The mother of a teenage girl who
was murdered 28 years ago in East Millinocket says a renowned
pathologist will lend his expertise to efforts to find the killer.
Pamela McLain says Dr. Michael Baden, the chief forensic
pathologist for the New York State Police, has agreed to exhume the
body of Joyce McLain and perform a second autopsy.
Joyce McLain, a 16-year-old sophomore at Schenck High School,
was killed around the night of Aug. 8, 1980, and her body was found
two days later in a clearing near the school’s soccer fields. Her
head and neck had been struck repeatedly with a blunt object.
A grass-roots organization, The Justice For Joyce Committee, has
raised more than $18,000 to cover Baden’s expenses, transportation
of the remains, re-interment costs and legal fees.