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San Diego Cold Case Murder tips wanted 2014

Someone reading this article may be able to bring closure to the family of Karen Taylor. It was the first day of October, 1985, when Taylor's body was discovered in Imperial Beach. She was found on Elm Street with her credit cards and her wallet missing.

Please see slideshow included in this article for sketch of the man suspected of murdering Ms. Taylor. The man depicted in the sketch had Taylor's car towed in Bakersfield, California, on the day of her murder. He also attempted to use Taylor's credit card at a service station to get the dead woman's car repaired. At the repair station in Bakersfield, the suspect used a Richgrove, California zip code when filling out the repair order.

The repair station employees told police in 1985 that the suspect had said that he lived in Fresno and that he had been working in Michigan, New York and Alaska for big oil companies. He may have mentioned working at an oil refinery or other company that was located near a Fresno Airport.

The suspect asked the service station employees for a ride to the Greyhound bus station instead of waiting for the repairs to be completed on Taylor's car. He was dropped off at the bus station carrying two duffle bags that were military style.

If you have any information that might help detectives solve the murder of Karen Taylor you may remain anonymous. Please contact the Sheriff's Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 to share what you know and help get a killer of the street. You can also call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (888) 580-8477. Your tip could earn you up to one thousand dollars.

The second cold case being present this month by this San Diego Examiner is that of Jane Doe found on the first day of October, 1986 on Old Temecula Road located on the Pala Indian Reservation. This Jane Doe was a white female between the ages of 18 and 20 years.

Her left wrist was tattooed all the way around with flowers. A picture of Jane Doe is included on the last slide of slide show.

Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.