Accused killer overlooked despite clues

Accused killer overlooked despite clues

There are 11 comments on the San Jose Mercury News story from Feb 6, 2007, titled Accused killer overlooked despite clues. In it, San Jose Mercury News reports that:

A wise homicide investigator once told me that the path to solving a case lay in paying attention to every detail.

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A Heath

San Jose, CA

#1 Feb 6, 2007
If they had kept him in jail after the first crime he committed, the second victim would still be alive. This is a tragedy I see repeatedly on the news.
A friend

Pleasanton, CA

#2 Apr 16, 2007
This story completely freaks me out because Archie (nickname for Richard Archibeque back in the 70s) was a friend of mine back when I was a high school student at Santa Clara High. My best friend and I both use to walk home from school with Archie and considered him to be a good friend of ours. My girlfriend even admitted that during that time she had a crush on him.
I have since shared this article with her and to say the least we were both shocked and saddened by it. Shocked because neither one of us (both females btw) would have ever thought that he was capable of murdering anyone (especially a classmate of ours) and saddended because of the loss of Mary Ann's life at such a young age. My friend and I shutter to think of how many times we were alone with him.
You know, it's really strange how this affects not only the immediate family of both concerned parties but of those who knew them both. Very sad for all.
ktltel

Lawson, MO

#3 Apr 27, 2007
I went to highschool with Mary but now live in Kansas. I didn't attend the party as my parents didn't allow me to go. Rough crowd. That's how Mary was too. She sort of knew all the wrong people. Anyway, we all knew the killer had to have been at the party and seen her leave alone. I have always felt if only the cops would have questioned everyone (guys) with a bit more force...they could found a rat. I believe Richard had a few close friends who knew of this horrible crime but remained silent. What a shame. Mary, as you have read, was a most beautiful girl. Striking. She was what I call (today) sort of a tough chick who hung out with other tough chicks. Still, she was sort of a loner even among her friends. She stood out in the crowd easily on her looks alone. Really, what a shame she would never live beyond her 17th year.

Stella Canchola Edwards
Santa Clara High School Graduate 1977
Mike and Lori

Sunnyvale, CA

#4 May 29, 2007
The new web address below will be easier for all to remember and pass on to friends. We want to personally thank the hundreds of
people who have already signed Mary's Petition. We welcome more signatures and comments.
www.MaryQuigley.net
RICHARDS DAUGHTER FRIEND

United States

#5 Oct 9, 2007
Its so weird to kno that I slept in the same house as him, sat in the same cacr as him, even let him walk me home when it was late at night. I was such a nice person, but could it all have been a way of getting to something? I just cant believe this all hapend!
Former School Parent

Morgan Hill, CA

#6 Mar 6, 2008
Thats a shame how he had a chance to live his life & Mary never had the chance to see her future.My child and his went to elementary school together,he even came to the families house on many occasions. Richard was a man who was always with his daughter & her friends never giving them a chance to just play and just be kids.He always had candy and little things for the kids making himself the center of attention! I can't recall a time when Richard was not around young girls or their mothers, he had a strong interest in the school hanging around even when his daughter was in class he would wait around till she got out.It saddens me to know that he had that chance to stay in the same area where this horrible crime took place.He never even left the area, raising his family like nothing ever happened. Thank GOD justice will finnally be served.
Debbie Duncan

Bothell, WA

#7 Aug 28, 2013
I went to school with Mary and was a friend, I moved from Santa Clara in 1978 but always wondered if they found her killer. My husband and I were chatting about high school today and on a lark I looked up the case on the internet. I am so glad to hear that they caught and convicted him. I remember so well the kids in our class raising money after Mary was murdered. I also remember Archie, and although he was quite strange i would have never suspected him. I am so amazed at DNA and so happy Mary's family were able to see her killer brought to justice. RIP Mary, we loved you then and now.
rockit442

Alameda, CA

#8 Nov 17, 2014
Isn't it amazing how Mary has remained in so many of our thoughts after all these Decades!
Investigation Discovery is doing a piece on Mary E. Quigley.
Hi Michael! I wanted to update you that just this morning we've heard the air date for this particular episode of "Murder Book". This episode will be our second one of the series, and will air on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 on Investigation Discovery.

Since: May 07

Santa Clara

#9 Nov 17, 2014
Isn't it amazing how Mary has remained in so many of our thoughts after all these Decades!
Investigation Discovery is doing a piece on Mary E. Quigley.
Hi Michael! I wanted to update you that just this morning we've heard the air date for this particular episode of "Murder Book". This episode will be our second one of the series, and will air on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 on Investigation Discovery.
Miss Shocked

Hayward, CA

#10 Jan 27, 2015
I came across this article about Mary Quigley while looking for something else and suddenly I remembered this tragic murder and began reading what I never knew until reading all of the story behind Marys murder I did not know her but I did live in Santa Clara and did go to Santa Clara High 74 75 76 I did not graduate in 77 had to drop out but I soon realized in reading on that I did know Archie thru other friends that I was not even aware of until yesterday that they were possible suspect or may have knew something because they hung out together Oliver's had been to my home on several occasions my husband was good friends with that family both Portuguese and what I can say is I never cared for that bunch and was thrilled when my husband changed his group of friends but I'm now weirded out wondering all kinds of things trying to remember those years how I remember I did not like that so called group of "friends" ......
Cynthia

Mountain View, CA

#11 Mar 8, 2015
I absolutely adored Mary in Jr. High school at Rogers. She sat in front of me, was so beautiful and very kind. I was always in awe of her. God rest your soul sweet friend. Thank you for your love.

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