Case notes

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Case Notes are my thoughts on the information I’ve discovered during my personal inquiry into Lonzy’s murder. Included is information extracted from historical records and other sources. Here I posit questions I feel have been left unanswered, entertain various theories as to what may have happened to Lonzy, and make comments about things I feel are better left said.

Case Notes include:


Details in this timeline have been primarily extracted from New Orleans Police Department Supplementary Report H-9201-63 (referred to as SR64 on this website) and witness statements. Some information has been obtained from other sources.

Pre 1963
Events that occurred prior to January 1, 1963.

Jan 1 1963 up to last sighting
Events that occurred from January 1, 1963 up to 10:30 p.m. on August 16, 1963.

Last sighting to time body discovered
This part of the timeline represents those events that occurred from approximately 10:30 p.m. on August 16, 1963 up until Haywood’s body was discovered at 6:15 a.m. on the morning of August 17, 1963. The most reliable last sighting of Haywood alive was around 10:30 p.m at the Half Moon Bar (Walgamotte/SR64, pg 5, par 2/States-Item, 19Aug1963, pg 1, par 3).

After body discovered to end of 1963
Events that occurred after 6:15 a.m. on August 17, 1963 and through December, 31 1963. At approximately 6:15 a.m. on August 17, 1963, Lonzy Haywood Minshew’s body was discovered by Audubon Park grasscutter August Bertrand (SR64, pg 1, par 2).

1964 to present
Events that occurred from 1 Jan 1964 to present.


This is list of names includes all name that came up in the original investigation. The list also includes names of individuals that may be linked to individuals whose names came up in the original investigation.

A Man Called Red
A Redmond
Anthony C Walgamotte
Betty Cox Walker
Blue uniform guy
Bobbie Poland
Bonnie Kate Wallace
Brother West
Carnie Eugene Walley
Charlie Gotham
Charolette Marie Fischell
Chauffeur Bannister
Clarence L Kassel
C L Drumm
Curtis Falcon
David Kent
Derwood Cartwright
Donald Ware
Donnie Ray West
Earl Russell Hart
Earnest Hart
Edward O’Donnell
Esther Walgamotte
Etta Mayo
Grace Hockenberry
Harold Neal West
Helen Brewster Mayo
Heywood Martin
J Howley
James Baham
James Eddie Sullinger
James Grosch
James Walter Kruebbe
Jesse E Walley
Jim Hart
Johnnie L Minshew
Josie Cox
Juanita Eunice Seals
Lea Stone
Leonard Lacoste
Leslie A Walgamotte
Leslie Frank Walgamotte
Lewis L Gill
Lillie Bell West
Linserie Baham
Lloyd F. LoCascio
Lonzy Haywood Minshew
Lopinto (D/S)
Louis B O’Neil
Margaret Ann Minshew
Martha King
Milton Cox
Mrs Joseph Reeves
Noah Wilson Pitts
Patricia Wilbert
Patrick J Donegan
Patrick Michael Callaghan
Pearly Hagmann
Philip Schneider
Phone booth guy
P Schuster
Quitman O Bardwell
Ras James Walley
Raymond A Morgan
Raymond J Blake
Raymond Oncale
Reese Gotham
Robert G Townsend
Robert Oscar Duncan
Sam Moran
Short fellow
Stephen Tyler
Sunday visitor
Susie Vickers
Thomas Keyes
Unborn Twelfth Child
Unknown Female Subject
Unknown Female Subject 2
Unknown Male Subject
Unknown Male Subject 2
Wallace Hewes West
Walter Edgar Sorrell
Walter Mizell
William Halloran

Mapping A Murder

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