In May of 2007 a couple in West Hartford were during renovations in the basement of their home when they came upon a startling discovery. After peeling open a part of the wall they found a compartment that contained over 100 rolls of film and fifty thousand slides. The images were of child pornography. Police knew that a prior owner of the house, Doctor George Reardon had several accusations of child molestation leveled against him a decade ago. He was stripped of his right to practice medicine but charges were never filed because the statute of limitations had expired. What amazed Police was that there are an estimated count of several hundred victims (male and female) from the nineteen fifties to the early nineties. Reardon died in 1998. Below are three pictures of adult men that were seen in photos and slides of George Reardon. They are disturbing so caution. The men are all believed to be filmed during the nineteen seventies while having sex with children. The men were believed to be in their thirties when these heinous acts occurred. It is not known if Reardon knew these men or just had these photos in his possession. If you know of anyone that was victimized by George Reardon or know these men, please contact the West Hartford Police department at 860-523-5203.
Reardon lived in West Hartford but it is believed that he may not have been the only pedophile preying on neighborhood children. He had a friend that was a Catholic Priest and spent much time with him. Police have never identified this individual but it is possible that it could be retired Priest Cornelius T. Otero. Otero, is a former New York City Priest who is now deceased. He was convicted of child pornagraphy and has had several claims of child sexual abuse filed against him. From 1988 to 1995, he worked at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut where he most likely knew and came into contact with Reardon. This article from the New York Post details the claims filed against Otero by one of his victims. https://nypost.com/2018/08/25/alleged-abuse-victim-rejects-200k-payout-from-church-demands-justice/
Since 1999 there have been lawsuits filed against two former administrators )in the West Hartford Public School system for sexual assault and misconduct. The claims all took place in the 1970s though they could have started with other victims in the 1950s. Both administrators have long since retired from the School System. If you or anyone else was a victim of sexual misconduct from someone in the West Hartford School system please contact the website administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org We can put in you in contact with the appropriate people.
Nine year old Eugene Glenn was described as a mindful and respectful child who was living in the tough North End section of the city of Hartford. He and many of his fellow residents his age would often go exploring in abandoned buildings near where they lived. On August 9th, 1981, his parents reported him missing after he did not return home the night before at 177 Brook Street. He had last been seen in the area of Main and Canton Streets around 5 to 8 pm. After a search of the neighborhood, the boy who was three months away from his birthday was found strangled to death in the basement of an abandoned home at 134 Mather Street hours after he was reported missing. When found he was stripped down from the waist. Police have never stated though if Glen had been sexually abused by his killer. There have been suspects in this case but the murderer has never been brought to justice. A Hartford Courant article at the time noted the similarities of Eugene’s murder and that of several children that were victimized by a possible serial killer(s) in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Months earlier a person who fled to Hartford from Atlanta and was arrested. The arrested individual had ties to several of the murdered children.
Wayne Williams would end up being convicted for two of the murders and police would infer that Williams was responsible for most of the other murders. But as time goes by, it looks like that there were others involved.
If you have any information about who killed Eugene Glenn, please contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. All calls can remain confidential.
It seem that the Dominican Republic seems to be getting a bad rap recently. Afterall, relatively healthy tourists dying of mysterious heart attacks. Rumors of poisonous alcohol, pesticides. Now, comes word in the New York Post about the mysterious disappearance of a US Citizen from Florida who went missing on a vacation down there. What happened to Darryl Fornatora? He went down there to surf with a friend. And does that friend know more about Darryl’s disappearance thn he is letting on?
It was October 1984 when a father and son went for a walk in the area of 120000 block area of Baltimore Avenue of Beltsville, Maryland when they discovered the decomposed remains of an unidentified man. The unidentified victim had been dead for about three months. The victim had been shot multiple times and was unidentified for over 30 years. In May of 2017, he was eventually identified through advanced technology and revealed to be twenty seven year-old ex-Marine Bennett Louis. According to a NBC New 4 Washington news story, Louis, had been honorably discharged from the Marines. He was originally from New Roads, Louisiana but was last seen sometime in 1983 while he boarded a bus in Berkeley, California that was headed for North Carolina. Louis lived in the town of Jacksonville. Police are curious to know what he was doing in Maryland.
If you have any information about this murder is asked to call Law Enforcement at 301-772-4925. There is a reward of as much as $25,000 for information in solving who killed Bennett Louis.
On October 6th, 1988, Police found the remains of two teenaged black males. They were found deceased in a wooded area off of Eldon Street in Boston, Massachusetts. They had been shot to death. One of them police believe, may have gone by the name of Clayton. He may have been as young as 14 and was 5 foot 4 inches tall. He weighed 130 pounds and had short cropped black hair with brown eyes. When found he wore a gray sweater, a blue shirt, a pair of blue jeans, red underwear, white socks, and a pair of white Avia sneakers. The second unidentified male could have gone by the name “Hooker”. He was found next to Clayton and is believed to be around the ages of 15 to 17 years old. and five foot ten inches tall. He wore • Black sweatshirt, black Joy Vence slacks with pin stripes, a green army belt, a pair of black underwear, blue socks, and white Nike sneakers.
Boston Police believe that both boys may be from the borough of the Bronx in New York City. They could also be of Jamaican ancestry.
Anyone with information can contact the Detective John F. Cronin from the Cold Case Unit at Boston Police Homicide at the phone number of (617)343-5837. You can also call anonymously into the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-(800)-494-TIPS. Those with information about this case can also text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).
It’s tough to lose a loved one to murder. It’s even worse when when you lose two family members to gun violence. Wendy Lawson is dealing with this and in both cases, the homicides are unsolved. One is her brother, the other is the father of her two grandsons. Both occurred in Culpeper County in Virginia.
It was early Sunday morning when around 3:00 am on October 9th, 2016 Culpeper County Law Enforcement arrived to the 100-block of Jeffries Alley, near Yowell Meadow Park, for a shooting. When officers arrived they discovered 37 year old Joe “Jody” Pullen severely wounded from several gunshot wounds to the head. He would be pronounced deceased at the scene. It is alleged that there are witnesses to this crime and that these people have not come forward. If you have information about this homicide please contact the Culpeper Police Department at 540 727-3430. You can also email tips here at email@example.com
Tragedy would strike again when Roger “RaRa” Davis Jr. was gunned down on March 6th, 2018 on an early Tuesday morning in the 15000 block of Shanktown Road in the unincorporated community of Reva. He was 27 years old and a former standout athlete in High School. He was related to Punell, because Pullen was the great uncle to two of Davis’s children. There is a $5,000 reward being offered for information in his case that leads to a conviction of the suspect(s).
If you have any information about the murder of Roger Davis or Joe “Jody” Pullen, please contact the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office at the 540-727-7900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
It was a Friday evening on May 8, 1981, when Tammy Mahoney was picked up while hitchhiking in the city of Oneida, New York near the intersection of Main Street and Fairview Avenue. The nineteen year old had been trying to get a ride to Hamilton, but she was taken to a party on the Oneida Native American Nation’s 32-acre territory located on Route 46. Law Enforcement believes she was sexually assaulted and murdered there by several people. It is believed that those guilty may be members of the Oneida tribe and members of the Onondaga tribe. Mahoney’s remains has never been located but Law Enforcement have stated that they believe they know who killed her and plan to make an arrest when more evidence is found. The reward has been boosted to 40 thousand dollars. The FBI, the Oneida Indian Nation are contributing to the reward for information that leads to a resolution in this case.
If you have information about this missing person/murder case, please call the Oneida City Police Department at (315) 363-2323. You can remain anonymous.
Spanning over 400 miles through four states, the Connecticut River is the longest body of water in New England. Popular for fishing, swimming, boating, it is sadly a place where people go to commit suicide and criminals dump the bodies of their victims.
On April 21st, 1969, police in Glastonbury, CT (two towns southeast of Hartford), pulled out the body of an unidentified white male possibly aged 55 to 65 years of age. He was estimated to be about five foot nine inches (175 centimeters) and 170 pounds (77 kilograms). The deceased wore blacks leather shoes, heavy socks, a belt made of leather and what may have been a red & dark striped shirt. The autopsy performed discovered that the man had a hernia operation done on his left groin.
Perhaps most telling about the man was that he had three tattoos. The first was of a naked girl on his right arm. On his left arm was a bird’s wing and the letters W-A-R-D. It is possible that there were other letters on the arm, the deceased may have had the name edward or howard but the body did suffer from severe decomposition. At the time of death, a Hartford Courant article stated that the body could have been in the water from 6 months to 2 years. It is unknown where the body came from, and that heavy flooding could have dislodged the body from a wooded area near the river further north. This case is not on NAMUS and is still listed as Unidentified in the Glastonbury Death Records. If you have any information about who this person may be, contact this website at unsolvedct @ hotmail.com.
Archived Hartford Courant Article about the case. Glastonbury Vital Statistics were never changed to indicate that this person was ever identified.
The July 6th, 1944 Hartford Ringling Brothers Circus Fire remains the worst tragedy to ever hit the State of Connecticut. A total of 168 people succumbed to the fire and another 682 were injured. Many bodies were burned beyond recognition and several remain unidentified. Now, comes word that two of the five remaining unidentified remains are set to be exhumed to be properly identified. The fire is believed to have been a case of Arson and dramatically changed Fire Code laws in the United States.