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Archive for 'Short Feature Story'

The Knight Family Massacre, 1958

On Tuesday, April 22, 1958, twenty-nine year-old David F Early was freed from Fort Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary where he served time for aggravated robbery. In a pre-release letter to the parole board, Early stated he wanted to return to his home state of Colorado where his attorney and ‘uncle,’ Merrill A. Knight, had befriended him […]

Mug Shot Monday! J.D. & George Dowdy, 1948

In late October 1948, Hattiesburg, Mississippi house painter Walter Dorman, 42 or 44, was vacationing at a fishing camp near Tallulah, in the northeast corner of the Louisiana (near the Mississippi River, Mississippi Delta, and Lake Providence). The fishing camp was owned and operated by George Dowdy, 68, and his son, J.D. Dowdy, 23, a […]

Serial Killers Anonymous: Lee ‘Roy’ Hargrave Jr.
Released in 2010 after 35 years in prison.

“Angel of Death” – A type of serial killer, who is employed as caregiver and kills people under their care. —yourdictionary.com [For legal purposes, the official position of this blog on Lee Roy Hargrave Jr., is that he is a “suspected serial killer.” He has not been convicted of two or more murders, or confessed […]

Vintage Detective Story: Mrs. Evelyn Romadka’s Scandalous Downfall, 1907

Story Summary: The high-society wife of a millionaire trunk manufacturer undergoes an unspecified operation, which alters her personality (or so it is claimed). In 1907 she runs away to Chicago where she falls in love with a black man. To keep him happy, she works as a maid for a string of wealthy Chicago families. […]

Mug Shot Monday: Robert Edward Stansbury, 1963-1982

Lenient Sentences for Serial-Rapist and Molester Lead to More Crimes DNA Connected Stansbury to 1974 Murder Seven Years After He Died in Prison In the summer of 1974, twenty-nine-year old Barbara Hall was found dead near a horse trail in the San Dimas/Claremont area near Pomona, California. Her life was tragically ended at the hands […]