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    PA - Candace Clothier, 16, Philadelphia, 9 March 1968

    http://www.northeasttimes.com/index.html

    Read the cover story. It's been 40 years since Candy was found and her killer was never identified.

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    Here's a strange, interesting site with pictures. Scroll to bottom for map of body location.

    http://www.davidfeeney.com/mysteryriders/moister/

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    This is a very sad case...the poem the mother wrote really got to me..and the postscript was nothing short of heart-wrenching. "Our prayers were answered on April 13, 1968."

    You would think they could still possibly get some DNA from the bag she was found in. And the possible Ted Bundy connection is very interesting.
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    After reading the article about Candace again, I also found the possible connection to the Tent Girl very interesting. Here's another article by Todd Matthews of the Doe Network, who was responsible for identifying the Tent Girl as Barbara Ann Hackman-Taylor, 30 years after her body was found. This article was written 5 years ago and apparently nothing has been established or it would have been mentioned in the more recent story that newshound81 provided the link for.

    It's an interesting read just the same.

    http://www.angelfire.com/tn3/masterd...eClothier.html
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    solved

    per NBC 10 news, they have identified 2 men as Candace's killers, but cannot prosecute since they are both deceased. Teaser, they said there will be more information on the 11pm news. Will look for a link.

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    links

    didn't see one yet on NBC10, Action news has it http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...ime&id=7335022 and video at MyFoxPhilly http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/...olved_03_17_10

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    Case closed, but killers not identified (deceased)

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/88337727.html

    March 18, 2010

    For 42 years, the black-and-white yearbook image of Candace Clothier - '60s-style bangs beneath a white mini-bow - had haunted a graying band of police investigators.

    On March 9, 1968, the 16-year-old Lincoln High School student with the midnight Saturday curfew left her Northeast Philadelphia home around 8 p.m.

    She never returned.

    Five weeks later, after a massive search, extensive news coverage, and hundreds of police interviews, Clothier's body was found stuffed inside a black bag on a secluded island in Bucks County's Neshaminy Creek.

    Yesterday, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler announced the official end of the case, convinced that police had gotten as close to the truth as possible and that those who had caused the girl's death were long-deceased.

    Authorities believe that Clothier most likely died of an overdose of drugs that she may have been forced to take or that were injected into her without her consent.

    One of the three men involved had a history of forcibly injecting humans and animals, Heckler said. He refused to identify the men, saying all were slightly older than Clothier and had died between 1975 and 2000 of causes he would not disclose.

    "These men are dead and beyond the reach of human justice," Heckler said. Since they can neither be charged nor defend themselves, identifying them would "simply blacken their family's names or impact unfairly on their relatives."
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    more details

    from the article linked in my post above:

    According to information developed since 2005, Clothier was believed to have been walking to catch a trackless trolley when she accepted a ride from a car carrying two men. She recognized at least one of them, Heckler said.

    The men drove her to a deserted area off Decatur Road near Northeast Philadelphia Airport, where youths often gathered. There, Clothier "may have been involuntarily injected or given a controlled substance" that killed her, Northampton Township Police Chief Barry Pilla said.

    The two men drove Clothier's body to the home of a third man, whose wife provided the black cloth bag that was used to dispose of the corpse. The body then was dumped into Neshaminy Creek from the Chain Bridge in Northampton, just upstream from Bucks County Community College.

    The long-dormant investigation was revived five years ago when NBC10 revisited Clothier's death as part of a cold-case series. The woman who had provided the black bag for the body saw the report and came forward. She identified the bag, which had a distinctive, multicolored tie string, and gave new leads about what had happened.

    "If any of those men had been alive when police received this information - even if one were clinging to life support in some nursing home - we would be working today to gather evidence to achieve a murder conviction," Heckler said.

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    "If any of those men had been alive when police received this information - even if one were clinging to life support in some nursing home - we would be working today to gather evidence to achieve a murder conviction," Heckler said.
    This says it all imo. What justice is this if they don't know they have the evidence to say for certain?
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    Sorry, I don't care about their families "good name". If they have the evidence they should release their names. HER name receiving justice is more important than THEIR names being protected, IMO.


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    I have a feeling the family's good name is less important than the family's good name on a lawsuit against the city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowangel View Post
    I have a feeling the family's good name is less important than the family's good name on a lawsuit against the city.
    Yeah, I mean if they have the goods on these people. Death should not hide the truth.

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    solved!

    http://cbs3.com/local/Candice.Clothi...2.1570298.html

    Mar 17, 2010 11:56 pm US/Eastern
    Police Solve 1968 Murder Of Torresdale


    Investigators say they have solved the murder of a Northeast Philadelphia teenager who was killed more than four decades ago.

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    Thanks, I think it's great it's "solved" but I disagree with keeping their names quiet. Not any kind of justice, IMO.

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    http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/125329238.html

    It took me a few minutes to figure out what the heck that was when I read it. It's a letter from David Heckler District Attorney of Bucks County published in the op/ed portion of that newspaper. I think it is at least.



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