Eve's mother passes away from cancer
Between struggling with her grief over the loss of her mother, and yearning for an adult life, Eve moves out of her family home and into an apartment with her friend Robert
Eve tells her roommate Robert Grogan that she was worried about men following her home from the 10 minute walk from the train station.
She had complained to Robert several times about these men. One kept asking her out. She said she continued to walk because it was as quick as driving.
Long Island Railroad Station, Bay Shore
Person With Information
Eve meets Jack Dempsey
6 weeks before her death, Eve meets Jack Dempsey, a young writer, and they begin dating.
Early Evening: Eve & Jack have dinner and go to a movie in Manhattan
They return to Jack's place. Eve insists that Jack wake her in time to catch the 12:35 am train back home.
MacMillan Publishers (Eve's work)
12:29AM: Eve seen boarding a late-night Long Island Rail Road train
Eve's boyfriend, Jack Dempsey, watched her get on the train to go home after their date in Manhattan.
7:00am: Robert awakens and discovers that Eve did not come home the night before
Robert becomes alarmed when he realizes Eve is not at home
11:00 am: Eve is reported missing by Robert
Robert & Eve's father make numerous police reports regarding Eve's disappearance
Early Morning: Eve is strangled to death & raped
Eve is believed to have been held captive for several days and then strangled with a rope garrote just hours before her body is found
8:00AM: Woman notices barefoot figure lying on a neighbor’s lawn
Eve is found in a pair of blue jeans and a blouse. Rope marks on her wrists indicate that she was bound and held captive. It is suspected that she was garroted with a piece of rope. Her shoes and socks were never found.
Location of Eve's body
Evening: Paula Morris is found murdered
Paula was a 17-yr old honor student found shot two death 2 blocks from the Copiague railway station.
Copiague Railway Station
Victim of (Potentially) Related Crime
10:15PM: Deborah Betz is found murdered
A 22 year old stabbed to death and found near the Copiague railway station not far from where Eve was found.
The FBI creates an "abstract profile" for Eve's killer
The FBI profile suggests that the killer was likely a white male between 19 and 30 years old, who drives a well-kept late-model performance car and lives in Eve's neighborhood.
The FBI joins Suffolk County in investigating Eve's disappearance
The FBI involvement is significant because it opens access for Hart to the emerging forensic technique of genetic genealogy, a process through which DNA profiles of an unknown suspect are run through public genealogical databases to find potential family members of a person who may be of interest.
Bay Shore, NY