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FOUND: State police issued a bulletin Wednesday that authorities are looking for Franklin Bruce, 58, who wandered away Sunday from his home on Washington Street in Wilson. Anyone with information may call Wilson police at 610-258-8542 or 911.

FOUND: State police issued a bulletin Wednesday that authorities are looking for Franklin Bruce, who wandered away Sunday from his home on Washington Street in Wilson. Anyone with information may call Wilson police at or

Holly Grim, 43, vanished the morning of Nov. 22, 2013, after she gave her son, Zach, a ride to his nearby school bus stop. Grim failed to report to work that day at Allen Organ Co. in Macungie. State police at Fogelsville are investigating, (610) 395-1438.

Holly Grim, vanished the morning of Nov. after she gave her son, Zach, a ride to his nearby school bus stop. Grim failed to report to work that day at Allen Organ Co. State police at Fogelsville are investigating,

William Torres became known as the "fuzzy slippers killer" after he was arrested in a double homicide and escorted to his hearing wearing animal slippers. Torres was sentenced to 40 to 80 years in prison for gunning down Carlos Collazo, 32, and Jorge Camacho, 36, in December 2007 in Allentown.

An Allentown man gained national notoriety when he appeared at his arraignment on double homicide charges wearing fuzzy lion-faced slippers. William Torres pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 40 to 80 years in prison.

Nelson "Ben" Birdwell III, cousin to Bryan and David Freeman, was convicted by a jury of murder after a killing spree in the Freemans' Salisbury Township home that resulted in the death of their mother, father and younger brother in February 1995.

Nelson "Ben" Birdwell III, cousin to Bryan and David Freeman, was convicted by a jury of murder after a killing spree in the Freemans' Salisbury Township home that resulted in the death of their mother, father and younger brother in February

David Freeman admitted bludgeoning his father, Dennis Freeman, to death in their Salisbury Township home in 1995. His brother Bryan admitted to stabbing their mother Brenda to death. The Freemans' younger brother Eric was also killed.

David Freeman admitted bludgeoning his father, Dennis Freeman, to death in their Salisbury Township home in His brother Bryan admitted to stabbing their mother Brenda to death. The Freemans' younger brother Eric was also killed.

Bryan R. Freeman, a former neo-Nazi, was sentenced as a 17-year-old to life in prison for his role in a gruesome triple murder that stunned the Lehigh Valley 21 years ago. Bryan Freeman admitted stabbing to death his mother, Brenda Freeman, in a Feb. 26, 1995, killing spree in the family's Salisbury Township home.

Bryan R. Freeman will return to Lehigh County Court for a new sentence, a state appeals court has ruled.

A jury in 2006 sentenced Robert Anthony Flor to death for fatally shooting Newtown police Officer Brian Gregg, 46, on Sept. 29, 2005.

A jury in 2006 sentenced Robert Anthony Flor to death for fatally shooting Newtown police Officer Brian Gregg, on Sept.

Manuel Sepulveda was found guilty in 2002 of the shotgun slayings of John J. Mendez, 19, and Ricardo E. Lopez, 20, in Polk Township.

Manuel Sepulveda was found guilty in 2002 of the shotgun slayings of John J. Mendez, and Ricardo E. Lopez, in Polk Township.

Raymond Solano of Allentown was found guilty and sentenced to death for the killing of a man playing basketball in a crowded city park in 2001.

Raymond Solano of Allentown was found guilty and sentenced to death for the killing of a man playing basketball in a crowded city park in

Ronald G. Champney, a Schuylkill County man, was sentenced to death in a 1992 murder-for-hire case. Champney was convicted in 1999 of killing Roy Bensinger in the driveway of his North Manheim Township home. Bensinger's wife, Beth Ellen Shirey, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for hiring Champney, a career criminal, to carry out the murder.

A Schuylkill County jury has sentenced Ronald G. Champney to death for the 1992 contract killing of Roy Bensinger of North Manheim Township.Bensinger's widow, Beth Ellen Shirey, is in Schuylkill

John Eichinger was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of sisters Heather and Lisa Greaves and Heather's 3-year-old daughter Avery in a King of Prussia home in 2005.

John Eichinger was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of sisters Heather and Lisa Greaves and Heather's daughter Avery in a King of Prussia home in

Edwin Rios Romero was convicted in 1996 in the death of David Bolasky. Bolasky was killed Jan. 3, 1995, when he went to an apartment at 625 N. 6th St., Allentown, to collect rent from one of his tenants, Miguel Moreno. Three days later, Bolasky's body, hogtied and wrapped in bedsheets, was found in woods along a secluded Allentown road.

Supreme Court Upholds Conviction, Death Sentence * Edwin Rios Romero Is One Of 4 Conspirators In The Robbery And Killing Of Architect David Bolasky.

George Ivan Lopez was found guilty of murder, robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy in the killing of David Bolasky. Lopez conspired with three other men to rob and kill Bolasky on Jan. 3, 1995, when he went to an Allentown apartment building at 625 N. 6th St. to collect rent.

Two Guilty Of Bolasky Murder Jury To Decide Today Whether Edwin Rios Romero And George Ivan Lopez Will Receive Life In Prison Or Lethal Injection.

Junius Burno, 46, of Lansford was convicted in 2007 of fatally shooting Carlos Juarbe, 45, and Oscar Rosado, 35, during a robbery April 13, 2003, at Juarbe's Fourth Street apartment.

Junius Burno, of Lansford was convicted in 2007 of fatally shooting Carlos Juarbe, and Oscar Rosado, during a robbery April at Juarbe's Fourth Street apartment.

Harvey Robinson was convicted by a jury in 1994 of raping and murdering Jessica Fortney, 47, in 1993, 29-year-old Joan Burghardt in 1992 and 15-year-old Charlotte Schmoyer in 1993. Robinson was also convicted of raping and trying to kill a 5-year-old Allentown girl in 1993 after breaking into her house, and of raping and attacking Denise Sam-Cali in her Allentown home the same year.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied Allentown serial killer Harvey Robinson's latest attempt to get out of his last remaining death sentence.Robinson, has successfully appealed two of his

Michael Parrish, a former Monroe County prison guard, gunned down his girlfriend and 20-month-old sickly son in July 2009 during a jealous rage.

Former Monroe County prison guard Michael Parrish withdrew his guilty plea to charges he killed his girlfriend and their son.