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lowell crime stories as remebered by residents

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LOWELL FROM BIRTH

Gardner, MA

#1 Jul 1, 2008
O.K. PEOPLE TELL US WHAT, WERE, HOW, AND WHY. TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN AROUNG LONGER THAN OTHERS, PLEASE GIVE US A CRIME HISTORY LESSON ABOUT THIS GREAT CITY WE LIVE IN. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING OUT.
Disgusted

Lowell, MA

#2 Jul 1, 2008
1981? Behind Chevy's Supposedly a girl left the club to party and then the girl was murdered and hog tied thrown in the river? Don't remember more than that. I remember that one too this day and caution my teenagers, I became extremely cautious when out clubbing in the 80's.
Grossed Out

Haverhill, MA

#3 Jul 1, 2008
Disgusted wrote:
1981? Behind Chevy's Supposedly a girl left the club to party and then the girl was murdered and hog tied thrown in the river? Don't remember more than that. I remember that one too this day and caution my teenagers, I became extremely cautious when out clubbing in the 80's.
Her first name was Linda. I can't remember her last name.

“Confidence is S.M.E.X.Y!!!”

Since: May 08

Lowell, MA

#4 Jul 1, 2008
I believe it was 2002 on Lincoln Street, when the two brother got murdered in front of their house. I lived a couple of houses down from them...it was really intense.

Down the street from there I remembered there was an arm robbery and hostage on Chelmsford Street in Lowell, with cops and snipers everywhere...that was scary also...
across the river

Peabody, MA

#5 Jul 1, 2008
She was found days later floating and very bloated from being in the river so long. Guess it was pretty gross.
LOWELL FROM BIRTH

Lowell, MA

#6 Jul 1, 2008
I think the guy that is still doing time for that his last name is scott...
Alexandra

Lowell, MA

#7 Jul 1, 2008
I heard she left her pocketbook and coat with friends in Chevys and left with a few guys. Very scary

Since: Mar 08

Dracut, MA

#8 Jul 1, 2008
Back in the 80's a man who was a peeping tom this the Highlands was charged with the murder of a college girl while she slept. He beat her with what they thought was his camera! Years later he was released I lived off that street and knew this man all my life! He Is Gulity as Hell !!! I think he was in his early 40's at the time and still lived with his MOMMY when they let this clown out he is still living with MOMMY

“Hard Working NOLA dude”

Since: Jan 08

Lowell Massachusetts

#9 Jul 1, 2008
Linda went to the Apartment shared by Roland Sylvester and Kenneth Murry....Bad things happened there that night. Autopsy showed she was alive when thrown into the river. My tear ducts are swelling just thinking about it. Judge Robert Barton sentenced Sylvester to three consecutive life sentences to :assure the community that he never sees the light of Day again." Kenneth Murray avoided trial by hanging himself in the Cambridge jail.
Destination City

Chelmsford, MA

#10 Jul 1, 2008
Grossed Out wrote:
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Her first name was Linda. I can't remember her last name.
Her name was Linda Holzworth. The two guys, John Murray and Roland Sylvester raped and tied her up, throwing her in the river. John Murray killed himself before trial. The trial was televised live which had the Acre on parade. From what I understand Sylvester lost an eye by having it poked out in a fight while in Walpole. He's still alive. Heres hoping he lives a hell on earth.

“Hard Working NOLA dude”

Since: Jan 08

Lowell Massachusetts

#11 Jul 1, 2008
Destination City wrote:
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Her name was Linda Holzworth. The two guys, John Murray and Roland Sylvester raped and tied her up, throwing her in the river. John Murray killed himself before trial. The trial was televised live which had the Acre on parade. From what I understand Sylvester lost an eye by having it poked out in a fight while in Walpole. He's still alive. Heres hoping he lives a hell on earth.
you're right, it was John, not Kenneth...

http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/400/400mass334...

Anybody want to chip in on the Case of Arthur Davis and the City Hall stairwell?

Since: Jun 08

Lowell, MA

#12 Jul 1, 2008
The Pharmacy on Queen & Branch Street was being held up, and a Lowell Police Officer was shot and I belive was killed.
My Grandmother was watching me, she lived on Smith Street across from where "Mr.Harry Bass" lived.

“Local man loses mind.”

Since: Jun 08

Lowell

#13 Jul 1, 2008
Portuguese Princess wrote:
The Pharmacy on Queen & Branch Street was being held up, and a Lowell Police Officer was shot and I belive was killed.
My Grandmother was watching me, she lived on Smith Street across from where "Mr.Harry Bass" lived.
Limbys Drugs, his name was Christos Rouses I think, his son is a teacher at Lowell high I think.

“Local man loses mind.”

Since: Jun 08

Lowell

#14 Jul 1, 2008
There was that 13yo girl who was baby sitting on Hemlock lane who was stabbed like a million times, my friend lived down there and there was blood on the landing and windows.

“Hard Working NOLA dude”

Since: Jan 08

Lowell Massachusetts

#15 Jul 1, 2008
Portuguese Princess wrote:
The Pharmacy on Queen & Branch Street was being held up, and a Lowell Police Officer was shot and I belive was killed.
My Grandmother was watching me, she lived on Smith Street across from where "Mr.Harry Bass" lived.
Officer Christos G. Rouses, shot while responding to a robbery at Limby's Drug Store.

http://www.lowellpolice.com/about_lpd/history...

“Hard Working NOLA dude”

Since: Jan 08

Lowell Massachusetts

#16 Jul 1, 2008
Saddest case i Remember was the Men brothers. Sophanna, Virak and Visal.... Three very young brothers and one heart broken sister and Mother. Definitely the Saddest.

Since: Jun 08

Lowell, MA

#17 Jul 1, 2008
lower highlands resident wrote:
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Limbys Drugs, his name was Christos Rouses I think, his son is a teacher at Lowell high I think.
"Limbys" yes, Thank you..sometimes it hurts to think. So long ago.

Since: Jun 08

Lowell, MA

#18 Jul 1, 2008
I'm sure we all remember Dr. Hugh Mahoney & Family murder
Lowellian4Life

Hingham, MA

#19 Jul 1, 2008
Remember "Shopping cart Louie" a few teenagers disemboweled him and left him to die.

“Hard Working NOLA dude”

Since: Jan 08

Lowell Massachusetts

#20 Jul 1, 2008
Lowellian4Life wrote:
Remember "Shopping cart Louie" a few teenagers disemboweled him and left him to die.
from what i remember, they set his body on fire too. Which reminds me of one of the deadliest fires i can recall in Lowell. Three guys, Victor Rosario, Felix Garcia and Gardo Garcia firebombed a house that stood on Decautar St.(Now the site of that community center on Salem at Decautar.

The defendant has appealed from a conviction of arson of a dwelling (G. L. c. 266, Section 1) and from eight convictions of murder in the second degree (G. L. c. 265, Section 1). Eight persons perished when a three-story tenement in Lowell went up in flames on March 5, 1982.

The defendant was convicted on the basis of three written confessions which he gave the police shortly after the fire.[Note 1] The last, and most explicit, reads as follows: "I would like to add to my statement that Felix Garcia, Gardo Garcia, and I went to the Laconia [Bar] together. Felix and I did not meet Gardo at the Laconia as I first stated. Before leaving our house I watched Felix and Gardo make three [M]olotovs in the cellar of 38 Branch Street using 12 oz. bottles,(Millers), rags, gasoline, and some other liquid. We carried them to the Laconia and left the [M]olotovs in the brown paperbag in the trash while we were drinking. I left my house knowing we were going to burn the building on Decatur Street because Felix Garcia wanted to get Efrain Cortiz [one of those killed] over drugs. At the Decatur Street building Felix Garcia threw one [M]olotov, through the kitchen window, and Gardo Garcia threw one through a front window. I had the third [M]olotov and threw mine in the front hall."

of the Eight people that died, five where children.

http://masscases.com/cases/app/21/21massappct...

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