Killing of Isadore Banks in Arkansas in 1954
Isadore Banks (1895 – 1954), a farm owner and veteran, was killed by unknown person(s) in Crittenden County, Arkansas. According to his wife, Banks, who had a significant amount of property and a business in the area, went to pay some of his employees and never returned home. Banks’ body was found with a gunshot wound, burned and chained to a tree. A set of keys, some change and an empty fuel can were found near the body. There were several theories at the time as to why Banks was murdered but no subject was ever identified. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.
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