Most Intriguing Classic Unsolved Single Murder Poll

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What classic unsolved single murder are you most intrigued by?

  1. Rose Harsent 1902

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  2. Caroline Luard 1908

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  3. George Storrs 1909

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  4. William Taylor 1922

    4 vote(s)
    2.2%
  5. Margery Wren 1930

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. Julia Wallace 1931

    4 vote(s)
    2.2%
  7. Evelyn Foster 1931

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  8. Hubert Chevis 1931

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  9. Lord Errol 1941

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    0.0%
  10. Harry Oakes 1943

    4 vote(s)
    2.2%
  11. Elizabeth Short 1947

    86 vote(s)
    47.5%
  12. Shirley Collins 1953

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  13. Marilyn Sheppard 1954

    14 vote(s)
    7.7%
  14. Valery Percy 1966

    20 vote(s)
    11.0%
  15. Another Please Explain

    38 vote(s)
    21.0%
  1. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    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
     
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  3. SWGAL

    SWGAL New Member

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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.
     
  4. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    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.
     
  5. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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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 .........
     
  6. Dreamnine

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    Betsy Aardsma,1969 without a doubt... I'm kinda surprised it's not listed.
     
  7. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    That is a fascinating case - thanks. It reminds me some of the 1975 Carol Rofstad slaying here in central Illinois.
     
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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.
     
  10. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    I don't recall hearing about the Joan Webster case but at least I have some limited knowledge of it now - thanks.
     
  11. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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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.
     
  12. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  13. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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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.
     
  14. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    The Boy in the Box intrigues and fascinates me, I want to know who killed him and who he is
     
  15. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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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.
     
  16. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Welcome to WS STANDREID

    :welcome:
     
  17. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    There is also the Keddie murders, which remain unsolved, but there were 4 murders in that one. :(

    Salem
     
  18. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    Thanks Cubby
     
  19. Stella

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    I vote for the Keddie Cabin murders, followed by Black Dahlia. The rest are pretty much solved in my mind or at least there are some good suspects to look at. With Keddie, you've got no one; it's a complete and baffling mystery.
     
  20. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    At least 5 (Wallace, Errol, Oakes, Short and Sheppard) on the list have had at least one true-crime movie made about them.
     
  21. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    Haleigh cummings
     

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