True Crime On This Day October 29th

True Crime On This Day October 29th

October 29th

On October 29th in true crime, mob murder, cold case, UDR murder, macabre discovery, cop killer, and macabre discovery.


In Denver, Colorado, the body of 26-year-old Roby Anderson was discovered in a room at the Marriott Hotel located near the 6300 block of East Avenue Hampden.

Anderson had received numerous injuries the night before and had died immediately at the hands of an unknown assailant. The murder remains unsolved and is an active cold case in the State of Colorado.


In Northern Ireland, Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier Freddie Irwin was shot dead by the IRA. He was driving to work in Dungannon when he was assassinated. The UDR was an infantry regiment of the British Army that existed from 1970 until 1992.


In Philadelphia, loan shark and mob soldier, Frank ‘Barracuda Frank’ Sindone was shot dead as he sat in his own car. Sindone was a Bruno crime family member who helped plot the murder of family mob boss Angelo Bruno.

Despite his connection in the murder of Bruno, Sindone’s own murder came about from a money dispute he had with a bookmaking operation in New Jersey. The suspect was Alfred Salerno, the cousin of new mob boss Antonio Caponigro.


In Grimes County, Texas, the partial skeletal remains of a teenage female between the ages of 13 to 19-years-old, were discovered by a transportation worker on Farm Route 244.

An autopsy showed she had died of blunt force trauma to the head and had been killed at least one year earlier. Her remains were found in a bag with a rag that was commonly used by mechanics at the time.

Investigators believed the body had been stored in the bag for at least one year before being moved to the location of discovery. The identity of the victim and killer remain a mystery. She became known as the Grimes County Jane Doe.


In Charleston County, South Carolina, Patrolman Steven B. Hiott was shot dead while making a traffic stop with Patrolman Michael A. O’Connell. They stopped 19-year-old Ross Clayton Green, who was acting suspiciously, and asked to step out of his vehicle.

Green then became violent and grabbed O’Connell’s gun from his holster, before shooting Hiott in the chest and O’Connell in the face. Hiott died at the scene and Green was arrested just 30 minutes later.

O’Connell suffered severe head injuries that caused him to be admitted to a psychiatric centre where he partially lost his memory. Green received the death sentence but it was later commuted to life.

In 2016, a portion of South Carolina Highway 165 was named after Hiott, in dedication to his memory.


In Detroit, Michigan, on October 29th, the badly decomposed body of an adult white male in his Fifties was discovered in the basement of a vacant property in the centre of the city.

It was estimated he had been there for at least two weeks, and he had no recognisable features. He was found wearing a yellow hospital wristband but the data had eroded.

His identity and the circumstances surrounding his death have long remained a mystery.

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