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  • Olivehurst Family Determined to Find Young Woman’s Murderer

    If you have a cold case you’d like FOX40 to look into, please email us at news@fox40.com. YUBA COUNTY — A group of residents in Olivehurst are still grieving the loss of 20-year-old Chairo Garibay, who was brutally murdered more than 11 years ago. Chairo’s parents, extended family and loved ones hold an annual memorial in December to remember her life and pray that her killer is brought to justice. “She’s not here, she’s not here for me to hold,” said […]

  • Sacramento Organization Surprises Grocery Shoppers With Holiday Gifts

    RANCHO CORDOVA — Shoppers at a Grocery Outlet in Rancho Cordova were surprised with Christmas gifts Thursday by a local church. Unity of Sacramento members delivered stockings full of goodies, which included toys for kids and scarves for the winter, to the grocery store. The organization even paid for everyone’s Christmas dinner grocery bills. The ministry’s mission was to provide help for economically challenged shoppers at a time when it is needed most. Its members were looking to spread acts of […]

  • 30 Years Later, Still No Arrests in Killing of Retired Folsom Prison Guard

    EL DORADO COUNTY — It has been more than 30 years, and there are still no arrests in the senseless killing of retired Folsom prison guard Halley Wing. Now, the El Dorado County Office of the District Attorney is releasing never-before-seen evidence in hopes of solving the case. “We’re going to find the person, if at all possible, and hold them accountable for their actions,” said El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson as he stood in front of the […]

  • Who Killed Robin Brooks? Sacramento Sheriff’s Department Working to Solve Cold Case

    ROSEMONT — Robin Brooks left her job at Donut Time in the Rosemont area of Sacramento County around midnight on Wednesday, April 24, 1980, and was found sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in her apartment the next evening. While Brooks’ case has gone unsolved for more than 36 years, homicide detectives have the suspected killer’s DNA. “It’s very frustrating because we have our suspect,” said retired Sgt. Micki Links with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. “We have his DNA, […]

  • Cold Case: Justice for Mary London

    After more than 35 years, Sacramento Police are reworking an old lead that could help solve the cold case murder of 17-year-old Mary London, a developmentally disabled student from Sacramento High School. “She was stabbed several times, and brutalized with some kind of a weapon, maybe with the handle of the knife,” said retired Sacramento Police homicide detective Dave Schwartz. “Just a victim in many ways, maybe two or three different ways that she would have died from what happened to […]

  • Santa Claus Makes Last Stop at Children’s Hospital in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO – After a long night of delivering presents, the man in the big red suit had one last stop to make the next morning: Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sacramento. To give his reindeer a break, Old Saint Nick rode down Stockton Boulevard on a horse drawn carriage Christmas morning, 2015. From there, Santa Claus made his way on foot to the second floor of Shriners, where anxious kids were waiting. All the good little boys and girls, forced […]

  • FOX40 Viewer Saves Christmas for Sacramento Family

    SACRAMENTO — One Sacramento family’s home was ransacked over the weekend, and the thieves made off with all of the presents for the children. Some people have no shame — like the person or people behind the burglary at the Richmond home in Sacramento. “It was devastating to see that everything was gone,” said 9-year-old Janeyece Richmond. Their 55-inch Samsung television, four kids tablets, a PlayStation and DVDs were all gone. The thieves even took what was in the kids’ […]

  • Murder in Granite Bay: Advances in Forensic Science Could Help Solve Decades Old Cold Case

    GRANITE BAY — More than two decades after a school teacher in Granite Bay was found strangled to death inside her van, detectives said advances in forensic technology could help solve the case. Cherilyn Hawkley disappeared from Eureka Elementary School, where she worked, on the evening of Oct. 29, 1993. Two days later, her partially clothed body was found in the backseat of her Dodge Caravan, less than a mile from where she taught fifth grade. At the time, investigators told […]

  • Real-Life ‘Rosie the Riveter’ Gets Flight of a Lifetime

    MATHER FIELD– When you’re 90 years old, like Eileen Lyda, time is precious – and doing the things you’ve always wanted to do takes on a whole new meaning. Long ago, Lyda helped build the iconic B-17 bombers of WWII. She installed rivets, working inside the wings of the massive planes. She was a real-life Rosie the Riveter. Lyda dropped out of high school and signed on to the war effort with her mother, Edythe. They made $45 every two weeks, […]