Killers Among Us Part 4 of 4

This is a series of posts that is a temporary digression from this blog, normally an art blog. The topic is killers in my life.

Sarah Fox, Julliard student, strangled in a cold case

Sarah Fox, Julliard student, strangled in a cold case

After San Francisco, I spent some time in Baltimore, one of the murder capitals of the US, and then moved to New York.

I was in Manhattan on 9/11 but in midtown, not lower Manhattan.

A few years after  9/11, we lived in Washington Heights (northern Manhattan). Just past Washington Heights is Inwood and Inwood Hill Park. We would visit this park. It was populated at the entrance but then serpentine trails drifted into more secluded areas. Somewhere in this time, Sarah Fox, a Julliard Student, disappeared in Inwood Hill Park during a run. Her naked body was found, strangled, was found six days later, ritualistically posed and surrounded by two dozen yellow tulip petals. The murderer was never caught, but the suspect was just interviewed in 2014, saying that Sarah Fox loves him. The latest evidence in this cold case though was a chain found at an Occupy Wall Street protest that had DNA linked to Fox. The case remains unsolved but is suspicious if you read the ravings of Sheinman.

Sometimes I feel as though as though I have been a minor character in the film Blue Velvet because of multiple brushes with death and psychopathy.

About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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17 Responses to Killers Among Us Part 4 of 4

  1. thefeatheredsleep says:

    You had to mention Blue Velvet, now I’ll have that and Unchained Melody (don’t know why but they’re inexorably linked to me) in my head all day… oh could be worse. If you want torment google on youtube Isn’t It Ironic w Jagged Little Chicks (Jimmi Fallon) feat Alanis Morissette (they cluck it).

  2. thefeatheredsleep says:

    You write in a nimble way where I finds myself wishing you had multiple blogs on an assortment of subjects. Murder Most Foul, Art of course, Obscure Music, Undiscovered Gems and then this ongoing discussion of vie and other struggles. …. natural born writer

    • kinneret says:

      Maybe maybe not. The odd thing is I got a writer’s block age 20 after struggling to write some plays.I didn’t write for 25 years. Now I have the novel around 200 pages. So don’t worry about temporary burnout, Candice!

  3. thefeatheredsleep says:

    That song is superb but has an eerie quality

  4. Jess says:

    Just discovered your blog, very interesting. I can’t believe you have had so many crimes happen in your periphery. I could relate to your comment about the 101 mass shooting. Bravo!

    • kinneret says:

      Thanks, Jess! Nice to meet you and I hope you will follow. I’ll check out your blog too if you have one. Yes, I think it seems a high incidence for the average American who lived in safe cities/neighborhoods. But I may just focus on it because I was always fascinated by the criminal mind. I probably would have gone into forensic psychology when I was in school had I known that profession existed. When I was 18, I thought all psychologists only saw depressed people on couches.

  5. M. L. Kappa says:

    You must be a crime magnet! 🙂

    • kinneret says:

      I have led such a hum drum life, really. But I actually have another part 6 to add on this as it turns out there was a serial killer hitting my childhood neighborhood and I didn’t realize it until I posted these. I guess most people only know about the famous killers.

    • kinneret says:

      I am writing a book that is a psychological thriller. So I’m probably just more interested in murder than some. It really started when I was around 10 or 12, reading books on Jack the Ripper and they even had graphic photos. I’m always trying to hide my books from my children and they think I’m mental. My 10 year old son says I have an unusual hobby.

  6. marblenecltr says:

    I just read your posts. You have to write that novel, if only for yourself. Don’t worry about selling one copy, let it all be for your own well being.
    I believe you will sell many copies, just have personal protection when on your book tour and carry a notebook, camera, and recorder, you may find good use for them.

    • kinneret says:

      Ha ha…thanks. Actually, the book I would need personal protection for is on hold That one could merit a fatwah…

      • marblenecltr says:

        Actually, it doesn’t take much got become eligible for membership in that club. I hope I didn’t hurt your feelings about that, there are other places you can find deserved recognition.

  7. kinneret says:

    You didn’t hurt my feelings at all! I’m glad you found some of these stories interesting.

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