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Post by DebFrmHell on Mon May 14, 2012 11:47 pm

Who killed Jessica? Body of girl, 13, found dumped in baseball dugout after she was battered, stabbed and throttled to death


-Jessica Funk-Haslam last seen leaving her house at night following argument with her mother
-Mother: Daughter's death may have involved 'at least one girlfriend'
-Witness saw male and a young girl near dugout on night she was killed

Ex-boyfriend: Jessica had been hanging out with the wrong crowd.

A 13-year-old girl was stabbed, beaten and strangled before her body was dumped in a baseball dugout, it emerged today.

Jessica Funk-Haslam was found by a passer-by at the Rosemont Community Park in Sacramento on Tuesday.
She had suffered blunt force trauma to her head, a stab wound and was asphyxiated, according to a coroner's report...


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112039/Jessica-Funk-Haslam-death-Body-girl-13-dumped-baseball-dugout.html#ixzz1uuG4M4sN

Just because I cannot forget this young girl.
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Post by lostyou on Mon May 14, 2012 11:52 pm

Awe Deb, she's on my mind a lot also. We are from the same area, I always look on the local stations but it seems everything has gone quiet.
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Post by Freckles on Wed May 30, 2012 6:34 pm

Still nothing of justice for this young lady?

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Post by Freckles on Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:43 pm

Still hoping something turns up.
They have the child, the time frame, some security footage, a few voice witnesses. Surely they have some DNA? Will we have to wait until this person finally has DNA on file with another crime?
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Post by Freckles on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:13 am

Getting anxious for some news on this poor girl being murdered.
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Post by angiefly2 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:24 am

Freckles I saw this thread the other day and realized there were no new updates as to what happened to her Sad I really wish the police could solve this for her and her loved ones.
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Post by DebFrmHell on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:54 pm

I still think of this young girl. All of the DNA samples they sent off would have been back by now so I take it they still have nothing.

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Post by Justice4all on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:41 pm

I found an article from July. The Sheriff's office claims the case hasn't gone gold, but Jessica's father fears that it has. They are still analyzing evidence, but unfortunately they were never able to get the person in the home surveillance video identified.

Father Of Murdered Sacramento Girl Fears Case Has Gone Cold

July 18, 2012 11:21 PM

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It’s been four months since someone discovered the body of 13-year-old Jessica Funk-Haslam inside a baseball dugout, but Sacramento County sheriff’s investigators have not made an arrest.

“I know there’s somebody out there who knows something,” said Allen Porter, Funk-Haslam’s father.

Each day Porter waits for the call from investigators saying they’ve arrested his daughter’s killer. And each day since Funk-Haslam’s death, he’s more worried someone may get away with murder.

Read more: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/07/18/father-of-murdered-sacramento-girl-fears-case-has-gone-cold-police-disagree/

Video at link.
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Re: Jessica Funk Haslam -- Deceased 3/4/12

Post by DebFrmHell on Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:18 pm

Considering everything that young girl went through, beaten, stabbed and strangled, you would think there would be some kind of DNA on her.

Unless there is a match to DNA stored in CODIS, I really don't see how they can find a suspect(s).

I have a hard time thinking that only one person did this.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:07 am

Murdered teen seen on surveillance video walking to Rosemont park where she was found dead

9:57 PM, Sep 6, 2012



ROSEMONT, CA - A teenage girl who was found dead in a Rosemont park six months ago was alone when she walked to the park on March 5, according to new surveillance video that was released by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Thursday.

The 30-second video shows Jessica Funk-Haslam, 13, walk around a corner in a neighborhood, near the Rosemont Community Park, around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5.

Funk-Haslam was found dead on Tuesday, March 6 around 6:30 a.m. by a passerby in the dugout of a baseball diamond at the park. The Sacramento County Coroner's Office report said the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, a stab wound and asphyxiation.

http://www.news10.net/rss/article/208331/2/Video-shows-teen-murdered-in-Rosemont-walking-to-park
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Post by Freckles on Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:48 am

I was so hopeful when I saw a recent posting on Jessica.

Sad
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:47 am

Investigators: No Leads in Funk-Haslam Case

Ian McDonald FOX40 News
5:35 p.m. PDT, September 11, 2012

SACRAMENTO—
Six months after her body was discovered in a Rosemont-area park, Sacramento County Sheriff’s detectives have little to go on in their investigation into Jessica Funk-Haslam’s death.

Deputy Jason Ramos told FOX40 Tuesday afternoon that there are no people of interest in the investigation. Detectives have followed up on more than 325 leads in the case, according to Ramos, of which none have panned out.

Ramos added that 200 homes in the area were canvased and no new useful information was gained.

Read more: http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-investigators-no-leads-in-funkhaslam-case-20120911,0,1480667.story#ixzz26K4UXw98
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Post by DebFrmHell on Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:14 am

Alessandra_Deux wrote:Investigators: No Leads in Funk-Haslam Case

Ian McDonald FOX40 News
5:35 p.m. PDT, September 11, 2012

SACRAMENTO—
Six months after her body was discovered in a Rosemont-area park, Sacramento County Sheriff’s detectives have little to go on in their investigation into Jessica Funk-Haslam’s death.

Deputy Jason Ramos told FOX40 Tuesday afternoon that there are no people of interest in the investigation. Detectives have followed up on more than 325 leads in the case, according to Ramos, of which none have panned out.

Ramos added that 200 homes in the area were canvased and no new useful information was gained.

Read more: http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-investigators-no-leads-in-funkhaslam-case-20120911,0,1480667.story#ixzz26K4UXw98

That breaks my heart. I check here a lot to see if there is any positive news. It doesn't appear to be any on the horizon.

Thank you, Alessandra for the posting.
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Post by angiefly2 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:10 am

Alessandra_Deux wrote:Investigators: No Leads in Funk-Haslam Case

Ian McDonald FOX40 News
5:35 p.m. PDT, September 11, 2012

SACRAMENTO—
Six months after her body was discovered in a Rosemont-area park, Sacramento County Sheriff’s detectives have little to go on in their investigation into Jessica Funk-Haslam’s death.

Deputy Jason Ramos told FOX40 Tuesday afternoon that there are no people of interest in the investigation. Detectives have followed up on more than 325 leads in the case, according to Ramos, of which none have panned out.

Ramos added that 200 homes in the area were canvased and no new useful information was gained.

Read more: http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-investigators-no-leads-in-funkhaslam-case-20120911,0,1480667.story#ixzz26K4UXw98


Sad I was really hoping they would have found her killer(s) by now. There has to be something... There was video surveillance IIRC....
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Post by Freckles on Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:59 pm

They apparently have the vid of Jessica AND the home surveillance vid of a person running down the street away from the park, IIRC. Surely that home vid could have been enhanced, measurements taken, etc. ???
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Post by DebFrmHell on Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:36 am

angiefly2 wrote:
Alessandra_Deux wrote:Investigators: No Leads in Funk-Haslam Case

Ian McDonald FOX40 News
5:35 p.m. PDT, September 11, 2012

SACRAMENTO—
Six months after her body was discovered in a Rosemont-area park, Sacramento County Sheriff’s detectives have little to go on in their investigation into Jessica Funk-Haslam’s death.

Deputy Jason Ramos told FOX40 Tuesday afternoon that there are no people of interest in the investigation. Detectives have followed up on more than 325 leads in the case, according to Ramos, of which none have panned out.

Ramos added that 200 homes in the area were canvased and no new useful information was gained.

Read more: http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-investigators-no-leads-in-funkhaslam-case-20120911,0,1480667.story#ixzz26K4UXw98


Sad I was really hoping they would have found her killer(s) by now. There has to be something... There was video surveillance IIRC....


There is just nothing. It is so disheartening that this went cold so fast.
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Post by DebFrmHell on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:17 pm

One-Year Memorial for Jessica Funk-Haslam to be Held Thursday

Rosemont residents want to show they haven't forgotten about Jessica Funk-Haslam, and this week will hold a vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of her death.

The memorial will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Rosemont Community Park, near the covered picnic tables.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department officials will be present, and a comment on the event's page on Patch encourages attendees to wear pink or zebra-print.

"We will be letting off pink heart luminaries into the sky and encourage everyone to wear pink zebra to show support to find the killer. We will never forget," Treva Kelly wrote.

http://rosemont.patch.com/articles/one-year-memorial-for-jessica-funk-haslam-to-be-held-thursday

No clues, No Suspects... My heart breaks for her and her parents. I wish things were different for them and they could get some justice but it doesn't appear it will ever happen.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:47 pm

Investigators: Tips Still Coming in for Jessica Funk-Haslam Case

4 hours ago
by Rowena Shaddox
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Jessica Funk-Haslam

SACRAMENTO-

There is hope from the lead detective that the murder of 13-year-old Jessica Funk Haslam will be solved.

“I don’t feel that it’s gonna be an unsolved case in any way,” Sacramento County Sheriff’s Detective Paul Belli said. “We continue to get tips every day, certainly weekly.”

And evidence collected and analyzed has investigators releasing this detail for the first time.

“Based upon the crime scene and the evidence we have gathered, I don’t believe it was a stranger,” Belli said.

Read more:

http://fox40.com/2013/03/07/investigators-tips-still-coming-in-for-jessica-funk-haslam-case/
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Post by DebFrmHell on Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:24 am

Alessandra_Deux wrote:Investigators: Tips Still Coming in for Jessica Funk-Haslam Case

4 hours ago
by Rowena Shaddox
Reporter


Jessica Funk-Haslam

SACRAMENTO-

There is hope from the lead detective that the murder of 13-year-old Jessica Funk Haslam will be solved.

“I don’t feel that it’s gonna be an unsolved case in any way,” Sacramento County Sheriff’s Detective Paul Belli said. “We continue to get tips every day, certainly weekly.”

And evidence collected and analyzed has investigators releasing this detail for the first time.

“Based upon the crime scene and the evidence we have gathered, I don’t believe it was a stranger,” Belli said.

Read more:

http://fox40.com/2013/03/07/investigators-tips-still-coming-in-for-jessica-funk-haslam-case/

Considering the overkill, I would think it is someone she was familiar with also. It just whether or not anyone from her circle would have an idea that would help.

When my cousin got murdered his case went cold ASAP. If it weren't for a tip line and concerned friends, concerned that the killer was going to hurt them also, it would have gone nowhere.
I really have no idea why that young girl tugs at me.
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Post by lostyou on Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:16 pm

http://fox40.com/2013/04/09/police-investigating-lead-in-funk-haslam-case-from-leonard-padilla/

Police Investigating Lead in Funk-Haslam Case from Leonard Padilla


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Post by lostyou on Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:12 pm

http://blogs.sacbee.com/crime/archives/2013/08/police-arrest-suspect-in-teens-slaying.html


Sacramento County sheriff's officials announced this afternoon they have arrested a 23-year-old Sacramento man in connection with the killing of 13-year-old Jessica Funk-Haslam in March of last year.




YAY!!!!! RIP Jessica
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Post by Freckles on Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:34 pm

lostyou wrote:http://blogs.sacbee.com/crime/archives/2013/08/police-arrest-suspect-in-teens-slaying.html


Sacramento County sheriff's officials announced this afternoon they have arrested a 23-year-old Sacramento man in connection with the killing of 13-year-old Jessica Funk-Haslam in March of last year.




YAY!!!!! RIP Jessica
http://fox40.com/2013/08/08/arrest-made-in-jessica-funk-haslam-murder-case/

Hoping for a wee bit more...

http://fox40.com/local-news/stories/jessica-funk-haslam/

" ... Investigators announced the arrest of Ryan Douglas Roberts Thursday. They say that Roberts’ name wasn’t even on their radar until DNA collected at the scene matched to his. Roberts’ DNA was already in the system after a domestic violence arrest last May. He wasn’t charged in that incident...."
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:03 pm

Jessica Funk-Haslam murder suspect charged

4:10 PM, Aug 9, 2013

By C. Johnson



Video - Click to play

SACRAMENTO, CA - A 23-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of a Rosemont girl nearly a year and a half ago is facing a murder charge.

Ryan Douglas Roberts was arraigned on one count of first-degree murder in Sacramento Superior Court Friday. He was arrested late Wednesday in the death of 13-year-old Jessica Funk-Haslam whose body was found in Rosemont Community Park on March 6, 2012. She had been strangled, stabbed in the neck and struck in the head, the coroner's autopsy determined.

~Snipped~

During Robert's brief court appearance, the public defender said there was a conflict in representing Roberts so the court will appoint a private attorney within the next week.

Read more:

http://www.news10.net/rss/article/253513/2/Suspect-in-Jessica-Funk-Haslam-murder-arraigned


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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:16 pm

Arraignment for Jessica Funk-Haslam murder suspect continued

Sacramento man, 23, accused of killing 13-year-old


UPDATED 6:24 PM PDT Aug 09, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —The man accused of killing 13-year-old Jessica Funk-Haslam more than 17 months ago made a brief appearance in court Friday.

Ryan Douglas Roberts, 23, appeared for his arraignment at 1:30 p.m. in a Sacramento County courtroom, but the hearing was continued because Roberts didn't have a lawyer.

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Roberts faces an open murder charge in a case that had gone cold. DNA evidence led investigators to the Sacramento man earlier this week, officials said in a news conference Thursday.

Read more:

http://www.kcra.com/news/attorney-blaiser-weighs-in-on-dna-ahead-of-roberts-arraignment/-/11797728/21402816/-/ollexy/-/index.html#ixzz2bckOynE9
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:35 pm



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Man suspected in teen's death did not have criminal history

http://www.news10.net/news/article/253331/2/Sacramento-man-23-arrested-in-slaying-of-13-year-old-Jessica-Funk-Haslam[/font]
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Post by Freckles on Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:58 pm

Alessandra_Deux wrote:Murdered teen seen on surveillance video walking to Rosemont park where she was found dead

9:57 PM, Sep 6, 2012  



ROSEMONT, CA - A teenage girl who was found dead in a Rosemont park six months ago was alone when she walked to the park on March 5, according to new surveillance video that was released by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Thursday.

The 30-second video shows Jessica Funk-Haslam, 13, walk around a corner in a neighborhood, near the Rosemont Community Park, around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5.

Funk-Haslam was found dead on Tuesday, March 6 around 6:30 a.m. by a passerby in the dugout of a baseball diamond at the park. The Sacramento County Coroner's Office report said the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, a stab wound and asphyxiation.

http://www.news10.net/rss/article/208331/2/Video-shows-teen-murdered-in-Rosemont-walking-to-park
I was wondering how this arrested suspect fits in.
Was he the unidentified male seen running on the residential back yard surveillance tape?
Despite the reports this perp has no "past history" IMO, he does have a past history: He abused his girl friend/wife...That was the reason he had the DNA in the system.

Does it really matter IF a perp has a past history?
They each start with the first one...
IF we are lucky, they are caught, arrested, convicted, and removed from the community.
But it starts with ONE.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:24 am

Freckles,  I believe what they meant was that he didn't kill anyone (as far as they know) before he was arrested and charged with Jessica's murder. He certainly has a history of violence that very possibly escalated into murder.

There is always "a first time', no one knows what he has done before he was arrested. Many serial killers get caught after they have committed several murders, no one ever suspected them or believed they were capable of committing murder because they appeared seemingly "normal".
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Post by DebFrmHell on Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:49 pm

I hardly ever come here anymore but I had to check on Jessica. I am so grateful that her "alleged" killer has been caught. Bring this to trial for this young girl.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:37 pm

Case against Rosemont girl's alleged killer is 'very weak,' lawyer says

September 20, 2013

By Andy Furillo
afurillo@sacbee.com


The lawyer for the man accused of murder in the death of a 13-year-old girl in Rosemont Community Park last year said in court Friday that the evidence against her client is "very weak."

Defense attorney Jennifer Mouzis made the characterization in a brief appearance by Ryan Douglas Roberts in Sacramento Superior Court.

The 23-year-old defendant is charged in the March 6, 2012, stabbing, beating and asphyxiation death of Jessica Funk-Haslam, whose body was found in a dugout on a baseball diamond in the park.

Authorities said they charged Roberts, who was arrested last month, based on DNA that was obtained from the homicide scene. His DNA had been put into a statewide database after his arrest in May on suspicion of domestic violence. No charges were filed in the domestic violence case,.

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http://blogs.sacbee.com/crime/archives/2013/09/by-andy-furillo-afurillosacbeecom-the.html#storylink=cpy
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Post by Freckles on Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:36 am


Man pleads not guilty to killing Jessica Funk-Haslam

Ryan Roberts appeared in court Friday
Published 4:30 PM PST Jan 24, 2014

Ryan Roberts appeared in a Sacramento County court Friday. He was arrested in August 2013 after police found significant DNA evidence that they said links Roberts to the crime. [b] Roberts' DNA was in a database already because of a domestic violence charge from May 2013, and a DUI arrest from 2009.[/b] wrote:


http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-sacramento/man-pleads-not-guilty-to-killing-jessica-funkhaslam/-/12969376/24106048/-/2ggiix/-/index.html?absolute=true

Note:
Jessica was found murdered in 2012.
The DNA from suspect was entered into database in 2009 and in 2013.

I am guessing it was from the 2013 DNA entry the 2012 murder was linked to this individual.
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Post by CuriousPortlander on Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:46 pm


Trial ordered for man accused in killing of girl in baseball dugout

July 17, 2014

Nine cigarette butts and a couple of apparent lies to the cops led a judge Thursday to order a murder trial for Ryan Roberts in the killing of Jessica Funk-Haslam in Rosemont two years ago.

DNA on one of the smoked-down Camel 99s in and around the dugout of a youth baseball diamond at Rosemont Community Park came back most definitively as a match to the 13-year-old girl who was asphyxiated, beaten and stabbed in the neck. Two others came back with strong likelihood as a match to the 24-year-old defendant who worked in restaurants from midtown to Rancho Cordova. Six of the cigarettes contained genetic contributions from both of them.

... Two of Roberts’ best friends upended key portions of his alibi.

One of them, identified as a Rosemont area man named Jimelle Moore, said that he and Roberts were in the park and that they saw Jessica sitting on a swing and spoke to her as it was getting dark the last night she was alive. Her body was found in the dugout around 6:30 a.m. the next day.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article2604136.html

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Post by CuriousPortlander on Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:50 pm


August trial date set in teen’s 2012 slaying

June 9, 2015

The attorney for the man held in the 2012 killing of a 13-year-old girl in Rosemont Community Park won more time to prepare her client’s defense, pushing the start of Ryan Douglas Roberts’ murder trial to August.

...“It isn’t as though the case has remained static,” Mouzis said. “It’s more important to swallow my pride and say I’m not ready. This is a massive case – the amount of evidence, DNA evidence. This is not a frivolous claim.”

...Still, Wood was eager for the trial to proceed. He granted the delay, ordering the trial to begin Aug. 3 in Sacramento Superior Court, but said Monday’s continuance would be the last.

(BBM)

Read more:  http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article23600572.html


Moving topic from Unsolved Homicides to Awaiting Trial.
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