Shown below are some featured cases that we are seeking information about. Simply click on the Submit a Web Tip button on the left of this page with any information you may have to qualify for a reward and to Help Solve a Crime.
Red Wing Residence BurglarySTATUS
October 18, 2017
A residence in the 2600 block of Gold Finch Lane, Red Wing, MN was the scene of a burglary that occurred sometime between 12-31-16 and 1-1-17 (New Year’s Eve/Day). Taken in the burglary was a large sum of cash and jewelry. The suspect(s) used forcible entry to gain access into the residence through an attached garage service door and then into the home through an interior door. If you have information about who committed this crime on this holiday or who has been displaying large amounts of cash and valuable jewelry you can help solve this crime.
1993 Missing Person Hang Lee Case Increases Reward
April 08, 2017
Jan. 12, 1993, a snowy Tuesday in St Paul was the last time that Hang
Lee (pictured) was seen. Hang Lee’s case remains open
for investigation as one of St. Paul’s oldest missing-person cases. It is not referred to as a homicide however
there has been no sign of her since that day in St. Paul. Nor has there been
any activity with her social security card which would indicate employment someplace.
Ms. Lee was a Highland Park High School senior and working
at the Wong Cafe on Rice Street at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen by friend Kia ‘Nikki’ Lee
after a job interview with painting company owner Mark Steven Wallace, Kia’s
boss, in the Frogtown area of St. Paul.
Police continue to ask people to come forward with
information, even if it seems like a small detail and urge person with
information contact Crime Stoppers as a safe and anonymous means to bring that information
to light. In addition to the anonymity
of contact through Crime Stoppers of Minnesota there is a reward larger than
the normal $1,000 being offered.
Lee’s mother, now 87, said she has forgiven whoever hurt her
daughter, but she wants to know where Hang Lee’s remains are so they can give
her a proper funeral and burial.
If you have information
about this disappearance or knowledge about where Ms. Lee is, click the Submit
a Tip button on the side of this page.
Minneapolis Toddlers' Killer & Shooter Still At Large
February 10, 2017
July 8, 2016, 2 year-old toddler Le’Vonte King Jason Jones (pictured) died after being
shot while sitting in the car driven by his father. The homicide occurred at
the intersection of Penn and Lowry Avenues N. in Minneapolis at about 11:30 a.m.
Police are seeking information about who
the shooter was or persons who may have witnessed the shootings... LeVonte’s
younger sister Melia was also shot in the leg.
Person’s with knowledge of the case can help bring peace to the family
and will remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers of Minnesota.
information will be delivered to the Minneapolis Police but your identity will be safe and anonymous because Crime Stoppers is separate and independent of the government and police.
Click the Give A Tip button on the left of
this page or call toll free 1-800-222-8477.
Helpful Bystander's Murder Sought
March 24, 2016
On October 14, 2015, 37-year-old
Synika George James lost his life while saving children from gunfire that
erupted during a vigil in St. Paul.
James (pictured) died as he was pushing kids out of the way of danger
as gunshots erupted while James and others were attending a 6 p.m. memorial gathering
for Naressa “NuNu” Turner who died as a result of a shooting in the same Dayton’s
Bluff alley, three years prior also on October 14.
While the brief 15 minute vigil of family and friends was
underway, witnesses said a vehicle pulled up and its occupants started firing. It is
not believed that James, a longtime friend of NuNu’s family was the target.
“They were just shooting at everybody,” a witness said. James was attending the
vigil held in the alley at Cypress Street and Reaney Avenue with his two older
The sadness of family and friends of James have led them to
raise funds to offer a reward through Crime Stoppers of Minnesota of up to $5,000
for information submitted to Crime Stoppers while remaining anonymous. It is hoped that somebody who knows the
shooter(s) can help in finding those responsible while knowing that their
communication with Crime Stoppers is confidential and they will not be revealed
to the public. The murderer of NuNu, Joseph
Haywood Campbell has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison without
Please click on the Submit a Tip Form on the left of this
page if you can help and you will remain anonymous and may qualify for up to
$5,000 if that information is useful in helping law enforcement make an arrest
in this case.
Hit & Run Killer of Jim Nisser Sought
March 14, 2014
On September 11, 2008 Jim Nisser was headed to work at the Minikahda Club riding his bicycle eastbound on Excelsior Boulevard near 32nd Street when he was struck and killed about 4:15 a.m. The hit and run driver has never been found but evidence left at the scene points to a 1996 to 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee that’s tan or light brown. Passers-by that may have seen where the vehicle went, auto repair shops who may remember working on this vehicle or anyone with information about this fatal collision can come forward anonymously.
Relatives and friends recalled Nisser as a gentle spirit who made the coffee every Sunday at Wooddale Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park. As a child with cerebral palsy, Nisser grew up with the diagnosis that he would be lucky to walk. He defied the diagnosis and grew up riding a fleet of Raleigh bicycles, picking out his “rain bike” on the morning of the collision because of the weather.
Death of Three Goodhue County Infants
August 22, 2013
The remains of three children - two girls and a boy - have been found at different times in the Mississippi River between 1999 and 2007 in the Red Wing, MN area. Two of the babies are connected through DNA. Investigators at the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office and the MN BCA are still trying to determine who the parents are and who is responsible for putting these children in the river. Click here - Goodhue County Infants.pdf - to see pictures of the three infants. If you know who the parents are, know anybody with knowledge of these babies and their deaths you can Help Solve This Crime.
Who Killed Winona's 'Baby Angel' Infant Girl?
June 17, 2013
The Winona County Sheriff`s Office is still trying to find the mother, and to solve the case, of Baby Angel. The deceased infant girl was found by boaters floating in canvas and plastic bags in the Mississippi River near Winona on September 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The canvas bag had embroidery on the outside of the bag. Its tan-colored fabric bag is believed to be from the Mexican resort community of Manzanillo.
The deceased infant girl has been named Baby Angel because four porcelain angel figurines were inside the canvas and plastic bags. One of the larger angel figurines, measuring nearly 10-inches tall, is dated with the year 2000 and the words, “Anno Domini.” The two smaller blue angels measure three-and-a-half inches tall and contain tiny bells. The 7-pound newborn’s body was wrapped in a dark green T-shirt with a silk-screened image of what appears to be a slice of bread on its front. Also inside the bag was a single piece of dark blue jewelry in the shape of a circular eye pattern (pictured). It is attached to a string of blue and silver beads.
Investigators have no reason to suspect this abandoned baby is connected to three previous cases of dead babies discovered upriver in Goodhue County. Investigators do believe the baby was in the water for about a day when boaters discovered her floating about six miles south of Winona.
If you have information about this baby or about her mother, you can help Solve This Crime by submitting a tip on this webpage. You will remain anonymous and may qualify for a reward.
1997 Ramsey County Murder Still UnsolvedSTATUS
March 29, 2012
The case began as a missing person but soon the Ramsey County investigators classified it as the murder of Toni Ann Bachman. According to police, reports say Bachman was on the computer on April 25, 1997 when she emailed a friend that her husband Norman was "on his way home to fight. And I MEAN FIGHT." The 38 year-old woman was never seen again.
When Bachman was reported missing weeks later, Ramsey County investigators showed up at the couple`s White Bear Township home where her husband Norman told investigators she left him, but the search by police found evidence that Toni Bachman had been murdered. Even though there was no body of the deceased Bachman found, investigators found blood spatter in the basement, a piece of body tissue on a door handle and evidence that blood was cleaned up. Investigators followed tips and leads to other parts of Minnesota such as Staples and Hillman where her body may have been buried, but found nothing. Her husband has never been eliminated as a suspect, but he has never been arrested or charged.
Information about this crime from friends, neighbors, coworkers or anyone could help investigators bring closure to Bachman’s family.
This case has been featured on You Solve on KSTP-TV. Thanks to an anonymous donation, useful information about this case qualifies for a reward of up to $1,000 if that information is submitted through Crime Stoppers of Minnesota
Murder of Cassandra Willis - 1996
August 26, 2011
On September 3, 1996 Cassandra Denise Willis (pictured) was murdered at 1515 Park Av. S, Minneapolis. She was visiting on the 12th floor of this Minneapolis Public Housing Authority high-rise for low income families and seniors but her body was found badly decomposed and mutilated on the 9th floor. The Minneapolis Police Cold Case Unit has been investigating this case in search of a possible person of interest.
Willis, known to those close to her as Pumpkin was 36 years of age at the time of her death. She was the mother of 15 and 19 year old daughters who held a vigil on the 15 year anniversary of this murder to rekindle interest with the public that may lead to new information about the person or persons that committed this crime.
Those with information about who may have committed this crime, where possible suspects may be living or any information are encouraged to come forward.
Heather Lamperd Murder in 1989
May 20, 2011
The murder of 26-year-old Heather Lamperd (pictured) of Minneapolis on November of 1989 is still unsolved but still under investigation. Crime Stoppers of Minnesota hopes that highlighting our offer of a reward of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who committed this strangulation murder will help solve the case.
Lamperd was last seen alive leaving work at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 1989 from the main office of NSP (now known as Excel Energy), 414 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. She was known to usually take the 16 bus to her apartment at Cedar Square East in the west bank area of the University of Minnesota. It is not known whether she went home on this evening.
Her body was found at 10A.M. Friday, November 3, 1989 in the shallow water of the Sunrise River off State Highway 95 about 4.5 miles east of North Branch, MN in Chisago County. It appears that her body was thrown into the river from a small bridge on Highway 95. Heather was 5’2” tall and weighed 110 Lbs and had reddish blond hair.
Click here to see a picture of Heather. Lamperd(1).doc
Anyone who saw Heather Lamperd after 3:30 P.M. on November 2, 1989 or has other information regarding her activity, where she went or her murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers come forward.
Why Was Rachel Murdered and Who is Responsible?
February 27, 2011
Rachel Anthony of Pequot Lakes disappeared February 27, 2001, from her place of work in Pine River. On April 13, 2001 her body was found in Breezy Point the victim of asphyxia due to homicidal violence.
Rachel was working alone at Ultimate Liquors in downtown Pine River, preparing to close the store. As it was a frigid night of 19 degrees below zero Rachel started her Ford Escort parked in front of the building to warm it up and locked the front door. About 1 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2001, Pine River Police found Rachel’s’ car still running in front of the business, but she was not inside. Her coat, purse and keys were found in the store. No merchandise appeared taken and no cash was missing from the register. There was no sign of a struggle inside or outside of the store. Investigators suspect Rachel was taken from the store against her will.
Rachel’s body was found on April 13 by horseback riders in a ditch off Nelson Road in Breezy Point. To this day the person or persons who murdered Rachel remain at large.
The daughters of Rachel Jessica Winch and Tricia Lehr say that “Ten years ago this happened and to this day it remains on (our) family’s mind. Once in a while my sister or I will pull out one of the news articles and it still brings us great sadness. To have our mother taken away from us, to not see our children grow up, to not be there for us when we needed our mom. Not a day goes by that we don’t think of her and wish that she could be with us. We still hold hope that justice will be found and want to remind everyone that if you know anything to please (come forward).”
Dave Bjerga, of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) states that “We still believe it was someone who has connections to the (Pine River) area. It wasn’t someone just passing through. There’s been no information that takes away from that theory at all.”
People who come forward with information that helps solve this case can qualify for rewards that have been posted. Local residents and businesses in the area of the crime have offered a $10,000 reward. The Spotlight on Crime fund at the BCA offers a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Crime Stoppers of Minnesota offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest of the person or persons responsible for Rachel’s abduction and murder.
Crime Stoppers also offers the means to come forward and stay anonymous.
Pine River Police Chief Josh Ebert says “We’re still hopeful that somebody out there knows something and will come forward with information. It absolutely isn’t gone from people’s minds.”
If you have information about this crime or the people who committed this abduction and murder, contact Crime Stoppers of Minnesota from this website.
Who Killed Alisha Neeley?
February 18, 2011
It has been over a year since the murder of seventeen-year-old Alisha Neeley. She was shot at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2010 while standing outside a party with a large group of people near the intersection of 35th and Humboldt Avenues North in Minneapolis. Neeley was struck in the neck and died at North Memorial Hospital.
Witnesses told police that several rival North Side gangs were at the party, including the Tre Tre Crips, YNT, Scarface, S.U.B. and T-Block. Witnesses described two gunmen standing on the corner of 35th and Humboldt as the party ended, firing in the direction of Neeley, who stood half a block west of the intersection. In the wake of Neeley`s death several shootings and fights broke out and even at the hospital where Neeley died a fight occurred.
Police have qustioned suspects in this case but need more information and specific names of people involved. If you have information about this murder or the people involved you can help solve this crime.
Hit & Run Killer Sought in Two States
November 19, 2010
Jamie Packer (pictured) of Wabasha MN was killed by a “Hit and Run” driver on Saturday, July 31, 2010. The incident took place on the dike road between Wabasha, MN and Nelson, WI sometime after 2:00 a.m. The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office and the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin are looking for information about this incident. A vehicle described as a gold or tan colored Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee or similar type vehicle may have been involved in this fatal crime.
If you have information about this crime, who the driver may have been, people present at the scene, or the vehicle please come forward anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers on this website.
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