Oct. 13, 2004
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found guilty in Pace murder
Derrick Todd Lee showed no emotion as a court official read aloud
the jury’s verdict of guilty of first-degree murder this afternoon.
Whispers of "Thank God" poured from the mouths of victims’ families,
who were holding hands and crying while seated together inside
May 27, 2003
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killing suspect Lee heads back to BR
ATLANTA - Serial killer suspect Derrick Todd
Lee of St. Francisville is headed back to Louisiana, officials said
this morning. The man accused of killing LSU graduate student Carrie
Lynn Yoder and four other south Louisiana women was captured Tuesday
night and appeared before Fulton Country Superior Court Judge Richard
Hicks at 9:25 a.m. today.
March 19, 2003
parents react to daughter's link to serial killer
David and Lynda Yoder still can't believe their
daughter is gone. Carrie Yoder's parents also believe she was at
her computer when she disappeared March 3rd.
death linked to serial killer
Serial killer task force will take control of
investigation DNA evidence links the recent murder of Carrie Lynn
Yoder to the unsolved deaths of four other south Louisiana women.
March 14, 2003
"The forensic evidence left at the scene
is still being processed and has not conclusively linked Miss Yoder's
death to the other homicides currently under investigation,"
Iberville Parish Sheriff Brent Allain said Friday.
Authorities have told the parents of 26-year-old Carrie Lynn Yoder
that a body found Thursday near Whisky Bay off Interstate 10 was
that of their daughter, a source close to the family said. "They
have essentially indicated that it is Carrie," said Yoder's doctoral
professor and mentor at LSU, Bill Platt. "We are very certain of
who the body is." Platt said he was sitting with Yoder's parents
early Thursday evening when what he called "official sources" relayed
March 13, 2003
hold vigil; No evidence of crime found
Police have said they can find no evidence that a crime led to Carrie
Yoder's disappearance more than a week ago, but her cousin put aside
such talk Wednesday. "To the person responsible for Carrie's
disappearance, replace your cowardice with courage and allow our
loved one to return to our family," said Steve Yoder, who flew
from Wilmington, Del., to attend a "vigil of hope" at
LSU's Union Theater. Before the rally, Yoder's parents had their
first meeting with Ann Pace and Lynne Marino, women whose daughters
have been slain during the last year by the south Louisiana serial
March 12, 2003
for Carrie Yoder resumes
Detectives take to the skies Serial killer task force detectives
took to the skies Tuesday in hopes of finding missing LSU student
witness in Yoder case being questioned
News 2 has learned that the serial
killer task force is questioning a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier
about what she saw at Yoder's home the day she may have disappeared.
public relations dealing with Yoder disappearance
Fear continues to grip the LSU community after
the disappearance of another female student living near campus.
Many drivers stuck in rush-hour traffic along Burbank Drive Tuesday
said they appreciated the serial killer task force's efforts in
the search for a missing LSU doctoral student despite the inconvenience.
The Multi-Agency Homicide Task Force spent the evening gathering
information at Burbank near East Boyd Drive about the disappearance
of Carrie Yoder. Investigators stopped about half the cars passing
in both directions on Burbank, asking questions and handing out
fliers and questionnaires.
March 11, 2003
friends 'going on hope'-- Not too many people have touched
Carrie Yoder's cozy work space in LSU's Life Sciences building since
the 26-year-old graduate student disappeared last week. Mostly,
it's been the police. "She's neater than that normally,"
her professor and mentor, Bill Platt, said Monday. "All this
stuff has been rifled through."
plan to question drivers about missing LSU student --
Police plan to question drivers Tuesday on a main thoroughfare near
the neighborhood of a missing LSU student, looking for scraps of
information that could help find her.
March 9, 2003
case renews pain of families of serial victims --
As word spread of Carrie Yoder's disappearance Wednesday, a woman
who had never met the 26-year-old graduate student suddenly began
March 8, 2003
key to disappearance -- The question is this: What happened
to Carrie Yoder after 7:45 p.m. Monday?
March 7, 2003
held for Moore; police not linking cases -- Friends memorialized
a slain LSU graduate student under gray and rainy skies Thursday
while serial killer investigators continued the search for another
graduate student who disappeared from her home earlier this week.
search continues and a time line is released -- LSU Chancellor
Mark Emmert met with members of the serial killer task force Friday
morning to find out if investigators are doing everything that needs
to be done. His concerns stem from the missing person case of doctoral
student Carrie Yoder.
killer task force helping search for missing student --
Before four south Louisiana women were murdered by a serial killer,
the disappearance of an LSU student during Mardi Gras probably would
have drawn little attention. But the killings of the four women
- including two near LSU - means the search for Carrie Lynn Yoder,
26, has taken on a different scope, involving national, state and
local law enforcement and renewing fear that the serial killer may
have chosen another victim.
hold briefing on Carrie Yoder's disappearance -- Baton
Rouge Police held a press conference today concerning the disappearance
of 26-year-old Carrie Lynn Yoder.
serial-killer connection in Yoder disappearance possible
-- A leading criminologist from Lousiana State University, Cecile
Guin, says she believes 26-year-old Carrie Lynn Yoder's disappearance
could be the work of the Baton Rouge serial killer.
case reignites fears at LSU -- Classes officially resume
from the Mardi Gras break at LSU on Thursday. Those students who
are back already found out one of their own has been missing since
Monday. Graduate student Carrie Lynn Yoder's disappearance was reported
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