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    CT - Debra Spickler, 13, Vernon, 24 July 1968

    There isn't much information provided in the below case file. Debra was one of several young girls who disappeared from this same area of Connecticut in the space of only a few years. It is very possible that her case was related to cases of the other missing girls.


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    Debra Spickler
    Missing since July 24, 1968 from Henry Park, Connecticut
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Debbie Spickler, of Mystic, was visiting a relative in Vernon when she disappeared from Henry Park on July 24, 1968.

    Investigators
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    Vernon Police Department
    860-872-9126

    Source Information:

    Connecticut's Cold Cases
    The Hartford Courant 1993
    The Doe Network: Case File 2472DFCT

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2472dfct.html

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    My initial thoughts are that Vernon is not very far from Tolland, CT, and is right off of I-84.

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    Bumping

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    Tolland and Vernon are about 9 minutes apart according to Google Maps

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    I am living in an area near Tolland/Vernon CT. These towns literally blend into one another now...but I am sure that back in '68 there were sections that were still farmland. This crime (and the other girls who have gone missing ) strikes me as so unusual because this area of CT has very little crime...even now. This part of CT is ever referred to as the ''Quiet Corner.'' Both towns are outside of Hartford and are solidly middle class communities. That there were a series of children missing/murdered within a few years time span is very remarkable, and I think it is a very real possibility that these cases are connected. I do not know if that possiblity has been investigated by either LE agency.

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    40 Year Anniversary...

    It has been 40 years since Debra disappeared.

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    Bumping up

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    Perhaps ?...

    JANICE K. POCKETT


    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...23957&seqNum=1

    DEBRA SPICKLER


    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US

    may have been victims of this person

    HAROLD MEADE

    from the following link
    http://www.angelfire.com/ct3/unsolve...alkillers.html

    just speculating, but she seems to fit his MO.
    as far as appearance such etc.

    ALL MOO AND SPECULATION.

    :+:Anneliese Michel:+:

    [21 September 19521 July 1976]

    [Second chapter twelfth verse of [
    :+:Philippians:+:]
    [Work out your own salvation, with fear and trembling]
    :+:Emily Rose:+:




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    Possible Debra Spickler Photo

    A photo which could be Debra Spickler was found by police in serial killer Rodney Alcala's storage unit.

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/p...ala-women.html
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    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/photos-239446-alcala-women.html

    this is not deborah spickler

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    Thank you Bfstandifer.

    Welcome to Websleuths

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    The description on Charley Project says that Debra was last seen at a swimming pool. I wonder if they ever interviewed others who were also there that day? If Debra regularly visited her aunt - which I don't know, of course, but I'm thinking maybe - then she might've known area kids, who would know her when she went to swim. They might have been able to tell LE if anything noteworthy happened there, like any arguments with others, if anyone was watching Debra unusually and perhaps followed her when she left, etc.

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    no, deborah did not visit our aunt frequently at all. i don't believe anyone was questioned at the pool, and if the police did look for witnesses, several hours had passed since she disappeared. it is my understanding the police believed she was a run away (and she was not). my sister did not run off.

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    Charles Pierce is a possibility. He worked at carnivals in Rockville, CT. He confessed to the murder of my sister, Janice, and I believe he may have confessed to Debbie's murder as well. The police did not believe him in Janice's case, and he was known to falsely confess. But I wonder if he was ever questioned in Debbie's disappearance.

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