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Margo Freshwater

August 10th, 2011 § in Murders

An 18-year-old former babysitter goes on a murderous rampage. The year was 1970.  Margo Freshwater, a wide-eyed teenager from Columbus, Ohio, found herself in an unlikely place—the Tennessee State Prison for Women.   The one time babysitter had just been convicted of first-d[...]

A woman’s bones found in a roadside

August 8th, 2011 § in Murders

As two teenagers returned from exploring caves in Barren County, Kentucky, they discovered fragments of a human skeleton in a roadside dump. The county coroner called in Dr. Emily Craig, one of the country’s leading experts in forensic anthropology, to examine the remains: “B[...]

A Texas man commits murder, then flees the United States

August 8th, 2011 § in Murders

Bryan, Texas, is the type of place that people have in mind when they dream of escaping the big city.  But in September of 1984, the illusion of small-town security was shattered for one local couple whom we will call Sue and Bill.  Sue had always considered herself strong and [...]

Anthrax Murder

August 8th, 2011 § in Murders

Five are dead after exposure to anthrax. On Tuesday, October 16, 2001, Norma Wallace reported for work at the postal office in Trenton, New Jersey.  Norma wasn’t feeling well and thought it was a mild case of the flu.  But as the day wore on, she became increasingly ill.   [...]

Superman actor George Reeves murder or a suicide?

July 28th, 2011 § in Murders

Early one morning in June of 1959, Los Angeles police raced to a high priced Hollywood Hills home. Upstairs, they found the homeowner naked and sprawled across his bed. He was dead from a single gunshot wound to his right temple. The official ruling was suicide. In the 1950s, mil[...]

Was Senator Huey Long murdered by an assassin ?

July 28th, 2011 § in Murders

Was Senator Huey Long murdered by an assassin or was he accidentally shot by his own bodyguards? He was a superstar of Depression Era politics, a fiery speaker known as “The Kingfish.”  His name was Huey Long. At age 34, Long was elected Governor of Louisiana and became a Se[...]

Kurt Cobain’s death some believe he was murdered

July 28th, 2011 § in Murders

Kurt Cobain’s death was ruled suicide, but some believe he was murdered. On April 8, 1994, music fans around the world were devastated to learn of the death of rock star Kurt Cobain, lead guitarist and singer-songwriter for the grunge band, Nirvana.  Cobain apparently died of [...]