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Episode 48: Ice Cold

It’s the holiday season and many of us are celebrating with a Christmas tree and the promise of Santa’s visit. While this is normally a happy time for us all, it’s a time for great sadness for one family in Washington State. Ed and Minnie Maurin were a elderly couple who disappeared just before a Christmas party in 1985. Their murdered bodies would later be discovered and the entire town would be left asking what really happened to them. The case quickly grew cold and for over 30 years we were left wondering if anyone would be held accountable for their deaths. In the latest episode from Murder in the Rain we will share how one man bravely broke his silence and helped uncover a secret buried in this small town.

Dennis Hadaller holds his parent's image at their grave site (photo from Chronline)

The Maurin's green Chrysler found in the Yard Bird mall parking lot (photos from Cold Case Files)

Yard Bird Mall parking lot (photo from Snarky Girl)

Grandson Mike Hadaller (left), witness Jake Shriver (right) (photos from Facebook)

Rick Riffe (photo from Chronline.com)
John "Greg" Riffe (photo from medium)
Rick Riffe (photo from mylifeofcrime)
Lewis County Sheriff Steve Mansfieldl holds mugshots of the Riffe brothers (Chronline)
Detective Bruce Kimsey (photo from Chronline)
Detective Kimsey hugs Dennis Hadaller at Riffe's conviction (photo from Chronline)

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Sources

Project Cold Case - Cold Case Homicide Stats | National Geographic - Cold Cases Murder CSI Forensic Science | The Daily Chronicle 11.22.1969 - For Sale | Courts Washington - Riffe Appeal 11.10.2015 | Chronline - Former Lewis County Jail Inmate Alleges Riffe Confessed | The Daily Chronicle - Woman Who Had Online Relationship with Rife | Chronline - 1985 Cold Case Reaches Fifth Week | ABC News - 1985 Washington Cold Case | Linda Fuqua - After 26 Years Justice Prevailed | The Daily Chronicle - Arrest Made 26 Year Old Murder | Chronline - Convicted Murderer Riffe Sentenced | Cold Case Files Season 1, Episode 2 - Killings on Christmas Eve | Evil Kin Season 4, Episode 9 “never Forgive, Never Forget | Seattle Times - Murderer Ordered to Pay Restitution | Longview Daily news 07.10.2012 - Cops make arrest | Longview Daily News 10.06.2013 - Cold case homicide trial | The News Tribune 01.03.2014 - Murderer must pay |

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