unsolved child murder in 1964-1965

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Kelly

Staunton, VA

#1 Jan 24, 2009
A friend of mine was telling me about an unsolved child abduction/murder in Staunton, Virginia. I believe the girl's name was Caroline. Does anyone have any more information on this crime?
Kelly

Staunton, VA

#2 Jan 24, 2009
I think the murder took place between 1964-1965.
Kelly

Charlottesville, VA

#3 May 4, 2011
Another unsolved murder not long after her occurred. Another young girl. I believe her name is Debbie Back.
Rebecca

Waynesboro, VA

#4 May 17, 2011
Debbie happens to be kin to me I heard her remains was found in old outhouse.
Angel

Castalia, NC

#5 Aug 30, 2011
Just out of curiousity I hear there are two cross's in the mountains. I heard a story about 2 young girls sometimes way back that were raped and murdered and their father supposidly made the cross's in their memorey can any one tell me anything about these crimes or maybe the reason for the cross's u can email me at angelhardee@yahoo.com or find me on facebook.

Since: Jul 09

Stuarts Draft,VA & Townsend,TN

#6 Sep 7, 2011
Are yall talking about the murder's that happened at High's in Staunton, VA? I heard they found out who killed those 2 women that were found dead there, the 2 women were employees & they were thought to be killed by a guy with the last name Thomas but he was found not guilty & was released as a suspect & later they found the real suspect & she was in an elderly home. Apparently she has died but they got a confession out of her before she died. Here are some links to the story.

http://www.nbc29.com/story/9554523/new-detail...

http://www.nbc29.com/story/9466896/1967-murde...

http://www2.newsvirginian.com/m/topics/types/...

http://www2.newsvirginian.com/news/2009/jan/2...

http://www2.newsvirginian.com/news/2008/dec/3...

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/m/topics/types/...

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2009/jan/2...

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2009/jan/2...

http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/38224574.h...

http://www.readthehook.com/65780/staunton-sui...
kelly

Glen Allen, VA

#7 Jan 22, 2012
No, not the High's murders. These are two young girls in I believe Staunton.
Rodney Campbell

Blacksburg, VA

#8 Jan 22, 2012
Kelly wrote:
A friend of mine was telling me about an unsolved child abduction/murder in Staunton, Virginia. I believe the girl's name was Caroline. Does anyone have any more information on this crime?
The homicide you are asking about is the one of my cousin. I have been trying to get more info about this. I remember being at my grandmothers house that night it happened. I was very young at that time. It was on Halloween night. My Grandmothers last name was Roadcap. She lived up the street from the old Lee High School. My cousins name was Carolyn McGloclin i think. Her Mothers name was Betty. I am not sure about the spelling of her last name McGlocin. I was only four years old. I do remember her leaving that night to go trick or treating. She was 15 or 16 years old i think. I am not sure where the police found her body. If any one has any info about this they can email me at valleydude42@yahoo.com
Rodney Campbell

Roanoke, VA

#9 Jan 29, 2012
Kelly wrote:
A friend of mine was telling me about an unsolved child abduction/murder in Staunton, Virginia. I believe the girl's name was Caroline. Does anyone have any more in
formation on this crime?
On Halloween night, 1967, 9 year-old Carolyn Jean McLaughlin left the Staunton, Va home of her mother to go trick-or-treating. Carolyn, dressed as a "go-go girl", was never seen alive again.
Following weeks of intensive searching by local and state authorities as well as assistance from the FBI, Carolyn was found by a hunter some 40 miles from Stuanton near the town of New Market. Carolyn was found in Smith Creek under a bridge in a rural area. She was still wearing the costume she had been trick-or-treating in. The medical examiner determined she had most likely died the night she was abducted. Though he ruled Carolyn had died of suffocation, there was water in her lungs indicating she had been placed into the stream alive, though probably unconscious. There were no obvious signs of molestation.

Ten years later, in July of 1977, charges were filed against 33 year-old Herbert David Alger, who had last been living in the small town of Stanley. Alger, at the time of the arrest, was already in prison for an earlier arson charge. Alger, along with two other men, had long been a suspect in the death of Carolyn. The other two suspects were both dead by 1977, one having been murdered and the other having committed suicide.

By 1980, Alger was in prison serving two life sentences (one for the murder of little Carolyn) as well as an addtional 23 years on various other charges. In June of '80, Alger was killed in a prison riot.
Sarita

Bronx, NY

#11 Jan 9, 2013
beanad wrote:
Are yall talking about the murder's that happened at High's in Staunton, VA? I heard they found out who killed those 2 women that were found dead there, the 2 women were employees & they were thought to be killed by a guy with the last name Thomas but he was found not guilty & was released as a suspect & later they found the real suspect & she was in an elderly home. Apparently she has died but they got a confession out of her before she died. Here are some links to the story.
http://www.nbc29.com/story/9554523/new-detail...
http://www.nbc29.com/story/9466896/1967-murde...
http://www2.newsvirginian.com/m/topics/types/...
http://www2.newsvirginian.com/news/2009/jan/2...
http://www2.newsvirginian.com/news/2008/dec/3...
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/m/topics/types/...
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2009/jan/2...
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2009/jan/2...
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/38224574.h...
http://www.readthehook.com/65780/staunton-sui...
Yes the murderer was my cousin
alison

Lisbon, ME

#12 Feb 27, 2013
Anyone know of a child was missing in early 60s in old orchard maine or surrouning area?
stellaleadingnew s

Norfolk, VA

#13 Apr 16, 2014
She was little sister to Brenda & Dennis. Other siblings but don't remember names. She was supposedly found in small creek near her home.lived down from Robert E.
Lee Hi school &Gypsy Hill Park
Kelly wrote:
A friend of mine was telling me about an unsolved child abduction/murder in Staunton, Virginia. I believe the girl's name was Caroline. Does anyone have any more information on this crime?
misty

Beaverdam, VA

#14 Friday Nov 21
alison wrote:
Anyone know of a child was missing in early 60s in old orchard maine or surrouning area?
It's possible I have some details. What have you already collected for info.?

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