Unsolved Serial Killings In Connecticut Of 5 Young Girls

Posted: January 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
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It  all started in the spring  of May 1969, Connecticut .Mary Mount age 10 went outside to play at the park by her home In New Canaan.She was last seen about 5:30 pm On May 27th.A giant search was conducted and on June 18,1969, Mary was found by two fisherman in Wilton.Three days later after Mary was reported missing in Bethany Dawn Cave ,age 14 disappeared,after leaving her home .Then Diane Toney, age 11 vanished from New Haven during a parade .The FBI lab in Washington, D.C., identified her remains.She was never claimed by her family.Twenty-seven years after she was found ,she was finally put to rest.Then on September 21, 1970 ,5 year old Jennifer Noon from New Haven vanished walking home from school .She was found in Hamden Connecticut 9 days later. All four girls disappeared under the similar circumstances . All taken close from there homes and all were found in wooded areas.Near and around where they lived .All were  found bludgeoned to death with a large stone,which was left by each of their bodies .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  One of the possible suspects was Harold Meade who was later convicted in 1972 of murdering three mentally disabled people. He had killed them in the same manner as the little girls . Date of his sentence was April 4,1972 and he received life .They never had enough evidence to convict him of the other homicides and if they had they would of been wrong it seemed .He passed away on December 9 2007 in the MacDougall-Walker Prison  Suffield, CT.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Then On Dec. 10, 1970 back in New Canaan John Rice, Jr.,who was a student of New Canaan High School He was highly intelligent,an honor student  a gun enthusiast, and also was an Eagle Scout. He brutally murdered his family in their home. Victims including his mother,grandmother,brother,and sister .  After the killings he stole the family car and drove to Arkansas and turned himself in. Ironically on Dec. 14,1970  42 years to the day of The Sandy Hook Massacre.  John claimed to have no memory of what had happened to his family . John also became a suspect in Mary Mount’s murder He pleaded guilty by reason of insanity to killing his family and was sentenced to Whiting Forensic Institute for the Criminally Insane, in Middletown, CT for a period of only 5 years.Upon his release his record has been erased by the state of Connecticut and he was a free man . During the time he was in the Institute the killings had seemed to stop . John moved to an unknown location and would be somewhere in his 80s or 90s at this time .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Then on June 22 1977   Renee Freer 8 years old from Monore disappeared .She was last seen around 6 pm near her home .When she didn’t come back home that evening her family called the local police and about an hour after that Renee was found in the same condition as all the other girls had been .Found in the woods near-by and she had been  bludgeoned to death with a rock .No one has ever been charged in any of the girls deaths till this day . There is a $50,000 reward for information in Renee’s death.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There were also other missing children during this time period but there is no proof that they are related to the serial killer  and they have never been found . Hopefully one day these crimes will be solved .

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Comments
  1. I played with Mary on the New Canaan Center School ground the day she was abducted. I was her good friend and have never gotten over it. I am willing to help.
    John Rice would only be in his early 60’s.

    • Lily Rose says:

      The killer needs to be caught . As for Rice there isn’t anything after his release . I would love to speak with you .

    • Jay says:

      Sorry about the loss of your friend, Jenifer. I can’t say from experience, but I have to guess that I would be affected for the rest of my life if something like this happened to me.

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