Murders in the 50s 60s 70s 80s

United States

#163 Jan 20, 2010
do you happen to know what crazy james last name was? or anything else about him?
more than knew him

Canton, OH

#164 Mar 31, 2011
someone who knew him wrote:
Rob Melton died April 12, 2008. He had become a Christian while in prison and after being paroled tried to live his life as such and gave back to his community. I knew him as a child and sometimes adults get caught up in a world they do not really understand it is too late and make decisons that they regret deeply. Knowing Rob I would say that he wanted to play with the "big boys" but when it came right down to it tried to get out. But it was too late and I do believe his own life was at stake then. There is not a price that mankind could put on Rob that was worse than what he carried in his soul because of what he was involved in.
Whoever you are thank you for the positive feedback on Rob.I know Rob better than anybody on here.He paid for what he did ten fold.He never forgot what he did.Dying at 45 is a death penalty in itself.Nobody won in this senseless act

Van Nuys, CA

#165 Sep 16, 2011
sparky wrote:
<quoted text>Rob Melton was from Texas and yes he dated Barbara Dickey.Buddy Cook wanted Bo Young to sell him his interest in broadway Music and when BO refused he had Mike Bell and Rob Melton Murder him.they faked car trouble and when Bo stopped to help them they knocked him in the head and took him to TN and ran over him several times and then set fire to him and the vehicle,I was told that Bo was still alive when they set him on fire.Buddy Cook also wanted them to kill mike hazel,Normal Howell, and Duke Steel.They were arrested before they could pull this off.
Ive been looking for any little scrap of history on Melton. My grandfather was Robert Noah Melton..he lived there in Caruthersville on W. 17th Street about 1902...he has three or four Brothers...was married to Theresa Bell Lawrence..if anybody knows this name ..send me a message please at [email protected]
Sher Roze

Frankfort, IL

#166 Sep 17, 2011
Anyone remember a son murdering his father or vice versa on Ave L in Hegewisch. Trying to find out some info on that. It happened around the 50's
Village Idiot

Poplar Bluff, MO

#167 Sep 17, 2011
Sher Roze wrote:
Anyone remember a son murdering his father or vice versa on Ave L in Hegewisch. Trying to find out some info on that. It happened around the 50's
Do you even know where the hell you are?

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#168 Sep 17, 2011
Village Idiot wrote:
<quoted text> Do you even know where the hell you are?

Salina, KS

#169 May 10, 2012
Diego Sequi wrote:
<quoted text>I know he had me on the run many times.
does anyone know what crazy james last name was

Kennett, MO

#170 Jun 8, 2012
Mary Beth Garner wrote:
I know it is not in the time frame but I just wanted to throw out a reminder about my wonderful friend who was murdered in 2003. She was from Caruthersville and was murdered by her ex-boyfriend Tony Woods in Blythesville. She as only 23 at the time. The 30th of this month is her birthday. RIP Derinda we miss you.
she was my cousin by marriage

Lake Worth, FL

#171 May 10, 2013
Andrea wrote:
Florida murder in the early 80's Susan Price- does anyone remember it?
I was in Prison with her ... she will never be normal and battles her demons daily

Steele, MO

#172 May 11, 2013
formerly south wrote:
Does anyone ever remember a story about a man getting murdered at the Motel in Steele and being put in a large drum of some kind
Yeah I remember that if its the same crime. This one guy got into it with another over some money for beer. Guy killed the other and cut him up and disposed of the body. Never found the body but found brain matter and blood on the walls. Is that the one? Guy is still in prison because there was a witness, his girlfriend.

Blytheville, AR

#173 May 13, 2013
I remember all that crap going on it was unreal back the

Buchanan, TN

#174 Jul 3, 2013
Was Kris Reeves involved in the Bo Young murder?

Saint Louis, MO

#175 Jul 3, 2013

Interesting read on Caruthursville Missouri mafia. I think some one should do a book to fill in the details before to many people who know die.

Irving, TX

#177 Jul 3, 2013
Does any one remember the suicide of Leona Sandage?Some people speculate it was murder.

Saint Louis, MO

#179 Jul 3, 2013
What exactly was Broadway Music?

tiger high

Jonesboro, LA

#180 Jul 3, 2013
curious wrote:
What exactly was Broadway Music?
Broadway Music was a vending machine company - Bo Young owned it at one time - Don't know anything about its operation, but they pretty much controlled the vending machine business in Pemiscot county

United States

#181 Jul 3, 2013
Thurman Norrid was murdered by Lloyd Booker in 1954 in Holland.

Antioch, TN

#182 Jul 4, 2013
Please cease on the who done what in the tina fowler peeler case.her son has battled may years over this and finally has come to terms weather she killed herself which is possible or possibley hr may have done it also possible.any it wont bring her back,so please let het resy in piece.thanks
start yourfire

Saint Louis, MO

#183 Jul 4, 2013
Anyone know who James Cooper Green Jr was?

Dexter, MO

#185 Jul 4, 2013
start yourfire wrote:
Anyone know who James Cooper Green Jr was?
The person you are asking about is most likely the Jim Green noted in the following. The following is the first paragraph of a lengthy (13 Page) article about the assassination of Martin L. King.

I went to high school with Green in Caruthersville. I would characterize him in the simplest of terms as a “wannabe”… more specifically, he wanted to be a tough guy, a criminal of Mafia level criminal activity. I am not a psychologist, but it may be that he could be classified as a delusional psychopath. It was clear to me as a teenager in high school that he was not quite right.

The FULL Feature Story
"MLK Murder Was a Government Plot"
Former CIA participant says he was part of it, Raoul identified as FBI
by Pat Shannan

New evidence has surfaced in the 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. murder case,
supplied by an insider who claims to have been part of a "hit team" that
had come out of the "Missouri Mafia" headquartered in the town of
Caruthersville, a small town in the boot heel section of that state.
In a yet-to-be-published book, former Missouri County Deputy Jim Green
reveals his assigned role in the conspiracy, the name of the actual
triggerman, and the long-suspected involvement of J. Edgar Hoover and the
FBI. Green also believes that he possesses the actual murder weapon, which
he personally secreted away only hours after the murder.
"Jim Green is telling the truth," says Lyndon Barsten, an astute
researcher of the case over the past decade. "I have no doubt whatsoever.
The pieces he has supplied fit perfectly and could not have come from
someone who was not there." Indeed they do fit, and it is all backed up by
FBI documentation derived by Barsten through numerous FOIA requests.

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