Will Man’s Death Lead To End Of Thirty Year Mystery?
A body found in a storage unit could finally solve a case almost thirty years old.
When Francis Julian dropped his girlfriend Kitty Wardwell off at motel in Salem, New Hampshire in 1983 that was the last he ever heard of her. For years he gained sympathy as being the man whose girlfriend disappeared. That sympathy remained until he died on October 1st aged 80.
At the time of Wardwell’s disappearance Julian was quizzed by police, believed to be a participant in some way to her vanishing. Julian always denied the claims, but remained under suspicion for his entire life.
Wardwell aged 29 at the time of her disappearance was described as fun loving. On June 6th 1983, Julian and Wardwell had an argument, and after this argument Julian claimed he dropped Wardwell off at the El Rancho Hotel and never saw her again. A month later William Desmond a close friend of Wardwell went to Maine police to report her missing.
Shortly after his death, Julian’s relatives were made aware of a storage unit in Lewiston, Maine; which had secretly been in the possession of Julian since 1992. In the unit they found an unplugged freezer containing the body of a woman.
Wardwell’s case is the longest one on the Maine police forces records, but seems now to be solved.