Unsolved Homicides

McAvoy, Shirley

Case date: 1990

Town: Pittsfield

McAvoy, age 32, of Pittsfield, Maine was last seen alive at her residence on August 9, 1990 by her close friend. Friends notified local police on 10-01-90 after going to Shirley's house and discovering what appeared to be a large pool of dried blood under the living room couch. The blood was later determined to be that of McAvoy.

On 08-10-90, McAvoy's vehicle was reportedly involved in a traffic accident on the South East expressway in Boston, MA. The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, who was never identified, however was described as six feet tall, slender build, with light colored short hair.

On 11-20-90, the skeletal remains of McAvoy were found wrapped in a quilt in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Her vehicle was ultimately found in Georgia.

Contact: Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - Central, 36 Hospital Street, Augusta, ME 04330. Telephone (207) 624-7143 or toll free 1-800-452-4664.

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