Once upon a time, I think there was a autopsy diagram of the skull of Mr bones someplace online. I couldn't find it, in a cursory search.
For Connor, I don't ever recall anything more specific than the witnesses saying RF shot him in the head.
Thank you Eddie99.If I recall correctly (which I'm not guaranteeing I'm remembering correctly)
Mr bones wound was cin the center of his forehead and it went through. Lots of cracks in the skull.
No, the rifle could not have been sold in Ft. Wayne in 1939 as the rifle did not exist in 1939. Therefore, the only reliable evidence comes from Chicago.The rifle was originally sold in Fort Wayne, Indiana. (Where RF lived for a few years)
The plastic contacts....
His namus used to say that they originated in Chicago. This information disappeared off the profile years ago. I don't know what to make of that. Regardless, If someone in lima oh, back in the 50s wanted contacts, they likley would have had to go to Chicago, Detroit, or another major city to obtain them.
God only knows what the key was for. All that they know is that Active lock, on avenue A in NYC (gramercy park area), duplicated it, or one of their blanks was used to duplicate it elsewhere. (They could have been a distributor of key blanks.) ( Years ago, I looked at my various keys I had that were for my house, my work. None of them would have provided any clue as to where I live. )
I made a typing error. I believe he lost his money either before or after he went to NYC (not Chicago).It appears that Mr. Bones came from Chicago. At some time, he was in NYC. I suspect he was an urban (city) dweller. It, also, appears he had money when he was in Chicago. At some point, he lost his money either before or after he went to Chicago. It is possible he was returning to Chicago. He may have been traveling with someone else.
Again, the rifle did NOT exist in 1939. They were tracing the wrong model. The model used was not manufactured until 1948. This information is revealed on this thread. It came from a detective to another member of Websleuths.This is from doe network:
"The rifle was sold in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1939, but no further tracing of the gun's ownership could be found. The brass key hasn't been matched to any location. The dental work has yielded no matches."
It was also in a few newspaper clippings.
I'm going to review why I think magnum was correct. Starting with macro information and working towards fine details.
1. The homicide rate was about 4 per 100k in 1957. A very small group to be part of to begin with.
2. Mr bones was over 6'1 and so was Connor. Another statistically small group to be part of.
3. Two men saw forsyth shoot Connor in the head, with a rifle.
4. The (bones) rifle original point of wholesale was ft Wayne Indiana, where Forsythe lived for a time. Very close to lima.
5. Forsythe was seen almost exactly at the mid point between bedford and Lima. The person that saw him and his wife cleaning blood out of his car. That person went so far as to write the plate # in a shed door. Which was removed and used in his trial.
6. The wounds to Mr bones, are exactly what one would expect Connor to have, based on witness testimony.
7. The time of death for Mr. Bones lines up with Connor.
8. (Incidental) a lot of illegal transactions were known to take place in small cities in western NY and PA (Olean, Bradford, Elmira & more) as its the half way point between East Coast cities and large mid west cities) given Forsythes history, I think it's very possible he was familiar with the general area.
9. The time between when Forsythe shot Connor, and when he rolled back into town, is enough of a window to comfortably make the trip to bedford and back. We also know for a fact, he was at least half way. Without the body.
The only possibility are:
He dumped the body west Cadiz oh, and went further east to clean evidence from the car. Then circled back.
He dumped the body further east than Cadiz, and stopped there to clean the evidence.
I think the 2nd I'd more likley.
Also, I think we can assume it's better to dump a body at night. That said, he dumps Connor in the middle of the night, and at first light, he is in cadiz, 4 hours away. Which lines up perfectly if he unloaded him at 2-3 am. It is also damn near a straight line between lima, cadiz, and bedford.
* also no other body has been found between lima and cadiz.
Thanks for indulging me... lol
In the end I think this is still open because no one in authority cares.
As evidenced by the way they treated magnum PE.
RBBMAgain, the rifle did NOT exist in 1939. They were tracing the wrong model. The model used was not manufactured until 1948. This information is revealed on this thread. It came from a detective to another member of Websleuths.