Bonnie Garland was a beautiful red head with the world at her feet. She attended Madeira School in Virginia living with her family in Scarsdale NY. She was fluent in four languages by the time she was nineteen, including Spanish that learned while she was living in Brazil. Bonnie would graduate from Madeira in 1974 and enroll in Yale. She met Richard Herrin just under two months after arriving on the Yale campus…..
Unfortunately there is no update, District Attorney Sandra Doorley does not believe the case can be solved. Hundreds of people are left without answers. Ten people lost their lives and thirty four were injured, none of them will get justice.
The volume in the first five minutes is kind of wonky. Sorry about that, it gets better!
This episode has a 911 call
Christina Alexander Karlsen
Submitted photo of homicide victim Levi Karlsen. On Nov. 24, 2012, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Levi’s father, Karl H. Karlsen, age 52, 885 Yale Farm Road, Romulus, on the charge of Murder in the Second Degree. Investigators alleged that on November 20, 2008, Karlsen intentionally caused the death of his son, Levi, 23, by causing a car Levi was working on to fall on Levi in the barn at their home. Photo supplied by Levi Karlsen’s grandfather, Art Alexander, of California. Alexander suspects Karl Karlsen killed his first wife, Alexander’s daugther Christina Alexander Karlsen, in a fire in 1991 in California.
Levi Karlsen died in 2008 at 23 years old. His death turned out to be murder. A murder committed by his very own father. Insurance money was the motive. The confessed killer Karl Karlsen spent years orchestrating several ways to gain large sums of money He is suspected in the death of his first wife Christina Alexander Karlsen and will soon face trial in that case.
All information gained through sources listed above with the exception to the claim that Karl Karlsen was bad with money. Please note I have not been able to corroborate the information or the source it was gained from. I did not list that source as it is most likely “fake”
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I’m still here! I took a bit of a break to venture out on another branch.. BUT I’m still working hard on episodes too. Tomorrow a new episode will post at 5pm EST and stay tuned for more episodes this summer. I will also post a follow up episode to the last episode on this feed in November! In the meantime enjoy some of my past episodes.
This fire happened 40 years ago today. 10 people lost their lives. 34 people were injured. The fire was deemed an arson. No charges or arrest have ever been made in reference to this fire…
I’d like to thank all of the people who helped with information. Including several members of the Holiday Inn Fire Truth Facebook Page. Without that group this episode would have never been completed. Finding the articles and information used to build this episode would have been impossible with out the Facebook group. You all have no idea how appreciative I am. Thank you!
I’d also like to thank Tracy Sundue the daughter of one of the victims who died. Thank you for taking the time to talk to me.
My name is Leona I am a 40 year old married of mother two. I was born and raised in New York. I am as you may guys notice, obsessed with true crime. I have a twin and several friends who are also obsessed with true crime so you may hear a few guest from time to time.