Scientists used that DNA profile to identify Poole’s mother and siblings. Poole’s mother is still alive and in her 90s.
Poole was born on February 12, 1957. At the time of her disappearance, Poole lived with her family at a Fort Lauderdale trailer park, according to the PBSO. Poole was also staying at a friend’s apartment in Wilton Manors at the time.
Springer says Poole’s skeletal remains were found tied up in the mangroves of an area formerly known as “Burnt Bridges” along A1A in Palm Beach County.
Detectives believe Poole may be a victim of Gerard Schaefer who was convicted in 1973 of two counts of murder in the first degree following the deaths of two Florida teens.
At the time of Poole’s disappearance, Schaefer was an officer for the Wilton Manors Police Department, Springer says. Schaefer was also employed by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office for less than a month in 1972, according to department records.
“다시 1974, (경찰) did a search warrant on his house in Broward County,” Springer said. “They obtained driver’s licenses, 보석류, and other items belonging to various victims.”
Springer says he is now working with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in the hopes of locating any items found at Schaefer’s home that may have belonged to Poole.
Schaefer died in prison in 1995, Springer says. 지금, there is no physical evidence, only circumstantial evidence, tying Schaefer to Poole’s murder, according to Springer.