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Ernest Broadnax Arrested in Connection with 1973 Virginia Beach Slayings

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In the summer of 1973, two teenage friends took a road trip from Pittsburgh to Virginia for a week long vacation in the quiet coastal city of Virginia Beach.  (Source) Best friends Lynn Seethaler, an editorial assistant and Janice Pietropola, a secretary, both 19 years of age, rented a cottage motel together on 10th street and Atlantic Avenue near the Oceanfront. They spent their days on the beach, swimming and sun bathing and their evenings relaxing with a few beers, often in the company of new friends they had met while vacationing.  On the final day of their trip the...

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McLean, Virginia Staged as Murder-suicide

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In 2017 media outlets began reporting on a murder-suicide in McLean, Virginia. At around 2PM on Friday the 14th of July a 911 dispatcher received a call regarding a disturbance at a home on 6700 Dean Drive, reporting the possible death of the occupants inside. The call had been made from Dallas, Texas, and the caller identified himself as the boyfriend of one of the victim’s sisters. The victim, 23 year old Helen Lorena Hargan, called him in a panic and told him that her own sister had shot and killed her mother. The radios of officers in Fairfax County...

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