November 20, 2021, marks the grim 15th anniversary of the discovery of the bodies of four women dumped in a drainage ditch in West Atlantic City.

On Nov. 20, 2006, the four victims, who had worked as prostitutes in the area, were found in the ditch behind the Golden Key Motel in West Atlantic City.

The murders have attracted substantial media attention over the years, but remain unsolved today.  Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill issued a statement today promising that law enforcement would continue the investigation into the murders.

“I would like the public to know that not one of those 15 years has passed by without the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and our partnering law enforcement agencies, continuing work on the investigation of the discovery of the bodies of four murdered women in a drainage ditch in West Atlantic City. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to continuing the investigation of the murders of Kim Raffo,  Molly Dilts, Barbara Breidor, and Tracy Roberts, to bring justice and closure for their families.”

Kim Raffo was the first victim discovered when her body was located by two women out for a walk along a path that ran parallel to the drainage ditch.

After 911 was contacted and uniformed police officers arrived, three more female bodies were discovered as officers searched along the path for additional evidence. The ACPO Major Crimes Unit arrived and the crime scene area was secured.

Egg Harbor Township Police Chief Michael Hughes was a detective at the Egg Harbor Township Police Department 15 years ago when the bodies of Kim Raffo, 35, Molly Dilts, 20, Barbara Breidor, 42, and Tracy Roberts, 23, were discovered in the West Atlantic City section of Egg Harbor Township.

“I remember that night like it was yesterday and getting the phone call about the bodies of the women that were discovered. I remember exactly where I was going in the car with my family and I dropped everything and said I have to go. I knew that I had to get there immediately."


Here is a  gallery of the women and photos and image grabs from Chasing News and the Associated Press taken during the investigation into these murders.

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