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Episode #57: Cassandra Gross - Murdered (2018) & Shirley Saxon - Murdered (1997)

Cassandra Gross was last heard from on April 7, 2018. Days later her dog was found wandering alone along a road in Unity Township and shortly after her car was found near Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield Township, burned. She was legally declared dead in 2019 and though her body has never been recovered, it is considered a homicide investigation.




Cassandra "Cassie" Gross



Birth: 5/17/1966 - Death: Unknown



Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Female



Height: 5'5" - Weight: 150 lbs



Hair Color: blonde/strawberry blonde (medium length) - Eye Color: blue eyes



Other: pierced ears, wears glasses

Wearing a black and white turtleneck sweater, blue jeans and knee-high boots. Carrying a beige Coach purse.



Hometown: Latrobe, PA





Crime Scene: Unknown


Last Known Location Alive: Rt 30 traveling west to Latrobe


Injury Description: Unknown


Suspect Description: Thomas Stanko is the main suspect


Additional Information: On April 10 her 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander was found burned almost beyond recognition near train tracks in a wooded area near Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield Township. Cassie's body has never been located.


DNA: Unknown

Fingerprints: Unknown



If You have any information, no matter how small the detail please contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107

or call the Pennsylvania State Police 724-832-3288









Sources

https://archive.triblive.com/local/westmoreland/missing-woman-cassandra-gross-family-asks-judge-to-declare-her-legally-dead/

https://www.crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/316/cases/10000-reward-information-solves-disappearance-51-year-old-cassandra-gross-unity-township

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/three-years-of-living-in-hell-mother-laments-unsolved-homicide-case-of-missing-unity-daughter/

https://archive.triblive.com/local/westmoreland/boyfriend-of-missing-unity-woman-jailed-on-stolen-property-charge/

https://charleyproject.org/case/cassandra-edlyn-gross

https://www.yahoo.com/video/10k-reward-offered-cassandra-gross-180400453.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAEaB5f1JNe5J4Urxzfy9Qg-ueBsqEmGdhE93VDqezTUkTLHaJMVwxqtp5PAqQ1E1cFCyc26NiL2NwzTyi9m5T5KXnmDQ4V2GpbviBHBTgIHP2f78wEW1wJgDybzLXAbU_iQeh-b0ctl6WKsWvxcUxX3JRaLXGlei4NC0OEmYmijA

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/triblive-tribune-review/name/cassandra-gross-obituary?id=7709948

https://archive.triblive.com/local/westmoreland/mental-evaluation-ordered-for-jailed-unity-man-as-ex-girlfriend-remains-missing/



 

Shirley Mae Saxon’s home in Perry Township/Uniontown (Fayette County) burned down in 1997. Her body was found inside and the fire was ruled an arson by the State Police Fire Marshal. Her 40 year-old boyfriend denies having anything to do with the fire or her death and refuses to cooperate in the investigation. The status of her case is officially cold.




Shirley Mae Saxon



Birth: 8/19/1931 - Death: 5/4/1997



Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Female


Hometown: Perry Township, PA





Crime Scene: Her home in Perry Township


Last Known Location Alive: Her home in Perry township


Injury Description: Died of smoke inhalation


Suspect Description: Police looked into her 40 year old boyfriend, who never cooperated with them, but no one has ever been charged with her murder.



DNA: Unknown

Fingerprints: Unknown


If You have any information, no matter how small the detail please contact the PSP Belle Vernon Station at 724-929-6262 and speak to Trooper Leibrum or you can contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers if you have information on this crime, any serious crime, or wanted person, call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107


Possible cash reward



Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143559207/shirley-m-saxon

https://www.crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/316/cases/cold-case-shirley-mae-saxon-1997-fatal-fire-perry-township-fayette-county

https://www.newspapers.com/image/526321884/?terms=%22shirley%20saxon%22&match=1 (The Indiana Gazette - May 5, 1997)

https://www.newspapers.com/image/91751374/?terms=%22shirley%20saxon%22&match=1 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 9, 1997)

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