The Murder of Ann Rippel

By Elise Haley aka Crime Shark On April 23, 1997, Ann Rippel, 41, was found face down in the Little Tonawanda Creek near Batavia, NY.  A passing by driver noticed the body.  Police believe her body was not there for long, maybe an hour, before her body was discovered. Ann was naked from the waist down, and Read more about The Murder of Ann Rippel[…]

The Disappearance of John Sapienza

By Elise Haley aka Crime Shark In the parking lot of a grocery store in New Hartford, New York sat a red 1997 Chevrolet Astro van, it had been there for about a month when it was finally reported to law enforcement. The year was 1997, the month was March. The van belong to John Read more about The Disappearance of John Sapienza[…]

The Wolcott Jane Doe

By Elise Haley aka Crime Shark It was August of 2002 when people began to notice a putrid smell hanging in the summer air on West Port Bay Road in the town of Wolcott, NY.  It was a lightly traveled road, mainly used for fishing access. On August 29, 2002, a cable worker noticed what Read more about The Wolcott Jane Doe[…]

The Murder of Garrett Phillips

By Elise Haley aka Crime Shark It was October 24, 2011 when just before 5pm, it began to rain in the small town of Potsdam, NY.  Potsdam, split in two by the Raquette River, sits nestled in northern tip of NY about 40 minutes from  the Canadian border. Without counting its student population, Potsdam has Read more about The Murder of Garrett Phillips[…]

The Murder of Michelle Maenza

By Elise Haley aka Crime Shark It was November 26, 1973 when 11 year old Michelle Maenza disappeared while walking home. She had been at the Goodman Plaza.  While at the plaza, Michelle saw her uncle who had offered to give her a ride home but she declined. It would haunt her uncle for years Read more about The Murder of Michelle Maenza[…]

The Murder of Wanda Walkowicz

By Elise Haley AKA Crime Shark The Murder of Wanda Walkowicz By Elise Haley aka Crime Shark Wanda Walkowicz was 11 years old when she disappeared on April 2, 1973. She went to the grocery store, as she often did, to pick up groceries for her mother Joyce.  She spent $8.52, purchasing tuna, milk, cupcakes Read more about The Murder of Wanda Walkowicz[…]

The Murder of Carmen Colon

By Elise Haley aka Crime Shark On November 18, 1971, Carmen Colon’s body was found near Chili NY.  She had been strangled and sexually assaulted.  She was only 10 years old.  When her body was found, she was only partially clothed. Colon was from Rochester where she lived with her grandparents.  On November 16, Carmen Read more about The Murder of Carmen Colon[…]

The Disappearance of Christine Markey

By Elise Haley AKA Crime Shark The early morning hours of January 10, 1993 was the last time anyone had seen Christine Markey in Oneida NY. Markey was 22 years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall, had brown hair, brown eyes and weighed 105 pounds. Markey was seen entering her apartment with her girlfriend Tracy Read more about The Disappearance of Christine Markey[…]

The Murder of Thomas Clifton

By Elise Haley AKA Crime Shark It was June 15, 1978.  Thomas Clifton was sunbathing, nude, on a remote beach in Angola, NY.  Angola is about a half hour just outside of Buffalo where Clifton was a professor of music at the University at Buffalo. In what was described by former Town of Evan police Read more about The Murder of Thomas Clifton[…]

Missing: Reny Jose

By Naptime Nancy New York native Reny Jose was months away from turning 22 and graduating from Rice University in Houston, TX, when he disappeared. He decided to join a big group of friends on a Spring Break trip to Panama City, FL., and vanished around 7PM on March 3rd, 2014. His friends claim that Read more about Missing: Reny Jose[…]