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Old 01-19-2014, 12:56 PM
 
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I wonder why this is. The case in example I use is Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood." I read the book, then did some online research on the case to try to find out how accurate the book was. One thing I found is that people still go to see the farmhouse where the Clutter family was killed and visit the graves of the two murderers, among other places mentioned in the book. I don't think there is anything wrong about their curiosity, but I understand some people come from great distances to see these places.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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Google street view saves me the hassle of travelling- i certainly would not travel a great distance to see a site .I have extensively mapped murder locations -right down to address-i would go as far as to say i have the greatest murder map location database - Seriously.Although i am more UK themed-which is just aswell with the high USA murder rate!
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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When the OJ trials were going on, I happened to be in LA (hubby was on an assignment there) and I tried to get "tickets" to sit in the courtroom.

I also went to Nicole's Brentwood condo, both during the day and again at night, examined the street, shrubs, lighting, etc.

I drove by OJ's house and tried to picture the activities that went on there.

I ate at Mezzaluna and then traced Ron What's His Name's (I can't remember now) steps back to Nicole's condo.

Why? I wanted to have it all straight in my head because of so much conflicting information.

The more I examined things, the more I was convinced that -- although OJ may have been involved in that murder, directly or indirectly -- no way things unfolded the way the Prosecution detailed it that night. It just didn't add up.

So I wasn't a bit surprised when OJ was declared "not guilty."
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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It's not just places where murders happened, it can be anything related to the situation. For me, whenever I read about a crime I will eventually Google Earth the locations mentioned. It gives another perspective to the case.
Some of them I've googled are: the Spahn Ranch (it is smaller and less remote than I imagined), Dennis Rader's house or at least where it used to stand, and after watching "Appropriate Adult" I looked at the neighborhood where Fred West lived. I've probably looked at every location for every book I've read in the past 5 years
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: The High Desert
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I was once a passenger on a casino shuttle van when the other passengers convinced (coerced?) the driver to make a side trip (after midnight) to the JonBenet Ramsey house so they could take pictures. The van pulled up in front of the house and the night lit up with a dozen camera flashes going off. This was so weird that I just ducked down in my seat so noone would see me. I have no idea if this was really the Ramsey house or the driver just picked one at random to shut everyone up. He didn't let anyone out of the van...I'm sure they would have been out in the yard if he opened the door.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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Well, you know how people are. They like to rubberneck. It's no different from people wanting to see the place where Abraham Lincoln was born or went to school. Some others will want to see where he was shot.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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When the OJ trials were going on, I happened to be in LA (hubby was on an assignment there) and I tried to get "tickets" to sit in the courtroom.

I also went to Nicole's Brentwood condo, both during the day and again at night, examined the street, shrubs, lighting, etc.

I drove by OJ's house and tried to picture the activities that went on there.

I ate at Mezzaluna and then traced Ron What's His Name's (I can't remember now) steps back to Nicole's condo.

Why? I wanted to have it all straight in my head because of so much conflicting information.

The more I examined things, the more I was convinced that -- although OJ may have been involved in that murder, directly or indirectly -- no way things unfolded the way the Prosecution detailed it that night. It just didn't add up.

So I wasn't a bit surprised when OJ was declared "not guilty."

Goldman. His name is Ron Goldman. Now I want to know what you think didn't add up.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:37 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Goldman. His name is Ron Goldman. Now I want to know what you think didn't add up.
I believe I would be taking this thread off track to do that . . . I have written about this in years past on other forums and I believe we had a thread on this forum not too long ago (within the last 2 years or so) about OJ . . . and I posted "new" info on that thread (about a person who supposedly confessed to the murders). I may have written about my on-site amateur sleathing on that thread. In any case, this thread isn't the place to go over all that lest I get in trouble for hijacking a thread.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The only murder site I visited was that of Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam. I didn't really seek it out as much as I actually stumbled upon the location as I was walking about.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:19 AM
 
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I went to the Lizzie Borden house in 1992, but it was then a printing shop and not a "tourist B&B" as it has been for so many years since then. I stood on the same little side porch where she supposedly waited for the maid to return, got my husband to take photos of that and of the house in general, but I remember feeling kind of relieved that it wasn't open because I did not have the feeling I wanted to go in. That surprised me, because I had been interested in her since the 1975 TV movie. I also went to "Maplecroft" and took pictures, but I didn't feel uneasy there at all. Both houses were much, much larger than I had expected.
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