Real Name: Nancy Marie LaBonte Daddysman
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Date: September 4, 1998
Details: Nancy Daddysman was a forty-two-year-old divorcee who had lost custody of her five children in a bitter divorce. She was planning on going to a trip to meet a friend of hers in Indianapolis, Indiana. On September 4, 1998, she mysteriously vanished from Bowling Green, Kentucky, where her car had broken down.
On September 21, 2000, two years after she had vanished, her skeletal remains were found by teenagers in a roadside dump in Barren County, Kentucky. Analysis revealed she had been stabbed to death. She was identified with the help of forensic anthropologist Dr. Emily Craig. Dr. Craig first determined, from the skull, that the victim was a white female in her early forties. She then matched the clothing on the remains with the description of the clothing Nancy was wearing when she vanished. The police believe her killer was someone familiar with the area where she was found.
Suspects: None known; Nancy's friend, Jack Woodbine, was ruled out as a suspect. Investigators believe that her killer was familiar with the area where her remains were found.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the August 21, 2001 episode, as a part of one about forensic anthropologist Dr. Emily Craig.
Results: Solved. In 2009, thirty-five-year-old convicted killer David M. Bell confessed to Nancy's murder. He claimed that he was high on meth when he picked her up while she was hitchhiking. He claimed that he was driving her home when he hit her with a pipe. When she regained consciousness, he stabbed her to death and left her body in the roadside dump. A defensive wound on her arm matched his story. Police now believe that he is a serial killer and may have killed more than seventeen women. It is unknown when he will be tried for her murder. He is currently serving a sixty-five year sentenced for his previous murder conviction.
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