Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Case of the Headless Torso in the Cave - SOLVED!

In the 1970s, a torso was found in a remote Idaho Cave. Since then, there has been extreme curiosity about whose body it was. The case appears to have been solved and it's creepy - 

Apparently the find wasn't a new death. This fellow was an outlaw who in 1916 who escaped from jail and had killed his wife to death with an ax. 

The find happened in 1979 by a family arrowhead hunting and went into the cave.  There, they found his burlap-wrapped torso. The head and limbs weren't found.

Later, in 1991, a girl exploring the cave found a mummified hand. Investigators dug up in the area and found an arm and two legs wrapped in burlap. 

Next came the complex task of narrowing down possible murder victims, as the head had not been found. 

LINK:  The scientists were able to determine the slain man's hair was reddish brown, that he was of European descent, that he may have been around 40 years old when he died, and that his body had been there for at least six months and possibly as long as 10 or more years. They weren't able to tell what killed the man, though they could determine that his body was dismembered by a variety of sharp tools, perhaps to make it easier for his killer to hide the remains.
If the body had been there as little as six months or as long as 10 years, that would make the oldest time of killing around 1969. He had escaped from prison in 1916. As they age the man around 40, that would have made him around 93 when he was murdered and dismembered.

Now, that's another creepy example of strange things found in caves!

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