New clues in unsolved dancer murder case
April 16, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Kathy Boswell was a 27-year-old dancer from Jacksonville whose murder has been unsolved since 1984. Now, decades later, investigators believe her murderer may still be on the loose.
Katie worked as a dancer at the corner of University Boulevard South and Philips Highway, in a club called Sands Speakeasy Showbar. It was the last place she was seen alive, on February 22, 1984. Karen St. Louis, her sister, told investigative agents what she remembers from that day. “I remember getting the phone call from my mother saying that Kathy was missing,” said St. Louis. She said she knew right away that something was not right because of a phone call Boswell made before she disappeared. “Kathy got off work. She called my mother and told my mother she was coming to see her,” St. Louis added. Boswell left her daughter, Jamie, at her babysitter’s house. The babysitter later called police when Boswell didn’t show up. “She would not ever have not picked her up. It just wasn’t in her nature to be that way,” said St. Louis.
Sgt. Dan Janson, with the Sheriff’s Office, said that about four months earlier, the body of another dancer from the same club had been found in a borrow pit in St. Johns County. The suspect, in that case, was William Darrell Lindsey, a convicted serial killer who died in prison in 2001.
“Can I say specifically that he’s responsible for Kathy’s case? I can’t say that at this point, but he certainly would be a person of interest,” said Janson
St. Louis said there was someone else who made her worry about her sister and her murder. “She had a boyfriend at the time who had a propensity for violence and we knew this and we were not happy at all,” said St. Louis. The boyfriend was not officially named a suspect in the case. A few days later after the dancer disappeared, the Sheriff’s Office found her car at the Lion’s Gate Apartments, less than a mile away from the club.
“There was a set of boots in the car and there were some initials written on the inside and so we were concerned about that,” said Janson.
Almost a year later, construction crews working just off of I-10 East and State Road 228 found human remains near a fence in a wooded area. About four years after that discovery, dental records confirmed the remains were those of Kathy Boswell.
Baker County Detective Tracie Benton is now working on the murder case.
In today’s world, law enforcement agents face a lot of challenges in delivering truth and justice. With the global environment turning more and more violent, it has become increasingly hard to keep citizens safe.
Murderers and criminals today are inventive in how they carry on illegal acts. Modern means of communications and technology facilitate the way they act. Every year, law enforcement worldwide is faced with cold cases that can’t find their resolve or justice. The Jacksonville case is just one of them. And when trails go cold, it’s hard to keep the case open. Moreover, the investigative means and technologies at agents’ disposal are somewhat limited in results. A DNA test is useful, but only when there is DNA present at the crime scene. How about the polygraph test? There are countless cases where suspects and criminals passed it, although they were guilty of the crime.
Each nation faces such an unpleasant social and political context, that nowadays it’s even more hard to detect where the threats are coming from. In this murder case, the dancer can’t find her peace and justice after 34 years, unless the murderer is found.
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The use of iCognative enables law enforcement to distinguish between innocents and perpetrators, determining their implication in a criminal action. Moreover, this technology can help Jacksonville police in solving the murder crime of Kathy Boswell. In order to conduct a iCognative test on each suspect or person of interest relevant to the crime, a test case needs to be built using crime related confidential information known to the perpetrator is called stimuli. It only takes few minutes to enter the stimuli into the system once it is ready. Stimuli input can be in the form of pictures or text to conduct a test on the suspects. In the present crime stimuli such as date – February 22, 1984; location – Jacksonville, Sands Speakeasy Showbar, where the victim was last seen alive; her car, found at the Lion’s Gate Apartments, with a pair of boots in the car and initials written inside; and the location of her found human remains – off of I-10 East and State Road 228, which are confidential and know to perpetrator alone.
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With this powerful security tool, law enforcement agents can solve the murder case of the Jacksonville dancer, offering her family peace and delivered justice after 34 years.