Today in True Crime History: July 11

Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst

1985 — Ruth Pelke, 78, is murdered by Paula R. Cooper. The killer was a 15-year-old girl who had skipped school with friends.

1988 — Debra DeMello, 35, is last seen in New Bedford. Her body was found in November that year along I-195. She is believed to be a victim of the New Bedford Highway Killer.

1995 — Chester County Jane Doe is found. She is between 17 and 40 in East Caln Township, Pennsylvania.



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