The two detectives, who preferred not to be identified, acknowledged, “We don’t know what happened to Sister Cathy.” But they go on to say that, having initially reopened the case as part of a periodic review, they don’t consider Father Maskell to be a suspect, based on “early interviews with witnesses” and “signs of struggle” in her car. Shane and Gemma are joined with Behavior Detection Analyst Mike again to discuss more deceptive behavior observed in Netflix’s ‘The Keepers’. Gemma organized a Zoom meeting with many key players of Netflix's docu-series 'The Keepers' - along with many people you've heard from in our podcast so far. Reading and drama became a passion after taking her classes and I actually learned how to actually “read” a story past the printed text. During this first part the panel, consisting of survivors and experts, will speak to the committee members. The Keepers brought the stories of Sister Cathy, Joyce Malecki, and the students of Archbishop Keough High School to the global stage. Even more troubling, two retired investigators tell City Paper that while they were “putting the heat” on Koob, Catholic Church officials conferred with high-ranking police officials about the case. The Archdiocese of Baltimore never reinstated him, after finding the evidence against him to be “credible,” according to archdiocesan spokesman Caine. He says they talked with Sister Helen and then phoned the police to report Cesnik as a “missing person” somewhere between midnight and 1 a.m. A few hours later, around 4 a.m., Father Koob took a walk with the other priest and blundered into Cesnik’s car near the Carriage House. Don’t defend the decision – I did nothing wrong. In that situation, the killer usually wants to get the hell away from there. I wish I had been wise enough to guide her as to what to do. I remember his car and he did have a red police light and a siren installed in it. The nun had died of blunt-force trauma to one side of her head—along with a blow that had left a round hole in the back of her skull. “But why would Sister Russell have called you instead of the police after Cathy disappeared that night?”, Roemer understood the reason better a few days later, after visiting Father Koob’s residence at the Manresa Jesuit community. Instead, Phillips had phoned a Catholic priest living in a Jesuit community known as Manresa, located near Annapolis. Gemma and Abby went to the Archbishop-Keough high school at Baltimore, Maryland. “I just hope they’ll figure it out. Her father, Joseph Cesnik, a former Pittsburgh postal worker, rests a few feet higher up the slope, along with several of his Slovenian-American ancestors. Anyone that attended Keough during Maskells time knows incidents that are very questionable. In 1994, former Archdiocese of Baltimore spokesman William Blaul told reporters from The Sun that the church didn’t send lawyers to the Baltimore County Police Department to demand Koob be left alone. I have memories of my mother sending me to him for counseling when I was a young teen. He fell silent, and leaned back in his chair. Meanwhile, Archdiocesan records and the Keough yearbook show that he was also serving as a chaplain at Keough from the mid-1960s until 1975. Maskell was evil and while he may not have killed Cathy he sure had something to do with it. And yes I was trying to stop others outside of the Keough girls from seeing what was being said I set the wrong setting and Facebook will now allow me to change it…several people have tried and we cannot change it to just a closed site…we do want you back…I honestly thought you had left because I ask that this conversation go on a private site…do those that want to discuss could and those that didn’t. Your name is so familiar …..were you in class of 1978? That is why I helped with the knew page. We led and others followed. The Malecki siblings, including Joyce, also attended week-long “retreats” as high school students—during which they spent entire days engaged in religious instruction with priests. Next week’s episode will include Teresa Lancaster. The denial goes on. After each panel speaks, the committee members ask questions prior to the next panel. This year, they continue their fight for survivors in Maryland. What’s up with that? “I still regard her as the finest teacher I ever had.”, More than a dozen other former Keough students described Cesnik as an outstanding teacher. [Part 2] Gemma and Shane discuss different aspects of the case, along with answering questions submitted by listeners. “And one of them described to me how three or four girls who were being abused by this priest had gone to Sister Cathy for help. I am a journalist who has been writing and blogging about the murder of Sister Cathy since the 1990’s. As listed in the plaintiffs’ formal complaint, the abuse included “vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, vaginal penetration with a vibrator, administration of enemas, . They said they were operating on a theory that Cesnik was abducted by “a stranger or maybe by someone who knew her” on the night she disappeared. She lies buried on the side of a steep hill in Sharpsburg, Pa., a threadbare suburban town directly across the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh. So….the comments stopped. The suit sought damages for two former Keough students who claimed to have been injured by rampant sexual abuse at the school. City Paper’s investigation also reveals that a second young murder victim (killed only four days after Cesnik vanished, and only a few miles from where the nun died) attended the same Catholic church where the alleged sex-abuser had been serving as parish priest. 3: The Maps 2: Sister Cathy 3: Redhead Murders, Contact Us Listen Support us on Patreon, Sister Cathy, Part 47: Keeping On with Gemma, Sister Cathy, Part 46: More Lies & Deception, Sister Cathy, Part 44: False Memory Syndrome Foundation, Sister Cathy, Part 43.2: Lies and Deception [Part 2], Sister Cathy, Part 43.1: Lies and Deception [Part 1], Sister Cathy, Part 42.2: Hidden Predator Act 2020 [Part 2], Sister Cathy, Part 42.1: Hidden Predator Act of 2020 [Part 1], Sister Cathy, Part 41.3: Discussion with Gemma & Shane [Part 3], Sister Cathy, Part 41.2: Discussion with Gemma & Shane [Part 2], Sister Cathy, Part 41.1: Discussion with Gemma & Shane [Part 1], Sister Cathy, Part 40: Advice from an Expert - How to Protect Children from Pedophiles, Sister Cathy, Part 38.4: Welcome back, Tom Nugent [Part 4], Sister Cathy, Part 38.3: Welcome back, Tom Nugent [Part 3], Sister Cathy, Part 38.2: Welcome back, Tom Nugent [Part 2], Sister Cathy, Part 38.1: Welcome Back, Tom Nugent. Wrinkled and white-haired, he pointed to one side of the yellowing photograph he had dug out of a box of files. I read most of it last night and I thought the topic was going to stay up because many people expressed an interest. In an effort to solve the puzzle, Roemer sat down with two Baltimore City detectives—Harry Bannon and Tony Glover, now both retired—who had directed the search for the missing nun during the previous two months. But a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police insists that no investigation of any kind had ever been conducted by his police department and referred the inquiry back to the FBI. Gemma. Intensely religious, Cathy was deeply impressed by some of her dedicated Notre Dame teachers—so impressed that by the time she moved on to St. Augustine Catholic High School in 1956 she was already thinking about entering the Notre Dame convent and becoming a School Sister herself. According to the autopsy, she had been strangled and stabbed several times in the throat; cause of death was strangulation. It was here, in a crowded neighborhood punctuated by half a dozen clattering steel mills, that Catherine Ann Cesnik lived out her 1950s childhood. ( Log Out /  Interesting enough I just finished reading the piece from Erin on FB about sister Cathy. Dr. Spitz has worked on a number of high-profile cases, including the investigations of the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hope someone with knowledge of the events that terrible night will finally come forward, so her spirit can rest. I did not block you. We may never solve this – but I think Sister Cathy would be very pleased that we are trying to collect information to find some justice for her. And we have a lot of girls on the page….please cone back Gemma….we do want you back….you are not to blame for any problem on FB. “She was lying on her back, on the slope of a little hill, with her purse and one shoe a few feet away. My name is Annette “Carberry” Savoy – Keough Class of ’69. He also testified at the trials of Casey Anthony and Phil Spector, the 1996 civil trial against O.J. How had the dead woman’s Ford gotten back to her apartment complex? At 11:30 p.m., Sister Russell called Gerry Koob, at the time a Catholic priest and a close friend of Sister Cathy's. I have vivid memories of him looking me up and down and giving me a sleazy smile. We haven’t ruled anything out, including Father Maskell, and we have gone back to reinvestigate the Malecki killing and possible links to the Cesnik case.”. Hell, it could have blown the lid right off the Church! After seven years of study, she professed her “final vows” on July 21, 1967. When asked about the possible connection between the killings, Baltimore-based FBI Special Agent Barry Maddox tells City Paper that the Bureau “didn’t actually do the investigation” into Joyce Malecki’s death, but turned all of its information over to the nearby Anne Arundel County Police Department. . “I was only 12 years old at the time,” recalls Gregory Cesnik, today a certified public accountant. she had stated in that first round of comments she was visiting sister that last day when Father M showed up. Fr. Change ). Extra Sauce Episode 14: We Talk To Journalist Tom Nugent From "The Keepers" Friday, June 2nd After obsessing over it for weeks, Greg and Mike talk to Tom Nugent, the journalist who's reporting helped reopen the investigation into the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik which is … Your dogged determination to shine a light on Sister Cathy’s murder helped to push this shocking story into the light. But his hypothesis was contradicted by one troubling fact: The nun’s car, a green 1969 Ford Maverick, had been parked near her Carriage House apartment complex only a few hours after she drove off to the shopping center. Roemer picked up the phone. I have no idea what happened to her and am still haunted by this. I was a freshman in 1974 and one of my classmates was also abused by him. Yes this is long overdue! The prime keepers of the memory of what happened to Sister Cathy are two of her former students at Keough — Abbie Schaub and Gemma Hoskins. Class of ’75 was a strong class. ‎Show Foul Play, Ep Sister Cathy, Part 38.4 : Welcome back, Tom Nugent [Part 4] - Jan 1, 2020 The letter goes on to outline Cesnik’s struggle with her relationship with Koob: I must wait on you—your time and your need—even more than I had before. Around 4 a.m., while walking, they spotted Cesnik’s green Ford Maverick, parked at an odd angle, directly adjacent to the Carriage House parking lot. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. This act would eliminate the statute of limitations for abuse victims, allowing them to have their day in civil court to expose their abuser. Sister Mary Florita also said that “two older police detectives” from Baltimore visited her in the mid-1990s and told her “we know the priest was involved in Sister Cathy’s death.” In addition, a Keough graduate told investigators during the 1994 lawsuit that she had been taken by Father Maskell to a Lansdowne garbage dump where the nun’s body was later found. But in interviews conducted before his death, he found these so-far-unexamined connections deeply upsetting. “We thought Koob was about to break,” retired Baltimore City homicide investigator Harry Bannon says. I was lucky and was not one of his victims. Nugent is in all seven episodes. I agree Deb! Debbie, You see, Cathy was a real person, with dreams and goals of her own. His alibi—he had eaten dinner and taken in the movie Easy Rider with his priest friend in Annapolis before the call from Sister Helen—proved airtight. How friggin ironic is that? We have no choice but to respect all of their decisions. My mother was an organist for St. Clements for many years when I was a child and knew Father Maskell well. There were dozens of positive reponses to the link and so I was reported to FB as posting abusive posts. For his part, Koob continues to insist that he gave the police everything he knew about Cesnik. “There was something wrong at the Catholic high school where Sister Cathy taught,” Roemer said while reviewing evidence previously unknown to him. Gemma Hoskins, get back on the Keough site. Permission was granted and Cesnik moved into a two-bedroom apartment at the Carriage House on North Bend Road. “Catherine Cesnik is the reason I became a teacher,” says Hoskins, 52, today. “Or maybe a tire iron. 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