The “Ogletree Murder” Is One Of The Creepiest Unsolved Cases In American History

What happened in room 1046?

On Wednesday, January 2, 1935, around 1:20 PM, a man calling himself Roland T. Owens checked into The Hotel President in Kansas City. A few days later his body was found badly beaten and tortured in his hotel room. The events surrounding his death caused a lot of speculation:

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Witnesses said he was aged anywhere between 20 to 35 years old and was nicely dressed.

Witnesses said he was aged anywhere between 20 to 35 years old and was nicely dressed.

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The bellboy who helped Owens to his room, Randolph Propst, reported that Owens only packed a brush, comb, and toothpaste.

The bellboy who helped Owens to his room, Randolph Propst, reported that Owens only packed a brush, comb, and toothpaste.

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Throughout his stay, the hotel maid Mary Soptic said Owens allowed her to clean while he was in the room.

Throughout his stay, the hotel maid Mary Soptic said Owens allowed her to clean while he was in the room.

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The Creepy Murder In Room 1046

What really happened to this mystery man?

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