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Alachua Sheriff’s Office asks for help solving two cold cases

Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 6:20 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help in solving two, decades-old cold cases.

Detectives say on October 27, 1969, Pearle Bartley was found dead in a country store south of Paynes Prairie. She had been strangled.

Ernestine Boston was found in 1975 in a ditch on NE 53rd avenue near the Gainesville water treatment plant. To remain anonymous, people with tips can contact crime stoppers.

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