A five-paragraph excerpt of John Kays' article on Rose Cheramiehttp://newsblaze.com/story/201007190650 ... story.html
A speeding motorist swerves to miss some suitcases positioned right in the middle of the road. This happened at 2:30 in the morning and the driver, Jerry Don Moore, had been drinking heavily; a further concern is that his vehicle is in bad need of repair. To the side of the road a woman is lying with her head just slightly in the street. Moore is not able to avoid her and runs over her head, though he finds himself in denial of this gruesome fact.
This is seemingly the way in which Rose Cheramie met her untimely death. This incident occurred on September 4, 1965 on an obscure Texas Highway 155, 1.7 miles east of the town of Big Sandy. What Rose was doing there is anybody's guess. It is known, however, that she frequently hitchhiked around. Exactly what she was up to on these hitchhiking soirees is a good subject for conjecture.
I will ask you to read Chris Mills' paper titled Rambling Rose for quite a bit of interesting detail on Rose's death. But I must disclose a few items for you so that you can see just how many loose ends exist in the shaky circumstances surrounding her death. One thing is that Lt. Fruge, in his investigation for Jim Garrison, had observed that Highway 155 was a farm to market road.
This implies that it is unlikely that Rose would be seeking a ride on this lonely road. It also implies that she may have been placed there, in such a way that she would most certainly be hit by a vehicle. The placement of the suitcases would force a car to swerve around them and to hit a horizontally planted, unconscious Rose. Also, Jerry Don Moore noticed a 1963 or 1964 red Chevrolet parked at a rest stop across from the scene of the accident.
The suspicious occupants of this red Chevrolet may have staged this scene to cover up a deliberate murder, and make it look like an accident. Just a few other things before we leave this unresolved ending to Rose's life. An autopsy was performed, but this document was lost. However, hospital records do confirm that the victim had a "deep punctuate stellate wound above her right forehead."
This wound is generally associated with a contact gunshot wound. This would mean that Rose was shot, then placed in the road purposely to try and force an accident. An investigating officer with the Texas Highway Patrol, J.A. Andrews, when interviewed by Lt. Fruge, did not believe this was just a random accident. I am certain myself that Rose was murdered to shut her up, but of course I can't prove it.
Exit questions: Was the 1963 or 1964 red Chevrolet that of Jimmy Files? Who else suffered a wound above his right forehead and who has claimed responsibility? Cheramie names Sergio Arcacha Smith, an associate of Eladio del Valle and David Ferrie who died within 24 hours of each other on February 22, 1967.
Richard Cain who shot off his mouth had his mouth shot off December 20, 1973. From Double-Cross Page 487:
According to police reports, the murder took place in broad daylight at Rose's Sandwich Shop. There, Cain lunched with several unidentified men. These men got up and left while Cain remained alone at his table. Soon after, two men, wearing ski masks and toting shotguns, entered the shop. They swiftly lined the diner's terrified inhabitants against the wall.
Witnesses reported that one of the gunmen sported a black glove on his left hand, a white one on his right, while hais gloveless accomplice carried a walkie-talkie. Witnesses stated that the man with the walkie-talkie held it to his mouthand said, “Who's got the package?” He repeated this question several times until finally a reply came back: “Here comes a guy now; maybe he's got the package.” Hearing tose words, the strangely gloved man walked up to Cain and fired two shotgun blasts at point-blank range into his brain. After briefly searching Cain's pockets, the two walked rapidly out the door, disappearing forever.
There were several intriguing features to this incident. Certainly, it was unlike any Outfit hit in the history of Chicago.
Since the flamboyant days of Al Capone, the Chicago Outfit's professional assassins had shunned witnesses, preferring the cover of darkness to accomplish their ends. There was little question Cain could have been hit at night; his whereabouts were no secret to anyone in the Outfit desiring to harm him.
Another element that didn't make sense was the use of walkie-talkies; such a thing was considered “silly” by macho Italian killers.
But most interesting were the two mismatched gloves on the hands of Cain's killer.
It seemed probable to Chuck that the two gloves were a bold message from the collaborators in Cain's execution—a message only Cain himself would recognize. Very likely, they represented the two forces he knew all too well: the Latin American CIA “White Hand” and the “Black Hand” of Sam Giancana.
Final question: Was there a red Chevy outside Rose's Sandwich Shop?