Lorraine Stahl
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Sex Female
Race White
Location Stonington, Connecticut
Found May 30, 1974
Unidentified for 46 years
Postmortem interval 4 Years
Body condition Skeletal
Age approximation 18-30
Height approximation 5'1
Weight approximation 110 - 115 pounds
Cause of death Homicide

"Lorraine Stahl" was an alias of a woman found deceased in 1974. She also used the names Sandy and Connie.

Case

On May 30, 1974, the Connecticut State Police received a tip about two murders and dug up a shallow grave in a wooded area behind the house. The decomposed bodies of a man and a woman were found. The man was successfully identified as a convicted bank robber, Gustavous Lee Carmichael.

Carmichael was a serial bank robber and had even escaped custody from jail. He and the woman (who was his girlfriend) used the aliases, Dirk and Lorraine Stahl before their murders on December 31, 1970.

Two men have been apprehended for their murders. The unidentified woman was murdered because the two men feared that if apprehended, the woman would divulge details of their illegal activity. Carmichael was murdered, as the two men thought it would be impossible to kill the woman without killing Carmichael as well, as he would likely attempt to protect her.

Characteristics

  • Red hair.
  • Authorities believe she may have been from either New York or possibly from Maine.
  • She may have also driven a 1964 Green Oldsmobile with either Massachusetts or Maine plates.
  • Investigators believe that she may have relatives from Tennessee, West Virginia or the Carolinas.  

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