ABOVE: Meshin' around.
ABOVE: Meshin' around.
The death of a gay teen hustler in New Orleans in 1982 was not ruled homicide or suicide when his body was fished from the Mississippi. Four days in the water had obscured any superficial signs of foul play, so investigators wrote it off as just another hooker's death due to misadventure.
But one man who was convinced 17-year-old Eddie Dirt aka Edward Wells may have been murdered was Det. Stanley C. Burkhardt, who went on record saying he thought perhaps Wells could've been killed by a john, noting that someone had called his mom to say she'd never seen him alive again, and pointing out that a list of clients was also missing.
Shockingly, 36 years later, the cold case is warming up — and it's because that very same detective is now a person of interest ...
Above: When you're jealous of a block of ice.
The note says, “We know where you live, faggot,” which is the kind of veiled threat cowardly stalkers use in order to avoid out-and-out stating their intentions.
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In a completely lighthearted, humorous move an NOPD officer reaches back to gently slap the rear of Qween B. Amor who persisted on backing up and dancing closer and closer to these motorcycle officers who were leading an Easter parade through the French Quarter on Sunday. The crowds lining Royal St. immediately erupted in laughter and applauded the unexpected move by the officer. A fun time was had by all! Photo by Chris Granger @cgranger #onlyinneworleans
Via Crime Watch Daily: Police in New Orleans have released surveillance video in the murder case of trans woman Ciara McElveen, who was stabbed multiple times on February 27, dying later at a hospital.
The newly released video, above, shows a glimpse of a man police are IDing as a person of interest in the case.
Call Det. Joseph Jefferson at (504) 658-5300 with any info you may have.
McElveen's murder was the second murder of a trans woman in New Orleans in a 48-hour period.
Mike Yenni has the nuts to sit with his pregnant wife and for them to blame the media over his teen sexting scandal.
Closeted Mike Yenni's accuser, Alex Daigle, was “warning about older men in power preying upon teenage boys.”
Walter Scott was basically executed by a cop, but one juror simply couldn't find a cop guilty. Mistrial.
Character actor Peter Vaughan dies @ 93 following 75-year career, mostly recently on Game of Thrones.