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    FL - Brenda Riley, 13, Merritt Island, 24 May 1971

    Brenda Riley, 13, eighth grader
    Unsolved murder
    24 May 1971
    Brevard County, Florida

    Brenda Riley was a 13 year old, eighth grader from Merritt Island. In the late afternoon hours of May 24, 1971, Brenda told her father she was going to a nearby store to purchase a birthday gift for her sister.

    By 8:00 p.m. on that evening, Brenda had failed to return home, and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office was notified by her father. A search of the area was conducted, but Brenda was not located.

    Although Brenda was 13 years of age, she had learning disabilities relating to hearing problems, and was somewhat immature for her age.

    On May 27, 1971, a lawn maintenance worker discovered the body of Brenda Riley in an overgrown field several blocks from her residence, off Catalina Isle Drive in Merritt Island. Brenda's body was identified through dental records the next day.

    Investigation revealed that Brenda may have been befriended by a white male, approximately 18 to 20 years of age, at a nearby convenience store. This person has never been located or identified.

    A composite drawing was completed in 1971 by witnesses who observed the subject walking with the victim in the area of the Sunoco Gas Station and U-Tote-M Convenience Store.

    Source:
    Brevard County Sheriff's Office

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    http://www.brevardsheriff.com/ciu/cold_cases.htm

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    Is this anywhere near Jacksonville Florida where Glen Davenport went missing and was found dead? Just wondered. He was 10 years old and it was 1968 I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhett View Post
    Is this anywhere near Jacksonville Florida where Glen Davenport went missing and was found dead? Just wondered. He was 10 years old and it was 1968 I think.
    Several hours away, but on the I95 corridor.

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    Brevard County Unsolved case...

    Unsolved Homicide of Brenda Riley

    Brenda Riley
    Brenda Riley was a 13 year old, eighth grader from Merritt Island. In the late afternoon hours of May 24, 1971, Brenda told her father she was going to a nearby store to purchase a birthday gift for her sister. By 8:00 p.m. on that evening, Brenda had failed to return home, and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office was notified by her father. A search of the area was conducted, but Brenda was not located. Although Brenda was 13 years of age, she had learning disabilities relating to hearing problems, and was somewhat immature for her age.
    On May 27, 1971, a lawn maintenance worker discovered the body of Brenda Riley in an overgrown field several blocks from her residence, off Catalina Isle Drive in Merritt Island. Brenda's body was identified through dental records the next day.
    Investigation revealed that Brenda may have been befriended by a white male, approximately 18 to 20 years of age, at a nearby convenience store. This person has never been located or identified. The composite was completed in 1971 by witnesses who observed the subject walking with the victim in the area of the Sunoco Gas Station and U-Tote-M Convenience Store.
    Any persons providing information in reference to this case may be eligible for a reward up to $5,000.00.

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    Bumping...

    It is most likely that Brenda was not the first or the last victim of this guy. I wonder if there might be other cases which are linked to her murder.

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    Bumping case up.



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