The Boogeyman

It started in the spring of 1969 in a quiet town in Connecticut. It was an era when people were trusting and let their children go and play in the neighborhood and didn’t think that much about it. That changed one warm evening in New Canaan, CT when little Mary Mount age 10, went outside to play like she always did. She was last seen around 5:30 pm, the next time anyone found Mary she was dead.

Over the period of the next several weeks and months more little girls disappeared in Connecticut. Dawn Cave ,age 14 from Bethany disappeared after she left home, 3 weeks after Mary. Then Diane Toney, age 11 vanished from New Haven during a parade. Then in 1970 Jennifer Noon age 5, from New Haven disappeared on her way from home school. Then on June 22 1977, Renee Freer age, 8 of Monroe, Ct. also disappeared. All the girl had same similar stories and were all killed in the same manner. It seemed the  Boogeyman really came to life.

This story caught my attention one day when I was reading about strange things in Connecticut’s history. Growing up in Connecticut I was a little shocked to hear about this. I started researching about the stories and started to piece some of it together. The 5 little girls stay with me for some reason, they shouldn’t be forgotten. It’s also a little strange that growing up in Connecticut that we had or maybe still have a Boogeyman that was never apprehended. To think back then in Connecticut with smaller towns and everyone knowing someone or something that no one knows what happened,who did it and why. Those little girls deserves justice to what happened to them.There were also a few suspects but one doesn’t leave my mind either.

It all started in May in New Canaan, Ct in 1969 when Mary Mount,10 and her family lived there. They had recently moved into a new house but basically in the same neighborhood as their old house. At at the time the Mounts were neighbors with John Rice and his family. Mary went outside to play as she always had with the other children and when it was time to come in Mary never showed up. Mary’s mother began to panic and called the police when they couldn’t find her. As hours began to pass search parties began to form and went out looking for her. In 1969 Connecticut had many wooded areas. No one heard from Mary nor did anyone find her, days turned into weeks. Mary’s lifeless body was found by fisherman in the woods near the South Norwalk Reservoir. Kevin Zimmerman, “New Canaan Girl’s Death Remains Unsolved for  for Years,”published 07/25/11 in the New Canaan Daily Voice.  Then three weeks after Mary disappeared, Dawn Cave, age 14 also vanished in  Bethany on Memorial Day. People also gathered to search for Dawn to no avail. Once again weeks went till Dawn was found by accident by a young girl riding her horse. Dawn was found with a fractured skull that was caused by being hit in the head with a rock according to forensics.  Dawn and Mary were killed in the same manner, blunt force trauma by a rock to the heads. It didn’t stop there, the Boogeyman showed his ugly face again and Diane Toney, age 11, disappeared in New Haven at a parade. The New Haven Police searched all over for her and finally came across her body.  Diane’s body was I.D by the F.B.I. Girl number three killed the same way as the other two girls. According to an article published in the The Hartford Courant April 21, 1970,” Pensioner Hunts man He Believes Killed Three Girls.”  Then next in 1970 was a 5 year old little girl Jennifer Noon who at the time was allowed to walk home from school by herself for lunch. She never made it home. As reported by  Alexandra (Alex) Catalano on, “Jennifer Noon.”  The youngest victim of the Boogeyman was also found in a wooded area just like the rest were. That made four girls killed in a short time span and in a 40 miles area of each other were all killed.

No one was ever arrested for these crimes. Which brought up a few questions in my mind. No one was ever arrested for these crimes.Which brought up a few questions in my mind. How could the murders of 5 little girls in Connecticut in the 1970’s go unsolved. It’s hard to believe that in a small community and in the neighborhoods that these children grew up in that someone did not see something. It also made me start wondering if someone was capable of doing something like this would they have just stopped killing. As I was looking into the cold case I noticed a few things on one certain possible suspect whose name had popped up in a few things I came across. It made me look deeper.

The Boogeyman turned into a serial killer. A serial killer is defined as a person who kills more than 3 people in short period of time., according to the F.B.I’s  Behavioral Analysis Unit-2, published on their website. Things went quiet over the next few weeks in Connecticut it seemed. No one had any real answers to what happened and at the time forensic testing wasn’t as extensive as it is today. Then on December 1st 1970 Mary Mounts old neighbor and friend John Rice Jr. 17, New Canaan High School decided to kill his entire family.  John Rice bludgeoned to death his mother, grandmother, and younger brother in the house. His sister he apparently strangled. By the Johns father returned from work, John had taken one of the family cars and taken off. An all points bulletin was issued by local police for him across the United States. His arrest was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Dec 12, 1970,,3417163.

I came across different accounts about the kind of person John was at the time on topex NEW CANAAN, the Ivory Tower of Fairfield County Posted in the New Canaan Forum, The one thing I noticed was that everyone agreed on was that John was an Eagle Scout which made him good in the woods and just happened to want to be a geologist. Only a few people said that John and his brother were picked on by others at school. John a lot times came to the defence of his brother Stephen. Some also had mixed things to say whether he was popular or not in school and if the girls liked him or not. Some claimed he was also shy. They described him as tall and not very good looking by their accounts. I did come across an old newspaper clip on John Rice Jr, when he waived extradition from Arkansas back to Connecticut where he had been found with weapons in the car, published in the Herald-Journal – Dec 16, 1970.  There is  photo of John Rice Jr. that I also came across and its almost is almost identical to the composite sketch of a suspect in the Jennifer Noon case. The photo and the sketch of them are on a Bullitin Board talking about cold cases, third one down from the top on  Which really made me start thinking even more.

Is it really possible for John to also have killed all those girls ? The only answer I can come up with is yes. He knew Mary Mount by living next door to her for years; he had access to the family cars anytime he wanted, knew the woods and how to get around them and cover up trails better than most. It also was clear that all the murders happened around the same areas. In the book I came across a book “The Wind Cries Mary: Murders That Shook a Power Town.” By Erika Grey,[ Chapter 5] {30}, which explains how John and Mary had known each other.  I also noticed that when John Rice Jr. was in custody the Boogeyman killings stopped. John was sentenced in 1972 as a juvenile in the State of Connecticut and pleaded not guilty to killing his family. John was sent to Whiting Forensic Institute for the Criminally Insane, in Middletown, CT for 5 years. He was also transferred to Fairfield Hills and was released afterwards.Connecticut was notorious with having mental hospitals at the time. Fairfield Hills hospital was also close by. Reported July 18, 1973 The Bridgeport Post from Bridgeport, Connecticut · Page 29.

It brings us 1977, the year John was released from the mental hospital. Then on  June 22 1977, Renee Freer 8 years old, from Monroe disappeared. The little girl had just gone to her neighbors home to see if her friend could come out and play with her. She couldn’t, Renee left and was never seen alive again. When Renee didn’t come home her mother panicked and began looking for her outside but couldn’t find her. She called police and another search team was formed to canvass the neighbor looking for Renee. Little Renee was found near her home in the woods according to Connecticut Cold Cases in now, Salvage Watch,” Innocence Stolen Forever.” Once again the Boogeyman attacked and killed her. A rock was found by her body with blood on it.  Renee Freer’s head was bashed in with a rock just like the four other girls were just a few years early.The F.B.I is hoping to be able to get DNA from the rock that killed her, according to The Hartford Courant, “Police Hope Dna Test Will Help Solve 22-year-old Murder Case,”July 07, 1999. No killer was ever found and it even seems that John Rice Jr. has gone under the radar after his release. John Rice Jr. was also the sole heir to his grandmother’s estate and its estimated that he inherited $60k in 1971. That was a mini fortune back then.

The pieces really do seem to point to John Rice Jr. John’s attorney at the time wouldn’t allow police to question him about the 4 other murders.  Over 40 years later those little girls killer as never been brought to justice. The coincides are uncanny how its all linked together. The more and more I have thought about this its hard not to connect John Rice to this. Its also hard to believe that the murderer has never been caught and that it just stopped. I have tried to research other cases of missing children from 1978 and up from all over the country to see if anything is familiar in them, so far nothing. I’m looking into if its possible for a serial killer to change his methods considering he was a teen at the time. John has seemed to go off the radar since his release in 1977. There is no information as of yet to where he is or what  happened to him. At this point to me, it really would be interesting to find out in general  what happened to considering what he did do.

I have contacted Connecticut’s Cold Case department and have requested records of all 5 girls.The Cold Case dept. of the Connecticut Department of Justice contacted me back and informed me that I have to contact the local police dept where the crimes occurred in order to get more information about the cases, which I have also done. I’m just waiting to hear from them. I am also planning on trying to contact the F.B.I and filing a Freedom of Information Act form if I have to so that I can obtain more records and be able to read more about this.

The 5 little girls Mary, Jennifer, Dawn, Renee and Diane all deserve their story to be told and they deserve not to be forgotten. Its hard to believe that growing up in Connecticut that not many people remember this happening. one person I did talk Daniel Maldonado, of Bridgeport said, Daniel Maldonado,” Wow, I remember my mom telling me about that, “I was 7 years old had all of Ct in an uproar.” It really is hard to believe that no one knows nothing about it.” I have also asked people who I know, who have also grown up in Connecticut and not many remember anything about it. Neither do I.

The Boogeyman is something that most kids are afraid of growing up. Dark shadows that hide in the darkness and in our minds but these 5 girls actually met him. They faced a real monster that we have feared in our dreams. just he came to life, like Freddy Kruger did but for real. I think its important that they aren’t forgotten and that justice one day does happen. Whoever the real killer is.

                                                                               Works Cited

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John Rice Sr. family Killed in New Canaan

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19 Year Old Girl Stoned To Death In India


A 19 year old Muslim girl, who first name is Pratibha was brutally stoned to death in the Muzaffarnagar district of India on Friday January 1st. Her body was discovered in a field outside a small town she was living in.

Her father and one of her brothers thought that she had disrespected the family and fell in love with someone from another village.They found her and dragged her into the fields where they attacked her. Neither her father or brother show any remorse for their actions according to a police spokesman.

Stoning is an ancient form of capital punishment. Stoning is also mentioned in Ancient Greek mythology — Oedipus asks to be stoned to death when he learns that he killed his father. Today not many countries still practice this.

Stoning has been condemned According to the international group Women Living Under Muslim Laws stoning “is one of the most brutal forms of violence perpetrated against women in order to control and punish their sexuality and basic freedoms.

We has a people of a free society in the 21st century cannot allow this to continue to happen. It has to be stopped.

One Year Old Brutally Stabbed To Death By Her Uncle in Connecticut


A one year old little girl, Zaniyah Calloway from Bristol, Connecticut was brutally stabbed to death by her Uncle Arthur Hapgood while he was babysitting for her and and her sister (11) on Monday August 8, 2014. Arthur Hapgood, 36, of Waterbury Connecticut was arranged in Waterbury superior Court and has been charged with murder, risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment and is now if being held on a $2.5 million bond.

As paramedics were arriving family members had Zaniyah in their arms and were running toward them. Medical personnel at the scene worked on Zaniyah and rushed her to the local hospital. Where she was Life Stared to The Children Medical Center in Connecticut where she later died of her injuries. Arthur Hapgood who is no stranger to police and was found standing on the victim’s front porch naked as soon as he saw police he ran inside locking the door behind himself. Police convinced him to unlock the door which he did and was immediately handcuffed. He admitted later to police he was high on drugs at the time that he stabbed and cut little Zaniyah Calloway across her stomach nearly in half. He admitted that he was using angel dust.

Arthur Hapgood the night before got into a fight with his wife and punched her in the face. His wife told him to get out of the house so he went to his mothers house in Bristol where the murder occurred. The following day his wife should up and they argued some more which aggravated him even more. The 11 year old who is remained nameless do to her age was holding Zaniyah when their uncle Arthur Hapgood cornered them in the house and as the 11 year old was holding her little sister Arthur cut the baby in half. Neighbors heard screaming coming from the house and immediately called 911 ,but it was too late already little Zaniyah never had a chance. Luckily the 11 year old wasn’t hurt in the incident but was clearly in a state of shocked as she witnessed the whole thing.

Arthur Hapgood has a criminal record dating back from 1996 being convicted of a drive by shooting and numerous drug and domestic abuse charges over the years. He was currently on probation for being convicted on the of sale of narcotics . Zaniyah Calloway other uncle Juan Negron showed up at Arthur Hapgood arrangement. shouting at him to look up at him and asking him how he could do that to a baby. No one knows the motivations behind Arthur Hapgood actions at this time.

Arthur Hapgood will not be charged a death penalty case in the murder of Zaniyah Calloway. Connecticut no longer has the death penalty Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a bill in 2012 that abolished it, which made Connecticut the 17th state to get rid of the death penalty, but did grandfather in 11 people who already were convicted to death.

ISIS Atrocities Continue


According to The Human Rights Office in Iraq ISIS has been burying hundreds of children alive. President Obama has know about this for weeks and waited to take action against ISIS in Iraq up until now.Now he the military carrying out limited airstrikes. I am not sure what that is actually going to do now and honestly if its to late. Thousands of people have been tortured under ISIS hands as the world has stood by and watched.

ISIS strategy is to place fear into everyone to have them either join them and revert to Islam their way or be tortured and then killed. They do not care who you are or what age someone is. They have raped, forced marriages, decapitated people, shot people in the head or hanged. The women were being held in schools in ISIS-occupied Mosul — and warned that they were facing hell on Earth and ‘vicious plans’ by the fighters. Meanwhile, U.S. warplanes took off from an aircraft carrier and delivered a series of attacks against the Islamist maniacs. The women who fell into the clutches of the Islamic State are Yazidis, an ancient sect that ISIS considers infidels and “devil worshipers. grew in numbers.They have planted cells in almost all countries around the world. They are just waiting for word on what moves to make. Many people have also shown support to ISIS and their members. They are in our back yards waiting to pounce.
ISIS members have who have invaded Mosul and other ancient Christian communities in Syria and Iraq have made music videos of themselves murdering civilians and captured soldiers. Even families who have paid taxes that ISIS demanded to stay safe are not.

ISIS is organized and is not new.They have millions of dollars. Over the years they sat and waited as they they gained members and supporters just waiting for word on what they should do next. They have cells embedded all over the world and in all countries. As things get worse and they will everyone needs to be aware ISIS is a real growing concern for all.

Muslim Bonnie and Clyde Team Lure Unsuspecting Facebook Users To Rob Them With Meat Cleaver

meat2Afahan Hussain and his girlfriend Haseena Aziz are a modern day Bonnie and Clyde in Birmingham, England. Afahan Hussain 29, was sentenced according to Birmingham jailed Hussain for a total of 12 years after he was found guilty of the robbery, as well as a separate crime of wounding with intent to cause GBH. His girlfriend 28, only received 4 years in prison for her part in the crimes.

Afahan Hussain and his girlfriend were both on the social network Facebook and came up with a scheme to lure Facebooks in their area to rob and injury them. Hussain would have Aziz flirt with men on Facebook pretending to like them and arranging to meet them. She would arrange to the men in different areas of Birmingham. As Haseena Aziz was alone with the men Afahan Hussain would come up from behind them and hit the guys and start hitting them, punching them repeatedly. As the men turned around Hussain and held a meat cleaver to their faces demanding their cell phones and all the cash they had on them. Aziz stood by laughing her ass off ,doing nothing to help them.

As time went by Afahan Hussain continued attack random strangers. One man he he savagely beaten on Aug. 7, 2013 nearly slitting his throat open. Cutting his face open nearly missing his eye and cutting the artery. The victim survived but is suffering paralysis in his face and leaving a horrific scar. He was very lucky he wasn’t killed in the attack.

Luckily the duo we caught and taken off the streets before they could do more damage. Both Afahan Hussain and Haseena Aziz show no remorse for the attacks.

Nestle Corp. Depletes Water Supplies World Wide

Nestle Corp. the worlds biggest food companies, is depleting the world’s water supplies. There is a Global cover-up. Nestle has systematically been tapping into the worlds water supply. There is no where in the world that seems to be safe from them. Despite warning of ongoing droughts. Nestle corp as tapped billions of gallons of water from natural springs, water supply areas, underground tapping to name a few.“Nestle production of mineral water involves the abuse of vulnerable water resources.

Across the United States and around the world Nestle is buying land rights and tapping into the underground water supplies. Every year the company pumps out millions of cubic meters of water, for transportation in road tankers to huge bottling factories. Nestle has virtually taken over the water supplies in parts of South Africa, Ethiopia, and Pakistan, leaving residents of those countries to sicken and die from what remains. Nestle has been deaf to pleas from affected villagers for access to clean water.

In The United States Nestle has tapped into our major water supplies unknown to many people. Water levels have increasingly dropped in Millard Canyon, on the grounds of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’ reservation in Cabazon, Calif., west of Palm Springs we has brought major concerns in California and to the Indian Reservation. In Madison Florida, Nestle has depleted the public springs, Blue Springs, even forcing it to close to the public. It’s estimated that 1.47-million gallons a day to 400,000 a day.” is being pumped. The spring’s flow had been reduced from 55-million gallons day to just 34 million gallons a day, which has added to drought situations. In Madison it has caused a reduction of the (average daily withdrawal) of water for the residents which live there.

Another major concern of Nestle Corp tapping into water supplies is two of the Great Lakes in the United States. “Two of the Great Lakes have hit their lowest water levels EVER RECORDED,” the US Army Corps of Engineers reported early this year. Corps measurements taken in January of 2013 “show Lake Huron and Lake Michigan have reached their lowest ebb since record-keeping began in 1918.” The chief watershed hydrology expert warns Americans that “We’re in an extreme situation.” Nestle Corp on Lake Michigan makes an estimated $500,000 to $1.8 million per day profit.” The other Great Lakes – Superior, Erie and Ontario – were also well below average.

Nestle Corp is siphoning our water supplies worldwide and then sells it back to the people worldwide including areas that they have already taken all the fresh water. Nestle Corp is estimated to make over $400 billion dollars in the next 2 to 3 years. Water is one of the worlds most important resources if not the most important already. Without water even certain drilling s for oil can not be done. Nestle Corp. has bought up many water bottling water companies worldwide and go by different names. Poland Spring, Arrowhead,Zephyrhills, Perrier, Pure Life, Verra, Acqua Panna, S.Pellegrino to name a few.

Nestle Corp has a monopoly on the world’s water supplies in every country. According to Nestles Head Chairman of Nestle and former CEO Peter Brabeck, Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized. Peter Brabeck also stated that corporations should own every drop of water on the planet — and you’re not getting any unless you pay up and says that his idea of water privatization is very similar to Monsanto’s GMOs.
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ISIS Destroys The Tombs of Prophets Jonah and Seth and Vows to Destroy The Kaaba


All across Iraq ISIS is leaving destruction in its wake .Mass murders, rape torture, and kidnapping. ISIS seems to be keeping their promises on destroying everything around them. The Middle East history goes back thousands of years. Middle East history includes Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Technically when it comes to the main three major religions in the world it all started in the Middle East. According to the Bible, Quran and Torah, many prophets walked the earth there. They lived and died in many places across the Middle East Region.

Many people are all aware of the story of Jonah and whale. Apparently Jonah was buried in Iraq at the time of his death. ISIS members dug up Jonah’s grave and desecrated it along with the grave of biblical Prophet Seth that was also destroyed, according to Major alObaidi. ISIS jihadists,claim to have destroyed the tomb of the Old Testament prophet Jonah in Nineveh. along with many other graves and tombs. They used a sledgehammer and destroyed Jonahs tomb.ISIS Militants believe special veneration of tombs is against teachings of Islam. Nineveh official Zuhair Al-Chalabi, told ‘The elements of ISIS [have] controlled the mosque of the Prophet Younis in Mosul since they invaded the city.’
‘[They] engaged in the process of tampering with the contents of the Mosque. It is still held by them until now.’

ISIS has destroyed many things, they have torched 11 churches and monasteries out of 35 scattered across the city of Mosul, and hours later destroyed statues of poets, literary and historical figures of which Mosul has long been proud..They will make millions of dollars from the antiquities they have stolen.According to Judit Neurink, writing for Germany’s Deutsche Welle says the ISIS militants’ motives are much more than religious. Before they desecrate, then bulldoze offensive shrines, mosques, churches and memorials, they loot them, stealing the artifacts and selling them on the black market.“Alongside the income generated from the oil fields ISIS had captured in Syria, the sale of artifacts made up a large part of the total of $875 million the group had in cash and assets.”

As ISIS moves forward, they intend to march on Mecca to destroy Islam’s most sacred shrine. Mecca is home to the Al-Masjid al-Haram mosque, which contains a cube called the Kaaba that Muslims claim contains a cornerstone laid by Muhammad, their prophet. According to ISIS the cube has been transformed into an Idol and goes against Islam.One ISIS member Abu Turab Al Mugaddasi reports on the Azerbaijan website APA. “We will kill those who worship stones in Mecca and destroy the Kaaba. People go to Mecca to touch the stones, not for Allah.” Saudi Arabia’s military is on stay by and is now are guarding their borders and vows that if the time comes they will fight ISIS.

Regardless if you’re religious or not this affects all people around the world. Our world history needs to be saved for future generations to come. Its way too important for us to lose.

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