Ira Carnley and his 2 yr old daughter were both killed. His wife and their other two children survived but were badly beaten. The wife gave the description of the murderer.Guess if I were a ghost hunter...(which I'm not) lol! I'd go out to the old place where the Carnley Murders took place wey back. Anybody out there know or remember that horror that made headlines in Bonifay?....The whole family except for the baby boy was killed with an axe by an escape convict. The convict was found and killed soon after the crime......My Dad had helped carry out the bodies of the victims and he said it truly was a bloodbath inside that house.
Frank Peterson, a 27 yr old black man, was charged and convicted for the 2 murders. He was not an escapee. He had been released from a state camp the day before the murders. After the murders he left to NY and was eventually extradited back to FL. The murders took place June 11, 1958 and Frank was convicted Feb 1959