07-26-2014, 06:07 AM #1
NY - Mei-Ling White, 9, Troy, 21 July 1989
Mei-Ling, then 9, went missing around 7 a.m., Friday, July 21, 1989 and was found partially clothed and dead four days later on the morning of Tuesday, July 25, in a wooded area near the victim’s Phelan Court home, near Winslow Avenue and Thompson Street. Police at the time called the murder “heinous”...
Police questioned a 14-year-old boy in the case, and at one time tried to link the death to Lewis Lent, who has since been convicted of murdering two children. But 25 years later, police still have not made an arrest.
The asphyxiation of 9-year-old Mei-Ling White, who's remembered as a happy, bike-riding little girl at Phelan Court Apartments, is a cold case...
Mei-Ling was reported missing from the Phelan Court Apartments at 7 a.m. on July 21, 1989. She was out early that Friday morning to collect bottles and cans to turn in for the nickel deposits...
Her body was found in the woods bordering the public housing complex four days later. Mei-Ling had been sexually assaulted. Authorities said it could not be determined if she was strangled, choked or smothered to death. The community raised money to pay for the funeral expenses.
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