Quincy Authorities Ask Public To Help Identify Photos In Cold Case

QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you went to school in Quincy in the 1980's, you might be able to help authorities with a cold case that has recently picked back up steam.

15-year-old Colleen Orsburn went missing from her home in Daytona Beach, Florida in March 1984. A month later, a young woman's remains were found partially buried in a field in nearby Orange County. Due to technological limitations at the time, the remains went unidentified as Orsburn for nearly 27 years.

"Her case in Orange County has remained open and active for decades," said the OC Sheriff's Office. "[The] Cold Case Unit took a fresh look at Colleen’s case, and located some photos of young women in the case file."

While the photos were weathered, detectives were able to determine they were taken by Miller Studio Photographers in Quincy, Massachusetts in the early 1980’s.

The photos appear to be school pictures, and were primarily addressed to another person named 'Jen' or 'Jennie.'

Detectives in Orange County are now teaming up with detectives in Quincy to try and track down the girls in these pictures from 1984 to see if they have any information about the Colleen Orsburn case.

"If you recognize the girls in these photos, or know who they may have been addressed to (Jen or Jennie), please contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Team at: ocsocoldcase@ocfl.net or Call Corporal Dave Nutting at: 407-254-7000 Ext. 70538. You may also contact Quincy Police Detective Sergeant David Pacino at 617-745-5721 or dpacino@quincyma.gov," authorities said.

Colleen Orsburn’s killer is suspected to be serial killer Christopher Wilder, also known as the Beauty Queen Killer, who died in a struggle with police in New Hampshire about a month after Orsburn went missing.

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(Photo: City of Quincy)

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