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Pamela Sullivan
Jan 23, 2005 09:36 ETBack | Print Article
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About 24 years ago I was standing along a fence between St. Bernadettes schoolyard and Harwood Ave with a friend of mine. We had stood in this location every morning in order to avoid being caught smoking by the teachers of Harwood Secondary, the school we both attended. On the other side of the fence was a billboard sign advertising the sale of the Falby Ct. condos and surrounded with juniper bushes and large 8 inch quarry stone. We were standing there a good 2 or 3 minutes before we realized there was a body lying in the bushes. The body of Pamela Sullivan.
I won't go into details of what I saw that morning but I will say that what was done to her was horrifying to say the least. It's an image I have been unable to forget even after all these years. I'd like to forget what I saw, but I don't want to forget Pamela...and I don't want anyone else to forget her either. I still visit her resting place and try to keep her markers from being plowed under by the constant passes of the lawnmower. She has no headstone and these markers are the only thing to identify her now. She deserves to be remembered. I will remember her. Let's all remember her.

Editor's Note: Pamela Sullivan was just a teenager when she was murdered in 1980. Her murderer, Mark Shannon, was convicted and died in custody a few years later.

Police recognize how difficult it can be for anyone affected by a homicide. It is always a very emotional ordeal, and one that is never forgotten by those involved. Officers owe a great debt to people like yourself who provided information to police and perhaps gave testimony at trial. Most of the officers involved in the investigation of Pamela's murder have since retired, but they remember her tragic death, and always will.