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Random Daytime Shooting Still A Cold Case

 

On August 22, 1988 around 0915 in the morning on Route 244 in Pomfret Connecticut a woman was shot for no apparent reason while at a stop sign. The suspect was described as a 28-32 year old white male with hair that covered his ears. He had been driving (at the time) a dark colored, relatively new full size Ford step-side pickup truck which was in good condition. The woman survived and the case eventually made it's way to the famous TV show, "Unsolved Mysteries." Despite the publicity, Connecticut State Police have never named a suspect.

If you have any information about who this suspect may be, contact the Connecticut State Police at (860)886-6603 or (860)685-8190.

Art Heist Is One of Most Expensive in History of Country

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum located in Boston, Massachusetts contains some of the most famous artworks in the world. Sometime in the early morning of March 18, 1990 a pair of thieves managed to steal thirteen paintings. It is believed that the criminals dressed as police officers. The paintings were valued at over 500 million dollars. Paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Manet and Degas were the most notable of those stolen.

The Gardner Museum is offering a reward of up to $5 million for any information that may lead to the recovery of the stolen pieces.

If you have any information about this case, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest US Embassy or Consulate. You can also submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/.

Was Dead Hitchhiker from Connecticut?

 

It was October 18th 1984 near the small town of Malvern, Arkansas. An Unidentified white male died as a result of a car accident when the vehicle he was in landed in a body of water. The other occupant of the car (the owner) managed to get out safely. The victim had been under water for as long as 30 minutes and died two days from his injuries. His name is not known and it is believed he had been hitchhiking when he was picked up by the owner of the vehicle in Louisville, Kentucky. The owner of the car was driving to Houston, Texas and allowed the hitchhiker to come along. During the drive, the owner of the vehicle allowed the victim to drive while he (the owner) went to sleep. Shortly after the victim took the wheel, the two got into a car accident.

The deceased is a White male 5'8"; 167 lbs and around the ages of 25 to 35 years. He had medium to dark brown hair which measured about 6 inches in length. The deceased also had a bushy, brown beard, brown eyes a small circular scar on his left ankle. Found on him were: Brown boot shoes; a pair of red, black and white sweat socks sized M8; a cut brown sweater; 28 x 32 Corduroy trousers; and multicolored long sleeved shirt " John Henry " (his neck size was 14 1/2 inches (32-33)). There is a belief that he may have been from the New Haven, Connecticut area. He may have also been trying to get to California. If anyone has any information as to who please contact the Hot Spring County Coroners Office at 501-732-0561 . You can email them at chris.edwards@crimelab.arkansas.gov.

To see a post-mortem photo of the unidentified please click here. Picture is not gory but still could be disturbing to some.

Deceased Doctor Accused of Molesting Hundreds of Children 

 

In May of 2007 a couple in West Hartford were during renovations in the basement of their home when they came upon a startling discovery. After peeling open a part of the wall they found a compartment that contained over 100 rolls of film and fifty thousand slides. The images were of child pornography. Police knew that a prior owner of the house, Doctor George Reardon had several accusations of child molestation leveled against him a decade ago. He was stripped of his right to practice medicine but charges were never filed because the statute of limitations had expired. What amazed Police was that there are an estimated count of several hundred victims (male and female) from the nineteen fifties to the early nineties. Reardon died in 1998. Below are three pictures of adult men that were seen in photos and slides of George Reardon. The men are all believed to be filmed during the seventies while having sex with children. They were believed to be in their thirties when the acts occurred. It is not known if Reardon knew these men or just had these photos in his possession. If you know of anyone that was victimized by George Reardon or know these men, please contact the West Hartford Police department at 860-523-5203.

Reardon lived in West Hartford but it is believed that he may not have been the only pedophile preying on neighborhood children. Since 1999 there have been lawsuits filed against two former administrators (Ellis and Ronco)in the West Hartford Public School system for sexual assault and misconduct. The claims all took place in the 1970s though in the case of Ellis things could have started with other victims in the 1950s. Both administrators have long since retired from the School System. If you or anyone else was a victim of sexual misconduct from someone in the West Hartford School system (King Philip Junior High School from 1955 to 1982) please contact the website administrator at unsolvedct@hotmail.com We can put in you in contact with the appropriate people.

 

 


Burlington Cemetary Vandalism

 

During the weekend of July 13, 2002, serious acts of vandalism occurred at the Lamson Corner Cemeterary located in Burlington at the corner of Scoville Road and Route 69. There was a group of youths that were seen around the cemetary around the time of the crime.  The Burlington Cemetary Association is offering a 1,000 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and convictions of those involved. If you have any information please call the Burlington Resident State Trooper's office at 1-800-953-9949. All information can be kept confidential.

Buried Treasure in the Millions in North/Central Connecticut?
In the towns of East Granby and Windsor there have been whispers of a buried pirates treasure for over fifty years. The treasure is believed to be the stolen valuables of pirate of David Marteens. According to a 1960s Hartford Courant article, Marteens and his crew raided a Spanish Gallion in the area of the West Indies in October of 1665. Looking for a safe place for his treasure, Marteens sailed north all the way to the Connecticut River. It is believed that the pirates and family settled in an area in Windsor nicknamed "Big Hill". It is believed that they eventually moved west along the Farmington River to the Salmon Brook River where they buried their stash of silver, gold, jewelry, and Spanish dubloons. This treasure has been known as "The Santa Barbara"

A man by the name of Anthony Ruches searched for the treasure for years and claimed he had found numerous markers that pointed to the treasure being in the Salmon Brook River area in East Granby, Connecticut. Ruches is now deceased and talk of the treasure has gone back to whispers. But there will always be people looking for the the "Santa Barbara" treasure.

The Treasure of the Santa Barbara is not the only rumored bounty worth millions in the Salmon Brook River area of Granby and East Granby. For hundreds of years stories of chests full of gold coins minted from France to help the Continental Army in their fight against the British in the pre-Revoluntionary War. According to legend, the gold coins were stolen from outside a Tavern in East Granby by several Tories (British Loyalists). The group of Tories then buried the coins somewhere near the Salmon Brook River but were slaughtered by a band of Native Americans on their way back from the burial spot. As a result of this, no one ever was able to retrieve the gold coins. Several decades back, there have been a few alleged instances where people have found one or two of these gold coins in the Salmon Brook River. However, the story like that of the Santa Barbara until discovered will remain just folklore.

Was Mythical Creature in Connecticut?
In North America it has several names, "Bigfoot", "Sasquatch", "SkunkApe". In Asia, it is called "The Yeti". Connecticut has never been known as a state with major sightings for the legendary beast. But one such town has had a few encounters with the alleged "Winsted Wildman".

The sightings began in 1895 when a selectman of the town and his dog encountered a large naked man that was covered with dark hair over his entire body. Some dismissed it as an escaped patient of a nearby Mental Hospital. It would be almost eight decades later, when residents would see "The Winsted Wildman" again. In 1972, two men were on Winchester Road near Crystal Lake when they saw a large hair covered figure that was close to eight feet tall. Two years later, two couples had an scary encounter at the Rugg Brook Reservoir when a large creature charged at the car they were in. Since then, there have been other alleged sightings across Connecticut of the mythical beast. Here is a youtube video of an alleged Bigfoot sighting in Connecticut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NB930cu5DU



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