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$50,000 Reward Offered in New Haven Murder
Terrance Driffin was only 23 years old when his life was stolen from
him. He had been on his way to visit his girlfriend when he was
gunned down at 365 Shelton Avenue on May 5, 2007. His murder was the
first of 11 that year in the city. Law Enforcement has run into
problems with his case because people have not come forward with
vital information. Driffin’s uncle is Ron Smith, the City Clerk of
New Haven. Sadly this is not the first time, Smith has lost a family
member to violence. He had a nephew and sister also die from gun
violence. Someone knows what happened to Driffin and there is a
$50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction
of the person(s) responsible for his murder.
If you have any information about the murder of Terrance Driffin
please call the New Haven Police Department at (203) 946-6304 or
(866) 888-TIPS. All calls can be confidential.
On May 6, 2005, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Hartford Police
responded to the area of
110 George Street
on reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located the
victim, Edward “Little Man”
, Jr. , and physical evidence.
Hartford Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
personnel transported the victim to
. Mr. Bell, age 34, was pronounced dead at the hospital as a result
of gunshot wounds.
On March 27, 2008, Governor M. Jodi Rell authorized a reward of
up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction
of the person or persons responsible for the crime.
The case is being investigated jointly by the Hartford
Police Department and the Cold Case Unit of the
's Attorney's Office.
Follow this link to e-mail the
Cold Case Unit with information or a tip about the homicide of
Edward Bell, Jr., or call the tip line at 860-548-0606 or toll-free
at 1-866-623-8058. All calls and e-mails will be kept confidential.
Looking For Leads In 16 Year Old's Murder
On June 1, 2004, 16 year old Jessica Rose
Keyworth, was found strangled and found down stairs in an old
abandoned house located at 23-25 Pearl St in Waterbury, CT. On May
30, she had taken a local train from Bridgeport, CT to Stratford, CT
and then another train to Waterbury alone. She was supposed to meet
friends at their house and then they were to all drive together back
to Job Corps in Devens, Massachusetts. Police are trying to find out
what happened in the 24 hours prior to her being found deceased.
A picture of Jessica as well as a shirt she was
last wearing are attached. Her family is filled with grief and are
looking for answers. There is $50,000.00 reward being offered and
you can contact the Waterbury Police Department at 203-574-6941 if
you have vital information.
What Happened to This Waterbury Man
31 year old William Smolinski was last seen around 3:45 pm at his
residence at 130 Holly Street on August 24, 2004. The Waterbury man
was last seen by a neighbor and asked that person to watch his dog.
Smolinski indicated that he was going to leave for a period of three
days. That was the last time he was seen. He left behind personal
belongings such as his vehicle and wallet. Billy's family for the
last two years have been actively looking for him and have placed
fliers with his picture on them in the surrounding towns where he
was last seen. There has been visual documentation of Billy's
ex-girlfriend ripping and vandalizing many of these posters. While
she has not been named a suspect, she has filed a lawsuit against
Smolinski family. If you have information concerning this case,
please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New Haven at
(203)777-6311. There is a fifteen thousand dollar reward.
For more information about this case, please click
There is also an article by the Waterbury Observer
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Hardy – Branford - March 7, 2006 - $50,000 REWARD
SOLVED!!! Your Voice Matters.
On Tuesday, March 7,
2006, at approximately 8:45 a.m., Kathy Hardy was the victim of an
arson murder that occurred at her home in Branford. While the victim
was asleep, unknown person(s) set fire to the stairs leading up to
the second-floor bedroom, blocking her escape route.
Kathy was pronounced
dead at the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
determined that the cause of death was smoke inhalation.
Ms. Hardy, the mother
of three young children, was 39 years old.
The State of
Connecticut is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to
the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved with Kathy
|Case #: A84277483
||Name: Mary Badaracco
||Alias: Mary Poo
|Address: Sherman, CT
||Height: 5 ft. 7 in.
Mary Badaracco has been missing since August 1984 and is believed to
be a homicide victim. She was last seen at her residence in
There is a $50,000 reward offered for information leading to the
arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her
disappearance and/or homicide.
If you have any information concerning Mary Badaracco, please
telephone the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime
Squad at Troop A in Southbury. You can also leave confidential
TIPS on the family website.. Here
The Connecticut State Police
Detective Joseph Bukowski