Lake Station man charged in killing

Lake Station man charged in killing

There are 26 comments on the NWI Times story from Jan 1, 2008, titled Lake Station man charged in killing. In it, NWI Times reports that:

“We put her body there a couple of days ago”

Joshua J. Richardson's 1998 Ford Explorer might contain items further linking its owner to the murder of a former Lake Station woman, Gary police said Monday. via NWI Times

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Chicago, IL

#1 Jan 11, 2008
This guy has been in so much trouble for many many years. Lets thank our judges that has slapped him on the hand so many times. Its so sad that he had to take a life for them to lock him up. Or will they let him out again?
Justice For Tina

Portage, IN

#2 Jan 11, 2008
What about Tina Wilkerson's murder back in 1995. He has been a neighbor and like a family member to them since he was 7 years old. He was never really looked at very well by the police at that time because he had a mental break down and was hospitalized right after her death.

Logansport, IN

#3 Jan 11, 2008

Benton Harbor, MI

#4 Jan 12, 2008
yeah he deserves everything he gets so does his wife!! cause rumor around lake station she helped him!! i wouldnt doubt it with all the times she has threatened me and l.s cops didnt do anything about it and that josh did the same but still nothing done!!!!!
jane doe

United States

#5 Jan 12, 2008
i think the 3 witnesses that turned him in should also be checked, because they seem to know a lot more than anyone else. also tina wilkersons murder wouldn't be such a bad idea... to check his DNA with what they had from her murder
jane doe

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 14, 2008
I hope he rots in jail he has harassed so many people and goes out with his wife and steals what ever he can find in peoples yards and cars. He has a police record bigger then a dictionary. .He is crazy keep him locked up he dont belong in society.
He Did It

Portage, IN

#7 Jan 15, 2008
If he did this crime he most likely has murdered before. Thank God Gary Police have this case, Solving murders are not Lake Station's specialty.

Staten Island, NY

#8 Jan 18, 2008
i remember this crazy freak from high school. he smoked fermaldahyde, went crazy, stole his best friend's car a drove it into a tree... freak... some classy people coming out of Lake Station

Staten Island, NY

#9 Jan 18, 2008
as for the tina wilkerson, wasn't her boyfriend murdered shortly before her? if she was in his will, isn't it possible that other people who felt they should have been the main beneficiary, might have killed her and dumped the body? A bait shop with drains in the floor would be a great place to clean up from a murder, and not even a mile from where the body was found... didnt that very same boyfriend own a bait shop? someone needs to check that guys will who was in it and who wasnt, and who had access to the bait shop...
John Doe

Portage, IN

#10 Jan 19, 2008
GOOD POINT! Rich was actually her X boyfriend and the will was not changed before he died and she was named beneficiary. There you have motive. "Thousands"

Richmond, VA

#11 Jan 20, 2008
i think that since there was a cops paycheck stub found near the body someone got paid off once the kids got the blood money so the crime will never be solved since they won't let the FBI come in and help. Maybe the new mayor will weed out the bad and get the crimes solved and stop the herassment on this poor family.

Richmond, VA

#12 Jan 20, 2008
josh was a strange boy but i don't think he could have done that crime he was into alot of stuff but not that

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Jan 22, 2008
josh was also on all kinds of drugs and had been since he was a teenager. The version I heard is that his wife/girlfriend owed money to a drug dealer . This woman he killed owed money to the same dealer. When she came back into town for the funeral of her father, the dealer offered to wipe josh's wife's debt clean if he took care of this trowbridge woman. A little while later this dumb fuck admits to dropping off a blonde at the site of the smell of death on the side of the road to people he knew, describing her as a crack head he picked up in a trailer park. and now of course he is claiming innocence and knows nothing about this.
good friend

Woonsocket, RI

#14 Mar 1, 2008
i've known josh for a long time and although he may come off as a nutcase he is a good guy and i and many friends of mine and josh's believe that there is no way josh would have done something like that.....not him....we never thought and still our thoughts haven't changed, that josh is not capable of doing something like that. as for josh being a freak because he smoked fermeldahyde, your a fucking freak for saying that. Just because people do drugs or are addicted to drugs doesn't mean they are freaks your a faget whoever said that and grow up....Josh is not guilty in my book.
jr lake station in

Benton Harbor, MI

#15 Mar 1, 2008
yeah i agree with the jane doe from saint john in...I WAS A VICTIM OF 2 OF HES THEFT NIGHTS...i agree with you on that...I HOPE HE ROTS IN HELL!!!
he followed me for many days and nights till my windows were busted out of my car not once but twice...after he got what he wanted that was the last time id seen of him......
John Doe

Portage, IN

#16 Mar 3, 2008
Why did Josh remove the carpet in his truck right afrer her disappearance? Why would anyone do that for no reason.
John Doe

Portage, IN

#18 Apr 27, 2008
Josh was released due to lack of evedence. He was re-arrested in Porter County on another charge. Lots of rumors.
Lake Station

Hobart, IN

#20 Jul 14, 2009
Josh is now walking FREE...Driving something new but used everytime i see him, running people off the road and cutting people off. Josh is not Innocent! ROT IN HELL JOSH!!!

Benton, KY

#21 Sep 3, 2010
I was born in Gary,Ind.And as i grew older Igot a good friend named Rich Sleeziak,i think thats how u spell his last name he dated Tina Wilkerson,I miss Indiana but i have a life in South Fulton TN.

Demotte, IN

#22 Nov 2, 2011
once you get to know Josh he is such a sweet person yeah his wife is a freak but that has nothing to do with him.. i dont think he would ever do nething like this..... everyone has a past wether its a good one or a bad one, no one is perfect at all.. far from it... and your not crazy for doing drugs pple most ppl do, some wworse then others.. oh freakin well.... get over it. that crap dont make you crazy. smoke a freakin joint nd maybe you will feel better.... i believe you are innocent josh...

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