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True Crime: The Axeman of New Orleans — A Jazz Loving Serial Killer

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True Crime: The Axeman of New Orleans — A Jazz Loving Serial Killer The murders had taken place over a hundred years ago but   the Jazzman story   remains one of the greatest mysteries and unsolved murder cases within the annals of American crime. They were a series of night slayings that were committed during a Post-War age of Jazz and new found optimism that were both dark and terrifying. It is a chilling story of terror during a seemingly golden time of boom where a New America had emerged but a night prowler was invading homes and creating night-time carnage and chaos. The Axeman’ s  modern status is one of mythological urban legend and the rumours and theories behind this killer range from the interesting to the downright farfetched but terrifyingly the Axeman was real — very real. There were four people brutally murdered and eight grievously injured by the Axeman. They were all New Orleans (and the neighbouring Gretna) residents, predominantly Italian-Americans and they were atta

A CHRISTMAS UNSOLVED MYSTERY: LATRICIA WHITE’S MURDER AND THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LEE AND CHANCE WACKERHAGEN

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A CHRISTMAS UNSOLVED MYSTERY: LATRICIA WHITE’S MURDER AND THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LEE AND CHANCE WACKERHAGEN This case aired on an episode of “Unsolved Mysteries” on February 17 1995. It was also featured on America’s Most Wanted This tragedy occurred over the Christmas period in Texas twenty-seven years ago. Chance Wackerhagen (nine-years-old at the time) lived in Kingsville, Texas with his mother Gaye Williams. Chance’s father, Lee “Dub” Wackerhagen separated from Chance’s mother and residing in Lockhart, Texas with Latricia White — a local nurse and a recently divorced mother of two. Over the Christmas period of that year — Chance would stay with Latricia and his father Dub — leaving his mother on the 17 December 1993 and later called his mother on 25 December 1993 asking to extend his stay with his father. This phone call would be the last time Gaye spoke to Chance. Chance and Lee were last seen on the 26 December 1993. Latricia was found shot six times to the head on the 27 December

HARLOW HOUSE FIRE REMAINS UNSOLVED

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Harlow House Fire Remains Unsolved – Pleas for closure in 2012 arson massacre which destroyed a family. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED -  June 27, 2020 Harlo w, Essex 15 th  October 2012. Dr Abdul Shakoor was a Pakistani immigrant living in the small English town of Harlow when on the 15 th  October 2012 he lost his wife and five children in a house fire ruled  by Essex Police as an arson attack. To date the crime remains unsolved. The blaze ripped through the house in the early hours of the morning while the Shakoor family slept and robbed a hard-working and successful man of his entire family.    The victims were Dr. Shakoor’s wife and five children: ·           Muneeb (aged nine) ·           Rayyan (aged six) ·           Hira (aged twelve) ·           Sohain (aged eleven) ·           Maheen (aged three) ·           And the doctor’s wife Sabah Usmani Dr Shakoor managed to survive but had fought hard trying to save his family and escaped the fire with burn-related injuries that were treated in

ART TAKEAWAYS: THE UNSOLVED GARDNER ROBBERY

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  18th March 1990 — Boston, New England In the early 90s, the renowned art museum  the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  was targeted in an audacious theft to rival anything Hollywood can conjure up. Two thieves managed to gain entry to the museum by posing as police officers and make off with a haul valued at $500 million including Rembrandt’s masterpiece  The Storm on the Sea of Galilee. To date, it is not only the most notorious art theft on record but it also unsolved and has a staggering reward in the millions for information that will lead to recovering some of the greatest works of art in the last millennia (and in human history). The thieves posing as police were inside the museum for a total of eighty-one minutes and yet nabbed some of the most famous works of art and ‘successfully’ carried out arguably the largest robbery in history. The thieves took works belonging to Rembrandt, Degas, Manet and Flinck — names synonymous with ‘art’ and ‘mastery’. But was the robbery itself a