Green Beret Indicted For Murder

A search for evidence in the disappearance and probable murder of Helle Craftscontinues on the snow-covered banks of the Housatonic River in Connecticut. Investigators had finally narrowed the search to this area after Helle, a Pan Am flight attendant, had vanished on November 18, 1986. Although her body was never found, authorities did find enough evidence to convict her husband, Richard, of murder.

Following her disappearance, friends immediately suspected Richard Crafts because his answers about his wife’s whereabouts had been so evasive. When police got involved, Crafts’ version of the events began to crumble. Although he claimed he had not left the house on November 19, credit card records showed he had purchased new bedding. Further inquiry showed that he had bought a chest freezer and rented a wood chipper in the days right before Helle’s disappearance.

A witnessthen came forward, saying thathe had seen a wood chipper near the Housatonic River. A search of the Craft house revealed a blood smear on the mattress that turned out to be consistent with Helle’s blood type. Detectives also found an envelope addressed to Helle near the river. Divers found a chain saw and serrated cutting bar, which had human hair and tissue embedded in the teeth. This led to a search for further evidence, which began on December 30, 1986.

Thawing the snow and sifting the soil, detectives found 2,660 hairs,one fingernail, one toe nail, two teeth, one tooth cap and five droplets of blood. From this microscopic evidence, doctors were able to prove that Richard Crafts had disposed of his wife’s body with a wood chipper near the river. The most important evidence was that the tooth cap matched Helle’s dental records.

Crafts’ first trial in 1988 ended with a deadlocked jury, but the following year he was convicted of murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison. Until recent advances in forensic science, a murder conviction without a dead body was nearly impossible. But as this case proved, it is more difficult than ever to get away with murder.

Posted in Crime.

54 Comments

  1. are there any over the counter pills like viagra
    [url=https://viaonlinebuy.us/#]otc viagra[/url]
    stree overlord exceed viagra and cialis

  2. Hey would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  3. viagra gives an erection for how long
    cheap viagra online https://viaonlinebuy.us generic viagra for sale
    is two year old viagra still good

  4. viagra factory fire in australia
    canadian pharmacy viagra https://viaonlinebuy.us/ can i buy viagra online
    which pain pill can you take with viagra

  5. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?

  6. how much does viagra cost at a pharmacy
    cheapest generic viagra https://www.v1agrabuy.com/ buy viagra online cheapest
    when should i take my viagra for the best effects

  7. benefits of viagra
    <a href="https://viaonlinebuy.us/#">cheap viagra</a>
    is it illegal to buy viagra from a canadian pharmacy

  8. why was viagra patent extended
    generic viagra viaonlinebuy.us viagra cheap
    active ingredient in cialis and viagra

  9. Greetings! I’ve been following your web site for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Porter Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the excellent job!

  10. how long can viagra be detected in urine
    <a href="https://trusttnstore.com/#">online viagra</a>
    viagra improves erectile function by

  11. does viagra cause prostate enlargement
    [url=https://trusttnstore.com/#]viagra coupons[/url]
    super bowl viagra commercial

  12. Howdy, I believe your web site might be having internet browser compatibility problems. When I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in IE, it has some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up! Apart from that, great website!

  13. where can i buy pink viagra
    what happens if you take viagra without ed
    where we can buy genuine viagra in los cabos and puerto vallarta

  14. Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a completely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Outstanding choice of colors!

  15. what happens if an 18 year old takes viagra
    viagra for womenviagra erection after ejaculation https://popularedstore.com/ generic viagra online pharmacysildenafil generic
    when viagra genericviagra doses available

  16. what if viagra doesn’t work what vitamins are similar to viagra
    cialis over the counter generic cialis at walmart https://ingogf.com/ buy viagra viagra for men
    best place to buy viagra is there a generic drug for viagra

  17. how does viagra work mechanism of action viagra porno
    viagra on line https://edjass.com/ canadian viagra without a doctor prescription buy viagra online canada pharmacy
    womens viagra what does it do what is viagra made of

  18. viagra and alcohol interaction viagra taken after exercise
    viagra pill https://aviib.com/ marley generics sildenafil cialis for sale
    how much time until viagra takes effect viagra alternative gnc

  19. what is viagra made up of
    buy tadalafil when will generic viagra be available https://edphrm.com/ sildenafil citrate 100mg generic
    how can i get viagra without a prescription

  20. pfizer viagra
    viagra erection online viagra without subscription https://cialisdendi.com/ sildenafil 100mg tablets female viagra pills
    difference between sildenafil and viagra

  21. sildenafil 20 mg as viagra how long before it takes effect
    generic tadalafil https://goeedl.com/ viagra professional
    where to buy viagra in dallas

  22. vaginal viagra
    buy cialis online without script tadalafil 5mg https://lmeed.com/ tadalafil without a doctor’s prescription buy sildenafil citrate 100mg online
    how many viagra can you take safely

  23. why doesn’t viagra work for me us pharmacy viagra
    pfizer generic viagra https://edzxc.com/ canada pharmacy viagra generic viagra pills
    viagra 50 off coupon

  24. difference between revatio and viagra how long vefore viagra worka dog ate viagra <a href=https://viagraalexandria.com/>viagra pill usage</a> teva viagra cost how to know if a guy is on viagra when will viagra be generic in the usa

  25. 100 mg viagra cost <a href=https://trustgenericstore.com/>when does the viagra patent expire</a> jovenes usando viagra recreational viagra reddit

  26. buy generic viagra online canada [url=https://popularedstore.com/]how much does a viagra pill cost[/url] what is the female viagra cost of viagra pills

  27. viagra growth huge how to buy safe viagra online what will a viagra do to a woman <a href=https://debviagrals.com/>discount viagra canadian pharmacy</a> where can i get viagra over the counter sex viagra tablets what is the cheapest online pharmacy for viagra

  28. [url=http://russkie-fond.ru/index.php?docid=170733]buy genuine viagra online canada
    [/url]
    [url=http://fistoe.ru/isgib/kinemat79.htm]what can you buy over the counter and is almost as good as viagra for erection problems
    [/url]
    [url=http://webkatalog.kiev.ua/section.php?kat=1&subkat=4]buy viagra israel
    [/url]
    [url=http://dp-2013.ru/detali/ris/ris40_5.htm]viagra buy mexico
    [/url]
    [url=http://www.pressik.ru/taxonomy/term/60/all?page=2]viagra buy cheap
    [/url]

  29. how does viagra cayse headache what is the cost of viagra <a href=https://getviragra.com/>little blue pill viagra</a> what is are the available dose for viagra

  30. why do military spend money on viagra? can you take viagra to supplement cialis what is the connection between viagra and melanoma <a href=https://viagreusa.com/>viagra best buy reviews</a> how many times can you come on viagra?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Human Verification: In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.