DATELINE NBC: And Then There Were Three

On Monday night, Sept. 14, 2020, Dateline NBC aired their episode about Michelle Martinko’s 1979 murder, with interviews of Cedar Rapids investigators, Gazette courts reporter Trish Mehaffey, Michelle’s friends and her relatives.

The episode is part of Dateline’s Monday Mysteries true crime series.

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE ONLINE HERE

Watch the trailer blow.


Davenport’s Breasia Terrell, 10, Still Missing

Breasia Terrell

Breasia Terrell, 10, was reported missing to Davenport police on July 10. (Courtesy photo Iowa Department of Public Safety)

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward and continues to seek information about Breasia Terrell, 10, who went missing Friday, July 10, from Davenport, Iowa, after spending the night with her half-brother and his father, Henry Earl Dinkins, a registered sex offender.

An Amber Alert was issued five days after her disappearance.

Breasia had gone to Dinkins’ apartment in the 2700 block of East 53rd Street with her half-brother for an overnight stay on July 9, Aishia Lankford, the girl’s mother, told officials. Lankford last heard from her daughter at 9 p.m. that Thursday night when Breasia used Dinkins’ phone to call her mother and tell her goodnight.

Davenport police consider Dinkins, 47, as a person of interest in Breasia’s disappearance, but declined to label him a suspect. Police believe he has information valuable to Terrell’s return.

Henry Dinkins

Henry Dinkins is a person of interest in Breasia Terrell’s disappearance. (Courtesy photo Davenport police)

Dinkins currently is being held at the Scott County Jail for violating sex offender registration requirements and a probation violation.

Breasia Terrell is 4 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 75 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen near Dinkins’ apartment in the early hours July 10 wearing a white T-shirt, shorts and white or pink flip-flops.

In a July 21 interview with NBC News’ Dateline, Lankford said the family believes Breasia is being held against her will and said they are not giving up hope that she’ll be found safe.

Davenport police and the FBI have released photos of Breasia and Dinkins, along with images of Dinkins’ vehicles, with hopes that those with information will come forward.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Kristi Johnson of the FBI’s Omaha Field Office announced on July 24 a $10,000 reward for information leading to Breasia’s return — view or download the FBI Poster here — and Quad Cities Crime Stoppers has offered a separate $3,500 reward.

Submit a Tip

If you have any information concerning Breasia Terrell’s disappearance, please contact the FBI’s Omaha Field Office at 402-493-8688 or the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125. Tips can be submitted at tips.fbi.gov or you may submit an anonymous tip online.

The Tip Hotline for Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities is 309-762-9500, or you may submit a tip through the free mobile app at P3TIPS.COM.


We Remember: Upcoming Cold Case Anniversaries

We remember upcoming cold case anniversaries and birthdays the victims would have celebrated.
 

Kim Loose Kimberly “Kim” Loose
16 YOA
From: Blue Grass, IA
Died in: Walcott, IA
Scott County
September 26, 1986
Kimberly Ratliff Kimberly Ratliff, 22
1414 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA
Killed Jan. 9, 1999
Would have celebrated 44th birthday Sept. 26
1128-6th-ave-des-moines-greg-nepstad-165px Greg Nepstad
1128 6th
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1975-34651
September 27, 1975
Terri McCauley Terri McCauley
18 YOA
33rd & Pavonia St.
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
September 27, 1983
Robert Bates Robert “Kip” Bates III
39 YOA
Jump Start Conoco
Carter Lake
Pottawattamie County
September 27, 2007
Lyman Elledge Lyman S. Elledge
65 YOA
Barney Wiskus lawn
Colesburg, IA
Delaware County
September 28, 1951
George Keller George R. Keller, 61
Rural Route 34
Woodburn, IA
Clarke County
Case # 81-05701
September 28, 1981
Craig A. Petersen
20 YOA
Mississippi River
Montpelier, IA
Muscatine County
September 28, 1986
Roger Joynt Roger Joynt
26 YOA
Mason City, IA
Cerro Gordo County
Case # 78-06397
September 29, 1978
 

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