Decades-old cold case in Louisiana may have West Michigan connection

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WEST MICHIGAN -- The body of a woman found in Louisiana in the 1980s may be that of a missing Kalamazoo woman.

The Bossier Sheriff's Office is Louisiana recently created a "Bossier Doe" Facebook page to help generate tips in an attempt to identify the woman.

The woman was found dead more than 30 years ago from stab wounds.

The Facebook page, created Feb. 6, led to a tip to investigators in Louisiana from a woman in Michigan on Tuesday morning.

The tipster told investigators the composite picture of "Bossier Doe" had a close resemblance to Carol Ann Cole, a woman who's been missing from the Kalamazoo area for decades.

FOX 17 spoke with relatives of Carol Ann Cole Wednesday night, who say Carol was a runaway who was thought to have visited the Shreveport, Louisiana area before her disappearance.

We're told relatives of Carol Ann Cole have met with detectives in Kalamazoo County to give a DNA sample to see if there is a match, which could take several days to come back.

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  • tbird

    One detail not mentioned here is that Carol Ann Cole is said to have been sent to a christian girls home in La., fashioned in it’s operations like many that are presently imprisoning children as I type this reply, right under the noses of elected officials and law enforcement, who seem to have chosen to look the other way when reports of abuse are made, just like in Bienville Parish, La. Another deceased woman from Kalamazoo, Lynn Kapoosis (sp), is remembered by other former residents of this place. Three women who made it out of the New Bethany Home for Girls alive are tired enough of law enforcement and elected officials refusing to prosecute the abusers from that place to step out on their own and talk about what officials in that area have spent quite a bit of taxpayer money trying to cover up. This 55 minute first installment of a documentary telling what law enforcement and elected officials in that area refuse to admit they covered up is enough to make anyone sick.