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While the principles of the Crime Wire Team, Dennis Griffin, Tom Shamshak, Vito Colucci and Susan Murphy Milano, are each away from the show this week, Crime Wire Consultant from Citizens Against Homicide, Gene Cervantes will be the guest for the hour, along with Crime Wire Director of Research, Kim Kolton.
SEGMENT ONE: THE CHRISTOPHER RUDOW CASE
Christopher Rudow of Buffalo, NY was murdered in hisapartment in January of 2010. He was 32 years old.
Buffalo Police still list the case as unsolved and havetold his mother, Linda Olenski, that the killer used “blunt force trauma” toend Christopher’s life. Police also told her that it appeared to be a crime ofpassion and that Chris probably knew his killer.
There was no evidence of forced entry or a break in.Whoever killed Chris was let into or had means to enter the apartment.
SEGMENT TWO: THE HEATHER BROADUS CASE
HeatherBroadus, a 27-year-old woman, was found dead Monday, August 30, 2010 in the 300block of East 56th Street in Long Beach, CA according to Los Angeles Countycoroner’s records.
Apasserby found Broadus’ body lying on the sidewalk about 6:30 a.m. and called911, according to a Long Beach Police Department news release.
TheLong Beach Fire Department responded to the scene and discovered Broadus lyingin a parkway. She had been shot more than once in the torso. Based onpreliminary information, police believe Broadus was shot at some point theprevious night. Some of the neighbors who lived in the area remembered hearinggunshots at approximately 2:30 am, but no one called the police. Shootings inthat area are not uncommon.
The motive for the shooting remains unknown. Heather lived in La Mirada, CA.Listeners and readers can become a member at the Crime Wire forum and join the discussions: http://crimewiresite.com