About James Dunn

Born in Albany, NY and graduating in 1970 from Bethlehem Central School in Delmar, New York and earned a Master's Degree from Central Michigan University. Retired in 1995 as a decorated Lieutenant Colonel with Command Pilot wings from the Air Force. Served as an airline captain with American Airlines and retired in 2017.

April 2018

Ransom Note Similarities


In brief, the trial experts noticed that both, the sample ransom note written by Strewl under police supervision (on the left below), and the original note (on the right) received by the family had no small:  A, G, F or M's. Also, the word Racketters was misspelled in both notes. In the original, they also spelled columm wrong but [...]

Ransom Note Similarities 2018-04-11T22:10:09+00:00

February 2018

Who was Manny Strewl


Who was Manny Strewl alias Manny Strowl or Stroll? In brief, Strewl was a notorious Albany New York mobster along with his grade school friend, John Oley. Each dropped out of school in the sixth grade. The following are excerpts from FBI Files and newspaper articles Height: 5 foot 9 inches weighing 160 pounds with [...]

Who was Manny Strewl 2018-02-27T02:01:44+00:00

December 2017

Was Strewl “Railroaded to Prison.”


Quiz Alert! Who thinks Manny Strewl was Innocent?         Quiz:  For those of you who are local to the Albany NY area and remember this crime scene take this fun quiz.  Manny Strewl was a gangster in the Albany NY area in the 1930's.  He was best know for his involvement in [...]

Was Strewl “Railroaded to Prison.” 2018-02-20T15:50:43+00:00