Rocker Dave Navarro is revisiting the investigation into his mother's
murder to thank those who helped solve the case.
The former Jane's Addiction guitarist, who is married to pin-up CARMEN
ELECTRA, will appear on an upcoming episode of real-life crime series AMERICA'S
MOST WANTED to thank host John Walsh for devoting so much time to his mother's
Navarro's mother, CONNIE NAVARRO, and her best friend, SUE JORY, were shot
dead by his mother's former boyfriend, JOHN RICCARDI, in 1983. Riccardi now
sits on death row in California.
Navarro, who was 15 at the time, was supposed to have been staying with
his mother the weekend she was killed, but his life was apparently spared
because he was with his father that day.
America's Most Wanted helped bring the murderer to justice in 1996 after
police had spent 13 years trying to track the killer down.
He tells the long-running TV show, "I'll never forget the day when they
got him. It was an amazing feeling. It was such an amazing sense of joy and
anger and hurt and confusion."
Police always knew who had committed the double homicide but for eight
years Riccardi evaded arrest. It was a tip from a viewer of the show which led
to his capture.
Navarro says, "The murder basically tore our lives apart. To be
honest...you don't know what to do, you don't know where to turn, you don't
know how to live, how to trust. It completely throws your emotional stability
out of bounds.
"To the viewers and to the people that call in, you really do make a
difference, your calls really make a difference in our lives - in the victims'