tougher than the rest of the year. The second Sunday in May is never the same once a son or daughter is killed.Women whose children are murdered suffer a lifelong pain — a testament to how precious motherhood truly is.
If we had a flower for each time we think of our Mom, We will walk in our garden forever.
~ Unknown

Saturday, March 29, 2008

March 29th 1975............33 years ago

Through a special friend, our family has had the opportunity to correspond with a True crime writer Michelle McNamara.
Michelle resides in USA

please read her True Crime Diary "Sharron's Story"
at the following link

Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008


Although Easter weekend falls on a different date this year 2008, (in 1975 it was the 29th of March) it is still
strong in our memories and we are still pushing foward.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Beverly Lynn Smith...

Murder solved! 33 year old case

More than three decades later, dedicated detectives say they've finally found the answers . They NEVER gave up! The story generated great coverage, including on, and cops say that led to new tips and helped them decide who to re-interview.

Read about a Beautiful Young Woman (Beverly Lynn Smith) who's life was taken away .......

Monday, March 17, 2008

"Lifers’ group inc” ??????

Their agenda is not only to get a “get out of jail free card”, but they support a concept called “restorative justice”, which they say “brings offenders and their victims together to make them whole.” Oh, how touching! That is such a compassionate intellectual idea! Barf, I doubt any of the victims families want to hold hands with these murderers and dance around a tree and sing “Kumbaya.”

You can read all about these poor innocent imates... here

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Private messages

We have had numerous private messages sent to Sharrons Private messaging.

We would like to say Thankyou to those who have sent their ideas, thoughts and prayers.

Every message is highly important to our family, and are read thoroughly..and followed.

Thank you once again.

Prior family


In 1975 there were no cars, trucks, no buildings..lots of trees and field...alone, deserted, cold, hurt, praying

There are times when the memory is blank-too many things in the head, too many names-wanting to forget!

the whole year-every single day-can't forget-won't forget- someone knows something.

march-is supposed to be a wonderful month-Ha! just not so. I hate march, I hate spring,I hate Easter. It's a lonely month.

Monday, March 03, 2008

two-tier system for victims as well!!!

Just came across a story how justice failures are disgraceful
written by Alan Shanoff


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Answers In The cards!

“Cold Case Homicide Playing Cards”

Another state welcoming the "Coldcase Homicide Playing cards"..Maybe in time the cards will head up North ...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

robotic analysis of DNA from convicted criminals

Using the robots, the CBI processes an average of 114 DNA samples from known criminals every day.

I wonder if Canada uses this procedure ?
New technology..Hope...

Read about how a crime was solved through DNA

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It was 25 years ago today Sharin' Morningstar Keenan

We can only imagine what the two officers saw that day!
To think Howe is still out there, who knows how many other Sharin's there are?

Read here

Open your eyes, Try to remember 1975 something small..someone in Point St Charles neighbourhood, maybe someone visiting. Easter weekend...maybe you over heard someone talk, Did someone move away almost immediatly after Sharron's body was found.
Maybe a car was seen..someone acting nervous,suspicious.

Just try.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Canada should follow this story

DNA tests flush out old crimes

Imates here in Canada should be DNA tested!

A RAPIST, a carjacker and a serial burglar are among hundreds of criminals facing more time in prison after NSW Police secured 300 cold-case convictions in a year through DNA testing.
Police Minister David Campbell said more than 2400 inmates were DNA tested in 2006-07, allowing investigators to compare those samples with evidence collected at the scenes of unsolved crimes.
He said more than 10,000 samples had been collected in the testing regime, which began in 2001 and was securing good results for victims of crime and their families.
"These inmates will be spending more time in jail than they thought," Mr Campbell said. "This program is making criminals pay, and providing justice for victims."
The minister said the database to which criminals' DNA was compared contained samples from crime scenes dating back to the early 1990s. The DNA testing had led to 300 new convictions and more would follow, he said.
Among the inmates convicted of previously unsolved crimes are:
■ A 36-year-old who was serving four months for assault received another eight years after his DNA identified him as the man who abducted and sexually assaulted a 40-year-old woman in a Lewisham park in 1997.
■ A 34-year-old serving three years for armed robbery received another seven years after his DNA matched samples left after a man was forced from his car, stabbed and robbed by a carjacker in inner Sydney in 2003.
■ A 36-year-old on six months periodic detention for breaking and entering had his DNA tested in 2006 after police set up a strike force to investigate 58 burglaries in Sydney between 2003 and 2006. His sample came up positive at all 58 crime scenes.
Mr Campbell said the cold-case convictions should remind "criminals that they can't relax … the NSW Police Force will track you down, and you will be caught".

Thursday, January 10, 2008


To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.

Thursday, January 03, 2008


New Year! New Inquiries...New leads... New information!