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Episode #121: Horace Spindler - Murdered (1973)

September of 1973, an unknown assailant walked into the Shelf Store in Jenkintown and shot Horace Spindler in the back of the head as he sat at his desk. The 50th anniversary of Horace’s death has passed, and the murder still remains unsolved. Who killed Horace Spindler and why?

Horace Spindler

Birth: 04/14/193 – Death: 9/11/1973

Ethnicity:  Caucasian         Sex: Male

Height: Unknown      Weight: Unknown

Other pertinent information (ex: for missing persons, last seen wearing…)

Hometown: Warminster, PA - Montgomery County

Crime Scene: Shelf Store, Jenkintown, PA

Last Known Location Alive: Shelf Store, Jenkintown, PA

Injury Description: Gunshot wounds to the head

Suspect Description: Unknown

Additional Information:


DNA: None

Fingerprints: None


If you have information, contact Jenkintown Police Department at 215-884-1202 or you can anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at


Ed was able to speak with Horace's son, Steve, as part of the research for this episode.

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