Category Archives: I-70 Killer

Texas veteran’s dying wish is for you to give him a call

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – An Army veteran in hospice care with a terminal illness has one wish that would mean so much to him, but can easily be granted by anyone – he’s asking people to text or give him a call.

Lee Hernandez, 47, has had multiple brain surgeries after developing continuous strokes that have impaired his vision and cognition, according to The Arizona Republic.

Doctors haven’t been able to identify the cause of his condition, and his wife, Ernestine Hernandez, told the paper Lee’s health is worsening. Hernandez’s speech is failing and he can no longer see.

One day, Lee asked his wife to keep his phone with her “in case someone calls,” according to the Arizona Republic. After two hours without a ring, he said, “I guess no one wants to talk to me.”

Ernestine said the moment broke her heart, but it also inspired her to reach

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/07/15/texas-veterans-dying-wish-is-for-you-to-give-him-a-call/

Indiana man pulls out 2 rings, proposes to girlfriend and her sister with Down syndrome

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. – When it came time for a man in Santa Claus, Indiana to propose to his girlfriend, he made sure to include her younger sister.

Will Seaton, 25, and Ashley Schaus, 23, began dating in 2010 after they met at a car show.

Schaus has a 15-year-old sister named Hannah who has Down syndrome and diabetes. Schaus told Seaton that if they ever became engaged, he’d have to marry two girls because Hannah will most likely always be dependent on her.

Much to her surprise, that’s exactly what he did.

During an annual photoshoot near Schaus’ home, Seaton got down on one knee, and he asked Schaus to marry him. And then he got down on one knee for a second time, and he asked Hannah to be his “Best Friend Forever.”

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Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/07/05/indiana-man-pulls-out-2-rings-proposes-to-girlfriend-and-her-sister-with-down-syndrome/

Body found in Oklahoma Walmart 3 days after woman entered store

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. – Police in an Oklahoma community are investigating after a woman’s body was discovered in the bathroom of a Walmart store.

Surveillance video showed the woman walking into the store about 6 p.m. Friday afternoon, according to the Associated Press.

Investigators tell KJRH that an employee at the Sand Springs Walmart tried to get into the family bathroom on Friday, but it was locked.  At that point, the employee placed an out-of-order sign on the door. Several days later, employees checked again and discovered the woman’s body.

KOKI-TV identified the woman as 29-year-old Katherine Caraway, of Muskogee.

Investigators say her death does not appear to be suspicious, adding that she may have died from a health condition.

Walmart issued the following statement after the incident:

“We are saddened by this. We don’t know all the facts right now, but we are working closely with local

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/06/28/body-found-in-oklahoma-walmart-3-days-after-woman-entered-store/

Police arrest suspect after more than $1000 worth of Red Bull stolen from gas station


Adrian Cofield

Adrian Cofield

UPDATE (June 8, 2017)– Police say Adrian Cofield has been arrested in connection with this case. IMPD thanks the community for tips that helped lead to the arrest.

Original story:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are asking the public’s help with locating a suspect who allegedly stole over $1,000 worth of Red Bull energy drinks from a Speedway gas station.

The theft reportedly took place May 18 at 11:17 p.m. at a Speedway located at 5025 N. Lafayette Rd. on the northwest side.

Police are looking for a suspect described as a heavy set black male wearing a red t-shirt with white lettering on the front, blue jean shorts and white sneakers.

He entered the business with a dolly and exited with cases of Red Bull and unloaded them into a truck that appeared

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/06/07/police-looking-for-suspect-that-allegedly-stole-over-1000-worth-of-red-bull/

Investigators remain hopeful that they’ll find the so-called ‘I-70 Killer’

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — This spring marks 25 years since a serial killer started his spree across the Midwest in Indianapolis. More than two decades later, detectives remain hopeful someone knows something that could help piece together the so-called I-70 killings.

Not a day goes by Cumberland Police Chief Mike Crooke doesn’t think about it.

“I personally have visited every crime scene, every single one of them,” Crooke said.

He was the lead investigator with IMPD on the first known case and one of the only original detectives still working.

“We haven’t given up,” he said.

In April 1992, police said Robin Fuldauer, 26, was working alone at Payless Shoesource in the 7200 block of Pendleton Pike after a co-worker called in sick. Investigators believe a man came into the store, took her to the back and fatally shot her before escaping out a back door.

“Robin was a very kind soul, she was very intelligent, she was

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/05/22/investigators-remain-hopeful-that-theyll-find-so-called-i-70-killer/

A trip to ‘Vacation Land of the Middle West’

Flipping through wrinkled 50-year-old Missouri travel guides offers visions of a welcoming state from long ago, before the 1992 I-70 Killer made the slogan “Where Highway Hospitality is Tops” seem awfully ironic.

One guide reads, “Missouri’s modern highways are built today to serve the needs of tomorrow,” but how does the present compare to the glossy pages printed in the 1960s as culture and technology have progressed?

The Show-Me State was called “Family Vacationland” by the Division of Commerce and Industrial Development. One of its popular vacation destinations remains the Lake of the Ozarks, touted as the premier Midwest getaway.

 

A rural community evolves

Bagnell Dam created the lake by impounding Osage River in the Ozarks region. A lot of the businesses on its strip retain a regionally rural style. On a spring afternoon in April, gray-haired men parked classic cars in front of beer and burger joints. Old Time Photos offered monochrome photography

Read more at: http://www.newstribune.com/news/features/story/2017/may/21/trip-vacation-land-middle-west/674278/

WATCH: Couples get engaged after skydiving in central Indiana

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. – Love was in the air in central Indiana over the weekend.

Two couples got engaged after jumping 13,000 feet at Skydive Indianapolis Saturday.

Russell Clark and Jessica Chesney of McCordsville had known each other for 15 years before their engagement.

Jessica had always talked about skydiving, but she needed someone to go with her. Russell thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make it happen and surprise her with a ring.

Now, the couple plans to celebrate every anniversary with a skydive.

Christian Drake of Greenwood also took the opportunity to pop the question to his girlfriend Emily Blythe.

“When you propose to someone, it’s the biggest jump you make in your life, it’s a big commitment. It’s exciting, it’s frightening, you just got to do it. Jumping out of a plane and proposals, they just go hand in hand. It’s a perfect metaphor and it made it extremely real,” said Christian.

Skydive Indianapolis

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/05/14/couples-get-engaged-after-skydiving-in-indianapolis/

25 years later, police still looking for new leads in ‘I-70 Killer’ case

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) –

It’s been 25 years since a serial killer left St. Charles on edge by murdering a young woman working in a specialty store.

The serial killer was dubbed the “I-70 Killer” because his crime spree spanned three states, taking the lives of at least six people all working in stores along or near Interstate 70. Two-and-a-half decades later, police still have not publicly named a suspect and are again asking for the public’s help solving the case.

“We are hoping that we do get the individual because this is a murder in our town. Nancy deserves justice, as does her family. And I’d like to be able to tell her family this is what happened to their daughter,” said Det. Don Stepp, now the lead detective on the case.

One of the victims was Nancy

Read more at: http://www.kmov.com/story/35403479/st-charles-detectives-looking-for-new-leads-in-i-70-killer-case

25 years later, police still looking for new leads in ‘I-70 Kill – KMOV.com

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) –

It’s been 25 years since a serial killer left St. Charles on edge by murdering a young woman working in a specialty store.

The serial killer was dubbed the “I-70 Killer” because his crime spree spanned three states, taking the lives of at least six people all working in stores along or near Interstate 70. Two-and-a-half decades later, police still have not publicly named a suspect and are again asking for the public’s help solving the case.

“We are hoping that we do get the individual because this is a murder in our town. Nancy deserves justice, as does her family. And I’d like to be able to tell her family this is what happened to their daughter,” said Det. Don Stepp, now the lead detective on the case.

One of the victims was Nancy

Read more at: http://www.kmov.com/story/35403479/st-charles-detectives-looking-for-new-leads-in-i-70-killer-case

Family and friends want answers: Who killed Kobi Walden and why?

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Family and friends of a murdered Indianapolis man are begging anyone who knows anything about the crime to please come forward.

On Monday afternoon, a group of fishermen found Kobi Walden’s body behind an apartment complex on the city’s south side.

“We are shocked and we are devastated. I know I’m never going to recover from this,” said Kala Klein, Walden’s sister.

Walden played on the Race City Rebels, an Indianapolis roller derby team. Thursday night was the first practice without No. 47.

Investigators say Walden’s body was along a creek, tucked away in the woods and wasn’t easy to see.  The 31-year-old was shot to death.  Three days later, friends and family wonder who killed Walden and why.

“It’s senseless. It’s unfortunate. There’s no one if they ever knew Kobi would do something like this,” said Ron Eich, Walden’s teammate.

Now teammates have to adjust to life without him.

“It’s tough. It’s going to be hard

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/05/04/family-and-friends-want-answers-who-killed-kobi-walden-and-why/