Letter sent to the Reformer
To the editors:
The Connecticut River Valley Serial Killer has never been brought to the bar of justice. The crimes, which terrorized women up and down the Connecticut River Valley in the 1970s and 80s, have never been solved.
But new crime-solving techniques are now available. New DNA analysis; new wide-ranging computer data bases are used by law enforcement officers... in other regions.
In Seattle, the Green River Killer was brought to justice. Every other day I read in the Boston and New York City press of cold case squads solving murders decades old.
Why is nothing done about addressing our situation here?
Would it cost too much money for a cold case squad today? Did the crimes slip between the cracks because they occured at the borders of jurisdictions? Do we lack a historical memory that would spur us on in the hopes of resolution? Is it because the victims were considered marginal women in their communities?
The victims cry out for justice. Will they be heard?