Valentine’s Day Killing

Mann and Mcbane

It was in 1971, a young couple was found gagged, tortured and killed in the woods in Orange County, in Durham North Carolina.  Investigators said they have a person of interest and close to solve this unsolved case. None of the witnesses have claimed who would kill this couple and left them to die.

Jesse Mcbane, 19, of Pittsboro picked up his girlfriend, Patricia Mann, 20, a nursing student at Watts Hospital.  The couple was excitedly headed to a Valentine’s Dance at Watts Hospital in Durham.

Unfortunately, they were brutally murder.  They were discovered in a forest, off a one-track dirt road in Orange County. They were tied to a tree.  The injuries sustained were brutal. Their hands had been tied with thick ropes behind their backs to a tree, and ropes were stretched tight and knotted around their necks. They were strangled. Although still tied to the tree, their upper bodies had slumped over so that they laid side by side next to each other in the woods. Autopsy reports showed a half-inch tear in her liver, which could have been a fist blow to her stomach that could have killed her.

Rumors have been flying that the killer was in the area. He knew about the couple. Somewhere connected to the hospital.

Some people have claimed they have seen the couple ghost in the hospital but disappear in the walls of the dance hall in the Watts Hospital and music of the 1970’s would play. Having their last dance together.

But who would kill the young couple?

Notes:

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/article10293734.html

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