Pictures: The Catherine Cesnik case May 11, 2017 at 2:54 PM Catherine Cesnik, a 26-year-old nun, disappeared after leaving her Southwest Baltimore apartment to … Over the years, BCoPD detectives have developed DNA profiles of about a half dozen suspects and compared them against the crime scene evidence. According to police, Joyce Helen Malecki, 20, disappeared from a shopping mall only days after Cesnik on November 11, 1969, in Glen Burnie, a suburb of Baltimore. The Baltimore police has since reopened its investigation. According to Harry Bannon, a Baltimore City homicide investigator: “We thought Koob was about to break and then the church lawyers stepped in at talked to the higher-ups at the police department and we were told to either charge Koob with a crime or let him go.”. Frightened and feeling threatened by the strapping, dominating clergyman – who was popular with churchgoers for his Sunday masses – the girl decided to keep secret her gruesome discovery. She recalls their names seeming fake, “Brother Ed, Brother Ted, Brother Bob”. However, they reviewed the case files and found that the autopsy showed that in fact, there were maggots in Cesnik’s throat. DOMINIC SANDBROOK: Outrageous. He then left to work as pastor of a church in Baltimore, but later returned to his duties after an archdiocese investigation failed to support the abuse allegations. Ordered to be “shot on sight” when spotted. Plaintiffs appealed. He later died in 2001. Giangrasso recognized that Father Maskell was charming, good looking, and intelligent – and that the young girls at Keough were terrified of him. Text: "MCS (include tip)" to CRIMES (274637). She said Maskell knew people in high places and would allegedly 'allow girls at the school to talk about sex and drugs in his office'. All victims agree that Sister Cathy Cesnik was the only person who offered to help. At the time she was found, Cesnik’s case was still considered a disappearance and not a murder. But some thirty women soon came forward with accounts of sexual abuse at the school. Despite the continued uncertainty (which is to be expected with most true crime series), Cathy Cesnik's "Death" poem in The Keepers was a particularly … None of these suspects’ profiles have matched. Detectives questioned neighbors once more and found a resident who remembered seeing Cesnik leave her home around 8:30 PM, wave to the driver of a car that pulled into the parking lot, then driving off following it. Her body was found a few months later, discarded unceremoniously in a garbage dump. His investigation revealed that like Cesnik, Father Maskell’s door was always open to the girls who were free to discuss with him their troubles at home, secret drug usage, and forbidden sexual encounters. ', 'Before I knew it, there was a big man on top of me and then I thought that would be it and another policeman came in and I could hear Maskell in the distance talking and laughing. He recalled one of his superiors calling him and saying, “Listen kid, this is a career buster. It was a romantic note from Cesnik written to Koob. After Notre Dame superiors granted her request for exclaustration, Sister Cesnik terminated her employment at Keough High School to take a new job at Western High School, a public school in Baltimore. By 1994, Maskell no longer worked at the high school and was the pastor of Holy Cross Church in Baltimore. A few years later, in 2001, Father Maskell died. She attempted to brush them off. Was her murder just the tip of a larger and sinister plot? Her students described Sister Cathy as … Her body was discovered on January 3, 1970, near a garbage dump in the Baltimore suburb of Lansdowne. The next day at school, Maskell called her into his office and with a gun in hand, threatened to “kill her, her boyfriend, and her entire family” if she ever told anyone about the abuse. On January 3, 1970, the decomposed body of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik was discovered at a dumping area on Monumental Avenue in Halethorpe, 21227. On January 3, 1970, the decomposed body of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik was discovered at a dumping area on Monumental Avenue in Halethorpe, 21227. But when he was questioned by the police, he had an ironclad alibi for the night of Sister Cathy's disappearance. One of the initial persons of interest was a Jesuit priest who had been romantically involved with the pretty nun, and had once asked her to marry him, before she took her vows. - M. Louise Haskings 1875-1957. She professed her final vows and became a nun on July 21, 1967. [3] Her paternal grandparents, John (Jan) and Johanna Tomec Česnik, were Slovenians who emigrated from Yugoslavia,[4] while her maternal grandfather, Joseph Omulac, came from Yugoslavia and maternal grandmother, Martha Hudok, came from Austria.