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The "Groovy Murders" of 1967... coulterculture era...

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October 12, 1967

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Oct. 12, 1967

* The Groovy Murders in East Village - New York City
* Linda Rae Fitzpatrick & James Leroy Hutchinson

The front page has a heading: "High on Life and Deader than Dead" with 3 related phots. (see images) Report continues on page 3.
source: ephemeralnewyork: In October 1967, rich-girl-turned-runaway Linda Fitzpatrick was found bludgeoned to death in a sleeping bag in the basement with her drug-dealing boyfriend, James “Groovy” Hutchinson.
The murders triggered much hand-wringing by parents and authorities on why “good” kids like Linda were turning to drugs and the East Village hippie lifestyle.
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Other interesting items from the counter-culture era. Complete in 48 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century