On May 14, 2016, Shattered Lives Radio featured guests discussing three missing young girls from Tolland County in the state of Connecticut. The three girls have been missing since the late 1960’s, early 70’s.
Appearing on the episode were family members and investigators who updated listeners on their latest efforts to solve the cases and return the girls to their families.
The podcast was subsequently included with information about the cases in the Division of Criminal Justice section of the State of Connecticut website.
Read on website: Tolland County Cold Case Squad
Host of Shattered Lives, Donna R. Gore, is also a State Outreach Coordinator for Wilmington, NC based CUE Center for Missing Persons. She spent several months coordinating the guests and information for the episode.
The discussion surrounding each case related details that are known, and the fact that there is no physical evidence available in any of the cases that would give investigators new leads.
Listen to Podcast: Shattered Lives Radio
Shattered Lives Radio Guests:
- Daniel Cargill- Retired Ct State Trooper; Lead Cold Case Analyst; Tolland County Cold Case Squad;
- Lt. William Meier, Vernon Police Department; Began as 2014 Investigator with the Tolland County Cold Case Squad;
- Janelle Candelaria- Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Department of Criminal Justice, Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, Rocky Hill, CT;
- Mary Engelbrecht- Younger sister of Victim Janice Pocket;
- Aprille Falletti- Younger sister of Victim Lisa Joy White
Debra Spickler, Janice Pockett and Lisa White missing from Tolland County, CT
Debra Spickler was 13 years old from Mystic, CT visiting her aunt in Vernon CT. Last seen on July 24, 1968, at Henry Park, Debra and her cousin were walking towards the area of the local swimming pool. The two girls became separated. Debra’s cousin looked for her afterward, but she has never been seen again.
Janice Pocket was 7 years old in 1973. She left her house at 3 p.m. on her bike, to retrieve a butterfly she had left under a rock. Her mother retrieved her bike about a half mile away, but Janice was never seen nor heard from again.
Lisa Joy White, 13, lived in Vernon, CT and went to visit a friend in the Rockville section of Vernon in the evening of November 1. 1974. After visiting her friend Lisa began walking up Prospect Street towards the center of Rockville alone. That was the last time she had been seen.
More information about Shattered Lives Radio and Host, Donna R. Gore, also known as “LadyJustice.” DonnaGore.Com