Authorities Publicize Unsolved Murder Case Statewide : WFMZ-TV ...

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Authorities in Berks County are hoping increased awareness about the unsolved murder of grocery store executive Gary Redner will drum up new leads in the case.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
Only God's intervention will solve this horrible act. May have to venture into the New York City mob for this one.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
Why did it take so long to publicize? It makes the whole case seem very suspicious. Was there something that authorities were trying to hide? Very poor detective work and communication on this case. Unfortunately I think you waited too long to go public. This will probably be another of many unsolved Berks County murder cases. My condolences and prayers to the Redner family.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
a mob hit? what is this, Goodfellas? And anyway, if it was a mob hit they would still be looking for a body. However i do hope that they find out what really happened to that poor man.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
who="JOHNCAT"]<qu oted text> wht do you mean the mob of NYC render had business with them..
No,no...problem might be the store Mr Redner built in NY/NJ...their territory.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
I am glad they are raising awareness to Gary Redner's Unsolved murder.

More needs to be done for ALL Berks Counties Unsolved Murder Cases to have Increased Awareness brought to them. There are far too many violent criminals NOT being held accountable for their actions, and far too many families of victims suffering because they don't have any answers to the WHO & WHY.

How about Dominic Martorana, 45, A Vietnam Veteran, violently stabbed to death in excess of 30 times in March 1992 UNSOLVED.

Elsie Stiely, 83 Years old, RAPED and murdered inside her own home in Feb. 1993 UNSOLVED

Shawn Matousek, 24 Years old MURDERED as he slept on his parents sofa July 2001. UNSOLVED

Lisa Carabello, 40 years old, Stabbed to death inside her Mohnton home, found by her two young children Feb 2001. UNSOLVED

Jason Stief, 20 Years old, A WITNESS who was cooperating with authorities and identified a perpetrator to a home invasion/ murder, was executed in a McDonald's drive thru lane 11 days later. UNSOLVED

Vernon Boswell, 20 Years old, A College student home on spring break walking to a carnival June 2004 UNSOLVED

James Owerns, 20 Years old, Murdered as he sat in a car March 2005 UNSOLVED

Audrey Giannotti, 20 Years old, Murdered in her home a few feet from her sleeping children aged 11 months and three years old Jan. 2007 UNSOLVED

Rodney Martz 37 Years old Murdered inside his Birdsboro home during a home invasion Oct 2003 UNSOLVED

Brian Frymoyer 39 Years old Murdered as he walked home from his job as a Reading School District Janitor Jan. 2006 UNSOLVED

Kathy Leibig, 45 Years old stabbed to death in her car May 2008 UNSOLVED

Alphonso Colbert, 20 Years old shot and stabbed to death after being confronted by a group of individuals April 2004

Karhleen Raifsnider 36 Years old stabbed and shot to death inside her Muhlenberg Twp home July 1991. UNSOLVED

Gary Miller 43 Years old, an ACME Grocery Store Mgr. & Gospel Music Promoter Murdered Aug. 1999 UNSOLVED

These are just a few of the Berks Unsolved cases - there are many more that need attention. They are listed on our site www.yearsoftears.org
JUSTICE WILL BE ACHIEVED WHEN THOSE
WHO ARE NOT INJURIED BY CRIME, FEEL AS INJURED .. AS THOSE WHO ARE.
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Edison, NJ

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Jul 24, 2008
 
Brenda wrote:
I am glad they are raising awareness to Gary Redner's Unsolved murder.
More needs to be done for ALL Berks Counties Unsolved Murder Cases to have Increased Awareness brought to them. There are far too many violent criminals NOT being held accountable for their actions, and far too many families of victims suffering because they don't have any answers to the WHO & WHY.
How about Dominic Martorana, 45, A Vietnam Veteran, violently stabbed to death in excess of 30 times in March 1992 UNSOLVED.
Elsie Stiely, 83 Years old, RAPED and murdered inside her own home in Feb. 1993 UNSOLVED
Shawn Matousek, 24 Years old MURDERED as he slept on his parents sofa July 2001. UNSOLVED
Lisa Carabello, 40 years old, Stabbed to death inside her Mohnton home, found by her two young children Feb 2001. UNSOLVED
Jason Stief, 20 Years old, A WITNESS who was cooperating with authorities and identified a perpetrator to a home invasion/ murder, was executed in a McDonald's drive thru lane 11 days later. UNSOLVED
Vernon Boswell, 20 Years old, A College student home on spring break walking to a carnival June 2004 UNSOLVED
James Owerns, 20 Years old, Murdered as he sat in a car March 2005 UNSOLVED
Audrey Giannotti, 20 Years old, Murdered in her home a few feet from her sleeping children aged 11 months and three years old Jan. 2007 UNSOLVED
Rodney Martz 37 Years old Murdered inside his Birdsboro home during a home invasion Oct 2003 UNSOLVED
Brian Frymoyer 39 Years old Murdered as he walked home from his job as a Reading School District Janitor Jan. 2006 UNSOLVED
Kathy Leibig, 45 Years old stabbed to death in her car May 2008 UNSOLVED
Alphonso Colbert, 20 Years old shot and stabbed to death after being confronted by a group of individuals April 2004
Karhleen Raifsnider 36 Years old stabbed and shot to death inside her Muhlenberg Twp home July 1991. UNSOLVED
Gary Miller 43 Years old, an ACME Grocery Store Mgr. & Gospel Music Promoter Murdered Aug. 1999 UNSOLVED
These are just a few of the Berks Unsolved cases - there are many more that need attention. They are listed on our site www.yearsoftears.org
JUSTICE WILL BE ACHIEVED WHEN THOSE
WHO ARE NOT INJURIED BY CRIME, FEEL AS INJURED .. AS THOSE WHO ARE.
Very well stated Brenda. Perhaps our District Attorney would care to comment? He certainly should bear some responsibility.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
Why is only this case being sent state wide? Why is Mr Redner's murder more important than all the other unsolved murders? Because his family cuold afford to put out a reward? Doesn't seem quite far to all the other families who have unsolved murder victims as loved ones.
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Jul 25, 2008
 
Brenda,
I want to say THANK YOU to Years Of Tears for doing a great job with updating unsolved murder cases. Your web site is outstanding, ALL cases are listed, not just one, like Crime Alert has on their site which is not fair to ALL the OTHER victims.

For a Non-Profit Organization,YOT has a lot of great info listed to help solve many cases as I just seen.

Crime Alert should be ashamed of themselves!!!!

I am very disappointed in Crime Alert. They are a state program, just received money from the DA for what? To only update 1 unsolved murder case and have a website with no facts on any other cases..PATHETIC!!!!!

Years Of Tears needs to pat them selves on the back and keep up the great work.

To ALL that read this "Please Thank YOT for their hard dedicated work! They truly deserve it!!
Please visit their Web site @ www.yearsoftears.org
Screw Crime Alert

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Jul 25, 2008
 
Thank You,
"Years Of Tears"
Keep up the great work.
The community will solve cases with your help and info.
God Bless...
Check out the YOT site! It is amazing.
www.yearsoftears.org
shell

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Jul 27, 2008
 
Brenda wrote:
I am glad they are raising awareness to Gary Redner's Unsolved murder.
More needs to be done for ALL Berks Counties Unsolved Murder Cases to have Increased Awareness brought to them. There are far too many violent criminals NOT being held accountable for their actions, and far too many families of victims suffering because they don't have any answers to the WHO & WHY.
How about Dominic Martorana, 45, A Vietnam Veteran, violently stabbed to death in excess of 30 times in March 1992 UNSOLVED.
Elsie Stiely, 83 Years old, RAPED and murdered inside her own home in Feb. 1993 UNSOLVED
Shawn Matousek, 24 Years old MURDERED as he slept on his parents sofa July 2001. UNSOLVED
Lisa Carabello, 40 years old, Stabbed to death inside her Mohnton home, found by her two young children Feb 2001. UNSOLVED
Jason Stief, 20 Years old, A WITNESS who was cooperating with authorities and identified a perpetrator to a home invasion/ murder, was executed in a McDonald's drive thru lane 11 days later. UNSOLVED
Vernon Boswell, 20 Years old, A College student home on spring break walking to a carnival June 2004 UNSOLVED
James Owerns, 20 Years old, Murdered as he sat in a car March 2005 UNSOLVED
Audrey Giannotti, 20 Years old, Murdered in her home a few feet from her sleeping children aged 11 months and three years old Jan. 2007 UNSOLVED
Rodney Martz 37 Years old Murdered inside his Birdsboro home during a home invasion Oct 2003 UNSOLVED
Brian Frymoyer 39 Years old Murdered as he walked home from his job as a Reading School District Janitor Jan. 2006 UNSOLVED
Kathy Leibig, 45 Years old stabbed to death in her car May 2008 UNSOLVED
Alphonso Colbert, 20 Years old shot and stabbed to death after being confronted by a group of individuals April 2004
Karhleen Raifsnider 36 Years old stabbed and shot to death inside her Muhlenberg Twp home July 1991. UNSOLVED
Gary Miller 43 Years old, an ACME Grocery Store Mgr. & Gospel Music Promoter Murdered Aug. 1999 UNSOLVED
These are just a few of the Berks Unsolved cases - there are many more that need attention. They are listed on our site www.yearsoftears.org
JUSTICE WILL BE ACHIEVED WHEN THOSE
WHO ARE NOT INJURIED BY CRIME, FEEL AS INJURED .. AS THOSE WHO ARE.
what about barbie west torres
she was killed by her hunsband at the bank. what people forgot about her or what? well i hope not
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Jul 27, 2008
 
what did u forget about barbie west torres. Well i hope not. Remember that she was killed by her husband when she came out of the bank. so why is it that other people get named but not her.

she was a good person. she was not a winess to a crime at all.
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Jaime wrote:
Why is only this case being sent state wide? Why is Mr Redner's murder more important than all the other unsolved murders? Because his family cuold afford to put out a reward? Doesn't seem quite far to all the other families who have unsolved murder victims as loved ones.
Amen, very well put. It is a tragedy and a crime that anyone goes through this, however, all victims should get the same treatment. Sad part about the reward is, it hasn't made a difference. I would love to see alot of the cases Brenda above has mentioned get the same publicity. My prayers go out to every family that is suffering an unsolved murder that has been pushed under the carpet.
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Jul 27, 2008
 
shell wrote:
what did u forget about barbie west torres. Well i hope not. Remember that she was killed by her husband when she came out of the bank. so why is it that other people get named but not her.
she was a good person. she was not a winess to a crime at all.
the difference with Barbie Torres is they know who the killer was, so it really isn't unsolved, it's just a matter of finding her husband. Also, I know a family member of Barbie's and the police do contact them every time they are looking into a possible sighting of him. Bless her family and all others still suffering while waiting for closure.
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Oct 5, 2008
 
how about the david j banks sory
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Allentown, PA

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Sep 11, 2009
 
yea wegmans has mob ties and redners bought land just so wegmans couldnt put a store there it is now just a field he was killed soon after it was purchased
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Dec 27, 2012
 
shell wrote:
what did u forget about barbie west torres. Well i hope not. Remember that she was killed by her husband when she came out of the bank. so why is it that other people get named but not her.
she was a good person. she was not a winess to a crime at all.
shell: Are you that stupid? That crime has already been SOLVED, dopey.
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Apr 14, 2013
 
shell wrote:
what did u forget about barbie west torres. Well i hope not. Remember that she was killed by her husband when she came out of the bank. so why is it that other people get named but not her.
she was a good person. she was not a winess to a crime at all.
This is a "solved" crime. The knew who did it but were unable (at the time) to catch him. All these others are crimes where there are no suspects named, no one to arrest. She's not forgotten, her family knew who was to blame, these other families have no idea who did it. An ex, a neighbor, a random person. They need closure with a name, Barbie's family had that from the beginning, the rest of these families still suffer with unanswered questions.

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