Homeless Woodcarver with a Fondness for Presidents
This story, from the Rockland Register Star, came across my internet news feed. It’s a bit gruesome but fascinating, if you’re a woodworking crime buff who scans the police blotter daily (it comes from my roots working at a newspaper). The police found a body near a homeless camp, without any identification. No foul play is suspected, but they are trying to find out who the man was. The major clue is a collection of woodcarvings of various presidents, done on landscape timbers.
Police in Rockford, IL, are trying to ID the body of the man they think did these carvings. Done in landscape timbers, the faces resemble past presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Abe Lincoln.