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Janice Santos

Janice Santos. (Courtesy)
Janice Santos. (Courtesy)

Janice Santos was 22 years old and in the Army National Guard when she married George Reissfelder just two months after his release from prison in 1982. At the time of their marriage, Santos held the rank of Corporal and was on her way to flight school. She was on track to become the first female helicopter pilot in Massachusetts. Reissfelder scuttled that dream. Santos likened the seven years she spent with George Reissfelder to being his "prisoner." He had jealous rages and beat Santos, and he barred her from reporting for military duty. Santos eventually lost her high rank and received a dishonorable discharge. Her divorce from Reissfelder was finally granted in 1990, the same year his name would be added to the list of men whose name has been attached to the Gardner heist.

-- Reported by Kelly Horan


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