Marple Newtown Patch Asks: Double Homicide in The Mid-1940s?
A Broomall native is looking for help as he researches an old memory.
Attention longtime residents and history buffs:
Marple Newtown Patch recently received an email from a reader asking about a double murder that took place in the mid-1940s and an old farmhouse.
I would like to find out, if possible, if there would be any news clippings on a double homicide which may have taken place 1945 or 1946? The names would be Amanda Brown, Dick Brown and Billy Clothes. It was an old farmhouse and I would like to know where it was. I was very young when I was there but we always stopped at Spiller's for ice cream cones. Spiller's is now a tire servive store on [Rt.] 320/Sproul Road in Broomall. Dick Brown killed Amanda and Billy. Why, I never knew what took place and my folks never talked about it. Just wondering where the old farmhouse was.
Can anyone provide any information on that old farmhouse or the double homicide that occured in the mid-1940s?