September 18, 2012

After 55 Years, Cold Case Investigation Gets Hot

A 72 year old murder finally gets convicted for the killing of 7 year old "Pretty" Maria, in 1955. From the UK Telegraph:
A former police officer was today finally found guilty of the abduction and murder of a seven-year-old girl 55 years ago.

The conviction of Jack McCullough, 72, represents the longest cold case in history after a DNA breakthrough placed him at the scene of the abduction of Maria Ridulph in 1957.

Maria's mother died without seeing justice for her daughter's slaying - a case that caused so much of a national outcry that President Eisenhower and FBI director J Edgar Hoover demanded daily updates.

McCullough, 18 at the time, was initially considered a suspect when the young girl's decomposed remains were found a year after she disappeared. But he had been ruled out thanks to a fabricated alibi, and thought he had got away with the terrible crime for most of his life.

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Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Bury that bastard alive.

sig94 said...

Odie - I'm thinking of the "Mummy" and those flesh eating scarab beetles.

Kid said...

God Love the Cold Case Officers !

At 72, you know the last thing that POS wants to do is end up as a cog in the grey bar hotel. Hopefully he'll live another 20 years as some other 72 yr old's bitch. Some well endowed and ignint sucka.