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Cold Case Homicide Task Force

The Cold Case Homicide Task Force is committed to bringing justice to victims, no matter how long ago the crime occurred. The Task Force will continue to follow up on new leads, investigate evidence utilizing all available resources, and never forget the victims and their families regardless how long it takes.

Cold case homicides are unique in nature and require patient veteran investigators, tedious forensic evidence evaluation, experienced prosecutors, and help from the public.

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Victims

Charles Thompson | 2017

Charles Thompson lived in Fairplay, California for over 40 years. His family owned a large ranch in the area. Charles attended local schools and as an adult stayed local. Charles worked as a logger in the area for many years. He was living with his father on the family ranch in October of 2015. On October 2, 2015, Charles told his father that he was helping a friend move to Modesto. Charles was last seen leaving the family ranch with a white female. They were in what is believed to be this female's late model white SUV. Charles has not been seen or heard from since October 2, 2015.

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Jennie Sperinde | 1983

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson and Homicide Investigators with the El Dorado County Cold Case Task Force are seeking the assistance of the public in solving the 1983 unsolved cold case homicide of Jennie Sperinde of Cool.

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Manpreet Singh | 2013

Manpreet Singh was born in India in 1985. He grew up in the town Kinsanewali, India. It was during his schooling in Amloh, India that Manpreet became interested in moving to America. In 2011, Manpreet finally made his American dream come true.

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Brynn Rainey | 1977

On July 24, 1977, 27 year old Brynn Rainey stopped by a bar near the Nevada casino where she worked, just over the state line from her home in South Lake Tahoe in northern California. She was early for her 2 a.m. graveyard shift.

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Lee Hassler | 1976

Berkeley native Lee Hassler was 36 when he was gunned down on Oct. 6, 1976.

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Carol Andersen | 1979

Carol Andersen was going into her junior year at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nev., the summer she was killed, near the state's border with northern California. On June 30, 1979, Carol left to go to a party, though their mother had asked her not to go.

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Halley Wing | 1986

On June 2, 1986, 76 year old Halley Wing, a grandfather and former law enforcement officer, was gunned down in the driveway of his son's ranch in Rescue, California.

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Debney Lynn Lobanoff | 1981

On July 3, 1982, a fisherman discovered a nude female body floating in the water at Slab Creek Reservoir. The female body was wrapped with a heavy tow chain and it appeared the victim had been badly beaten.

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Julie Schossow and Marilyn Putt | 1982

Julie Schossow and Marilyn Putt were close friends and both worked as blackjack dealers at the Harrah's Casino in South Lake Tahoe and were closely associated with Harrah's Casino employees. Both victims were together when they disappeared from their home around midnight of January 12, or early hours of January 13, 1982.

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Linda Murray | 2008

On March 2nd, 2008, Linda's body was located down a ravine near the Skunk Hollow recreation area of Salmon Falls Road, between El Dorado Hills and Cool. She was found by motorcyclists who stopped in the parking lot to take a break from their ride.

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Jenny Claire Campbell | 1981

Jenny was last heard from in the early morning hours of May 10, 1981, when she called her mother and told her she was on her way home. Ten hours later the body of Jenny Clair Campbell was found in a remote area off of Salmon Falls Road by two hunters.

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