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    OH - Marion Brubaker, 12, Coventry Township, 27 Aug 1962

    Marion's father was Rev Clair D Brubaker. He said, God did not take her, sin in a human heart took her, not God.

    Marion had 3 sisters aging in range from 6 to 15 years old.

    Detectives questioned the 220 lb, 5" 9" ,15 year old boy who reported finding her naked body and he took a lie detector test. LE was reluctant to discuss the results of the polygraph and said they wanted more details and he was the only one in the area when she died.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=758%2C4581589
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...2870%2C1833472

    March 7, 1964
    Over 300 people were questioned in the death of Marion Brubaker. She had a large gash on her head but death was caused by strangulation. She was NOT sexually assaulted.

    William Lewis said he talked to Marion then pushed her off her bike . He said he killed her because he was afraid she would tell her father that he hit her. Lewis had been separated from his wife for about a year. He said he hid her bicycle and ran to his sister's house when he heard the sirens. They said Lewis had a history of mental problems and had been picked up and sent to a mental hospital in 1956.

    He was arrested but I believe I read an article that said he was later released.
    Last edited by JeannieC; 07-01-2011 at 12:00 AM.
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    This is another article about the peddler who confessed to killing Marion.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...3495%2C3852399
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    Marion brubaker

    There was an article a couple of weeks ago about the Marion Brubaker case. It is the 50th anniversary of the murder and it is still unsolved.

    http://www.ohio.com/lifestyle/histor...rsary-1.329781

    I don't know if it's true that she wasn't sexually assaulted. There's a map that shows where she was found with a gash on her head, strangled. Her clothes had been torn off of her.

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    OH - Marion Brubaker, 12, Coventry Twp/Akron, August 1962

    Hope remains in 52-year-old cold case murder
    Mike O'Mara, WKYC 8:25 p.m. EST
    November 19, 2014


    AKRON -- Marion Brubaker, a seventh grade student, strangled on her way home from the library back in August of 1962. Her bicycle was found 20 feet from her partially naked body. Her three library books on the ground.

    [...]

    No one was ever indicted for her murder. Half a century later, her old bicycle is still sitting in the property room with all the case evidence. The Summit County Prosecutor's Office still keeps an active file on Marion's murder.

    [...]

    If her attacker's skin tissue is still under Marion's fingernails, there's a good chance the technicians can identify the suspect.
    12-year-old girl's body exhumed in 52-year-old Coventry Township murder case
    By Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    on November 14, 2014 at 3:50 PM, updated November 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    [...]

    Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh and Summit County Medical Examiner Lisa Kohler wanted to perform a second autopsy on Marion Brubaker, who was found naked and strangled on Aug. 27, 1962 in a wooded area across from 3208 South Main Street in Coventry Township, according to court filings.

    [...]

    Investigators want to check the girl's fingernails to see if there is any DNA that matches a suspect in the case, court records say.

    [...]

    The suspect is a 67-year-old man who was 15 at the time of Brubaker's death, according to court records. He found Brubaker's body and failed three lie-detector tests during the investigation, according to court records.


    The second linked article also says the 15-year-old's buttons were torn off his shirt, he had scratches on his right hand, and his zipper was down .
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    Local history: Coventry girl’s slaying recalled on 50th anniversary
    By Mark J. Price
    Beacon Journal staff writer
    Published: August 26, 2012 - 11:20 PM

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    One suspect was the 15-year-old boy who reported finding Marion’s body. Officers quizzed the Coventry High School student repeatedly, including an eight-hour session that lasted until midnight.

    At one point during the grilling, the boy reportedly said of the slaying: “If I did it, I don’t remember it.” Deputies charged him with delinquency, saying he gave “false information,” and took him to the detention home, but he eventually was released.
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    http://columbiadailyherald.com/news/...lled-girl-1962

    But in the Brubaker case, the 1962 files include unpublished typewritten memos written by the newspaper’s reporters and editors in the days after the killing. They are held in Beacon Journal files and marked “Confidential For Staff Only.” The documents reveal unpublished insights into the crime...

    The teenage boy was bored that day and told police he passed the time going into the woods about 3:30 p.m. He said he happened upon Marion’s bike, but didn’t notice her body. He then walked toward a field where a man was plowing on a tractor shortly after 4. The man later told police it appeared that the boy was wiping his brow with a handkerchief. On the way back inside the woods, the boy said he then saw Marion’s body and rushed home... “It’s hard to put anyone else in there but him,” a reporter’s memo quotes Campbell as saying...

    “APD thinks (deputies) did a shoddy job at crime scene. No ropes, no coroner, no FBI lab,” a reporter wrote in a Sept. 4, 1962 office memo. The memos show a growing discord between deputies — not accustomed to high-profile murder cases — and Akron’s detectives, who appear anxious to take over the case.

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    So reminds me of the case of the little Carol Ann Dougherty's murder in 1962. Carol Ann was riding her bike to return library books, took a detour to church, and was found murdered inside the church. Probably not the same murdered, but chilling nonetheless.

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    Tragic case,

    It sure sounds like the suspect 15 years old at the time, is Marion's killer:

    This is a link about her body being exhumed for testing. The article says that fingernail scrapings were never collected as evidence, until this new inquiry.

    http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index...y_exhumed.html

    I read that during his interrogation he said, "If I did it, I don't remember it." That "If I did it" statement although circumstantial in nature seems to strike me as him beating around the bush, and being close to confessing. Just have that feeling. This suspect was too close to events leading up to Marion's death to be purely coincidental.

    Satch




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