ONE YEAR LATER: Looking back at the April Tinsley cold case breakthrough

It took 30 years, but family members of April Tinsley finally got answers after their 8-year-old was found raped and murdered in southern DeKalb County.

Family feels renewed hope for justice in 30-year old cold case murder

A woman fails to show up for work, family members come to check on her, and they make a discovery that haunts them for the next 30 years. We look at why a Fort Wayne family is clinging to new hope that the killer in a cold case homicide from the 1980’s may someday actually pay for the crime.

Accused April Tinsley killer learns trial date

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The man who police say is responsible for a famous Fort Wayne cold case learned his trial date in court Friday.  John D. Miller, 59, was arrested Sunday, July 15, in connection with the rape and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in 1988. The case was cracked when DNA samples linked Miller to the crime.  His two-week trial date was set for February 11, 2019.  He will appear in court for a pre-trial conference on O…

‘First thing I thought was, wow!’- Mother of April Tinsley reacts to the crowd at her daughter’s vigil

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Family of 8-year-old April Tinsley sharing their emotions. Two weeks after the arrest of her suspected killer, Sunday a vigil held in her honor at her old elementary school. The event began at Fairfield elementary school where the new bench and tree was put on display. Several dozen coming out Sunday to show support. A gesture that April’s mother Janet says is leaving her touched. "First thing I though was wow, you got…


Another day of excessive heat and humidity Saturday

Another day of excessive heat and humidity Saturday

Saturday will be very similar to Friday, with heat indices easily getting into the triple digits.

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