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 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 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 Disappearance of Douglas Legg

By Elise Haley AKA Crime Shark Douglas Legg, also known as “Dougie,” disappeared when he was 8 years old near Newcomb, NY in the Adirondack Mountains.  Legg was a grandson of the Melvin family that owned the Santanoni Estate (now known as the Santanoni Preserve). Saturday afternoon on July 10, 1971, Dougie was going on Read more about The Disappearance of Douglas Legg[…]

The Murder of Tammy Jo Alexander AKA The Caledonia Jane Doe

The Murder of Tammy Jo Alexander AKA The Caledonia Jane Doe By Elise Haley Nestled in Livingston County, New York, sits the little town of Caledonia. With a population of less than 5,000(based on a 2010 Census), murder was not a common occurrence. For 35 years, a murdered Jane Doe haunted the community.  There were Read more about The Murder of Tammy Jo Alexander AKA The Caledonia Jane Doe[…]