Information on 1930's - 1950's murders occurring around Ocean Beach area

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Would like information on any murders occurring around the Sutro Heights, Land's End, Ocean Beach, Playland area. I had heard there was a professional hit that supposed had happened in the late 40's where the victim's body was dumped on one of the Playland rides. Also had heard from my grandmother that something really terrible had happened up at Sutro Heights in that same time frame, but could never get her to talk about it. She warned me away from there for years. Any and all leads and information welcomed.

-- Louise Ann Godfrey (Laweaselg@hotmail.com), October 18, 2002

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Sutrohistory.org might help, but the last time I checked it was under construction. I never suspected such horrible things happened there. It was probably never documented to keep Playlands buisness running, but then again, I'm probably (no, most likely) wrong, too. This sounds like a great mystery, and I would like to thank you for bringing this up.

-- Sean M. Hall (seanmhall@hotmail.com), October 18, 2002.

Dear Sean: I found a little information today at the Western neighborhoods Project website. Warren Crandell, who is a Whitney Brothers relation, posted a story on the mobhit murder at Playland that is very interesting. See the section listed as "Your Stories" and go to "Playland Haunted???" posted by Warren on 6/4/02. Would love any other stories on hauntings and murders in that area. Any contributions welcome. If you come up with something on your end, Sean, please let me know. Would appreciate the correspondance. Thanks ! Louise Ann

-- Louise Ann Godfrey (Laweaselg@hotmail.com), October 20, 2002.

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-- Scott M. Hall (ivecrashedtheserver@hotm ail.com), October 30, 2002

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-- H.J.L.S.P.4 (bbc_syco@hotmail.com), April 08, 2003.

Louise: There is a book out called "Haunted San Francisco" (or approximately that). I've read through it several times; it was pretty good. Also, check the "local interest" section at Stacey's bookstore. They've got tons of interesting lore.

If Playland is haunted, howcome Safeway still does a good business after dark? Or maybe the "haunting" cursed those godawful condos across the street on the beachfront.

-- Rosa (rosadebon@yahoo.com), April 08, 2003.



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