Unknown Ruth Terry Killer- Massachuetts- 1974 (SOLVED!) Mar 10, 2016 13:02:15 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 10, 2016 13:02:15 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Unsolved wikia)
Details: On July 26, 1974, a woman's body was discovered in the dunes about a mile east of the Race Point ranger station. The woman's hands were missing, probably by the killer so she could not be identified through fingerprints, her head was nearly severed, and her skull was crushed. Her nude body was discovered lying on a beach towel with her head was resting on her folded jeans. Her body was exhumed in 2000 in attempts to identify her, but she has never been positively identified and her killer has never been caught. She was between 25 and 40 years old when she was found, was 5'6-1/2", 145 pounds, had reddish blond hair, athletic body, extensive dental work and her DNA is available.
Suspects: Serial killer Hadden Clark has been called a supect because he admitted to murdering the Lady of the Dunes. However, his confession may not be credible as he has lied several times before. Whitey Bulger may also be connected to the case, as he was seen in 1974 with a woman resembling one of the reconstructions.
Thoughts? The above case description is from the Unsolved Mysteries wikia page. I don't believe she was ever aired on the show, however, the Lady of the Dunes was aired on the short-lived tv show "Haunting Evdience" on the Court TV (now TruTv) channel. Her story was also on AMW's old website as a web-exclusive. Lots of theories obviously. However, the Lady of the Dunes is still unidentified and her killer is still unnamed. I will post other relevant links below the admin notes.
Admin Note #1: On October 31st, 2022, Lady of the Dunes was identified as Ruth Renee Terry thanks to advances in forensic genealogy. The search for her killer continues. According to an FBI.gov press release, If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the FBI’s toll-free tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or the Massachusetts State Police at 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873) or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov or MSPtips@pol.state.ma.us.
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