Three murders without a body

It looks like the incredibly long, complicated Kiplyn Davis case has wrapped up — with the caveat, of course, that her body hasn’t been recovered. Over six years, five defendants faced various charges in her disappearance ranging from perjury to murder. One pleaded guilty to manslaughter in February. Now, another has pleaded guilty to two additional charges of perjury and was sentenced to probation by agreement of both prosecution, defense and Kiplyn’s dad. This guy wasn’t involved in the presumed murder, and according to all he’s cleaned up his life over the past few years.

In Washington state, a suspect was convicted on his second trial of murdering Robert James Wykel, who’s been missing since 1996. No sentencing date has been set.

And down in Arizona the boyfriend of Jamie Laiaddee has been charged with her murder.


The Roman & Littlfield Publishing Group has sent me a surprise present: a free copy of The Last Place You’d Look: True Stories of Missing Persons and the People Who Search for Them. It mentions Charley in the list of resources in the back, calling it a “comprehensive and well-maintained database.”

I had put in a request for it at the library a few days ago, but it would have taken at least two weeks to get it.

Expect a review here in the near future. I’ve glanced through it and it looks good.