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Case #: 89-69928
Victim:  Tracy Jackson, 25 years of age
Suspect: Unknown
Location:  1000 Block of South Commerce Street
Date:  05/21/1989

Synopsis:
On Sunday, May 21, 1989, at approximately 4:30 a.m., LVMPD patrol officers responded to the 1000 block of S. Commerce St. for a report of a suspicious situation. Officers arrived and met with the person reporting who directed them to the location of an unidentified adult female with multiple blunt trauma injuries and it appeared she was deceased. At approximately 7:45 a.m., the assigned Deputy Coroner Investigator pronounced the adult female deceased at the scene. LVMPD Homicide Section and other personnel initiated an investigation into the decedent’s death.

On Monday, May 22, 1989, the Clark County Office of the Coroner identified the adult female as being Tracy Jackson (also known as Tracy Freel and Tracy Kolias) via fingerprints. On the same date, after a complete autopsy, the Chief Medical Examiner opined the manner of her death was a homicide.

The LVMPD Homicide Section continued their investigation to a point in which there was no new information or leads to follow-up on and the death of Tracy Jackson is an unresolved murder and there are no known suspects.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 89-55286
Victim: Shirley Ann Stanton
Suspect: Unknown
Location: Near Laughlin, NV
Date: Discovered on 03/16/1989

Synopsis:
On 3-16-89, passengers on a bus headed toward Laughlin observed a body off of the road. Police responded & located the body of Shirley Ann Stanton who was determined to be a homicide victim. Her body had been undiscovered for several days. Stanton was relocating between Bedford, TX and Porterville, CA. She’d been having some car trouble & reporting her trip status to her mother. Authorities located her vehicle, with her dog inside, near the Vicksburg overpass on I-10 in New Hope, AZ, in La Paz County approximately 100 miles east of Phoenix. This remote location has a truck stop. A white, semi-tractor trailer rig was seen stopped in the vicinity of Stanton’s vehicle.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 89-47971
Victim: Paula Bowling, 21 YOA
Suspect: Unknown
Location: Paradise Road, south of Robindale
Date: Discovered on 02/13/1989

Synopsis:
On February 13, 1989, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the body of Paula Bowling (AKA: Paula Howard or Chardon Jazzmen) was found in the desert area off Paradise Road, south of Robindale. The victim had arrests in Las Vegas for prostitution and drug related offenses and was known to frequent the area of Fremont and Eastern Avenues.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case: 87-66634
Victim: Frank Richard Ringler, 51 Years of Age
Suspect: Unknown
Location: 6300 Casada Way
Date: Discovered June 8, 1987

Synopsis:
Ringler was discovered dead in the living room of a associates house while house sitting for the weekend. He had been stabbed to death. Ringler had recently returned to Las Vegas after living in Florida and Barstow, CA.

Anyone with information is urged call LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 87-46281
Victim: Angelique Jeanette Hayes, 36 YOA
Suspect: Unknown
Location: Desert area near Mile Marker 40, East Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Date: Discovered February 18, 1987

Synopsis:
Angelique Hayes' nude body was discovered by hikers walking in the desert area approximately 3/10th of a mile south of the roadway. It is believed that her body had been in the area for three to four days. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation by means of strangulation. Angelique was initially listed as a "Jane Doe"; she was later identified through fingerprint comparison. Angelique was last seen at the Par-A-Dice Inn Motel, 2217 East Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 86-76505
Victim: Paul Vincent Leonardo, 29 YOA
Suspect: Unknown
Location: Alley South of 4425 Salton Ave., Las Vegas, NV
Date: August 18, 1986

Synopsis:
Paul Leonardo, a Whittlesea Cab Driver, was found shot to death, in his cab, in the alley South of Salton Ave., by a man jogging in the area at approximately 6:30 in the morning. It was believed, at the time of discovery, that Paul was the victim of a robbery. The investigation revealed that Paul was dispatched to 4434 Salton Ave., Apt. 2B at 5:26 a.m. The meter in the cab was still recording at the time of discovery, based on the meter; it is believed that he arrived at approximately 5:39 a.m. The analysis completed by the Taxi Cab Authority personnel indicated that Paul either picked up a fare and drove approximately 6 miles and returned to the area or was robbed and killed at the location where he was found, though witnesses in the area didn't see the cab in the area between 5:45 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 86-41760
Victim: Robert E. Ellis, 43 YOA
Suspect: Unknown
Location: 220 Maulding Avenue
Date: Discovered on 01/31/1986

Synopsis:
On January 31, 1986, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Robert Ellis was found deceased in the living room area of his residence at 220 Maulding Avenue.

The victim worked in real estate and had resided in Las Vegas for several years. He was last seen alive in the evening on January 29, 1986, in the area of the Palace Station Casino.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 85-76950
Victim: John Donald Valin, 46 YOA
Suspect: Unknown
Location: 5822 Boulder Highway (parking lot to rear of Bungalow Bar) Las Vegas, NV
Date: September 5, 1985

Synopsis:
John Valin and a female companion were, seated in a 1983 Ford Ranger pickup truck, behind the Bungalow Bar when the suspect fired several rounds through the rear window of the truck. John was struck several times and died at the scene. The companion was struck once in the head, but survived the wound. The companion was unable to provide any information on the suspect. John Valin and his companion were involved in an altercation inside of the Bar shortly before the shooting. Detectives learned that a previous altercation involving John and his companion occurred at the Lucille's Lucky Seven lounge which was located a short distance from the Bungalow Bar. There are no known witnesses to the shooting.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 83-26198
Victim: Cathryn Tighe
Suspect: Unknown
Location: Desert area north of Indios and east of Mountain Vista, Las Vegas, NV
Date: Between 02-07-1983 and 03-02-1983

Synopsis:
The 17 yr. old victim was last seen at Chaparral High School on 2-7-83. On 3-2-83 the victim was discovered in the desert area near Indios and Twain, covered by debris. The parents of the victim had filed a missing persons report when Cathryn failed to return home from school on the 7th. The coroner's office listed the cause of death as manual strangulation. No suspect has ever been identified.

Anyone with information is urged to call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 83-29567
Victim: Norma Gonzales, 25 YOA
Suspect: Unknown
Location: Brownstone Canyon, Red Rock National Recreation Area
Date: Discovered – February 20, 1983

Synopsis:
On February 20, 1983, Norma Gonzales' body was discovered by a family four-wheeling in the Red Rock Canyon NRA. Norma was last seen alive in the downtown area of Las Vegas where she lived with her infant daughter. Norma left her infant daughter with a babysitter; Norma had been hired by a local business but never showed for her first day at work. Norma was reported missing on February 17. An autopsy determined Norma died from a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case: 82-98206
Victim: Cynthia Jo Dane
Suspect: Unknown
Location: Room at the Castaway Hotel
Date: December 23-24, 1982

Synopsis:
On December 24, 1982, Cynthia Jo Dane’s father discovered her nude body in a shared room at the Castaway Hotel. Cynthia Jo was last seen alive gambling in several hotels and by her father on December 23, 1982 at 2200 hours. It was determined through autopsy, Cynthia Jo had died from multiple stab wounds. Cynthia Jo was also the victim of a robbery.

Anyone with information is urged call LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case#: 82-65795
Victim: Ann Marie Conrad, 57 years of age
Suspect: Unknown
Location: Lake Mead Recreational Area – Boulder Beach
Date:  July 25, 1982

Synopsis:
On July 25, 1982, Ann Conrad’s body was found near the rear of the Lake Mead Resort, adjacent to the Boulder Beach area of Lake Mead. She was last seen alive during the evening of July 24, 1982, by her son. An autopsy revealed the victim had died from blunt force trauma and had her throat cut. Her body had been dumped in the area where she was located.

The LVMPD Homicide Section continued their investigation to a point in which where was no new information or leads to follow-up on and the death of Ann Marie Conrad is an unsolved murder at this point.

Anyone with information is urged to call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 82-54051
Victim: Krista Lee Elliott
Suspect: Unknown WMA, approximately 25 to 30 years at the time of the crime. 5'8" to 5'10", 140 lbs to 165 lbs. Registered using the name Gerry Simms, thought to be false information.
Location: Frontier Hotel
Date: June 2, 1982

Synopsis:
On 6-2-1982 a maid at the Frontier Hotel entered room # 2054 for routine cleaning. The maid discovered the victim lying in the bed with a large amount of blood on the bed and sheets. The room was registered to a man who gave a false name and address, using cash. The victim had numerous stab wounds.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 82-47574
Victim: Richard Arlen Raynor, 43 YOA
Suspect: Unknown
Location: 4587 E. Lake Mead #18, Las Vegas, NV
Date: May 4, 1982

Synopsis:
On May 4, 1981, Richard Raynor's 13 year old daughter returned home from school to discover her father dead just inside of the front door to their home. The daughter ran to a neighbors screaming for help. Homicide investigators responded to begin the investigation. The cause of death was multiple stab wounds to the back and chest. The home appeared to have been ransacked. Investigators determined that the killing occurred sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. None of the neighbors heard or saw anything out of the ordinary.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 82-30003
Victim: Burt Henry McMahon
Suspect: Unknown
Location: Victim found in desert area 1 ½ miles east of Mt. Hood on south side of Lake Mead Blvd approximately 10 feet from the roadway.
Date: 02-16-1982

Synopsis:
Victim was in Las Vegas attending a Chevron Oil employee's convention. He was last seen at the Library Restaurant located at Las Vegas Blvd. and Sahara after having dinner with fellow business associates around 8pm. At approximately 9:30pm a man driving westbound on Lake Mead Blvd approximately 1 ½ miles east of Mt. Hood Blvd. observed a man's body lying on the side of the road and stopped to further investigate. The citizen then stopped and telephoned the LVMPD to advise of his discovery.

The victim was transported by unknown person or persons to that location and died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 81-57755
Victim: #1 Jack Rabinowitsch, 72 yoa
Victim: #2 Xenia Rabinowitsch, 72 yoa
Suspect: Unknown
Location: 2856 La Casita Ave., Las Vegas, NV
Date: Between 6-23-1981 and 6-25-1981

Synopsis:
On June 25, 1981, Jack and Xenia Rabinowitsch were discovered murdered inside their home. Both victims were found face down on the bed with their hands behind their backs. They had been shot and the initial investigation characterized the deaths as an execution. Investigator located several safes, which had been opened, throughout the house. Money, jewelry, and rare coins were still in place. Other items of great value appeared to have gone untouched. One drawer from one of the safes was missing. Relatives indicated that the drawer contained paperwork/documents of unknown origin and/or significance. The Rabinowitschs were known for their anti-communist stance and assistance to immigrants from the Soviet Union. Las Vegas detectives worked with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation because of possible connections to other related investigations in other States. The person(s) responsible where never identified.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.


Case #: 81-39017
Victim: Herbert James Myers, 65 YOA
Suspect: Unknown
Location: Corner of 1st Street and Bonneville, Las Vegas, NV
Date: April 2, 1981

Synopsis:
At about 2:00 a.m., Herbert Myers was found face down on the sidewalk with a wound to his head. The person who discovered Herbert called for police and medical help. Herbert was transported to the Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital were he died during surgery. It was discovered that Herbert had suffered a blow to the head; the official cause of death was blunt force injury to the head.

Homicide detectives discovered Herbert had just left the Casbah Bar & Hotel where he had been drinking. According to the bartender, Herbert had been bragging about winning a large amount of money when in fact, he had to borrow $5.00 from the bartender. Several items of personal property were found lying on the ground near Herbert's body, along with an object believed to have been used to bludgeon Herbert. There were no known witnesses to the attack.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.removed


Case #: 80-64161
Victim: Peggy Sue (Tindell) Craven, 26 YOA
Suspect: Unknown
Location: 3120 Meade Ave. (Borlase Plumbing), Las Vegas, NV
Date: August 1, 1980

Synopsis:
Peggy Sue Craven, a secretary for Borlase Plumbing Co., was found dead in one of the offices at the business. The initial investigation placed the time of the murder between 3:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. An autopsy determined that Peggy died as the result of strangulation and blunt force injury to the chest. There were indications that a sum of cash was missing from the business. Peggy was recently divorced and the mother of two young daughters at the time of the murder. Employees at adjoining businesses were interviewed but no one was able to provide any useful information. The person(s) responsible are still unknown.

Anyone with information is urged call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.​