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    MA - Patricia Gonyea, 17, Worcester, 22 Oct 1984

    Name Gonyea, Patricia
    Age 17
    Race/Sex W/F
    Date of Incident 10/22/1984
    Address of Incident 95 Grand Street
    Type of Incident Unsolved Homicide
    Cause of Death (if applicable) Massive Head Trauma/Rape
    Synopsis 17 year old female was sexually assaulted and bludgeoned to death on the railroad tracks near Southgate Street on 10-22-1984. Gonyea was found outside the window well of the Branson Wire Company.

    Miss Gonyea got off a bus at 11:15 p.m. Oct. 22 at Main Street across from Gates Street. She wasn’t far from her home, at 71 Southgate St. It was raining, and she took a shortcut near the former Crompton & Knowles complex to get home.
    “When I think back to the case, this girl was chased down a set of tracks in a rainstorm, beaten and her body was hidden,” Capt. McGinn said. “It was one of these cases where the victim was a true innocent.”
    Police found her nude body in a 6-foot-deep window well Oct. 23, 1984. Her clothes were discovered in an alley nearby. Authorities ruled she died from a skull fracture. Lt. Grady also found, through close scrutiny of crime scene photographs, that a wire was wrapped around her neck.

    Others recalled her love of the color purple, roller skating and vacations at Old Orchard Beach in Maine.
    “She was a good student, a good friend and just a good person,” L’Ecuyer said. “I looked up to her.”
    She noted Gonyea worked three jobs, including as a waitress and a babysitter, and still found time to help take care of her younger siblings.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    McWopetaz Metroplex, Illinois U. S. of A.
    I hope they have DNA from clothing for this sad crime. If not and she wasn't cremated then I think an exhumation would be worth the effort.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

    Stan Reid

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Good to hear LE is pursuing DNA...hoping they can find who did this to her...wonder whom else has been hurt as this person has remained unknown. Thanks for the thread and keeping her name out there.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Doesn't hiding the body indicate that the murderer was someone she knew?

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Did the assailant bring the wire to the crime scene? Did it match any other materials at the scene?
    Was this the victims typical pattern, day/time/location?
    How did police determine she was "a true innocent"?

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