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    MD - Geraldine 'Gerry' Butts, 27, Washington County, March 1983

    Geraldine “ Gerry” E Butts
    Case #: O-51-07139

    Age / Sex / Race: 27 / Female / White Location of Homicide: Near a tavern off Sandy Hook Road County: Washington Date / Time: 3 / 20 / 1983 Cause of Death: Blunt Force Details: Gerry Butts left a tavern in Boonsboro with the intent of walking home to Brunswick. Somewhere between those two locations, Mrs. Butts met her attacker(s) who took her to the Sandy Hook area of Washington Co. Evidence shows Mrs. Butts was killed at that location and placed in the Potomac River. Her remains were recovered from the river on 04-22-1983. Investigator: Detective Sergeant John Cook
    Maryland State Police - Cold Case Unit
    1201 Reisterstown Road
    Pikesville, Maryland 21208


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    Bumping case up...

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    Aug 2008
    Who Dat Nation
    Not much, but a little more information about Gerry's whereabouts before she was killed.

    Arrest leads to review of unsolved murders
    Frederick News Post
    By Pamela Rigaux
    May 20, 2010
    The cases include an unidentified woman whose battered body was found along I-270 in Frederick County in 1991 and Brunswick resident Geraldine Butts, 27, whose body was found in the Potomac River on April 22, 1983, according to Frederick News-Post archives.

    Butts was killed sometime after 2 a.m. March 20, and police concluded the body was thrown into the Potomac River near Old Salty Dog Tavern at Sandy Hook, according to News-Post archives. She was a house cleaner, a mother and a wife. She was last seen walking south on Md. 67 near Netz Road.
    Also mentioned in an article posted here:

    Police from Md., Pa. review cold cases - Cold Case Investigations
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