•   
  •   
  •   

Crime Remains of Missing Pennsylvania Girl Identified After She Went Missing in 1969

21:21  05 october  2022
21:21  05 october  2022 Source:   people.com

Texas girl, 12, shoots herself and her father in apparent murder pact

  Texas girl, 12, shoots herself and her father in apparent murder pact A 12-year-old girl in Texas allegedly shot her father and then herself in an apparent murder pact she made with another girl to kill their families and pets, police said. Photo courtesy of Google Maps Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old girl in Texas allegedly shot her father and then herself in an apparent murder pact she made with another girl to kill their f The girl, who was not identified because she is a child, was found lying in the street outside of a home in northwest Parker County with a gunshot wound to her head around 11:30 p.m.

Commonwealth Media Services © Provided by People Commonwealth Media Services

Joan Marie Dymond was 14 when she went missing in 1969 from a park in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. This Tuesday, more than five decades later, her remains were identified.

"We never stopped pursuing answers, and this investigation remains very active," said Captain Patrick Dougherty, commanding officer of PSP Troop P, in a news release from Pennsylvania state police. "After 53 years, the family of Joan Marie Dymond very much deserves closure. We will do everything in our power to see that they have it."

Dymond's remains were first found in 2012 on the grounds of a former coal-mining operation in Newport Township by people digging "for relics."

How Dr. Oz tightened Pa. Senate race with Fetterman. Is it a warning sign for Democrats?

  How Dr. Oz tightened Pa. Senate race with Fetterman. Is it a warning sign for Democrats? Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz's gain in the polls could be a warning sign to Fetterman and Democrats nationwide over the Pa. Senate seat and beyond.Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, took a political beating in the Pennsylvania primary from top opponent Dave McCormick – a race that wasn’t called for three weeks after Election Day, in which the doctor was painted as a Hollywood outsider who lives in New Jersey.

At the time, authorities determined the remains to be female and calculated that her age at her time of death was mid-teens to early 20s. The investigation also pointed toward foul play. Labs also indicated a high probability she died in the late 1960s.

Her body was named by authorities as Jane "Newport" Doe after receiving no matches in national DNA databases.

After that, the remains were submitted to Othram, Inc. in March 2022 to undergo genetic genealogy testing, the statement detailed.

At Othram, Inc., Dymond's family members provided DNA samples. When those samples were analyzed, Dymond was finally identified.

"It didn't reduce the sadness at all or the missing of her," Dymond's older sister, Suzanne Estock, said following the Pennsylvania state police press conference. "I'm glad she was found so that maybe we could have a service for her."

Psychics, Spirits, and a Decades-Long Search: The Bizarre Disappearance of Wade Tackett

  Psychics, Spirits, and a Decades-Long Search: The Bizarre Disappearance of Wade Tackett The search for a 17-year-old who vanished years ago turned into one of Alaska’s stranger—and most enduring—missing person casesAnother boy, Nick, had been giving the deck-handing job. The family friends promised to help Wade find work at a seafood processing plant or on a fish-buying scow. Wade worked a few days off-loading halibut at Sitka and then spent some time exploring the town before boating with his family friends and Nick about 100 miles north, to Pelican, to help them get ready for the Dungeness crab season.

Commonwealth Media Services: Natalie Kolb © Provided by People Commonwealth Media Services: Natalie Kolb

Estock also added that their parents, who have since died, would be "happy to have a little bit of her anyway." She also shared that her parents "never gave up hope" when looking for her, and believed that Dymond "would be found somewhere alive."

"She was a sweet girl, didn't deserve what happened to her," Estock said. "I'm grateful for the state police for all they've done, I never expected her to be found after this period of time."

Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Sign up for PEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases.

Although Dymond's remains have been identified, law enforcement is still investigating her death. Anyone with information regarding the case are asked to call the Shickshinny station at 570-542-4117.

Read the original article on People

Fetterman helped release man convicted of murdering elderly woman .
John Fetterman voted in December to release Edward Silvis, who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1969 killing of an elderly woman in her home.In December, Fetterman, who chairs the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, voted along with the rest of the board to release Edward Silvis, fulfilling the unanimous vote requirement to recommend clemency. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf granted Silvis’ request on Feb. 15, releasing him from prison.

usr: 0
This is interesting!