Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Revisiting the Disapperance of Carol Anne Cole (A New Bethany Mystery)

A new series at No Longer Quivering
by Suzanne Titkemeyer
 

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In the last three years or so both NLQ (No Longer Quivering) and NLQ SASBN member Bruce Gerencser have written about the disappearance of Carol Ann Cole, her eventual identification as the Louisiana murder victim known only as Bossier Doe and the possible links between Carol Ann and troubled teen home New Bethany.

(NLQ stands for No Longer Quivering, 
and the SASBN refers to the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network.)

It was only last year when DNA analysis confirmed what many thought, that Bossier Doe was Carol Ann Cole. Many breathed a sigh of relief, thought that the case was mostly closed and moved on to fresher news. But the sad fact remains that the 35 year old murder of Carol Ann Cole and the mystery of her disappearance is still unsolved.

A few months ago I spoke with someone who had been a resident at New Bethany who has been instrumental in keeping up with the years of information on the disappearance and murder of Carol Ann. There are literally thousands of documents and sources that I’ve been combing through, reading and making notes, trying to make sense of this. It is a large confusing mess, with the case considered closed years ago with the false confession of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas and what seems to be people desperate to make the public think that Carol Ann Cole was never at New Bethany Home for Girls. The more people I talk to involved in this, and the more legal documents I view, the more questions come up.