Where are the remains of Revolutionary War Hero Nathan Hale?

Nathan Hale Monument in Cemetery in Coventry, Connecticut

Nathan Hale was born in the town of Coventry which was part of British Empire in North America in what is now known as Connecticut, in 1755. Nathan was a school teacher who ended up becoming a captain and spy for the Continental Army in their war against the British Crown. He was captured by British Forces and it is thought that a British Loyalist relative may have been betrayed him sometime in September of 1776. .

On the day of September 22, 1776, he was executed by hanging in New York City in an area of that is now around 66th Street and Third Avenue. Before he died, Hale’s dying words would be a sort of rallying cry for the American colonists rebelling against the British Empire. They were as follows: ” ‘I only regret, that I have but one life to lose for my country.” There has been speculation over the years as to the exact wording of his last testament but the biggest mystery is what happened to Hale’s body. It was never found. In the town of his birth, his family had a burial vault that remain empty and a memorial to his role in the birth of the United States.

Nathan Hale Statue - Coventry, Connecticut

For more information about Nathan Hale visit: https://www.varsitytutors.com/earlyamerica/early-america-review/volume-5/a-time-for-heroes-the-story-of-nathan-hale

Missing Person Case Still Intrigues almost Seven Decades Later….

Ronald Tammen Jr. was a college student at the University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio when he went missing on April, 19, 1953. His disappearance is bizarre in that various items such as his clothes, keys to his cars, wallet, identification, watch, and high school class ring were found in his dormitory room. Tammen’s own vehicle was also left behind in the school parking lot. There were reports of a woman encountering a man similar in appearance and clothing hours after he was last seen.

Did Tammen have a nervous breakdown and leave on his own accord? The night he went missing he supposedly heard something outside of his dorm room that bothered him. He went outside the room to investigate and that was the last he was seen.

A book has been written about his vanishing and there is also a blog site about his case. https://ronaldtammen.com/

Arrest in Cold Case Murder of Teenaged Girl…

One of the first Connecticut cases posted on our website and one of the sadder ones. A man has been arrested in the strangulation murder of 16 year old Jessica Keyworth in 2004.

52 year old Willie Robinson of Waterbury has been arrested. He lived blocks away at the time of the murder scene. (Source: Fox 61 News)

Connecticut cold case murder of teen girl solved via DNA evidence, authorities say | Fox News

Arrested for the murder of Jessica Keyworth.

Was Murder of Young Wife Ever Solved???

Here at Savagewatch, we have people submit cases several times a month, This case is that of a young married woman named Donna Dana who was found stabbed to death in her home in Millbury, Massachusetts in September of 1970. No suspects were named but at the time of the murder, police looked at Paul W. Litovicz who had stabbed to death a Worcester priest named Revered John F. Sullivan who was the pastor of St. Joan of Arc Church hours earlier from when Dana was slain. A puzzling aspect of the case is that it appeared that Donna Dana’s death may not have been a robbery unlike that of Reverend Sullivan. Various valuable items were not taken in the home where Dana lost her life.

Files on Dennis Martin not being released to Author of Book about the Missing Person Case….

Fifty-one years after the June 14, 1969 disappearance of Dennis Lloyd Martin from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still hindering the release of fourteen active FOIA requests the disappearance, which was labeled a lost person case.

Poster for Missing Boy Dennis Martin
Poster for Missing Boy Dennis Martin

There are several deficiencies with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s claims of refusal to release the one-hundred-forty-seven page report based on the presumption of the Exclusionary Rule.

· The Federal Bureau of Investigation has denied my FOIA request on three occasions by shielding themselves with the Exemption Rule, which they have not proven.

· The case was deemed a lost person case with no criminal aspect.

· The FOIA request was reviewed and denied by a civilian clerk with no law enforcement experience or knowledge of the case.

· The Federal Bureau of Investigations has not provided a certified witness to support their claim of the Exemption Rule for each of the documents or photographs requested.

· The case is now fifty-one years old, and at this point, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has failed to prove:

Ø 1.) That any prospective law enforcement action will be taken.

Ø 2.) That any law enforcement action is in progress.

Ø 3.) The release of the requested documentation and photographs would prejudice any law enforcement action.

Ø 4.) Nor have there been any viable leads in the case after the initial investigation or an active investigation.

· The mere fact of an investigation by a law enforcement agency (FBI) is not a pivotal fact to support the Exemption Rule.

· The Federal Bureau of Investigation has failed to provide proof that after fifty-one years, the case is up-right for any prosecution, nor have any potential suspects been identified.

· The Federal Bureau of Investigation is merely using the Exemption Rule to withhold records not because a prospective law enforcement action will be taken but rather in hopes of such action, or specifically to dissuade the public from the true nature of the case.

· Even if a prospective law enforcement action was to be taken, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not provided evidence that the records being shout would be used in any such action.

· The mere concern of personal demographics within the documentation does not support the Exemption rule. The requestor has interviewed all parties involved in the case and is aware of the specific demographics of the persons involved (Listed below).

· https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Searching-Mountains-Dennis-Martin/dp/1520279035/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=forever+searching+dennis+lloyd+martin&qid=1600940352&sr=8-1

· The Federal Bureau of Investigation has failed to support the denial of the records but instead responds in a vague and unsubstantial claim of the Exemption Rule, which inherently blocks the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 USC Sect. 552, 1966, and the Freedom of Information Act 2000, which provides public access to public authorities’ information.

This was written by Michael Bouchard. To see more books written by him please check out the following page. True Crime Author’s Michael Bouchard Profile Page – Savagewatch

Mystery Man Never Identified in Murder.

22 year old Roy Weber was struggling. He had drug problems and would prostitute himself to older men to support his habit. He was last seen alive on a video camera with a mystery man at the criminally troubled Cathedral Square Apartments in Providence, Rhode Island. On December 25th, 2003, Weber was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head near a parking lot on the Johnston and Wales Campus in Providence. Police believe that this mystery man either killed Weber or has answers as to who did.

Suspect in Roy Weber Murder in Providence, Rhode Island
Suspect in Roy Weber Murder in Providence, Rhode Island

Before he died, Weber had told people he was afraid for his life. A documentary was made over a decade later about the hardships and lives of men that made a living selling their bodies in Providence called “Invisible”. The documentary follows Rich Holcomb as he tries to gain support from the general public and lead these young men out of the lifestyle. Holcomb founded the organization “Project Weber” named after Roy Weber. Sadly, nearly two decades later, Providence Police still do not know who murdered Weber.

More than Three Decades Later, the name of a Dead Hitchhiker Baffles Authorities….

It’s a mystery that has consumed the Arkansas State Crime Lab for nearly four decades. Who is the man that drowned on October 18th, 1984 near the town of Malverne?

The Unidentified man died as a result of a car accident when the vehicle he was driving, crashed into a body of water. The other occupant of the car (the owner) managed to get out safely. The unidentified victim was not so lucky as he was trapped under water for as long as 30 minutes and sustained loss of oxygen to his brain which would kill him two days later.

The owner of the vehicle did not know the hitchhiker’s name but it is believed that he had been hitchhiking when he was picked up by the owner of the vehicle in Louisville, Kentucky. The owner of the car was on his way to Houston, Texas and allowed the hitchhiker to come along. During the drive, the owner of the vehicle allowed the victim to drive while he (the owner) went to sleep. Shortly after the victim took the wheel, the two got into a car accident.

The victim is a White male who is five foot eight inches tall, 167 pounds and maybe around the ages of 25 to 35 years. He had medium to dark brown hair which measured about 6 inches in length. The deceased also had a bushy, brown beard, brown eyes a small circular scar on his left ankle. Found on him were: Brown boot shoes; a pair of red, black and white sweat socks sized M8; a cut brown sweater; 28 x 32 Corduroy trousers; and multicolored long sleeved shirt ” John Henry ” (his neck size was 14 1/2 inches (32-33)).

IT is possible that he may have been from the New Haven, Connecticut area and that he may have also been trying to get to California as a destination point. If anyone has any information as to who he is, please contact the Hot Spring County Coroners Office at 501-732-0561 . You can email them at chris.edwards@crimelab.arkansas.gov.

To see photos of him post-mortem please visit here. CAUTION: https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/3123/details?nav