Police Search for Clues in 2007 New Britain Cold Case

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    New Britain police returned to search the woods near Hartford Road where the remains of three women were discovered in 2007. (Published Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013)

    New Britain police headed back out at 593 Hartford Road canvassing the area in search for more clues as to who killed the three women whose remains were discovered there in 2007 and what happened to them.

    The partial remains of three women who had gone missing were discovered behind a Subway restaurant there in a wooded area near the intersection of Route 9 and Hartford Road. It’s not clear what happened to those women, but police have said they’re treating the cases as homicides.

    It’s the fourth time police have conducted a search since the remains were discovered. Officers, detectives and the department’s entire Police Academy recruit class will have spent the day doing line searches in the woods. They headed out around 8 a.m. and stayed on scene until 3 or 3:30 p.m., according to Police Chief Jim Wardwell.

    No additional remains or evidence was recovered during today's search, said Police Captain Thomas Steck.

    Last month, one of the victims was identified as Joyvaline “Joy” Martinez, who had been previously referred to as Jane Doe Number One. Martinez went missing from East Hartford in October 2003. She was 24 at the time.

    Jane Doe Number Two was identified in 2011 as Diane Cusack of New Britain. Jane Doe Number Three is now the only victim yet to be identified. In 2010, police said they couldn’t find the woman’s skull but could tell form her leg bones that she was between 20 and 30 years old when she died and was probably athletic.

    Police are asking for the public's help in solving the cold case.

    Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the New Britain Police Dept. Criminal Investigation Division at 860-826-3120.