It was the summer of 1968, the whole country was in turmoil. Unsolved murder of Binghamton North High French teacher Irene J. Izak on June 10th 1968. Just 5 days earlier on June 5th, 1968 Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated by a Palestinian. Senator Robert Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary. Immediately after he announced to his cheering supporters that the country was ready to end its fractious divisions, Kennedy was shot several times by the 22-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. He died a day later. The summer of 1968 was a tempestuous time in American history. Both the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement were peaking. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in the spring, igniting riots across the country. In the face of this unrest, President Lyndon B. Johnson decided not to seek a second term in the upcoming presidential election. The whole country was in turmoil on June 10th, 1968 when petite French teacher Irene Izak was beaten to death by New York State Trooper David Hennigan, he served in the Army from 1957 to 1960.
After being dragged over the guardrails and down into a grassy ravine, Ms. Izak was bludgeoned over the head with a series of rocks. However, her body showed no signs of sexual assault, and her purse lay untouched in the car. By all appearances the killing was done in a fit of rage. As state police began their investigation, they picked up several problems with Trooper Hennigan's story. For one thing, his uniform was stained with Ms. Izak's blood. He said he got it on him when he raised her head to check for vital signs, an action that goes against police protocol. In addition, the toll booth operator said Ms. Izak was extremely distressed during their encounter, during which Trooper Hennigan passed by in his unmarked cruiser.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com