District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, Trudie Hall's mother reported her missing to Yarmouth Police after being unable to contact her. On Thursday, July 29, 2010, Barnstable Police located the car Trudie rented when she came over to the mainland from Nantucket.
In the months that followed, the investigation involved the medical examiner's office, forensic chemists and ballisticians from the State Police and the State Police Crime Lab, Evidence Techs from the Sheriff's Department and police from throughout the mid and upper Cape, as well as the State Police detective unit assigned to the District Attorney's office.
In that time, significant evidence has been developed regarding this case.
Last Thursday skeletal remains were found in the town of Falmouth and we indicated that those remains would be analyzed by experts at the Office of the Medical Examiner including a forensic anthropologist and a forensic dentist.
The Medical Examiner's office late yesterday has identified the remains as Trudie Hall (DOB: 01/15/1987). Trudie was 23 years old and pregnant at the time of her death. Though Trudie will never speak again, by finding her, she has told us much. Among other things she has told us how many times she was shot and with what kind of bullets.
We are grateful that a man walking his dog found Trudie because where she was found is of importance to this investigation.
We are now requesting that anyone who either knowingly or unknowingly aided Trudie's killer come forward by contacting the Massachusetts State Police at 508-790-5799. Your opportunity to do this is now.