The Lost King of France

Louis Charles, the Dauphin (image public domain)

The Lost King of France by Deborah Cadbury combines my passion for historical mysteries, cold cases, and forensics. The movie “The Scarlet Pimpernel” with Anthony Andrews got me interested as the book by Baroness Emmuska Orczy was tedious and far less amusing. My attraction to “the Scarlet Pimpernel” is easily explained by Andrews’ character as a master […]

The cold case of Eric Dennis Beasley

On Sunday December 21, 1986 at 00:14 a.m., Eric Beasley was pronounced dead at Burham Hospital. He died of multiple gun shot wounds. His body was found on Saturday December 20, 1986 around 23:45 p.m. on North Randolph Street, Champaign, IL.