His relationship with the criminal justice system—an arrangement he inherited from a previous generation of gangsters and corrupt lawmen—represents the hidden horror of the Bulger story and the battleground on which prosecutors and ...
Author: T. J. English
Category: True Crime
The New York Times bestselling author of The Westies and Paddy Whacked offers a front-row seat at the trial of Whitey Bulger, and an intimate view of the world of organized crime—and law enforcement—that made him the defining Irish American gangster. For sixteen years, Whitey Bulger eluded the long reach of the law. For decades one of the most dangerous men in America, Bulger—the brother of influential Massachusetts senator Billy Bulger—was often romanticized as a Robin Hood-like thief and protector. While he was functioning as the de facto mob boss of New England, Bulger was also serving as a Top Echelon informant for the FBI, covertly feeding local prosecutors information about other mob figures—while using their cover to cleverly eliminate his rivals, reinforce his own power, and protect himself from prosecution. Then, in 2011, he was arrested in southern California and returned to Boston, where he was tried and convicted of racketeering and murder. Our greatest chronicler of the Irish mob in America, T. J. English covered the trial at close range—by day in the courtroom, but also, on nights and weekends, interviewing Bulger’s associates as well as lawyers, former federal agents, and even members of the jury in the backyards and barrooms of Whitey’s world. In Where the Bodies Were Buried, he offers a startlingly revisionist account of Bulger’s story—and of the decades-long culture of collusion between the Feds and the Irish and Italian mob factions that have ruled New England since the 1970s, when a fateful deal left the FBI fatally compromised. English offers an authoritative look at Bulger’s own understanding of his relationship with the FBI and his alleged immunity deal, and illuminates how gangsterism, politics, and law enforcement have continued to be intertwined in Boston. As complex, harrowing, and human as a Scorsese film, Where the Bodies Were Buried is the last word on a reign of terror that many feared would never end.
In this riveting account, two veteran journalists tell the uncensored story of Herb Baumeister--taking you into a psychopath's dark obsession to meet his victims, to witness the rituals of sex and death he forced his victims to perform, and ...
Author: Fannie Weinstein
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: True Crime
Fox Hollow Farm, a lush million-dolar suburban Indianapolis estate, had 18 acres of lawns, a fabulous swimming pool...and thousands of human bones buried in the yard. The piles of dismembered skeletons belonged to young men who has disappeared from the gay bars and cruising sites of this Midwest city. Their killer was Herb Baumeister, a beloved father and successful businessman who led a deadly double life. And until the day his son dug up a buried skull, Herb's pretty wife Julie never dreamed he was Indian's worst serial killer. She didn't know about the bizarre sexual encounters Herb held at the house when she went away with their kids...or about the brutal cravings that led him to kill. In this riveting account, two veteran journalists tell the uncensored story of Herb Baumeister--taking you into a psychopath's dark obsession to meet his victims, to witness the rituals of sex and death he forced his victims to perform, and to find out how this gruesome killing sprees finally--shockingly--came to an end...
They were headed for a map supplier, as directed by Fallan. Jasmine couldn't
help but wonder at the irony that he had searched for the shop using his mobile
phone, and then satellite-navigated to the place using the same device, but had ...
Author: Chris Brookmyre
Publisher: Hachette UK
The first book in the Jasmine Sharp series, from author Christopher Brookmyre. A 'tense, moving, and gloriously twisted' (Mark Billingham) top ten Sunday Times bestseller from the award-winning author of Quite Ugly One Morning Detective Catherine McLeod was always taught that in Glasgow, they don't do whodunit. They do score-settling, vendettas and petty revenge. And however she looks at it, the discovery of a dead drug-dealer in a back alley means she's going to be busy. Meanwhile, aspiring actress Jasmine Sharp is reluctantly - and incompetently - working for her uncle Jim's private investigation business. When Jim goes missing, Jasmine has to take on the investigator mantle for real, and her only lead points to a professional assassin who has been dead for twenty years. Soon Jasmine stumbles into a web of corruption and secrets that leaves her running for her life. '[A] smartly written mainstream detective story . . . Brookymre deftly twists one case around the other' Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review 'A brainy, barbed noir, this book takes its time setting the scene and establishing its characters. Most of its violence occurs off the page. But with its contrasting characters . . . and skillfully orchestrated sense of bad things to come, the novel maintains a solid grip on the reader. Brookmyre isn't as well-known in the States as fellow Scottish mystery writers Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Denise Mina, but this first-rate effort may change that' Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
17-year-old Carson believes his former "boyfriend," Billy, didn't commit suicide by jumping off a cliff and into the ocean.
Author: Chris Bedell
17-year-old Carson believes his former "boyfriend," Billy, didn't commit suicide by jumping off a cliff and into the ocean. Billy's sweater and suicide note might've been found, yet a body was never discovered. So, Carson befriends, and "dates" his classmate, Dean, on the possibility that Dean knows something about Billy's death. Dean and Billy both belonged to the same community service club (Charity Now) where Billy devoted his time to. Clues soon unravel, though. Like an eyewitness seeing members of Charity Now in the woods near the cliff before Billy's suicide, a diary entry, proving Billy lied about his father being homophobic, and a hazing incident involving a student's death--that Billy might or might not have been responsible for. However, Carson doesn't only have to grapple with Billy's duplicity. Genuine romantic feelings for Dean emerge. Except Carson will have to finish his sleuthing if he wants closure about Billy's death. Even if that means choosing between stringing Dean along or being honest with him.
But you see, Jeri, I know where the bodies are buried. Too damn many of them.”
From the look on his face, I was certain he'd buried a few of them himself. And his
knowledge of where the bodies were buried might just be the reason someone ...
Author: Janet Dawson
San Francisco private investigator Jeri Howard sets out to expose a food-processing plant where workers are intimidated into silence about its unhealthy practices, in her eight critically acclaimed appearance. Reprint.
Author: United States. Public Health ServicePublish On: 1915
Seven outlying cemeteries were visited and 226 names of persons whose bodies
had been recently buried were compared with the ... A different form of burial
permit is issued when a body is removed for burial in some place out of the city .
The soldiers who had buried the two bodies were satisfied that the grave had
been opened , the body taken out , beheaded , and burned , was that of Major
Ballou , because it was not in the spot where Colonel Slocum was buried , but
If anybody would have known where the bodies were, it was Pete Jordan, who
got his information from Herman Tucker.” Tucker drove the bulldozer used to bury
the bodies 15 feet beneath an earthen dam. Three years later, a U.S. District ...
Author: Mickel Moorer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
1964 was the height of the Civil Rights and Wrongs Movement, and America was in turmoil. I was eight years old and visiting the town of Philadelphia, Mississippi for a family reunion. This story is about something I have remembered from that time, when I met two men on a creek bank in Neshoba County, Mississippi on August 6, 1964. I have always remembered what they said out loud in front of me. The one with the hat said, "Judge, go up there and find out who's muddying up the water," and the tall slender man said, "You're the Lawman-you go up there and find out who’s muddying up the water." I’ve always wondered why I met two men that were a judge and a lawman. Meanwhile, 50 years later while doing research on the Internet, I discovered information pertaining to the identity of the middle man between the FBI and the person who helped solve the mystery of the whereabouts of the three civil rights workers that went missing on June 21, 1964. He was Commander of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol in Meridian, Mississippi. But the identity of the local Neshoba County Citizen that helped the FBI is still unknown. I know who is America’s unsung hero!
The rate of decomposition in general, however, was determined by the season
the body (pig) was buried and soil ... between 60–120 days post-burial at 30 cm;
in contrast colonisation continued over six months where the bodies were
Author: Dorothy Gennard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Forensic Entomology provides undergraduates with a concise introduction to the subject. The book is written with the clarity necessary for students starting out in entomology yet authoritative enough to prove useful for more experienced researchers. Worked examples of the necessary mathematics, including how to use excel to process data, coupled with lab protocols and self-assessment questions make the book an essential starting point in the subject. Assuming little prior knowledge of either biology or entomology the book provides information on identification, life cycles and ecology of insects presented in a forensic context. Information is conveyed in an accessible style with practical tasks and suggestions for further reading included in each chapter. Fully revised and updated to include new research in the field New chapter on aquatic forensic entomology New pictorial key to aid identification of species contributed by Dr. Krzysztof Szpila, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland Further coverage of civil applications of forensic entomology Practical tasks and further reading included to aid understanding Colour plate section and improved illustrations throughout to assist in the identification of insects associated with the corpse Approaches the topic from the dual perspectives of basic entomology and its forensic applications Covers the contributions to forensic investigations of both flies and beetles Provides information on culturing insects collected from crime scenes Guides students through the processes of writing entomological court reports and presenting in court alongside the scientific topics Extended coverage of PMI calculations, role of professional associations for forensic entomologists and sampling at the crime scene New sections to discuss the identification of traces of explosives found in larvae, puparia and pupae and DNA sampling from insects
Most of the bodies were buried close to where they fell, in graves about three or
four feet deep. Some graves contained three or four bodies. Visitors to the
Meadows in coming months described three major burial areas: one within the ...
Author: Ronald W. Walker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
On September 11, 1857, a band of Mormon militia, under a flag of truce, lured unarmed members of a party of emigrants from their fortified encampment and, with their Paiute allies, killed them. More than 120 men, women, and children perished in the slaughter. Massacre at Mountain Meadows offers the most thoroughly researched account of the massacre ever written. Drawn from documents previously not available to scholars and a careful re-reading of traditional sources, this gripping narrative offers fascinating new insight into why Mormons settlers in isolated southern Utah deceived the emigrant party with a promise of safety and then killed the adults and all but seventeen of the youngest children. The book sheds light on factors contributing to the tragic event, including the war hysteria that overcame the Mormons after President James Buchanan dispatched federal troops to Utah Territory to put down a supposed rebellion, the suspicion and conflicts that polarized the perpetrators and victims, and the reminders of attacks on Mormons in earlier settlements in Missouri and Illinois. It also analyzes the influence of Brigham Young's rhetoric and military strategy during the infamous "Utah War" and the role of local Mormon militia leaders in enticing Paiute Indians to join in the attack. Throughout the book, the authors paint finely drawn portraits of the key players in the drama, their backgrounds, personalities, and roles in the unfolding story of misunderstanding, misinformation, indecision, and personal vendettas. The Mountain Meadows Massacre stands as one of the darkest events in Mormon history. Neither a whitewash nor an expos?, Massacre at Mountain Meadows provides the clearest and most accurate account of a key event in American religious history.
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of CommonsPublish On: 1867
Four . were taken in September 1866 , was the same 630 . What became of the
bodies of those three hole in which some bodies were buried in Octoprisoners ;
speak only of what you saw yourself ? ber 1865 , which you did not see at the ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
The most famous examples of well-preserved bodies are of course Egyptian
mummies (Taylor 1995), but other notable finds ... To complicate matters further,
incomplete bodies were sometimes buried after the corpse had been exposed to
Author: Kevin Greene
Category: Social Science
Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of illustrations -- List of tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Referencing -- Glossary and index -- CHAPTER 1 The Idea of the Past -- CHAPTER 2 Discovery and Investigation -- CHAPTER 3 Excavation -- CHAPTER 4 Dating the past -- CHAPTER 5 Archaeological science -- CHAPTER 6 Making sense of the past -- GLOSSARY -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
After long negotiations, the ICRC, together with the Swiss, Spanish and French
embassies, managed to get permission from FARC to go in and exhume the
bodies. The bodies were buried in a remote jungle area, and the graves were
Author: Burkhard Madea
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Forensic Medicine encompasses all areas in which medicine and law interact. This book covers diverse aspects of forensic medicine including forensic pathology, traumatology and violent death, sudden and unexpected death, clinical forensic medicine, toxicology, traffic medicine, identification, haemogenetics and medical law. A knowledge of all these subdisciplines is necessary in order to solve routine as well as more unusual cases. Taking a comprehensive approach the book m.oves beyond a focus on forensic pathology to include clinical forensic medicine and forensic toxicology. All aspects of forensic medicine are covered to meet the specialist needs of daily casework. Aspects of routine analysis and quality control are addressed in each chapter. The book provides coverage of the latest developments in forensic molecular biology, forensic toxicology, molecular pathology and immunohistochemistry. A must-have reference for every specialist in the field this book is set to become the bench-mark for the international forensic medical community.
Many communities also treat strangely the bodies of slain children and unmarried
or divorced women . In the Kakamega case , the children ' s bodies were buried
in the dead of night at 1 . 00 a . m . The body of a pregnant woman who had ...
There are some nations — the Chinese , for instance — where a man's burial is
considered to be the most important ... Arrived at the place of interment , although bodies were buried sometimes , yet they were more usually consumed by fire .
BNM: Can you tell us first how the bodies were brought here, transported by
whom, who gave the news, then what was done here. We already heard that the bodies were given visums and buried the same night. The important point is who
Whereas those of the contrary Praštice , to prevent this , will not stay until they are
capable of hearing and believing ; and ... Bodies were buried in the Water , by
Faith they fee their Sins buried with Christ in the Grave : And as their Bodies are ...
happened many years before and the remains have only recently been
recovered from some makeshift burial (as has often ... The bodies of paupers buried in quicklime in large pits, which were left open until full, were obvious
targets for the ...
Author: Ken Worpole
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Last Landscapes is an exploration of the cult and celebration of death, loss and memory. It traces the history and design of burial places throughout Europe and the USA, ranging from the picturesque tradition of the village churchyard to tightly packed "cities of the dead", such as the Jewish Cemetery in Prague and Père Lachaise in Paris. Other landscapes that feature in this book include the war cemeteries of northern France, Viking burial islands in central Sweden, Etruscan tombs and early Christian catacombs in Italy, the 17th-century Portuguese–Jewish cemetery "Beth Haim" at Ouderkerk in the Netherlands, Forest Lawns in California, Derek Jarman’s garden in Kent and the Stockholm Woodland Cemetery. It is a fact that architecture "began with the tomb", yet, as Ken Worpole shows us in Last Landscapes, many historic cemeteries have been demolished or abandoned in recent times (notably the case with Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe), and there has been an increasing loss of inscription and memorialization in the modern urban cemetery. Too often cemeteries today are both poorly designed and physically and culturally marginalized. Worse, cremation denies a full architectural response to the mystery and solemnity of death. The author explores how modes of disposal – burial, cremation, inhumation in mausoleums and wall tombs – vary across Europe and North America, according to religious and other cultural influences. And Last Landscapes raises profound questions as to how, in an age of mass cremation, architects and landscape designers might create meaningful structures and settings in the absence of a body, since for most of history the human body itself has provided the fundamental structural scale. This evocative book also contemplates other forms of memorialization within modern societies, from sculptures to parks, most notably the extraordinary Duisberg Park, set in a former giant steelworks in Germany’s Ruhr Valley.
51 living – were probably involved. It would be several days before the rest of the
dead were buried. The families of the greater lords sent their servants and priests
to search the battlefield for their loved ones. In this way, the bodies of the ...
Author: Juliet Barker
Publisher: Hachette UK
Agincourt took place on 25 October 1415 and was a turning-point not only in the Hundred Years War between England and France but also in the history of weaponry. Azincourt (as it is now) is in the Pas-de-Calais, and the French were famously defeated by an army led by Henry V. Henry V's stunning victory revived England's military prestige and greatly strengthened his territorial claims in France. The exhausted English army of about 9,000 men was engaged by 20,000 Frenchmen, but the limited space of battle favoured the more compact English forces. The undisciplined charges of the French combined with the exceptional skill of the English archers contributed to a pivotal moment in European warfare. Not more than 1,600 English soldiers died; the French probably lost more than 6,000 men. Juliet Barker's shimmeringly brilliant narrative commemorates and analyses a canonical battle in British history.
have each collected a few particulars which are in some respects contradictory
respecting these sepulchral rites. The common coffins were of wood, the more
costly of stone. The bodies were washed and buried in linen, and those of Priests