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Ohio Mysteries

Apr 19, 2021

In 2006, Curtis Francis and Jenny Burgette were found dead, shot in the head while sleeping in their bed on Hopper Road in Pike County's Newton Township. No arrests have ever been made in this case, but an investigation by Fox19 in Cincinnati a few years ago found eyewitness statements in an unexpected source.

Apr 15, 2021

In 1907, William Legg, owner of a meat market in the Shelby County seat of Sidney, was shot to death by two robbers who took his money and fled. Two railroad tramps arrested the next day pointed the finger at each other for the crime. One man was executed, the other not, in an outcome that had people debating fairness.

Apr 12, 2021

In 1982 - in the largest single-day loss-of-life for the FBI in its history - a Cessna carrying four agents and their handcuffed Chicago bank embezzler fell out of the sky over Montgomery, Ohio. The crash ended the life of the only man who knew where he'd buried $50,000 in cash in a remote area of Cincinnati.

Apr 8, 2021

In the 1840s, Oliver Tompkins built a large farmhouse in Adams County, but neighbors soon began to wonder what was up with the occasional lantern flickering in the attic window. Years later, after Tompkins fled pursuing agents, they would learn the house's secrets - the hidden rooms, the trick locks, the strange...

Apr 5, 2021

Throughout the mid-1800s, Southeast Ohio newspapers followed the criminal exploits of their incorrigible and infamous horse thief and counterfeiter, Shep Tinker. The site of his grave is a mystery, but his colorful career, Robinhood reputation and undeniable charm is still the stuff of legend, and a reason to visit...