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Michaela Garecht

DNA Test To Prove If Remains Found In ‘Speed Freak Killer’ Case Are Of Michaela Garecht

The mother of missing Hayward girl Michaela Garecht is hoping DNA testing will lead to closure in a case that has puzzled detectives for over two decades, and link the case to the infamous Speed Freak Killers.

10/11/2012

Gary Swierski

Sunnyvale Man Convicted Of Murdering Wife In 2005 Cold Case

A 51-year-old Sunnyvale man was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for the death of his wife in 2005.

06/22/2012

A vendor picks up corn at her stall in a market in Beijing. China has approved genetically modified strains of corn and rice. (Eter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

Californians To Vote On Nation’s Broadest GMO Food Labeling

California voters will decide in November whether to require special labels for foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.

06/12/2012

Antolin Garcia-Torres during a previous court appearance. (CBS)

Sierra LaMar Murder Suspect’s Attorney Removed From Case

The court-appointed attorney for the man accused of kidnapping and murdering a Morgan Hill teenager has been removed from the case.

06/07/2012

California Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma (CA Democratic Caucus)

Bay Area Assemblywoman Urges Child ID’s In Case Of Abduction

California Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma is urging parents to put together child identification kits to assist law enforcement in the event of an abduction.

05/02/2012

Jessica Funk-Haslam was found murdered in a Sacramento park on March 6th. (CBS)

DNA Taken From Students In Case Of Murdered Sacramento 8th Grader

Detectives investigating the killing of a Sacramento 13-year-old last month have collected DNA samples from a number of Sacramento middle school students.

04/17/2012

Claysor Diaz (San Leandro Police Department)

DNA Results Lead To Arrest In San Leandro Sexual Assault

A man suspected of sexually assaulting a female victim at knifepoint in San Leandro last week has been taken into custody.

CBS San Francisco–03/30/2012

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DNA Leads To Charges In 1974 Oakland Murder Of 13-Year-Old

DNA evidence has allowed Alameda County prosecutors to file charges against a man suspected of sexually assaulting and murdering a 13-year-old Oakland girl 38 years ago.

03/14/2012

Wesley Shermantine is an inmate on California’s death row. Shermantine and his friend Loren Herzog were dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers” for a murder spree in the 1980s and 90s. (CBS)

Remains Of Another Victim Of Central Valley Killer Found, Identified

Human remains uncovered in Northern California with the help of a convicted serial killer have been preliminarily identified as one of his victims.

02/11/2012

(L-R) Nikolaus Crumbley, William Payne, (SF Police Dept.)

Not Guilty Plea In ’83 San Francisco Cold Case Murder

A man accused in the strangling death of another man in San Francisco’s McLaren Park nearly 30 years ago pleaded not guilty to murder charges Thursday.

02/02/2012

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