48 years ago today…

Theresa Allore would have been 48 years old today had she not been abducted and murdered on November 3, 1978. She would have just turned 19 three weeks before her disappearance.

Her younger brother, John, says that Theresa celebrated her birthday early that year when she was home in Saint John, New Brunswick, with the rest of the Allore family. John gave her the gold vinyl edition of Styx’s album, “Pieces of Eight”. (Incidentally, he also bought her Bruce Springsteen’s “Darkness on the Edge of Town” for Christmas 1978. It was wrapped and sitting under the tree because he thought she was coming home.)

John remembers that Theresa loved everything about birthdays. The presents. The attention. The gathering of friends and family.

I wonder how many more of Theresa’s birthdays will pass before someone comes forward and makes sure her killer is brought to justice.

In the long run, there are no secrets.
The universe will not cooperate in a cover-up.
–Sci-fi author, Arthur C. Clarke, from the book, “The Trigger”

Maritime Missy


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