Evidence missing in two Nashua cold cases

Nashua native Madlyn Crouse, who graduated from Nashua High School in 1920, was known for her "peculiar little sneeze" and her involvement in various school activites, according to a brief bio with her photo in the NHS yearbook. She went on to be a teacher; she was found dead in her apartment in 1976, in a case that remains open.
State police photo This photo of Massachusetts resident Kathleen Randall, whose body was found in Nashua in 1972, appears on the State Police Cold Case website with basic information on the circumstances of her death. The case has yet to be solved, but most evidence was destroyed at least 30 years ago.
The story of the apparent murder of Kathleen Randall, the Massachusetts woman whose body was found in the woods in southwest Nashua, topped the front page of the Oct. 3, 1972 Nashua Telegraph. Most evidence in the case has been destroyed, although nobody was ever charged in her death.
The front-page story of the March 1, 1976 Nashua Telegraph details the investigation into the strangulation death of retired schoolteacher Madlyn Crouse. Most evidence in the case has been destroyed, although it was never solved.

NASHUA – Two open Nashua homicide investigations are missing all, or nearly all, physical evidence in these cases after the items were destroyed by the Nashua Police Department in the 1980s, according to documents obtained by The Telegraph.

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