Mug Shot Monday! FBI’s Second Longest Most Wanted Fugitive Found Buried in Wife’s Backyard, Died of Natural Causes in 1999
On August 4, 1980, forty-nine-year-old Donald Eugene Webb, a career criminal and associate of the Patriarca Crime Family was in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, preparing to rob a jewelry store when he was stopped by the local police chief during a routine traffic stop. Summary of Webb’s crime from Wikipedia.org Gregory B. Adams, a 31-year-old police […]
Posted: July 31st, 2017 under Mug Shot Monday, Recent News.
Tags: cop killer, FBI Most Wanted, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
The Wrath of George Geschwendt and the Abt Family Ambush, Trevose, Pennsylvania, 1976.
When Michael Abt arrived at his family home in Trevose, Pennsylvania, he knew something was wrong. For a family of seven, the two-story house in the suburbs of Philadelphia (in Bensalem Township) had its own current of energy flowing through the walls, the floors, the ceiling and everything in between. But on Friday, March 12, […]
Posted: September 22nd, 2016 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1970s, Mass Murders, Pennsylvania
Mug Shot Monday, Jimmy Pasta, 1940
Guest post by Diarmid Mogg. Diarmid Mogg is a Scottish parliamentary reporter who runs Small Town Noir, a website of old mug shots from New Castle, Pennsylvania, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign at https://unbound.co.uk/books/small-town-noir to publish a book of the mug shots and the true-life stories behind them. Jimmy Pasta made his money running […]
Posted: August 10th, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1940s, Pennsylvania
The Marian Baker Murder of 1950
. Originally Published: “I Had To Kill,” by George Beltz, Front Page Detective, May, 1950. Editor’s Note: Articles written for detective magazines during the 1940s, 50s and 60s often incorporated “recreated dialogue” in order to both tell the story and to advance the storyline. For readers today, this dialogue will feel contrived and trite. In […]
Posted: August 15th, 2014 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1950s, Murder, Pennsylvania