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Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is asking local police departments to bring details of any unsolved homicides to his attention as his new initiative to solve cold cases kicks off.
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Winston Niles Rumford

Allentown, PA

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Jun 26, 2009
 
How's about solving the fresh ones first?
Mr Bill

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Jun 26, 2009
 
Mr. Morganelli has been the District Attorne for 17 years. Why did it take him so long to do this? Although he is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Northampton County, he completely ignored his responsibilities as he was too busy running for various other offices.
Susie

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#3
Jun 26, 2009
 
DUH, why hasn't he been doing this ALWAYS??? Must be election time for the bewildered man.
CorrectMrBill

Whitehall, PA

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#4
Jun 26, 2009
 
Exactly why now? Jim Martin has been doing this for years! Why now is Northampton County? With all the crime in Easton and surrounding areas NC should have been doing this 20 years ago.
Waste of money

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#5
Jun 26, 2009
 
Most of the people who comitted old cold case homicides are dead or are wherabouts unknown . Hey Morganelli you will have a hell of a lot more things to worry about with the new casino and all that cash. Why don't you focus on some of the street robbery going on in Bethlehem or put some of your detectives out on the streets of Easton some night and have them see all the crimes that get committed....Don't waste our tax dollars trying to get on TV!
CorrectMrBill

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Jun 26, 2009
 
I believe the Chief Law Enforcement officer of the county is the Sheriff.

“Normal is overrated !”

Since: May 09

Bethlehem,Pa

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#7
Jun 26, 2009
 
I cannot stand John Morganelli.
He is a public servant..he THINKS he is someone special..
Hey John, when we want to hear from you,,,we will call you...in the mean time STAY OUT OF THE PAPER !
Call the authorities descretely ask what you must, and hang up...HOW didthis get in the paper...and what is the reason for it ? ANSWER THAT //
I do not like this attention seeking
cjc

Harrisburg, PA

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#8
Jun 26, 2009
 
Shouldn't there be records, why would he have to do a call out? Sounds like he needs some press hang time and neither the press nor he think we will notice the gambit. Maybe most people won't notice it's a game, Mr Morganelli!
Joe South

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#9
Jun 26, 2009
 
Games people play.
It's no game with John.

Girl from Freedom
Realtor in Hellertown
High st. apartment murder

All murders that John needs more information to solve.

Call more people in John, you probably will get a tip that can at least let you say you solved one of them you placed on your priority list.
time money

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Jun 26, 2009
 
Joe South wrote:
Games people play.
It's no game with John.
Girl from Freedom
Realtor in Hellertown
High st. apartment murder
All murders that John needs more information to solve.
Call more people in John, you probably will get a tip that can at least let you say you solved one of them you placed on your priority list.
How much time and money should be wasted if there is NO solution to those cases? I would rather have those officers on the streets today keeping us safe than following up on cold leads to nowhere!
seekingjustice

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#11
Jun 26, 2009
 
How about a little info on more recent things, like the Patrick O'Brien homicide in Nazareth?

“When news breaks, I'll fix it.”

Since: Jun 09

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#12
Jun 26, 2009
 
seekingjustice wrote:
How about a little info on more recent things, like the Patrick O'Brien homicide in Nazareth?
That will be reviewed in 5-10 years once its a cold case. Thanks.
B_Egan

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#13
Jun 26, 2009
 
They don't call him big case for nothing. That investigator is the cream of the cream. He will work his fingers and toes to the bone - working those cold cases.
Joe South

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Jun 26, 2009
 
time money wrote:
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How much time and money should be wasted if there is NO solution to those cases? I would rather have those officers on the streets today keeping us safe than following up on cold leads to nowhere!
cold leads ? Did you ever work for the :(You stab em , we slab em emergency squad)?
Disgusted

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Jun 26, 2009
 
I just pray that Morganelli can track down and convict the Easton cops who murdered the Van Horn girl in the 1980's. May he fry them like a bug soaked in lighter fluid.
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#16
Jun 27, 2009
 
I am all for any effort to nail a murderer. I want to see the older Charlotte Fimiano case get solved as well as the recent Patrick O'Brien murder.
Getting real

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#17
Jun 27, 2009
 
You all seem so interested in freakin money. OK, so you hate John Morganelli. Too bad because he's not going anywhere anytime soon. He's long ago made pleanty of money. Jealous much? As for "keeping those officers on the streets solving other crimes", they are hiring a retired detective to work cold cases along with 4 retired LE officers who are volunteering. Combine that with the new information that surfaced since a few months ago and you have a reason to give families and loved ones of victims some peace of mind. It's obvious that not one of you complainers have ever lost anyone to a brutal murder. All you garner from these articles is money and politics. Shame on all of you! There are plenty of DA and money forums for you to spew your hatred in. Heck, you can even start your own little 'I hate the DA' forum. Lots of other like minded cretins can join you. You can hand the hammer back and forth and bash away.
When it comes to the vicious brutal murder of innocent victims you need to think before you type. As a wise old friend of mine once pointed out. Remove the consonants from your keyboard, you would make as much sense.
Mr Bill

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Jun 29, 2009
 
CorrectMrBill wrote:
I believe the Chief Law Enforcement officer of the county is the Sheriff.
The Sherriffs do nothing but serve warrants, transport prisinors and guard the courthouse. The elected DA is the chief law enforcement authority in any county
Call it what it is

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#19
Jun 30, 2009
 
Cheryl Van Horn left a diner. That was the last place anybody saw her alive. A garbage collector found her body Nov. 14, 1984, behind Easton Inn. She'd been blasted with a shotgun; the murder remains unsolved. Call it Urban Myth or Urban Legend, but anyone who has every heard about the murder names three Easton policemen as likely suspects in the murder. It shouldn't take Mr. Morganelli long to track this one down. He might even get it done before he looks to run for election to higher office..... IF, and its a big, IF... he lives long enough to do it. Oddly, Easton city police have been very good at 'cleaning up' their own when it needs doing.
Disgusted wrote:
I just pray that Morganelli can track down and convict the Easton cops who murdered the Van Horn girl in the 1980's. May he fry them like a bug soaked in lighter fluid.

Since: Apr 08

Easton, PA

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#20
Jun 30, 2009
 
Boy, is that stepping on a hornets nest. The Easton Police Department have been rumored to murder, beat, intimidate, and stong arm for years. Anyone who thinks the disbanding of the SWAT team was only about one cop murdering another is sadly mistaken. If that was the case, why did one member of the team deem it necessary to take his family 'on vacation' to keep them safe. While away his home was attacked. Morganelli isn't going to take the department on.
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Cheryl Van Horn left a diner. That was the last place anybody saw her alive. A garbage collector found her body Nov. 14, 1984, behind Easton Inn. She'd been blasted with a shotgun; the murder remains unsolved. Call it Urban Myth or Urban Legend, but anyone who has every heard about the murder names three Easton policemen as likely suspects in the murder. It shouldn't take Mr. Morganelli long to track this one down. He might even get it done before he looks to run for election to higher office..... IF, and its a big, IF... he lives long enough to do it. Oddly, Easton city police have been very good at 'cleaning up' their own when it needs doing.
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