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    Tuesday, August 09, 2022

    From the archives: Desiree Michaud links and photos

    Desiree Michaud as a sophomore in the 1981 Plainfield High School yearbook.

    Mar. 17, 1980:

    The Two Faces of Bank Street 

    Apr. 7, 1984:

    Woman is found slain in Groton motel room

    Apr. 8, 1984:

    Police seeking murder suspect

    Apr. 9, 1984:

    Police press search for suspect in Groton slaying

    Apr. 10, 1984:

    Slain woman wanted to give up street life

    Apr. 11, 1984:

    Police find, question man sought in Groton murder

    Apr. 12, 1984:

    Police switch emphasis in murder investigation

    Apr. 7, 1985:

    A year later, a prostitute's murder still mystifies

    Jun. 23, 1985:

    'Hands' A play about Bank Street 

    Aug. 12 1985:

    A Friday sting brings a good haul

    Aug. 12 1985:

    Talented soprano for 'Hands' shines in the background

    Aug 18, 1985:

    A review of 'Hands' and a story about what was happening on Bank Street while the play was being performed

    Undated photo of Desiree Michaud.
    Undated photo of Desiree Michaud.
    Undated photo of Desiree Michaud.
    This June 13, 1984 file photo shows Groton Town Police Detectives Michael Lewin, left, and John Graves putting up a reward poster on Bank Street in New London in the murder case of Desiree Michaud. Police put up 50 posters. (Gordon Alexander/The Day)
    Desiree Michaud as seen on the front page of The Day on Sunday, April 8, 1984, the day after her body was found in a hotel in Groton.
    Groton Ptl. John Clark stands guard outside Room 114 at Flagship Motel April 7, 1984. (Gordon Alexander/The Day)
    The headstone of Desiree Michaud at St. Mary's Cemetery in Norwich. (Tim Cook/The Day)
    March 17, 1980: "New London police question women along street." (Day file photo)
    August 12, 1985: "A hot summer's night at a corner in the Bank Street area often frequented by prostitutes." (William Burrows/The Day)
    June 23, 1985 feature in The Day about 'Hands," the play partially inspired by Desiree Michaud's death.
    Annual art show in the Hygienic Restaurant, 1983. (The Day)
    Interior of the Hygienic Restaurant, unknown date. (The Day)
    Banners for the annual Hygienic art show over Bank Street in 1987. (The Day)
    Police sketches of the suspect known as "Cowboy" in The Day April 9, 1984.

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