In mid November, four teenagers’ bodies were found in the Connecticut River. The victims were all nineteen years old. A car that was found with them had been flipped over in the river.Police had stated that the names of the victims were believed to have been Christy Stevens, Jill Sawyer, Laura Lagrotteria, and Michael Gallo. The teens had been seen drinking illegally before the tragic event. So, the cause of their death could have been because they were drunk. All of the victims were graduates of the East Lyme High School in 1987. The families of this tragic event were stunned to find out that one of their loved ones was dead. Their families had last seen them when they were leaving for New
A friend of mine, Twyla Johnson, of Des Moines, Iowa needs your help. Twyla 's sister was murdered in 1975. No one has ever been held accountable for this murder. The detective on the case in 1975, now retired, has told Twyla the names of the persons believed to be guilty. He went to the prosecutor 2 times, but it was said there wasn 't enough evidence to convict. Sadly, he had to retire and leave the case unsolved. Since that time, Twyla has worked alone for the past 40 years, gathering information. She has found new evidence and names that need investigating, but it seems no one will take the time. Twyla has been to the police station, talked to Mr. Matt Towers, the present detective, in person. She has also made phone calls, all in an effort to get
It seems the closest that anyone has gotten to catching the Long Island Serial Killer may be a phone call.
On August 7, 2015 a young women by the name of Heather Maples was found dead at The Cove Apartments, where she lived at. MPD Detective James Abbott discovered her body lying on her stomach, with signs of “blunt force trauma” to her head, and also marks on her neck which indicates strangulation. Her phone was discovered underneath her, so investigators went through in hopes of finding more evidence. She was last seen alive at a bar called Gentleman Jim’s Bar with a couple of male friends that night. One of those men were at her apartment drinking before leaving before the bar. Later on while leaving the bar, she left with one of her friends and had him drop her off at her apartment. When investigators checked her phone and found that the men she was at the bar with, both sent her text messages just hours before she was killed. Maples took a “selfie”
They soon find out that the weird things were from a ghost Rebecca Smith, the Ghost of Graylock, which leads to who had killed Rebecca? The kids go on the search to find out who that was. Rebecca can’t talk to them so she find out a way to help them through clues and images. The resolution in the story is when Bree finds a yearbook and the first letters in a poem spell “Daddy Did It”. Rebecca lead the kids to who she was and who the real murderer was, then when they went to Andy’s house they knew Andy was Rebecca’s
After getting home, Gussie offers Rose a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Rose accepts the offer and begins to practice on pieces of fabric that Gussie’s boyfriend smuggles when leaving the factory. On the way to the job on her first day, Gussie tells Rose that “at eight o 'clock sharp they lock the doors to the factory.” On Rose’s first day, she stabs her finger with the sewing machine. Gussie helps Rose pull out the thread, as Rose gets back to work. After a couple more days of practice, Rose starts to get the hang of the sewing machine. One day when Gussie is at the Union, Rose makes friends with two kids named Klein and Bellini. These two characters start to influence how Rose spends her money on things such as movies. Gussie tells Rose that Bellini and Klein are not good characters. Rose doesn’t heed Gussie’s warning. The next day, Rose sees Maureen working in the Shirtwaist Factory. Later that night, Maureen tells Rose that she had not gone to work the whole week, and that she had been trying to find work. Rose and Maureen get into a fist fight, and eventually get tired of fighting. Rose then agrees to let Maureen work until the rest of their family comes back. On Maureen’s first day, a fire breaks
The next tragic event occurs at Mansfield High School, where eight people are viciously murdered using a shotgun and .45 pistol. These two traumatic events foreshadow the rest of the tale. A transsexual is gang raped, beaten, and left for dead in a high school dumpster. A cop, assistant principle, football coach, and four football players are the males who raped her. After this event she was sent to a rehabilitation center in Chicago to help her understand how to cope with hyperthymesia. Decker was sent to the same rehabilitation center as the young transsexual. During their stay at the center, group counseling meetings were held to help rebuild social skills. Decker explained that his goals in life were to become a cop. “I wanted to become a cop because I wanted to help people. Not hurt them like Evers did you” (320). The killings involved the exact same weapon in order to draw a connection between all the murders connecting to Decker. After the forensic team identified the matching bullets, other messages were revealed in different locations. The messages were cleverly designed for Decker to solve the case. Once he solved the case it would lead him right to the serial killers and maybe his own death. The technique of foreshadowing allowed the reader to become curious about how to clues could be perceived, thus keeping the story
On Sunday, November 13, 1842 a double murder occurred at Smith Farm in Old Fields, Long Island. The victims, Alexander Smith and and Rebecca Smith, were a wealthy, well- respected married couple who ran Smith farm. George Weeks, the Smiths farmhand, was reporting for work the monday after the murder and heard the dog barking from the work-shed by the Smiths house. George Weeks then became suspicious since the dog was usually inside with Mr. Smith. George then looked in the house and saw that the east room window was broken and Mr. and Mrs. Smith were lying on the floor covered in blood. The authorities showed up not long after. The Bodies were discovered on the floor in the front room with head wounds from a blunt force and appear to have been burned in the fireplace. Alexander Smith had three wounds on his head all coming from a weapon that would cause blunt force trauma. The Suffolk County Coroner concluded that two wounds were to the right Auditory Meatus. One wound was along the lambdoidal suture and the hair was driven into the head, and the other was on the Parietal bone, an inch and a half in length. The blunt
June Kashpaw, a middle-aged Chippewa woman is situated in Williston, North Dakota. She meets a man, Andy, at a bar who buys her drinks and peels Easter eggs for her. After both drinking to the point of intoxication, June almost has intercourse with Andy. June decides to walk back to Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation on foot and falls out of the car and into the cold. While on foot across open fields a heavy, white snowstorm falls and June is unable to make it home that night. It was Easter Day when June’s family received a letter that June went missing in the snowstorm and has passed away.
From the outside anna Garcia's house looks like any other house, but after looking closer we find a crime scene.The deceased body of Anna Garcia was found face-down in the hallway of her home. Pills, a tipped over chair, news paper, and a cup were found Many questions were raised what happened,who did it, and when. But the most important is how, how did Anna die. Was she murdered, and if so why. Forensic evidence will tell us why
The movie The Lovely Bones follows the initiation pattern of the hero’s journey from separation to return, but alters some of the elements to form a modern adaptation of the traditional storyline. Susie Salmon goes through the separation phase, journeys through the liminal zone, brings an ultimate boon back to humanity, and dies, but does not reintegrate into society for the rest of her life and return as a hero. Her atonement is split between her family and Mr. Harvey, though Susie moves on instead of seeing through the death of Mr. Harvey. Additionally, Susie does not meet with an actual sex goddess, but taking revenge on Mr. Harvey acts as a substitute for the sex goddess in certain ways.
As Joe’s excitement mounted to give rides on his newly purchased boat, his joy soon turned to dread as one of his beloved passengers tumbled into the water. The author, Horatio Alger Jr., of “Joe’s Reward” writes a story of a hero named Joe, who rescues a wealthy man’s niece that ends with an offer of a reward. The text consists of Joe’s actions that happen to drive the plot using specific events. Throughout the story, Horatio uses myth-like elements, such as a damsel in distress, a heroic act, and the hero receiving and turning down a reward, to assist the plot in moving forward.
On February 11, 1987, Peggy Hettrick’s body was found in a field in Fort Collins, Colorado. Hettrick’s body was located near the Prime Minister Pub and Grill which was the last place Hettrick was spotted alive at approximately 1:30 in the morning (Possley, 2016). When police found Peggy Hettrick’s body she had been stabbed in the back and sexually mutilated. Eye witnesses reported that Hetterick left the pub after allegedly witnessing her boyfriend with another female.
Death, considered as today’s primal fear, is often viewed as the ending of joy, happiness, and life. However, death is not the end of life but the innate nature of life. Individuals should not fear death, but they should appreciate what life can offer them. Oftentimes, the value of life is only revealed when death occurs. While grieving for the loss of life, the pain at times can turn out to be a blessing in disguise. In Alice Sebold’s, “The Lovely Bones”, the story is narrated from a dead girl, Susie Salmon, who watches from Heaven over her murderer, and how her family learns to overcome their grief overtime. Although it is heart-wrenching for the Salmon family, the death of Susie is also a refuge of solace for them. Without experiencing the pain of losing a loved one, the Salmon