I got quoted in a Torrington Register Citizen article

Like a month ago I was interviewed about the Connie Smith case, and the articles about it are finally coming out. This one came out on August 13; now the second one has been released, and it contains a quote from me:

Meaghan Good, 32, of Ohio, has been administrator for The Charley Project website since 2004. The site profiles approximately 10,000 “cold case” missing people, mainly from the U.S., from the 1800s up until now, with 10, 671 cases currently open.

Good posits that Connie likely met with foul play: “You see this a lot, especially in the 10-to-13 age group,” she said. “They start becoming more independent but they are still pretty naïve.”

“It is very, very sad,” she said. “The father lived to be a Biblical age and never found out about her. The suspect would likely be dead now. But it is possible for the case to be solved. Technology makes it resolvable.”


9 thoughts on “I got quoted in a Torrington Register Citizen article

    • Meaghan August 19, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      No, I hadn’t realized that. Blonde hair and black eyes?!

      • Ivana August 22, 2018 / 1:23 pm

        That is a mistake, black eye color does not exist in humans. Some very dark brown may appear black under some types of lighthing, but almost all of the people having this color are not caucasian.Her brother Nels is blond, he was politician and there are pictures of him on the internet.

  1. Leslie Tollefson August 19, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Having grown up in Wyoming, this always makes me sad. One day, she’s just a normal kid. Now, she’s a footnote on Grampa’s Wikipedia page. 😦

  2. Alice August 19, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    I didn’t know you were 32. I thought you were a bit older. Oddly enough, I dreamt about this blog last night.

  3. Peter Henderson Jr. August 20, 2018 / 4:41 am

    I found Ms. Bausch’s theory as to why Connie left the camp, “due to an altercation that continued into the next morning. I think there was a cultural divide between the daughter of a rancher and girls who were from the city,” to be similar to what I wrote about six years ago.

    “I think Connie’s tent mates were fibbing. I think the bloody nose and possible the injury the previous day were the result of a fight. This would explain why Connie was crying when she stopped at the first woman’s house to ask for directions.

    A bit of background. My mom’s brother Raymond Becker, his wife my Aunt Laura, and their six children, my cousins, lived up route 44 from where Connie vanished. Lakeville is a subsection of Salisbury. The small village had a few shops and a gas station back in 1952. The gas station had a public phone and I think that’s what Connie was heading for that day. I think she was planning on calling her mom in Greenwich to tell her she wanted to go home.

    Up till I found this article today (written 6 years ago) I did not know there was a report that Connie was trying to hitch a ride. Back then if a child was taken the automatic assumption was, ‘kidnapping for ransom’. especially if the child’s parents were wealthy. Today we know different.

    I think someone picked Connie up and…, she was probably dead before anyone knew she was missing.”

    My take on Connie’s case including several different photos of Connie
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1574229714963&l=ca4820c5cc :

  4. Peter Henderson Jr. August 20, 2018 / 5:08 am

    My take on “Little Miss X” found on October 31, 1958, on a hillside south of a dirt road adjacent to Skinner Ridge in the Tusayan Ranger District ( Moqui area, Kaibab National Forest) about 10 miles southeast of the Grand Canyon in Coconino County, Arizona.

    Nickname: “Little Miss X”, or Grand Canyon Jane

    • Peter Henderson Jr. August 20, 2018 / 5:32 am

      In 1962 a letter sent to the Connecticut State Police claimed that the remains were of Connie Smith, a 10-year-old who vanished from a summer camp in Salisbury, Connecticut in 1952.

      The skull was disinterred and first taken to Wyoming where Connie’s father lived then to Spearfish, South Dakota so her dentist, Dr. Floyd B. Ward, could compare them to her dental records, with no definitive results. The skull was then taken to experts in Denver, Colorado with the same outcome.

      At first authorities felt “reasonably certain” the bones belonged to Connie. Then after farther examination by Dr. David Berman, a dental surgeon, and, Dr. George Ogura, a pathologist, both doctors agreed that Connie’s dental records did not seem to match and there were to many “inconsistencies “to prove the remains were hers.

      Then the news articles go silent. The location she was re-buried, if she ever was, are unknown. (When I wrote this three years ago)

      Adding to the confusion, the girl is at first described as being 13 to 17 year old, which could possibly fit Connie if she died years after she vanished, but also states that they belong to a young female of Caucasoid-Mongoloid racial heritage,( White-Asian, White-Pacific Islander, White-Eskimo, White-Native American), which Connie did not.

      Unless Connie had some Native-American heritage which was suppressed by the family who were at one time was politicly prominent.

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