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    NC - Suellen Evans, 21, Chapel Hill, 30 July 1965

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?se...rticle-8989233

    Didn't see this one on here. From the article:

    Evans was a 21-year-old student in a hurry to get home to Mooresville.

    "She'd taken a shortcut through the arboretum back to her dorm to pack and get ready to come home," said Suellen's sister, Elaine Evans. "As she walked through there, someone stepped out from the bushes there."

    In 1965 the arboretum wasn't open like it is now. It was overgrown with vines, and capable of hiding a killer in waiting.

    "When he stepped out, she maybe even spoke to him," said Elaine. "She was just a small town girl."

    Soon, that small town girl would be a tragic headline from Murphy to Manteo.
    Apparently they questioned a groundskeeper. Looking for more information.

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    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=2996,7335619

    Article from 1997. Murder was July 30. Unidentified male stabbed her to death in the arboretum (think heavily wooded park in the middle of campus). Witness glimpsed "a dark-skinned arm around Evans' leg".

    Several witnesses on the scene within seconds. Evans stated the man had attempted to rape her and then collapsed and died.

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    http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/...ared_on_sunday - 2010 article from the student paper.

    the article indicates the perp was described as having red hair.

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    article from 1965 - http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...en-evans&hl=en

    indicates witnesses saw a dark (skinned) arm and a janitor said he saw a man run from the area and could identify him.

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    aug 1965 article - http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...en-evans&hl=en

    indicates police were at one point looking for a black male as the perp.

    july 27 1966 article - http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...en-evans&hl=en

    indicates police had three suspects out of 97 that could not be eliminated as possibilities.

    article from one year anniversary - http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...en-evans&hl=en

    indicates the perp was a light-skinned black male wearing a blue-knit pullover.additionally indicates reports from the day before of a woman telling passersby someone had tried to grab her in the same area.

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    the sept 10 1966 frederick news (can't link, ancestry) page 13 has an article that a student reported finding a knife in his trunk with bloodstains and hair on it. he indicated on the day suellen was murdered his car was parked at a nearby fraternity. he reported it to police who were investigating a connection.

    august 22 1970 sacramento bee (page 7) indicates a suspect was released after investigators determined he was not involved. he was working nearby on the day of her murder and had been arrested for parole violations and subsequently disappeared.

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    So she's not missing?

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    no, i asked the mods if i should move the thread to cold cases and they said it was fine here.

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    Oh, my! I have spent hours (months, almost two years actually) here on WS for a local case in Arkansas . . . I just found this thread for my mother's cousin in North Carolina.
    Last edited by got4lilgirls; 04-13-2016 at 11:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by got4lilgirls View Post
    Oh, my! I have spent hours (months, almost two years actually) here on WS for a local case in Arkansas . . . I just found this thread for my mother's cousin in North Carolina.
    Sorry for the shock, but interested in your input!


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    I was born in 1966, so I never met Suellen. I've done a lot of genealogy, so I can give narratives about North Carolina people moving to Texas. (I am actually a Moore and Gabriel from Iredell County descendant.) Any way, my mom had an early-onset form of Alzheimer's called FTLD where hallucinations became a problem during her last few months. Many times she would call out for her late mom, called Sugar, but then she also called out in "howls" for Glenda (cousin killed by drunk driver in 1964 in Texas) and what we thought was Sue Ann??? My dad put it together that my mom was in huge emotional turmoil the first year they were married with these two cousins tragically killed. He remembered they had just moved from Texas to Kentucky for Asbury seminary, and she read about Suellen's death in the newspaper and had not yet been told by telephone. We are thinking either my mom was barely crossing over and back in death seeing these cousins waiting for her, or her mind was re-activating the worst memory she ever had. My mom was gone in 18 months, but it was a fascinating observation as while she was losing her speech; she literally lost nouns, then verbs and hung onto adjectives -- when she was making sense. For her to call names was a very abrupt sound that caught our attention, and we knew she was not mentally with us by this look to the upper left. She died in 2011 after weeks of seizures. My oldest of four daughters is now studying neuroscience at Baylor in Texas.

    My mom and Suellen were both born in 1944. My grandfather and Suellen's mother were Gabriels.
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