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Nancy Anderson biography: 10 things about Bay City, Michigan woman

Nancy Elaine Brown Anderson was a native of Michigan, United States. Here are 10 more things about her:

  1. She was born in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan to Merle Vern Anderson and Thelma Bernice Brown Anderson.
  2. She has six younger siblings namely Mary Beth Anderson, Betty Anderson, John F. Anderson, James Lloyd AndersonJanet Anderson and William Brian Anderson.
  3. She was 6 years younger than her brother Michael DuWayne Anderson, 4 years younger than her sister Carol Jane Anderson and 3 years younger than her sister Gail Patricia Anderson.
  4. She was 1 year older than her roommate Jody Spooner. They shared a seventh-floor apartment in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  5. On March 16, 1957, her maternal grandmother Phydelias Cecelia “Fay” Sabourin Brown died in Bay City at the age of 54.
  6. On January 8, 1966, her father was critically burned in the explosion of a boiler at The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Midland County, Michigan where he was working as a fireman. 
  7. On January 24, 1966, her father died in a hospital in Midland at the age of 39.
  8. In 1970, she graduated from John Glenn High School in Bay City.
  9. In October 1971, she moved from Bay City to Hawaii. She worked at a McDonald’s restaurant in Waikiki. Her manager Pedro Repolio described her as a dependable and friendly employee. Her co-worker Julie Torres did not believe she was promiscuous but did feel that she was too friendly. He dated several different men, according to Richard Hacker, a friend to Spooner and Spooner’s boyfriend Kim Weaver.
  10. In November 2021, he met Craig Winters on the beach in Waikiki. They became friends and kissed on several occasions but were never intimate. In the same month, Repolio and his friend Ronald Borges gave her a ride home. Both Borges and Borges’s friend Gerald Kihano later went on dates with her.
  11. From December 1, 1971 to December 6, 1971, Susan Davidson lived with her and Spooner in their apartment in Waikiki. Davidson slept on a bed in her room. During the same period, she met David Chambers through Winters, his roommate. She and Chambers made plans to go on a date but it never materialized and they were never intimate. In the same month, she met William Menor and they became friends. She and Menor started dating but they never had sex.
  12. On January 6, 1972, she went to Chambers’ workplace at the International Market Place in Waikiki to invite him to her apartment at 11:30 p.m. but when he went there, no one was home so he left his card under her door. He had not heard from her since.
  13. She was not scheduled to work on January 7, 1972. At around 12:00 p.m. that day, Renaware Distributors door-to-door knife salesman Parker Graham and his trainee Jeffrey Alward introduced themselves to her and made an appointment to meet her at her apartment in Waikiki to demonstrate their products. From around 1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on January 7, 1972, Graham and Alward gave a sales talk before her at her apartment and at around 2:30 p.m., Spooner returned hoe and joined them. Neither she nor Spooner was interested in the products but Graham and Alward gave her a pie cutter as a gift then left. While Spooner took a nap, she went to a Bank of Hawaii near the apartment and opened an account from around 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. When Spooner woke up, she found her fatally stabbed inside the apartment and called police. At 5:29 p.m., Honolulu Police Department officers Milton Galase and George Gibbons responded to the apartment. She died at the age of 19. After her death, Graham and Alward volunteered fingerprints and passed polygraph tests. Spooner, her co-workers and her former boyfriends were also cleared of suspicion. Her killer is still unknown.

Anyone with information about the fatal stabbing of Nancy Elaine Brown Anderson is asked to contact the Honolulu Police Department.

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