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Case File 85DFCT

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Left & Center: Pockett, circa 1973; Right: Age-progressed to 39 years (circa 2005) and then to 47 years

Janice K. Pockett
Missing since July 26, 1973 from Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut.
Classification: Non Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: October 15, 1965
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 7 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0" (122 cm); 65 lbs (29 kg)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; blue eyes.
  • Clothing: Navy blue shorts with an imprinted design and a blue and white-striped jersey.
  • Dentals: She has a gap between her front teeth.
  • Other: DNA available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Pockett left her family's home to take a bicycle ride at 15.00 on July 26, 1973. The girl told her mother she was going to get a butterfly she had left under a rock in a wooded area on Rhodes road. Her bike was found six days later on Rhoades Road, near her home, close to a wooded area.

An extensive search of the woods resulted in no clues as to Pockett's whereabouts. She has not been seen or heard from since.

A convicted murderer and known pedophile, confessed to Pockett's killing in the 1970's. He claimed that he buried Pockett in an area near Lawrence, Massachusetts. Pockett's body has never been discovered and the suspect was never charged in her disappearance. He died in prison in 1999.

The suspect claimed that Pockett was buried near the grave of Angelo Puglisi.

Janice Pockett is one of six young females either missing or found dead in the area since 1968.

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Connecticut State Patrol


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Agency Case Number: 000000014

NCMEC #: NCMC923957

NCIC Number:

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Source Information:
Connecticut Department Of Public Safety
The Boston Globe On-Line
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Connecticut Department of Public Safety

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