On the night of Saturday, March 07, 1970, 23-year-old Judith Ann Hakari was abducted from her car in the parking lot of her apartment complex. She was violently beaten, raped, tortured and murdered. Her body was found on Saturday, April 25, 1970 in a shallow grave in rural Weimar, CA, 40 miles East of Sacramento.

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22-year-old Carol was a nurse's assistant from Santa Rosa, CA. On November 14, 1970, after visiting friends at a Sacramento bar, her body was discovered six miles away in a field in Rio Linda. She had been severely beaten and her body dumped. Her birth daughter, Lynda, has given us access to files and information that nobody has ever had.

Amanda Wienckowski was a beautiful young woman who was attempting to better her life after succumbing to a heroin addiction and prostitution when her life was taken. Her body was discovered on January 9, 2009. She was frozen solid, naked, beaten and stuffed upside down in a Buffalo, NY garbage can.

At 22, aspiring actress and Sacramento High School Class of 1966 graduate, Denise Kathleen Anderson, was working at Wells Fargo Bank while she worked on her acting career. Her roommate borrowed her car the morning of April 13, 1971. When she returned at 2:30pm, Denise was gone. She hasn't been seen since.

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Each year in the United States, more than 15,000 people are murdered. Additionally, almost 100,000 are raped and about 600,000 go missing altogether. Many of these cases go cold because there aren't enough resources to keep investigating. That's where we can make a difference, and we need your help.
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Solve Crimes with Rick and Gavin is a collaboration between longtime friends and business partners, Rick Tracewell and Gavin Fish. When they started in August of 2020, they had the audacity to believe that they could make a difference by helping to solve some of the nation's most stubborn cold cases by using this website, YouTube, and their podcast to enlist an army of web sleuths. In addition to their viewers, listeners, and volunteers, their team has grown along the way to include a professor of advanced genetics, a retired homicide detective, a board-certified forensic pathologist, and a former prosecutor.
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