You know you hear about the crime you see them all the times on the radio or the tv or the newspaper, back at the mind you never think this gonna happen to me and then it does and you just have taken a back… said Mark Kuller.

Deaths are equally normal as births, however, the first one fills a human soul with grief while the latter will always be a God’s gift. Natural deaths still leave relatives and loved ones with a closure and memories of a lifetime to live on. While in case of the missing or the murdered, with their cases pending for decades leaves everyone without a closure, fills the lives of the dear ones with terror and leaves the investigators with another cold case.

Cold Case Cracked

“Every cold case represents unachieved justice for our community and uncertainty for surviving family and friends,” stated Attorney John Choi of Ramsey County. Cracking the cold cases is a time taking task which if results in success increases the people’s trust in the police and the laws of its country. Like the investigator explains, “Each case weighs heavily on the minds of police investigators and prosecutors. We have proven, through intentional efforts, dedication and hard work, that these cases can be solved – especially with the evolution of forensic testing and investigator training.”

Born In Chicago

Born on September 14, 1905, Lillian Garmisa lived throughout her childhood in Chicago with her parents and 12 other siblings. Chicago became the fastest growing city ever that housed mostly immigrated families who were lured by the city’s high economic state. 

Early 1900s Life

The nation entered the century on bullock carts, sending posts but was going to bid adieu to 90s on automobiles using cellphones. While the country was leaving its agriculture sector behind and everywhere industries were being established and people were being employed, America was emerging as a powerful nation. The worst economic disaster in the history of U.S. began in 1929 but the problems of the 1920s were the actual reason that contributed to it. While this era is said to be an auspicious time, the truth was that the income was unevenly distributed. The rich were getting richer due to high profits, while most of the Americans had no savings and more expenditure. Even the farmers were facing low prices and were trapped in heavy debts. Yet the Garmisa family lived happily under their father’s income. Until the Great Depression wrecked everything.

The Great Depression

The Black Thursday was on October 24, 1929, the start of the Great Depression due to a sudden crash of stock market. The freaked out investors sold more than 16 million shares of stock instantly and everyone was in disbelief for the American economy. The 25% U.S. population, as a result, was left unemployed and the lucky ones who were able to keep their jobs faced almost 43% fall in their income over the next decade. Even the farm prices fell drastically which resulted in many farmers losing their fields. Due to severe drought, the Dust Bowl played its role in perishing off many farms. And so it became difficult for Lillian’s father to solely take care of his large family that included 13 children.

A New Yorker Struggle

The hard times lead Lillian to take a bold decision for her life, being an elder sibling, for the younger ones especially. She, therefore, decided to earn for her family and for that she found the first step to be a shift to New York and so she did. However, those days were not so much bright for New York when compared with Chicago. For a beautiful and smart girl like Lillian, finding work was easier as she knew what her interests were.

A Dancer’s Life

Those were the times when men used to pay for women dancing around their tables. And somewhere or the other the dancing theme of the first half 19th century made women of America more liberal than ever before. Lillian decided to become a professional dancer and that’s where a new phase was about to start. In late 1920’s she started her dancing career.