Facebook helps renew probe of 1984 missing teen

November 16, 2010 2:08:31 PM PST
Police on Long Island are hoping recent chatter on a social networking site about the 1984 disapperance of a teenager sparks clues about her fate.

Nassau County homicide detective John Azzata said Thursday there have been recent postings on a Facebook page dedicated to a Lynbrook roller skating rink. Some posts have recalled the disappearance of Kelly Morrissey.

"We were looking into this case and we learned of some entries on Facebook, the actual page was Hot Skates Facebook page," he said.

The 15-year-old frequented the rink. She was last seen on June 12, 1984 after she bought a pack of cigarettes at a Lynbrook gas station.

Azzata said the postings contained nothing specific about the teen's disappearance. But he hopes publicity about the 26-year-old case may jog someone's memory. Two other teens from that community were found strangled within months of Morrissey's disapperance.

Morrissey's parents now live in Vermont.

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