Cole, unsolved murder, Bradford, PA, 1975, any thoughts?

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amigobirdy

Tucson, AZ

#1 Nov 10, 2009
According to newspaper accounts in 1979, law enforcement stated there was a connection between the murder of a young man by the last name of Cole (first name-Richard?)in 1975, Bradford, PA to another gruesome unsolved murder of two young men, in cold blood, at the ski lodge, Allegany NY in 1978. The newspaper account stated that originally the murder of Cole was deemed a suicide (gunshot to the back of the head)...but at the insistence of his dad the body was exhumed/another autopsy performed and the cause of death was changed to homicide. The two young men at the ski lodge were also killed by gunshot wounds to the back of the head-'execution/gangland style'. Any information to share?
Marcia Neil

United States

#2 Nov 11, 2009
Context: Overcrowded BAHS classrooms and 'flush-desk' student seating, where one student desk was set tightly against the teacher's desk to form a type of circuit, affected student musclature such that activities which required kneeling or crouching placed an unusual strain upon the back of the head -- especially among hale-and-hearty bystanders. The effect may have also been applicable recently to those students in southeast PA who were reported to have suffered head injuries during in-school confrontations. That such seating arrangements were already known to have crippling effects upon seated populations was the legal viewpoint that should have been presented in a court of law -- however, intiation of the UPB campus blocked such law-court action in Bradford, PA. That some school systems take pride in being "packed to the rafters" also indicates complicit political actions which caused student death usually outside the classroom. During classroom time, the close contact of a 'flush-desk' overcrowded classroom usually meant that certain students absorbed more stress than others as a result from purposely-directed political prejudical pressure and 'broke' elsewhere.
OHS74

United States

#3 Mar 9, 2011
The below message is from the Olean NY Topix site with respect to the Ski Wing murders of 1978. The FBI stated they believed there was a link to the Cole murder.

I have just opened a group for the 1975 Richard Cole murder on nighttraits.net which is supposedly tied in to the ski wing murders. There are 17 articles currently uploaded to read.
Marcia Neil

United States

#4 Jul 21, 2011
See also comment this date entered with 'Ski Wing murders' at Topix Olean NY forum with regard to dealership car-registration paperwork.
Marcia Neil

United States

#5 Jul 30, 2011
A walk along S Kendall Ave during past week showed house/address where local press reported death decades ago, newly painted but with upper windows missing -- similar to condition of 'Kelly' addressed house alongside Pleasant Street between Pearl and Summer St/Jackson Ave intersection. A connection with PA District Nine Basketball Championship, decades ago, can be assumed.
Marcia Neil

United States

#6 Aug 2, 2011
Plus, a bunch of Navy swabbies -- a military mob with swabs -- was introduced within the region as UPB personnel directly within the unique Tun'a Valley environs and expected everyone else to do what they say as a bookmaking action, although Carnegie-Mellon U. was the appropriate match with the region.

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