Some very cold cases

They’re still trying to find Eileen Williams, a nineteen-year-old girl from Ontario, Canada who disappeared while hitchhiking to Prince Edward Island in 1962:

Police all but rule out the possibility Williams either committed suicide or simply chose to deliberately disappear on her own to never be found by friends or family. The most practical assumption, a former detachment commander for Montague RCMP told The Guardian a few years back, is that the young woman was picked up while hitchhiking and met her untimely end some point thereafter at the hands of the driver and/or other occupants of the vehicle.

And they’re searching for a girl who’s been missing from Oroville, California since 1973. She was fifteen at the time and lived in a group home. She was listed as a runaway, but the cops got a tip that her body was buried in the foundation of a local home, and they’re digging. I wish they would release the MP’s name. I have no idea who she is and I’m quite sure she’s not one of my cases.

And they’re still trying to identify Princess Doe, a teenage girl who was found brutally murdered in a cemetery in Blairstown, New Jersey in 1982. For awhile they thought it was Diane Dye, who ran away from California in 1979, but she’s been ruled out. They have a pretty good idea who Princess Doe’s killer is, but no idea who she herself is. I’m confident they can give a name to her. After all, they were able to identify Dorothy Gay Howard 55 years after her death.

9 thoughts on “Some very cold cases

  1. Saffy August 7, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    Princess doe is really haunting. WHo was this poor child? she’s like that girl in upstate NY who was found shot to death in 1979…I hope they ID her too.

  2. CarlK90245 August 7, 2012 / 5:08 pm

    I saw your update about Nikole Bakoles, and you indicated that she disappeared “sometime during November 1999” and was “located deceased in Utah sometime afterwards.”

    She was ID’d as “Saltair Sally”, the UID whose skeletal remains were found near the south shore of the Great Salt Lake in October 2000.

    • Meaghan August 7, 2012 / 5:39 pm

      That’s weird; I thought they had found out she was alive in Washington as late as 2006.

      • forthelost August 7, 2012 / 8:53 pm

        That turned out to be a clerical error.

    • Meaghan August 7, 2012 / 7:22 pm

      Oroville and Oakland are like 150 miles apart.

      • Justin August 7, 2012 / 11:35 pm

        So?

      • Meaghan August 8, 2012 / 7:38 am

        The article says she went missing from Oroville.

  3. Princess Shantae August 8, 2012 / 9:46 am

    The article can make a mistake, can’t they? They’re both in Northern California and they both start with o. If a newspaper can get an obituary as wrong as they got my mom’s friend’s a few years ago, they can sure get one town wrong.

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