Re-Introducing Unsolved Vermont 

Unsolved Vermont began as a graduate school project. The assignment was to create a blog about any topic we cared about and post throughout the semester. I knew immediately that my blog would be about unsolved mysteries. When I started thinking of topics I would write about, I thought of the Lynne Schulze and Middlebury Does cases. I was familiar with both and wanted an excuse to spend more time researching them. I decided the blog would be Vermont-themed, and Unsolved Vermont was born.

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Missing: Patricia Hesse

Patricia Hesse disappeared without explanation from her apartment in Rutland, Vermont, on November 9, 1981. There were no reported clues, and the case seemed to grow cold before the search even began. Patricia’s sister conducted her own investigation and believed that she knew who was responsible, but no one has been charged with a crime and Patricia’s disappearance remains unexplained.

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The Death of Cheryl Lunna

On Tuesday, April 29, 1992, Cheryl Lunna’s overturned car was found on Camp Brook Road in Bethel, Vermont. The car appeared to have gone off the road at a curve and landed in a stream. An investigation revealed she was likely run off the road by another driver. A suspect was eventually arrested, but no one was ever convicted for any crime related to her death.

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The Murder of Maram and Roland Hanel

On Thursday, September 20, 1984, the bodies of Maram and Roland Hanel were found in their chalet in Jay, Vermont. Both had been shot multiple times. There were few clues, and the police seemed to hit a dead end early in the investigation. In the decades since the murder, there have been no arrests, no motive has been determined, and the case has received very little media attention.

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