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Search for Boxford girl pushed S formal Nixon of the shortly Hotel, Hof - Sunday in union By NICK CARAGANIS Sun Staff BOXFORD A cordon of police, firemen and volunteers are combing this heavily - wooded community for the second day today, looking for 15 - year - old Barbara Anderson, believed kidnaped from her ransacked home. Some 250 searchers, combing more than 100 miles of roads all day yesterday and last night, have failed to find the attractive teenager who wanted to stay at her home alone yesterday, because she was feeling ill. A meeting of law enforcement officers and volunter workers was held this morning in an effort to formulate a plan of search lor the remainder remainder of today and tonight. It is expected thai the search will extend to lopsnoia ana Middle ton. State Police at Topsfield and Boxford authorities authorities said this morning that there arc no new developments in the case and that the hunt will continue until something has been uncovered. State police, aided by a helicopter and scrambler motorcycles searched in woods and combed the town of Boxford until early this morning. Hampered by the lack of adequate lighting, the searchers pushed through heavy forests. Barbara, a second - year student at Masconc - met Regional High School, was reported missing by her father, Arthur Anderson, yesterday at 19:30 a.m. Police said she told her parents that she was not feeling well and stayed home when niiiiiiiimiiiimiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiuiiim immiiiii Only wanted a son the rest of the family traveled to their Lynn variety store. THE FATHER returned from Blyc's Variety Store, at 108A Western Ave., to find llis daughter daughter missing and his $60,000 white colonial home ransacked. He said that 350 was missing and there was no sign of the family's two dogs. Police have theorized that Barbara could have surprised someone attempting fo burglarize the Anderson home. Authorities today will also attempt to find evidence to tell them whether the overturned furniture represented a sign of struggle or just part of a hasty search. Slate police dusted for fingerprints inside the home bul results have not been released. There was no trace of blood and no weapon was discovered, after a thorough search of the home was made. A neighbor, police said, reported seeing the rounded top of a 1950's era sedan parked in the driveway of the home at about 9:30 a.m. The car was identified as being light blue or blue grey, and possibly a Chrysler product, and was seen leaving the driveway, heading north an Middlelon Road. A witness, Robert Vautin, 21, of Dan vers, a life guard al Bald Pate Pond, said he saw a car described to police as a 1954 Chevrolet speed through Bedford carrying what looked like two men. Eosford Police Chief Douglas Warren said the car was seen at "about the time we believe the kidnap took place." Barbara is described by police as 5 feel 10 inches, about 130 pounds, and wearing a blue, while and green striped sleeveless jumpsuit. THE ANDERSONS have three other children. children. One Df the children accompanied his father father to the variety store prior to 8:30 a.m. when Mrs. Anderson and two of her children went to Lynn. Barbara was described by police as being "the shy type, very self - conscious about her height." 1'ney emphasized that she was not the type to run. away from home. Police here say there is no connection, but residents in this community are concerned about a link to the unsolved death of Michele Wilson, 13, who was kidnaped and found brutally murdered murdered in November, 19fi9. As yet this case has not been solved Her partially clad body was found in a ditch three miles from her Baldpate Road homE. She had been sexually molested. Also in Massachusetts, in the early part of May, there were two kidnapings and sex molestations molestations of a pair of young girls, which police say were committed by the same man. One incident occurred in Newton, involving a 14 - ycar - old girl, and the other involved a 17 - ycar - oId girl in Framingham whri was hitchhiking to school. Apparently both incidents were identical in circumstances. Both girls were driven to a thickly wooded area, chained to a tree and molested. molested. Police said there appears, at least at this time, to be no connection. HEADING THE investigation is Chief Douglas Douglas Warren and Det. Lt. Leo McNulty of the State Police. Although the Andersons would not talk to re - BARBARA ANDERSON porters, Chief Warren said that they were taking it as well as could be expected. Tile Andersons moved from Melrose last November November along with their lour children, Barbara, 15, Rich, 11, Jeannie, 14, and Paula, 16. U.S. Court of Appeals to convene Tuesday

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  1. The Lowell Sun,
  2. 21 Jun 1971, Mon,
  3. Page 37

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