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    FL - Carol Lynn Sullivan, 15, Deltona, 20 Sept 1978


    Volusia cold cases coming alive on the Internet
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    Posted: 2012 Sep 28 - 00:13

    By Patrick McCallister

    For Hometown News

    Carol Lynn Sullivan moved quietly to Osteen from Longwood in July 1978. Then she mysteriously disappeared from her school-bus stop about two months later. Carol Lynn was a small girl, an inch shy of five feet tall. The Deltona Junior High eighth grader was only 80 pounds and she hadn't had much time to make friends at her new school.

    As the 34th anniversary of her disappearance on Sept. 20, 1978, passed, Volusia County Sheriff's Investigator Chuck Lee, was still working on Carol Lynn's case. One of several for which he and volunteers have been putting information about on the Internet.

    In Carol Lynn's case, it's a murder he's investigating, not a missing person.

    The grisly discovery of a skull in a rusted paint can about three miles from Carol Lynn's home crushed hopes that she was alive. That was on Oct. 2, 1978, less than a month after the girl's disappearance. At the time, it didn't seem the skull could be Carol Lynn's. But, on Nov. 9, 1978, area newspapers reported then Volusia County Sheriff Ed Duff announced it was.

    Investigator Lee doesn't care that 34 years have passed. He has an 8 by 10 photograph of Carol Lynn's skull - probably the last picture of the young girl. Her empty sockets look forward demanding justice.


    The investigator and volunteers are meticulously turning old pieces of browning case notes into modern electronic files. Soon, he said, dozens of the unsolved cases will be added to others already on the Volusia County Sheriff's website: volusia.org/sheriff.

    Investigator Lee expects some will come off the site within a few years as the Sheriff's Office names suspects and prosecutions begin. After all, someone recently shared new information with law enforcement about the murders of Harold and Bonnie Butler, a Daytona Beach couple killed in 1957. The Sheriff's Office is investigating.

    Anyone with information about these or other unsolved crimes, can call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at (888) 277-8477.
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    Who Dat Nation
    Sep 20, 1978: Carol was seen waiting for the school bus at 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of Doyle Rd and Courtland. When the bus arrived at 7:05, she wasn't there.

    Sep 28, 1978: Body of 7-year-old Brian Schultz found in a vacant mobile home. He'd been missing several days. Last seen near Castleberry school.

    Oct 2, 1978: Carol Lynn's skull was found in a rusty paint can at Doyle Rd and Saxon Blvd in Deland, two miles west of Doyle and Courtland.

    April 1979: Vincent Alestra, a pedophile who raped a young boy and girl, was questioned about Carol Lynn's murder. Alestra was also charged with kidnapping and raping a young woman he picked up at the Volusia Mall.

    Carol Lynn Sullivan was 4'11" and weighed 80 pounds.

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    Last edited by bessie; 03-28-2014 at 02:48 PM.
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  3. #3
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    Here's the link to Angela Ramsey's thread. She went missing in Deland the year before Carol Ann.

    FL FL - Angela Ramsey, 16, Deland, 21 June 1977 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    In 1994, Laralee Spear, 15, was walking home from her school bus stop when she went missing somewhere between South Spring Garden Avenue and Deerfoot Road. She was later found nude and shot to death, " lying on the back-yard patio of a burned-out house on Deerfoot Road", one quarter mile from where she disappeared.

    FL FL - Laralee Spear, 15, DeLand, 25 April 1994 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    I wonder if David Gore was ever considered a suspect in Carol's murder. He and a cousin, Freddie Waterfield, killed at least five women, and raped others during 1981-1983. Barbara Ann Byer and Angelica Lavallee were two of his victims. They picked up the teenagers hitchhiking in Daytona Beach, May 1983. Byers' skull was found in Vero Beach with her other skeletal remains nearby. She had been shot and dismembered. The bodies of two of his other victims were found stuffed in metal drums.

    FL FL - DAVID ALAN GORE - Executed - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Of course, there's always Gerald Stano.

    FL FL - GERALD STANO -confessed to murdering 41 victims, 1971-80 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
    Last edited by bessie; 04-06-2014 at 10:59 PM.
    Muddy water in the street
    ; Muddy water 'round my feet... as sung by the inimitable Bessie Smith, "Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan)"


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    Florida is might dangerous place.

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