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Robert Stack was wonderful.

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His daughter lived near here in the 1980s and he would give interviews on the local Radio Station on a regular basis.
He was a really nice man. Much missed
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UM was the best show ever on TV! They did the Torso Case twice. The first time was straight and the other folded in the Dahlia angle.
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Yeah I've seen every original epsiode of Unsolved Mysteries ,man, it was so great, Robert Stack was perfect on that show you can only really describe it as magic. They recently brought it back and reformatted it with Dennis Farina as the host and while good, its just not the same. I think they should use the original format and get someone like Leonard Nemoy in there with some new cases and updates. But I doubt it will be as good as the original its hard to catch lightning in a bottle twice.
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It stuck out to me how there was a Marijuana cigarette in the bloody railway car near murder swamp and Andrassey likely sold marijuana. I'm surprised they couldn't pinpoint any common figures but then again nearly everyone was Unidentified. The murder swamp & kings bury run are obviously the work of one killer it's a shock the author badel won't admit it but it doesn't match his suspect. Authors can be so shallow in the end.
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This coming Sunday, May 3, is the 75th anniversary of the finding of the three headless victims in the boxcars at McKees Rocks, PA. Indications were that the victims were likely killed in Youngstown, OH during the previous December. Two of the victims were never identified but one man was James Nicholson, an individual described as a homosexual drifter. None of the heads were ever found.
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This coming Sunday, May 3, is the 75th anniversary of the finding of the three headless victims in the boxcars at McKees Rocks, PA. Indications were that the victims were likely killed in Youngstown, OH during the previous December. Two of the victims were never identified but one man was James Nicholson, an individual described as a homosexual drifter. None of the heads were ever found.
I was interested in Elliot Ness and read Torso. Great book.
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Robert Robertson was found in a lumberyard Norris Brothers in 1950. I've alwyays thought the Butcher was the one sunbathing on the spot where they found the body, but now I realize it was probably Robertson. So who would have been watching him for weeks?

Now there is a poster who suggests chromated copper arsenate is the chemical the Butcher used. It's used for wood preservation. So the question is, could someone who worked in the lumberyard killed Robertson, maybe unable to resist one last kill after his "retirement"? I don't know anything about lumber, but could someone who worked at Norris Bros been aware of CCA while the police were unable to identify it in the mid 30's? Lastly, what is the relationship between lumber and the rail lines? I imagine lumber would be hauled by train back then from PA to OH yea?
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Does anybody else think the connection between the lumberyard and cca could be a clue? I'm reading the new book on the PA Torso murders, highly recommend it for anyone interested!
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Due to the copper content, CCA gives a distinctive green tinge to wood. Is there any evidence for that on the bodies? If I recall, some had a reddish brown look, but not green.
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