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    45 years missing...

    Elizabeth Franks has been missing for 45 years as of this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Elizabeth Franks has been missing for 45 years as of this month.

    I didn't even realize that. Her daughter certainly deserves to know what happened after 45 years. The detective in charge infuriated me as he was obviously just putting on a show for the newspapers. When I talked to Elizabeth's daughter last year he had not returned her calls in some time. And I'm not often so sure an old newspaper might provide a match. But I'm sure this time it could be viable. Thanks for letting me know its been 45 years. You know, I might possibly just go ahead this detective's head. They might have to follow a chain of command. But I don't. Dena

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    Dena let us know if you get any response. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice for Joanie View Post
    I didn't even realize that. Her daughter certainly deserves to know what happened after 45 years. The detective in charge infuriated me as he was obviously just putting on a show for the newspapers. When I talked to Elizabeth's daughter last year he had not returned her calls in some time. And I'm not often so sure an old newspaper might provide a match. But I'm sure this time it could be viable. Thanks for letting me know its been 45 years. You know, I might possibly just go ahead this detective's head. They might have to follow a chain of command. But I don't. Dena
    Can you contact the person who wrote the article that the detective was quoted in and let him know about the skull information. If he/she cared enough to write the original article maybe he would do a follow up?

    Also bolded below is snipped from the bottom of that article. Have you tried calling crimestoppers??

    Count on News 11 to follow this story as it develops. If you think you have any information on the 1965 disappearance of Elizabeth Franks, call Crimestopper at 419-255-1111.

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    Dena, I posted a message for you last month on your user ID page to ask if you called the Crimestopper's number also. I think that's a good idea, like ilovemew suggested.

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    In October 2011, another Toledo cold case involving the abduction and death of 14 year old Eileen Adams, was closed with the conviction of her killer. I wonder if there might be a connection between the two cases.


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    I never heard back from anyone!! Maddening. I still think the girl whose head was found in the suitcase that had been at the bus station and found when the old luggage was sold at auction was quite possibly Elizabeth's.

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    Wow, I live in a suburb of Toledo and am just learning of this for the first time.

    I do know that there have been a lot of budget cuts with the Toledo police department and also an increase in violent crime in certain areas of the city. I'm wondering what (if any) resources they have available to investigate cold cases like this.

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    There is an actual photograph of Elizabeth Franks in this Google news archive article from the Toledo Blade.

    Unfortunately, the image available on Google is less than ideally clear.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=5183,3535927

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    Tot’s case focuses on other lost children

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    Also listed as lost, injured, or missing is Elizabeth Franks.

    Mrs. Franks, who lived in South Toledo, was a 17-year-old mother. She was last seen before Easter in April, 1965. Toledo Police detectives have said they believe she was killed.

    http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fi...798#f27abbb818


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    Could there be a link between the disappearance of Elizabeth Franks, 17 who went missing from Toledo in 1965 and the abduction/murder of Eileen Adams, 14, Who was abducted in December 1967, also from Toledo?

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    ... 14-year-old Eileen Adams was on her way home from Central Catholic High School in Toledo when she disappeared. Her raped and murdered body was found a month-and-a-half later.

    December 18, 1967. Eileen Adams, 14, a freshman at Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio vanishes just one week before Christmas, abducted when she stepped off the school bus and headed towards her sister's home in West Toledo.

    Eileen told a friend she was going Christmas shopping, but she was never seen again.

    About six weeks later, on January 31, 1968, Eileen's frozen body was found in a field in nearby rural Monroe County, Mich.

    The body was clothed, wrapped in a mattress cover with bound hands and feet. She had telephone cord looped around her neck and a forehead wound from where her attacker had hammered a nail into her skull postmortem. ...


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    What is Elisabeth's middle name? Because there is more than 1 of exact name as she is. Does anyone know?

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    Is there a serial killer at that time when Eileen was murdered? Could be the monster Bownan or could be still the husband? Reason why I ask this is because the husband can't stay married long enough after he got into Elizabeth after he got into a fight with her throws her down a flight of stairs, she already right there could be killed. And who tells a 1 yr old that her mother didn't want her, and prompt into the toddler's head for years?? I have Elisabeth's case in front of me. This is the worst case I have ever seen and I feel sorry about the daughter to live through this again, she has alot of courage. Okay if Elizabeth is alive today, she would be 67 years old. So where is the husband at now and why hasn't the husband be arrested yet?? Or even Bownan??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomeroreo View Post
    What is Elisabeth's middle name? Because there is more than 1 of exact name as she is. Does anyone know?
    The Toledo Police Dept page gives her as Elizabeth Lea Franks (formerly McCarthy), born August 10, 1947. Unfortunately I am not sure this adds much as I cannot link the name and dob to any records on Ancestry.

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    Elizabeth has been missing for over 50 years now.

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