Unsolved: The Amber Lantern Massacre

Marker near intersection of Marinnier Street and Lincoln Drive, Hometown I arrived in Hometown – yes, the name of the community is Hometown – in search of a simple marker telling of an event that happened there in the summer of 1938. After making a couple of wrong turns and detours, I finally saw the … Continue reading Unsolved: The Amber Lantern Massacre

Unsolved: Who Murdered Louise Carroll? Updated

Carroll Family plot, Old Saint Joseph's Cemetery (A.K.A. Drury Run Cemetery) “Have you figured it out yet?” The email read. It had been almost six months since I last heard from my mystery writer. I sighed as I set my glasses on the desk and scratched my head at the simple email my mysterious correspondent … Continue reading Unsolved: Who Murdered Louise Carroll? Updated

Unsolved: The Murder of William Donnelly

The grave of William Donnelly, Keller Cemetery Standing on the hillside, just south of Route 22 near the collection of houses known as Yellow Springs, is the Keller Church and Cemetery. Over the years, I had passed this location numerous times, but never realized it existed. Driving up the narrow, grassy road that clung to … Continue reading Unsolved: The Murder of William Donnelly

Unsolved: The Ghost of Gordon Mountain

Fog covered the mountaintops as Mike and I made our way southward towards the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in northern Berks County. Although we both knew finding any birds, raptors or otherwise, was nearly impossible due to the fog and rain, we were not about to let the bad weather keep us from our goal. Between … Continue reading Unsolved: The Ghost of Gordon Mountain

Unsolved: The Baffling Baver Murder

Grave of Adeline Baver Note: Numerous modern sources spell the victim’s name as Adaline or  Adelina. Her name, as spelled on the tombstone is Adeline, which is the spelling I’ll be using in this article. It had been six years since I had last stepped foot on the sacred grounds of Salem Belleman’s Church and … Continue reading Unsolved: The Baffling Baver Murder

Unsolved: Swamp Ruby

Pymatuning State Park Zech and I arrived in Linesville after spending the morning at nearby Pymatuning State Park. The foggy morning had not stopped people from coming out the place where “ducks walk on the backs of fish.” The massive school of carp in the spillway was an odd sight and watching visitors tossing bread … Continue reading Unsolved: Swamp Ruby