Monday, September 17, 2012

Beacher Hackney: Closure for Questions

Thankful and sad are the two emotions I feel regarding the confirmation that the body discovered in Bath County was Beacher Hackney, suspected murderer of two male employees at The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA.

Three and a half years ago I awoke on the first morning of Spring Break only to have Mama inform me of what had happened, and cautioned me as we went over the mountain for church.

A few weeks ago a body was found and suspected to be Hackney.

Today we know.

I am thankful the searching has been put to rest.  I am thankful there is closure for the families of the murdered and the murderer.  But, I am saddened at the death of a human who took revenge out on his superiors and then killed himself.  I am sad that the family of Hackney must know for the rest of their lives that their son, brother, uncle, cousin, etc. was a murderer and killed himself in the woods.

But, I am thankful for closure.

You can read more about it here:,0,5189011.story


  1. That's a rough one. If I hadn't developed a love for investigative journalism in college, it would have been criminal psychology. I would love to know what these people think.

    1. On the surface, he was angry.
      Who knows what what happening underneath!

      I agree, it would be fascinating to study.

      Have you read Ten Days in a Mad House by Nellie Bly?
      If not, you should! Interesting and very forward for her time.


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