Sunday, August 7, 2011
MURDERED IN 1946, BETTY WALRAVEN FINALLY ID'D
The suspect--who served time on California's death row at San Quentin-- told detectives he helped the woman dispose of Betty Walraven's body in the desert.
But it wasn't until 2005 when a San Bernardino County coroner's investigator decided to close the case things began to happen. He took DNA fvor Walraven's family and then it took 6 years to confirm.
Shawne said:"It's an amazing story. When you sit down and hear it from beginning to end, it reads like a good novel that just ends without telling you what happened -- or why it happened anyway."
Cops still don't why his great aunt was murdered but may likely be connected to a $10,000 war bond that Betty Walraven's brother says she stole from their parents before disappearing from Texas in 1942. She was reported missing the following year and may have been involved in an affair while hubby was overseas.
Shawne said: "She doesn't seem like the most upright of citizens."