Rita Ferryman and Larry Butler found dead in 1982

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Dumb Founded

Fairfield, OH

#1 Jan 25, 2012
Does anyone remember the deaths of Rita Bostic Ferryman and Larry Butler in May of 1982? They were found shot to death in a house on yellowspring street by Larry Butlers wife? Ran across this story and wondered ab the details...Never solved or even determined if it was murder or suicide...strange???????
seeker

Fairfield, OH

#2 Jan 25, 2012
wow....dont remember this but will ask around
Eddie

Wilmington, OH

#3 Jan 26, 2012
They were brutally murdered by negroes.
seeker

Fairfield, OH

#4 Jan 26, 2012
Eddie wrote:
They were brutally murdered by negroes.
what wud make u draw that conclusion? All of the reports i have read have said nothing of the sort, actually it seems there was very little investagation dun at all....
none

Fairfield, OH

#5 Jan 26, 2012
the police didnt really investigate...no one knows why tho...house was burned down in fire rescue training short time later...idk how much i believe ab the "negroes" theory...i believe butler was black or inter-racial...so i doubt it was a race thing...sad sad story
oldtimer too

Miamisburg, OH

#6 Jan 26, 2012
Anybody remember anything about a murder in a house on John Street late 70's early 80's. Think it was the house next to Perrin Woods school. I think someone killed their family....
seeker

Fairfield, OH

#7 Jan 26, 2012
oldtimer too wrote:
Anybody remember anything about a murder in a house on John Street late 70's early 80's. Think it was the house next to Perrin Woods school. I think someone killed their family....
i believe the son killed his father in that house....i may be mistaken on this but i have ran across that story too...i believe he was caught and convicted...dont know any names though!
Eddie

Wilmington, OH

#8 Jan 26, 2012
seeker wrote:
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i believe the son killed his father in that house....i may be mistaken on this but i have ran across that story too...i believe he was caught and convicted...dont know any names though!
The son chopped up his poor old daddy with an axe.They had gotten into an argument over who had ate the last piece of K.F.C. Black on black crime at its finest.
Dumb Founded

Fairfield, OH

#9 Jan 26, 2012
Eddie wrote:
<quoted text>The son chopped up his poor old daddy with an axe.They had gotten into an argument over who had ate the last piece of K.F.C. Black on black crime at its finest.
Thank you for your input...but i have to ask if you are bieng genuine or just a little off color...thats the second off tune remark you have made ab some serious situations! you have no idea if you are talking to family of these victims or what...so if you are being geniune thank you for your very blunt input but if you arent than please stop responding....
screeny1

Fairfield, OH

#10 Jan 26, 2012
person responsible for 1982 murders of that young girl an fella r n prison for life in california.....on unrelated charges and have been there for years
harleyman

Dayton, OH

#11 Jan 27, 2012
The man who was killed on John st was the produce manager at the big bear on west main st. good guy to. Rita had been hanging around John's bar. She got mixed up on drugs and would do anything for them. Most people turned their back on her when she went colorblind. remember John's was redneck 100%.
Dumb Founded

Fairfield, OH

#12 Jan 27, 2012
Rita gettn mixed up n drugs and people turning there backs on her is a story i have heard before but the most ironic thing about that theory is that her autopsy report showed a .15 blood alcohol level but tested clean for drugs...nun of this story make a lick of sence?????? Thanks for the info...if you think of anthing else please dont hesitate!
Stew

Fort Bragg, NC

#13 Dec 26, 2012
About the John St. Murder. Eddie was right about the axe and black on black. Not too sure about the KFC conclusion. Also he left out that the offender waited till his brother returned from school and killed him as well. He, Jerry Rogan, is still in prison and was just recently passed up for parole.

http://www.drc.ohio.gov/offendersearch/Detail...
Heartbroken

Clementon, NJ

#14 Apr 14, 2013
The family you're referring to on John Street is my family! Keep your evil comments to yourself because you never know who is reading your hateful comments. The Rogan family is a beautiful family and we don't deserve to be made a sick joke by unscrupulous people! We are still confused and heartbroken. Rest in peace Perry and Terry. We love you and always will. You're missed daily.
Walter Sturgeon

New Berlin, WI

#15 Apr 22, 2013
The family who was killed on John Street was the Rogan family. Terry the brother of the assailant was a friend of mine. He was a great kid. I have never forgotten him and never will.
citygirl88

United States

#16 May 23, 2013
why did Jerry do it did they ever say what happened to make him do it
family

Springfield, OH

#17 Sep 16, 2013
I'm also family. The father was my great grandfather, however this happened before my time. My mother was suppose to be staying the night at their house the night that happened. But my grandmother told her no...
Rebekah

Hilliard, OH

#18 Sep 28, 2013
I was friends with Terry in school. he was a great, funny guy and I think of him often. It upsets me that the talk is more about the fact that they were black rather than the loss of great people. When one white person kills another white person I NEVER hear 'white on white" violence..... Eddie (from Wilmington OH) you are a Idiot! keep it to yourself!
LAW

Springfield, OH

#19 Dec 30, 2013
Rita was my aunt. It was a double murder. Nobody cared. Larry was seen as a drug dealer and the theory was the killers were from chicago. Springfield police and prosecutors didn't care about either of them. They were executed and left to rot. The son on John street next to Perrin Woods was Jerry Rogan
LAW

Springfield, OH

#20 Dec 30, 2013
Dumb Founded wrote:
Rita gettn mixed up n drugs and people turning there backs on her is a story i have heard before but the most ironic thing about that theory is that her autopsy report showed a .15 blood alcohol level but tested clean for drugs...nun of this story make a lick of sence?????? Thanks for the info...if you think of anthing else please dont hesitate!
Rita was loved and was sweet. She never thought she could have children and then gave birth to a beautiful daughter that was essentially stolen from her. She was NEVER ON DRUGS she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I grew up on mulberry she was my aunt; too many people say things without thought. Thanks for caring.

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