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Old 01-18-2009, 07:47 AM   #1
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I grew up in Iola. I remember in the early 80's my parents talking about some killings on the Neosho river banks "over the big hill" in Everett Shepard park. We all spent a long time worried about getting caught by this guy while playing at the park (and we were always at the park). Apparently he killed some high school kids quite violently?

I randomly remembered this the other day and tried to search information on it to see what became of it or if he was ever caught and I couldn't find a thing. In fact, I saw a Allen County crime report that reported zero murders 1980-1985.

So, were my parents lying to get us to not play down by the river? Does anyone remember these killings happening?
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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Ooh- I just found an Iola discussion forum. I'm going to go ask over there.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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Weren't 2 boys abducted from the county fair and later found murdered? Or is it somewhere else I'm thinking about.

Something's ringing a bell here.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:40 AM   #4
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You are referring to Yorkie Smith. One of the Mangus boys was killed by him. Yorkie died in prison.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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Yes! Yorkie Smith, that sounds right. Good to know my parents weren't making up horrible stories to scare us. Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:25 PM   #6
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umm... i'm pretty sure your parents were probably lying to you to keep you from doing something you shouldnt be doing.. like smoking pot, doing meth and shit.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:32 AM   #7
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umm... i'm pretty sure your parents were probably lying to you to keep you from doing something you shouldnt be doing.. like smoking pot, doing meth and shit.
Yeah, you know how six year olds are constantly trying to sneak off to do meth.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:54 PM   #8
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umm... i'm pretty sure your parents were probably lying to you to keep you from doing something you shouldnt be doing.. like smoking pot, doing meth and shit.
Yeah, you know how six year olds are constantly trying to sneak off to do meth.
6 year olds have commited murder, 6 year olds have driven cars, i'm sure some are having sex, so yeah the idea of 6 year olds doing meth really isn't that far fetched.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:24 PM   #9
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I guess a 6 year old can do anything a 18 year old can. Parental supervision sometimes is non-existant in homes today. Children today learn by example and schools in many cases take the place of parents so when not in school it is probable children are doing drugs, sex and murder. Only have to turn on the news to see it everyday.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:25 PM   #10
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You'd be surprised just what 6 year olds are doing any more.

By the way, there were kids in my grade school having sex. And that was years ago...
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