Thursday, November 30, 2006

Carnival of the True Crime Blogs LII

It's been that long?

Yes! This is the earmark, dear readers. The one-year anniversary of the True Crime Blogroll, as created and developed by Trench and Steve (muh Blog-Daddy, ayuh!). Our Trench is hosting this anniversary edition of the Carnival:

It is my extreme honor this week to bring you the 52nd weekly edition of the True Crime Blog Carnival which also makes it the one year anniversary edition. Lost in Lima Ohio held the very first carnival and we've been blessed to have some very talented bloggers host and participate in the past year of carnivals. But rather than rest on our laurels we're bringing you another fresh edition of the carnival...
Please visit Trench's Carnival blog entry for the low-down on the various blogs participating in this week's Carnival, and be sure to visit those blogs whose stories are highlighted in Trench's round-up; you won't be disappointed! Many excellent bloggers with fascinating True Crime stories await you... but not on company time, you know ;)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


The following images are scans of some Joseph Duncan scrawls from the Kootenai County jail sent to the "ghost blogger" of JED's 5nrevelations blog. They were posted exclusively in The Cellar Forum on October 21, and now are being brought to this public blog. These scrawls were the precursor to his "We Need Tougher Sex Crimes (uh... laws)" blog entry from January 23. 2006. Joseph Duncan didn't want these to go onto the blog, so he scribbled them out and wrote the words "NO BLOG" over them.

The Sickness:

Ignorance is Bliss?:

I swear, he expells this excrement out of his ass so fast and furious, Big Al & friends must be eunuchs by now.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Remember Russell Turcotte?

In July, 2005, just days after Joseph Duncan was captured in Coeur d'Alene, ID and the horrible scope of his crimes was being revealed, crime blogger extraodinaire Steve Huff listed Russell Turcotte in his blog entry about possible Joseph Duncan victims. Steve again wrote about Russell's unsolved death in this blog entry on October 28th, 2005, A New Look at the Unsolved Murder of Russ Turcotte.

Today, fresh reports concerning the investigation into his death allege Joseph Duncan WAS present at the same truck stop in Grand Forks, ND "within hours" of the time Russell was last seen there.

The Cellar Dwellers have been discussing this case since last October at the Cellar Forum, where a more recent photo of Russell- allegedly taken the day before he disappeared- was posted to aid discussion. Apparently, some investigators initially discounted Joseph Duncan because Russell was a 19-year old young man- and not a child. However, what we know about Joseph Duncan to date doesn't exactly fit any one special serial killer/child molester/psychopath profile. This picture shows a much more frail, younger-looking 19-year old than the other photos of Russell which were previously supplied to the authorities and the press.

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One of Joseph Duncan's earlier victims, Anthony Martinez, was 10 years old. He was about 4'11"tall and 70 lbs. Slade Groene, one of Joseph Duncan's last victims was a sturdy 13 years old and about 5'4". Russell Turcotte's father, in an interview from one year ago:

Duncan's past record indicates he favored victims younger than Russell was, but Bill says his son, though 19 when he died, looked like a much younger teen. Turcotte recalls the last photo of his son, taken July 12 by the young woman Turcotte was staying with when he phoned his mother for cash.

“He'd been away from home. His cheeks were hollowed out, he looked vulnerable,” Bill said. “He looked real boyish.”

Boyish, vulnerable. Like the young man in the photo posted above. Add to that, he was returning from a Rainbow gathering, and was from all accounts a very mellow, sweet and peaceful young man... Yes, that seems like someone Joseph Duncan would feel able to "handle." Russell's death certificate listed blunt force trauma to the skull- as did Anthony Martinez' and Slade Groene's (as well as Slade's mother's and her boyfriend's death certs). That in itself doesn't mean Joseph Duncan killed Russell, of course, it's just another one of those Hmmm's.

More information, letters from Russell's family, and theories can be found at