• February 18, 2017 /  California Unsolved Murders, True Crime

    UNSOLVED MURDERS: JOHN AND CHRISTORIA BILKEI

          Written by Chandler Vaughn

    ORANGEVALE, Calif– To the shock of the community, beloved senior couple, John and Christoria Bilkei were found dead on July 26, 1980. 

    JOHN AND CHRISTORIA BILKEI MURDER- Sadly, these sweet Grandparents had been violently attacked and stabbed to death in their own home on Donnawood Way in Orangevale.

    It was obvious to investigators that a tremendous struggle had occurred but there was no clear murder suspect to name. In the 1980’s the use of DNA by law enforcement had not yet become available. An arrest was never made in the case.

    The Bilkei’s double homicide remains unsolved after 37 years. 

    SACRAMENTO CO. SHERIFF- The Sacramento County Sheriff is revisiting this cold case and is asking for the public’s help in solving it.

    If you have any information on the unsolved double murder of John and Christoria Bilkei, please contact:

    • Sacramento County Sheriff at 916-874-5057.
    • To leave an anonymous tip call 916-874-TIPS (8477).

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF – See: www.sacsheriff.com: Click “cold case” and then “tips and alerts”. Enter case #80-54812 to specify information about John and Christoria Bilkei.

    Family and friends of John and Christoria are still grieving the loss of this lovely California couple. May they rest in God’s Eternal Peace.

    Note: It is wondered by the author of this blog if The Bilkei Murders could’ve been committed by the GSK suspect?  Known by the following names?

    • Golden State Killer
    • East Area Rapist
    • Original Night Stalker

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  • SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER NEAL FALLS – DID HE KILL IN CALIFORNIA?

      Written by Chandler Vaughn

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia- July 18, 2015. Neal M. Falls, suspected serial killer, shot dead with his own gun by escort in West Virginia.

    BACKPAGE.COM- Heather Saul, 30 year-old escort, advertises her services on a dangerous prostitution website called “BackPage.com”.

    On the Saturday in question, Neal Falls simply responded to the ad.

    “Sexy, red-headed sweetheart”, the ad said…A serial killer’s dream.

    NEAL FALLS KILLED BY ESCORT-  It was a summer afternoon, 3 p.m. Heather opened her door to an average looking, 45 year-old, white male. Upon seeing that no one else was in her apartment, he jammed a gun into her side.

    “Live or die”?, Falls demanded.

    He started violently strangling her. Heather noticed a small rake in the kitchen (a pet poop scoop) and grabbed it to fight him off. Fortunately, he put his gun down to regain control of her. At that moment, she seized the loaded gun and shot behind herself, over her shoulder. Heather revealed later that she could hear the sound of “fluids” hitting the floor as he slumped and slowly fell.

    Neal Falls was shot in the head and killed instantly.

          Suspect’s Vehicle

    MURDER SUSPECT’S VEHICLE– Police were called to the scene. Parked outside Heather’s residence, an innocent looking gold Subaru-type SUV with Oregon plates. Inside it was found the most grim set of tools. Investigators located a “kill kit” under the wagon’s back hatch. A mess of hatchets, knives, shovels and handcuffs strewn about unapologetically. Bleach, garbage bags, the list is long. The driver of this car appears to have been a lifetime predator. One can only hope the SUV’s filthy interior will yield DNA samples to solve his horrific crimes.

        Neal Falls “Kill Kit”

    NEAL FALLS- Authorities suspect the dead killer has likely murdered and dismembered women from coast to coast, as far back as the year 2000.

    Body parts in plastic bags, hundreds of miles apart. Often near an interstate highway.

    Missing girls and women. Some of them in pieces.

    FBI MULTI- STATE INVESTIGAION– The FBI suspects that Neal Falls may have left a jagged swath of murder victims running through West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Illinios, Kansas, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, California and at least 10 other states.

      Suspect is Oregon Resident

    SERIAL KILLER- It appears that Neal Falls, resident of Springfield, Oregon, had no criminal history. His identity as a serial killer slipped past law enforcement for years. He worked as a security guard and possibly for the railroad, all across the United States.

    He was fingerprinted by the FBI when obtaining his many security guard certifications. His certifications were active from 1999-2015.

    From 2000-2008 Neal Falls was employed as a “traffic control guard” at Hoover Dam. He lived in Henderson, Nevada, on the outskirts of Vegas. During this time period authorities believe he may have killed women and dumped their bodies in California, just across Nevada/Arizona State Lines. In those days, he may have used Craigslist, in addition to finding his victims on the open road.

    Former Hoover Dam co-workers of Neal Falls, (who found his behavior bizarre) once asked him what he had been doing the night before. He exclaimed without reservation “I was driving up and down the highway!”.

    Many girls were reported missing (or found dead) from the Mojave desert region of southern California during the 8 year period in which Neal Falls worked at Hoover Dam.

    After Falls was fatally shot by Heather Saul, a list was recovered from his pocket with the names of ten women. Police believe the named females were going to be his next victims.

    Nine of the women on the list were from West Virginia, one of them from San Diego.

    MISSING/ UNSOLVED MURDERS- With so many missing and murdered women in California from Oregon to the Mexican Border, is it possible Neal Falls, the alleged Butcher of Backpage”, was here?

    Although Neal Falls was active thousands of miles from the Mojave Desert, his most current address was Oregon, which may have brought him to the interstates of California for the past 15 years.

    CALIFORNIA INTERSTATE: I-15 & I-40

    • Interstate 1-15 from San Bernardino to Barstow to Vegas
    • Interstate I-40 from Barstow to Needles to Arizona

    Not only are there predators in the desert, these famous highways cut through some of the hottest places on Earth. Death Valley holds the world’s highest recorded temperature of 134 degrees. 

    Girls do not travel these interstates alone. Not even in broad daylight.

    Historically, long desert highways have attracted mayhem of all sorts. Both I-15 and I-40 are part of Old Route 66. Stories of the Mojave and Old Route 66 are legendary and quite mysterious.

    Manson. Mummies. Mine Shafts and Murders.

    Welcome to California.

    Please Follow the Law and Stay Safe.

    TRUE CRIME CALIFORNIA- Contact: chandlerzone@gmail.com

    …A quick note to Ms. Heather Saul of West Virginia. BRAVO. You’re quite bad ass. If you can kill a serial killer…you can do anything.  Sincerely, Chandler Vaughn.

    NEXT: MISSING GIRLS OF THE DESERT PART 4: POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF NEAL FALLS

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  • February 7, 2017 /  Body Found California, True Crime

      Written by Chandler Vaughn

    LOS ANGELES, Calif,- Lisa Marie Naegle, reality T.V star, disappeared after a friend’s birthday party at Alpine Village, a Bavarian restaurant in Torrance. “A little slice of Bavaria”, they say.

    It was a Saturday night, December 18th, 2016.

    LISA MARIE NAEGLE MISSING- At 2 a.m., Lisa spoke to her husband, Derek Harryman, by phone, allegedly sounding buzzed. In her last text around 2:30 a.m., she assured him that she was leaving to get food and then coming home.

    Sadly, Lisa Marie Naegle left the party and was never seen alive again.

    REALITY T.V. STAR- Lisa and Derek were married one year after she competed on a reality show called “Bridalplasty” that aired in 2010. Lisa Marie worked as a successful nurse/nursing instructor at West Los Angeles College. Here she met some of the friends and students in attendance the night she went missing.

    JACKIE JEROME ROGERS- Restaurant staff, friends and students were questioned by law enforcement and family members. One student in particular, Jackie Jerrome Rogers, claimed that he and Lisa parted ways and left alone. In video surveillance footage obtained by the efforts of Lisa’s family, it became horribly clear he was not being honest. After conducting their own family investigation, the police were contacted with the evidence.

    LAPD ARREST SUSPECT: On Tuesday, LAPD officers arrested Jackie Jerome Rogers on suspicion of murder. Roger’s led police to his house about 20 minutes from Alpine Village. There, buried in his Lennox backyard, the body of Lisa Marie Naegle was found. He gave no explanation for her murder.

    MURDER / BODY FOUND- The details of the crime are brutal. Lisa had been beaten to death with a hammer, her naked body buried face down in a shallow garden grave. A special operations unit was called to the crime scene to excavate the remains, as well as the Los Angeles County Coroner.

    Jackie Jerome Roger’s SUV was seized and will be inspected for forensic evidence.

    Lisa Marie Naegle is loved and missed by many.  May She Rest in Peace.

    True Love Never  Dies.

    Contact: chandlerzone@gmail.com.

    MURDER-LISA MARIE NAEGLE- REALITY STAR-FOUND DEAD-BACKYARD

     

     

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  •   Written by Chandler Vaughn

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.– Article: “Ryan Roberts Wrongful Conviction”.

    RYAN ROBERTS– It’s ridiculous to think that a person could end up in prison for murder simply because he smoked a few cigarettes at a local ballpark and then left the butts on the ground. In the case of Ryan Roberts, convicted of murdering Sacramento teen, Jessica Funk-Haslam, this may have been all that happened, thanks to questionable use of California’s Prop 69.

    SACRAMENTO TEEN MURDERED – In the interest of truth and justice, and the safety of our community, please imagine yourself in this position:

    • What if (at a public park) someone picks up your discarded cigarette butts and re-lights them…leaving their DNA mixed with yours?
    • What if that same person…is found dead in the park later that night?
    • What if you have an explanation for your cigarette butts/DNA being found at the park (crime scene), but detectives don’t believe you? What if the jury doesn’t?

    RYAN ROBERTS WRONGFUL CONVICTION- To tell the story of Ryan Robert’s wrongful conviction, I must first tell you the story of a beautiful Sacramento teen, Jessica Funk-Haslam and her violent murder. To tell Jessica’s story, I must also tell of two Lawless relatives, two brothers: Reed and Thomas, and a man named Johnny Richardson.

    JESSICA FUNK-HASLAM MURDER- If you can’t see a meaningful connection between Ryan Roberts and Jessica Funk-Haslam, or understand a motive, you’re not alone, it’s because there isn’t oneRemembering that, let me start from the beginning of this nightmare, March 6, 2012.

    THE BODY / THE MURDER- On March 6, 2012 a woman jogging through Sacramento’s Rosemont Park discovered the dead body of a young girl inside a baseball dugout. The girl was determined to be 13 year-old Jessica Funk Haslam, a somewhat rebellious teen, who was last seen alive the night before, with friend, Savannah Lawless.

    Jessica Funk-Haslam had been violently murdered. Strangled. Bludgeoned. Stabbed in the neck.

    SACRAMENTO CO. SHERIFF– Sheriff’s investigators were called to the scene. Evidence was collected, questions were asked, video footage obtained. Slowly, a story (with motive and witnesses) began to emerge. A story that would later be recanted.

    …A story that had NOTHING to do with Ryan Roberts.

    ROSEMONT PARK- As the original story goes, Jessica Funk-Haslam left home the afternoon of her murder, against the wishes of her mother, Tara Haslam. Allegedly, Jessica ended up at Rosemont Park with a new friend named Savannah Lawless who lived nearby with her mother, Christina Lawless, at a dodgy motel called Vince’s. The sun set around six o’clock that evening, March 5, 2012.

    CHRIS REED WITNESS STATEMENT- The details of the night started taking shape in a statement made by Chris Reed, a friend of Savanna’s mother, Christina.

    Allegedly, that evening, Savannah called her mom, who then handed the phone to Chris Reed. Chris Reed stated that Savannah asked for help and asked him to bring a blanket to the park. According to his original statement, by the time Chris Reed arrived at the park, there were already three individuals standing near Jessica’s body:

    1. Savannah Lawless
    2. Christina Lawless
    3. Johnny Richardson

    Chris Reed further stated there were two other people standing by.

    CHRIS REED/JOHNNY THOMAS RECANT- Chris Reed told the account of what happened to his brother, Johnny Thomas. Both brothers made official statements containing the three names mentioned above. Then, they literally scratched out the names and changed the statements to say “two girls and a guy”.

    At trial, the two statements were recanted entirely, with no explanation.

    Here are a few other details about Savannah Lawless and Chris Reed that should be considered…

    • Savannah Lawless was given immunity for her testimony.
    • Originally, and allegedly, Savannah Lawless implicated Chris Reed as having been with Jessica the night before.
    • Chris Reed was captured on video in the motel parking lot carrying a blanket under his left arm, as indicated in his recanted statement.
    • Chris Reed allegedly laundered the blanket before returning it.
    • Chris Reed was subpoenaed to testify, pled the 5th, (refused to answer on the grounds of self-incrimination) and was released from the subpoena…on his statement it says very clearly that he was afraid to testify because he feared he’d be charged with Jessica’s murder.

    SAVANNAH LAWLESS – Part of the story revealed at trial by defense witness, Michelle Serrao, placed Savannah Lawless with Jessica in a confrontation on the night in question. Michelle testified that upon hearing of Jessica’s murder, Savannah screamed “All I did was just beat her up!”.

    LAWLESS TEEN– An important fringe detail that was ignored by investigators was the friendship between the two girls. Savannah Lawless was a new friend to Jessica of just a few months. You’ve heard the term “mean girls”?  By many accounts Savannah was allegedly quite abusive and once slapped Jessica so hard it knocked her hat off. It has also been alleged that Savannah left several angry voicemails for Jessica just two days before her murder.

    FUNK-HASLAM WITH LAWLESS- In summary, Savannah Lawless was allegedly the last person Jessica was with at Rosemont Park and admitted to beating her up on the same night she was killed. Witness statements indicate that Chris Reed, Johnny Richardson and Christina Lawless may have played a part in this crime.

    Suggested Reading: www.ryandouglasroberts.wordpress.com.

    ***Individuals mentioned in this article are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    Contact: chandlerzone@gmail.com

    SAVANNAH LAWLESS-CHRISTINA LAWLESS-JOHNNY RICHARDSON-CHRIS REED

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  • April 20, 2016 /  California Missing Persons, True Crime

    KRISTEN MODAFFERI MISSING SINCE 1997

    kristen modafferi  kristin modafferi 2  kristen modafferi 3 Written by Chandler Vaughn

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif- Kristen Modafferi’s disappearance remains a mystery after 19 years.

    KRISTEN MODAFFERI UPDATE: Kristen Modafferi has been missing since 1997. Sadly, Kristen arrived in California to attend college only three short weeks prior to her disappearance. She left Charlotte, North Carolina on her 18th birthday, June 1, 1997 and was last seen on June 23, 1997.

    HUMAN REMAINS DETECTED POSSIBLY KRISTEN- Many leads involving suspicious circumstances have been followed over the past two decades. In 2015, human remains were detected by cadaver dog in the basement of the Oakland home where Kristen rented a room in 1997.

    The remains have not yet been identified.

    MISSING PERSON- KRISTEN MODAFFERI

    • Age 18 at time of disappearance
    • Brown Hair / Eyes
    • Weight: 140
    • Height: 5’6″
    • Birth date: Born June 1, 1979

    FBI INVESTIGATION- The following information is taken directly from the FBI website for missing persons…

    “Kristen Modafferi was last seen on the afternoon of June 23, 1997, at the coffee shop where she was working in the Crocker Galleria Mall in San Francisco, California. The then eighteen-year-old had completed her freshman year of college in North Carolina and had recently moved to the San Francisco area to attend summer school at the University of California at Berkeley. She was living in Oakland. She has not been seen or heard from since”.

    If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

    Field Office: San Francisco

    THE KRISTEN FOUNDATION- Foul play may be present in this ongoing caseFor additional detailed information visit: The Kristen Foundation at: http://www.kristenfoundation.org

    TRUE CRIME-KRISTEN MODAFFERI-MISSING-SAN FRANCISCO

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  • jessica-funk-haslam Written by Chandler Vaughn

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.- California’s Prop 69 leads to scant investigation of teen murder, botched trial and potential wrongful conviction of Ryan Douglas Roberts.

    The killers, who may be “friends” of the victim, remain free.

    Advisory: In the eyes of the law, Jessica Funk-Haslam’s murder has been solved.

    FUNK-HASLAM MURDER- Jessica Funk-Haslam was a bright and beautiful American teenager growing up in Rosemont, a quiet suburb of Sacramento, California. Like many teens, Jessica had a rebel spirit and wanted independence from her parents.

    On the evening of March 5, 2012, Jessica left the apartment where she lived with her mother and was never seen alive again.

    Sadly, Jessica and her mother, Tara Funk-Haslam, argued immediately before Jessica left home. The topic of the argument was the very fact that Jessica wanted to go out that evening. “She wanted to meet someone”, her mother stated, but didn’t want to say who. Her mother appropriately said no and a conflict ensued.  Stubbornly, like a true teen, Jessica headed out the door unaware of any danger in her path, as she had done once before, two months earlier. In January, a similar incident took place. Jessica left home without permission and later called for a ride from a Watt Avenue apartment complex. Her parents were never able to determine who she had contact with that day, but she made it home safely, thank goodness, unlike the night of March 5th.

    ROSEMONT PARK MURDER- On the evening in question, Jessica reportedly boarded a light rail train and a bus to familiar Rosemont Community park, 200 yards from Albert Einstein Middle School, where she attended 8th grade. Events of that fateful evening remain a mystery. Only small reports and fragments have surfaced that shed light on what Jessica may have been doing that evening.  One witness, who did not want to be identified, reported hearing  the sound of a young girl and man talking in the bleacher area around 2 a.m. Another witness heard screams, followed briefly by a mans voice in the direction of the baseball field.

    Jessica was reported missing the morning of March 6th by her mother, unaware that a body had been discovered at Rosemont Park.

    BODY FOUND– Tragically, Jessica was found at sunrise by a female walking through the park. Although no obvious signs of sexual assault were present. She had been fatally beaten, strangled and stabbed in the neck.  It was determined that Jessica was likely murdered between 8-10 p.m.

    Eventually, video footage from a home surveillance system was turned over to investigators.  The residence where the video camera was located was 150 yards from the baseball field.  It shows a possible suspect running east down Rosemont Drive. When the individual sees cars approaching, he/she appears to hide and then continue running after the cars have passed.  The person in the video was never identified and has disappeared back into the woodwork of Sacramento County.

    The above account was the story released to the public following the murder of Jessica Funk-Haslam. After this time, many statements were made, recorded as official documents and later recanted.

    TRUECRIMECALIFORNIA.COM-For more details, including the recanted original story of teenage “friend”, Savannah Lawless, see article: “Ryan Robert’s Wrongful Conviction”.

    ***All individuals mentioned are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    May Jessica Funk-Haslam rest in eternal peace.

    True Love Never Dies.

    Contact: chandlerzone@gmail.com

    WRONGFUL CONVICTION-RYAN DOUGLAS ROBERTS

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