There's a new update in the Chastity Starr case that may just put an end to the search that has spanned over a year. It's not entirely a surprising ending, but it's believed that her remains were discovered at the home of a rape suspect who is awaiting trial on charges that he sexually assaulted a nine-year-old child. The 27-year-old woman vanished last year and was believed to have been a prostitute, which may have contributed to the lack of awareness in her tragic case. The family of the missing woman do believe that the remains belong to her, as they had been hidden on the property of James Maxwell for about a year. They were discovered on Monday.
DNA testing is being done on the remains of what appears to be a small adult female. Chastity Starr, aka Chastity Danette Starr, Chasity Starr or Chasity D. Starr, stood at 5' 4" and only 110 lbs. She was addicted to drugs and led a transient lifestyle in the Holly Hill, Florida area when she was last seen at the Rigdewood Inn.
Was Maxwell a customer of hers -- if the claims of prostitution are true? Was he someone who offered her a place to stay and then took things to a horrible outcome? Did she die of a drug overdose only to be hidden by those who wanted to avoid prosecution?
At any rate, Maxwell is now more than just a child rapist. He's now implicated in, at the very least, the unlawful disposal of human remains. After testing is done it could be found out that these remains belong to the missing woman. Then he's going to have a lot of explaining to do for himself.
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