Joseph Murphy

Joseph Michael Murphy, 43, was found stabbed to death at the Mineral Ridge Trail along Lake Coeur d’Alene on April 26, 2000. Investigators have a single sketch of a suspect, and keep it active on their website and Facebook pages.

Source: NWCN.com

Sept. 29, 2009

North Idaho cold case investigation

COEUR D’ALENE-Nine years ago this month police say one the most puzzling and frustrating murders took place in North Idaho.

Joe Murphy was found stabbed to death at the Mineral Ridge Trail along Lake Coeur d’Alene on April 26th, 2000.

Even though there were plenty of witnesses and evidence there has never been a firm suspect. All investigators have is a single sketch of the suspect.

Now the case is getting colder with no new leads. People who knew Murphy still seek closure. Murphy’s friend, Tom Vandergriend, says “it’s frustrating to know there still somebody out there who did this.”

 

If you have information on this case, contact the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

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North Idaho Cold Case Investigation