View Full Version : MA MA - Deborah Bates, 23, Lowell, 23 Feb 1993

03-16-2004, 05:45 AM
The woman is believed to be Deborah Bates, who was last seen in February 1993 in Lowell, said Emily LaGrassa, spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. Bates was 23 at the time.

03-16-2004, 09:18 AM
Another pregnant woman. I guess I'll just never understand ..............

03-16-2004, 12:25 PM
This woman has been missing for eleven years? They found a body and a fetus wrapped in a tarp? Tell me the missing date is a typo.

Sound like someone kept the body's in a freezer for 11yrs. And two other bodies show up within two miles of this place within a month? Sounds like the makings of a serial killer.

03-16-2004, 02:16 PM
Sounds to me like someone close to her killed her and kept her around and now thinks that he can deflect suspicion onto someone else.

03-17-2004, 02:35 AM
So he see's the news about these bodies and then takes the opportunity to dump her body in this same area hoping she will be found?

03-17-2004, 05:56 AM
The skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute killed more than a decade ago were recently moved and dumped near a Chelmsford highway, possibly to trick police into thinking she was a victim of the Metro West serial killer, investigators said yesterday.

03-17-2004, 01:22 PM
So he see's the news about these bodies and then takes the opportunity to dump her body in this same area hoping she will be found?It's really not in the same area as the first three. The first two skeletons were found in Marlboro, the third about a mile away from those in Hudson. These recent remains were found in Chelmsford- albeit next to the 495S connector ramp that one would take to GO to Marlboro/Hudson. :) It's only about a 30 min drive though.

Like the officials have said- there is just no way the body could have been there long, certainly not for 11 years. I think her killer was moving and had to dispose of the remains recently. I don't necessarily think he was trying to have the body accepted as another victim of this "serial killer." If he knew enough about those discoveries to try & pass his victim off, he'd have removed the tarp & blankets.

06-26-2015, 06:54 AM
Listed as a cold case by the Boston Globe in 2014: