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Ashley Potter

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#532
Oct 18, 2011
 
I miss my baby sister Tabby(Tabitha Potter)who was murdered in shedd park in 1999, my oldest daughter's middle name is Tabitha for my sister I miss u n love u tabby i kno ur in heaven smiling down on us R.I.P baby I'll see u again someday!
kims mom

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Oct 18, 2011
 
Ashley Potter wrote:
I miss my baby sister Tabby(Tabitha Potter)who was murdered in shedd park in 1999, my oldest daughter's middle name is Tabitha for my sister I miss u n love u tabby i kno ur in heaven smiling down on us R.I.P baby I'll see u again someday!
I remember reading about her murder. I don't know why bad things happen to nice people. There are so many scumbags that walk the street and it always seems like we lose the good ones.

Its so nice you gave your daughter her name. I am sure you think of your sister every day.
Barbara Hughes

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Nov 15, 2011
 
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Did you hang out with Erica when you were young? Did you know that Erica and Janice Filamond who's torso was found the year prior were friends? Hun, Janice was my best friends little sister and Erica I learned a few years back was the niece of my father's wife. I am looking for childhood friends of these two little girls because after this many years I have suspicions that are coming about that need to be put to rest.
I was friends with both of them, Erika being my closest friend. feel free to contact me bthewitch@gmail.com
Debbie Doe

Londonderry, NH

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Dec 12, 2011
 
jeanne filamond wrote:
does anyone remember my sister janice filamond?? who was murdered back in 1981. like to know if you remember her or was a friend of hers .this is her sister jeanne we lived in chariot apartments. we also lived at princeton village before she went missing.
I lived @ 1984 when your sister went missing, I always had a very bad feeling about Dennis Baker. This was confirmed when I watched him with his big movie camera and all those little kid's around him all the time. Then again, after my appartment was broken into while I was in bed sleeping one very early winter morning, the police told me that who ever this was had a key to my appartment, and nobody had a key to my place!! I knew then he was the one that came in thinking I was @ work that morning, and he was going the bathroom. At that point I just new I had to find a way to run out of there, and I did! Another neighbor was letting her dog out and I ran into her place with just my undie's and a T-shirt on and closed her door on her, I was shaking so bad.
I have never to this day forgotton all/any of this! To this day I have nightmares of this monster! I'm now 50 year's old and he will haunt me forever and the thing's he did to other's!
I'm so sorry about your sister, and I always think about her and the pain your family has gone through.
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#536
Dec 15, 2011
 
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I remember Depot Annie and the crazy lady that lived near the tracks that HATED men ALL men.
She used to flash the boys after school from here window. Too Much Funny the things we remember..
Was the crazy lady Alice B.
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Milford, NH

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#537
Dec 15, 2011
 
Does anyone have info on the Marcott suicide/possible murder?
Kerry B

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#538
Dec 30, 2011
 
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I am also here searcing for answers about this case of Ted. I am really wondering if there may have been some truth of what he was saying in his defence at his trial. I did not know him but have a reason to possibly believe now he may have been telling the truth. Did he strike you as the type to possibly kill a little girl. I am seeing other connections that make me believe he may have not done so. Searching for anyone who can give me more on his character.
I just found this site. I was friends with Erica and attended Daley Middle School with her. There is absolutely no doubt that Ted, Sr played a role in her death. His son is the same type of man that he is, always in prison. It was such a sad time for us when she was killed.
Kerry B

Dracut, MA

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#539
Dec 30, 2011
 
Also meant to add, my cousin was murdered in 1981 in Lowell. They found her body in the woods off of 495 and no one was ever arrested or convicted. The cops think that it was her ex-boyfriend but there's evidence to support that it could have been a Lowell Cop. She was at her grandmother's house and on her way home, down by Broadway St, and she never made it home. She was only 19. I remember her boyfriend's name was Gerard and he had an identical twin. Anyone know anything about Brenda LaCombe's disappearance? The 30 year anniversary was just a few weeks ago and the police have accidentally thrown out all of the evidence they collected. Even if the killer were caught he wouldn't be prosecuted.

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Dracut, MA

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#540
Dec 30, 2011
 
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The story on Westford Street initially got my attention because I've written about that area many times. It turns out, from what I'm hearing, that the shooting last night had nothing to do with the apartments at 75 Westford St., but it's still an address that might be worth a mention.
First there was Aug. 12, 2006. That's when 21-year-old man was shot to death at a birthday part just down the road on Royal Street. I covered the shooting. It was late at night, there were still birthday streamers hanging up around the Royal Street property, and a lot of people at the scene.
The following afternoon, Billeoum Phan, at just 14-years-old, was arrested for that gang-related murder. He was the youngest accused killer Lowell had seen in years, and he was arrested at 75 Westford St. I snapped a picture of him as he was driven from the scene in the back of Sgt. Joe Murray's cruiser.
Phan was convicted of voluntary manslaughter earlier this year. He'll be in prison until he is 21-years-old, and after that he'll have a 5-year suspended sentence hanging over him to keep him in line.
Now lets skip ahead to April 7, 2007, just a few minutes before midnight.
Vuthavy Phay was playing cards on the second floor of 168 Fletcher St., when a bullet came into the apartment and hit him in the back of the head.
Phay's 16th birthday was April 8, and he lived long enough to spend about four hours of it in the hospital before he died. I covered that murder too. I went to the scene that night. I remember being struck that Phay was probably unconscious for all four of the hours of his birthday that he managed to survive.
David Phin, 22, and his nephew Roth em, 21, were soon charged with Phay's murder. At the time, they both lived at 75 Westford St.
Last month, two more men were charged in that murder. Savong Moun, 23, and Pahath Pheap, 20. All are still awaiting trial.
Last week when the weather got nice, I noticed some kids hanging out on the porch at 75 Westford St. It's a white house across from Armory Park, the porch I'm talking about is set back down a short driveway. It's right next to Tech Heng Auto Body.
I can't remember whether it was late Tuesday or Wednesday night that I was listening to police radio and heard Sgt. David Peaslee, who commands the city's gang unit, call for another gang unit car to come meet him at 75 Westford St.
Peaslee didn't say why.
So then we have Friday night. A little before midnight, shots are fired on Westford Street, and a 17-year-old boy is shot in the adomen between 75 Westford St., and Tech Heng Auto Body. It sounds like he'll survive, but police haven't said much more at this point.
One thing they have said is that this latest shooting doesn't appear to be related to the residents of 75 Westford St. It's nice to hear that, for once.
It's funny how some of these addresses just keep on popping up, though.
According to city GIS listings, 75 Westford St., is owned by the 71/75 Westford St., Realty Trust. It's co-owner is trustee Markos G. Evangelos, of 3 Brentwood Drive, Peabody. The trust bought the property in 2005 for $470,000.
I lived at 75 Westford St. for about 4 years in the late 70s and early 80s. It was a dump then, too. Many don't remember that there was a fatal fire there when I was in the 6th grade (about 1981/82). Very bad things have happened in that house and the best thing that could happen is to level it. Tech Heng used to be Jimmy's Gas Station and Limby's on Branch was owned by Warren Limberpoulous and his father (for those that were trying to remember).
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Jan 16, 2012
 
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Think one of the Shattuck brothers was involved with that..
It was jamie and steve erickson . Scumbags
animal lover

Concord, MA

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Before all these people run their mouths maybe you should know what really happened. George was my grandpa and he was the most loving caring man I have ever known. As for my aunt liz, why run your mouth..when you dont know the truth. Yes btw my grampie did die in prison for a crime he did not commit. If you only you knew the half of it.
Law school Student

Sorry, but George Edgerly was never "innocent" by any stretch of the imagination. He brutally murdered his wife and an eye witness saw him murder the insurance investigator years later. It is what it is. Sorry.
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Wow, I guess that spot, the 7-11 store at the corners of Chelmsford St. and Westford St. in Lowell has become a "killing field" so to speak. I remember not that long ago, the employee who was a young husband and father, while outside of that 7-11, was taking a smoking break when he was viciously attacked by several thugs, they slashed him to death. For no reason. What a horrific thing and so senseless. You would never see me at that area of Lowell, it's as bad as New York City slums. Too dangerous.
It was 1 idiot who got into fight with worker cause he was drunk tryn to show off for 2 friends, clerk kicked his ass he got pissed and stabbed clerk.
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I think there's been even more than that. It's a shame that people get so heavy into drugs. Nothing good has ever come from doing and selling drugs, it's just a dead end street.
These murders had nothing to do with drugs so stop assuming like u know. Jerry meas is a punk gangbanger who killed because of color of hat someone was wearing assumed by meas that kid was rival gbr. Louis is a idiot who tried to show off got his ass kicked and killed a man cause his pride was hurt. Not all drug users are animals and not all animals are drug users. Some people are born killers im tired of drugs and alcohol being used as pleas for evil.
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#545
Jan 22, 2012
 
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does anyone know anything about the dracut man who supposedly hung himself in a shed? i heard the dracut police told the family to leave it at suicide or someone could get hurt
What year did this happen, do you recall?
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You do not have your facts straight. Elizabeth lost her mother at an early age through horrible circumstance. She lived with her grandmother growing up, along with her brother. Under not ideal circumstances. She made the mistake of becoming involved with the married Louie Tavoulares. He was very dominant, and would follow her and check up on her all the time. When she eventually ended it with him, she moved into an apartment. She did not own a house, he did not buy her a house ever. She was trying to move on. He remained married.
She started dating someone, and he found out. He broke into her apt, prob thru the balcony, and murdered her to death with a knife. Her current boyfriend was not with her at the time, they were not "caught" by Tavoulers. He killed her because he couldn't have her anymore. He then wrote suicide notes that he left at his bar, which also admitted killing Beth. He was found by police in his car, I believe after taking pills. After he recovered - he was out on bail, back at his bar, and ended up plea-bargaining for some ridiculously low amount of years, which got shortened even more as he was released less than 10 years later, or about that many years.
Just because this woman's father had a bad reputation, you should not malign her falsely. She is dead. I knew her and she was a quiet, intelligent woman with a sadness about her, who ultimately lost her life to an obsessed ex-suitor.
Speaking of her father, he died in prison by some illness. And it was Butler Chevrolet, and he was the general manager.
Also, I believe he failed the lie detector test, as his young lawyer just starting out named F Lee Bailey introduced testimony that showed lie detector tests were not reliable.
Elizabeth and her younger brother Frank were just nice, ordinary kids. Elizabeth was murdered by her abusive boyfriend. She did not deserve that....she was a lovely young woman.
kims mom

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I know the lowell cops must view this site for info. all I can say is there are a lot of cold cases out there and they should be working on them, someone knows something about these murders

beautiful Debbie Bates was missing for 11 years. then her body was found off rte 3 in chelmsford and it was just recently moved. they went after George Stanichuk, but couldn't prove anyting (?) even though he has a violent history and drug use. She got hooked on crack because of him and thats all the police know about her, so she's not important enough to keep perusing her murder. She wasn't always on crack and just started using it less than a year before she was murdered. She was 23 had a 2 year old son, that has no memory of his beautiful mother and how very much she did love him.

Debbie was reported missing by her mother, as her mom was babysitting her son and Debbie never showed up to get him, she had to go to Debbie's apartment and get some clothes for him, and lo and behold George Stanichuk was hiding in a closet in Debbies apartment... really and no one can find proof of his guilt? he's not that smart..... c'mon

there are a lot of families that don't have anwswers out there and there are poeple out there that have those answers.... give these families some closure.

Keep this site active for informational purposes to help solve these cold cases.
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Concord, MA

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jjb wrote:
<quoted text>These murders had nothing to do with drugs so stop assuming like u know. Jerry meas is a punk gangbanger who killed because of color of hat someone was wearing assumed by meas that kid was rival gbr. Louis is a idiot who tried to show off got his ass kicked and killed a man cause his pride was hurt. Not all drug users are animals and not all animals are drug users. Some people are born killers im tired of drugs and alcohol being used as pleas for evil.
If you read my comment you'd see I didn't say the murder of the 7-11 clerk was drug related. I don't know if the thugs were on drugs or selling them or what. The subject was about that area of the city being notorious for killings and being a bad place to be. So drop the attitude.
kims mom

Nashua, NH

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Jan 23, 2012
 
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I know the lowell cops must view this site for info. all I can say is there are a lot of cold cases out there and they should be working on them, someone knows something about these murders
beautiful Debbie Bates was missing for 11 years. then her body was found off rte 3 in chelmsford and it was just recently moved. they went after George Stanichuk, but couldn't prove anyting (?) even though he has a violent history and drug use. She got hooked on crack because of him and thats all the police know about her, so she's not important enough to keep perusing her murder. She wasn't always on crack and just started using it less than a year before she was murdered. She was 23 had a 2 year old son, that has no memory of his beautiful mother and how very much she did love him.
Debbie was reported missing by her mother, as her mom was babysitting her son and Debbie never showed up to get him, she had to go to Debbie's apartment and get some clothes for him, and lo and behold George Stanichuk was hiding in a closet in Debbies apartment... really and no one can find proof of his guilt? he's not that smart..... c'mon
there are a lot of families that don't have anwswers out there and there are poeple out there that have those answers.... give these families some closure.
Keep this site active for informational purposes to help solve these cold cases.
Whomever judged this as clueless must be a friend of Stanichuks... hopefully you'll never have to suffer the loss of a child... loser
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LOWELL, Mass.-- The ex-boyfriend of the woman whose remains were found dumped in Chelmsford last week said he had nothing to do with her disappearance.

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David Boeri Speaks With Ex-Boyfriend
NewsCenter 5's David Boeri reported that police searched the home of George Stanichuk this week and questioned him about the disappearance of Deborah Bates. Bates was reported missing in 1993 and her body was discovered near a Lowell highway on March 11.

"I'm innocent. I never killed anybody," said Stanichuk.

Bates' ex-boyfriend has an armed robbery conviction, served time, a history of drug and alcohol addiction, and numerous restraining orders have been filed against him.

"I feel guilty because I brought drugs into her life," said Stanichuk.

Stanichuck, who said her loved her, described a life of crack and cocaine Lincoln Avenue after the birth of their son in 1990.

"I've had a history of restraining orders," said Stanichuk.

A history with every girlfriend he's had, said the plasterer.

The first one Bates sought against him was in April 1991, after she told him to get out. In the restraining order said, in part, "When he was leaving, he said he was gonna slice my throat when he returned." She went on to say, "Later he choked with me both hands with my one year old son in my arms."

Stanichuk maintained there "was never violence" in the relationship.

The second restraining order was issued after she told the court "he is abusive to me. He threatens to kill me. I feel he is endangering mine and my child's life."

A month later the order was vacated at Bates' request.

"No, I don't hit children. I'm not into that. I'm a very lovable person," said Stanichuk.

In the third restraining order sought before the couple broke up she said, "George broke my finger, punched me and hit me in the head."

Stanichuk maintained he was not involved in Bates' disappearance and death.

"I don't have to worry because I'm innocent," he said.

State police and a police dog searched his family's home on Tuesday. He submitted to questioning at the Chelmsford police station until he said he'd had enough.

"Their line of questioning --(they) called me a liar," said Stanichuk.

Lowell police did not question Stanichuk after Bates disappeared, despite staying at her apartment on the night she disappeared and being the last person to see her alive. Copyright 2005 by TheBostonChannel. All rights reserved. This material may not be publishe

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Whomever judged this as clueless must be a friend of Stanichuks... hopefully you'll never have to suffer the loss of a child... loser
I agree with Kim's mom. So many answers are needed for closure. Too many cases with unanswered questions. May the quilt lay heavy on the ones responsible and anyone connected who holds answers. Love and prayers out to all the families who have suffered.

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