Mary Prieur, Unsolved for Many Years

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  1. truecrimegirl

    truecrimegirl New Member

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    Hi I'm new here and thought I'd see if anyone else was discussing this case from my hometown of Lennon, Michigan. Mary Prieur was an 88 year old woman who on February 27, 1997 was beaten and suffocated near her home in Lennon, Michigan, which is between Flint and Lansing. Lennon is a super small town, a village really and it's hard to believe they've never been able to solve this case. They believe Mary knew her killer and let him into her house willingly. Here is a link to further info on the case: Authorities Ask Public's Help With Decades Old Unsolved Lennon Murder

    I would love to see justice for this poor woman. I did not know her but the case is close to home since this is where I grew up and things like this just do not happen there, or so I thought!
     
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  2. PayrollNerd

    PayrollNerd Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Websleuths! You may want to see if there is a NamUS account for her and link it here if you find it.
     
  3. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    she's not missing or unidentified so why would she have a Namus page?
     
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    PayrollNerd Well-Known Member

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    I just figured there’s always one but I guess not.
     
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    Bit of hope Well-Known Member

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    Hi there and welcome.

    This is an updated article (January 2019) about her case.

    Investigator hopes new DNA test can crack two-decade-old cold case

    ENNON, MI - Investigators have for nearly two decades tried to find the person who killed 88-year-old Mary Prieur.

    Now, they are turning to new DNA technology that could help them zero in on the person they believe is responsible.

    Genesee County Undersheriff Christopher Swanson said evidence from the case, including jewelry and clothing, were sent to a Virginia-based laboratory that can use DNA to develop a profile of the person responsible for Prieur's death.

    Swanson said the technology needs only a tiny amount of DNA to create the profile, which could give investigators clues to the physical appearance of the person responsible.

    Those clues could then be used to help investigators focus in on a particular suspect, according to Swanson.

    Prieur was killed Feb. 27, 1997. Her body was discovered in a swampy, wooded area nearly 150 yards from her home. She was half-naked, strangled and raped.

    Swanson has previously said DNA evidence confirmed Prieur was sexually assaulted by a male subject and his office has a group of suspects.

    The undersheriff added that he's hoping he can keep a promise he made to catch Prieur's killer.

    "I made a promise to her sister," Swanson said. "I'll never, ever forget."

    And this is a Facebook site dedicated to her case.
    Seeking justice for Mary Prieur! Will someone please come forward?

    Lots of info, old paperclips, articles on there.
     
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