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  1. #1
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    Mar 2011

    VA - Marion Marshall, 72, & Marion Newman, 74, Springfield, Aug & Nov 2006

    I have been looking through the forums and am surprised that I haven't seen the case below mentioned. Below is from the Washington Examiner..


    Cold case detectives in Fairfax County are looking for the killer or killers of two Marions.

    In 2006, two elderly women named Marion were slain in Springfield. On Nov. 21, 2006, at approximately 11:15 a.m., police responded to a murder on 7102 Reservoir Road in Springfield. A friend had discovered the body of 74-year-old Marion Newman earlier that morning inside the home. The cause of death was trauma to the upper body, according to the police report. The investigation reported that there were no signs of forced entry, but there were signs of a struggle.

    Police have not yet found a motive for the killing. Though they have not determined whether it was a robbery, a distinctive ring that Newman often wore was missing from her body. The white gold ring, illustrated with a leaf design on the band, was custom-made. It included a three-diamond setting and the diamonds were set side by side. According to Fairfax County police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell, people who knew Newman said it was unusual for her to be without the ring.

    "The detective hopes that someone who is familiar with the ring either bought it or looked at it or saw it at a pawn shop," Caldwell told The Examiner.

    Earlier that year, on Aug. 14, police had responded to a similar slaying in a neighborhood not far from Newman's. At 6:10 p.m., Marion Marshall was found dead in her home at 6620 Bostwick Drive. Like Newman, the cause of death was trauma to the upper body. Store surveillance videos from the Giant Food at the Bradlick Shopping Center show that Marshall had been shopping at about 11:15 a.m. that morning.

    A cold case detective with the Fairfax County police has looked at similarities in the two cases.

    "There are pieces that link them and continue to link them," Caldwell said.

    Despite the many leads on the two slayings, none has yielded a suspect

  2. #2
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    Mar 2011
    Here's a link to the latest article.


  3. #3
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    Aug 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    This is an odd one.

    Marion Newman and Marion Marshall

    Autopsy: Older Women Died of Strangulation
    Thursday - 5/3/2007, 1:24pm ET
    Neal Augenstein, WTOP Radio

    On Aug. 14, a friend found Marshall dead in her home in the 6600-block of Bostwick Drive. She was last seen at the Bradlick Shopping Center earlier in the day.

    A few months later, a friend found the body of Marion Newman in the 7100-block of Resevoir Road. There were no signs of forced entry into the home and there were signs of a struggle. Newman was last seen a few days earlier. Police still believe both murders were committed by the same person -- a man with connections to the Edsall Park and Crestwood communities.

    A look at Marion Newman's ring that was taken. (Photo: courtesy of Fairfax County Police)

    It's been almost six years since they were beaten to death in their homes—two single Springfield women in their 70s who didn't know each other, but had the same first name, no children, looked alike and lived in nearly identical red brick ramblers within three miles of each other. The victims were killed three months apart, and in both cases, there was no sign of a break-in.


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