Deborah Lynn McConnell

Deborah Lynn McConnell

Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 1 Dec 1988 (aged 25)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 133350697 · View Source
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Deborah was murdered and the case has gone cold...

Serial Killing Spree Still Unsolved

The period of April to September of 1988 was a time of terror in New Bedford. It is believed that a killer or killers took the lives of eleven women. Nine of which were found murdered and two are still missing. Many of the victims were involved drug usage and in some cases prostitution. The women's bodies were all found alongside highways outside of New Bedford. The first victim was found in July of 1988 and the last known victim was found on April 24, 1989 off of Interstate 195. Over the years there were two prime suspects, one was an accused prostitute rapist who later committed suicide. The other was an attorney who had connections to several of the deceased victims. To date there has been no conviction in any of the murders of the New Bedford women.

The known victims of the New Bedford Highway Killer are: Dawn Mendes, 25, of New Bedford. Nancy Paiva, 36, of New Bedford. Debra Greenlaw Perry DeMello, 35 of Brockton.

Deborah McConnell, 25, of Newport, Rhode Island.

Mary Rose Santos, 27, Of New Bedford. Sandra Botelho, 25, of New Bedford. Rochelle Clifford Dopierala, 28, of Falmouth. Debra Medeiros, 29, of Fall River. Robbin Rhodes, 29, of New Bedford. If you have any information about these murders or the disappearances of Marilyn Roberts and Christina Monteiro please contact the New Bedford Police at 508-991-6320.


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  • Created by: RI Researcher Gal
  • Added: 26 Jul 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 133350697
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Deborah Lynn McConnell (7 Aug 1963–1 Dec 1988), Find a Grave Memorial no. 133350697, citing Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by RI Researcher Gal (contributor 47485860) .