I can’t believe I forgot my Earth Day post!

I recently learned at a baby shower that the guy who founded Earth Day killed his girlfriend and stuffed the bits into a trunk. WHY is this not talked about every year? Or at all?

…the charismatic spokesman who helped bring awareness to environmental issues and preached against the Vietnam War — and any violence — had a secret dark side. When his girlfriend of five years, Helen “Holly” Maddux, moved to New York and broke up with him, Einhorn threatened that he would throw her left-behind personal belongings onto the street if she didn’t come back to pick them up.

And so on Sept. 9, 1977, Maddux went back to the apartment that she and Einhorn had shared in Philadelphia to collect her things, and was never seen again. When Philadelphia police questioned Einhorn about her mysterious disappearance several weeks later, he claimed that she had gone out to the neighborhood co-op to buy some tofu and sprouts and never returned.

It wasn’t until 18 months later that investigators searched Einhorn’s apartment after one of his neighbors complained that a reddish-brown, foul-smelling liquid was leaking from the ceiling directly below Einhorn’s bedroom closet. Inside the closet, police found Maddux’s beaten and partially mummified body stuffed into a trunk that had also been packed with Styrofoam, air fresheners and newspapers.

After his arrest, Einhorn jumped bail and spent decades evading authorities by hiding out in Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and France. After 23 years, he was finally extradited to the United States from France and put on trial. Taking the stand in his own defense, Einhorn claimed that his ex-girlfriend had been killed by CIA agents who framed him for the crime because he knew too much about the agency’s paranormal military research. He was convicted of murdering Maddux and is currently serving a life sentence.

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2 Responses to “I can’t believe I forgot my Earth Day post!”

  1. Risky Says:

    On the radio they were announcing Vendors that were offering free items for Earth Day. For example, bring your mug into ScarFucks for free coffee, etc. There was one outfit that was offering Natural Lubricant, and the announcer said, under his breath, Isn’t that spit? I just about dropped my coffee.

    • J Says:

      Ha ha ha ha!! That’s hilarious – I did get free coffee, though. Twice! Took the biggest mug I have, ha ha! “Playa dust is not a condom.”

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