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Murder at Harvard: John Webster Story - AN ASTONISHING DISCOVERY

In the meantime ... Littlefield, the janitor, had become suspicious.

It wasn't just the quarrel he had witnessed. It wasn't just the money Webster had given the janitor to buy a Thanksgiving Day turkey - something Webster had never done before.

Littlefield's living quarters, at the college, were immediately adjacent to Webster's lab. Littlefield thought it odd the lab door was bolted and the furnace wall was red-hot on the day of Parkman's visit.

The janitor decided to go exploring.

Since he lived inside the building, Littlefield had time to look around. He chiseled his way into a sealed-off vault under Dr. Webster's lab. When he broke through, he was astonished at what he saw.

The first thing which I saw was the pelvis of a man and two parts of a leg. The water was running down on these remains from the sink.

In addition, investigators found other body parts, but not Dr. Parkman's head.

Without the head, how could anyone be certain the fragmented remains belonged to Parkman?

 

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5139stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 01, 1999

Updated Last Revision: Feb 25, 2015


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