August 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm (Crime Novels) (best selling author, charles waters, cocoa beach, eugene jenkins, florida, Fort Pierce, Key West, Melbourne, murder, pauline metler, richmond johnson, st lucie county, the last rites, True Crime, ulrich rd, Yvonne Mason)
The Last Rites by Best Selling Florida Author has finally been released.
In 1975 a badly decomposed body of a white female was found by two fishermen on Ulrich Rd. in Fort Pierce, Florida. There was no identification with the body. The investigation listed her has a Jane Doe for days. Law enforcement was hindered at every turn in their investigation because no one wanted to talk. She had never been reported as missing because she had been disowned by her family.
The investigation led law enforcement to three counties and included many different branches.
She was finally identified as Pauline Metler age 33 and she had been on her way to Key West from Melbourne. The case went cold after a year.
In 1976 a prisoner in the Florida penel system had a case of conscience and told his counselor that he needed to confess to a murder. This reopened the case. However, there are still many unanswered questions and they will forecver remain unanswered.
Pauline was buried in a paupers grave with no one to mourn her. This is her story.