PA - Tracy Byrd, 14, Bensalem, 7 March 1983

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  1. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    March 7th 2008 will mark the 25 year anniversary of Tracy's disappearance.
     
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  3. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    25 years ago...


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    Tracy Ann Byrd
    Missing since March 7, 1983 from Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: July 7, 1968
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0, 95 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Strawberry blonde hair; blue eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Pierced ears.
    Clothing: A shirt and jeans
    Dentals: Partial dental records are available
    DNA: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Byrd was last seen by Paul Greenwald who was dropping her off at school in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania on March 7, 1983. Byrd never attended classes that day; she has not been seen since.

    Her mother, Jean Louise Byrd disappeared seven months after Byrd's disappearance and was later located as a homicide victim. Byrd's body was found October 18, 1983, in Blackbird State Forest in New Castle County, Delaware.

    Paul Greenwald, Jean's ex-boyfriend was arrested in 1984 in the strangulation death of Jean Byrd. No charges were filed against Greenwald in connection with Tracy Byrd. Greenwald was found dead in his cell in 1986, just a day before he was due to be sentenced.

    Investigators
    If you have any information on the whereabouts of Byrd, please contact:

    Bensalem Police Department
    Criminal Investigation Division
    Detective Chris McMullin
    215-639-3700
    All information can be submitted on an anonymous basis.

    Agency Case Number: 83-05587
    NCMEC #: NCMC600609
    NCIC Number: M-363022107
    Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Doe Network: Case File 9DFPA

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/9dfpa.html
     
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    audrey77 CJ Analyst

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    http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/111-03082008-1500202.html

    More at article.
     
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    audrey77 CJ Analyst

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    http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/111-03082008-1500202.html

    More at article.
     
  7. audrey77

    audrey77 CJ Analyst

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    UPDATE: DNA does not match that of Tracy Byrd
    Article HERE

    More at article...

    Article also mentions a Canadian amature sleuth hoping to match the Doe to Audrey Lyn Nerenberg.
     
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    $$$$$$$$$Reward for any information leading to the discovery of Tracy Byrd or her remains.
     
  9. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    so glad they are resuming this case that happened so long ago, i truly hope they find her.
     
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    I really hope they shed some light on this case.... Police say it is far from cold.
    My prayers are with this family.
     
  12. amber1

    amber1 New Member

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    any updates as of 2012?
     
  13. scriptgirl

    scriptgirl Active Member

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    tried to read that article, but the link is dead.
     
  14. amber1

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    i find it so odd her mother also was missing, and found murdered. they so no connection...still weird
     
  15. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Byrd was last seen by Paul Greenwald who was dropping her off at school in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania on March 7, 1983. Byrd never attended classes that day; she has not been seen since.

    Her mother, Jean Louise Byrd disappeared seven months after Byrd's disappearance and was later located as a homicide victim. Byrd's body was found October 18, 1983, in Blackbird State Forest in New Castle County, Delaware.

    Paul Greenwald, Jean's ex-boyfriend was arrested in 1984 in the strangulation death of Jean Byrd. No charges were filed against Greenwald in connection with Tracy Byrd. Greenwald was found dead in his cell in 1986, just a day before he was due to be sentenced.

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    It seems rather obvious, given Greenwald's subsequent murder of Tracy Ann's mother and his own suicide, that he also murdered Tracy Ann.

    The story of her being last seen going through the doors of her school came from Greenwald, and was most likely a lie. She was probably already dead by that time.

    Her body might be found in Blackbird State Forest in New Castle County, Delaware - near where her mother's body was dumped. Or in another remote place frequented by Greenwald.
     
  16. amber1

    amber1 New Member

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    HAs that area already been searched at all?
     
  17. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    I would hope so, but I do not know for certain. Also, I do not know if Tracy's mother's body was buried, or left in the open.
     
  18. ScarlettScarpetta

    ScarlettScarpetta When the going gets tough, drink coffee

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    I know this could be a long shot.. but

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/461ufpa.html

    She is missing in 83. This doe is found in 88 and said to be dead for 3-5 years?
    Maybe the bf had been abusing her and she turned up pregnant so he killed her and dumped her?

    You guys are the experts but the timing seems okay and the noses seem similar to me as well as the eye set and the mouth.
     
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  20. Ski1987

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    I do remember they ruled out Tracy as being the doe. I believe they had also tested and ruled out Jeanette Rose Tambe at that time. (Jeanette, also from Bensalem, went missing in October 1984 and was found in Buena Vista, NJ in August 1986; however, her remains were not ID'd until May 2012.)
     
  21. HelpingHeart

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    I think it was Greenwald, and maybe he attacked and killed her mother because the mother began questioning him regarding Tracy.
     

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