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    PA - Tracy Byrd, 14, Bensalem, 7 March 1983

    March 7th 2008 will mark the 25 year anniversary of Tracy's disappearance.

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    Tracy Ann Byrd, 14, Missing since March 7, 1983 from Bensalem Township, PA

    25 years ago...


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    Tracy Ann Byrd
    Missing since March 7, 1983 from Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: July 7, 1968
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0, 95 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Strawberry blonde hair; blue eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Pierced ears.
    Clothing: A shirt and jeans
    Dentals: Partial dental records are available
    DNA: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Byrd was last seen by Paul Greenwald who was dropping her off at school in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania on March 7, 1983. Byrd never attended classes that day; she has not been seen since.

    Her mother, Jean Louise Byrd disappeared seven months after Byrd's disappearance and was later located as a homicide victim. Byrd's body was found October 18, 1983, in Blackbird State Forest in New Castle County, Delaware.

    Paul Greenwald, Jean's ex-boyfriend was arrested in 1984 in the strangulation death of Jean Byrd. No charges were filed against Greenwald in connection with Tracy Byrd. Greenwald was found dead in his cell in 1986, just a day before he was due to be sentenced.

    Investigators
    If you have any information on the whereabouts of Byrd, please contact:

    Bensalem Police Department
    Criminal Investigation Division
    Detective Chris McMullin
    215-639-3700
    All information can be submitted on an anonymous basis.

    Agency Case Number: 83-05587
    NCMEC #: NCMC600609
    NCIC Number: M-363022107
    Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Doe Network: Case File 9DFPA

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/9dfpa.html

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    http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/ne...8-1500202.html

    DNA evidence could end search for teen

    By BEN FINLEY
    Bucks County Courier Times

    Fourteen-year-old Tracy Byrd was last seen 25 years ago this morning, walking through the rain toward the doors of Bensalem High School.

    Her case is far from cold.

    A Bensalem detective believes he knows what happened to the petite ninth-grader — and he's dismissing the old theories.

    For years, people thought Tracy's mother's boyfriend killed her. Paul Greenwald was the last person to see Tracy, and he later murdered her mother. He killed himself in prison...
    More at article.

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    http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/ne...8-1500202.html

    DNA evidence could end search for teen

    By BEN FINLEY
    Bucks County Courier Times

    Fourteen-year-old Tracy Byrd was last seen 25 years ago this morning, walking through the rain toward the doors of Bensalem High School.

    Her case is far from cold.

    A Bensalem detective believes he knows what happened to the petite ninth-grader — and he's dismissing the old theories.

    For years, people thought Tracy's mother's boyfriend killed her. Paul Greenwald was the last person to see Tracy, and he later murdered her mother. He killed himself in prison...
    More at article.

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    UPDATE: DNA does not match that of Tracy Byrd
    Article HERE

    New twist in cases of Jane Doe and missing teen

    By BEN FINLEY
    Bucks County Courier Times

    And so, the two mysteries continue.

    A DNA test concluded late last month that a pregnant female's body found in Bensalem in 1988 is not that of Tracy Byrd, a 14-year-old Bensalem girl who disappeared in 1983.

    Bensalem Detective Chris McMullin was hoping the genetic analysis would connect the two. Instead, it ruled out just one possible fate for two females.

    Yet, the DNA test doesn't have to be the end of either story.

    Information regarding Tracy and the Jane Doe, including her recently extracted DNA, will be entered into a new national database for the missing and unidentified. The Justice Department created the central database www.namus.gov last year to help remedy the country's vastly disconnected network for solving such cases.
    More at article...

    Article also mentions a Canadian amature sleuth hoping to match the Doe to Audrey Lyn Nerenberg.

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    Tracy Bird

    $$$$$$$$$Reward for any information leading to the discovery of Tracy Byrd or her remains.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPRcpPrasts

    Interview with Detective.
    Last edited by KateB; 04-08-2015 at 02:29 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    so glad they are resuming this case that happened so long ago, i truly hope they find her.
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    I really hope they shed some light on this case.... Police say it is far from cold.
    My prayers are with this family.


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    any updates as of 2012?
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    tried to read that article, but the link is dead.

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    i find it so odd her mother also was missing, and found murdered. they so no connection...still weird
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    Where is Sharon Rose Sons?
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    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Byrd was last seen by Paul Greenwald who was dropping her off at school in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania on March 7, 1983. Byrd never attended classes that day; she has not been seen since.

    Her mother, Jean Louise Byrd disappeared seven months after Byrd's disappearance and was later located as a homicide victim. Byrd's body was found October 18, 1983, in Blackbird State Forest in New Castle County, Delaware.

    Paul Greenwald, Jean's ex-boyfriend was arrested in 1984 in the strangulation death of Jean Byrd. No charges were filed against Greenwald in connection with Tracy Byrd. Greenwald was found dead in his cell in 1986, just a day before he was due to be sentenced.

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    It seems rather obvious, given Greenwald's subsequent murder of Tracy Ann's mother and his own suicide, that he also murdered Tracy Ann.

    The story of her being last seen going through the doors of her school came from Greenwald, and was most likely a lie. She was probably already dead by that time.

    Her body might be found in Blackbird State Forest in New Castle County, Delaware - near where her mother's body was dumped. Or in another remote place frequented by Greenwald.

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    HAs that area already been searched at all?
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