Mapping A Murder: Tracking A Killer Using Google Tour Builder maps the locations where key events took place before, during, and after the murder. The idea behind the map is that it may reveal proximity and relationships amongst witnesses, suspects and events.
There are several connected tours in Mapping A Murder; each one links to a theory as to what may have happened to Lonzy; for example, The Bogalusa Connection, and The Oswald Connection are two of the connected tours.
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Use Google Earth Pro for an even better tour
For the ultimate experience, download the Google Earth kmz files and open them with Google Earth Pro [Download Earth for FREE here.] In Google Earth Pro, you can layer the tours and turn the different tours on or off to see even more connections. [Note: If you still prefer to use a browser and you’re using Google Chrome, click the hamburger button located in the upper right corner of the Google Tour Builder tour. Click ‘Open in Earth’ and you can take the tour using a browser version of Google Earth.]
Mapping A Murder includes these tours:
- The main tour: The Unsolved Murder of Lonzy Haywood Minshew – This tour focuses specifically on the day of the murder. It also includes relevant events that occurred on the days leading up to the murder and a few days after. [ Download kmz ]
- The Bogalusa Connection – There seems to be a connection between Lonzy, the future husband of Lonzy’s widow, and Bogalusa, Louisiana. This tour focuses on those connections. [Download kmz]
- The Oswald Connection – There are some interesting connections between Lonzy’s murder and the events leading up to the murder of JFK, where Lee Harvey Oswald is concerned. This tour looks at those connections. [Download kmz]
- Revival shares mid-century New Orleans memorabilia to bring to life the world in which Lonzy lived. [Download kmz]
If you’re someone trying to solve a crime, I hope Mapping A Murder might give you some helpful ideas.