It was around bout 11 m on the evening of May 24th, 1989, when first responders from the town of Westport, Connecticut arrived to a brush fire. The blaze was behind a shopping plaza that was located at 377 Main Street. There they would make a disturbing find, the murdered and burned body of an adult female. She would be identified as Joan Wertkin, a married mother who was 38 years old. Whoever killed her, had strangled her and set her on fire. Her vehicle which was a white colored 1988 BMW 325 that was parked in the front of the same shopping plaza where he had been found. Her husband had stated that his wife had done grocery shopping and he reported her missing that night.
There have been no suspects named in the case but in the Westport in 1985, a still unidentified black female had been murdered and lit on fire in the woods alongside Interstate 95. Her name and murderer have never been caught. Another unidentified black female was found dead years later in the city of Bridgeport just a few miles away and she had also been lit on fire (no cause or manner death of listed). The Westport Police Department has been looking at doing more forensic evidence examination in this case and those in Westport who remember this case are hopeful.
If you have any information about the murder of Joan Wertkin, please contact the Westport Police Department at 03-520-3831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The blue diamond known as the “Hope Diamond” is available for public view at the Washington DC (USA) Smithsonian Museum. It’s origins are believed to have come from a Hindu Temple in India, then it made it’s way to stops in France, England, Turkey and the United States. Many of those that were in possession of the diamond suffered untimely death some of which were at times, violent. These range from French Kings, British Monarchs, and wealthy established American Families. Car accidents, disease and even death by guillotine were some of the causes of deaths that affected the owners as well as their loved ones. Is the Hope Diamond cursed? This video provides a short history of it’s ownership.
It was a senseless murder. An employee from the Springfield (Massachusetts) Parks and Recreation found the body of seventeen year old Shana Price’s body on the morning of December 26th, 1990 in Blunt Park. She had been sexually assaulted, beaten and strangled. With DNA evidence, it is unlikely that convicted serial killer Alfred Gaynor was responsible. However, there is hope that genealogical DNA searches may lead police to the murderer.
It’s been an issue for decades. Two cases illustrate that point.
Mary Margaret Begay worked at the Bright Angel Lodge in the famous Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona (USA). A friend of hers stated they had last seen Mary going into a vehicle with two men on August 1st, 1956. That was the last time the nineteen year old was ever seen. (Source https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/39937/details?nav
Not even a few months later, 25 year old Ida Mae Lee would go missing as well. She, just like Begay worked at a hotel in the Grand Canyon Nation Park in Arizona and was reported missing and was believed to have been last seen on Novermber 1st, 1956. (Source https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/34305/details?nav
A month ago, Law Enforcement identified the unidentified woman murdered in 1974 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Now, an even older case has a name according to people familiar with the case of the murdered Boy in the Box in 1957. The case of the little boy is one of the most famous unidentified murder victims in United States and from what it sounds like charges are still possible against someone for his death.
In August and December 1983, two women named Susan Tice (45 years of age) and Erin Gilmour (22 years of age) in seperate incidents in Toronto, Canada. Joseph George Sutherland, (61 years of age), was arrested in connection with the two slayings.
Camilla was only eleven months old, she deserved so much better than to have a man like this as her father. Latest word is that he may be in either New York or Massachussets.
He’s a convicted felon now accused of killing his own 11 month old daughter in a horrible crime. Nauagatuck Police in Connecticut are looking for Christopher Francisquini, aged 31 years old. He’s described as a hispanic (biracial black,white) at six feet tall and two hundred thirty pounds. He has a visible neck tattoo and his car was abandoned on Interstate 91 in New Haven (CT). He could still be in the New Haven area.
Why is some person contacting relatives of a man murdered in Providence, Rhode Island in 2003? This same person has also allegedly posted on this website in the comments section about a post of Roy Weber.
Weber had a drug addiction and worked as a sex worker. On Christmas Day, someone executed him by gunshot. Police released a picture of an unidentified white male (in his fifties) that was a person of interest and caught on videotape with Webber just hours before his death. True Crime Writer Michael Bouchard states that he knows who that mystery man is and believes he has nothing to do with Weber’s murder. He also makes some startling claims about Weber and who he might have been involved with as far as sex work goes.
Why is this person (who has allegedly posted) on our site so interested in this case. Does he know something? Or is he being a distraction for the real killer?
Michael Bouchard on his podcast “Night Stalker” calls out this person. You be the judge… Michael’s opinions are his own…..