I post true crime stories. I also post poems and short stories written by my husband, Thomas Mormon.
Murder on the Ohio River
In 2002, Karen Hodella was visiting Jeffersonville, Indiana. She was a 44-year-old woman from Port Orange, Florida. She went missing in October 2002.
The Girl Scout Murders
In 1977, about two months before a Girl Scout camping trip at Camp Scott in Mayes County, Oklahoma, there was an on-site training session for the counselors. One counselor found that someone had gone through her belongings and stolen her doughnuts. She found a handwritten note inside the doughnut box that read “We are on a mission to kill three girls in tent one.” She went to the camp director with the note. The note was played off as a prank and thrown away.
The Cold Thought
I see your skin go white Something isn’t right You said you’d keep me safe from harm Read the scars that tell a different story on my arm
Rise or Fall
Take a hit and hold it tight Exhale and observe these stars tonight Life is going so fast No good thing gonna last
Love Runs Cold
One day we are talking, and you ask when I'm coming around Next, I get the call you got your wings and are heaven bound I want to pay a visit and see you with no pain or danger
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was born David Paul Brown on February 15, 1957 in Worcester, Massachusetts. In July 1964, when he was seven years old, Nathaniel lured a neighbor into his basement. He told the five-year-old girl that he had gotten a Ouija board for his birthday and that it could predict the future. He tried to strangle the girl, but she screamed which alerted Bar-Jonah’s mother and she came to rescue the girl. Nathaniel lured a six-year-old neighbor boy to a hill to go sledding in January 1970 when he was twelve years old. When they got to the hill, Nathaniel sexually assaulted the little boy. A few years later, he tried to lure two boys who were riding their bikes down his street to a cemetery to murder them. One of the boys was suspicious and convinced the other boy not to go.
Dorothy Jane Scott
Dorothy Jane Scott was a single mother of a 4-year-old. She and her son had been living in Stanton, California with her aunt. She was a secretary for two stores that were jointly owned. One of the stores sold psychedelic items such as love beads and lava lamps. The other was a store that specializes in selling paraphernalia for cannabis and tobacco, also called a head shop. Her friends and coworkers described her as a devout Christian who did not drink or do drugs and who liked to stay home. Dorothy’s parents babysat her son while she worked. Her father said she dated on occasion but that she had no steady boyfriend that they knew of.
The Case of the Grimes Sisters
On December 28, 1956, Barbara and Patricia Grimes went to see the Elvis Presley film Love Me Tender at a theater in Brighton Park, a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. Barbara was 15 years old and Patricia was 12. Both girls were devoted fans of Elvis. This was the eleventh time they had seen this film. They left their house at around 7:30 pm. They promised their mom they would be home by midnight. The theater was about a mile and a half from their home in McKinley Park. They had about $2.50 when they left home, and Barbara was told to keep 50 cents in her wallet in case they decided to see the second screening of the movie. Dorothy Weinert, a friend of Patricia, told investigators that she sat behind the girls with her sister at the theater that night. Dorothy and her sister left the theater at 9:30 pm but Dorothy saw the sisters in line to buy popcorn at that time. Barbara and Patricia both stayed to watch the second showing of the movie.
The Year-Long Goodbye
I sit in a boat in a sea of sorrow Waiting for the new day tomorrow I long for another talk Or a long destinationless walk