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Shurr Creepy Stuff, I Tells, I Tells

Not lyings, am I.

Emily La Rosa

on 5 February 2015

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Transcript of Shurr Creepy Stuff, I Tells, I Tells

The Villisca Ax Murders

Works Cited

"Villisca Ax Murder House." Villisca Ax Murder House. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2015.
Villisca, IA. Legends of America. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.legendsofamerica.com/
Villisca Movie. Villisca Movie. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.villiscamovie.com/
The Villisca Ax Murders
Lena Stillinger
Ina Stillinger
June 9/10, 1912
The Moore's farmhouse, Villisca, IA
# of Victims:
Cause of Death:
Murder Weapon:
Murder Weapon Found:
Guest Bedroom
How Murder Was Discovered:

The Suspects
It is true that no one was ever arrested for murdering the Moores and the two Stillinger girls; however, the town soon started pointing fingers. Here are some of the main suspects:
Andy Sawyer
"Crazed mutterings made his employer nervous."
Joe Ricks
William "Blackie" Mansfield


Stranger Asked Where Moore's Lived Night of Murders
Excuse for Shoes
Let Loose Because Lack of Evidence

Joe Ricks was arrested in Illinois the morning after the murders when he stepped off a train wearing blood-covered shoes.
Andy Sawyer
Joe Ricks
William "Blackie" Mansfield
Reverend George Jacklin Kelly
Iowa Senator Frank F. Jones
A known cocaine addict, military deserter, and believed serial killer, William Mansfield made the top 5 list.
Reverend George Jacklin Kelly
Reverend George Jacklin Kelly
Made Living as a Traveling Preacher
Was Married
Was a Confirmed Peeping Tom
Had an Unbalanced Mental History
Sent Out Ad Asking for "Typing Assistant," But...
Left Early Morning June 10th
Spoke of the Murders Before Discovery
Had Obsession With the Case
Sent Out Bloody Shirt to Laundromat
Was Arrested and Tried, but

Let Go
Reverend George Jacklin Kelly was...well, a lot of things.
Get it? Tom? Cat? Tomcat? Peeping Tom? Oh come on....I give up.
Some basics about the case.
Coworker Turned Him In to the Police After Strange Behavior
Sawyer Showed Coworker "Murderer's" Escape Path
Had Alibi That Said He Was in Osceola
Iowa Senator Frank F. Jones

Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin' anywhere
Just a city boy
Born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin' anywhere
A singer in a smoky room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on, and on, and on
Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlights, people
Living just to find emotion
Hiding somewhere in the night
Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin' anything to roll the dice
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on, and on, and on
Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlights, people
Don't stop believin'
Hold on
Streetlights, people
Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlights, people

Asked for Job @ 6 a.m. Morning of Murder
Constantly talked about Villisca Murders
Slept with Ax Nearby
Told Coworker He Was in Villisca Night of Murders
Cocaine Addict
Military Deserted
Presumed Serial Killer
Wife, Infant Child, Father-in-Law, and Mother-in-Law
Mansfield's Alibi was in Illinois
Released for Lack of Evidence
Mansfield Sued Wilkerson

Battle Over Wage
Rival Store
Loss of John Deere
Lack of Evidence
Senator Jones was believed by everyone to be the mastermind behind the murders. Nonetheless, he was never arrested.
Special Thanks to Max Weber for the Idea
Now the only question left is...
Who did it?
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