Carl Derek Woracker has been found dead. His ex-wife emailed me with a link to this article. Carl, who was 26, had been missing from Spokane, Washington since 1998. One of his shinbones was found in a wooded area in 2004, and the second shinbone and two thighbones turned up in 2009, near where his car was abandoned, but nothing else was located. DNA testing just identified the bones.
No word on whether foul play is suspected or not. Given the passage of time and the fact that only the legs were found, we may never know. I find it a bit odd, however, that pieces of Carl’s legs were found in separate places.
Werner Lippe has been convicted of murdering his wife, Faith, who’s been missing since October 2008. Werner was a jeweler who had designed pieces for celebrities, and he had quite a lot of money. (Wikipedia says the median income for a family living in their hometown is close to $90,000. That’s like twice the national average.) He and Faith were going to get a divorce, and perhaps he didn’t want to share his wealth. Their own son had to testify against his father at the trial.
I was a bit concerned that Werner might not be convicted, because the previous jury had deadlocked at 7 to 5 for acquittal. But justice was served. He faces 25 years to life in prison.
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