Aug 19 2015
A Senseless Killing
Blurb: This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirers sexual advances.
Excerpt: It was a grand Thanksgiving evening for all at The Lakeway Lounge on November 25, 2010. The country band kept everyone on the dance floor. The occasional smacking of pool balls was heard above the laughter, and the crowd’s favorite barmaid, June McSween, was serving them. She had asked a co-worker to allow her to work the night shift, to earn a little extra cash. It was a choice she would not live to regret.
“Better times are coming,” said the bubbly blonde, who had only begun working for the small neighborhood pub four months earlier. According to patrons, June was looking forward to moving into her own apartment next to the pub in just a few days. Her forty-ninth birthday was only hours away.
Little did the joyful crowd realize, that that cool autumn evening would be the last time anyone saw June, except for her killer.
According to June’s timecard, she punched out at 3 am. Her last duties were washing glasses and ashtrays. Black Friday was on the horizon. Her birthday party would consist of her daughter and son, and a few close friends. Everything was planned-everything except what actually happened to the tall slender grandmother.
According to the bar owner, fifty-four-year-old Pablo Corteza, he returned to the bar at 8 a.m. the next morning and noticed June’s car with flattened tires in the parking lot, along with two other vehicles with flat tires.
The short, heavy Albanian immigrant said he called police, who did a quick search of the perimeter and canvassed the street, from inside their cruiser, but found nothing and soon left.
Shortly afterward, thirty-eight-year-old James Wager, a boat mechanic, noticed Pablo, and told him he had notified police because two boats at his business, located near the bar, were vandalized. According to the tall, slender man with sand-colored hair, as he walked around surveying the damaged boats, he discovered a woman’s shoe and underwear. He told Pablo, “This doesn’t look good.”
James noticed that the shoe matched the one he had found in the boat yard. Pablo, then noticed splotches of blood on the ground forming a trail. The men followed it and were led to the home beside the bar, which Pablo owned. Blood was smeared on the outside wall of the house, on its steps, and the outside of one window. A bloody hand mark was smeared near the door. When Pablo, knocked on the door, his tenant and bar manager ,forty-two-year-old Margaret March, answered. The petite red-haired Margaret later recalled that, Pablo had awakened her around 8:30, while she was half drunk and hung-over. When Pablo told her about the blood on the house, she said maybe it was from a deer. She said she and her boyfriend Brian Williams, had been watching television after leaving The Lakeway Lounge. They fell asleep, but woke up around 4:30 a.m. when they heard thumps on the wall behind them. They thought someone was breaking in, as that had happened on earlier nights.
Brian Williams was of medium height and build with dark hair and eyes. According to Margaret, Brian looked out the window and asked her if she knew “‘a guy with long hair,'” and she said “no”. She then told Brian to check things out. After pulling a knife from his buckle, he went outside “shoeless, shirtless, and sock less.” Here turned soon, saying he had seen no one and that “ ‘whoever it was, they must have run away.’”
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