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The body of a young woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, was found in the dunes area east of the Race Point Station in Provincetown, Massachusetts, shortly after 6 p.m. Friday on July 26, 1974. An autopsy was to be performed the next morning. In a small news story on the bottom of Page 1 of the Cape Cod Standard-Times was the first time the public would hear about the unsolved Lady of the Dunes homicide that has lingered now for 45 years. This is a podcast about the Lady of the Dunes case, and other unidentified bodies, skeletal parts and cold cases in our region with Cape Cod Times reporter Mary Ann Bragg.

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The body of a young woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, was found in the dunes area east of the Race Point Station in Provincetown, Massachusetts, shortly after 6 p.m. Friday on July 26, 1974. An autopsy was to be performed the next morning. In a small news story on the bottom of Page 1 of the Cape Cod Standard-Times was the first time the public would hear about the unsolved Lady of the Dunes homicide that has lingered now for 45 years. This is a podcast about the Lady of the Dunes case, and other unidentified bodies, skeletal parts and cold cases in our region with Cape Cod Times reporter Mary Ann Bragg.

    'Lady of the Dunes' podcast: Episode 4

    'Lady of the Dunes' podcast: Episode 4

    Leo “Skip” Childs of Truro was working at his father-in-law’s gas station the summer of 1974 when word spread that a woman’s body had been found in the dunes in Provincetown. Now 45 years later, Childs has a part-time job mowing the church cemetery where the unidentified victim — known now as the Lady of the Dunes — is buried.

    In the latest episode of the Lady of the Dunes podcast, Childs and his wife, Margie, a Provincetown native, talk about their memories of the year the victim was found and their impressions of the impact of the unidentified woman’s death on the town.

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    • 23 min
    How new DNA analysis could help solve Lady of the Dunes mystery

    How new DNA analysis could help solve Lady of the Dunes mystery

    Criminal justice and forensic sciences expert Claire Glynn delves into the question of how a new method of DNA analysis could be used to identify Provincetown’s unsolved murder victim known as Lady of the Dunes, in the latest Lady of the Dunes podcast episode with Cape Cod Times reporter Mary Ann Bragg. The Lady of the Dune’s body was found in July of 1974 in dunes near the coastline. The podcast is part of the newspaper’s ongoing coverage of the use of genetic genealogy by the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office to investigate unsolved murders in the region. To listen to the podcast, visit capecodtimes.com/ladyofthedunes

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    • 32 min
    ‘Lady of the Dunes’ podcast: Episode 2

    ‘Lady of the Dunes’ podcast: Episode 2

    Alyssa Metcalfe's sister found the body of the Lady of the Dunes in 1974 in Provincetown, Mass. In the latest podcast from the Cape Cod Times, Metcalfe tells reporter Mary Ann Bragg the compelling story of her family's connection to this 45-year-old unsolved murder.

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    • 21 min
    Lady of the Dunes podcast: Episode 1

    Lady of the Dunes podcast: Episode 1

    In the introduction to the Lady of the Dunes podcast series, Cape Cod Times reporter Mary Ann Bragg sets the scene for the 45-year-old case and discusses a new effort to identify the woman through the use of DNA evidence combined with genealogy to find family members.   

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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

2.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

krazyate ,

Wanted thos to be better

Really amateurish. They need a written script, and rehearsal before recording. They also need to be more clear about how familial dna works. It is just painful to listen to them struggling so. I would love to hear a better crime podcast about the Cape.

CassiDCapeCod ,

Accuracy matters

They need to do more research on the genetic genealogy they talk about. They specify Ancestry and 23andMe. NEITHER of these two sites are used by law enforcement due to their terms of service. As a news organization, please make sure you are reporting accurate information! 🤦🏻‍♀️

RunMickey1 ,

Interesting

This is an interesting start to an intriguing unsolved murder. I like the initial interview and time taken to build background info for the listener. Looking forward to more episodes.

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