Catherine Cesnik case

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Catherine Cesnik, a 26-year-old nun, disappeared after leaving her Southwest Baltimore apartment to go shopping in November 1969. Two months later, her body was found in a frozen field in Baltimore County. Catherine Cesnik case: Archived Sun coverage  > Licensing inquiries: Email tim.thomas@baltsun.comMore

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  • Sister Catherine Cesnik case: Missing Nun's Body Found In Lansdowne

    Jan. 8, 1970: Missing Nun's Body Found In Lansdowne

    Two men were questioned at length this week by Baltimore County Police in their investigation of the slaying of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, the 26-year-old Roman Catholic nun whose partly-clad body was found last Saturday in a dump off the 2100 block Monumental Ave. in Lansdowne. An autopsy disclosed...

  • Neighbors rally behind fired gravedigger

    Jan. 7, 1991: Neighbors rally behind fired gravedigger

    The caretaker-gravedigger of Holy Cross Cemetery, fired from his job of nearly four years by a Roman Catholic priest shortly before Christmas, has been ordered to vacate the large frame house on the cemetery property where he lives with his wife and seven children. Although the caretaker, 51-year-old...

  • Sister Catherine Cesnik case: With new lead, police reopen old murder case

    June 19, 1994: With new lead, police reopen old murder case

    On a gray Saturday morning almost 25 years ago, two hunters crossing a snow-crusted field in Lansdowne stumbled on a terrifying sight -- the partly clothed body of a young woman sprawled halfway down an embankment. The only evidence of life was fresh animal tracks. It was Jan. 3, 1970. With Baltimore’s...

  • Sister Catherine Cesnik case: Police hope people will see clues in psychological profile that will lead to killer

    June 19, 1994: Police hope people will see clues in psychological profile that will lead to killer

    Has he talked in the 25 years since the slaying? Has he tried to ease his conscious by telling relatives or friends about the death of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, a popular high school teacher who was killed and dumped in a Lansdowne field? Baltimore County police hope the killer has mentioned...

  • Sister Catherine Cesnik case: 1969 slayings of 2 women forge police-FBI liaison

    July 1, 1994: 1969 slayings of 2 women forge police-FBI liaison

    Baltimore County detectives and FBI agents met this week to consider possible connections between the unsolved slayings of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik and Joyce Helen Malecki, who vanished four days apart in 1969. Maj. Allan J. Webster, chief of the county’s Criminal Investigation Services Division,...

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