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Ausgirl
01-31-2013, 02:31 PM
Possibly linked to:
- Carol Ann Dougherty
- Marise Chiverella



- small article (http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper4/Amsterdam%20NY%20Daily%20Democrat%20and%20Recorder/Amsterdam%20NY%20Daily%20Democrat%20and%20Recorder %201964%20Mar-Apr%20Grayscale/Amsterdam%20NY%20Daily%20Democrat%20and%20Recorder %201964%20Mar-Apr%20Grayscale%20-%200280.pdf)

ELMIRA AP The fully clothed body of a (12 year) old girl missing four days was found Thursday beneath a pile of brush and heavy rocks on a hill overlooking the city Police said a man and his two sons discovered the body of Mary Theresa Simpson while they were hiking in the woods The girl had been the subject of an intensive search since Sunday night when she disappeared while walking home after (visiting) an aunt who lives about a mile away Dist Atty Paul H McCabe of Chemung County said he was investigating the death on the basis of a (murder?) although he said no marks of violence were apparent on the body An autopsy was scheduled for Friday Mary was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ellsworth Simpson of Elmira.

- from this article (http://newspaperarchive.com/oneonta-star/1964-03-20)

- Some pics of the body dump location (http://www.ielmira.com/index.php/topic/7460-roricks-glen-lovers-path-1906-pc/)

Ausgirl
01-31-2013, 02:35 PM
Great find, Robin Hood and all..

The latest break in Marise's case was in March of 2004, when a man named Harold Paddock told police that he believed his late ex-father-in-law had not only killed Marise, but also another little girl from Elmira, New York named Mary Simpson whose murder still remains unsolved. Elmira was about a 5 hour drive from Hazleton back in 1964. Mary was 12-years-old when she was abducted on March 15, 1964, just three days before Marise's murder. Furthermore, Mary's strangled body was found a few days later in a wooded area near Elmira on property Paddock claimed to have since learned was owned at the time by his sister?s half-brother. While this is only a speculation, police are looking into the case but not evidence has been found to prove this theory and Marise's father passed away in 2006, never knowing who ever murdered his little girl. To this day, Marise's murder still remains unsolved.

- from this article (http://www.bebo.com/BlogView.jsp?MemberId=7626812896&BlogId=7662751305)

I wonder if Harold Paddock's old dad in law was Catholic..

Robin Hood
01-31-2013, 05:27 PM
I'm taking a look at some names I've picked up along the way, I shall try to link them together via ancestry. It's going to be hard if folk are half relatives but sometimes luck plays a part.

Robin Hood
02-05-2013, 04:48 PM
I can't find anything of worth. Mary didn't get much news attention either, well, none I can find.
'Theresa' was a popular Catholic name when I went to school in the early 1960's.