Katrinak was ordained in 1996. And James Pfeiffer and Jim Burke have remained on her side. Just in case I wanted to give you my thoughts. Men who murder are conventional, women are sensational, posits the Worldwide Womens Criminal Justice Network. It is true that the bodies were found near rorrers old barn, but it also needs to be noted that she and Andy were together when she worked at this barn; therefore, Andy too would know where her barn was and if he wanted to frame her he would need do it in a place that would implicate rorrer. Use Escape keyboard button or the Close button to close the carousel. Add to your scrapbook. But to me this ommission was intentional. Weve updated the security on the site. Deal refused. cemeteries found within miles of your location will be saved to your photo volunteer list. Pop Katrinak what a wonderful, giving and loving man. My husband passed away of a broken heart, Sarah OConnor said on the Montel Williams Show in 2001. Andrew G. Katrinak of Little Rock, Ark., beloved husband of the late Josephine Gawlowicz Katrinak, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 31, 2004. Phone records confirmed Patricia placed the earlier call from North Carolina, not Pennsylvania. At the trial, prosecutor Michael McIntyre alleged that Patricia remained obsessed with Andrew Katrinak long after their breakup despite testimony that shed had many boyfriends and live-in lovers to occupy her bandwidth. There was a problem getting your location. Great communicator. Did Patty walk to the house make all this noise get them in the car, since it was Joannes car found, and Andy never heard the car turn on and leave the house? Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Failed to report flower. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. Public Records & Background Search Andrew G Katrinak, age 84, Little Rock, AR Background Check Cities: Little Rock AR Andrew J Katrinak, age 68, Drake, CO Background Check Please contact Find a Grave at [emailprotected] if you need help resetting your password. . cemeteries found in Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA will be saved to your photo volunteer list. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. The mother had been beaten and shot in the face. Katrinak, Andrew J. Andrew Joseph Katrinak, 88, of Bethlehem, died on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Blough . This relationship is not possible based on lifespan dates. I was surprised that I did not hear about the gun in the program last night. Their bodies were found in a patch of Heidelberg Township woods four months later. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? Because the police have NEVER done that before. I dont even know its Christmas.. She died on December 15, 2019 at the age of 43 after battling several years with a rare abdominal mucous cancer. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 15 photos to this memorial. Episode 203 of Star' Wrong Man examines the murder of Joann Katrinak and her baby. But none of those charges ever stuck. Plus, he had only a minimal life insurance policy on Joann and he passed polygraphs, according to The FBI Files: Family Secrets. Beloved husband of Stacie (nee Barrett). This was one of the first cases of DNA being successfully used in a criminal i. Other loyal friends and associates attested to Patricias kindness toward horses and devotion to her daughter, whom she took along as she worked in stables. Learn more about merges. ABOUT THE CASE Following the disappearance of Joann and Alex Katrinak, Joann's husband Andrew told police he believed someone had broken into his house, cut the telephone line and abducted his wife and son. According to court papers from Patricia 2017 appeal, DNA on the cigarette butt found near the two bodies belonged to Appellant. (Prosecutor Michael McIntyre, however, told ForensicFilesNow.com that that the cigarette butt was never actually tested). Rorrers case went to trial in 1998. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. (A good point. The Katrinak case is the first non-FBI case to undergo such testing and the first prosecution in the state to employ it. KOREAN WAR Son of Martin & Theresa (Novotney) Katrinak and husband to Veronica B. The request is supported by new witnesses in the case, indications of possible tampering with evidence, and an FBI report stating that hair analysis before the year 2000 was inaccurate much of the time. Katrinak, 26, and her 3-month-old son disappeared on Dec. 15, 1994. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. Love Pam. Verify and try again. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Sorry! After relocating to Pennsylvania, Patricia met the 6-foot-2-inch Andrew in a restaurant. They returned with a guilty verdict and a sentence of two life terms. An expert will be allowed to examine evidence from the 1994 . She has signed a contract with NYC Literary Agent Mike Hoogland of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management to represent the book, and HarperCollins, one of the largest book publishers in the world, is interested in acquiring publishing rights. To add a flower, click the Leave a Flower button. The prosecution alleged that Patricia called the Katrinaks house from a pay phone in Pennsylvania. Andrew J. Katrinak. In the past, Andrew has also been known as Andy Katrinak, Andrew J Katrinik, Andrew J Katrinak, Andrew Katrinah and Andrew J Katrinak. Try again. Robbins, who was serving a life sentence, was at Muncy for 25 years before being released in 2017. Thats all for this post. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Oops, we were unable to send the email. She just stayed in touch with everybody, Kathy Barber said in her interview on NBCs Murder in Lehigh Valley: Keith Morrison Reports in 2017. Weak wages. Please contact Find a Grave at [emailprotected] if you need help resetting your password. He was born in Bethlehem. I would never want to see an innocent person in Prison for a crime they did not commit. She was arraigned and expected to be extradited to Pennsylvania to face two counts of homicide and kidnapping, police said during a news conference in Fogelsville. The article also notes that most inmates earn around 19 cent an hour at their jobs and must pay $5 each time they need medical attention or medicine. Lieutenant Christopher Coble and Sergeant Suzanne Pearson would later testify that Patricia cried and apologized to 18-month-old Nicole, telling the baby, Im sorry for doing this to you and lamenting to the officers that she would never see little Nicole again. No show. Supposedly he did not see the cut line for several hours after identifying that his wife and son were missing. Family members linked to this person will appear here. After she wrote them a letter asking for an interview she was contacted not by the family, but by the officer who investigated the case and was told: Nobody wants you digging into this case, and no one is going to cooperate with you. Hours later, Katrinak was papering the region with fliers describing his missing wife and son. Psycho For Love: Patricia Rorrer killed her ex-boyfriend's new wife, Joann Katrinak, and their 3-month-old son, Alex to make Andrew Katrinak suffer Victims Joann Katrinak Alex Katrinak, 3 months Find-A-Grave: Joann M. Katrinak Woman Held In Catasauqua Killings Man Recalls Day His Wife, Baby Vanished As Katrinak Double-murder Trial Opens Farmer. On Instagram, I found a post for a two-part Win at All Costs podcast featuring journalism professor Bill Mousheys interviews with Patricia Rorrer from prison in December 2019. He comes home and finds them gone and goes right to the basement. RR, Watch the Forensic Files episode on YouTube, Murder in Lehigh Valley: Keith Morrison Reports, The Lindbergh Kidnapping: Forensic Files Lost Episode, Dawn Fehring: A Missionary Dies Too Young, Joanne Chambers and Paula Nawrocki: Strange Lesson. Andrew G. Katrinak of Little Rock, Ark., beloved husband of the late Josephine Gawlowicz Katrinak, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 31, 2004. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. In North Carolina, she reportedly enjoyed some success as a horse trader, riding instructor, and rodeo competitor. Six years of research later, she isn't so sure. During Patricias hours-long turn in the witness chair, Michael McIntyre grilled her relentlessly. Also there was a second hair found at the scene that did not match rorrer. Born on January 24, 1964, in eastern Pennsylvania, Patricia Rorrer spent most of her life going back and forth between the Keystone State and North Carolina. I pray this beautiful mother aND baby felt no pain. Katrinak, Andrew J. Andrew Joseph Katrinak, 88, of Bethlehem, died on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Blough Healthcare Center in Bethlehem. I also find it strange Andy didnt want to move the car when the police told him he could do so! Investigators confirmed she had bought a .22-caliber Jennings semiautomatic pistol that could have fired the bullet that killed Joann Katrinak. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. How does Rorrers child, who died from SIDS, have any relevance to the infant victim, simply because they were of similar age? Andrew described his existence with Joanne and Alex as a little Camelot., Ex-spouse off list. Because this case is still in appeal status, many of the discrepancies OReilly has found cant be listed, but more things are happening every day. Try again later. 1. She never showed. The Innocence Project has declined to take her case. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Joann M Katrinak. Way too many holes in this investigation. There was a problem getting your location. Switching of hairs, OMG they manufactured evidence. Trash-talking ex. Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA. Prepare a personalized obituary for someone you loved.. Those who knew Joann pointed out that she didnt like to drive in reverse and would have never parked that way. Police couldnt determine whether the baby died of exposure or suffocation. How did he make these calls? Theodore Kohuth said at the news conference, where he was joined by officials from the FBI, Lehigh County coroners office and Davidson County (N.C.) sheriffs office. Thanks for your help! This relationship is not possible based on lifespan dates. On Alexs diaper bag, police found strands of the same type of hair from the car. The one that was allegedly purchased at a yard sale and would usually stick after the first shot. According to the sources: KATRINA, EMILIE M. was born 14 March 1893, received Social Security number 277-18-3151 (indicating Ohio) and, Death Master File says, died 30 August 1988 or don't show this againI am good at figuring things out. 4. She and Andrew Katrinak shared a house in Salisbury Township in the mid-1980s, when he was a self-employed contractor and she was a real-estate agent. As manager of this memorial you can add or update the memorial using the Edit button below. Incriminating words. Most of all, Patricia said, she would like a rematch with prosecutor Michael McIntyre. Are you adding a grave photo that will fulfill this request? You can customize the cemeteries you volunteer for by selecting or deselecting below. Theodore Kohuth. She beat Katrinak, shot her and left her and her baby for dead in the woods in Heidelberg Township. For the past year, NBC has been using OReilly and her research as a primary resource for a project they are proposing to do on the murder. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. Try again later. Katrina King Andrew Greensboro, North Carolina Also known as: katrina.k.andrew Guilford County Department of Public Health WFMY News 2 Katrina currently lives in Greensboro, NC. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. Switching of hairs, OMG they manufactured evidence. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. I watched the Keith Morrison mini series about this case. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177355560/andrew-gerald-katrinak. After a very early failed marriage, the 24-year-old Joann scored a new husband in Andrew Katrinak, 38, whom she met at a club. You can always change this later in your Account settings. I find it appalling and scary that the police labeled a potential witness as crazy and disregarded his statement-even finding humor (on television) in denying this man an opportunity to discuss what he witnessed. Not gender neutral. July 11, 1929 - September 10, 2011 . I think they framed her straight up. I have no idea whether Patricia Rorrer is innocent or guilty, but there are enough discrepancies for me to strongly question whether she received a fair trial and just treatment from the agencies investigating her. Why would Rorrer be eaten up with jealousy given that she had long since moved on with her life and was in another relationship at the time? A single strand of hair uncovers an additional suspect in the killing of a young mother and her baby. Lying cops and stupid prosecutors. The police considered the possibility that Joann ran away, a theory disputed by her family. As manager of this memorial you can add or update the memorial using the Edit button below. He was born in Bethlehem son of the late Martin and Theresa (Novotney) Katrinak. Police slowly built a case against Patricia. Does it not occur to you that a witness actually saw the couple involved in a heated argument on the roadside, in which Andy was heard to question the paternity of the unborn child? Flaw in reasoning. They theorize that Andrew Katrinak framed Patricia and that the hostile phone call between Patricia and Joann actually took place not on Dec. 12 as Andrew said but rather on Dec. 7. Cop defends accused. Make a life-giving gesture. Andrew married Mary A Katrinak (born Ondek). Dont think he would think that way that early in her dissappearance. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. Joann was fun, likable, beautiful, always happy, said her sister-in-law Cindy Wiard. Home; Memorials; Cemeteries; Famous; Contribute; Register; Sign In; . One on one? Rorrer was convicted of murdering Joann Katrinak and her 3 month old son. How did she drive 500 miles and back? document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Tammy Malinowski OReilly is a writer and true crime enthusiast. Katrinak and his wife had been happily married for more than a year when he left the house that December morning to go to his construction job. And in November 1995, they received her hair and blood samples. 0 cemeteries found in Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. Failed to delete memorial. I think he had some pull in law enforcement just my take on it. Use the links under See more to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. Do we have a record of account of a phone repair company going out to his residence to fix this CUT LINE before he made these phone calls to Pattys mom? Add Photos. Dial-a-problem. Great catch. The authorities charged her with two counts of murder. Which memorial do you think is a duplicate of Andrew Katrinak (177355560)? We will review the memorials and decide if they should be merged. The family just wants to be left alone.. Rorrer called the house three days before the young mother and her son vanished. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request, There is an open photo request for this memorial. Did anyone compare DNA of baby to the husband? I thought you might like to see a memorial for Andrew Joseph Katrinak I found on Findagrave.com. Try again later. She was always looking for a fight, Gary Gabard told the Morning Call, which noted that he was a head shorter than Patricia. (Media sources vary as to whether she actually worked at the stable or just rented a stall there for her own horse.). He wanted to move to Colorado and she was against it.. Kidnapped and killed? Survivors include a brother, William Katrinak of Shelton; a sister, Helen Caselli of Milford; nephews, Robert Katrinak of the Sandy Hook section of Newtown, and Richard Bennett of Milford; nieces, Karen Katrinak of North Dakota, Kara and Judy Clarke, both of Bridgeport, and Loretta Ozzie of Shelton. She made an effort to look perfectly groomed even when she took out the trash, according to her mother, who appeared on Forensic Files. Today, Patricia Lynne Rorrer resides in State Correctional Institute at Muncy, a medium and maximum security facility that has the highest rate of cancer of all prisons in Pennsylvania, according to a story from northcentralpa.com. I lived with Andrew Katrinak for approximately 5 years, and we ended our relationship as friends in 1989 when I moved to North Carolina.. We would speak 2 or 3 times a year. Following that book, OReilly wrote for Absolute Crime Publishing and in 2013, self-published Disposable Income: A True Story of Sex, Greed, and Im-purr-fect Murder, about the murder of Anna Homeyer of Factoryville, in 1945. Fairley also killed Devon, the baby daughter Lisa shared with husband James Manderach. cemeteries found within kilometers of your location will be saved to your photo volunteer list. We have set your language to Patricia Rorrer has been portrayed as a bully, petty thief, neglectful horse owner, and heartless killer or a sweet, caring friend railroaded by authorities desperate to solve a double-murder case that snagged worldwide interest. She would let it go-thinking that justice was served and she would now have to do her time for committing the crime! The prosecution alleged that after the murder, Patricia drove Joanns car to McCartys parking lot and backed it into a parking space. And in a piece of salacious testimony, Patricia Rorrers half sister, Sandra Ireland, said that in May 1995, about six months after the murder, their mother, Patricia Chambers, stopped by the house and asked her to hold onto or hide a gun, or both. More than two years after Joann Katrinak and her infant son, Alex, vanished from their Catasauqua home, state police on Tuesday charged her husbands ex-girlfriend with killing them. The retired DA is an arrogant asshole. Are you looking for Andrew Katrinak 2016 We are providing you official link and a number of helpful material for your query. Learn more about managing a memorial . Its like hes trying too hard to keep suspicion off him. Patricia Rorrer was a cold woman. Prove them wrong! Katrinak had been predeceased by two brothers, Raymond and Andrew Katrinak, and five sisters, Emma Tomac, Helen Caselli, Eleanor Thornberg, Margaret Medgensis, and an infant twin sister. Try again later. Always such a sweet and kind man! Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. Could have been a motive for murder. Try again. Sounds like the police and investigators were for sure trying to close a case anyway they could, from changing the police report, possibly the hairs, dismissing the hair in her hand, and dismissing a witness!! Her love of solving crimes led her to apply for and be accepted into the Pennsylvania State Police Academy but as a young mother, she realized the obligations were too much for her family and left. Meanwhile, interest in Patricias plight continues on social media. Katrinak, 26, and her 3-month-old son disappeared on Dec. 15, 1994. Are you adding a grave photo that will fulfill this request? Blogs; Online will; Shop. Learn more about managing a memorial . If he wasnt the father it would collaborate that Andy and Joann might have had a heated argument prior to her death (as the older man had suggested). New state, new man. Patricias accusers theorized that she resented Joanns domestic bliss with the tall, athletic Andrew Katrinak. Plus, two men, her babys father and his friend, testified they saw Patricia at the line-dancing club the night of the homicide. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. All I can say is WOW. He was preceded in death by brother Richard, in infancy, parents John Katrinak and Mary Litvin Katrinak, brothers-in-law Jim Marchelletta and George Ryan and sister-in-law Betty Jean Katrinak. Puny policy. Did anyone research to see if she had fallen in love with someone else? And even prosecutor Michael McIntyre, who wrote the book Hair Trigger about the case, acknowledged to Keith Morrison that it was a little odd that the police found blood on the hairs in Joanns car but nowhere else in the vehicle. All This is bull the writer is just looking for notoriety and that criminal is were she belongsShe did it, she killed the mother and child and now after years in jail she found a writer that is hungry for fame I also read a lot of true case stories mainly Ann Rule and many others..I do not know this so call writer and i do not want to. 1968 - 1995 Born October 11, 1968 Death April 9, 1995 Summary Joann M Katrinak was born on October 11, 1968, and died at age 26 years old on April 9, 1995. The conversation ended with Joann Katrinak angrily telling Rorrer not to call again, police said. Mrs. Katrinak's husband, Andrew, reported his wife and son missing in December 1994 after they failed to show up at his mother's house. A few sightings gave them hope but proved empty. Mary was born in August 1891, in Connecticut. Obituary Send Flowers Katrinak, Andrew J.Andrew Joseph Katrinak, 88, of Bethlehem, died on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Blough Healthcare Center in Bethlehem. Your email address will not be published. Murder in Lehigh Valley: Keith Morrison Reports is also available on YouTube, but it costs $1.99 to view (Keith comes off as an advocate for Patricias innocence on the episode). Traupman died in 2016. "In the back of our minds we knew something had to come to an end. memorial page for Veronica Barbara Panik Katrinak (11 Jul 1929-14 Sep 2011), Find a Grave Memorial ID 77704153, citing Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic . Nailed? Minutes would have shown up on that phone record to prove Patty answered mom spoke to her about why Andy was calling, and showing mom calling Andy back! They broke up in 1993. He had worked as a semi-pro boxer in Las Vegas in his youth and later settled into his own construction business. The police were probably under a great deal of pressure to solve this case, so it seems as though they tried to fit a square peg into a round hole, disregarding ethics and possibly even the law. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. There is a problem with your email/password. I watched the 2 part show right now. When O'Reilly started doing the research, she believed Patricia (Patty) had been proven guilty and had committed the crimes. For one thing, her mother never asked Sandra Ireland to hide the gun, and she retrieved it on the way home the next day she worked as a bus driver and couldnt take it with her to school. Seriously, he really knew she NEVER pulled straight into a parking place??? Sorry! This is one that we were not going to forget.. With much love and respect Terry ?? Tuesday, August 30, 2022 No Result Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. The day she passed was her 62nd anniversary of the day she married her loving husband, Andrew Katrinak of Bethlehem. Andrew Katrinak buried his wife and infant son yesterday, four months after he began a frantic, nationwide search for them that ended without answers this week in a patch of Lehigh County woods. The episode recounted the Katrinak murders and there, appearing regularly on-screen to discuss the crime and those involved, were members of Joanns family as well as several of the original officers who worked the caseso much for no one wanting the case brought back up.. And she would just call out of the blue., According to the Free Patricia Rorrer page on Facebook:I called him to let him know that I was going to the USA finals for a horse show. Suzanne Pearson fabricated quotes from Patricia including her claim that Patricia said, Im going to the electric chair upon her arrest because a conviction would boost Pearsons career. Year should not be greater than current year. We have set your language to I think its highly probable that a Police Officer would notice a cut phone line if it was in the area he checked. This is crucial. Patricia Rorrer, an ex-girlfriend of Joanns husband, was found guilty of the crimes and sentenced to life in prison. Then finds the phone disconnected. Was it before or after the murder?? There is a problem with your email/password. Segn algunos, una presunta infidelidad de Joann fue la causa de que Andrew matara a su propia esposa e hijo. The murders initially made James, called Jimmy, a .