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Lacey Gaines

Real Name: Lacey Claire Gaines
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Justice, Illinois
Date: December 7, 2009


Details: Twenty-year-old Lacey Gaines was a young mother living in Justice, Illinois. She was found stabbed and strangled to death in her apartment on December 7, 2009. There was no sign of forced entry, and no evidence of defensive wounds. She reportedly had relationship troubles in the past, but it is not known if it is related to the case. Her murder remains unsolved.
Suspects: The police believe that Lacey was killed by someone that she knew and trusted. The killer is believed to have been right-handed and around her height.
One possible suspect is Daniel Sanchez, Lacey's ex-boyfriend and father of her child. He was reportedly physically abusive towards her. He was also very jealous and possessive of her. He became especially angry and jealous after they broke up and she began dating someone else. He reportedly stalked her, harassed her, and sent her death threats. Surprisingly, he was later ruled out as a suspect.
Extra Notes: This case was uploaded to the Unsolved Mysteries website on July 21, 2014. The person interviewed on the video is Lacey's aunt, Cherry Simpson.
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