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Cathy Grennier

Menomonee Falls, WI

#106 Nov 3, 2012
Hi Deb and Pat,

This is Cathy. I thought about Diane last night
11-2-12. I was 10 when Diane passed. Deb and I hung around in grade school at St.Mary's.
It is hard to believe nothing has ever been resolved.
I have moved back home after my Dad passed in 2009 to live with my Mom.
I would very much like to go visit Diane out of respect. I just lost my brother Paul 6 months ago. He was 52 .It is such a healing process.

Deb and Pat my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerely
Cathy Grennier
Deb

Tampa, FL

#107 Mar 12, 2013
Cathy Grennier wrote:
Hi Deb and Pat,
This is Cathy. I thought about Diane last night
11-2-12. I was 10 when Diane passed. Deb and I hung around in grade school at St.Mary's.
It is hard to believe nothing has ever been resolved.
I have moved back home after my Dad passed in 2009 to live with my Mom.
I would very much like to go visit Diane out of respect. I just lost my brother Paul 6 months ago. He was 52 .It is such a healing process.
Deb and Pat my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely
Cathy Grennier
Cathy, it is so nice to hear from you. I think of you often. So sorry to hear of your loss of your father and Paul. SO many memories I have of the wonderful times I shared with you and your family. Thank you so much for remembering Diane and your thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you and your mom. I will look you up when I come back to Wisconsin for a visit.
Friends forever,
Deb
Deb

Tampa, FL

#108 Mar 12, 2013
Carol Woebbeking - Schlad wrote:
Pat, Debi & Eddie
Boy it is nice to read things from you. I too miss Diane. We were all at our house shooting pool on Judy's birthday the night before Diane died.
Remember our home phone was even tapped and I had a private officer following me to and from work for months.(Sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis).
I was going for physical therapy when I (thought) I saw him leaving the same area (I won't say more because these things are too private) but did he lose a leg? I saw a guy, looked just like him. It made me sad. Carol
Carol,
Thank you for staying in touch. Yes all of our phone lines were tapped back then. Detectives and police officers did work around he clock trying to protect the girls that lived in fear. Thank you for sharing your memories with Diane. We miss our brother Dennis so much. Hope you are doing well now and please feel free to share more memories. You can also email us at [email protected] if you want to talk privately too. God bless you Carol. My mom valued her friendship with your mother.
Debi
Deb

Tampa, FL

#109 Mar 12, 2013
Thank you Patricia for your kind thoughts. Hope that things are going well for you. Please stay in touch. Still forever thankful that you opened up this conversation for all of us to share Diane's memories and post our thoughts and questions. Hugs! Debi
Patricia wrote:
Thinking of all of you...how is everything going..Patricia A
Cathy Grennier

Menomonee Falls, WI

#110 Mar 18, 2013
Hi Deb,
It is good to hear from you.
I hope all is well. I e-mailed
you at allfordiane.
Talk soon
Cathy
Lynn

Los Angeles, CA

#111 Mar 18, 2013
My two friends were murdered from Milw. Cheryl and Corky, the same time and way as Diane. Can't believe the police have not solved this. I hope the evil monster is no longer living. I think of my friends often.
Debi

Tampa, FL

#112 May 1, 2013
Lynn wrote:
My two friends were murdered from Milw. Cheryl and Corky, the same time and way as Diane. Can't believe the police have not solved this. I hope the evil monster is no longer living. I think of my friends often.
Hi Lynn, So sorry for your loss. We have read so many articles about Cheryl and Corky. We even met with their families many years ago. Just finished reading an old article that was in the old paper that was suggested that Diane and Cheryl and Corky may have been killed by the same person.
Gail

United States

#113 Nov 13, 2014
Tracy wrote:
I would personally like to know why no one has held the Menomonee Falls Police Department accountable for their incompentency. Sandy Bertolas has been missing & presumed dead since April of 1988. There is another unsolved murder case from 1981 still open & of course my aunt Diane's murder back in 1966.
With a record like that I say we give them a Barney Fife award. The village sign shouldn't say "Welcome to Menomonee Falls" it should say "Welcome to Mayberry... Andy Griffith has left the building & Barney Fife has taken over. Please enjoy your stay. If one of your family members comes up missing or brutally murdered...Good luck & Godspeed."
Seriously. FOUR DECADES. WHY haven't we held the police department accountable?!?!?! With a village population of 32,647 (according to the 2000 concensus) they've had THREE unsolved murders in FORTY YEARS. You have better odds of winning the lottery than having my aunt's murder solved.
I have the personal cell phone numbers to four news anchors for channel 4 news. I am tempted to call them about this & see if they would like to do a story. If not about Diane then at least on why Barney Fifeville cannot solve a flipping murder.
I am so sorry for your loss. As the daughter of one of those police officers, I would like you to know that he was haunted by that unsolved crime all of his life. He never stopped thinking about it or going over his old notebooks or talking about his thoughts on who had actually done it. I know that you are hurting, but never think that the police on the force in MF took that case lightly. In those days forensic evidence is not what it is today. Maybe if it was, it would have been solved. He always felt that the man that had done it was behind bars, they just couldn't prove it was him.
anonymous but care

Minneapolis, MN

#114 Apr 7, 2015
My family used to talk about this death. Someone in my family thought another rapist and murderer by the name of Rick Greiner was a suspect. This person in my family always believed the mo was exactly the same. Don't know if I spelled the name of this rapist and murderer correctly. Somehow, and I'm unsure of how they knew, but many in my family knew this Rick. I suspect they graduated with or went to school with Rick and Ms. Olkwitz. I'm not even sure of whom and where this Rick perpitrated his rape and murder but I know he is serving life in prison in Wisconsin. It seemed to me my family had inside knowledge on these people. Just putting this out there. Someone might want to do a DNA check. If the story is true, this Rick's DNA would be on file, if the other guys didn't match maybe this Rick guys would. Maybe Ms. Okwitz and this Rick knew one another.
I hope this case is solved.

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