Today’s case takes us back to the summer of August 5th, 1993, Sturbridge Mass.

10-year-old Holly Piiranian is on a family vacation visiting her grandmother when she was abducted in the middle of the day.

Holly Kristen Piirainen was a 10-year-old American murder victim from Grafton, Massachusetts. She was a typical young girl with blonde hair and blue eyes.

She went with her brother to visit some puppies walking down South Shore Drive in Sturbridge to the intersection of Allen Road 

Her brother returned to the cottage but Holly had disappeared. All that was found was a shoe of hers by the side of the road. Months later on October 23rd, her remains were found by hunters in a wooded area in the nearby town of Brimfield.

Anyone with information about Holly’s murder is asked to e-mail or call the Hampden County State Police Detective Unit at 413-505-5993. People are also welcome to text information to “CRIMES” (274637) with the subject line “SOLVE Holly Piirainen.” A $40,000 reward is being offered for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Sources: ABC News GO,, WCLB, Telegram & Gazette, Boston Globe 

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