CASES BY date of crime

The Solve Crimes YouTube Channel and companion Podcast carefully choose the cases we take on.

First, we have to truly believe that we can help solve the case - with your help. Secondly, we want to make sure that the cases will be taken seriously by the media and law enforcement agencies. These are the cases we've chosen to investigate...so far.

Judith Ann Hakari

JUDITH ANN HAKARI / MARCH 1970 / SACRAMENTO, CA

On the night of Saturday, March 07, 1970, 23 year old Judy Hakari was abducted from her car in the parking lot of her apartment complex upon arriving from working a late shift as a nurse at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, CA. 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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Carol Beth Hilburn

CAROL BETH HILBURN / NOV. 1970 / SACRAMENTO, CA

22 year old Carol was a nurse's assistant from the Santa Rosa area of California. After visiting friends at a Sacramento bar, her body was discovered later that day six miles away in a field in Rio Linda. She had been severely beaten. Eerily reminiscent of the Judith Ann Hakari murder case from March of the same year and Nancy Bannallack murder case from just the month before...all in Sacramento, CA.
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Denise Anderson

DENISE ANDERSON / APRIL 1971 / SACRAMENTO, CA

At 22, aspiring actress Denise Anderson and Sacramento High School Class of 1966 graduate was working at Wells Fargo Bank in Sacramento while she worked on her acting career. Her roommate borrowed Denise's car that morning and when she returned at 2:30pm, Denise was gone. No one has seen her since.
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Carla Walker

CARLA WALKER / FEBRUARY 1974 / FORT WORTH, TX

Carla Walker, 17, disappeared in February 1974 after she was abducted out of her boyfriend's car at a bowling alley. The perpetrator beat her boyfriend over the head with a pistol until he was semi-conscious and covered in blood when he took her. Carla's body was discovered a few days later in a culvert near Benbrook Lake.

UPDATE (September 22, 2020): Fort Worth PD has made an arrest in the Carla Walker case! READ STORY

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Carla Walker

Amanda Wienckowski / January 2009 / Buffalo, NY

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. She had just enrolled at a community college and had written a sweet note to her mom apologizing for things she did and said when she was addicted, promising to get her life on track. Her body was discovered on January 9, 2009. She was frozen solid, naked, beaten and stuffed upside down in a garbage can.
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Alexis Sharkey

Alexis Sharkey / November 2020 / Houston, TX

Alexis Leigh Robinault was born in Warren, PA. She was known by Lexi or Lex. She graduated from Youngsville High School in 2012. Alexis went to the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biology in 2016. She also graduated with minors in Psychology and Exercise. Alexis Sharkey’s lifeless body was found in the bushes alongside a frontage road about three miles from the apartment she shared with her husband, Tom. She was completely naked.
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