UPDATE: RCMP receives new tips on Dana Bradley case

Deana Stokes Sullivan dss@thetelegram.com
Published on December 17, 2013
Dana Bradley disappeared on Dec. 14, 1981. Her body was found in woods along a lane off Maddox Cove Road on Dec. 18, 1981.
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The RCMP received two new tips from the public regarding Dana Bradley's murder in recent days surrounding the 32nd anniversary of her murder on Dec. 14.

Helen Cleary-Escott, the RCMP's senior communications strategist and media relations officer in Newfoundland, says, although the file is sometimes described in the media as a cold case, that's not accurate.

"Tips continue to be received on a regular basis and are thoroughly investigated," she said, pointing out that the entire five-person RCMP Major Crime Unit is involved in the file on a daily basis and is as committed as ever to solving the crime.

Interest and concern about what happened to Dana Bradley, a 14-year-old St. John's girl who was murdered in 1981, is still strong.

A Telegram story by Barb Sweet from 2011 on the anniversary of her death, headlined "No Justice for Dana," attracted more than 21,230 hits on The Telegram's website since last week.

Dana was reported missing on Dec. 14, 1981. She had been last seen on Topsail Road in St. John's. Four days later, on Dec. 18, 1981, her body was found off Maddox Cove Road by a family looking for a Christmas tree.

The RCMP continues to investigate this case and encourages tips or any information that might help find her murderer. A spokesperson for the force, said despite information that has been provided by the public over the years, there's nothing new to report on the case.

Related 2011 story No Justice for Dana

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(Earlier story from Dec. 16, 2013)

Interest still strong in Dana Bradley case

The case is 32 years old this year, but interest and concern about what happened to Dana Bradley, a 14-year-old St. John's girl who was murdered in 1981, is still strong.

A Telegram story by Barb Sweet from 2011 on the anniversary of her death, headlined "No Justice for Dana," has attracted more than 9,000 hits on The Telegram's website this week.

Dana was reported missing on Dec. 14, 1981. She had been last seen on Topsail Road in St. John's. Four days later, on Dec. 18, 1981, her body was found off Maddox Cove Road by a family looking for a Christmas tree.

The RCMP continues to investigate this case and encourages tips or any information that might help find her murderer. A spokesperson for the force, said despite information that has been provided by the public over the years, there's nothing new to report on the case.

Related 2011 story No Justice for Dana