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    NJ - Carolyn Majane, 15, Moorestown, 22 Aug 1975



    On an August evening in 1975 fifteen year old Carolyn Majane left her home to meet some friends at a nearby store. It was summer and there was not a whole lot to do in the affluent town of Moorestown N.J. Her father wanted her to stay in that Friday night, because there had been an altercation the night before in the small downtown area and some other teens ended up in the emergency room. Carolyn had recently moved from Bethesda, Maryland to what had seemed liked a perfect little town. Carolyn and her friends would often meet up at the WaWa on Main Street, if they did not have a date that evening. That night Carolyn heard of a party and wanted to go. Carolyn was never seen again alive.



    It was not until ten years after she vanished that her remains surfaced during the construction of Timbercrest housing development, just a couple miles away from where she disappeared. Children in the neighborhood found her while playing. Sadly in New Jersey during the 1970s teenage girls who were missing were presumed runaways. No investigation ever took place during the ten years Carolyn was missing. Her parents hoped she had run away, but knew she was dead from the night she did not return home.



    Carolyn's remains were skeletal when they were found; this would cause difficulties in determining a cause of death. Again, sadly her cause of death was only listed as suspicious. Carolyn did not bury herself in the woods. This was no accident. Somebody put her there.



    Thirty years later Carolyn, who was an avid swimmer with beautiful long blonde hair has not received justice. Her murder remains unsolved. Someone knows what happened on the night of August 22, 1975.
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    a thread

    You might want to check out this page as it mentions her name several times in possible connection to another case or two.

    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthr...556#post986556

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    I originally posted Carolyn as a possible connection to the disappearance to the Lyons' sisters. Though it is possible, I am not sure that it is connected. Carolyn was most likely murdered by someone she was acquainted with. You never know though. I guess it is best to keep an open mind.
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    Forensic Specifics?

    What was determined during the autopsey on Carolyn's remains? Was the actual cause of death reported? What was the depth and manner of burial? What jewlry or clothing was found/missing?

    It is possible that her death was connected to the disappearance of the Lyon Sisters, and to the disappearances and deaths of other young girls in the region, but as you mention, there are no definite links through evidence at this time. I feel that the July 1975 abduction and murder of Kathy Beatty, age 14 (of Aspen Hill, MD) is very similar in circumstances to Carolyn's case. It may be through Kathy's case that Carolyn's case might be connected to several other similar cases.

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    Her remains were found in a fresh mound of dirt, dug up while building a house. Children in the neighborhood were sliding down the piles of dirt when they found her skull. Most of her remains were found, which makes me believe that she was buried. Ten years of being exposed to the elements would surly have scattered and destroyed her remains. A sea shell necklace was found. I do not have any information in regards to if clothing was found. The cause of death could not be determined because their was no hyoid bone. This would determine if strangulation took place. Donna Fontana a Forensic Anthropologist performed an examination but could not find a cause of death.

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    On Tuesday, August 22nd it will have been 31 years since Carolyn Majane vanished.

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    Thirty one years and still no answers.

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    Mere, did you know Carolyn? Please, God, bring justice for this girl.

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    I did not know Carolyn. They found her remains while building my house.

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    Bump…The anniversary of her disappearance is approaching. More information is on the Sheila and Katherine Lyon thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mere View Post
    I did not know Carolyn. They found her remains while building my house.

    Oh Wow!! I'm sure she rarely leaves your mind!! Thanks for bringing her and her story here. So many cold cases are being solved.

    My guess is, there are plenty of folks out there who hung out with her and that crowd that could tell exactly what happened. Maybe some are willing to talk now!!

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    I bet her friends did have more information than they gave to LE. They may have been afraid to tell the truth back then. I doubt the case will ever be looked at again by LE because her cause of death was only listed as suspicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mere View Post
    I bet her friends did have more information than they gave to LE. They may have been afraid to tell the truth back then. I doubt the case will ever be looked at again by LE because her cause of death was only listed as suspicious.
    Sadly, she lived and died in that era when all missing teens were just thought to be wild and misbehaving somewhere and they would all come home some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisainWV View Post
    Oh Wow!! I'm sure she rarely leaves your mind!! Thanks for bringing her and her story here. So many cold cases are being solved.

    My guess is, there are plenty of folks out there who hung out with her and that crowd that could tell exactly what happened. Maybe some are willing to talk now!!
    I think that the only way this case can be solved is if some of her old friends speak up. I am sure her friends have some information that would be important, I think when you are a kid you are afraid to share certain things. I would bet if her crowd was re-questioned today there would be new information. It could solve this sad case.

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