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St. Pete police give 'significant update' on 2 cold case murders



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — St. Petersburg police are set to give significant updates on two major cold case investigations.

While details on the updates were limited, the St. Petersburg Police Department mentioned that one case was the “‘Trunk Lady’ case of 1969.”

According to police, the “Trunk Murder Case” first began on Halloween 1969 when a Parks and Recreation supervisor discovered a steamer trunk while looking for oak tree seedlings behind the Oyster Bar.

The trunk was locked, so the supervisor called the police.

When officers opened up the trunk, they found the body of a woman who was later found to have been killed via “manual strangulation by ligature.”


The victim was described as a white woman between 25-35 years old who stood at 5 feet 9 inches and weighed 130 pounds. She was also said to have given birth before and had the impression of a ring on her left ring finger, although she had no jewelry on her.

Police said the only clothing she had on was a pale green slip-on pajama top.

The other case appears to involve the murder of Richard Evans, who was killed on May 28, 1997.

We will stream the press conference here once it begins at 10:30 a.m.

Source: WFLA


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