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Sun Nov 29, 2020, 12:53 AM

Montana Girl, 5, Was Abducted Near Home and Found Dead in Drain -- and Killer ID'd 46 Years Later

Montana Girl, 5, Was Abducted Near Home and Found Dead in Drain — and Killer ID'd 46 Years Later

For 46 years, the family of Siobhan McGuinness waited to find out who killed the spunky 5-year-old back in 1974

By KC Baker October 28, 2020 01:16 PM

On a frigid February afternoon in 1974, Siobhan McGuinness was walking the short distance home from a friend’s house in Missoula, Montana, when she vanished. ... Two days later, the 5-year-old’s body was found in a snow-covered drain culvert near the exit for Turah on I-90, just outside the city limits. ... She had been sexually assaulted. She also sustained trauma to her head and stab wounds to her chest, according to the FBI.

Detectives at the time searched tirelessly for the little girl’s killer, but came up empty. ... The case went cold for decades.

On Monday, authorities announced that after 46 years, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Squad, detectives from the Missoula Police Department and others had finally identified the man who took the life of the spunky child who was always smiling.

Richard William Davis was 32 when he was traveling through the area at the time of Siobhan’s murder, Missoula Police Chief Jason White said at a press conference on Monday]. ... Davis died in 2012 in Arkansas at age 70.

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Reply Montana Girl, 5, Was Abducted Near Home and Found Dead in Drain -- and Killer ID'd 46 Years Later (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2020 OP
ItsjustMe Nov 2020 #1
montanacowboy Nov 2020 #2
Lucky Luciano Nov 2020 #5
regnaD kciN Nov 2020 #3
MontanaMama Nov 2020 #4
angstlessk Nov 2020 #6

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 01:03 AM

1. Skip the video to 12:20

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 01:12 AM

2. I remember that

living in Libby, MT just northwest of Missoula. Glad for the family.

But it makes me sick to think this guy had a whole wonderful life and all the time what he did. Unspeakable. A born again, sounds about right. I hope he is paying his dues.

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 01:33 AM

5. I spent two weeks in Libby at the Motel 6 in 1989.

Driving cross country with my father and brother our car went over a rock on US 2 just outside Troy. My father kept driving....and the engine seized because all the oil leaked! It took a while for parts to come and get us going again. We checked out Glacier again during that time, but it was mostly days in the motel pool since we didn’t rent a car on a teacher’s salary. Glad he took us cross country to see our beautiful land.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 01:25 AM

3. Damn shame they didn't ID him earlier...

...so he could have been brought to justice.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 01:26 AM

4. I don't believe that Siobhan's murderer never took another life.

The newspapers say he was “born again” and cared for animals....what he did to that little girl was horrific. I don’t think it was a one off.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 12:51 PM

6. My thoughts, exactly.

Men who do this, are most likely serial killers

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