Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ryan Livingston - 2006 Unsolved Murder in Carbondale, Illinois

BY DARK SLEUTH

Ryan Livingston was killed on July 13, 2006 
in Carbondale, Illinois. 
(Source: The Southern)

Ryan Livingston was just 22 years-old when he died.  He was also the father of an infant daughter, with whom he was "madly in love." 

Earlier on the night of July 13, 2006, Livingston had attended the Sunset Concert at the Southern Illinois University campus. Afterwards, he got a ride to a friend's house, where he had a drink. He then left to go to his brother's house.     

Between 10 and 10:30 p.m., two men approached Livingston as he walked along the 300 block of West Walnut Street in southwest Carbondale.  

Livingston was stabbed during the course of a robbery.  His assailants left him wounded and bleeding on the sidewalk. 

According to an article from the Carbondale Times:


His brother called 911 and gave them an approximate location. Two people from a nearby residence heard Livingston from the street and came to help.


He was rushed to the hospital where he died a couple of hours later at 1:50 a.m. 

According to investigators, this may have been a random robbery making the crime difficult to solve.  

Police are relying on the public's help.  There's a $6,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.  

If you have ANY information on this case, please contact:
Carbondale Police Dept Investigation Bureau: (618) 457-3200

Carbondale Crime Stoppers: (618) 549-COPS (2677)
Online Crime Stoppers Tip form: 

* You can remain anonymous with Crime Stoppers *


Watch this March 24, 2016 WSIL 3 news video featuring interviews with Livingston's mom and investigator Lt. Mark Goddard:



For case updates and more information, please visit the family's sites:
http://takentoosoon.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/rememberryan83/


Sources of Information:

Carbondale Times article, "Closure remains illusive in Livingston case," July 18, 2014:
http://www.carbondaletimes.com/071814livingston

The Southern Illinoisan article, "Man stabbed to death after concert," by Andrea Hahn, July 15, 2006:
http://thesouthern.com/news/article_9facb533-205f-5d80-9087-41f312aff1d5.html

The Southern Illinoisan article, "'Truly an innocent victim' Livingston's mother, cops want '06 killers found, prosecuted," by Blackwell Thomas, July 12, 2008:
http://thesouthern.com/news/article_28cb3784-99ed-5820-87a3-36daa8f2662b.html

The Southern Illinoisan article, "Livingston murder case still open eight years later," July 15, 2014:
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/livingston-murder-case-still-open-eight-years-later/article_b90d7dac-2452-530a-b408-2ca2f1155073.html

WSIL 3 ABC News report, "Southern Illinois Cold Cases: Ryan Livingston Murder" by Dennis Turner, posted March 26, 2016, updated April 7, 2016:
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/31561673/southern-illinois-cold-cases-ryan-livingston-murder







1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this. The 10 year anniversary of his death is July 14 and we would love some kind of closure.

    Denise Livingston

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