One-on-one with Janet Tinsley reacting to Miller’s sentencing

Emotions ran high inside the packed courtroom today. Nobody waiting for this moment more than the mother who got to address her daughter's killer face to face.

Man accused of killing April Tinsley makes first court appearance

John D. Miller, the Grabill man charged with the rape and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley back in 1988, made his first court appearance on Monday. Miller heard the preliminary charges against him during his appearance at the Charles "Bud" Meeks Criminal Justice Center. 

Grabill community, where arrested suspect lives, reacts to the April Tinsley case

GRABILL, Ind. (WPTA 21) – The Grabill community reacted to the news of a 30 year old cold case, they were shocked to hear that an arrest had been made in the April Tinsley case. The murder and rape of Tinsley happened on April 1st, 1988.  "I would drive every morning from work and I would see him get out of his car, and I couldn’t imagine that it would even be him," said one Dawn Muller, a neighbor to the arrested suspect.  "He’s running around free he…

Neighbors relieved, tying balloons on Tinsley’s memorial garden after suspect arrested

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) – Folks in Fort Wayne gathered Sunday at the place that’s helped keep April’s memory alive – April’s memorial garden on Hoagland and Masterson Avenue. It’s the area April was believed to be abducted from 30 years ago. Her garden is filled with pink and purple flowers. But Sunday, you could find pink and purple balloons tied to a tree, all from community members who say they’re "celebrating" that the suspected killer is now in jail.&nbs…

Suspect arrested, charged with murder of April Tinsley

More than 30 years after the killing, a Grabill man was taken into custody and charged with the murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley. The Allen County Prosecutor’s Office announced the major development Sunday afternoon — hours before the premiere of an Investigation Discovery examination of the region’s most haunting unsolved case. 

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