Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Monday, September 25, 2017


National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

            For this year’s 2017 National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, Unit 1012 will remember more than 1500 murdered victims + victims of war crimes from the United States and around the world. Let us remember how they lived on this earth and treasure their memories.

"So long as we live, they too shall live and love for they are a part of us as we remember them."
- Gates of Prayer

            For this observance, we will present murdered victims from 2001 to 2005:

Bethena Brosz
1028. Bethena Brosz (October 10, 1981 to May 3, 2001

Shannon McNamara

1029. Shannon McNamara (June 21, 1979 to June 12, 2001)

Daniel Pearl
1030. Daniel Pearl (October 10, 1963 – February 1, 2002) was a journalist with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped while working as the South Asia Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, based in Mumbai, India. He had gone to Pakistan as part of an investigation into the alleged links between Richard Reid (the "shoe bomber") and Al-Qaeda. He was subsequently beheaded by his captors.

1031. Danielle van Dam (September 22, 1994 – c. February 1, 2002)

Charlotte Murray Pace
1032. Charlotte Murray Pace (June 28, 1979 to May 31, 2002)

Samantha Runnion
1033. Samantha Bree Runnion (July 26, 1996 – July 15, 2002) was a five-year-old American murder victim. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 26, 1996, and her family were residents of Stanton, California.

The last picture: This photograph of Holly with Jessica - posing in their Manchester United football shirts - was taken shortly before they went missing
1034-1035. On 4 August 2002, two English girls were murdered in the village of Soham, Cambridgeshire. The victims were Holly Marie Wells and Jessica Aimee Chapman, both aged 10.

Evonne Tuttle

1036. Evonne Tuttle (March 22, 1965 to September 26, 2002

The Bali bombing memorial at the site of the original Paddy's Pub across the road from the site of the now demolished Sari club (to the left of this picture)
1037-1238. 202 Victims of the 2002 Bali Bombings on October 12, 2002.

Courtney Leblanc
1239. Courtney Leblanc (June 5, 1990 to November 15, 2002)

1038. Laci Denise Peterson (May 4, 1975 to December 24, 2002)

A photograph of Heather Guerrero, is seen in a case filled with mementos at the Guerrero family home in Gering, Neb.
1039. Heather Guerrero (February 8, 1988 to February 11, 2003)

Canny Ong
1040. Canny Ong (18 July 1975 - 14 June 2003)


Dru Katrina Sjodin
1041. Dru Katrina Sjodin (September 26, 1981 – c. November 22, 2003) was a murder victim who was abducted from the Columbia Mall parking lot in Grand Forks, North Dakota, by Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr., on November 22, 2003. Her disappearance garnered great media coverage throughout the United States and prompted the creation of the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry.


1042. Kim Sun-il (September 13, 1970 – c. June 22, 2004) was a South Korean translator and Christian missionary who was kidnapped and executed in Iraq.

Huang Na
1043. Huang Na (simplified Chinese: 黄娜; traditional Chinese: 黃娜; pinyin: Huáng Nà) (26 September 199610 October 2004) was an eight-year-old Chinese national living at the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre in Singapore, who disappeared on 10 October 2004. Her mother, the police and the community conducted a three-week-long nationwide search for her. After her body was found, many Singaporeans attended her wake and funeral, giving bai jin (帛金 bójīn, contributions towards funeral expenses) and gifts. In a high-profile 14-day trial, Malaysian-born Took Leng How (Chinese: 卓良豪; pinyin: Zhuó Liángháo), a vegetable packer at the wholesale centre, was found guilty of murdering her and hanged after an appeal and a request for presidential clemency failed. 

Elias Ocean Johnson
1044. 6-month-old Elias Ocean Johnson (August 22, 2004 to February 18, 2005)

Jessica Lunsford
1045. Jessica Marie Lunsford (October 6, 1995 – February 27, 2005) was a nine-year-old American girl who was abducted from her home in Homosassa, Florida in the early morning of February 24, 2005. Believed held captive over the weekend, she was raped and later murdered by 46-year-old John Couey who lived nearby. The media covered the investigation and trial of her killer extensively. On August 24, 2007, a judge in Inverness, Florida sentenced Couey, a convicted sex offender, to death for kidnapping, sexually battering, and first degree murder of Jessica.

Larry Elwood Lasater, Jr.
1046. Police Officer Larry Elwood Lasater Jr. (End of Watch: Sunday, April 24, 2005)

Lindsey Bonistall
1047. Lindsey Bonistall (March 20, 1985 to May 1, 2005)

Taylor Don Heintzelman
 1048. Taylor Heintzelman (August 4, 1987 to May 16, 2005)

1049-1050. On this date, June 20, 2005, a couple, Javad Jay Marshall Fields and Vivian Wolfe were both gunned down in Aurora, Colorado. Robert Ray and Sir Mario Owens were both sentenced to death.

Sally Anne Bowman
1051. Sally Anne Bowman (11 September 1987 – 25 September 2005)


1052. Miana Stewart (November 28, 1990 to October 13, 2005)
PC Sharon Beshenivsky
1053. PC Sharon Beshenivsky (14 January 1967–18 November 2005) was a West Yorkshire Police constable shot dead by a criminal gang during a robbery in Bradford on 18 November 2005, becoming the seventh female police officer in Great Britain to be killed on duty.


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