*Warning – The information you are about to read may include discussions of true crimes, graphic details, and crime scenes, this may be too graphic for some people, please use discretion when reading*
Mystery Monday is back and today I wanted to discuss a case that is close to home. The victim was a 21 year old, single mother of a 4 month old baby girl, she had her whole life ahead of her, but it was snuffed out in June of 2006 when the vibrant young mother was murdered. This is the story of Deidre Harm.
Unfortunately for the family and friends of Deidre Harm, not much is known about her death, or the person who caused it. Deidre had gone out with some friends after getting a babysitter for her daughter, Vegas, on June 10, 2006. They had visited two local bars in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. When leaving The Finish Line on Saturday night, Deidre was not alone. She had left with a male individual, who had a distinct tattoo on his left forearm.
This man was not identified, nor is it confirmed that he murdered Deidre or simply left with her and took her to another place where someone else murdered her. When Deidre didn’t arrive home nor contact her family or friends she was reported missing. Family said that; Deidre would have never been out of communication with them, especially since she had her daughter. Deidre was missing for approximately five months.
In November of 2006, hunters in the town of Seneca, approximately 6 miles from where Deidre was last seen, found human remains in a field. Because of the decomposition and having only bones, a forensic pathologist who specialized in skeletal remains performed the autopsy. It was determined that there was trauma to the bones, but it wasn’t conclusive if it was from her death. The remains had been identified using dental records, and it was confirmed to be Deidre Harm.
With very little to go on from eye witnesses on the night she disappeared to the limited evidence found when she was autopsied, detectives on the case have very little to work with, the case went cold for three years.
In 2009 there was a potential break in the case when a local resident informed police to check out Christopher Revak. A native to Wisconsin Rapids who had moved to Missouri. It was learned that Christopher Revak was also a suspect in another missing person case in Missouri.
Christopher Revak was in Wisconsin Rapids when Deidre went missing, but investigators would never get the chance to speak with him, Christopher Revak had taken his life by hanging himself in the Douglas County Jail in Missouri.
The case of Deidre Harm remains unsolved, police are still asking for any information to help them provide closure to Deidre’s family.
Be ever alert, make good choices, stay safe