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Man's 1944 love letter found within remodeled home's walls

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Posted at 9:50 AM, Dec 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-24 09:50:03-05

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police have a new mystery to solve: 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."

According to a post on the police department's Facebook page: "UPDATE: Betty’s family has been found, unfortunately she has passed away, so we can’t talk to her directly, but her sister has been found. She never did marry Walter, but she did have a happy life."