Recipient of Long Lost Love Letter Has Passed Away

Massachusetts police have been working toward solving a new mystery: Who wrote a 1944 love letter discovered within the walls of a house being remodeled?

The Greenfield Police Department took to Facebook on Saturday to ask for the public's help in figuring out the backstory behind the handwritten letter. Police say the letter is dated April 19, 1944, and was penned by a man who identified himself only as Walter.

The letter was addressed to Miss Betty Miller, of Greenfield. In the letter, Walter makes no attempt to hide his affections. He writes: "I have always thought more of you than any other girl, and I still do."

Sunday, police confirmed Miller's family had been found, but that she had unfortunately passed away.

"She never did marry Walter, but she did have a happy life," police said after speaking with Miller's sister.

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