In 1975, a cute blond teen girl named Martha Moxley was murdered in a upper class neighborhood in Greenwich, Connecticut, the night before Halloween. The crime was many years ago, yet because it was thought to be a rich White kid who did it, we’re still hearing about it like it was yesterday. But do you ever see a thing about the beloved and popular young lady, Becky Doisy, going missing back in 1976? No way, since it was a black who did it (the poor girl’s remains have never been located).
By Phillip Marlowe
On the morning of October 31, 1975 (Halloween), a 15 year-old girl named Martha Moxley was found dead by a neighbor in Greenwich, Connecticut. She had been clubbed several times in the head with a Tony Pena six iron, then stabbed in the neck with the club’s jagged broken shaft, severing her carotid artery, bleeding her out in a couple of minutes. The dead or dying girl was then dragged bloodily about 80 feet to a conifer tree with sheltering, low-hanging branches and her pants and underwear pulled down to her knees. Apparently, she wasn’t raped. Likely they were going to, but got scared off somehow, or just too grossed out by all the gore.
I see stuff about the Martha Moxley case all the time in the media. I remember years ago reading Dominick Dunne’s novel “A Season in Purgatory” (a fictional story based on the real crime) and Mark Furhman’s (“evil racist” detective in the OJ trial) “Murder in Greenwich” book. Furhman’s excellent work was probably the single biggest reason for the supposed White perp finally getting indicted and convicted in 2002 (15 year-old Michael Skakel — related by marriage to the Kennedy family).
[In fact, right after I finished writing this article, NBC’s “Dateline” came out with yet another Martha Moxley news piece, airing Friday night, 7/22.]