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Man who murdered eight-year-old April Tinsley in 1988 and taunted police for years arrested after DNA match

Share this article A DNA match led police to arrest an Indiana man in the murder and rape of an 8-year-old girl more than 30 years ago On Sunday, an Indiana man confessed to the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in 1988. The confession came after investigators linked DNA samples extracted from

MEAWW.COM - 2018-07-17 18:16:21

Prosecutors Mum on Possible Death Penalty in 1988 Fort Wayne Murder

Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards isn't discussing whether she'll seek the death penalty for John Miller, nor whether he's a suspect in any other crimes. In her first public comments since Miller's arrest on Sunday, she praised what she says have been three generations of police detectives who

WIBC.COM - 2018-07-17 00:00:00

Fort Wayne man cuts plea deal over fatal crash - 98.9 The Bear

The Journal Gazettereports he made a plea deal to limit his time in prison to a maximum of 8 years, although the deal would also suspend his driving privileges, possibly forever.

989THEBEAR.COM - 2018-07-17 09:22:29

Arrest made in notorious April Tinsley cold case

Police have arrested a man in connection with Fort Wayne's most notorious cold case. On Sunday morning, the Fort Wayne Police Department and Indiana State Police arrested 59-year-old John D. Miller of Grabill for the April 1988 homicide of April Tinsley. According to a probable cause affidavit rele

WANE-TV - 2018-07-16 12:40:02

Victim identified in Sunday evening shooting on Masterson Avenue in Fort Wayne

After an autopsy, the coroner ruled Scott died from a gunshot wound or wounds and his death was a homicide, the announcement said. Scott is the 26th homicide victim in Allen County this year.


Former FWPD Detectives: April Tinsley case 'never left us'

Authorities from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies addressed the public for the first time since arresting John D. Miller in connection with the April Tinsley murder case on Sunday.

WANE-TV - 2018-07-17 22:27:26

Indiana authorities to release more information on 1988 murder case

John Miller, 59, of Grabill, Indiana has been arrested and preliminarily charged in nearby Fort Wayne with murder, child molestation and confinement of someone under 14 years old, 30 years after April Tinsley was found dead in a ditch.

REUTERS INDIA - 2018-07-17 07:56:08

Who Is John Miller?

In the 1970's, 80's, and 90's, Miller worked for fiber glass factory in Grabill called Eagle Pitcher Plastics, which is now R3 Composites.

WANE-TV - 2018-07-17 04:48:46

Fort Wayne swim spa manufacturer expanding, to add 100 jobs

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. on Monday announced that Master Spas plans to buy a new, larger facility at the former Fort Wayne Plastics facility at 510 Sumpter Drive, which will allow it to grow its total facility space to 460,000 square feet on 33 acres - an increase of 55 percent. The expansion is expe

WANE-TV - 2018-07-16 15:32:27

Driver admits to causing fatal January OWI crash | Courts | Journal Gazette

Donald E. Stump, 25, pleaded guilty in Allen Superior Court to 10 felony charges, including criminal recklessness and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death.

FORT WAYNE JOURNAL GAZETTE - 2018-07-16 13:28:00

Police arrest suspect in 1988 murder of 8-year-old gril

FORT WAYNE — Police have arrested a man in connection with the 1988 murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley, our news partner, WANE-TV reported.Sunday morning, the Fort Wayne Police Department and Indiana State Police arrested John Miller, 59, of Grabill. He is being held in the Allen County Jail on char


The 6 Best Ice Cream Destinations in Fort Wayne

What could be better than regular, old ice cream? Eating ice cream on National Ice Cream Day!

VISITFORTWAYNE.COM - 2018-07-16 12:00:00

After 30 years, police say they've captured a child-killer who left a sickening trail of taunts

The message was slashed onto the weather-beaten planks of a barn in the empty farmland not far from where the girl's body had been found. Police in northern Indiana stared at the jerky handwritten scrawl in May 1990, realizing this was the most significant clue to drop in the region's most publicize

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-07-16 10:25:00

Master Spas expanding Fort Wayne operations, more than 100 new jobs - 98.9 The Bear

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – Master Spas, a swim spa manufacturer, announced plans to expand its operations in Allen County, creating up to 107 new jobs by 2021.

989THEBEAR.COM - 2018-07-16 12:15:00

1 dead, 1 injured in possible drive-by shooting

At the scene, officers found two adult men suffering from gunshot wounds and both were transported to a local hospital. The first victim was initially listed in critical condition, but was pronounced dead once he was at the hospital. The second victim was listed in critical condition at the scene.


At least 2 shot, 1 dead | Police/Fire | Journal Gazette

Soon after arriving on scene, police learned of two walk-in hospital patients with non-critical injuries, Bieker said. It was unclear Sunday whether they were related to the shooting on Masterson Avenue, he said.


Chaotic Movement Steppers are Positively Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - "We do everything together," said 11 year old Jaetonna Satcher, when referencing the team of elementary school steppers she affectionately calls her brothers and sisters. Satcher and nine year old Domenique Simpson have been part of theChaotic Movement Maverickssince they w

WANE-TV - 2018-07-16 09:00:04

DNA leads to arrest in 1988 slaying of Indiana girl - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

FORT WAYNE, Ind.— Police have arrested a man in the 1988 slaying of an 8-year-old Indiana girl. Authorities say John Miller of Grabill agreed to speak with police Sunday in Fort Wayne and made incriminating statements about abducting, assaulting and killingApril Tinsley. An affidavit released by the

WCBI.COM - 2018-07-16 11:59:40

One male barricaded in home early Sunday morning

Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) -Sunday morning at about3 o'clock,the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1200 block ofSummit Streeton a call of a male making suicide threats via social media.Officers arrived at the residence in an attempt to conduct a well-being check andobserved a male subject o


Grabill man arrested in 1988 slaying of April Marie Tinsley | Police/Fire | Journal Gazette

John D. Miller, 59, has been preliminarily charged with murder, child molesting and confinement, the Allen County prosecutor's office said in a statement. He is being held in the Allen County Jail.