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By Todd C. Elliott
The ax-man murders of 1912 in Louisiana and Texas go away a bloody path of facts that issues to the biggest, unsolved serial killing in heritage of the USA. it is a story of formality homicide, voodoo mayhem, and wholesale killings that leads the reader on a surprising teach experience throughout states and into the chapters of a true American horror tale. The fiendish slayings of 10 snoozing households nestled of their beds is simply the start of the terrifying account of a real crime that is still unsolved. Axes of Evil sheds mild on an unwritten a part of American heritage and uncovers the yankee "Jack the Ripper."
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Unfortunately, no one saw the Ax-Man coming. Thus, no one saw him leaving. There was no capture, and the Ax-Man soon became the stuff of legend. Stories to tell around a campfire and scare the kids. Actual documentation of the Ax-Man’s crimes could change things even for the casual reader. I wanted this book to be a historical collection of research, a “one-stop-shop” for all of the Ax-Man’s curiosities and case details. I also sought to capture the state of fear within the communities that were unfortunate enough to have the cold, eldritch hand of the Ax-Man upon them.
They were doomed to their fate in a two-room cabin, or “hut” as the newspaper described it. The ramshackle duplex was located in between Sixth Street and Seventh Street, just two blocks west of Western Avenue, which was an area in Crowley’s Coontown known as the “Promised Land,” according to the newspaper. Like the Broussard family in Lake Charles, all of the Warner family members were found dead with the bloody ax left behind in the family home. In this case, it appeared that the Ax-Man murdered in one room and then dragged the mortal remains to another room where the bodies were found face-down on one mattress.
Many were arrested as the nervous succumbed to the waves of paranoia and fear in the streets. There were reported street shootings and suspicious persons were jailed and interrogated as lawmen hoped to ensnare the dreaded murderer. In Jennings, Louisiana, which is a smaller town some 30 miles to the east of Lake Charles, an arrest was made that soon induced havoc. It was being rumored on the streets that three people had been arrested, but also that the killer had been captured in Lafayette even further to the east.
Axes of Evil. The True Story of the Ax-Man Murders by Todd C. Elliott