Did anyone read where they found Melquists address book of young girls and one of them were coincidentally neighbors of the Grimes Sisters? Could he have randomly been in the neighborhood for this other girl?More on the banana fibers...
The girls brother Jim indicated that he bought the girls banana splits at around 3 PM in the afternoon of Dec. 26th. He was shoveling snow at the church and on the way home, he found $10 on the ground. He used that money to treat the girls to ice cream.
Eyewitness Earl Zastrow stated that he saw the girls at about 11:30 PM the night they disappeared....two blocks from their home clowning around with each other as they made their way toward their home.
Obviously, they never made it and Zastrow was on his own way home at the time.
We can reasonably assume that the girls disappeared at around midnight the night of the twenty sixth...
The temp at Midway Airport at that time was about 23 deg.
Midway is about 7 miles from where they were found and about the same from their Damen Avenue home so the temp should be fairly the same at either location.
The next day...the temp high was 27 deg.
The point is that these temps are not conducive to the body being able to freeze. The coroner stated that the bodies were frozen solid when found and the pathologists had to wait for at least a day for them to thaw enough for autopsy. That being the case....means that there is no way banana fibers would still be in the digestive system 3 weeks later when the bodies were found rendering it highly unlikely that the girls were murdered the same night they disappeared.
To do an assessment of the temps at Midway Airport for each day the girls were gone, go here.
Local Weather Forecast, News and Conditions | Weather Underground
This will also show the precipitation on a day by day basis.
|Name:||Barbara and Patricia Grimes|
|Date of Crime:||January 23rd, 1957|
|Age:||18 & 24|
|Location:||German Church Rd & County Line Rd. Willow Springs|
|Information:||The bodies of Patricia Grimes and Barbara Grimes were found in a wooded area near old rural German Church Road. the girls had been reported missing to Chicago Police on 12/28/56. Their decomposing bodies were found nearly a month later.|
The pathologists stated that there was no sexual assault on either girl. However, the autopsy team wanted to do the postmortem away from the eyes of police and in private, after which they would give a report to the police agencies of their findings.Did the pathologists say that Patricia had been sexually assaulted? If not, I can't help thinking of a suspect from Chicago's north suburbs (William Thoresen III) who was a suspect in the Judith Mae Anderson murder (8 months after the Grimes murders) and the Valerie Percy case (1966) and who now has been considered to have emerged as Zodiac in the late sixties in the Bay Area.