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Mug Shot Monday! Emma LeDoux, Housewife, Prostitute, Bigamist, Murderer

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Emma LeDouxEmma Head was born near Jackson, Amador County, California, where her parents were in comfortable circumstances.

While quite young, she married a man named Barrett, but after living with him a short time in Fresno, Cal., a divorce was granted, and she then married a man named Williams, with whom she went to Arizona.

The woman had his life heavily insured and shortly afterward he died under peculiar circumstances.

In September 1902, she was married to Albert N. McVicar in Bisbee, Arizona, by Rev. H. W. Studley.

They soon separated and she finally became an inmate of a brothel.

Without being legally separated from McVicar, she married one Eugene LeDoux in Woodland, Cal., on August 12, 1905, and the couple resided at her mother’s home near Jackson.

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Serial Killers Anonymous: Stanley Everett Rice, 1963-1968

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Serial Killers Anonymous is a new series by HistoricalCrimeDetective that will present information and photographs of lesser known American serial killers.

 

Serial Killer Stanley Everett Rice Photo Gallery - HistoricalCrimeDetective.com
Keith Henry, murder victim, 1963
Tim Trask, Findlay Ohio, murdered June 10, 1966
Nelson Williams, 11, killed May 12, 1968, Florida
Victim Kevin Politte, shot & wounded May 12, 1968, Florida.
Lowell Williams, father of murder victim Nelson Williams
Fort Lauderdale News, May 13, 1968
Police artist sketch of Stanley Everett Rice
Serial Killer Stanley Rice mugshot, 1968
Serial Killer Stanley Everett Rice, 1968

 

Stanley Everett Rice, 1942-2007 

Summary

Known as the “stuttering drifter,” Stanley Everett Rice was a pedophile and serial killer who murdered three to five young boys between 1963 and 1968. He is also known to have photographed and molested countless others.

On Mother’s Day, May 12, 1968, Rice used a sawed-off shotgun and curved knife to murder an eleven-year-old boy and wound the boy’s friend near a pond adjacent to a canal in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rice was arrested thirteen days later for traffic violations by Broward County deputies. Deputies noted his stutter and similarity to a police artist sketch of the shooter in the Mother’s Day killing. After he was brought in for questioning, Rice eventually told police he had killed four other boys in Ohio and Ontario, Canada.

Despite his confession, and recovery of a diary in which he recorded his crimes, authorities could only connect Rice to one murder in Ohio, one in Ontario, and the Mother’s Day killing in Florida. The other two victims have gone unconfirmed.

Rice’s confession also led police in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts to a secret cache of weapons, photographs of naked boys dating back to 1961, as well as his diary in which he recorded his crimes with sadistic pleasure that caused some authorities to question his mental health.

Rice’s modus operandi was to scout area swimming and fishing holes (riverbanks, canals, ponds, and lakes), where he would seek out young boys, engage them in conversation, isolate them under false pretense, and then use a firearm to force them to strip naked, pose for photographs, and perform sexual acts. Along with a concealed firearm, Rice always carried a camera to document his twisted fantasies.

Background

Born on August 7, 1942, Rice was raised in a dysfunctional and abusive home in Concord, Massachusetts. Rice had a sister with whom he was close. He was described by many as quiet, polite, shy, and nervous. In 1959, at the age of sixteen, Rice served six-months in a juvenile facility for car theft.

In normal situations, Rice did not stutter. It was only when he nervous, or when his adrenaline was flowing, that others noticed Rice stammered when he spoke.

Victims

Early victims

According to Rice’s diary discovered after his 1968 arrest, Rice began molesting boys in 1961 when he was just nineteen years old. That year, he wrote, “…managed to get a ‘small boy type’ to do some action for a small price of course.” The source that quotes this diary entry does not name the place or exact date to which this crime refers to, nor does it list any other recorded crimes by Rice during 1961.

In 1962, Rice moved with his parents to Ontario, Canada where acting on his fantasies elevated from producing child pornography and molestation to murder. A disturbing entry recorded in his diary that year reveals that he was working up to it. “Tried to kill a different Nichol boy, this one also 12, conned him into the woods and got him to perform (sexual acts)…I was cooking up for the kill.”

Nichol is a sparsely populated township (township, not town) in Wellington County, not far from the Kitchener-Waterloo area where Rice murdered his first victim one year later. The names of these early victims are unknown.

Keith Henry

On the afternoon of July 12, 1963, Rice found nine-year-old[1] Keith Henry fishing along the bank of the Grand River near Kitchener, Ontario. According to his diary, and 1968 confession in Florida, Rice said he stabbed the boy to death and buried him in an overgrown area along the riverbank. Afterward, Rice wrote: “I used a hunting knife on Keith. Wow was that sexy! Blood everywhere.”

Keith Henry was reported missing when he did not return home that evening. Following Rice’s confession in 1968, authorities from Kitchener and Waterloo searched the area with bulldozers but were unable to locate Henry’s body. His remains are still missing. Rice was one of many suspects questioned by Ontario police at the time.

In 1998, Rice was interviewed by Anthony Reinhart, a reporter for The Waterloo Region Record (Ontario, Canada) for a four-part series that was to coincide with Henry’s disappearance.

“It had been the largest missing-child case in the history of Kitchener-Waterloo, and to anyone’s knowledge, the only local murder involving a serial killer,” Reinhart wrote in a 2015 post on Quora.com. “When I asked him to describe the sequence of events on the day he killed Keith Henry in July of 1963, his answers shrank progressively to fewer and fewer words the closer he got to the actual moment he took the boy’s life. During this time, Rice went silent for a brief spell as a tear formed in his eye and trickled down his cheek. Then, as my questions moved on to what happened afterward, his answers broadened out again and became more lengthy.

“Rice showed what I (definitely not a trained psychologist) thought was a remarkable amount of insight into his mental state in the hours after he killed Keith Henry and buried him next to the Grand River. He told me he had been feeling terribly about what he’d done for the first couple of hours after the killing, but after the burial, he went home to his bedroom in the basement of his parents’ house, and his remorse simply vanished. ‘It was like a fuse burned out,’ he told me, and he no longer felt guilty.”

Rice’s life from 1963-1966

During the thirty-five months between the murder of Keith Henry and that of his second confirmed homicide victim, Rice was twice incarcerated. He served time in an Ontario prison for burglary, and six-months in a Massachusetts jail for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. The dates of his incarceration are unclear.

Tim Trask

Following his release from prison, Rice moved to Sandusky, Ohio, where he found work in an amusement park.

On June 10, 1966, while scouting for victims along the banks of Blanchard River near Findlay, Ohio, Rice came upon eight-year-old Tim Trask who was fishing alone on the first day of his summer vacation. When Trask failed to return home that evening, his parents notified police and a search party was organized for the following the day.

Twenty-four hours after he was murdered, a member of the search party spotted Trask’s arm protruding from a woodpile, one mile from his home. His red and white bicycle, fishing rod, and a glass jar of minnows were found nearby.

Although it would take two more years before Trask’s killer identified himself, Rice described the boy’s murder in his diary in gruesome detail.

“Scores again as I met a 8 year old boy fishing…finally conned him into trying a new fishing spot. I was there about an hour but failed to con him into the usual style pose. Had to settle for a shirtless photo, but got more interesting poses after a .32 in the back put him in a more suggestive mood.”

The “usual style pose” was Rice’s term to describe his preference to photograph boys while they were defecating. Although Rice wrote that he killed Trask with a .32 caliber bullet, Coroner Byron F. Voorhees told the press that Trask was killed by a shotgun and two knife wounds. Two years later, Rice killed another boy in exactly the same manner.

This discrepancy by Rice has not been explained. However, one possibility seems to indicate that he was aware that his journal might one-day be found and his entry was a poor attempt to misdirect authorities as to the actual murder weapon.

Not long after murdering Trask, Rice tried and failed to photograph two other boys, 9 and 14, who “lived to make me regret not finishing them off.”

His regret was realized one month later when police searched his home.

“…Police all come for me…They searched my room for secular photos but failed to find the news clippings and personal photos from the June 10 deal (Trask) and also missed the murder weapon in my car along with the death bullets hidden behind my curtain . . . they’ll be sorry as now I can strike again and again showing all the world what a fantastic life that can be lead (sic) if one is careful…”

This search and police suspicion of Stanley Rice never made it into the newspapers. It appears, however, that Ohio became too hot for Rice and he left the state in 1966 or 1967.

1967-1968

In January 1968, Rice was arrested in his hometown of Concordia, Massachusetts, where he had resumed his quest to force boys to pose for photographs. These boys reported him to police and told how they had been lured by Rice to another location, forced to strip at gunpoint, photographed, and in some instances, photographed while defecating.

Authorities there were so disturbed by these multiple allegations that it was decided that before any criminal legal proceedings could begin, Rice should be committed to the Metropolitan State Mental Hospital in Waltham “for thirty-five days of mental observation on morals charges.”

Rice escaped from that institution on February 16 and made his way to Hollywood, Florida, where he was befriended by Leslie Dean, father of eight and the owner of an automobile salvage yard. In exchange for being the night watchman, Rice was allowed to sleep on the property in one of the vehicles. He then found employment at a car wash.

Dean had nothing but good things to say about Rice, and described him as quiet, intelligent, honest, and considerate. “He never argues and never loses his temper.”

Rice slept inside Mr. Softee ice cream truck that was coated in rust and petroleum stains. He lived on milk and peanut butter sandwiches, according to a story in Official Detective Stories magazine, October 1968.

Lowell ‘Nelson’ Williams & Kevin Politte

On Sunday, May 12, Mother’s Day, 1968, Rice worked at the carwash until it closed at 1:00 p.m. At 3:30 that afternoon, he made his way to a pond, adjacent to the Dania Cut-Off Canal in Broward County, halfway between Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. Rice knew the pond was popular with local boys and on that day, he found eleven-year-old Lowell Nelson Williams and Kevin Politte, 10, fishing.

The details of exactly what happened are unclear, but Rice engaged the boys in friendly small talk, and then attempted to lure them to another location. The boys refused, and one or both of them may have made a remark that infuriated Rice.

Rice got angry, pulled a sawed-off shotgun out of one of his knee-high rubber boots, and shot Williams in the chest. He then turned and fired his remaining shell at Politte.

Wounded but not dead, Rice bent over Williams and stabbed him three times with a curved knife. At that exact moment, two teenage boys walking along a path near the canal stumbled upon the wounded Kevin, and Rice standing over him holding a bloody knife.

When Politte saw them, he pointed at his attacker and mumbled, “He did it! He did it!”

“I didn’t do it,” Rice stuttered back. “He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Let’s make a deal. I’m from out of town. We don’t need the cops.”

Instead of answering him, the two teen-age boys walked over to the body of Nelson Williams. Seeing they weren’t interested in anything he had to say, Rice put the sawed-off shotgun back in his boot and walked away.

He returned to the salvage yard where he “talked a lot about [the murder]” to Leslie Dean’s teenage sons.

“I don’t see why anybody would want to do that—just kill a little boy and walk-away. Maybe they were teasing him,” Rice was quoted as saying.

Being teased, according to the Deans, was Rice’s weak spot. He did not like it. “He’d get the funniest look on his face.”

He was captured on May 25 after he was pulled over for speeding by a Broward County deputy. Another officer, who assisted the deputy, noticed Rice’s stutter, and remembered a sketch and description of the Mother’s Day killer. After Rice was arrested, they found the sawed-off shotgun and a camera in his car. Rice’s photograph was one of thirty shown to Keith Henry, who confirmed his identity. Other witnesses shown the same photograph also confirmed Rice was the one seen at the pond. Later that day, Rice confessed to shooting the boys, and said he had killed four people in Ohio and Ontario, including Keith Henry and Tim Trask.

Rice also told them about a cache of photos, guns, and other weapons inside an old barn near Concord, Massachusetts. There, police found the pornographic photographs described as “a large amount of photos of young boys in numerous unclothed positions who were apparently enticed into posing with various weapons aimed at their bodies.”

Trial and Sentence

Rice was charged with murder in all three jurisdictions, with Florida taking the first shot at him. A few days before his trial began, Rice and his public defender lost a motion to have him declared mentally incompetent. Their motion was backed by two reports from defense psychiatrists that Rice suffered from schizophrenia, and that his condition would only continue to deteriorate.

Motion denied. He was sane enough, the judge said.

With their only chance gone, Rice pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Monday, November 18, the day his trial was to start. On Friday, the judge sentenced him to life in prison with the recommendation that he never be paroled.

He was never tried with murdering Trask or Henry.

Unknown Victims

On May 28, 1968, the third day after Rice was arrested, Fort Lauderdale News writer Patty Mummert reported that Broward County deputies said Rice spoke of murdering four people in Ohio and Ontario.

“The suspect also claims he killed four times before he was arrested here, leaving victims in Ohio and Canada. Deputies have not been able to confirm these stories.” Mummert wrote. “Clayton Bonville, acting sergeant…said Rice was almost boastful of the murders he claimed to have committed. Three bodies of the victims were recovered, one was not, Rice told Bonville.”

The unrecovered victim Rice is speaking of, presumably, is Keith Henry who was killed in 1963. Out of the three bodies that were recovered, the only other victim attributed to Rice was Tim Trask, killed on June 10, 1966. This leaves two victims, apparently recovered, that have not been directly attributed to Rice.

Although authorities recovered his diary, only small excerpts of it were released to the public in a 2013 issue of the journal, Aggression and Violent Behavior. Those short excerpts were placed in a narrow context that is unclear as to body count. However, in a June 1966 entry that appears before the murder of Tim Trask (June 10, 1966), the authors quoted Rice who wrote:

“I couldn’t help myself and pumped a .32 into the better of the two’s back … The bullet got him beautifully in the heart area from behind, right in the spinal cord. You could see that sexy bullet-hole…”

It should be noted that in her May 28, 1968 article, Mummert wrote “victims,” not boys, making it more difficult to match Rice to any unsolved murders in Ohio or Ontario. In 1966, Trask was the only unsolved murder case in Ohio with a victim that matched Rice’s modus operandi. Most of the unsolved homicides in Ohio that year were women.

It is unclear who the victim is in this journal entry, and the authors of the journal article shed no further light on any other of Rice’s murder victims besides Keith Henry and Tim Trask.

Mummert should not be blamed for any ambiguity regarding Rice’s body count. She covered the case from the day it began to the day Rice was sent to prison. In her reports, the Broward County Sheriff was antagonist, uncooperative, and unwilling to provide her with any more information than he had to, according to his interpretation of the law at that time. Furthermore, her articles reveal that the Broward County Sheriff’s Department had no interest in any of Rice’s crimes other than his May 12 killing of Lowell Nelson Williams, and the attempted murder of Kevin Politte.

Death

Rice died in prison on November 3, 2007. He was sixty-five years-old.

Until his diary and/or investigative file is released to the public, it will remain unclear who Rice’s fourth and fifth victims were, if they existed.

Endnotes

Rice was questioned and cleared in regards to the murders of Canadians, Scott Leishman, 16, and Frank Jensen, 9, both killed in early 1968. Those cases remain unsolved to this day.

[1] Another source reports Keith Henry was ten years old at the time.

 

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Donald Harvey, ‘Angel of Death’ Serial Killer, Killed in Prison

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From People Magazine online, March 30, 2017

A former hospital orderly dubbed the “Angel of Death,” who said he killed more than 50 people while insisting he only meant to end their suffering, died Thursday after an attack in an Ohio prison, PEOPLE confirms.

Donald Harvey, 64, was found Tuesday beaten in his cell at the Toledo Correctional Institution in Toledo, Ohio, where he had been serving four life sentences, authorities say.

Harvey was sentenced in 1987 for the murders of 25 people, most of them at Cincinnati’s Drake Hospital, according to a previous TIME report. He avoided the electric chair with a plea-bargain confession and said he carried out his killings using cyanide, arsenic, rat poison or petroleum distillate.

He claimed he began acting out of compassion for terminally ill patients, WCPO reports.

His spree was uncovered during an autopsy on one of his Drake Hospital victims, after a doctor detected a whiff of cyanide and traced the death back to the hospital orderly.

“Donald Harvey decided as the ‘Angel of Death’ he had the right to decide who lives and who dies, and it was wrong, and he knew it, and he was a murderer,” Hamilton County, Ohio, Recorder Norbert Nadel, a judge at the time of Harvey’s case, told Fox19.

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New Book: Famous Crimes the World Forgot Volume II

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My new book, Famous Crimes the World Forgot Volume II: More Vintage True Crime Stories Rescued from Obscurity, is now available for download to your Amazon Kindle. The book will be available for free for five days (the maximum they allow) from Tuesday, March 21, to Saturday, March 25, 2017. The paperback version will be released on Friday, March 24.

When the free download period is over, the book will be available for the special price of .99 cents until March 30, 2017.

Book Description:

Tired of Reading About the Same Crimes and Criminals Over and Over?
Are You Looking for Something Completely New and Different?
Ten Extraordinary True Crimes You Never Knew About With 41 Images
 
Famous Crimes the World Forgot Volume II by Jason Lucky MorrowFamous Crimes the World Forgot Volume II uncovers more amazing true crimes that exploded into the national news, shocking Americans from coast to coast—crimes that were eventually forgotten—until now. Each one of these stories transports you back to the time they happened, propels you through all the suspense-filled developments, and explores each one with an in-depth look into the actions of humans so evil, it’s hard to believe they were real.

They include: a serial poisoner who laughed when thought he got away with murdering a brother and sister, but cried when he was arrested; a woman with a history of being robbed by two men until the third time it happened when they killed her husband, or so she said; a mail-order bride lured to her death 3,000 miles away by a man with a wife and five children; a serial-rapist and possible serial-killer who murdered two sisters on their way to church; a five-time loser turned drifter who gunned down four men for $40 inside a hermit’s shack; an escaped convict turned serial-killer with a taste for red-heads; the mysterious car bomb murder of a wealthy Texas socialite which churned up a cast of sordid characters who captivated an audience for what was America’s first live-televised murder trial; and Milwaukee’s first serial-killer who stabbed young girls with a seven-inch stiletto.

These astonishing true crimes will leave you wondering how they could have been ignored for so long.

 
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Here’s a Sneak Peak at the Cover for My Soon to be Published Book, Famous Crimes the World Forgot, Volume II

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Twenty-months after I started writing this book, I am happy to announce it will be released in the next 30-40 days. TBA.

 

 

 


Mug Shot Monday! Joseph MacAvoy, 1943

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During the summer of 1943, sixteen-year-old Anna Milroy, lived and worked on a farm outside her hometown of Sutton, Nebraska, a small city of just 1,400 people. She was a junior in high school and the oldest of eight children. She worked during the week and on the weekend, she was free to do as she pleased.

Anna Milroy, victim

Anna Milroy, victim

On Saturday evening, August 7, she was brought into town by her employer who dropped her off near a movie theater where she met up with her sister, Wilma, and their close friend Barbara Carl. The three spent the day together and prior to going home, their last stop was at Yost’s Service Station in Sutton. Anna, who was tired and wanted to go home, told her friends she was going to use the station’s restroom. After waiting for several minutes for her to return, Wilma and Barbara assumed she had gone home on her own.

The next day, the family realized Anna had not returned and notified the Clay County Sheriff. At two o’clock in the afternoon Sunday, Sutton officials blew the fire whistle to call for searchers. Despite their efforts, night came and there was still no sign of Anna.

On Monday, a farmer found Anna’s nude and battered body while mowing weeds along a gravel road one mile south of Sutton.

An autopsy performed later that day showed she had been raped. Besides having her skull bashed, there were holes in her head which appeared to have been made by a chisel.

Later that evening, county investigators were led to a vehicle that had been purchased on Saturday at Yost’s Filling Station. The car, which was parked outside a tavern in Sutton, had what looked to be blood-splatter on the body. The owner, Private Joseph T. MacAvoy was first questioned in Sutton, then taken to an adjacent county and interrogated further.

By 5:30 the next morning, the twenty-four-year-old married solider from Brooklyn had confessed. MacAvoy was serving his second enlistment at nearby Harvard Army Airfield, a small training base sixteen miles south of Sutton. MacAvoy had recently been demoted from sergeant, and was out on bond pending trial for attacking a woman in Hastings. After he was arrested in that case, his wife, Evelyn, returned to Brooklyn. It was later reported that she left because she could not find adequate living arrangements.

In his confession, MacAvoy claimed he knew Anna and had made a date with her that night, the two planning to meet at 11:30 near Yost’s station.

“I knew her because I had met her once before,” MacAvoy related. “I called her aside and told her I would pick her up at 11:30 on the corner by Yost’s garage. We got into the car and drove out to this road.”

On that road, the two had an argument when she refused his advances. They both got out of the car and in the middle of the road, he beat her to death.

“I grabbed her by the throat and threw her down. I grabbed the crank and she started hollering. I hit her about four times on the head and body.”

“The crank entered at her left ear and was driven through the head coming out at the right temple,” a state sheriff told reporters.

Although she was nude, and an autopsy report said she sexually assaulted, MacAvoy, denied raping the sixteen-year-old, but later said they had intimate relations, implying it was consensual. He also denied driving a chisel into her head.

He further stated that he returned to the airbase at 1:30 a.m., and on Sunday, he drove back out to view the body, then left. As to why he was in a tavern on Monday night in the same small community that was electrified by the tragedy, the same small town that was the girl’s home, was never reported on.

joseph-macavoyMacAvoy was turned over to civilian authorities and was held at the state penitentiary in Lincoln until his trial could begin one month later in Clay County. Although he initially pleaded guilty at his August arraignment, at the start of his trial, he changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.

Following jury selection, his six day trial began on September 9, and after several outbursts by the defendant, in which he had to be restrained, was handed to the jury on September 15. Two hours later, they came back with a guilty verdict and recommendation for the death penalty.

When he heard the sentence, MacAvoy collapsed, and had to be carried out of the courtroom. His mother and sister from Brooklyn attended the trial.

Despite pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, no sanity hearing was granted by the courts, and no doctors are known to have testified at his trial. Instead, prosecutors focused on his confession which was heard and witnessed by eight people, including a stenographer.

Although he was supposed to be electrocuted on December 30, several appeals and a broken electric chair extended MacAvoy’s life until March 23, 1945. For most of that time, the state was unable to get the parts it needed to repair the electric chair, not used since young Henry Sherman went crazy and killed three people back in 1928. Sherman was electrocuted the following year, and it went unused for seventeen-years.

But by 5:50 a.m. that Friday morning, the chair was fixed, tested, and ready for its next customer. The day before he died, MacAvoy was visited by his mother between two and four o’clock in the afternoon. Then, he was taken away and his head was shaved. His only visitors, besides prison officials, were Chaplain Lessten and Father Sherman. Chaplain Lessten, who was with him praying and talking most of the night, reported he ate a large portion of fried chicken and was in good spirits.

When the warden went to MacAvoy’s cell to get him, a newspaper reported the following conversation.

The warden asked: “How are you?”

MacAvoy: “I’m all right.”

Warden: “Are you sure?”

MacAvoy: “Yes.”

The former soldier showed no unwillingness as he was taken from his death cell.

After he was strapped in, MacAvoy, who had become resigned to his fate in recent weeks, was asked if he had any last words.

He said only, “Good-bye Chaplian, good-bye Warden.”

Both responded, “Good-bye Joe.”

At 5:59, MacAvoy was hit with 2,300 volts for twenty seconds, but it didn’t kill him. Unconscious, doctors could still detect a heartbeat. A second shock was applied at exactly 6:00 a.m. and at 6:01, MacAvoy was pronounced dead.

Notes:

Up until the end, MacAvoy denied driving a chisel into her head. At trial, it was proven that a chisel he had access to, and was in his car, was used to make the wounds in Anna’s head.

Anna’s funeral was held at the Congregational Church in Sutton on Friday, August 13. It’s unclear where she was buried, but I assume in Sutton. If she were alive today, Anna Milroy would be eighty-nine-years-old.

 

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The HCD Blog is Now Mobile Friendly with New Responsive Design

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Today I’m excited to announce that the HistoricalCrimeDetective.com blog is now 100-percent mobile friendly, with a responsive design, and features some new design modifications.

These design changes include:
1. An attractive new header and logo.
2. A new menu bar at the top.
3. Slight design changes to the right sidebar.
4. New Share Buttons added to the bottom of each story.

But best of all, HCD will scale down completely to fit inside your cellphone browser. This is a project we’ve been working on for two weeks now, and my mobile friendly website designer did a great job converting and updating the old website to fit inside any sized browser using Responsive Design techniques.

This is going to make viewing and reading the HCD blog more convenient for everyone who relies on their cellphone or tablet to surf the web.

I hope everyone likes the new changes and be sure to bookmark HCD on your cellphone or tablet.

— Jason Morrow
November 16, 2016

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