Airtight Bridge Murder Part 3: Mystery Solved?

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Continued from Part 2… In 1992, 12-years after the discovery of the body, there was a real break in the case. On November 20, the Sheriff’s Department held another press conference in Charleston, this time to announce that they had determined the identity of the Airtight victim. Her name was Diana Marie Riordan-Small, a resident […]

Airtight Bridge Murder Part 2: The Mystery Deepens

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Continued from Part 1… As police cordoned off the bridge and word spread of the discovery, reporters and television crews descended on the remote location. The gruesome nature of the crime caused a sensation, and the story remained in the headlines for three days. It was the second time in three years someone had […]

Airtight Bridge Murder Part 1: A Gruesome Discovery

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] On a typical autumn evening, Charlie and his girlfriend Megan left the campus of Eastern Illinois University to enjoy a game of miniature golf at Lincoln Springs Resort. They found themselves driving down a rural route somewhere northeast of Charleston. The sun had gone down before the two could find their way back to […]

The Airtight Bridge Murder

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By Michael Kleen Airtight Bridge is one of Coles County’s best kept secrets. Located along Airtight Road, it is the only direct route between the village of Ashmore and the unincorporated towns of Bushton and Rardin. The location is isolated, and most people do not come upon it by accident. The bridge itself is interesting […]

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