Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff
After this blog wrote a story attempting to pinpoint the house where a 10-year-old boy was found hanged on the clothesline, click here, a reader sent me the following info:
According to this article, click here, it was a neighbor who lives directly across the alley who found the boy hanging on the clothesline. That neighbor, Ethel Bonner, lives at 3219 Aldrich Ave. N.
Attached is a screen shot of her house and a house with major issues across the alley. Maybe this can help...
JNS blog is grateful for the info. I have still not been able to pinpoint the house with 100 percent accuracy because, for one thing, as of last night there is no crime scene tape and no memorial at the spot. This blog does not encourage "street memorials," but they do sometimes help pinpoint locations where incidents happen. I continue to believe, with 95 percent certainty, the house where this tragic and bizarre event happened is 3222 Bryant Ave. N. which is the only condemned and vacant building on the 3200 block of Bryant Ave. N.
If this death was not an accident, then this blog is less inclined to suspect the child's unknown neighborhood playmates than to consider, with dark suspicion, the overwhelming number of Level Three Sex Offenders who have been dumped in our neighborhood.