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The Murder of William Montgomery

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31 years ago, on July 8, 1989, along a rural road in Southern Indiana, William Montgomery's body is discovered in a field. Who killed William Montgomery?  William "Billy" Montgomery was a husband and father. He had loved working with horses and had plans to leave his job to do just that. July 1989 William Montgomery was a cab driver from Louisville, Kentucky. On July 7th around 3 am, he went to pick up a fare at bar in Louisville. However, he never picked them up.  It is reported that he was last seen with 2 white males in their late teens or early 20s.  The day before his body was discovered, his cab w was s found abandoned along McCracken Road and Highway 150 near Palmyra, Indiana. No one knows how or why he ended up in Southern Indiana. Approximately one mile away, his body was found in a ditch. He had been shot in the head. The Stolen Car In his cab, police found beer cans that ended up being linked to evidence found in a stolen car that was abandoned i

The Death of LaVena Johnson

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Just days before her 20th birthday, LaVena Johnson's body was found in a tent in Balad, Iraq. The tent had been set on fire but the biggest question remains unanswered. Who killed LaVena Johnson? Who Was LaVena Johnson? She was an honors student and graduated from Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri. LaVena had decided to go into the Army to help pay for her education as she did not want to place a greater financial burden on her parents. Despite their reservations, she enlisted.Private First Class Johnson served from 2003 until her death which the Army ruled a suicide. LaVena Johnson was deployed to Iraq just 2 months before her death. However, that ruling never sat well with her family. Questions From the Family Private LaVena Johnson's death was quickly ruled a suicide. Her parents were supposed to be informed of the autopsy findings immediately. However, they were not contacted until August 3, 2005. The autopsy was completed on July 22, 2005.  Thi