May 21, 2024


Kearsey’s homicide has been unsolved for practically 40 years. Now that she’s been recognized, police have reopened the chilly case.

After practically 40 years, police have recognized the stays of a slain lady that have been present in Davie, Florida, in 1984 as belonging to Lori Jane Kearsey of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Kearsey’s physique was discovered floating in a canal in Davie on Feb. 18, 1984. On the time, the medical expert’s workplace dominated the dying a murder however was unable to determine the physique, in line with a press launch from the Davie Police Division.

Extra not too long ago, DNA expertise offered a breakthrough within the unsolved case by linking Kearsey’s stays to her daughter, Meaghan Smith, additionally of Gloucester.

Smith was 5 years outdated when her 23-year-old mom disappeared in 1983.

Kearsey and Smith’s father had divorced, and Kearsey had remarried a member of “a reasonably notorious crime household in Boston,” Smith informed 7News Miami. Neither Smith nor the Davie police have shared the identify of Kearsey’s husband. 

For many of her life, Smith had no concept what occurred to her mom. Kearsey’s identification was “closure that I by no means actually knew that I wanted,” Smith informed WCVB. “After I heard it, it actually opened one thing up I didn’t even know was there.”

It’s unclear why Kearsey was in Florida when she died, however police have reopened the case and are persevering with to research her homicide.

Davie police are asking anybody with details about the case to name them at 954-693-8200 or contact the Broward County, FL Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.