Wednesday July 24, 1974
STATE COPS PROBE DEATH OF MASS< GIRL; SEE SIMILARITIES TO POCKETT CASE
Hartford (UPI) Connecticut State Police have joined the investigation into the apparent slaying of a Brookfield Mass. girl in a case that resembles that of Janice Pockett, 7, of Tolland who disappeared nearly one year ago.
Kathleen Terry, 12, was riding a bicycle around her familie's campsite in Mashapaug, Conn. when she disappeared Friday. Her partially unclothed body was found early Saturday in a wooded area about a mile inside the Massachusetts border.
The Pockett girl disappeared last July 28 while riding a bike near her home.
Like Kathleen, the Pockett girl's bike was found abandoned alongside a road. The location where the Terry girl's body was found is about 20 miles northeast of where Janice was last seen.
Connecticut State Police said recently they have been unable to question two men who are now in custody on morals charges who might provide some information into the Pockett disappearance. They said they were prevented from questioning the men because their cases on other charges are pending.
The bike, belonging to the Terry girl was found about an hour after she was reported missing shortly before 5 p.m..
Searchers found the girl's body about 9 a.m. Saturday and police said the girl appeared to have been struck on the head by a stone but there was no evidence of sexual assalt.