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Real Name: Sandra Valade
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Date: February 1, 1960

CaseEdit

Details: On February 1, 1960, an eighteen-year-old secretary named Sandra Valade vanished after leaving a YMCA swimming class in Manchester, New Hampshire. Nine days later, her body was found in a snowbank, sexually assaulted and shot to death. Authorities had few leads in the case and it soon grew cold. Then, in winter 1964, fourteen-year-old Pamela Mason responded to a newspaper ad asking for a babysitter. On January 13, 1964, she was picked up by the person who had placed it but then vanished. Eight days later, she was found stabbed and shot to death in a snowbank near Manchester, New Hampshire. Authorities began investigating the case and found that it had similarities to Sandra's case. A few weeks after Pamela's murder, a local woman named Rena Paquette began telling people that she knew who was responsible for Pamela's death. Then, on February 3, 1964, she was found dead in a barn on her property. She was burned to death. Surprisingly, her death was ruled a suicide. Then, decades later, on November 9, 1985, her son Danny Paquette was shot to death near his home. Although authorities believe that these cases are not related to one another, the Paquette family is convinced that Rena knew the identity of Pamela and Sandra's killer, was silenced about it, and that Danny also had information about the cases and was silenced as well.
Suspects: None known
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 24, 1990 episode.
Results: Unresolved. Edward Coolidge was later arrested and charged with Sandra and Pamela's murders. He was convicted of Pamela's and sentenced to life in prison. However, he has since been released on a technicality. Rena's death remains unsolved. Danny's was later found to be completely unrelated to the cases; he was killed by a friend of his stepdaughters'.
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