Constable Hugh Gillette, Keewaydin Cemetery, Keewaydin Turning onto the grounds of Keewaydin Cemetery, I was immediately greeted with the large obelisk marking the resting place of a young murder victim whose body was discovered a short distance from this location, on the Centre County side of the Susquehanna’s West Branch. While Clara Price is buried … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: Hugh Gillette
Category: Murder Victim
Unsolved: The Murders of Constance Griggs and Tamme Johnson
What secrets remain hidden in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania? Note: Most of the newspaper articles from the time of Tammy Johnson's death spell her name as Tamme. This is the spelling I will be using in this article. In the years of doing research, those living on the fringe of society are ones whose … Continue reading Unsolved: The Murders of Constance Griggs and Tamme Johnson
Unsolved: Who Killed Mary Ellen Lenihan and June P. Eberlin?
Public Opinion (Chambersburg, Pa), Nov. 5, 1970 The late 1960s and early 1970s saw a world in conflict with the military actions in Vietnam. Sadly, in late 1970, world events would overshadow the disappearance of two young women from Queensborough Community College in New York. When their bodies were discovered a week later in the … Continue reading Unsolved: Who Killed Mary Ellen Lenihan and June P. Eberlin?
In The Line of Duty: Cyrus Butler
Resting place of Cyrus Butler, Brookville Cemetery, Brookville Note: In order to avoid confusion, I’m going to use Lansberry as the spelling of the last name of Joseph. In the earliest articles about the death of Cyrus Butler, Joseph’s name is spelled Lounsberry. When his name appears in the 1875 newspaper trial transcripts, it is … Continue reading In The Line of Duty: Cyrus Butler
Unresolved: The Body in Seven Mile Narrows
In 1927, the remains of an unidentified man were discovered a mile east of the picnic area Growing up, it was common for my parents to take the family on day trips. One of the familiar trips would take us through Sugar Valley with a return homeward via Route 45 or 192. Both routes held … Continue reading Unresolved: The Body in Seven Mile Narrows
Unsolved: The Murder of Charles Hykes
Map of the murder scene, The Harrisburg Telegraph, March 4, 1929 In many places, it is recorded that murder cases never go cold. Despite these claims being used and repeated by authorities, the truth is many of them do go cold. As the years pass, murder cases tend to disappear from the newspapers and eventually … Continue reading Unsolved: The Murder of Charles Hykes