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Title: Chartier,Judith A.missing June 5,1982
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Judith Ann Chartier


Left and Center: Chartier, circa 1982;
Right: Age-progression at age 40 (circa 2004)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: June 5, 1982 from Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: August 12, 1964
Age: 17 years old
Height and Weight: 5'5, 135 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, brown eyes. Chartier has scars under her chin and on her left wrist. She has a small mole on her right calf and a cap on her upper left front tooth. Her nickname is Judy.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A hip-length white sweater with brown toggle buttons, tan sandals and designer jeans or brown corduroy pants.
Medical Conditions: Chartier may develop a rash on her forehead and on her knuckles due to an unspecified medical condition.


Details of Disappearance

Chartier resided in Chelmsford, Massachusetts in 1982. On the night of June 5, she attended a party in Billerica, Massachusetts with her boyfriend. They had an argument during their stay and Chartier drove her boyfriend to his home, then continued back to the party by herself. Witnesses told investigators that she left the party at approximately 2:00 a.m. alone. Neither Chartier nor the 1977 black Dodge vehicle she was driving have been located since that time.
Investigators with the Chelmsford Police Department received a tip from the US Secret Service in Washington D. C., who were investigating a counterfeiting operation. One of the ring's suspects, James Mitchell DeBardeleben, was also believed to be connected to a number of murders in the US. Secret Service agents found a map of the Chelmsford region where Chartier disappeared in 1982 in the suspect's car, along with several photos of women involved in sadomasochistic acts. A receipt from a local motel in Chelmsford in the car; it was dated "June 4, 1982," the day prior to Chartier's disappearance. It is known that DeBardeleben liked brunettes, which fits Chartier's profile. Chelmsford police detectives attempted to work with DeBardeleben regarding Chartier's case, but leads never panned out. It is worth noting that DeBardeleben was ruled out as a suspect in the 1982 Michigan disappearance of Kellie Brownlee.

Chartier was employed at a fast food restaurant in Chelmsford at the time of her 1982 disappearance. Her mother told authorities that Chartier was being harrassed by a male co-worker at the time she vanished. Chartier's mother also stated that her daughter was frightened of the employee. It is not known if the unidentified male is connected to Chartier's disappearance. Her family believes she met with foul play at the hands of someone she knew. Chartier's case remains open and unsolved.



Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Chelmsford Police Department
978-256-2521



Source Information
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Child Protection Education Of America
The Detroit News
The Boston Globe
California Attorney General's Office



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Cold Case: Bones Found Near Frederick

POSTED: 4:40 pm EDT May 11, 2005
UPDATED: 6:52 am EDT May 12, 2005


FREDERICK, Md. -- It has been almost 23 years since the skeletal remains of a woman were found in the woods on a mountain near Frederick, Md.

Investigators don't know how she died, where she died, or who she is. But they've recently received some tantalizing leads, and they're looking for help to close this cold case.

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The bones were found in an area known as the Frederick Municipal Forest. Back in 1982, it was known as the Frederick City Watershed because all the water that falls in the mountains drains into the city's reservoir.


Back in '82, in the heat of the summer in August, a man and a woman were up there looking for mushrooms and they made a horrible discovery.

"They came upon this trunk and what they found inside were the remains of the victim that were literally melted because of the heat," Lt. Tom Chase said.

As a consequence, detectives don't know who she was.

Three forensic anthropologists have produced artists' conceptions of what she might have looked like.

Forensic dentists have produced a dental chart that indicates she had work done at a dental school.

"According to these dentists, the type of dental work that she had done, they aren't done as frequently in the practice of dentistry, but they are still taught to people who are going to practice dentistry," Chase said.

Investigators do not believe she is from the Frederick area.

"We believe that if she was from Frederick, we would have been able to identify her a long time ago," Chase said.

But now, perhaps, there has been a break.

"I had a conversation with a detective from Roanoke, Va.," Chase said.

He got a call about Virginian Alice Welch, who has been missing from Roanoke since August of 1982.

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"At this time, the possibility of us having located this person, I think, is as good as it's ever been over the course of this investigation," Chase said.

He said the time frame, the height, the weight, and the appearances all match up.

"If you look at the three likenesses that you have and the photograph of the victim from Roanoke as posted on the Web page, the same similarities of her facial features are on the picture, are, in my opinion, very consistent with those similarities with those features existing on these artist renderings," Chase said.

The similarities were first noticed by the Maryland Doe Network -- a group of volunteers who research missing persons cases.

"And in this instance, if this turns out to be the victim, it will be directly as a result of the efforts of the Doe Network," Chase said.

But, as of today, detectives do not know for sure who this woman is.

"Finding out exactly who she is, is when the work really begins because that's the first lead that you have to interviewing people she knows, interviewing relatives, interviewing people from her life. That obviously gives us leads to determine how she died," Chase said.

And the Doe Network continues to play an important role in this case.

Police in Frederick are also looking at the possibility that another missing woman may be the victim in this case.

Her case is also posted on the Doe Network Web site. She is Judith Ann Chartier, who has been missing from Chelmsford, Mass., since June of 1982.

You can get to the Doe Network online at DoeNetwork.org. The Maryland Missing Persons Network is online at MarylandMissing.com.

And if you have any information that can help investigators solve this case, they ask that you call the Frederick City Police Department at (301) 694-2100.

oldies4mari2004 - September 22, 2007 01:27 PM (GMT)
Boston Globe - May 14, 1990

MISSING PERSONS: QUESTIONS AND ANGUISH
In the early morning hours of June 5, 1982, 21-year-old Judy Chartier of Chelmsford dropped her boyfriend off at his house after a party and drove toward her home on the next street. Neither she nor the 1977 black Dodge she was driving was seen again.On Sept. 2, 1977, 17-year-old Simone Ridinger of Sherborn left her job at a Natick cafe to hitchhike to Cape Cod. No trace of her has ever been found. On Aug. 8, 1974, 17-year-old Rhonda Labbe was seen getting on a bus in Lawrence en route to...


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Pilgrim - July 13, 2011 01:07 AM (GMT)
Case Type: Non Family Abduction
DOB: Aug 12, 1964 Sex: Female
Missing Date: Jun 5, 1982 Race: White
Age Now: 46 Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Missing City: CHELMSFORD Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
Missing State : MA Hair Color: Brown
Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Brown
Case Number: NCMC600731
Circumstances: Judith's photo is shown age-progressed to 45 years. She left a party with a male companion, dropped him off and continued home, but was never seen again. She has a scar under her chin, a scar on her left wrist and a cap on her top left front tooth. She may get a red rash on her forehead and knuckles due to a medical condition.

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oldies4mari2004 - March 29, 2012 09:47 PM (GMT)
Looking for Closure: 30 Years After His Sister's Disappearance, Man Seeks Answers


Joe Chartier, now of Concord, N.H., was 19 when his 17-year-old sister disappeared from East Chelmsford.
By Krista Perry Email the author March 28, 2012


Joe Chartier considers himself a realist: he knows it's unlikely that his sister, Judy, will be found after she went missing on June 5, 1982, but that doesn't mean he is going to stop looking for answers.

Judy Chartier was 17 when she was last seen in East Chelmsford after attending a party in Billerica. Chartier - one of Judy's seven brothers - was 19 at the time and decided not to go to the party with her.

Chartier said Judy went to the party with her boyfriend at the time, but the pair may have argued and she left the party to bring him home to East Chelmsford. It was then her intent to return to the party, Chartier said, but Judy and the 1977 Dodge Swinger she was driving have never been seen since she dropped off her boyfriend.

"It's been difficult, I don't really talk about it a lot," said Chartier, who still checks in with the police once in a while on the case and keeps up-to-date on any Jane Doe bodies that may have been found matching Judy's description. "She was very sweet, she loved animals. She was nice to everyone, she didn’t have a mean bone in her body. We were best friends, we did everything together."

As Judy got older, Chartier said she started hanging out with the wrong crowd. Chartier suspects someone who was at the party that night knows what happened to his sister but won't talk about it. A series of strange occurances after Judy went missing lead him to believe foul play was involved, he said. (more...)


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monkalup - March 30, 2012 10:19 PM (GMT)
30 Years After Sister's Disappearance, Concord Man Seeks Answers

Joe Chartier was 19 when his 17-year-old sister disappeared from East Chelmsford, Mass.

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Joe Chartier considers himself a realist: he knows it's unlikely that his sister, Judy, will be found after she went missing on June 5, 1982, but that doesn't mean he is going to stop looking for answers.

Judy Chartier was 17 when she was last seen in East Chelmsford, Mass., after attending a party in Billerica. Chartier - one of Judy's seven brothers - was 19 at the time and decided not to go to the party with her.

Chartier said Judy went to the party with her boyfriend at the time, but the pair may have argued and she left the party to bring him home to East Chelmsford. It was then her intent to return to the party, Chartier said, but Judy and the 1977 Dodge Swinger she was driving have never been seen since she dropped off her boyfriend.

"It's been difficult, I don't really talk about it a lot," said Chartier, who still checks in with the police once in a while on the case and keeps up-to-date on any Jane Doe bodies that may have been found matching Judy's description. "She was very sweet, she loved animals. She was nice to everyone, she didn’t have a mean bone in her body. We were best friends, we did everything together."

As Judy got older, Chartier said she started hanging out with the wrong crowd. Chartier suspects someone who was at the party that night knows what happened to his sister but won't talk about it. A series of strange occurances after Judy went missing lead him to believe foul play was involved, he said.

"Just before she went missing, she said to my father that she wanted him to check the trunk of her car. She said there was something in it and she was scared, and that was the day before the day she went missing," Chartier said. "We suspected maybe they were using her as a (drug) mule ... so we’re not sure if someone killed her because of what she saw or knew. We have really no clue."

Another strange incident happened shortly after Judy disappeared - a phone call came to the house from a woman to claimed she knew what happened to Judy but couldn't talk about it because someone had threatened to kill her.

"We know someone knows something," said Chartier.

According to the Charley Project, the U.S. Secret Service was investigating a man named James Mitchell DeBardeleben for counterfeiting when they discovered he may have been connected to a number of murders. The U.S. Secret Service searched DeBardeleben's car and found a map of the Chelmsford region where Chartier disappeared, and a receipt for a motel dated June 4, 1982 - the night before Judy disappeared. According to the Charley Project, however, "the leads never panned out."

Chartier said every so often the police make his sister's photo public again, hoping someone will see it and want to talk about it.

"I don’t think she ran away, I highly doubt that. She was so close to my mother .. she was spoiled to say the least. When she was hanging around with me, she wasn’t in the wrong crowd, but it had something to do with partying in Billerica. It was someone or something involved in that group of people because (DeBardeleben) was in the area, he was known for this and he was friends with people who were at that party," said Chartier.

Chartier's parents have since passed away and now he sees it as his responsibility to find closure.

"I don’t have hope she’s alive. I wish, but I don’t think she is. I think something happened that night. I don’t think she would have stayed away this long if she could have contacted my parents," she said. "I think someone killed her, for what reason I don’t know, but I know that the crowd she was with that night, some of them were good kids but there was some of them from that area I would never ever be around because I couldn’t stand them."

Chartier said sometimes he can't help but feel like had he gone with Judy that night she'd still be around.

But now, 30 years later and in the age of social media, Chartier is hoping someone will see Judy's picture on Facebook or the Internet, know what happened and talk to the police about it.

"I'm hoping someone's conscience gets the best of them," he said.

Anyone with information concerning this case should concact Chelmsford Police at 978-256-2521.
http://concord-nh.patch.com/articles/30-ye...n-seeks-answers

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monkalup - August 11, 2012 03:15 AM (GMT)
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BOSTON (AP) — Police have searched a Chelmsford home that once belonged to the family of a 17-year-old girl who disappeared three decades ago.

A spokeswoman for Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone confirmed Friday that state police assisted Chelmsford police Thursday with an ‘‘evidentiary search’’ at 54 Gorham St. in Chelmsford. That address is a home that once belonged to the family of Judith Ann Chartier, who disappeared in June 1982.

The spokeswoman would not confirm that the investigation is focusing on Chartier’s disappearance.

At the time of her disappearance, Chartier lived with her parents and brothers several houses away at 70 Gorham St.

The (Lowell) Sun newspaper, which first reported the search, said Chartier’s parents and another relative purchased the home in 1994. The home was sold to someone else in 2000.

monkalup - August 11, 2012 03:17 AM (GMT)
http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/08/10...fbzI/story.html
Search of Chelmsford home raises questions about teen who disappeared in 1982
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A telephone call from a civilian triggered the search of a Chelmsford home on Thursday where 17-year-old Judith Ann Chartier once lived before she disappeared in 1982, according to records and an official.

Chelmsford police could not be reached for comment. Jessica Venezia Pastore, spokeswoman for Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr., said prosecutors are assisting local police in their search of the grounds at 54 Gorham St. in Chelmsford.

Pastore said a civilian called police on Wednesday and provided the information that sparked the search. “Somebody called in with what they suspected might be potential evidence,’’ she said. “We always check those out.’’

Pastore, however, would not link the inquiry to the missing Chartier girl and would only call the effort an “evidentiary search’’ for an unspecified case.

According to Boston Globe news accounts and public records, Chartier disappeared on June 5, 1982 and at that time her large family lived on Gorham Street and owned houses at 54 and 70 Gorham street.

No trace of Chartier has ever been found, and police have never located the car she was driving the night she was last seen in the Merrimack Valley community. The Lowell Sun reported Friday that bones were found during the search, but that it was not clear if they were human or animal.

Pastore declined comment when asked what evidence, if any, searchers have found.

She said the investigation is ongoing.




monkalup - August 11, 2012 03:20 AM (GMT)
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Bones Found In Former Chelmsford Home Of Woman Missing 30 Years
August 10, 2012 6:48 PM

CHELMSFORD (CBS) ¨C Bones have been found inside a house that once belonged to a missing woman¡¯s family. Now everyone is wondering if they could solve a mystery that¡¯s lingered for three decades.

Judy Chartier vanished in 1982 when she was 17 years old. Detectives have long thought she was kidnapped and killed.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030¡äs Carl Stevens reports

After she died, her parents bought a home on Gorham Street in Chelmsford. That¡¯s where the bones were discovered in the basement. State Police and the Middlesex DA are confirming absolutely nothing. But the proximity to where Judy lived and the ownership angle are raising the possibility of a link.

Judy was Roger Balkum¡¯s fianc¨¦e when she went missing. On Friday, he was thinking about a phone that never rang one night 30 years ago.

¡°I¡¯d get like a two ring call that would let me know she got home,¡± says Balkum. ¡°I never got that call.¡±

Judy never made that ¡°I¡¯m OK¡± call after dropping him at home in the early morning hours of June 5th, 1982.

Police would later determine she went back to a party in Billerica, and disappeared.

¡°For awhile they were looking at me and giving me a hard time and stuff but I cooperated as best I could, I had nothing to hide,¡± says Balkum.

The case went cold quickly, and three decades passed until Wednesday, when the bones were uncovered. That may be meaningful or meaningless. Police are making no connection, saying only that the bones are heading for testing at the state crime lab.


monkalup - August 11, 2012 03:22 AM (GMT)
http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/19250388/...e-in-chelmsford

Renewed interest in a 30-year-old cold case in Chelmsford

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New England's Unsolved from 2001: Judy ChartierNew England's Unsolved from 2001: Judy ChartierCHELMSFORD - Investigators are searching the area behind a home on Gorham Street in Chelmsford following a discovery that could lead to a break in a 30-year-old cold case.

The home once belonged to the family of Judith Ann Chartier, a 17-year-old that went missing in 1982.

The Lowell Sun is reporting that police have recovered bones at the home and they have been sent to a lab for forensic testing.

Chartier's fiancé, Roger Balkum, was one of the last to see her before she disappeared. He shared his hopes for new information with FOX 25's Sharman Sacchetti on Friday.

"I'd like to find out exactly what happened, and who's behind it you know what I mean," says Roger Balkum.

Balkum says he went to a party with Judy the night she disappeared. He says they began arguing after a man began showing interest in her.

"I always got a little jealous too so that kinda turned into an argument that night," he told Sharman Sacchetti.

Balkum says they left in her car. He says Judy dropped him off at his home around the corner.

"Afterwards, she'd always pull in the driveway, drop me off and go right down Alvina (street). Then she'd call let it ring twice, and I'd know she was home, you know, but that night I never got a call," says Balkum.

It isn't clear if Judy went back to the party. Neither she nor her car has been seen since.

In 2001, FOX 25's Bob Ward sat down with Judy's parents, who are now deceased.

Judy's father told Ward about two strange men he says showed up at their door.

"One had a pair of nunchucks, swinging all over the place, and I says who are you guys? And he says, ‘oh we miss your daughter so bad I was in love with her and all of this,'" her father told Ward.

The home at 54 Gorham Street is now roped off with crime scene tape along with the town-owned pump station next to it.

Both are just a few doors away from 70 Gorham Street where Chartier lived with her family until her disappearance. Town records show it wasn't until 1994 that a family member purchased 54 Gorham Street. It was sold three years later.

"I've been questioned quite a lot, you know when it first happened that phone was tapped. I had to take a lie detector test, but I passed you know," Balkum said. "A lot of questions were asked about the brothers how'd they get along, did they fight a lot?"

In the 2001 interview, Judy's mother said one brother, Michael, died unexpectedly and that prior to his death he had no pictures of Judy in his home because "he couldn't stand it."

The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office is only confirming they've helped Chelmsford Police in what's called an evidentiary search. They're not saying what or who led them back to Gorham Street. Judy's parents went to their graves never knowing what had happened to their only daughter.



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monkalup - August 11, 2012 03:28 AM (GMT)
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Active scene after bones found in Chelmsford, Mass. home
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(NECN) - Bones found in a house in Chelmsford, Mass. have police working a very active scene right now.

Little information is being released by officials, but the Middlesex district attorney’s office has told us they are involved in an evidentiary search at the home on Gorham Street.

The Lowell Sun is reporting that investigators removed the bones from that home Thursday and that the home once belonged to the family of Judith Ann Chartier, the 17-year-old that disappeared in 1982.

The bones have been sent to a lab to determine whether they are human or animal.


monkalup - August 11, 2012 03:30 AM (GMT)
Sun exclusive: Source says bones found at former family home of missing Chelmsford teen
By Kris Pisarik kpisarik@lowellsun.com and Sarah Favot sfavot@lowellsun.comlowellsun.com
Updated: 08/10/2012 11:01:45 AM EDT


Police tape surrounds 54 Gorham St. in Chelmsford Thursday night. Investigators found several bones at the former home of Judith Ann Chartier's family. The 17-year-old disappeared in June 1982. SUN / JULIA MALAKIE

Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our MyCapture site. CHELMSFORD - Investigators removed bones from a residence at 54 Gorham St. Thursday, a home that once belonged to the family of Judith Ann Chartier, a 17year-old whose disappearance in June 1982 has stymied police ever since.

Atwo-day search - which involved two police dogs, local detectives and state police assigned to Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone's office - resulted in "several bones" being removed as evidence, a source confirmed.

The bones have been sent to the state police forensics lab to determine whether they are human or animal, the source said.

Neither Jessica Pastore, a spokeswoman for Leone, nor Chelmsford Police Chief James Murphy would confirm that the investigation is centering on Chartier's disappearance.

Pastore said state-police investigators were at the scene assisting Chelmsford police in an "evidentiary search," but she declined further comment.

"We're conducting a follow- up investigation related to a previously reported incident," Murphy stated in an email response. "It's too early to release any additional information."

Asked specifically whether the probe focused on Chartier's now threedecadesold disappearance, Murphy replied, "If you're asking about Judith Chartier, the only thing I would confirm regarding that is that she was reported missing to our department back on June 5, 1982. The missing-person case remains open." Chartier disappeared after attending a party in Billerica with her fiancé of four


Judith Ann Chartier, circa 1982, at age 17

Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our MyCapture site. months, Roger Balkum, with whom she apparently had an argument, police said at the time. Chartier is believed to have driven Balkum back to his East Chelmsford home, then returned to the party, where police believe she was last seen around 2 a.m.
She was driving a black,1972 Dodge Swinger.

Neither Chartier nor her vehicle have been seen since.

Chartier's disappearance is classified on missing-children's websites as a "nonfamily abduction." At the time, the brownhaired, brown-eyed Chartier lived with her parents, William and Judith R. Chartier, and her seven brothers several houses away at 70 Gorham St.

Thursday evening, 54 Gorham St. was enveloped in yellow police tape, as was a small brick structure at 58 Gorham St.

A computer-generated image shows what Judith Ann Chartier may have looked like at age 45. SUN FILE PHOTO

Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our MyCapture site. Michael McCarthy is the owner of the single-family home at 54 Gorham, according to records with the Chelmsford Board of Assessors. The listed phone number for the home was not in service Thursday evening.

McCarthy purchased the home in 2000 from Stephen M. Chartier and Robin Savard.

Stephen, William and Judith R. Chartier purchased the home in 1994 from Algirdas Jurius, according to records at the Northern Middlesex Registry of Deeds. Jurius had owned the home since 1969. William and Judith Chartier have since died.

In a 2007 interview with The Sun, Chartier's father, a retired heavy-equipment operator, said he believed his daughter was dead a long time ago.

"Someone got away with it somehow," the 76-year-old said at his then-Windsor, N.H., home. But "I would like to know whatever happened to her ... so we can live right."

Chartier and his wife, who died in 2003, followed leads everywhere, from Florida to Montreal, he said.

Even psychics were consulted, but that, too, proved fruitless.

"They are all a big hoax," said Chartier.

The case has stumped investigators, who crisscrossed the country, chasing tips and possible leads tying Chartier's disappearance to recently captured serial killers and other criminals. But none proved true.

"Before I retire, I would love to find Judy Chartier, but I don't think it's going to happen," Inspector Ken Duane, Chelmsford's juvenile officer, said in a 2007 interview. "It's been the biggest frustration of my 32 years (as a police officer)."

Duane retired in February 2008.

Around midday on Thursday, several unmarked police cruisers were parked on the property at 54 Gorham St. Personnel dressed in plainclothes were also working at the scene. A road construction crew was also in front of the home, completing work on some curbing at the time police were at the home.

Judy Chartier would have turned 48 years old this Sunday.

Sun Enterprise Editor Christopher Scott contributed to this report. Follow Kris Pisarik on Twitter@kplowellsun.Follow Sarah Favot@sarahfavot.

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A two-day search, involving two police dogs, resulted in several bones being removed from 54 Gorham St. in Chelmsford, the former home of Judith Ann Chartier's family. She disappeared in 1982 at age 17. SUN / JULIA MALAKIE

Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our MyCapture site.


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Ell - August 14, 2012 12:03 AM (GMT)
BOSTON (AP) - Police have searched a Chelmsford home that once belonged to the family of a 17-year-old girl who disappeared three decades ago.

A spokeswoman for Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone confirmed Friday that state police assisted Chelmsford police Thursday with an "evidentiary search" at 54 Gorham St. in Chelmsford. That address is a home that once belonged to the family of Judith Ann Chartier, who disappeared in June 1982.

The spokeswoman would not confirm that the investigation is focusing on Chartier's disappearance.

At the time of her disappearance, Chartier lived with her parents and brothers several houses away at 70 Gorham St.

The Lowell Sun newspaper, which first reported the search, said Chartier's parents and another relative purchased the home in 1994. The home was sold to someone else in 2000.


Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/19245676/...2#ixzz23TSb8900

monkalup - August 26, 2012 03:00 AM (GMT)
Source: Bones found at family home of missing Chelmsford girl are animal

Judith Chartier
WHDH - MA, USA

Source: Bones found at family home of missing Chelmsford girl are animal

By Sarah Favot, sfavot@lowellsun.comlowellsun.com
Updated: 08/13/2012 06:15:03 PM EDT

CHELMSFORD -- Bones found at the home that once belonged to the family of Judith Ann Chartier do not belong to a human, a source confirmed.

Chartier disappeared on June 5, 1982, after attending a party in Billerica. Neither she nor her car has been seen since. She was 17. At the time, her family lived at 70 Gorham St., just down the street.

Local detectives and state police assigned to Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone's office had conducted a two-day evidentiary search last week at the home at 54 Gorham St.

A spokeswoman from Leone's office said late Monday, "Our evidentiary search has concluded," regarding the ongoing investigation at the home.

Pastore declined to comment further regarding the results of the investigation.

The District Attorney's Office had not confirmed bones had been removed from the home at 54 Gorham St. A source had told The Sun bones were removed from the home and sent to a state police forensics lab.

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_2...sing-chelmsford





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