Usually we find the stories we want to talk about on Sword and Scale. This week the story found us, in the form of a cry for help from the surviving sister of Kimberly Renea Mabry, whose mutilated body turned up in a Rockford Illinois creek in 1995 and whose killer remains at large almost 20 years later. We bring you her story and ask for your help in solving this bizarre cold case that all but everyone has forgotten about.
We next travel back to 1935 for a bizarre case of extortion and attempted murder in a small rural town of American Indian heritage. This story, titled “The Tahlequah Coed Case”, is a place and time where prejudice prevails against justice, and a need for attention would put in motion a case highlighting the dark underside of small town life.
We’ll also cover the WTF Stories of the week and give you an update on the Oscar Pistorius Trial with Pistorius himself taking the witness stand in his own defense.
- Kimberly Renea Mabry Case Files (PDF’s in ZIP file)
- Historical Crime Detective
- Websleuths Post about Kimberly Renea Mabry
- 10-Year Old Car Thief
- 7 Dead Babies in the Garage
- Google Search Murder/Suicide
- Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial