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FLOWERS: NEW GRACE COUNTY’S OLDEST COLD CASE RESOLVED – THE CRIME

By:  Shawn Erickson   It was a death that affected an entire community; a tragedy that became even more profound when the efforts of one stubborn young detective revealed a horrifying truth:  what first appeared to be an accident turned out to be murder.  As the community mourned, the investigation ground to a halt, the case files were put in a box and relegated to the shelves of open-unresolved crimes.  But more than forty years later, the same detective, no longer young but equally stubborn, found a seemingly insignificant clue that led him to identify, track down and arrest the perpetrator. In the early...
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FLOWERS: NEW GRACE COUNTY’S OLDEST COLD CASE RESOLVED – THE DETECTIVE

  by Shawn Erikson Alfonse Swanson was destined to become someone special, or at least that’s what his mother always told him.  From a very early age, Alfonse displayed a great curiosity for the world around him, and an aptitude for learning and memorizing even the most obscure details.  Alfonse’s parents had high hopes for their son; they were convinced that one day he could become a teacher, a lawyer or perhaps even a doctor.  But those dreams were shattered when Alfonse’s father died.  Alfonse was only thirteen years old at the time, and his mother took him and...
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FLOWERS: NEW GRACE COUNTY’S OLDEST CASE RESOLVED – THE KILLER

    By:  Shawn Erickson   Unlike Alfonse Swanson, no one ever thought Derrick Lane was destined to become someone special.  In fact, from a very early age, it was clear that he would never amount to anything good.  Although raised in a stable middle class home, he had a penchant for getting into trouble, and he dropped out of high school with a juvenile record few mothers would be proud of.   After losing his younger sister Henrietta to a suspected drunk driver, Derrick’s plunge into the criminal underworld started in earnest.  Those who didn’t know him tried...
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