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Friday, May 30, 2014

Killer of Rebecca Sue Gelhausen up for parole

David Gelhausen was just days before his second birthday when his 12-year-old aunt, Rebecca Sue Gelhausen, was kidnapped from Painesville and then raped and murdered.
The victim’s body was discovered Feb. 17, 1974, in a wooded Perry Township area. The horrific crime continues to haunt Rebecca’s remaining family members 40 years later.

The News-Herald reported the news of the slaying in the February 18, 1974 edition and that of the suspect being charged the following day.

Reporter Tracey Read shares the continued efforts of family and friends to keep her killer behind bars.

Click here to sign the online petition.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

she is still gone and her family still misses her. why would a murderer and rapist be allowed to live more life than the victim?

August 7, 2014 at 12:20 PM 

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