Texas has had its fair share of weird happenings, but this one might just take the cake. Exactly 60 years ago, in 1965, the tragic “Icebox Murders” took place in Houston. To this day, justice still has not been served for the victims and their family. Here’s what happened.
It all started one June morning in 1965, when a concerned relative of Fred and Edwina Rogers, an elderly couple, asked the police to check up on them due to their not answering the phone for the past few days.
The police made their way to the house expecting to find nothing save for the couple sleeping or reading the newspaper, claiming not to have heard the phone calls because their hearing wasn't the best due to their age. Nothing the officers had ever seen in their entire careers could have prepared them for what they actually found.
They noticed a large amount of food left out on the dining room table, which they found rather odd, so they decided to look in the refrigerator, still not really expecting to find anything amiss. There seemed to be an uncanny amount of meat in the freezer, but aside from that, nothing appeared off - until the severed heads of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers came tumbling out of the vegetable bin just as the officer was about to close the door.
It was then that the officers realized the "meat" was actually the neatly stacked dismembered remains of the couple. Mr. Rogers had been beaten to death with a hammer before having his eyes gouged out while his wife had taken a single bullet to the head, execution-style.
The lone suspect was the couple's estranged 42-year-old son, Charles, who was living with them at the time of the murders. Neighbors said they weren't aware that he lived there at all due to his odd schedule of leaving the home before dawn and returning after dark despite having no job or other obligations. His only form of communication with his parents involved sliding notes under each others' bedroom doors.
...And it gets even weirder. Conspiracy theorists claim Charles was a hit man for the CIA - and not just any hit man. They claim he was somehow involved in the JFK assassination. Allegedly, his parents found one of his notebooks and had tapped his phone line to obtain top secret information. Due to having learned too much, they had to be eliminated. As for why the CIA would house someone of such caliber in their parents' attic (and why said agent would not only write his top secret agenda in a notebook, but let that notebook fall into the hands of said parents) is a mystery in itself. CIA agent or not, Charles Rogers is nowhere to be found and has officially been declared dead by the state of Texas - preventing justice for his parents from ever being served.
Have you ever heard about the Icebox Murders? Do you think the couple’s son is to blame?