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Linkage Blindness XI: Little Boy Lost

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Smart lad, to slip betimes away/From fields where glory does not stay
—–A.E. Houseman, To an Athlete Dying Young

Bobby Panknin (center left) and his brothers in all their 1960s glory Bobby Panknin (center left) and his brothers in all their 1960s glory

The search for Louis Mackerley attracted a predator, but was it the same predator who abducted him?
Five decades later, the echoes of Bobby Panknin’s disappearance continue to resonate
Jackie Theel’s first day of school may have been his last
One Andy, Andy Sims, entered the realm of the unknown in Wichita in 1961
Another Andy, Andy Puglisi, plunged into the void a decade later and half a continent away
Ending on a high note: this four-part saga about the disappearance of Eric Larsfolk and John McCormick Jr. is so gripping the Caledon Enterprise decided paragraph breaks were unnecessary (part 1 + part 2 + part 3 + part 4)

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Written by Corrina Lee

May 13, 2016 at 7:05 am

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Wee! Wee! Wee! All the Way Home: the Murders of Linda Annette Flora and Baby Sam McClain

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This really choked me up.

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While Sam McClain hunted deer in the forest a different kind of hunter targeted his home.

The murder house today The murder house today

[Note: unless otherwise attributed all quotes are courtesy of the Houston Chronicle.]

2:10pm, August 7th, 1988. At the conclusion of his overnight hunting trip twenty-four year old Sam McClain returned to the East Houston rambler he shared with his common-law wife and toddler son.
Upon his arrival he found the front door closed but unlocked;
the stereo was on, the air-conditioner hummed but otherwise the home was silent.
Sam McClain stepped across the threshold believing himself to be a husband and father—he would soon learn he was neither.
On the living room floor lay the body of his twenty-four year old wife Linda Flora;
clad in a bloodied white sundress, she’d been repeatedly stabbed before collapsing atop a pile of baby toys.
The couple’s thirteen month old…

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Written by Corrina Lee

May 13, 2016 at 6:35 am

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