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Middle Township man to be featured on true crime channel Wednesday


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Arrest made in 1988 slaying of April Tinsley

By JANNAYA ANDREWS
Decatur Daily Democrat

    It’s been 30 years since Northeast Indiana was gripped by the unfathomable disappearance, sexual assault and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley.        For the first time in the case that has spanned two centuries, an arrest was made Sunday and it appears the long search for justice may be over.
    Allen County prosecutors announced the arrest of John D. Miller, 59, of Grabill, in the girl’s death. He is charged with murder, child molesting and criminal confinement.
    It was April 1, 1988, when little April left her family’s Fort Wayne home on West Williams Street to go to a friend’s house. She never returned, sparking a widespread search for the little girl. Her body was found three days later in a ditch on a county road in DeKalb County.
    She had been sexually assaulted and strangled.
    Details of the case

Read more at: https://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com/content/arrest-made-1988-slaying-april-tinsley

Middle Twp. man to be featured on true crime channel Wednesday


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Investigation Discovery Unveils a Killer Summer Lineup

Summer is getting a little hotter, and Investigation Discovery isn’t going to chill it off with their usual slate of cold cases, although they will splash us with Dark Waters. ID will premiere four all-new series and bring back five fan-favorites for their mid-summer slate.  True crime begins with Dark Waters: Murder In The Deep , which premieres Tuesday, July 31 at 10 p.m., and Someone You Thought You Knew, which premieres on Thursday, August 2 at 10 p.m.

Dark Waters: Murder In The Deep, “takes viewers deep into the world of maritime murders,” according to the official synopsis. “Despite its promise of beauty and tranquility, the sea is a lawless world where jealousy, greed and rage surface and where no one is safe.” Every episode “unfolds like an anxiety-inducing thriller putting viewers on the edge of their seat.”

“In homicide cases, it’s seldom strangers you need to worry about,

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/culture/true-crime/274890/investigation-discovery-unveils-a-killer-summer-lineup

Investigation Discovery Unveils a Killer Sumer Lineup

Summer is getting a little hotter, and Investigation Discovery isn’t going to chill it off with their usual slate of cold cases, although they will splash us with Dark Waters. ID will premiere four all-new series and bring back five fan-favorites for their mid-summer slate.  True crime begins with Dark Waters: Murder In The Deep , which premieres Tuesday, July 31 at 10 p.m., and Someone You Thought You Knew, which premieres on Thursday, August 2 at 10 p.m.

Dark Waters: Murder In The Deep, “takes viewers deep into the world of maritime murders,” according to the official synopsis. “Despite its promise of beauty and tranquility, the sea is a lawless world where jealousy, greed and rage surface and where no one is safe.” Every episode “unfolds like an anxiety-inducing thriller putting viewers on the edge of their seat.”

“In homicide cases, it’s seldom strangers you need to worry about,

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/culture/true-crime/274890/investigation-discovery-unveils-a-killer-sumer-lineup

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Discovery, Inc.’s mystery and suspense network Investigation Discovery has slated the true crime series People Magazine Investigates: Crimes of Fashion from Four M Studios for a mid-July premiere.

Each episode of the 3 x 60-minute series will explore high-end fashion icons and their couture crimes that have gone on to capture headlines across the globe.

The series will feature a variety of journalists from People magazine as they provide exclusive access to the gruesome details beyond the catwalk, and highlighting the fatal tales of depravity, obsession and family betrayal in the fashion world.

Episodes will focus on the 1995 assassination of Maurizio Gucci, grandson of Guccio Gucci and former head of the iconic fashion house; the ’95 killing of 27-year-old blossoming actor and model Linda Sobek; and the ’97 murder of iconic fashion designer Gianni Versace.

People Magazine Investigates: Crimes of Fashion premieres July 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery and is produced by

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2018/07/13/exclusive-clip-investigation-discoverys-pmi-crimes-of-fashion/

Exclusive clip: Investigation Discovery’s “PMI: Crimes of Fashion”

Discovery, Inc.’s mystery and suspense network Investigation Discovery has slated the true crime series People Magazine Investigates: Crimes of Fashion from Four M Studios for a mid-July premiere.

Each episode of the 3 x 60-minute series will explore high-end fashion icons and their couture crimes that have gone on to capture headlines across the globe.

The series will feature a variety of journalists from People magazine as they provide exclusive access to the gruesome details beyond the catwalk, and highlighting the fatal tales of depravity, obsession and family betrayal in the fashion world.

Episodes will focus on the 1995 assassination of Maurizio Gucci, grandson of Guccio Gucci and former head of the iconic fashion house; the ’95 killing of 27-year-old blossoming actor and model Linda Sobek; and the ’97 murder of iconic fashion designer Gianni Versace.

People Magazine Investigates: Crimes of Fashion premieres July 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery and is produced by

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2018/07/13/exclusive-clip-investigation-discoverys-pmi-crimes-of-fashion/

Indiana child killer who taunted police featured on Investigation Discovery

Killing 8-year-old April Tinsley wasn’t enough for a psychopath who continues to thwart justice in Fort Wayne.

A little girl abducted on Good Friday. Her body discovered days later in a ditch. Years later the killer resurfaces, scrawling graffiti on a barn and leaving notes, photos and used condoms on children’s bicycles.

And the man has not been caught.

On Sunday, the search for the man who killed April will be featured in Investigation Discovery’s “On the Case with Paula Zahn” in an episode scheduled to air 10 p.m. Sunday.

Jonestown massacre: She woke up — everyone was dead
True crime: The ‘dresser drawer murder’ at the Claypool Hotel

According to the FBI, April was walking home from a friend’s house when she was abducted from her neighborhood on April 1, 1988. Three days later, a jogger discovered April’s body about 20 miles north in a ditch along a country road in DeKalb County.

April had been raped. The killer left his DNA, but authorities couldn’t find a match. The investigation hit a wall.

The killer himself rekindled the search in 1990. About 20 miles northeast from the neighborhood where April was last seen, her killer scrawled a message on a barn door: “I kill 8-year-old April Marie Tinsley. I will kill again.”

The Investigation Discovery episode reveals how investigators became convinced that the message was left by the killer and that he used crayons, which were found nearby.

In 2004, 16 years after April’s death, the killer left threatening notes, photos and used condoms on three girl’s bicycles and in a mailbox in the Fort Wayne area.

The pictures showed a man’s nude lower body. DNA in the condoms matched that found on April’s body.

“Hi honey. I been watching you,” one note released by the FBI read. “I am the same person that kidnapped, raped and killed April Tinsely. You are my next victim…”

April’s death and the ongoing search for her killer has left a scar in Fort Wayne that has yet to heal.

On April 4, Janet Tinsely joined investigators and her neighbors for a memorial celebration honoring her daughter, the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel reported.

The gathering launched balloons into the sky from April’s Garden, a public memorial in the neighborhood where April was last seen alive exactly 30 years ago.

Retired Fort Wayne Police officer Dan Camp expressed the frustration so many feel.

He told the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel: “I never would have thought it would have gone this long.”

Call IndyStar reporter Vic Ryckaert at 317-444-2701. Follow him on Twitter: @VicRyc.

Indiana child killer who taunted police featured on Investigation Discovery

Killing 8-year-old April Tinsley wasn’t enough for a psychopath who continues to thwart justice in Fort Wayne.

A little girl abducted on Good Friday. Her body discovered days later in a ditch. Years later the killer resurfaces, scrawling graffiti on a barn and leaving notes, photos and used condoms on children’s bicycles.

And the man has not been caught.

On Sunday, the search for the man who killed April will be featured in Investigation Discovery’s “On the Case with Paula Zahn” in an episode scheduled to air 10 p.m. Sunday.

Jonestown massacre: She woke up — everyone was dead
True crime: The ‘dresser drawer murder’ at the Claypool Hotel

According to the FBI, April

Read more at: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2018/07/13/april-tinsley-murder-revisited-journalist-paula-zahn-investigation-discovery-fort-wayne/774480002/

Now Casting: Amazon Feature Film ‘Strangedraft’ Is Seeking Full Cast and Crew + 3 More Gigs

Now Casting: Amazon Feature Film ‘Strangedraft’ Is Seeking Full Cast and Crew + 3 More Gigs

In today’s casting roundup, “Strangedraft,” a direct-to-Amazon Prime feature film in the style of “The Twilight Zone,” is seeking actors to fill its cast, as well as crew members. Plus, snag a voiceover role in a Vanity Fair explainer video, join the next episode of an Investigation Discovery true-crime show, or sing a lead role in a reading of the Stephen Schwartz musical “Godspell.”

“STRANGEDRAFT”
“Strangedraft,” a direct-to-Amazon Prime feature film, is now casting its lead and supporting roles. A male actor and a female actor, aged 20–50, are wanted to play the lead roles in the film. There are also supporting and non-speaking roles for talent, aged 18–75. Additionally, the film is casting production assistants and

Read more at: https://www.backstage.com/news/casting/now-casting-amazon-feature-film-strangedraft-seeking-full-cast-and-crew-3-more-gigs/