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Murder of Mary Quigley - Santa Clara, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 20.503 W 121° 56.612
10S E 593579 N 4133303
Quick Description: Murder of Mary Quigley was just recently solved with the help of DNA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2014 5:00:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMN58R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
"On the night of Friday, September 9, 1977, Quigley, a student at Santa Clara High School, attended a back to school beer party at a house near the corner of Monroe and Market Streets in Santa Clara. An acquaintance had given her a ride to the party on the back of his motorcycle and had promised to offer her a ride home. He left the party and did not return until after Quigley had left. Witnesses last saw Quigley leaving the party around 11:45 PM alone and on foot, headed toward the house of a friend who lived nearby.

In the early daylight hours of September 10, a groundskeeper noticed at a distance an object up against a fence that separated some apartments from a Santa Clara High School athletic field. The object was more or less 100 yards from the path that Quigley likely would have taken through War Memorial Park. It wasn't until around noon of the same day that the groundskeeper investigated further and discovered that the "object" was the body of Mary Quigley.

Quigley's body was unclothed. Debris on the body suggested she had been dragged to the fence. She was hanged by the neck on the fence with an item of her clothing, where she suffocated." (visit link)
Date of crime: 9/11/1977

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Fee required: no

Web site: [Web Link]

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