Dorothea irwin

Dorothea Irwin

Real Name: Dorothea Irwin
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Wyoming, Ohio
Date: September 12, 1983


Details: In the early evening of September 12, 1983, 59-year-old Dorothea Irwin was brutally murdered in her home in Wyoming, Ohio. The prime suspect in her death is her own son, John Irwin, who vanished in 1986 and has used worthless credit cards in many of his scams. He is wanted for fraud and embezzlement, and is also wanted for questioning in his mother's murder.

John james irwin

John James Irwin

Suspects: John Irwin
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the January 23, 1991 episode.
Results: Unresolved. Viewer's tips helped authorities arrest John James Irwin in Texas. He served several years in prison, but was released and has never been charged in his mother's murder. However, he still remains the prime suspect in the case.
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