The Bossman in The Bighouse

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Mystery of Lehigh River. Pennsylvania 1976.

On December 20, 1976, the remains a body were found in three suitcases along the Lehigh River in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, under a bridge of westbound Interstate Route 80. An autopsy revealed the victim had been strangled, then shot in the neck and then dismembered. Her killer had removed her nose and ears. It was determined that she had been dead less than 24 hours from the date she was found. There were letters and numbers written on the left hand of the victim. While there were different interpretations of what was actually written on the hand, almost definitely were the letters WSR. Next to that was either a 4 or a 5. Below and to the right was either a 4 or 7. Police checked license plates and CB call signs but were unable to determine the significance of the notations. The three suitcases the remains were found in were all the same size. Two of them were blue in color, one was blue & tan plaid. The handles had been cut off of the suitcases before they were dropped at the site and the zippers had been painted with flat black paint. Inside the suitcases, the police also found straw, dry packing foam, a cut up chenille bedspread and six sections of the New York Sunday News dated September 26, 1976. The victim is described as a white female, standing 5 feet 4 inches tall, who was between the ages of 16 to 22 years old, with brown eyes and brown hair. The victim was also carrying a full-term white female fetus at the time of her death. Click on the web link, read the case file, and if you have any information on The Mystery of Lehigh River, contact your local police.
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Thank you,
The Bossman

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