Barbara Nantais: Torrey Pines Tragedy

By Chris Maltby In 1978, Barbara Nantais was found murdered on Torrey Pines State Beach; six years later, Claire Hough was found murdered on the same beach. Was there a serial killer targeting young women?The television show 48 Hours covered the case and Claire Hough’s murderer was caught but Barbara Nantais’s case is still cold.A Read more about Barbara Nantais: Torrey Pines Tragedy[…]

She Never Returned Home

By Chris Maltby On February 23, 1999, Teresa Madrigal went grocery shopping and she never returned home. The next day, her body was found 60 miles away near the entrance of Poway lake in Poway, California. Her boyfriend did not call to report her missing for five days. Madrigal had been shot several times. On March Read more about She Never Returned Home[…]

The Abduction & Murder of Cherilyn Hawkley

By Naptime Nancy It was Friday, October 29th, 1993, and Eureka Elementary School in Granite Bay, CA, was abuzz with Halloween festivities and the excitement of Trick or Treat weekend plans. Thirty nine year old Cherilyn Hawkley, was a beloved fifth grade teacher at Eureka Elementary. She had taught for over two decades in Chico, Read more about The Abduction & Murder of Cherilyn Hawkley[…]

The Abduction & Murder of Cindy Wanner

By Naptime Nancy Thirty five year old, Cynthia Kay Wanner (Stroh) AKA Cindy, was a devoted mother of two. She and her husband moved their family from Thornton, CO, to Rancho Cordova, CA, for a fresh start. Cindy cleaned houses and often brought along her children. November 25th, 1991, was a Monday. It was the Read more about The Abduction & Murder of Cindy Wanner[…]

The Disappearance of Jorge Acosta

By Naptime Nancy Twelve year old Jorge Acosta was last seen heading to a friends house on November 1st, 1992. Jorge is from Van Nuys, CA, and his friends home was nearby in the Los Angeles area. He was wearing a yellow and black striped shirt with black pants, stood 5’1” tall, weighed roughly 115 Read more about The Disappearance of Jorge Acosta[…]

The Murder of Suzette Willis-McDermott

By Naptime Nancy Suzette Jennifer Willis was an Army Veteran living with her mother and stepfather in Citrus Heights, CA, and working for Creative Construction. Her parents last reported seeing her at approximately 6:30PM at their home on Wednesday, November 20th, 1991. From there, Suzette reportedly went to a man’s home, but left his place Read more about The Murder of Suzette Willis-McDermott[…]

Who Killed Romeo Velarde?

By Christina M. Romel Velarde was only 16 when he was gunned down in front of his home on E. Division Street in National City, CA, on January 19, 2007. More than a decade has past and the National City Police Department is still trying to track down the two males who were reportedly seen Read more about Who Killed Romeo Velarde?[…]

Baby Boy Found In San Diego Park

By Christina Maltby On May 4, 2004, the remains of a little boy were discovered in a wooded area near a hiking trail southeast of Rancho Bernardo Community Park and I-15 interstate. The boy was between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half years old. His remains were discovered by hikers inside a green duffle bag. Investigators believe he Read more about Baby Boy Found In San Diego Park[…]

Help Solve #LindasStory

By Naptime Nancy On Friday, July, 6th, 1973, Linda O’Keefe got picked up by her piano teacher and they headed for Linda’s summer school classes at Lincoln Intermediate School in Corona Del Mar, CA. Around 10AM, Linda had a school break and walked over Richard’s Market to get a snack. A turquoise van would be Read more about Help Solve #LindasStory[…]

Help Identify Patricia Lee Kuzara’s Killer

By Naptime Nancy Patty Lee Kuzara was just shy of turning eight years old when her life was stolen from her and her family. She was being babysat off Lola Way, near what is now the Van Dam Peak Trailhead, in Poway, CA. Her mother tried to pick her up, but no one was home Read more about Help Identify Patricia Lee Kuzara’s Killer[…]