Cape & Islands DA confirms remains found in Falmouth are those of Trudie Hall
BARNSTABLE - Tuesday in a press conference held at the Barnstable Police Station, Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe confirmed the remains found last week in Falmouth were those of Trudie Hall.
Last week authorities searched the woods near a water tower in Falmouth by the Falmouth Country Club and the Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area after human remains were reportedly discovered by a man walking his dog in the area off Hayway Road. The unidentified man was from off Cape and was visiting people in the area.
According to the DA's office, the remains were examined by a forensic anthropologist and a forensic dentist attached to the state's Office of the Medical Examiner. Late yesterday, the Medical Examiner's office confirmed the remains were those of Trudie Hall through dental records and jewelry found at the scene.
Hall's mother, Vivienne Walker, reported her missing to Yarmouth police on July 28, 2010. The next day, Barnstable police located the car Hall rented when she came to Hyannis from Nantucket for a doctor's appointment. Hall, 23 at the time of her disappearance, was four-months pregnant. Authorities found bullet casings and blood in an abandoned Toyota Avalon.
Examiners have been able to determine what type of gun was used to shoot Hall as well as the number times she was shot. That information is not being disclosed at this time and remains part of the investigation.
Between the time Hall disappeared and now, investigator have made significant strides in the investigation, according to District Attorney O'Keefe.
The area off Hayway Road is close to other areas that were searched by authorities, according to the DA.
As Hall was four-months pregnant at the time of her murder, there may be an additional charges.
Authorities are asking anyone with any knowledge of Hall's murder to contact the Massachusetts State Police at 508-790-5799. It is possible, according to District Attorney O'Keefe, that someone may have knowingly or unknowingly aided the person or persons who killed Trudie Hall.
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