Murder in McHenry
Sun, 01/4/09 – 1:03 am | 6 Comments

On the morning of June 2, 1981, two people were found shot to death in the living room of an apartment at the rear of the P.M. Pub, located at 238 West Rand Road in Lakemoor, Illinois.

The victims were the tavern’s owner, 37-year-old Ronald Scharff , and barmaid Patricia Freeman, who had worked her first shift at the bar the previous evening. Lakemoor is situated about 45 miles northwest of Chicago and was a community of around 800 at the time.

These were the first reported homicides there since its incorporation in 1952.

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Simon Barrett BloggerNews.Net Coming Really Soon: Murder In McHenry by Paul Scharff and Keith Bettinger
Sun, 05/26/13 – 10:16 pm | No Comment

Posted on March 19th, 2013
Coming Really Soon: Murder In McHenry by Paul Scharff and Keith Bettinger
Simon Barrett wrote this article a week prior to my book release.
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Simon Barrett BloggerNews.Net Coming Soon: A Book by Paul Scharff About His Father’s 1981 Murder
Sun, 05/26/13 – 10:08 pm | No Comment

Posted on Oct 20, 2012
BloggerNews.net
This article was written by Simon Barrett. He wrote this article about Murder In McHenry that was coming out in a few months.
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Simon Barrett BloggerNews.Net Cold Cases When Is Just Too Cold?
Sun, 05/26/13 – 10:02 pm | No Comment

Posted on February 27th, 2011
BloggerNews.net
This article was written by Simon Barrett. He wrote this article about another cold case that was resolved 50 years later. He was doing a comparison to my father’s cold case.
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Simon Barrett BloggerNews.Net Ronald Scharff & Patricia Freeman The Only Victims?
Sun, 05/26/13 – 9:55 pm | No Comment

July 23rd, 2009
BloggerNews.net
This article was written by Simon Barrett. He wrote this article about Larry Neumann and his wealth. He had a Trust Fund that his father left him but chose to kill and hurt …

Simon Barret BloggerNews.net Ronald Scharff & Patricia Freeman – A Cold Case Once Again?
Sun, 05/26/13 – 9:46 pm | No Comment

April 14th, 2009
BloggerNews.net
This article was written by Simon Barrett. He wrote this article in response of me calling him and telling him that the investigation has been scaled back. Simon contacted both Andrew Zinke, lead …

McHenry Deputies and MURDER IN MCHENRY
Wed, 05/22/13 – 5:31 pm | No Comment
McHenry Deputies and MURDER IN MCHENRY

In promoting my father’s story I get to speak to a lot of people. I really enjoy it, and I get to talk to all different kinds of people. The last few weeks the people …

How does the movie CASINO relate to the book MURDER IN MCHENRY PART 2
Wed, 05/15/13 – 2:51 pm | No Comment
How does the movie CASINO relate to the book MURDER IN MCHENRY PART 2

How does the movie CASINO relate to the book MURDER IN MCHENRY PART 2
The movie CASINO was filled with fictitious characters that were based on actual people. The two main characters of the movie Robert …

How does the movie CASINO relates to the book MURDER IN MCHENRY PART 1
Wed, 05/8/13 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
How does the movie CASINO relates to the book MURDER IN MCHENRY PART 1

This week’s blog is going to be part one of two. I’m going to discuss how the movie CASINO relates to my book Murder In McHenry. If you never seen the movie CASINO it is …

From 1893 Chicago to Lakemoor Illinois 1981, the history of the Chicago Outfit
Wed, 05/1/13 – 6:27 pm | 2 Comments
From 1893 Chicago to Lakemoor Illinois 1981, the history of the Chicago Outfit

I wrote this piece a while back in hopes of using it for the book. For the direction that we wound up going, it was excluded. I wrote it, because I believe that most people …

FOIA Appeal Update
Thu, 04/25/13 – 6:11 pm | 2 Comments
FOIA Appeal Update

I just wrote a blog yesterday called Humbling Moments. I’m not trying to blog you guys to death but more or less provide you with an important update. Last week I posted my Freedom of …