Tag: true crime

Murder Mystery: 50 years later, Van Auker slaying remains unsolved in small North Carolina town


Chatham County, N.C. The residents of Twin Falls, Idaho expressed shock after hearing a prominent and well-known member of their community had been murdered while on a business trip to Siler City, North Carolina. More than 50 years later, the baffling murder mystery still remains unsolved.

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Robbed and Murdered: The Slanderous Tombstone That Accused an Innocent Man


Many pages of history have been recorded from old epitaphs of tombstones which frequently reveal not only a person’s death but how and whether the end was peaceful. 

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Frankie Silver: Unjustly Hanged or Guilty of Murder

It’s the most famous, dramatic trial in North Carolina history, a murder mystery that shocked a small community in Mitchell County.  In 1831 a beautiful young girl named Francis “Frankie” Silver had just turned 18. She had a toddler named Nancy and a husband who was well-known in their small town for his love of drinking and consorting with other women.

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