Monday, October 3, 2016

Pajama Girl Murder For Monday Mystery...!

It seems we arer always finding more questions than answers in many of our cold cases. This one is no exception.

Pajama Girl Murder

In 1934, a farmer who had just purchased a prize bull a few kilometers outside Albury was strolling home with the animal when he noticed a bulky object stuck inside a storm water pipe. Upon inspection he discovered it was the body of a young woman who appeared to have been beaten, burned, and shot. She was wearing yellow pajamas and had a towel wrapped around her head.

Because of the lack of progress made by the police in identifying the victim, her body was preserved in formalin and put on display. It took 10 years for the authorities to come to the conclusion that the murder victim was Linda Agostini. Evidently, the first dental record analysis was incorrect but another attempt at dental identification a decade later seemingly confirmed the identity. Shortly after the announcement, Linda’s husband confessed to her murder and pleaded self-defense. He was sentenced to 10 years behind bars.

However, it seems that the woman in the yellow pajamas and Linda Agostini may have been two different people. A book written by Richard Evans claims the two murder victims did not have the same eye color, breast size, or nose shape. A play called The Pyjama Girl was later made based on these same claims.

Like I said, sometimes there are more questions than answers!

Coffee out on the patio again!


Sixbears said...

Most people would be surprised to find out how many people just disappear without a trace.

HermitJim said...

Hey Sixbears...
I think the numbers would be staggering.
Thanks for stopping by today!

JO said...

self-defense? How many times have we heard that line before. Not saying non of them are but to many are not.

Really humid this morning had lots of rain again yesterday but the temps are low. I'm ready for some coffee my friend.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I always love a good mystery but don't like it when an innocent person is killed. That happens way too many times. Keep up posting mysteries and all of us will keep trying to figure them out.

linda m said...

Weird!! Good mystery for today.