Memorial of the Innocent

The five year olds

Eddie Crimmins

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Eddie Crimmins
When Eddie and Missy Crimmins vanished from their beds one early morning in 1965, both of their parents were considered prominent suspects. The children had vanished in the midst of an messy divorce and custody argument, and both parents had reasons for wanting the children away from the other. But when little Missy's body was found, strangled, all eyes turned towards their promiscuous mother, Alice. Even after Eddie's body was discovered five days later she still displayed no outward signs of grief over the deaths of her children. Detectives honed in on her for two years, using methods that are far past illegal today, until the testimony of a local mentally ill woman and a change in the coroner's statement finally got her convicted. According to the woman, she had seen Alice Crimmins walking to her car in the middle of the night with a man, holding the covered body of a little girl under her arm and leading a little boy by the arm. The jury found Alice guilty of her daughter's murder, and later that of her son Eddie. but there are many who have their doubts about Ms. Crimmins's guilt. There was little attention paid to the children's father, and rumours of a prowler attempting to lure children out of their homes that night. Also, the children were known to climb out the window together to search for food, and a doll carriage was found under their window, allowing speculation that the children went off and were snatched by a predator. But, officially, the blame still rests on Alice Crimmins for the deaths of her babies.
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