02-28-2008, 01:10 AM #1Former Member
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NY - Kelly Eileen Morrissey, 15, Lynbrook, 12 June 1984
Missing Since: June 12, 1984 from Lynbrook, New York
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: August 22, 1968
Age: 15 years old
Height and Weight: 5'4, 130 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Dark blonde hair, blue eyes. Morrissey has a scar on her forehead. Her ears are pierced. Some agencies give her eye color as brown.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink sleeveless sweatshirt, jeans, white sneakers and a gold chain with a charm.
Details of Disappearance
Morrissey left a female friend's residence at approximately 9:30 to 10:00 p.m. on June 12, 1984 in her hometown of Lynbrook, New York. She was last seen walking west on Earl Avenue and Merrick Road shortly thereafter. She is believed to have been destined for Captain Video, a video parlor half a mile west of Merrick Road, but she never arrived there. Morrissey has never been heard from again. She had a part-time job at a shade and venetian blinds packaging factory at the time she disappeared. She lived with her mother, stepfather, siblings and stepsiblings, and rarely saw her biological father.
Authorities do not believe Morrissey left of her own accord. She had laid out the clothes she was planning to wear for the next day. She never picked up her last paycheck, which was issued the day after she vanished, and she left all of her money and personal belongings behind. She disappeared the day before she was supposed to take an important final exam at summer school. Morrissey had been experimenting with alcohol prior to her disappearance, was associating with older men, and sometimes broke her curfew, but her loved ones say she was no more rebellious than most teenagers.
One of Morrissey's friends, Theresa Fusco, disappeared on November 10, 1984, almost five months after Morrissey. A photograph of Fusco is posted below this case summary. Her body was found three weeks later, on December 5, about five blocks from her home. She had been raped and strangled. On March 26, 1985, several months after Fusco was found, another area teenager, Jacqueline Martarella, 19, disappeared after she left a friend's Oceanside home to go to her workplace at Burger King. Martarella's body was found on April 22 on a golf course.
Police are looking into the possibility that Martarella's, Fusco's, and Morrissey's cases are all related. All three women were Caucasian teenagers who were last seen walking alone in the evening hours. Both Martarella and Fusco were strangled and were found naked, their bodies dumped in open fields. Their clothing was never found.
Three men were convicted of murdering Fusco and served seventeen years in prison for the crime before they released after DNA testing cast doubt on their guilt. One of them was retried and acquitted of all charges; the other two are waiting for either a retrial or a dismissal of the charges. Prior to her disappearance, Morrissey had bragged that she knew one of the defendants in the Fusco case and even had the key to his apartment. Fusco's and Martarella's murders are unsolved, as is Morrissey's disappearance.
Foul play is suspected in Morrisey's case; she is presumed dead by law enforcement and her family. Her case remains unsolved. Authorities are not sure if it has anything to do with the two murdered women.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Nassau County Police Department
11-12-2010, 12:01 AM #2
Facebook posts lead to L.I. police renewing probe of 1984 missing teen case
By KIERAN CROWLEY and JEREMY OLSHAN
Last Updated: 6:08 PM, November 11, 2010
Posted: 2:54 PM, November 11, 2010
Reminiscences on a Facebook page devoted to the Hot Skates roller rink in Lynbrook – where Morrissey had been earlier that evening – may yield new leads in the case, Det. Lt. John Azzata, head of Nassau County’s homicide squad said at a press conference today.
Hoping that there are people who, like LE said, will look deep down in their souls - and do the right thing for Kelly & her family.
11-12-2010, 10:51 AM #3
Facebook helps renew probe of 1984 missing teen
Nassau County homicide detective John Azzata said Thursday there have been recent postings on a Facebook page dedicated to a Lynbrook roller skating rink. Some posts have recalled the disappearance of Kelly Morrissey.
"We were looking into this case and we learned of some entries on Facebook, the actual page was Hot Skates Facebook page," he said.
11-19-2010, 05:30 PM #4
06-16-2011, 01:31 PM #5Registered User
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Dana Point, CA Jane Doe
Unidentified White Female
Date of Death is September 20, 1987
Location Found: Dana Point, Orange County, California.
Cause of death was suicide.
- Estimated age: 18 - 23 years old
- Approximate Height: 5'4"
- Approximate Weight: 127 lbs
- Hair: Strawberry blonde hair, to the middle of her back in length
- Eyes: Brown eyes
- Distinguishing Characteristics: A fair complexion and freckles. She had a slender frame and was well-developed. Her left ear was pierced twice; her right ear was pierced once. She had a prior pregnancy.
- Dentals: Available. She had numerous dental fillings.
- Clothing: She was wearing a medium tan dress. She had men's BVD underwear on and was wearing blue, size-6 shoes.
- DNA: In CODIS
- Other: Blood type A positive
The victim was located on the cliff / beach area below Bluff Road and Site Drive in Dana Point, California.
At 4 in the morning on September 20, 1987, she called a cab from the Hampton Inn in Mission Viejo. She asked the cabby to drive her as far as $18 would take her. He let her out at the intersection of Cove Road and Scenic Drive, where she handed him a $10 bill and eight ones, and walked to the nearest cliff.
No one saw the woman climb the fence near the edge of the cliff and no one saw her jump, but investigators found marks on the side of the cliff where her body hit on the way down to the beach.
She had stacked her belongings neatly at the top of the cliff before she jumped. Among these items were a pack of cigarettes, a soda can and phone numbers that were traced to a nearby hotel. Near the fence, sheriff's deputies found a purse with a name embossed in gold. What looked like an easy case turned to mystery, however, when a trace of the name turned up the owner of the purse, very much alive in San Diego County. The woman was surprised she was contacted, and reported that the purse had been stolen about 10 years earlier by a person unknown.
Near the purse was a California road map, with a marker detailing freeways through San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, down into Orange County. Officials were unsure but thought the woman had been hitchhiking into the county.
She was carrying no identification on her person at the time of her death.
Also NamUs lists Kelly's hair as Blond/Strawberry not dark Blond
If this UID is Kelly Morrissey then she would have committed suicide a few Months after the last two of the three men on trial for the murder of kelly's friend 16-year-old Theresa Fusco, were convicted. Theresa Fusco disappeared six months after Kelly Morrissey, Fusco was later located deceased, a victim of homicide
20. John Restivo - Nassau County
Convicted, 1987 of murder and rape in a 1984 incident, sentenced to 33 1/3 years to life
Served 16 years, Exonerated 2005
Last edited by Deeds; 06-16-2011 at 02:12 PM. Reason: Add Photo
06-11-2013, 12:07 PM #6
for Kelly, missing 29 years tomorrow.
Kelly left a female friend's residence at approximately 9:30 to 10:00 p.m. on June 12, 1984 in her hometown of Lynbrook, New York. She was last seen walking west on Earl Avenue and Merrick Road shortly thereafter. She is believed to have been destined for Captain Video, a now-defunct video parlor half a mile west of Merrick Road, but she never arrived there. Kelly has never been heard from again.Here a , there a , everywhere a
06-07-2014, 06:45 PM #7
Next week marks 30 years that Kelly has been missing. Snipped from past article:
Morrissey, a freshman at Lynbrook High School, said goodbye to her mother for the last time on the night of Tuesday, June 12, 1984. She walked from her home at 98 Fenimore St. in Lynbrook to a gas station at the corner of Merrick Road and Earle Avenue. She met friends there but soon left, telling them she might visit a video arcade at Merrick and Nieman Avenue, about half a mile away. It should have been a 10-minute walk. She never arrived.
Here a , there a , everywhere a
03-26-2016, 07:30 PM #8
Does anyone know if Robert Turley, convicted killer of a 12-year-old girl from Smithtown (December 11, 1984), was ever considered as a suspect in the disappearance of Theresa Fusco (November 1984) and Kelly Morrissey (June 1984)?
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