Dec 7, 2009 6:34 pm US/Eastern
Unsolved Crimes In New Hampshire
The Associated Press,
(AP) Here are some examples of old criminal cases getting another look by New Hampshire’s new cold case unit:
Rita Roy — May 20, 1991 at 11:26 a.m., Manchester police responded to a call that a woman was being stabbed in a parking garage. They found Roy, 69, suffering from multiple stab wounds. She died at a nearby hospital. An extensive investigation produced no arrest.
Tammy Belanger — Nov. 13, 1984, Belanger, age 8, disappeared while walking to school in Exeter. A massive search and intensive investigation over the years failed to locate her.
Unidentified woman and three children — Nov. 10, 1985, a hunter discovered the remains of an adult woman, 23-33 years old, and a girl, 8-10 years old, inside a 55-gallon metal drum in woods near a trailer park in Allenstown. On May 9, 2000, two more victims were found in the same area, also in a metal drum. One was a child, 1-3 years old, and the other girl 4-8 years old. The children found in 2000 are related to the woman, and all four may be related. Police believe they were killed between 1977 and 1985. No cause of death has been released.
Pamela Webb — Webb, 32, of Winthrop, Maine, was reported missing July 1, 1989. She was last seen wearing a denim skirt, sweater and possibly moccasins. She was on her way to see her boyfriend in Mason, N.H., when she disappeared. Her 1981 blue pickup was found in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 in Biddeford, Maine. There were signs of a struggle near the truck. Her skeletal remains were found off Route 3 in Franconia, N.H., on July 18, 1989. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Luella Blakeslee — Blakeslee, a 29-year-old school teacher from Hooksett, was last seen alive July 4, 1969. Her skeletal remains were found May 9, 1998, in Hopkinton. Her death was ruled “homicidal violence of an undetermined type.” When her remains were found, suspicion focused on an acquaintance, Robert Breest, who later was convicted of the first-degree murder of another woman. Breest is in a Massachusetts prison. He remains a suspect in Blakeslee’s death.