What is it with MWAB cases lately?

The past few months have seen a flurry of murder-without-a-body (hereby christened “MWAB”) cases. They just keep coming down the track one after another. I’m glad prosecutors are getting bolder about these; I only hope they can prove their cases.

Here’s a rundown of all the recent ones I know about, that aren’t mentioned on Charley yet:

In September, longtime suspect Steven Lorenzo was charged with the murder of Jason Galehouse, who disappeared in 2003 from Florida.
In October, Vernon and Deborah Calloway were charged with the murder of Patricia Calloway. who disappeared in 1993 from Kentucky. They were her ex-siblings-in-law.
Also in October, William Cumber was charged with the murder of Sabine Musil-Buehler, who’s been missing from Florida since 2008. Cumber was her boyfriend.
In November, Danny Ross Giles was charged with the murder of Tracey Brazzel, who vanished from Washington in 1995. He was also charged with the murder of another local young woman who disappeared around the same time and was found a week later.
Also in November, Chester Price was charged with the murder of Andrea Gail Parsons. She’s been missing from Florida since 1994.
This month, Ed Henline Sr. and his son Ed Jr. were charged with the murder of Hannah Zaccaglini, as I previously noted on this blog. Hannah’s been missing from California since 1997.
Also this month, Leila Mulla and Dalton Dunnagan have been charged with the murder of Gary Kergan, who disappeared from Louisiana in 1984. They had actually been arrested for his murder right after it happened, but released for lack of evidence.

Also, in November, Dion Kaseta was convicted of manslaughter in the case of Kimberly Mimmovich, who’s been missing from Florida since 2001. He was her boyfriend.
And the trial in the Rilya Wilson case is ongoing.

I think that’s all of them.

9 thoughts on “What is it with MWAB cases lately?

  1. Jaime December 9, 2012 / 8:22 am

    I know she is already on Charley, but don’t forget Andrea Gail Parsons.

    • Meaghan December 9, 2012 / 8:29 am

      They’re all on Charley; I just haven’t added the info about the charges yet on account of being on vacation.

      • Jaime December 9, 2012 / 9:18 pm

        Hope your having a fun vacation.

  2. Amy White December 9, 2012 / 11:31 pm

    Billy Smolinski, Waterbury, Ct, Aug 24,2004. Chad Hanson, who has given 2 sworn statements saying that he helped bury Billy after Billy was killed by Billy’s ex-girlfriend’s son,Shaun Karpiuk, has an upcoming court date.Beginning in 2008 Chad has led police on multiple unsuccessful searches for Billy’s remains . He “threw a tantrum” at his last court appearance when he did not like the plea deal the Judge offered him. Now he has a court date for a jury trial in January 2013 and could get 7 years in prison for charges including making a false statement concerning a death. Chad Unfortunately, Shaun Karpiuk , named by Chad Hanson as Billy’s killer, cannot speak for himself because he died from a heroin overdose in January 2005.

    http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2012/12/05/news/doc50bfbc678c422370214592.txt?viewmode=fullstory .

    • Kat December 10, 2012 / 7:58 am

      What??? What the hell? This I have to read. I wonder what his family, who has been so active in MP legislation thinks. Who knew. I don’t remember seeing anything about this before. Thanks for the link!

      • Amy White December 10, 2012 / 9:00 am

        Thank-you, thank-you,thank-you, Kat for commenting and Meghan for printing my comment and the link. I would never monopolize this wonderful website but there are about 20 more articles I could have linked here.. God Bless you both! There is so much more to Billy’s story that people need to know.

  3. Kat December 10, 2012 / 7:57 am

    Take and enjoy the vacay Meaghan, you’ll be losing your mind when you get back!

  4. Celeste December 11, 2012 / 11:16 pm

    Wasn’t Tracey Leigh Tetso’s husband charged with her murder?

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