MD MD - Charles Co., WhtFemale, 40-50, near Mount Victoria, Jan'65

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    Richard Well-Known Member

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    The identity of the Mount Victoria Jane Doe has never been established. Nor have specifics regarding who killed her or where she was murdered. Her body was found dumped in the woods on a rural southern Maryland estate, dressed only in underwear and covered with leaves.

    Walter Lee Parman has been discussed in this thread because he was tried and convicted of a similar murder in Washington DC about the same timeframe. In his defense, he tried to plea insanity, which is in a sense an admission of having committed the murder of Shirley Ann Cary on 9 January 1965, but not being mentally responsible for it.

    Parman was a particularly intelligent person who filed an appeal to his sentence which failed. Here is a rather long but informative ruling on that appeal:

    Walter Lee Parman, Appellant, v. United States of America, Appellee, 399 F.2d 559 (D.C. Cir. 1968)

    Parman seems to have been a master forger with an active imagination as seen by his 1972 story involving a cast of CIA and Union officials woven into facts of the murder case for which he was convicted:

    http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg Subject Index Files/P Disk/Parman Walter/Item 01.pdf

    Later that year, he managed to escape from Lorton Prison and remained free under an assumed identity for the next 12 years. Here is a People Magazine article which discusses his 1984 re-arrest:

    His Grisly Past Unveiled, Silicon Valley's Mr. Nice Guy Is Identified as An Escaped Killer

    By William Plummer
    June 25, 1984 12:00 PM

    Mavis Noble sobbed as she recalled visiting her husband in the San Francisco County Jail two days after his arrest. “This isn’t a place for you,” he said to her. Replied Mavis, “This isn’t a place for you either.” Separated by a glass partition and speaking through a jailhouse phone, he urged her to “get a divorce and forget me.” But Mavis cried, “How can I forget somebody who has been so good to me? I’m not going to divorce Mike Noble. And I wasn’t married to Walter Parman.”

    The tragedy is that Mavis Noble, 51, was married to Parman and, up until two weeks ago, did not know it. “Mike Noble” was a fictitious identity concocted by her husband of almost six years to conceal a dreadful secret...

    ... He might have fooled others, but Walter Parman was haunted by his past. Born in the Philippines, Parman was 5 when his family moved to Cincinnati. Orphaned at 12, he was shunted to a foster home. Beginning a lifelong pattern of flight, he soon ran away and was twice jailed for passing bad checks. He enlisted in the Air Force, but says he was drummed out about a year later when his fraud convictions became known.

    Parman says he hastily married his pregnant girlfriend, Sherron Kluz, in Providence, R.I. in 1961 and moved to the Minneapolis area. Though he describes the marriage as “unhappy,” he claims to have become depressed over the couple’s 1964 breakup and his separation from his two baby daughters. “I left and was shaking so bad, I downed a bottle of whiskey and passed out in a motel room.”

    Two weeks later, on Jan. 9, 1965, the despondent Parman met secretary Shirley Ann Cary in a Washington, D.C. bar and graduated to murder. He says he came to his senses about 48 hours later in Youngstown, Ohio. “I was trying to piece together what had happened. I was reading the newspapers, saw that I was wanted for the crime, got scared and ran.” Three weeks after the crime Parman was arrested in Los Angeles. Tried in Washington, D.C., he claimed innocence by reason of insanity. The jury didn’t buy it....

    Full article at Link:

    Mr. Nice Guy

    Parman had given a long complicated tale of intrigue to a reporter in 1972 about his reason for being in Washington DC in December 1964- January 1965.
    However, creative liar that he was, Parman's own stories place him in a despondent state in Washington DC at the same time that Mount Victoria Jane Doe was likely murdered.
     
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    William Zantzinger dies: inspired a Dylan song
    Douglas Martin, New York Times
    Jan. 15, 2009
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    In this Feb. 11, 1963 file photo, William Zantzinger, 24, left, of Mount Victoria, Md., is led to city jail by two unidentified Baltimore policemen after he was ordered held without bail on homicide charges in Baltimore, Md. Zantzinger, a wealthy Maryland landowner whose fatal beating of a black barmaid was recounted in a Bob Dylan protest song of the 1960s, was buried Friday Jan. 9, 2009. He died on Jan. 3, 2009. He was 69. (AP Photo/File)AP

    William Devereux Zantzinger, whose six-month sentence in the fatal caning of barmaid Hattie Carroll, a black woman, at a Baltimore charity ball moved Bob Dylan to write a dramatic song in 1963 that became a classic of modern American folk music, died on Jan. 3. He was 69.

    His death was confirmed by an employee of the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, who said Mr. Zantzinger's family had prohibited the release of more details...

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    William Zantzinger dies: inspired a Dylan song
     
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    It has been over 56 years since this woman died. Her murder has yet to be solved, and her identity remains unknown.
     

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