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  1. #1
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    Jul 2006
    West Virginia

    CA - Barbara Elaine Hall & Vicky Lynne Caswick murders, 1970s

    Does anyone have any information on either of these unsolved cases?

    On August 12, 1974, Barbara Elaine Hall was reported missing after she failed to make it home after work at a daycare facility. The next day, her fully clothed body was found on a bridle trail in Claremont, California.

    On April 16, 1979, Vicky Lynne Caswick, a 9th-grade student at Cerritos High School, was kidnapped on her way to school. Thirteen months later her body was found south of the Pomona Freeway in Rowland Heights.

    Even if all you know is more details about the crimes themselves, please let me know.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    it seems not much info out there

    Vicky Lynne Caswick

    PDF file short summary of case
    Barbara Elaine Hall
    PDF file short summary of case

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2004

    Coincidence or connection?

    I don't know if there is any connection between the two cases you mention, or if there is a connection with the below individual, but Ellwood Leroy Leuschner was a serial rapist and murderer who was released from prison in California about the same time that the first woman went missing. Although I do not know the specifics of the 1974 case, Mr. Leuschner might be a person of interest.

    You can check out the thread in this forum titled: Meet Ellwood Leroy LEUSCHNER serial rapist and murderer at the following link.


  4. #4
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    Apr 2013
    From December 2010:


    When Robert Edward Stansbury died seven years ago while awaiting execution on San Quentin's death row, some worried that he would take the full extent of his crimes to his grave. Stansbury, an ice cream truck driver, was serving time for raping and killing a 10-year-old girl. He had a long record of sexual assaults, at least once using his ice cream truck as a ruse. Detectives long suspected there were more victims but could not prove it...

    Detectives said DNA taken from Stansbury after an unrelated felony conviction was matched to evidence collected in the 1974 slaying of Barbara Hall, a 29-year-old developmentally disabled woman who was strangled near a Claremont horse trail.

    Investigators believe the Pomona woman was waiting for a bus home from a continuation school where she worked caring for infants. The day of her disappearance, there was a bus strike — which Hall apparently didn't know when she arrived at her bus stop. She was never seen alive again.

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