case 2: The bag of bones
The story of eugene leroy Anderson – the so-called ‘bag of bones’ case – is one of the most disturbing.
Anderson, 20, was sympathetic to the black Panthers, the far-left group challenging police brutality against African Americans.
but, in 1969, baltimore was rife with racial and political tension, and local Panthers thought eugene was a police informer. so, that July, it’s believed they kidnapped and tortured him.
they stubbed cigarettes on his forehead, beat him, gouged his eyes and cut his skin with hot knives, before shooting him and disposing of his body.
his remains were found in october 1969 and, although reports of his death were detailed and countless baltimore black Panthers stood trial, no-one was convicted.