Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Triple murder sites within a block of each other.

Every city has dark times in its history. East Liverpool is no exception. Take the above building for instance. It is currently owned by Pioneer Pottery
but at one time it was owned by a man named Earl Tweed. This
building was once The National Furniture Store.    On
July 30, 1973, that would change forever. Somewhere between 12:25 and 12:55 pm Mr. Earl Tweed was murdered in his store. What made it even more horrific was when Linda Morris and her little four year old daughter, Angela walked in to Mr. Tweeds store to ask about an apartment he had for rent, interrupting the murder. Whoever killed Mr. Tweed
then killed Linda and Angela. To this day these murders are unsolved.

Just up the street and to the left is the sight of another triple murder that would occur 6 years later

I am standing beside Italo's Pizza. The road going up the hill is where you need to turn.

If you look up the hill, you will see that big brown house in the middle.

That is not the site of the murder. This empty lot is. It sits right beside that big brown house. Here, a woman named Debbie Taylor lived with three children. Jesse was 6, Billie Jo was 4, and a six month old baby.  On June 25, 1979, this little family was beaten to death. The sole survivor was the infant [perhaps because he was too young to identify the killer.)  This cast is solved.  The murderer was Robert Wooten, who is now serving three life sentences for their murders

there is a mystery to this case. It would seem that just four day before Debbie was murdered,

the same man who murdered her was also the last one seen with
a young lady named Louise Davis. She disappeared on June 21,
1979. Robert Wooten, or Wooty, as he was known, picked Louise
up at her home in East End and she was never seen again. To this
day she has never contacted anyone in her family, nor has her

body ever been found.

Eerily you can see the Tweed/Morris murder site from where the Tayor house once stood . Two triple murders within site of each other, and just six years apart. One unsolved. One with unsolved loose ends.


Anonymous said...

Just to let you know she is not forgotten and neither are those kids.The child that survived is living what has always been a hard life for him with the grandmother who has raised him to never forget her and a father who ran off because he didnt wanna raise him without her and his name is Kenneth Ray Taylor not raymond!.She has a niece who is named after her and a niece who will never be able to forget her or the whole tragedy because she is the child of the man who did it and is being raised by the mother who lives with the memory of it every time she looks at her always having to tell her child that she grew up without her father because he killed her aunt and two cousins.I feel that there should be some kind of memorial site allowed to be put there instead of an empty parking lot that matches the empty holes in our family's hearts where her and those 2 babies use to be.I know that they found Louise Davis's clothes in the basement of the home we all grew up in and we know her body is either under the house where the back of the basement is or under the tub that the natural spring runs into on top of the hill above my grandmother's house.Our sympathy's still go out to her family after all these years and we pray that he will be charged with her murder as well.We are children from the past who have carried into our futures the unsolved stories that need an ending!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he killed these people too?

Anonymous said...

From what I am reading. It seems that you should dig a Little Deeper and research more thoroughly before exploiting our town with only the bad. Don't get me wrong I really like the haunted history of our town but there's so much more to our town then just murder and tragedy.

Kimberly Frazier Mitchell said...

This is a ghost hunting themed blog and my crew and I are working to preserve the paranormal history of the tri state area. There are plenty of blogs and web sites that talk about the regular history of the area. We are specifically targeting the darker, ghostly tales on purpose becuase that is what we do. Something is out there...Ghost hunting blog.

Kimberly Frazier Mitchell said...

You are on a blog whose main subject is ghosts. If you want the rest of the history of this old city check out the East Liverpool Historical Society Web site. While I love all the history of this area, the blog is about ghosts and other things that leave a chill up your spine.