It’s been over 20 years since the murder of Sherice Iverson at the Primm Resort Casino at the state line. I still remember the beautiful smiling photo of this little girl. Gone but forever remembered.
Sherice Iverson who was a 7-year-old African American child who was in the full custody of her father Leroy Iverson and 14-year-old brother Harold. Sherice lived in Southcentral Los Angeles and was on her way with her father to visit a friend in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend.
Jeremy Strohmeyer was born October 1978 he’s from Long Beach California and was adopted as a baby Boy by John and Wendy Strohmeyer in 1998. In the 1980s his real parents had lost custody of him when he was a newborn. In 1997 he was a senior about to graduate at Wilson High School in a couple of weeks before the incident. He had come to Las Vegas with his best David Cash Jr. and his friend’s father.
On the way to Vegas Sherice’s father stopped to gamble at the Buffalo Bills casino across the street and then Pimm Hotel and Casino at the California Nevada state line. He had come to Vegas to gamble and drink and arrived at the state line at approximately 12:00 am. Numerous times Leroy was asked to keep an eye on his 7 year old daughter by hotel security.
Jeremy Strohmeyer and David Cash Jr. were also at the stateline around 2 am. At the Primm hotel casino. Jeremy started to play around with the young girl chasing her around in the casino. The soon-to-be adults Jeremy and Brandon play hide and seek with the little girl around 3:40 am. Sherice runs into the women’s bathroom. However Jeremy followed her into the bathroom. The feeling was she did not think that the boys would follow her into the bathroom and may have been trying to escape them thinking the bathroom was a safe place for her to hide. They began to throw wet paper towels for a minute and then Sharice saw the yellow wet floor sign and picked that up and hit Jeremy. Jeremy snapped at that moment. This is when David walks into the bathroom and sees Jeremy take her into the stall and close the door.
So David went into the second stall next to them when he stood on the toilet to look over and see what Jeremy was doing. Jeremy had his hands over Sherise’s Mouth and his hand over her stomach. David said he gave Jermey a look like, “dude let’s go”, and hit him on top of his head like let’s go but he didn’t say anything to him. Jeremy looked at him with a Blank Stare so David left the bathroom becuase he said he didn’t want to be involved in what Jeremy was doing.
Jeremy took her pants off and he took her underwear off he molested her and tried to rape her, but she kept trying to scream. So he told her if you scream, I will kill you but she still screamed so he strangled her and he threw her down on the floor. He went to leave but when he turned she was gasping for air and it did not want to leave her like that. So he came back into the stall and twisted her neck hard until it popped and he broke her neck until she stopped breathing. He propped her up in the toilet like if she was sitting on it and left the bathroom.
Fifteen minutes later he caught up with David and told him everything he had done. They left the Primm for Vegas and the two friends just went on having a good time the rest of the weekend. Nobody said anything just enjoyed the rest of the weekend.
Back at the Primm Sherice’s brother and father were looking for her at this time but couldn’t find her. Around 5:30 am she was found by a porter who called Security they tried to give her CPR which didn’t work. They called Metro and that’s when the detective Phil Ramos arrived on the scene.
Phil Ramos now retired but said “this case still haunts him to this day”, because he thought more should have been done and more people should have been accounted for the actions that happened and he never forgot.
When Ramos came out to the hotel he checked the cameras. He saw the boys following Sharice into the bathroom.
A few days later after the murder was annonced on the news, they played the video. The crime went national news and kids from Jeremy’s high school recognized them from their school and contacted Metro. Classmates identified Jeremy Strohmeyer and his friend David Cash Jr. Both were arrested and brought back to Las Vegas where they started questioning them about the crime. He confessed to everything but said he didn’t know why or remember he killed the little girl and he blacked out or something. He said he was high on drugs and drinking and remember everything up to the point where the little girl was murdered. Jeremy was charged for sex with a child kidnapping and murder. Cash was not charged as he did not witness the murder.
Six days later, after the death of Sharice, more than 200 family members and Friends attended the little girl’s funeral in a Los Angeles Church where they mourned her death.
Jeremey was provided a high profile lawyer for the trial that began September 1998. He was convicted for each count guilty now is incarcerated at the Ely State Prison Nevada maximum serving life. He was placed in administrative surrogation meaning that he was not placed in the general population.The other inmates wanted to kill him. He has been transferred to Lovelock Correctional. I Lovelock Nevada in medium custody. He has attempted to appeal his conviction in 2000 and he was unsuccessful. He also attempted to appeal to federal court in 2006 and tried Supreme Court and 2016 all were denied.
Sherice’s mom later cast the bill for her daughter and today you are unable to leave your children Inside the Hotel Casino alone. We can only imagine who and what Sharice;s life would have been like today.
On the morning of Jan. 15, 2001 police arrived at the home of 27-year-old, UNLV student, Tzatzi Sanchez to find her bound and murdered.
Sanchez came to Las Vegas immigrating from Mexico, sent by her family to get an education and attended classes at UNLV. Sanchez’s roommate and former lover Marsella Whaley also immigrated from Mexico. After meeting at Sanchez’s place of business, a restaurant became roommates.
Previous to Tzatzi’s murder she was in a love triangle that involved Marsella Whaley and their other roommate, another woman. Marsella’s former lover and Sanchez began a relationship that now excluded Marsella. She became angry with jealousy and began to plot how she would enact her revenge.
Marsella befriended Luis Barroso on her job at a warehouse and promised him romance and money in exchange for a deceitful plot to rob, assault, and murder Sanchez in a brutal way.
Barroso and a friend, Obed Marroquin, carried out Marsella’s plan but was interrupted by Sanchez’s male roommate Carlos and friend who had come home unexpectedly that night. Carlos escaped the assaulters and called the police. Once police arrived they found Sanchez bound and already dead from the deadly home invasion.
Clues lead police to Barroso after evidence was found at his home, He then confessed to the crime, and the plot created by Whayley in exchange for a plea to avoid the death penalty.
While Barroso was charged and convicted for the murder in Las Vegas. Barroso sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole. Whaley fled to Mexico to escape U.S. capture. While there and feeling safe, she started her very public career as a News broadcaster.
A year later Marcela Whaley, at age 31, was arrested in her hometown of Durango, Mexico. In normal circumstances, Mexico would not necessarily cooperate and extradite one of their citizens to the U.S for a crime. However, it was not long before justice was served to Marsella through a Mexican court where she was convicted of murdering Sanchez in the U.S., another one of its Mexican citizens.
Marcela Whaley (aka Luz Marcela Villanueva-Soto) was tried in Mexico, convicted and sentenced to 39 years in a Mexican prison. Obed Marroquin-Valle, Barroso’s accomplice was charged with life and possible parole in 2034.
Today’s story is about the conviction of murder for hire hitman, Noel “Greyhound” Stevens and former west point grad and fireman, George Tiaffay. These two were convicted in the murder of Las Vegas Palms waitress and mother, Shauna Tiaffay.
Previous to Shauna’s murder she had suffered a break-in to her condo and was afraid that she may be a victim of a deranged stalker from her job. She contacted the police yet there were no clues to her her alleged stalker might be.
A couple of weeks later September 29th, 2012, Shauna was found bludgeon to death by use of a hammer. An investigation was conducted and it was determined that Shauna’s well known and well respected estranged husband and firefighter husband had hired ex-con, Noel “greyhound” Stevens to hide in her condo to kill Shauna.
Apparently the good guy act that George wore on the outside was not the same man that Shauna knew at home. Shauna described to friends that George would call her names like “slut” in front of their young daughter.
George befriended a homeless man named Noel Greyhound Stevens and hired him to do odd jobs around the house, but Shauna had an eerie feeling and asked “why is this guy in her house? He seems creepy”.
Shauna’s body was found by her estranged husband who came over to bring their daughter home after his 24-hour shift at the fire station. He had a rock-solid alibi. He arrived to find her townhouse garage open which was unusual. He called 911 and reported his wife cold, bleeding, and not breathing.
Later cops were tipped off by another Las Vegas resident, “Big Will”. Greyhound had confessed to friend Big Will that he had recently killed a lady with a hammer.
This gave cops the lead they needed to pursue. They found proof of Shauna’s murder by locating Greyhounds tent in the dessert and found evidence that contained Shauna’s blood.
After questioning Greyhound, they reviewed his phone and found many calls to Shauna husband, George Tiaffay. This was the connection the detectives needed to connect the dots. It turns out Noel made over 89 phone calls to Tiaffay in the month before the death of Shauna.
After reviewing hours of video surveillance cops find Noel and Tiaffay shopping together for hammers.
What was the supposed motive for such a well regarded west-point grad and pillar of the community to engage in such an abhorrent act? One word Money. Apparently, Shauna was a big spender and George liked to save money.
After compiling the evidence they arrested George after a high speed police chase.
Eventually both convicted but not without an intense trial with heavy resistance.
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Samuel Little is a notorious serial killer, known as “The American Serial Killer”, ho was convicted in 2017 of the murders of 3 women out of California. Though he was only convicted of the 3 murders, he has claimed to have murdered over 90 victims from the period of 1970-the mid 2000s.
What is so chilling about his claims is that as he is being recorded by the FBI he can describe each murder in detail to include sketches, complexion, hair color, locations, and conversations. He can remember the names and dates of many of his victims and murder.
Samuel Little Las Vegas Murder 1993
In the video below Samuel describes to the FBI one of his murders of an unidentified Las Vegas woman in 1993. He said she was an African American and who looked to be in her 40’s. Described by Samuel as of a darker-skinned complexion, the woman first introduced her son to Samuel, who shook his hand before she jumped in the car with Samuel for a trip to New Orleans.
Samuel and the woman then ride out of town toward California. Samuel then strangles the woman and dumps her body down a sloped embankment in the desert near the exit toward searchlight, Nevada.
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