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:
1029. Shannon McNamara (June 21, 1979 to June 12, 2001)
|Charlotte Murray Pace|
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.
1037-1238. 202 Victims of the 2002 Bali Bombings on October 12, 2002.
|A photograph of Heather Guerrero, is seen in a case filled with mementos at the Guerrero family home in Gering, Neb.|
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.
1043. Huang Na (simplified Chinese: 黄娜; traditional Chinese: 黃娜; pinyin: Huáng Nà) (26 September 1996 – 10 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.
1044. 6-month-old Elias Ocean Johnson (August 22, 2004 to February 18, 2005)
1045. 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)
|Taylor Don Heintzelman|
1049-1050. On this date, June 20, 2005, a couple, Javad Jay Marshall Fields and Vivian Wolfe were both gunned down in Aurora, Colorado.