VA VA - Judy Sylvester, 22, Virginia Beach, 24 Jan 1977

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  1. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    Judy Ann Sylvester
    Missing since January 24, 1977 from Virginia Beach, Virginia.
    Classification: Missing
    The Doe Network: Case File 684DFVA

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: July 8 1954
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0", 100lbs
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair; blue eyes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Judy was last seen in 1977. She did not show up for work or pick up her paycheck from the restaurant she worked at in Virginia Beach.

    Investigators If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Virginia Beach Police Department 757-427-8300

    NCIC Number: M-071329422
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information: NMCO

    link
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/684dfva.html
     
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  3. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    Judy was 22 when she disappeared from Virginia Beach, VA in 1977. She would be 50 years old now. Does anyone have any additional information about her or her disappearance?
     
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    such a long time! it says she frequently rode a bike. i wonder if police know where the bike is?
     
  5. Richard

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    Judy Ann Sylvester
    Missing since January 24, 1977 from Virginia Beach, Virginia.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: July 8 1954
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0", 100lbs
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes.
    Jewelry: Hand made necklace

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Judy was last seen in 1977. She did not show up for work or pick up her paycheck from the restaurant she worked at in Virginia Beach.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Virginia Beach Police Department
    757-427-8300

    Agency Case Number: 2001006572

    NCIC Number: M-071329422
    Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    NMCO
    The Doe Network: Case File 684DFVA


    LINK:
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/684dfva.html
     
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  8. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    The other thread mentioned is a thread about possible connected cases under the Featured Case of the Lyon Sisters, Missing from Wheaton Plaza, Montgomery County, Maryland since 25 March 1975.

    In that thread, a number of cases are mentioned as having similarities and possible connections to the unsolved case.

    One of the strongest possible suspects in the Lyon Sisters disappearance is convicted pedophile and child murderer, Fred Howard Coffey, Jr. Fred Coffey lived and worked in Montgomery County, Maryland from AT LEAST April, 1975 when he began working for Vitro Laboratories (a Defense Contractor) until he suddenly left town in late July 1975. His rapid departure followed an unsolved attack on a 14 year old girl, Kathy Lynn Beatty in or near the VITRO parking lot in Aspen Hill, MD - only a few miles from where the Lyon Sisters were last seen.

    Coffey came to Maryland LE attention in 1987 when he was convicted in North Carolina of 9 counts of child molestation and later was convicted of the murder of a five year old girl.

    Judy Ann Sylvester's case is an unsolved Missing Person Case from Virginia Beach, which was home to Fred Coffey in 1975 and location of at least two other crimes against children committed by Coffey; the abduction and rape of a 13 year old girl in 1974, and "contributing to the delinquency of a minor" with a 15 year old girl in October 1975.

    Note that although Judy was 22 years old (older than most of Fred's known victims), she was only 5 feet tall and weighed just 100 pounds. Note also that she had blue eyes - as did the Lyon Sisters.
     
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    Just reading through a couple of cases that mention Fred Coffey and noticing the blue eyes. Interesting because Fred Coffey has blue eyes himself. That can be confirmed by looking at his profile on North Carolina Department of Corrections.
     
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    ohwell1971 Glorious Minds Think Alike

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    POSTED BY JUDY'S SISTER, DOROTHY: I was informed that Judy's bike was in her apartment and that her boyfriend took it. He lived in her apartment after she came up missing. My mom and I are still trying to get some answers / closure...we miss you so much Judy!
     
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    There isn't alot of info on her case. We don't know the boyfriend's name. It seems pretty clear cut if she was riding her bike and disappeared and the bike is then found in the apt.
     
  13. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    It has been some time since anyone has posted to this thread. Judy Ann Sylvester has been missing for over 33 years now.

    I wonder if her disappearance is related to either or both of the following unsolved cases:

    Barbara Jean Monaco , 18
    Missing since August 20, 1978 from Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Marcia Estelle Remick, 17
    Missing since June 9, 1979 from Virginia Beach, Virginia
     
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    They are all three brunettes, petite, and were around the ocean front area. Thanks for bumping and linking.
     
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    This is very interesting from what is being posted about this case, and the other ones too, relating to the Virginia Beach area. I'm starting to see a pattern here... There was a was 24 year old female, Lorraine (Lorrie) Zimmerman, who was from Seattle, and had traveled to Virginia Beach with a girlfriend during the summer of 1977.

    Zimmerman had been in the area for a short while. She was last seen July 16, leaving a nightclub with an unidentified man, and went missing for six months. Her body was found 100 miles north in December of that year. Police at that time couldn't determine a cause of death. Her clothes were found in pile in a wooded area near her body. Police also discovered her boots that had orthopedic braces attached from a walking disability she had.

    I'm not sure if her case was solved or not; I cannot find any info on this after the article that is linked below. And there is nothing here in Seattle that mentions the case or parents after that. I get the impression it was never solved.



    "Police Still Seeking Clue to Seattle Woman's Death" - Ellensburg Daily Record - Jan 10, 1977
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...10,419292&dq=lorraine+zimmerman+seattle&hl=en
     
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    January 24th will mark the 35 year anniversary of Judy's disappearance.

    Keep an eye out for any "anniversary" articles in the media which might provide new information.

    I hope that her family gets some answers.

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    Judy Ann Sylvester
    Missing since January 24, 1977 from Virginia Beach, Virginia.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: July 8 1954
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0", 100 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes.
    Jewelry: Hand made necklace
    Nickname/Alias: Jai
    DNA: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Judy was last seen in 1977. She did not show up for work or pick up her paycheck from the restaurant she worked at in Virginia Beach. Judy was residing in an apartment located at the north end of Virginia Beach at the time of her disappearance. She frequently rode a bicycle while living in Virgina Beach.

    Investigators

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Virginia Beach Police Department
    757-427-8300

    Agency Case Number: 2001006572

    NCIC Number: M-071329422

    Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:

    NMCO
    NamUs
    The Doe Network: Case File 684DFVA
     
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    Judy was known to often ride a bicycle in the Virginia Beach area. But this was winter and likely rather cold. Does anyone know if her bicycle was also missing? Did she have a motor vehicle, and was it missing? If she did not have a vehicle, perhaps she accepted a ride somewhere - rather than walk or ride her bike.
     
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    I noticed a pattern with Monaco, Remick, Judy and now the one you mentioned. There were also three unsolved murders in the oceanfront area around the time of these disappearances. The victims of the double murder were both brunettes like the 3 missings, but the other 2 crimes involved blondes. The locations and ages match though.

    Here are the links:
    http://www.vbgov.com/government/dep...u/Pages/lynn-seethaler-janice-pietropola.aspx

    http://www.vbgov.com/government/dep...tective-bureau/Pages/beverly-christensen.aspx

    http://www.vbgov.com/government/dep...ective-bureau/Pages/alice-margaret-eskew.aspx
     

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