OR OR - Vida Mae Hirschy, 54, Medford, 2 Dec 1984

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  1. PrayersForMaura

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    Originally posted by dreamweaver
    Vida Mae Hirschy, 1984

    http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs...NEWS/812210332
    'snipped respectfully'

    Hirschy walked out of her Griffin Creek Road home in her bathrobe in December 1984 to get some firewood. The next year, her body, weighted with a lead pipe, was found just beneath the surface of Applegate Lake when water dropped to an unusually low level. Investigators said they have built a circumstantial case against her husband and still hope for a break that will enable prosecutors to consider charges
     
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    Lilibet Watching and Waiting

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    I just ran across this case that is local to me. There have been several updates on this case over the years. No prosecution. :(

    2003/2010

    D.A. Huddleston was deciding whether to press charges against her husband.

    [FONT=&quot]Hirschy’s husband, Donald Leslie Hirschy, told investigators that he didn’t notify police of her absence because she’d left him so many times in the past. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Donald Hirschy later served more than five years in federal prison on weapons charges. He was found riding in the trunk of a car in 1989 with two illegally altered guns and a homemade silencer made from a lawnmower muffler. Prosecutors said he was trying to kill a Medford woman he had dated.[/FONT]
    http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20030504/BIZ/305049998

    2004/2010

    Investigators examined the saw cuts on the pipe used to weight Vida under the water of Applegate Lake.

    http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20040321/biz/303219999

    2017

    As of 2008 Hirschy was living in a rest home and the D.A. declined to prosecute him because of age-related mental deficiencies. He could not understand the charges or remember the crime.

    http://www.kdrv.com/content/news/452811323.html
     

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