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    MD - Thomas Francis Edwards, 1970's-80's

    Does anyone remember the murder of Sherry Kennedy in 1970? It happened in Bethesda Md. From what I remember she was killed with an icepick. I never hear anything about it now, after all these years. I was about the same age she was and I remember how scary it was hearing about this happening so close to my home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbie9703
    Does anyone remember the murder of Sherry Kennedy in 1970? It happened in Bethesda Md. From what I remember she was killed with an icepick. I never hear anything about it now, after all these years. I was about the same age she was and I remember how scary it was hearing about this happening so close to my home.
    I have never heard of her, I will look and see if I can find anything. Here is a link http://www.authorsden.com/visit/view...?AuthorID=9995

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    Apparentely there were 3 girls/women murdered:

    Sherry Bristol Kennedy, 14, dumped in a snowy ravine and stabbed with an icepick in her skull.

    Catherine O'Brien Kalberer, 33, stabbed 124 times

    Donna Sue Oglesby, 18, stabbed with scissors

    Mrs. Kalberer and Sherry Kennedy lived in the same apartment building. Donna Sue was killed in a nearby Virginia apartment. In the article I found it says that it is similar to another murder in 1968 of another 23-year-old woman stabbed 80 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollow
    Apparentely there were 3 girls/women murdered:

    Sherry Bristol Kennedy, 14, dumped in a snowy ravine and stabbed with an icepick in her skull.

    Catherine O'Brien Kalberer, 33, stabbed 124 times

    Donna Sue Oglesby, 18, stabbed with scissors

    Mrs. Kalberer and Sherry Kennedy lived in the same apartment building. Donna Sue was killed in a nearby Virginia apartment. In the article I found it says that it is similar to another murder in 1968 of another 23-year-old woman stabbed 80 times.
    Where did you find an article about this?

    Michelle, the link you sent me seems to be the only thing I ever found online while searching.

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    On newspaperarchives.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbie9703
    Where did you find an article about this?

    Michelle, the link you sent me seems to be the only thing I ever found online while searching.
    I know I cannot find anything else, I would like to see a pic...

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    I don't know how to post pictures on here (still) or I'd put them up, there's a really great picture of all three victims in 1970.

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    Looks like you have to join the newspaper archive. Is there anyway you can email me the article and/or pictures? debbie9703 at yahoo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollow
    I don't know how to post pictures on here (still) or I'd put them up, there's a really great picture of all three victims in 1970.
    Oh, I dont know how either....

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbie9703
    Looks like you have to join the newspaper archive. Is there anyway you can email me the article and/or pictures? debbie9703 at yahoo.com
    Yes, I will, you have to open it with adobe reader, ok ???


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    http://home.earthlink.net/~white_nat...1.01_arch.html
    Disturbing, but informative.

    I'm guessing that whoever did this was a stranger, and was possibly either incarcerated or institutionalized after these murders since they were all within such a short time, if they are all the same perpetrator and seem so disorganized. I wonder if they were psychotic because of drugs or mental illness? If it was truly random/opportunistic, I doubt they will be identified unless someone confesses.

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    Definately overkill, that's for sure.

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    Was this solved?

    Were the killer(s) ever found for any/all of these three women? Were any suspects ever announced or even mentioned?

    I've not found the cases on any of the cold case listings in the area, and there's very little about them on the web. I obtained a Washington Post article which had a picture of Mrs. Kalberer, and mentioned her estranged husband worked for the NHI.

    It sounds like the FBI was involved in the search for Donna Sue Oglesby's killer (if this is the same woman), but I've not been able to find anything indicating resolution.

    I came across these cases while looking for information - and specifically a picture which I've yet to find - of a Montgomery Co, MD man who was active in the area off and on through the 1970s/1980s. Looking at his case he may have been in prison when the murders took place - or if he wasn't, he was shortly afterwards. I've not found the exact date he was sent away, so am backtracking from six months served info, and if his release month is correct (and it seems to be), these murders seem to have happened before he went away.

    But the little I've found indicates these women were NOT raped -- which probably rules him out. Regardless, it would seem the MCPD would have looked at him...

    So I'm curious if any of these cases were solved.

    TYIA!
    Last edited by maconrich; 06-15-2008 at 04:37 PM. Reason: added information

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    I lived in that area in the 70's. I am not familiar with the case you are talking about? There was a rapsit in that area that was finally put in jail?

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    The Maryland Icepick murders...

    I believe that there is a thread about these murders in the Websleuths Cold Case files. Try doing a word search on it. If not a subject on its own, it may have been discussed on another thread.

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