Monday, June 12, 2017

Running through a real life Dateline Mystery

If you are a regular reader than you know I seem to always have some sort of story from my runs. Lately they’ve been about runs in the park.

Sometimes I switch it up and I run from the park to in town on the sidewalks along the water. Before I get any further into my story, I must tell you that I do not run in an unsafe neighborhood. In fact, it’s just the opposite. It’s a peaceful tree lined street with older Victorian homes (that I always think have so much potential).  This is one of my regular routes in the summer when my legs need a break from running on the trails.


So anyway, as I did my normal in town loop I am stopped in my tracks by yellow police tape that has the side walk in front of a huge Victorian house blocked off. This is right on my path. As I step on to the street to walk around, a K-9 cadaver dog is being released. There is heavy equipment on the road as well as a firetruck, Hazmat truck, and several Search and Rescue vehicles.



So I guess you want to know what is going on. This is the story I’ve gathered from the local TV and radio stations and their social media feeds.

This happened to be a cold case from almost 30 years ago that is being re-opened. Apparently In 1989 a woman went missing. She was never found, so in 2001 she was declared dead. Her boyfriend at the time was a police officer, and he was the main suspect.

Now today, there is reason to believe that the remains of the deceased lady’s body are buried in this house somewhere (I heard buried either in the basement or in the walls). Apparently this house is where the boyfriend’s sister had lived.  I’m not sure what sparked this investigation after this many years but I heard that the sister passed away this year so maybe some secrets are now coming out.  The current police chief had announced that they were going to tear every bit of that house apart looking for the body.  I’m gonna guess this part of my running route will be under construction for a bit of time now.


This type of story is one for the ID channel for sure don’t you think?

Please note, I am in no way making light of this event. You all know that I usually document what I see on my runs and this just happened to be it on this particular run. 

15 comments:

  1. Yikes! You'll have to keep us updated on any developments!

    I've run past a few crime scenes over the years--I live in a quiet neighborhood but there is mischief and more. One time, a police shooting, another time a hostage situation. It's never dull, right?

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  2. You do seem to stumble across some interesting happenings on your runs!

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  3. WOW. You are who they refer to when they say runners find all the dead bodies, etc. Luckily I've only come across a lot of dead wildlife.

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  4. Oh my gosh... its just a matter of time before you really do come across a body on your run.

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  5. Wow, what a creepy thing to encounter while out for a run. The idea of human remains being buried in a house is just plain creepy to me. Eek!

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  6. Wow! It looks like a really amazing house. I bet it will get torn up, but i hope they find something to have some closure for the family.

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  7. I heard about this on the radio! I don't remember why they are reopening the case!

    You really do run into the strangest things!

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  8. That's very interesting. Looks like a pretty house. I hope they don't tear it up too much, but I don't know if anyone would want to live in a house where there was a body for almost 30 years.

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  9. OMG I am going to text you... I want to know more details your probably won't share here!

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  10. Wow, thats pretty crazy. You do come across the most interesting things on your runs!

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  11. WOW! What a story. I love crime shows so your story reminds me that most of them come from real things and that things like this happen in real life. How scary. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Wow. You do have interesting runs.

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  13. Oh my gosh your stories from your runs are always so exciting and adventurous! You'll have to keep us posted on the results of this case!

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  14. Dang! That is intriguing. And, I'd rather run by a crime scene that's a cold case than something recent! You'll have to let us know how it turns out.

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  15. WOW! Keep us updated! I love a good mystery and I would be all over it if it were my neighborhood!

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