exas’ most infamous pirate, Jean Lafitte, spent only three years on Galveston Island but left a lasting impression

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On Galveston Island’s east end, behind a rusting chain-link fence, the concrete bones of an old structure sit between a residential home and a metal-sided warehouse. Aside from a state historical marker out front, there’s little sign this overgrown lot was once the encampment of Texas’ most infamous pirate, Jean Lafitte.

What Was John Wayne Gacy’s ‘Mark’? The Serial Killer Left Something Behind In Each Of His Victims

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In the late 1970s, the remains of two young men — Timothy O’Rourke and Frank Landingin — were found washed ashore the riverbanks of Grundy County, Illinois with pairs of underwear lodged down their throats. In both cases, investigators found no other evidence on the bodies, and they zeroed in on the underwear as their only lead.