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Archaeologists Unearth Site of Unsolved 1826 Murder

Joe the Quilter was killed by multiple stab wounds at the age of 76

(Newser) - When renowned quilt maker Joe Hadley, who lived in a small cottage on the outskirts of Warden in the UK in 1826, was found brutally stabbed to death one cold January morning, the mystery captured a nation. The crime unsolved to this day, his story was retold in the Monthly ... More »

2 Arrests Made in 'Quilt' Murder From 25 Years Ago

Victim's husband and brother-in-law are charged

(Newser) - Police in San Jose say they've closed a cold-case murder from 25 years ago that involved a newly revealed clue : a quilt used to cover the victim. Cops arrested David Zimmer, 66, in the strangulation of his estranged, wife, Cathy, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . They also filed murder... More »

This Old Quilt Could Be Key to 25-Year-Old Cold Case Murder

Authorities want info on homemade quilt Cathy Zimmer was found wrapped in

(Newser) - Some 25 years after Cathy Zimmer was found strangled in her car in March 1989, San Jose authorities are asking for information on what may be the key to unlocking her murder: the handmade patchwork quilt her body was wrapped in. While police say they've kept information about the... More »

Vets' Hospital: Please Stop Sending Quilts

Quilters say it's because of the bedbug scare

(Newser) - Enough with the quilts already. That's the message the Minneapolis VA has sent to local quilters, even if there's disagreement on the reason why. As the Star Tribune explains (in a story spotted by Pat's Papers ), the VA says it simply has no more room for... More »

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