The carnival was in town, and Jane Marie's big brothers told her that she could go along with them! She was so excited because she'd wanted to ride the Ferris Wheel most of all - even though it was a little scary to her. The happy, seven-year-old was last seen alive at the carnival there in Trainer, Pennsylvania, on April 25, 1951. When she could not be found, everyone frantically began to search for her. The next day, her little body was found lying in the front seat of a truck cab at another carnival southeast of Philadelphia. Her murder went unsolved for 37 years until 1988, when William Henry Redmond was finally arrested. His fingerprints were found in the same truck cab that Jane Marie had been found in. And, Redmond was actually the Ferris Wheel operator at the carnival on the day Jane Marie was murdered. Ironically, he also disappeared that day, and could not be questioned until long after Jane Marie was found. Redmond is also a suspect in the murders of three other little girls. Sadly, he could not be brought to justice in any of these cases because he died in 1992 awaiting trial for Jane Marie's murder. Little Jane Marie's family continue to love and miss her to this very day.
Specifically: Trainer, Pennsylvania
Created by: Always with Love
Record added: Mar 24, 2008
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