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Crime Files: Authorities seek resolution to decades-old missing person's case

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(MyFoxBoston.com) – Let's open up the Crime Files with FOX 25's Bob Ward.

Norman Pike pleads guilty in 1976 Gloucester funeral home murder

Norman Pike pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 1976 murder of Eleanor Wadsworth at a Gloucester funeral home.

Pike has admitted he and two other men were trying to steal money from the safe of his grandfather's funeral home, when Wadsworth, an employee, walked into the room. She was shot and killed.

In 2009, retired Gloucester Police Chief Mike Lane reopened the case. Shortly thereafter, Pike was found in California living under an assumed name.

One of the other men in the case was arrested. He also pleaded guilty and eventually turned against Pike.

A third man, who is accused of pulling the trigger, died in Florida.

Pike, 55, will spend the next 14 to 15 years in prison.

Missing Persons Case: Susan DeQuina

On Oct. 3, 1979, Susan DeQuina, a mother of two, disappeared from Lynn. She was last seen with her boyfriend, Michele Gagnon, a member of the Quebec Chapter of the Hells Angels.

DeQuina's disappearance is very complicated. A month after she vanished, Gagnon's roommate was murdered and found dismembered in Lynn.

Gagnon was found shot to death in Bridgeport, Conn. a few weeks later.

Police told FOX 25's Bob Ward just before DeQuina vanished she was trying to break up with Gagnon because he and his Hells Angels' partners were using her rented cars to move drugs.

Lynn police are not giving up the search for DeQuina.

DeQuina's case was featured on New England's Unsolved in 2011. Her family recently reached out to FOX 25 to reignite the search.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lynn Police Department.

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