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March

TRACY MARIE NEEF

angelfire.com

Tracy’s mother dropped her first grader off at Bertha Heid Elementary School inThornton.  But school officials reported that Tracy never attended school that day.  Herbody was found around 5 pm about 30 feet from a road off Boulder County 119.  Next to Tracy’sbody were her school supplies.  Her mother didn’t realize her daughter hadn’t made it into theschool building until she went to pick up Tracy from school.  Authorities ruled that the girldied between 10 am and noon.  The official cause of death was asphyxiation.

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01

June

THE REGION; 4 YOUTHS ACQUITTED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT

nytimes.com

A Superior Court judge today acquitted four Passaic youths of charges ofjuvenile delinquency stemming from a reported sexual assault of a 12 year old girl lastmonth.  The judge ruled there were inconsistencies in the testimony of the girl and otherwitnesses.

 

 

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08

March

STEVEN WICKS AND RONALD DEFOND

angelfire.com

Steven Wicks, 10, and Ronald DeFond, 7, left Ronald’s home around 2:30 on March 8, 1980, towalk about a block for ice cream at a grocery store on East Colfax Avenue and Williams Street inDenver.  A passer-by driving in Adams County found the bodies of the boys were kidnapped andmurdered.  Each had been shot once in the head and both boys later died at Denver HealthMedical Center.  Sheriff’s investigators say their prime suspect in the case died severalyears ago, however, the case has not been officially closed.
(Denver)

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22

September

PHILLY CHURCH IN SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

A grand jury has found that leaders of the Philadelphia Archdiocese, including two cardinals, concealed sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests for four decades.  But no criminal charges can be brought against the church or its clergy because of state law limits.  The report, which was three years in the making, names 63 priests whose abusive behavior was well documented in archdiocese files and by witnesses who testified before the grand jury.  It specifically cites the late John Cardinal Krol, archbishop of Philadelphia from 1961 to 1988, and his successor,

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