The Bossman in The Bighouse

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Case of The Peach Tattoo. New York 1997.

On June 28, 1997, a dismembered body was discovered in a wooded area of Hempstead Lake State Park, Lakeview, New York. Both arms, head, and legs below the knee were severed and have not been located. The torso was found on the west side of Lake Drive, about 200 yards north of Peninsula Boulevard. With no leads to the woman’s identity, the police published a picture of the approximately two-inch wide Peach tattoo, in the shape of a heart on the left breast, in a national tattoo magazine, in the hopes of finding the artist who did the work. They received a call from a man in Connecticut who claimed he remembered giving the tattoo to a woman. The artist said he remembered the customer as a young black woman, about 18 or 19 years old, who was accompanied by two women, an aunt and a cousin. During the session, he also claimed she told him she was from either the Bronx or Long Island and that she was in Connecticut because she having trouble with her boyfriend at the time. It is possible the woman had other tattoos on her arms or lower legs that the killer did not want found. Click on the web link below, read the case file and if you have any infomormation that can help solve The Case of The Peach Tattoo, contact you local police.
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Thank you,
Darrell "The Bossman" Bartell
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Special thanks to our listener Ann Wagner of Pennsylvania for contributing both cases to today's program.

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