I was about June 1981. Between the time of my fiancée’s passing and my very bad date. I had put my future plans in my upcoming wedding, but, since my plans fell through, I wanted to do something different in a job. I was really going through a difficult time, but, the next incident did not help me in anyway.
I saw a bartending job at the VFW in Taftville. I was 25 and really kind of naive. A painter, who signed my portrait, Verville, was a customer at the bar, said I reminded him of Catherine Hepburn and that he would like to paint a portrait of me. I gave him a picture of myself, that, from it, he kindly gave me a beautiful portrait he painted for me.
One night, when I was going to close the bar, a regular was still sitting at the bar. He was the only one still in the bar, other than me. I told him he had to leave. It was going on 2:00a.m.. He said, “No.”. He had told me his last name was Moon or something and he was related to the proprietary of the bar. He continued to come forward to me and he said something, I think I slapped him and he looked at me with a blank face and said, ” Now I am going to kill you.”. My only thought was to run out the door. When I did and I was heading for my car, I realized that I had left my purse with my keys in the bar and the bar door locked me out when I ran out of it.
I quickly ducked and his behind a corner of the building so that he could not see me as he got in his SUV and turn his headlights on, while he looked around and drove off.
I had to start walk home. About 2 or 3 miles at 2:30a.m.. My sister live fairly nearby and I anxiously knocked on her door and I suddenly realized she had gone camping that weekend.
I walked and got home. A tried to explain what had happened. My father thought it best to report the incident to the police. When we spoke to the man’s, Moon, mother about what he had done, she got upset, saying, “My son would never do that.!”. Afterwards, a man with the last name of Ross had been arrested for the murder of a woman in a nearby area that looked very similar to the man at the bar with the last name of Moon.