1 of 40 Sister Catherine Cesnik is pictured with her father, Joseph Cesnik. The exact number of his victims remains unclear. In fact, people around the world were so distraught at learning about Sister Cathys case that they started flooding the Baltimore County Police with calls. I wont tell you my theory, but I will say: I believe Jean, and I have corroboratedJean, that this is a woman who was telling the truth from the beginning. I'm determined that if there is something I can do in my lifetime to change things, I think the keepers has already changed society quite a bit, Hoskins said. On the evening she disappeared, Sister Cathy was reportedly counseling one of the abused girls when Maskell unexpectedly showed up. [7], In 2017, CBS Baltimore reported allegations from three women that during Cesnik's tenure at Archbishop Keough High School, two of the priests, Joseph Maskell and E. Neil Magnus, were sexually abusing the girls at the school in addition to trafficking them to others. Published: 15:36 EST, 18 May 2017 | Updated: 16:14 EST, 18 May 2017, A New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer latest book, 'The Kardashians: An American Drama,' will be published in September. Six years Cesniks junior, Radakovic grew up as her tag-along and daily charge, as Cesnik babysat while their parents worked. She thought she had more potential than they were allowing.. The trial court dismissed the action as time-barred by the statute of limitations. But hes only willing to share a slice of it. A lot of power. Maskell left Baltimore for Ireland where he obtained amployment as a psychologist. v. A. Joseph Maskell et al. More than 40 years after her death, the case of Sister Cathy Cesnik's murder is still unsolved. But her love is evident, too, for the woman she was so proud to have as her sister. Nine months later, when Radakovic got married, she didnt throw her bouquet, instead leading everyone to the cemetery to put the bouquet on Cesniks grave. 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Unfortunately, Russell is . Just a few days before she vanished, the priest reportedly called her and, once again expressing his love, had asked her to marry him. Amateur sleuths have continued tracking the famous cold case in a new podcast series. ', Sister Cathy was reportedly counseling an abuse victim earlier on the day she went missing and many believe she was murdered before she could report the crimes, People close to the nun believethat Sister Cathy had 'confronted' Maskell 'and she lost her life for it'. The Keepers/Netflix On its website, the department offers a timeline of Cesnik's death and the case involving allegations against Maskell, who died in 2001. Catherine Anne Cesnik SSND (born November 17, 1942; disappeared November 7, 1969) was an American Catholic religious sister who taught English and drama at Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Shes so driven to find out what happened to her teacher. He wrote that the evidence, all circumstantial, shows that Sister Cathy was probably killed because she was ready to blow the whistle on widespread sex abuse at Keough by Father Maskell and others, in the late 1960s. Moreover, she said that along with the priest, she was abused by police officers. He then left to work as pastor of a church in Baltimore, but later returned to his duties after an archdiocese investigation failed to support the abuse allegations. But in interviews conducted before his death, he found these. And she has not stopped looking into the murder of her former teacher. He first reported on Sister Cathy's story because of Wehner's accusation that Maskell was involved in her murder. This seven-episode docuseries explores the still-unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a teacher at Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore, Maryland. On November 7, 1969, Cesnik disappeared. Her body was found January 3, 1970. "The Keepers" premieres on Netflix May 19. We would go to Baltimore every two months for the last three years, so people started to feel comfortable around us Survivors would reach out to us on Facebook. Caine says the church believes Maskell who overlapped with Cesnik while at Keough, where he worked as the school chaplain and counselor from 1967 to 1975. was sexually abusive. Sharon A.H. MayThe Baltimore State's attorney working on the Maskell case in 1994. ', 'Before I knew it, there was a big man on top of me and then I thought that would be it and another policeman came in and I could hear Maskell in the distance talking and laughing. Stuff being crimes, and they're walking around.. I think the really special part of The Keepers is that people arespeaking up for a lot of people who didnt survive it. There are many questions swirling around the death of Sister Catherine "Cathy" Cesnik, a beloved 26-year-old nun and teacher in Baltimore found . White tells us there is some dogged reporting happening right now in Ireland, digging deeper into the time that A. Joseph Maskell spent there, in addition to his time spent in the United States. There are countless untold stories backing up the accusations made against A. Joseph Maskell and the Catholic Church that the docuseries doesnt even begin to explore. It started with a freelance journalist, Tom Nugent. Joyce Maleckis murder is explored as much as it can be as being potentially connected to the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, but theres still so much that Abbie, Gemma, and audiences dont know. It seems that either the Archdiocese is lying about having investigated the accusations, or the Archdiocese is lying about having internal records on A. Joseph Maskell. We shared a room until she went into the convent. 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Maskell denied involvement in any form of abuse. Ryan White says hes seen a lot of people doubt whether the story is true at all, and insists that Koob is absolutely certain this happened, while the police are absolutely certain it did not. White describes Radakovic as very brave, very outspoken, very direct and now, I would say, very, very driven to get answers.. As she would discover, there are many people in Baltimore who believe Cesnik was killed because of what she may have known: that the all-girls Catholic high school in Baltimore where she had taught English, Archbishop Keough, had a history of sexual abuse. But its not about popularity, its about the impact My hope is that we can have a fraction of that popularitythat leads to justice. An image of Sister Cathy Cesnik's car found near her apartment the night she went missing Nov. 7, 1969 in Baltimore County. Nicole Mello is an author of horrors, romances, and comedies. The call led Hoskins and Keough graduate, Abbie Schaub, to start their own research into Sister Cathy's murder. Kathy HobeckIn addition to Wehner and Lancaster, Kathy Hobeck is one of six abuse victims who appears in "The Keepers." In addition to the six abuse victims featured in the documentary, director Ryan White told TheWrap there are at least 40 victims in total, some from after Maskell's stint at Keough. Cesnik felt called by God to be a nun, her sister says, and she had a gift for teaching. This is huge news regarding Sister Cathy's case. Still wondering what happened to Baltimore's Sister Cathy? The amount of people that have seen The Keepers now is mind-blowing around the world, White said. Meanwhile, Baltimore city homicide detectives are continuing. Gemma connected us with so many people in The Keepers.. People walked to suicide, people are still hiding and keeping their secrets, and I think all of the survivors recognize the power in numbers. [6], Immediately after Cesnik's disappearance, police searched the area for her body without success. Its important to take this confession from Koob with a grain of salt, as he is proven in the show to be less than the most reliable of witnesses, but, as White says, I dont know where the truth lies.. 'Father Maskell picked me up, took me to a wooded area where there was a lot of policemen gathered around, he left me in the backseat and two policemen abused me while Maskell stood next to the car. An autopsy soon revealed the victim was Sister Cathy Cesnik, a beloved 26-year-old nun who taught English and drama at Archbishop Keough High School and had vanished two months earlier during a Friday night shopping trip. The prime suspect in Sister Cathys murder was a priest, the late Father A. Joseph Maskell. His remains were exhumed in February of this year and reports in recent days have stated that a DNA sample from Maskell was not a match from a DNA sample retrieved from evidence from the murder scene in 1969. Her former students believe that Sister Cathy was murdered as part of a cover-up to protect a priest at the school, A. Joseph Maskell, who Cesnik suspected was guilty of sexual abuse of students. According to the autopsy, she had been struck on the back of her head by either a hammer or a brick, there was a hole the size of a quarter in her skull , and there were strangulation marks on her neck. If the Archdiocese is willing to blatantly lie about this, what else are they lying about? In 2004, a retired Baltimore homicide detective told the Baltimore City Paper that the church lawyers had 'stepped in and they talked to the higher-ups at the police department. More than 40 years after her death, the case of Sister Cathy Cesnik's murder is still unsolved. Oddly, her Ford Maverick, which she had recently purchased, was found just a block from her apartment parked illegally in a no parking area and unlocked. I mean, my mother loved eating chocolate, and I remember distinctly my mother said, Im gonna give up chocolate until Cathy comes home and then Im gonna eat chocolate until I get sick. . SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER, FIRST TAKE, 'The Keepers' Filmmaker: Father Maskell Abused 40 Victims, Not Just the 6 in Netflix's Doc. Here's our quick guide to all the people in "The Keepers" you need to know. I was so drawn to Gemma right when I met her, she had such a unique way. Father A. Joseph MaskellAn administrator, psychologist and counselor at Keough when Sister Cathy was a teacher there, Maskell has been accused by dozens of students and other children of sexual abuse. Father Neil MagnusAnother of the administrators at Keough, Magnus was accused of participating in sexually abusing students along with Maskell. RELATED: 10 Exciting New Netflix Originals Still Coming In 2019. Radakovic was Cesnik's younger sister. Tweet. And this update involves Father Joseph Maskell. I was raised Catholic and I had a very positive experience. They did stuff. Since then, he's been tracking and investigating the story over the years and is one of the investigators of her death in "The Keepers.". A headline in a Baltimore newspaper blared: 'City Police Fail To Find Missing Nun.'. Give Light and the People Will Find Their Own Way. The Baltimore Sun reported in late 2016 that since 2011 the archdiocese has paid out settlements to Maskell's alleged victims. Nearly 20 years ago, Nugent had been calling many former students from the now-closed Archbishop Keough High School, for a story on Sister Cesnik, who was murdered in 1969. Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik was last seen alive on November 7, 1969. On the show, we see how long its been taking to get the FBI to honor the requests for documentation under the Freedom of Information Act. She was comfortablewith that the long length of production actuallyhelped her comfort level. Though she spent years in the dark, Radakovic is now regularly in touch with cold-case detectives after first meeting with them in the spring of 2016. So we didn't want to set that as our bar, Hargrave said. She didnt know Jeanhad gone through that abuse. Copyright 2022 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. She didn't come forward or join the lawsuit against Maskell in 1994. Netflix's documentary series "The Keepers" dives into the case and uncovers a web of abuse that may . So-called Grandma Nancy Drew Gemma Hoskins has spent years asking for the federal case files on Joyce Maleckis murder. Detectives traveled to the Seattle area to interview the man, but without any solid evidence they were unable to elicit a confession. When you say survivors, how many are there? And every time she came back home oh my gosh, it was like Christmas, Radakovic says. The biggest hurdle was that the case was so old, that it was 45 years old. And why should they? Nasal spray reduces risk of infection 86% - nearly DOUBLE protection given by shot in arm, Mom who lost both sons to fentanyl blasts laughing Biden, Two Russian tanks annihilated with bombs by Ukrainian armed forces, Isabel Oakeshott receives 'menacing' message from Matt Hancock, Pavement where disabled woman gestured at cyclist before fatal crash, Pro-Ukrainian drone lands on Russian spy planes exposing location, 'Buster is next!' Following her disappearance, investigators plotted her movements and determined she had cashed her $255 paycheck at a bank before heading to a small shopping center where she bought some baked goods. In 1994, two women identified only as 'Jane Doe' and 'Jane Roe' alleged that Maskell had raped them when they were students at Sister Cathy's school. There are six survivors showcased in the documentarybut we had many conversationswith other survivors who werent featured in the documentary. I dont know how they do it I dont think she knows. A few years ago my auntconnected me to Jean, her friend. Making a Murderer was sucha phenomenon and if we have a fraction the popularity of Making a Murderer, I will be a happy filmmaker. Director Ryan White tells PEOPLE Radakovic was little more than an urban legend for his team as they worked on the documentary, as no one had been able to confirm Cesnik had any siblings. Tom NugentFreelance journalist Tom Nugent covered Sister Cathy's death starting in 1994. What do you think happened to Sister Cathy? He said that when he told his mother of the abuse, she told the Baltimore Archdiocese in 1967 -- two years before Sister Cathy's murder. 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Bob ErlandsonBob Erlandson was a journalist working for the Baltimore Sun in 1993. Detectives revealed on Wednesday that after weeks of testing, Maskell's DNA did not match evidence found from the murder scene nearly 50 years ago. Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter. And I looked at my husband and I said, Oh my God, Radakovic remembers now. She had a very soft spot in her heart for the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Radakovic says, but I think she felt she was called to do something other than live in the convent.. She was just 26 at the time of her death. The series also renewed the investigations into the murders of two women, Sister Cathy Cesnik and Joyce Malecki. As police proceeded with their investigation, Father Maskell who was said to have taken a female student to the site where she claimed she saw Sister Cathy's lifeless body came under suspicion. According to CNN, Bode Cellmark Forensics laboratory in Lorton, Virginia was responsible for comparing the DNA to the sample from the murder scene. In 1969, at 26 years old, Cesnik faced an impasse in her life and career, Radakovic says. Around the same time as Cesnik's disappearance, a 29-year-old woman named Joyce Malecki also went missing and was found dead two days later. When she was reported missing later that night, several dozen cops and half-a-dozen dog teams unsuccessfully searched a wide swath of Baltimore's southwest neighborhood searching for clues to her whereabouts. Maskell was a police chaplain and he knew people in high places that's how they got away with it. Find high-quality stock photos that you won't find anywhere else. She suffered blunt force trauma to her head and the case remains open to this day. Police dropped him as a target before he died. In 1994, Fr. On November 7, 1969, Cathy Cesnik left her apartment in Catonsville to buy an engagement gift for her sister. Another woman, Teresa Lancaster, also came forward. The Keepers centres on the death of 26-year-old nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik, who went missing from Baltimore, Maryland on November 7th, 1969. Sharon May states firmly and rudely in her interview that she had absolutely no involvement in any sort of cover-up. Edgar DavidsonAccording to his first wife, who speaks in the documentary under condition of anonymity, Davidson talked about being involved in Sister Cathy's murder in 1969. Father Maskell was a counselor and chaplain at Archbishop Keough from 1967 to 1975. Radakovic still tears up when she talks about Cesnik, who died more than 46 years ago. She had brown hair and brown eyes. She joined the School Sisters of Notre Dame when she was 18. I can still feel her touch my cheek, said Hargadon-Wehner, in a recent interview. The Huffington Post reported that Maskell told Wehner, "You see what happens when you say bad things about people?"[1]. He later returned to the U.S. and died in 2001. Gerald KoobA close friend of Sister Cathys, who says his relationship with her was almost romantic. Source: Justice for Catherine Cesnik and Joyce Malecki Facebook Group, Mysterious 'Lady in the Fridge' Murder Victim Identified After 27 Years, Woman Adopted as Infant Learns that Biological Mom Was Allegedly Murdered by Serial Killers, Ohio Mom Facing Eviction Kills Husband, Son, and Her Father Before Turning Gun on Herself, MMA Fighter Allegedly Stabbed Ex-Girlfriend 17 Times, Stuffed Body in Storage Bin, Hid Her in Closet, Inside the Mysterious Death of a Pregnant Fla. Billy SchmidtSister Cathy's neighbor in the Carriage Hill Apartments building. Our focus was definitely on the survivors of Keough, but many Maskell victims cameafter Keough, and its horrifying. As documentary-maker Ryan White asserted: 'What we discovered during the filmmaking process is that everything wasn't as it appeared to be. Netflix's documentary series "The Keepers" dives into the case and uncovers a web of abuse that may be the source of a cover up and the murder. According to published sources, at least two students at Keough were shown the body of Sister Cathy by Father Maskell himself. But some thirty women soon came forward with accounts of sexual abuse at the school. She was very, very, very important to me.. In the show, the audience briefly hears about the fact that Ireland has claims on A. Joseph Maskell, as well, that the Catholic Church continues to cover up. Both women have said that she was the only member of the school's staff who helped them and other girls abused by Maskell, et al., and have said that she was murdered prior to discussing the matter with the archdiocese of Baltimore. Refresh. On November 7, 1969, 26-year-old Sister Catherine Cesnik vanished. The Baltimore archdiocese has had its own extensive, and very expensive, pedophile priest sexual abuse scandal to deal with in recent years. Ryan White's aunt attended Archbishop Keough High School, and had stayed in touch with Jean Hargadon-Wehner. What the show doesnt touch on, however, is Koobs supposed relationship with Sister Cathy. His account directly contradicts the church's story about what it knew about Maskell. Read aloud by Cesnik's younger sister Marilyn Cesnik Radakovic, the poem is a glimpse at the inner life of the young woman whose tragic death was the focus of the series. Find out what it is in TheWraps Q&A with White below. Donna VonDenBoschDonna VonDenBosch also has come forward as one of Maskell's abuse victims as a member of the Keough class of 1974. There was another twist to come: After Radakovic buried her mother, she dug deeper into her sisters case and found that a documentary team was already doing the same thing, and had been for more than a year. In the nearly two months between that discovery and her disappearance, Radakovic, then 20 years old, remained certain her sister was alive somewhere. Do not sell or share my personal information. This family evidence of anger problems, assaults on others, using a position of power over others to avoid punishment, and the assault on a young woman much like Sister Cathy all point towards a potential pre-existing rage in A. Joseph Maskell that nobody has ever explored. Marilyn had the blinders ripped off in a very scary way, I think, that what she thought happened to her sister might not be at all what actually happened to her sister, White explains. An autopsy revealed Cathy Cesnik had been struck on the back of her head, there was a hole the size of a quarter in her skull, and there were strangulation marks on her neck. The Keepers, a 7-part documentary, is currently available to stream on Netflix. She was described as a tall, thin girl -- standing about 5 feet, 7 inches and weighing 112 pounds. - May 30, 2017 05:42 pm EDT. This is huge news regarding Sister Cathy's case. Everything Ive done, Ive really tried since that time which is just a little over a year ago for me Ive tried to give them all the information that Ive learned, she says of working with authorities. Those who knew her at the time said that she wouldn't allow any conversation about Cesnik's death, saying that was her life before, and that she now had a new life. Sister Cathy's battered body - she had been beaten over the head - was discovered . The girl left but the next day, she later claimed, Maskell waved a gun at her, warning he'd kill her and her family if she revealed the abuse. He was never charged. Wehner, who reported her allegations about Maskell to the Baltimore Archdiocese in 1992, claimed that the only nun at the school who sought to help the abused girls was Sister Cathy. You can find out more and change our default settings with Cookies Settings. They say they were trying to find enough evidence for viewers to conclude that the nun's murder, and the sexual abuse must be related. One of the major theories that The Keepers hypothesizes is that Maskell either killed Sister Cathy or had her killed. Sister Helen Russell PhillipsSister Cathy's roommate in 1969 when she disappeared. But I can whole-heartedly say, Cathy has been very much a part of all this.. 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