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Old 10-24-11, 06:14 PM
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Worst "Storage Wars" Buy Ever

Police seek ID of body found in Maine storage unit; may be woman missing since 1983


LEWISTON, Maine — A man who died this month at age 80 nearly took a secret to his grave — a secret that was discovered only after his family went through his belongings in a storage unit.

Inside an unplugged freezer, they found a set of human remains that investigators believe may be those of the man’s girlfriend, who disappeared in 1983, when she was 29.
Now investigators are trying to confirm the identity of the body, the cause of death and who may have been involved.

State police detectives were awaiting results of an autopsy being performed Monday. DNA tests may be needed to confirm whether the body was that of Kitty Wardwell, who was last seen with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Frank Julian.

“The answers are going to come from the medical examiner’s office,” said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

The storage unit was rented in 1992 by Julian, who died on Oct. 1. Back in 1983, he occasionally lived with Wardwell 100 miles away in Holden.

Julian told police in New Hampshire that he last saw Wardwell after an argument that June, when he dropped her off at a motel in Salem, N.H., before returning to Maine, police said. She was reported missing the following month by a close friend.

A state police investigation indicated she was likely a victim of foul play in Maine. Because of that, the investigation officially remained open.


The freezer was inside a 10-by-10 storage unit at Moore Self Storage Facility in Lewiston, where Julian dutifully paid in advance for the unit, coming around every three months to pay in person, owner Gary Boilard said. The last payment was made on Sept. 6, so the unit was rented through November, he said.

The storage company’s previous owner kept good records, indicating Julian rented the unit 19 years ago on Oct. 6, Boilard said.

Boilard described the situation as “bizarre.”

“How do you keep a secret that long?” he said.

The family was going through boxes inside the storage unit when the remains were discovered, and half of the unit was still filled with boxes when state police alerted Boilard on Saturday. “There were boxes on tops of boxes. From front to back, from top to bottom, it was full of boxes,” he said.

Other than the freezer, there was little else of interest stashed in the unit — mostly household items, McCausland said.

Before his death, Julian was operating a variety store on Main Street. And from 2001 to 2007, he’d run the One Stop Shop in a building owned by Hubert Nadeau, selling T-shirts, Christmas decorations, knives and “just about anything,” Nadeau said.

Nadeau said he was surprised by the news of the body’s discovery. “He was a very nice guy,” Nadeau said Monday. “I had no idea what it was all about.”

Both Wardwell’s and Julian’s families are being kept in the loop on the investigation, and both families are cooperating, McCausland said. Dwight Collins, Wardwell’s brother, said the family was awaiting further word on the body but declined to comment further. Other family members either couldn’t be reached or declined to comment.

The process of determining the body’s identity could be time-consuming because of the condition of the body. Wardwell’s family members have donated DNA samples that will be compared against DNA from the body, McCausland said.

Julian was 52 when Wardwell disappeared. An obituary in the Bangor Daily News described Julian as a former restaurateur and novelty salesman who played on John Bapst High School’s 1948 championship football team.
And here I am worrying about my relatives finding my porn stash if I were to croak.
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Well, he got away with it.
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What a man. Older than I am, and dating a woman in her 20s. And unlike my old girlfriends, she never left him.
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What a man. Older than I am, and dating a woman in her 20s. And unlike my old girlfriends, she never left him.
He made sure of that. Their love is frozen in time.
Old 10-24-11, 07:35 PM
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Re: Worst "Storage Wars" Buy Ever

If it is even her... where was the body for the 9 years between her disappearance and when he rented the unit?
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Probably in the freezer...in a different location.

Either way...its a very cold thing to do to another human being.
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I'd buy that for a dollar AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
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I'd be seriously talking to the "investigators" in that case. Like how many homicide cases I wonder they have dancing across their desks in Lewiston, Maine on an annual basis.
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I'd be seriously talking to the "investigators" in that case. Like how many homicide cases I wonder they have dancing across their desks in Lewiston, Maine on an annual basis.
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In Maine homicides outside of Portland and Bangor are investigated by the state police. Statewide, there are around 20-25 homicide cases per year and they have a 90% clearance rate. They also assist or take over missing persons cases, particularly if suspicious circumstances exist.
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Daryl from Storage Wars talked about finding a body once, very briefly. It sounded like Dave Hester also found one.
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Yeeeeeehhhhp!
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Ayuh.
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I imagine Stephen King had something to do with this.
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Re: Worst "Storage Wars" Buy Ever

He sent her to the kitchen to get some beer. When she never returned, he became depressed and moved into a smaller apartment.

So, what's the big deal?
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Miss Hester Mofet?
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Barry is this week's winner getting $100 for his freezer and $250,000 for the film rights.
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Re: Worst "Storage Wars" Buy Ever

Before his death, Julian was operating a variety store on Main Street. And from 2001 to 2007, he’d run the One Stop Shop in a building owned by Hubert Nadeau, selling T-shirts, Christmas decorations, knives and “just about anything,” Nadeau said.
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I have no idea why Steve Jobs is getting so much recognition, when we just lost the man who decided to combine the power of t-shirts, Christmas decorations and knives and sell them together.
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So he killed her in 1983 but didn't rent the unit until 1992. Wonder what he did with the body in those 9 years? I can't believe the cops wouldn't be all over this guy.
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He probably kept her in the freezer in the house until he turned 60, and then he downsized to an apartment. He had enough of his possessions in the storage unit to fill a 10x10x10 space. You know how people hang on to old stuff thinking that they might be able to use them someday.
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The last person to see the woman was this guy who said he dropped her off at a hotel in Salem, NH after an argument. And he didn't get busted? Amazing.
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What the hell is a 29-year-old woman doing dating a 52-year-old man for?!
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