Solving the West Palm Beach Murder of Jeffrey Heagerty

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A gay love triangle, drug deals, and a murder. Just another night in West Palm Beach in 1984? Jeffrey Heagerty was like most young gay nineteen-year-olds in South Florida in the 1980s, commonly finding himself and his friends at the popular Kevin’s Cabaret in West Palm Beach on Saturday nights. On one of those Saturday nights in 1984, Jeff vanished from the club, leaving his friends behind even though he was their ride home. His body was found in a canal the next morning and his car was missing, only to be found a month later, abandoned on the other side of town. Rumors of a love triangle, drug dealings and sexual encounters snarled police efforts at solving the case. The investigation stagnated and the case grew cold until the solution came from two unexpected sources: overlooked details in police photographs of Jeff’s car and a mysterious letter from an inmate in the Palm Beach County Jail.
ISBN: 9781467142564
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: True Crime
Images: 67
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Graham Brunk was born and raised in Palm Beach County and works as a librarian in Palm Beach. He has also served as president of the Palm Beach County Library Association and, in partnership with that organization and its members, authored a book on the library history of Palm Beach County. He also written for, Mirror Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. His writing has been syndicated in publications throughout the nation. He has always maintained an interest in local history and has had a fascination with true crime from an early age.
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