The Bucks County, Pennsylvania police are closing their homicide investigation in the 1968 death of Candace Clothier, according to this article. She was sixteen years old when she disappeared after leaving her home in Philadelphia. Her (partially clothed) body didn’t turn up for five weeks. Authorities believe she died of a forced drug overdose.
The reason the cops are closing the case is not because they’ve made an arrest but because they have three prime suspects in her murder and all of them have been dead for at least ten years, one for 35 years. I suppose I can understand that reasoning. They are not naming the suspects because it wouldn’t serve the public interest and would only cause their families pain.
Candace’s father, who had to be sedated after he identified her body, died of a sudden heart attack only three months after that. He was only 48 and his other daughter says whoever killed Candace basically killed her dad too. Even if he did have an underlying condition, the stress certainly would have made it much worse.
What else is there to say? May Candace rest in peace.