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Monday, December 02, 2013 9:00 PM


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PAULDING — No new answers have been found with the discovery of a shoe that is thought to be evidence in a half-century-old murder case in Paulding.

Paulding County Sheriff Jason K. Landers released an update on Monday which stated that the shoe, which had been found in the old Paulding County Jail in October yielded no DNA profile.

It was hoped that DNA evidence could help investigators in an attempt to solve the 1960 murder of then-14-year-old Nancy Eagleson of Paulding.

According to Landers, the shoe was found in the old jail building as renovation was underway. The single shoe was found in the basement of the building in a narrow passageway behind stone walls. The passage had been blocked for years by a wall which was added to the basement.

The small-sized, high-heeled, black shoe was thought to be missing evidence from the case, specifically one of Eagleson’s shoes she was wearing the night she was killed in November, 1960.

A shoe was uncovered when the newer wall was partially demolished. Also uncovered was an old license plate, a piece of material and some animal bones.

There was no proof that the shoe belonged to Eagleson but a shoe, her dress, scarf, purse and personal belongings disappeared in the years since the case was being actively worked. According to Landers, the investigation remains open at this time. No one was ever charged with the killing.



Last Updated on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 9:26 PM

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