Murder Of Rashawn Brazell
The murder of Rashawn Brazell has gone down in history as one of the most dreadful murder cases in New York State. Nineteen-year-olds Rashawn vanished from his Bushwick, Brooklyn house in February of 2005. Rashawn had been planned to meet his accountant on the morning of February 14, 2005, before heading out to meet his mum for lunch in Manhattan.
That morning around 7:30 am an anonymous male rang the buzzer for Rashawn and the two walked to Gates Avenue Station together. According to observers, the two exited the subway at Nostrand Avenue station in Bedford, Stuyvesant. This is the final time that Rashawn would be noticed alive.
Four days later, two bags of body parts were discovered on the tracks at the subway station according to the New York Post. The fingerprints of the victim were recognized as being Rashawn’s. No other data has been recovered about the identity of the anonymous male who accompanied Rashawn to the subway station and no breaks have been made in the case to date.
Rashawn’s case has been profiled on America’s Most Wanted a total of five times on the television as well as three times on the radio, yet no new clues have been developed that can help to solve the murder of Rashawn.
Robert Eric Wone was residing in Washington, D.C. at the time of his murder. Wone was 32 and living in Oakton, Virginia where he commuted to Washington, D.C. to serve as a lawyer. On the night of his killing, Wone had been staying with some friends who resided just a mile from his office in D.C.
At the time of his assault in August 2006, the townhouse where Wone was staying was not vacant at the time of his attack. Also inside the house at the time of the assault were Victor Zaborsky, Joseph Prince, and Dylan Ward.
According to police, on the night of his death, Wone was restrained, incapacitated, and sexually attacked before he was stabbed to death.
Police talked with the three men who lived in the house and found their quiet behavior to be quite suspect. Although the men did call an ambulance, they were not seen as being distraught or anxious to assist the paramedics once they reached.
The men became suspects in the killing, although many suspected their involvement due to their homosexuality and the fact that Wone had been sexually interfered with before his death. Eventually, police discovered the crime scene to have been altered which led to more delay in the investigation.
The three roommates would ultimately be tried for obstruction nonetheless; all three were found not guilty. Wone’s spouse would later file a civil lawsuit for wrongful death against the three men which would be settled for an unrevealed amount on August 3, 2011.
The murder of Robert Wone was never solved; nonetheless, it has become quite a famous case in Washington, D.C. especially due to the involvement of the gay community.
The murder of Rose Harsent is more frequently referred to as the Peasenhall Murder. Rose Harsent was a servant girl at a central home in Peasenhall, Suffolk, England. On the night of May 31, 1902, at nearly midnight and during a thunderstorm, Rose was killed. Rose was discovered stabbed to death and she was six months expectant at the time of her death.
At first, the police called to the scene thought it was a suicide but their investigation shortly turned up other theories. Local Methodist preacher William Gardiner was thought to have been having an affair with Rose in 1901 and was also alleged to be the father of her unborn kid. At the time of the killing, Gardiner had a wife and six kids and lived just down the street from the home where Rose worked as a servant.
Police charged Gardiner twice as a suspect in Rose’s murder, once in 1902 and once in 1903, nonetheless, both trials resulted in a hung jury, and the trial was acquitted. Very few people in the case history of English law have ever been tried for killing with the result being no ruling at all. In 1941, Gardiner passed away without ever being convicted of Rose’s killing. Some believe that Gardiner was innocent after all and it was his jealous wife who killed Rose, but no one was ever formally sentenced to the crime.
Suzanne Jovin was a 21-year-old senior at Yale University at the time of her killing in 1998. Jovin was discovered stabbed to death off-campus and the inquiry into her death has yet to produce a reasonable suspect. Jovin was a German-born American student who volunteered as a tutor, sang in chorus, and worked in the Davenport dining hall on campus.
On the night of her killing, Jovin was headed to the Yale police communications center on the old Yale campus. She decided to walk there to return the keys to a car that she had borrowed. At nearly 9:22 pm, Jovin ran into a classmate, Peter Stein who was out getting a breath of air. Stein noted that Jovin had not mentioned schedules for the rest of the evening other than to say that she was very exhausted and looked forward to going to bed when she got home. Stein saw that Jovin was carrying a sheet of paper in her hand but told that she did not look anxious or nervous.
It is believed that after this encounter, Jovin returned the keys to the car that she had borrowed and she was last noticed between 9:25 and 9:30 pm. At the time of her final sighting, Jovin was walking northeast on College Street.
At 9:55 pm someone called 911 and reported glimpsing a woman bleeding around 2 miles from where Jovin was last noticed alive. Four minutes after the call, the police reached the scene and discovered Jovin who had been stabbed 17 times in the back of the head and neck. Jon also had her throat slash. There were no clues of robbery; nonetheless, Jovin had left her wallet back in her room. At 10:26 pm Jovin was declared dead at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Investigators in Jovin’s murder discovered DNA under Jovin’s fingernails of her left hand, Jovin’s fingerprints along with an anonymous person’s partial palm print on a soda bottle close to where her corpse was discovered and the tip of the knife used to murder Jovin.
Eyewitnesses noted a brown van that had been parked adjacent to where Jovin’s corpse was found, a man running the opposite direction to where Jovin’s corpse was found, and the mention of an unknown “someone” by Jovin in an email sent quickly before her death. While Jovin’s thesis advisor was once believed to have played a part in her death, he was never found guilty and her killing stays an unsolved crime.