Author Topic: HINDS COUNTY JANE DOE: [1999] BF, 15-25 - Found at an oil well in Bolton, AL - July 19, 1999  (Read 89 times)

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The victim's ****, decomposed remains were found at an oil well in the St. Thomas area of Bolton. She was lying on top of bottoms to a yellow rain slicker. Found next to her were a piece of black cloth and a piece of equipment chain.

A possible suspect has been identified; he may be responsible for at least ten other killings or disappearances. However, he has not been charged in those cases due to lack of evidence.

He was charged and found guilty of kidnapping and aggrevated assault against another woman in 2009, and sentenced to 50 years in prison.

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Date of Discovery: July 19, 1999
Location of Discovery: Bolton, Hinds County, Mississippi
Estimated Date of Death: 1-2 weeks prior
State of Remains: Decomposed
Cause of Death: Gunshot to abdomen

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 15-25 years old
Race: Black
Sex: Female
Height: 5'0" to 5'1"
Weight: 110 to 120 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She previously had gone through childbirth or had an abortion.

Identifiers
Dentals: Unknown.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Unknown.

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: The body was unclothed, but was placed on top of the bottom of a yellow rain slicker.
Jewelry: Unknown.
Additional Personal Items: Black cloth fragment; part of an equipment chain.

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim's ****, decomposed remains were found at an oil well in the St. Thomas area of Bolton. She was lying on top of bottoms to a yellow rain slicker. Found next to her were a piece of black cloth and a piece of equipment chain.

A possible suspect has been identified; he may be responsible for at least ten other killings or disappearances. However, he has not been charged in those cases due to lack of evidence.

He was charged and found guilty of kidnapping and aggrevated assault against another woman in 2009, and sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Hinds County Sheriff Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 601-974-2900
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 99-2271

Agency Name: Hinds County Coroner
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 601-973-5505
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: Not listed

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https://www.wapt.com/article/man-sentenced-in-kidnapping-attack/2077745

Man Sentenced In Kidnapping, Attack
JACKSON, Miss.
5-6 minutes

JACKSON, Miss.

A Bolton man convicted in a 2009 attack on a woman at his Bolton home has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

In January, a Hinds County jury found Ricky Franklin guilty of kidnapping and aggravated assault in connection with the Nov. 7, 2009 attack on the 21-year-old woman.

The woman told authorities that Franklin **** her twice, beat her with liquor bottles and choked her. Hinds County Sheriff's Department investigators said Franklin tried to bite off the woman's ear.

"You are a clear danger to society and your actions deserve a stiff sentence," Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill told Franklin.

Weill sentenced Franklin to 20 years on the aggravated assault charge and 30 years on the kidnapping charge. The sentences are to run consecutively.

Franklin Testifies In Sentencing Hearing

Franklin testified Thursday that before his arrest, he worked at an RV company, took care of his children and attended church. He said he got into a fistfight with his accuser, but turned himself in to police the next day.

Franklin's mother also testified and described him as a loving father to his 12-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. She asked Weill to be lenient and to give him another chance.

District Attorney Robert Smith believes Franklin is responsible for at least 10 slayings, but because of a lack of evidence, those cases have not gone forward.

"We have a number of cases that we are looking forward to investigating," Smith said. "Some may go to grand jury and some may not."

Elizabeth Duckworth, who was at Thursday's hearing, said she believes Franklin killed her 19-year-old sister more than 14 years ago. She wouldn't go into detail, but said there is a case pending.

"All I can say is we have a predator off the streets, and he should have been off the streets years ago," Duckworth said. "I thank God there's no young girls out there that can come prey to him.

Sirena Wilson said her cousin's case may be tied to Franklin too. Her 15-year-old cousin Maryanne Bass was killed in 1996. She had been stabbed 87 times and her body was dumped on the street where Franklin lived, Wilson said.

"At least he's off the streets. He's not a danger to society anymore," Wilson said. "I just wish my aunt, Maryanne's mother, had lived to see this day."

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https://www.wlbt.com/story/8013544/three-on-your-side-investigates-cold-case-mystery-of-mabel-conic/

Three On Your Side Investigates: Cold Case Mystery of Mabel Conic


March 13, 2008 at 9:29 PM CDT - Updated July 26 at 5:55 AM

By Marsha Thompson
marsha@wlbt.net

A Bolton man linked to a cold case murder mystery dating back to 1999 has been released on his own recognizance. Ricky Franklin was charged with capital murder and kidnapping in the death of a Jackson woman. Her remains were found in the same area of Bolton as three other women.

It was July of 1999 when the body of a young black female was found shot to death near an oil well near the St. Thomas community of Bolton. Her remains were never identified. She's known as Jane Doe #1.

On Halloween 1999, squirrel hunters walked up on the remains of second body at a separate location on St. Thomas Road. Investigators identified 23-year-old Shanon McKinney, stabbed 48 times in the head with a screwdriver.

In the same area they found Jane Doe #2, a woman beaten, shot and partially burned.

The other victim discovered was Mabel Conic, a known prostitute, age 41. Her cause of death was listed as possible gunshot trauma.

Nine years ago, at the scene of the murders, we asked Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin if he had concluded he had a serial killer on his hands.

"We may have a serial killer (or) we may have someone who killed three people at one time," McMillin said then.

On Thursday, Ricky Levert Franklin was shackled as he was led to court to face kidnapping and capital murder charges in Conic's death. Franklin lived 4.7 miles away from the killing fields. He has remained locked up on a separate case for the last four years.

Franklin had no comment except when he uttered "Praise God."

He had faced murder charges before in the case, but the charges were dismissed due to a lack of evidence.

Hinds County cold case Investigators tried to present new evidence linking him to the murder Thursday. Rebecca Pittman, who works for the Hinds County Sheriff's Department, took the stand outlining evidence that law enforcement felt tied Franklin to Conic's murder, including an anonymous phone call to the victim's family.

Pittman said co-defendant Buster Davis admitted to the FBI and other investigators that he anonymously telephoned Conic's brother and told them Franklin killed Conic. She testified that  Conic's boyfriend saw her get into a red sports car with two black males matching Franklin and Davis' descriptions on Mill Street near Monument Street.

She also stated that in 2000, a witness reported to the FBI that in 1999 Davis told him that after the two picked her up they drove to a convenience store. Conic, she said, begged Davis for help, telling him Franklin was going to kill her. Davis saw Conic's hands were tied together.

Pittman also stated that Davis revealed that Franklin shot Conic with some type of hunting firearm at close range in his red Camaro and that Franklin lives in Bolton and Conic was killed in Bolton. Franklin "loves to beat up prostitutes" and this was not the first time Franklin has killed a woman."

But court appointed lawyer Mike Scott dismissed the information as new evidence in the cold case and said there is nothing new since the charges were previously dropped by Hinds County District Attorney Faye Peterson's office.  The Judge didn't buy it either. Franklin walked away a free man.

The case will again be presented to a Hinds County Grand Jury. Franklin's attorney's insist lawmen have the wrong man.  Franklin's Uncle refused to go on camera with WLBT News Wednesday, but told us Ricky is not a vicious killer, "It was an unsolved case. They are just trying to pin this on someone but all that will come out in court."

Franklin will go back to the St. Thomas community where he grew up, and  cold case investigators have more work to do.

Hinds County Court Judge William Barnett dropped kidnapping charges against Franklin.  His case will be bound over to the Grand Jury on murder charges only.