FL FL - Judith Roberts, 6, Miami, 6 July 1954

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  1. Robin Hood

    Robin Hood New Member

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    http://angelsresort.yuku.com/topic/1157/Judith-Ann-Roberts-was-just-6-when-she-was-abducted-from-her

    ''An intruder breaks into a Miami home late at night and kidnaps a 6-year-old girl from her bed. Within hours, her body is dumped on a desolate road in Coconut Grove. She had been beaten, strangled and sexually molested.

    The 1954 murder of Judith Ann Roberts, just a month before her seventh birthday, was Miami's first media-soaked, high-profile murder of a child.

    Call it South Florida's version of today's JonBenet Ramsey murder mystery''

    From the news archives- much more online.
    ''Sex Fiend steals child''

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...J&pg=2227,3118609&dq=judith+ann+roberts&hl=en
     
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  3. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    Thanks Robin. That's certainly a bizarre case.
     
  4. Rainstorm

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    So I was reading about this little angel girls case. I thought lets see what she looked like. I found a picture being auctioned on ebay. -BS PHOTO hjs-530 Judith Ann Roberts Murder Case 1954
    Seriously? Someone is going to profit from a little girls tragic ending. For $6.00. It was also just ended. How strange is that me reading about her and theres this auction just ended,
    (Yes I am aware that there are famous cases that others profit from) but this one feels different,
     
  5. eileenhawkeye

    eileenhawkeye Active Member

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    Interesting quote:

    So her killer wanted it to look like a sexual crime, but it wasn't. He had a different motive. A motive that would've connected him easily to the case if it were found out?
     
  6. Rainstorm

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    If the detective dies(he was 85 the last I saw) does someone else know of the three things he is keeping out of the media to identify the killer.
    I wonder if they got any dna. They just solved the oldest cold case involving sweet little Maria Ridulph from the 1957.This case is a few years older and sounds like there may be some good evidence that cold have something on it.,
     
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    Betty P Well-Known Member

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  8. My3LilKittens

    My3LilKittens Cat Whisperer

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    This case is still unsolved after 64 years. Obviously the killer knew the routine/locations within the house. If only DNA technology was in 1954 what it is today. I would assume they have already re-tested anything they had with no luck. The original detective mentions that he believed a 16-year-old was the killer. A decade after the crime, apparently he confessed to his wife. However, there was not enough evidence to charge him. There was a mention that the seat in the car taken was moved forward, so the person was shorter. This would fall in line with a teenager. The detective also mentions keeping 3 details secret that only the killer would know. My assumption would be things that were taken along with Judith. Perhaps a specific blanket or stuffed animal?

    Even after all these years, this crime can be solved with just the right piece of evidence.

    Someone ALWAYS knows .....
     

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