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    OH - Sarah Boehm, 14 & Kathryn Menendez, 16, found in Berlin Reservoir, Summer 1994

    A few links on the cases...
    http://www.post-gazette.com/localnew...sing0604p1.asp
    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seekinfo/boehm_s.htm
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...&GRid=14687162
    http://www.beavercountycrimesolvers.com/11001.html (Second from top)
    http://unsolveditn.blogspot.com/2009...formation.html

    There's not a whole lot out there on these cases, unfortunately. They are very, very cold. I couldn't find any pages on Kathryn Menendez at all, except for what is on FBI.gov.

    What do you think could have happened here? How did Sarah Boehm, from Pennsylvania, end up a murder victim from Ohio?

    I tried to find info on Sarah Boehm's approx. TOD - there was just nothing. On one of the links, it states that Sarah's remains were "badly decomposed" - which indicates a time of death of maybe a month or two prior? Since the remains were found in November and Sarah disappeared in July... it makes me think that Sarah ran away, was on the run for awhile (perhaps left the state, since her hometown is only 15 miles from the Ohio state border) and then ran into an SK.

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    This kind of case always makes me think of truck drivers, I wonder if she lived near any area business that had deliveries or pickup the day she went missing.

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    New book points to killer of Sarah Boehm

    There is a new book on Amazon.com that indicates that a serial killer from Indiana killed Sarah Boehm AND Kathryn Menendez. The book is called:

    Urges: A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall.

    I have read this book. I now believe he is responsible for both of these murders. In case you are interested in reading the book, here is the link on Amazon.com:

    Amazon.com: Urges: A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall (9781451589948): Christopher Hawley Martin: Books

    Jay Christian
    Last edited by OkieGranny; 04-09-2015 at 03:19 PM. Reason: fixed broken link

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    Their cases have been featured on Nancy Grace's site today:

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/05/17/...oehm.menendez/

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    CNN.com story about formerly UID girl ID'd via Doe Network

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/05/17/...ex.html?hpt=T2

    17 May 2010

    As is the case with so many other "Jane Does'' across the nation, 14-year-old Sarah Boehm's unidentified remains were kept in a cooler at the coroner's office in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

    They had been there for more than five years when a breakthrough in 2001 helped turn the case around.

    Lt. Kim Clements, a detective with the district attorney's office in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, noticed a description of remains matching the missing teen's as she searched the Doe Network, a website for tracking unidentified and missing persons.

    A sample from a femur and a DNA swab from Sarah's mother confirmed the body was Boehm's. She disappeared on July 14, 1994, in Rochester, Pennsylvania.

    much more at link
    Last edited by Cubby; 12-24-2010 at 11:15 PM.
    "Don't forget the kangaroo!"

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    Feel like the odds of identifying many of the Jane/John Does are slim to none because their info isn't posted on any online webpages for the public to see.

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    There is info on the cold case investigation of Sarah Boehm's death, including a letter that was found under her pillow.


    http://www.wtae.com/news/29786584/detail.html

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    I'm bumping this up since I've just been reading some articles about this case.

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    Since both of these girls were found near Berlin Reservoir, it has always been suspected these cases were connected. Seems unlikely two killers picked the same remote location to dump their victims' bodies.

    The note left by Sarah sure makes it sound like she planned to leave home and head off on her own. She may have accepted a ride with the killer, thinking she was heading off into her new life instead of riding off into tragedy. That could explain how the poor girl wound up so far from home.
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    Adding some info and updating the FBI link.

    Sarah Boehm, a fourteen-year-old female teen, was reported missing by her parents on July 14, 1994, to local law enforcement in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Several months later, on November 4, 1994, Sarah's remains were discovered in the "Berlin Reservoir," located within an Ohio state park, Portage County, Ohio. This rural community in Ohio was located approximately two hours away from the victim's home in Pennsylvania.

    Additionally, Kathryn Menendez, another female teen victim, went missing on August 21, 1994, and her nude body was found several days later on an oil road near the "Berlin Reservoir." Kathryn had been strangled to death. Both Sarah and Kathryn's bodies were located approximately 1/2 mile apart in the same Ohio state park. Seventeen-year-old Kathryn was from Portage County, Ohio.


    Information is being sought in both cases. Specifically, how Boehm from Pennsylvania ended up murdered in Ohio and information regarding the murder of Menendez. Investigators believe the two cases may be related. The FBI from both Pennsylvania and Ohio have been working closely with local law enforcement from Portage County, Ohio, as well as Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-in...e28ea91362826f

    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-in...timedia#images
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    Ohio Unsolved Homicides: Kathryn Menendez
    Norwalk Reflector Staff Oct 2, 2013
    This month's featured Ohio Unsolved Homicides

    Woman found naked had been strangled, stabbed and bludgeoned to death.


    Kathy Menendez

    * Case number: 207
    * Nickname or alias: Kathy
    * Incident location: On an oil well road off of Fewtown Rd.
    Alliance, Ohio - Portage County
    * Incident date: 8/20/1994 - 8/25/1994 (Approximate)
    * Homicide date: Unknown
    * Date of birth: 5/24/1977
    * Gender: Female
    * Race/Ethnicity: White
    * Height: 5'04"
    * Weight: 124
    * Hair color: Brown
    * Eye color: Brown
    * Law enforcement agency: Alliance Police Department
    More than 1,640 Cases Added to Ohio Unsolved Homicides Database
    Published: October 1, 2013 4:00AM

    COLUMBUS -- More than 1,640 cold case homicides have been added to the Ohio Unsolved Homicides Database since efforts to expand the program were announced last year. That includes the unsolved 1994 murder of Kathryn Menendez, whose body was found in Deerfield.

    Today there are 1,808 cases in the database
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    PA - Sarah Rae Boehm, 14 - Case Presented at October 2014 Symposium

    PA - Sarah Rae Boehm, 14 - Case Presented at October 2014 Symposium

    November 1, 1014: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/we...s/201410300282:

    By Andrew Gall - Assistant Chief of Detectives - Beaver County (PA) District Attorney’s Office

    Finding Closure — The Science, Law and Politics of Cold Case Investigations

    14th Annual Conference Presented by the

    Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne.

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    FBI Investigating Cold Case Involving Local Teenager

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/...ocal-teenager/

    Boehm was 14 years old when she disappeared in July of 1994. She was last seen leaving her home in Rochester, Beaver County, late at night.

    Hunters discovered her remains five months later in Portage County, Ohio, not far from the remains of 17-year-old Kathryn Menenez, who went missing one month after Boehm did.
    The FBI says they have no evidence linking the two murders. But they’re heading back to the scene next Friday; this time, with a trained “evidence response team” in hopes they’ll find new evidence that will help them crack the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeWillBeServed View Post
    FBI Investigating Cold Case Involving Local Teenager

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/...ocal-teenager/
    See also:

    http://www.cleveland19.com/clip/1198...solved-murders

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    I wonderif both casesare related to the suspected Ohio highway serial killer. State route 224 appears to be a short way from where the bodies were found in Berlin Reservoir. There was a body found 8 years earlier off state route 224 in Medina county, ohio, and one about 20 minutes south of there off interstate 71.

    Shirley Dean Taylor, age 26, body found July 20, 1986 on Route 224 in Medina County, Ohio.

    April Barnett, age 19, found December 4, 1986 along I-71 in Ashland County, Ohio.




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    This is where I got the two women's' names:

    http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/goble-sean-patrick.htm

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