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MailOnline Article Published 02/02/13, BRUNSWICK, GA  —

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A medical examiner has ruled that a Georgia county commissioner who drowned near a boat dock after suffering a gunshot to the head committed suicide, the county coroner said Friday.

Police found the body of 52-year-old Glynn County Commissioner Tom Sublett early on Dec. 11 in the water beside a docked boat on St. Simons Island. His wallet was in his back pocket and still contained his driver’s license and credit cards. An empty gun holster and a magazine loaded with 9mm bullets were found in Sublett’s car nearby, but no gun was recovered.

Glynn County Coroner Jimmy Durden said in a telephone interview that the manner of death according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Savannah is going to be suicide.

That conclusion is bound to prove contentious in the coastal community that was shocked by Sublett’s death two weeks before Christmas.

Authorities have spent nearly two months conducting a homicide investigation into Sublett’s death while offering a reward of $70,000 raised from fellow officials, friends and other private donors. And some evidence seems to contradict evidence that Sublett killed himself. Durden confirmed Friday that Sublett’s hands were bound in front of him when police found his body.

An attorney for Sublett’s family said his wife and other relatives ‘strongly disagree’ with any finding that he killed himself after leaving a poker game with friends.

‘There’s no history or even a notion of depression in Tom Sublett. There’s no alcohol abuse or drug abuse,’ Johnson said. ‘He was living his life in a normal way and proceeding with the normal daily activities and holiday season activities at the time this happened.’

GBI spokesman John Bankhead would not confirm that Sublett’s death had been ruled a suicide.

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01/07/12 NY — The half-charred body of a naked woman has been discovered on a secluded New York City beach.

The body was reported to police at 7.15am on Sunday by a hiker who was walking through the Marine Park nature preserve in Brooklyn.

Detectives are trying to determine what befell the woman and whether she was murdered.

Grim discovery: The woman's body was found on a beach at Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York
Grim discovery: The woman’s body was found on a beach at Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York

No identification was found on the body – leaving investigators scrambling to determine who she was.

She was discovered near the water, close to a footpath through the brush in the park, the New York Post reported.

Part of the woman’s body had been burned, but there were no obvious signs of potentially-fatal trauma, according to the Post.

Secluded: The body was found between Marine Park (right) and Gerritsen Beach (left)

Secluded: The body was found between Marine Park (right) and Gerritsen Beach (left)

An autopsy will have to determine a cause of death.

Officers told the Post that her body had not been on the beach long.

She was found on the border of Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach, a largely Irish Catholic neighborhood in Brooklyn.

The area of hit hard by Hurricane Sandy – though police say the death is not related to the storm because it appears the victim died recently.

Source: Dailymail.co.uk

Do you know these young woman?

These photographs were discovered in the Summer of 1969 in an abandoned hanger located in Berks County, PA. The hanger was a hot-spot for a local motorcycle gang at the time. The female’s in the photo were never identified nor has anyone ever claimed to know them. There was also no missing person reports in the local community and it is believed that the two were not from the area.
Authorities have received information indicating that these photos could be instrumental in identifying  both Jane Does.

 

Jane Doe Number One (Left)

Discovered On August 22, 1968 In A Wooded Area Along State Route 82, Caernarvon Twp, Berks County, Near The Chester/Berks County Line.
Estimated Date Of Death: August 14, 1968
Cause Of Death: Multiple Gunshot Wounds – 5 Shots To The Chest And Abdomen, One To The Left Temple.
Estimated Age: Initial Estimate Was That She Was 15-20 Years Old, However, When Doctors Examined Calcium Formations In The Bone Joints, It Was Decided That She May Have Been As Old As 30.
 
Approximate Height & Weight: 5’3″, 125-130 Lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brunette Hair With A Reddish Tint.  Eye Color Unknown.  No Scars Or Tattoos.
Clothing: Black Nehru-Type Blouse With Zipper Down The Back;  Black Bra, Size 36B;  Sandy Colored Nylon Stockings; White Girdle; Nico Brand White Sandals, Size 8M, Made In Italy.  No Slacks Or Skirt Found.
Jewelry: Bronze, Four-Way, Religious Medal On A Heavy, Endless Chain.  The Medal Depicted The Crucifix On The Front.  On The Back Was The Inscription: “I Am A Catholic.  In Case Of Emergency, Call Me A Priest”.  She Was Also Wearing A Sterling Identification-Type Bracelet With A Flexible Band On Her Left Wrist.  There Was No Inscription On The ID Bracelet. 
Other: 22-Caliber Short Bullets Were Removed From The Body.  Extensive Facial Decomposition.
Agency Case Number: L01-0026607
NCIC Number: U-294925792

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Jane Doe Number Two (Right)  

Was Located On April 18, 1969 In French Creek State Park Which Is About 3-1/2 Miles From Where Jane Doe Number One Was Discovered. She Was Deceased And Her Skeletal Remains Were On A Large Flat Rock And Scattered Within A 12-Foot Radius With No Attempt To Conceal Or Hide Her. She Was Missing Three Teeth And Was Wearing No Clothes But One Sandal And A Pair Of Underwear Was Next To The Victim. The Elastic Part Of The Underwear Was Rolled Up, As If It Had Been Rolled Off Of The Victim.
DNA And Fingerprints Are Not Available.
It Is Unclear If Victim Number Two Lost 3 Of Her Teeth Due To A Struggle, Or If They Were Missing Prior To Her Death.
She Is Described As Having Brunette Colored Hair, Standing 5’1” Tall, With An Estimated Age Of 21 Years.
Estimated Time Of Death: Summer 1968
NCIC Number: U-294927902  Agency Case Number: L01-0033856

Photo of the victim’s sandals, the pair of sandals on the left belonged to victim number one and the sandal on the right belonged to victim number two, the other sandal belonging to victim number two were never located

The bracelet and bronze medal belonged to victim number one. On the medal was the description: I am a Catholic in-case of an emergency, call me a priest

 

If you have any information regarding this cold case you’re asked to please contact: Pennsylvania State Police 610-378-4035

You may also leave a online tip by emailing – contact@pennsylvaniamissing.com
Those who choose to leave a tip can remain anonymous

Dannarriah Finley was four years old when she was abducted from her home in Orange, Texas. She was raped and strangled to death on July 4th, 2002. The little girls body was discovered on July 8, 2002, in an isolated area on Pleasure Island in Port Arthur, Texas, approximately 27 miles from her residence.

Police had few suspects but never had enough evidence to charge any of them. The case remains unsolved. $50,000 reward for information.

 

Article Below Published On July 4th, 2007 – 5 Years To The Day Of Dannarriah Finley’s Abduction

No arrest has been made in the July 4 disappearance and murder of 4-year-old Dannarriah Finley five years ago.

Her body was found four days later, July 8, 2002, about 27 miles from home by a pipeline inspector in a remote part of Pleasure Island in Port Arthur. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled before being left wrapped in a flowered bed sheet.

“It’s a horrendous case and the person needs to be brought to justice,” said John Kimbrough, Orange County district attorney. “I would like to see the case solved.”

Over the past five years the case has traveled back and forth between the district attorney’s office and the Orange Police Department. At times the DA’s office has requested additional information; investigators find the information and return it for review, said Chief Sam Kittrell of the Orange Police Department.

“We last sent the case over there about a year ago,” Kittrell said, adding the case is still not at a point to be presented to the grand jury, Kittrell said.

“The case is still open and is still reviewed,” Kittrell said. “We are looking for new forensic opportunities.”

Kittrell said he hopes new DNA techniques can help develop leads to Dannarriah’s killer.

“They are always developing techniques in the analysis of fibers with new microscopes and tests,” Kittrell said. “The new techniques are necessary in order to provide a degree of accuracy as to the source of the fiber.” (more…)

1974 Cold Case – Clinton, Connecticut

On January 31, 1975 several children playing behind a store in Clinton, CT made a gruesome discovery. Deep within a path was a bag which was covered in weeds. They took a peek inside and noticed the deceased body of an infant child.  Authorities were alerted and the baby, who was described as being female with blonde-colored-hair, was given a name. Baby X. 

According to the medical examiner, Baby X had been born less than one month prior to her discovery and died from exposure to the chilly weather and possible suffocation.

Despite the case receiving local and national attention in the Winter of ’74, nobody came forward.  Authorities put up a $25,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the suspect(s) involved, most likely the infant’s mother. Six years after news broke out about the child, an anonymous caller phoned police. It was an unidentified woman claiming she knew who abandoned the baby. The unknown caller said she would call back but never did.

To this day no one knows what Baby X’s name is or who abandoned her. Almost thirty years after her death flowers are still routinely decorate her grave but by who?

Anyone with information regarding this cold case is asked to please contact Clinton Police Department (860) 669-0451