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    Possible human remains found in Newtown, CT--4/15/10 - Elizabeth Gough Heath

    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/l...-90896654.html

    Possible human remains were found under a house in Newtown on Wednesday. It looks like the new homeowners were renovating. The M.E. is going to be examining the bones today, most likely. The news states there is an open missing person case from back in the 80s that originated AT THAT ADDRESS! Wow. The Doe Network shows one from Newtown, and she was going through a divorce. That would be awful if her body was there the whole time.

    Elizabeth Gough Heath

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Elizabeth was reported missing by her husband on April 6, 1994, though she was last seen by her husband on April 4, 1984. No one else has seen her since April 1, 1984.
    Elizabeth and her husband were in the process of getting a divorce.
    Elizabeth has been described as a dedicated parent and her turning up missing is very unusual. Elizabeth did not take any of her clothing and she didn’t use any motor vehicles.
    It was reported that she may have taken $600 in cash from her home, however, no note was left by Elizabeth to explain her disappearance.
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    Wow, I immediately thought of the Elizabeth Gough Heath case but now the second link is bringing in the possibility of another case, Mary Badaracco. Doe also recently posted another case from the 1980s that took place in Newtown, Edward Dubbs. Lots of missing people for such a small town.

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    Didnt Heath's husband own the property until 2007?
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    It must be Elizabeth, since did in fact live there, according to this article:

    http://www.wfsb.com/news/23159258/detail.html

    Amazing how many people get away with murder for so long...

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    http://www.courant.com/news/connecti...,6010085.story

    Newtown police said the 1984 missing person case of Mary Badaracco was tied to the address where the remains were discovered. Badaracco's daughter, Beth Profeta, has said her mother disappeared in August 1984 shortly after moving from Danbury to Sherman. Badaracco was 38 when she vanished, leaving behind her car keys and a wedding ring on the kitchen counter of her home
    What does it mean, tied to the address?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
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    What does it mean, tied to the address?
    Yes, this is the part that confused me as well. It seems depending on the source this house either has a connection to Badaracco or Heath.

    I'm sure once this gets straightened out, this will be a fairly easy case for LE to solve, but perhaps right now it's so new the papers are still getting their stories straight.

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    Oh and just to clarify, the connection in the Badaracco case was that a man charged with interfering with police once lived in the residence. Years ago they were able to dig up some evidence like cars in his yard.

    http://www.courant.com/news/connecti...,7521050.story

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmg View Post
    Yes, this is the part that confused me as well. It seems depending on the source this house either has a connection to Badaracco or Heath.

    I'm sure once this gets straightened out, this will be a fairly easy case for LE to solve, but perhaps right now it's so new the papers are still getting their stories straight.

    I believe the connection to the property refers to Heath. However, they did search a property in Newtown (Farrell Rd.) in connection with Badaracco's disappearance. The article I posted from the patch, shows the property was once owned by John Heath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugaboo View Post
    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/l...-90896654.html

    Possible human remains were found under a house in Newtown on Wednesday. It looks like the new homeowners were renovating. The M.E. is going to be examining the bones today, most likely. The news states there is an open missing person case from back in the 80s that originated AT THAT ADDRESS! Wow. The Doe Network shows one from Newtown, and she was going through a divorce. That would be awful if her body was there the whole time.

    Elizabeth Gough Heath

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Elizabeth was reported missing by her husband on April 6, 1994, though she was last seen by her husband on April 4, 1984. No one else has seen her since April 1, 1984.
    Elizabeth and her husband were in the process of getting a divorce.

    Elizabeth has been described as a dedicated parent and her turning up missing is very unusual. Elizabeth did not take any of her clothing and she didn’t use any motor vehicles.
    It was reported that she may have taken $600 in cash from her home, however, no note was left by Elizabeth to explain her disappearance.
    What I want to know is why did it take 10 years to report her missing? Is that information correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmg View Post
    Wow, I immediately thought of the Elizabeth Gough Heath case but now the second link is bringing in the possibility of another case, Mary Badaracco. Doe also recently posted another case from the 1980s that took place in Newtown, Edward Dubbs. Lots of missing people for such a small town.


    Mary Badaracco went missing from Sherman, CT.

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    "The homeowner said when the boards and cement were removed, garbage bags full of bedding and a femur were found. When police arrived, they said more bones were found and that an entire human skeleton had been located on Thursday afternoon.

    "Upon examination it was determined remains were human and upgraded to a homicide investigation," said Lt. George Sinko of the Newtown Police Department.

    Neighbors told Eyewitness News they know little about the home's owners, who purchased the house in 2007.


    The former owner of the home is John Heath, whose wife, Elizabeth Gough Heath, disappeared in 1984. John Heath now lives in Bridgewater. The Heaths were in the process of divorce when Elizabeth disappeared, according to court documents. John Heath left the property in 2005 when the bank foreclosed on the home.


    "They left in the middle of the night, just suddenly left, a bunch of people living there suddenly gone," said neighbor Suzanne Letso.

    Police did not say whether they were looking for John Heath, or if they had already made contact with him."

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    There's no question that John Heath killed her & disposed her body secretly until someone discover the skeleton. Women are getting killed by ex-husbands for being divorce & custody of children. John, your freedom & dark secret is over.
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    Yerah-that is a long time before reporting her missing, but quite conveniant to having her declared dead...insurance policy I wonder??

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    http://www.wfsb.com/news/23159258/de...02230104152010

    The body has been positively id'd as Elizabeth Heath. I saw on the news that they used dental records to confirm the id. Should this thread be moved to te identified forum?

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    http://www.newstimes.com/local/artic...141.php#page-1

    I must admit I'm a little surprised that John never left the area. He is currently living in Bridgewater, which is just a few towns over. I hope LE is watching him.

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    Her husband reported her missing on April 6, 1984.

    http://www.courant.com/news/connecti...,6927545.story

    It was confusing because I first read about this on the Hartford Courant and they did say Mary Badaracco, but later changed it to Elizabeth Heath. What a sad find...and to know she was there the whole time!
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    The news probably just looked at the state police's cold case site and picked up on Badaracco. They went for the first name they found. Reporters don't even dig anymore.

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    I wonder if anything new is happening on this case.

    This is an old article but I didn't see it linked here.

    http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/a...man-451770.php

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    John Heath's home was searched on April 29th.

    http://www.newstimes.com/local/artic...old-468111.php

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    I don't know if any one has been trying to follow this case in the media since the identification, but I have. As far as I'm aware, there's been no news since September 2010 as to the status of the case. In September, it was reported that Elizabeth Heath had died of homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head. Since then, I've seen no mention of the case in the media.

    Links to September's reports:

    http://newtownbee.com/News/2010-09-0...lizabeth+Heath

    http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2...2866265714.txt

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    'Disturbed' Vietnam veteran arrested for murder of his wife
    28 years ago and two years after her bones were found
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    A 68-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of his wife 28-years-ago.

    Bridgewater, Connecticut resident John Heath is charged with killing his wife, Elizabeth, over a quarter of a century ago in the Newton home they both shared.

    Chillingly, before she died, Elizabeth is reported to have said to her sister-in-law Debbie Lewis, 'If anything happens to me, you know that John did it'.

    Appearing in court wearing breathing tubes, the retired painting contractor and Vietnam veteran pleaded not guilty in Connecticut state Superior Court on Tuesday to the 1984 murder.
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    Husband arrested in Newtown murder (wtnh.com)

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    My heart goes out to the daughter.
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