Sunday, November 25, 2012

Masquerading as victims

If you are familiar with the stereoscopic image entitled "General Wreck" by George Barker of the 1889 flood in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (above, from my own collection), you are probably aware that the body in the foreground is not a victim of the disaster, but a man playing the part for dramatic effect. And you may therefore be interested to know that bodies have been found in the wreckage after Hurricane Sandy that aren't victims of the storm, although they are dead. They are victims of murder whose killers are taking advantage of the wreckage as a dump site. The bodies of 2 individuals have been found:
  • Shawn Rucker, 32, of Baltimore on Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York, with signs of blunt force trauma and bruises
  • Thomas Dudley, 21, of Brooklyn in Forest Park, Queens, with stab wounds to the neck and a footprint mark on his back
The full story can be found here in the New York Times.

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1 comment:

  1. How sad is the story! It was very shocking and very creepy.

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