Cass O’Dell, Fay Hamm and their oldest sister, Shirley Altman, 74, were all married at the time of the death of Paula, who was born 10 years after her next-oldest sister, O’Dell. “I quit school to baby-sit her for my mother,” Hamm said, crying. “She was like my baby.”
Hamm dated her husband, Dick, for several years before they married. He drove a car, which was a treat as the Reams did not own one. “As soon as she heard his footsteps coming in the house, she would laugh and smile,” Hamm said, recalling Paula’s reaction when her sister’s boyfriend would arrive for a date. “She couldn’t speak a word, but she knew she was going to go for a car ride.”Lancaster County Crimestoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the person(s) responsible for the grave robbery. If you have any information that could help investigators, you can contact:
- the Lancaster City Bureau of Police at 717-735-3300
- Detective Sgt. Gary Mackley at (717) 735-3347, or
- the Lancaster City/Lancaster County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913
Callers can remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.