WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

On the night of Nov. 19, 1970, Alonzo Hart Jr. returned home from work between 8:30-9:00 PM. His wife, Sarah Jane, had packed their six kids into the car and "went shopping" so she wouldn't be home during the murder she had planned with Phillip Lippert & William Pribble.

Lippert & Pribble arrived and waited on both sides of the garage, armed with a revolver and steel bar. When Alonzo got outta his car, Pribble whacked him a couple of times with the bar and fled. Sarah Jane got home just a few minutes later, saw Alonzo lying there, and left. She didn't even bother getting out to see if he was OK...she just drove to a neighbor's to call the police.

The next day she called to find out about Alonzo's insurance policy, to see if she was indeed the sole beneficiary; this made the police almost certain she was behind the murder.

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This is one of Michigan's most notorious murders and has become scrutinized, written, and investigated many, many times since 1970.

The pictures take you inside and around the house on a lonely dirt road intersection near Ithaca. Most of the neighbors are gone, with other abandoned homes in the area.

Always get permission to enter any abandoned structure - as these guys do - to protect yourself from prosecution.


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