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Heather Monroe
Welcome readers! Heather Monroe is a genealogist and writer who resides in California with her partner and their nine children. •True Crime• History• Memoir•
Mom, 1984, From my private collection, used with permission/Heather Monroe


News-JournalMansfield, Ohio17 Jan 1928, Tue • Page 1

How One Man's Dream Helped Solve the 1928 Abduction and Murder of a Little Girl from Michigan


Sometimes we find community in unlikely places

The Wilcox Building, where J Wiseman Macdonald had offices in 1896.Public Domain Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons


The Morning Union, Grass Valley, California, 11 Jul 1913, Fri • Page 1

Murdered in 1913, Californa’s wealthiest madam’s true identity is now lost to time


The questionable 1929 disappearance and lonely death of one of California’s wealthiest women

The San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco, California
29 Aug 1903, Sat • Page 4


His California murder spree spanned two terrifying decades and left a trail of missing children who may never be recovered.

Mack Ray Edwards, 1970 Police Photograph, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

The First


A 17-year-old homecoming queen from Redlands, California, shot to death by an unknown bandit turned murderer

The Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles, California
09 Feb 1948, Mon • Page 1


The true crime story involving a deformed man who had an an illicit affair with his sister, murdered most of his relatives, and left San Bernardino shook

California, U.S., Prison and Correctional Records, 1851–1950


The Colorado Street Bridge is a historic and beautiful work of art that draws dejected people to its ledges in their most desperate final moments

Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena California, 2020, Heather Monroe


The Morning Call
Allentown, Pennsylvania
01 May 1920, Sat • Page 1

He married more women in a decade than he can recall and murdered most of them

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