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    OH - Sharon Ward, 17, Oregon, 28 February 1982



    http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fi...2-slaying.html

    The body of Sharon Ward, who was 17, was found on Sunday, Feb. 28, 1982, about 20 feet from the edge of Jacobs Road, near Wynn Road, in Oregon. She died of blunt-force trauma, officials said.

    She was last seen alive at about 10 p.m. the night before, leaving a North Toledo garage, according to police. She was believed to be heading home to Poplar Street in East Toledo.
    http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/stor...or-1982-murder

    "She was dumped in a field and had been struck in the head multiple times and had her wrists slit," said Detective Sgt. Kelly Thibert of the Oregon Police Department.

    Detectives at the time were never able to close the case, and Ward's killer is still at large. Police decided to take another look at the case after communicating with Ward's friend Karen Jones on Facebook. "Right now, we're in the process of collecting all the evidence that does exist. Some of it is at different agencies," Sgt. Thibert said. But that's only part of the puzzle.

    "We're hoping that people who knew stuff back then, who may have been reluctant to come forward, come forward [now]," she said.

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    Hope they will be able to uncover some new leads here. It's been a very long time for family and friends to go with no answers.

    Slitting someone's wrists seems like an unusual way to murder...? (I know she was also struck in the head.) Just wondering if there are other cases with that or similar mutilation/attack that might be related. I guess the wrist-slitting could have been for the purpose of making sure she actually died, so the perp could hurry on away.

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    Link to WS thread on potential victims of James Dean Worley:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...es-Dean-Worley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwoods View Post
    Hope they will be able to uncover some new leads here. It's been a very long time for family and friends to go with no answers.

    Slitting someone's wrists seems like an unusual way to murder...? (I know she was also struck in the head.) Just wondering if there are other cases with that or similar mutilation/attack that might be related. I guess the wrist-slitting could have been for the purpose of making sure she actually died, so the perp could hurry on away.
    Yes, the slitting of the wrists. Wonder if handcuffs could do that, or would the killer want her to bleed out prior to moving the body?

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    She died crawling, trying to escape the snow-covered cornfield where she had been dumped and left for dead.
    http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fi...ying-case.html

    Another cornfield?



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