It was a senseless murder. An employee from the Springfield (Massachusetts) Parks and Recreation found the body of seventeen year old Shana Price’s body on the morning of December 26th, 1990 in Blunt Park. She had been sexually assaulted, beaten and strangled. With DNA evidence, it is unlikely that convicted serial killer Alfred Gaynor was responsible. However, there is hope that genealogical DNA searches may lead police to the murderer.
It’s been an issue for decades. Two cases illustrate that point.
Mary Margaret Begay worked at the Bright Angel Lodge in the famous Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona (USA). A friend of hers stated they had last seen Mary going into a vehicle with two men on August 1st, 1956. That was the last time the nineteen year old was ever seen. (Source https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/39937/details?nav
Not even a few months later, 25 year old Ida Mae Lee would go missing as well. She, just like Begay worked at a hotel in the Grand Canyon Nation Park in Arizona and was reported missing and was believed to have been last seen on Novermber 1st, 1956. (Source https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/34305/details?nav