Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by CastlesBurning, Feb 23, 2009.
Interesting and I thank my fellow sleuthers for bringing Jeannie to our attention! RIP Jeannie...
Ohio 'Jane Doe' ID'd as Green Bay woman missing since 1970
TIME LINE: Darke Co. Jane Doe ID
So, why was Jeanne Melville ruled out initally when it was a match?:waitasec:
I also wonder about that ...
What a sad story. She was just one year older than me. It's true, she looks exactly like any number of people from my own high school yearbook. I wonder where she was between July 1st and the earliest estimated date of her death, September 27th? Did she meet someone and go willingly with him, or was she possibly kidnapped and held somewhere from July 1st until her death? I hope LE is able to solve this. I'm just glad she was identified and can be returned to her family. RIP Jeannie.
Same thing I was wondering - thought I must have missed something?!
Another link from my local paper. Not much new info. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/1970-cold-case-victim-identified-206666.html
The first time I saw Jeannie’s face there was an instant connection. I quickly realized that I could not have met her before; we lived 1,000 miles apart, but still my first instinct was to grab my old HS yearbook and look for a match.
Today I pulled that yearbook out and searched for the reason why; and there she was. Not Jeannie but a girl who could have been her older sister. A very long time ago Dorothy Squires and I were friends, we spent the summer of 1966 together; me teaching her how to play tennis. (Sort of) She teaching me how to water ski. (Sort of)
I would be lying if I told you I did not wish that we were more then just friends, but she already had a boyfriend, and I was far to shy to explore the possibility that something more could develop.
I have not seen Dottie since 1970; but I know I will meet her again someday- call it a class reunion in the sky.
Questions for everyone, where was Jeannie between the time she got on the bus and the time her body was found? It looks to me like there are up to 11 weeks unaccounted for. Why was she found nude but wearing a red wig?
That she was found naked, could indicate that she was sexually assaulted. Perhaps the red wig has something to do with some kind of fetish of the murderer?
That is the question.
What happened to her from the time the bus arrived to when she was found?
As we all know, people can be abducted, any time, any where.
Was the red wig a way her abductor chose to disguise her?
Did she meet this guy on the bus and he seemed so nice, from that same town as her aunt and she thought, wow, a friend, a guy to hang out with
and then, he turned out not to be a nice guy. .. ..
Just really hope there was forensic evidence saved.
Jeannie's face and hairstyle mirrored my sister's and so many others.
I too had that little page boy flip in my hair cut.
1966. A long time ago now, but one we obviously remember well.
OT: Dorothy S. Maybe you can find her, just to say hi.
August 6, 2009
YouTube - Body of homicide victim exhumed
Although it took so many years, at least this poor family finally got an answer...I wish all the others who've had loved ones missing for decades might as well.
At least there's hope with DNA and all the different techniques, developing all the time. Who in Jeannie's time would have dreamed of the various crime-solving tactics we have today? So we can only wait and see what kind of things the future will bring, too...
According to an anonymous comment in the FindAGrave entry linked above, the decedent has been identified.
Here is a link with more information. She was identified as Jeanne Marie Melville.
4 years later-any updates at all on who might have done this? Were there any well known serial killers operating in the area then?
Comment from a family member here