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Old 03-01-2018, 07:54 PM   #31
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Most logical scenario is that she was one of the unidentified girls that the mortician had her aunt come view at the morgue, and that the aunt misidentified the body. It's possible that she died from her injuries after being picked up by the 2 unidentified men, or possible that the 2 men killed her and in the confusion, they assumed she died from injuries sustained in the tornado.
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Most logical scenario is that she was one of the unidentified girls that the mortician had her aunt come view at the morgue, and that the aunt misidentified the body. It's possible that she died from her injuries after being picked up by the 2 unidentified men, or possible that the 2 men killed her and in the confusion, they assumed she died from injuries sustained in the tornado.
Wasn't the girl in the morgue too small to be Joan Gay? I seem to remember the mortician said the clothing the aunt brought was too big to fit the girl, and the aunt took a look at the body, too, but stranger things have happened.
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Wasn't the girl in the morgue too small to be Joan Gay? I seem to remember the mortician said the clothing the aunt brought was too big to fit the girl, and the aunt took a look at the body, too, but stranger things have happened.
Yeah the mortician said the clothing was too small, and the aunt did look at the girl, but it could've been wishful thinking on the aunt's part, or the girl was in a condition where it wasn't as easy to identify her.

I just get the feeling that if she was taken from the hospital with good intentions, but somehow in the confusion got sent to live with a different family, why the hell didn't this family ever come forward and say that Joan Gay wasn't related to them? Why would they willingly take in a child that they didn't know? Plus, if she had a wood splinter that went clear through her leg, this obviously would've required days and possibly weeks of medical attention. So even after her family realized she was missing, she still would have been under medical care at a hospital. It should've been relatively easy (again, assuming she was taken with good intentions) to check the various hospitals in the area to find her.
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Yeah the mortician said the clothing was too small, and the aunt did look at the girl, but it could've been wishful thinking on the aunt's part, or the girl was in a condition where it wasn't as easy to identify her.
I wondered about this myself. We don't know the condition of the body that the aunt viewed.

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I just get the feeling that if she was taken from the hospital with good intentions, but somehow in the confusion got sent to live with a different family, why the hell didn't this family ever come forward and say that Joan Gay wasn't related to them? Why would they willingly take in a child that they didn't know? Plus, if she had a wood splinter that went clear through her leg, this obviously would've required days and possibly weeks of medical attention. So even after her family realized she was missing, she still would have been under medical care at a hospital. It should've been relatively easy (again, assuming she was taken with good intentions) to check the various hospitals in the area to find her.
I agree. I've seen the theory thrown around that the men could have had good intentions and then gotten into a car accident (perhaps a body of water that concealed the car and bodies) and that's why none of them ever surfaced again. I find that more plausible than being taken to live with another family without her ever surfacing again.

My fear, though, is that she was taken for nefarious reasons. I find the whole situation downright creepy. Specifically asking for the Croft children without identifying themselves and then just taking her away. I wonder if there could have been a plan to get ransom due to Olin Croft's wealth? The men would have had to have known the children had lost their mother and their father was injured and not there with them.
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My fear, though, is that she was taken for nefarious reasons. I find the whole situation downright creepy. Specifically asking for the Croft children without identifying themselves and then just taking her away. I wonder if there could have been a plan to get ransom due to Olin Croft's wealth? The men would have had to have known the children had lost their mother and their father was injured and not there with them.
What are the odds that these guys just so happen to pick the date where one of the deadliest tornado's in US history rip through the town? And I don't think they would have used the disaster as a reason to go and kidnap her. That would've been like finding a needle in a haystack. The reason I think their intentions were good, was because they specifically asked for the "Croft children", and knew what hospital they were located at.
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What are the odds that these guys just so happen to pick the date where one of the deadliest tornado's in US history rip through the town?
Opportunists. Crime rises in the immediate aftermath of disasters.
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Just posted the latest article on my blog on the disappearance of Joan Gay Croft. A lot of info in this one!

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Just posted the latest article on my blog on the disappearance of Joan Gay Croft. A lot of info in this one!
Good read!

I seem to remember stumbling upon an article which said that it was possible that the coroner had the wrong ages of the 3 unidentified children and that one or all could have been much younger/older than they had initially thought. If that's true, than one of the 2 unidentified females could've been Joan Gay. But her injuries weren't severe. Very bizarre case.
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Good read!

I seem to remember stumbling upon an article which said that it was possible that the coroner had the wrong ages of the 3 unidentified children and that one or all could have been much younger/older than they had initially thought. If that's true, than one of the 2 unidentified females could've been Joan Gay. But her injuries weren't severe. Very bizarre case.
Should be simple enough to determine whether any of the three unidentifieds was Joan. Dig 'em up and DNA test them.

I'm rather certain that the courts would allow it.. Just need someone to front the money for the exhumation, reinterment and DNA testing.

This would be a good use of crowdfunding. I'm pretty sure many of us here would kick in a few bucks towards the goal if there one were setup.

Even if it didn't identify Joan as one of the unidentifieds.. There'd be some leads towards identifying who they actually are.
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Should be simple enough to determine whether any of the three unidentifieds was Joan. Dig 'em up and DNA test them.

I'm rather certain that the courts would allow it.. Just need someone to front the money for the exhumation, reinterment and DNA testing.

This would be a good use of crowdfunding. I'm pretty sure many of us here would kick in a few bucks towards the goal if there one were setup.

Even if it didn't identify Joan as one of the unidentifieds.. There'd be some leads towards identifying who they actually are.
Agreed, the "boy in the box" from Pennsylvania in the 1950s was exhumed and that at least eliminated some people who claimed he was their brother.
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