Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik
1970 Homicide Victim
On January 3, 1970, the decomposed body of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik was discovered at a dumping area on Monumental Avenue in Halethorpe, 21227. Sister Cesnik had been reported as a missing person on November 7, 1969, from her residence at 131 North Bend Road in Baltimore City, 21229. At the time of her disappearance, Sister Cesnik was on a sabbatical from the Roman Catholic Church and was teaching at Western High School in Baltimore City.
Detectives believe that Sister Cesnik had been accosted in front of her residence as she was returning from the store, and forced back into her car. She was driven to Monumental Avenue where she was assaulted and murdered. Her car was recovered in the early morning hours of November 8, 1969, parked within walking distance of her residence. Therefore, detectives believe the person responsible lived in the area of Sister Cesnik's residence.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Homicide Unit's Unsolved Case Squad at 410-887-3943 or Communications Team at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and can also contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587) to be eligible for a cash reward of up to $7,000. To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to "CRIMES" (274637), then enter the message starting with "MCS."
Revised March 10, 2010
Revised April 6, 2016