It has been one year since police arrested a man in connection with one of Fort Wayne's most infamous cold cases. Take a look at the case, the hunt for
It has been one year since police arrested a man in connection with one of Fort Wayne’s most infamous cold cases. Take a look at the case, the hunt for a suspect and the aftermath of the arrest.
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.
John D. Miller, the man who admitted to abducting, raping, and killing 8-year-old April Tinsley, was sentenced to 80 years Friday.
In an exclusive interview on Monday, the brother of child murder suspect John D. Miller said he’s "done" with him. The younger sibling, whose name ABC21 has agreed to withhold, learned about Miller’s arrest when he received a call shortly after police arrived at a Grabill mobile home park to take the 59-year-old into custody.
DIGGING DEEPER: Former coworker describes April Tinsley suspect as ‘reclusive,’ prone to ‘outbursts’
A man who worked alongside the suspect charged in connection with the rape and murder of April Tinsley describes John D. Miller as a reclusive and problematic employee.
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.
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. Below, you’ll find a link to each story from our coverage tonight.
Lead genealogist at lab that led police to alleged April Tinsley’s killer explains how genetics is cracking cold cases
The turning point in solving what decades of detective work couldn’t? Comparing DNA samples with a genealogy database – a database put together by using all of those DNA kits people have been sending in to learn more about their ancestry.
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…
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…
Less than 12 hours after the arrest, supporters of the family of April Tinsley took to the streets downtown to demand her alleged accuser face full justice.
In 2016, Fort Wayne detectives shared computer-generated images of a the man they believed to be responsible for the rape and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in the spring of 1988.
The arrest of 59-year-old John D. Miller of Grabill marks a milestone in the effort to bring to justice the killer of April Tinsley more than 30 years ago, and he matches a description of a possible suspect released by Fort Wayne police in 2009.