Randa David Jawhari was born on June 2, 1966, to David and Anisse Jawhari in Lebanon. She has six sisters and one brother.
The Jawhari family moved to the United States when Randa was a child. She lived in various places, including Florida and Hawaii, and she has family in Ohio.
Randa was a former actress who had bit parts in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film “True Lies” and the 1980s crime drama “Jake and the Fatman.” She wrote a book, “Letter From the Rose,” and was also an artist.
Although a creative and talented woman, Randa had bipolar disorder and…
The crime occurred in broad daylight next to Interstate 55, yet no one witnessed the abduction.
SCOTT CITY, Mo. — Cheryl Anne Scherer was born on Aug. 19, 1959, to Raymond and Olevia “Libby” Scherer.
The beautiful red-haired, blue-eyed teenager graduated from Thomas W. Kelly R-4 High School in 1977.
Scherer worked at Rhodes Pump-Ur-Own Station, a self-service gas station adjacent to Interstate-55, to fund her college tuition. She had been there for about 15 months and was a “model employee,” said Paul Dirnberger of Rhodes.
On Tuesday, April 17, 1979, Scherer, 19, was working a day shift when she…
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Diana Kay Smith was born on April 25, 1958, to Ivry and Zoe Smith in Geneseo, Illinois. She has two brothers, Edward and Dwayne, and two sisters, Elsie and Ellen; A third sister, Debra Ann, died at birth in 1973.
Smith graduated from Riverdale High School in Port Byron in 1978. She was a special education student and always cheerful around staff and fellow students.
Smith, 21, lived with her parents in rural Hillsdale. She had recently started working at a supper club called The Ranch in Port Byron. …
TUCSON, Ariz. — Sometimes a story comes along that makes your heart twist in pain, and you think, “Wow, what did this person(s) do to deserve all of this heartache?” Here is one of those stories.
Mark and Kais Stryker were high school sweethearts. The couple married after Stryker joined the Army in March 1975, and in late 1976, the couple welcomed a son, Andy.
Originally from Washington State, the family moved to Tucson after Stryker’s release from the Army in March 1978. …
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Stacy Ann Arras, 14, her father George Arras, and six others were on a week-long mule trip through the backcountry at Yosemite National Park. The group was riding along the High Sierra Loop Trail at Tuolumne Meadows. According to the National Park Service, Tuolumne Meadows is the largest high-elevation meadows in the Sierra Nevada at 8,600 feet.
Yosemite has five High Sierra Camps arranged in the 49-mile loop, and each camp is a day’s hike from at least two other camps, NatureOutside.com reported.
Stacy and her group reached the last camp on the loop, Sunrise High…
LONDON — Emma Kelty, 43, loved traveling and craved adventure. Following her father’s death in 2014, she sold her flat and resigned from her headmistress position at Knollmead Primary School in Surbiton to travel full-time.
Kelty was fearless and preferred journeys that challenged her and gave her an adrenaline rush.
She spent 54 days on a solo ski trip in Antarctica, finally arriving at the South Pole on Jan. 17, 2017, “the sixth woman to ski solo to the South Pole,” Kelty wrote in a blog post.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Loretta Saunders, 26, was originally from Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. She dropped out of high school in Grade 9 and moved to Montreal. But moving to the big city proved more challenging than Saunders thought; She became homeless and turned to alcohol and drugs. However, by early 2014, Saunders was on a good path.
The beautiful Inuk woman had rented an apartment at 41 Cowie Hill Road in Halifax and sublet a room to 25-year-old Blake Leggette and his girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry, 28.
Saunders was working on her thesis at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax…
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Tanya Jean Brooks was a 36-year-old mother of five children who struggled with drug addiction and poverty. All of her children were taken away and put into the foster care system as a result.
She was originally from the Millbrook First Nation near Truro but lived in Halifax. To make ends meet, she worked for a time as a sex worker. She had a criminal record with various charges, including assault, fraud, and making death threats, and had spent some time in prison in 2008.
After her prison release, Brooks decided it was time to turn…
TUCSON, Ariz. — Randy Doyle Parscale, Jr. was born on Jan. 13, 1969, to Randy Parscale Sr. and Peggy Parscale, now Foley. They divorced not long after his birth.
Randy resided with his father and stepmother, Naomi Parscale, at 4622 E. 31st St. He attended third grade at Roberts Elementary School.
Randy has been described as “loving” and “affectionate,” who thought “he was strong like the Incredible Hulk,” according to his stepmother, Naomi Parscale. He was a “loner” who liked to “do things on his own.”
The girls in his classroom thought he was the “second cutest guy,” who loved…
Moira Anderson, 11, lived at 71 Eglinton Street in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, with her parents, Andrew and Margery, and her sisters, Janet and Marjory.
Moira was a pretty girl with fair hair and skin, and blue eyes. She was considered a tomboy and described as “full of fun.” Moira loved to buy magic tricks and “play fun on everyone,” according to her sister, Janet. She also enjoyed swimming and playing with marbles.
But the young girl also had a serious side; she wanted to devote her life to God when she grew up by becoming a missionary and traveling…