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Victims Highlight: The Suspected Victims of Alaska’s “Butcher Baker”

Robert Hansen was a compulsive liar. Even when confronted with proof present in his house–together with the damning aviator’s map with 37 “X” marks on it that matched websites the place our bodies had been discovered–Hansen would proceed to disclaim involvement. When he lastly did give authorities some info, it was primarily him blaming the victims and making an attempt to justify his actions. As prosecutor Frank Rothschild stated throughout Hansen’s 1984 sentencing listening to, “He offers us what he is aware of he needed to give us and no extra.” Hardly ever did Hansen supply something further on some other victims.

The next listing is a complication of 13 victims Robert Hansen is suspected of killing based mostly on the notorious aviator chart and numerous trophies present in his house. Whereas their instances stay open and formally unsolved, their tales nonetheless must be instructed.

Ceilia “Beth” Van Zanten

Beth Van Zanten was solely 18-years-old when she was final seen alive on December twenty second, 1971. A pupil at Anchorage Neighborhood School, Beth grew up in South Anchorage along with her dad and mom and three older brothers. Beth was described as an clever extrovert who was a bit boy loopy. The household was raised Morman, however by 1971, Beth’s brothers David and Joe had turn into accustomed to the celebration way of life. In accordance with neighbor Becky David’s police assertion, “I didn’t know the van Zanten household or the daughter, however I’ve seen a reasonably tough bunch hanging round the home. And in addition, they maintain some fairly loud events.” The home in reference was the massive house on Knik Avenue that Beth lived in along with her brothers and their cousin, Greg Nicholas. Their dad and mom lived in one other home, additionally within the Anchorage space.

On the afternoon of December twenty second, Beth had gone buying along with her mom, her aunt, and a cousin. She spent that night at house watching a film with David and Joe. They had been watching The Entire World Is Watching, a made-for-TV film loosely based mostly on the campus radicals of the late 1960’s. Someplace round 8:30 pm, Beth observed there was no soda in the home and determined to stroll to the close by Bi-Lo persuade retailer earlier than it closed at 9pm to purchase some. She appreciated to stroll. She often walked in all places. So, it was no shock police discovered a number of witnesses that noticed Beth strolling in that course between 8:45 and 9:00 pm. A neighbor claimed to have seen her on Northern Lights Blvd. at about 9:00 pm.

Beth by no means made it to the Bi-Lo. Her brothers didn’t report her lacking till two days later. They assumed that their cousin Greg had picked her up on the way in which to the shop.

Megan Siobhan Emerick

Megan Emerick was born on March seventeenth, 1956, and was raised in Delta Junction, Alaska. She was described as a quiet woman who loved searching and fishing along with her household on the Yukon River. She appreciated horses, bikes and rock music. By 1973 Megan had left house to enroll as a pupil on the Seward Talent Middle (now referred to as the Alaska Vocational Technical Middle). 17-year-old Megan Emerick was final seen on July seventh, 1973, exiting her dormitory’s laundry room. She didn’t take any private belongings along with her and has by no means been heard from once more. Megan was 5″4′ and weighed roughly 120 kilos. She has lengthy brown hair and hazel eyes. She has freckles and her entrance tooth protrude. Megan was final seen sporting a white long-sleeved checkered shirt, a brown short-sleeved sweatshirt, blue denims and suede ski boots.

Megan age progressed to 56 years outdated by NCMEC.

Robert Hansen has denied any involvement in Megan’s case. Though he did admit being in Seward the day she disappeared. If Megan resurfaced at present, she could be 66 years outdated. Her mom died in 1996, however her brothers are nonetheless alive and hope for a decision in her case.

If in case you have any info on the disappearance of Megan Emerick, you’re inspired to contact the Seward Police Division (907-224-3338). Her company case quantity is 73-1268.

Mary Kathleen Thill

There’s restricted info obtainable within the case of 22-year-old Mary Thill. She was final seen in Seward, Alaska on Saturday, July fifth, 1975. Sooner or later within the day, Mary was given a trip into city by a buddy. She was dropped off at a neighborhood bakery. One other buddy noticed Mary on the waterfall on Lowell Level Highway between 1:30 and a couple of:00 p.m. She has not been heard from since. On the time of her disappearance, Mary was residing on Decrease Level Highway and her husband was away engaged on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline on the Northern Slope.

Mary was 5″5′ and weighed roughly 130 kilos. She has pink hair, blue eyes and wears eyeglasses with spherical pink frames and thick lenses. Mary was final seen sporting an Military sort jacket, a grey pullover sweater, blue Levi’s denims, leather-based Tuffy model mountaineering boots and was carrying a small black backpack. Robert Hansen has denied any involvement in Mary’s case. Though he did admit being in Seward the day she disappeared. If Mary had been to resurface at present, she could be 69 years outdated.

If in case you have any info on the disappearance of Mary Thill, you’re inspired to contact the Seward Police Division (907-224-3338). Her company case quantity is D75-1356. Her NamUs quantity is MP16958.

Roxane Easland

Roxane Easland was reported lacking by a buddy on July 2nd, 1980, beneath the alias Karen Lee Baunsgard. The buddy’s report claimed Roxane had not been seen since June twenty eighth when she was supposed to fulfill an unknown male for a “date” on 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage. Little is understood about her previous however for not less than two weeks, she had been staying on the Finances Motel on Spenard Highway in Anchorage along with her boyfriend. There was some discrepancy with Roxane’s age. Relying on which publication you learn, she is going to both be listed as 23, 24 or 25-years outdated. Some companies have spelled her first title “Roxanne” and her final title “Easlund.” Roxane has been identified to additionally use the aliases Karen Baunsgard and Robin Lee Easland.

Roxane is 5″3′ and (on the time of her disappearance) weighed between 90 and 105 kilos. She has shoulder-length straight brown hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She has a birthmark on the highest of her shoulder and a birthmark on the highest of her proper thigh. She might put on wire-framed eyeglasses. Roxane was final seen sporting a brief brown leather-based coat with a fur collar, pants or blue denims with black high-heeled boots. She was probably carrying a handbag. If Roxane had been to resurface at present, she could be in her mid-sixties.

Anybody with any info relating to the disappearance of Roxane Easland ought to contact the Alaska State Troopers (907-375-6413).

Lisa “Betty” Futrell

There’s little info obtainable on 24-year-old Lisa Futrell. It seems that even her birthday has been misplaced to time. She was final seen on September seventh, 1980, leaving her job at Bush Firm; she additionally had a “date” that night.

Malai Larsen

Malai Larson was born on August thirtieth, 1955. She was final seen alive in both 1981 or 1983.

Andrea Mona “Fish” Altiery

Andrea Altiery was reported lacking by a buddy on December 2nd, 1981. She was final seen was final seen taking a cab to the Boniface Mall in Anchorage, Alaska at 11:00 p.m. and was planning to fulfill an unidentified male who promised her lots of of {dollars} for a nude photograph shoot. She has not been heard from since. Initially from Hawaii, Andrea arrived in Alaska someday within the early eighties and virtually straight away fell into the intercourse work scene in Anchorage. She started to work as an unique dancer beneath the title Enchantment; however her family and friends referred to as her Fish. She might have additionally used the title Lisa.

Andrea Altiery’s Fish Necklace (photograph courtesy of Alaska State Troopers)

Andrea was 24 years outdated on the time of her disappearance. She was described as 5″5′ and weighed roughly 120 kilos. She has lengthy brown hair and brown eyes. She was final seen sporting a black leather-based jacket, a pink sweater, blue denims and brown cowboy boots. Andrea was additionally sporting fairly a bit of knickknack. Together with a gold-colored ring set with a pearl, a gold-colored ring set with two pearls, an vintage marriage ceremony band with a rose-set high, and a custom-made fish necklace. The necklace was a gold chain with a small sterling silver pendant within the form of a salmon, with a diamond setting for the attention. She might have been carrying a black zippered purse and a small floral-print make-up bag.

A few of Andrea’s belongings, together with her favourite fish necklace, had been present in Hansen’s house when police searched it.

Anybody with any info relating to the disappearance of Andrea Altiery is requested to contact the Alaska State Troopers (907-375-6413).

Sue Luna

Sue Luna was 23-years-old in 1982. Initially from Washington State, she ultimately discovered herself working as a dancer on the Good Instances Bar in Anchorage. She was final seen by her roommate–one other dancer at Good Instances–Robin Worth on Might twenty sixth. Sue had instructed Robin that she had made a “date” to fulfill an unidentified male Luna had met not too long ago on the bar. Luna was to fulfill the person the next day at Alice’s 210 Restaurant. She hoped this date would lead to $300. Sue was trying ahead to spending the upcoming weekend along with her sister, Roberta.

Tamera Pleasure “Tami” Pederson

Tami Pederson was 21-years-old when she disappeared from the Wild Cherry nightclub in August of 1982. In an unique interview with Oxygen Tami’s brother, Tony, remembered his sister as a “free spirit” who was shut along with her household. Once they had not heard from her by August, Tony and their dad and mom all of the sudden moved to Alaska from Washington State to stroll the streets of Anchorage on the lookout for her. It took virtually two years earlier than they knew what grew to become of her.

Robin Pelkey

After practically 38-years, the Jane Doe previously generally known as Horseshow Harriet was recognized as 19-year-old Robin Pelkey. Initially from Denver, Colorado, Robin had been residing in downtown Anchorage within the 1980’s when Hansen was lively. In Alaska Division of Public Security’s press launch officers disclosed that the place was no document of anybody in her household ever reporting Robin lacking. The identification was executed in October of 2021 by genetic family tree after an in depth relative was positioned in Arkansas.

Angela “Angie” Feddern

Angela Feddern was born in Seattle, Washington on September 14th, 1958. She had come to Alaska someday in 1979 and labored as an unique dancer in Fairbanks. It was her boss at Murphy’s Legislation that reported her lacking in February of 1983. The Butcher Baker weblog described Angela as a “… a troubled soul. Her sister in Seattle knew that she was into medicine and turning tips to help her behavior. She reached out. She tried to assist. So did her mom. They each failed.” Angela is survived by her solely daughter, Christina.

DeLynne Renee “Sugar” Frey

Baltimore native DeLynne Frey was a waitress residing in Anchorage when she was final seen in April 1983. DeLynne was a baby of divorce and barely appeared to remain in a single place for very lengthy. By the point her stays had been recognized in 1990, DeLynne was survived by her mom, Jean Hawks, her stepfather, William Hawks, and her three sisters Daybreak, DeLanna, and Missy who had been all residing in Hawaii. She was solely 19 years outdated.

Teresa Watson

Teresa Watson got here to Anchorage from Sacramento, California. Born someday in 1961 she died in both 1982 or 1983.

Analysis Sources:

Butcher, Baker: The True Account of an Alaskan Serial Killer by Walter Gilmour and Leland E. Hale

Robert Hansen’s Murderpedia Profile

Robert Hansen: The Alaskan Serial Killer Who Hunted His Victims Like Animals by Katie Serena

Unsolved Homicide: Did Alaskan Serial Killer Robert Hansen Kill Beth van Zanten?

Butcher, Baker Weblog

The Doe Community


Discover a Grave

The Charley Undertaking

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