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View Poll Results: What classic unsolved single murder are you most intrigued by?

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  • Rose Harsent 1902

    1 0.62%
  • Caroline Luard 1908

    0 0%
  • George Storrs 1909

    1 0.62%
  • William Taylor 1922

    4 2.48%
  • Margery Wren 1930

    2 1.24%
  • Julia Wallace 1931

    4 2.48%
  • Evelyn Foster 1931

    2 1.24%
  • Hubert Chevis 1931

    1 0.62%
  • Lord Errol 1941

    0 0%
  • Harry Oakes 1943

    4 2.48%
  • Elizabeth Short 1947

    75 46.58%
  • Shirley Collins 1953

    2 1.24%
  • Marilyn Sheppard 1954

    11 6.83%
  • Valery Percy 1966

    18 11.18%
  • Another Please Explain

    36 22.36%

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    Most Intriguing Classic Unsolved Single Murder Poll

    Who's your vote for the most intriguing classic unsolved single murder? I don't believe a case is really an unsolved classic unless it's at least 20 years old so that's why crimes like Ramsey aren't listed.


    Stan
    Last edited by STANDREID; 06-16-2011 at 10:22 PM.

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    My cousin, Billy Baumgartner, 17, was murdered in 1979 in San Mateo, Ca. at the end of his work shift with 2 other male employees, at a Payless Drug Store. The gunman took drugs, money and fled. Gov. Schwarzenegger reopened the case a few years ago. It is the only triple unsolved murder in Ca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWGAL View Post
    My cousin, Billy Baumgartner, 17, was murdered in 1979 in San Mateo, Ca. at the end of his work shift with 2 other male employees, at a Payless Drug Store. The gunman took drugs, money and fled. Gov. Schwarzenegger reopened the case a few years ago. It is the only triple unsolved murder in Ca.
    I'm sorry to hear about your family loss and hope you can receive some justice.

    Another big unsolved California case I think of from that era is Cabin 28.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


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    I didn't want to make the list too long so there are many fascinating cases for Another like Weldon Atherstone 1910, Mary Pagan 1913, Brighton Trunk 1934, Charles Mattson 1937, Taman Shud 1948, Gregory Villeman 1984 .........
    Last edited by STANDREID; 06-17-2011 at 11:30 AM.
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    Betsy Aardsma,1969 without a doubt... I'm kinda surprised it's not listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamnine View Post
    Betsy Aardsma,1969 without a doubt... I'm kinda surprised it's not listed.
    That is a fascinating case - thanks. It reminds me some of the 1975 Carol Rofstad slaying here in central Illinois.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


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    I voted for Valerie Percy. I would also have included Betsy Aardsma (11/28/69) and Joan Webster (11/28/81). Also perhaps Jimmy Hoffa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKWILKS View Post
    I voted for Valerie Percy. I would also have included Betsy Aardsma (11/28/69) and Joan Webster (11/28/81). Also perhaps Jimmy Hoffa.
    I don't recall hearing about the Joan Webster case but at least I have some limited knowledge of it now - thanks.
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    Being 65 years old, I only remember Sheppard and Percy from the poll list when they were ongoing. I'm old enough to remember Collins but, since it happened in Australia, it didn't receive any coverage here to my knowledge.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


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    I voted for the only one I know anything about ... Elizabeth Short. Some of the others seem vaguely familiar & I've probably read about them here at WS but don't remember any details atm.

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    Thanks Lady. It's hard to figure how many votes "Another" would get but I had little doubt Black Dahlia would poll the highest of the named cases. The interesting part will be which named one comes in second.
    Last edited by STANDREID; 06-18-2011 at 12:24 PM.
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    The Boy in the Box intrigues and fascinates me, I want to know who killed him and who he is
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    I had to vote another and would choose Debbie Fijans unsolved murder from February of 1966. DuPage County, unincorporated West Chicago. I want justice for Debbie in the worst way.
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    Welcome to WS STANDREID

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