Ronnie Johnson murder 1989

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#61 Oct 9, 2010
Everyone needsto quit being such idiot jackasses everyone knows it was the madden brothers anyone could figure that out just by reading through topix theres rip and zip but who is the third madden brother put up or shut up
grave digger

Sparta, MO

#63 Oct 10, 2010
three brothers wrote:
Three brothers did this crime. Last name starts with M They cut him up with a saw zaw and threw him in woods. They knew he would be found. This was all over drugs. One of thes guys was murdered himself.thats all i know and all i will say.
bullshit,,if you tell everyone the names on this topix,,they will never know who you are,,but once a bullshitter an lier,,always a bullshitter an lier,,
the one

Sparta, MO

#64 Oct 10, 2010
TheBeautyofApril wrote:
Everyone needsto quit being such idiot jackasses everyone knows it was the madden brothers anyone could figure that out just by reading through topix theres rip and zip but who is the third madden brother put up or shut up
Why would you say that? You have know idea what your talking about!!! The Madden family are wonderful neighbors. They would help anyone they could. It's sad that you would write something up about them...Also there is no 3rd brother!!! Just shows you don't have a clue. For your information the MR.Madden and Mrs.Madden were some of the best teachers around always helping community.They don't make teachers who care for the students like they did. If you ever spent anytime with a Madden you would know this.

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#65 Oct 10, 2010
First of all i'm not the one who first said there are 3 madden brothers that was "three brothers" who saidit and if there are 3 madden brothers who the hell are they because i've only heard of 2 as well everyone who has lived in west plains all their life knows that red zip and rip madden were not the best people in the world who knows maybe they are saints now but i doubt it teachers? give me a break who the hell are you talking about
4 your info

Sparta, MO

#66 Oct 11, 2010
TheBeautyofApril wrote:
First of all i'm not the one who first said there are 3 madden brothers that was "three brothers" who saidit and if there are 3 madden brothers who the hell are they because i've only heard of 2 as well everyone who has lived in west plains all their life knows that red zip and rip madden were not the best people in the world who knows maybe they are saints now but i doubt it teachers? give me a break who the hell are you talking about
Rip, Zip, and Janellas parents were both teachers. Everyone has their own opinions on the Madden family and unfortunately alot of peoples opinions are based solely on rumors and hype. Whoever is claiming that Zip had ANYTHING to do with this murder is an idiot.

I understand that Ronnie's friends and family would like definite answers as to what happened but I don't think that will ever happen here. This site will only produce rumors and bashing/speculating about innocent people. It is unfortunate that law enforcement will not tell you anything and your private investigator seems to have "hit a wall". I truly believe this is a state's witness protection thing and not a police cover up.
wrong

Columbia, MO

#67 Oct 11, 2010
TheBeautyofApril wrote:
First of all i'm not the one who first said there are 3 madden brothers that was "three brothers" who saidit and if there are 3 madden brothers who the hell are they because i've only heard of 2 as well everyone who has lived in west plains all their life knows that red zip and rip madden were not the best people in the world who knows maybe they are saints now but i doubt it teachers? give me a break who the hell are you talking about
Zip and Red were brothers. Rip was Red's son. Rip is dead and I'm not sure about the other two, but I can assure you saints they aint.

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#68 Oct 11, 2010
private investigator? hit a wall? there is a private investigator?? tell me more. all i know is what every one else knows and that is just what is written on topix. i don't even knw the madden family not bashing anybody just asking questions.
head man

Wright City, MO

#69 Oct 11, 2010
wrong wrote:
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Zip and Red were brothers. Rip was Red's son. Rip is dead and I'm not sure about the other two, but I can assure you saints they aint.
james{red} madden is dead also.
wrong

Fulton, MO

#70 Oct 11, 2010
Zip and Red were NOT brothers. Red is the dad. They did have more than 2 sons. Guess you all don't know the family too well if you don't know who the third is. He was too young to be involved in the murder, I would think. I bet he was only a early teen then.

I've heard about this all my life. I always heard Ronnie was a snitch and it was assumed that was wh he was killed.

As for who I heard done it, I'll leave that unsaid as I don't know whether they did or not and I'm not pointing fingers.
cdj

Rogersville, MO

#71 Oct 11, 2010
dose the name nap ring a bell
I should know

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#72 Oct 11, 2010
wrong wrote:
Zip and Red were NOT brothers. Red is the dad. They did have more than 2 sons. Guess you all don't know the family too well if you don't know who the third is. He was too young to be involved in the murder, I would think. I bet he was only a early teen then.
I've heard about this all my life. I always heard Ronnie was a snitch and it was assumed that was wh he was killed.
As for who I heard done it, I'll leave that unsaid as I don't know whether they did or not and I'm not pointing fingers.
It's so sad that you think you got it right too! Let me give you all a little family history so when you talk shit maybe you can get it right!!! Eugene Madden and his wife Fern had 3 childern James "RED",Janella and Zip. James marrid Maxine Collins and together they have 4 children Rip,Charloett ,Charm and James JR.
Next came Janella she married Duane Collins together they had 2 children Kip and Duanella Last is Zip he married Ruth White who had a daughter Tracy from her first marrage,then came Zippy. Yes Eugene and Fern were teachers.Owned a big cattle farm ran a dairy and owned a saw yard. Now maybe just maybe you can chew on this for a bit !!!

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#73 Oct 11, 2010
Thanks for the family history lesson. ihonestly mean that casuse it was getting confusing. this is getting way off subject i think what about the "nap" name? a new character to talk about don't think anyone is really trying to bash anyone i'm not at least this has just really sparked my curiousity and many others as well
Ilean Oconner

Ozark, MO

#74 Oct 11, 2010
TheBeautyofApril wrote:
Thanks for the family history lesson. ihonestly mean that casuse it was getting confusing. this is getting way off subject i think what about the "nap" name? a new character to talk about don't think anyone is really trying to bash anyone i'm not at least this has just really sparked my curiousity and many others as well


Nap, as you call him was married to one of James daugters...They divorced he moved on and so did she,He was killed in Springfield sometime back .{car wreck}...Got anymore guestions? Just call one of the Madden very nice people.
COWBOY

Ozark, MO

#75 Nov 11, 2010
is this the winter bones story

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#76 Nov 11, 2010
COWBOY wrote:
is this the winter bones story
It must be, I watched the movie and this murder was the first I thought of. I guess only Daniel Woodrell, the writer of the book, can tell you where he got his story. Someone must have talked to him. The whole situation is plaqued with mystery and coruption, typical WP bull.

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#77 Nov 11, 2010
The people responsible for that man's death are dead. And they have been dead for quite some time. So why doesn't everyone just allow ALL of them to rest in peace.
justrumors

Ozark, MO

#78 Nov 12, 2010
The last name I was told that was associated with it was Stephens. Of course, it was a rumor from a woman who used to date the Stephens guy.

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#79 Feb 1, 2011
CaptainChaos5 wrote:
The people responsible for that man's death are dead. And they have been dead for quite some time. So why doesn't everyone just allow ALL of them to rest in peace.
This just goes to show that there are people around here that know who did this. And, no, they're not all dead. You know it as well as I do. Can't prove it, though. By all the white trash of this town keeping their mouth shut it makes what happened ok. It's not ok. What if you were in that man's situation when he was taken and murdered by meth head white trash? Would it be ok? These men think that theyve gotten away with it cause no one talks about it anymore. They haven't. It's not over yet. Some of us still remember this murder.
for me

Branson, MO

#80 Feb 2, 2011
I was 19 when this happened. It was horrible what had happened to this guy, and to know that the killer is still running free!
XYZ

Marshfield, MO

#82 May 9, 2011
I don't mean to give a 'he said-she said' comment, but my mother told me that my biological father once met a man in prison who had his teeth on a necklace back home. I like to believe (even if he was not teling the truth) that the person who committed the murder is behind bars today for another crime. I agree with some others, it's most likely a drug-related crime. But who's to say?

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