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Hephaestion
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posted 10 February 2006 07:20 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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(Boynton Beach) A day before "Curious George, The Movie" makes its big screen debut, two men have been charged with killing the collaborator of the books and TV series about the mischievous monkey.

The body of Alan Shalleck was found earlier this week covered with garbage bags on the driveway of his mobile home in a Boynton Beach trailer park.

The 76 year old had been stabbed to death, his home ransacked and jewelry and credit cars were missing. It was also discovered that money had been taken from Shalleck's savings account.

Tracing his final hours police determined he met his killers through a gay sex listing service. Using Shalleck's phone records investigators were led to two Broward County men.

[...]

Despite the success of the books and TV series Shalleck never became famous or rich out of "Curious George". He lived on his Social Security checks and made ends meet doing odd jobs.

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Accidental Altruist
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posted 10 February 2006 09:18 AM      Profile for Accidental Altruist   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm conflicted about the other articles about this murder. The detailed coverage in the Sun-Sentinel says:

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Cannon said authorities tracked the Ditto and Puglisi using Shalleck's telephone records.

``They were acquaintances,'' she said.

Cannon declined to elaborate on their relationship with the victim or provide further details of the crime.


I can understand people's right to privacy - but isn't it irresponsible to skip the gay sex directory bit?

If Shalleck had met his killers on a hetero dating site wouldn't this suddenly become a cautionary tale about meeting people from the internet?

It's such a sad story. I feel so bad for Alan Shalleck. For the way he died and for the way his life will get edited and diminished.


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